THE DOOR OF THE TABERNACLE

There was one entrance into the courtyard of the tabernacle. This entrance had a gate. The gate was called "the door of the tabernacle". The entrance faced east. (Ex 27:16 and 38:18) It was 20 cubits wide with needlework of blue, scarlet (red), and purple.

The colors blue, scarlet, and purple were used through out the tabernacle in the needlework.

Blue - This color reminded believers that though they were on earth their destination was heaven. The color "blue" is used through out Scripture to remind the people of their heavenly character. Blue also represents the divine. It points to the book of John which emphases Yeshua's divine nature.

Isaiah 40:9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your G-d!

John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him (Yeshua), My L-rd and my G-d.

Scarlet (Red) - It may be that this color through out all the tabernacle equipment served to remind the Israelites that the blood was always essential in every part of life and service. This color points to Mark's account of Yeshua, which portrays Him as a servant.

Isaiah 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Mark 10:45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

(It was said in Jewish tradition the death of the righteous serves as an atonement for other men.)

Purple - It was used to remind believers that they were a part of the royal family of heaven. It signifies kingship and points to Matthew's account of Yeshua.

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Matthew 1:1 The book of the generation of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ), the son of David, the son of Abraham.

White - It signifies purity and a right humanity. This points to Luke's account of Yeshua, which stresses the humanity of Yeshua.

Zechariah 6:12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the L-RD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the L-RD: (This is referring to the millennial temple set up by Yeshua.)

Luke 23:4, 14 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man…Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:

The blue was woven with the scarlet to remind believers that they were forgiven and were made fit for heaven by the shed blood of the sacrifice. Linen yarns also were woven with these to remind the people of G-d's righteousness given to them as a gift to make them acceptable to G-d.

Just as the 4 colors woven together form a complete door, the 4 accounts of Yeshua recorded by Mattityahu, Mark, Luke, and Yochanan give us a complete picture of Yeshua.

The door symbolizes Yeshua. He told us so.

John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

John 14:6 Yeshua (Jesus) saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Just as one could not enter the courtyard of the temple and approach G-d with out going through the door. We cannot approach G-d with out going through Yeshua.

John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

Inside the court were only two pieces of furniture: the brazen altar and the laver.