Sunday, December 28, 2008

Day 4 ~~~ Season of the Incarnation




Season of the INCARNATION
Day 4
Year of Our LORD,
12.28.2008

“O ye Gates…”

Lift up your heads, O ye gates;
and be ye lift up,
ye everlasting doors;
and the King+ of Glory shall come in.

Who is this KING+ of Glory?
The LORD strong and mighty,
The LORD mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads,
O ye gates;
even lift them up,
ye everlasting doors;
and the KING+ of Glory shall come in.

Who is this KING+ of Glory?
The LORD of Hosts,
[ of divine, Heavenly Armies]

HE+ is the KING+ of Glory.

Psalm 24:7-10

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In the natural realm, GATES are found throughout the Bible. Gates are fortified to open and close to protect a city compound during Old Testament times. Gates are found around animal enclosures, to let the flock in and out. Gates differ from doorways, also. Doorways indicate openings or entrances, but gates indicate barriers in that opening that can be opened or shut, being the only way to get in or out of an area fortified by a wall.
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In Psalm 24, the GATES have heads.
These GATES also are placed at the entrances of the EVERLASTING DOORWAYS. This, of course, brings to mind the GATES of the Heavenly New Jerusalem which comes down out of Heaven as a Bride. Here is a description of these wonderful GATES, from Revelation 21:
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And had a wall great and high,
and had twelve gates,
and at the gates twelve angels,
and names written thereon,
which are the names
of the twelve tribes
of the children of Israel:
Rev. 21:12
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And the twelve gates were twelve pearls:
every several gate was of one pearl:
and the street of the city was pure gold,
as it were transparent glass.
And I saw no temple therein:
for the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY
and the LAMB are the Temple of it.
Rev. 21:21,22
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If these are the gates David refers to in Psalm 24 as the fortified entrances into the Heavenly Jerusalem, then it would stand to reason that the angels at these gates would be the “heads.”
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If, howver, Psalm 24’s gates ALSO refer to something on earth… where Heavenly Armies and the KING+ of Glory will enter… then we can see this type of gate in Genesis 28:10-17. Jacob had a dream or vision. In it, Jacob saw angels ascending and descending a ladder from the earth to Heaven. At the top of the ladder was standing the LORD GOD of Abraham and Isaac. Jacob called that place Bethel, and said, “This is none other but the House of GOD (Beth-el) and this is the GATE OF HEAVEN.”
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From these Scriptures, Old and New, we can see the many ways gates are used in the Bible to indicate natural as well as supernatural places. Our Incarnate LORD came to break open the GATES of HELL/HADES/SHEOL.
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HE+ did that, as we all know, most valiantly.
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But when HE+ returns at His+ SECOND ADVENT, HE+ will OPEN and SHUT supernatural gates which are still in operation today upon this earth and in the heavens.
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Have you ever wondered why some homes, some neighborhoods and towns, some schools and alas, even some churches, have a “dark” or “dirty” feel about them? The people inhabiting these places have opened up themselves to the spirits of sin and darkness and demonic activities. Thus, the GATES are opened in that area to evil beings.
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When the people of The LORD walk in obedience, stay steadfast in prayer, and pick up their cross daily… the gates of that home, town, school, or church are opened to the Host of Heaven.
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So, we REJOICE when we remember the LORD’S Incarnation because it brought forth spiritual victory into the realm of mankind.
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Lift up your heads,
O ye gates;
even lift them up,
ye everlasting doors;
and the KING+ of Glory
shall come in.
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Who
is this KING+ of Glory?
The LORD of Hosts,
[ of divine, Heavenly Armies]
HE+ is the KING+ of Glory.
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Bless GOD, FATHER, SON+, and HOLY SPIRIT!
and Blessed be HIS+ Kingdom
forever and ever!
Amen.
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