Is the Biblical Menorah
only a Jewish symbol?
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Is the Biblical Menorah only a Jewish symbol?
Jermiah. G from Florida asks:
Dear Pastor Reuben,
What really is the menorah to you as a Messianic Believer in Yeshua (Jesus)? Is it right for you (& me) to use this Jewish Biblical symbol? Can the Christian properly use this symbol?
Pastor Reuben's Answer:
The Tabernacle's golden lamp-stand, the menorah (Exodus 25:31-37) was a constant testimony to the priests that they must not walk in the light of man's wisdom or human nature but that they could fulfill the service of God only as they walk in the light provided by Him. The seven post menorah was both a light and a light bearer, a symbol of faith and hope.
The menorah is a symbol of the Church as a light bearer in the world. Our Lord Jesus said:
You are the light of the world Matthew 5:15
Be dressed in readiness,& keep your lamps (lights) shining Luke 12:35
You appear as lights in the world Philippians 2 :15
Believers in Jesus the Messiah are to reflect His light, even as He was and is the Light. The menorah is a perfect, fitting and divine symbol of our Lord.
He was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man John 1:9 David in Psalm 36:9 says, In thy light shall we see light. Whether it is direct light from Jesus, or diffused light through the Christian, all light is given to us for perception. In Jesus the Messiah's light, we shall truly see light!
In Messiah Jesus-Yeshua, blessings and purpose!
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