Jesus is the Branch, a branch that bears fruit – you will find Him referred to as such several times in Messianic prophecy. He wants to manifest His goodness, and righteousness, and truth through you. No. “I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. The Golden Candlestick. Sermon by Pastor Ron Thomas "The Tabernacle: Celebrating The God Who Comes Near" Rodgers Baptist Church 801 West Buckingham Rd. Not your hand in front of your face. It is mentioned in Exodus 25, 1 Kings 7, Zechariah 4, and Revelation 1. He will shine from your life. The table is fellowship; the “bread of the face” is Jesus made flesh, the Bread of Life. Amy included clipart of the lampstand in this week's bulletin. Paul says in 2 Cor. Have you ever been in the dark? Then we must understand that the Lampstand points to the church. Right there where we have fellowship with Jesus, there is the light shining on the table – the light of the golden lamp-stand! The Golden Lampstand. It is so easy to slip into the routine of doing what we do. The lampstand was among the most ornate pieces created for use in the tabernacle. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. The witness of those anointed with the Holy Spirit is vital as we approach the time of our LORD’s return. With a continual supply of oil, the wicks would always burn and the light would continually shine. The lampstand was among the most ornate pieces created for use in the tabernacle, and those familiar with modern Judaism would know that the lampstand looked basically like a seven-branched menorah. You are not the source of that goodness, righteousness and truth. Samuel's job is to make sure that the oil is placed in the lamp. Do they see perfect Biblical doctrine? A talent of gold weighed about 120 pounds, so this was a very heavy article of furniture. Everything will be exposed by His piercing light. What did I just read? (25:31). So, if Jesus is going to judge all men, He is going to have to expose the truth about their lives. God uses the Tabernacle to reveal His precious Son; and the Golden Lampstand’s purpose is no different. But then, Christ is also going to reveal how you turned from your sin, repented, and trusted Jesus. "And let them make me a … seven golden lampstand, each one representing a local church in Asia Minor. Bert Forrest The Tabernacle [ … We usually have a meal together. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Notice 1 Peter 3:14-15, “But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. The remedy is to repent! He was hammered by the Jewish religious leaders, and by Satan, and Pilate, and the Roman soldiers. He enabled the common person to understand the Father. 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. He is the Vine we are the branches – we have no life or existence apart from Him. Approaching God Through Christ (Part Five) Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh. Pure gold: Outside, in the court, there is bronze – in the tabernacle – it is gold [P], around 30kg (25-35 kg) of it – that’s about 1,000 troy ounces, or close to US$1,000,000 worth. We have, in the vision of the prophet who sustained and animated the spirits of Israel in their Restoration, the repetition of the emblem, in the great golden candlestick which Zechariah saw, fed by two 'olive trees,' one on either side of it; and in the last book of Scripture we have that most significant and lovely variation of it, the reappearance, not of the one golden candlestick or lampstand, but of seven. The lamp-stand and its base and its shaft are to be made of hammered work; its cups, its bulbs and its flowers shall be of one piece with it. “Its snuffers and their trays shall be of pure gold. [Romans 8:29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;] – A perfect, spotless Divine creation – that is the Church, not the ecclesiastical squabbling, ineptitude and impurity we see. No conversion. The Spirit of יְהוָה will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of יְהוָה. I believe there is. Revelation of the Holy Spirit! We meet in homes, usually either in Rancho Cordova or Natomas. The Golden Lampstand. At the linen fence, barred from God’s presence we see the principle of Separation. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. This is confusing – is it Jesus or man? We have talked about the lamp-stand, but the lamp-stand doesn’t give light, it is the lamps that give the light. Christian, the idea that Christ will expose your whole life may be scary, but it is nothing like what the non-Christian will experience. It would have been very dark indeed inside the Tabernacle without the lampstand to illumine it. '". Some say they were filled with the Spirit when they believed – but here is Paul writing to a church of believers, the very church that in Revelation was in danger of having its lamp-stand removed; and would he tell them to be filled with the Spirit unless there was the possibility they weren’t filled and needed to be? He revealed God’s truth to the people. If you are interested, contact us at 916-304-3014. 9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. ‘Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lamp-stand out of its place—unless you repent.] [P] Six is the number of man, short of perfection, created on the sixth day. The lamp-stand was made of Pure gold [P] – utterly Divine [P] – no wood, nothing of man – it is the perfect Church, where יְהוָה dwells by His Spirit – this is vital for us to see (so I will come back to this point) because we tend to regard the Church as what we see, and that has plenty of wood, it’s man’s creation (purpose driven church) – wood, hay and stubble that will be consumed because it isn’t of God. Hammered from one piece: It was hammered out of one piece of gold [P] – that speaks of unity. The meaning of the golden lamp-stand, which was the third piece of furniture in the inner court of the tabernacle, is unmistakable. How the Materials of the Lampstand Point to Christ. Let your light shine before men. The Golden Lampstand Audio from the Gospel Hidden In The Tent Series ( 1:40:56) audio 1:40:56. We have been looking at the tabernacle – when we outside in the court we could see easily – there was the natural light of the bright Sinai sun [P]. It was placed just outside the curtain covering the entrance to the Most Holy Place (Ex 26:31-35). Light is used in the Bible as a metaphor for revealing truth, and granting knowledge. So the amount of gold in the menorah is perhaps half as much again as this cube. The Spirit is the expression, as indicated by the seven lamps. We too have an anointing [1 John 2:20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know. He’s going to show the good works that flowed from your new life. He is! [testimony – good Christian heritage, doctrinally sound, but then Jesus spoke to me by name! In the central shaft, there were four almond bulbs and flowers. Why is the Christian called to let his light shine before men? Both the religious form and the expensive metal indicate the important significance of the lampstand. The light was provided by seven lamps made of gold, a type of Christ; seven symbol of divine perfection and gold symbol of purity and holiness; Jesus is the light by which man can find God. comment. 5:10 says, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”. But it was at this point right here that these believers had their greatest opportunity. The seven lamps: I said that we need light! No dimensions are given for this object, but its total weight was one talent, or about 75 pounds of solid gold. Do you realize what a blessing light is? “Six branches shall go out from its sides; three branches of the lamp-stand from its one side and three branches of the lamp-stand from its other side. Seven is the number of perfection/completion – it is the Church – perfect spotless, complete. The meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. A description of the wonderful benefits of meeting in homes rather than a special building. Come out to meet him.’ “Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. At current gold prices today, this lampstand would be worth about 2.4 million dollars! Having finished our brief look at the basic architecture of the tabernacle, it is now time to examine some of the important furniture that was found within the place where God dwelled during the … If you walk closely with your Lord, His light will shine through you. If Jesus Christ is in you, then His light will produce fruit. (25:33). The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. Peter is telling these Christians that they are going to be hammered. Hebrews 9, Exodus 25:31-40. We are separated from Him because of our sin and His absolute holiness. But praise God, we can be a vessel in which the Lord can produce righteousness. One of the three objects to stand in the Holy Place of the tabernacle of Israel was the golden lampstand. (25:32). For web posting, a link to this document on our website is preferred. Of course, the Lampstand, like all the other objects in the Tabernacle speaks of Jesus Christ. In light of the temple-building pursued in Zechariah’s visions, it seems likely that this lampstand is intended to represent the one that belongs in the Holy Place of the temple. Not only that, but it was very costly! It seems to me that the almond buds and flowers on the Lampstand speak of resurrection. The six branches coming out from the side represent His people. The Golden Lampstand (7) The Tabernacle Sunday Service Perfect! It’s interesting to note just how precise God is in explaining how He wanted the lampstand to look. Only when joined to the central stem are there seven, there is perfection. 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. [Jeremiah 23:5 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares יְהוָה, “When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land.] 23 Views . That is the lamp-stand’s purpose to hold up the light. 15:20 Paul says, “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.” The Lampstand was hammered into shape to remind us of Christ’s sufferings. He wants to shine His light through you. He told him to make the Lampstand with 6 branches. The Hebrew text is explicit: there were seven pipes leading from the bowl to each of the seven lamps, a total of 49 pipes. Exodus Xxv. He is the one who should be terrified. Beautiful type of the light of God in the glory of Jesus Christ(John 1:1-9, 8:12, 2 Corinthians 4:6-8) 1. The lampstand was made of pure gold(Ex.25:31). Jesus said, “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall given an accounting for it in the day of judgment. However, that’s not the context of this passage. Aik Wee Lek The Golden Lampstand Like in the Cheddar caves you cannot see without the light of the Holy Spirit – Jesus may be there but you cannot see Him – we all need a revelation of Jesus! ‘But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Light provides the ability to fellowship with those in the Church and the same Light (Jesus Christ) cleanses us from all sin through the work of the Cross. DOWNLOAD SERMON (.DOC) DOWNLOAD SERMON (.PDF) VIEW ONLINE (HTML) This Sermon has a related Background: DOWNLOAD IMAGE PACK DOWNLOAD POWERPOINT DOWNLOAD SERMON … The picture is not quite right – we read that the branches had 3 of these flower/bud thingies (count them) but central stem had four (count them) – so this central branch should have an extra bud, making it higher than the other branches. It is when we go through sufferings and continue to trust and praise God that people around us stand up and take notice. Prior to May, 2012 these messages were delivered in a house church setting. There is the gold, the glory of God – glory goes to God, not to us [John 3:21 “He who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”]. This sermon was preached on December 22, 2013. The Tabernacle reveals to us much about the Lord Jesus Christ, and our life in Him. God told Moses to make the lampstand from one piece, hammering in its details. The almonds were the first fruits to come forth in Israel. Nothing on earth compares with Him. Zechariah also saw two olive trees, one on either side of the lampstand, which continually dispensed oil to the stand via golden pipes (vv. DOWNLOAD OPTIONS download 1 file . “Their bulbs and their branches shall be of one piece with it; all of it shall be one piece of hammered work of pure gold. Since Zechariah and his people were there to rebuild the temple, it made sense that God spoke to them in images related to the temple. My friends, the Lord wants to live through you. It represented the office of Israel, as destined to ray out the light of God into a dark world. When he was scourged, He was beaten and beaten and beaten. You need a source of light – revelation! – Fellowship [P]. No; a lamp-stand. “A bulb shall be under the first pair of branches coming out of it, and a bulb under the second pair of branches coming out of it, and a bulb under the third pair of branches coming out of it, for the six branches coming out of the lamp-stand. We see the tares amongst the wheat, but God only sees the good seed that He has sown, growing to maturity. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lamp-stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Great truths of the bible outlined in story. 26:31–35). B. Come at 9:30 a.m.. Remember the virgins waiting to welcome the returning Bridegroom? Jesus is above all and is central. Verse 39 tells us that it was made from a talent of pure gold. See, the light is witness to the world – that is the task of the Church, though this prophecy is referring to two actual men, prophets – Elijah and Moses – who appear in the end times. Jesus referred to His disciples as “sons of light” in Luke 16:8. The light is our witness/testimony before the world [Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world ...... “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Key Verse: Exodus 25:8. A lampstand of solid gold: God gave Zechariah a vision of the golden lampstand that was meant to stand in the temple. EIISHA - FORERUNNER LAMPSTAND MANTLE 2 Kings 6:8-12 8 Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp. Thank you for your support of the ministry. This is what is produced when we are joined to the central stem: [John 15:2 Every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. The rabbis say that the cup was a pomegranate – symbol of fruitfulness [P]. The golden lampstand illuminated the shewbread and so God illuminates His people. Most of the Articles found here were written by Brian Anderson from 1990 – 2000 when he served as Pastor at Milpitas Bible Fellowship. The Golden Lampstand 4 Exodus 25:31-40. Where has the fire and the light gone? Every one of this congregation is holy. However, at the bronze altar we see the principle of Propitiation, which speaks of a sacrifice that turns away God’s wrath. Faith looks, and soon discerns the truth of the bright vessel. There were no windows. One of the good things about the Bible is that its use of symbolism is consistent throughout – so, we can use Scripture to interpret Scripture: [P] [Revelation 1:12-20 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. Scripture: Exodus 25:31-40 | The Golden Lampstand then speaks ﬁrst of Christ. We are just vessels that bear Him. Whatever we have said or done will be exposed by Jesus Christ at the final Judgment. Missional Communities are groups of disciples who meet either every week or every other week to spur one another on to bring the lost to Christ and help them obey everything Jesus commanded. The ladies gather every other Thursday evening at 7:00 for bible study. [P] How do we keep it bright and fervent bringing light to a dark world right to the end? At The Bridge, we usually work verse-by-verse through books of the Bible. 10-4-59. But density of gold is 19.3 – what does that mean? 1. Sermon Title: “The Golden Lampstand” Text: Exodus 25:31-40 (ESV) Sermon Series: MEET GOD HERE 31 “You shall make a lampstand of pure gold. You see, we can hinder through sin and our flesh, what the Lord is longing to do through us. Now is there some significance to this? The Church Is To Shine Before Men. God’s command to make a lampstand for the sanctuary appears in Exodus 25:31–40 ( see also 37:17–24). “Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’ “But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’ “Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.] “See that you make them after the pattern for them, which was shown to you on the mountain.] “They have also shut the doors of the porch and put out the lamps. We just take it for granted. We have also interspersed a few other great articles by other notable Christian leaders like John Newton and Charles Spurgeon. A perfect, Divine creation. Listen to how Paul puts it in Philippians 2:14-16, “Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world.” How do we appear as lights in the world? However, the priest who served in the ministry of the Tabernacle had no idea what the work of the Cross was. Zechariah’s lampstand differed from modern menorahs in four ways, because it had: (1) A bowl; (2) Pipes; (3) Olive trees; and (4) Two golden spouts. His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. What is the purpose of a lamp-stand? Man, it was dark! Reviews There are no reviews yet. The next object, the Bronze Laver, speaks of Purification. As we focus on the golden lampstand, we are made to see: Three Great Lights Lighting Our World. Amen!”. However, you must “let” your light your light shine before men. It represented the office of Israel, as destined to ray out the light of God into a dark world. But it can reflect it, and when it does, it looks like it is shining. – We all have, but I mean really dark. What is amazing about this lampstand is that it is golden. Mt. Sunday Evening, Understanding the Tabernacle. Check Out Our Latest Sermon Outlines and Their Related Backgrounds Below. If you are interested in joining us, call us at 916-304-3014. 4:5, “Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.” 2 Cor. As we will see, detail is important. The whole purpose was the lamps – without the lamp, the whole thing is useless. PART 4 - Mr Thomas Bentley preaches on the golden lampstand, which gave light in the holy place of the Tabernacle. [A new window will open. Exodus 25:31-40 "The Golden Lampstand" Introduction Last week we looked at the basic architecture of the tabernacle. How can that be? For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” So, this is how I think this will play out. They could not tolerate evil men and had the courage to put preachers to the test. John 15:8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples]. As we worship today, may you be richly blessed by the light of God’s grace! 2. The golden lampstand teaches us that God has sent His light to illuminate this dark sinful world. Exodus 25:37 says, “Then you shall make its lamps seven in number; and they shall mount its lamps so as to shed light on the space in front of it.” There is the purpose – to shed light on. There would be confusion and disorder. The Lampstand was only a container for the light. So today let us look at the golden lamp-stand [P]. Christian Church Sacramento & Rancho Cordova, CA. I mean you literally couldn’t see a thing! Made out of pure gold – one solid slab. Topics The Potter's Touch. They held lamps – our witness – the foolish had no oil, they were left on the outside, they missed out. This branch bears fruit; the spirit comes in three pairs: 1/ spirit of wisdom and understanding; 2/ spirit of counsel and strength; 3/ spirit of knowledge and fear of יְהוָה; plus the central and foremost Spirit of יְהוָה – just like the three pairs of branches on the lamp-stand with its central branch which is Jesus. You will have no Advocate to plead your case, because the only Advocate there is, is now your Judge. But in the fashioning of this lampstand no mold was used. There are light and fellowship together. God is light and the truth is enlightening. He will show how your life was transformed, and you began to show love and grace to others. “As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lamp-stands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lamp-stands are the seven churches.] Armchair Confessions • Sermon ... Leviticus and Numbers it is the Golden Lampstand inside the Tent of Meeting and its service in the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting. 1 John 2:27 As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.] But these seven will be glad when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel—these are the eyes of יְהוָה which range to and fro throughout the earth.” Then I said to him, “What are these two olive trees on the right of the lamp-stand and on its left?” And I answered the second time and said to him, “What are the two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves?” So he answered me, saying, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.” Then he said, “These are the two anointed ones who are standing by the Lord of the whole earth.”] This prophecy is clarified in: [Revelation 11:3-4 “And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lamp-stands that stand before the Lord of the earth.] Amiable agnostics will talk cheerfully about man’s search for God. “For our fathers have been unfaithful and have done evil in the sight יְהוָה our God, and have forsaken Him and turned their faces away from the dwelling place of יְהוָה, and have turned their backs. The Lampstand Had Almond Bulbs and Flowers in the Branches. Well, today we come to the 5th step in a sinner’s approach to God – Illumination. It was to be made of one piece of solid gold. Paul says in Ephesians 5:8, “for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth). Sermon illustrations on the topic of The Golden Lampstand. Everything needed for guidance and direction. In this sense, the golden lampstands symbolize the preciousness of the church as God’s most valued possession (see John 3:16). For me, they might as well talk about the mouse’s search for a cat. The purpose of the church is to radiate light. Jesus said in Mt. 4:6, “For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”. But you must let it. C. Most The light is the result of the pure oil, the Holy Spirit. Why are you acting like the big cheese? No transformation. This speaks of Communication. Did it mention a candlestick? Like Jesus, made perfect through suffering. [Colossians 1:22 yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach—] [Revelation 19:7-8 “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.] We hold up the light so that it can be seen, but the light is not the church. The restoration, in fact, would be so great that the light of the lampstand would never go out. by Brian Anderson | Churches [P] – the Church is meant to give light. However, that doesn’t mean that He is not going to bring to light all of your life and bring a righteous judgment on you. What is it that gives the light? Read some of our stories here, Here you will find blogs geared toward the believer’s spiritual life and growing in grace. “I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. We live a life radically different from non-believers. I thought my secrets would not be exposed because I’m a Christian. The La… It was just a vessel that held it. The formal unity … The golden lampstand is an important symbol in the Bible. Of course, we immediately think of John 15 where Jesus said, “I am the vine, and you are the branches.” How many branches did the Lampstand have? We need light! Forget about what you see here of politics and man and power-play, of people and their petty selfishness – that is not the Church, that is man’s organisation. “Overwhelmed By Grace” – a Biblical study of the sovereign grace of God in salvation. God made the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night. The purpose of the vision of the golden lampstand is to show the people that the Lord would, by His own power complete the rebuilding and replenishing of Jerusalem though the assistance given to the project by its friends even though they were weak, and t. The purpose of the vision of the golden lampstand is to show the people that the Lord would, by His own power complete … There at the Golden Lampstand, the priest had light that enabled him to minister in the Holy Place. Pastor Mike Aylestock. So, brothers and sisters hear this. Answer: “Jesus”! 10x10x10cm cube holds a litre – if it is full of water it weighs 1kg, if it is gold it weighs 19 kg! Seven the number of perfection. The Holy Spirit reveals Jesus, the Bread of Life, reveals Him in God’s Word. Furthermore to appropriate the truth will be to bring light into life. Evidently, to shine our light before men is to do good works. The Church of God is pure gold. “The foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ “But the prudent answered, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ “And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. In Hezekiah’s day the lamp had been put out [2 Chronicles 29:1-8 Hezekiah became king. I saw Him for real, and the consequence was love for Him who had deigned to notice me!] Hammered: the hammering of the gold points to the sufferings of Christ. We, as the church, are lightbearers, not light producers. Verse 10 speaks of [Isaiah 11:10 Then in that day The nations will resort to the root of Jesse, Who will stand as a signal for the peoples; and His resting place will be glorious.] In each branch there were three almond bulbs and flowers. 10b–14). For God is light. Peter was writing to Christians living probably during Nero’s reign. Your actions will condemn you. Exodus 25:31-40 . So, here in the Lampstand, we see Christ united to His people shining forth God’s light. The Golden Lampstand . Thoughts for simple sermons :- 1/ The Lampstand was the sole means of light as there were no windows in the sanctuary. There is the bud and the flower and the fruit – the picture is of growth and development to the ultimate goal of bearing fruit. God uses the Tabernacle to reveal His precious Son; and the Golden Lampstand’s purpose is no different. In fact, that is actually when we shine the brightest. “For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son” (Jn.5:22). The lampstand had a center column with six branches extending from it on each side. The lampstand stood on the south side of the holy place, as you entered it was to the left. This means that the church is the expression of the Triune God. Here you will find some biographical sketches of men God has used and spiritual awakenings He has sovereignly brought to pass. So, what are we seeing here? I believe we have the picture of Christ united to His people. All there will be is a life of sin. So too, after we have been to the cross to be forgiven of all our sins, we still need to go to the Lord on a daily basis to confess our daily sins to Him, and allow Him to cleanse us with the washing of water with the Word. I. [Revelation 2:1-5 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lamp-stands, says this: ‘I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false; and you have perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary. [Acts 2:41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.] Consecrate yourselves now, and consecrate the house of יְהוָה, the God of your fathers, and carry the uncleanness out from the holy place. As we have seen from our previous studies, every single item contained within the Tabernacle had a purpose and a divine pattern. Now the work of sanctification begins as God sheds light on how we live a life pleasing to Him. The Hebrew word for “lampstand” is menorah, and it derives from a verb that means “Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and were sleeping. Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top stone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” ’ ” Also the word of יְהוָה came to me, saying, “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will finish it. “For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps. The table speaks of fellowship, and the bread speaks of Christ, the Bread of Life. This surely speaks of the sufferings of our Savior. In Scripture, six is the number of man. This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.] The almond tree is the first of all the trees in Israel to bud and bring forth fruit. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades (it cannot be anyone other than Jesus!). – lamps were put on a stand so that their light would shine out [Matthew 5:15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lamp-stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.] This shows us the divinity of Christ. By the time we come to Revelation, the church has become the lampstand. As mentioned, these candlesticks were made of gold, the most precious and valuable of all metals. Who do you think you are?” Well, God wanted to make a point as to whom He had chosen to be Israel’s high priest. Think about the Lampstand. We carry on faithfully doing what we do, holding to the truth, but it is just form and religion – where is the Holy Spirit? July 11th, 2017 | Thus, He has appointed us, His church, to be the light of the world now! A Sermon Delivered By C. H. Spurgeon, At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. He is the One who shines. The golden lampstand dispelled the darkness so the priest could do his job. The Church is Divine! [Zechariah 6:12 ‘Thus says יְהוָה of armies, “Behold, a man whose name is Branch, for He will branch out from where He is; and He will build the temple of יְהוָה.] Adrian Dieleman. Their lives are filled with arguing and complaining. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. Lampstand, Golden; Lampstand, Golden. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance, Acts 2:11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God.”] They were testifying to God – and what was the result? Now do you agree that the golden lampstand pictures the Triune God? Jesus was filled with the Spirit, the Messiah, anointed with the Spirit of God. Nothing on earth compares with Him. But when they are suffering, others around them are going to ask them about their hope. It will be obvious to everyone that you deserve God’s eternal wrath and judgment once your life has been revealed. We place an extremely high value on the Word of God, so we consider the context and intent of the original author to his readers before we bring present day application. We shine forth light into the world [Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. The moon has no light of its own. No, six branches. The next day it was alive and producing fruit. Near the end of the first century, the Lord's church in Ephesus had many things in its favor. Characteristics of the Golden Lampstand . They are going to suffer. They were made of pure gold – and God works in our lives to ensure that the light is bright, that His church shines forth with the light of the oil of the Holy Spirit, getting rid of impurity and keeping the light from being extinguished. The bulb was a calyx – so we have something budding flowering and forming fruit. He was the first one to rise again, never to die again. And the lamp-stands are what? Jesus said in John 12:36 “While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.”. The gold of the lampstands may also be symbolic of purity and holiness. However, if you are not a Christian, you also will be exposed. 6 adults began meeting in May of 2011 for the purpose of glorifying God by making disciples. The golden lampstand in the wilderness tabernacle provided light for the holy place, but it was also steeped in religious symbolism. He’s going to show everyone the day when you were broken over your sinful life, and committed your life to Christ. His light will expose all, and thank God, He will expose the truth that He was your Lord and Savior and Treasure! That is a picture of Jesus – the Messiah, the One anointed with the Holy Spirit – that is what “Messiah” means. The redeemed, who are joined to Him, those who have died and now Christ lives in them – Christ is their life! [Ephesians 5:31-32 A man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. Grace Evangelical Church Sharjah: UAE > The Golden Lampstand - Exodus 25:31-40 NOTICE: As part of the preventive measures taken to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 under the instruction of the government of Sharjah, all church services at St. Martin's Anglican Church are … Here there are not seven lamps but seven lamp-stands. Permissions: You are permitted and encouraged to reproduce and distribute this material in any format provided that you do not alter the wording in any way and do not charge a fee beyond the cost of reproduction. The first piece we will consider is the golden lampstand that was set up in the Holy Place outside the curtain covering the entrance to the Most Holy Place (Ex. They were asleep at the end [Ephesians 5:13-18 All things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. seven golden lampstand, each one representing a local church in Asia Minor. Remember the time when Korah led a rebellion against Moses and Aaron? [Isaiah 4:2 In that day the Branch of יְהוָה will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth will be the pride and the adornment of the survivors of Israel.] – the expectant hope of the return of the One we love. In this sense, the golden lampstands symbolize the preciousness of the church as God’s most valued possession (see John 3:16). As believers, we learn to go to the Lord for fellowship with Him at all times. Jesus Christ Illumines Truth. If we could have followed the Jewish priest as he passed in his daily ministrations into the Inner Court, we should have seen that he first piled the incense on the altar which stood in its centre, and then turned to trim the lamps of the golden candlestick which flanked it … Look to your left as you enter the Holy Place and you see this beautiful lampstand, the Menorah, with 7 flames illuminating the room. As mentioned, these candlesticks were made of gold, the most precious and valuable of all metals. The bulls and goats and sheep took the full force of God’s wrath instead of the sinners. Today we go inside the Holy Place and survey the Golden Lampstand. The light is the church’s witness – a witness that bears fruit, reproduces, brings life to birth. He was that pillar of fire that led them by night. John MacArthur, Jr. has written an endorsement on the back cover. Any exceptions to the above must be approved by The Bridge. He brought in the priests and the Levites and gathered them into the square on the east. The passage describes seven branched candlestick – right? Jesus Christ is the true light. “For who has despised the day of small things? First, we must understand that the Lampstand points to Jesus Christ. Six branches: We too are the light of the world [Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world….]. He is the first fruits of those who are asleep. THE GOLDEN LAMPSTAND Exodus 25:31. There is a central stem or shaft – what is that? Peter says in 1 Peter 2:7, “to you who believe He is precious.” Oh, the preciousness of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Golden Lampstand was the only source of light in the Holy Place. John 7:37-44; 8:12 "I Am the Light" Candle Light service I The Golden Lampstand A Last Sunday night we took a peek at the Tabernacle and its furnishings. The first message I ever gave in this fellowship was on the lamp. If you are a Christian, it is because Jesus has revealed the Father to you, and the Father has revealed the Son to you. We need light, revelation in order to see Jesus.