After we pass the altar of burnt-offering and the laver of brass, we come to the door of the holy place.
The description. Exodus 26:36 – A hanging screen or curtain, made of sky-blue, purple, wrought with scarlet needle-work, of fine-twined linen. Exodus 26:37 – Five (5) pillars of wood overlaid with gold. The hooks also made of gold. Five (5) sockets of brass (to support the pillars).
The spiritual meaning.
The colours of the curtains used in the gate, the door, the veil and in the Tabernacle-curtain, as well as the colours in the ephod of the high priest, are all the same and their spiritual teaching refer to the walk in faith of Jesus Christ in His incarnation, in His four-fold identity:
At the door: Outside = you are in God’s territory, but in the domain of the court. Inside = In the holy place. The spiritual meaning of: Outside the door = one is saved, yet standing in the domain of the law, namely the domain of the flesh that still has to be mortified and judged. Inside the door = to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. In this domain there is communion with Christ through His Word: not by the flesh but by the Holy Spirit, Who will help us in growing, shining, fruit-bearing and in our worship to God. (True worship is in spirit and truth).
The five pillars of the door. The 5 pillars refer to 5 persons who testified and confirmed that Jesus truly is the door. In the Gospel of John, chapter 5, this door is revealed. In John 5:1-30 Jesus already revealed Himself in the 4 main qualities of His Person, namely as:
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