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)  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), the 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) 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 anointtheir father, 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 authorityas kings. We receive the power (Grk."dunamis"  Acts.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
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)  in their heart," (Acts.2:37) to repent from dead works, and have faith towards God, (Heb.6:1-2Brazen Altar) then be baptized, (Brazen Laver) and they would "receive the gift 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.
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)  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 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.
 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 Sea. From 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 of God. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
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 Laverevery 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