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Don't Let the Fire Go Out On The Altar

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Sermon shared by Jose Rodriguez

March 2001
Summary: This is a sermon to challegne us to keep the fire burning on our personal altar !
Audience: Believer adults
Sermon:
Donít Let the Fire Go Out
On The Alter

Introduction : Lev. 6:12-13
A. How many know that we need a move of God in our World, Nation our
cities our community ! I donít know about You but I want the Power of
God to fall ! That people may know that the God that I have given my
life too is alive and well and full of majesty full of power ! I want them
to know that the Church is Powerful ! that the Church is the place
where they can come to meet God ! Have their needís met ! That it
the place where the glory of God is ! that His presence is there !
A place were their is peace, joy full of glory !

How many want the world, nation, cities our community our Churches
to be a place like this ?

Well turn to someone and tell them that they are the Church !
If we want our world, nation, cities and community and our building to
be filled with the power and majesty, the presence of God the glory of
God then it time ! I said it time that you and I walk, live like we know
that we know that we are the temples of the living God !
1 Cor 3:16
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God
dwells in you?

And as the temples of God we must offer up a sacrifices !!
Heb 13:15
Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God,
that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

We do this by coming to the alter ! I believe that we the church
have let the fire go out on the alter in our church in our homes !

The Bible first mentions the word alter in Gen. 8:20
Gen 8:20
Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal
and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
Then we see many times after this that the word altar is mentioned
But I want us to look at one tonight that I believe is what we need to
once again bring in the glory, the presence, the majesty and power
of God in to our lives thus into our world, our cities, community !
Lev 6:12-13
íAnd the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it; it shall not be put
out. And the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt
offering in order on it; and he shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings.
íA fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out.

" DONíT LET THE FIRE GO OUT ON THE ALTAR "

1. Concern of the times in the world
a. But we need be more concern with the neglect in the house of God of the
altar !

b. Old time " after services " many years 10- mid-night to dawn
seeking the face of God waiting till the glory fell ! people who were
hungry for a move of God ! Not satisfy with a service that just
entained you ! not going home until they knew that God had touch them !
with His presence !

c. Programs not enough !
1. God can do all things ! He doesnít need our programs ! He doesnít need
our help !

2. God resond to prayer !

Noah Abram, Issac, Jacob Moses build altar !
The first thing that they did was to build an altar !

In the book of Leviticus tell us of the offering that are to be brought
to the altar in Chap 1:1-17 it gives us the discribtion of the burnt
offering and how important they were for the atonement of sins
and in our text Lev. 6:12-13 it tell us that the fire should never
go out !

Altar not
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