He brought me back to the outer sanctuary gate that faces east. It was closed.
References for Ezekiel 44:1
The LORD said to me, This gate remains closed. It shouldn't be opened. No one should come in through it because the LORD, Israel's God, has entered through it. It will remain closed.
As for the prince, he may sit in it to eat bread in the LORD's presence. He may come in and go out by way of the gate's porch.