The first 3 “instruments” in the Temple of God were (and are still in Heaven) as follows ~
1. The brazen altar- The Lamb of God sacrificed and BLOOD poured out to reconcile us (justified/declared righteous).
2. The brazen laver- The WATER of God’s word of truth which reflects ourselves that we may wash and be sanctified in his truth. Not just the truth of our sin that it washes away as we renew our minds but, the truth of our new identity (all new creature in spirit) which is already created in truth, righteous and holy! (Eph.4:23,24)
Those 1st two are located in the Outer Court. This area is given to the gentiles but, to those who would be the Priests of God; the wise bride that overcomes is the called and chosen to enter into even the Holy of Holies. (Yes, now.)
3. This is the 1st instrument within, beyond the gate into the Inner Court ~The pure gold lampstand with 7 branches. The 7-fold anointing of Holy SPIRIT which is completely divine/gold. Purest gold from Heaven…from the Father. One base with 7 branches that is described in Rev.5:5,6 and Isaiah 11:1-2
The wise bride adorns her lamp just as the bride (New Jerusalem) adorns herself in righteousness of Christ as her identity and bears fruit of righteousness (fruit of the Spirit). This is having oil in our vessels. It’s more than having the lamp lit by the Holy Spirit upon being born-again; it’s our soul/vessel and/or heart filled with the anointing of the Holy Spirit. (See Matt.25 or my previous blog post)
Jesus said “He who comes from above is above all. He who is from the Earth belongs to the Earth, and speaks of the Earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32What he has seen and heard, of that he testifies; and no one receives his witness. 33He who has received his witness has set his seal to this, that God is true. 34For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for God gives the Spirit without measure.“
He was speaking of Himself first and foremost but; also of His brethren. Those who are born-again are literally “born from above.” Born of the seed of the Living Word of God in Christ. Begotten of God. Children of God called to be “sons” of God by following the Spirit. He has sent the Holy Spirit joined to our spirit (1 Cor.6:17) and that is the same power and Spirit of God that raised Jesus from the dead! (Rom.8:11)
This power is released to us by grace through faith as we grow in intimate knowledge of God according to all His promises and divine power already placed within our innermost being. (2 Peter.1:2,3)
We are no longer in the flesh but in the spirit! (back to Romans 8:9)
I guarantee you that when you plant these promises inside your heart and mind as I have done with many of them; the reality of your life hidden with Christ in God (Col.3:1-4) becomes manifested in your very being and His light and glory are revealed on the earth.
Getting back to Blood, Water and Spirit in the Temple ~
1)Blood, 2)Water and 3)Spirit – in that order to enter the God deeper and after that eat the bread of His presence…(12 “faces?” of God.) There are 12 (maybe 13, depending on what the Scriptures mean) names of YHWH revealed in the O.T. His body is truly food. Maybe the priests of God eat of who He really is by growing in the knowledge of Him according to Jesus revealing YHWH and all His names in one glorious revelation of agape.
*Image directly above to be prayerfully considered and not consumed without being seasoned with salt