Grill the Will
If you have ever studied the “Tabernacle Prayer,” developed by David Yonggi Cho, you learned that after we have entered the gate with thanksgiving and His court with praise, that we first come to the Brazen (Brass) Altar.
We have come to understand that brass is a symbol of judgement and that here, at the Brazen Altar, we grill our will over it’s fire. This Altar is a type of the Cross of Christ and we Christians offer ourselves as a living sacrifice. Where, before, a substitutionary animal bled, died and was sacrificed, now it is the grilling of our willingness to accept the sacrifice of God’s only begotten Son and the blood He shed once for all. It is here that repentance for sin is brought, forgiveness sought, and pardon bought.
After seeking, finding, and receiving, forgiveness by the blood of Christ, we move to the next station in the tabernacle; that of the Laver where we can see “as in a glass,” or mirror:
And all of us, as with unveiled face, (because we) continued to behold (in the Word of God) as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; (for this comes) from the Lord (Who is) the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 (AMP)
Here, washed in the water of the word (Ephesians 5:26) we become like Jesus. As He was moved with compassion, so we are moved with compassion. As he gave His life and served others, we give our life and serve others. As He walked in the Spirit, so we walk after the Spirit.
As He is so are we in this world. (1 John 4:17).