Saturday, 1 November 2014

KEEP THE FIRE BURNING (1)

TEXT: LEVITICUS 6:12-13
12 The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it. 13 The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.
Fire generates heat, it brings out light and smoke, it is a chemical reaction. When fire is burning, no one can stand the heat that comes out from it. In the scripture when the three Hebrew boys were to be thrown into the fiery furnace, the heat of the furnace killed the men who took the three Hebrew boys to the furnace (Daniel 3).
Today we want to talk about Spiritual fire and altar, every genuine believer has a Spiritual altar. In fact the scripture made us to know that we are the temple of God (1 Corinthians 6:19). There is no temple without an altar.
However, what you have on your altar determines the effectiveness of your temple. Is the fire on your altar still burning or it has been taken over by ashes? The Lord commanded us in the text that the fire on our Spiritual altar must be kept burning, IT MUST NOT GO OUT… this means that the Lord wants us to be “hot” for Him at all times, He does not want us to be hot this minute and the next minute to be cold. Keeping your Spiritual fire burning means you always have unending fellowship with God, you communicate with Him constantly through prayer, praise and worship, and by studying and meditating on His word daily. God our father is called the “consuming fire” therefore as His children we must be as hot as our father, so that the fire that our Spiritual altar is generating would be hot enough to consume the devil and his cohorts.

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