The next layer was made of rams' skins and was expressed as a "covering". These rams' skins were dyed red, this reminds us once more of the cleansing power of blood. In burnt offering the ram was skinned (Leviticus 1:6) and then the rest was burnt. Burnt offering signifies total surrender. It was also used in the consecration of the priests to minister (Leviticus 8:18-25). Therefore this covering speaks of the truth in Ephesians 5:24-27: "Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.