Golden lampstands - Glossary - Bible Society.
THE SEVEN CANDLESTICKS. By Nevin Bass “The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” Rev 1:20 The Book of Revelation is a base seven book.
The design of the lampstand is most meaningful. Though the lampstand is but one, there are six branches with seven lamps. In all man’s six days (or six thousand years) of history, this design has never been improved. In the thirty-five hundred years since Moses described this pattern, no one has been able to produce a better design.
At the end of the Bible, in Revelation 1, there are seven golden lampstands. As indicated in verse 20, the seven lampstands symbolize seven local churches. According to verse 11 these seven churches were in seven cities, respectively, one local church in each city. This picture shows that each local church is a lampstand, just as Christ is.
The seven lampstands represent the seven churches the John wrote letters to in Revelation. I believe the seven stars represent the pastors or preachers of those seven churches.
The seven golden lampstands surrounding Jesus In Johns’ vision, he saw seven golden lampstands and says that “among the lampstands was someone like a son of man.” Jesus later explains to John that the seven lampstands represent the seven churches.
The golden lampstand in the wilderness tabernacle provided light for the holy place, but it was also steeped in religious symbolism. While all the elements inside the tabernacle's tent of meeting were made of gold, the lampstand alone— also known as the menorah, golden candlestick and candelabrum—was constructed of solid gold.
Having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands. 1:13 And among the lampstands was one like a son of man, clothed with a robe reaching down to his feet, and with a golden sash around his chest. 1:14 His head and his hair were white as white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire.