This is a striking
and meaningful banner that is filled with sybolism (see below).
of Altar of Incense Banner:
Altar of Incense: The altar of incense is a powerful
picture of prayer. In Psalm 141:2 David says,"May my prayer be set
before you like incense."
Bells and pomeganates: The high priest wore bells and
pomegranates around the hem of his garment as he went in to minister before
the Lord (Exod 28:34-35). There are nine of each on the banner. Nine is
the number of the Holy Spirit. The bells are the nine gifts of the Spirit
and the pomegranates are the nine fruit of the Spirit.
11:4 (NIV) says that the Lord led His people with cords of human kindness
and with ties of love.
The children of Israel were to make fringe on the borders of their garments
to help remind them of the commands of their Lord (Num 15:38-39 KJV).
Breastpiece: The gold squares with the twelve rhinestones
on them represent the breastpiece that the high priest wore. The twelve
stones were the twelve tribes of Israel that he represented as he went
in before the Lord. In the same way that the high priest represented the
whole nation of Israel, as we go in before the Lord in prayer, we do not
only go on our own behalf, but on behalf of the whole body of Christ.
To the left are alternate
color possibilities for the Altar of Incense and it's companion
banner "Ark of the
Below are drawings
of two other banners proposals of the articles from the Tabernacle.