ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Praise and Worship Flags - Purpose and Use

Updated on May 19, 2016

Purpose of Flags and How They May Be Used

This article describes how flags may be used in your praise and worship experience - this could be within a church setting, or taking them out into the community. Flags may be used in many ways for ministry; to pray for a nation to praying for an individual person's healing. Flags can be very helpful in defining the focus of ministry - whether it is for intercession, warfare, worship or celebration.

Lifting up the name of Jesus
Lifting up the name of Jesus

Flags Outside the Church Walls

Outreaches to the lost - call everyone in to worship God through flags. Flags are often seen in parades, football games and on poles outside homes and businesses. Flags are to be seen from far off. They are a rallying point for people to gather together. Just as billboards are used to advertise their place of business or products, flags can be used to lift up the name of Jesus and many of His wonderful promises. A message may be spoken through the flags by adding movements with the flags to Godly music (Click HERE for an example). This becomes an experience that not only penetrates through sound, but also through the eyes that are a window to the soul. This form of ministry can open the way for people to freely come to see what you are doing, and provide an opportunity for you to share the gospel with them.

Prayer walks - can be used to take back our land as spoken of in Joshua 1:3 - 9. God does not want us to be afraid or dismayed by what is going on in our land. He wants us to be strong and courageous, knowing He is with us. Where we place our foot in prayer He will give to us as we ask in His name. Prayer walks can also be reminders for other people as they see the flags to pray for our nation, servicemen, leadership or government. Our cities and communities need our prayers because of all the mixed messages that have created confusion in our land. We can also bring peace where we go and deposit it into our communities. As we are filled up with God's presence we can pour out His peace wherever we may go.



The picture shown here (from a local newspaper) was one of those unexpected blessings during a prayer walk. I had a burden for our country and the direction it could take. A friend of mine shared the same burden with me as well so we decided to take it to the streets and pray for voting citizens to vote for what is right, and not out of their convenience or agendas. The title that the journalist came up with - "Banners of Hope" - seemed so very appropriate.

Flags used to edify the body of Christ

Praise and worship - this is where the union of flags and music come together in an experience that can leave a lasting impression in the mind and your heart.

  • In service where the Word is spoken this adds a 3rd strand in the strength and depth of your worship experience. Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
  • In your own personal time at home is where you can develop your own form of movement and expression of praise and worship. As you develop in your spiritual growth and begin to discern how you need to minister in your own home you may find flags helpful for spiritual warfare and cleansing in your home. The music can clear the air in your home (setting the atmosphere) where the flags can be used to stake your claim, kick the enemy out, cover by the blood, or pray for healing. I have personally found that when I am praying through my home I often times get easily distracted by things I see that need to be done. When I have a flag in my hand it actually helps to keep me focused to pray through until I am finished.

Helpful Tips for Using Flags

Rainbow of Promise
Rainbow of Promise

Prayer and Ministry with Flags

Prayer and ministry - in a group, service, retreat, conference, or wherever there is a need. In an organized gathering please make sure you have permission to use flags by the leadership. Flags can be overpowering in many ways so if they are used out of order it is only magnified. Everything should be done decently and in order. 1 Corinthians 14:39 - 40 Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

  • Prophetically means you are hearing from God and are prepared to minister under His leadership. Many times you may not even understand the message you are speaking with the flags; this is very similar to speaking in tongues. Just know that when you are truly being lead by the Holy Spirit you can trust Him. The Holy Spirit may later reveal the meaning of what you were doing or someone may come to you and tell you how they were ministered to.
  • There may be an opportunity for intercessory prayer for healing. As we allow ourselves to be a vessel to be used by God, we can allow Him to minister healing and restoration to the people. The flags can encourage people to look up to God for their source of help. The flag can be a visual point of contact very similar to the snake placed on a pole just as God directed Moses to do. As they would look upon the pole with the snake by faith they would be healed. Numbers 21:8 - 9 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live." So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.
  • Warfare can be demonstrated in several ways. First let me say our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities, rulers of the darkness of this world and against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places.Ephesians 6:12. We can make a proclamation by posting our flag high and holding it still. (Click HERE to see an example of a Christian battle banner) This can be done in strategic places around the room or even just by the entrance way. Warfare can take place as a prayer is being spoken by gently waving the flag asking the Holy Spirit to move on their behalf. Warfare can also take place in our praises. Smaller flags can be used and cracking sounds can be made to chase off the enemy.(Click HERE to see a good small flag for use in spiritual warfare)
  • Celebration can be shown in many ways. As we humble ourselves and acknowledge God as our source of everything we need, we can bring all glory unto Him. Celebration can be a very joyous event with flags and dancing, or it may be a bowing in reverence and even tears as we realize we just cannot contain all of His richness and goodness. We do have a mighty God to celebrate and our lives lived out in worship for Him is a continual celebration. This is how we can draw in the lost as they begin to desire to have what we have.

Using flags and streamers at conference in Peru, South America

Using flags and streamers at conference in Peru, South America
Using flags and streamers at conference in Peru, South America


If you are looking for flags, banners, garments or other accessories for praise and worship, please visit my website at CreationsAnewSilks.com. Here are some links to get you going...

Other books I recommend ...

The Woman's Study Bible: Second Edition
The Woman's Study Bible: Second Edition

I never thought I would buy a woman's bible, but at the moment I first opened it up I got lost in it. Reading this bible has been an adventure for me. It sits on my dining room table in the middle of my home, calling out to me to come and read ... "Feast on My Word" says the Lord.

 

Leave me a note...

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Cher Anne profile image

      Cher Anne 2 years ago from Earth

      LOVE !

    • dmalone510 profile image

      dmalone510 3 years ago

      Awesome! Great information and resources! Your lenses are so helpful.thanks.

    • CreationsAnewFl profile image
      Author

      CreationsAnewFl 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hello Liza,

      How exciting to begin worshiping with the instruments to bring out what is in your heart. There will be many more breakthroughs ahead. I do not ship out of the USA because of the high rates of shipping charges. You can purchase a copy of my book through the E-Store portion of the website. www.CreationsAnewFlags.com As you look through the site you will see I do not carry any tambourines as there are many other makers that do a wonderful job of making them.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      Do you also supply tambourines?

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow love your site - I am based in Cape Town South Africa and was stirred by Holy Spirit to start a flag dance group and I started in my backyard with two of my fellow sisters and wow what breakthroughs I have already seen. Can I order your book here? And could you mail me some of your flag samples? God bless the works of your hands and flags. Be blessed Liza - my email address is liza_nel@ymail.com

    • CreationsAnewFl profile image
      Author

      CreationsAnewFl 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Any movement with a flag can stir up warfare against the enemy. Just for an example, just holding out a flag could represent stop! This could be like drawing a dividing line/wall for the enemy. One of the most common movements is the letter X drawn with the tip of the flag. You will be more effective with this type of movement with a small flag. You may even get a cracking sound to penetrate the atmosphere.

      My Flag Foundation book may come in handy as a reference to different types of movements.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      IM LOOKING FOR WAR MOVEMENTS USING THE FLAGS CAN YOU HELP

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      am trying 2 teach a flag dance 2 my youth group.....but i have never danced a worship song and flag dance it....nid help

    • CreationsAnewFl profile image
      Author

      CreationsAnewFl 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you. To God be all the glory as He is the one that has made this all possible.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      Your flags are so beautiful.

    • CreationsAnewFl profile image
      Author

      CreationsAnewFl 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I purchased a brass horn that had 2 rings on it to hang a banner from it. I have also seen shoulder straps for guitars that have different symbols to bring glory unto God. With the help of God's creativity He may show you something very simple to enhance your worship experience.

    • profile image

      anonymous 6 years ago

      hey this site was really informative, thanks heaps. i don't dance but i play music, i was wondering if i put a flag on the end of my instrument would that affect worship? feel free to email me at harris__27@hotmail.com to discuss further :)

    • CreationsAnewFl profile image
      Author

      CreationsAnewFl 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Hello Gerald,

      Your passion to go to battle for the things of God are truly a blessing and very refreshing. Please feel free to get familiar with the information in these Squidoo lenses. Clicking on the link to Creations Anew will bring you to the flag store that may be helpful for you. If you have any further questions, just feel free to e-mail me and I will try to be of help.

      Blessings, Suzi

    • profile image

      anonymous 7 years ago

      God Bless you.. My name is gerald woods. I am part of a Ministers Alliance located in Los Angeles, California. I am opening a Warfare store per the HOLYGHOST it iks needed in the church like never before. A lot of churches don't know or don't understand the purpose of banners and flags. We need to start helping people learn more. Hopw can I start an account with your company. I need what you have

    • profile image

      anonymous 7 years ago

      I just came across your website looking for some place that I felt comfortable in ordering streamers and flags for the praise and worship dance ministry that God has called me forth to do.I have such a great desire towards the flag ministry and want to start next year developing this ministry,I love what you have available and see that you are a true servant of God,this is what I need and I thank God for leading me here......be blessed my sister in Christ and may God continue to pour into you and give you strength to do what you are doing!!

    • profile image

      anonymous 7 years ago

      Can you post a video showing streamer usage. I watched the one with the flags and it was very helpful. More vdeos would make your web site more fascinating. I have ordered some of your products and will continue to order more, that you very much. God Bless

    • CreationsAnewFl profile image
      Author

      CreationsAnewFl 7 years ago

      Hello Melissa,

      A wonderful resource is Christian Dance fellowship. There is a link on the Worship Arts Resources lens to their site. If you have an existing dance team try having them use the flags as an extension to their existing movements. What is done with the flags come from the heart reaching through the arm uniting with the Holy Spirit, in agreement with the mind, to bring out the expression that is within. Give your team some time to experience the flags with the music you would like to use. The Holy Spirit may begin to show you the choreography He would like for you to use.

      The National Liturgical Dance Network may also be helpful in finding some good resources for choreography. http://www.nldn-phila.com/AboutUs.html

      Blessings, Suzi

    • profile image

      anonymous 7 years ago

      my church is just getting into this kind of worship. where do I go to find ideas for choreography?

    • CreationsAnewFl profile image
      Author

      CreationsAnewFl 7 years ago

      [in reply to min.Jacquetta Fulton] Hello Jacquetta,

      Please visit my other lens that describes the meaning for the different colors. It does not go into great depth but will help to get you started.

      Blessings, Suzi

    • profile image

      anonymous 7 years ago

      I would like to know the meaning of flags banners streamers ect...what is the meaning of there colors because i do realize that different colors and flags have different meaning but im not quit sure,i would like to get a better understanding the word of God says in all your getting get a under standing i pray that you can give me a clear uderstanding on this quastion?thank you in advance your sista in Christ armed-n-dangerouse.

    • CreationsAnewFl profile image
      Author

      CreationsAnewFl 9 years ago

      Hello Sarie,

      Please take a look at my other lens for making flags. It may have some very helpful information for you especially in choosing sizes. God is a God of order and numbers have a meaning as well as the shapes. With warfare flags I would recommend not getting too large unless you are very strong and have a heavy duty rod. The heavier fabrics such as taffeta can make a wonderful loud cracking sound when moved sharply. I also have another lens with the meaning of the colors for choosing the color for the flags.

      Blessings, Suzi

    • profile image

      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hi i am of South Africa

      searching for any information on warfare flags

      i am not educated at all in flag ministry and find it difficult to get any real information of the sizes and how it shoul look thnks

    • profile image

      anonymous 9 years ago

      thanks

    • profile image

      Marc3ll 9 years ago

      Nice lens. Try to put more picture of your lens. It makes the different as you rely your message. 5 Starr