Dealing with atmospheres
In my first post about atmospheres I wrote about how negative words released into the atmosphere can frustrate the plans of God for our lives and even more, become obstructions to our kingdom assignments.I decided that I will be writing about the effect of altars next and just then, the post of Evidence appeared and provoked a huge discussion.
A few years ago, Holy Spirit drew my interest to the altar of Elijah when he challenged the prophets of Baal and one specific verse opened up for me:
“Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.” 1 Kings 18:38
Elijah petitioned the throne room and his answer fell onto the altar he restored and rebuilt.And I came to the conclusion :
- that God answers because of an altar( prayer / relationship/ fellowship/ )
- With gates and walls there are battles, but with altars there is a contest.
- When altars are repaired, God releases provision , judgement,outcome,etc.
Also a few years back ,Holy Spirit prompted me to begin fellowship groups of prayer with the children at school and also a community prayer group.These altars gave birth to the souls of young children , youth , man and woman.
This time my assignment was slightly different.I started prayer journaling ;first with a book in which I prayed for all areas.Then I somehow felt that this book was not for the prayers for school and the community and I started an additional file.In these files I seperate the prayers for each month of the year .Oops, this file became loaded with all the areas I pray for and eventually I decided to begin a separate file for my workplace.
I believe that my prayer journal become a legal , written document in the courts of heaven , also an altar for God to answer me about matters regarding the school and a table for our provision and raising concerns( petitioning) .It became a place where I can run to and be alone with God .
The impact prayer altars have on the atmosphere
No matter how strong the adversity; how difficult the challenges or how long the battle might be; the drilling machine of prayer and fasting reach the other side and let fresh light come through! Relieve! My workplace is SOME battlefield!You cannot afford to be off guard for a few seconds even.Really!
Since we decided that our first school day, the first half hour, belongs to God, we experienced multiple breakthroughs in all areas.
Then there is my personal altar for my workplace where I pray for our teachers, other staff, learners ,our destiny helpers, fundraisers and other projects.Whenever I or any colleague experience resistance or accusations( any kind of attack or difficulty) I can just go to my place of prayer at school and intercede or petition.
Lastly , I want to mention the topic of discernment and altars.I remember the time that I , by the Holy Spirit prayed and placed my name under His surveillance…I’ve never done that before.( I do place our school under Holy Spirit and angelic surveillance though) and I started to feel uneasy about something that happened at school.
And for some reason I felt an urgency to call a meeting with the principal , governing body and some of staff, just to clear out something.I found out that someone wanted to frame me for something she was guilty off…and that’s what I’ve discerned !
Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.Matthew 10:16