4. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him and bless His name. KJV
If we are to be ready for the coming of the Lord, we must learn to be in His presence. We must worship His way. There is always a set way to come to Him. In the Old Testament there were so many rules for the priest to follow. Ezekiel 44 the Lord is telling Ezekiel to make known the temple to the people.
The Lord is saying, ” This is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever, and My holy name the house of Israel shall no more profane, neither they nor their kings, by their (idolatrous) harlotry, nor by the dead bodies and monuments o their kings.” Ez. 43:9
The temple worship had many rules. It was to show the way to His presence. What does this mean to us today?
The Lord still wants us free from sin. We must always do our best to repent of anything that would offend Him. The main sin of Israel was idolatry. He must have first place in our life.
We come into His presence with thanksgiving. We should watch our attitude. We can easily forget thankfulness. We should stop and voice what we have to be thankful for. We should try to be at peace with all that we come in contact with. We should not be selfish.
We always enter his courts with praise. We need the fast energetic songs at the beginning that talk about His greatness. They just have an atmosphere of joy. Some songs sing about the sins of mankind. That is not praise songs. We must follow His pattern and be thankfully praising.
Then we can come into His house and truly sing about how much we love Him. We must keep our focus on Jesus and His greatness. We can begin to feel His presence and love. We should press on into His presence. We can enter into the heavenly realm where we escape from the problems of this world and the forces of evil. This is a truly wonderful and safe place and where we need to be when He blows that trumpet.
You mentioned something powerful.
God wants us out if idolatry, which has to do with being obsessed with other things instead of God and His Kingdom.
I love the Kingdom of God because it’s not religious that we only get to focus on only one day they we live different lives others days.
Kingdom is lifestyle.
We worship Him through our work, trades, careers, and business
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Please check out my church video from yesterday. Cheryl sang at the end of the worship “Jesus on the Mainline” She did so good.
Yes. The Pastor was asking if they knew “Jesus on the Mainline” and no one did. We were down in front, and I pointed to Cheryl and said, “She does.” He said, “come on up?” They did not know she could sing. Now they do!!! I am so proud of her!!
Every time I think, I can’t help but thank🙏🏾
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