Your Heart Is An Altar
Are not those who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?... and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons (1 Corinthians 10:18-21 NKJV).
An altar will alter you! An altar is a place to give an offering of something or someone. Altars are life-changing due to the power behind them; they or either righteous or evil. Divine exchanges occur because of them. Your heart is an altar. The prayers of an undivided heart of loyalty to Christ are like incense that rise into the courts of heaven. God exchanges them for whatever you need, and your cup runs over.
Sadly, the altar of your heart can be a table for demonic exchange. The spirit world cuts both ways. Whatever or whoever you bow down to other than Father God is a sacrifice on the altar of your heart. Unknowingly you invite the fellowship of demonic powers into your life through sinful desires. Doing business with the devil never turns out good no matter how pleasant it seems in the beginning. The deeper you slide into his hell hole the harder it is to emerge from it.
Clear the table of your heart from thoughts of evil and unbelief. Eat from it the word of God. Do not eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil of which the world partakes. “Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded (James 4:8). Keep your heart open to God and clean of this world. Out of it flows the quality of your life.
Christ calls us into a sacrificial life. He gave Himself up for us on the altar of the cross. You and I are to pick up our cross and follow Him. Put yourself on the altar of the cross as a living sacrifice, which is the true worship of Jesus. Jesus said we are to pick up our cross daily because the trouble with living sacrifices is, they keep crawling off the altar.