Tag - Altar

OFFERINGS

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Numbers 7:10 When the altar was anointed, the leaders brought their offerings for its dedication and presented them before the altar. O-bservation: After the Tabernacle in the wilderness was completed, Moses anointed everything connected to it and finished by anointing the altar. After the altar was anointed, a leader from each of the twelve tribes of Israel brought a significant offering, one after another, for twelve consecutive days. A-pplication: The altar in the Old Testament represented the meeting place with God. For the rest of Israel's Spiritual history, it was all about bringing offerings to the...

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Keep The Fire Burning

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Leviticus 6:12a The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. O-bservation: One of God’s directives to the priests in the Old Testament was that the fire on the altar of the Lord had to remain burning. The reason was so the people could have a continual, "real time" opportunity to bring their burnt offerings to the Lord in order to be forgiven. A-pplication: Obviously we live in the New Covenant age of Grace. Yet the altar in our churches is still the place where spiritual commitments are made to the...

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Establish Your Headquarters

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ezra 3:3 Despite their fear of the peoples around them, they built the altar on its foundation and sacrificed burnt offerings on it to the Lord, both the morning and evening sacrifices. O-bservation: In 586 BC, Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, destroyed Solomon’s Temple and took the captive people of Israel to Babylon. This season of living in exile lasted for 70 years, until Cyrus the King of Persia allowed men like Zerubbabel, Nehemiah, and Ezra to lead people back to Jerusalem. Upon their return, before anything happened, the returning exiles first built an altar...

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Build An Altar For The Lord Even When You’re Scared

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ezra 3:3 Despite their fear of the peoples around them, they built the altar on its foundation and sacrificed burnt offerings on it to the Lord, both the morning and evening sacrifices. O-bservation: After 70 years as captives in Babylon, King Cyrus of Persia, who had taken Babylon over, began releasing the Israelites to go back to Jerusalem. For 70 years, Jerusalem had been inhabited by Babylonians and other people from heathen traditions. As the Israelites began to return, FEAR gripped their hearts. In spite of the FEAR they built an altar for the...

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