Summary: The rainbow tells much about our God. God signed His Holy Contract with man in a unique way. I am told the right person can tell a lot about a person by their signature and style of writing. You can tell a lot about OUR GOD BY HIS RAINBOW SIGNATURE.
CAN YOU SEE GOD’S RAINBOW IS A PROMISE?? LOOK FOR GOD!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I. GOD IS CALLING HIS PEOPLE TO LIFT UP THEIR HEADS!
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
A. On April 12, 1989 at 3:33 I dreamed a dreamed, and I got up and wrote about the dream.
I called the dream: SEEING YOUR RAINBOW?
There was a huge beautiful rainbow in the sky, a double rainbow.
B. And everyone was content to walk around and look at the dirt and the ground.
I called peoples’ attention to the rainbow, and I described the beauty and brightness of the colors, and few would lift up their head.
C. A few would glance up and start back at their menial work, with a so what look on their face.
D. I tried to tell them there is MORE THAN A RAINBOW, there is a PROMISE BEHIND THE RAINBOW --- then I tried to get those depressed and gloomy to see beyond the
rainbow, BEYOND THE PROMISE --- AND KNOW THE GOD BEHIND THE PROMISE.
E. I felt the Holy Spirit saying, QUIT CRYING AND LOOK UNTO THE GOD OF THE HILLS, FROM WHENCE COMES OUR HELP.
Psalm 121:1 A Song of degrees.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
Psalm 46:1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the
swelling thereof. Selah.
II. CAN WE SEE THE TOKEN OF THE COVENANT?
WE HAVE AN AMEN, A FIRM, FAITHFUL PROMISE, A CONFIRMATION
A. DID YOU KNOW A DOLLAR IS WORTH A FEW CENTS?
It is the confidence behind the money that makes the money of value.
An outward sign of an internal process.
A symbol, reminder or mark.
C. AT WHAT VALUE DO WE ASSIGN GOD’S TOKENS?
Rainbow? The broken bread? The Grape juice? The anointing oil?
D. When I was a young boy my Dad pastored a mission work in Covington, KY.
The store front church was between two bars.
A man came running to the front of the church and stole the bottle of anointing oil, can you imagine how stupid he felt when he saw the label: Olive Oil?
The value is not the oil, but the God behind the oil!
A solemn pledge or promise.
A serious agreement
When your word is your bond, a legal, binding agreement.
Genesis 9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; 10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast
of the earth. 11 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.
12 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:
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the
everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. 17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
III. THE TOKEN OF THE RAINBOW PLACED LIMITS AND RESTRAINTS, BUT THE PROMISE WAS NOT THAT THERE WOULD NEVER AGAIN BE A STORM, OR NO LOCAL FLOODING.
A. Bright sunny days usually offer no remembrance of God’s promise.
B. Gen. 9:14 --- "I will bring a cloud over the earth ...
C. A cloud may temporarily hide the sun from view.
D. The sun is still there, even when we can’t see it.