A Short Study of Psalm 24:3-4
“Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who shall stand in His holy place?” (Psalm 24:3)
THE ANSWER COMES, “He that hath clean hands and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.” (Psalm. 24:4)
Then none shall ASCEND, much less STAND in His holy place; for there is none clean nor pure. Wait! There is ONE! All of these conditions are fulfilled by ONE, the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ. “No man hath ascended up to heaven but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”
THERE IS A MAN IN GLORY! A man who was made of woman, a man who walked the earth, a man who lived in human flesh, a man who was tempted in all points as we are, a man under the law, but a man who was holy, harmless, and undefiled. This man knew no sin, had no sin, and did no sin. He not only ascended and stood, but He is accepted and seated by divine direction on the right hand of majesty.
ANOTHER QUESTION COMES. What is all that to me? It is good news to me, for THE MAN IN GLORY is not a private individual but a REPRESENTATIVE, acting in the place of others. He is authorized by the Father and appointed as the federal head of a chosen race. All that He has done, accomplished, and perfected in life and death is imputed to those who believe, as if they had done it themselves. HE IS OUR HEAD. And if the head is risen, ascended, and accepted, so is the body!
Being one with Christ, all believers have clean hands, pure hearts, holy souls, and truthful tongues, and are seated with Him in the heavenlies. Can you believe on Him? Can you rest your soul in Him?
Henry Mahan – 1988