Kingdom of God: The Gate-Keepers - Sexton, Rex 10/16/10

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Is being even just a door-keeper or a gate-keeper a menial job
(Psalms:84:10For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I
had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in
the tents of wickedness.)? Is it for those who "barely make it into
God's Kingdom"? The gate-keepers had access to the king (2
Kings:7:1-17[1]Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus
saith the LORD, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine
flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a
shekel, in the gate of Samaria.[2]Then a lord on whose hand the
king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the LORD
would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said,
Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat
thereof.[3]And there were four leprous men at the entering in of
the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we
die?[4]If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is
in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we
die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the
Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us,
we shall but die.[5]And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto
the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost
part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man there.[6]For
the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of
chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host:
and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired
against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the
Egyptians, to come upon us.[7]Wherefore they arose and fled in the
twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses,
even the camp as it was, and fled for their life.[8]And when these
lepers came to the uttermost part of the camp, they went into one
tent, and did eat and drink, and carried thence silver, and gold,
and raiment, and went and hid it; and came again,

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