Light is used in the Bible as a metaphor for revealing truth, and granting knowledge. Not only that, but it was very costly! © 2020 The Bridge. 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 on one side. This shows us the divinity of Christ. In Scripture, six is the number of man. 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? The formal unity … What did I just read? Peter says in 1 Peter 2:7, “to you who believe He is precious.” Oh, the preciousness of our Lord Jesus Christ. Think about the Lampstand. 11:27 that no one knows the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. A Lampstand alone lifts high a seven-crowned head—and night is no more known. When the rod was put into the Tabernacle, it was dead. So what is the Church? The lampstand is sometimes referred to as the candlestick however candles were not yet invented, we will therefore keep more properly to the description of lampstand. But in contrast to the Christian, there will be no time in your life that Christ will expose where you repented and trusted Him. A Sermon Delivered By C. H. Spurgeon, At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. ‘But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. A talent of gold weighed about 120 pounds, so this was a very heavy article of furniture. When the flesh rises up in opposition to God, fight it! Every one of this congregation is holy. 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. We need light! The children’s song is very true: “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine. He wants to manifest His goodness, and righteousness, and truth through you. When the children of Israel fashioned a golden calf, they didn’t hammer it into place. Why is the Christian called to let his light shine before men? But then, Christ is also going to reveal how you turned from your sin, repented, and trusted Jesus. Here there are not seven lamps but seven lamp-stands. 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. Remember the time when Korah led a rebellion against Moses and Aaron? Approaching God Through Christ (Part Five) Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh. It would have been very dark indeed inside the Tabernacle without the lampstand to illumine it. Removing The Lampstand by David Padfield. THE GOLDEN LAMPSTAND Exodus 25:31. The table is fellowship; the “bread of the face” is Jesus made flesh, the Bread of Life. [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. It is one short of 7, which is the number of perfection or completion. But inside there are gold boards, four layers of coverings, thick curtains [P]. John said, “Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you” (1 John 3:13). Looking For Fresh Sermon Inspiration? Be the first one to write a review. There would be confusion and disorder. We appologize, but this sermon was not recorded. The fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth. [Matthew 25:1-13 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. What witness were they giving? When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. 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). As we focus on the golden lampstand, we are made to see: Three Great Lights Lighting Our World. Christ is represented as the central shaft of the Lampstand. Visit us on Sunday morning. The Holy Spirit reveals Jesus, the Bread of Life, reveals Him in God’s Word. Jesus was the Master Teacher. Made out of pure gold – one solid slab. Paul said, “All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12). [Numbers 8:2 “Speak to Aaron and say to him, ‘When you mount the lamps, the seven lamps will give light in the front of the lamp-stand.’ ”] This is the “menorah” (show it). Paul says in Phil. Amen!”. He said that they see our good works. Peter says in 1 Peter 2:7, “to you who believe He is precious.” Oh, the preciousness of our Lord Jesus Christ. The budding of Aaron’s rod manifested a re-impartation of life – a resurrection of sorts. A. [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.] In this sense, the golden lampstands symbolize the preciousness of the church as God’s most valued possession (see John 3:16). Zechariah also saw two olive trees, one on either side of the lampstand, which continually dispensed oil to the stand via golden pipes (vv. Today we go inside the Holy Place and survey the Golden 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. He enabled the common person to understand the Father. No. In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he opened the doors of the house of יְהוָהand repaired them. 10b–14). [Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory (gold), having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.] Exodus 25:31-40 "The Golden Lampstand" Introduction Last week we looked at the basic architecture of the tabernacle. The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. We are separated from Him because of our sin and His absolute holiness. But the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost and what a difference! You may have noticed that I have a very simple method of interpretation – what does “so and so” symbolize? 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. July 11th, 2017 | No; a lamp-stand. So, if Jesus is going to judge all men, He is going to have to expose the truth about their lives. The almond tree is the first of all the trees in Israel to bud and bring forth fruit. The gold of the lampstands may also be symbolic of purity and holiness. It would be terrible. Did you know that Jesus Christ will be the judge of all men on Judgment Day? Revelation of the Holy Spirit! What is it that gives the light? 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. (25:32). It is probably the most perfect picture of Jesus of all the tabernacle furnishings. That is a picture of Jesus – the Messiah, the One anointed with the Holy Spirit – that is what “Messiah” means. This sermon was preached on August 10, 2014. We are branches joined to the stem, supported and drawing life from Him. Lampstand, Golden; Lampstand, Golden. The golden lampstand dispelled the darkness so the priest could do his job. “Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. If you are interested in joining us, call us at 916-304-3014. In this sense, the golden lampstands symbolize the preciousness of the church as God’s most valued possession (see John 3:16). Speaker Avery Hjulberg. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. No conversion. Jesus is above all and is central. John 15:8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples]. There at the Golden Lampstand, the priest had light that enabled him to minister in the Holy Place. Jesus was filled with the Spirit, the Messiah, anointed with the Spirit of God. “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. The almonds were the first fruits to come forth in Israel. The witness of those anointed with the Holy Spirit is vital as we approach the time of our LORD’s return. [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. Any exceptions to the above must be approved by The Bridge. Hammered: the hammering of the gold points to the sufferings of Christ. One central shaft, attached to it were six branches. The passage describes seven branched candlestick – right? He wants it. Most of the Articles found here were written by Brian Anderson from 1990 – 2000 when he served as Pastor at Milpitas Bible Fellowship. “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. Perfect! Everything needed for guidance and direction. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit.] ‘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.] Aik Wee Lek The Golden Lampstand “Lord fill us afresh with your Spirit, that continual flow of oil from the olive tree, that He may reveal Jesus afresh to us so that our love for You will be ever stronger and our delight in your spill over so that others see and are drawn to Your light. Now is there some significance to this? Just as the high priest in the tabernacle ministered before the lampstand adding oil and trimming the wicks, so also Christ stands before His churches with a container of oil and His wick trimmer We hold up the light so that it can be seen, but the light is not the church. He is the one who should be terrified. They are one! Then we must understand that the Lampstand points to the church. 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. If Jesus Christ is in you, then His light will produce fruit. 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. TD Jakes — The Golden Lampstand. By the time we come to Revelation, the church has become the lampstand. Hebrews 9, Exodus 25:31-40. You are a saint, a holy one, clothed in His righteousness, having been given a new heart and a new spirit. What light was being radiated? 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. In Hezekiah’s day the lamp had been put out [2 Chronicles 29:1-8 Hezekiah became king. But in the fashioning of this lampstand no mold was used. It will be obvious to everyone that you deserve God’s eternal wrath and judgment once your life has been revealed. This is the great mystery of the Church! “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. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. [Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.] A lampstand of solid gold: God gave Zechariah a vision of the golden lampstand that was meant to stand in the temple. Now, that’s interesting to me. I believe we have the picture of Christ united to His people. Do you realize what a blessing light is? As we have seen from our previous studies, every single item contained within the Tabernacle had a purpose and a divine pattern. 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.”]. Their lives are filled with arguing and complaining. They cast the molten gold into a mold. 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 … The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. Remind yourself of who you are in Jesus Christ. Jesus said in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” When Jesus went to Galilee, Matthew said it was to fulfill Isaiah’s prophecy, “The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great light, and those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death, upon them a light dawned” (Mt.4:16). Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!” Amen. All there will be is a life of sin. The Golden Lampstand Audio from the Gospel Hidden In The Tent Series ( 1:40:56) audio 1:40:56. 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!). [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.] This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.] The six branches coming out from the side represent His people. It’s interesting to note just how precise God is in explaining how He wanted the lampstand to look. Paul says in 2 Cor. [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.] [Exodus 25:31-40 “Then you shall make a lamp-stand of pure gold. The Golden Lampstand was the only source of light in the Holy Place. The Hebrew text is explicit: there were seven pipes leading from the bowl to each of the seven lamps, a total of 49 pipes. 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. Both the religious form and the expensive metal indicate the important significance of the lampstand. Just as the high priest in the tabernacle ministered before the lampstand adding oil and trimming the wicks, so also Christ stands before His churches with a container of oil and His wick trimmer in His hand. Everything will be exposed by His piercing light. Only when He is fresh and vital to us does enthusiastic witness pour forth – we can’t help speaking of the One we love. The Spirit was poured out upon the church (how often we seek it to be poured out on us individually). Approaching God Through Christ (Part Five) Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh. We shine forth light into the world [Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. Well, when Jesus Christ came into the world He brought light. The Lampstand was made of one piece of gold and hammered into shape. Description We’ve left the brazen altar & laver washed and clean in justification. Thus, He has appointed us, His church, to be the light of the world now! The golden lampstand teaches us that God has sent His light to illuminate this dark sinful world. 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 … 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. The Golden Lampstand . For this reason it says, “Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. However, you must “let” your light your light shine before men. Tom Bentley gives rich and Christ-exalting ministry on the subject of the golden lampstand in the Tabernacle of Moses (Message given during a visit to Bicester in the early 1970s) Audio (MP3) 12 MB Didn’t God cover up all my secret sins when I trusted Christ?” It is absolutely true that if you have repented of sin and trusted Jesus Christ as Savior, then God has forgiven all of your sins. Not your hand in front of your face. 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. “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. The sun produces light – the moon reflects it. The 6 Branches Were Of Hammered Work. “It shall be made from a talent of pure gold (about 30kg), with all these utensils. Jesus said in John 12:36 “While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.”. (25:33). [John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.] (25:31). Zechariah also saw two olive trees, one on either side of the lampstand, which continually dispensed oil to the stand via golden pipes (vv. I have to deal now with the meaning and lessons of this golden lampstand, and it teaches us -- I. 23 Views . With a continual supply of oil, the wicks would always burn and the light would continually shine. It was there that the priests washed their hands of blood, and their feet of dust, so that they could enter the Holy Place. The seven churches in the book of Revelation are seven golden lampstands (Rev.1:20). His light will expose all, and thank God, He will expose the truth that He was your Lord and Savior and Treasure! The office manwards of the Church and of the individual Christian. The La… Fruitfulness! Prior to May, 2012 these messages were delivered in a house church setting. Each local church is a golden lampstand. 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. The Church of God is pure gold. Of course, the Lampstand, like all the other objects in the Tabernacle speaks of Jesus Christ. “Therefore the wrath of יְהוָה was against Judah and Jerusalem.] Now do you agree that the golden lampstand pictures the Triune God? Characteristics of the Golden Lampstand . 1. If you stopped confessing Christ all your sufferings would cease. He will show everyone the times when you witnessed, and shared the gospel with others. It is the body of Christ. He has shone in your hearts to give the knowledge of Christ. My friends, the Lord wants to live through you. There were implements for tending the lamps – making sure the wick was clear of the oil; that the light was shining brightly that a continual unimpeded flow of the Holy Spirit was there. In Revelation 13:18, we are told that 666 is the number of a man. ITEM TILE download. Exodus Xxv. Christian, the idea that Christ will expose your whole life may be scary, but it is nothing like what the non-Christian will experience. You need a source of light – revelation! [Acts 2:41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.] We looked at the altar of sacrifice and basin of washing in the outer court; we looked at the table of show bread in the Holy Place. Now the work of sanctification begins as God sheds light on how we live a life pleasing to Him. By not grumbling or disputing, like everyone else does. Where is the enthusiasm of our first love? And having turned I saw seven golden lamp-stands; and in the middle of the lamp-stands I saw one like a son of man,(that’s Jesus) clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash. But on each branch were almond buds to remind us of His resurrection. The Golden Lampstand. '". Why not just give up? 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. We have also interspersed a few other great articles by other notable Christian leaders like John Newton and Charles Spurgeon. 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. There were no windows. Why are you acting like the big cheese? There are light and fellowship together. 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. Now you might be thinking, “I’m don’t think I like that! 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. Consecrate yourselves now, and consecrate the house of יְהוָה, the God of your fathers, and carry the uncleanness out from the holy place. “They have also shut the doors of the porch and put out the lamps. So, how do we apply the picture of the Lampstand to our lives today? The Holy Spirit teaches us all things, and teaches us to abide as branches in the Vine. Scripture: Exodus 25:31-40 | Proverbs 6:23 says, “For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light.”. However, there is a difference in how Jesus shines His light, and we shine our light. That’s not what Jesus said. Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins, and faithfulness the belt about His waist.] First, in the golden lampstand, we are made to see The light of Jesus Christ. He was the light of the world, while He was in it. Do they see perfect Biblical doctrine? We carry on faithfully doing what we do, holding to the truth, but it is just form and religion – where is the Holy Spirit? At current gold prices today, this lampstand would be worth about 2.4 million dollars! Recommend this sermon to others. One of the three objects to stand in the Holy Place of the tabernacle of Israel was the golden lampstand. “Its snuffers and their trays shall be of pure gold. Videos of members of The Bridge sharing their testimonies. 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.] Gold: always points to deity/divinity. The Golden Lampstand (7) The Tabernacle Sunday Service Calvary Protestant Reformed . The Tabernacle: Celebrating The God Who Comes Near Lesson Six: The Golden Lampstand-Lighting Our World. Pastor Cory Griess. 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. 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. God’s command to make a lampstand for the sanctuary appears in Exodus 25:31–40 ( see also 37:17–24). Aaron also wrote his name on his rod. Glad memory recalls the word, 'The city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it, for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.' He could not see into the future nor could he make the connection with his relationship with the lamp-stand. Let your light shine before men. [Acts 2:1-4 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. How the Materials of the Lampstand Point to Christ. 9 And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down. It started out as something we did out of our exuberant love for the LORD, but it can end up being just habit. However, that’s not the context of this passage. God is light and the truth is enlightening. His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. GOLDEN LAMPSTAND. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. This surely speaks of the sufferings of our Savior. The table speaks of fellowship, and the bread speaks of Christ, the Bread of Life. 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. Remember the virgins waiting to welcome the returning Bridegroom? I thought my secrets would not be exposed because I’m a Christian. I saw Him for real, and the consequence was love for Him who had deigned to notice me!] Not only that, but it was very costly! We are just vessels that bear Him. Answer: “Jesus”! 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. It was just a vessel that held it. Its purpose seems simple: the priests needed light to see what they were doing! by Brian Anderson | 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. Where you were completely self-centered before, after you met Christ you went out of your way to help others, give them rides, take meals to them, and serve them. Great truths of the bible outlined in story. “Three cups shall be shaped like almonds in the one branch, a bulb and a flower, and three cups shaped like almonds in the other branch, a bulb and a flower—so for six branches going out from the lamp-stand; and in the lamp-stand four cups shaped like almonds, its bulbs and its flowers. It also says that we are the light of the world. Reviews There are no reviews yet. 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. Have you ever been in the dark? Amiable agnostics will talk cheerfully about man’s search for God. It is Divine, not this imperfect thing that we so often focus upon. Notice that the seven-fold Spirit prophesied in [Isaiah 11:1-5 Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, (that is Jesus the Branch) and a branch from his roots will bear fruit. But praise God, we can be a vessel in which the Lord can produce righteousness. Without the Holy Spirit there is no light. The ladies gather every other Thursday evening at 7:00 for bible study. The purpose of the church is to radiate light. I mean you literally couldn’t see a thing! Your words will condemn you. 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! Amy included clipart of the lampstand in this week's bulletin. This is confusing – is it Jesus or man? For me, they might as well talk about the mouse’s search for a cat. The light is the church’s witness – a witness that bears fruit, reproduces, brings life to birth. You see, we can hinder through sin and our flesh, what the Lord is longing to do through us. The bulb was a calyx – so we have something budding flowering and forming fruit. 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. 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.” Not only does the Bible say that Jesus is the light of the world. The Church is Divine! Whatever we have said or done will be exposed by Jesus Christ at the final Judgment. There is a well known verse about fellowship in [1 John 1:7 if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.] Look to your left as you enter the Holy Place and you see this beautiful lampstand, the Menorah, with 7 flames illuminating the room. Answer: The first time we see the word lampstand in the Bible is in Exodus 25:31, as God gives detailed instructions about the golden lampstand to be placed in the tabernacle the Israelites were building.
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