The banner of the Holy Order or Chavurat Bekorot which consists of a horizontal tricolour of black, white and blue, and a golden Firstborn Cross in the centre of the white stripe with a thin border of olive green, is the oldest of the Messianic Evangelical banners and was first designed in the mid-1980's. It was first used in an official capacity in November 1986 when the Holy Order (then known as the Chevra B'Qor) was first organised in Oxford, England.
The black stripe represents the opposition of the world to the qodeshim (saints, set-apart ones) and the suffering they must endure for Messiah's sake, the white stripe the purity of holiness of Messiah, and the blue stripe the wisdom of Messiah imparted internally to the Chavurat Bekorot by the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) and externally in the form of such works as the Olive Branch and other scriptural records brought forth in our day.
The Firstborn Cross, a stylised version of the Hebrew letter shin simultaneously reflecting downwards, is a representation of the Ahavah (Love) of Messiah, gold representing the purity required of the qodeshim (saints, set-apart ones) which can only be produced by the purging of fire. The olive green border was a later addition (ca. 1989/90) made at the suggestion of NCAY's first Banner Custodian (Yochanan) to represent three key revelations given to NCAY called the New Olive Leaf Revelations on the subject of firstborn ahavah (love) (NC&C 44; 99; 214).
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