Have you ever wondered if there is a pattern for prayer that is designed by God? There is, and the altar of Incense is that pattern. His purpose is to dwell with us. Our prayers can facilitate His presence in our lives which is life itself! Join us for discovering prayer patterns that God has created!
Through the books of the Bible, we come to Exodus 30 which gives us an exciting design for prayer! A sin offering is made on the large altar which we tackled in other podcasts. Our podcast today is discussing the altar of incense. When we are serious about dealing with sin in our life we will recognize that the sacrifice of animals can only COVER over our sin. The animals were innocent. We are not. This fact should create a desire for gratitude toward God for providing a way to get close to Him. The sacrifice is pointing to Christ. Next, we have the altar of incense which is a picture of the pattern of prayer. Repentance of our sins and self-will leads to worship. This is a soothing aroma for God. As believers in Christ, we want to offer prayers that deal with the recognition of our need to obliterate sin. When we deal with sin, we then submit to God's authority in our lives (the four horns) and move toward a relationship with Almighty God that shuns sin! These prayers are answered because we are aligning with His will and drawing close to the Giver of Life! We then can become servants useful for His good work. Notice that we are putting our faith in the lamb, we are not perfected, in and of ourselves. We are perfected because we placed our sin, by faith, on the lamb and are willing to rid our lives of sin to be pleasing to God.
The fragrant perfume could be our willingness to get honest about our sin and seek judgment against it and then walk in worship to God. Our prayers go up to God with love and thanksgiving for the sacrifice of the lamb taking our place. We should have died because the wages of sin is death, but He has made a way for us to fellowship. Let's use this pattern of prayer. Pray to deal with sin, pray to place our sins on the Lamb of God (Christ Jesus) and pray to worship God in thanksgiving that Christ took our punishment and then let us pray for repentance of any and all sin and pray for His authority in every area of our lives and become Kingdom people! Use God's pattern when you pray. Pray to do His will. Join Ric and Mary Joyner in the podcast. Next week will be Altar of Incense Part 2 God honors those who are obedient.
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