“And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same. And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side: three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick. And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers. And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick. Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold. And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.” Exodus 25:31-37

The tabernacle which was designed by God, and was a pattern of the heavenly one (Hebrews 8:5).  The tabernacle would receive no light from the sunshine, but needed the light of the Menorah for the duties of priest to be done.

The light represents the Light of Jesus Christ as the Light of the world (John 8:12), and the Light of Christ which shines in all who follow Him (Matthew 5:14).

This Menorah is one of seven pieces which have to do with the ministry of the tabernacle and tabernacle proper.  It all is a picture of Christ Jesus and His presence within us.  This lampstand is also referenced by our resurrected Lord in the Revelation chapter one…

“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 churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” Revelation 1:20 See also verses 1:12-13

Father in heaven let the Light of Jesus Christ shine brightly in all who know and follow You.

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