Friday, January 22, 2016

"The Gates of the Righteous"

“The Gates of the Righteous”


Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.  This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter.  I will give you thanks for you answered me; you have become my salvation.            Psalm 118:19-21


This psalm may have been written for the Feast of Tabernacles, maybe even for the first celebration of that Feast when the people returned from the Exile.  


The references to the gates and to praising suggest that the psalmist was anticipating joining the congregation in the sanctuary to praise the Lord for His great salvation.


As I was reading this part of this psalm, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart and revealed to me that, we, who have come to the Lord for our own salvation, have been made righteous with Almighty God, and we too will enter the “gates of the righteous,” in Heaven and will FOREVER offer PRAISE and THANKSGIVING to the Lord for our SALVATION.  It will be the “gate of the Lord,” because He is the GATE that was provided for us to be able to be made righteous or to be made “RIGHT with God.


It is the ONLY gate through which we MUST enter to be able to get into Heaven.  It is the gate through which ALL the righteous may enter.  There is NO OTHER way to come to the Almighty God, ONLY through the “gate of the Lord.”  When we enter that gate we along with the other righteous will lift our voices in PRAISE and THANKSGIVING to our Lord Jesus Christ for the SALVATION of our souls.  Will you be there? 


The ONLY way for you to be made righteous is to come to the cross and be cleansed by the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Then you may enter the “gate of the Lord.”  If you refuse to do so the only gate you will enter will be the gates of Hell, a place of eternal torment, torture, pain and despair, where there will definitely NOT be any PRAISING or THANKSGIVING  going on, only WEEPING and the GNASHING of TEETH.  To escape this destiny, you MUST:  CONFESS your sins to God, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be made RIGHTEOUS and enter through the “gate of the Lord,” into Heaven, and be able to lift your voice of PRAISE and THANKSGIVING to the ONLY ONE worthy.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!  

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