is your altar dedicated to the Lord?

Posted: 04/11/2011 in Uncategorized
Our houses are our altars of prayer where we draw our power from. We need to be blessed when we come in and be blessed when we go out. “6  You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.” Deut  28:6, NIV. We need to carry the same blessing to our different institutes of life: workplaces, businesses, schools etc. As Christians, our presence must be felt wherever we are or wherever we go.  A Christian must have a better place where we communicate with God and that place must be dedicated to God so that when we call upon Him, He will answer.

The bible says in Ps 137:1-4: “1  BY THE rivers of Babylon, there we [captives] sat down, yes, we wept when we [earnestly] remembered Zion [the city of our God imprinted on our hearts]. 2 On the willow trees in the midst of [Babylon] we hung our harps. 3 For there they who led us captive required of us a song with words, and our tormentors and they who wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 4  How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?” AMP.

The Israelites hung their harps (vessels used in and for worship of God), as they could not sing to the Lord in a foreign land. It did not make sense to them to pray God from the wrong place, a wrong house. If you check: 1  Kings 9:1-3“When  Solomon had finished building the temple of the Lord and the royal palace, and had achieved all he had desired to do, 2 the Lord appeared to him a second time,  as he had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 The Lord said to him: “I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have
consecrated this temple,  which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart  will always be there
.”
  NIV.

In Jeremiah  33:3 the bible says: “3  Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have   knowledge of and understand).” AMP. God says He will show us things which we have never seen. The devil hides his angels (spirits) in our yards in the soil. Amongst the things that God will show us,  are these hidden angels of the devil that are hiding in our yards (premises).

In Judges 6:23-26: “23  The Lord said to him, Peace be to you, do not fear; you shall not die. 24 Then Gideon built an altar there to the Lord and called it, The Lord is Peace. To this day it still stands in Ophrah, which belongs to the Abiezrites. 25 That night the Lord said to Gideon, Take your father’s bull, the second bull seven years old, and pull down the altar of Baal that your father has and cut down the Asherah [symbol of the goddess Asherah] that is beside it; 26 And build an altar to the Lord your God on top of this stronghold with stones laid in proper order. Then take the second bull and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the Asherah which you shall cut down. “ AMP. God instructed Gideon to demolish his father’s altar to
Baal, as Gideon’s name was recorded in this altar of Baal. Gideon’s father’s altar of Baal was prevented God from blessing Gideon as the altar was giving the devil legal rights to rule in the premises.

The bible states that after dedication of a house, your house (premises) shall become “most holy”. See also:
“9 You shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in  it, and shall consecrate it and all its furniture, and it shall be holy.  10 You shall anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils; and consecrate (set apart for God) the altar, and  the altar shall be most holy.”  Ex 40:9-10, AMP.

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