Exodus Chapter 27 Verses 9-18
:9 “And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen of an hundred cubits long for one side: 10 And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver. 11 And likewise
for the north side in length there shall be hangings of an hundred cubits long, and his twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver. 12 And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets ten. 13 And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits.
14 The hangings of one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three. 15 And on the other side shall be hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three. 16 And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined
linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four. 17 All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass. 18 The length of the court shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass.”
The tabernacle is divided into three parts: the most holy place; the holy place; and the outer court. The most holy place is a type of heaven. The holy place is a type of the church kingdom; and the outer court is a type representative of the elect family of God.
Only Aaron and his qualifying male descendants who held the office of the high priest were allowed to go into the most holy place with the blood of a suitable sacrifice. Only the male descendants of Aaron who were the priests were allowed to go into the holy place. All of the children of Israel were allowed access to the outer court of the tabernacle.
Similar to the above, our High Priest after the order of Melchisdec, Jesus Christ, entered into heaven having obtained eternal redemption for us. The qualifying disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ enter into the church kingdom through water baptism. The entire elect family of God is embraced by the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ and is made righteous thereby.
The numbers and colors of the court of the tabernacle tell us the story of the elect family of God. The total length of the perimeter hangings of the court is three hundred (19) cubits. The number 300 is closely associated with the bible subject of faith. There were twenty pillars for each of the length sides of the court.
Twenty is the bible number closely associated with service. The height of the court was five cubits high. Five is the bible number closely associated with death. There were ten pillars for each of the breath sides of the court. Ten is closely associated with law or commandment. Each of the breath sides of the court was fifty cubits long. Fifty in the scriptures like the number eight is closely associated with
new beginnings. The hooks and fillets of the pillars were of silver. Silver is closely associated with redemption. The pillars and their sockets were of brass. Brass is closely associated with judgment.
The hangings were made of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen. Blue is closely associated in the scriptures with law or commandment. Purple is closely associated with royalty. Scarlet is closely associated with blood or war. Fine twined linen is closely associated with righteousness.
The elect family of God is delivered from the curse of the law (blue) and redeemed (silver) and justified (brass) from their sins by the blood atonement (scarlet)
of Jesus Christ:
1. Gal. 3:10, 13 “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.” … “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:”
2. Rom. 3:24 “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:”
3. Eph. 1:7 “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”
4. Col. 1:14 “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”
5. Heb. 9:12 “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”
6. Rom. 3:24 “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:”
7. Rom. 5:9 “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”
Moreover, through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus (scarlet) we are made righteous (fine twined linen) in the sight of God: 2 Cor. 5:21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
The new or spiritual birth is a new beginning (fifty) for an elect child of God and imparts faith (300) to him:
1. John 5:25 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.”
2. 2 Cor. 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
3. Gal. 6:15 “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.”
4. Eph. 4:24 “And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”
5. Gal. 5:22,23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
6. Heb. 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
In addition, through the new birth we are made royalty (purple) by Christ: Rev. 1:5 “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto
God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”
Furthermore, as a result of the new birth we have been given a purpose for our lives and that purpose is to serve (twenty) God:
1. Eph. 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
2. Rom. 1:9 “For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;”
3. Rom. 7:6 “But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.”
4. Rom. 12:1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
5. Gal. 5:13 “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.”
“And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four.”
The gate of the court, the entrance to the holy place and the curtain unto the most holy place all have things in common. They all show us that entrance to the court, to the Lord’s church kingdom, and into heaven itself is by and through the covenant work of the Lord Jesus Christ. This covenant is spelled out for us in Rom. 8:29, 30: “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate
to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” Please note that the work (silver) of this covenant is completely and totally the work of God. In order to justify us
before God, Christ had to keep the law (blue) perfectly and then present himself as a perfect sacrifice (scarlet) unto God. The work (four) of the Holy Spirit in this covenant is evident in the effectual calling. Moreover, it is evident
when Christ presented himself as an acceptable sacrifice unto the Father: Heb. 9:14 “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
Additionally, by this covenant work Christ hath made us righteous (fine twined linen) before God as set forth for us in Rom. 8:33: “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.”
The final result of this covenant is that we are made royalty (purple) as the sons and daughters of the King of kings. We are born into the family of God through the miracle of the spiritual birth and our bodies are adopted into the family of God through the Lord Jesus Christ: Eph. 1:5 “Having predestinated us unto the
adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,”
Footnote: (19) three hundred Three Hundred – Faith
There is a very strong correlation in the scriptures between the number 300 and the subject of faith. This correlation is so strong that the words faith and its derivatives, faithful, faithfully, and faithfulness occur exactly 300 times in the King James translation of the New Testament. In addition, the words, believe and its derivatives, belief, believeth, believing, and believer
occur exactly 300 times in the scriptures. There are between 30 and 40 writers of the Old and New Testaments whose writings spanned about a thousand years. There is no way they could have collaborated together to come out with such statistics. This was by the leadership of the Holy Spirit that such a correlation has been made even to the number of times the words appear in the scriptures.