Streamers and Ribbons

Dancing with streamersStreamers and ribbons are used historically as a sign of victory in warfare.

It seems reasonable to assume that the Tribes of Israel would have displayed ribbons on their banners and standards when Joshua led them into the Promised Land. Today we use them in all kinds of celebration. They are symbolic of the branches people waved when Jesus entered into Jerusalem.

In Revelation we are told to make ready for the Bridegroom – worship with ribbons can be interpreted as part of that bridal preparation.