Covenant means contract. God established an eternal covenant in the blood of His Son for all who receive Jesus as their personal Savior. We stand in the blood covenant with God and, as a result, we stand in covenant with each other.
6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.
20 Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen!
15 And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
The red around each patch represents the blood of Jesus. It covers us, cleanses us and protects us. It is the blood of the covenant which surrounds every aspect of our lives.
The Cross is at the center of it all. Jesus’ blood shed on the cross established the new covenant. Our hope was formed and established at the cross.
24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.Learn More -
Our shield and lettering are gold because it is a precious metal. Just as our relationship with Jesus is the most precious treasure a person can find. We are children of the Most High God and God wants His children to have the best. We are called a nation of kings & priests. God adorns His kings and priests in gold. Gold represents prosperity and our God desires to make us prosper. Gold is one of the very best conductors. We desire to be used by God to carry the power of His Word into the world.Learn More -
We stand with sword both drawn and raised. We hold it high, giving glory and honor to Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;Learn More -
In the armor of God, faith is represented by the shield. In our center patch we actually have a shield within a shield.
16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.Learn More -
The black on the cross and background of each patch serves to remind us that we came out of darkness. We were sinners and have been brought out of the darkness by the grace and love of God, and the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. In remembering we have received much grace, we actively seek to demonstrate much grace.Learn More -
Jesus prayed for us, “that they may all be one; even as you, Father, (are) in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me.” We stand and ride as “One in the Son”.
21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.