BIBLE: Psalm Chapter 24 – Headline “Through the Golden Gate”

Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.

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Psalm 24

The King of Glory and His Kingdom

A Psalm of David.

Psalm 24:1 The earth is the Lord’s (Yᵊhōvâ), and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell therein.
Psalm 24:For He has founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the waters (Lit. rivers).
  • The seas are salty, the waters of the rivers are fresh.
Psalm 24:Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ)?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
Psalm 24:He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
Nor sworn deceitfully.
Psalm 24:He shall receive blessing from the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ),
  • The LORD: H3068 יְהֹוָה     Yᵊhōvâ = “the existing One”
  • The name used in Exodus 3:14
    • Exo 3:14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”
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    • הָיָה   hayah “I EXIST”
      הָיָה hayah “I EXIST”
And righteousness from the God (‘elohiym) of his salvation (yêshaʻ).
  • Jesus’ name in Hebrew is “salvation”.
    • Salvation Strongs H3468 יֵשַׁע yesha`
    • yeshaʻ, yeh’-shah; or  yêshaʻ; from H3467; liberty, deliverance, prosperity:—safety, salvation, saving.
  • Jesus is a masculine given name derived from the name Iēsous, the Greek form of the Hebrew name Yeshua or Y’shua (Hebrew: ישוע‎).
  • Matthew 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
  • Jesus g2424 Ἰησοῦν  Ἰησοῦς Iēsous
  • Jesus = “Yᵊhōvâ is salvation”
Psalm 24:This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him,
Who seek Your face. Selah
Psalm 24:Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
  • Prophecy Alert: Jesus will return to earth through Jerusalem’s Eastern Gate (also called the Golden Gate).
    • Ezekiel 43:4 And the glory of the Lord came into the temple by way of the gate which faces toward the east.
    • Ezekiel 44:1 The East Gate and the Prince – Then He brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary which faces toward the east, but it was shut.
The Eastern Gate: Currently Sealed Shut – Waiting for the Messiah
  • Currently the Eastern Gate is sealed shut:
    • The Eastern Gate, facing the Mount of Olives (the entrance Jesus used on His triumphal entry, is unique, as it is sealed shut. The gate was sealed by the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman in 1541. The exterior face of the gate is a sealed double entrance that leads into two vaulted halls.
  • When the Messiah (the promised deliverer of the Jewish nation as prophesied) arrives, he will enter Jerusalem through the Eastern Gate.
    • (When He returns His foot will touch Mt. Olives: Zechariah 14:4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, Which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, From east to west, Making a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north And half of it toward the south.)
  • The Eastern gate was ultimately sealed shut in 1541 by the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman. However, prior to this time, the gate was closed in 810 (also by the Muslims), then reopened in 1102 by the Crusaders, and then walled up again by Saladin (the first sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty) after defeating the Crusaders in 1187 and gaining control of Palestine and the city of Jerusalem.
  • The final sealing shut of the gate as completed by Suleiman is said to have been a defensive move by the sultan. As derived from the Jewish literature, the gate is said to be the point at which the Jewish Messiah will enter the city of Jerusalem, and therefore, in order to prevent this from occurring, the sultan sealed the gate.
  • At Jesus’ return He will open the Eastern Gate.
    • In speculation on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement when the high priest would enter the Holy of Holies and sprinkle the Passover Lamb’s blood on the Ark of the Covenant.
    • Jewish texts recount that during biblical times Yom Kippur was the ONLY day on which the high priest could enter the inner sanctum of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. There, he would perform a series of rituals and sprinkle blood from sacrificed animals on the Ark of the Covenant, which contained the Ten Commandments. Through this complex ceremony he made atonement and asked for God’s forgiveness on behalf of all the people of Israel.
  • Jesus is the believer’s High Priest
    • Hebrews 3:1 The Son Was Faithful – Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus,
    • Hebrews 4:14 – Our Compassionate High Priest – Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
  • Ezekiel 46:12 “Now when the Prince makes a voluntary burnt offering or voluntary peace offering to the Lord, the gate that faces toward the east shall then be opened for him; and He (he) shall prepare his burnt offering and His (his) peace offerings as He (he) did on the Sabbath day. Then He (he) shall go out, and after He (he) goes out the gate shall be shut.
Psalm 24:Who is this King of glory?
The Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) strong and mighty,
The Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) mighty in battle.
Psalm 24:Lift up your heads, O you gates!
Lift up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
Psalm 24:10 Who is this King of glory?
  • Jesus, the Prince of Peace, the Son of God, man’s Kinsman Redeemer, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the High Priest, and the King of glory.
The Lord of hosts (Yᵊhōvâ ṣāḇā’ ),
He is the King of glory. Selah

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