blueletterbible website is down and I can’t find the RSV at biblegateway, but Ezekiel 46:1 in the KJV tells about the Jewish devotion being centered around a “GATE”, so the Jews were told to “enter by the STRAIT gate” (but Paul/Saul was told to go on a “street called STRAIGHT”….yes, , for us it’s a NEW kind of devotion).
Ezekiel 46:1The GATE of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the SIX WORKING DAYS; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.
About thirty years ago I found a ‘PULPIT bible that was about one hundred and eighty years old. I never really read it (they were very large and cumbersome).
The last ten pages were abot the SEVEN AGES OF THE WORLD (a teaching of St. Augustine that VANISHED (became unknown/lost) about two hundred years ago (no doubt it had to be HIDDEN because it explained too much TRUTH about God, scripture, and creation/reality).
I donated the book to a church that promised to have it restored because the front cover had fallen off (so I simply forgot about the whole thing and never gave it any more thought…until a couple of days ago when I found Wikipedia listing).
The SIX DAYS (age of time) are when the OLD devotion was valid, but now our devotion is to WALK with the SPIRIT.
Acts 9:11 Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus
After Jesus chased the moneychangers out of the temple, they simply disguised themselves as angels of light and masqueraded as GOOD TEAHERS (they INFILTRATED the church but will not PREVAIL/win).
They (satan’s dark forces…the SECRET SOCIETIES) have always done everything they can to obscure/hide the truth of scripture, God, and how we should express/live and be devoted.
Each age is a CREATION “day”
So, you see that the “world” does not and WILL NOT welcome (enthusiastically receive) TRUTH (nor enjoy being told about it).
TRUTH is actually found to be OFFENSIVE to human nature because it is non-negotiable.
Do not be a climber. Do not enter by another way JOHN 1.