Read Judges 6:11-32 from your Bible
Gedion received a mandate from the Lord to deliver his people from bondage. Initially he felt that he was incompetent. He started on a good note by having a proper estimation of himself. He took a sincere look into his foundation and background and declared: “I’m the least in my father’s house.” He knew that his position or background had a lot to do with his destiny. However, his story took a dramatic turn according to verse 25. Though he came from a lowly foundation, God wanted him to achieve a wonderful feat.
He had a great task ahead of him, having been divinely appointed to achieve what no one had ever achieved before. He was given a strange mandate. He was instructed to destroy the altar of his father’s house. Note the choice of words: “throw down the altar of Baal that thy father has.” He was told to destroy his foundational altar. Way back in the Old Testament, his father erected a foundational altar. To worsen the situation there was an evil tree growing side by side with the altar.
Today, many lives are being controlled by evil altars and evil trees. Such people should follow the footsteps of Gideon who knew that he was not going to get anywhere until he destroyed the evil altar. He knew that he couldn’t even serve God successfully without destroying the evil altar. He also knew that he wouldn’t be able to go far without cutting down the evil tree. That was his first major assignment. He was now told to build an altar unto the Lord upon the same place where an altar was built unto Baal. In other words, he was to replace Baal’s altar with an altar of God.
However, Jesus, delivered us from the power of foundational altars through His death, burial, and resurrection.
Read Colossians 1:13 – 14 and 2:14 – 15 from your Bible
So, legally, the believer now has authority to destroy foundational altars in the name of Jesus Christ.
Read Luke 10:19, Matthew 18:18, and Philippians 2:9-10
What are altars? You may ask. I will be discussing the mystery of the altar in my next write up.
Nevertheless, I will be sharing with you deliverance prayers that will liberate you from the power of foundational altars at the very end of the series of teaching on this subject.
NOTICE: the mere fact that you are born again will not automatically deliver you from the power of foundational altars. You must recognize it, and destroy it by renunciation. Just as salvation is not complete until there is confession (Romans 10:9, 10), deliverance must be preceded by verbal pronunciation.
Read Proverbs 11:9b from your Bible.
May God grant us victory in Jesus name.