“The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.” (Num. 6:24-27)
Recently I was captured by the intense color of the sun at sunset. It appeared like a ball of fire suspended up there in the sky during the early evening hours. Its colors were bright gold, orange and with a hint of deep red. It was stunningly beautiful.
GOD often uses the things of the world to explain truths on a higher level of understanding. And this was the case again yesterday during prayers. In a vision I was shown what appeared to be a garden. Flowers in full bloom on top of tall stems or branches were scattered here and there. But what stood prominent were the petals’ colors. They were, by no small coincidence, the same bright fiery colors as this sun.
The old tabernacle Lampstand – or Menorah – was brought to remembrance. (Jn. 14:26) This glorious and solid gold lampstand was the only means of light in the Holy Place because it was void of windows. It was composed of seven tall branches each carved with a bowl on top in the shape of an open flower. The seven open flowers contained fresh oil that temple priests ignited to illuminate the Holy Place – the fire of which was never allowed to go out (Ex. 25:24-40; Lev. 24:2) Ages later and in the Book of Revelation, we learn that the identity of these seven branches or candlesticks were most likely seven churches whose supreme Head is the Lord Jesus Christ. (Rev. Chapter 1)
To remain within the scope of this vision and within the tenets of the New Covenant, faithful Believers are the new temples that house the oil and flame of the Holy Spirit made available to us through the Lord’s finished works. (1 Cor. 3:16-17) It follows that the bright fiery flowers are elected and anointed vessels who have been ignited – activated – by our High Heavenly Priest and Sun of Righteousness. (Mal. 4:2) Spiritually speaking, they have been touched by the fire and face of the Sun and bear His fiery resemblance. They are illuminated by the flame of GOD’s Holy Spirit. They are Witnesses and Luminaries of righteousnes who help the Lord shine GOD’s glory; to spread HIS Word of truth, knowledge and wisdom during these latter days when darkness prevails in the world.
“Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.” (Dan.12:3)
This message calls faithful New Covenant Believers to keep the fire of their candles lit with the Word and the Holy Spirit. Never keep it hidden under a bushel of darkness – share the Light that shines on you and in you!! (Mat. 5:15) It will bless others and it will bless you.
“For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” (2 Cor.4:6)
“In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.” (Rev. 1:16)
Keep the Faith always, it’s what keeps all who are His.
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