God’s Rainbow! Could we be taking it back!?

HIJACKED! 

The dictionary definition of ‘hijacked’ is:illegally seized’ for one’s own purpose.

And no-one illegally seizes like the thief of all thieves!

Satan is the great ‘hijacker!’

Satan wants everything that is God’s – even you if you are His!.

The Rainbow.

It is God’s rainbow, “I set MY bow in the cloud” (Genesis 9:13).

Satan has stolen it for his own purpose.

But is it being taken back?

Could anything good come out of the dreadful Coronavirus? God has turned a curse into a blessing before! He even brought something good out of the evilness of the Holocaust: the State of Israel, a safe and permanent haven where Jews can live without fear of being thrown out!

Could it be, that people are so touched by the selfless acts of doctors & nurses in hospitals that God’s Rainbow is being re-purposed by the National Health Service (NHS)?

Children all over the United Kingdom are now colouring Rainbows associating it with kindness, thanks, and selflessness.

Before this pandemic, I was in a church service and from the platform, the Sunday-school-teacher asked the children a question in preparation for their Sunday School lesson. She asked, Children. What does the Rainbow stand for? No hand went up. The children all looked at one another in silence, bewildered and  embarrassed not knowing what to answer because the Rainbow was being strongly promoted for something they knew their Christian parents disapproved of.

Satan knew how to get his foot in the door where children are concerned as the Rainbow has always been a fun-loving activity for a child. The Rainbow is usually one of the first things a child colours during its first days at school. But the great thief confused them by ‘hijacking’ it.

My heart was albut broken recently while I was in a shop waiting for the lift. There was a mother with her little boy of about 6 years of age also waiting for the lift. As we waited the little boy wandered away to look at a toy which was a normal child’s toy but with all the colours of the Rainbow. With his eyes aglow the boy ran with it to his mother and said, ‘oh mommy please can I have this?’ The mother said,oh no sweetie you can’t have that because the Rainbow belongs to the gay people. “God is opposed to the proud”  (James 4:6).

God expelled Satan due to pride! (Ezekiel 28:17). 

The meaning of the Rainbow.

In the Old Testament there are several references to God’s Rainbow and it is associated with “splendor” and is used as an image of God’s ‘glory.’ Satan craves God’s glory.

The prophet Ezekiel sees this, “the figure of a man with fire and brilliant light surrounding him, like the appearance of the rainbow, such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord” (Ezekiel 1:26-28).

“The rainbow was upon his head and his face shone like the sun” (Revelation 10:1).

“There was a rainbow around the throne” (Revelation 4:3).

The Rainbow was God’s creation for a very special covenant, “When the Bow is in the cloud I will look upon it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and all flesh on earth” (Genesis 9:17).

But the Rainbow can also be a warning, a reminder: “The coming of the Son of Man, will be like the days of Noah”  (Matthew 24::38).

There are 11 more things these days that Satan has hijacked. I have addressed each in my book The Skinny Soul. But it may take a Revival to retrieve all of them from the great thief!

God bless. Christine.

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By Christine Smith