The BRANCH is connected to the trees April 2, 2008Posted by mercedescoleen in God.
Tags: About Angels, Angels, Angels at Work, Angels of God, Archangel Gabriel, Archangel Michael, God, Heaven, Jesus, The Archangels
I had planned to write about the stone with seven eyes, but this understanding was gi ven to me Wednesday 2nd April at 11.45 a.m. Yesterday, I wrote about the BRANCH, who would spring forth and build the temple or church of God.
Where does the BRANCH originate?
Zechariah was shown a picture of the tree that Jesus is a part of in the vision of chapter 4. This tree imagery was really shown to him in a mystery which I hope that I understand for the most:
He saw a gold candlestick or lampstand with a bowl at the top
Seven lamps were on the bowl
each lamp had seven spouts
Parallels:Apostle John also saw Jesus in the midst of seven golden candlesticks which were shown to be the 7 churches of in Revelation 1. I believe that one interpretation is that the seven lamps seen by Zechariah represent the church and that Jesus is represented by the gold lampstand with the bowl on the top.
His church is always connected to Him.
4. Zechariah saw two olive trees connected to the bowl. We already know the identity of these two olive trees.
5. Each olive tree has a pipe that is connected to the bowl, although this is not directly stated here. We know that they are connected to the bowl since these two angels or Olive Trees were connected to the mercy seat in Moses’ tabernacle:
One cherub on the end on this side, and another cherub on the other end on that side: out of the mercy seat made he the cherubims on the two ends thereof (Ex 37: 8).
The New Living Translation said that the cherubims “… were made so they were actually a part of the atonement cover-it was all one piece”.
There is more significance here in relation to the anointing oil that is shared by the two Olive Trees and the BRANCH, but we will discuss this later. Here we see the unity of God and the divine connection to the church.
Alastair asked a very important question about the Laws of Prominence and Equivalence. The answer is shared in the post immediately following this one. Please read on.