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Jehovah Nissi


Jehovah Nissi means “The Lord our Banner”. Jehovah my banner was the title given by Moses to the altar which he erected on the hill on the top of which he stood with uplifted hands while Israel prevailed over their enemies the Amalekites. The Lord is our banner or our standard. The Lord as Jehovah Nissi raises a standard or a flag over us when we go through life’s battles. He brings us into victory and causes us to be triumphant as we go through situations or circumstances that come against us. He is the source of victory in our lives.

Scriptural Context:

Exodus 17: 10 -16 “SoJoshua did as Moses told him, and fought with Amalek, while Moses, Aaron, and (Hur went up to the top of the hill. Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. AndJoshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword. Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write this as a memorial in a book and recite it in the ears ofJoshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven."  And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD Is My Banner, saying, "A hand upon the throne[c]of the LORD!The LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation."

Isaiah 11:10 "In that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the gathering of the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious" Note: An ensign is a standard bearer or banner.

Song of Solomon 2:4 “He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me [was] love.”