The Sword of the Spirit logo was designed to communicate our distinctive call and mission with a powerful symbolic image. The sculpture inspired by that logo brings this image to life in our homes as a beautiful reminder of the uniqueness of our call and culture.
The original design of the logo was presented in 2005. The original design of the sculpted cross, made by Marianne Kantert (Bread of Life, Munich, Germany), was presented in 2015.
The significance of the logo and consequently the sculpted cross pulls from some of the key identity prophecies and principles of the Sword of the Spirit.
Bulwark – One of the key prophetic words received by the Sword of the Spirit calls us to be a “bulwark”, a place of strength and protection. The image focuses on the place where two stones meet, the shape of the mortar that holds the pieces together. This represents our spiritual unity and covenant.
Christian Ecumenism – The logo is in the shape of a cross and is intended as a clear Christian symbol. Because the Sword of the Spirit is an ecumenical body, the cross has been designed so that it is not identified with the representative cross of any particular Christian tradition. It is distinctive and unique.
The Movement of the Holy Spirit – The logo can also be interpreted as the abstract silhouette of a bird in flight. In the New Testament the image of a bird is used to represent the Holy Spirit. This represents our conviction that the Holy Spirit is active and moving within the Christian people today. As a whole concept it brings together two dynamic opposites: the stable bulwark and the life of the Holy Spirit.
The Cross – The impression of welcoming, open arms adds to the positive impact.
As a unique cross it serves as a symbol of our identity and a reminder of our unity all over the world. It can be used as a centrepiece at the Lord’s Day Celebration, as a focal point in our personal prayer time, and introduce conversation with guests as it decorates our homes.
They come in three different heights:
- 20cm (7.9 inch)
- 15cm (5.9 inch)
- 10cm (3.9 inch)
The crosses are 3D printed with a wood component. They are wonderfully smooth to touch and very sturdy.
For further details or if you would like to buy one of the crosses please contact Marianne Kantert at www.marianne-kantert.de
Marianne Kantert is a professional sculptor and art companion based in Munich, Germany. She is a member of the Brot des Lebens Community.