A triumphal entrance

‘Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and
the King of glory shall come in.’ Psalm 24:9

Suggested Further Reading: John 1:9–13

The year is fast drawing to a close. We call it ‘the year of grace, one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-six.’ Oh! that it may indeed be ‘the year of
grace’ to some unconverted persons here. It may be that I am not casting my
net tonight where there are many such to be found. Most of you, my hearers,
are members of the church of Christ: you are saved, I trust. Still there are
sure to be here and there, like weeds growing in a garden of flowers, some who
are still strangers to the Lord Jesus Christ. I would to God that the Holy
Spirit would move them to say, ‘Come in, Saviour! Let the King of glory come
in!’ Oh! let this true saying of the faithful and true witness be your
encouragement: ‘Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my
voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he
with me.’ What a blessed thing! You breakfasted with the devil, and dined with
the world: what a mercy if you should sup with Christ; and what a blessed
supper you would have! Why, when you woke tomorrow it would be to breakfast
with Christ; it would be to hear him say, ‘Come and dine,’ and then to sup
with him again, and so on until you come to eat bread at the marriage supper
of the Lamb. May the Lord bless you; and if he grants me my heart’s desire,
you will each of you say to your souls, ‘Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even
lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.’

For meditation: The marriage supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:7,9)—the
reception has been planned, the invitations have been sent out, the catering
has been laid on (Matthew 22:2–4). How have you replied to God’s RSVP? By
ignoring it (Matthew 22:5–6) or by glad acceptance of the free invitation
(Matthew 22:9–10)?

Sermon no. 750 / 30 December (Preached 13 December 1866) – Charles Spurgeon

– Bible Gateway.Com

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