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.