Saturday, January 16, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 January 16

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.
(Leviticus 6:8-9)

Today's Morsel:  The altar was the place of sacrifice.  Paul told the Hebrews, "By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased" (Hebrews 13:15-16).  How hot is your prayer altar? I have read many books on prayer and about men and women who spent much time in prayer.  Some of  those books talked about how many of those who prayed made ruts in the carpet or wooden floors, or by an old log or stump, from where they placed their knees hour after hour when they prayed.  The marks were from years of them praying in the same place for many years.  The Lord told Moses to command Aaron and his sons to never let the fire go out of the altar.  Our prayer altars must remain burning at all times.  If we keep them burning, the likelihood of us backsliding and falling away from God will never happen.

Sing:  Lord, I lift my spirit to Your Spirit, in holy sweet communion; and I sense Your Holy Presence, as I draw nearer, Lord I lift my spirit to You. 

Thought For Today:  Backsliding starts with a lack of prayer (Parker).

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