03 Ephesus & Smyrna
So far, we have found Revelation is essentially a book with messages coming from Jesus in heaven to encourage His church on earth. John uses imagery from the Old Testament sanctuary to show Jesus in the first apartment of the sanctuary. The work of the priests was to keep the lamps burning brightly.
So Jesus-as the High Priest-is in the heavenly sanctuary keeping the light of the church alive. It is a message of encouragement for us all.