A few months ago I had travelled overseas and for whatever reason, I found that I could not pray as I normally would.
Surely I would speak to the LORD and do my best to stay connected, but it just wasn’t the same.
I was so deeply troubled and concerned that when I got home, one day I was in prayer and confession of every sin, and telling Father how I missed our times together.
I said “LORD, could it be I wasn’t comfortable to fellowship, I was distracted? Father, I built my altar HERE! I was use to meeting with you HERE and I’ve missed you!.”
The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart and said, “Build Me an altar wherever you go!”
Saints, the Holy Spirit started to deal with me on this whole issue and reminded me of Abraham.
Father wants us to Build an altar unto God everywhere we are, and everywhere we go…
David said in Psalm 139:7“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?”
Your altar should be your place of sacrifice, the place where you meet with God.
It’s that sacred place where divinity meets humanity, that place of communion and fellowship where your worship is intensified and your prayers and praises are offered up.
The place where revelation flows and your Spirit is refreshed and covenant renewed, where self is slain in humility and penitence.
Saints, In every place that Abraham went physically, spiritually, scripture tells us he “sacrificed” and “built altars” unto the LORD and there are four (4) recorded instances of such:
- An Altar of Praise (Genesis 12.1-7),
- An Altar of Prayer (12.8-13),
- An Altar of Peace (13.14-18) and
- An Altar of Provision (22.9-14).
Beloved, we have to understand this is what caused Abraham to prosper in every aspect.
Abraham was a man of great faith and never limited his God to one geographic region but sacrificed, every place He went..
The Word of God says we must “present our bodies a LIVING SACRIFICE, holy and acceptable unto God, rich is our reasonable service..” (Romans 12:1) and also to “offer the SACRIFICES of praise to God CONTINUALLY….” (Hebrews 13:15).
If we understand the character of God, His omnipresence, we would call out to Him anywhere, anytime, maintain fellowship.
If we understood what altars are indicative of our what they symbolize we would build Godly altars and maintain them.
You see saints, altars either open heaven or open hell depending on who or what it is erected for, and if we desire open heavens over our lives that we may prosper in the very places our feet should trod and every journey of our lives.
Then we would indeed live a consecrated life and keep our altars unto God burning!
~ Syreeta Thomas