And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it. And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar. And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place. 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. (Leviticus 6:8-13)
Today's Morsel: One of the things I like to do when I go with my wife to the mall is to just sit and observe folk. I can tell who's having a bad day and who's have a good one. I can tell who's lonely and who's is abused. Attitudes and outward expressions say a lot about a person. It's sad to say this, but I can also tell the same things about people in the church. For unknown reason, many born again believers have lost their inward and outward manifestation of the Holy Ghost. The Lord told Moses to command Aaron and his sons to not let the fire to go out of the altar. John said, "Beloved now are we the sons of God (1 John 3:1). That being said, we are to never let the fire go out of the altar. In other words, you have to be attentive to the altar. How much time do you spend at your altar? We must continously put wood on the fire of our altar to ensure that it does not go out. Logs of love, joy, long-suffering, kindness, peace, grace, and mercy should top our list. Reading the Word, living the word, and doing the word, should be seen in our lives. Praying without ceasing and in giving thanks in everything, will keep us hot and burning. And as long as we keep witnessing, we'll be shining bright.
Sing: Burn in me, burn in me, Holy Ghost fire, burn in me; yesterday's gone, today I'm in need, Holy Ghost fire, burn in me!