But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Keep silence before Me, O coastlands, And let the people renew their strength! Let them come near, then let them speak; Let us come near together for judgment. (Isaiah 40:31, 41:1 NKJV)

In meditation, one becomes like the sacrificial lamb. The scripture speaks of presenting our body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. Observe the intent of The Lord carefully. Scripture tells us that no one has ever seen God, that it is Christ Who has made God known to us. Now, Christ is the word of God, so, when the scripture talks of presenting our body to God, it speaks of presenting our body to the word of God.

When a thing is holy to something, it means that thing is absolutely controlled in entirety by that something to which it is holy. A car is holy to the driver, a plane is holy to the pilot, because even though both have their own engines and navigation system, they are completely under the control of the driver. So, when scripture talks about presenting our body as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God, it talks about our fully functional body(senses, appetites, desires, emotions, etc) being under the total control of the word of God. And it gives us the understanding that we must do that consciously.

Notice some subtle points in this place; a live sacrifice is always placed on an altar, after it is first bound with ropes or cords. The altar is built basically with two things; a seed of God and stones. If you search through the Old Testament, you will see that the fathers of old built altars on locations where God appeared to them in one form or the other. They will gather stones together, making what is called a rampart over the spot, and they will name it according to the experience they had with God there. The rampart is what gives the location a recognisable identity. The rampart is the word of God. An altar in New Testament understanding will be a memory of something that God did, clearly identified by the word of God, and stored away in your spirit. See you tomorrow.
(YOU ARE AS CHRIST IS. Ephesians 2:13-16, Galatians 2:18-20)


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