THE POWER OF SACRIFICE.
Sacrifice is the offering of an animal or something of value on the altar of the deities. This is done for reasons such as atonement for sins, success, healing, progress, a good marriage, the end of malevolent events, etc. Sacrifice, which involves the shedding of blood, becomes the power of the altar. The blood of sacrifices gives full power to the altars.
Due to the voice of blood on the altar, many people undergo mysterious situations. The voice of the strange altars of our fathers continues to speak because we have not brought a new sacrifice to silence their voice. When God was ready to solve the problem of sin once and for all, He chose the path of sacrifice. He could have spoken from His throne, and everything would have worked according to His command. He acted this way to show us the means of escaping stubborn situations. He offered His only begotten Son on the cross for our redemption.
“Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom, the earth shook, the rocks were split, the tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised. Coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.” Matthew 27:50-53
Today, this ultimate sacrifice has produced the blood of Jesus, which spoke so that billions could enter the kingdom of God. This blood continues to speak for over two thousand years. It spoke yesterday, it speaks now, and it will speak tomorrow. This blood does not lose its power and flows from the lowest valley to reach the highest. When the blood of Jesus touched the earth from the cross, the earth shook, graves opened, and men and women held captive against their will were resurrected.
They were released from the old altar, came out with Jesus on the morning of His resurrection, and walked in the streets of Jerusalem. These had been forgotten and erased men and women, yet they were seen by those who had drawn conclusions about them. What happened?
The new altar and the blood of the Lamb of God had declared their freedom, and they were liberated.
I prophesy over you: everything that binds you against your will shall hear a new voice and forcefully release you in the name of Jesus! Wherever they have erased you, scorned you, or closed doors to you, those same people will desire to see you again. You will shine again. In places where you have been dishonored and humiliated, by the voice of the new altar, you will be celebrated!
“Behold, at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth. At that time I will bring you in, at the time when I gather you together; for I will make you renowned and praised among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your eyes, says the Lord.” Zephaniah 3:19-20
This Biblical passage will come to pass in your life in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, ‘I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.’” (Genesis 8:20-22)
- NOAH’S EXPERIENCE
When Noah and his children came out of the ark, he built an altar and offered a sacrifice to the Lord, a sacrifice that caught God’s attention. As a result, God established a covenant with him and promised never to destroy the earth with a flood again.
- THE CASE OF ABRAHAM (GENESIS 15:1-2)
Abraham complained to God about his barrenness, and God responded by demanding a sacrifice from him. That day, following his sacrifice, God made a covenant with him and spoke about the future of his children.
“On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, ‘To your offspring, I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates.’” Genesis 22:15-18
Whenever a sacrifice is offered on the altar of God, it attracts His presence, and when He descends, He speaks.
When Abraham offered his only son, Isaac, on Mount Moriah, God swore by Himself to bless Abraham and multiply his descendants. By this, He made an eternal covenant of blessing with Abraham and his descendants. Today, we are all beneficiaries of this covenant of blessings.
- SOLOMON’S CASE (2 CHRONICLES 1: 6-12).
When God saw Solomon’s 1,000 sacrifices, He appeared to him at night and asked him what he wanted. Sacrifice attracts the presence of God to intervene in all our perplexing affairs.
“The spoil of the mighty shall be divided, and the prey of the tyrant be rescued, for I will contend with those who contend with you, and I will save your children. I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh, and they shall be drunk with their own blood as with wine. Then all flesh shall know that I am the Lord your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.” (Isaiah 49:24-26)
This will only be possible when God descends to intervene in your affairs. There are two things that attract the presence of God:
- Sacrifice on the altar of God
- Praise and worship
God will fight things that oppose your progress when you attract His presence through your sacrifice.
When you provoke His presence through your sacrifice, He will compel your enemies to drink their own blood. He will deliver you even if you are a legal captive and the prey of a mighty man. He is the God of all flesh, and nothing is too difficult for Him. Offer Him a powerful sacrifice, and you will see how God will fight for you…