The Rainbow: God’s Covenant With Man
In Genesis 9, God made an unconditional divine promise never to destroy all earthly life with a flood again; the covenant “sign” being the rainbow in the sky. God made the Noahic covenant with righteous Noah (and his descendants) and every living thing on earth-all life that is subject to human jurisdiction. God has been faithful to His covenant. All of God’s promises are yes and amen, faithful and true.
The rainbow can also be found above God’s throne. The rainbow represents God’s glory. Ezekiel describes the vision he saw of God’s glory in Ezekiel 1:26-28. It reads, “.... high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. Like, the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.”
In Revelation 4:2-3, the Apostle John describes God’s throne in heaven, where he saw the appearance of a rainbow resembling an emerald surrounding the throne. “At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne.” The rainbow represents God’s glory and the covenant that He made with mankind.
Thomas Heffner wrote a mini book called Rainbow, and in it he describes the revelation that God gave him concerning the meaning of the colors of the rainbow. According to Thomas, the color red represents Jesus’s blood being shed as a propitiatory sacrifice for mankind’s sins. Orange represents the great suffering and fiery trial Jesus endured upon the cross and his transition from life to death. Yellow, which is the brightest color of the visible light spectrum, represents Jesus’ resurrection to life on the third day. Green represents Jesus’ new life as he walked the earth in his glorified body in which he would never taste death again. Blue represents Jesus becoming our High Priest after he ascended into heaven. The color blue symbolizes priest hood. And the final color in the rainbow, purple, represents Jesus’ role as KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS.
The rainbow has been used as a symbol of diversity in the LGBTQ community. However, the rainbow represents God’s truth. It represents God’s glory and the covenant God made with man not to destroy the earth by flood again. That is the truth from God’s Word that will never change. Speak truth to the culture. Be a voice for the gospel. Wear Scriptures!
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The rainbow is God’s creation. Many of us know it as the promise that God made with the people and animals of the earth never to destroy the earth by flood again. However, the rainbow was in heaven before God revealed it on the earth. The rainbow is found in God’s throne room. Ezekiel 1:28 and Revelation 4:3. God is the Supreme Being. He is our Creator. In Isaiah 40:13 -14, 18, 22, 25-26, God says, “Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as His counselor has taught Him? With whom did He take counsel, that instruction might be given Him? Who taught Him the path of justice and taught Him knowledge and showed Him the way of understanding? It is God who sits above the circle (the horizon) of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; it is He Who stretches out the heavens like (gauze) curtains and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in, To whom then will you liken Me, that I should be equal to him? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see! Who has created these? He Who brings out their host by number and calls them by name; through the greatness of His might and because He is strong in power, not one is missing or lacks anything.” God has the final say and the rainbow belongs to Him. He created it. God will never bow to us humans. We are the creation and He is the Creator. We have to be the ones to align our thinking with His, not Him with ours. In Isaiah 55:8-9, God reveals Himself to us. He says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth , so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” He has revealed His thoughts and His ways in His Word, the Bible, so we as humans have to peer into it for ourselves and see where our thoughts and ways do not line up with His and repent and change our minds, receive His Son, Christ Jesus as our Lord and Savior and then by the power of the Holy Spirit, God will help us to renew our minds and our ways to align with His. Amen.
Hi Garry. You mentioned in your previous communication that you were a Catholic Christian gay man. I have no animosity towards you or anyone else. However, I couldn’t be true to my calling if I didn’t tell you that being a Catholic doesn’t save you. Neither does being a JW or a Muslim saves anyone or being religious. The Bible says we must be born again or born of the Spirit. John 3. Romans 3:23 says all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Myself, you, our parents, etc. have all sinned against God and the only way to be reconciled to Him is to admit that we are sinners and the only way that we can be cleansed of our sins is to receive Jesus as our LORD and Savior. God loves us His creation, but He cannot tolerate sin. That is why He sent His son Jesus to shed his blood and atone for our sins. But salvation is not automatic and just because we are of a certain religion, doesn’t save us. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is everlasting life in Christ Jesus. I was just like you as a JW. I thought I was good with God, until God gave me the revelation that I needed to get born again and washed with the blood of the lamb. Romans 10:9 says that if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved. 🙏🙏Blessings.
The idea that the rainbow is a sign of God and not a sign of the LGBT community is very flawed. It is a sign of both at most.