Words by our Priest-in-Charge:
Ready For The King
Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
When I was in primary school, I was always very excited when the King was about to visit Sabah. All the school children would be required to line up the streets where the King’s vehicle was to pass by. Beside the fact that we were given drinks and goodies, we were also glad for the school holiday that came with the King’s visit! We would be asked to dress up tidily, just in case the King or the Queen might peeped out of the window of their vehicle and caught a glimpse of us. We wanted to look absolutely “spotless” before the King. Of course, all the streets would be cleaned up with extraordinary effort from the local authorities. We wanted to be ready for the King!
This is the season in which we prepare ourselves for the Year of Jubilee for the nation of Malaysia. It is a year of God’s Favour and Visitation we are hoping for. As we pray, the Lord reveals more and more of His promises and goodness for our land. But we must also be reminded that the Lord has shown us the sins committed on our land as well. These sins, whether committed by our current generation or the previous generations, have defiled our land. These defilements hinder God’s blessings from being fully released upon us. Because God is a holy God and sins would give the enemy a legal right over our land.
If we truly want to see God’s visitation upon us in the Year of Jubilee, if we truly want to welcome the presence of the King of Glory ushering in the Revival of God to our land, we must be willing to allow God to first and foremost cleanse our lives and our land from all sins and defilement. There can be no true Jubilee blessings if there is no true repentance. Let us in preparation for the coming of the King Of Glory, sanctify ourselves with God’s Word, allowing Him to search our lives and speak into areas of our lives which need change.
Let us be ready for the King!