The Ten Curtains of the Tabernacle

Exodus 26:1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them. 2 The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall have one measure. 3 The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another. 4 And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of another curtain, in the coupling of the second. 5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is in the coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of another. 6 And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.

The ten curtains of the tabernacle represent the ten aspects of God and His people’s journey which are, Humility, Redemption, Power, Being, Mercy, Abundant Life, Witness, Sovereignty, Separation, and Completion. These ten aspects of His people’s journeys are all one that are experienced as ten; which, when a person thinks they are finished, God shows them more if they are able to be humbled instead of puffed up with pride because they think they know something instead of knowing they only know what He has gifted to them to that point in their lives.

Blue is the peaceful color of the covering sky that is His people’s eternal covering of His mercy filled love that never ends.

Purple is the color of majesty which represents the mixture of Jesus’ scarlet blood as He hung on the cross in the blue sky and transforms His people from ordinary people into His kings.

Scarlet is the color of Jesus’ blood atonement woven through His people’s lives that has paid for all of their sins before they were ever born.

The fifty loops in the curtains represent the Year of Jubilee when everyone gets their inherited possessions back free of charge because it is what God gifted them through His foreknowledge and sovereignty to supply their needs for His purpose, and it being shown twice in the tabernacle symbolizes that it is not only for the Jews, but also for the Gentiles who are called by His name.


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