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Ask any football fan - colours have a language!

Up here in  the North East, we are dominated by the Mackems’ red and

white (Sunderland) and the Magpies black and white (Newcastle)!

Where ever you are in the world, there are colours that give you an identity too and the familiar red, white and blue identifies more countries that just the UK or the US.

In the world of Christian warfare, colours have very specific meanings, all of which are strictly Biblical in origin. Gold, blue, purple and scarlet on linen, for instance, can be found in Exodus 39:2-5 where God commands that the high priest’s ephod be thus decorated.

The Ephod

2 They made the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen. 3 They hammered out thin sheets of gold and cut strands to be worked into the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen - the work of skilled hands. 4 They made shoulder pieces for the ephod, which were attached to two of its corners, so it could be fastened. 5 Its skilfully woven waistband was like it - of one piece with the ephod and made with gold, and with blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and with finely twisted linen, as the Lord commanded Moses.