I saw ranks of heralds lined up either side of a large door with
trumpets at the ready with red banners attached to them. As the doors
swung open, those inside were preparing for the entrance of the king.
The trumpets sounded, heralding his arrival.
Psalm 24: 7-10 (NIV)
Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the
King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong
and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty – he is the King of
Prepare the way for the coming King. Prepare the way! The King of
Glory is coming as The Warrior King in strength and might.
As Joshua stood before the Commander of the Lord’s Armies on the
plains of Jericho, today, recognise that you are standing on holy
ground. In this moment of holy hush, as the King of Glory comes into
where you are right now. There is the opportunity to prepare your heart,
to consecrate yourself afresh, for The King.
Surrender your heart, desires, ideas and plans. It’s time to make
ready your heart for humble service to your King.
Joshua 5:14-15 NIVUK
‘Neither,’ he replied, ‘but as commander of the army of the LORD I
have now come.’ Then Joshua fell face down to the ground in reverence,
and asked him, ‘What message does my Lord have for his servant?’ The
commander of the LORD’s army replied, ‘Take off your sandals, for
the place where you are standing is holy.’ And Joshua did so.
Isaiah 42:13 NIVUK
The LORD will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up
his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph
over his enemies.