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The Rainbow(God’s promise or human pride?)

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GENESIS 9:12-16: And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”





The first Rainbow ever

It may be hard to fathom but the Holy Bible tells us that before the flood of Noah, there were no Rainbows on earth (Genesis 9:13). It wasn’t until the flood of Noah that God put the Rainbow in the sky as a declaration of His covenant promise to mankind. The Rainbow brings to our remembrance God’s Love and Mercy for us. In His Love and Mercy the Rainbow reminds us that God will never again flood the entire Earth again.

The Father of lies’ counterfeit Rainbow

From marriage to the word of God, the enemy is always trying to counterfeit what God does, and this is no different with the Rainbow. Ephesians 6:11 reads “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil,” Our English word “wiles” is generally used to express deception through trickery and includes all the methods that would be part of that. It has to do with cunning or skill applied to no good purpose. The word ruse is a synonym with stress on the creation of a false impression. The LGBT flag is one such wile of the devil.
The rainbow flag, commonly called the gay pride flag or LGBT pride flag, is a 6-striped rainbow colored flag that is a self-proclaimed symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) pride. San Francisco, California artist and gay rights activist Gilbert Baker designed the gay pride flag in 1978. It can be argued, from a spiritual perspective, that Satan inspired the gay pride flag. The real Rainbow is officially comprised of 7-colors, not 6. A Rainbow’s colors can be remembered through the acronym ROY G BIV, which are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. An observation about the gay pride flag is that it contains 6 colored stripes, not 7. All throughout schools, churches, and communities I see many unknowingly parading the 6 color LGBT flag not knowing that this is not the Rainbow which is constituted of 7 colors.

6 is the spiritual number of Satan, while 7 is the number of completion, a number of God. Missing from the gay pride flag is the color Indigo. In the Holy Bible we are also reminded that the number 6 will play an important part in the end times as it relates to the mark of the beast(Revelation 13:18). A mark that people must take on their hands(actions) and forehead(thoughts)in order to buy or sell (Revelation 13:16). Many reports already have shown that we are living in a world where those who don’t bow down to the LGBT 6 color mark, are marked for attacked and pressured to change their thoughts and actions or risk loosing their jobs, public ridicule, or even violence ( Source ). As we mentioned, 6 is the number of the devil, and there are 6 colored stripes on the gay pride flag. It should also be noted that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of gay marriage came on a Friday – the 6th day of the week, in June – the 6th month of the year, and on the twenty-6th day of June.

What about love and tolerance and diversity?

Many Christians want to promote diversity and unity, and the devil being cunning knows this. Remember his strategies is to come as an angel of light (2nd Corinthians 11:14). This is why Satan cunningly paints the picture of the LGBT flags as a symbol of diversity, love, and tolerance. Unfortunately this could not be farther from the truth. The LGBT flag is a battle flag that proudly flaunts sexual depravity, in all of its LGBT forms, behaviors that the Bible warns if one does not repent from will lead to eternal separation from God ( Galatians 5:19-21). It is clear to see that through the LGBT flag and movement, Satan is thumbing his nose at God, by using one of God’s own creations(the Rainbow), but many Christians with good intentions are being deceived. Those who flaunt this flag knowingly or unknowingly,are joining Satan in using a counterfeit Rainbow(LGBT flag), as a symbol to insult God, similar to giving God the gesture of the middle finger. Remember God is patience but He will not be mocked (Galatians 6:7). Friends we should know that Hell is real, and you are not being loving if you ignore or cheer people along in their parade of pride into the pits of eternal damnation.

Not so fast heterosexuals
The Bible reminds us that sexual sin is very serious in comparison to other sins ( 1st Corinthians 6:18) and warns us to flee from it. This should remind us that we should not get into the trap of pointing the finger at those in the bondage of homosexual sin while ignoring our own bondage of sexual sin(pornography, lustful thoughts, premarital sex, unmarried cohabitation, etc). This is the reason why many(Christians and non-Christians) cover their ears when they hear Christians talk about the sin of homosexuality. It is because many Christians do so while ignoring their own sexual sins. The truth is that God hates all sexual sin and if someone can be eternally separated from God because of the sin of homosexuality, know that you too can be eternally separated from God for your lustful sins as well if you don’t repent(turn away). The LGBT community is not to be seen as the punching bag for Christians, because we wrestle not against flesh and blood but evil powers in high places. This means that our enemy is the devil, not people (Ephesians 6:12).

Many in the LGBT lifestyle are in bondage, just like many heterosexuals are in bondage to pornography and other acts of fornication. The Bible reminds us not to judge lest we be judged with the same standard (Matthew 7:1-3). The Bible tells us to get the log of our own eyes before we look to get the speck out of our brother’s. This means that while we should always know the truth of God so that we are not deceived by the devil, the father of lies (John 8:44), we should first free ourselves from our sexual sins and thereby be able to share with others in their bondage how Jesus helped us. The truth is that we are all sinners, and as we work on ourselves, we can have a testimony to share with others trapped in sin. Many trapped in the bondage in the LGBT community did not choose that lifestyle, just like many alcoholics, porn addicts, etc, don’t choose to be in that bondage. Many in the LGBT community have suffered severe traumatic childhood experiences that have shaken their security, caused them to question their identity, and put them in a position to seek what love really is. It is a good thing that those in the LGBT community are seeking love, because we know Jesus is the source of all true love. We should free ourselves allowing us to to share our own testimonies with others who are hurting so that Jesus can heal them just like he has healed us. Revelation 12:11 tells us, “And they overcame him(Devil) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

What will stand in your life(Your Pride or God’s Promise)?
In closing it is all about recognizing God’s amazing love for us displayed in the 7 color Rainbow, not the counterfeit 6 color flag of pride spiritually influenced by the devil. Receiving God’s love leads us to repent of our sins and turn to Him. Romans 2:4 tells us, “Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” It should be strongly emphasized that repentance comes from feeling the weight of your sins, confessing them and giving them to God, however; people will not repent if they are prideful of their sins. This is the very cunning deception of the enemy. This my brother and sister’s in Christ applies to all of our sins, not just the sin of homosexuality as we will not make the LGBT community a scapegoat while ignoring our own sins. Let us all remember that God’s promise of Love and Mercy for us stands, He will always forgive us(regardless of the sin), but human pride is what stands in our way. It is not a coincidence that the LGBT moment is also called the “Gay Pride” movement. We should remember that the Bible tells us that God loves the humble but detest the prideful(James 4:6). It is quite unwise to stand before a Holy and Righteous God in a state of pride, instead; wisdom tells us that before such a God we should humble ourselves and repent(turn) from our sins. The Rainbow is a promise from God to all of mankind of His love for us, unfortunately the devil is trying to deceive many to use God’s symbol of promise as a human symbol of pride for our sins. Don’t be deceived beloved, and don’t let pride stand in the way of the God’s promise.

God bless,

-WNL
 
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