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Pageantry and Implements of Worshipsword and crown

Psalm 68:24, the psalmist declares, “They have seen Thy procession, O God, the procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.”

Implements of worship or props add beauty and splendor to processionals and pageantry pieces in worship services.  We see pageantry and holy processionals in both the Old and New Testaments.

Some examples of pageantry in the Old Testament include: Joshua 3:17 where the Israelites crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land and again in Joshua 6: 12-20 when the Israelites conquered the city of Jericho.  There was an amazing processional described in 2 Samuel chapter 6:12-15 when David returns the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem.

In the New Testament, we see Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and his processional to Calvary.

Implements of Worship used in Spiritual Warfare

Implements of worship can be used in spiritual warfare and to give tangible impact to any worship service. They are physical representations of ideas and concepts in the bible related to who God is and who we are as his children. Props are physical reminders of the power and authority of God in our lives. They can also be placed as a focal point during the worship service.

There are many implements or props used in the Bible. David had his stone and sling, Moses his staff, Mariam her timbre, Gideon’s men used trumpets and pitchers. Each implement had a specific purpose to accomplish a miracle in God’s plan.

Some Biblical Implements and Props Include:

A Cross – Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice and victory

A Crown – represent the splendor and majesty of Jesus, our king of Kings and Lord of Lords.

A Tiara – that we are princesses/princes of the most high king.

Rod or Stave – God’s delegated authority and protection

Prayer Shawls – represent intercession and covering. They remind the wearer that they are a child of God and under His protection.

Swords and Shields – a sword represents the word and the shield our faith. We are the warriors of the Lord!

When we faithfully represent His Word in our pageantry, we will see the power of God move in our midst through these public, joyful, and tangible expressions of his glory and splendor.