Posted by: peebles | December 22, 2010

Luke 2:7 (NIV) ~ …And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2:7 (NIV) ~ …And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

The inn was full of people going up to Bethlehem to register, because Caesar Augustus has issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. But this was no ordinary couple and the child whom Mary was carrying was no ordinary child. This baby, soon to be born, is the King of glory. 

The Bible says in Psalm 24:7 (NIV), “Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors that the King of glory may come in.”

Tucked away within these few Scriptures from Psalm 24:7 to 10 (NIV), The Lord the King of glory is mentioned five times in three verses of the Bible. Furthermore, verse seven is repeated verbatim in verse nine. 

1. Lift up your heads.

2. O your gates be lifted up, you ancient doors.

3. That the King of glory may come in.

1. Lift up your heads.

Your Salvation, Your Saviour, is a heavenly gift from above. Take your eyes off what is below and lift high your gaze toward heaven. Look to Him, all the ends of the earth, and be saved. For He is strong to deliver and mighty to save! 

2. Gates and ancient doors.

Open wide the gate to your heart. Open wide the ancient doors to your inner-most being and there, let Jesus Christ be enthroned Lord of all. Enter into, and through, Jesus Christ who is the Gate, the Ancient of days. Come to Jesus, come to Him and find a fresh start, with fresh pasture. 

3. That the King of glory may come in.

The King of glory will only ever enter into a willing heart. He will only enter through a gate if we open the doors of our heart, the gateway to our spirit and soul, unto Him, and bid Him enter in.   

Who is this King of glory?

Who pursues me with His love?

Who pours His love over me?

Who whispers in gentleness?

Who gifts me with His grace?

Who gives me His forgiveness?

Who surrounds me with His mercy?

The Bible says in Psalm 24:10 (NIV), “Who is the King of glory? The Lord Almighty-he is the King of glory.”

King of my heart, King of glory. 

Oh, how the song writer D.W. Whittle penned such a beautiful invitation from the chorus of the song, “Have You Any Room for Jesus, He Who Bore Your Load of Sin?”

Room for Jesus, King of Glory?

Hasten now, His word obey,

Swing the heart’s door widely open,

Bid Him enter while you may.  

My friend, let the King of glory enter in today, open wide the gates of your heart, the inner ancients doors of your spirit and soul. Life up your eyes toward heaven and look to Jesus and be saved as the Bible says in Psalm 24:7 (NIV), “Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors that the King of glory may come in.” Make room for Jesus in the home of your heart and let Jesus be the King of your heart, the King of glory. 

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


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