…Psalm 24 Prepare the Way of the Lord

 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,  nor sworn deceitfully.  He shall receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
 
Lift up your heads, O you gates!  And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.   Psalm 24:4-7
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straight pathKing David has been busy sending out his armies to cleanse and purify the land of the surrounding heathen nations, purifying the land from all those who worship idols and foreign Gods.  “Lift up your heads O ye gates! Lift them up ye everlasting doors;—so the King of Glory shall come in.”   It was necessary to cleanse the land if the Spirit of God was to be at rest with His people.  This also is making a way for the coming Messiah.  This Psalm represents the image of all people dwelling in the very presence of God.  It specifies who is qualified to enter the city of David.    John the Baptist will do it again when he announces the arrival of the coming Messiah. “Hear the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight.’ ” Matthew 3:1-12

Their will be a third time when this scene takes place–at the second coming of Christ.  We are told in Revelation that God’s temple would be trampled on by the nations for 42 months. During that period, for 1,260 days two witnesses would be granted authority to prophesy. They are described as two olive trees and two lampstands who stand before the Lord of the earth. Revelation 1:1-6
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Psalm 24
The King of Glory and His Kingdom
1     The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.
2     For He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the waters.
3     Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place?
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4     He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
       nor sworn deceitfully.
5     He shall receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6     This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face.  
7    Lift up your heads, O you gates!  And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
     And the King of glory shall come in.
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8     Who is this King of glory?  The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
9     Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors!
     And the King of glory shall come in.
10     Who is this King of glory?  The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.

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