David declared in the Psalms "Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." The Golden Lampstand represents the Word of God. In fact if you count the pieces of the lampstand listed in Exodus (the knop, the bowl and the flower) you get 66 pieces which happens to be the number of the books of the Bible! Even more fascinating is that counting from the center of the Lampstand to the left are 39 pieces - the number of books of the Old Testament and then counting to the right are 27 pieces - the number of books of the New Testament! Everything in the Tabernacle of Moses foreshadowed Jesus who was the Word made flesh among us.