The mystery of altars – part 3
Roads are for cars to drive on. Rivers are for ships to sail.
Rails are for trains to ply on. Hospitals are for patients.
Maternity wards are for pregnant women to be delivered. Stadiums are for athletes and sportsmen.
Runways are for airplanes to land and take off.
Altars are for spirits to ascend and descend.
The moment an altar is raised, spirit beings hover in the atmosphere.
If it is unto the Lord, angels of God superintend.
If unto the devil, demons superintend.
What brings those spirits out of the atmosphere to the earth realm is sacrifice.
Spirits receive and take goods and services from earth to Heaven.
These services are offered as various sacrifices.
Then in return, they also from Heaven reciprocate with blessings back to the earth.
Negative altars attract negative forces and demand negative sacrifices.
As such, they attract God’s wrath. The three major things that attract God’s wrath are (1) Idolatry; (2) Shedding of blood especially human blood; and (3) Sexual perversion /immorality.
When all these are done on one altar, the result is disastrous. This is precisely what satanists do.
They even break into church buildings to carry out these very perversions on altars originally raised unto the LORD to desecrate and release God’s judgment.
We should not be ignorant of the devices of the devil. Even the altar of your own local church is not beyond desecration.
Multiple satanic altars in the land increase the traffic of demons.
The sacrifice of blood empowers an altar far beyond any other sacrifice.
Power is the ultimate purpose of an altar. Everybody likes power because it makes you feel in control.
Those that can drive often do not like another person to drive them. Why? They like to be in control.
Solomon did what no other man hitherto had done: “A thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar”. (1 Kings 3:4b).
That night God appeared to him in a dream and offered him an open cheque.
By this sacrifice, he became world famous, rich beyond measure and wiser than any man. It is obvious that input determines output.
He later dedicated the altar of the newly built temple with a mind boggling 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep (1 Kings 8:63). God showed up again (1 Kings 9:2).
His commitment to God’s altar did not end here with these two extraordinary sacrifices.
“And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built unto the Lord…” (1 Kings 9:25).
Altars Are Spiritual Banks
Where you deposit prayers, instructions, commands, praises, intercession and withdraw strength, wisdom, direction, revelations, mercy etc. As such, altars act as recording and retrieval systems.
They receive the words spoken to them, record them and play them back into the environment or to the group of people targeted. Altars are prayer banks.
And, behold there came a man of God…unto Bethel…and he cried against the altar; thus saith the word of the Lord, and said.
O altar, altar, thus saith the Lord, Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men’s bones shall be burnt upon thee. (1 Kings 13:1-2).
When this prophet spoke to this altar, it recorded those words 200 years later those exact words spoken were fulfilled to the letter. (2 Kings 23:15-17).
Altars have ears. They hear. They record words spoken to them.
They receive instructions and commands given, because behind the physical altars are spirit beings and angels.
“And another angel came out from the altar” (Rev. 14: 18a). (Rev. 8:3a).
And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar. (Luke 1:11).
The duty of these angels is to obey the commands that line up with God’s Word.
“Bless the Lord, ye his angels that excel in strength that do his commandments, HEARKENING UNTO THE VOICE OF HIS WORD.” (Psa. 103:20).
In Deuteronomy 27, Israel was ordered on entering the Promised Land to raise up an altar in Mt. Ebal. Deut. 27:4-6.
Six tribes were to release curses on the inhabitants of the land that obeyed God’s Word.
The other six tribes were to release curses on all those who went contrary to His Word.
The altar stood as a recording device and retrieval system. Do you have an altar?
What words, commands and instructions are you giving to your altar? This is how you take dominion over a land.
Rev. Theodore Effiong
Assemblies of God Church, Calabar
Or Prayer To All Nations (PTAN),
Prayer City, Calabar. CRS
Phone – +234 9030012007, +234 7031921770
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