by Michael Hobbis – National Coordinator
Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
Banners, standards and ensigns, are given to armies by their commanders as a central point around which the troops may rally and be encouraged.
A banner is furled when there is no battle, or when the army is beaten, or has capitulated in abject surrender; so too when the banner is captured; defeat is usually not far away.
Whatever the state of the battle, the army always endeavours to keep its banner aloft and unfurled unto the very end. If the standard bearer is killed, then another takes his place, for it is a sign that the battle is still being fought and that they are a force to be reckoned with.
Moreover the banner unfurled signifies in whose name and for which cause the battle is raging. Worldly battles may be fought under despotic and wicked rulers; while opposing armies under their own banners fight against these tyrants.
In the Scripture set before us we are told that a banner has been given. It tells us by whom it has been given; to whom it has been given; the reason for it being given; and the purpose for it being so given.Continue Reading