Reclaim The Rainbow
Many years ago, God made a covenant with man and all the earth. God declared that He would never, again, destroy the world by water.
Genesis 9:12-17 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: 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. 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. 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.
Many times, as a late-afternoon summer storm passes, you can look to the sky and see the evidence of God’s covenant. You can see a rainbow in the sky. The rainbow is a beautiful sight to behold. Just after dark and drear of the storm passes, as the rain ceases, God paints a beautiful, colorful reminder in the sky that rain nor flood will ever again utterly destroy the earth. The rainbow should remind us of a time when sin ruled the earth. A time when the minds of men were on evil continually. The Word of God does not document what those sins were, and it really doesn’t matter what those sins were. Personally, I believe they were sins against their very flesh – they were seeking pleasure continually.
Today, we are surrounded by those who dishonor their bodies in the filth of sodomite relationships. People have literally become the personification of Romans 1 – dishonoring their bodies between themselves, working that which is unseemly. Sadly, the community of homosexuals have stolen, for their own, the symbol of the rainbow. What a mockery! How long will God withhold his judgment? Ironically, I believe these people should be thankful for the remnant who are truly saved. Consider this passage:
Genesis 18:23-33 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty’s sake. And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake. And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake. And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
As God reveals to Abraham that He (God) is about to destroy Sodom, Gomorrah and the other cities on the plain, Abraham pleads with God. God relents, and agrees if there are only a few people in the city who were just, He (God) will spare the cities.
Plainly, sodomy (or homosexuality) is an abomination in the eyes of God. God so loathed this sin, that he destroyed these cities with fire. Today, there is a remnant to be found in the world. As our great Christian nation has spiraled into perversion, a remnant of those who love God has remained. There are still people in this country who love God and seek God’s will. I believe that it is the remnant, a small core group of people who pray for our country, who have restrained God’s judgment on this land. We cannot expect God’s judgment to be restrained for much longer.
As we look around, surrounded by those who dishonor their bodies and ignore the Word and warnings from God, we are seeing their mockery expanded. These perverts have dared to take a symbol of God’s promise not to judge the earth and have perverted it to promote their sick and abominable lifestyle. We must strive to tell the true story of the rainbow. We must remind people that the rainbow symbolizes God’s restraint in judgment and remind people that grace and mercy are there to be had for anyone who would seek the free gift of salvation!