Wednesday, November 23, 2016

"The Gates of the Righteous"

“The Gate 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

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.    Psalm 118:29


Tomorrow is the day known as THANKSGIVING.  It is a time for us to reflect on all our blessings and to offer our LOVE and ADORATION to the ONE who has provided ALL that we have, ALL that we have accomplished, and ALL that we are. 


Sadly though, there will be many who will not even acknowledge the SOURCE of ALL that we are blessed with.  This Thursday, is a SPECIAL DAY set aside for our offering God our THANKSGIVING for ALL that He has done.  But really, we should be offering up to Him our THANKS DAILY, especially if you are a TRUE CHILD of the LIVING GOD.


The Psalmist’s words expresses his desire to go through the GATES of the RIGHTEOUS; that he might offer up his PRAISE and THANKS to the Lord.  These gates may have referred to the entrance into the sanctuary of the temple.  He goes on to say:  “This is the gate of the LORD through which the RIGHTEOUS may enter.”  It is an AWESOME thing to realize that the LORD JESUS CHRIST is our gate through which we have entrance into the very throne room of the ALMIGHTY GOD.  He is the ONE who has made us RIGHTEOUS before God.  And therefore we who are TRUE BELIEVERS, will be able to enter the GATES of the RIGHTEOUS, with PRAISE and THANKSGIVING, because of what JESUS has done for us.


And what He has done for us, is that He SUFFERED, BLED, and DIED, then AROSE from the GRAVE, a CONQUERER over DEATH and the GRAVE.  The one who offers ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with FATHER GOD and His SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.  This is why we can, with the Psalmist say:  “I will give You THANKS, for You answered me; You have become my SALVATION.”  Tomorrow, before we begin to sit down to eat, we need to:  “Give THANKS to the LORD, for He is GOOD; His LOVE endures FOREVER.”


If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to Him.  Then you cannot enter the throne room of God, because you have not come through the GATE of the RIGHTEOUS, and you NEED to cry out to Him for the SALVATION of your soul, and enter His presence through Jesus Christ, the GATE of the RIGHTEOUS.  You do that by: coming to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking 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 come through the GATE of the RIGHTEOUS, the GATE of the LORD, and give THANKS to Him for your SALVATION, because He is GOOD, and His LOVE endures FOREVER.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!


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