Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;…
Your attention will be called to the striking symbol of the Church, as exhibited by the golden candlestick, which, like that which stood in the tabernacle, had its seven branches. We notice the fitness of this symbol of the golden candlestick.
I. IN ITS POSITION. The Church of Christ still waits without the veil, and sheds her blessed light to show to the world the Saviour.
II. THE OFFICE OF THE CHURCH. It does not sanctify, nor save, but it does hold forth the true light, and shed its brightness on a darkened world.
III. THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH.
IV. THE SOURCE OF LIFE TO THE CHURCH.
V. THE BEAUTY OF THE CHURCH AND HER HOLY SERVICES.
VI. THE VALUE OF THE CHURCH.
(J. H. Norton.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;