Has the Candlestick Been Removed From Your Heart?

“…or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” (Revelations 2:5)

As stated in earlier posts, the candlestick represents the light of the church, which is her burning love for the true light, Jesus Christ (see “Turn to See the Light of the Seven Golden Candlesticks“)

The “place” where the candlestick belongs is in the tabernacle.

Just as the candlestick was the “brightness” in the Old Testament Tabernacle that provided light to see by to properly perform the worship service, so the light of the true church of God is the only light we have to be able to see by, to properly worship God from today’s tabernacle – our hearts.

If our “first love” is not Jesus, we are warned in scripture that the light will be taken away from our heart-tabernacle: “Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine. The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.” (Job 18:5-6)

Our love needs to be “single”, focused first on the Lord, with no mixture of darkness. Otherwise our “light” (the love – the motivation for the good things we do) will become tainted by the preferences of people. And if our light is tainted, it will be rejected by God, and thus become darkness. It may even become so dark that you will continue to profess to be a Christian, even though you know you still have sinful desires in your heart.

Again repeated from the scripture above “…and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”

No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single” (focused first on the Lord) “thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil” (anything other than “single” – a mixture) “thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.” (Luke 11:33-36)

Again I repeat from the scripture above “Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.” Take heed that you do not mix darkness with your light (mix other reasons or agendas in.) Take heed that the reason for you doing your good works is first to please God, and not to first please men. If it is to please men, you eventually will mix evil works with it so you can continue to please men – including pleasing “professing Christianity” men.

“If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.”

One response to “Has the Candlestick Been Removed From Your Heart?

  1. The words expressed by Jesus of ““If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.” (Luke 11:36) apply both to us individually, and to the Church collectively. If we allow fake, insincere people to have any leadership position in the Church – a part in the body has become dark. If the leadership allows people who are not obedient to what they know and understand in the Word of God – a part of the body has become dark.

    “Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.”

    “…or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” (Revelations 2:5)

    The candlestick has been removed a long time ago from most all Churches claiming Christianity today. Take heed where you attend, for most do not have light to watch for your souls!

    “If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” ~ Matthew 6:23

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s