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GOD’S STORY part 61 The Rainbow

Preparing the Bride for GOD’s Story

How do we prepare as the Bride of Christ? One aspect is to learn GOD’S STORY. He created us in His image…. Piece by piece, and peace by peace, we learn to walk as He has walked. And we learn His perspective.

In Genesis 9 we read about the Rainbow

“And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.” (Verses 12-13)

The Rainbow has been captured

In recent decades the symbol of the rainbow has been used to promote the LGBT Pride as a symbol of freedom and hope for Gays, Lesbians and others in that group.

Without discussing the politics and social aspects to this use of the rainbow, what I do believe is this is not GOD’s desire for the rainbow. The rainbow is a sign between GOD and the earth, not a sign of man.

GOD’s take on the overtaking of the rainbow

Surely in His omnipotence, nothing surprises the LORD GOD. However, the rainbow is His sign, not ours.

And so, regardless of how mankind chooses to use the sign of the rainbow… or the sign of the cross or anything else the LORD originates, GOD reigns and GOD’s will ultimately will be done.

In the meantime, we pray for those who miss GOD’s point in offering the rainbow as a sign.

When I see a rainbow, for example such the double rainbow which crossed the sky when Queen Elizabeth II passed away, I consider the splendour of GOD, His beauty, His creativity, His power, His hope, and I am blessed, encouraged and invigorated.

May the rainbow continue to be a sign of hope from GOD to mankind: that He will never again flood the earth, however decadent we become, and that He offered His own son do live, die and be resurrected, as the opportunity to become right with GOD. The rainbow offers hope. The cross offers reconciliation. The relationship between GOD and man can be restored, not by our using or misusing GOD’s signs, but by embracing them, on His terms, and glorifying Him so that all creation waits in anticipation for Jesus’ return and the revealing of the sons of GOD.

“For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of GOD.” (Romans 8:19)

Hallelujah, GOD (not man) reigns!