GLEANINGS FROM THE SCRIPTURESTHE RAINBOW: A REVELATION OF GOD
By Keith L. Estes
The rainbow, according to Scripture, is God's promise that there will never again be a flood to destroy the whole Earth. All of us are fascinated when we observe a rainbow. Children and adults alike are held in awe when they see the cloud with the rainbow in it. There were no rainbows to see before the flood, as it hadn't rained upon the Earth, because God watered the Earth by a mist before Noah's day. (Genesis 2:6) Genesis 9: 11-14 reads:
And I will establish My covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set My Bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud
J. Rambsel, in his book His Name Is Jesus, states that the rainbow makes a complete circle that can be detected when viewed from above. This speaks of infinity because when God makes a covenant, He will never break His part of that promise. It is as though God is the wheel-within-the-wheel of the rainbow, from which all light radiates. The spectrum of the rainbow is a prophetic announcement of the Good News (Gospel). Sir Isaac Newton, who is considered to be one of the greatest geniuses of all time, used a spectrum in some of his scientific research. He found that from a source of white light, the spectrum gives wavelengths of seven shades of color. This is exactly what the rainbow does. God is the source of all light that radiates from His covenant through the spectrum of His heavenly rainbow. The colors are violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. These shades of color give us a wonderful, prophetic picture of the Good News and the love of God for all His creation that is proclaimed throughout the world. The rainbow actually brings "good news or good tidings."
Each color of the rainbow has an eternal meaning:
Reference: His Name Is Jesus, by Jacov Rambsel, Frontier Research Publications, Inc. Box 129, Station "U" Toronto, Canada m8z 5m4.