S P I R I T U A L W A R R I O R S Y M B O L I S M
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
THE DESIGN: The triangular shapes and design (centered) suggest strength, stability, the Trinity.
THE SKY: Dawn is breaking on the horizon, a new day is beginning to appear. The darkness and smoke which have obscured and dimmed the vision begin to break away to clarity and fresh new skies.
THE ARMS & HANDS: Symbolic of the resurrected Jesus, the ultimate Victor over sin, bondage, destruction, death, and satan.
THE CROWN: The "crown of life" which Jesus promises to the obedient and humble warrior.
THE RED CAPE: Represents the blood of Jesus as a covering of protection in spiritual warfare.
THE GLOW AROUND THE WARRIOR: The touch of Jesus begins at the head of the warrior, like oil flowing down, (anointing) affecting his entire body. The glow becomes all the colors of the rainbow as it engulfs the warrior, the full spectrum of the touch of the Lord.
THE WARRIOR’S FACE & POSTURE: The posture required by the Lord to receive His touch and His crown…deep, sincere humility, confession and renouncing of sin, worship, gratitude, and thankfulness for His deliverance from sin, bondage, destruction, and death.
THE SWORD & ARMOR: The sword is symbolic of the aggressive weapon we are given to defeat satan, which is the Word of God. It also is centrally placed in the design, and in shape is reminiscent of the Cross. The armor represents the protection God offers the believer for spiritual battle, as described in Ephesians 6:10-18. These should not be seen as simply symbols, but actual protective armor and weaponry affective in the realm of spiritual warfare, which is also not simply symbolic, but real, like gravity, even though it is invisible to our physical senses.
THE FORTRESS: Representative of satan’s strongholds having been destroyed. Demons circle, driven from their strongholds (Spiritual Strongholds=anger, un-forgiveness, bitterness, resentment, and every other form of sin and addiction which bring bondage into our lives and keep us from experiencing the fullness of joy and life the Lord promises to His people)
THE CROSS: Suggested by the tree, by the centrally located sword, the symbols on the sword and leg armor, and the design of the arms of Jesus juxtaposed with the triangular shape of the warrior.
THE ROCK: The Warrior kneels on a rock, symbolic of the strength, stability and foundation of the Lord.
THE SPRING OF WATER: A trickle of the fresh, living water Jesus promises us begins to flow from the warrior as a result of His touch, bringing new life out of the hard rock.
THE NEW GRASS & FLOWERS: Symbolic of new life beginning to grow around the warrior, an outgrowth of Jesus’ touch.
Romans 8:37-39 I Corinthians 15:57 Ephesians 6:10-18 Isaiah 61:1