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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary


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In a figurative language, Christ is said to be an ensign, or standard, to his people. (Isaiah 11:10; Isa 11:12) Hence, the Psalmist, in allusion to Christ, "Thou hast given a banner to them that feared thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth." (Psalms 60:4) And when Moses built an altar, after the victory obtained over Amalek, he called the name of it JEHOVAH Nissi; that is, the Lord is my banner. And what Lord but Christ? Were not both the altar and the banner tokens of the Lord Jesus Christ? (Exodus 17:15) Hence, the church speaks, in allusion to Christ, "In the name of our God, we set up our banners." (Psalms 20:5) And hence also, the church, when beheld in her warlike appearance, fighting in the strength of her Lord, is said to be, "fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners." (Song of Song of Solomon 6:4; Son 6:10) It is very blessed to eye Christ in this most glorious character, as JEHOVAH'S banner to his people, for their waging war with sin, death, and hell. He is lifted up from everlasting, in the glories of his person, as the church's Husband from all eternity. Hence, the Standard-bearer among ten thousand, under whose shadow all his redeemed are safe, and made more than conquerors through Him that loveth them. Reader! believer! friend! are we under this almighty Banner? Hath the Lord Jesus brought us to his banqueting house, and is his banner over us of love? Oh, then, let us sit down under his shadow, for, surely, all his fruit is sweet to our taste! Sure banner of peace with God, and good will towards men! See Jehovah Nissi.

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Banner'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. London. 1828.

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