How to pray for SA with the flag Part 1: How to pray for SA with the flag Part 2: How to lead someone to Jesus with the flag
Black : Confession • Biblical meaning: Blacksignifies the negative aspects of human life, for example terror, death, disease, famine, evil, judgement, sorrow and mourning (Jer.8:21). • Confession: • Individually: Own self-rigtheousness, unforgiveness, hardness of heart, lack of passion for the Word and prayer. • Nation: Idolatry, loosing 1st love, self-love. • Country/land: Bloodshed: murders, suicide, roads, HIV-AIDS (immorality) domestic violence.
RED: Redemption • Biblical meaning: It can be associated with trouble and punishment, judgement & warfare. (Ps.75:8, Nahum 2:3; Isaiah 62:1-6; Zechariah 1:8; 6:2; Revelation 6:1; 9:7). Furthermore it is strongly related with the atonement of the blood of Jesus to restore humans in a personal relationship with the Father. • Redemption: "Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool." Isaiah 1:18. • The cup of red wine is symbolic of the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ (1Cor.11:2).
RED: Redemption • Prayer: • Individually: Father, I submit my life to you once again. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You. (Ps.51:10-13). • Nation: Father as a nation we have sinned against You and You alone. Forgive us our trespasses, our iniquities and sins (Is.53:5). Turn back the heart of our nation to You. (2 Chron.7:14). Pour out salvation in every heart & mind (Ps.85:11).
Green: Spiritual growth • Biblical meaning:Trees both green and dry are often used in scripture to represent nations and their idolatrous activities (Ezek.17:24 & 1Kings 14:23). Spending time with God in nature can be very restful and bring tranquillity and peace of mind: "He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake." (Psalm 23:2-3). Related symbols: Fruitfulness. • Prayer: For the church to be healthy, grow spiritually, reach out, bear fruit and be light and salt unto the world. (Ps.1:3, Joh.15:2, Mt.5:14, Lk.14:34, Gal.5:22-25).
Blue: Sanctification • Biblical meaning:Blue is frequently associated with the tabernacle & temple furnishings. Also with the commandments of God, the importance of remembering them and also the heavenly calling of those who had been chosen by God to be His people (Numbers 15:38-40). The ark of the covenant in the Tabernacle was covered with blue cloth representing its close association with the Word of God (Numbers 4:5-7; 11-13). The robe of the High Priest was also blue, again symbolising the set-apartness to God and His Word (Exodus 28:31-33). Related symbols: Holiness.
Blue: Sanctification Prayer: Father of glory sanctify and purify us in our deeds, words, worship, prayer and prophetic declarations and proclamations, our words, visions and interpretations. Cleanse our conscienceand wash us through the washing of Your Word, put a fire in our bones, and make Your Word a lamp to our footpath. (Ps.119:105, Heb.9:14, Jer.20:9).
Gold: Set-apartness • Biblical meaning: Gold is associated with that which is Holy to God (Ex.28:36) and used to describe the precious nature of His Word and Law (Ps.19:9-10). Related symbols: Wisdom and knowledge. • The only way to gain a 'good name' in the sight of God is by learning His Word and having the wisdom to put it into practice. "A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favour rather than silver and gold." (Pr.22:1). • Related Symbols: Faith (1 Pet. 1:7, Rev.3:18).
Gold: Set-apartness Prayer: Father you are the giver of faith, let the genuineness of the faith of Your children, being much more precious than gold that perishes, when it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honour, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1Peter 1:7). Teach us as Your church and nation, to buy from You gold refined in the fire (tried and tested faith), so that we may be rich; and white garments, that we may be clothed. (Revelation 3:18).
White: Walk in righteousness • Biblical meaning: Manna was like white coriander seed, also called ‘angel’s food’. (Ex.16:31, Ps.78:24-25), man shall not live by bread alone; but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD. (Dt.8:3). • White in scripture is connected with purity and righteousness. In Roman times the giving of white stone (Rev.2:17) symbolised acquittal from crime and innocence. • Symbolizes: Overcoming/victory. Jesus rides on a white horse in the final battle. (Rev.19:11,14)
White: Walk in righteousness • Prayer: Father, we pray for the church an our nation that through righteousness we will overcome sin be purified and cleansed through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Grant us as the SA bride of Your son to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Grant us victory over sin, cause us to ride with You and to eat from the hidden manna. (Rev.19:8,14, Ps. 51:7; Daniel 7:9; 11:5; Mark 9:3; Acts 1:10; Revelation 3:4-5; 4:4; 6:11).
HOW TO SHARE THE GOSPEL USING OUR FLAG! Blood Acts 16:31 Cleansing Growth Joh.15:5,16 Fruitfulness New life - Joh.1:12 King - Acts 17:25 Sin Rom. 3:23 Things you say and do Ruler & Lord His children Heaven Acts 1:11 Jesus coming again in the sky
Other biblical colours • Amber • Bronze • Grey • Purple • Crimson • Vermillion (See notes at the bottom)
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