(Rev 21:23) And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.
According to the passage above, the lamp represents the Lamb. When Christ proclaimed the following, he was expounding the parable of the golden lampstand (menorah) and how it testified of him and those who faithfully abide in him:
- I am the vine [branch]; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. (Joh 15:5-8)
- I am the light of the world. (joh 8:12)
- Ye are the light of the world. (Mat 5:14)
How do these proclamations relate to the golden lampstand (menorah)?