Prophetic interpretation of Flag/Banner Worship ministry as given to Arletia Mayfied, The Prophetic Scribe.
The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD [is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: [and] of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 33:11
In certain seasons, God has called me to praise him in dance, but in this season He also ministered to me about banners, ensigns, flags and lifting a standard before his people. This is what I learned in the process of studying what God was speaking to me about so I could understand and obey exactly what God is commanding me to do.
Definitions – Strong’s Concordance
Standard (5127) – To flee, to escape, to put to flight, to depart, disappear, hide
Standard (5251) – Something lifted up, rallying point, signal pole, ensign
Standard (1714) – Banner (military reference)
Raising the Standard (Banner) is part of the preparation for war together with strengthening the guard and posting the watchman.
Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon. Jeremiah 51:12
Ensign (226) – A distinguishing mark, remembrance, miraculous sign, warning, miracle, proof, token, omen
Flag (260) – Reeds, marsh plants Rushes
As the Lord began to give me instructions for the praise that He desires from me, Holy Spirit supplied a reed for my banner pole rather than a smooth stick (fashioned or manufactured by man):
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. Isaiah 42:3
And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. Revelation 11:1
And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. Numbers 21:8
For God says, I am Jehovah Jireh, the Lord that will provide a sacrifice. I am Jehovah Nissi, The Lord your Banner. I am Jehovah Tsidkenu, The Lord your Righteousness. I am Jehovah Raah, the Lord your Shepherd. I am Jehovah Rapha, the Lord your Healer.
The fabric that God provided for my banners was from the lining of an old wedding dress. It was blemish-free and already cut into the shape that He wanted – like wings, but God said, NOT angel wings as some are called, but EAGLE’S wings.
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. Revelation 12:14
For God says, I am Jehovah Shalom, the Lord your Peace. I am Jehovah Shammah, your Lord who is ever-present.
The color of my banner is white representing holiness and the purity of God; also, the unblemished purity of the Bride.
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 1 John 3:3
For God says, I am Jehovah Elohim, The Lord your God, your Redeemer and Creator.
To reveal God in all his majesty, wonder and glory through prophetic praise and worship that declares that there is none like our God.
For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? Psalm 89:6
For God says, I am Yahweh, your Lord. I AM THAT I AM.