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Published On: Sun, Sep 22nd, 2013

Nearer my God to Thee (Part 12)

Nearer my God to Thee (Part 12)

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The Golden Altar (Exodus 30:1-10):

[su_pullquote align=”left”]The Altar is the highest plane of worship we can come to, before going into the Presence of God.[/su_pullquote]

This Altar is an Altar of Incense (Exodus 30:1). So, All the prayers, petitions, Praises which the Saints raise in the Presence of God will go before the Lord (Revelations 6:3, 4) as a Smoke with the sweet incense from this Altar (Exodus 30:7). The Altar is the highest plane of worship we can come to, before going into the Presence of God.

The dimension of this Altar is one cubit length and a cubit breadth. A Perfect Square! The four sides of this Altar signifies, whatsoever we ask, our supplication, Intercession and Thanksgiving. The two cubits height of this Altar signifies that the worship by us here on earth is inseparably connected with the worship in Heaven.

Even Paul might have burnt the sweet incense in this Altar, that’s the reason he has said as,

“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.” (Ephesians 3:14, 15)

John has said,

“And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.” (Revelation 5:8)

The worship of the Saints on earth gets mingled with the worship in Heaven through the ministry of the burning incense.

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In the Heavenly Revelation John has seen the following Scenes,

“And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.” (Revelation 8:3, 4)

Our Prayers are lifted before the Lord as “Sweet smelling savour” (Ephesians 5:2). Behold! The LORD smelled a sweet savour (Genesis 8:21). Immediately the Lord will say unto His Heart about the thing which He is going to do (Genesis 8:22). Will the Thought of the Lord be withhold? Truly it will never be put hold off (Job 42:2).

Friends, What Kind of Incense is been given to the Prophet or Angel who is standing near the Golden Altar?

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight: And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy: And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.” (Exodus 30:34-36)

a. Stacte (Exodus 30:34):

[su_pullquote align=”left”]This Stacte reminds us the Blood which automatically flown as drops from the Body of Christ in Gethsemane.[/su_pullquote]

Stacte, In Hebrew it is mentioned as “NATAP” which means “DROPPING”. From the trees of Gilead “Resin” will automatically gets secreted when the winds blow and will fell as Drops which is called as “BLAM OF GILEAD”. This Stacte reminds us the Blood which automatically flown as drops from the Body of Christ in Gethsemane. (Luke 24:44)

b. Myrrh (Exodus 30:34): (Mor.Heb)

The Resinous exudates from incisions on the stems of a low shrubby tree; the gum oozes from the wounds as tears which harden to form an oily, yellowish brown resin. Yes, the tender branch of Myrrh was cut off (Isaiah 53:2). This Myrrh reminds us of the Blood which was flowing from the wounded young Christ.

c. Frankincense, and Galbanum (Exodus 30:34):

A whitish yellow aromatic resin. This Resin is secreted when the bark of the tree Boswellia is been torn. Similarly a man pierced Jesus the green tree with the Spear on His side from where “whitish yellow” coloured water came forth (John 19:34). This Frankincense signifies us the “GOLDEN OIL” (Zechariah 4:12) which comes forth from Jesus Christ.

[su_pullquote align=”right”]Jesus is a tender plant who was seen spread over the Cross. The Blood which flown from the wounds by nails is the reflection of Galbanum.[/su_pullquote]

Galbanum is a very sweet smelling Perfume. It is the resin flowing from the plant called Ferula galbaniflua (umbelliferous plant). It’s a creeper plant. Even Jesus is a tender plant who was seen spread over the Cross. The Blood which flown from the wounds by nails is the reflection of Galbanum.

All these perfumes are been added to a certain oil (Fixative Oil) and been kept in a hot. At that time the “Essence” from these perfumes will be transferred to the greasy oil and will become an Ointment (Pure Frankincense).

Likely even the “Blood of Jesus Christ” has become Holy Frankincense (Exodus 30:35) by the “Eternal Spirit” (Hebrews 9:14) and “Fire from the Cross” (Luke 12:49, 50). This is also the Holy Anointing Oil (Exodus 30:31). Also all these perfumes will be powdered and will be kept in HIS PRESENCE (Exodus 30:36). No man can prepare this “HOLY INCENSE” for himself.

“Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from his people.” (Exodus 30:38)

This Perfume is holy for the Lord (Exodus 30:37). This is the perpetual incense before the Lord throughout generations (Exodus 30:8).

[su_pullquote align=”left”]Behold, this Holy Frankincense is the one, fills your censer with the Mighty fire, which can perform miracles on earth and sends you to the ends of the earth (THE ACT OF HIS MOST HOLY BLOOD).[/su_pullquote]

Beloved brothers, Your own godliness or your labours will never be shown In the Presence of the Lord. He will never smell anything other than the smell of “Holy Frankincense” made by the Holy Spirit with the Blood of His only begotten son Jesus Christ. The Holy Frankincense (Revelation 5:8) which is been mingled with your prayers are the ones which will petition for you in the Presence of the Lord (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; I John 2:1). Behold, this Holy Frankincense is the one, fills your censer with the Mighty fire, which can perform miracles on earth and sends you to the ends of the earth (THE ACT OF HIS MOST HOLY BLOOD) (Revelation 8:5).

Shall we pray as Lord “May I be given much incense yonder at the Golden Altar” (Revelation 8:3)? Amen. I need still MUCH MORE FRANKINCENSE.

Author:  Bro. R. Augustine Joseph

      Abad of Jesus Christ,

         Stulo Robinson.S

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