Summary: This is study about the different color’s that could have been used in Joseph’s coat. Hopefully through this study, we can get a better understanding of the message Jacob (Israel) was imparting to Joseph.
This is a series of sermons on the coat of many colors – Free Power point is available through E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Several Illustrations, points, and the main idea for this series of sermons dealing with the coat of many colors was from James May’s sermon, “A Coat Of Many Colors.” Also Several Illustrations and points came from Jehu Hernandez’s sermon, “David’s Worship,” and many other sources were used to help compile this series!
A Coat of Many Colors #3 Dark Blue
Genesis 37:1-3 (KJV) 1 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
Jacob loved Joseph and He Had Big Dreams For His Son.
His hopes and concerns I believe were manifested in this special coat that he made for Joseph.
It was more than just a gift to show the love that a father has for his son. It was more than just an ordinary coat.
What, is so significant about a coat of many colors?
The First week we looked at the color of Amber which represented God’s Presence and Glory in the life of Joseph.
Last Week we took a glance at the color Black which could have represented two ideas.
The first thought was that there would be days of darkness that he would have to face.
The second thought, had to do with the future of the Famine in the land that was still to come into his life.
Now tonight I want us to look at the color Dark Blue!
Blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence.
The color blue has positive affect’s on the mind and the body. As the color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming and exude feelings of tranquility. Blue helps to slow human metabolism, is cooling in nature, and helps with balance and self-expression. Blue is also an appetite suppressant.
DARK BLUE WAS ONE OF THE PRIMARY COLORS IN AND AROUND THE TABERNACLE.
Over the temple hung blue curtains. The veil in the temple was blue and purple, when Jesus died it was torn from the top to the bottom.
On the altar there was laid a blue covering of dyed badgers skin, this blue skin held the instruments of ministry.
Numbers 4:6-12 (KJV) 6 And shall put thereon the covering of badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in the staves thereof. 7 And upon the table of shewbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and covers to cover withal: and the continual bread shall be thereon: 8 And they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put in the staves thereof. 9 And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and his lamps, and his tongs, and his snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it: 10 And they shall put it and all the vessels thereof within a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put it upon a bar.
11 And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put to the staves thereof: 12 And they shall take all the instruments of ministry, wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put them on a bar:
The ephod that the priest wore was blue background, represented God’s holiness.
Exodus 39:21-24 The priest wore a little blue thing hanging on their forehead to remind them of God’s precious gifts and God’s holiness.
At the edge of the priestly garment, on the hem there was a blue sash, and a tassel, with a fringe and a golden bell to remind them of the commandments of the Lord, Number 15:39-40-41.
Mordecai even wore a robe of blue and white out of the Kings chambers after God had delivered His people from Haman. Esther 8:15 Blue and white became a symbol of deliverance.