We are a Spiritual Nation...
The MOST HOLY CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS is the Holy Nation (1 Peter 2:9) The Kingdom of God is not of this world (John 18:36) as all the nations in the lowly land. The Church is a spiritual (1 Peter 2:5; 1Tim. 3:15) sovereign nation.
National Spiritual Hymn
The Church creed or belief as a HOLY NATION is based on the Holy Scriptures, which says:
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a HOLY NATION, a people belonging to GOD, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. Once you were not a people (nation), but now you are the people of GOD; once you have not received mercy, but now you have received mercy" (1 Peter 2:9-10 NIV). The above passages were translated into a national spiritual hymn entitled PSALM OF ZION.
Citizenship of Her People
The Lord has made the citizenship of the faithful to be in heaven (Phil. 3:20). They are not of this world (John 17:9); they are pilgrims and strangers on earth (Heb. 11:13).
Flag symbolizes the sovereignty of the Holy Nation. Her people treat it with love and respect. As a spiritual nation, God gave her a flag to be raised and displayed for the truth (Ps. 60:4). It is also a symbol of love that should be proclaimed (Song of Sol. 2:4). The flag of the Church has three (3) colors which symbolizes her embodiment as follows:
- Red stands for the love (AGAPE in Greek) (Song of Sol.8:6) that abounds in the Church.
- White stands for the righteousness, or holiness, which results from the hope about God's promise to His people or nation (Rev.19:8; Acts 26:7).
- YELLOW-GOLD :
- Yellow-Gold stands for the perfect faith that every faithful should possess (1 Peter 1:7).
A seal is an important instrument, which is used to authenticate ownership. It was used figuratively to indicate God's ownership of His people as in Rev. 7:3-4. The Church, as the Holy Nation, and whom God claimed ownership (1 Peter 2:9-10) has attributes some of which are represented by the following as depicted in the seal:
The eagle represents being the ambassador of God in proclaiming (Eccles. 10:20(b) the gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven (Mat. 24:14; Eph. 3:10; 1 Peter 2:9). God Most High uses His trusted instruments (the seven Bishops or Overseers, ministers and pastors) (1 Sam. 2:5; Rev. 1:20; Acts 20:28; Rom. 13:1-2,4; Jer. 3:15) to administer the Church in accomplishing her key mission.
The cord symbolizes the ministering of the Church by God Most High through His gospel (Ps. 2:2-3). It indicates coverage of souls of those who receive God's favors and blessings.
The chain represents the power of unity or perfect oneness (Phil. 1:27). The teaching of the Lord through Paul in his Epistle to the Ephesians about oneness is explicit (Eph. 4:3-6). Unity among the faithful is achieved by having one faith, one spirit and one mind.
The anchor of the soul (Heb. 6:19) represents the salvation of His children by God Most High (Acts 27:29-31). The Lord is the only savior known to His servants (Isa. 45:21), and the Church is His means (Eph. 5:23) towards this end.