“And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: “Everyone of the children of Israel shall camp by his own standard, beside the emblems of his father’s house” (Numbers 2:1 NKJV).
When the children of Israel were wandering in the wilderness, the family of each son of Israel had its own distinct banner. The tribe would camp under the banner, the banner identified them as belonging to that particular tribe of Israel, and they followed the banner when moving from place to place. The family’s banner was important. “Thus the children of Israel did according to all that the Lord commanded Moses; so they camped by their standards and so they broke camp, each one by his family, according to their fathers’ houses” (Numbers 2:34).
When a country goes to war and a victory is won, a flag of the victorious country is raised.
We fly America’s flags throughout our nation, proudly claiming our allegiance and citizenship. It is a flag recognized throughout the world, representing our nation, it’s people, and it’s power.
Flags are designed for meaning and representation of something significant to that country.
As Christians, the Lord is our Banner. His name is Jehovah Nissi. He is our significance. We are proud to be claimed by Him, and through Him we have our victory.
Jehovah Nissi, plant Your ensign, Your banner, Your standard, in my prodigal’s heart. Claim him/her as Your territory in victory, a heart no longer under the authority of Satan. Cause him/her to follow Your banner when moving from place to place. Cause him/her to dwell under Your ensign, identify himself/herself as Yours, and claim allegiance to You, Jehovah Nissi. Be the banner for our entire family. In Jesus’s name I pray.
“So shall they fear The name of the Lord from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him” (Isaiah 59:19).