Doug Vermeulen en Dr Margaret Aranda: For NewBeeZ, Christianity, Teachers 55 years in the work-a-day world 18/11/2016 · 2 min de lectura · +100





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."

Exodus 25:31-40.

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."

Psalm 63:2-5.

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 the Holy Spirit. Originally lit by God; the light was maintained by the priests, and with we as Melchizedekal priests the same applies to us today.

The shaft was a type of Jesus: -

"I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he trims clean so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

I am the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourself to be my disciples."

John 15:1-8.

Symbology as follows:-

* lampstand = place of light, illumination; Christ, the light of the world, Word of God is a lamp; Church is God's light.

* gold = Divine nature, glory, faith of the saints.

* hammer = Word of god. "to pound."

* flower = fading glory of man.

* cups = life, health.

* buds = seen, sent, created.

* blossoms = flourish, sprout, grow, break forth.

* six = against man/men, satan.

* three = Godhead, wholeness, body, soul, spirit, 3 feasts, Work of the Godhead - Father operates, Son administrates, Holy Spirit manifests.

almond = Christ in resurrection. "Hastening tree, Wakeful – the first tree to awake from winter sleep.

* four = earth, world - 4 corners, 4 winds, 4 seasons.

* seven = divine perfection, completeness.

* wick trimmers = take, capture, seize, to take from.

* trays = take away.

* talent = responsibility and accountability.

The Light went forth by oil [a type of the Holy Spirit] in 7 [perfection] hollowed out bowls, which burned continually.

* The Bible Study is under the care of the teacher anointing. The function there is to train and equip the saints; and also to keep the saints focused on the symbolic Brazen Laver and Golden Candlestick.

..., we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.

1 John 1:7.


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August 17th 2016

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