Friday, February 7, 2014

Jesus Gave His Life For Our Sins!

In the time of Nehemiah, the gates of Jerusalem lied in ruins. Nehemiah decided to take action and rebuild the walls and it gates. By studying each of these gates and their purposes, we can learn a lot about Jesus.

What do the names of each gate mean in relation to Jesus Christ?




Nehemiah 3:1-2 "Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests went to work and rebuilt the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set its doors in place, building as far as the Tower of the Hundred, which they dedicated, and as far as the Tower of Hananel. The men of Jericho built the adjoining section, and Zakkur son of Imri built next to them."




The Sheep Gate was the gate through which sheep and cattle were brought to the temple for sacrifices after cleansing in the Pool of Bethesda.



Isaiah 53:7 Speaks about Jesus “He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.”



John 1:29 “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”


So, the sheep were taking into the city to be sacrificed through the Sheep Gate and our Lord and Savior sacrificed His life on the cross for our sins.

If you have never accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, please do so today!


Photo source: http://www.jesusplusnothing.com/studies/online/nehem3.htm ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dall_sheep

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