Exodus 27:20-21. The priests (Aaron and his sons), the anointed ones who stand before the God of all the earth, were responsible to see that the candlestick burns continually. They set it every evening (approx.3pm) with pure olive beaten by the children of Israel (all of God’s people). The oil is (represents) the light of the body (Mat.5:14; Luke 8:15-17;Rev1:5-6).
(2Time.1:8;Heb. 10:25;Heb.10:32-34,35-39;1Peter 5:9;Isa.30:20)
(ADVERSITY-misfortune, adverse, contrary, hostile, hurtful, injurious)
(AFFLICTION)- distress with bodily or mental suffering, misery,pain,)
(CALAMITY)-(God’s people-beaten, suffering for Christ, keeps the light afire).
ZECHARIAH 4. –REVELATION 11. The two Witnesses (1Kings 17:1; Rev.11:3,4.)
OLIVE TREE speaks of the oil of anointing by the Holy Spirit (we are grafted into God’s olive tree-Rom.11:24). It must flow through us for the benefit of the whole body of Christ-the called out ones’ (the real church).Zech.4:12″..we empty ourselves.” We are individually saved,(Isaiah 27:12), and the Holy Ghost works through us individually (1cor.12:11).If we are co-operating with God we will function properly as his body(John 14:21-23). We are the anointed ones that stand before the Almighty Lord God of all the earth. (1Kg.17:1; Deut.10:8-9;1peter 2:9; 1Peter 1:23,24)
The Oil ( Holy Ghost ) of anointing to witness for Jesus worldwide ( Acts 1:8 )
TRUE REVELATION IS FROM GOD THROUGH HIS WORD
Exodus 30:23-30. This oil of anointing represents the work of the Holy Ghost to cleanse us, our hearts, our minds, the inner man, from the unclean things of the world. (Jn.15:3; Eph.5:26; 2Cor.3:14-18;Rom.12:2;2Cor.5:17.)thus we are sanctified by the blood (Heb.9:15-22), set apart as vessels of ministry, and become a living sacrifice (Rom.12:1) especially made for service to God. The oil of anointing was made by God through Moses( a type of Christ) for this specific purpose and any man who tries to copy this would be cut off (vs.31-33). It was for those vessels chosen by God (Heb.9:15;Jn.15:16;Acts 13:48) to serve him only-Vs.26-29.
Exodus 30:34-36. A perfume, pure and holy, for the testimony of the ark (Jesus ),a sweet smelling savour. The testimony is the commandments of God to and in his Children(Rev.12:11,17; Ex.25;21-22).our obedience to God is a sweet savour to him (Gen.8:20—22;2Cor.2:15; Eph.5:2) and he blesses us (2Cor.2:14)-now thanks be unto God which always causes us to triumph in Christ, and make manifest the savour- (characteristic taste flavour, essential virtue of property) of his knowledge by us in every place.
Ephesians 5:1-2. Be ye therefore as followers of God as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and has given himself for us an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
Exodus 30:37-38. And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof: It shall be unto thee holy for the LORD.
V.38. Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell there to, shall even be cut off from his people.
A man’s work of religious service will fail- it is an emulation of Christ-Gal.5:20;Heb.9:1-10;(replaced by Jesus); Vs.11-15,18-22,23-28;
Emulate..Try to equal or excel; rival; imitate zealously;
Emulate.. Zealously or jealously imitative of; desirous (of renown etc);actuated by spirit of rivalry.
Renown… Celebrety, fame, high distinction. Renowned..famous, celebrated.
The fruits of man’s work- God will destroy.
notes by H.Shephered,5
PRAISE THE LIVING GOD DAILY FOREVER.AMEN.