Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Boldness of our Banner

"Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi (Heb. The LORD My Banner)... because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation" (Exodus 17:15.16).  "They that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee: for Thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee" (Psalm 9:9,10).  "The LORD shall be thy Confidence" (Proverbs 3:26).  " Awake thou that sleepest... because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:14-16). 

There was an altar Moses named
When Amalek against him warred. 
"Jehovah-Nissi" thus proclaimed
Their trusted banner was the LORD. 

In Christ it is the same today:
We know we'll never be forsaken.
Our banner raised is on display
With boldness that is not mistaken. 

The LORD shall be our Confidence  
Though wars around us do not cease,
For Christ Himself is our Defense,
Our Banner, and our perfect Peace. 

The boldness of our banner, Lord,
As we awake in evil days,
Is in Your Word, the Spirit's sword,  
Upheld with prayer and grateful praise.  

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