¶ And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a
man that is wakened out of his sleep,
2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
out of his sleep If we see this chapter as representing the end-time
enlightenment through the latter-rain outpouring of the Holy Spirit, it
fits into historical context coming after the era of the Dark Ages da1009.
codes indicate only the first verses of passages.
Candlestick As in the sanctuary. In the tabernacle was a candlestick (lampstand) with seven lamps ex2531. Compaer 1ki0749.
So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What
are these, my lord?
5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
.6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
by might How does v6 this answer the question?
Zerubbabel The civil leader. See ezr0201.
|.7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.||7 - See Zech. 14:4 zc1404.|
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
.9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.
10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
|9 - Zerubbabel began and will finish He is a type of Christ who will finish preparing His people during the preadvent judgment v10, ph0106.|
¶ Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees
upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?
12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.
|The candlestick and the olive trees are seen in the Revelation 11 although the apostle John saw a second candlestick. There, two witnesses are seen to be God's established and contemporary word re1104.|