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Floating, swirling and reflecting the light, they fill the sanctuary with an
air of majesty and glory.
GLORY FLAGS can be used
to express many moods of
worship, from rejoicing to the hushed awe most often found in HIS presence.
the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as
of the only begotten of the Father,
Full of grace and truth." John 1:14
The sound of WAR FLAGS snap and pop like rolling thunder.
"For we do not
wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against powers,
against rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in
the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12
ALPHA & OMEGA
"This is what the LORD says-- Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty:
I AM the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God." Isaiah 44:6
"Listen to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; am the first and
am the last." Isaiah 48:12
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God,
"who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:8
saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me
and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last." Revelation 1:17
said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the
End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of
the water of life." Revelation 21:61
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First
and the Last, the Beginning and the End." Revelation 22:13
Banners or Standards were used in ancient times for military, national and
ecclesiastical purposes such as they are today. The words occur often in the
figurative sense of a rallying point for God’s people. They become a personal
declaration of our proclamation of the Lord Jesus Christ.
"We will shout for joy
when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May
the LORD grant all your requests" Psalms 20:5
"But for those who fear you, you
have raised a banner to be unfurled against the bow. Selah" Psalms 60:4
LORD said to Moses, "Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten
can look at it and live." So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole.
Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he
lived." Numbers 21:8-9
"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged
sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it
judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
"Take the helmet
of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesians
"Gird your sword upon your side, O mighty one; clothe yourself with
splendor and majesty."
"May the praise of God be in their mouths and
a double-edged sword in their hands" Psalms 149:6.
Symbolic Meaning of Colors in the Bible
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever
believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
"Let him kiss
me with the kisses of his mouth--for your love is more delightful than wine."
Song of Solomon 1:2
" I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. Like a lily
among thorns is my darling among the maidens." Song of Solomon 2:1-2
Victory, deliverance, joy, worship in dance, fullness of GOD’s Glory
"Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of
the saints. Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in
their King. Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with
tambourine and harp. For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the
humble with salvation. Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on
their beds. May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in
their hands, to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,
to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron, to carry
out the sentence written against them. This is the glory of all his saints.
Praise the LORD." Psalms 149.
"The glory of this present house will be greater
than the glory of the former house,' says the LORD Almighty. `And in this place
I will grant peace,' declares the LORD Almighty." Haggai 2:9
" I am torn between
the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it
is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. Convinced of this, I know
that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and
joy in the faith, so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ
Jesus will overflow on account of me." Philippians 1:23-26
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there
is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature
with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step
with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other."
Freshness, New Life, and Prosperity, Everlasting, Eternal and Praise
the LORD will not reject HIS people; HE will never forsake HIS inheritance"
"And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and
carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald,
encircled the throne." Revelation
"Sing for joy, O heavens, for the LORD has done this; shout aloud, O earth
beneath. Burst into song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees, for the
LORD has redeemed Jacob, HE displays HIS glory in Israel." Isaiah 44:23
before HIM, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations,
"The LORD reigns!" Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be
jubilant, and everything in them! Then the trees of the forest will sing, they
will sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. Give thanks
to the LORD, for HE is good; is love endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:30-34
"You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will
burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their
hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers
the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD's renown, for an everlasting
sign, which will not be destroyed." Isaiah 55:12-13
Glory, Royalty, Majesty, Wealth, Power, Kingship, Purification from sin,
"The weight of the gold rings he asked for came to seventeen
hundred shekels, not counting the ornaments, the pendants and the purple
garments worn by the kings of Midian or the chains that were on their camels'
necks." Judges 8:26
"Mordecai left the king's presence wearing royal garments of
blue and white, a large crown of gold and a purple robe of fine linen. And the
city of Susa held a joyous celebration" Esther 8:15
"Its posts he made of
silver, its base of gold. Its seat was upholstered with purple, its interior
lovingly inlaid by the daughters
of Jerusalem" Song of Songs 3:10
pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn around the hem of the robe, with
gold bells between them." Exodus 28:33
Blood, Fire, Life, Praise, Redemption
"But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it. And for your
lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from
every animal. And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life
of his fellow man. "Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be
shed; for in the image of God has God made man" Genesis 9:4-6
"Come now, let us
reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall
be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool"
"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of
sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us with
all wisdom and understanding." Ephesians 1:7-8
Purification, trial by fire, Glory, Royalty, Kingship. "More to be desired
are they than gold, Yea than much fine gold; Sweeter also than Honey and the
honeycomb." Psalms 19:10.
"Make me understand the way of your precepts; so shall
I mediate on Your wonderful works." Psalms 119:127.
"Around the throne were
twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting,
clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads." Revelation 4:4.
Jehovah colors, Heaven, Grace
"But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant
of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better
promises. For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place
would have been sought for another. But God found fault with the people and
said: "The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant
with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. It will not be like the
covenant I made with their with their forefathers when I took them by the hand
to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant,
and I turned away from them, declares the Lord. This is the covenant I will make
with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws
in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they
will be my people. No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his
brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord’, because they will all know me, from the least
of them to the greatest. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember
their sins no more." By calling this covenant "new", he has made the first one
obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear." Hebrews 8:6-13.
"Above the expanse over their heads was what looked like a throne of sapphire,
and high above on the throne was a figure
like that of a man." Ezekiel 1:26.
"Make the robe of the ephod entirely of blue cloth," Exodus 28:31.
Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up and saw the God
of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear
as the sky itself. But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the
Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank." Exodus 24:9-11
Truth, The Spirit of Truth and Restoration
"And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of
clay, purified seven times." Psalms 12:6.
"And I will ask the Father, and he
will give you another Counselor to be with you forever--the Spirit of truth. The
world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know
him, for he lives with you and will be in you." John 14:16,17.
"I have much more
to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth,
comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will
speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will
bring glory to me by taking what is mine and making it known to you." John
Harvest, Glory, Glory Cloud of Fire.
"I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north--an immense cloud
with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the
fire looked like glowing metal" Ezekiel 1:4.
"I saw that from what appeared to
be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from
down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him" Ezekiel 1:27.
you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest?’ I tell you, open your eyes
and look at the fields!
They are ripe for harvest" John 4:35.
angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting
on the cloud, "Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for
the harvest of the earth is ripe." Revelation 14:15.
Bride of Christ Jesus, Christ Jesus’ love for HIS Bride
"And the Spirit and
the bride say, "Come!". And let him who hears say, "Come!". And let him who
thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely."
"If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive
them, they are not forgiven." John 20:23
"Bear with each other and forgive
whatever grievances you may have against one another.
Forgive as the Lord
forgave you." Colossians 3:13
"In the third row a jacinth, an agate and an
amethyst;" Exodus 28:19
"And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with
the spirit." Ephesians 5:18
"The LORD will reply to them: ‘I am sending you
grain, new wine and oil, enough to satisfy you fully; never again will I make
you an object of scorn to the nation’" Joel 2:19
"Be not afraid, O wild animals,
for the open pastures are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the
fig tree and the vine yield their riches. Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in
the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness. He
sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. The
threshing floors will be filled with grain; the vats will overflow with new wine
and oil." Joel 2:22-24
Read the book of Joel. It speaks many times of the New
Wine (God’s Provision).
"Therefore this is what the LORD says: ‘If you repent, I will restore you
that you may serve me; if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my
spokesman. Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them.’"
"Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what the
Sovereign LORD says: Repent! Turn from your idols and renounce all your
detestable practices!’" Ezekiel 14:6
"Therefore, O house of Israel, I will judge
you, each one according to his ways, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent! Turn
away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves
of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit.
Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I take no pleasure in the death of
anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!" Ezekiel 18:30-32
what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘In repentance and rest
is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have
none of it.’" Isaiah 30:15
"I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners
to repentance." Luke 5:32, Matthew 3:8,11, Matthew 4:17, Mark 1:4,15, Luke
3:3,8, Luke 15:7, Act 20:21, Acts 26:20, Romans 2:4, 2 Corinthians 7:9,10, 2
Timothy 2:25, Hebrews 6:1,6, 2 Peter 3:9.
"As a young man marries a maiden, so will your sons
marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice
over you." Isaiah 62:5
"Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the
wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen,
bright and clean, was given her to wear." (Fine linen stands for the righteous
acts of the saints.) Then the angel said to me, "Write: `Blessed are those who
are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’" And he added, "These are the
true words of God." Revelation 19: 7-9
"I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem,
coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for
her husband. One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven
last plagues came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of
Revelation 21: 2, 9
" The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let
him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes,
let him take the free gift of the water of life." Revelation 22:17