I saw the Bride of Christ holding a bouquet of Golden Flowers.
“Do you see where you are walking, Beloved? Though it may look like a barren and forsaken wasteland in the natural, I AM opening your eyes to see in faith.
See the “Son” lit field stretching out before you. The seeds which you have planted in My Garden of Delights are breaking forth from the good soil.
The seeds, which were your words of faith, are springing forth into beautiful flowers. Your prayers and tears were never forgotten, Dear One.
They are reaching their fruition. They are buds of pure gold. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring Word of God.
Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. You have born precious seed and shall doubtless come again with shouts of joy.
Fear not, My Bride. With delight you shall reap the golden treasures you have stored up in heaven. Your recovery comes quickly! Your righteous reward shall shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.”
“Then you shall make a lampstand of PURE GOLD. The lampstand and its base and its shaft are to be made of hammered work; its cups, its bulbs and its FLOWERS shall be of one piece with it,” Exodus 25:31-36.
The Tabernacle, as it’s described and set up by the Master Designer, God, is a spiritual picture of JESUS CHRIST. EVERY MATERIAL used in the Tabernacle has spiritual meaning. EVERY COLOR. EVERY PIECE OF FURNITURE. ALL of it POINTS to JESUS!
“And I (John) turned to see the Voice that spoke with me. And being turned, I saw seven GOLDEN candlesticks (lampstands),” Revelation 1:12.
“Jesus said this,“I am THE VINE (the main shaft of the lampstand), you are THE BRANCHES, he that ABIDES in Me, and I IN HIM, the same BRINGS FORTH MUCH FRUIT (the almonds, buds and flowers on the lampstand): for WITHOUT ME, you can DO NOTHING.” (John 15:5).
The bowls, which are almonds, PLUS the knops (buds) and flowers: These details show flourishing and continual fruitfulness. The buds, the flowers and the fruit (almonds) are on the lampstand TOGETHER. Joined to Jesus, by faith in Him, people experience ABUNDANT LIFE.
“For as the earth brings forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause His righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations,” Isaiah 61:11.
“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him,” Psalm 126:5-6.
“I am come into My GARDEN, My sister, My spouse: I have gathered My myrrh with My spice; I have eaten My honeycomb with My honey; I have drunk My wine with My milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved,” Song of Solomon 5:1.
“He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun,” Psalm 37:6.
“Now the parable is this: the seed is the Word of God,” Luke 8:11.
“For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring Word of God,” 1 Peter 1:23.
“He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God,” Revelation 19:13.
“After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward,” Genesis 15:1.
“Then your Light will appear like the dawn, and your recovery will come quickly. Your Righteousness (Jesus) will go before you, and the Lord’s Glory will be your rear guard,” Isaiah 58:8.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry