HOW TO RAISE AN ALTAR
1. Locate a good spot and make it a place of worship and consecration.
2. Hallow it by pouring anointing oil or water on it. You may also use salt to sanctify the ground (if the altar is to be outside the house).
3. Call upon the name of the Lord and ask the three to bear record on earth and in heaven to take note that you are raising an altar to Him on that spot (see 1st John 5:7). Recite the covenants for the altar using Exodus 34:10, Deuteronomy 30:5 and Jeremiah 31:33. There can be no altar without covenants. After the prayers and reciting the covenants, the altar should be anointed with oil.
4. Name the altar. For example: an altar of consecration, an altar of remembrance, an altar of righteousness, an altar of restoration, an altar of mercy etc. Abraham named his altar by various names of God – which corresponds with the name via which the Lord revealed himself at that point. For example, on the mountain, when the Lord provided the lamb for the sacrifice, Abraham called him Jehovah-Jireh.
5. Mark your altar. God directed Israel to use twelve stones to raise Israel’s national altar. The stones should be anointed with oil. You have to mark your altar with something memorable. In cases where possible, the use of 12 stones is preferable just like Elijah did on Mount Carmel. See Exodus 20:24-25.
WHO CAN BUILD AN ALTAR?
Only a person who is spiritually alive and qualified can raise an altar. When God begins to speak to people about altars, He wants to enter into a fresh covenant with them. He wants to visit the land. He wants to bring about changes. That is why we must keep the altars of our nations alive.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE BUILD ALTARS?
When God calls on people to repair their altars, He wants to redeem and empower them to carry out a major assignment for Him. When Elijah rebuilt the altar at Mount Carmel, this singular event caused ripples in the nations. According to 1st Kings 18:39, fire came down, and fear came back to the house of God. When altars are repaired, God judges wickedness in the land and when the Spirit of God touches the earth a new season begins. This is what happened in the days of Elijah when God visited the earth with rain after years of drought (see 1st Kings 18:40). All the prophets of Baal were killed.
LET US NOW PRAY FOR OURSELVES.
Let us pray for the grace to walk right and run our course to the end without missing the mark.
1. Ask the Lord to purge you inside and out. Purge us from – idle words, destructive words, besetting sin and all forms of corrupting influences from our ancestors and our foundations.
2. Ask God to help you to remain focused.
3. Pray that the Holy Spirit will become your friend, your guide, your intercessor, and your teacher. John 16: 8-15; Romans 8:26-27.
4. Pray from Ezekiel 36:11 that God would grant you help speedily and ask God for the following: Multiplication of your resources to do the work He has called you to do. Increase in the fruits of your labour and the work of your hands. Settlement of your old estate. Remind God to bring to fulfilment the things He has promised you.
5. From Ezekiel 36:38 pray saying “Lord, settle me in the land which you have promised me and wipe away my tears.”
6. From John 15:16 pray saying “Lord, make me wise, make me a soul winner, make my fruits remain that the jewels on my crown will shine as the stars in heaven.”
7. From Isaiah 58:12 pray saying “Lord make me an agent of restoration; a restorer of the paths of righteousness to dwell in; a bridge builder to link lost and perishing souls to you.”
8. From Isaiah 62:1-7 pray “Lord make me a watchman”.
9. Pray Ephesians 1:17-23 over your life.
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