‘Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates’

  “And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory?  The Lord, strong and mighty, The Lord, mighty in battle!  Lift up your heads, O gates!  And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in.  Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory!” (Psalm 24:7-10).

   As the gates about which the Psalmist sings, we too should lift up our heads for our glorious King. Christ Himself lifts our chins and raises our countenances; and as He does, our brokenness departs and His life enters in. Transforming our self-focus and borrowed identity into the glorious worship and freedom in Christ we were meant for.

   Luke 13:10-13, “Now He (Jesus) was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, ‘Woman, you are freed from your disability.’ And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God.”

   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, like this woman in Scripture, we need to straighten up and praise God!  What disabling spirits have we allowed to remain in our life that have crippled our spiritual posture? These bodie ...

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