From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those that have taken a beating lately…
. Exodus 27:20. And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
. Leviticus 24:2. Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.
. Numbers 28:5b. …mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil.
. beaten. Strong’s concordance #3795. from 3807. beaten. pure oil. beaten. to bruise or violently strike. beat down, to pieces. break in pieces. crushed. destroy. discomfit. smite. stamp.
. Israel is the olive tree. both Ephraim Israel and Judah Israel, being the two sticks. the two branches. we are the fruit. the olive.
. the pure oil from the olive, the pure oil that lights the Light of the menorah, the candlestick. and keeps it shining and burning. the pure oil that keeps the Light of God from ever going out. the pure oil that keeps the light of God burning continually. perpetually. pure oil. pure oil for the Light. it only comes one way. it can only be extracted one way. from the pressing and crushing and striking and beating of the olive. there is no other way. but OH! what Light it brings! OH! what clearness of vision it brings to the path! OH! what clarity! OH! what shining! OH! what direction! OH! what understanding! OH! what anointing!
. the Lord Jesus said to us: Ye are the light of the world! a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden! Men don’t light a candle and hide it under a bushel! but they put that light on a menorah, a candlestick, so it will give light unto all that are in the house! Let your light shine before men! speak ye in the light! give light to them that sit in darkness! nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest! by the light! we are the children of light! we bear witness of the Light! we are not that Light! we bear witness of that Light! a burning and shining Light! a light shining in a dark place. a Light that causes the Lord Jesus to be seen.
. I’ll take a beating for that. won’t you?