Finish the Fence and The Gate to the Courtyard Part 1

Have you ever thought about Moses? Have you wondered what he thought as God dictated His blueprints? It helps to put yourself in the story and feel what the character may be feeling. What you see and feel stays with you much longer than facts and figures. 

Today we will finish the fence details and move on to the gate. I am taking the liberty to add my ideas about what Moses thought. Ask Holy Spirit to pull you into the story. 

Read this blog word for word with frequent ‘Selahs’—pauses to consider what you’ve read. Ask Holy Spirit questions. Write down your thoughts. We have all year to get through this revelation of God’s plan of redemption and love. We are unveiling who Jesus is and who He created us to be. 

Did you know that numbers and measurements have meaning in Hebrew? We’ve seen the details of the curtains and pillars of the fence. But now we are going to look at the measurements. 

Exodus 27:18 “The length of the court shall be one hundred cubits, the width fifty throughout, and the height five cubits, made of fine woven linen, and its sockets of bronze.”

The North and South sides are one hundred cubits or 150 feet. The East and West ends are fifty cubits or 75 feet. And the height of the fence is five cubits or 7 ½ feet. 

One Hundred in Hebrew represents the election of God’s chosen ones, set apart as holy.

Fifty is Jubilee—a time of Restoration and Holy Spirit. 

Five represents Grace.

We can say then, that the Tabernacle is chosen and set apart by God as holy–a place of Restoration and Grace. Jesus is our Tabernacle and we are the tabernacle of Holy Spirit.

The white linen curtained fence marked a separation between the outside world–the profane, and the inside life of purity and holiness. 

In Ezekiel 44: 23 God gives instructions to the Sons of Zadok—the only priests assigned to minister to God in the Holy Place. 

“And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.”

Profane in scripture means common or unholy. Profane does not represent God or His character. 

Outside the fence was the encampment of three million Jews who were still learning what it meant to be God’s people. Inside the fence, they will discover the priceless gifts available to those who choose to follow Him. 

Moses paused. “Abba, this is such a small space inside the camp. With the seven-and-a-half-foot fence, whatever is inside will be a mystery unless they come inside.” 

“Yes, you are right. In time, My people will hear about what is inside, but words will not equal the experience of coming in. When I bring revelation, I often hide some details. Men and women must draw closer to Me to receive more. You cannot know Me from a distance. Remember Job’s experience?”

Job 42:5-6 “I had heard about you with my ears, but now my eye sees you;  therefore I detest [myself] and repent in dust and ashes.” Complete Jewish Bible

With that, we will move on to the Gate. 

Exodus 27:16 “For the gate of the court there shall be a screen twenty cubits long, woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen, made by a weaver. It shall have four pillars and four sockets.”

Again, there are measurements–Twenty cubits, four pillars, and four sockets. 

The number 20 means Anointing and Redemption. Do you hear Isaiah 61:1 playing in your spirit? 

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound”…

Twenty cubits also equal thirty feet. Jesus was 30 when He began His ministry. Luke 2:23

– The priests entered service at age 30 (Numbers 4:3).

– Saul became King when he was 30 (1 Samuel 13:1).

– David became King when he was 30 (2 Samuel 5:4).

– God called Ezekiel as a prophet at age 30 (Ezekiel 1:1).


Men are considered worthy of leadership at thirty years old throughout the Bible, Old, and New Testament. 

All this is interesting, but we are talking about Jesus. In John 10:9 we find, “Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the DOOR of the sheep.” 

And “I am the DOOR. If anyone enters by Me, will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:11

He also said in John 14:6,  “I am the WAY, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Notice, He doesn’t say, I am one of the ways or one of the doors. Today, in our world, some say there are many ways to God. But the entrance to the Tabernacle courtyard which is a picture of God’s plan of redemption has one Way only. His plan is the same today as it was when He gave Moses this blueprint. 

There were four pillars and four sockets. Four is the number seen in the Bible seen in the letter Dallet. ד — can you see, it looks like a door? The number four means Earth or creation. God completed creating the material universe on the fourth day. (Genesis 1:1-19) There are four directions on the compass representing the entire earth. There are four seasons in the year. 

The letter Dallet means Door, Gate, an Impoverished man, to a pathway, a place of decision, or an entrance to life or death. The pillars declare this gate to be open to all. John 3:16 is written all over it spiritually. 

Everyone, who believes and makes a personal decision to receive Christ as their Savior and Lord can enter. The gate is open and unguarded 24/7.

Jesus revealed Himself as the only entrance to God. The meaning of the eastern gate pointed to Him. The righteousness of God barred every other possible entry. But because of the blood of Christ, we can enter.

All the treasures of the Father are within the courts of the tabernacle, and they are free for all who enter, receiving all that Jesus did and all that He is. 

Psalm 100:4-5 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.

Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. 

For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations. 

I had hoped to get through all the details about the gate, but here we are at 1122 words. So, Shalom for now. I will do my best to get out another blog this week to tell you about the colors God chose and why. 

Shalom, my friends. ♥

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