Atonement

 

The altar has
been purified
by My
sacrifice

making you
acceptable
forever
in My sight.

You establish my atonement.

” ‘Seven days they shall make atonement for the altar and purify it, and so consecrate it. When these days are over it shall be, on the eighth day and thereafter, that the priests shall offer your burnt offerings and your peace offerings on the altar; and I will accept you,’ says the Lord God.” Ezekiel 43:26,27 NKJV

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A Sign And A Witness

 

You will be
as an altar
as a pillar
to your Lord

a sign
and a witness
of your Mighty
Savior.

Jesus establishes my deliverance.

“In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD at its border. And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt for they will cry to the LORD because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them. ” Isaiah 19:19,20 NKJV

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Come Near To Me

“Then Elijah said to all the people, ‘Come near to me.'”  So all the people came near to him.  And he repaired the altar of the Lord, that was broken down.”  1 Kings 18:30

When my youngest gives me something to fix, she likes to watch me fix it as well.

Lord, may we come close enough to You today to realize You are working in all the broken places.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Repair

Come near to Me and do not fear
that you’re too broken down

for I know just what to do
and I know just how

to gather up the pieces
restore and then restart

a place for you to worship Me
on the altar of your heart.

Atonement

“For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.” Leviticus 17:11

This chapter in Leviticus is dedicated to the sanctity of the blood. The letting of blood was to be taken seriously and always brought before God.

Thank You, Jesus, for our atoned lives are made possible by Your blood. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Life In The Blood

Would I obtain a means
and keep it all to myself
not offering it to You, Lord
or anyone else,
when my life is so tied to
the blood that You spilled
on the altar of Your cross
my sin’s atonement, fulfilled.

(Really, the scripture for this one was so meaningful that I think it could’ve / should’ve stood on its own! Has a verse or portion of scripture held a strong specific meaning for you lately?)

A Perpetual Fire

“A perpetual fire shall burn on the altar, it shall never go out.” Leviticus 6:13

It takes time and care to keep a fire burning.

Lord, I pray to be perpetually blazing for You. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Lighting Fires

Gathering leaves and sticks
a little paper to start
our sidewalk fire

leaving the grass edges singed
my husband frowning
and the children excited

at the possibility of keeping
the flame alive.

Methods of Mobility

“The poles shall be put in the rings and the poles shall be in the sides of the altar to bear it.”  Exodus 27:7

Everything God told Moses to make for the tabernacle contained a way for it to be lifted and carried.  The people were still in the process of leaving Egypt behind and getting to their promised land.  But that didn’t mean God wasn’t with them as they traveled.

Thank You, Jesus, for being wonderfully mobile and taking us with You wherever You go.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Arrival Time?

Though we’ve not arrived yet
doesn’t mean that we’re lacking
just means we’ve got to keep
pressing on with Him

picking up the tools He gives
to use and carry with us
willing to keep moving
closer and closer with Him.

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