Sunday, January 23, 2005
This gate was shut and will not be opened until Jesus came back.
In the book of Ezekiel 44:1-3, it says; "Then He brought me back to the outer gate which faces toward the east, but it was shut. And the Lord said to me, This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter by it, because the Lord God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut. "
This gate is reserved for the coming Messiah. Many attempts have been made to open it. In 1917 Muslim leaders in control of Jerusalem tried and failed to break the prophecy and open the gate. On the exact day the workmen were preparing to demolish the ancient stone, the hand of God intervened and the city of Jerusalem passed out of Muslim control into the hands of the British.
In 1967 it was the same story all over again; Israel took over Jerusalem on the same day. More importantly, the Bible are refers to The Lord God of Israel who entered by the Eastern Gate, and who will again enter by it a second time. This prophecy can be speaking about no other than The Messiah (Al-Maseeh). It plainly calls Him the God of Israel. He is declared as "The God". The Bible declares that He is God in the Flesh. Who came to the Temple, left and will come back again.
Posted by Tim Jordan at 1/23/2005 03:06:00 AM