Understanding The Bible
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THE GOLDEN CANDLESTICK (LAMPSTAND, Ex. 37:17-24; 25:31) =
Christ our LIGHT (Jn. 1:4, 9; 8:12).
Christ was the Faithful and True Witness (Rev. l:5), the Revelator of True Godhead, who shed His light clearly. It was all of gold, emphasizing the perfect witness of Christ.
Christ witnesses to every heart through the Holy Spirit (oil), Jn. 16:12-13, etc. Remember that until the veil was rent this was the only light the Holy Place.
Do not think of a small candlestick but a large one, a number of feet probably the height of a man. It was all of gold, speaking of the glory of our Lord's deity. No wood. Christ was the .Light from all eternity and will be to all eternity (Rev. 21:23, "light" = "Lamp").
The candlestick (lampstand) was shaped like an almond tree, not like the one on Titus' arch with its branches all on one level. This speaks of fruitfulness.
Finally it was of seven branches. Christ is the perfect revealer of truth (Heb. 1:2; Mt. 17:5).
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