Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Have you seen sweethearts or newly-weds holding hands? Like sugar desired by ants. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prioritize our relationship with GOD more than anything else. IV. TEXT: Leviticus 6:1
Have you seen sweethearts or newly-weds holding hands? Like sugar desired by ants.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To prioritize our relationship with GOD more than anything else.
Remember, the fire must be kept burning on the altar at all times. It must never go out.
Pray that GOD will guard our hearts and our relationships with Him to be always "hot" at all times.
Remember to keep "hot" in the LORD at all times.
On Fire At All Times
A. Author: Moses
B. Keywords: Access and Holiness
C. Name: derived from tribe of Levi
D. Central Person: high priest
E. Subject Matter: Digest of Divine Laws
F. Central Theme: Holy (mentioned 80 times (NIV)
G. Companion Book: Hebrews
H. Date of Writing: 1490 B.C.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Fire must be kept burning:
1 Thessalonians 5:19 Do not stifle the Holy Spirit.
Hebrews 12:19 For they heard an awesome trumpet blast and a voice so terrible that they begged God to stop speaking.
2. Altar = represents our place of worship.
a. Our heart is our altar (Hebrews 13:9-10)
9 So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength comes from God’s grace, not from rules about food, which don’t help those who follow them.
10 We have an altar from which the priests in the Tabernacle have no right to eat.
B. At all times:
1. We are not to be lukewarm (Revelations 3:16)
Revelations 3:16 And who was it who rebelled against God, even though they heard his voice? Wasn’t it the people Moses led out of Egypt?
a. Trust Him at all times (Psalms 62:8)
Psalms 62:8 O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.
b. Cast all our anxieties (1 Peter 5:7)
1 Peter 5:7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
C. Must never go out:
1. When it goes out, this is the time the altar of GOD's Presence will be captured.
Example: (1 Samuel 4:21-22)
21 She named the child Ichabod (which means “Where is the glory?”), for she said, “Israel’s glory is gone.” She named him this because the Ark of God had been captured and because her father-in-law and husband were dead.22 Then she said, “The glory has departed from Israel, for the Ark of God has been captured.”
= Ichabod = Glory has departed from Israel.
Other seeds fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants.
The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure of wealth, so no fruit is produced.
Leviticus 6:13 Remember, the fire must be kept burning on the altar at all times. It must never go out.