Tag: seeing God

You have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name

Exodus 34:6Exodus 33-34 (excerpts)
The Command to Leave Sinai
33:1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Depart and go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘To your descendants I will give it.’
7 Moses took his tent and pitched it outside the camp, far from the camp, and called it the tabernacle of meeting. And it came to pass that everyone who sought the Lord went out to the tabernacle of meeting which was outside the camp.
9 And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses. 10 All the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door, and all the people rose and worshiped, each man in his tent door. 11 So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle.
12 Then Moses said to the Lord, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’ 13 Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.”

14 And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

15 Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. 16 For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.”

17 So the Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”
18 And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.”

19 Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”

34:5 Now the Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. 6 And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth,

The Faith of Moses
Hebrews 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command.

24 By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, 26 esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.

27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned.

(Scriptures quoted from New King James Version Bible)

He faithfully reported everything he saw

Revelation 1
Revelation 1

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.

Revelation 1 New Living Translation (NLT)
Prologue

1 This is a revelation from[a] Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants the events that must soon[b] take place. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant John, 2 who faithfully reported everything he saw. This is his report of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

3 God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near.
John’s Greeting to the Seven Churches

4 This letter is from John to the seven churches in the province of Asia.[c]

Grace and peace to you from the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come; from the sevenfold Spirit[d] before his throne; 5 and from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world.

All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us. 6 He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.

7
Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven.
And everyone will see him—
even those who pierced him.
And all the nations of the world
will mourn for him.
Yes! Amen!

8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,”[e] says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.”
Vision of the Son of Man

9 I, John, am your brother and your partner in suffering and in God’s Kingdom and in the patient endurance to which Jesus calls us. I was exiled to the island of Patmos for preaching the word of God and for my testimony about Jesus. 10 It was the Lord’s Day, and I was worshiping in the Spirit.[f] Suddenly, I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet blast. 11 It said, “Write in a book[g] everything you see, and send it to the seven churches in the cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”

12 When I turned to see who was speaking to me, I saw seven gold lampstands. 13 And standing in the middle of the lampstands was someone like the Son of Man.[h] He was wearing a long robe with a gold sash across his chest. 14 His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire. 15 His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves. 16 He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth. And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance.

17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.[i]

19 “Write down what you have seen—both the things that are now happening and the things that will happen.[j] 20 This is the meaning of the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand and the seven gold lampstands: The seven stars are the angels[k] of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
Footnotes:

1:1a Or of.
1:1b Or suddenly, or quickly.
1:4a Asia was a Roman province in what is now western Turkey.
1:4b Greek the seven spirits.
1:8 Greek I am the Alpha and the Omega, referring to the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet.
1:10 Or in spirit.
1:11 Or on a scroll.
1:13 Or like a son of man. See Dan 7:13. “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
1:18 Greek and Hades.
1:19 Or what you have seen and what they mean—the things that have already begun to happen.
1:20 Or the messengers.

True prophets: John sees Jesus as Jesus is

Revelation 1
Seeing Jesus

If anyone asks which prophet this watchman would like to be, I would say, John. John, like other prophets, is full of love for God and matters of God. John is a prophets’ prophet. He calls himself, the beloved of Jesus. Jesus loves all disciples, with no favoritism. God has no favor. But John loves to love. Because he opens his heart to God’s heart. God is love. God is Spirit. John emulates love. John allows himself to be led by the Spirit of Christ. God’s love compels him to endure what he goes through. Thus he sees the Revelation. He sees Jesus as Jesus is.

Revelation 1 New Living Translation (NLT)

Prologue

This is a revelation from[a] Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants the events that must soon[b] take place. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant John, who faithfully reported everything he saw. This is his report of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near…

Vision of the Son of Man

I, John, am your brother and your partner in suffering and in God’s Kingdom and in the patient endurance to which Jesus calls us. I was exiled to the island of Patmos for preaching the word of God and for my testimony about Jesus. 10 It was the Lord’s Day, and I was worshiping in the Spirit.[f] Suddenly, I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet blast. 11 It said, “Write in a book[g] everything you see, and send it to the seven churches in the cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”

12 When I turned to see who was speaking to me, I saw seven gold lampstands. 13 And standing in the middle of the lampstands was someone like the Son of Man.[h] He was wearing a long robe with a gold sash across his chest. 14 His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire. 15 His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves. 16 He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth. And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance.

Walk your faith: the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven are no secrets

Many unseen things are being unfolded in the spiritual realms and are manifesting in the physical realm increasingly and quite openly in some cases. This is not new. No surprise to the spiritually discerning.

Let us continue to read Matthew 13. Please read the whole chapter. The bulk of it is about the Kingdom of Heaven. Again, many spiritual truth are being revealed. For example, you can see what it is like between someone who seeks God and someone who does not. The disciples who follow Jesus are those who seek. They take the bother to follow Him, walk with Him, live with Him, listen and try to understand Him. They see and take note of everything He does, even though they do not understand a lot of things in the spiritual realm. But He teaches His followers patiently. When they believe they understand. After Jesus physically left this earth, He sent His Spirit and fill all who believe. He never left. He walks with us today.

Partial quotes are made here to highlight those verses that touched the heart of this watchman at this point of time in the Spirit.

___________Bible verses from Matthew 13:

10 His disciples came and asked him, “Why do you use parables when you talk to the people?”

11 He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not. 12 To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them. 13 That is why I use these parables,

For they look, but they don’t really see.
They hear, but they don’t really listen or understand.

15 For the hearts of these people are hardened,
and their ears cannot hear,
and they have closed their eyes—
so their eyes cannot see,
and their ears cannot hear,
and their hearts cannot understand,
and they cannot turn to me
and let me heal them.’

16 “But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. 17 I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn’t hear it.

But blessed are your eyes, because they see
seeing the unseen by faith

Just say, “COME AND SEE!”

come and see the light
come and see the light (Jesus, the Light of the world)

Again, the message is “COME AND SEE’. A brethren has been praying for his family to come to Jesus and really know Jesus as He is. One day one of his siblings asked a lot of questions about his belief. So he told his sibling, “COME AND SEE“. He finally came at the beginning of this year with his wife and two children.His other sibling also started asking questions. So he is going to tell her, “COME AND SEE.

Another brethren also encountered the same problems and queries with his wife. So he is now advised to just say to her, or anyone who objects his faith and tries to dissuade him to draw near to the Lord, “YOU COME AND SEE.”

It worked on the two disciples of John when Jesus told them these words. They followed Jesus ever since that fateful encounter with Jesus. It also worked when Philip said the same words to Nathanael (who initially doubted). He followed Jesus ever since his first encounter with Jesus. Why did it work? Because Jesus was there! They saw Him for themselves! The same principle applies today. Make sure Jesus is here with us before we can ask someone to come and see. Otherwise they will see something else in the spiritual realm. They will not go away with the super-abundant life that only Jesus can give. They will be robbed of even whatever little life they have before they come.

So, the message to you from the watchman today is “COME AND SEE.” Encounter the Lord Jesus yourself. Let Jesus be real to you. Let God be God to you today!

  1. Matthew 22:4

    Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.”’

    Matthew 22:3-5 (in Context) Matthew 22 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  2. Matthew 24:6

    And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

    Matthew 24:5-7 (in Context) Matthew 24 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  3. Matthew 25:39

    Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’

    Matthew 25:38-40 (in Context) Matthew 25 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  4. Mark 15:36
    Then someone ran and filled a sponge full of sour wine, put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink, saying, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to take Him down.”
    Mark 15:35-37 (in Context) Mark 15 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  5. Luke 2:15

    So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.”

    Luke 2:14-16 (in Context) Luke 2 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  6. Luke 17:22

    Then He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.

    Luke 17:21-23 (in Context) Luke 17 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  7. John 1:39

    He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).

    John 1:38-40 (in Context) John 1 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  8. John 1:46

    And Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

    John 1:45-47 (in Context) John 1 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  9. John 5:14

    Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”

    John 5:13-15 (in Context) John 5 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  10. John 9:39

    And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.”

    John 9:38-40 (in Context) John 9 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  11. John 11:34

    And He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.”

    John 11:33-35 (in Context) John 11 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  12. Acts 2:17
    And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.
    Acts 2:16-18 (in Context) Acts 2 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  13. Romans 15:24
    whenever I journey to Spain, I shall come to you. For I hope to see you on my journey, and to be helped on my way there by you, if first I may enjoy your company for a while.
    Romans 15:23-25 (in Context) Romans 15 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  14. Philippians 1:27
    [ Striving and Suffering for Christ ] Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel,
    Philippians 1:26-28 (in Context) Philippians 1 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  15. 1 Thessalonians 3:6
    [ Encouraged by Timothy ] But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always have good remembrance of us, greatly desiring to see us, as we also to see you—
    1 Thessalonians 3:5-7 (in Context) 1 Thessalonians 3 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  16. Revelation 6:1

    [ First Seal: The Conqueror ] Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.”

    Revelation 6:1-3 (in Context) Revelation 6 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  17. Revelation 6:3

    [ Second Seal: Conflict on Earth ] When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.”

    Revelation 6:2-4 (in Context) Revelation 6 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  18. Revelation 6:5

    [ Third Seal: Scarcity on Earth ] When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.

    Revelation 6:4-6 (in Context) Revelation 6 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  19. Revelation 6:7

    [ Fourth Seal: Widespread Death on Earth ] When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.”

    Revelation 6:6-8 (in Context) Revelation 6 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

Journey to See God: Seeing God intimately

God reveals Himself in His way

Life is more interesting, never dull when one lives in the Spirit and walks by the Spirit, just as the apostles had experienced during the time of the early churches (as in the book of Acts). Without the leading of the Holy Spirit, one cannot possibly understand the Bible, the watchman has thus discovered.

The Bible is all about God. The Holy Spirit has come to show us how to see God. Reading John 7 and 8 has revealed new truth to the watchman. The truth is just there, all over the pages as he sees through the eyes of his spirit.

________________________Here is his brief note on 10-14-2012:

The Bible is all about God, revealing Himself to man, not the other way round. God takes initiative: set time, ‘when’, ‘whom he sent’, ‘for what purpose’. But man looks at ‘what’, ‘where’, ‘who is who’ all in the physical.

How does Jesus describes His focused intimate relationship, interactions and identification with God? (Just read the following list. The words ‘He’, ‘His’, ‘Him’ are used to denote God.)

‘He sent’, ‘He knows’, “in His time’, “His will’, ‘He teaches’, ‘comes from Him’, ‘His truth’, ‘learn from Him’, ‘return to Him’, ‘He speaks the truth’, ‘seek to honor Him’, ‘with Him’, ‘know who He is’, ‘belong to Him’, ‘from above’ (where God is), ‘not of the world below’ (where man is), ‘heard from Him’, ‘completely truthful’, ‘always do what please Him’, ‘do nothing on one’s own’, ‘say only what ones hears from Him’, ‘sent by Him’, ‘set sinners free’ (do His work), ‘saw what He did’, ‘tell the truth’, ‘come from God’,’consistent with God’s character’, ‘belong to God’, ‘listen gladly to the words of God’, ‘honor God’, ‘no demon in Him’, ‘no wish to glorify self’, ‘obey His teaching’, ‘know God’ and ‘obey Him’, ‘know Him and His Son’, know He is ‘I AM’.

______________________Relevant excerpts from “Spiritual Intimacy  & Communion” (from “Demands of Love” book by Susan Tang)

“The early Christians did not pick up spirits as easily as we do now because they were serious Christians who had a strong river of Spirit-life running inside them. They believed in spiritual communion and intimacy with God and spent time in serious prayer daily. They were people who knew how to drink long and deep at the Living Fountain. That was why they had no problems with demons..”

“Ministry today is dangerous because the emphasis is all on the outward _ the size of the church, the numbers, the performance, the buildings. Satan will be happy to give us these (and he can) provided he can keep us away from “The Drink”.”

http://www.station-of-life.org/demands-love.htm

SPIRITUAL INTIMACY (book by Susan Tang)

MORE EXCERPTS: Psalm 143: 11

Quicken me O Lord, for thy name’s sake: for thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.

The word, ‘quicken’ actually means ‘to make alive.’ Many people, even Christians, lose their will to live because they cannot take the m and the pressure. When David lost the will to carry on, he screamed out to God many times, “O God, make me live!” He would not give way to suicide because he knew life came from God and it was not right for him to end it himself.

There is such power in intimacy with God. Even when David lost the will to live, he realized he could still carry on living when he allowed God to impact into him the purpose of living – to live for Him! Through intimacy with God, David knew he had a destiny to fulfill, and this gave him the strength to carry on. Yes, we can definitely derive meaning and strength to live on when we know intimacy with Father God.

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“The common Christian today knows everything from prophecy to anointing, from home cells to music, from miracles to visitations, from missions to running errands etc. but they simply cannot enter into intimacy with the Lord or prevail in His presence. Seeking His face is just too much for them.” [Read More]

spiritual intimacy & communion with God

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Revised (October 2012) End Times Witnessing: Abraham, the Altar Men of Faith

Abraham builds an altar to the Lord

Watchman’s notes (October 2012):When this blog was first posted on 2010-8-9 the watchman was merely thinking of receiving blessing for him, his family and the small group of families in the minute Christian gathering he attended then. However, the Lord speaks again today. This time He wants to reveal to the watchman Himself. Because the watchman asked to see God. So in this journey to see God, the Spirit of the Lord told the watchman to read how He revealed Himself to the first group of people whom He had chosen to be called by His name. The journey is indeed amazing.

Here is the original blog in 2010: ———————————even then the watchman was already told what the Lord wanted, but he was still quite engrossed in himself and his little world of family and churches.

The watchman heard, “Be an altar man of faith! Build altar! And you will be amazed how much you will start receiving, because the altar is where I shall meet with you.”

  1. Genesis 8:20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and there he sacrificed as burnt offerings the animals and birds that had been approved for that purpose.
  2. Genesis 12:7 Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “I will give this land to your descendants. ” And Abram built an altar there and dedicated it to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
  3. Genesis 12:8 After that, Abram traveled south and set up camp in the hill country, with Bethel to the west and Ai to the east. There he built another altar and dedicated it to the Lord, and he worshiped the Lord.
  4. Genesis 13:4 This was the same place where Abram had built the altar, and there he worshiped the Lord again.
  5. Genesis 13:18 So Abram moved his camp to Hebron and settled near the oak grove belonging to Mamre. There he built another altar to the Lord.
  6. Genesis 22:9 When they arrived at the place where God had told him to go, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. Then he tied his son, Isaac, and laid him on the altar on top of the wood.
  7. Genesis 26:25 Then Isaac built an altar there and worshiped the Lord. He set up his camp at that place, and his servants dug another well.
  8. Genesis 33:20 And there he built an altar and named it El-Elohe-Israel.
  9. Genesis 35:1 [ Jacob’s Return to Bethel ] Then God said to Jacob, “Get ready and move to Bethel and settle there. Build an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother, Esau.”
  10. Genesis 35:3 We are now going to Bethel, where I will build an altar to the God who answered my prayers when I was in distress. He has been with me wherever I have gone.”
  11. Genesis 35:7 Jacob built an altar there and named the place El-bethel (which means “God of Bethel”), because God had appeared to him there when he was fleeing from his brother, Esau.

Building altars runs in the family. SO DO BLESSINGS!. Note how the three blessed men (Abraham the grandpa, Isaac the son and Jacob the grandson) carried on the family faith in building altars and call on the God who honors covenant and whose words and promises never fail. The building of the altars is a mark of their faith in the Almighty God.It is also worth pondering that all three men heard God and indeed worshiped God truthfully. They walked closely with God and spent their lifetime in the presence of God.

What else does the altar do? Many, as evidenced in the below verses from Genesis to Revelation.

What does the altar do for a Christian today? The watchman’s personal belief is that the altar (spiritual of course) has a number of very important supernatural functions:

1. A place to meet God.

2. A place to worship God: offering praises and songs in Truth and in Spirit.

3. A place to offer oneself as a living sacrifice (surrendering to the awesome God our body, soul and spirit).

4. A place to talk with God and hear God.

5. A place to pray, intercede, cry out to the Lord.

6. A place to receive cleansing, purifying, refining, being poured out, broken and molded into the image of Christ.

7. A place just to be still and know that God is God.

8. A place to receive blessings as promised and stake claims accordingly.

9. Above all it is a place to remember the Son of God, Yeshua Christ who came to the world and gave His life for us on the cross, shedding His blood and having His body broken so we are redeemed, saved and healed! Only through this High Priest we can approach the throne of grace.

What is your personal altar revealing? Be blessed when you step out in faith today and build yours! Give your children this heritage that never goes out of fashion or favor from the Almighty God!

________________More verses from the Bible on altar building:

  1. Exodus 17:15 Moses built an altar there and named it Yahweh-nissi (which means “the Lord is my banner”).
  2. Exodus 20:22 [ Proper Use of Altars ] And the Lord said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: You saw for yourselves that I spoke to you from heaven.
  3. Exodus 20:24 “Build for me an altar made of earth, and offer your sacrifices to me—your burnt offerings and peace offerings, your sheep and goats, and your cattle. Build my altar wherever I cause my name to be remembered, and I will come to you and bless you.
  4. Exodus 20:25 If you use stones to build my altar, use only natural, uncut stones. Do not shape the stones with a tool, for that would make the altar unfit for holy use.
  5. Exodus 20:26 And do not approach my altar by going up steps. If you do, someone might look up under your clothing and see your nakedness.
  6. Exodus 24:4 Then Moses carefully wrote down all the Lord’s instructions. Early the next morning Moses got up and built an altar at the foot of the mountain. He also set up twelve pillars, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel.
  7. Exodus 24:6 Moses drained half the blood from these animals into basins. The other half he splattered against the altar.
  8. Joshua 8:30 [ The Lord’s Covenant Renewed ] Then Joshua built an altar to the Lord, the God of Israel, on Mount Ebal.
  9. Joshua 22:24-28 “The truth is, we have built this altar because we fear that in the future your descendants will say to ours, ‘What right do you have to worship the Lord, the God of Israel? “So we decided to build the altar, not for burnt offerings or sacrifices, “If they say this, our descendants can reply, ‘Look at this copy of the Lord’s altar that our ancestors made. It is not for burnt offerings or sacrifices; it is a reminder of the relationship both of us have with the Lord.’
  10. Judges 6:24 So Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD is Peace. To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
  11. 1 Samuel 2:28
    I chose your father out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod in my presence. I also gave your father’s house all the offerings made with fire by the Israelites.
  12. 1 Samuel 7:17 But he always went back to Ramah, where his home was, and there he also judged Israel. And he built an altar there to the LORD.
  13. 2 Samuel 24:18 [ David Builds an Altar ] On that day Gad went to David and said to him, “Go up and build an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.”  25 David built an altar to the LORD there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Then the LORD answered prayer in behalf of the land, and the plague on Israel was stopped.
  14. 1 Chronicles 21:26 David built an altar to the LORD there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. He called on the LORD, and the LORD answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering.
  15. 1 Kings 8:22. [ Solomon’s Prayer of Dedication ] Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven. 54 When Solomon had finished all these prayers and supplications to the LORD, he rose from before the altar of the LORD, where he had been kneeling with his hands spread out toward heaven.
  16. 1 Kings 18:30 Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come here to me.” They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the LORD, which was in ruins. 32 With the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD, and he dug a trench around it large enough to hold two seahs of seed. 35 The water ran down around the altar and even filled the trench.
  17. Ezra 3:1 [ Rebuilding the Altar ] When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns, the people assembled as one man in Jerusalem. 2 Then Jeshua son of Jozadak and his fellow priests and Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and his associates began to build the altar of the God of Israel to sacrifice burnt offerings on it, in accordance with what is written in the Law of Moses the man of God. 3 Despite their fear of the peoples around them, they built the altar“on its foundation and sacrificed burnt offerings on it to the LORD, both the morning and evening sacrifices.
  18. Isaiah 6:5 Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.” 6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
  19. Isaiah 56:7 these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”
  20. Ezekiel 43:26 For seven days they are to make atonement for the altar and cleanse it; thus they will dedicate it. 27 At the end of these days, from the eighth day on, the priests are to present your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar. Then I will accept you, declares the Sovereign  LORD.”
  21. Ezekiel 47:1-2 In my vision, the man brought me back to the entrance of the Temple. There I saw a stream flowing east from beneath the door of the Temple and passing to the right of the altar on its south side. 2 The man brought me outside the wall through the north gateway and led me around to the eastern entrance. There I could see the water flowing out through the south side of the east gateway.
  22. Joel 1:13 [ A Call to Repentance ] Put on sackcloth, O priests, and mourn; wail, you who minister before the altar. Come, spend the night in sackcloth, you who minister before my God; for the grain offerings and drink offerings are withheld from the house of your God. 2:17 Let the priests, who minister before the LORD, weep between the temple porch and the altar. Let them say, “Spare your people, O LORD. Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’
  23. Zechariah 14:20 On that day HOLY TO THE LORD will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the LORD’s house will be like the sacred bowls in front of the altar.
  24. Luke 1:11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense.
  25. Revelation 6:9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. 8:3 Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. 8:5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake. 9:13 The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God.
  26. Revelation 14:18 Still another angel, who had charge of the fire, came from the altar and called in a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, “Take your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the earth’s vine, because its grapes are ripe.” 16:7 And I heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.”

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Abraham, altar man of faith