Please note that this is a translation from notes for a lecture given in German to an assembly of Christian brothers gathered in Bad Teinach on 30th October 2007, for a 5 day conference, the theme of which was The House of Judah and the House of Israel, and is not a verbatim translation of the lecture
Each of the sons of Israel had a banner, therefore the offspring of the sons of Jacob, who are the tribes of Israel must still be under their respective individual tribal banners. In Numbers 2:2, we read: “Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father’s house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.”
It is interesting that out of 16 German states, 7 banners have the emblem of the lion, also to be considered is the national emblem of the Eagle, which has the meaning of speed and being led of God.
Genesis 49, 8:12 gives us the marks of Judah:
8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.
9 Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.