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Nehemiah Part 37. A Tour of the Walls of Jerusalem; the Refuse or Dung Gate, part 10.

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Refuse Gate also known as the Dung Gate which is a type of the place where the garbage pit of the soul is identified.

The Valley of Hinnom represented the valley of graves or the valley of death.

TLJC used the Valley of Hinnom near Jerusalem as the image of Hell.

Valley experiences are used by the Lord to clear away the rubbish so that true faith, refined by the fire, can come forth and produce fruit.

Clearing away the rubbish in our lives is never easy but the benefits of this experience can be fantastic.

PSA 107:20 He sent His word and healed them, And delivered {them} from their destructions.
PSA 119:9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping {it} according to Thy word.
PSA 119:28 My soul weeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Thy word.
PSA 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, That Thy word has revived me.

The Dung Gate is the gate that they would take all the refuse and rubbish out of Jerusalem, down to the valley of Hinnom to be burned.

Valley experiences are used by the Lord to clear away the rubbish so that true faith, refined by the fire, can come forth and produce fruit.

He builds the Dung Gate and it’s actually an expression of honor because the Dung Gate is a picture of the forgiveness of God and the spiritual recovery available for every believer.

LUK 6:35-36, But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil {men} Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”

LUK 18:13 But the tax-gatherer, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’

TIT 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,

LUK 2:40 And the Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.

JOH 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

ACT 6:8 And Stephen,
full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs
among the people.

1CO 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

2CO 12:9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

HEB 4:16 Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.

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