Coachlight Bible Study – Exodus Lesson 22

The Light Of The World


John 11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.

John 11:10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.


We have studied the plans God gave Moses for building the Tabernacle, and just scratched the surface of God’s revelation to us.  Before Adam sinned, he was able to commune with God.  Ever since sin entered the picture, man has been hopeless to be able to approach the Holy God, and it would be impossible without God’s intervention. This divine intervention is God’s eternal desire and will, and was planned by God before He created Adam. This eternal desire of God centers around, and is accomplished by His Son, Jesus Christ. This demonstrates God’s eternal love for mankind.  God also has revealed this eternal plan to mankind as only God can do.  He has made it understandable all over the world, throughout every century, and in every language.  How was this accomplished since God’s thoughts and ways are higher than ours:


Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.


Of course, God does not just download His eternal plan to our understanding, which would most assuredly overload our “central processing units”. God has surely and progressively revealed His eternal desire in His Word which He published in the form of human language and had it written by humans inspired by the Spirit of God Himself.


Because God’s thoughts and ways are so much higher than our own, God has graciously provided for us an outlined plan of His eternal will in human language.  We no longer have to wonder what constitutes God’s will, because He has revealed His eternal desire for mankind to us progressively from Genesis to Revelation.  It is our job to study God’s Word, and when we do, God’s Holy Spirit will bring it to our understanding.  This divine revelation does not stop with the Old Testament, but continues on with the New Testament:


John 16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.


The Tabernacle is only one chapter in God’s revelation to mankind.  God’s eternal plan was drafted long before Moses, in fact, before He created man.  Before Adam sinned, God set up history and revelation to reconcile Adam and the whole world to Himself by His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.


Christ, Himself, is known as the “Lamb slain from the foundation of the world”.   God has prophetically revealed to mankind Hi desire, from the very first lesson or sermon He gave to Adam, and published it so that eternally we have God’s Word.


With study and Holy Spirit guidance, we can also understand God’s mindset at the very time He is teaching His Divine Lessons in picture form:


God’s Mindset At His First Sermon



At first A Dim Picture - Adam is a “figure” or the Greek word, Tupos of Christ

(Romans 5:14)

Christ is called the "Second Man"

(I Corinthians 15:47),

and "Last Adam"

(I Corinthians 15:45)

Adam was put to a deep sleep.  Something was taken from his side, for God to “build” Adam’s bride. (Genesis 2:21)

Jesus is called the “Lamb slain from the foundation of the world”  (Revelation 13:8) 

When Adam woke the bride was presented to him by God. Adam then said:

This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

(Genesis 2:22)

Ephesians 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

Ephesians 5:31 “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.”

Ephesians 5:32 “This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”



Now all is clear - Adam is a picture of Christ, who left His Father's house to gain His bride, at the price of His own life.

Jesus, the Last Adam, like the first, must be put to sleep to purchase His bride, the church, and Jesus died on the cross and slept for three days in the tomb. 

His side too, was opened after He had fallen asleep, and from that wounded side    redemption flowed.

 The church - His body also purchased.  The church, like Eve, was a new creation, not by a natural birth, but by a supernatural operation by God.

God’s mindset at this time - His Son presenting the bride to Himself



Ephesians 5:25 …. Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Ephesians 5:26  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Ephesians 5:27  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.


I. Heavenly Tabernacle Is The Pattern Of The Tabernacle


Exodus 25:8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

Exodus 25:9 According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.


A. Let Them Make Me A Sanctuary That I May Dwell Among Them

B. Let Them Make It After The Pattern

1. God gave Moses The Pattern For The Tabernacle:


Acts 7:44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.


2. It was patterned after the Tabernacle (Throne) in heaven


Hebrews 8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.


Hebrews 9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:


C. In The Book of Revelation We See The Beast Out Of The Sea In Blasphemy:


Revelation 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.


D. Later, We See The Heavenly Tabernacle Opened


Revelation 15:5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:


E. The Lord Between The Cherubims Is Often Pictured As God Ruling From His Throne


2 Kings 19:15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.


Ezekiel 10:1-20



II. Floor Plan Of The Tabernacle

A. The Outer Court – Enclosed Place Around The Tabernacle Proper

1. 100 cubits long – (About 150 feet) - 2. 50 cubits wide – (About 75 feet)

3. Outer Court contained the brazen altar and the brazen lavar

B. Tabernacle Proper – 30 cubits long (45’) – 10 cubits wide (15’) – 10 high (15’)

1. Made of two parts

a. Holy Place – 20 cubits long (30’) x 10 cubits wide (15’) x 10 wide (15’)

b. Holy of Holies – 10 cubits long (15’) x 10 cubits (15’) x 10 cubits (15’)

2. Furniture of the Holy Place

a. Table of shew bread

b. Golden Candlestick (lampstand)

c. Altar of incense

3. Furniture of the Holy of Holies

a. Ark of the Covenant

b. Mercy Seat – Top of the Ark

1. Place where God would meet with His people

2. Place where people would approach God

C. The Bible Looks At The Tabernacle From God’s Perspective

1. God looks at the tabernacle from the Mercy Seat – (Between The Cherubims)

a. If one were to open the veil from the Holy of Holies to the Holy Place

b. And then look back, one would see exactly what Adam and Eve saw:


Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.


2. Man approaches the Tabernacle from the gate of the Outer Court

a. The first encounter would be the brazen Altar And Brazen Lavar

b. This deals with sin by:

1. The burnt sacrifices on the altar

2. The purification with water

c. After sanctification, one could enter the Holy Place

1. The Holy Place is for worship

2. One would never enter the Holy Of Holies

a. Only the high priest enters this place – b. Once a year with blood


III. The Ark Of The Covenant


Exodus 25:10 And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

Exodus 25:11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.

Exodus 25:12 And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it.

Exodus 25:13 And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.

Exodus 25:14 And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them.

Exodus 25:15 The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.

Exodus 25:16 And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.

Exodus 25:17 And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.

Exodus 25:18 And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.

Exodus 25:19 And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof.

Exodus 25:20 And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.

Exodus 25:21 And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.

Exodus 25:22 And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.


A. Construction Of The Ark – Exodus 25:10-22

1. Made of Shittim wood

a. 2½ cubits long (3’9”)

b. 1½  cubits wide (2’3”)

c. 1½ cubits high (2’3”)

2. Overlaid with gold

a. In and out

b. Crown trim all around

3. A gold ring on each corner

a. Two rings on one side

b. Two rings on the other side

4. Two staves for carrying the ark

a. Made of shittim wood

b. Gold overlaid

B. Construction Of The Mercy Seat

1. Made of pure Gold

a. 2½ cubits long (3’9”)

b. 1½ cubits wide (2’3”)

2. Two gold cherubim

a. Of beaten work

b. At the two ends of the mercy seat


IV. Purpose Of The Ark – Exodus 25:21-22

A. Cherubim Have Wings Stretched Covering The Mercy Seat

1. The cherubim faces toward each other

2. Cherubim look toward the mercy seat

B. The Mercy Seat Is Where The Meeting Will Take Place

1. “There I will meet with thee”

2. “And I will commune with you between the two cherubims”

C. God Is Often Talked About As: “Between The Cherubims”


Numbers 7:89 And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.

I Samuel 4:4 So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth between the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.

II Kings 19:15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.


1 Chronicles 13:6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjathjearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is called on it.


Psalm 80:1 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannimeduth, A Psalm of Asaph. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.

Psalm 99:1 The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.

Isaiah 37:16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.


D. Between The Cherubims Is Often Referred To As The Lord’s Footstool:


I Chronicles 28:2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building:


Psalms 99:1 The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.

Psalms 99:2 The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.

Psalms 99:3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.

Psalm 99:4 The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.


Psalm 99:5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.


Psalm 132:7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.


E. In This Age, God Dwells Within Those Who Are In Christ


VI. The Ark - A Perfect Pointing Forward To Christ

A. Shittim Wood Is A Symbol Of Christ’s Humanity

B. Gold Overlay In And Out Is A Symbol Of Christ’s Deity

C. Christ Is The God-Man

1. The ark could not be called a wood chest – It was also gold

2. The ark could not be called a gold chest – It was also wood

3. There is no mingling of the two

4. Both gold and wood are needed to maintain the type of Christ

a. The God-Man principle is an infinite mystery to humans

b. Here a gold-wood box describes things hard to explain

c. Here God uses the “simple things to confound the wise”

d. The ark was covered both in and out – This also describes Christ:


Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.


5. Christ was all God and all Man

a. He was not just a man with a heightened god consciousness – He is God

1. He spoke as God

2. He placed Himself on the same plane as God


John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.


John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.


b. He was not just a performer of miracles – He had human characteristics

1. He grew tired

2. He slept

3. He ate

4. He drank

5. He cried

6. Most importantly – He suffered and died

c. Neither characteristic was mingled

d. No identity was lost


VII. The Contents Of The Ark Point Forward To Christ


A. The Ark Contained

1. The Golden Pot Of Mana

2. Aaron’s Rod That Budded

3. The Tables Of The Covenant – 10 Commandments

B. Tables Of The Covenant Point To Christ As King –

1. They point to His sinless life and fulfilling prophecies

2. Christ has always been King in God’s Plan

3. Christ is coming to earth again to be King

4. God’s plan from eternity is moving forward with Christ Ruling in view

5. The earth needs a King

6. The King of Kings and Lord of Lords is coming to rule the earth

C. The Pot Of Mana Point To Christ As Prophet

1. He spoke for God:


John 6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.


2. Christ Is God’s Message To Men – The Logos


John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.

John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.


3. Christ became flesh to tabernacle among us:


John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.


4. Christ is the ultimate message to man – The Alpha And Omega

C. Aaron’s Rod That Budded Points Forward To Christ As Priest

1. A Priest Speaks for man before God

2. As Priest Christ

a. Offered Himself as ransom

b. Passed into heaven – Aaron’s rod points to His resurrection

c. Now He continually makes intercession for us:


Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.


d. Christ Entered The Heavenly Tabernacle And Presented his blood on mercy seat


Hebrews 9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:


 e. Christ’s blood is the most valuable commodity In God’s economy:


I Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

I Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:


f. We can approach God today through our Great High Priest In Heaven


Hebrews 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Hebrews 9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Hebrews 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

Hebrews 9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

Hebrews 9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

Hebrews 9:18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.

Hebrews 9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,

Hebrews 9:20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.

Hebrews 9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.

Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Hebrews 9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Hebrews 9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

Hebrews 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.


g. Now we can approach and commune with a Holy God


Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

Hebrews 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

Hebrews 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God;

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:


VIII. Table Of Shewbread


Exodus 25:23 Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

Exodus 25:24 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.

Exodus 25:25 And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand breadth round about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about.

Exodus 25:26 And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof.

Exodus 25:27 Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table.

Exodus 25:28 And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.

Exodus 25:29 And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure gold shalt thou make them.

Exodus 25:30 And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway.


A. The Holy Place Is A Place Of Worship


1. Three pieces of furniture in the Holy Place

a. Golden Candlestick – The most perfect type of Christ

b. Table of Shewbread – Typifies Christ as the Bread of Life

c. Altar of incense – Typifies Christ as the Great Intercessor


B. Table Of Shewbread


Table Of Shewbread


a. Made of shittim wood – Typical of Christ’s humanity

1. Two cubits long – (3’)

2. One cubit wide – (1½ ‘)

3. One and one half cubits tall – (2’3”)

b. Overlaid with gold – Typical of Christ’s deity

1. A gold crown around the table top

2. A hand-wide gold border or trim

3. Rings of gold

4. Gold staves

c. Gold utincils

1. Dishes

2. Spoons

3. Bowls

4. covers

d. There must always be showbread before the Lord

C. Table And Shewbread A Type Of Christ

1. Typical of sustenance

2. It is really a ‘Table of salvation’


Matthew 22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,

Matthew 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

Matthew 22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

Matthew 22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.

Matthew 22:5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

Matthew 22:6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.

Matthew 22:7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

Matthew 22:8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.

Matthew 22:9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

Matthew 22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

Matthew 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

Matthew 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.


a. The invited guests refused to come

b. The people on the highways invited to come and eat

3. Points forward to the Lord’s Supper - Bread Changed Each Sabbath – Eaten By Priest family With Wine


IX. Manna And Shewbread Are Typical Of Christ In Different Ways


A. Both Are Typical Of Christ As The Bread Of Life – But In Different Ways

B. Manna Is Typical Of Christ As The Eternal Life Giver


John 6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.


John 6:33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.


C. Table Of Shewbread Typical Of Christ As The Life Sustainer

1. Eternal life requires special nourishment to sustain it.

2. Table of Shewbred typifies Christ as that special food


D. Illustration Of The Table Of Shewbread Typical Of Christ


Leviticus 24:5 And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake.

Leviticus 24:6 And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the LORD.


1. Shewbread was made of grain

a. Ground in the mill - b. unleavened


John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.


2. Christ was ground in the mill of suffering


John 12:27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.


3. Now Christ is resurrected

a. He is the Shewbread on which we can feed - b. He is the Shewbread that sustains eternal life


X. Golden Candlestick – Typical Of Christ As Light Of The World



Exodus 25:31 And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.

Exodus 25:32And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side:

Exodus 25:33 Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.

Exodus 25:34 And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers.

Exodus 25:35 And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick.

Exodus 25:36 Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold.

Exodus 25:37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

Exodus 25:38 And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold.

Exodus 25:39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.

Exodus 25:40 And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.


A. The Most Perfect Type Of Christ In Tabernacle Furniture

B. It Is Made Of Pure Gold – Symbolizes His Deity

C. True Worship Also Requires Walking In The Light

1. We learned from the showbread:

a. In order to worship God, we must feed on Christ

b. Any other type of gathering is not worship

2. In order to worship, one must also walk in the Light

a. Christ is the Light and He is symbolized by the candlestick in the holy place

b. For natural light, the nation of Israel would have to go outside the tabernacle

c. In order to walk in the Light of the candlestick, they would have to go inside

3. Christ is the Light:


John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made….

John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men….

John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.


4. Some would council with words of the teaching of men:


Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.


5. The Word of God is not a philosophy – In Him there is no darkness at all


D. The Candlestick Was Made Of One Piece Of Gold

1. It was beaten work

2. It was highly ornamented

3. It consisted of a central shaft

a. It had three branches on each side

b. Making a total of seven branches total

4. These shafts were to resemble olive branches, with fruit and flower

E. The Seven Olive Branches Resembled Wood, But Was Gold

1. This reminds us of Aaron’s rod that budded

a. When Aaron’s priesthood was questioned

b. His blossoming rod established his right of priesthood

c. It was a dead branch brought to life

2. Christ was established as Son of God by His resurrection

a. The resurrection did not make Christ the Son of God

b. He was already Son of God from eternity

c. The resurrection only confirmed it

3. Aaron was:

a. The God appointed high priest

b. This was confirmed by his rod coming to life

4. Likewise, the resurrection established Christ’s Priesthood

a. Christ is our great High Priest

b. He became a man

c. He took on a human body


Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.


d. But the primary basis of His priesthood is His deity

1. A priest represents man before God

2. Christ was God that became man

3. Christ is now the God-man who represents man

e. No measurements were given for the Candlestick – You can not measure God

f. The Candlestick gave Light to the Holy place

g. The oil lamps also revealed the beauty of the Candlestick

h. The oil is the symbol of the Holy Spirit:


John 14:24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

John 14:25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.



1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 John 2:9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

1 John 2:10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

1 John 2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

1 John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

1 John 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.