The eastern gate was shut. It was not to be opened. For The Lord had entered it.
That’s what Ezekiel was told. Ezekiel knew this was futuristic.
This vision before him was the Second Coming of Christ.
A couple of years ago I was in Jerusalem and saw the eastern gate sealed up. It has been like that since 1541 when a Muslim, Sultan Suleiman had it sealed for fear the prophecies would be fulfilled in which the Messiah would come through that gate. It has remained sealed for over 2,600 years since Ezekiel saw this happening.
Why was it shut really? The answer is because The Lord entered there.
When he rode into Jerusalem on that Palm Sunday He came through the Eastern gate.
When He comes again He will come through that gate.
Until then it remains closed.
The one who can open any closed door experience is the one who will enter through the shut eastern gate.
One day we will see this happen. For now let’s enjoy as many opened doorways as possible!