John Maybury - 8 September 2019
Water and Horse Gates
Part of Series: "Gates of Jerusalem"
Over the centuries, every time the walls of Jerusalemy were expanded outward, the appropriate gate would simply follow the wall, yet, each gate remained in the same general proximity as the earlier gate that it replaced.
The Babylonian army destroyed the city and left the walls and gates in ruins in 587BC. The Book of Nehemiah records the rebuilding of the city around 445 B.C. In chapter three, repairs were made to ten gates.
What is so remarkable about these gates, as given in their particular order, is that they tell the story of the Gospel and their individual names are not random choices.
Jesus describes himself as a gate and in the Book of Revelation Jesus said “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”