They will make war agains the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings. Revelation 17:1

This banner speaks not only of the Creator's absolute power and authority, but also of His fatherhood. It is jeweled and adorned to suggest the scope of His riches: "...for every animal of the forest is mine and the cattle on a thousand hills" (Psalm 50:10).

BACKGROUND: The fabric of the background is a white and silver brocade. White is the Creator color and white and silver together speak of the Lamb of God, our Redeemer (white for the purity of the Spotless Lamb, and silver for redemption).

LETTERS: Gold is for God the Father and expresses the purifying fire of God. Purple speaks of His royalty and majesty.

CRYSTAL BEADS: These represent the Holy Spirit, who undergirds the Church with His power. Crystal has no color of its own, but reflects the colors around it. So the Holy Spirit does not testify to Himself, but gives glory to Jesus.

JEWELS: There are twelve large jewels. This suggests that as the high priest carried the stones representing the twelve tribes of Israel on his breast, so our Great High Priest, Jesus, carries the church upon His breast (twelve is the number of the church). The ten bells also remind us that as High Priest, he has offered up the sacrifice for us in completeness (ten is the number of completion; bells symbolize the office of the High Priest). Zechariah 9:12 (KJV) is a beautiful passage which speaks of the church as jewels: "The Lord their God will save them on that day as the flock of His people, for they shall be as the stones of a crown lifted up as an ensign upon His land."

BEADS: The eight strands of beads hanging along side the banner represent the four living creatures and the four cherubim who glorify and worship God on the throne. Four is the number of creation and the flashing reflections represent the continual praises of His creation. The gold bead tassels are made in an endless loop which speaks of the Everlasting Father.

CROWNS: In the center of the banner is a circle of twenty-seven crowns, nested into one another. Twenty-seven is the cube of three, the number of the Godhead and Divine perfection ("The four living creatures...never stop saying, 'Holy, holy, holy...", Revelation 4:8). They are nested because in the custom of the time of Jesus, the king of Upper and Lower Egypt wore two crowns, one for each kingdom. As he conquered other lands, a crown was added on for each new country under his reign until he would carry many crowns upon his head. This circle of crowns says that God is King of all kingdoms forever.

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