For if you had believed and relied
on Moses, you would believe and rely on Me, for he wrote about Me (personally).
But if you do not believe and trust his writings, how then will you believe and
trust My teachings? (How shall you cleave to and trust My words?) (John 5:46-47
In these verses, Yeshua is pointing
us back to Moses because Moses wrote of Him. Yet teachers in the church world
for hundreds of years have said that we no longer need the “Old Testament”. One
very prominent minister is teaching that nothing before the book of Acts is
relevant today (he’s done away with the Gospels). I personally know of some
people in prison ministry that have been told to only bring the “New Testament”
to the prison. Because of the mind set that the teachings of Moses (which he got
directly from God) have been done away with, we are very ignorant of many
significant revelations of Yeshua the Messiah found in the Torah. In these last
days, the Holy Spirit is raising up men of understanding who are being sent
forth to teach the Torah so we can better understand Yeshua the Messiah and
prepare us for His coming.
What has all this to do with our
color motif? The colors represent Yeshua. The significance of these colors was
taught to us by Brad Scott of Wildbranch Ministries
These three colors- blue, purple,
scarlet - are used in several articles in the tabernacle: the tabernacle
curtain (Ex 26:1), the veil before the Holy of Holies (Ex 26:31),the ephod of
the High Priest (Ex 28:6), the breastplate (Ex 28:15) and the pomegranates (Ex
28:33). These are just a few places they are listed. Notice that these colors
are always listed in the same order of blue, purple and scarlet.
How are these colors a pattern of
Blue is for YHVH. The cord of blue
is in the tzitzit to remind us of our holy God and His commandments. Scarlet/red
is for man. In between these two primary colors is purple. God and man were
separated, so God had to have a mediator to bring man back to Himself. Who is
that mediator? 100% blue /God and 100% red/man = purple /Yeshua our
mediator-100% God and man. This perfect picture of the Messiah is woven into
the curtains and used many times in the Tabernacle and the High Priest’s
garments to show us that the Messiah is the one who will bring us back to God.
Purple is also the color of royalty. Yeshua is the King of Israel, our High
Priest who has made us a royal priesthood.
This is just a very brief highlight
of the teaching by Brad Scott given at Lion Lamb Ministries’ Sukkot encampment
2002. To access Brad’s teaching on the Tabernacle, click on the link to
Wildbranch Ministries provided on our home page. We have also provided links to
the teaching ministry websites of Monte Judah/
Lion Lamb, Eddie Chumney/
Hebraic Roots, Bill
Cloud/ Shoreshim and Avram Yehoshua/
Seed of Abraham.