And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings. The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out. And this is the law of the meat offering: the sons of Aaron shall offer it before the LORD, before the altar (Leviticus 6:12-14).
God instructed the Old Testament priests to put re upon His altar, and to ensure that the re was burning continuously. They were to refuel the fire every morning. It was an instruction they were to observe from generation to generation. This is a picture of what God wants on the altar of our hearts. When you became born again, and received the Holy Spirit, the fire of God came on the altar of your heart.
If you remember, when you believed, you were on fire. You truly loved God. You were grateful He saved you. You worshiped Him in Spirit, and in truth. You loved to pray, and you prayed with all your heart. You loved to go to the house of God and join other saints in worship. You loved to serve in the house of God. You loved to win souls for Christ.You loved to give, to pay your tithe and to sacrifice for God. You followed God with all your heart because you were on fire for God. This is the experience of anyone who truly became born again.
The fire of God upon the altar of your heart is to be burning continually. Just as your heart beats and does not stop until you die, God’s fire is to burn continuously until you leave this world and go to see Him in glory. The fire “shall never go out,” but “shall ever be burning upon the altar” (Lev. 6:13).
Just as the levites were commanded to refuel the fire every morning by putting wood upon it, you are to refuel the fire of God on your altar through worship, prayer and feeding in the word of God, “morning by morning”(Isaiah 50:4).
May the fire of God never go out on the altar of your heart in Jesus’ name. In case the re has gone down, and is
burning low, then it is time to refuel. This was the situation with the Laodicean Church. They became lukewarm, and were neither cold nor hot. Jesus came, rebuked them and asked them to return to their first love (Rev. 3:16; 2:4-5).
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent (Rev. 3:19). It is time to return to your rst love for the Lord. The re of God’s love must burn again in your heart. This re must manifest in how you worship, how you pray, how you study His word, how you give, how you serve, how you evangelise, how you love to go to the house of God, and how you love the brethren. May the re of God burn brightly on your heart, today and forever.
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light (Ephesians 5:14).
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
REVELATION 3:14 -22
FOR FURTHER STUDIES
Confession for Today:
The fire of the Holy Spirit shall burn on my heart forever.
- Give thanks to God for His great love for you.
- Give thanks to God for the fire of the Holy Spirit.
- Ask God to purge you of everything that hinders this re from burning.
- Pray that God’s re will burn on the altar of your heart forever.
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