God didn’t just sacrifice a Son, He sacrificed a God. He gave all of Himself on the Altar; this is why He requires people to put their “god” on the Altar, which usually exists in the life of those whose lives aren’t on the Altar yet.
There are people who have turned away from Baal, but inside, they still have an altar erected to the god of money, their past, children, husband, boyfriend and feelings that they are not willing to turn away from, and so they suffer due to this.
If we were to name all the gods that exist in people, there wouldn’t be enough names! And if there is an altar raised to them, there is sacrifice. However, there is certainly no answer.
Now we understand why Jesus went up to the young man and made the following request: When Jesus heard these things, He said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich. Luke 18.22-23
Jesus was simply suggesting the rich young man switch gods, from a god that perishes for an Eternal and Almighty God. But the young man did not want to rebuild the Lord’s Altar, so his altar continued erected to the god of money.
The reconstruction of God’s Altar is for this kind of person, because the gods that perish do not have fire or answers.
Many have come to Church with their lives destroyed, but because they built an Altar and sacrificed to God, today they are prosperous, their families have been transformed, they are healthy, and are delivered. Nevertheless, none of these things have become their god. This is why they continue to sacrifice, because they want to make it clear that the God of Elijah is still their God and they carry within themselves the conviction of their Salvation, which is their greater Good.
So, WHO IS YOUR GOD?