The Almond Blossom

As we behold the word of the Lord in Exodus 25:31-34…we see with the eyes of our heart that this golden lampstand is described as an almond tree, with 6 branches extending out of the center.  The fullness of this is seen as we hear Jesus Himself say, “I am the vine,  and you are the branches;  abide in Me and I in you…for apart from Me you can do nothing.”

The mystery behind this golden lampstand is that it reveals the heart of the Messiah, even before the world was founded, when it was just the Father of glory and His Beloved Son…unitedin loveOne..in gloryjoined together…in the Spirit...

The gold reveals this union cannot be accomplished through anything earthly, anything wrought from natural birth, natural strength, natural goodness, natural heritage (i.e. american, jewish, italian, greek) or anything to do with self-effort of any sort… the very origins of “union” have no beginnings and neither will “union” have an end…

The 6 branches coming forth from the center reveal The Son Himself uniting Himself with us…in Union

…now we, who were once joined to the passing world, trapped in our sin, have come to know freedom…a freedom that rids of the old, and makes us all together new, a freedom that calls us into God…joined to the Son…to be…Holy…drawing all of our life from His well of everlasting love…forever…

 

The Hebrew word for almond and watching are significantly similar: 

“The word of The Lord came to me, asking, “Jeremiah , what do you see?” I answered, “I see a branch from an almond (sha-ked) tree .  Then Adonai said to me, “You have seen well, because I am watching (sho-ked) to fulfill my word.”  -Jeremiah 1:11-12

 

God’s word is the seed of our new birth, we have been born again through the ever-living Word of God…and this Eternal Word…that He is watching over to accomplish…is to transform us into the image of the Eternal Son…

It’s through the harsh winter of much wind and rain and snow that the almond trees of Israel are nourished. Without this there is no blossoming beauty and no fruit. As we ponder the trials of the winter seasons of our life and think of even future winter seasons to come, we know we can always look unto Him who is Life Himself and say, “not my will, but Yours, Lord. I am your almond branch, your Poem, and You Oh Lord, know what You are forming me into, for you look not at the temporal but You see the Eternal, because You are Eternity in itself, and you have placed eternity within me, for when the Son poured out His love into me,  Eternity came into me. I am forever joined to Him, Him who is love.

The almond blossom:  An emblem of the faithfulness of God, that is  watered in the darkness of the winter seasons, and blooms at the threshold of spring…to point us to what really matters: Our Life-union in the Messiah…and His transforming work in our lives.

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