In this covenant Name, God speaks to us of the transaction of redemption. "For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the One Man the many will be made righteous" (Romans 5:19). Jesus' obedience was complete, even to death on a cross (Phil. 2:8).

The red cord speaks of the blood of Jesus, the appointed price of the transaction that makes us righteous before God. It hangs over the black canopy, which signifies that Jesus became sin and tasted death. "God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God" (2 Cor. 5:21). The banner is silver for redemption and white for righteousness with touches of gold to represent His deity and holiness.

In the letters, the colors silver and black are swirled and suggest the conflict between light and darkness-truth and the lie-the choice that is always before us. We can rest in surety that Jesus' sacrifice has satisfied the requirements of a holy God. He has promised, "Come now, let us reason together... Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be white as snow" (Is. 1:18).

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