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w/Pastor Carolyn Sissom & Friends
The Brazen Alter &
The Golden Alter of God
Heb. 13:10: We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.
Acts 2:3: On the day of Pentecost, there appeared to them divided tongues of fire which fell upon each one of them. Why the fire? It is the fire of God from Heaven’s Altar, lit by God, on the altar of His Temple of the New Covenant.
The continual fire of the Brazen Altar was the responsibility of the priest to keep the fire going. It is for the believer to keep on fire for God and to ever see that the Fire of Calvary’s message is kept alive. God lit this fire: Lev. 9:24: The fire came out from before the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. When all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces. It is now the responsibility of humans to keep it lit. Fire fell from Heaven many times in the Bible.
2 Chr. 7: 1-3: After Solomon prayed and dedicated the temple.
2 Ki. 18: 38-39: Elijah’s altar
Acts 2:3: On the day of Pentecost…
Heb. 9:23-24: Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.
The Brazen Altar or Altar of Burnt Offering is a type of The Cross – one way to God — One altar for the entire nation, the only place of offering sacrifice.
Acts 4:12: Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven give to mankind by which we must be saved.
The Cross is the only place where satisfaction was made in regard to the Holiness of God who justly demands that sin be judged and atoned for. The Brazen Altar is the first piece of furniture inside the gate of the Tabernacle. The beginning of our Christian walk is the Cross. We must keep growing and moving in Christ past the Brazen Altar into the Holy Place (Pentecost) and then the Holy of Holies (Glory/Tabernacles). We must never forget from whence the LORD has brought us or in that we miss the focal point of the Cross.
The sinning Israelites could go no further than this Altar. It is tragic that many Christians stop at this point in God, thus missing the eternal purposes of the Cross, which is to take us through the Holy Place and even beyond the Veil.
The basis of all approach unto God is by sacrifice. Jesus Christ, the last sacrifice was offered once (Heb. 7:27); (9:28).
Heb. 9:12-15: Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies to the purifying of the flesh; How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? For this cause he is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
The Brazen Altar is a type of divine healing as part of the Atonement (1 Pet. 2:24) and our salvation, satisfaction and justification by Faith (Ro. 5:1). The Truth of Divine healing for the physical body (and for the whole man) was restored to the Church through men such as A. J. Gordon, F. B. Meyer, Andrew Murray, R. A. Torrey, and A. B. Simpson, a Presbyterian minister who was called to preach in 1865 and ministered for 10 years. Having overworked himself, Simpson became bedfast. He began to study and God revealed to him truth concerning Divine Healing. He healed and preached for another 35 years.
In 1990, the call came to start a church. We officially incorporated. In retrospect, I now know that we were chosen to be a part of the ushering in of the Third Day Glory Church. At the time, I was preaching by vision and Spirit of Revelation. As in every move of God, we came under heavy persecutions. However, the Lord was more than faithful. He raised up dear Pastors, Prophets and Ministries to stand with us. Those great warriors continue to be a part of the Eldership of this ministry.
We had incredible visitations and mighty outpourings of the Glory of God in our meetings. Hindsight now reveals that without the persecution, we would never have dug in. Also, we had to be tested by persecution in order to overcome and be proven to produce fruit 30-60-100 fold.
In 1997, my husband’s company moved us to Houston, After a much needed rest and time to reflect on what had transpired in those 7-years in Baton Rouge, the Lord again directed me to start a new work here in Houston.
This came in along with the Golden Glory Revival. The Lord did not tell me that I would be a conduit of the Golden Glory, but that I was to prophesy it. I was preparing to teach on Gift of Miracles at a community Bible Study. Our friends, Barney and Joann Fuller, mailed me the book by Ruth Ward Heflin, Golden Glory. I read the book on a flight to Los Angeles. That night I awoke, sitting straight up in my bed. The room was filled with golden angels. They were all singing the song recorded by Candy Christmas, GLORY, GLORY, GLORY, THAT’S MY STORY.”
Prior to this visitation, the Lord spoke to me around November 2000, that wherever I went, I was to declare the Glory of God.
It seems that no matter where I preach in the Bible, I end up with only one message, the declaration of the Glory of God: Feast of Tabernacles, The Holy of Holies, the Mountain of the Last Days,The Overcomer, The Sons of God, The Kingdom of God, The Joseph Company, The Bride of Christ, The 144,000, The Remnant, Those who pass under the Rod, The Branch of the Lord, Those who follow the Lamb wherever He goes, Mt. Zion, New Jerusalem, etc. etc. All of this plus more tell only one story, “GLORY GLORY GLORY.
We are an apostolic ministry as well as prophetic. Our desire is to reveal Jesus Christ in the fulness of the Majesty of His Great power and Glory
“Until we all come in the unity of the faith, of the knowledge of the son of GOD, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of CHRIST.“
Carolyn Sissom, Pastor.
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