An altar means an area or place where you commune with
God. It is a place of dedication, commitment and correction.
When we were born, most of us were dedicated to God (at
the altar). Our parents wanted so much that we follow the
godly path.They taught us the way of the Lord, took us to
church, exercise morning devotions, etc.
But now, many of us have left the altar. The things of the world
have taken us away from the altar. Corrupt Music, fashion, social
media, peer pressure, etc have blinded our eyes and taken us
away from the altar.
The slaughter table is the devil’s kingdom where you find
all manner of destructive things which comes in very attractive
packages, but do not be deceived because the devil is after
your soul, 1 Pet. 5:8 “Be sober,be vigilant;because the devil
walks about like a roaring lion,seeking whom he may devour.”
Some of us left the altar without knowing while others
walked into the trap with their eyes wide opened. Proverbs 14:12
“There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is
the way of death”.
Know that whatever the devil has to offer to you comes
with a deadly price. Once the devil gives you a thing, he
would collect more than what he gave you.
But God’s Word in Prov 10:22 says “The blessing of the Lord makes one rich
and He adds no sorrow with it”
At the slaughter table, there is pain, grief, loss of communion
with God, guilt, damnation, etc
Now, the benefits of the altar are:
Favour: The Lord will cause His face to shine on you. He
would bless you.
Peace: “He would calm the storms. He would give you peace
like a river”. Isaiah 66:12
Strength: “He would envelope you with strength for daily
living”. Isaiah 40:31
Forgiveness and substitution: God is merciful. At the
altar, you substitute your problems for peace, your filthy
garment for a new one.
Now you know about the altar and the slaughter table, but
it still behoves on you to make your own choice…
Deuteronomy 30:19 says “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you,
that I have set before you life and death,blessing and
cursing:therefore choose life,that both thou and thy seed
Come back to the altar. The Lord is ready to receive you.
You have wandered too long in darkness and you have even
lost your way;but come to Jesus, He knows the way. Ask for
His forgiveness today and return home.
Don’t forget that the altar is where you belong.
The altar is your Home.