Using a school setup, in an examination, someone got 97 percent, the second person got 50 percent, while the third person got 35 percent in a subject.
The three persons, all have some level of knowledge about that subject, but the knowledge of the third person who got 35 percent was not adequate enough to secure him a success or pass mark while the second person managed to secure a pass mark scoring 50 percent based on the knowledge he has.
However, the first person, his grade of 97 percent showed that he has adequate knowledge and understanding of that subject, therefore he/she was in command of that subject. That is exactly the same situation with us; we have a different level of spiritual knowledge and understanding of some mysteries of this kingdom.
Please remember that Christ once told his disciples in Luke 8:10 saying, “To you, it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest, it is given in parables, that ‘Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand.’
While it is given to us to know the mysteries of the kingdom, what can therefore be said about the level of your knowledge and understanding of the mystery of altars? This question is very important for you to ask and answer to yourself because the writer of Psalms 82:5-7 says,
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
I have said, Ye are gods, and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
God equally lamented in Hosea 4:6A, which says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”. And Isaiah 5:13 says, Therefore my people have gone into captivity Because they have no knowledge; Their honorable men are famished, And their multitude dried up with thirst.
Moreover, the Apostle Paul, who was knowledgeable about the rule of engagement of spiritual warfare made a crucial statement in 2 Corinthians 2:11 saying, “lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices”.
Yes, ignorance of the devices of the enemy the devil by the saints of God actually is responsible for the devil to take advantage of them, thereby causing many believers or saints of God to be victims and casualties as the devil keeps oppressing and afflicting them at will, with all manner of afflictions.
As said, it is for that reason of ignorance of certain mysteries that some saints of God have become victims and casualties in the affairs of life rather than being victors and overcomers, even though Christ has wrought great a victory for us on Calvary and the bible equally said that we are more than conquerors.
Actually, in this kingdom, therefore, one mystery we all need to seek for adequate knowledge and understanding if we are ever going to be a success in spiritual warfare is the mystery of altars. This is of utmost importance because we rise or fall in life depending on which voices of altars are speaking for or against us.
Moreover, on earth today, men/women are ruled by adequate knowledge and understanding of the mystery of altars, while ignorance of the mystery of altars had made some people suffer various calamities and afflictions even some saints of God in the hands of the devil.
As said, it is highly unfortunate that spiritualists (the occult world, witches and wizards, and as well as some fetish doctors) seem to understand and commands this mystery of altars more efficiently and effectively than the saints of God, even some pastors, who ought to know better.
No wonder some fetish doctors now freely and boldly challenge and mess up some men of God. Worst still is that some people who claim or answer men of God are even consulting fetish doctors, thereby bowing before their evil altars.
Be it as it were, we should understand that men rule by adequate knowledge and understanding of mysteries, and any mystery we fail to understand, we walk in misery concerning such mystery.
However, one great tragedy which is highly unfortunate, especially in this kingdom is that some people choose to dismiss with a wave of hands, mysteries they fail to understand while some people on the other hand choose to deny their existence.
One instance is Abel Damina, a one-time vibrant minister of the gospel, who currently has derailed from the true gospel. Because of his gross ignorance of the mystery of altars, he was quoted saying that there is nothing like an altar to altar.
It is a real fact that over the years, the spiritualists are having more knowledge and understanding and command this mystery of the altar better.
It is only in recent times or these days that some believers, especially some men/women of God, their eyes of understanding are beginning to open to the reality of the mystery of altars.
Moreover, one unfortunate issue is that some men of God are taking advantage of the ignorance or inadequate knowledge of people concerning this mystery of altars to defraud people of their hard-earned money in the name of altar versus altars.
In other words, there are men/women of God, who are ignorant of the mystery of altars themselves yet they go about using this mystery to defraud people of their hard-earned money.
I remember one instance in which one ignorant man of God, gathered some people in one open field to minister the word of God to them, and after ministering the word of God, he went ahead to speak to them about altar versus altars.
That man of God told his audience, requesting them that they should come and place a fat sacrifice on the altar, saying that the heavier their sacrifice the more the altar will fight for them. What that pastor said was the truth, but not the whole truth.
It is the truth that how fat our sacrifice, the more the altar will fight for us, but the falsehood here was that the pastor never raised any altar, yet was asking people to come and place sacrifice on the altar which did not exist.
In other words, to regard where he was standing to preach as an altar was pure falsehood and deceit. That is the problem with many ignorant men/women of God, who regard every stage or raised platform as an altar.
In reality, an altar is a raised platform, but not every raised platform or stage is an altar. Before any place can become an altar, that place must first be consecrated to become an altar by a person who has the spiritual capacity to do so.
Only godly persons can raise or enact godly altars while altars raised or enacted by ungodly persons are for the devil and are evil altars. We talk of altar versus altar when a godly altar battles an evil altar.
In essence, since obeying that pastor’s instruction could endanger the lives of his audience, I rushed out first and asked the pastor, which altar are we putting our sacrifice, since I never saw when him raised any altar?.
I boldly told him that it is wrong to ask people to come and sacrifice at an alter that does not exist. I told him that rather, he should ask his audience for an offering and not ask them to sacrifice on the alter that does not exist.
Moreover, I asked the pastor how he knew that there was no other evil altar in that field? That is to say before any godly altar should stand, any evil altar in that place must first of all be thrown down or destroyed.
This call for our adequate knowledge and understanding. Some believers are placing their sacrifice on evil or satanic altars in the name of sacrificing on godly altars. Where you are placing your sacrifices, are you sure that they are godly altars?
Like that pastor in question, the people who sacrificed that place and as well as the pastor himself are in trouble if there happened to be an evil altar in that field. This is especially if the spiritual authority or capacity of the person who raised the evil altar was higher.
Please before the altar is raised anywhere, any existing evil altars that place must first be destroyed and then replaced with a godly altar, otherwise, there will be a reaction or a battle of altars. We shall come back to that. This is the end of part one, please keep a date with our discourse on part two. Shalom!