The Banner of the New Covenant Assemblies of Yahweh
A number of different banners have historically been flown that collectively represent the entire Messianic Evangelical Community depending on the current name of the organisation.
The first of these represented the very earliest organisations, the Restoration Christian Fellowship (RCF) and the Independent Church (1987-92), and was given by revelation. Local Branches and Missions used this banner marked with the name of their congregation on the upper black stripe. After the disorganisation of the Independent Church, the General Banner, as it was then known, was used instead to represent the Melchizedek Priesthood and remained in use until 2009 when it was withdrawn and replaced.
The first Messianic Evangelical Banner (1987-1991), later variant
The New Covenant Christian Fellowship (NCCF) was organised in 1992 following the dissolution of the Independent Church and was given a new banner. This was used both by the General Assembly and by all local Messianic Evangelical Congregations. After the dissolution of NCCF this banner continued to be used as banners of Local Missions.
The second Messianic Evangelical Banner (1992-96)
The third and current banner of the General Assembly of Messianic Evangelicals was, like the first, received by revelation in a vision on 7 December 1994 (see NC&C 358) and started coming into use in 1996-7 upon the organisation of the New Covenant Church of God (NCCG). A Hebrew variant of the name, B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh (BCAY) was favoured by some congregations. To avoid confusion the two names were merged (2015-16) to form the current name of New Covenant Assemblies of Yahweh (NCAY).
The third Messianic Evangelical banner consisted of a marine-blue background (the primary colour of the Remnant) and the Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Yah'shua the Messiah - Jesus Christ) rampant, wearing the kingly Patriarchal Crown and holding the Sceptre of Toqef or Authority.
The third Messianic Evangelical Banner (first variant, now discontinued)
In the course of events a second variant of the third banner came into use in 2005 which became very popular and eventually replaced the first variant. It has been in use with New Covenant Assemblies of Yahweh (NCAY) since 2015. The second variant appeared when Mishpachah Lev-Tsiyon (MLT) was organised and a new logo designed (see third variant) incorporating a sword. In place of the old Messianic Evangelical lion, a new Messianic Evangelical banner was designed removing the sceptre (which had been transferred to MLT) leaving only a sword, as overall priesthood toqef (authority) rested with MLT.
Current Banner of the New Covenant Assemblies of Yahweh (NCAY)
A third variant was created in 2005, based on the original revelation, and was adopted as the banner of the Central NCAY Assembly and Headquarters in Sweden, Mishpachah Lev-Tsiyon (MLT).
Current Banner of Mishpachah Lev-Tsiyon (MLT)
This third banner therefore symbolises, as a whole, the divine manadate given to the New Covenant Assemblies of Yahweh (NCAY) by Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) to effect its mission to gather the elect into 12 Firstborn Communities and to prepare the patriarchs and matriarchs or the Chavurat Bekorot (Holy Order) for theocratic government in the Millennium and the Second (Last) Exodus.
By way of an historical footnote, an earlier version of the General Assembly Banner consisting of four quadrants arranged in a saltire, and arranged in the ministry's colours, was proposed in 1995 and is shown below. The consensus of the Patriarchate favoured the simpler design and so the proposal was dropped.
This page was created on 14 April 1998
Updated on 7 March 2017
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