Song of Solomon 2:4 “He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.”

The Scene: Jehovah Nissi (the Lord my Banner); a scene of Moses at the battle with the Amalekites at Rephidim.

Joshua led the battle for the Israelites. The Israelites were winning as long as Moses held up his hands, as though he were holding up a banner. The Holy Spirit added to this vision the banner “Jehovah Nissi.” The Israelites had been attacked by the Amalekites and Moses ordered Joshua to counterattack. When we give God the glory due His name for victory in any spiritual battle, our (and His) ministry continues.

Exodus 17:15-16 “Moses built an altar and called It the Lord is my Banner. He said, ‘For hands were lifted up to the throne of the Lord.’ The Lord will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.”

1 Samuel 17:47 “All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you unto our hands.”

Psalm 20:1,5 “May the Lord answer when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests.”

The Israelites carried banners into battle to show their divisions or clans; the banners were used as rallying points so that the troops could identify each other during an attack by their enemies. Each group had a designated banner carrier; if he fell wounded or dead someone else would pick up the banner and continue onward.

Isaiah 13:1-3 “An oracle concerning Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw: Raise a banner on a bare hilltop, shout to them; beckon to them to enter the gates of the nobles. I have commanded my holy ones; I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath–those who rejoice in my triumph.”

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