VII. The Golden Candlestick  
            
            Moses was told to "make a candlestick of pure gold." Six branches came out of the sides of it,
            three branches of the candlestick out of the one side and three branches of the candlestick out

            of other side. These branches and the shaft had seven lamps which gave light (the only light)

            over against it (Exod.25:31-40). There were no windows (no natural light) in the Holy Place.

         
  A. It foreshadows the New Testament Church
                   
                   Jesus told John, "The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my  right hand, and the
                  seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven (complete / mature)
[70]
                          
churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches"
(Rev 1:12-20).

 
            
B. Golden Candlestick (or lamp stand)
                  
          
      1. Gold is the ultimate (Conforming to His image)
                       
                        Job said, "He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold"
                      
 (Job 23:10, Rom.8:29, 1Cor.3:13). Peter writes, "That the trial of your faith, being much more
                       precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise
                       and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ"
(1Peter 1:7-8). Gold carries the thought
                       of being clean / perfect / Holy / authority and power 
(Psa.19:10; 21:3).Gold is the symbol of the
                       ultimate! It points to the purpose that God has for His Church which is coming to the "unity of
                       the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man...the measure of the
                       stature of the fulness of Christ"
(Eph 4:13, 2Cor.3:18, Phil.3:15), to be like Jesus (Rom.8:28-29,
                         1John.3:2),
 t
he ultimate! This is why we have been "given...exceeding great and precious
                       promises:
 (2Pet.1:4) that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature..." Gold (Job
                         23:10, Rom.8:29, 1Cor.3:13).
No wonder we are told to build with gold.  





















               2. Even the unsaved consider gold to represent their gods
                        
                       It is interesting that all the religions of this world use Gold in their temples to represent their
                       deity. Paul told the men at Athens not  to "think of the Godhead as Gold, Silver, or stone"         
                      
(Acts.17:29, Psa.115:4). We are not to look at the things (i.e. Gold) which is seen, "but at the things
                       which are not seen..." (
2Cor.4:18 i.e. "things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right
                       hand of God"
(Col.3:1-2). In heavenly places is the true Tabernacle (Heb.8:1-5) which has

                       the reality of what gold foreshadows.

         C. It had lamps filled daily with oil by the High Priest to give light.  

                    
                   The High Priest (Aaron) was to order (dress) the lamps on the Candlestick by filling with oil and
                   trimming the lamps "from the evening unto the morning before the Lord continually: it shall be a
                   statute for ever in your generations"
(Lev.24:1-3).
                   
               
  1. The anointing oil foreshadows the Spirit of God
                        
                       David prophesied that "God, even thy God, hath anointed thee (Jesus) with the oil of gladness  
                       above thy fellows 
(Heb 1:9, Psa.45:7). Luke (who wrote the book of Acts)
[71] says that "God
                       anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good,
                       and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him"
(Acts 10:38).

                2. Oil placed people into power as kings / priests
                        
                        
a. Aaron anointed as high priest
                           
                             God said to "take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head
                             and anoint him"
(Exod.29:7-8) that he may minister unto me
                             in the priest's office"
(Exod.29:1). Jesus fulfilled this "type"
                             when He was anointed with the Holy Ghost
(Acts.10:38, Heb.1:9)
                               
and became our High Priest (Heb.3:1).

                  
     b. The sons of Aaron anointed as the priests
                            
                             Anoint "them, (the sons of Aaron) 
(Exod.40:13-15)as thou didst 
                           anoint
their father,
[72] that they may minister unto me in the 
                             priest's office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting
                             priesthood throughout their generations" 
(Exod.40:15). This is
                             fulfilled in us as we are baptized in the Spirit and become a royal
                             "priesthood"
(1Pet.2:5-9, Rev.1:6, Rev.5:10).
                  
                        
c. Old Covenant kings were anointed into their position 
                           
                            Samuel anointed Saul as the first king of Israel
 (1Sam.10:1). David was anointed king 
                            
(1Sam.16:13). Note: "Samuel took the  horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his
                            brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. "Solomon was
                            anointed king" 
(1Kings.1:39). It was the anointing oil that gave them the position

                            and authority[56]as kings. We receive the power (Grk."dunamis" [57Acts.1:8) to reign

                            as kings. The apostle Peter and John called us "kings and priests unto God", "a 

                            royal priesthood" (1Peter.2:5-9, Rev.1:6: 10:5).

                    
   d. Tabernacle anointed into service
                            
                            Moses was to "take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is therein, and
                            shalt hallow it, and all the vessels thereof: and it shall be holy"
(Exod.40:9). It is no wonder
                             Jesus told the disciples to "wait for the promise of the Father"
(Acts 1:4-5; 2:1-11). The Baptism
                            ( i.e. the anointing) of the Holy Ghost / Spirit. This made them functional / operational.

               
   3. Oil was to give "light over against it." (the candlestick)
                        
                        Moses was told to "make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that
                        they may give light over against it"
(Exod.25:37). This was the only source of light in the

                        Holy Place.

               
        a. Without the oil the Levitical Priests could not see to minister unto the Lord
                           
                            So it is in the true Tabernacle that the Lord has pitched and not men 
(Heb.8:1-5). Without
                            the leading and anointing of the Spirit of God, we cannot properly
(1Cor.14:40) minister 
                            
(Exod.28:1, 1Cor.9:13) or behave ourselves (1Tim.3:15) before the Lord. It is the Holy Spirit
                            that guides 
(John.16:13) us into understanding "all truth", giving us our spiritual eyes"
                          
 (Eph.1:18, Matt.13:16, Luke.24:16-31, 2Cor.3:13-15, 2Peter.1:9).






















                        b. This pattern is repeated and established in the 1st. Century Church
                              
                             In "the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established"
(Gen.41:32,
                               Eccl.4:12, Deut.17:6; 19:15, Matt 18:16-17, 1Cor.16:1).


                      
   
  (1) At the day of Pentecost
                                   
                                   Peter told those that were "pricked (agitated, pained)
[73] in their heart," (Acts.2:37)
                                   to repent from dead works, and have faith towards God, (
Heb.6:1-2Brazen Altar) 
                                   t
hen be baptized, (Brazen Laver) and they would "receive the gift[67] of the Holy
                                   Ghost." (Holy Place / Candlestick)


























                            
(2) Those at Samaria 

                                   When Philip preached Christ to the city of Samaria they "believed" (Repented /Brazen
                                   
Altar), were "baptized" (The Brazen Laver) and  "received the Holy Ghost" (The Holy
                                 Place
 / Candlestick
) Acts.8:5-17.



















    


                            (3)  The apostle Paul
     

                                   Saul (who also is called Paul / Acts 13:9) was saved[75] (The Brazen Altar), water
                                   baptized (
The Brazen Laver) and filled with the Holy Ghost. (Holy Place / Candlestick)



























                                (4) Those at the House of Cornelius                
                   
                                   Peter reported that "God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them
                                   the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; And put no difference between us and them,
                                   purifying their hearts by faith"
(Acts 15:8-9). They were saved (Brazen Altar), water
                                   baptized (
BrazenLaver) and filled with the Holy Ghost (Acts.10:44-48). The Holy Place /
                              
    Candlestick.



























                       
     (5) Those at Ephesus
                                     
                                   They "believed" (
Brazen Altar), were "baptized" (Brazen Laver) and filled with the "Holy
                                   Ghost (
Holy Place / Candlestick) Acts.19:1-6.



























         D. The place of the Candlestick and God's Redemptive Week
                   
                   Before the Cross, (in the
outer court) the Spirit of God came upon Balaam (Num.24:2), Saul      
                  
  (1Sam.10:10) The messengers of Saul, (1Sam.19:20) Azariah, (2Chron.15:1) Samson (Judges.13:25,
                    Judges.14:6; 5:14)
and Zechariah (2Chron.24:20) This was because the "mystery of Christ...in other
                   ages (generations /
outer court) "was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed
                   unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit"
(Eph.3:5). Under the New Covenant (Testament)
                   the anointing "abideth in you"
(1John.2:27-28). The Holy Place / anointing lines up with the 5th

                   and 6th day of God's redemptive week.


























  
             1. Candlestick found only in the Holy Place
                        
                        The candlestick (or lamp stand) was only found In the Holy
​                        Place which The Church Age, (our term)
[76] the 5th and 6th 
                        day. The Candlestick does not parallel the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th,
                        days because the Church is not revealed until the 5th. and 6th
                        day. (
Eph.3:5Note: It was foreshadowed during the 1st, 2nd, 
                          3rd
and 4th days, but the reality came in the 5th and 6th days)
                        The candlestick does not parallel the 7th day because in the 6th
                        day, the "mystery of God has finished 
(Rev.10:7, Acts.3:19-24).
                          
The 7th day is where we will be living in His sight (Hosea.6:2,
                          Rev.20:4).
(The Most Holy Place

                        Once again the consistency of God's pattern reveals His
                        Divine Nature in every-thing that He does.
(Review:
                        
Building Code / Related Subjests Phase 4) He "cannot deny
                        Himself." He cannot
[69] change the way He thinks. He is "the
                        same yesterday, and today, and forever"
(Heb.13:8, 2Tim.2:13).

 
     
            2. To burn continually                  
                       
                        Aaron, the high priest was "to cause the lamps to burn continually" 
(Lev 24:2-3) which points to
                        Jesus "our High Priest who fills (Baptizes) us continually, (throughout the 5th and 6th day) "from
                        evening unto morning"
(Lev.24:1-4, Matt.3:11).Note: God's Redemptive purpose will bring us
                        through the Holy Place to living in His sight. (
The 7th. day / Most Holy place)

     
     E. The Candlestick parallels the Pentecostal move in Church History  
                   
  
              1. A brief review of Church History
            
                        Note: This review is combining the Tabernacle floor plan
with the journey of the "church in the
                        
wilderness(Acts.7:38, 1Cor.10:11) to show the consistency (steadiness, reliability, uniformity) of
                        God's "divine nature
 (2Peter.1:4).Note: As we study these patterns, we will be conformed to His
                        imagine and be consistent, reliable, and have uniformity.

          
             a. The Reformation(1517 AD)[77]  
            
                             It brought justification by faith, saved 
(Rom.10:9), born again  (John.3:1-7) and repentance

                             from dead works (Heb.6:1). This compares with the Brazen Altar (Review: Phase.4,

                             Page.3, IV. A-D) / The Passover (Review: Phase.2, Page.1,IV). From this move developed

                           the Lutheran, Presbyterian and Episcopal Churches. (The Roman Catholic Church rejected

                             [78] this truth). However, the Spirit of God was just beginning to restore.


         




















                             He (John.16:13) began to lead those in the Reformation that "hungered and thirsted
                             after righteousness
for more of the things of God and He opened their
                             understanding to Water Baptism
(Matt.5:6).

 
                          b. Next was the Ana-Baptists(1522-1800's AD)                                
           
                             Water Baptism. This compares with the
Brazen Laver / Red SeaFrom this move of God
                             developed the
Baptist, Methodist, Evangelicals, Church of God and Christian Missionary
                             
Alliance. However, the Spirit of God was just beginning to restore. He (John.16:13)
                             began to lead those that "hungered and thirsted after righteousness"
(Matt.5:6) in the
                             Anabaptists visitation into more of the things
[79] of God. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit.

 

          























                  2. Next was the Pentecostal movement(1906 AD)

                        The Baptism of the Holy Spirit. This compares with going through the door of the
Holy Place
                        to where the Candlestick was / 
Mt. Sinai. From this move developed the Assembly of God,
                        
Pentecostal Holiness, Four Square Churches and the United Pentecostal Churches. (Review:
​                        
PHASE 2, Pages 4, 5, 6)






























                        Note:  God's purpose was that the previous moves of God (1517 & 1800 AD ? Note: E. 1. a - b)    
​                        would embrace this new visitation of God, but some stayed behind causing yet another division
                        in the "good seed"
 (Matt.13:23).This should be no surprise, because Jesus said this
                       would
happen
 (Luke.12:51, John.7:43; 9:16; 10:19).Note:2Cor.2:14-16

                        For the last100+? years (1906 -2019 AD /
about 3 hours before the Lord2Peter.3:8, Psa.90:4)
                        the Church has been experiencing the reality of the truths of Holy Spirit Baptism, (i.e. the    
​                        Candlestick)

               F. The Candlestick pattern is to be fulfilled in our Christian life
                   
                   Then Peter said unto them, Repent,
Brazen Altar and be baptizedBrazen Laver every one of you    
                   in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy
                  Ghost
"
(Acts.2:38). This is pictured by going through the door to the anointing / Candlestick



























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