“Lampstand made of pure gold” (Ex 37:17-24)
God instructed the Israelites to make a tabernacle and a temple and to place the lampstand inside. The lampstand is used to light the lamp.
1) The priest and many people must gather to the lampstand to pray ? The Levites shall keep the lampstands lit.
2) The lampstands and lamps must be lit in order for the many people living in the tents to face the temple (tabernacle) and pray at night (scheduled prayer). God told the assembly of Israel to pray corporate prayer facing the temple.
3) As the people walked through the wilderness, the day was not a problem, but nighttime was a problem. So God made it so that all of the people could follow the light and pray, receiving God’s guidance even in the wilderness.
Main Message ? 19 times (Make the lamp, the lampstand.) This means that you are living in the world that is akin to the path through the wilderness where the forces of darkness prevail.
(Believers)- The Triune God is with us through His light + heavenly background and angels (status) + the forces of darkness flee in the time when you shine the light (authority)
(Unbelievers)- Jn 8:44, Mt 12:45-47, Eph 2:2
Why must we make the lampstand?
1. God will shine His light.
1) Ge 1:3, light of creation ? Upon your workplace and business…
2) Isa 60:1-2, light of glory
3) Jn 1:11, light of life
It is the blessing that enjoys this. We are going to church to light the lampstand to enjoy this light.
2. God promised that he will shine this light upon us (so that we can overcome the darkness).
1) So that the light of Christ ? Comes upon us as the blessing of the prophet
2) So that the light of Christ ? Priest
3) So that the light of Christ ? As the king… God has given us this blessing.
3. Place it in the temple eternally so that the light will never go out.
1) Jordan, Jericho, Amorite united forces ? So that we can overcome the night of life
2) This light of the Lord’s creation did not go out even after the death of Moses, Joshua, and Caleb.
3) The light that must continue into the land of Canaan ? They had to go to Canaan, the center that could shine the light to the entire world.
Conclusion ? What kind of lampstand must we build?
1) Prepare the 237 lampstand (resource preparation)
2) Prepare the lampstand of healing.
3) We need to have a lampstand where Remnants can gather.