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 - The Gold Lampstand

 

The Gold Lampstand

The gold lampstand was made of a talent of pure gold. Its shaft was hammered out of a single piece of a talent of pure gold, with three branches coming out of each of its two sides, and seven lamps placed on top of the shaft and its six branches. As the gold lampstand was made of a talent of pure gold, it was a captivatingly splendid and beautiful sight to hold.

On top of the gold lampstand, there were seven lamps to hold oil, which was lit to illuminate the Holy Place at all times.

As the gold lampstand inside the Holy Place always shone its bright light, so can those who become God's children by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit also illuminate this world with the light of salvation that saves people from their sins. In other words, only those who have received the remission of sin through the gospel of the water and the Spirit can fulfill the role of the lampstand that gives out the light of salvation, so that others may know also this truth and receive the remission of their sins.

The gold lampstand had flowers, ornamental knobs, and bowls. As God commanded that seven lamps should be placed on the lampstand, when the lampstand was lit, darkness gave way in the Holy Place at all times. This means that the righteous who have been cleansed of their sins by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit would gather together, build God's Church, and illuminate this world. The light of the lampstand that shone in the Holy Place is the gospel of the water and the Spirit, which drives away the darkness of this world.

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