This is the second banner that we made and Avi and I worked on it together. This banner was completed for Shavuot (Feast of Weeks, Pentecost) in 2007. We tried very hard to have it completed for this Feast because of the symbolism of the banner and the events that Shavuot commemorate, such as:
* The giving of the Torah to all of Yisrael by YHWH.
* The receiving of the Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) by the first talmadim (disciples) during this same Feast day shortly after Yahshua ascended to heaven.
We call this our Torah is Life Banner.
The Hebrew at the top of the banner says,
miih erft and it means Torah is Life
Here is what we see symbolized throughout the banner:
The entire Word of Yahweh, the Torah gives life to those who hear and obey it.
Yahshua (Jesus) is the living Word of Yahweh.
Blue – Yahweh color, Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit), heaven, the revealed God
Scarlet – blood of atonement, life, fire, joy
Purple – wealth, prosperity, majesty, the Mediator color, purification from sin
Gold – purification by fire, glory, divine light, kingship
Pomegranates – represent the Word of God, joyfulness, fruitfulness, righteousness, and increase
Pomegranate Seeds – represent the 613 instructions for living (commandments) given to Yahweh’s children when He met them at the Mountain to give them the Torah. They are also symbolic of life and special treasures.
The juice of the pomegranate spilling out – represents the blood of Yahshua and the sweetness of the Word.
Leaves – life, growth and prosperity.
The blue side panels – the revelation of the Word through the Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) and His moving in our life.
Bells & Pomegranates that hang from the bottom of the banner – These same motifs hung from the bottom of the Cohan Gadal’s (High Priest) blue tunic and they are symbolic of true worship – in Spirit and in Truth.
The Torah Scroll
This is only a prop that represents a Torah scroll.
We made the cover so that it would match the Torah is Life banner.
The Hebrew letters on the scroll cover are (reading from top to bottom) yod, shin, vav,
and they spell the shortened form of Yahshua’s name: Y’shua.
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To learn more about Pomegranates and their symbolism with in Scripture:
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