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When the Roll is Called Up Yonder...The Gate Miphad (11 of 11)
Series: Realms of Revival
Nehemiah 3: 31-32
Intro: Our tour around the walls of Jerusalem started at the Sheep Gate of Salvation, We are now looking at the final gate, the Gate Miphkad, and it joins the sheep gate, where we started at. This may seem strange to our understanding, but it won't be when we are enlightened as to the meaning of this gate. The name "Miphkad" means "a place of review, or a place of appointment". In Nehemiah's time, this was the gate where the elders and judges of the city assembled to hear the cases of the people, and would hand down their decisions and judgments. Relating this meaning to the Christian life, this is symbolic of the "Bema Seat" or "The Judgment Seat of Christ", where all born again, blood washed believers will stand at attention. while Christ reviews our lives from the day of salvation to the day of either death or the rapture. This is not the Great White Throne Judgment, because the sinful nature of these saints was settled by the blood of the Lamb. However, make not mistake, the child of God will not get off scot free, but will answer for every action and every sin, both of commission and omission. Romans 8:1 "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus". We will stand in condemnation of sin, but will stand in a concise examination of our service. There will be no shouting in eternity until your service on earth is examined. There will be a roll call of the saints, but there will also be a roll call of service. There will be no rejoicing at the Marriage Supper, until there is a rendering of your mandated service. II Cor 5:10 "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad" Rom 14: 10-12 "we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, so then everyone of us shall give account of ...
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