Keep The Fire Burning
The Book of Leviticus serves as a reminder that requirements are necessary. We often need to be reminded of how good God is and how unfaithful we can become when left to our own devices. The Levitical law serves a reminder that our actions can draw us closer to God.
Today, let us take a look at God’s instructions concerning the burnt offering found in (Leviticus Chapter 6).
“Fire is to be kept burning on the altar continually—it must not go out.” (TLV)
Adonai commanded that the fire on the altar must not go out. The fire on the altar was to burn continuously day and night.
Before we talk about the importance of this perpetual flame, let’s take a look of the significance of the burnt offering. (Exodus 29:38-44) explains that the burnt offering honored God’s holiness and invited His presence. As a constant reminder of God’s presence, the priests were to keep the fire for the burnt offering kindled continuously. It is interesting to note, that although the flame was preserved by the priests, it was God who sent the FIRE that consumed the sacrifice!
In (Exodus 19:6), God describes His children as a kingdom of priests. As God’s servants it is important that we not only keep the fire of God burning on the altar of our own hearts, we should also inspire others to burn with passion for God.
Burning With Passion For God
Yeshua warns us in (Mathew 24:12) that the love of many would grow cold. People always ask me how I stay so exuberant for God. My response is that like any relationship, our relationship with God involves work. By nature, I am a very effervescent and gregarious person. My excitement level can go from zero to one hundred in seconds. It doesn’t take a lot to keep me inspired. However, one of the ways that I keep the fire of God burning in my heart is to daily commune with God in praise, worship, and adoration.
In (2 Samuel Chapter 6), the Bible tells us, that as the Ark of the Lord entered the City of David, King David praised God with all his might. The Bible tells us that Michal (King David’s wife), looked out of a window, saw the king dancing before Adonai, and she despised him in her heart.
As the Ark of the Lord entered the city, we are not sure what made King David praise God with all his might. Perhaps King David remembered how God chose Him to be King over Israel when he was just a boy (1 Samuel Chapter 16). Perhaps King David remembered how God was with him when he defeated Goliath (1 Samuel Chapter 17). Perhaps King David remembered how God rescued him, the many times that his mentor King Saul tried to kill him (1 Samuel Chapters 19-24). Nevertheless, if we went through what King David went through, we would praise God too.
Beloveds, not everyone will understand your praise and there will be some that will even despise your breakthrough. There will be times that when we attempt to put our best foot forward the enemy will come with his lies: “You are not good enough. You are not qualified. You are too short. You are too tall. You are too big. You are too thin. You are the wrong gender. You are the wrong color. You look funny. You don’t belong.” The enemy has been whispering these lies to me all my life. However, knowing who I am in God, my response to the enemy is: SO WHAT! BIG DEAL! TOUGH! I AM A CHILD OF GOD!
1 Corinthians 1:27:
“Yet God chose the foolish things of the world so He might put to shame the wise; and God chose the weak things of the world so He might put to shame the strong.”
Women of God, Adonai is worthy to be praised! Has God ever rescued you? Has God been good to you? Has God picked up your broken pieces? Has God given you beauty for ashes? Has God made something beautiful out of your life? Do not allow the enemy to silence your praise or extinguish the eternal flame that burns on the altar of your heart. Boast of His goodness! Burn with passion for Yeshua! Yeshua knows you! Yeshua sees you! Yeshua loves you!
Beloveds, I encourage you to be EVERYTHING God has created you to be! When the enemy comes to condemn your praise, just respond like King David in (2 Samuel 6:21-22.) “If you think I am praising God now, just wait see how I praise God, when God accomplishes what He is about to do.”
“Thus says Adonai: “Let not the wise boast in his wisdom nor the mighty boast in his might nor the rich glory in his riches. But let one who boasts boast in this: that he understands and knows Me. For I am Adonai who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth for in these things I delight. It is a declaration of Adonai.”