Serving an international
Vol. 10 No. 7 July 2008
The Golden Candlestick was in the
The Candlestick is representative of Christ. The only
light in the
Christians must study the Bible and be diligent to properly teach and preach the Word. If they do not, the light will leave their congregation.
Why six branches? There may be several pictures in this
but we will just look at one possibility. In
The Candlestick had bowls in the shape of almonds. The Hebrew word for almond can mean “to hasten” and “wakeful.” Christ hastened to preach the good news to man, and we are to hasten to listen to Him. The Jews welcomed the almond tree blossoms as an indication that new life of another spring had come. Christ brought a New Covenant that truly brought life to every man if he obeys it. Christ is always awake and ready to help us. He is always watching us, and we are always to be ready to hear and accept His Word (ready to read and study our Bible).
I am glad that Jesus is our Lampstand. I know you are too. Keep reading your Bible and getting the light of God. If any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.
Most people do not like to be told they are hardheaded. In fact, most people would be insulted if you told them they were hardheaded. In most instances, if you told someone he is hardheaded, you would be telling him that he is not reasonable. You are saying that he does not listen to all the evidence, and then make a proper decision on the evidence. You are saying that he will not change his mind, no matter what is said to him.
God said that the nation of
Then God told Ezekiel in verse eight, “Behold, I have
made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their
foreheads.” God was going to make Ezekiel hardheaded. God was not saying that He
was going to make Ezekiel a bad person. God was saying He would strengthen
Ezekiel so that he could withstand the arguments of the Israelites. God helped
him withstand the mocking of the people of
God was not only going to make Ezekiel as hardheaded as
Make sure you are the right type of hardheaded person. Study your Bible. Learn all you can from it. Then teach it to others and do not let them take your faith. Do not let them discourage you from teaching and doing what is right. If any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.