1.      Sheep Gate – December

2.      Fish Gate – January

3.      Old Gate – February

4.      Valley Gate – March

5.      Dung Gate – April

6.      Fountain Gate – May

7.      Water Gate – June

8.      Horse Gate – July

9.      East Gate – August

10. Inspection Gate – September

The 10 gates have individual meanings and differing purposes. We will deal with one of the gates each month.

Then comes October and the celebration near the Feast of Tabernacles. This can be a park rental and pot luck with worship, a worship festival at the George Green amphitheater, a repeat of the 2015 worship in the park, or something totally unthought-of of at this point.

Looking at the meanings and purposes of the gates, we need to seek the Lord for the gates in Anoka to pair up with each of them. At some point before the end of December we need to set in place the procedure for establishing and dedicating each of the gates in the appropriate month.


 

Here is the table that needs to be filled in for the corresponding Anoka points of interest. We can consider points of interest, historical spots, roadways, waterways, etc. As we seek this information from the Lord, we ought to also examine our personal lives in relation to our spirituality and godly living.

 

Month

Gate

Anoka Location

Description

December

Sheep

 

 

January

Fish

 

 

February

Old

 

 

March

Valley

 

 

April

Dung

 

 

May

Fountain

 

 

June

Water

 

 

July

Horse

 

 

August

East

 

 

September

Inspection

 

 

 

After the table is filled in for the current month regarding the location and the reasoning for it, a time and procedure will need to be established to execute the plan.


 

 

 

Excerpts from: http://www.raystedman.org/bible-overview/adventuring/nehemiah-rebuilding-the-walls

1.      Sheep Gate

a.      Meaning: signifies the Lamb of God, whose blood was shed on the cross for us, and, therefore, it reveals the principle of the cross.

b.     Purpose: the gate through which the sheep were brought into the city to be sacrificed at the altar.

2.      Fish Gate

a.      Meaning: suggests the witness of a Christian. 

b.     Purpose: this gate is for defense.

3.      Old Gate, or Gate of Yeshanah

a.      Meaning:  I suggest that it represents truth.

b.     Purpose: resting upon truth.

4.      Valley Gate

a.      Meaning: the place of humility.

b.     Purpose: the place of lowliness of mind and humbleness of heart. 

5.      Dung Gate

a.      Meaning: the filth carried away.

b.     Purpose: the place through which all the refuse of the city was carried; all the rubbish, all the filth was carried.

6.      Fountain Gate

a.      Meaning:  the river of life in us.

b.     Purpose: the flowing of the Spirit of God in our lives, to enable us to obey his will and his word.

7.      Water Gate

a.      Meaning: the word of God.

b.     Purpose: The word of God never breaks down. It doesn't need to be repaired. It simply needs to be reinhabited.

8.      Horse Gate

a.      Meaning: a symbol of warfare.

b.     Purpose: to do battle against the forces of darkness.

9.      East Gate

a.      Meaning: faced the rising sun, and is the gate of hope. 

b.     Purpose: the gate of anticipation of what is yet to come when all the trials of life and all the struggles of earth will end and the glorious new sun will rise on the new day of God.

10.  Muster Gate, or Inspection Gate

a.      Meaning: the examination gate.

b.     Purpose: the place where judgment was conducted.