In the past, when someone wanted an answer from God or to be purified of his sins, he went to the Altar and presented a sacrifice. The animal represented the life of this person. Once the animal was dead, the person’s sin would also be dead. This is why the Altar was created.
Wouldn’t Jesus be the Altar of God in this world, so that everyone who comes to Him could be saved and restored and, later, also be a Sacrifice to God?
As an example, we have the adulterous woman, whose accusers brought her before Jesus thinking that He, the Altar, would condemn her to death. However, to their surprise, the Altar saved her instead of condemning her.
Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say? John 8.3-5
We have heard many people say, “I cannot go to the Altar because I live in sin.” But the Altar is for those who want to start a new life. The problem is that these people do not want to abandon sin, so they continue to turn their backs to the Altar.
When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” John 8.10-11
Jesus only asked her not to sin anymore; this is the secret for a new life after we wholeheartedly decide to go to the Altar. We have to change our attitudes, forsake our old ways and pay the price of surrender, sacrifice.
Jesus said: If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. Luke 9.23
This does not only apply to sin, but also if you want a blessed life. Therefore run to the Altar, because this is where you will find your answers.
Everyone that went to Jesus, the Altar, had their lives transformed, their families restored, were healed and were delivered. So what can’t the Altar, Jesus, do for you?
The Altar of God is for all those who want a new life, and the Lord Jesus is with open arms to receive you. He never rejected anyone!
Your current situation does not matter, because the Altar is for everyone that has an honest heart and seeks Salvation.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11.28
The Altar is calling you! What prevents you from coming to Him?