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.
Moses’ Tabernacle is a picture of the Body of Christ. Christ only has one body and it is not one specific church or religion. The body of Christ is made of all believers who currently live on this earth and includes the believers who have already crossed over. A church membership card will not get you entrance into the body of Christ. The only thing that qualifies me for entrance into the body of Christ is believing and confessing that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins and asking Him to come live in my heart.
This is pictured to us in the gate of Moses’ Tabernacle. The word translated as gate into English means the gate of a palace, the gate of a royal castle, the gate of a temple and the gate of the court of the tabernacle. It comes from a root word which means to estimate or to set a price. It is also used to describe the gate of Heaven.
The gate into Moses’ Tabernacle was twenty cubits wide. A cubit is a biblical measurement that goes from the elbow to the tip of the fingers. After the cubit was standardized it is said to be anywhere from seventeen inches to twenty-one inches long. So the entrance into Moses Tabernacle would have been anywhere from a little over twenty-eight feet wide to thirty-five feet wide. It doesn’t matter how big a sinner someone is nor how big a load they are carrying, the entrance into Jesus’ presence and salvation from our sins is big enough to allow us in. Jesus has paid the price and His crucifixion, death and the shedding of His blood was sufficient!
That gate had blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen or white in it. Jesus came from heaven (blue), reigned over sin and the flesh (purple), shed His blood (scarlet), and now we can wear a white robe of salvation and be admitted into the body of Christ and into the presence of God Almighty Himself.
It doesn’t matter how much sin and wrong has been in my life, Jesus has paid the price. His crucifixion, death and the shedding of His blood is sufficient!