During the times of the old covenant on earth, there was God’s tabernacle. Inside of this building was a candlestick that the high priest would light the lamps thereon. These lights were never to go out. It is written, “and the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, speak unto Aaron and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick. And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as the Lord commanded Moses. And this work of the candlestick was of beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work: according unto the pattern which the Lord had shewed Moses, so he made the candlestick.” (Numbers 8:1-4) And now in our time, these candlesticks continue in us. We are the light of the world and therefore we shine brightly before God and man. This way more people will come to God also for salvation and serve Him.
Truly, the candlesticks today are the people in God’s church. It is written, “and I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.” (Revelation 1:12,13) The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” (Revelation 1:20) And now it is up to you to burn brightly for the Lord in your lifetime. Don’t put your candle under a bushel in for it to go out. This tells God that He does not matter and that He is not Your God. Therefore, make a choice today to follow Jesus or not. Your choice to follow Jesus is unto salvation. Your choice not to is unto destruction. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, help us to know and understand Your will. Each one of us has different talents that can be used for Your kingdom. These Spiritual gifts can be used to light up the world. The sad thing is, this world is so dark and to find people in the faith lighting up their surroundings is hard to find. Have people forgotten that we are to shine brightly and not let our lights go dim? Or do people not know these verses in the Bible because they don’t read it often or not at all? Surely, surely, on the day of judgment many people will say Lord, haven’t I done all these many things in Your Name, and then You will say to them, I never knew you, depart from me. I fear that this is going to happen to more people that say they are Christian than not. But this doesn’t have to happen to people in our generation. Lord, wake people up to know You personally. Then, will they begin to light up the world and to love and serve You with all their hearts. Amen.