Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Exodus 25:3225:32 "And six branches shall come out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side.
The lampstand has six branches coming out of its sides.
The number six refers to the number of flesh or man.
The branches refer to man.
The lampstand refers to Jesus.
Thus, the branches coming out of the sides of lampstand refer to man who is connected with Jesus. The spiritual meanings of the branches
are as follows:
- The branches thatcome out of the lampstand arelike the branches that comeout from the True Wine.
It means a man who is born from the side of Jesus.
There are two miraculous birthas follows:
- Eve was born from the side or rib of Adam.
2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.
2:22 Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
Eve refers to the wife or the rib. The rib protects the weak part of body. Thus, the function of a wife is important that is protecting the weakness of husband and children through obedience to the husband and perseverance in worship prayer, fasting, and night-long prayer. The wife is willing to struggle for the weakness of the husband and children.
If the wife or rib is broken, there is no protection for the weak part of body or the household will suffer a great damage.
For example, a wife is disobedient to the husband, lazy to pray, but gossiping.
The good wife (the rib in the right position) will make the household good (the husband and children become good).
The husband as the head of the household must love his wife as he loves himself. He must be responsible for the spiritual and physical flow in the household and he decides everything in it.
The husband's position in the household is as important as the wife's, so they must work together and help one another and Jesus will become the Head of the marriage until it reaches the spiritual marriage or the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
The children as the limbs (hands and legs) must be obedient, so the marriage will become beautiful or easy and light to reach the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
- The church of God (the children or the servants of God) is bornfrom the side of Jesus.
19:33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.
19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
The blood and water came out from Jesus' side.
Thus, the condition of being born is that the church must receive the sign of blood and water.
The blood or the Altar of Burnt Offerings means believing in Jesus and is that. Believing or the true faith comes from hearing the true Word of God. Repenting means stopping sinning and returning to God.
The sign of water or the Brazen Laver means entering the water baptism.
The life that believes and repents must enter the true water baptism together with Jesus. It means being dived together with Jesus and coming out together with Him to receive the new life, namely living in righteousness.
The servant of God who believes, repents, and becomes a newborn baby will become the branch of the golden lampstand that shines or they become witness.
- The branch attaches tothe lampstand or Jesus.
It means fellowship with Jesus in faithfulness. We are faithful in ministering to God.
If we are unfaithful, we become the branch that falls out from the True Wine, withers, and cannot bear the fruit like a lampstand that burns out.
Exodus 25:31, 33
25:31 " You shall also make a lampstand of pure gold; the lampstand shall be of hammered work. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and flowers shall be of one piece.
25:33 "Three bowls shall be made like almond blossoms on one branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower, and three bowls made like almond blossoms on the other branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower -- and so for the six branches that come out of the lampstand.
Each branch consists of three bowls made like almond blossoms with an ornamental knob, and a flower. Thus, each branch consists of three multiplied by three units or nine units.
The number nine refers to the nine gifts of Holy Spirit, the nine ministries from Son of God, the nine deeds of the love of Father God, and the nine fruits of Holy Spirit.
Thus 4x9 = 36.
The number 36 is being attacked.
7:5 And the men of Ai struck down about thirty-six men, for they chased them from before the gate as far as Shebarim, and struck them down on the descent; therefore the hearts of the people melted and became like water.
Satan tries to destroy with the spirit of ruinas follows:
Let us become the servant of God who is anointed by Holy Spirit, so we become strong and of good courage.
- The sin of mouth, namely lie, gossip, slander, and blasphemy.
11:11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
- The sin of evil or the love of money, namely being stingy and greedy.
Being stingy means that one cannot give.
Being greedy means stealing. It starts from stealing God's such as the tithe and the special offerings.
- The iron bedstead in marriage or the giant bed. The marriage is just made as a carnal lust.
3:11 "For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the giants. Indeed his bedstead was an iron bedstead. (Is it not in Rabbah of the people of Ammon?) Nine cubits is its length and four cubits its width, according to the standard cubit.
- Losing heart, being disappointed and desperate, up to leaving God and ministry.
The facts found within being strong and of good courageare as follows:
- Being faithful and fervent in ministry means that we win over the world.
16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
We must be strong and of good courage to defeat the world and its influence that makes us unfaithful and doubtful. We can remain faithful and fervent in ministry.
The result is the peace heart. We do not feel anything that the flesh feels, but the love of God. We love God more than anything. Our life becomes easy and light.
- Being strong and of good courage in facing any problems because God is struggling with us.
1 Chronicles 19:13
19:13 "Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the LORD do what is good in His sight."
The result is that God gives the victory and finishes all impossible problems. Everything becomes good, successful, and beautiful in His time.
- We must bestrong and of good courage, so we can be purified continuously and changed to become as perfectas Jesus is.
1 Thessalonians 3:13
3:13 so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.
The life renewal starts from honesty up to the mouth crying out Jesus' name. We become the house of prayer. The physical miracle will also happen. We are changed to become as perfect as Jesus is when He comes a second time. We do not stumble in words and we are worthy to greet His second coming on the glorious clouds.
God blesses us.