The Sheep Gate

Nehemiah 3:1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.

As Nehemiah and his team repair and build the wall around the city of Jerusalem they start and end with the sheep gate. Several things are exciting in this thought. The sheep gate is where the sheep came into the city to be offered as a sacrifice. They started with the sacrifice, the worship, the substitutionary death gate as they worked on the wall.

It does all start and stop with Jesus, our substitution. He died in our place.

The other thing that is interesting is that the high priest set the example by working with his hands. He was busy getting the wall built. He got others involved in building the wall.

This is the only gate that we see that got sanctified. It was the special gate, the holy gate. It is a symbol of the death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There is no mention of locks or bars on this gate. The salvation gate is always open.

Jesus has done all for your salvation already. The debt has been paid. All you need to do is receive the free gift of God. Trust Jesus and be saved.

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