The Porch and the Altar


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Joel 2:17; Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, Weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, “Spare Thy people, O Lord, and  give not Thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them, wherefore [why] should they say among the people ,”Where is their God?”

Between the porch and the altar.    The dwelling place of those, who are referred to as Priests and Ministers of the Lord. [ We are referred to as such]  Porches representing Portals, Entry ways, to the Altar.  The place of worship, access and ministry, to the Most High God.

The dual calling, or purpose, and Life of the people of God.  The scripture states; Let them weep. [Hebrew=Bakah – to weep, bewail, complain, mourn, be sore with tears]. Also a tree grown in the region the’ weeping tree’ of the balsam  or mulberry family.

Also a valley,  in the Holy Land.  The Valley of Baca, or weeping.  Psalms 84:4-7; Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house, they will STILL be praising Thee, Selah.  5; Blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee, in whose heart are the ways of them. 6 ; Who passing through the Valley of Baca, make it a well,  {necessary for life to those dwelling in a desert land} the rain also filleth the pools. 7;  THEY go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

From this text we understand that those willing to pass  thru this valley grow in strength.  Creating ‘wells and pools’ in an other wise arid desert place.

The shortest verse in the Bible ; St. John 11:35,  ‘Jesus wept.’  If you read the verse in context you will realize, He wept because those nearest Him, did not perceive what He was saying or doing. I believe this scripture is still valid, today.

So much focus today is spent on our daily lives, on our, our, our, daily lives.  When the focus of our daily lives should be on the Altar, from there the Porch, to the Altar, from there the Porch and so on.  The one will feed the other, and from there our strength will come .

The Word of God promised it to be so.   Jesus wept.   The Lord is calling us to the Altar, the place of worship,  the place of beholding Him.  When we behold Him,  we will have His heart,  and the Porch,  {the entry way} will again grab our hearts.  Our concern will turn to making an entry; a portal, a porch,  for the lost to find, and come into the family or Kingdom of God.

If we find the heart of the Lord today,  it will be in the Valley of Baca.  The place of travail; of intercession.   Hebrews7:24-25 ;  But this man, because He continues ever, has an unchangeable Priesthood. v:25 Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost,  that come unto God by Him,  seeing He ever lives to make intercession for them.

Oh precious Brothers and Sisters,  the heart of our Lord changes not.   When the Bible records God would that none should perish,  His heart is still the same today. None; means none.  Do not fear the place of weeping, from there comes our strength.

cdm 1o/08

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About Cheryl

I'm from W.Va. living in Ohio.married [38 yrs],with 2 daughters, 3 grandkids,and 6 step grandkids.Live on a small farm, and have been an ordained minister since 1984.My husband and I both work, he in a factory, and I as a private care-giver. Moved around a lot in my younger yrs. have been planted here 39 yrs. Love the Lord, my family, my country and my life. Glad to meet you.
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One Response to The Porch and the Altar

  1. Cheryl says:

    Reblogged this on Dancing with believers's Blog and commented:

    Thought this post could be relevant today.

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