Summary: See what each gate means to you.
GATES OF THE HOLY CITY JERUSALEM.
These gates the place coming and going for travelers
Buying and selling for merchants
Pleading and judging for judges and elders
Reading of the law for preachers
(1) The sheep gate on the north wall Sacrifice
This gate was where the sheep were lead in to be placed on the altar.
John 1: 29The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
(2) The fish gate on the north side
The evangelistic service
Mark 1: 16Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
17And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
(3) The old gate very probably the Damascus gate age-long truths
Jer.6 : 16Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
(4) The valley gate on the west gate of humility
Phil.2: 5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
(5) The dung gate on the western wall persecution
1st Cor.4: 13Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
Filth was removed from the city to the Hinnom valley
(6) The fountain gate on the south east the spirits fullness
John 7: 37In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Near the pool of Siloah the water of the temple was drawn here.
(7)The water gate on the eastern wall cleansing by the word.
Eph.5: 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Where people heard the word of God
(8)The horse gate overlooking the kedron valley warfare
1st Tim.6: 12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Horses passed through on the way to battle
(9) The east gate east of the temple hope of Christ coming
Revelation 22: 16I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star
(10) The miphkad appointment or review judgments seat of Christ
2nd Cor.5: 9Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.