When the Fat Hits the Fire


By W.L. Maynard

“And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering
made by fire unto the Lord; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat… Aaron’s sons shall burn it on the altar … it is an
offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord” (Leviticus 3:3-

Who among us doesn’t know what fat is? Many of us suffer from it, or at least we think we do.

In the Old Testament, the people were not to eat either the blood or
the fat of the animal sacrifices. (See Leviticus 3:17.) Rather, the fat
along with the blood was something to be offered to God. When the
priest offered an animal sacrifice, all the fat was to be burned as a
sweet savor to the Lord. The priests were commanded to put the fat on the fire. When they did, a sizzling sweet aroma went up to God, and He was pleased! The fat probably represents abundance, ease, excess, and pleasure.

What does this mean to us? It means that we are to offer to God our
abundance, ease, excess, and pleasure , which offering is a sweet-
smelling savor to Him.

* When we refuse to accept credit for success and turn it to God, the
fat hits the fire!

* When we choose to pray rather than play, the fat hits the fire.

* When we witness and work for the Lord, building up treasures in
heaven rather than working to better ourselves and our earthly kingdom, the fat hits the fire.

What would happen if we all decided, Lord, I will no longer pray “my will” but “Thy will”? What kind of revival could we experience if all of us would go back to fervent prayer, fasting, praise, preaching, and holiness in heart and lifestyle? What would happen? The fat would hit the fire, God would be pleased, and we would experience the savor of real revival!

(The above information was published by the PENTECOSTAL HERALD, October

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