Genesis Menorahs

The original Menorah is the seven-branched lampstand that stood in the Tabernacle and in the Temple. Today, we also see nine-branched Menorahs during Hanukkah.

A Menorah design contains seven elements and the center element always refers to the Lord, His throne, fire or light. Fire is used for light. God is light. There are numerous Menorah designs in the Lordís Word. There are two such designs in the first chapter of Genesis. One of these designs is in the first verse.

In Hebrew, Genesis 1:1 contains seven words. The center word in this verse is composed of the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet, Aleph and Tav. We are more familiar with the Greek version of these letters, Alpha and Omega. In the Revelation 1:8 Jesus says that He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. The center element of the Genesis 1:1 Menorah design is the Lord Jesus.

The seven days of Creation also form a Menorah. The six days form the pairs of the Menorah branches and their order points to the center lamp/element, or the seventh day:

Day One saw the institution of light, day and night. On Day Four that the Sun, Moon and stars were created.

On Day Two God divided the waters from the waters, and created the firmament, or atmosphere. God created the fish of the sea and the birds that fly through the atmosphere on Day Five.

The Third Day is twice blessed. God gathered the seas into one place, created dry land, and saw that it was good. He created the herbs, grass and trees, and again saw that it was good. The Sixth Day is also twice blessed. God created the living creatures of the earth, and saw that it was good. He also created Man on the Sixth Day, and saw that it was very good.

On Day Seven the Lord rested.

Here is a visual illustration of the Menorah design of the Days of Creation:

When viewed like this, you can see that you can draw a line of relation from Day One to Day Four, and from Day Two to Day Five, and from Day Three to Day Six. These last two, both twice blessed, are closest to the Lordís Day in the central position. The Lord has patterns and designs throughout His Word. He merely waits for us to want to find them. Praise His name!

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