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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Candle

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Job 18:6 (b) This is a type of the personal testimony of a man during his daily life. (See also Job 21:17, and Proverbs 31:18).

Job 29:3 (b) GOD's care and GOD's comfort, together with the light brought about by GOD's presence in the soul are compared to the candle.

Psalm 18:28 (a) The Psalmist is telling us that GOD will give him a bright testimony so that others might learn to know GOD through his ministry and messages. GOD certainly did it.

Proverbs 20:27 (a) This is probably man's spirit enlightened by GOD and called by men "an enlightened conscience." It reveals the thoughts and intents of the heart. (See also Proverbs 24:20).

Zephaniah 1:12 (a) Here we learn of the meticulous care of GOD in all His detail of searching out the things He must expose.

Matthew 5:15 (b) This is a type of man's testimony hidden in his business (the bushel), or dimmed by laziness (the bed). Some splendid Christians are either so busy in their work, or so filled with the desire for ease and pleasure that they do not testify for their Lord as brightly and as constantly as they should, and could.

Revelation 18:23 (b) Since this candle indicates man-made religious life, the Lord is informing us that all such idolatry and false pretense, as well as all human religious inventions will be utterly abolished, when GOD judges these false religions.

Revelation 22:5 (b) These candles are a type of human, man-made religions and revelations. In Heaven there will be no need of any man-made ideas or notions, only GOD's truth will remain.

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Candle'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/c/candle.html. 1957.

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