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For many years I didn't bother trying to tackle Revelation because it seemed to lack the little arrow that you see on maps that say "You are here". Rather than it being a "revelation" it appeared to be an impenetrably obscure riddle, until one day a "You are here" arrow appeared while I was reading 1 Corinthians: 1Co 15:24 Then the end will come, when ...


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A walled city with closed gates would be a safe haven, a place of refuge from enemies and wild animals. If someone lived outside the city in a tent or other temporary shelter, the walled city would also offer more protection from the natural elements. As Brian's answer notes, gates that never close signify perpetual peace: no more attacks from the enemy, no ...


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The main reason to close the gates of a city would be to protect those living within from harm (such as from invaders). The gates of the New Jerusalem will never be closed since there will never be any fear of war or invasions. The gates always remaining open signify perpetual peace. Also note that even in times of peace, city gates would still be closed at ...



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