A . THE SHEEP GATE (3:1) THIS SPEAKS OF THE CROSS
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep.
B . THE FISH GATE (3:3) THIS SPEAKS OF SOUL-WINNING
19 And he saith unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men.
C . THE OLD GATE (3:6) THIS SPEAKS OF OUR NATURE .
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
D. THE VALLEY GATE (3:13) THIS SPEAKS OF SUFFERINGS AND TESTING
2 COR. 1:3-5
5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound unto us, even so our comfort also aboundeth through Christ.
E. THE DUNG GATE (3:14) THIS SPEAKS OF THE WORKS OF THE FLESH
GAL. 5: 16
16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary the one to the other; that ye may not do the things that ye would.
F . THE FOUNTAIN GATE (3:15) THIS SPEAKS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water.
G . THE WATER GATE (3:26) THIS SPEAKS OF THE WORD OF GOD
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
H . THE HORSE GATE (3:28) this speaks of the believer’s warfare .
10 ¶ Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
I . the Miphkad gate (3:31) this was thought to be the judgment gate and therefore speaks of the judgment seat of Christ
1 cor. 3:15
15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire.
J . the Eastern gate this speaks of Christ return the Kingdom
His triumphal entry—when He entered through the east gate .