Psalms 24 asks and answers this question. Many people use the name of Jesus generically to identify the fictional deity of their imaginations. There is the cosmic Jesus which is the great spirit within all of us. There is the prosperity Jesus whose worth and blessings are apportioned for this temporal existence. Jesus the good and wise teacher and the many others . These are not the King of Glory discussed in this Psalm.
As I studied this Psalm I imagined the city to have 2 allegorical parallels to run with the actual city of Jerusalem topiced within. One is the New Jerusalem (Heaven) receiving this ascended conqueror. The other is the city of our heart. I began to imagine King David with the ark singing this song possibly in a round or a rhetorical between singers and a choir. The procession would be long, jubilant, full of pomp, and glorying in triumph. David being the shadow type of Christ. I could see the angels singing as Christ enters leading captivity captive. Likewise the majesty of who entered my heart to dwell began to fill my heart with awe.
Have you really contemplated who chose to enter and dwell? This is the Lord of Host. None greater or with more power. Regal in the highest order yet condescend in love to you. This contemplation was changing my views on prayer, authority, victory, and battle. Just at this time I received news of my sister’s cancer miraculously improving. This great King was invited into the city of this need and He proved Himself to be worthy of all the honor and as potent of reputation repeated.
There is no difference between sin, bankers, judges, or cancer. They all defy this King and speak of death but who is this King who defeats them all? He is the Lord mightily in battle. He is the real Jesus. Lift up your heads and be lifted up and let this King of Glory enter.