By Dr D.K Olukoya, General Overseer MFM worldwide
TOPIC FOR TODAY 3-11-21:Family altar
Fire Scripture: 2 Tim. 2:15-16
An altar is a place of worship. God’s children always build altars for the Lord to worship Him from time to time. The altar is where God dwells. He dwells in us as believers through the Holy Spirit. Our bodies have become the altar of the Lord.
There is also the family altar, a place where a family worships God. The greatest need for any family is to build an altar unto God. When you build an altar unto God, He will bless you as He blessed father Abraham. Today, some Christian families display their spirituality in the church alone. They pray, teach, praise and worship God only in the church.
This has denied many of them the experience of divine blessings that come from the family altar. There are blessings attached to families through the family altar. In order words, the family altar is church in the home.
Families that do not have an altar will suffer for it. There are cases of incest, rape, killings and so on because many lack the protection that comes from family altar.
A family altar in the home is an indication of God’s presence. When God is in your home, He will surely keep, bless and provide for your home (2 Sam. 6:12). Timothy’s grandmother brought him to the family altar and Timothy became a bishop.
There are many beneﬁts that are attached to having a family altar. Fellowship makes the family come together to pray. It makes the family to study the word and worship together.
It also helps to bring the children up in the fear of the Lord. Such children develop godly virtues and values to live a stable, peaceful and victorious life (Prov. 22:6). They also learn how to communicate with God at the family altar (Matt. 19:14). The battles of life are fought and won at the family altar. It is a place to spend good time together with God.
It is a place for repentance, forgiveness and healing (1 Pet. 3:7). It is your responsibility to make our family altar effective? You can achieve that by having a regular time for it every day, probably very early in the morning.
You should praise and worship and allow the children to do that one after the other. You should also have a well-planned Bible reading and discussion and let every family member participate in the activities.
Psalm 119:11 – “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
Those who submit totally to God in everything will eventually see God’s hand in everything they do.
Every evil altar enforcing failure against your family altar shall be uprooted, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN: Come To The Morning Prayer
1. Come to the morning prayer,
Come, let us kneel and pray;
Prayer is the Christian pilgrim’s staff,
To walk with God all day.
2. At noon beneath the Rock
Of Ages rest and pray;
Sweet is the shadow from the heat,
When the sun smites by day.
3. At eve shut to the door,
Round the home altar pray,
And finding there the house of God,
At heaven’s gate closed the day.
4. When midnight seals our eyes,
Let each in spirit say,
I sleep, but my heart waketh, Lord,
With Thee to watch and pray
1. I curse every spirit enforcing evil altars in my life and I command them to release me, in the name of Jesus.
2. Let every satanic altar that has been introduced into my family receive the fire of God, in the name of Jesus.
3. Let every evil hidden covenant break, in the mighty name of Jesus.
4. Every tree that the Father did not plant in my life, be uprooted, in the name of Jesus.
5. O Lord, energise my family altar, in the name of Jesus.
6. My family altar, receive fire now, in the name of Jesus.
7. I command any demon attached to my family altar to die, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Matthew 25
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