The Meaning of the Rainbow

When you see a rainbow, what do you think about? The homosexual community has adopted the rainbow as its symbol, but the real question is "Have you let them?" You may often see the rainbow now, especially on the back of cars, in the form of a rectangle, long strip, or triangle. This is supposed to let you know something about the person inside the vehicle's lifestyle. But when you see the rainbow, whether real or drawn, your first thoughts should be, not of evil, but of good, for the rainbow was not given to some fringe group, but to mankind.

God had destroyed the earth by a flood. When the waters subsided, and Noah and his family got out of the ark, God made a covenant with mankind never to punish the earth again in that way. As a token of God's promise to man, He gave us the rainbow. It serves as a reminder to God and man of that covenant.

God had to bring destruction on the earth at that time, because He "saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." (Gen. 6:5) The Bible says that, because of evil, the wrath of God comes upon the children of disobedience.

Isn't it ironic, that those whose 'lifestyles' are contrary to the will of God have adopted God's token of earth's flood-free future as their logo? It's as if they are saying, "God promised that He would never destroy the earth again, so we can live this way without fear of punishment."

A great while after the flood, God rained fire from heaven on Sodom because of their choice of lifestyle. He never promised not to pour out wrath again, only He would not ever do it by a flood.

The rainbow reveals the seven spirits of God and His love for man. Next time you see a rainbow, thank God for His kindness and mercy to mankind, and remember its true meaning.