Promise of Promises
In this painting is 3 main emblems, the almond blossoms, the 7 rainbow colored flames and the golden lampstand.
The 7 rainbow coloured flames.
A symbol of the 7-fold spirit of the Lord.
Rev 4:3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. Rev 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
In Act 4 Jesus told his disciples to wait for the promise of God. Act 1:4 “And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. “ This was the gift of the Holy Spirit. Abba Father longs for all His children to be filled and baptized by the fullness of His Spirit.
Just like Jeshua was filled and baptized by the fullness of the Spirit of the Lord in order to complete His mission and purpose here on earth, so He promises us the same Spirit in order for “greater work” to be done. John 14:12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”
Isaiah 11:1-5 “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. “
Jesus was baptized with the seven-fold Spirit of the LORD GOD. The first is the Spirit of the Lord, which allows Him to receive the rest; the Spirits of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge and the Fear of the LORD.
When the Spirit of the Lord fell unto Jesus’ disciples in the upper room and they were baptized by the Spirit, the Spirit manifested on them in the form of a burning flame on their heads. Acts 2:3,4 “And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. “
The rainbow is also a sign of God’s covenant with His creation. Gen 9:13 “ I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.”
The golden Menora with the Almond Blossoms
We read about the candlestick in Exodus 25. The 2020 translation speaks of the "menorah". Here Father explains how the tabernacle and all the furniture should be made. Among other things, the menorah - the golden candlestick.
This lamp was the only light inside the Holy part. PS 119:105 "Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."
The candlestick consisted of seven oil lamps. Seven represents fullness, completeness and perfection and the sevenfold Holy Spirit of God (Rev. 4:5).
It had three branches on the left and right, with three almond blossoms on each branch. The shaft had four blossoms. A total of 22 flowers. The Hebrew alphabet has 22 letters, the building blocks of God's word. Each of these 22 blossoms consisted of a bowl, button and blossom. So 22 times 3 ornaments on the candlestick. A total of 66. The Word of God consists of 66 books. Remarkable! Nothing in God's word is accidental.
Jer. 1:11-12 “… What do you see, Jeremiah? And I answer: I see an almond branch. Then the Lord said to me: You have seen well, because I am awake about my word to fulfill it."
God himself answers Jeremiah here and explains what the almond stands for. The almond is the emblem of God's promises, His Word that will come true, because God himself keeps watch over his word.
Abba Father promised us the fullness of His Spirit – for all those who ask. His Spirit is Holy, all powerful and mighty, He is Wisdom and insight, He knows all, what was and what is to come, nothing is concealed for Him. He is the great Counselor and He will teach you to fear, love, adore and worship Abba Father as He requires. Ask and it will be given to you….
Matt 7:7-11 “ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”