I find a link which I thought is related to our topic,because of its length I divide this to two post here is the link#365 The Golden Gate
Back in October 31 of 1997 the Denver Post had an extraordinary news item which headlined "Israel plans to alter wall."
Quoting from this article we read, "Israel's Housing Ministry wants to reopen a sealed gate in the wall ringing Jerusalem's Old City...The plan to break through the 15-foot-thick stone wall - part of a project to build up the Jewish ‘Quarter and increase its population - also is likely to anger the Palestinians, who oppose any changes in Jerusalem's eastern sector."
Besides the stated purpose for wanting to open the Eastern Gate to grant easier access to East Jerusalem by Jews, we could not help but consider the possible religious motives behind the planned venture if this indeed referred to the Eastern Gate of prophecy.
Benjamin Netanyahu had been strongly supportive of the Religious Right's agenda for Israel and the religious implications of opening the Eastern Gate were intriguing to say the least. Unfortunately the article gave no date as to when Israel planned to break through the gate.
Thousands of years ago the prophet Ezekiel was shown in a vision the present-day state of the Eastern Gate at Jerusalem. We read from this prophecy in Ezekiel 44:1-2, "Then He brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary which faces toward the east, but it was shut. And the Lord said to me, "This gate shall be shut; because the Lord God of Israel has entered it: therefore it shall be shut."
Quoting from page 393 of the Pulpit Commentary we read, "The "Golden Gate" at Jerusalem, on the eastern side of the temple area, looking towards the Mount of Olives, is now built up, so that it can only be traced by means of the form of the arches and carved work embedded in a line of wall. Tradition associates this now inaccessible archway with the gate which Ezekiel said should be shut till the prince passed through it. There is a striking symbolism in Ezekiel's description of the shut gate."
This Eastern Gate, also known as the "Golden Gate" has a fascinating history. The Romans occupied Israel during the day the Lord Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem through this gate of destiny.
In 395 AD they were displaced by the Byzantines who remained until the Arabs overthrew them in 636 AD.
The Arabs held this ground until 1099 AD. It was during this time of the Arabs occupation when the Eastern Gate was with great malice of forethought, sealed up. The reason being that the Arabs were trying to prevent the arrival of the Jewish Messiah to Jerusalem. They too were aware of the biblical prophecy that foretold that the Messiah would enter Jerusalem through the Golden Gate (see Ezek. 46:1,2 & 12), and having joined the Jews in their rejection of Jesus wanted to thwart the fulfillment.
Over the many years Arabs have contemptuously buried their dead in front of this Eastern Gate. Their reasoning is built on a hapless misunderstanding. They believe that the Messiah will be restrained from entering Jerusalem by this route because they believe He will be bound by Old Testament laws which prohibit Him from coming in contact with the remains of the dead.
The truth of the matter is that there is absolutely no force in all of creation which can stop nor hinder the fulfillment of even one of God's prophecies. According to the record of the Prophet Ezekiel's words, the Eastern Gate was to be sealed up and no man would ever again be permitted to enter through it until after the Lord Himself once more enters it in glory during the Millennial Reign.
Of that day we read in Ezek. 43:4 & 7, "And the glory of the Lord came into the Temple by way of the gate which faces towards the east. And He (the Lord) said to me, "son of man this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever."
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