DATE : Saturday 5 July 2014
For his anger endureth but a
moment; in his favour is life:
weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning.
Psalm 30:5
Read: 1 Kings 18:30-39
30 And Elijah said unto all the
people, Come near unto me. And
all the people came near unto
him. And he repaired the altar of
the LORD that was broken down.
31 And Elijah took twelve stones,
according to the number of the
tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto
whom the word of the LORD came,
saying, Israel shall be thy name:
32 And with the stones he built an
altar in the name of the LORD: and
he made a trench about the altar,
as great as would contain two
measures of seed.
33 And he put the wood in order,
and cut the bullock in pieces, and
laid him on the wood, and said,
Fill four barrels with water, and
pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and
on the wood.
34 And he said, Do it the second
time. And they did it the second
time. And he said, Do it the third
time. And they did it the third
35 And the water ran round about
the altar; and he filled the trench
also with water.
36 And it came to pass at the time
of the offering of the evening
sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet
came near, and said, LORD God of
Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let
it be known this day that thou art
God in Israel, and that I am thy
servant, and that I have done all
these things at thy word.
37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me,
that this people may know that
thou art the LORD God, and that
thou hast turned their heart back
38 Then the fire of the LORD fell,
and consumed the burnt sacrifice,
and the wood, and the stones, and
the dust, and licked up the water
that was in the trench.
39 And when all the people saw it,
they fell on their faces: and they
said, The LORD, he is the God; the
LORD, he is the God.
25:1-27:11 and PSALM 147
Several benefits become accessible
after you have pulled down all
satanic altars, repaired the altar of
the Lord and built a new altar unto
God. First, you will be able to have
your prayers answered instantly,
according to Psalm 50:14-15. Also,
your offering will be accepted as
was the case with Abel in Genesis
4:3-5. One reason many prayers go
unanswered is because for too
long, the altars on which such
prayers are offered are in
disrepair. God is not just
interested in your request but in
the state of your heart and life.
Another benefit is that your
potentials will be activated. When
the fire fell on Mount Carmel, it
took up the offering to Heaven and
consumed the firewood, turning
the wood into fire. Every wood has
the potential of becoming fire,
which is a blessing in cooking and
warming people’s homes. Within
you, there is the potential of being
a blessing to your generation and
the world. God did not just create
you to eat, drink and dress up; He
created you for a definite purpose.
The actualisation of your potentials
will be determined by the state of
your altar. How long will you
neglect God’s altar? How long will
you leave it in disarray?
A new altar will equally bring an
end to hardship. When the fire fell
on Mount Carmel, not only did the
fire consume the firewood, it also
consumed the rocks. A rock is a
symbol of hardship. In other
words, when obedience is
adequately mobilised in the
atmosphere of purity, it becomes a
powerful weapon that breaks in
pieces the toughest of rocks. This
also tells us that the things men
consider to be weak can actually
be stronger than what they
consider strong. Are you allowing
this seemingly weak tool to break
down the rock of hardship in your
life? The Lord will terminate every
hardship you may be going through
presently in Jesus’ Name. In
addition, the fire licked the water.
If you repair the altar of the Lord
and build a new altar, you will
never be in sorrow again as His
fire will dry up your tears. Hence,
Psalm 30:5 says,
“For his anger endureth but a
moment; in his favour is life:
weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning.”
When you repair the broken altar
and build another one, you are
only helping yourself. Arise today
and take out the things that have
worked against God’s altar and
begin to repair it now. Take out
lies, lack of seriousness, excuses
of lack of time, prayerlessness,
etc. Ask God to rekindle you today.
Prayer Point:
Father, let me know the changes I
need to effect to make your altar
what you want it to be.


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