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Hoist Your Banner High!

Hoist Your Banner High – My Daily Bread!

When the Lord calls I pray that we all are attentive to His Word.  Listen with your hearts Saints of the Most High God, those called to speak His truth and bear His testimonies must stand tall!  His encouragements for today are found in Psalm 20: 5, NKJV:

“We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners!”

In the days of earthly kings and their knights, all knights rode under a banner that identified who they fought for.  The banner was usually cloth with a distinctive symbol on it that was raised high on a stick and someone was designated to carry it at the front of the columns so that all who approached could see who they served.  The knights swore their lives to protect their Lord and whenever the people who belonged on the estate of the Lord traveled with the knights, it signified that they were under the protection of the knights and their Lord.

Today all Christians who have surrendered their hearts to the Living God live in the ‘shadow of the Lord’s wings.  (Psalm 17: 8, NKJV)  And like the banner which went before those who sought its protection in the days of the knights of lore, we put the Lord ever before us and are able to echo the words of the Psalmist who said:  “I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.  Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh will rest in hope!”  (Psalm 16: 8-9, NKJV)

So let us all take a moment to reflect under whose banner we live today.  Do those who see you coming know that you belong to the King of the Universe?  We would all do well to ponder these questions close to our hearts as we each examine just where we are in the Lord.  Can you say: “in the shadow of His hand He has hidden me”?  (Isaiah 48: 2, NKJV)  So if there be any encouragement today Saints, let it be this – hoist your banners high – for we are on our way to meet the King!   Pray that He knows who you are!  Rejoice in your salvation and live like you mean it; for we have a God who saves all who put their trust in Him!!!!

 Copyright© 2011-2012 Colleen Holton All Rights Reserved

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