Thy Word is a Lamp unto my Feet
There are so many wonderful things in scripture, so here is something amazingly wonderful, but we need a Hebrew Mindset to aid the English Language to cover the intricate linking’s. Philippians 2:5 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” John 17:3 “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” Now I obtained the bulk of this concept from Morris Lewis who grew up as a Jewish Rabbi, became a believer and a Christian, and then gave a series of lectures on “The Sanctuary,” and showed the amazing depth and intertwined connectiveness, the “Plan of Salvation,” and so much more, thanks.
All the doors in the Sanctuary have, Blue, Purple and Scarlet (Red) stripes, but remember that blue + red = scarlet, blue=God, and Red=Man. Genesis 2:7 “And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” So Jesus called him Adam, but in Hebrew it means essentially “Red Red Mud.” God made Adam of red mud and named him red mud. Just as Brass is an alloy of copper and tin, Copper=God, Tin=sinful man, we have the same concept repeated in the format of colors, red+blue=scarlet. Proverbs 23:7a “For as he thinketh in his heart, so [is] he,” but the word “think” [Strongs 8176] is the word for “Door.” Now the Sanctuary Doors or curtains are Blue, Purple and Scarlet (Red) striped, thus drawing the attention to the person “Thinking” consciously as they pass through the door to the next apartment. Jesus uses this same concept here in John 10:9 “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” Acts 14:27 “And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.” Now you recall the Bible says in Romans and Ephesians that a Gentile is a person who has no hope and without God in the world.
So that would indicate then that the people outside of that door are Gentiles, people that have no hope and have no salvation. But Christ said I am the door and if you will come through that door, you will have everlasting life, so it is indicative that if an individual will step (from the street) through that door into the court area he was then in the area of salvation. Now Christ said I am the door, now the text in Acts 14:27 said God had opened the door of faith, [Strongs 4102], now the word faith in Greek is the word “pistis” which is to persuade, to think, and to believe. So God has opened a door of thinking, reasoning and believing or faith, so Christ said “I am the door”, the moment the person accepts Christ as the door and steps through that door into this area, he steps into the area of salvation. Now why would the door make that much difference, turn with me to the book of Numbers the 15th chapter and we will pick up the meaning of those colours and you will see that the door has a very very specific relationship to Christ. The book of Numbers 15th chapter, I am reading verse 38-39, “Speak unto the children of Israel and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue: and it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the Lord, and do them;” Now notice that text It says that the Priest was to put a ribbon of blue on their garment now you see that is exactly as it is here, here is a white garment that comes clear up to the sleeve as you can see but around the border they put a blue ribbon. The white garment of which the blue ribbon is on the border is symbolic of the white or linen wall completely around the Sanctuary. So this white garment is the court of the sanctuary the priest is wearing. The blue garment with the bells and pomegranates refers to this particular apartment (Holy Place) and the very colourful ephod with the breastplate represents the last apartment (Most Holy.) So these three pieces of garment the white, the blue and the colourful ephod refers to the court, the Holy, and the Most Holy place. So the priest is wearing the whole building. Now he said that the priest was to wear a blue ribbon around the border of his garment and it was the case that the door here had a blue stripe in it, that blue stripe represents the Law of God, the love of God in the Law and the fact that Christ lived that particular colour, so turn with me now to the book of John the 15th chapter and let me read to you a very important observation that Christ made John 15 verse 10 this is the Master speaking and he said “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my father’s commandments and I am abiding in his love.” Now you see the blue ribbon on the garment, and by the way Christ had a garment that had a blue ribbon around the bottom of it, now you understand that he was of the tribe of Judah, and we are talking about the tribe of Levi, but even the teachers and the Rabbis in Israel qualified in the text that I read you from Numbers 15:38-39, that the teachers and the priests were to wear a blue ribbon around the border of their garment. Now you remember it said that, that blue ribbon represents the righteousness of the Law. Now let me show you how this is realistically pictured in the scripture turn with me to the book of Psalms 119th chapter and verse 96 “I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad” now you understand the commandment is a commandment of love and love is exceeding broad (love enemies as deeply as your friends) and he says here, I have seen the perfection of the commandment of love and it its exceeding broadness. Now it just happens to be that the word perfection in that text is the word tiklah (Kaw-law) [Strongs 8502] in Hebrew which is the word for blue [Strongs 8504]. So the Hebrew understood that the word blue (Kaw-law,) which comes from the basic Hebrew word Kalah, which means perfection that the law is symbolized, the love of the law, is symbolized by the color blue, but blue = God as well.
Remember the woman in the crowd with an issue, she wanted to touch the blue, that represented God. Christ said, “Who touched me,” and the disciples said “master in this crowded street who hasn’t touched you,” He said “I perceive that virtue has gone out of my life.” The word for blue in Hebrew is also the word for virtue. So when she touched the blue, which represented his virtue, the virtue went out of his life and healed her completely. (Refer also to Matthew 14:35-36). Turn with me to the book of Isaiah 53, that great chapter that has to do with the crucifixion of Christ, and I read verse 10 “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.” Now the soul a sacrifice for sin, but the Hebrew word for soul is nephesh which is the word for mind or thoughts. So this text says that God will make the mind of Christ a sacrifice for sin.
It says God gave his mind a sacrifice for sin that is, in the Garden of Gethsemane Christ took upon himself the sins of the entire world. He took these sins upon himself as if he had committed every sin, and in as much as his person is our person and he has taken upon his person our sins, it is as if he is taken our person upon himself in its sinful nature. Now that he has taken all the sins of the world upon him, and by the way where did he take them upon him, did he put them on his garments? Did he put them in a little book and put it in his pocket? Did he record their sins in heaven and refer to heaven from time to time to get an account of their sins? Where did he take our sins? He took them where we have them, in our mind. So the sins of our mind are transferred to the mind of Christ. In the Garden of Gethsemane, he is wrestling with this issue and he said “Father if this could pass, let it pass, if not, I will accept it,” so when he took the cup which is symbolic, and drank the contents of the grape juice, (right down to the bitter dregs or “Marah,” or the bitterness of death) which represents the blood of the human race on their guilt of sin, then he transferred the sins of the whole human race to his mind. And once they are transferred to his mind and he is conscious of the guilt of the sins of the world, sin begins to press out of his life the Holy Spirit. Because this took place in the place called Gethsemane which in Hebrew means an Olive Press. So at an Olive Press, and “Olive Oil” representing the oil of the Holy Spirit which is being pressed out of his life so that when he takes the sins of the world the pressure on his mind squeezes the Holy Spirit out of his life and he now is in a position to die a death which sinners will die at the end of time when they pay the penalty for their transgression, and they die a death in which there is no hope that they will ever live again. So in order for Christ to die the death, the penalty for sin in his mind, taking their sins, this sin begins to separate him from God as it says in Isaiah 59:2. Sin separates from God. So when he took our sin, it begins to separate him from God and presses the Holy Spirit out of his life, which was the power that united him with God. And this separation became greater and greater and his experience of eternal death became more real and certain until finally he cried out in Hebrew on Calvary “Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani,” [Mark 15:34,] My God why have you deserted me, or left me, now you see this could never be the truth if the Holy Spirit was still in his life. He gave his mind a sacrifice for sin that is in his mind he’s taking the sins of the world which are separating him from God and taking him down to a depth in which he will have no hope that he will ever live again.
There is way more depth to this subject, but this is still interesting; Faith = Door = To think, to reason, to persuade. But Perfection = Blue = God = the Law of love. Also; Think = Door = Mind = Soul = Who you really are. “What you eat today, walks, talks and thinks tomorrow,” which covers both the physical food we consume, as well as what you fill your mind with, your thoughts, emotions, joys, tears and fears. Psalm 119:11 “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Philippians 2:5 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” John 17:3 “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” So, how is your Soul, Mind, Thinking, Faith, for it should always be closely knit together with the “Blue” of God?