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Prayer To Bless An Altar

Let our voices be heard in prayer. Pray over this altar and bless its creation. Let us create an altar that will stand as a testimony to your love, respect and power. Father God, thank you for providing us with the materials that we need in order to build this altar. Thank you for being so gracious and generous to allow us to worship you through this special time of year

Pray for God’s blessing and grace to be bestowed upon your prayer book, dwelling place, family and friends.

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Prayer To Bless An Altar

All: May God, the Father of mercies, dwell in this house of prayer. May the grace of the Holy Spirit cleanse us, for we are the temple of his presence.Amen.

Altar Prayers

1 kings 18 v 30 – 39 And Elijah said unto all the people, come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down. And Elijah took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Lord came saying, Israel shall be thy name: And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.

And he put the wood in order, cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood and said, fill four barrels with water and pour it on the burnt sacrifice and on the wood. And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. And the water ran around about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.

And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and of Israel, let it be know this day that thou art God in Israel and that I am thy servant and that I have done all these things at thy word. Hear me; o Lord hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God and that thou turned their heart back again. Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice and the wood and the stones and the dust and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said. The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God.

An altar is the meeting place between the physical and the spiritual. Everybody knows; Christians, non Christians, those who believe in God and those who does not believe in God, they know that the spiritual control the physical. That is why those who do not have Jesus Christ result to contacting forces of darkness for one thing or the other. So they bath themselves with special soap, rob themselves with special ointment in an attempt to woe the spiritual to come to their aid.

And the Christians know that it is the blessings of the Lord that makes rich and added no sorrow to it.

I pray tonight that that blessing of the Lord, that makes rich, without adding any sorrow, will be your portion in Jesus name.

Many at times I have heard of people who go to certain “prophets” and they come back saying they receive miracles. I always ask them the question; at what cost? And we are not talking about material cost; we are talking about spiritual cost.

I want you to pay a special attention tonight, this is not an ordinary night, I believe that the destinies of several people will be changed for the better tonight.

A sister was barren for years. We prayed for her, we did everything we knew and we left everything in the hand of God. She felt that we didn’t try enough, so she visited a “prophet” and came back within three months; “look at me I am pregnant”. I said congratulation. All we have being praying for is that you become pregnant. One pass, two years, three years, four year, five years.

That kind of miracle they would then become a sorrow to you, you will never get it in Jesus name.

The altar is where the physical contacts the spiritual that is the place where human beings goes to contact either God or demons. But the altar we are talking about tonight the emphasis is on the word NEW ALTAR. Building a new altar to God. Because whether it is God or demons that you want to contact, if it is God, God expects you to build the Altar. That you prepare a place, where the two of you can meet. If it is the devil, he expects you to build a altar. The building of the altar is your own responsibility.

There are two possibilities, either you destroy the altars that existed before and then build a new one for God, like it happened in Judges 6 v 25 – 27 the angel told Gideon, pull down the altar of Ball that is in your father’s house and build a new altar to God.

The old must go, if the new is to stay. Why? Matthew 9 v 16 -17 the Bible says you do not mend an old cloth by putting new one. We don’t put new wine in an old wine bottle. If you want to build a new altar to God, the first thing you must do is to remove the altar to the devil. The two cannot co exit. 2 Corinthians 5 v 5-17 He said therefore if any man being in Christ he is a new creature, old thing are passed away, behold all things are become new.

The altars that you have built to the devil before, they must go tonight, for new altar to God to take his place. The idols you have been worshipping in your family up till tonight; I know many of you will say but I don’t go there to bow down, I only send them money every year, for them to buy the necessary animal for the sacrifice. That must stop tonight. A servant cannot serve two masters. This is a very special year; you need to break with the past because God wants to do new things. When you do that, when you destroy the altars of Satan, and you build a new one to God, you can expect the following things.

  1. You will get deliverance from your enemies’ Judges 6 v 28-32. When Gideon pull down the altar of Biel in his father house, the worshippers of Biel rose up against him but the almighty God delivered him from them all. Proverbs 16 v 7 the Bible says when a man’s way pleases God, He will cause his enemies to be at peace with him. And like I told those of you who came to the Holy Communion last night. In the name that is above every other name, all the problems that plagued you in the last year, not one will follow you into this New Year.
  2. When you destroy the altar of Satan and you build the Altar of God, you will get deliverance from God Psalm 118 v 17 He said I will live I will not die and I will declares the works of the Lord. They wanted to kill Gideon, but Gideon lived. Anyone who is waiting for your funeral, you will attend their burial. You follow the story of Gideon; by the time you get to Judges 7 v 19 – 23 you will discover that Gideon had outstanding victories with just a handful of people. It was in the life of Gideon that it was first established that one man defeated a thousand.

I have good news for somebody here today, that if you will destroy the altars of Satan and build an altar to God, from this moment onward, you will have victory without a fight.

The second way to build a new altar to God is the text we read at the beginning. You first of all repair the altar of God that was broken down. Elijah repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down. Thank God there are some of us, who do not worship idols anymore, for a long time we have separated from all the idols, but then we say we belong to the Lord; and now we are neither hot nor cold. The altar of God that is in our life had gone into disrepair.

We now serve God when it is convenient for us, we don’t want to make any sacrifice to serve God, that must changed. We must repair the altar of God that has gone into disrepair in our lives, because for a new altar to be built to God, obedience must be total.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said before this year ends, it will be evident that you are a child of destiny.

Deuteronomy 28 v 1-2 God said if you will hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe and to do all that he commands you, it is then that he says blessings will pursue you and overtake you. God hates half obedience; God will prefer that you are hundred percent an idol worshipper, than that you will be one leg inside, one leg outside. He said if you are lukewarm; he will spool you out of his mouth.

The reason is simple; when you are not on the side of the Lord, if anything happen to you, nobody will blame God, but when people think you belong to God but yet half of you belong to the devil. When something happens to you, they blame God; they will say where is your God and God will say this fellow is o not on my side.

On more than one occasion, we have prayed and prayed for some people and nothing happened and in desperation I will talk to God. God what is happening? I have done everything you taught me to do, why is something not happening. On more than one occasion God has said to me, ask the fellow, ask the fellow you are laboring for. This fellow claim to be on my side but he is not on my side. He comes to church, he sings, he shouts, when he leaves the church, what does he do?

Some of you know this story, most of you who are old in the church, a very prominent chief was sick, in a town not too far from here and they invited me to pray for him, when I get there as usual, I preached the gospel to him, he said “ I am a Christian” I said I am talking about being born again. He said “I have been born again a long time. I said then you will be healed. So I prayed for him and came back the following week to check, no change at all. So I said I know what I will do: I will send my prayer warriors, my two personal prayer warriors. I told them, I want you to go and stay with this chief, fast for seven days and night, even the water you are going to drink, take it from home. They were there day seven days and seven nights. They fasted they prayed nothing happened. So I went there and I said I know what I will do; I will do the fasting and I will pray myself and I will do it for 21days and night. God spoke to me and said “son if you want to fast it is good, but not for this fellow, done waste your energy”.

But I said why not, he is one of your children, God says he is not, God says ask him seven questions. One of the questions is “how many secret society does he belong to?” I won’t bother you with the remaining six. When I finished the seven questions, you know what he said to me? He said, don’t come again.

That altar of Satan that is in your life will be destroyed tonight. The altar of God that has fallen into disrepair in your life shall be repaired tonight.

Many of you know how you use to pray, many of you knows how you use to study the word of God, many of you know what you will sacrifice just for God, but now things are different and yet God wants to do a new things. He will include you in Jesus name.

When you repair the altar of the Lord and build a new one like Elijah did, you can expect the followings:

  1. Instants answer to your prayer Psalm 50 v 14 -15 he said you come to God with thanksgiving, pay all your vows to him, he said then you call on me in the days of trouble and I will answer you. When you have repaired his altar, when your obedience to all his laws is complete, he said you call on me in the day of trouble and I will answer you. I am believing God for every one of you tonight, those of you who are listening on Radio, Television and Internet all your prayers this year will be answered by fire.
  2. When you have repaired d the altar of God and built a new one, then your offering shall be accepted of the Lord.

The Lord said there is a lady here, he ask me just to tell you, you will not lose the pregnancy.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said this year, I will enlarge your coast speedily and rapidly.

In Genesis 4 v 3 -5 two people brought offerings to God; Cain and Abel. God accepted the offering of one and rejected the offering of another.

May the Almighty God not reject your offering in Jesus name.

  1. When you have repaired the altar of the Lord and built a new one, then your potentials shall be activated. When the fire fell on Mount Carmel, it was an answer to prayer. He picked up the offering and took it to offering and then he consumed the fire wood. He turned wood to fire. Every wood has the potential of becoming fire; every wood has the potential of becoming a blessing. A blessing in cooking, in warming people who are cold and so on as so forth. Inside you is a potential, there is something God put in you when he created you, God didn’t send you into this world to just come and eat and wear some dress, he wanted you to become a blessings to your generation and that will begin from now in the name of Jesus.
  2. When you have repaired the altar of the Lord and you built a new one to him, hardship will come to an end in your life. When the fire fell on mount Carmel, it was not only the fire wood that he consumes, it consumes the rock; the symbol of hardship was removed.

I prophecy to someone tonight, this year you will never know hardship at all.

Then not only that, the fire licked up the water; that means if you do what we are asking you to do, if you build this new altar to God, you will never have cause to sorrow again.

Remember the Bible says weeping may endure for a night; joy cometh in the morning. I know you have been quoting that passage for years.

But as the Lord lives, as you repair his altar and build a new one, by the time the sun rises tomorrow, your joy would have arrived.

Not only that, the fire also consumed the dust that was on the ground. And we have explained to you before that the dust stands for the flesh. When you do what God asked you to do, when you build this new altar to God, the grace to overcome lust of the flesh will be released. Romans 6 v 16 – 18

The Lord said there is someone one here tonight, he said everyone in your family is sick, the Lord ask me to tell you, I will heal every one of them.

The Lord said every year has its dry season and raining reason, he said but there is someone here tonight, he said this year will be an exception because it will be raining season all the time.

Romans 16 v 8 says sins shall no longer have dominion over you, the Almighty God will give you the grace to live above the lust of the flesh and then when this fire fell, everybody fell on their faces and said the Lord is God. In a single a moment, God turned a whole nation to God.

Do you know that winning souls will become easy for you if you build a new altar to God, the reason why many members of your family are yet to accept Christ, is because they are confused, the look at you and know that you are neither in nor out and they are wondering “should we become like this or stay as we are?”

I am praying for someone here tonight every member of your family will be saved before the end of this month.

When you build a new altar to God, it is then you begin to hear the sound of abundance, it was after Elijah build a new altar to God that he said to Ahab I have heard the abundant of rain, and shortly after hearing the sound of abundant of rain, there were showers.

I have good news for somebody here today, even as God has spoken, this will be your own year of showers of blessings.

The Lord said there is a family here, he said I have scattered the forces causing stagnation in your family.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said as far as you are concern, laboring in vain ends with last year.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight he said do what my son is telling you and in this one year, you will achieve more than you have done in the last ten years.

Ephesians 3 v 20 says God is able to do exceedingly; abundantly what you can ask or think. If you build a new altar to God, even before you pray he will answer, and not only will He answer you, He will do more than you can dream possible.

I have told you the story before, it may sounds little to you but it was significant to me then. We were going a-fishing, myself and my last two boys with the driver, years ago. We got to some where we saw a sign board; Turkey for sale. It was Christmas period, and I just said to myself, since I was born, I never had turkey for Christmas. I just said that one and we went on our go and fishing. By the time we came home, three turkeys were waiting for me.

And then I went to church in Ebute-Metta the following Sunday, I said look at what happened. I didn’t pray for turkey, three came and I said to them jokingly, I said that is not an invitation to launch, I am not asking you to come and eat my turkey. Before I got home, seven others turkey had arrived.

Now turkey may not mean anything to some of you who eat cows for Christmas. But the point I am making is this, is if you are pleasing God hundred percent, you don’t even need to ask God for one thing before he gives you ten.

I am praying for someone here today, this year as you build a new altar to God, when you knock at one door, ten will be opened unto you.

Now this altar that you want to build to God must be a very special altar.

  1. It must be an altar of faith. Stop doubting God, Hebrew 11 v 6 says those who come to God must believe that he exist and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. I have told you before, four times in the bible, God said the just shall live by faith. Why do you call yourself a Christian if you don’t believe him, when he makes a promise, it will come to pass. You must behave as if you know what God says he will do, will be done. You must have the faith of a child.

I have told you this one before, I was praying one day when God said, son, one day President will come to the camp to worship. I said Amen, by that time there is no possibility, but Daddy said. If He said it, as far as I am concern it is done.

So I told my people, God says presidents are coming, we don’t want to wait till they come before we build where they will stay. So quickly I say let’s begin to build, we build the place called presidential lodge, it was the biggest building in the camp then. One year, two year, three year, no president came. Then my senior pastors held a meeting “you don’t understand what this man is saying, he wanted to live in a big house and he doesn’t know how to tell us, he has finished building now, he doesn’t know how to move in”.

So they came to me and said you are our president, move in!

The Just shall live by faith! I said no. That is not my house. That is for the president. The president is coming. Have they been coming now?

Every promise of God concerning you shall be fulfilled.

Listen to this very carefully, The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said people will weep with you this year, but it will be tears of joy.

The Lord says there is someone here tonight, he said before the end of this month there will be a new episode of dancing in your family.

An altar of faith, stop being doubters. God does not like those who doubt him. I can tell you several stories to encourage you to have faith in God; I know because of several things that have happened, some of you, your faith has been shaken. You don’t know all the stories; you don’t know what the people that something happened to that you didn’t see.

If you don’t have any reason to believe God, just look at me, just look at me and believe that there is God.

I told you I was in Mushin, living in a room when I said to God, father even if it is a boys quarter, build one for me and he said son, “don’t ask me for a house, I have decided to build you a city”. That was in 1981. How could you believe that if you have only one room in Mushin, but look at us today and God says, son, this is still a camp, the city is yet to come.

I am saying to someone here today, every promise of God for you will come to pass.

Stop doubting him! Build an altar of faith. If God says it, it will come to pass. It doesn’t matter how impossible it may appear.

  1. The altar you build must be an altar of praise. Psalm 65 v 1 says praise waits for you in Zion. You should be able to say God, come to my house you will find praise there. When God comes to some houses all he will get is murmuring, complaining, Queries; God why have you done this, why have you done that, that is what he get in some houses, that is why he doesn’t come. If God knows that in your home, in your heart, there will be constant praise, he will draw near.

One of the elders here, we started building this camp together, he was the first engineering here and he discovered by associating with me that it doesn’t matter what is happening, am always forming a song or praising God or one thing or the other. So I decided I wanted to pay him a visit and I told him, I will be there for only about five minute. Before I arrived, he has put in a tape of beautiful hymns and songs, I didn’t know when I spend one hour, because I was enjoying the music, I forgot time. Can you imagine God visiting you, hearing praises, songs, adorations, He will stay!

You must make up your mind this year, it doesn’t matter what is happening, I will praise the Lord. Everywhere I go, I know they have given me a nick name they say: let somebody shout halleluiah! I said that is a very good nickname, and I am going to say it again, let somebody shout halleluiah!

Altar of praise!

  1. Let it be an altar of thanksgiving, learn to thank him; thank him for what he has done, because he has done something for you, you know! The fact that you are even here listening to him means you have something to thank God for. Your ears is still hearing, by the grace of God, your eyes are still seeing, your mouth can still speak, I think with that mouth you should shout a big halleluiah!

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; he said the one seeking your downfall will soon lose its sight.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said progress wise; two years ago you were walking, last year; you were running, this year; you will fly. (The Lord said this is nothing we should gloss over; let’s give him big a round of applause)

Psalm 103 v 1- 5 said bless the Lord oh my soul, forget not all his benefits, but then he began to list the benefits. Many of us complain that God hasn’t done much for us. I told you of the time when I visited Egypt for the first time in Cairo, there is a city called the city of the dead, where people sleep on the slab that is on the grave of those who died in the world war.

No matter how bad things are you are not sleeping in the grave yard. You may not have a house of your own yet, but you are not sleeping in the grave yard.

I visited one of the hospitals not too long ago, to go and pray for a woman who was dying of cancer of the breast and I was trying to console her before I pray for her. And she said no! Can’t you see all these people? And I saw one who has cancer of the eye. One eye has become almost as big as the head and several other horrible things. She said if God healed me, fine, if not I am going to heaven, look at this ones, they have no hope, she said at least I thank God, I know Jesus Christ.

How many of you know that when you die you are going to heaven? Is that not enough to shout halleluiah?

  1. Build an altar of worship, a place where you can tell the Almighty God, how great thou hart. I like David, he knows how to worship God, in Psalm 18 v 1- 2 when you worship him and you begin to call Him His name He will rise for you. One of the apostle who came to the Congress, I think he came from South Africa, he said I think I have discovered what I came for, I said what is it? He said I have discovered the secret of your success, I said I see what is it? He said when you go to the altar unlike the rest of us who calls ourselves bishop and apostle, when we get to the altar; we open the bible and begin to talk. If we think we are good at all, we pray for few minute, he said but you, you go before him and begin to call him names, Almighty God, king of glory, ancient of days, lion of the tribe of Judah, the unchangeable changer,. He said I know your secret, I said son, go and practice it and you will see the result. Is there anybody here today who will say from now on I will worship God? Build an altar of worship.
  2. Let it be an altar of prayer

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said stop doubting, I have already heard your cry.

The altar of God must be an altar of prayer, he promises to answer prayer. In Jeremiah 33 v 3 he said call on me and I will answer you, not I may, I will. In John 14 v 14, he said if you ask anything in the name of Jesus, it will be done. Believe him, you will get result, you will get result

  1. Make it an altar of sacrifice. The one who have spoken before me have told you, that the altar is not an altar until a sacrifice is place there. When you read Genesis 22 v 1- 13 God said to Abraham, I know you love your son Isaac but I want him, go and build an altar place him there and sacrifice him to me. God doesn’t eat children, this is just a test, at the beginning, it says God wanted to test. In 2 chronicle 1 v 6-12 the bible says Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings to God. People say Solomon was already rich, but even standing there while they kill one animal after another that is another sacrifice on its own.

Let me tell you the truth from my own experience, it is the rich people who are more stingy when it comes to giving to God. Not all of them but majority of them. When we say let’s make pledges, I always ask the ushers please just list those one thousand, ten thousand I know those ones will pay. Then those who says one million, ten million, I always smile. I based my calculation on those who says one thousand, ten thousand I know they will pay somehow. Somehow the rich, I think they just find it difficult to sacrifice. They think they are already great so why bothered? Forgetting that God can make the great, greater. That he can take somebody who is already in the moon all the way to the sun.

I pray for all of you who are great here tonight, before the end of this year, you will know the true meaning of greatness.

David said in 2 Samuel 24 v 18 – 25 he said I would not offer God something that doesn’t cost me. When I give a sacrifice to God, I must feel the pinch. The offerings that God had graciously accepted from me in the past that marked turning points in my ministry are offerings that touched me deeply.

I’ll give you one or two example; I told you this is a special night and am sure many of you know your life will not remain the same after tonight.

When I became general overseer, I had to sell my Toyota crown, so at least I can have some money to manage for some time. We were rich in those days, and then somehow, somebody bought me a Pajero. Oh mine! I loved that Pajero, we went everywhere together for four years. It never gave me a problem; not once.

Then one day I was praying for one particular special Holy Ghost services and God said give me your Pajero, I said ah! And I didn’t have any other car. I am telling you it was difficult, if you want to know how close I have become to that Pajero; the day the fellow God said I should give, came to collect it, my driver wept; it was as if a member of the family died. But the first service after I gave after that car; fourteen thousand people were healed in a single night.

  1. Sacrifice! You must build an altar of sacrifice. When you learn to sacrifice to God, get ready for envy; because when God begins to respond, those who didn’t know your sacrifice, they are going to be envious of you. You must be ready for that, because there are some of you tonight, where God will take you after tonight, your friends who didn’t hear what you are hearing now, there are going to ask, is she the only one worshipping God?. If you receive that let me hear you say amen.

I have told you the story I am telling you because it is a prophecy to someone

One of my sons came to visit and he began to tell me all that God was doing, God did this for me, God did this for me and I was praise the Lord Halleluiah! After some time he said Daddy, am the only one talking; you are just saying praise God, you didn’t say what God is doing for you. I said my son if I tell you all that God is doing for me, you will say God is partial. That will be your testimony!

The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said you will regain your championship this year.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said very soon, they will describe you as the quiet millionaire. (It is one thing ot be a millionaire, it is another thing to be silent about it.)

  1. Make it an altar of dedication and consecration. Roman 12 v 1 said you are to offer yourself as a living sacrifice. Many of us are ready to sacrifice money; ready to give anything. As long as it does not take us out our comfort zone, many of us if we have the opportunity we can build a church for God;

Provided the pastor did not talk about using our house as a fellowship centre. Don’t come for house fellowship in my house, I will rent a place for you outside. Until you yourself become a living sacrifice, then that altar is not yet built.

Am sure you know the testimonies, we were building our church in Ilesha, several years ago. I was a lecturer in the university and I was there with them, and we were fixing concrete and so on. and then my good friend chief Ogedengbe came; he was the richest man in our church then. He is a big chief in the town. He came in his agbada to supervise the work. Then suddenly something strange happened, he removed his agbada and asked for a head pan. Ah chief! No! You gave the money for the cement; leave it for we small boys. He said I heard God saying “unless you join this people in what they are doing, your offering amounts to nothing.” He heard God; no pastor was big enough to tell him to do that.

Make yourself a living sacrifice! If you are too big to be a sacrifice on the altar of God, then you are definitely too big!

I’m about to close but this is a defining moment in your life.

When we were building the church in Ebute- Metta, because there was no land so we had to carry sawdust from nearby to push the lagoon away. I was full of joy that at long last I was saved, I was a lecturer at the University of Lagos, but I was going to hell before Jesus found me. At long last I have an opportunity to say thank you to God for saving my soul.

So I got a big basket and I was using it to carry saw dust. and then there was a go –slow in Lagos and one of my former student of the university of Lagos was coming in his car, I think he saw a car going into the church compound, he thought it is a short-cut out of the go-slow so he followed, as he entered the church compound, he saw me with my big basket of saw dust on my head. He said ha oga! I said which oga? Who is your oga? I am not oga before Jesus Christ.

I give you another example, because you are going to build a new altar to God tonight and your life will never be the same again.

As a lecturer in the University of Lagos, after Jesus saved my soul. We gathered some youth together and we started what we used to call Christ Redeemer’s congress. We will go to any secondary school with boarding house facility, we will invite everybody to come, we will say we will give you food. We didn’t have much money; but everything that I have I will place it down and this little boys whatever they can contribute, they will contribute. People will come, we’ll give them two meals a day, if there is any food left for us we will eat and if there is none, no problem, in my own case I will be fasting anyway. But we will always go ahead before people will arrive to go and clean up the place.

I am always the first to arrive with my wife and I went to inspect this particular school in Oshogbo, when I got to the toilet, oh God. When my young ones came, (we call them bible study leaders in those days). When they come like that we will divide ourselves into groups; you go and clean the toilet, you go and fetch fire wood and so on. When they arrived I told them the toilet this time requires only volunteers. I told them I will lead the team and I need five other people to join me. We got a big bottle of Izal, got handkerchief to tie round our mouth and nose. By the time we finished we finish with that toilet, you could sit down and do bible study, if I didn’t lead the boys am sure when they go to the door and found out that the whole things is full to the door. Only God knows what report they would come and give me

Hands that can’t do manual labor for God cannot heal the sick. Hands that can’t sweep the house of God, that can’t clean the toilet that cannot be a sacrifice on the altar of God cannot be use of God to perform miracles. And I am believing God for you that this year is going to be different from other years, that whatever you touch this year is going to prosper, but you must be a sacrifice on the altar of God.

When were build the first auditorium, we were digging water here, somewhere down at night and one day I was carrying two buckets of water; I called it balancing equation. One on the right one on the left, one of the boys said daddy let me help me with one, I said no, go and get your own bucket. How many of you want to be a living sacrifice to the Almighty God, let me assure you, the Lord who has promoted me, he will promote you this year.

Let me close, if you have not even surrender your life to Jesus, then you don’t even know what we are talking about, if you have not surrender your life to Jesus how can you be talking about building an altar to God. But you can begin from here, you can surrender your life to Jesus, things will change.

You should have seen me before I became born again, I was an arrogant fool, I have nothing but I was just proud for nothing, but after he saved my soul; things changed and things are still changing for the better. Come and give your life to Jesus and things will change, old things will pass away and all things will become new. So if you want to give your life to Jesus come now…

As you are coming begin to talk to the Lord Jesus Christ; that you have come to surrender your life to him today, that from now on, you will serve him hundred percent and throughout all the days of my life, save my souls, forgive all my sins, from this moment onward, I am yours oh Lord! I will serve you.

I will not serve Satan any more. And the rest of us let us stretch our hands towards this people and pray for them, and ask the Almighty God who save our soul will their souls too… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Savior we bless your name. Unchangeable Lord, we give you glory, thank you for this your children who have come forward now, every one of them, receive in Jesus name, forgive in Jesus name, let your blood wipe away their sins in Jesus name. save their souls tonight in Jesus name, write their names in the book of life in Jesus name and please Lord don’t let them go back into the word In Jesus name, from now on anytime they call on you please answer them by fire in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

I want to rejoice with those of you who have come forward tonight, I want to make you a solemn promise; that every day from now on, for the rest of my life, I will be praying for you.

Very soon you will be receiving miracles that you didn’t pray for, then you will know somebody is somewhere praying for you, That is why I am going to need your name and address and your prayer request.

Now I told you earlier on that the number twelve is very significant number; because there are twelve gates that lead to Jerusalem, they are twelve gates to the heavenly gate. When we talk about twelve we are talking about Gate, which is one of the reason s why next month we will be talking about lift up your head oh ye gates. But the twelve gates you can approach the throne of grace easily.

You are going to pray with all your heart tonight. There are fourteen prayer points I to those who came to the watch night service, I am going to add one or two to those who are coming for the first time.

prayer to bless an altar

The scripture says who can ascend into the hills of the Lord or who can stand in his holy place, he that has clean hands and a pure heart, he who lifted his soul not unto vanity nor sworn deceitfully. As explained in the article PRAYER FOR CLEANSING THE CHURCH that the altar of God has been polluted. Little wonder, there are so many beautiful and magnificent altars but the spirit of God does not dwell in them. The scripture says the eyes of God is too righteous to behold sin, the spirit of God cannot dwell in a place that has been marked with iniquity.

One of the most important places in the church that the devil always seeks to take possession of is the altar. The altar is the powerhouse of the church when the fire upon the altar dies, the church will go down the drain because the altar is the fuel flames that the church needs to keep running. Interestingly, the altar can not corrupt itself, it is men and women who corrupt the altar. That is why whenever the devil wants to wage war against the altar, the first he does is to gain the heart of altar servant, men, and women who have been initiated into the priesthood of Jesus Christ to serve in his holy place. Once the devil gets them, they will be the vehicle that will take sin unto the altar.

There are so many altars that have been stained with blood and every other filthy things by those who serve in them. In the days of the old, the efficacy of the rot of God will cause every high priest to fear God because if any priest with sin or iniquity should make sacrifice unto the altar of God without sanctifying himself first he will be struck dead by the angel of God on the altar. So, this alone becomes a parameter that brings the priest to consciousness. However, the death of Christ brought about the covenant of Grace, we no longer die by the law but we are saved by Grace. Unfortunately, Grace has been greatly abused in this millennials, people do all sort of unspeakable things and yet they serve at the altar of God.

The spirit of God has been caused to move away from many altars, all we see these days are palatial altar but doesn’t have the spirit of God anymore, the power of God Almighty no longer dwell in those altars.
Until men and women come to the consciousness of their wrong deeds, change from it, sanctify the altar and re-invite the spirit of God, nothing will happen. Funnily, it was during the era of the Levitical priesthood as seen in the book of Leviticus that the priest and altar are two separate entities. But now, the altar and the priest are inseparable, any alternation on oneself is an alternation on the altar. We are the new priest from the order of Melchizedek, which signifies Christ. In essence, for the altar to be sanctified, we ourselves must be sanctified.

A prayer for cleansing the altar is a prayer for our sanctification also. Let us build an altar of holiness, holy and acceptable to God by saying the following prayers;

• Lord Jesus, for so long we have stained the altar with our unrighteousness, we have angered the Holy one of Israel with our filthy thought and deeds. For too long have we abused the grace of Christ upon ourselves and by our hands, we have driven the spirit of God far away from the altar. We pray that you will forgive us all our iniquity in the name of Jesus.

• Lord God, we accept your supremacy over our life and ministry and upon the altar of God. We ask that you will sanctify the altar and make holy and acceptable before you in the name of Jesus. Break down the altar and rebuild it to the taste that suits you, destroy every blemish and dirt that is upon the altar in the name of Jesus.

• Lord Jesus, we pray that you will guide the altar with your spirit and make it impossible for any charlatans to have access to it in the name of Jesus. Lord, we plead by the reason of the blood that was shed on the cross of Calvary wash away all the filthy things that disgust you on the altar, and let it not be stained again in the name of Jesus.

• Lord God, we offer a sacrifice of praise and worship upon the altar and pray that by the virtue of our pray your departed spirit will dwell upon the altar again. We offer our lives to you as a living sacrifice and we pray that you will create in us a clean heart that knows no sin and iniquity and you will give us the spiritual alertness that will help us shun evil in the name of Jesus.

• Lord God, we seek your spirit that quickens the mortal body. The scripture says if that spirit that raised Christ from dead dwells in you, it will quicken your mortal body. Lord, we ask for your spirit that you will purge us with your spirit and bring us to the consciousness never to allow any unworthy things on the altar anymore in the name of Jesus.

• Lord Jesus, your death also brought about the birth of a new priesthood. We have since been taken out of the order of the Levitical priesthood and we have been made a joint-heirs of Christ in a priesthood according to the order of Melchizedek. Lord, we ask that you will help us rise and live the true creed of our office. Let not our altar be destroyed by sin, the light upon the altar must not go dim. We refuse to be the reason why many people will fail you. We ask that you will help us retrace our steps back to you in the name of Jesus

• Lord Jesus, we pray for every church that has missed it, which has caused your spirit to vacate their altars, we ask that by your mercy you will forgive them. The psalmist says cast me not away from your presence and take not your holy spirit away from me, restore unto the joy of thy salvation and uphold with this free spirit. Lord, we pray that you won’t let them miss it, we ask for the revival of holiness and righteousness upon every altar in the name of Jesus.