The Bible talks a lot about banners. Banners are a sign of victory. We should be always heralding the banners of God’s truth in our home, in the church, and in the world. When banners are not waving, it is a sign of defeat! Never compromise the banners of God’s truth, even in the face of opposition and persecution! Keep them flying high.
I love to write encouraging posts, but I felt when I read Psalm 74:3-4, “Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations: even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary. Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns (battle flags) for signs.”
The Amplified says: “They set up their own emblems for signs of victory.”
Can you believe it? The enemy had come into the heart of God’s sanctuary and established their banners! And yet we see the same thing happening today. Right under the nose of God’s people, the enemy has entered into the heart of the church and set up his banners.
In most of Christendom today, the banners are flying high . . .
“Wait a few years until you are established before you start a family.”
“Make sure you use birth control.”
“Don’t have too many children.”
“Put your children in daycare so you can enjoy your career.”
“It’s my body, it’s my life, and I don’t need anyone (even my husband) telling me what to do.”
These ideologies are now entrenched in the church. They are not God’s signs. They are not taken from the Bible. In fact, they are opposite. They are opposite to God’s nature and His original plan for mankind. They are humanistic ideologies, taken from the very source of Satan himself.
It’s time to take the flags of God’s truths, which are flying in the dust, and lift them high.
Be blessed today,
Painting by Yihang Pan