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.
One In The Son
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”.
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.
1 Peter 2:24
In the armor of God, faith is represented by the shield
In our center patch we actually have a shield within a shield. This represents the fact that we desire to line our faith up with the faith of Jesus Christ.
We stand with sword both drawn and raised. We hold it high, giving glory and honor to Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. And we keep the sword (the Word) at the ready to combat the evil one. There is only one Word of God…so, we wear one sword, pointed to heaven.
Each patch is outlined in red
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.
Black cross and background
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.
Gold as the main color
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.