The Rainbow symbolizes Gods Mercy Absolute Sovereignty

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As a young person I remember reading stories of a pot of gold at the end of rainbows.  Of course it was a fun child’s way to dream of fairies and Lore. Seeing rainbows is still to this day a special treat.  But it is because of God’s promises now not because I believe in that pot of gold. 

Double rainbow ©Salzano dated 6/10/16

The life I live now is based on learning truth from my Father in Heaven and Our Lord Jesus Christ. Since my foundation of belief is based on the fact that there is a Great God and that He created all things through the word, who became Jesus Christ.  Means that HE knows me and what is my future.  I also know God loves me and all humans on the earth.  Equipped with this knowledge I know that I can trust His will.  Only the maker knows what is best for His creations. 
He knows how we are made and what things He created in life for our best way to function and live for a life of fullness and joy.  To live against the ways that are for our happiness is to reap a way that is the exact opposite.  A life of pain, suffering, hopelessness, and with no future after this life. 
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Thus I write about the meaning of Rainbows.  They are 
#1 created by God. 
God’s word (the Holy Bible) has the first rainbow story in the old testament.  God created the first rainbow (called BOW in old testament) after Noah’s ark came to rest and the great flood over all the earth was done.  God said He made it as a sign of God’s promise to mankind that never again would a flood cover the earth to kill all living things.  You see the mighty ark lying there on top of a great mountain and the animals are walking out, as the human family is looking on.  There in the sky rises this large rainbow of colors they had never seen before.  God tells Noah that it is a sign between Him and all humanity that this would not happen again. 

Why did God allow this disaster over all the earth?  Because the sins of mankind had gotten so bad it was corrupting all of the love, peace and joy in human life.

Why did God save the family of Noah and the animals? 
God saw that Noah was faithful and believed in God.  Noah followed God’s words. Thus God let Noah and his family renew the earth and the needed animals to re-populate the world.  
Rev 3:19 God says, “the ones I love, I correct and discipline”

19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come inand eat with that person, and they with me.
21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”


Then it goes on  in Rev 4 where the throne of God is and a rainbow is there.
(verse 3: “and the one seated on it was like jasper and carnelian in appearance, and a rainbow looking like it was made of emerald encircled the throne.)

 As we read on in chapter 5 begins the prelude of series of seals which portray the correction God is going to allow to the world who again have sinned greatly.  

To me this is what I believe God is showing us by Rainbows:
  1. God keeps His promises and Has Absolute Sovereignty with perfect councel.
  2. By keeping His promise to never destroy the whole earth of humans, He also has to step in and intervene before MANKIND destroys the whole earth.  Which they are intent to do now that we have bombs and arsenal to destroy all the earth many times over and will try to do that.  And since man cannot rule himself with love for all others, Christ will return to rule and take the current ruler " Satan"  off his seat of influence over mankind. (John 12:31Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince(ruler) of this world will be driven out. also John 16:11, ) speaking of Satan
  3. Rainbows show His restraint, His Love to correct the people of earth until the given time of Christ's return.    He is holding back the end time seals of correction and punishment for mankinds evil against each other and rebellion toward God their creator until the ones who God is calling can repent and change.  Change their direction to a way of love and caring toward God and all others.  Even though many are blind God knows the heart.  
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So when you see the rainbow, it is a reminder of these things.  That God always keeps His promises  to mankind.  It is not a approval of the sins and rebellion of living life in any way humans see fit.  It is a promise of correction and of renewal.  Of punishment but afterward of great joy and happiness to all who live.  But the promises are only to those who will change and learn of God. Who will worship and live His way of love.  Gods love is not like mans love.  Mans love is shallow and toward SELF always.  God is truth, never lies, never cheats, and God is eternally this way.  He is perfect in All His ways.  No sin or blemish in character exists in God the Father or Christ.  


If you love rainbows and you celebrate the rainbow, you are loving the truths God alone created.  It is a Holy Promise and God knows all of our thoughts and deeds.  

notes:

In the past the pagans of old used the symbol of the rainbow for their own use.  The pagan god IRIS used the rainbow and was a female messenger.   Read about it on Wikipedia HERE

I find it interesting that our human eye has a name of "IRIS" which is from this old deity god because of the many colors in the eye.  So in part is the word "Iridescence."
Plus because of What God has taught me through His word I know that Satan-" the prince and power of the air" has put these thoughts into man.  To worship a pagan god of iris with a rainbow.  Why because the rainbow is God's and satan wants all that God has.  Satan wants to rule the universe!  Satan is in effect rebelling against God and wants to try to dishonor God in any way he can.  He will deceive and lead mankind to rebel, hate, and destroy, each other in his attempt to get back at and to destroy GOD PLAN for mankind which is bringing all humans into being His sons and HEIRS of the coming Kingdom!
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