Tuesday, 17 February 2009 20:53
To enter into the courtyard where the tabernacle was; there was only one gate. It was 30 feet wide.
It was at the east end of the outer court ,directly in the center.
The gate was covered by a curtain made of purple, blue, and scarlet linen finely twisted.
This was the one and only gate to enter in which is a representation of Christ as the only way through which one could reach God.
To do this, one must first enter in through the gate to the place where God dwelt.
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
"I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved." (John 10:9)
The act of entering in at the gate and coming into the court yard was important to the Israelites. By entering, one could find forgiveness of sin. The first thing they saw after coming in the gate was the brazen altar, which we plan to talk about next week.