The Altar Place
The Altar was a sacred place in the temple were the Israelites would offer animal sacrifices, not only as a method of worship, but also as a ritual for the forgiveness of sins.
The Altar was a place to encounter God. The sacrifices offered in the altar needed to be the best of what the Israelites had so that they were pleasing to God. Nevertheless, even during that methodological old altar system, God was interested in other sacrifices.
“The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.” Psalms 51:17 (1 Samuel 15:22)
Throughout the Old Testament, we can read about the Altar being destroyed by enemies and battles and how the Israelites took joy in rebuilding it.
The old Altar system is way gone. In the New Testament Paul explains a new system.
“We have an altar from which the priests in the Tabernacle or tent have no right to eat. Under the old system, the high priest brought the blood of animals into the Holy Place as a sacrifice for sin, “Hebrews 13:10
The cross was the ultimate Altar of grace and Jesus was the final sacrifice. His life was offered for the forgiveness of our sins. The Bible says that we are the temple of the living God (2 Cor. 6:16). When we accept Jesus as our savior, our heart and soul becomes an Altar within us. This Altar is the nest of our relationship with Christ.
“Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name. And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” Hebrews 13:15-16
In this Altar we offer worship and the kind of sacrifices that please Him. As we go thru different seasons, changes and battles in our lives; our Altar will be in a constant process of improvement or it may even need to be rebuilt during these times.
The Altar Place was created with this new altar system in mind.
It’s a place to find grace in Jesus and his word.
It’s a place to draw closer to God.
Its’ a place to rebuild altars.
The Altar Place is designed to deliver messages with deep biblical insight in a friendly and easy-readable way, that speaks to the heart of those who hunger for something real with God every day.The Altar Place is a place to acquire tools and encouragement to build your soul as a beautiful altar that offers the sacrifices that He delights on.
If you are a person that strives to serve God better every day; The Altar Place is your resource to connect deeper with God’s uplifting and inspiring word and to grow in your relationship with Christ. Our goal is to help rebuild your altar, so that you can raise up others. That’s what the Altar Place is all about.
Jenilee Rebarber writes the blog The Altar Place. Jenilee is a native Puerto Rican— a reason why she feels most at home in a warm breeze near the beach. As an eye doctor, she spends her days taking care of people’s vision and health while being grateful to be able to serve. As a mom, her baby is always on her mind. Through each season and role, Jenilee has allowed every single area of her life to lead her closer to Jesus and she likes to put that into words. She also loves to hear about people’s interesting life stories and adventures.
Dog lover. Amateur photographer. Chocolate and ice cream fanatic. Befriended by Music. Project seeker.
Jenilee cherishes life along with her son in the Atlantic coast of the US.