CANDLESTICK - *GIVEN UNDERSTANDING*
CANDLESTICK *GIVEN UNDERSTANDING
*PEOPLE CANNOT BE FED UNTIL THEY ARE ENLIGHTENED*
THE GOLDEN CANDLESTICK
A compulsory offering
New Testament equivalent = Revelation
"Make a lampstand of pure gold and hammer it out, base and shaft; its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms shall be of one piece with it. Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand - three on one side and three on the other.
Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on the one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand. And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms. One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair - six branches in all. The buds and the branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.
Then make its seven lamps and set them up so that they light the space in front of it. Its wick trimmers and trays are to be of pure gold. A talent of pure gold is to be used for the lampstand and all these accessories. See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain."
It was the first piece of furniture in the Holy place, made of gold [representing divinity] for illumination and revelation. No measurements were given except weight [125 lbs]
"I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you."
The sixty-six parts of the candlestick uphold the light; and the sixty-six books of the bible reveal God.
The bread of the Word cannot feed people until the Holy Spirit enlightens them.
The candlestick was the source of the light in the Holy place. The lamps burnt olive oil, which in the New Testament is a type of th