God provides this in the form of miracles, represented by the almonds. (32) And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side: (33) Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick. . This is seen in the seven lamps placed on the candlestick, representing the Holy Spirit indwelling the Church of Jesus Christ. One of those is the bowl, which appears to be a common word. In the present day synagogue there are similar religious items. The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? THE SPIRITUAL MEANING. 26. Living in a world of sin, we can soon become discouraged. KJV Exodus 37:17-29. All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? What are the results of sin? (21) And a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches going out of it. The pure gold represent the pure message Jesus brought to this world, teaching God’s word and law. The flower on the candlestick is a reminder of man’s temporary journey through this life, to a life eternal, whose path is lit by the word of God. It is probably the most perfect picture of Jesus of all the tabernacle furnishings. Not from the sun, but from the understanding of the world. And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick. And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick; his shaft, and his branch, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, were of the same: (18) And six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof: (19) Three bowls made after the fashion of almonds in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three bowls made like almonds in another branch, a knop and a flower: so throughout the six branches going out of the candlestick. Exodus 25:37 KJV. If you follow the word bowl throughout the Bible, you would find it is mentioned almost exclusively in relationship to the Tabernacle. The golden candlestick with its seven golden lamps was on the south side of the first apartment of the sanctuary. How do we receive forgiveness for our sins? 1 Peter 2:9, 2 Peter 1:19, 1 John 1:7, Psalms 37:6 KJV. Many still focus on religious rituals rather than receiving the reality – the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Although this object is sometimes referred to as a candlestick, it was actually an oil lamp and did not use candles. (Numbers 17:8) That rod was later put inside the ark of the covenant, which was kept in the tabernacle holy of holies, as a reminder of God's faithfulness to his people. “And thou shalt make the, A basic oil lamp consists of a container for the oil, a section to hold a wick, and the wick. Each man stood with his sensor, Koran and his company on one side of the Tabernacle, Moses and Aaron on the other. The table is set for a meal, an invitation from Jesus. (23) And he made his seven lamps, and his snuffers, and his snuffdishes, of pure gold. The golden candlestick with its seven golden lamps was on the south side of the first apartment of the sanctuary. The word ner is also used to designate the lamps which were on the candlestick or lampstand of the Tabernacle. Knowledge is the state of oil in the bowl. Match. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. What is the gold without light? It was made of gold beaten into shape by the workman's hammer. There are numerous instances where oil is used as a type of the Holy Spirit. We have all experienced pain caused by sin. The candlestick contains seven lamps, each branch must contain each of the parts. Psalms 112:4, John 1:4, John 1:7, John 1:9, John 12:36 KJV. It illustrates our need for salvation. The Golden Candlestick was the only source of natural light in the Tabernacle (and later the Temple). The light of the candlestick represents the understanding gained through a relationship with Jesus. KJV Exodus 25:31-40. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Leaders appointed by God must understand concepts revealed through the details of the candlestick. This signifies God’s peace to the world. The light was contained within an enclosed room, shut away from the light of the world. The tabernacle was a tent without windows, and thus artificial light was needed. The purpose of the physical candlestick is to provide light. This promise is represented by the flowers on the candlestick. Both reveal Christ, His mission on earth, and His role in Heaven. The Bible is from beginning to end a testimony about Christ and God’s merciful plan of redemption. The flame represents a desire to teach God’s word, and His law. 29. The six branches are the same. So the lampstands (or "candlesticks" in some translations) represent seven churches. For God is light. Not only does the candlestick contain bowls, the table is set with bowls. Send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. The most important thing to note about the lampstand is that it points to Christ, as do all the elements of the tabernacle. Other than lighting a room, what does the candlestick shed light on? But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: Acts 26:18, Ephesians 5:8, 1 Thessalonians 5:5, 2 Corinthians 4:6, 2 Timothy 1:10 KJV. Many of the ceremonies performed in the Tabernacle are signs pointing to the sacrifice of Jesus, which results in victory over death, the penalty of sin. by Dr. Robert D. Luginbill. Due to the high number of attacks and spam through the comment section on this site, the comments section has been deleted. Each man wrote his name on his rod. The tabernacle and its rituals are called a “shadow of good things to come”; the salvation of Jesus Christ – of which He is the substance (Hebrews 9:9-11, 10:1, Colossians 2:17). A knop has two definitions. Spell. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. The next morning, “Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.” Numbers 17:8 KJV. And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Consider the arrangement of the compartment within the Tabernacle. A similar story with similar circumstances is recorded by Jeremiah. 28. (34) And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers. While all the elements inside the tabernacle's tent of meeting were made of gold, the lampstand alone— also known as the menorah, golden candlestick and candelabrum—was constructed of solid gold. © 2020 Advent Bible Study Oostberg, Wisconsin, For some reason the design of the candlestick is a little difficult to follow. Church Age 1 began in AD 33 on the day of Pentecost. Aaron and his sons, who were designated priests, were to keep the lamps burning continually. The priest had at his right hand the table of shewbread or also referred to as the table of the presence. Jewish Tradition. It shed light on the Shewbread, which portrays Christ as the Bread of Life (6:48). The note on Exodus 25:1-31:17 in the ESV Study Bible points out two important keys to understanding the symbolism of the tabernacle: First, the tabernacle is seen as a tented palace for Israel’s divine king. (35) And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick. The Golden Candlestick is an image of the Church ( Revelation 1:20) The seven lamps are the seven spirits of God in HIS sevenfold capacity ( Revelation 4:5) The Holy Place (the sanctuary) would be shrouded in darkness without the light of the Candlestick. God told Moses to make the lampstand from one piece, hammering in its details. It either refers to the column of the branch, or a wreath around the branch. What is God’s law without understanding? What did the burned incense rising symbolize? If eternity offered us nothing more than the life we have experienced here on earth, each of us would see a day when we would give up, and wait for death as a relief. The temporary state is the condition of this world of sin. (11) Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. It is not surprising to find the consistency between the Tabernacle, and the introduction to the book of Revelation. For some reason the design of the candlestick is a little difficult to follow. In the candlestick clean olive oil was used as the fuel. Also called by the Hebrew term menorah, these lampstands are still used today in Jewish homes for religious ceremonies. (36) Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold. The Tabernacle represents the tangible presence of God. The candlestick contains three distinct physical features relating to nature, a knop, flower, and almonds. And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers. As such, the candlesticks could represent the churches not as they were then but as all of them ought to be. (24) Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof. A basic oil lamp consists of a container for the oil, a section to hold a wick, and the wick. VIII. True believers are represented as being associated with Jesus as priests in the Holy, (the outer apartment of the two) where they have fellowship with God through the light of the golden candlestick, through the bread of the golden table, and through the incense that we are permitted to offer on the golden altar. Most people know light represents God’s word. Many of the ceremonies performed in the Tabernacle are signs pointing to the sacrifice of Jesus, which results in victory over death, the penalty of sin. The table also contained the shewbread, another symbol of Jesus, the bread of life. Jesus explains the opening scene of John's vision to him. In Revelation, Jesus’ message was given on four main levels. Like all the other tabernacle furniture, the golden lampstand was a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ, the future Messiah. 1 et seq. Gravity. “A knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.” The bowl is the body of the candlestick made to hold oil. Both represent the temporary state of people in this world. The Golden candlestick was made from one talent of pure gold, which weighed about 88 pounds. Christ, in explaining to John the meaning of what he had seen, said, "The seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches" (Revelation 1:12-20). Because this chamber had no windows, the lampstand was the only source of light. 1. badger skin 2. rams skin 3. goat skin 4. linen Jesus. And both provide an image of hope, a revelation of Heaven, and eternal life. —Better, When thou settest up the lamps. Flowers on the candlestick remind us of man’s temporary state in this world. (35) And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick. Although death and sin have been defeated, they remain as realities we have to contend with until Jesus cleanses the earth from all sin. The bowl, or section of the lamp containing oil, is shaped like almonds, which represent God’s miracles. Without desire, knowledge of God’s word will not lead to understanding. Although death and sin have been defeated, they remain as realities we have to contend with until Jesus cleanses the earth from all sin. The candlestick provides the light. It gave forth light. The earth opened up, not only taking in Korah’s followers, but their families, tents, including everything they owned. The Lampstand itself represents Christ as The Light of the world (John 8:12). Gold represents God’s word and His law. 25. “A, knop and a flower in one branch; and three. is ornamented with almond blossoms. xxv. You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. These things spake Jesus. While the oil is in the bowl, it does not provide light until it comes in contact with the flame. Candlestick charts originated in Japan over 100 years before the West developed the bar and point-and-figure charts.In the 1700s, a Japanese man … The candlestick of pure gold is one of the best known items in the Tabernacle. Since Exodus 25:31-40 contains the detail which describes the body to hold oil. Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. Now with the candle sticks..candle sticks pictures jesus as the light of the world.. the seven branch candlestick pictures the open arms of jesus shedding the light for the world.. And since gold in the Bible represents Divinity,1combining the two reveals that one day God would be beaten. (20) And in the candlestick were four bowls made like almonds, his knops, and his flowers: (21) And a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches going out of it. Moses received these instructions from God : Then the LORD said to Moses, "Make a bronze basin, with its bronze stand, for washing. This chapter is based on the descriptions of the candlestick listed in Exodus 25:31-40, and Exodus 37:17-29. Verse 37 refers to the seven branches as lamps. God promises us eternal life without sin. (23) And he made his seven lamps, and his snuffers, and his snuffdishes, of pure gold. Psalms 43:3, Psalms 36:9, Isaiah 58:8, Isaiah 60:1, Matthew 5:16 KJV. And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same. For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: Psalms 43:3, Proverbs 6:23 KJV. KJV Exodus 25:31-40. The Rabbis interpret the lamp as a symbol of Israel, whose mission is to become a "light to the nations" (Is 42:7). Like ancient pottery oil lamps, its wick became saturated with oil, was lit, and gave off a small flame. The golden candlestick was a very important item within the tabernacle's holy place. In this sense, the golden lampstands symbolize the preciousness of the church as God’s most valued possession (see John 3:16). (36) Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold. The Court (Exodus, chapters 25-40): . Each of the flower-shaped cups held a measure of olive oil and a cloth wick. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. The assumption that this seven-branched candlestick has a symbolic meaning is confirmed by Zech. 1. Its Hebrew root word, shaked, means "to hasten," telling the Israelites that God is quick to fulfill his promises. The gold for this sacred furniture was given to the Israelites by the Egyptians, when the Jews fled Egypt (Exodus 12:35). the golden candlestick represents the holy spirit (Exo 25:31) And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold [the metallic symbol of God; “God is love” 1 John 4:8,16; gold = love] : of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his … The Earthly Tabernacle and Temple as a Type of the Heavenly Temple: 1. The laver of bronze was a wash basin used by priests in the tabernacle in the wilderness, as a place where they cleansed their hands and feet. The steps and tools available are illustrated in the candlestick in a spiritual manner. (40) And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount. Miracles in the Old Testament, and the miracles Jesus performed in the New. Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward. Even greater than the need to be saved from the Egyptians or any other earthly salvation, we need spiritual salvation, in order to draw near the mighty God who created us, cares for us and loves us. The seven lamps are related to the seven candlesticks in Revelation, which represent the messages given to the seven churches. (37) And thou shalt make the. The candlestick represents ONENESS WITH THE HOLY GHOST. "As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches" ( Revelation 1:20 ). No dimensions are given for this object, but its total weight was one talent, or about 75 pounds of solid gold. iv. Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. And he made the candlestick of. While Moses lead Israel through the wilderness, Korah lead a group in open dispute over the leadership appointed by God. A major portion of this education focuses on the subject of dealing with sin. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Exodus 25:37. As a Father, God knows we require more than instruction to understand, we also need positive reinforcement and an example to follow. The almond tree blooms very early in the Middle East, in late January or February. KJV Exodus 37:17-29. If something new happened, if the earth would open up and swallow the company, the action would prove God appointed Moses and Aaron. We have all reached a point of discouragement caused by sin. As mentioned, these candlesticks were made of gold, the most precious and valuable of all metals. a. He is enthroned on the ark of the covenant in the innermost Holy of Holies (the Most Holy Place). This was supplied by the candlestick, which, however, served also as a symbol of the church or people of God, who are "the light of the world." These arms resembled the branches on an almond tree, with ornamental knobs, ending in a stylized flower at the top. How is sin defeated? One branch is made of four bowls, like almonds. The six outer branches consist of a knop, a flower, and three bowls shaped like almonds. The light of the candlestick represents God’s relationship with His people, through Jesus, and His word. Genesis 1:3, Psalms 18:28, Psalms 27:1, Psalms 119:105, Psalms 119:130 KJV. God uses the symbol of a Father, a role, God uses to instruct His followers. Please feel free to leave comments and question on our Facebook page titled miracleofgodsword. The word lamp in these texts is translated from the Hebrew word ner, which means ‘light, lamp’ according to Young’s Concordance. Later, this type of lampstand was used in the temple in Jerusalem and in synagogues. Light, provides knowledge and understanding. Moses put the rods in the Tabernacle over night. It was made from one piece of pure gold that had been beaten into shape. And thou shalt make a, , with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick. Consider this on a spiritual level. Golden candlestick . “Six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side.” For some unexplained reason it appears Moses almost left out details describing the center branch. (39) Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels. The tabernacle was a tent without windows, and thus artificial light was needed. The description of the candlestick in Exodus 25 contains a number of details often overlooked. If it was not for verse 37, we may not be able to determine the correct number of branches. “Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.” Each of the six outer branches contain three bowls. The Golden Candlestick. The branches of this candlestick represent both the church and the individual Christian. The Oil for the Lamps - This speaks to us of the Holy Spirit. The golden lampstand in the wilderness tabernacle provided light for the holy place, but it was also steeped in religious symbolism. Where was the candlestick located? “, , with a knop and a flower in one branch; and, , with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.” Each of the six outer branches contain three bowls. The table. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: Psalms 103:15, Isaiah 40:6, 1 Peter 1:24 KJV. (24) Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof. A study of the word light makes this clear. None of us want to imagine an eternity of sin. made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.” The bowl is the body of the candlestick made to hold oil. (40) And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount. God. In Exodus 25:32 the candlestick is described as having six branches. How often was the incense burned? Where did sin begin? 31 et seq. Spiritually light represents understanding. The candlestick is made of pure gold, representing God’s word, and His law. THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST. Created by. (22) Their knops and their branches were of the same: all of it was one beaten work of pure gold.