The Fire on the Altar

 

The first chapters of the Book of Leviticus contain a long series of specifications about the altar and various offerings to God. Within these details is a specific commandment concerning the fire on the altar:

“Fire shall be kept burning continually on the altar; it is not to go out.” Leviticus 6:13

These commandments having to do with the tabernacle may seem irrelevant to Believers today, except when we consider the direct connection they have to our lives. You see, 1 Corinthians 6:19 tells us that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit of God. The fire on the altar is a picture of our spiritual lives.

So what can we do when the fire is barely simmering in our lives? Jesus gives us an incredibly simple answer in Luke 11 - simply ask God to fill you with His Spirit!

“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” Luke 11:9-13

So don't let your fire go out - kindle it afresh today!





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