The Spirit of Elijah 6 - The Sons of Oil

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T he Sons of Oil

Zechariah 4:1-14    And the angel that talked with ma came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, And said unto me, What seest thou?   And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:   And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.  So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?   Then the angel that talked with me answered and said  unto me, Knowest thou what these be?   And I said, No, my lord.   Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord  unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit saith the Lord of hosts.   Who art thou, O great mountain?   before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain:   and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.   Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house;  and his hands shall also finish it;  and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you.   For who hath despised the day of small things?   for they shall rejoice, and see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven;  they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.   Then answered I, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?   And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?   And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be?   And I said, No, my lord.   Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

The Hebrew text for anointed ones reads sons of oil.   These men are sons of the Holy Ghost!

A candlestick in the Bible is a symbol of the church.

Revelation 1:20   The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks.   The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches:   and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

The two olive trees flank the church.   They pour what they have into it.  They support it.   The Law and the Prophets give witness to the Church.