出埃及記第三十八章11~15节

38:11 北面也有帷子,长一百肘;帷子的柱子二十根,卯座二十个,都是用铜作的;柱子上的钩子和横杆,都是用银作的。
And on the north side, one hundred cubits; their twenty pillars and their twenty sockets were of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their connecting rods were of silver.
38:12 西面也有帷子,宽五十肘;帷子的柱子十根,卯座十个;柱子上的钩子和横杆,都是用银作的。
And on the west side there were hangings of fifty cubits, with their ten pillars and their ten sockets; the hooks of the pillars and their connecting rods were of silver.
38:13 东面宽五十肘。
And the width of the east side eastward was fifty cubits.
38:14 门这边的帷子,宽十五肘,帷子的柱子三根,卯座三个;
The hangings for the one side of the gate were fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three sockets;
38:15 门那边也是一样;院子的门,左右有帷子,各宽十五肘,帷子的柱子三根,卯座三个。
And so for the other side; on both sides of the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three sockets.

亮光:

外院子的帷子表征基督是神的义,成了神建造的彰显,作为它的界限。(二七9,11~12,14~15。)基督在神建造的彰显和界限上,都是神的义。这里我们有三个重要的词:义、彰显、界限。基督是神的义,基督是神的彰显,基督也是神建造的界限。

细麻表征神的义,而神的义实际上就是基督自己。基督是神的义,成了给我们的义。基督是我们的义,这义乃是神的义。这位基督是神的,也是我们的,祂是神建造的彰显。

每当帐幕和外院子在旷野立起来的时候,百姓就能看见白色的细麻乃是神建造的领域。这个彰显是白色的、明亮的、洁净的、有秩序的,没有搀杂,也没有污秽的东西。帐幕同外院子描绘出一个领域,那里每样东西都是义的,神的义藉着基督活出来,如今也藉着祂的教会活出来。今天教会必须有一个正当的彰显,就是基督作为我们的义。神建造的界限便是这种义的彰显。教会的界限乃是基督之教会的彰显成了神建造的彰显。

Enlightenment:

The hangings of the court signify Christ as God’s righteousness to be the expression of God’s building as its boundary (27:9, 11-12, 14-15). Christ as God’s righteousness is both the expression and the boundary of God’s building. Here we have three important words: righteousness, expression, and boundary. Christ is God’s righteousness, Christ is God’s expression, and Christ is the boundary of God’s building.

The fine linen signifies God’s righteousness, and this righteousness of God is actually Christ Himself. Christ is God’s righteousness becoming righteousness to us. Christ is our righteousness, and this righteousness is the righteousness of God. This Christ, who is both God’s and ours, is the expression of God’s building.

Whenever the tabernacle with the outer court was erected in the wilderness, the people could see white linen as the sphere of God’s building. This expression was white, bright, clean, and in order. There was no mixture, and there was nothing dirty. The tabernacle with the outer court portrayed a sphere where everything was righteousness, the righteousness of God lived out through Christ and now also lived out through His church. The church today must have a proper expression, the expression which is Christ Himself as our righteousness. The boundary of God’s building is such a righteous expression. The boundary of the church is the church’s expression of Christ to be the expression of God’s building.