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I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness.  John 12:46

Out of the throne proceed lightnings, sounds, and thunders. There were seven lamps of fire burning before his throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. Revelation 4:5

But concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that anything be written to you.  For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night.  For when they are saying, “Peace and safety,” then sudden destruction will come on them, like birth pains on a pregnant woman; and they will in no way escape.  But you, brothers, aren’t in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief.  You are all children of light, and children of the day. We don’t belong to the night, nor to darkness, so then let’s not sleep, as the rest do, but let’s watch and be sober.  For those who sleep, sleep in the night; and those who are drunk are drunk in the night.  But let’s, since we belong to the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and, for a helmet, the hope of salvation.  For God didn’t appoint us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Therefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as you also do.  I Thessalonians 5:1-11

“You shall make a lamp stand of pure gold. Of hammered work shall the lamp stand be made, even its base, its shaft, its cups, its buds, and its flowers, shall be of one piece with it.  There shall be six branches going out of its sides: three branches of the lamp stand out of its one side, and three branches of the lamp stand out of its other side; three cups made like almond blossoms in one branch, a bud and a flower; and three cups made like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bud and a flower, so for the six branches going out of the lamp stand; and in the lamp stand four cups made like almond blossoms, its buds and its flowers; and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of the lamp stand.  Their buds and their branches shall be of one piece with it, all of it one beaten work of pure gold.  You shall make its lamps seven, and they shall light its lamps to give light to the space in front of it.  Its snuffers and its snuff dishes shall be of pure gold.  It shall be made of a talent of pure gold, with all these accessories.  See that you make them after their pattern, which has been shown to you on the mountain.  Exodus 25:31-40

He made the lamp stand of pure gold. He made the lamp stand of beaten work. Its base, its shaft, its cups, its buds, and its flowers were of one piece with it.  There were six branches going out of its sides: three branches of the lamp stand out of its one side, and three branches of the lamp stand out of its other side: three cups made like almond blossoms in one branch, a bud and a flower, and three cups made like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bud and a flower: so for the six branches going out of the lamp stand.  In the lamp stand were four cups made like almond blossoms, its buds and its flowers; and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of it.  Their buds and their branches were of one piece with it. The whole thing was one beaten work of pure gold.  He made its seven lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuff dishes, of pure gold.  He made it of a talent of pure gold, with all its vessels.  Exodus 37:17-24

Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, “Command the children of Israel, that they bring to you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually. Outside of the veil of the Testimony, in the Tent of Meeting, shall Aaron keep it in order from evening to morning before Yahweh continually: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations.  He shall keep in order the lamps on the pure gold lamp stand before Yahweh continually. Leviticus 24:1-4

Aaron shall burn incense of sweet spices on it every morning. When he tends the lamps, he shall burn it.  When Aaron lights the lamps at evening, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before Yahweh throughout your generations.  Exodus 30:7,8  The whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense. Luke 1:10