Summary: In the Bible, altars are designed for sacrifices and not just for decoration (Exodus 20: 24). The Bible also described the various methods of constructing these altars. Some were made of sand or unhewn stones, that is, stones that have not been chiseled w
Let us look at some of the local altars erected to destroy the lives of people in our environment.
1. Crossroad altars: This is a perversion of the cross of Jesus. The reason they use crossroads is to summon demons from the north, south, east, and west together against a person. If for example, you find a pot of sacrifice at your office, it is because they are summoning demons to cause havoc in that place. Whoever is a victim of crossroad altars would be bombarded with afflictions. Any born again believer who does not know his or her right and lacks power, cannot counter the effects of evil altars. A policeman on the road controlling the traffic may stop vehicles because of his authority that is acknowledged by the drivers, but if he encounters armed robbers, his uniform of authority not withstanding, he would be killed. What I am saying is that there is a difference between power and authority. If you are born again and you have not received the baptism in the Hoy Spirit, it means that you only possess authority without power to back it up. Failure to get baptized in the Holy Spirit would make a Christian powerless and sacrifices offered at evil altars against such a person at crossroads would affect him or her. The person may not die, he or she may even make heaven, but they will destroy many good things in his or her life. It is amazing that crossroads sacrifices are seen even in intellectual communities, like universities and other institutions of higher learning. Whereas, people think that such practice is done only in slums and ghettoes. This would serve to disabuse the minds of those who think that offering sacrifices is only for the illiterates.
2. Tree altars: We know that some people put sacrifices by some trees, for example, iroko tree, pawpaw tree, banana tree etc. Sacrifices found at tree altars are usually wrapped with white cloths. That way, a report is filed against a person and the case of such a person is handed over to the demons living in the tree, including witches and wizards. Before a sister got born again, she was a member of the demonic world. She became a demonic prophetess, who laid hands on people while she prophesied upon their lives. She told a story of how she attended a church to carry out her demonic assignment as usual, but a woman sitting beside her challenged her claiming that she had a greater power. So, she told her to shut up, and before the ‘prophetess’ could say anything, the woman touched her leg and as a result, both of them were lifted away from the church and landed in a cave within a rock. There, they saw various kinds of modern gadgets like refrigerators, stereos, wall clocks, electric cookers, etc and right there she started to cook for the woman. This explains the fact that there are things
happening in the spirit world which many people cannot see, that is why we must pray until things begin to happen in the spirit world. We must equally know that there is no extent to which wicked people cannot go to destroy a person.