“Coming in” is worship. Worship prepares our hearts for battle. We cannot “go out” before we “come in” or else we will “go out” alone.
When given the opportunity to ask for anything he wanted, Solomon asked the Lord for wisdom. Why? In 1 Kings 3, Solomon tells the Lord there is something that his father, David, knew how to do that he doesn’t—how to “go out” and “come in.” In the Bible, “going out” and “coming in” are military terms that mean going to war (proclaiming the name of the one true God) and worshipping (coming in to the Temple to sacrifice and be renewed).
We need to know how to “go out” (witness) and “come in” (worship). A very real heavenly war continues to be fought for our hearts and the hearts of those around us. If we do not come into His presence first, we have nothing to “go out” with.