Essay about Old Testament

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The following are the gates noted in Nehemiah chapter three. Each gate from the Jerusalem wall mentioned by Nehemiah is unique and has a specific message about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. These messages are vivid and clear in our day just as they were in 445 BC and prior. These gates were used by God to reveal the coming Messiah to the Jews of that day. They reveal Him from His first coming sacrifice to His Second Coming and final judgment of man and Angels. It is fascinating how God finds many different ways to tell the message of Christ, the good news. This is one more. Praise be to God the Father who desires salvation for all. 1 Tim 2:4 The Sheep Gate (v. 1-2) Reminds us of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross (John 10). …show more content…
We do not enjoy the valley, but often God must take us there to bring a blessing to our lives. The Dung Gate. (v. 14) Apparently this is the gate through which the waste and refuse of the city were taken. Imagine how difficult it would be to repair a gate in such a place! Certainly this speaks to us of the cleansing of our souls (2 Cor. 7:1; Isa. 1:16-17; 1 John 1:9). Later some of the Jews were to complain about the rubbish; see 4:10. The Gate of the Fountain (v. 15-25) Illustrates the ministry of the Holy Spirit; see John 7:37-39. It is interesting to note the order of these gates: first, there is humility (the valley gate), then cleansing (the dung gate), and then the filling of the Spirit (the fountain gate). The Water Gate (v. 26-27) Speaks of the Word of God, which cleanses the believer (Eph. 5:26; Ps. 119:9). Note that this is the seventh gate mentioned, and seven is the Bible number for perfection, completeness—the perfect Word of God. Note too that this gate needed no repairs! “Forever, O Lord, Your Word is settled in heaven” (Ps. 119:89). Gate: Needed no repair The Horse Gate (v. 28) Introduces the idea of warfare. Certainly there are battles in the Christian life, and we must be ready to fight. 2 Tim. 2:1-4. Rev 17:14 “These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are

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