John 8:12 Later, Jesus talked to the people again. He said, “I am the light of the world. The person who follows me will never live in darkness. He will have the light that gives life.”
The next piece of furniture in the inner court is the golden candlestick that gives light to the priests just as Christ is the light of the world.
John 15:5 “I am the vine, and you are the branches. If a person remains in me and I remain in him, then he produces much fruit. But without me he can do nothing.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
The golden candlestick has nine cups made in the shape of almonds. These almonds represent the nine fruit of the Spirit. When children come into the presence of God, it’s important to teach them to stay attached to the vine, Jesus. If they do, they will display the nine fruit of the Spirit in their lives.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
These almond cups are filled with oil. Oil represents the anointing. The anointing is the ability God gives us to do what He has called us to do. The story of David and Goliath is a great way to illustrate the anointing to children. A boy can’t defeat a giant. It’s impossible. But God call David to defeat Goliath, and He gave him the ability to do so. God will always equip us with the anointing to do what He has called us to do.
Luke 24:49 49 And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
Fire represents the gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit. It also represents Pentecost.