Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Angels Behold the Ascending Lord
The angels attending Christ call out, Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
The gate keeping angels reply, Who is this King of glory?
The first reply, The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
The second ask again, Who is this King of glory?
The first insist, The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.
The Ascension, referenced in this 24th Psalm, is also referenced in Isaiah 6 and Isaiah 63 (the latter references provide support for the idea that this conversation in the 24th Psalm is of heavenly angels concerning the ascending Christ.
The sermon, from Tuesday in the Octave of the Ascension.