The word Miphkad in Hebrew means a numbering, census, and the appointed place … also referred to as the gate of gathering. This gate prophetically speaks of the judgment of the nations that takes place when Jesus returns. This is also the last of the gates mentioned … and symbolically reminds us that there is a gathering in the end – a special gathering.
Mat 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
It is wise to remember that our business activities will not be excluded from judgments, a final gathering will be like a final audit …be careful and note that God’s measures are not the same as men’s. God watches what you do to the least of men and women …and He knows the motivations of the heart. The most important deal is at the last gate …be sure to be a winner. Everything that could cost you eternally at the last gate must be urgently repaired.
Verses for further meditation
Rev 22:12; Col 3:24
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Adversity makes us stronger. Be more watchful when things are smooth not to mar your eternal position.
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, let it be well with me in the end, when it really matters most – at the last gate. Amen
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