You are currently standing in front of the Eastern gate in the old city of Jerusalem.
Approximately 2,600 years ago the prophet Ezekiel was given a vision regarding this very gate.
A vision that foretold the king of kings second coming. "He will appear from the east. The sound of his coming will be like the ROAR of rushing waters. He will enter the temple through the eastern gateway." This is the eastern Gate.
Let's remember that Jesus successful predicted the complete destruction of the Jewish temple by the Roman's in 70 AD. He confirmed his return through the eastern gate to his disciples in Matthew 24:27 "For as the lightning comes from the EAST and shines as far as the west so will be the coming of the son of man". In 1541, the Ottoman sultan Suleiman sealed the eastern Gate amid fears that the prophesy was true and that the messiah would be entering through the eastern gate.
It's been over 465 years since suleiman sealed the eastern Gate, despite numerous well-documented attempts to open it, the gate has remained sealed just as the lord proclaimed to Ezekiel. Chapter 44:2 "And the lord said to me, 'this Gate shall remain shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it, for the lord, the God of Israel has entered by it.' There is only one who will enter through this Gate - Jesus the messiah. “Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle. On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward.” Zechariah 14:3-4
I stood in front of this gate, I took this photo knowing full well that it is physical proof of Jesus. So to those who believe I leave you with these words tonight.
Matt 10:34 Jesus said "Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it"