Another week of activities had been held in our capital city in which homosexuality and lesbianism was promoted. Immoral living had been passed off as an alternative lifestyle, with all kinds of propaganda in store to spread their message, even the rainbow colours on their flag are meant to show us that this is supposedly a positive and healthy way of life. Just the opposite though, when you consider another rainbow of a different kind which signalled God`s judgment on man`s rebellion early in creation, God sent a global flood to prevent any further spread of man`s evil and afterwards started life anew on earth. The sign of the rainbow meant that for future generations, whenever it appeared in the sky, it would help us recall God`s dealings with sin, and a promise that He would never again cause another flood on the earth. You can see a far different interpretation of the colours that appear on the horizon then that on the sodomites` flag.
The bad news for sinners is that that God has a future judgment in view for unrepentant sinners. The Bible states clearly that there still awaits a future judgment involving all of us, but next time by fire, not water (2 Peter 3:10). But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved what manner of persons ought you to be in holly conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God because of which the heavens will be dissolved being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat. Nevertheless, we according to His promise look for new heavens and new earth in which righteousness dwells. 1 Peter 3:10-13. God gives ample warning to mankind that their evil will be punished. God`s Word teaches that a new life can be found in the gospel, for you see Christ death on the cross broke the power of sin that controls our lives and the punishment stored up for us because of our unbelief and pride stubbornness ceases when we believe the gospel and turn from our sins. That is the glorious truth of salvation by grace.
In Sunday School colours are used to teach children about sin`s consequences and sin`s remedy in order to make it easier for them to understand. Gold for heaven, red for Christ` blood and forgiveness, and white when we accept Christ salvation through personal faith. Together, these colors serve to teach us our depraved condition as sinners and the way back to God.
Being saved gives the Believer every reason to celebrate. When we see an actual rainbow, we are forewarned that God hates sin and a final judgment awaits all of us at the end of time. The rainbow speaks to us about our need fro Christ forgiveness, a redemption found only in the shedding of His blood at Calvary where this new life begins for those who have trusted in Him and have forsaken their sins. The next time you see a rainbow, remember that God judged sin, with a global flood at the time of Noah and that He will do the same once more at the end of time. You need not be resigned to la hopeless way of life,
There will be no parades or celebration in hell — turn to Christ and from your your sins and know that the blood of Christ was necessary to free you from an awful and terrifying existence. Heaven is described as light since Christ reigns there, this is the place where the righteous will live.
May God help you in your understanding of things still to come.