In part one of the series; we started to look at understanding and contending with the invisible powers behind our constant attacks and battles in life. We looked at the reasons we are constantly attacked by the devil.
Please have you read part one, you need to read part one first for easy understanding. GO HERE to read part one.
We saw that our battles are essentially, spiritual as 1 Corinthians10:3-6 puts it, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds 😉
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
We equally saw that the devil attacks us to stop us from fulfilling our future and glorious destiny. And we went ahead to look at two reasons the attacks of the devil has an impact on us.
In this segment, we shall be looking at more of the reasons the attack of the devil has impacts on us as Christians. One of the reasons is that the attack is launched or the arrows or missiles are fired at us from an altar.
These last days, the end time battles are the battles of altars. It is unfortunate that a lot of people may find it difficult to understand the mysteries of altars.
There are godly altars and there are evil altars. Our victory or defeat in spiritual warfare depends on which altar is backing you. If there is no altar backing you, you will be pepper soup in the hands of the devil.
In addition, apart from the devil firing arrows at us from altars, our parents or ancestors have raised a lot of evil altars in our families. They are evil alters because any altar not raised for God is an evil altar.
Some people are suffering untold hardship and calamities as a result of the activities of these altars. A particular case in the bible is the story of Gideon as can be seen in Judges 6:1– end.
Reading about Gideon above, you will see that Gideon was a born leader but the altar in his father’s house rendered him nobody.
Gideon said in Judges 6:15 And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.
However, after his interaction with God in verses 25-26 “And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him, Take thy father’s young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the grove that is by it:
And build an altar unto the LORD thy God upon the top of this rock, in the ordered place, and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the grove which thou shalt cut down.
In the above story, it was after Gideon threw down his father’s altar of Baal and erecting a godly altar for God that the spirit of God came upon him that he was able to fulfill his destiny of judging Israel.
I wish to point out that the voice of an altar can be on your favor or against you and how loud the voice the altar depends on the quality of sacrifices placed on the altar.
Let us see two examples from the bible. First, in Genesis 22:2 which told Abraham, “Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
Abraham obeyed God as can be seen in Genesis 22:9-12 “And they came to the place which God had told him of, and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
And Abraham stretched forth his hand and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
By that singular action of Abraham, God in Genesis 22:16-18, said, “By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the seashore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. The story of Abraham is about the godly altar, so what about an evil altar?
In 2 King 3:27, we will see what Mesha king of Moab did when the war was against him, “Then he took his eldest son that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall.
And there was great indignation against Israel: and they departed from him, and returned to their own land. The King of Moab knew the value of sacrifice on the altar and offered what is best from him at that time, his eldest son.
In 2Samuel 24:24 King David understands the worth of what he wishes to place on the altar, “And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price:
Neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
Please I advise you to take a detailed study about the mysteries of altars; it will guide you in your spiritual warfare. Many of us cannot move forward in life without understanding the activities or the mysteries of the altar.
End of part two, we will continue our discourse in part three with a look at more reasons the devil has legal ground to attack us and why his attacks have impacts on us as Christians.
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