The golden lampstand, made in the shape of a tree, stood for God’s life-giving power. It echoed the tree of life in the Garden of Eden. The lampstand was to give forth light day and night (Exodus 27:20–21). The lampstand’s being the only source of light points directly to Christ.
In typology gold represents the divine nature. Like gold, God’s nature does not change or decay. Gold is often spoken of in terms of being “tested by fire”; the Bible compares the testing of gold with the testing of the church.
It’s interesting to note just how precise God is in explaining how He wanted the lampstand to look. Since we can be assured there are no “wasted words” in the Bible, we know each detail and specification are important for some reason.
The most important thing to note about the lampstand is that it points to Christ, as do all the elements of the tabernacle. The Bible is from beginning to end a testimony about Christ and God’s merciful plan of redemption. Praise the Lord, He has taken His children out of the darkness and into His marvelous light.
There is other symbolism in the lampstand: it was made of one piece, as Christ is one with His church.
Download and listen as Apostle Arome Osayi teaches about the lampstand and it relevance to the territorial church.
Title: The Lampstand (The Territorial Church)
– Apostle Arome Osayi