10 Who is
this King [melek] of glory [kabowd]? The LORD
[Yahovah] of hosts, [tsaba'] he is the King [melek] of
glory. [kabowd] Selah. [celah] KJV-Interlinear
10 Who is
this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah. NASB
The Lord of Hosts is well identified in the Old Testament. He is the second person of the Trinity, designated as the Son of God, the Lord of Hosts, the Messiah, the Savior, the perfect sacrifice, God who became man and so forth.
The gates have long been symbolized as the ascension of the Christ into heaven when the Ark of the Covenant in which He dwelled, was taken into the temple and set inside the inner room called the Holy of Holies and there rested until the actual day of the Cross wherein the huge main curtain was torn and thus removing the infinite separation between God and man by means of the work of Christ on the cross that made salvation a reality, 1 Sam 1:11; 2 Sam 5:10; 6:2; 7:18, 26, 27, 2 Sam 6:17.
And in this psalm, the second choir again asks the question of the first choir, 'Who is this king?'
And the first choir again replies, He is the Lord, singular, the King, again singular.
And of hosts, which applies to all of creation.
And of glory, which is to say there is only one glory. That glory belongs to Christ and to no one else.
The opening of the gates is typically symbolized as the ascension of Christ into heaven which occurred forty days after the resurrection, which if you count the Sunday as the first day, then forty days later would fall on a Thursday, which is ten days prior to the Feast of Pentecost, on a Sunday, which was fifty days after the resurrection, counting the resurrection day.
On that day of ascension, Jesus Christ led all captives, which were all of the Old Testament believers who were in Paradise (now an empty place), which was one of the four compartments in the underworld, in the greatest victory parade, from earth into heaven. There He was seated at the right hand of the Father, and glorified, and there remains until the next huge increment of Gods plan is prepared for its turn in history. That next big event is the Rapture.
The Feast of Pentecost is traditionally viewed as the official beginning of our current dispensation, the Church Age, wherein the Holy Spirit was poured out on the believers back then, and becomes an integral part of every new believer's salvation when they believe in Christ.
The Rapture is the last event of our dispensation. That has yet to occur. If the cross occurred in 33 A.D., then we are now 1,980 years along in our dispensation, which is the longest dispensation for human history to date.
So, the gates of heaven were opened to receive the King of kings, the Lord of lords. The gates of the soul are to be opened to receive salvation and thereafter doctrine for spiritual growth. The gates of Paradise were opened to let out the captives in Paradise from the Old Testament, freeing them into heaven.
For all of creation, for all generations, for all people, the gates that have prevented life and eternity, are now opened and freely available to all, if only you choose to go through and/or allow Christ to enter in, and that entry is through your faith for salvation and through your daily study and learning, for your spiritual growth.
Selah, is the pause in the activity, the rest which demonstrates peace, the music plays on, music of Gods grace which continues on regardless of your decisions or actions.
God does all of the work. God made all of the provision. God sustains all of life. And you benefit through grace as a gift from Him to you, if you are smart enough to see it and then pursue it.
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