Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
fixing his gaze on him and being much alarmed, he said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
He shall then bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests; and shall take from it
his handful of its fine flour and of its oil with all of its frankincense. And the priest shall offer it up in smoke as its memorial portion on the altar, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the Lord.
He shall bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it as its memorial portion and offer it up in smoke on the altar,
with the offerings of the Lord by fire: it is a sin offering.
But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am
amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.
God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
When He had taken the
book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne.
It will also come to pass that before they call, I will
answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.