The Emblem of Greater Ekklesia Ministries was created in July, 2000 as the Lord impressed it upon the heart of Bishop Mark A. Smith. Its original creation was in black and white, and upon arrival in Valdosta, GA; the color began to come through.
The color Purple, Sign of riches, worn by royalty, & used in the Tabernacle denotes that "we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people: that shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light."
The Red Band, represents the Blood of Jesus; that we sealed by His Blood.
The color Gold, it too was used in the Tabernacle as it presents Holy adornment. It also is figurative of the Saints after they have been refined.you come forth as Pure Gold!!!
The Dove, represents the Holy Spirit, as when Jesus was baptized in the river Jordan, the Spirit descended upon him in the form of a dove, and a voice from heaven said "Thou art my beloved son in whom I am well pleased." This Spirit must not only descend, but remain. The dove is also an emblem of peace, for the scripture states, "Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord."
The Bible, is infallible - from Alpha to Omega, beginning to end. It is our rule and guide, our hope is built on nothing less. The window through which we see GOD!!!
Communion, one of the last great acts that our Lord left for us. As we commune together, we show forth His love, for the scripture saith, "they will know that you are my disciples, by the love you have for the brethren."
Prayer, the most important thing we do.our fellowship with God. It is here that we receive instructions from God as to what His Will is in the earth.
The Golden Candlestick, represents the illumination of knowledge that God gives. The nine points allude to the nine spiritual gifts of the Holy Ghost.
The Sword-shaped Cross, represents the suffering of Christ, His love for us. The Sword also represents the Sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God, dividing asunder the soul & spirit. The Sword here appears with its blade down, at rest, as we labor to enter into the rest of God, and cease from our own works - Christ Fights My Battles.
We at Greater Ekklesia Ministries have been "called"(kaleo)"out of"(Ek) the world to impact the community, fulfilling the scripture of our Lord in Mark 1:15 "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." God has placed a "GEM" in the body of Christ.
WE ARE DECLARING THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND!!!
I Know Who I Am
I Know Who I Am
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light:"
(1 Peter 2:9)
I Am Chosen.(Ek-lek-toos) "electic" EK "out of," lego "to pick, gather" denotes one picked out for special service or to obtain special privileges and opportunities I refer to as FAVOR!!! In accepting Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, I also come into the knowledge of Knowing Who I Am.
I Know. " That I Am a Royal Priesthood."
I Know. "An holy nation."
I Know. "That I Am a peculiar people."
I Know. "That all things work together for good."
I Know. "There is therefore now no condemnation for them who are in Christ Jesus"
I Know. "That I Am an heir and joint heir with Christ"
I Know."That no weapon formed against me shall prosper,"
I Know. "That the devil is defeated."
And being fully persuaded of what I now know I realize that. "neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate me from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord!"
You can't do what you don't know. And I Know Who I Am!!!