The International Christian Consulate's crest encapsulates our mandate and vision. A consulate is a representative of one state in the territory of another and it exists to protect the interests and provide assistance to the citizens of the state it represents.
Our calling is to:
"Establish My Consulate, for My people in the Middle East."
At the top of the crest is a crown. This signifies that the Consulate represents a kingdom - the Kingdom of God.
The King of this kingdom is Jesus, who is described as the Lion and the Lamb: the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and the Lamb who was slain and is seated on the throne. (Revelation chapter 5)
In the centre is a shield, we are told to hold up a shield of faith... on the shield is a tower. The bible says "the name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into it and they are saved". (Proverbs 18:10)
The two olive branches either side of the crest represent the citizens of the kingdom - the King's people. Jew and Gentile Christians, one together in Him. (Romans chapter 11)
At the bottom is a rose. Roses represent love, which is a foundational kingdom principle, but it is also a flower, and Jesus spoke about the flowers of the field and how God provides even for them by dressing them in fine clothes - so how much more will He provide for His people? (Luke 12:27-28)
"Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us."
2 Corinthians 5:20
"For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;"
"just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom"