Christianity, Prophetic


Psalm 24: 7-10 The VOICE

City gates—open wide!
    Ancient doors—stand back!
    For the glorious King shall soon pass your way.
Who is the glorious King?
    The Eternal who is powerful
    and mightily equipped for battle.
City gates—open wide!
    Ancient doors—stand back!
    For the glorious King shall soon pass your way.
Who is the glorious King?
    The Eternal, Commander of heaven’s army,
    He is the glorious King.

As I was praying this morning, God began to reveal fragmented pictures. I saw the words NEW & GREATER, but I also heard noisy, jumbled, clanging cymbals. We are entering a new year, and there is the excitement of the new things God is doing, but we also must pay attention to how we speak about these new things. Our speech must be filled with love and our actions must be driven by love. If we are not careful and mindful, we will sound like noise to the hearer. I don’t know about you, but noise is not edifying, nor is it tolerable for very long. I always want noise to stop!

What if I speak in the most elegant languages of people or in the exotic languages of the heavenly messengers, but I live without love? Well then, anything I say is like the clanging of brass or a crashing cymbal. What if I have the gift of prophecy, am blessed with knowledge and insight to all the mysteries, or what if my faith is strong enough to scoop a mountain from its bedrock, yet I live without love? If so, I am nothing. I could give all that I have to feed the poor, I could surrender my body to be burned as a martyr, but if I do not live in love, I gain nothing by my selfless acts (1 Corinthians 13: 1-3).

Back to Psalm 24 above – I also began to see the color purple and hear ROYALTY IS HERE! I felt such a sense of awe and reverence. God is reminding His people that King Jesus is our King and that He is also Holy and Worthy of worship and praise. I was also reminded of something the Lord said to me many years ago – we will not worship and revere who we do not trust. Do you fully trust God? When you begin to worship, is it from a place of trust that He is fighting your battle, that He is working on your behalf, that He is FOR you?

As we usher in the new year, let us worship the King from a place of reverent trust, seeking to bask in the beauty of His Holiness. Not to ask Him for anything, but just enjoying who He is!


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