7 Lift up your heads, O you gates! Be lifted up, you everlasting doors!2 That the King of glory may come in.
8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
|1 Chronicles 16:11|
11 Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face, to be in His presence continually!1[Turn inward to seek God for what may be known of God is revealed in them, Rom 1:19. God and Christ are only known by revelation. Mat 11:27. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Mat 5:8. And every man who has this hope in him purifies himself, even as He [Jesus] is pure. John 3:3. From the Word of the Lord within: "We stand in His presence; in the kingdom we stand before God and His holy angels; we behold His beauty. We stand in the presence of God speaking forth His words as commanded. A perfect man hears what to do — a time of great joy."]
17 I love those who love me; and those who seek me early and diligently shall find me.1 ["The Father is in you all, Christ is in you, and the Kingdom of Heaven is in you; there, in your hearts, is where you will find them all. Know him there searching your hearts, and find him there trying your minds and hearts; incline your ears, and give ear to him there, who will render to everyone of you according to your words and works whether they are good or evil," (by George Fox).]
|James 4:8 |
8 Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts,2 you double minded. [James tells those in the churches who are still sinning to purify their hearts by drawing near to God; which occurs by persistently and patiently waiting on Him, listening and obeying what you hear the Lord command you.]