The Dangers Of The Altar: A Must-Read Revelation For All

“The Truth Behind the Dangers of Altar: A Must-Read Revelation for All”


We will consider the altar’s physical, symbolic and spiritual meaning to better understand its dangers. The altar is beautiful and dangerous.



After the flood, Noah selected a few animals kept safe in the ark and used them for sacrifice, representing Thanksgiving for God and a new beginning. God was stirred up by his action, and then he bowed to the covenant with man.

In the beginning, when God came to visit man in the Garden of Man, we fell short of God’s glory and then began to seek God and look for his presence. From the time of Seth, men began to pray. After Adam, men started seeking the face of God, but before the fall of man, God made earth his dwelling place, and his presence was with Adam, which made the Garden of Eden a meeting point for man and God.


The Mystery of Altars

It is prominent in the scriptures as God’s table. The secular and mild meaning is the structure of a Christian church in which bread and wine are consecrated in communion services. But from the Old Testament,  it is a usually raised structure or place on which sacrifices are offered or incense is burned in worship. It is often used figuratively to describe a thing given great or undue precedence or value, especially at the cost of something else (it is a sacred place), a highly erected structure for sacrifice, and gifts offered to God.

It is a place of covenant. But having understood the physical use and the symbolic reference to a better translation in the New Testament and the ultimate plan of God, before we delve much into the spiritual meaning, let’s delve into the metamorphosis of this meeting place with God.

God’s meeting place with his creation and human representative on earth was first in the Garden of Eden. Dr. Myles Munroe, in his research on the Hebrew letters and strokes in the word Eden (interpreted as moment, spot, presence, ATMOSPHERE and OPEN DOOR), said, “Eden is a spot on the earth, for the moment, where the presence of God is an open door to heaven.”.


Significance Of Altars

After Eden, the next stage was the Tabernacle, or tent, which was erected, dismantled and carried along as the people of Israel travelled in the wilderness. It was later developed as a temple, a beautiful and expensive edifice.

When the people of God broke their relationship with Yahweh, the enemies were permitted to attack the people, plunder the Temple and also carry people into exile. While in exile, the people of God were allowed to erect a low-level, four-walled place of worship. This was called a synagogue; they gathered under this shed to worship in exile.


As the people of God repented and God helped them return to their land, they then modernised the synagogue building for a worship place. In the days of Jesus Christ, among men on earth, he attended synagogue services. Also, temples and synagogues were built for the worship of God.

Then our Lord Jesus said that he would build his church, and the gates of hell would not prevail. The church is now the body of Christ. The church is more than the four-walled building where people gather for celebrations today.

True worship takes place in and through the lives of the people of God. The various stages of development are Garden of Eden, Altar, Tabernacle, Temple, Synagogue, Temple, and Church.

Now that we have a clear understanding of this altar, it must be seen as a place where praise and prayers are rendered to God. An altar symbolises holiness and represents the presence of God; it is a higher place where untarnished, blameless, and spotless services are offered to God. We are also God’s altar, temple, and house.


Danger On The Altar

Every action has reactions, and every reaction has consequences. The danger attached to all altars is the consequences of our actions, attitudes, customs, and acts that defile the holy nature of the GREAT I AM, THAT I AM. Keeping Malice Is A Danger On The Altar: Matt 5:23–24 commands that we leave our gift in front of the altar and go and restore relationships, grief, and disputes with people before we offer gifts in God’s house.

Lies Are Not Permitted: Living a fake life is a violation of the Temple Rules Act 5, which shows God’s judgement of Ananias and Saphira in the newly founded church of Christ. Unauthorised fire is prohibited. Strange programmes, undignified instructions, unsanctified sacrifices,

  • Indecent dressing is not allowed. Ex 20: 26
  • Indiscipline
  • Disrespectful attitudes in the church and among the leaders are kicked out.
  • Use of fetishism substances in the church.
  • Using charms and sorcery is an abomination. Nowadays, people bury all sorts of things, even human bodies, under their altars, etc.



God is a consuming fire, and he can vent his curse and judgement on every violator onto their fourth generation. God can blow away all that you labour gather. He can wipe out your memory from the earth. He can make you live the rest of your life as an insane person so that others can see and learn to fear God.

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