The Golden Lamp Stand
No dimensions were ever specified for the lamp stand indicating that there is no dimension to the revealing of the revelation of God and the Holy Spirit’s power and ability to lead in spiritual service to God.
The lamp stand had 7 Pure Gold Lamps indicating the skill, purity and perfection of the Holy Spirits power, work and revelation.
The lamp stand had pure Golden Wick Trimmers and Trays showing that
God has provided all we need to keep our lamps burning brightly.
The Candle Stick was made out of 1 Talent of Gold indicating that
The Holy Spirit is Absolute God (1)
The following are scriptures prophesying the work of God in the coming of Christ and the Spirits ministry in His life, for the Glory of God.
Prophecy: Isaiah 11:1-2
“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of fear (respectful awe) of the Lord and He will delight in the reverential awe of the Lord”
Prophecy fulfilled: Matthew 1:18
“Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit”
The Key Word is Light, as light illumines the way of service.
The Key Word is Power, as this provides the ability for service.
Exodus 27:20 “The lamps may be kept burning”
Leviticus 24:2 “The lamps shall burn continually”
Jesus understood above all the need for prayer before service to God.
Jesus Christ customarily went to the
In the Old Testament time very few believers had the
Holy Spirit helping them in their lives. When the Holy Spirit empowered
believers in the times of
People like Moses, Joshua, Samson, Saul, David, Bezalel and Oholiab, Isaiah, Jeremiah and many of the Prophets, the writers of scripture. The empowering of Holy Spirit Was a rare thing and that power could be lost through sin and rebellion.
1 Samuel 16:14
“Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul”
After to David’s adultery and murder, David said.
“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil”
Jesus Christ was impeccable as He was always empowered by the Holy Spirit from birth to death. As God, He was not able to sin, as a man empowered by the Holy Spirit, He was able not to sin.
The Holy Spirit always led Jesus Christ. From birth He simply walked with God and kept on walking in obedience to His Fathers commands, and resided under His Fathers love.
He grew up obedient to His parents. He entered into
ministry proclaiming the
He demonstrated that He was their king, by the many miracles that He did, in the power of the Holy Spirit. He never acted on His own. He was betrayed by one of His own, arrested, hit, spat on, falsely accused, mocked, ridiculed, and flogged.
The soldiers even ridiculed and beat Him and placed a cruel crown of thorns upon His head. Though He was innocent He was condemned to death by being nailed to a cross. He didn’t cry out even once. Hanging there He said “Father Forgive Them”.
For six hours He hung there and then darkness came over the area and God began to pour our sins onto Him, and He (Father) judged Him (Son) for our sins. It was them He cried and cried.
After nine hours on the cross He finished His work, which God gave Him to do, exhaled and died. All through His life He was sustained and helped by the Holy Spirit. Three days later His Father and the Holy Spirit raised him back to life.
The Church and The Ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives
The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Church
All of these acts occur at the moment of our
“Faith in Jesus Christ”
The Holy Spirit makes our Faith effective at salvation.
We are “Born Again” by The Holy Spirit
1 Peter 1:23
The Holy Spirit Seals us to the day of Redemption.
Baptised with The Holy Spirit
John 1:33 & 4:23-24 & Acts 1:5
The Holy Spirit lives within us
1 Corinthians 6:19
We are filled with The Holy Spirit, for fellowship with God The Father and Jesus Christ
The Holy Spirit gives us a Spiritual Gift
God The Holy Spirit is lied too!
Acts 5: 1–11 & 1 John 1:10
God The Holy Spirit can be grieved!
God The Holy Spirit can be quenched!
1 Thessalonians 5:19
The work of the Holy Spirit in the Person of Jesus Christ:
Isaiah 48:16 “And now the Sovereign Lord has sent me with His Spirit”
Matthew 4:1 “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert”
The provision and challenge to the Church
1 John 1:7
“If we walk in the Light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son purifies us from all sin.”
“Live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to Spirit; and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are NOT under law.”
1 Corinthians 11:28-32
“A person ought to examine Himself before they eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognising the body of The Lord, eats and drinks judgement on himself. This is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.”
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