Flags That Talk
"Flags that talk" is a term used to describe signaling flags on ships. Just as each design silently but visually communicates a specific message from ship to ship. Using flags in worship has become a language of the Lord.To Bestow Honor Each wings of Worship flag has been made to declare a name and an aspect of Gods character. As we wave it, we minister in love to our King and proclaim the magnificence of Who He is. To Declare Our Allegiance As we wave our flags in worship, we admit our loyalty as members of our Lords army, in the presence of men on earth and before powers and principalities in the heavens.To communicate As a particular flag is raised, the prayer behind it is somewhat like a phone call. We are speaking to our Lord in the aspect of His character depicted in the flag, asking Him to reveal Himself and related matters of His heart to us. For example if a flag exalts Him as Jehovah Roi (The Lord Our Shepherd), we are asking to speak to Him as the One Who leads, protects, and comforts us. Perhaps our hearts are crying out to Him to bring us that place of restoration, or to show us a specific direction for a situation. We ask, then await His response.To Signal Gods Presence Lifting flags in worship follows the action of Moses as he lifted his rod (a shepherds staff, a spiritual type or symbol of a flag) as a visible sign of Gods presence, power, and authority over the armies of Israel.To Rally the Troops We know our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against rulers, powers, and spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places (Eph 6). Raising a flag stirs unity and loyalty in the Kings army, gathers soldiers together for strategy and strengthens commitment to victory.
To Direct Warfare & Praise Early records show that in ancient Egyptian battles soldiers looked to flags (ribbons or fabric tied to poles) to determine the direction of the wind, then shot their arrows accordingly to reach their target. In spiritual warfare a particular flag might be flown to say in the physical realm what is happening in the spiritual; it relates the direction of the "Wind" of the Holy Spirit on a particular day.To Put the Enemy to Flight Isaiah 59:19 tells us. "When the enemy comes in like a flood the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him." Flags are God given, God anointed, Word based standards that display His truth. Truth and light cause the enemy to flee. "nuwe" is a Hebrew word for "standard" which means "to cause to flee away, to lift up a standard."To Boast of Victory Another Hebrew word for banner is "dagal" and the definition of it is "to flaunt. Be conspicuous. Set up with banners." Ps 20:7 says "we will boast in the name of the Lord"To Be a Touch-point of Faith God directed Moses to put a bronze serpent on a pole as a focal point and promised that whoever would have faith enough to look on it would be healed of the deadly serpents bites. As we look to the Cross in faith, we find healing in the blood of Jesus. Flags are not idols and do not contain healing nor any other manifested gift of God, but serve the Body Of Christ as visual reminders of His faithfulness as Jehova Rophe, The Lord Our Healer, or Jehovah Shalom, The Lord our peace, or any of the wonderful qualities of El Shaddai, The All Sufficient God. God Almighty.
To Herald an Event Flags declare a specific even or season. Through the use of flags in worship, at such a time as this, the Bride of Christ is announcing in the spirit of Elijah and John the Baptist. "The King is coming! Prepare the way for Jesus! The King is in the land! Isaiah 13:2,3Flags are used during worship to:
Minister first to our King, then to His people
Communicate with our Lord. Intercede before Him. Warfare worship
(He crushes the enemy) Make prophetic proclamations.