Tabernacle Gate

God Propitiated

Sanctified Servant Mark
Heavenly Son of God John
Royal Messiah (Mediator)
Redeemer Luke

 Mankind Reconciled

 As the Lamb without spot and without blemish, Jesus Christ was perfect (pure, sanctified) humanity – equal with man.  Jesus Christ, the Sanctified Servant, was portrayed in the Gospel of Mark.  He was the second Adam, and uniquely qualified to be our Redeemer and pay for the sins of the world.    Christ, our Redeemer, was portrayed as the Suffering Son of Man in Luke.  As the Son of God, Jesus Christ was equal with God.  He possessed deity.  In the Gospel of John He was portrayed as the Son of God who came down from Heaven.  As the Mediator, the Lord Jesus Christ brought the two parties in conflict, God and man, together.  He paid for man’s sins as the Redeemer and thus reconciled man to God.  He satisfied all the requirements of Righteousness and Justice of God as the Mediator.  God the Father was propitiated by the work of Christ on the cross on behalf of all mankind.  Just as the smoke went up from the animal sacrifice as a sweet smell to God and signified divine acceptance, the White color in the gate also signified the propitiation of God the Father with the sacrifice of Christ on the cross.  When the work of the cross was finished, the Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected and seated at the right hand of the Throne of God.  He will return in the Second Advent as the Royal Messiah (Gospel of Matthew) to rule the nations in the Millennium in fulfillment of the New Covenant to Israel.

Faith Application

Divine Good Production

Colors are part of God’s Sovereign design in creation.  All that He created is Divine Good.  The colors emphasize His Divine Good production, not just the beauty, but also the truth and meaning.  When the meanings of the colors are understood, then faith-application will take on new meaning. The stage of life will be understood in living color. Of course, the stage lights can only be seen by the believer who is walking in the Light (1 John 1:7), and filled with the Holy Spirit (Eph. 5:18; 1 John 1:9).

The believer who executes the Spiritual Life will also produce Divine Good through God’s Grace (2 Cor 9:8; Eph 2:10; 2 Tim 2:21).  There is no single color for Divine Good.  The colors are clues for understanding scenes of life.  Through Divine Viewpoint the believer will be able to put the clues together to understand the true meaning of these scenes of life.  Human viewpoint will not see the truth.  Since colors can have good and bad meanings, the Holy Spirit will have to reveal which meaning to apply.  The believer who learns the meanings of the colors and accepts the help of the Holy Spirit, will be able to understand the scenes of life.  He will be able to recognize the Spiritual issues in order to make the appropriate application of Bible Doctrine to deal with the situation.

Warning Against Legalism

The only production that counts in this life is from Grace. Attempts to whitewash the devil’s world are legalistic. Our Lord Jesus Christ referred to legalists as whitewashed tombstones:

Matthew 23:27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.

The one who attempts to paint his own world or judge the works of others is engaged in legalism.

Meaning of the Rainbow

After the flood God placed a rainbow in the sky to symbolize the Noahic Covenant that He made with mankind. He promised never again to destroy all flesh by water (Gen. 9:15). The significance of the rainbow following the deluge is that it symbolized the end of judgment. It still means the same thing today.

The rainbow also symbolizes all of the aspects of the sanctification process, as illustrated by the colors of re-creation, the Cross, and Salvation.  God is Holy, and those who come into His presence must also be holy, which means sanctified.

Joseph’s Long-Sleeved Coat

Joseph’s “coat of many colors” is not found in the original Hebrew but comes from the Septuagint and Vulgate.  The Hebrew is believed to be more accurate here.  The coat, which is the Hebrew kethoneth passim(Genesis 37:3, 23; <a class="rtBibleRef" href="; target="_blank" data-reference="2 Sam 13.18″ data-version=”nasb95″ data-purpose=”bible-reference”>2 Samuel 13:18),  was a long coat with sleeves.  “This was an upper coat reaching to the wrists and ankles, such as noblemen and kings’ daughters wore.”1  This is important because the layout of many colors in a garment, whether stripes, bands, or sections, would not likely symbolize blessing but some type of cursing.


The root meanings of the colors of the rainbow in scripture is the basis for recognizing the beauty of God’s grace production.  The sequence of colors in the rainbow matches the production of the seven days of re-creation, and everything in creation conforms to the Holiness, or Sanctification, of God.  The rainbow is produced by sanctification of white light, and all of creation conforms to the colors of the rainbow.

Light is one of the keys to divine revelation. Where there is light, there is God; but the true interpretation of that light is only possible by means of faith. Faith perception must precede faith-application. Colors can only be understood by means of accurate application of doctrine to experience. Those who attempt to understand the meaning of colors apart from grace will not succeed. For those who “walk in the light,” colors emphasize and highlight divine good production.

As the believer walks in the light, the Plan of God provides an encapsulated environment.  The believer on the stage of life is surrounded by the production of the Plan of God.  Everything on the stage of life is color coded, numerically coded, and the production of the Protocol Plan of God by means of the work of the Holy Spirit.  The stage of life is guarded by angels.  Nothing enters or exits without the approval of the Director of Human History, the Lord Jesus Christ.  When evil enters the stage, it enters under the Justice of God, which means it is separated (e.g. into Cosmic, Ecumenical, and Political elements) and color coded appropriately.

Every scene of Life has meaning in the fulfillment of the Plan of God in the life of the believer.  Everything is integrated in each scene to communicate the meaning clearly to the believer who has divine viewpoint from Bible Doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness.  God is not the author of confusion.  And the colors in the scenes are always consistent with the definition from the Word of God.  Of course, colors alone are only a small part of the meaning; but when combined with all the other component parts, they add a vivid artistic portrayal of the production of the Plan of God in the life of the believer.


Author: Godfrey Gregg