And the name of the city from that time on will be: THE LORD IS THERE --Ezekiel 48:35

The Lord is Present. This banner speaks of the intimate presence of the Lord through the metaphor of the Beloved's walled garden spoken of in the Song of Solomon. The Lord says, "I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride" (S.S. 5:1). The colors and patterns in the banner speak of sweet wine, the ripe juice of pomegranates, exotic fruits, milk, honeycomb, fragrant flowers and spices.

Within the walled garden, we taste of His choice fruits. And yet, in the exchange, the Lord also describes His beloved as a garden locked up, a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain (S.S.4:12); a treasure also to be tasted and enjoyed. This God of the walled garden longs for intimacy with His bride, He longs to enjoy her sweetness and beauty, and He has so many delights He desires to give to her. This banner invites you to have that intimacy with the Lord and know what it is to say, "Let him kiss me with the kisses of His mounth-for Your love is more delightful than wine... Your Name is like ointment poured forth... The King has brought me to His chambers" (S.S. 1:2,3). We can have this relationship with the Lord and have it always, for Jesus said, "I will never leave you, nor forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5).

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