The wooden boards for the walls and pillars from which the door curtain was hung is called the frame of the tabernacle. The tabernacle had two rooms. They are “the Holy place and the Most Holy Place”. Over the frame four large coverings were spread. Together they form the roof of the tabernacle. They are badger’s skin covering, ram’s skin covering, goat’s hair covering.and the covering of Linen. The inner linen covering is also called tabernacle. Anyone standing in the holy place would admire the beauty of this covering. These coverings protected the tabernacle from wind and bad weather.
Badger’s skin or Seal skin was the outer covering.
It was made of seal skin. It was thick, dark and brown in color. It is not very attractive (Ex 26:14; 36:19). It was spread over all coverings. This covering speaks of Christ in his humanity. To the unsaved Christ is not beautiful or attractive. "There was nothing beautiful or majestic about Christ's appearance, nothing to attract us to him" (Isaiah 53:2). Yet He is the only Savior who can save and shelter us from sin. Outside influences could never damage this covering. Satan used all his power against the Christ to destroy him. But Christ's perfect life repelled all the accusations against him. He withstood all temptations. This covering safeguarded the tent against strong wind and bad weather. Under Christ's care believers are safe. He is able to keep us from stumbling and to present us faultless before the presence of God's glory with exceeding Joy (Jude 24). What a great Savior!
Ram’s Skin Dyed Red Color: Ex 26:14.
This covering was placed under the badger’s skin covering and was not visible to public. This was ram's skins dyed with red color. This covering speaks of Christ’s atoning death on the cross. He was totally consecrated to do the will of the Father (Phil 2:8). It pleased the Lord to crush him (Isiah 53:10). The holy one died for the unholy, the sinless one died for the sinful. Christ became for us redemption and sanctification. So the worshiper can worship God without fear.
The Goat’s Heir Covering: Ex 26:7-13.T
The white goat's hair covering was the third covering from the top. Secondly this was the largest covering in size. 44/30 cubits (66/45 feet). This covering speaks of the intrinsic nature of Christ. It did not stretch beyond its measure and never yielded to the forces of nature. Ti is called the tent over the tabernacle. This covering protected the sanctuary and the worshiper from surrounding. It covers the whole tabernacle and speaks of believer's separation from the world.