Kindling Fire In Vain
Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for naught? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for naught. I have no pleasure in you, saith the Lord of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand. (Malachai 1:10)
None of us would like to hear these harsh words above spoken to us by the Lord.
Nobody wants the Lord to shut the door to them because if He shuts the door the blessings will cease.
If the Lord shut His door there will be no healing, no protection, no mercy, no deliverance, and no redemption.
But thank God, His door is wide open waiting for you to enter. So step in and partake of the feast.
The Lord wants to have sweet communion with you. He wants you to sit at His feet and listened to His Word.
The Lord wants you to be the living example of His word.
The Lord wants to take pleasure in your company.
When you enter through the doorway of the Lord you are taking with you your life to be placed on His altar as sweet-smelling savor to Him.
Therefore, ensure that your life is not polluted with ingratitude and disobedience.
Ensure that your life is not tainted with arrogance and self-will.
But, enter through the door with thanksgiving and praise on your lips and with clean hands and a pure heart.
When you enter the presence of the Lord, you can kindle the fire upon the altar knowing that your sacrifice will be accepted to the glory and honor of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:1-2)