Read: Exodus 36-38
Marked: Exodus 37:17, He also made the lampstand of pure gold; of hammered work he made the lampstand. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its [ornamental] knobs, and its flowers were of the same piece.
The lampstand of pure gold had a centre shaft with a lamp as well as six branches. Three one one side and three on the other with each branch having a lamp (V18).
John the apostle saw seven lamps in heaven (Revelation 1:20) representing the seven churches. The tabernacle that was being built was a model of what is in heaven. In a sense the church was represented in the Old Testament.
All the articles that were being made symbolized the reality found in Jesus Christ and the kingdom fulfilled through the church made up of a multitude of nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues.
Jesus, the Light of the World shining the light of His glory through the church.