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Eastern Gate is a treasure

What do you treasure? (Ezekiel 43:1-2, 4) Then he led me to the gate, the gate facing east; and behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the way of the east. … And the glory of the Lord entered the house by way of the gate facing east. Ezekiel tells us that the glory of God left the Temple (chapter 10), but now he speaks of another day when the glory of God will return to the Temple. When this happens, the glory of God will enter through the Eastern Gate. I read that the Eastern Gate provided the most direct access to enter the Jerusalem Temple. In the past, Jewish people would pray near this gate so they could be as close as possible to the holiest site. Why is this Gate, and the Temple itself so holy?   It is set apart and distinct from all other things or places because God chose the Temple to be His earthly home. (Psalm 132:13-14) For the Lord has chosen Jerusalem; He has desired it for His home. “This is My resting place forever,” He said. “I will live here,