Chapter 12.

THE DOOR
This brings us to the position D, between the laver and the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
The door is thus described, "And thou shalt make a hanging for the door of the tent of blue and purple and scarlet and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework; and thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold, and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them," Ex. 26:36, 3736And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework. 37And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them. (Exodus 26:36‑37).
As occupying the end of the building, its size would be 10 cubits wide and 10 cubits high; measures which would connect it with responsibility before God, while the five pillars, whose height would also be 10 cubits, link the thought of responsibility in man with it also, especially as the pillars are made of wood overlaid with gold. Thus it tells us of Christ who, as the God-Man, introduces His own (prepared by altar and laver) into the sphere and scene of spiritual worship. But the linen is decorated with the three colors which we have already connected with His titles—Son of God, Son of man, and Son of David.
In the power of those several glories, and according to their relative connections, our Lord Jesus Christ is the way for Gentile and Israelite believers into the privileges of "the holy." The pillars are socketed on brass; divine power alone sustains the responsibilities of such an office.
Remark here, that "I am the door, by Me if any man enter in he shall be saved, and shall go in and out and find pasture," John 10:99I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. (John 10:9), is not limited to the truth of the tabernacle door, but is an inclusive expression signifying the means of entrance at large, extending over gate, altar, laver, and door, the whole way of approach. In one passage, Num. 3:2626And the hangings of the court, and the curtain for the door of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and the cords of it for all the service thereof. (Numbers 3:26), the gate is called the door of the court, thus linking it with the door to the tabernacle itself. In Ex. 35:1717The hangings of the court, his pillars, and their sockets, and the hanging for the door of the court, (Exodus 35:17) it should be "gate of the court," though it is not the usual term there.
What an Entrance This Is for a Man on Earth
More blessed, and more solemn too, than may at first seem; for the moment our Lord died, and atonement was completed, God responded to His work by rending the veil "from the top to the bottom," "in twain," and "in the midst." He thus opened up the way into the most holy; the glory of the Most Holy spreads into the holy, fills it, and man is admitted to God's own presence. Now, therefore, he who enters in at the door is not merely in "the holy" as those priests were, but in "the holy" filled, as no priest ever saw it, with the revealed glory of God. It is morally the merging of the two, no hindrance or check being left between us and the ark, the mercy seat, the cherubim, and Him who dwells there.
What an Entrance This Is for a Man on Earth
It does not say that the rent veil was removed, but we find the golden altar—the next vessel on our straight line—is put in Heb. 9:44Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; (Hebrews 9:4) as censer, within the veil; while God, who had dwelt "in the thick darkness," is now "in the light," and we walk in that light too. The Christian privilege is to be made nigh by the blood of Christ. He suffered that He might bring us to God; not to a veil, however precious, but to God.
What an Entrance This Is for a Man on Earth
“And having a High Priest over the house of God let us draw near," Heb. 10:2121And having an high priest over the house of God; (Hebrews 10:21). The shed blood of His cross gives us boldness to enter, and then His priesthood sustains us whatever our infirmity may be, so that we may, and can, draw near; we find the golden altar in front of us.