By: Esivwe Avwokpeta
We are about to remind ourselves briefly on the subject matter Altar. Everything that manifests both good and bad in the physical environment has a strong grip on the spiritual realm. The life of man on earth is characterized with a lot of spiritual interference and altar is among the oldest medium used for this.
The likes of Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Daniel, Elijah used altar as directed by God Almighty to communicate, invoke, and make spiritual sacrifices and covenants. The devil has counterfeited most things God had instituted to bless His people. Of course, the problem of made people can be linked to evil altars. Some local altars erected to steal, kill and destroy the lives of people in the physical environment are crossroad altars, tree altars, photographic altars, image altars, clothing altars, clothing altars, river altars, altars of evil transfer, family shrines, altars of curses and so on but time will not permit me to explain all.
Altars of darkness are raised to summon, judge and condemn people’s destiny, marriages, greatness and dreams. Our generation is so possessed, demonized, filled with iniquities, perversion, enchantments and divination.
The manifestation of satanic altars also causes delayed blessings, periodic sickness, irrational behaviour, suicidal tendencies, abnormal losses, unexplainable discouragement, terrible nightmares and so on. Many people are still hooked to agreement and covenant made by their fathers and fore-fathers on altars they raised hundreds of years ago. The story of Gideon in Judges 6 revealed how his nation and family suffered severely because of idolatry towards Baal.
He tore down the Family Baal Altar and replaces it with an altar of the Lord. Judges 6:25-27 – 25 Now it came to pass the same night that the Lord said to him, “Take your father’s young bull, the second bull of seven years old, and tear down the altar of Baal that your father has, and cut down the wooden image that is beside it; 26 and build an altar to the Lord your God on top of this rock in the proper arrangement, and take the second bull and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the image which you shall cut down.” 27 So Gideon took ten men from among his servants and did as the Lord had said to him. But because he feared his father’s household and the men of the city too much to do it by day, he did it by night.
Believe it or not, we are faced with multiple altars, places of evil sacrifices and demonstration of demonic powers. This can be from neighbours or tenants who are envious, co-workers in your place of work, your business environment, uncles or aunties (relatives) or the village you come from even your boss.
The serious issue here is, you need to know how to deal with evil altars because if you keep silent and remain inactive spiritually, then the words and negative utterances made against you will have strong influence and control over your life.
As children of God, we no longer build physical altar but we raise spiritual altars as our operational base where daily communication (prayer), sacrifices of praises, devotion, statement of commitment and worship unto God will be made (offered).
As an individual or family, we must raise a living consistent and enduring altar before the Lord that can counter or stand against any evil altar that has been raised or intending to be raised against you and your family.
1 Corinthians 2:11 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
Ephesians 6:18 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.