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The Eleven Curtains of Goats' Hair and The Fifty Taches of Brass

The Eleven Curtains of Goats' Hair

Exodus 26:7 And thou shalt make curtains of goats' hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make. 8 The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one measure. 9 And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle. 10 And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.

The eleven 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. The eleventh is God Himself in His entirety revealed as Jesus Christ. 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.

The Fifty Taches of Brass

11 And thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one. 12And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle. 13 And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent, it shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it. 14 And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.

The tacks are what hold God’s people lives together, so they cannot be unraveled and exposed like the rest of the world. They are made of brass because brass is the easiest metal to refine of the three metals used. The hang over is the abundance that His people know they have which allows them to live, being the generous beings that He created them to be. Ram’s Skin Died Red represents Jesus the ram that God provided in place of Isaac and all of His people’s lives as well. Badgers’ Skins are impervious mammals’ skins that are His people’s covering from the elements of the world.


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