Symbolism of colors
We know that God is a God of symbolism. The bible is full of symbolism. Jesus is the sacrificial lamb. Satan is symbolized by a serpent and also spoken of as a roaring lion who roams the earth seeking whom he may devour.
God speaks through symbolism. When Daniel was given the gift to interpret the symbolism in the dream on King Nebuchadnezzar, God was speaking in symbolism. He still does that today. One of the ways God speaks to us is through the symbolism of color. God speaks to you in your own private symbolism that has meaning to you based on your background and experience. Symbolism is a key part of the operation of the spirit world.
Colors do have meaning. It is important to note that colors can have multiple meanings. Color is one of the ways that God speaks. Have you ever gone to church on Sunday morning and noticed that half the people in the sanctuary are wearing the same color? If you haven’t noticed, begin to watch and you will see.
This article is intended to help you understand some of the ways God speaks through color. If that sounds strange to you, it did to me too just a few years ago. I want to share some of what I have learned since I began making worship flags. There is no hard and fast rule that every time you see a certain color it means one specific thing. You must put it into context of what God is saying and doing. The purpose in writing this is to help you understand some of the symbolism in colors. The meanings are based on scripture and culture. I pray your understanding will be opened as you read.
One color I use a lot in making worship flags is red. First of all red symbolizes the blood of Jesus Christ. Because of the blood, red symbolizes redemption for it is by the blood of Jesus that we are redeemed from sin. It is through the blood of Jesus that we have salvation so red represents salvation. Because of the blood of Jesus shed for us, red can also be used to speak of sacrifice. The Bible says that the life is in the blood so red is sometimes used as a symbol for life. Red is the color that represents fervent love as in the love of God for us or our love for Him. Fire is said to be red hot so red may represent the fire of God that purges and purifies. Additionally, red represents courage and war or warfare. Red is often referred to as a Power color. Originally red was a very expensive and difficult color to produce, therefore, it was worn only by the wealthy. Waving or displaying a flag with the color red may proclaim any or all of these attributes.
White, of course, represents purity and holiness. The bride of Christ is pure and spotless. The saints of God are given white robes to wear. Light is represented by white. Angels are often seen as white figures. In Revelations we see Christ is a white robe with a golden sash. When white is used in combination with black it represents something that is clear of sharply defined with no ambiguity. In old movies the hero wore white and the villain wore black. White hair is spoken of as a symbol of wisdom.
To be continued…….
THE TABLE BELOW LIST COLORS AND SOME OF THEIR SYMBOLISM