By: Helena 2011-08-08
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lifted up ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. --Psalm 24:7-8
COLORS: Gold represents royalty and the purifying fire of God. The banner is gold on gold on gold; three golds representing the awesome holiness of the King. The fabric is fine white and gold threads woven together, a type of the purity, holiness and glory of the King. It is brilliant, reflective gold because God is "resplendent with light" (Psalm 76-4). "...He comes in golden splendor..."(Job 37:22). "His glory covers the heavens and the earth is full of His praise. His splendor is like the sunrise..." (Habakkuk 3:3-4a). "The sight of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire" (Exodus 24:17).
STREAMERS: The streamers represent the glory that surrounds the Lord and express His awesome light. "...rays flash from His hand where His power is hidden" (Habakkuk 3:4b). "...brilliant light surrounded Him" (Ezekiel 2:7). "And the city had no need of the sun, neither the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it..." (Revelation 21:23.
FINIALS: These finials are golden and resemble the calyx of a flower, symbolizing the everlasting vigor and freshness of the life of the King.
BELLS: The tinkling of the golden bells herald the comings and going of the King and speak of the Priesthood of Christ. There are twenty-one bells, twenty-one being a multiple of three and seven. Three is the number of God, representing the Trinity and His holiness. Seven is the number of perfection. Three multiplied by seven symbolizes that God is the perfection of holiness.
Click the following link to read an account of the exploits of this banner in ministry:
Altars of Remembrance in Banner Ministry: King of Glory