Scriptures For Altar Building

God is a dwelling God

Exodus 25:8; 29:45-46; Leviticus 26:11-12; 1 Kings 6:12-13; 2 Chronicles 6:41; Zechariah 2:10; John 14:17, 23; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Revelation 21:3

Examples of the patriarchs who built altars

Noah, Genesis 8:20-21

Abraham, Genesis 12:7, 8 (2x); 13:18; 22:9-18

Isaac, Genesis 26:25

Jacob, Genesis 28:10-22; 33:20; 35:9-15

Moses, Exodus 17:15; 24:4

Joshua, Joshua 8:30-32

Gideon, Judges 6:1-24; 6:26

Manoah, Judges 13:16-20

Samuel, 1 Samuel 7:17

Saul, 1 Samuel 14:33-35

David, 2 Samuel 24:18-25; 1 Chronicles 21:18, 22, 26

Solomon, 1 Kings 3:15; 2 Chronicles 1:3-6; 5:6; 8:12

Hezekiah, 2 Chronicles 29:21-24

Altars are always in the Lord's Presence

Exodus 27:20-21; 29:11; 29:25, 42; Leviticus 1:3, 5, 1; 3:1, 7, 12; 4:4, 15, 24; 6:7, 14, 25; 9:2, 4-5, 24; 1 Kings 8:64; 2 Chronicles 1:6

God comes to altars

Genesis 12:7; 26:24-25; 35:7-9; Exodus 20:24

Altars are to be simple and down-to-earth

Exodus 20:24-26; Deuteronomy 27:5-6; Joshua 8:30-32

We have to build the altar--it doesn't just happen

Genesis 8:20; 12:7-8; 13:18; 22:9; 26:25; 33:19-20; 35:1-3; 35:7; Exodus 20:24

Altars are where we call on the name of the Lord

Genesis 12:8; 13:4; 26:25; 1 Kings 8:22-54; 1 Chronicles 21:26; 2 Chronicles 6:12

God blesses at altars

Genesis 8:20-22; 9:1-17; 22:9-18; 35:9-15; 1 Kings 8:55-62; 1 Chronicles 16:1-2

God speaks at altars

Genesis 9:1-7; Exodus 29:38-46; 1 Kings 3:4-13; 2 Chronicles 1:7-12

We eat and rejoice at altars

Exodus 24:1-11; Deuteronomy 27:5-7; 1 Kings 8:62-66

True altars are blood splattered altars

Exodus 24: 4-8; 29:12-16; Leviticus 3:2, 8, 13; 4:7, 18, 25, 30, 25; 5:9; 7:2; 8:15, 19, 24; 9:9, 12, 18; 16:18-19; 17:6, 11; Deuteronomy 12:27; Judges 21:4; 2 Chronicles 29:22, 24

Altars release a sweet-smelling savor to God

Genesis 8:21; Exodus 29:18, 25, 41; Leviticus 1:9, 13, 17; 2:2, 9,12; 3:5, 16; 4:31; 6:15, 21; 8:28; 17:6; Numbers 15:3, 7, 13-14, 24; 18:17; 28:2, 6; 29:2, 6, 8, 13, 36; Ephesians 5:2; Philippians 4:18

It takes sacrifice to build altars

2 Samuel 23:18; 24:24; 1 Chronicles 16:40; 21:24

Altars are for cleansing and sanctification

Genesis 35:2-5; Exodus 29:36-37, 43-44; 30:20-21, 29; 40:10; Leviticus 6:8-13, 18; 14:19, 25-31; 16:19, 30; Psalm 26:6

The altar is the place of atonement

Leviticus 5:6, 9-10, 12-13; 14:20; 16:6, 11, 17, 30; 17:11; 1 Chronicles 6:49; 2 Chronicles 29:24

The altar is the place of consecration

Exodus 29:22, 26-27, 31, 34; Leviticus 8:22, 28-29, 31, 33; Romans 12:1-2

The altar is a place of reconciliation

Leviticus 8:15; 16:20; Matthew 5:23-24

God's Word is read at altars

Exodus 24:4-7

The fire of God falls at altars

Exodus 29:18, 25, 34, 41; 30:20; Leviticus 1:7-9, 13, 17; 2:2-3, 9-10; 3:3, 5, 9, 11, 14, 16; 6:9-13; 7:5; 8:28; 9:24; Judges 13:20; 1 Kings 18:38-39; 1 Chronicles 21:26; 2 Chronicles 7:1

Altars are part of revival

1 Kings 18:30-39; 2 Chronicles 15:9-15; 33:12-16

 

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