New Covenant Congregation of Israel's crest is more than a crest. It is our coat of arms.
- The two lions represent the house of Judah and the house of Israel (Gen. 49:8-9; Num. 23:24; Micah 5:8);
- The book is the Tanak (Torah, Prophets and Writings) and the Gospel represented with the Digrammaton, יה (Yah's holy name, Psalm 68:4) engraved upon it reflecting the "word of Yah", His will, His righteousness, His Holiness, His ethics, and His personality (Is. 8:20; Ps. 68:4; Luke 11:28);
- The menorah represents the only source of light given by Yah when the priests entered the Tabernacle. Thus, the menorah is emblematic of light that emanates by Yah's command (Ex. 25:37);
- Olive branch surrounds the shield which represents the oil used to burn the menorah so that there will always be light. It also represents the nation of Israel (Ex. 27:20; Rom. 11:24);
- The banner beneath the coat of arms reads NCCI, which is an acronym for the New Covenant Congregation of Israel. Thus, we are the Israel of God who congregate under the banner of the New Covenant, ratified by the blood of our brother and priest Yahoshua ben David Ha Mashiach, "Jesus son of David the Messiah" (Gal. 6:16; Jer. 31:31; Rom. 1:1-3; Mark 8:29; Matt. 26:28; Heb. 9:15) and;
- "Achieving Excellence" stands under our coat of arms as a reminder that we are always to strive for spiritual perfection to emulate our Creator's righteousness (Matt. 5:48).
Our coat of arms represents our theology, creed, doctrine, faith, house, tabernacle, society, community and family. It represents who we are and whose we are. Thank you for inquiring