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FIRE OF THE PRESENCE


Adonai said to Moshe, “Tell Aharon, ‘When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps are to cast their light forward, in front of the menorah.’”

-Numbers 8:1-2


The fire of the Presence of Adonai is a powerful thing.

It breaks out, consumes, refines, and illuminates.

In Numbers 8, we read about the oil lamps that rested on the menorah and illuminated the room with its flames.

This is symbolic of the Presence of the Almighty.


Throughout the scriptures, we see

this symbolic representation of the fire of the Presence repeated.

  • The fire that passed through the two parts of the animal offering in Genesis 15 represented the Presence of Adonai to Abraham.

  • The fire of the Burning Bush in Exodus 3 represented the Presence of Adonai to Moses.

  • The fire that descended upon Mnt Sinai in Exodus 19 represented the Presence of Adonai to the children of Israel.

  • The fire that licked the water up off the altar trench and consumed the sacrifice in 1 Kings 18 represented the Presence of Adonai to the idolatrous worshippers of ba’al.

  • The fire that consumed the heavenly chariot in 2 Kings 2 represented the Presence of Adonai to Elijah.

  • The fire that descended upon Yeshua’s disciples in the Upper Room in Acts 2 represented the Presence of Adonai that filled them.

  • The fire of the seven torches in Revelation 4 represented the Sevenfold Spirit Presence of Adonai.

Looking back at Numbers 8:1-2, the symbolic nature of the lamp’s flames take on an even more beautiful and powerful meaning when viewed with revelation from the New Testament.

We know that the fire on the menorah represents the Presence of Adonai…

But as for the menorah itself, here’s what is revealed:

“Here is the secret meaning of the seven stars you saw in my right hand, and of the seven gold menorahs: the seven stars are the angels of the seven Messianic communities, and the seven menorahs are the seven Messianic communities.

-Revelation 1:20


It is us…

Adonai’s people.

The fire rests on the menorah, illuminating the room around it.

The presence of Adonai rests on us because of the sacrifice of Yeshua; illuminating us, Jew and Gentile, male and female, young and old, with the Light of Life.


If that’s not beautiful enough…

in Hebrew, the word used for the “lamps” on the menorah is even more profound.

The word is “nerot/ נֵּרֹ֔ת/lamps” and it is prefaced with אֶת, symbolizing Yeshua’s divine intervention as the Beginning and the End.

The meaning of “nerot/ נֵּרֹ֔ת“ in the ancient Hebrew pictographs shows us even more.

נֵּ- Life

רֹ֔-People

ת-Covenant

LIFE for the PEOPLE of the COVENANT. So, the lamps that symbolize Adona’s presence, the very Spirit of the Living God, rests on and gives LIFE to the PEOPLE of the COVENANT.


Praise the Lord that all who call on the name of Yeshua to be saved can now enter the covenant and enjoy the Light of Life!

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