Thursday, February 25, 2021

THE CROSS OF CHRIST - OUR ALTAR

'We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.' - Hebrews 13 vs 10

Greetings dearly Beloved in the LORD JESUS. I thank GOD for giving us this opportunity once again to receive HIS Word. GOD is Praised. Right now in this teaching, we will be seeing how that the concept of "Altar" in the Church as a high cemented structure is an error and not the truth. Be blessed in reading.

For a long time in the Church, many have called that place where the pulpit is placed upon as the Altar of GOD, insomuch that many have even placed their Faith upon it, believing and trusting that the Altar would speak for them. But you see, that concept isn't true. Now,

WHAT IS AN ALTAR?

An Altar is a place of blood sacrifice. An Altar is a place where rituals/blood sacrifices is performed. In the Old Testament they offered sacrifices unto GOD upon Altars. In the Temple, the sacrifice of atonement was done upon an Altar. Let's see some Bible readings on this;

'And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.' - Genesis 8 vs 20 {KJV}

You see it... The Altar is a place of burnt offerings. Wait, in the Church today, blood sacrifices are not carried out on that podium (which it actually is), burnt offering sacrifices are not performed on that exalted stage (which it actually is, not Altar), so why do many call it an Altar? - Selah. You see, these are the days of the eradication of ignorance (darkness) from the Church. AMEN. Let's continue with our Bible reading;

'And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.' - Genesis 12 vs 7 {KJV}

He built an Altar unto the LORD for sacrifice. - Take note

'And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.' - Genesis 22 vs 9 {KJV}

The supposed sacrifice was laid upon the Altar for to be sacrificed unto the LORD. Blood sacrifice!

'And thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the LORD thy God: and the blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh.' - Deuteronomy 12 vs 27 {KJV}

Now, we can go on and on just reading from the Old Testament on the "Altar", and keep seeing how the Altar is a place of Blood sacrifice, a place of ritual performance. So how come the stage in the Churches are referred to as Altars? Because they are built higher than the normal floor? - Selah

Dearly Beloved, seeing the Altar is a place of sacrifice, a place where blood is shed, it's vital we take a look at our opening Bible passage again;

'We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.' - Hebrews 13 vs 10 {KJV}

Let's see this passage in the Living Bible Translation, and see how it is put there, for a clearer understanding of this verse;

'We have an altar - the cross where Christ was sacrificed - where those who continue to seek salvation by obeying Jewish laws can never be helped.'

You see that? The Cross of CHRIST is our Altar. Hallelujah! And why? Because that was where HE was sacrificed for the atonement of our sins. Remember I have established for you and showed you that an Altar is a place of sacrifice, it's a place where rituals are performed. So you see, CHRIST died on HIS Cross, that was where the sacrifice which brought us Eternal Salvation was done. Hence, we must hold fast to proper knowledge. So CHRIST's Cross being the Altar of the Believer is the Proper knowledge a Believer must hold on to concerning this subject. - Selah

So dearly Beloved, having understood this, don't find yourself calling that structure made of cement at the front of your Church building an Altar, don't place your Faith on blocks and cements, but on the Power of the Cross of CHRIST, which has the Power to Save any man that Believes. Hallelujah!

GOD is with you.
- Jenning U. Angel

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