“The altar of our soul and nation is the pivotal place of a nation turning back to God.”
On March 30, 2020, many altars were built to the Lord (along with thousands more prior to this date); remembering the condition and response of the heart, which is so desired by God. Rania reminded us that the altar of our soul and nation is the pivotal place of a nation turning back to God. Due to this truth, twelve stones were chosen each representing one attribute of God’s acts of righteousness. His identity supplied to us – – His strength – – His ‘Fatherness’ – – His “I AM,” upon this foundation, we offer ourselves as living sacrifices.
“I have been crucified with Christ: and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died needlessly.” Galatians 2:20,21
Within the prophesies proclaimed and scribed by Micah, the righteous actions of God and man are highlighted. Micah differentiates between the righteous acts of God and the rebellious acts of humankind; offering an act of repentance, setting God’s people back onto the trajectory of righteousness. To ponder on the righteous acts of God is the very desire of God, according to Micah 6:5. Within the time frame of our generation learning more about God’s identity is before us, carrying with it the grace to learn how He builds and releases His will, addresses reasonings, and responds to humankind made circumstances.
“My people, remember now what Balak king of Moab counseled and what Balaam son of Beer answered him, and from Shittim to Gilgal so that you might know the righteous acts of the Lord.” Micah 6:5
The outcome? Experiencing the reality of God.
The twelve highlighted attributes/righteous acts of God we highlighted were as follows:
- God is the “I AM” – The I AM ransomed, liberating His people. (Exodus)
- God is Father, and LED His people – He gave His people Moses, Aaron, and Miriam (and others) to guard, guide, and keep them.
- God is Kind and Terrible – “Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?” Romans 2:4
- God is Reconciler: “Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses again them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
- God is Rich in Mercy and Reconciler of the nations: “ But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loves us, …made us alive together with Christ…and raise us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness … Remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from eh commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. …For He, Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, … by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, … so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace…in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” Ephesians 2: 4-22
- God is Holiness: “For thus says the high and exalted One who lives forever, whose name is Holy, I dwell on the high and holy place, and also with the contrite and lowly of spirit in order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.” Isaiah 57:15
- God preserves His people from the schemes of satan. Psalms 7, 27, 31, 34, ….
- God has desire – “He has told you O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
- God has the desire for us to learn love, for as God He has exemplified love – “Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind and love your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27
- God is the God of Hosts, as the Mighty One of Israel – God relieves Himself of His adversaries and avenues Himself of His foes. Isaiah 1:24
- God is Trustworthiness – “For the King trust in the Lord, and through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.” Psalms 21:7
- God is Peace – “The God of peace will soon crush satan under your feet, the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Romans 16:20
For those interested in participating in this action, consider visiting the archived session at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2178201382492321/