And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
One of the known elements I use in my paintings is a spectrum of vivid colors. God's rainbow includes each side of the spectrum from blues at the beginning then ending with reds. Water to fire. Like everything God creates colors have an significant roll in the Bible. Let's take a look together.
Blue: A new covenant - The rainbow was a promise God made to Noah that He would never distroy the earth again by water.
Red: In 2 Peter 3:5-7 it tells us that the next judgement will be with fire.
The colors of the rainbow showcase judgement but most importantly Gods mercy.
There was an open door on the Ark. Christ is the open door of mercy for us.
The rainbow sits between heaven and earth. Christ is our mediator between us and God.
Christ is clothed with a rainbow of colors as he sits on the throne.
Christ is the living water.
Christ's blood shed for us.
Christ clothes us with His righteousness.
God gifted us a rainbow after the flood so we always remember his promise.
God gifted us his son, Jesus Christ, crucified on the cross so that all would repent, turn to him and have eternal life.
Written by Glenn and Heather Lamp, 2021