Here is what I have for today:
I just thought I’d point out some interesting rainbows in scripture. Or should I say, ‘lack of’ rainbows…
In Genesis 9:16 God says,
“When the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and I will remember the agreement that continues forever between me and every living thing on the earth."
This is because God has already destroyed the Earth twice with floods. Lucifer's Flood & Noah's Flood. So we know that the rainbow is a PROMISE from God.
Now let’s move on to God’s throne:
… All around the throne was a rainbow the color of an emerald.
Here we see our promise from God! All around the throne was a rainbow!!
We are seeing heaven here. Heaven from the inside! Another thing that is amazing to me is the worship that will be going on in heaven! It says:
8“Day and night they never stop saying:
"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty.
He was, he is, and he is coming."
9 These living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the One who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever.10 Then the twenty-four elders bow down before the One who sits on the throne, and they worship him who lives forever and ever. They put their crowns down before the throne and say:
11 "You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
because you made all things.
Everything existed and was made,
because you wanted it."
But now a different view of God’s throne:
Then I saw a great white throne and the One who was sitting on it. Earth and sky ran away from him and disappeared.
Why white? Why no rainbow?
This is the “Great White Throne Judgment” – the time when sinners will come out of hell all stand in front of God to be judged out of “the books”. One book being the “Book of Life”. A saved person (born again, child of God) will have their name written in the Book of Life but a sinner will not. The other books opened will have every single deed recorded in them. Every act, every word spoken, every thought… every single time they were told about Jesus and continued to reject Him. The sinner will be judged according to these books.
Unfortunately these sinners, while standing in front of God, will not see a rainbow. They will not see a rainbow because they have no promise. They never accepted Jesus as their Savior while alive on this side of the grave. They are being judged & sentenced to hell for the rest of eternity. There is no hope for them.
If we keep on reading through verse 15 it says,
“And anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
This is so sad.
This is why we need to be proclaiming the gospel in all we do. We need to lead others to Christ.
Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" - Mark 16:15
And we need to let our light shine. People should see Christ through us. We may be the only bible some may ever see, so “In all we do, we need to do it for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
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