Gates and Doors

“Who is this King of glory?  The Lord strong and mighty,  the Lord mighty in battle.  Lift up your heads, O you gates!  Lift up, you everlasting doors!  And the King of glory shall come in.  Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.  Selah.”  Psalms 24: 8-10

Father, You are the King of glory.  Lord, we recognize that You are strong and mighty in battle.  We lift up our heads and ask you to enter into the gates and doors of Deeper Still.   Let Deeper Still reflect Your glory.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.  

Judy Townsend is heading up the Deeper Still Chapter in Illinois.  She emailed me recently with some very insightful wisdom that the Lord had shared with her that echoed a post from last week.

She said:

We should not venture anywhere if He is not in it and working it.  I was reading the Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis…pursuing glory is highly desirous and pleases the Lord.  But, we should not ever feel like we have found it end of story, or substitute the vehicle that the glory comes in as the glory itself.  C.S. Lewis describes it as constantly pursuing a beautiful song playing in another room, or searching for a flower giving off a beautiful scent or longing for a country we have never visited.”

She also shared something Beth Moore once said:

“When you touch the glory, you lose the power”.

In 1 Samuel 4, the Israelites went to battle with the Philistines.  They took the ark of the covenant into battle with them thinking that it would win the battle for them.

They said, “Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord from Shiloh to us, that when it comes among us it may save us from the hand of our enemies.”  (1 Samuel 4:3)

They did not pray and did not fast.  Their hearts were reliant on the box, the material figure of the ark, and not on the power of God.  They thought they were touching the glory, but the power needed to be ignited by their “cry outs” in prayer.  They lost the battle.

If one thinks he has touched the glory, he will stop seeking His glory.  Once someone has stopped seeking His glory, the power fades. 

The Lord is the one who does the work.  He is the healer.  This only happens when we have come to the end of ourselves and cry out to Him to do the work. The battle is His. 
There is only One King of glory.  Who is this King of Glory?  Jesus.

Oh, how we need your cry outs in prayer to entreat the power of God.  There is no power without His glory.  We are but gates and doors.   Thank you for your heart felt cries for His glory.  

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