Jesus, the Light of the World (John 8:12), is also hidden in the lampstand with its 22 almond-shaped bowls.
Christ testified of himself, "I am the light of the world" (John 8:12), showing that his
symbol is light.Christ spoke of the Holy Spirit as "rivers of living water" (John 7:38, 39), thus confirming the symbol of the Spirit as water.
Before the laver stood the Tabernacle
that housed the ark.It represents the temple symbol, which points to God the Father.Symbols are shadows and types, but the substance is God.Re 21:22 plainly equates the temple to God and the Lamb.Since Jesus said in John
14:2, "In my Father's house are many mansions", and that "my Father is greater than I" (John 14:28), the temple is primarily the symbol of the Father.
Listen to the words of Jesus in John
6:35, "I am the bread of life: he
that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he
that believeth on me shall never thirst."
Both Ezekiel and John
confirm the presence of rainbow when they saw the awesome sight of the everlasting God.
But this is the central tenet of Christianity after all and familiar theology, except that this time the Triune God condescends to accept the bride into their fellowship (1 John
The first instance of union is seen in the Church -- for the Temple of the Holy Spirit
is wedded to the Son -- the union of Two Persons in the Godhead.Did not Christ pray in John
17:23 concerning his
disciples that "I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one"?Note the order.The bride is joined to the Son as one flesh -- 'I in them'.However, since Jesus said, "I and my Father are one" (John 10:30) -- 'thou in me', the bride by virtue of the bridegroom is privileged to "be partakers of the divine nature" (2 Peter 1:4), too -- one with the Son who is one with the Father!
WATER signifies birth or regeneration (Tit 3:5) since a person is BORN OF WATER (John 3:5).The dry land or earth is the stuff that made Adam and his
descendents.The analogy is clear: The BODY of Christ was birthed at Pentecost when the Church was "born of water and of the Spirit" (John 3:5).
The Passover Age was fulfilled by Jesus, the LIGHT of the World (John 1:4-5, 8:12).
The Pentecost Age was fulfilled by the Spirit, who was poured out as Living WATER (John 7:38-39). WATER is the symbol of the Spirit. He
was sent by the Son (John 15:26, 16:7). The Son provided the Spirit as the Comforter, the Spirit of truth (John 15:26). The words of Jesus (John 16:13-14) are ILLUMINED by the Spirit.