The Gate and the Door

In the Tabernacle of the Old Testament, there were two entrances of significance, the Gate and the Door.

The Gate to the outer court of the tabernacle was wide and short…
The Door to the Holy place was half as wide, and twice as tall.

Jesus called himself, “The Door”… interesting then, that the population of Israel could enter the outer court through the Gate, but only the priests… a select few… would enter in through the Door.

The closer you get to Him, the straighter your walk must become.

We will either enter in through “the Door” for a relationship of intimacy and fellowship with Christ, or just enter the Gate and settle for an “Outer Court” relationship.

In John 10:1 Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.” And in verse 7, says, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.”

The account in Mark 2 has Jesus inside the house. The lame man and crew did NOT go through the door because there was no room, but climbed up “some other way” to the roof! However, the fact that they bypassed the door and went some other way does not violate Jesus’ words in John 10:1. In fact, the door of the house was a MAN MADE door… they bypassed tradition, and went straight to The Door, Jesus Christ!