“Then the man brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, the one facing east, and IT WAS SHUT. The Lord said to me, “This gate is to remain shut. IT MUST NOT BE OPENED; no one may enter through it. It is to remain shut because the Lord, the God of Israel, has entered through it. Ezekiel 44:1-2 NIV.
Did you know prophecy is coming forth very swiftly? I am amazed at how fast it is coming forth. HaShem will even use Obama to bring it to pass just like He used Nebuchadnezzar IF He sees fit to… I want to talk to you about THE MOON and also A GATE… Not blood red moons, but just the BIG OLE moon itself. And not just a gate, but the Eastern gate, the one the Messiah, Jesus/ Yeshua, will return and victoriously come through. Did you know that gate hasn’t been opened in over 1,000 years? A THOUSAND YEARS!
If you have never studied why the NEW MOON or this gate is so important or what The Lord Adonai has to say about it in scripture, I hope this blog opens your eyes. The full moon is not the new moon.
The Solar system is an amazing thing. Only a creator could make such brilliance and hang THE EARTH ON NOTHING. According to Scientist, from earth, we only see around 60% of the moon’s surface. The SUN illuminates the moon and even though we do not see the dark side of the moon, it’s not really dark but also illuminated by the Sun’s rays.
A lunar conjunction is when the sun, earth and moon line up in a straight line. The sun is behind the moon and no sunlight is reflected from the face. The moon is blacked out during a conjunction. Your kitchen wall calendar usually will have a black dot that says “new moon,” but this is really a “no moon.” It’s the first sliver of light we see.
Let me explain, the word moon in the Bible is the same word we get MONTH from. The Gregorian calendars display the black dots all over the 12 calendar months. But The Father called for TWO WITNESSES to watch the sky until they seen the first sliver of the moon and then the trumpet would sound and the new month would begin. “Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast day.” Psalm 81:3 NASB. “Moses recorded their starting places according to their journeys by the command of the Lord, and these are their journeys according to their starting places. They journeyed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month (Full moon); on the [next day after the Passover the sons of Israel started out boldly in the sight of all the Egyptians, while the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn whom the Lord had struck down among them.” Numbers 33:2-4.
Something else happened on these Full Moons and that is Feast days like Passover. Something even more amazing will happen when THE MESSIAH returns to set up His kingdom and strangely enough if you still feel like this is all Jewish and doesn’t pertain to you and your Christian congregation, then you are sadly mistaken. I hope you will finish reading this blog and meditate on the verses I quote and allow Him to open your eyes.
Did you know that many Christians from all denominations and backgrounds, are consumed with making it to heaven but they never discuss the 1,000-year millennial reign (Longest Sabbath day ever) or the new earth Jesus/ Yeshua talked about (His Kingdom)… We will not be living on clouds, floating along aimlessly as some envision but on EARTH.
Let’s look at this big night light (Moon) we have been given and see what it’s about. And let’s also unravel this prophetic gate in scripture and look at the mind-blowing historical facts that back it up! Shall we begin?
And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years.” Genesis 1:14 NIV.
He tells us in Isaiah 66 That this New Moon is something more important than we may have thought. It’s something NEW. Let’s look at those verses.
“As the NEW heavens and the NEW EARTH that I make will endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure. From one New Moon (1st of the month) to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me,” says the Lord.” Isaiah 66:22-23 NIV.
Ezekiel also taught in chapter 46 that this would be something sacred in the NEW KINGDOM.
“Then the man brought me to the GATE FACING EAST, and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. The GLORY of the Lord entered the temple through THE GATE FACING EAST”. Ezekiel 43:1, 4 NIV.
Now when we continue reading and come to chapter 46, it says this…
‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “The gate of the inner court facing east shall be shut the six working days; but it shall be opened on the sabbath day and opened on the day of the new moon.” Ezekiel 46:1 NASB.
WHY? So The Messiah can go through on His return and Yes, it just might fall on a Sabbath. Now let’s finish the verse. . .
And in the DAY OF THE NEW MOON (Day one) it shall be opened.”
This gate has not been opened for over a 1000 years, but it could open on the day of His Feast. This gate is one of many that lead into the city and is also called the golden gate. The Messiah entered this gate riding on a lowly donkey and the people cried HOSANNA! He entered it as Ezekiel and Daniel said he would and He will enter it again. We have to look at the Old to understand the New.
“The people of the land shall also worship at the doorway of that gate before the LORD on the sabbaths and on the new moons.” Ezekiel 46:3 NASB.
There is much exciting news about this gate which Jesus/ Yeshua will enter. I found the italic notes below from a source called beforeitsnews.com and there is many prophecies on the website to behold.
“The Eastern Gate is the oldest of all the gates to the city and was the only one not rebuilt by Suleiman the Magnificent in AD 1539-42. Monolithic stones in the wall just above ground have been identified as 6th Century BC masonry from the time of Nehemiah, (Biblical Archeological Review [BAR], Mar/Apr 1992, p40).
ATTEMPTS TO OPEN
In the Six Day War, some members of the Jewish military suggested catching the Jordanian defenders of the city off guard by blowing open the sealed Eastern Gate. But the leader of the group, an Orthodox Jew, had vehemently protested the idea, stating that “THE EASTERN GATE CAN BE OPENED ONLY WHEN THE MESSIAH COMES.”
In 1917 Muslim leaders in control of Jerusalem tried and failed to break the prophecy and open the gate. On the exact day, the workmen were preparing to demolish the ancient stone, the hand of God intervened and the city of Jerusalem passed out of Muslim control into the hands of the British.
Jewish rabbis describe the Messiah as a great military leader who would be sent by God from the east. He would enter the Eastern Gate and liberate the city from foreign control.
To prevent this, the Muslims sealed the gate and put a Muslim cemetery in front of it believing that a holy man would not defile himself by walking through a Muslim cemetery. Little did they know, they were fulfilling prophecy by doing this”…
Now I hope that you are still with me because we are going to open this up even more. Let’s look at this Messiah and let’s look at what is going to happen that will OPEN THIS Eastern GATE.
Zechariah 14:1-9 NIV says,
“A day of the Lord is coming, Jerusalem, when your possessions will be plundered and divided up within your very walls.
I WILL GATHER ALL THE NATIONS to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city. Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle. On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.”
Now I want to stop right there for a moment and I want you to notice two things, one, HaShem is the one gathering all the nations and also did you know the Mount of Olives is right by this EASTERN GATE, only yards away.
Remember the angels appeared in Acts chapter 1 and said why MEN do you look up in the sky? The same Jesus/ Yeshua who ascended up, will return in the same way. And apparently the same place! This earthquake is going to come and split the ground wide open. Let’s read the rest of that chapter.
“You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and ALL the holy ones with Him. On that day there will be neither sunlight nor cold, frosty darkness. It will be a unique day—A DAY KNOWN ONLY TO THE LORD Adonai—with no distinction between day and night. When evening comes, there will be light. On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter. The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and HIS NAME THE ONLY NAME.” 14:5-9 NIV.
My dad’s generation used to sing a song that went like this, “When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time will be no more. Trumpets sound on NEW MOONS (Chadash-1st of light) and on Feast like the Feast of Trumpets. Jesus has fulfilled 4 of the feast but there are more we are waiting for to come to pass. No one blows trumpets on Easter or Christmas. Let’s look at Colossians 2 and see what these Feast mean to The Church.
Colossians 2:16-17 says, “Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are A SHADOW of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.” NIV. When Paul began to teach the Colossian people who were Gentiles and had been caught up in pagan worship and goddess worship, with its many festivals and feast, he told them that when they kept the Yahweh’s Feast not to let the pagans there judge them. He also told them that these very days were PROPHETIC SHADOWS of what is to come to pass.
Did you know Jesus/ Yeshua and the complete Bible story and ending unfolds during these Feast? I hope you enjoyed this teaching.