The Covering of Linen (Ex 26:1-6)
The Covering of Linen.
The tabernacle had mainly three outer coverings. The outer covering was made of seal skin. Underneath the seal skin was the Ram’s skin covering. Underneath the ram skin covering was the Goat heir covering. The inside bottom covering was covering of linen. This is also called tabernacle (Ex 26:1). It was made of 10 curtains, each curtain 28 cubits long and 4 cubits wide, making 280 cubits in length. This was made of fine linen, blue, purple and scarlet threads. It was made by embroidery needle work. There are cherubim in this covering. When angels are messengers the cherubim are the guardians of the throne of God. The linen speaks the practical righteousness of Christ which is also his inner character. This is the first covering the worshiper inside the Holy place sees. What Christ was before man, he was before God. This is the first covering mentioned in the scripture. Man looks from outside but God looks inside the heart. This covering speaks of Christ's glory and majesty. The worshiper looking at this beautiful covering would be filled with wonder and admiration.
Purple Speaks of Christ’s Royalty:
Scarlet Speaks of Christ’s suffering death and glory. Dan 5:7, 16, 29.