Dear Worshipping friends!
Happy Jewish New Year!! This week has seen the celebration of the Jewish New Year, the New Year is heralded by ‘blowing of the trumpets’ . May this Year be sweet to you and to your loved ones!
Last weekend I had a dream in which I could see a gate in the walls of Jerusalem which I knew was the gate commonly known as the ‘Golden Gate’. As I looked in this dream I could see the gate was opened! I knew without even thinking that the gate had been opened in preparation for the return of the Messiah!
Here is this amazing Banner the Lord gave me last weekend! I am just so excited about this banner!!!!!
This week was spent some considerable time in research about this ‘famous’ gate. Did you know that this gate has many names? Eastern gate, East gate, Gate of Eternal Life, Mercy Gate, Golden Gate, Gate of Repentance and Mercy..to name but a few.
One of the most beautiful images I had was when I discovered that this gate, being a ‘double’ gate, actually had a very beautiful picture of our Lord Yeshua as ‘the Gate”. Scripture says that ‘Jesus is the gate’, in John 10:9, Jesus says” I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.
This Gate in the wall of Jerusalem is actually in the East wall of the Temple Mount, which is the original place of the Temple of God. The Northern arch of this gate is known as the ‘Gate of Repentance’ and the Southern arch of this gate is known as the ‘Gate of Mercy”. History records that people going to the Temple would enter in the Northern gate and go to the ‘judgement’ of God, which was the act of ‘repentance’, and as they came out from the temple they left through the southern gate, having received the Mercy of God! What an amazing picture of Jesus as the Gate! That when we go to Him and enter into relationship with Him through Repentance, instead of judgement we receive Mercy, and as the scripture says:
I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. As Jesus Himself said, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. Matthew 5 :17 (NIV).
What a great picture of the ‘fulfilment’ of the law!!
Praise be to Father, Son and Holy Spirit!!
Bless you this coming week!