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Mishkan Covering (part 1 of 2)
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MISHKAN COVERING  (Part 1 of 2)      
"As for the lower cover of the Tabernacle, make it of ten strips of cloth; make these of fine twisted linen, of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, with a design of cherubim worked into them." [Exodus (Shemot) 26. 1 Tanakh, Torah] 


This covering is first of four made especially for the Tabernacle in the Wilderness — the LORD GOD wishes to dwell with HIS people.  The Hebrew word for tabernacle is "mishkan"  and the word "sheka" means "to dwell."  Combined, one gets the word SHEKINAH meaning the place where GOD dwells.   The DIVINE ONE gives instructions concerning this curtain before any specifications for the other coverings of the building.  GOD'S dwelling is first "…in the beginning, GOD" — HE begins from HIMSELF. 


OMNISCIENT ALMIGHTY GOD begins HIS instructions for its building with the ceiling.  From the highest, GOD OMNIPOTENT comes down from Heaven, to earth.  Each covering represents the LORD MESSIAH Y’SHUA, the ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD. 


The Mishkan (Tabernacle) was to be of fine-twisted linen.  Twined refers to the work of bleaching the linen, then twisting it to force the water out.   Fine denotes spotlessness, innocence, and faultlessness as is seen in MESSIAH, the ANOINTED ONE. [Matthew 27. 3 - 4; 1 Peter 1. 19; 2. 22; 2 Corinthians 5. 21]   Y’SHUA ha’MASHIACH was righteous, loved righteousness, and did right in all things. [Hebrews 1. 9]   HE is the "RIGHTEOUS BRANCH." [Isaiah/Yeshayah 53. 11; Jeremiah/Yirmeyah 23. 5; Luke 23. 47; 1 John 2. 1] 


This was the ceiling and completed the building.  Without this covering that Holy Structure would be open and unfinished.  So, when we step into the LORD Y’SHUA, HE makes us righteous. [1 Corinthians 1. 30]  The ANOINTED ONE completes us, for we are covered over by HIM and called "the very righteousness of GOD in HIM." [2 Corinthians 5. 21] 


The colors of this curtain are significant.  First, the curtains themselves are of White Linen.  This tells of MESSIAH'S righteousness.  Blue is typical of Heaven, a serene color closely linked with gold, which represents DIVINITY. [Exodus/Shemot 28. 6, 15; 39. 2, 5, 8]  JESUS came from Heaven.  This is the first color, GOD is first.  Scarlet is last; it is the color significant of earth.  "Adam" is literally translated as "red earth." JESUS, the SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, is the "LAST ADAM."  HE not only came from Heaven (blue), but HE came from earth (red). 


Purple is the blending in-between color, blending the red and blue harmoniously.   Purple is the royal color and is the emblem of heavenly and earthly glory.  The LORD MESSIAH is as the purple, for HE is the GOD-MAN (blue-red).  HE is the ROYAL ONE (purple), the KING of the Jews (red), and the KING of kings (blue).  The EXALTED ONE said, "…with cherubim of CUNNING WORK shall you make them." Cunning work is a weaving which penetrates both sides.  This represents workmanship of a more skillful and costly kind than needlework.  The SKILLFUL WEAVER is the HOLY SPIRIT.  The glory of GOD is hidden to all who stand outside the LORD Y’SHUA. 


These elaborate curtains were to hide the sacred furniture and services of the sanctuary from those on the outside.  Only those who enter the Tabernacle saw the glory, beauty exhibited by the colors and design of the inner curtains, the beautiful gold-covered boards and furniture, etc.   GOD THE FATHER is only known in MESSIAH Y’SHUA.   Here on the inside, the skillful weaving is predominate in the PERSON, LIFE and MINISTRY of the LORD JESUS.   The cunning weave of the colors perfectly blended together with the design of the cherubim all tell us of the perfect work of the HOLY SPIRIT. 


The "Curious Work" of GOD in this first curtain also speaks of the ministry of the HOLY SPIRIT in the believer. [Ephesians 2. 10; 4. 24; Colossians 3. 10]   We are HIS workmanship and are identified with MESSIAH in the cunning work.  By the HOLY SPIRIT, we are born of HIM, caught up in the curtain, inter-twined with CHRIST THE REDEEMER, woven in HIM and partakers of the divine nature!   The Mishkan curtain covered the boards of the building.  The GREAT ENABLER, the HOLY SPIRIT covers, envelopes, submerges the church, and baptizes the believer with HIMSELF.  This is the great desire and promise of the HEAVENLY FATHER. 


. . . to be continued 



Sha'alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
This is Yizkor Pesah, the last day of Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread — be reminded of your commitment to obey GOD in holiness and integrity of life. We are overwhelmingly grateful that the ALMIGHTY LORD GOD is gracious to us and we can understand and fulfill the Teaching of HIS WORD. Enlighten our eyes in YOUR Law that we may cling to YOUR commandments. Unite our hearts to love and revere YOU and to learn YOUR WORDS and wisdom.  LORD, YOU are my PRAISE, my STRENGTH, my FORTRESS, my REFUGE — in days of affliction and at all times.
 May you have a heart to know Y’SHUA, that HE is the LORD of your life; oh, return to HIM with your whole heart. May you be delivered from trouble and harm, and when it comes - strengthened through it. Heal us O LORD, make us righteous in YOUR sight we pray. Amen.
Step into the week with courage and confidence that GOD is with you and you will be overflowing with blessings; may gladness reign and your joy increase.
GOD’S goodness and grace to us, truly HIS mercies endure forever. Now, go forth and proclaim the GOOD NEWS as the BELOVED ONE commissioned while it is still day.
Omer Day 7/Pesach Day 8 (Festival of Passover/Unleavened Bread)
Chol Hamo’ed (Festival Weekday) 


Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 



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