Psalm 24 – The Path to Revival. [Part 6]

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This is Part 2 in a series, Click here to read [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5]

Yes, before we begin, I know this has been a long time coming, and for that I am sorry, but I did promise to finish this series, and today I am giving you the newest installment. I haven’t forgotten our series on the Lord’s Prayer, and we will see more of that in the next few days, but I wanted to make sure we covered Psalm 24.

Psalm 24 is more than just a beautiful song, or passionate scripture. It is a key. Line by line, God is teaching us something through David. Since it is a short passage, I will post the entire passage, and then we will go verse by verse. If we understand the lesson God is speaking here, we might just find ourselves one step closer to revival.

A Psalm of David.
The earth is the LORD’S, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it. For He has founded it upon the seas And established it upon the rivers. Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully. He shall receive a blessing from the LORD And righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face–even Jacob. Selah. Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! Who is the King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.
Psalm 24:1-10

This passage ends with The King of Glory coming in. This is more or less what we call REVIVAL. All of the great awakenings and revivals of the church have been marked by an increase of the Presence of God. So, if that is the goal, lets see what happens before the King of Glory comes in. So far in our study, we have learned a little about the keys to Revival, which is indeed the heart of our church services.

  1. GOD OWNS YOUR CITY
  2. GOD CONTROLS THE WATERS
  3. GOD REQUIRES:  
    1. HOLINESS
    2. WORSHIP

Let’s continue our study of verses 5 & 6:

“He shall receive a blessing from the LORD And righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face–even Jacob. Selah. ”
Psalm 24:5-6

This one is very interesting. God informs us there is a blessing for us, and also Righteousness. But see right after it, He answers the question from earlier. “Who may ascend the Hill of the Lord?” First He described their character, but then He promises them something, a blessing, and righteousness. But in verse six, He gives us the strongest key to all of it. “This is the generation of those who SEEK HIM.” If you want to ascend the Hill of the Lord, you can remember the previous verses, but then on top of it all, He says “SEEK HIM.”

When we seek the face of God, it will always lead to Worship, and Holiness, and a greater understanding of who God is. Seeing God is a key to all of it. John, who knew Christ better than just about anyone else in the History of the world said this,

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
1st John 3:2

Seeing Him is equated to becoming more like Him. When we become more like Him, we learn to live like Him and walk in His power. The more we become like Him, the more we understand His way and His purpose. Think about the example of Jesus. In the gospel of John, Jesus Himself gives us one of the keys to understanding revival.

“Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. ”
John 5:19

See, Jesus, who was God Himself, still was willing to seek His father, and do the things He saw His father doing. If we learn to do the same, we will learn to be more like our father. In Luke chapter 5 it says that Jesus would often retreat to pray, it was in this time of seeking the face of the father that He would get the vision for the ministry. David was much the same. He was a man after God’s heart. When he penned this psalm He was letting us into the secret of His intimacy with God.

So let us look over what we have learned so far:

  1. GOD OWNS YOUR CITY
  2. GOD CONTROLS THE WATERS
  3. GOD REQUIRES:  
    1. HOLINESS
    2. WORSHIP
  4. BLESSING & RIGHTEOUSNESS
  5. SEEK HIM

These keys to revival are much needed in our culture today. I pray that as we study and learn we will continue to grow in our understanding of Revival and see it in our Generation.

Keep your eye out for part seven as we continue working through this awesome passage of scripture and journey towards the Revival that we have been seeking. In the next section, we will discuss the remainder of this chapter and close out our study on Revival. Look for it in the next few days.

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About matreames

I am a Man on a Mission, A Missionary. I worship, I Love the Word, and I love the Glorious Gospel. How can I help you pursue Christ more?

Posted on March 22, 2013, in Religion, Revival and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Greetings friend, I’m Melissa Crawford and I appreciate the prophecy that I found on your webpage. My husband wanted me to invite you to share with our live video streaming e-revival audience as soon as possible. At Spirit University he is training a team of prophetic students and we are all receiving end time visions, dreams and words like yours. One of our students has been seeing fireballs falling from Heaven and as you know, one actually fell on Russia.

    Many other prophetic signs are being confirmed at our e-Revival.

    Everyone receives a prophetic word by my husband James Crawford; if they request one and we have an e-Revival every day! We would love to have you or anybody else’s prophecies shared at God’s revival!

    Times you can call in to share:
    Mon – Fri at 10:45 am & 7 pm (central)
    Sat. at 4 pm (central)
    Sun. at 11 am (central)

    Feel free to call our cell at (318) 655-2297 or email james@world-hops.com for more information.

    Keep up the good work and God bless you.

    • Thank you for the encouragement. I am glad you appreciate the teaching I am providing free on this website. While I appreciate the offer to minister to the students of your E-school, I am going to decline. I would love to know more about the school, but right now with the school I am currently instructing in and the missions work I don’t feel it is the right time. I bless you and thank you, and hope you will keep in touch so in the timing of the Lord we can set something up.

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