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Alter/Altar

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Since the beginning of man, man has used some kind of an altar, a structure upon which offerings  are made.

dedective28On investigating the word, we find the origin of the word alter in Middle English is ‘alter and altar.‘ Interesting how both words are linked together and that ’alter’ is first before ’altar.’

 
Alter is first, so lets look at the word. This spelling means to ‘willingly change something.’ What is it we are to change before we to go to the ‘altar? What about us needs to be ‘altered’, changed?

Well how about we ‘surrender’ our judgments, since that is a meaning for the word.  We can surrender our  criticisms. Our fears. Our personal opinions. Our sins. Our sickness. Our  angers, resentments and our complaints. Those are what we surrender.

Once we are sincerely ready to ‘alter’ our lives, we can then go to the ‘altar,’ of God.

 

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The second ‘altar’ is a place for ‘sacrifices,’ and that means to ‘surrender.’ What are we to sacrifice? What are we to surrender?

Could it be we are to ‘surrender’ our judgments, criticisms, fears, lying, sins, sickness, pains, weakness, and angers? And could it be we are to surrender our fully all our hopes and dreams….and let God supply our hopes and dreams in his time and in his way.  Those are what we can surrender. These are what we freely give up at the altar.

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James 1:26 (42 kb)

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I was born with an Inquiring Mind and I love all things weird. Weird like UFO'S-Mysticism-Ancient Beings-Really ODD stuff found in the Bible. I do not believe in the reality that has been handed down to me. I believe there is only one Reality....Consciousness. I was also born with a great spiritual desire ...which does NOT include any religion or their beliefs.

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