One Altar

September 2, 2015


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SCRIPTURE

Far be it from us to rebel against the Lord or turn away from him by building our own altar for burnt offerings, grain offerings, or sacrifices. Only the altar of the Lord our God that stands in front of the Tabernacle may be used for that purpose.”

~Joshua 22:29, NLT

QUOTE

But when you take the Bible literally, for what it says, you have to come back to the fact that there is only one way of salvation; there’s only one Savior.

~Tim LaHaye

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When Rueben, Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh were heading back to their side of Jordan, they stopped and built a monument but it looked a lot like an altar. Their intention was not to erect and altar for sacrifice but to build a memorial to remind those on the West bank not to forget those on the Eastern side. Their intentions were misunderstood and it almost incited a civil war.

Why was it so important that Israel have one altar, one place of sacrifice? I asked the LORD this question yesterday morning and He gave me the answer. You aren’t going to believe this, the answer is Jesus. Every thing in the Old Testament foreshadows Christ. We have one Savior, one Lord, one baptism and one way and only one to the Father. Noah’s Ark had one door [Jesus], one window , the children of Israel were sustained in the wilderness by one bread [manna]. The Priest could use only one fire, they could make sacrifice on only one altar. They could celebrate their festivals in only one city. All of this points to Jesus, the way, the only way. There is only one place where sin can be dealt with, there is only one atoning sacrifice, there is only one High Priest, and only one way of salvation. Jesus is the door, the window, the way, the light, the altar, the sacrifice and the high priest. [And much more]

You may be thinking, “According to you, Jesus is everything!” You got it Jack. He is the alpha and the omega and everything in between. You don’t have a need He cannot meet, you don’t have a desire He cannot fulfill and you don’t have a problem He cannot solve. The catch is: He is not going to meet your needs, fulfill your desires or solve your problems the way you imagine. He will do it His way, in His time and you are going to be thrilled with the outcome.

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  • They ran out of asphalt twenty feet from the road. They will finish in the morning Lord willing and I think they will stripe it Thursday. We have a lot more traffic at DBC than you think. I spent the evening trying to keep the WEE Care mamas from driving on the fresh black top but a couple ran through the tape. We had one dad and I jacked him up.
  • Looking forward to LABOR DAY weekend. I love holidays. I also get to teach Jason’s class Sunday and I am looking forward to teaching the older young adults.
  • The GATHERING tonight at 6:30…Come on folks let’s break that 100 barrier. Remember, kids are working on Christmas play and adult choir is working on Christmas music. We had 97 last week. We can do better. Sunday nights are looking good. We’ve had over 150 both weeks.

Gary, Keri and Kane

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