|The High Priest Kept the Lamp Burning|
God told Moses to make the lampstand from one piece, hammering in its details. No dimensions are given for this object, but its total weight was one talent, or about 75 pounds of solid gold. The lampstand had a center column with six branches extending from it on each side. These arms resembled the branches of an almond tree, with ornamental knobs, ending in a crafted flower at the top.
Although this object is sometimes referred to as a candlestick, it was actually an oil lamp. Each of the flower-shaped cups held a measure of olive oil and a flax or linen wick, its wick became saturated with oil, was lit, and gave off a small flame. Aaron and his sons, the designated priests, were to keep the lamps burning continually.
The Holy Spirit gently convicts us as He searches our inward heart.
Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
Revelations chapter 4:5 And from the throne proceeded lightning, thundering, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. (God's attributes are revealed truths of who he is and are shown in scripture through his words and actions.)
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they might see your good works and glorify our father which is in heaven.