21st September 2023
The Rainbow is a Sign of God's Faithfulness in Keeping His Covenant with Man
After the deluge, the great flood, Noah and the ark rested on a mountain, and God made a covenant with Noah, saying, I will set My bow in the clouds, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth (Gen. 9:13).
The rainbow is a sign that the very God of life and redemption is the One who establishes and keeps His covenant; the covenant He made with Noah and the earth and all the animals was for the sake of the earth, and it specifies that God will never judge the earth again by means of water.
The rainbow declares to us that God will keep His covenant for the sake of the earth. In order to assure mankind that there would never again be a flood to destroy them and the earth, God made a covenant with Noah, with his seed, and with every animal.
God is in charge of protecting man, the earth, and all the animals; we don't have to "hug the trees" but trust in God and in His covenant.
The rainbow is a sign that God is the One who establishes and keeps His covenant; the rainbow declares to the whole earth that God will keep His covenant.
Every time we see the rainbow we must exult, praise, and be reminded as God is reminded of the covenant He made with man through Noah. In Genesis 9 God spoke seven times concerning His covenant, assuring Noah and all mankind that He will never again cut off the flesh by the waters of the flood.
As we see later in the Bible, God will have to judge or destroy the earth, but no more with water - it will happen by fire.
Once God has spoken, He will keep His word, for He Himself is faithfulness.
A covenant is a formal, serious, solemn, binding agreement for the performance of some actions; God set a covenant between Him and mankind, and to this unchanging covenant, God is faithful.
Our Christian life and church life are absolutely a covenant life.
We are under the covenant.
What an encouragement! We are the covenant people, and our destiny is under the blood-sprinkled covenant to enjoy God and express Him for eternity!
Today in the church life we should not fear the future or worry about losing our job or our health; we should not let any anxiety of life threaten us but read the Bible, stand on God's word, and enjoy God's promises, knowing that our God is faithful!
We have so many promises in the Bible, and there's a living promise of God for every circumstance and situation in our life!
We need to take God at His word, read the Bible, hold God's promises, and enjoy the covenant of life in the church life!
Praise the Lord, our Christian life and church life are absolutely a covenant life, for we are the covenant people!
Lord, we do not look at our circumstances and we refuse to believe anything negative: we trust in You and we stand on Your word!
Praise the Lord, we are under God's covenant, fully under His blessing; here there's no more condemnation, judgement, or curse, but God as life is everything to us! Lord, thank You for all Your promises in Your word which are Your covenant to us to assure us of Your faithfulness!
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A God-man is a normal believer in Christ; the author of this article is one who is learning to be a normal Christian, a daily enjoyer of Christ, a living and functioning member in the Body of Christ.
Amen, Lord, make us such ones for the building up of the Body of Christ!
Most of the articles here are a result of enjoying the Word of God and the ministry of the age which opens the Word of God, properly interpreting it and applying it to our daily life.
I don't really "invent" things or "speak my own thing" (at least I hope so!) but I want to learn to speak the truth as unveiled in the Word of God, according to God's economy.
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