Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Ezra 3 & 4)
“The Altar of God”
“Then Jeshua the son of Jozadak and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and his brethren, arose and built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in the Law of Moses the man of God.”
“The Altar of God,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. Holy Habits Keep Us Holy. The returning remnant of Israel “arose and built the Altar of the God of Israel;” because of the Holy Habit they longed to perform again! The Altar of God where they met with God every day, with morning and evening sacrifices for the forgiveness of sin and worshipping Him for His Mercy and Provision!
They were not able to rebuild the Temple yet - but they were able to do what was more important; building the Altar of God on the same place where it was destroyed. This shows us that you can have an altar of God without a Temple to house it - but you cannot have a Temple without an Altar to meet with God.
The altar can be destroyed by neglect and judgement for continued lawlessness, as happened to Israel - but it can Also be rebuilt on the same place where it was destroyed when correction has been completed.
The Altar of God in the Warrior’s heart is where we meet with our Commander and King every day for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. This is where We grow Holy Habits that Keep us Holy; like Prayer, Bible Study, Love, Faith and Obedience.
The Altar of God is where we can begin again with confession and repentance, like Israel did in our text.
God Lives as a consuming fire and we die to ourself as a living sacrifice (Rom.12:1-2), at the Altar of God in our Heart. If it has been neglected it can always be rebuilt with confession and repentance.
“Oh God, make me a house of prayer; and may the fire on my altar never burn out.....”
May our Helper Holy Spirit light us up today with His All Consuming Fire; as we 9consider what great things our God has done for us.
“Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.
Let His Fire Fall on His Altar in our heart! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,