Requirements for being in Heaven’s kitchen
Published 2:53 pm Saturday, July 6, 2019
Psalm 24:3-5 “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive blessing from the Lord, And righteousness from the God of his salvation.”
At my house, Mom had rules of entry to her kitchen to receive anything. Shoes clean and hands washed. You may have to show her and be sure it met her standard. Otherwise, you have some washing up to do and soles of shoes to further clean.
Heaven’s kitchen of blessings and care for God’s children has rules of entry, as well. You see like as kids we walked everywhere and in everything. Our hands had been where only God could remember. In our Heavenly home relationship and prayer life, that is, our avenue of entry to Heaven’s kitchen of blessings and needs met, we have some cleansing requirements given by God in our Scripture.
You and I walk through a sinful world in a sinful flesh and it all needs constant attending to by you and I. That is, we are to wash our worldly ways and fleshly ways away in confession and repentance (I John 1) before entering into prayer, and therein, entering Heaven’s kitchen of answered prayer.
Ascending to the hill of the Lord is going into God’s presence in prayer. The requirement is that you and I have clean hands and a pure heart and has not allowed anything to become more important than God, that is, an idol. Also, the phrase “Nor sworn deceitfully” has to do with your conversation, how you talk and how you talk to others.
A good prayer life and consistent prayer life is the lifeline from heaven for every Christian. Heaven’s storehouse is full of all that you and I as Christians need physically, mentally and spiritually.
Our Scripture says that we have access to all that we need in every area of our life, but there are rules of prayer. You have to have clean hands and a pure heart. You have to be right with God. It is better said that you have to be in good agreement, fellowship with Him to get in for answered prayer. (Jas. 5:16)
You and I have a daily life that needs and needs and needs and needs. Jesus said it this way in Matthew 6:33…Seek ye the kingdom of God first and all these things will be given to you. That is, put the holy reputation of the kingdom of God first, live as a Christian should, and you will have full access to heaven and all that you need from heaven for your physical, spiritual and mental stability of life.
Charles Empey is the Pastor of Cove Baptist Church, Orange, TX.