Psalm 24:7 “Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.”
[As the gates in those ancient cities where cranked upwards to allow entrance, so may the doors of our hearts, our thoughts, our souls be lifted up to allow you, Lord Jesus, entrance into every aspect of our lives, giving you the honor and glory you deserve.
May we be in submission to the reality that we were created to be dependent on you, to walk in obedience and trust, so that your power may be made perfect in our weakness, that honor may flow to you out of every situation, and that we may appear with you in glory when you come again.
You alone are the great King of Glory. Help us to live in the truth that what you are, what you do, and what you say all flow out of your glorious being and serve to bring you the exaltation you deserve before all the created hosts of the universe.]
Psalm 24:8 “Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.”
[This is you, Yahweh, the Holy One: completely other than your creation, totally complete in yourself, needing nothing, being both One and fully self-sufficient as the Trinity.
You are the Powerful One, the Warrior King, undefeatable and ever triumphant. You fight and win against every enemy–those who oppose what is good. You, Lord Jesus, came to destroy the works of the devil, freeing us from the fear he has used so effectively against us.
You have also defeated death and hell, sin and evil, rebellion and shame. You have replaced all these with love and light, with life and joy, with peace and hope. You are the mighty One, triumphing in your strength, wisdom and power.
So, we give you praise, honor and exaltation, for in your might, you are also the Pure and Sinless One, making no mistakes; you are the Just and Righteous One, bringing proper judgment on sin; you are the Gracious and Loving One, bringing forgiveness for all, especially to those who believe.
You are worthy of praise and we bow before you in worship, we open the gates of our hearts to your Kingly Presence and we rise up to go out with you out into the battle of today, knowing that you, the mighty One, will lead us safely through whatever will come. ]