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“Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord: This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter.” (Psalm 118:19-20)
Gates give entrance. Gates keep our intruders and ne’er do wells. Gates offer protection and security for all who dwell within her walls.
Gates ask if you belong here. They want to see if you are identified as someone worthy of trust to be in her enclosure. They make sure you have permission to be here to enjoy the treasure within.
Many fancy themselves going through those pearly gates one day (Revelation 21:21). Many claim they will have immediate entrance to the eternity within.
Friend, if you want to enter, make sure you have the right key – make sure you have aligned your life, your heart, and your soul with the right point of access. And that right point of access is through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Once, Jesus taught, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture” (John 10:9). If our deep desire is to walk through those future gates, please know, dear soul, that none can enter without Jesus.
As the shepherds of old would lay their bodies across the entrance of the sheepfold (compare John 10:7), Jesus Christ has laid His body on Calvary’s cross that one day we might enter the fold of the righteous. That one day, we might be where He is.
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). Jesus is, and I cannot express this enough, dear heart, the only way in. He is the only way you will ever experience that spiritual freedom you are looking for. He is the only way to be truly delivered. Through Him, is the only way to salvation: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). And He is the only way to gain that holy admission to heaven.
When He becomes your Lord, you have access to the treasure within, and those gates will be opened for you, and you can say with holy confidence the words of the psalmist: “Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord: This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter” (Psalm 118:19-20).
Access the right key, Jesus Christ, and the doors will be opened for you.
“Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye 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.” (Psalm 24:7-10)
Receive Him for yourself today.
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