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Another beautiful day given to me from God above
A day to cherish and share God's Word of love
He gave His Life on The Cross to end original sin
doomed to man by Satan's evil scheme
He proved that He is Almighty God above all wrath
by redeeming all souls who follow His path...
I am thankful for each and every day that I live
to serve God in praise for all He does give
For beauty that surrounds the face of this earth
with amazing miracles of seasonal birth
God's Promise of Rainbows After The Wrath of a Storm
Symbolizes Heavenly Hope Keeping Hearts Warm...
: Interestingly, the true meaning of the rainbow or rainbows is only in in the first book (Genesis) and the last book (Revelation) of the Bible. The book of Ezekiel also has a reference to a rainbow.
In the Genesis account, a rainbow appears right after the great worldwide flood brought in order to remove sinful and evil-minded man from the earth. It symbolized God's mercy and the covenant He made with Noah (representing mankind) not to destroy the world in such a way again:
"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. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the RAINBOW shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The RAINBOW shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.' " (Genesis 9:12-16, NKJV throughout)
The cloud which has the bow set in it, in a way, pictures God, as Exodus 13 states:
"And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of CLOUD to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night. " (Exodus 13:21)
In his first vision from God, known as the "wheel in the middle of a wheel" vision, the prophet Ezekiel compares the glory of God he saw with a rainbow!:
"And above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it. Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as it were, the color of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around.
"Like the appearance of a RAINBOW in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord . . . " (Ezekiel 1:26-28)
Double rainbow inside an Alaska state park
Rainbows appear again in the prophetic book of Revelation, which foretell the end of man's rule on the earth and the coming of Jesus to set up his Kingdom.
The first mention of a rainbow in Revelation appears when the apostle John uses it to describe the glory and power of God on his throne:
"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." (Revelation 4:1-3)
The second mention occurs when John describes the look of a mighty angel:
"I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a RAINBOW
was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire." (Revelation 10:1)