Matthew 13:13
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because looking they see not; and listening they hear not, neither do they understand. see Isaiah 6:9-10

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It was presented before me in the following
manner: A large company of heathen idolaters (Rome)
bore a black banner upon which were figures of
the sun, moon and stars. The company seemed
to be very fierce and angry. I was then
shown another company (Early Church that fled into the wilderness-The Waldenses) bearing a pure white
banner, and upon it was written Purity, and
Holiness unto Yahovah
. Their countenances
were marked with firmness and heavenly
resignation. I saw the heathen idolaters approach
them, and there was a great slaughter. The
Christians melted away before them; and yet
the Christian company pressed the more closely
together, and held the banner more firmly.
As many fell, others rallied around the banner
and filled their places
-END- (Note: The Waldenses, Israel of The Alps)

Spiritual Gifts. Volume 1
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I saw the company of idolaters consulting
together. They failed to make the Christians
yield, and they agreed to another plan. I saw
them lower their banner, and they approached
that firm Christian company, and made
propositions to them. At first their propositions
were utterly refused. Then I saw the Christian
company consulting together. Some said
that they would lower the banner, accept the
propositions, and save their lives, and at last
they could gain strength to raise their banner
among those heathen idolaters.
But some
would not yield to this plan
, but firmly chose
to die holding their banner
, rather than lower
it. Then I saw many of that Christian company
lower the banner, and unite with the heathen
while the firm and steadfast
seized the banner,
and bore it high again
. I saw individuals
continually leaving the company of those bearing
pure banner, and joining the idolaters, and
they united together under the black banner,
to persecute those bearing the white banner,
and many were slain; yet the white banner
held high, and individuals were raised up to
rally around it.

Psalm 60:4
Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth, Selah.

Song of Solomon 6:10
Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon-(3842-lbanah=moon as white), clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?

SDA Bible Commentary Volume 7 page 976 15
This is the test that the people of Elohim must have before they are sealed. All who prove their loyalty to Elohim by observing His law, and refusing to accept a spurious* sabbath, will rank under the banner of Yahweh Elohim, and will receive the seal of the living Elohim. Those who yield the truth of heavenly origin and accept the Sunday sabbath, will receive the mark of the beast (Letter 11, 1890)

* printing calendars with sunday as the seventh, or saturday as the seventh, instead of Yahwehs' lunar calendar 7th day Sabbath, of heavenly origin or lunar timing.

The Spirit of Prophecy Volume Four
The Loud Cry

As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third message, but have not been sanctified through it, abandon their position, and take refuge under the
banner of the powers of darkness. By uniting with the world and partaking of its spirit, they come to view matters in nearly the same light; and when the test is brought, they are prepared to choose the easy, popular side. Men of talent and pleasing address, who once rejoiced in the truth, employ their powers to deceive and mislead souls. They become the most bitter enemies of their former brethren. When Sabbath-keepers are brought before the courts to answer for their faith, these apostates are the most efficient agents of Satan to misrepresent and accuse them, and by false reports and insinuations to stir up the rulers against them.