Raising the Standard
One of the names of God is Jehovah Nissi. This name means “The Lord is my banner”. When we raise our flags or banners in worship, we are symbolically exalting the name of Jesus.
Banners, flags and ensigns are used interchangeably throughout the bible. The word “flag” is a recent word used to refer to banners, standards and ensigns. Flags are used to stir emotion and patriotism or simply to break the atmosphere and are important symbols that can be used in a variety of ways. Throughout scripture, we see that there are many purposes for raising a standard or banners which are still applicable today.