The Water Gate
1. Gates - openings in the walls of a city - places of entrance
2. Gates - moveable structures that guard the openings - obstruct
3. Strategically placed to be both:
a. Easily accessible
b. Easily defendable
4. New Jerusalem - 12 gates - 3 per side
a. No moveable structures for defense
5. The Gates were the main places of attack
a. 2 Sam 11:20-24 (Donít attack the walls!!)
The Water Gate - Represents The Word of God - vs 26
1. Why The Controversy
2. Whose Right
3. Why Is It So Important impudent
Thereís a Command - 4
Thereís a Choice - 30
Thereís a Blessing - vs 1-2
Thereís a Reproach - 22, 39
Thereís a Boldness - 6, 46
Thereís a Curse - 21-23
a. De 4:1-2 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you. Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
b. Pr 30:5-6 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
c. Re 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Godís Word Cleanses - 3, 9, 11
Godís Word Quickens - 25, 41
Godís Word Instructs - 33-34
Godís Word Delights - 47-48
Godís Word Comforts - 50-52
Godís Word Rejoices - 54-55, 62, 162
Godís Word Chastens - 67, 71, 75
Godís Word Encourages - 81-83
Godís Word Gives Wisdom - 97-100
Godís Word Guides - 105, 133
Godís Word Protects - 114-117
Godís Word Gives Peace - 165
Godís Word Delivers - 170
Godís Word Is Right - 75, 128, 137-138, 151
Godís Word Is Settled - 89
Godís Word Is Faithful - 90
Godís Word Is Wonderful - 129
Godís Word Is Pure - 140
Godís Word Is Preserved - 160
a. Mt 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass,
one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be
b. 1Pe 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of
incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for
c. Ps 12:6-7 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver
tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep
them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever.
a. The Perfection of Godís Word (Did not have to be repaired)
1. Ps 19:7-11 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting
the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise
the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing
the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure,
enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean,
enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and
righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than
gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
2. Ps 93:5 Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness
becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.
3. 1Pe 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and
abideth for ever.
b. The Praise of Godís Word
1. Ps 56:4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have
put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
2. Ps 56:10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD
will I praise his word.
3. Ps 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and
praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth:
for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
c. The Propigation of Godís Word
1. Php 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may
rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain,
neither laboured in vain.
2. 2Ti 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of
season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and
3. Isa 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me;
because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good
tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the
brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the
opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim
the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
d. The Purifying Effect of Godís Word
1. Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the
washing of water by the word,
2. Ps 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his
way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
Why We Stand On The King James Bible!
1. Because God's Veracity Demands It.
(a) God Promised a Permnant Word
(1) A Heavenly Word - Ps 119:89 For ever, O LORD,
thy word is settled in heaven.
(2) An Earthly Word - - Matthew 5:18 - For verily I say
unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle
shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
(b) God Promised A Pure Word - 1Pe 1:23 Being born again,
not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God,
which liveth and abideth for ever.
(1) Ps 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as
silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
2. Because of The Confusion Involved.
(a) 1 Corinthians 14:33 - For God is not the author of confusion,
but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
3. Because There Must Be One Authority.
(a) Romans 3:4 - God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
4. Because The King James Is The Proven Bible.
(a) Psalms 138:2 - I will worship toward thy holy temple, and
praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou
hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
(Never been a revival with another version!)
5. Because Preservation Demands It.
(a) Psalms 12:7 - Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt
preserve them from this generation for ever.
(b) 2 Peter 1:19 - We have also a more sure word of prophecy;
whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that
shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star
arise in your hearts:
(c) 1Pe 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of
incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for