For any of you who are as inspired by colour as I am, you may have noticed that Easter seems to use the colours of the rainbow as its theme and I for one think that is excellent.
You will most likely also know that the LGBT community also uses the colours of the rainbow, in fact the rainbow itself on its flag, they use it to celebrate their sodomising and debauchery (and at the same time stick it to 'The Man' upstairs I.e. God (whoever thought that one up was no doubt spitting and laughing at the same time in the face of God).
How very sad that the rainbow which is meant to represent the promises of God is now being used to promote this agenda of evil.
That's why I am very happy that each year the colours of the rainbow are being taken back by our Nation as we celebrate Easter.
So today Caelan and I decorated our house with the colours of the rainbow ready to celebrate Jesus resurrection tomorrow, and from here on in at Easter I am 'reclaiming the rainbow' for our annual Easter Sunday celebrations of the resurrection of Christ.
What better way to celebrate Jesus coming back to life (and for that matter bringing us back to life) than with the precious colours of the rainbow that speak of God's grace and God's covenant and God's promise and point to Jesus Himself.
This is the promise of the rainbow, which I am speaking of, from the book of Genesis in the Bible.
"Again, God said to Noah and his sons:
9 I am going to make a solemn promise to you and to everyone who will live after you. 10 This includes the birds and the animals that came out of the boat.11 I promise every living creature that the earth and those living on it will never again be destroyed by a flood.
12-13 The rainbow that I have put in the sky will be my sign to you and to every living creature on earth. It will remind you that I will keep this promise forever.14 When I send clouds over the earth, and a rainbow appears in the sky, 15 I will remember my promise to you and to all other living creatures. Never again will I let floodwaters destroy all life.16 When I see the rainbow in the sky, I will always remember the promise that I have made to every living creature.17 The rainbow will be the sign of that solemn promise."
So that is what the rainbow represents, 'covenant' between God and Man.
Having said that, I simply cannot think of more of a pariah to our God than the attempted theft of the rainbow by the LGBT community. The very same God who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah and destroyed the world around Noah's time is the very same God who created the rainbow and gave it as a covenantal blessing, visual aid and reminder of His mercy. Try to get your head around that one?!
The very same God who will judge us in the throne room, is the very same God who came to earth, lived as man, died on the cross and rose again, for us, He is one and the same and the rainbow is His, the promise is His, the covenant is His, the Mercy and Grace are His, the Holiness, justice, wrath and condemnation are His.
He sent His Son, His work was finished, He died for you, so that you might live, He waits and in the meantime He holds back His wrath and judgement until His perfect timing, He gives all men a choice and a chance and is patience personified. He is love. But He will not stay His hand forever.
He is coming back soon.
The rainbow is His and I will celebrate His resurrection with it tomorrow. For His resurrection offers life to all, even those who mock Him, spit at Him and laugh in His face. Even those who tried to steal His rainbow, His heart remains open and His hand outstretched. And He waits.
But He will not stay His hand much longer.
Reach for His hand today, He loves you, He gave His life for you so that you might live.
There is nothing and no one in this earth quite like Him.
He loves you.
Grab His hand, repent and be saved.
To finish up I would like to share this is the a picture of Jesus from the book of revelation.
Revelation 4. "After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.' Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And he who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald" (4: 1-3).
I tell you what, that paints a different picture to the Jesus who walked the earth eh, as He sits on His throne of Glory He is surrounded by a rainbow.
And here's a final recording about an angel surrounded by a rainbow also from the book of revelation...
"Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars." 10:1
Now that's a true representation and usage of God's rainbow.
Have a blessed Easter Resurrection Sunday tomorrow, and I can't think of a better time to commit or recommit your life to Jesus and be born again.
9 “Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker,
those who are nothing but potsherds
among the potsherds on the ground.
Does the clay say to the potter,
‘What are you making?’
Does your work say,
‘The potter has no hands’?
4 Blessed is the one
who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.