Fire on the altar

Then one of the Seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” Isaiah 6:6-7

Believe in the doctrine of perfect sanctification attainable in this life.

Adoniram Judson

God requires sacred worship. We are that place of worship, and as the temples of the Holy Spirit, He sanctifies us.

In the book of Exodus, we read that God consumed the people’s sacrifice. There were many types of offerings lifted unto God in the OT: burnt offering, grain offering, and drink offering. The altar of incense was most holy to the Lord, and today incense is known as the prayers of Gods people. The scriptures tell us that God forgave him, removed his guilt and set him apart for the launching of his prophetic ministry. God specified the “burning” of his mouth because prophets are the mouth of God on this earth and the fire of God consumes impurities.

We don’t have to be afraid to come before God, like Isaiah was. We can be ourselves and the Lord will see to it that we are sanctified. Today our sacrifice is our praise regardless of circumstances. And we willingly offer our bodies as living sacrifice pleasing to God (Romans 12).

His burning fire will consume our guilt and forgive our sins, in order to be set apart by God for His use.

Let’s pray:

Father God we come before you in the name of Jesus. I pray Lord that our prayers may be a sweet swelling aroma to your nostrils. I pray you continue to sanctify our mouths to be your mouthpiece here on earth. May we be sanctified through our worship unto you. And may we be commissioned to do as you will. In Jesus name, Amen.

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