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Scripture at Sunrise 10.2.2018

And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the Lord.” -Leviticus 4:7

The altar of incense is the place where saints present their prayers and praises; and it is delightful to think of it as sprinkled with the blood of the great sacrifice. This it is which makes all our worship acceptable with Jehovah: He sees the blood of His own Son and therefore accepts our homage.

It is well for us to fix our eyes upon the blood of the one offering for sin. Sin mingles even with our holy things, and our best repentance, faith, prayer, and thanksgiving could not be received of God were it not for the merit of the atoning sacrifice. Many sneer at “the blood”; but to us it is the foundation of comfort and hope. That which is on the horns of the altar is meant to be prominently before our eyes when we draw near to God. The blood gives strength to prayer, and hence it is on the altar’s horns. It is “before the Lord,” and therefore it ought to be before us. It is on the altar before we bring the incense; it is there to sanctify our offerings and gifts.

Come, let us pray with confidence, since the Victim is offered, the merit has been pleaded, the blood is within the veil, and the prayers of believers must be sweet unto the Lord.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 10.9.2012

“And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the Lord.” -Leviticus 4:7

The altar of incense is the place where saints present their prayers and praises; and it is delightful to think of it as sprinkled with the blood of the great sacrifice. This it is which makes all our worship acceptable with Jehovah: He sees the blood of His own Son and therefore accepts our homage.

It is well for us to fix our eyes upon the blood of the one offering for sin. Sin mingles even with our holy things, and our best repentance, faith, prayer, and thanksgiving could not be received of God were it not for the merit of the atoning sacrifice. Many sneer at “the blood”; but to us it is the foundation of comfort and hope. That which is on the horns of the altar is meant to be prominently before our eyes when we draw near to God. The blood gives strength to prayer, and hence it is on the altar’s horns. It is “before the Lord,” and therefore it ought to be before us. It is on the altar before we bring the incense; it is there to sanctify our offerings and gifts.

Come, let us pray with confidence, since the Victim is offered, the merit has been pleaded, the blood is within the veil, and the prayers of believers must be sweet unto the Lord.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 6.18.2012

Sunday Morning |Bro. Anthony Vance | Acts 11:26 | Listen
“And in Antioch the disciples were first called¬†Christians.” -Acts 11:26
What does it mean to be a Christian?
1) You are saved (from depravity, death, & doom).
2) You are spiritual (full of the Scriptures and full of the Spirit of God).
3) You have been separated (from Satan, from sin, from the world, and to God).
4) You are satisfied in Christ.

Sunday Evening | Bro. Dannie Wainright | Exodus 30:1, 7-8 | Listen
“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” -James 5:16
The altar of incense represents our prayers that go up before God’s throne of grace. He delights to answer our prayers! Prayer lifts up our souls and draws us closer to Him. The priest could put sticks on the alter, but the aroma would not go up if there was no fire. We must have the fire of the Holy Spirit in us, kindled by love for Jesus, the One who has saved and redeemed us. We must fervently pray. It should be the center of our life.