"Our Savior was the true Brazen Altar, possessed of that power of enduring, in its awful intensity, the fires of God's holiness. He only could endure the Cross. He only could stand, unconsumed, under the storm of Divine Judgment. As the brass plates on the Altar protected it from the fervent heat and prevented it from being burnt up, so Christ passed through the fires of God's wrath without being consumed. He is mighty to save because He was mighty to endure." -Gleanings in Exodus by Pink, pages 243-244.