We notice that there were three altars in the story of Gideon:
1) Altar of Baal
2) Altar of Gideon
3) Altar of God
Take your father’s young bull, the second bull of seven years old, and tear down the altar of Baal which that your father has, and cut down the wooden image that is beside it. Judges 6.25
The altar of Baal was among the people of Israel, people who were moaning in pain, anguish and suffering.
This means that the altar of pagan gods only brings suffering to the people who serve them. People are sick and living in misery, yet continue serving this altar, which has been presented by religion. Note that the altar of the world can also represent the confidence people have in their capabilities, profession or possessions, this is, everything that has represented a god to them.
So Gideon built an altar there to the Lord, and called it The-Lord-Is-Peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites. Judges 6.24
Gideon’s altar is the kind of altar people build according to their own way. They are in Church, but do things however they think is best, or is more convenient for them. They put whatever they believe to be okay, but they do not listen to the voice of God. They do things without thinking whether or not they are pleasing God. They put offerings on this altar, but never their whole life, because this altar is done according to their own will.
And build an altar to the Lord your God on top of this rock in the proper arrangement, and take the second bull and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the image which you shall cut down. Judges 6.26
On the other hand, God’s Altar makes all the difference. This altar is made under the direction of God. It is a sacrificial Altar, for this reason, wonders happen on this Altar. People’s lives change because there is obedience, surrender of will and dedication on this Altar.
Only then will there be new life and complete transformation. On the Altar of God, wonderful things happen that everyone wants to see.
This is why the lives of many have not been transformed yet. They are constantly suffering, see some signs, but so far have not seen the wonders of God, because they have not chosen the correct Altar.
Gideon’s revolt only achieved results when he chose the Altar of God.
Think about this and then make a decision, because it’s all up to you.