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Holy Smoke!

Today’s Verse:

And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it. ~Exodus 30:1

And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. ~Revelation 8:3

The burning of incense was an integral part of worship beginning with the construction of the altar of incense. Incense was composed of crushed sweet-smelling spices such as myrrh, cinnamon, calamus, cassia, and oils. The burning of incense is a beautiful picture of the prayers of God’s people.

We see the fraternity.

Aaron, the high priest, and his sons the priests had the responsibility of burning incense. They were qualified by calling and consecration to serve the Lord in this capacity. They are a picture of all of God’s people who are a kingdom of priests unto God. As priests of God we have the holy privilege of coming to God daily in prayer. A priest was expected to pray. Christia