I was just thinking about certain prophetic fulfillment’s after watching “The Daniel Project” and because of that I wanted to share with you something about a sealed gate. This is just one prophecy that is outlined in the bible that has come to pass with such accuracy it boggles the mind. Obviously we still wait for the rest of this prophecy to be fulfilled and if it the partial fulfillment has happened we can pretty much say that the rest will happen to!
Dave Hunt says…
The Bible is about 28 percent prophecy. Its major subjects are Israel and the Messiah. Biblical prophecy has four primary purposes:
1. To prove irrefutably the existence of the Creator and that He is “the God of Israel”;
2. To identify Israel beyond any doubt as the chosen people to whom the land in the Middle East was given by God for …”an everlasting possession,” and thus belongs to them today;
3. To prove that the Bible is the Creator’s Word to mankind (there are no such prophecies in the Qur’an, Hindu Vedas, Baghavad Gita, Ramayana, sayings of Buddha or Confucius, et al.), and
4. To identify the Messiah beyond dispute so that Israel would know who He was when He came.
The fulfillment, without fail, of so many specific biblical prophecies given centuries and even thousands of years in advance proves all of these points for those willing to face the facts.
Here’s the scripture about this prophecy — the sealed gate…
Ezekiel 44:1-3 “Then he brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces east. And it was shut. And the LORD said to me, ‘This gate shall remain shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it, for the LORD, the God of Israel, has entered by it. Therefore it shall remain shut. Only the prince may sit in it to eat bread before the LORD. He shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gate, and shall go out by the same way.'” (ESV)
A little background on the East gate of Jerusalem: The East gate was walled up by it’s Muslim conquerors (the Ottoman Turks) in 1530 A.D. Notice also the cemetery that has been planted in front of it. Many believe this was done to prevent the entrance of the Jewish Messiah through that gate as was foretold by known Old Testament prophecies. However, Ezekiel prophesied the shutting of this gate itself around 600 B.C. — that it would be shut “because the LORD (Jehovah or Yahweh), the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.”
Jesus entered Jerusalem through the East gate around 30 A.D. (long before it was blocked by the Ottomans) as he came down from the Mount of Olives and entered the temple according to our understanding of Luke 19:28-48. He would have entered through the original gate in the wall which was destroyed with the city by the Romans in 70 A.D. Ezekiel says concerning this closed gate that the “Prince” (which the Messiah is often called throughout the Old Testament and Jesus is called in the New Testament) shall enter it again. Jesus, having entered the city, said that he would not be seen again until Jerusalem acknowledges him (Matthew 23:37-39).
The Eastern gate is presently considered by the Arabs to be their exclusive property. It is sealed up and blocked off. Muslim graves blocking it in order to prevent the entrance of a Jewish Messiah into the city. However one day, the Messiah will land on the Mount of Olives, with all His saints, and walk down to and right through the Eastern Gate and into the Temple area.
If you want to learn more about this fascinating sealed gate check THIS out! Here’s a teaser…
The historical record since the gate was sealed fully demonstrates why Bible prophecy teachers are in awe of prophecy during our present age.
Let us review the incredible developments which took place on the two documented dates when men have tried to usurp prophecy and open the Golden Gate.
Check out the link and you will be amazed at this prophecy.