The Rainbow and Colours of God
The Rainbow of God by Merrilyn Jaquiery
Have you ever studied a rainbow and seen how beautiful it is? And have you ever tried to catch one? I did when I was a child, because I was told that if I caught one I would find a pot of gold at the very end of it, which we all know is not true.
Catching one was always impossible because upon reaching the point of where it was, it would have somehow jumped over into another position. And just like that rainbow that seems to lure us to run to catch it, so does our glorious colourful Father encourage and delight in watching us run to catch Him who is the very creator of the rainbow. And the pot of gold, well interesting enough all gold represents God’s sovereignty in the Bible.
It seems quite clear that in the first two days of creation, God wanted to be seen above us in the space called “sky.”
On the very first day of creation His plan was to create light, God said “Let there be light.” And there was light. God saw that the light was good and he separated the light from darkness. Genesis 1. Vs. 3-4
On the second day of creation Gods plan was to separate the waters above from the waters below, by doing this He created an expanse called “sky.” Genesis 1 vs. 6, 7 8.
God is explained in scripture as spirit and as “light” and the Holy Spirit as to water.
Light itself is invisible unless it passes through either water or a prism, to create a refraction of colours, for when light passes through the avenue of water its components are revealed, so it is in the spiritual avenue of light or revelation, we see it is the Holy Spirit (the water) who reveals all light (God) which are brought together to reveal all truth.
The Bible tells us that we ourselves are made in the very image of God.
It is interesting to note that we, mankind can only naturally see seven distinct colours of light, but nocturnal birds, like owls etc can see into the infra red light and at the other end of the spectrum insects like bees can see into the ultra violet light.
Have you ever noticed when wearing blue clothing you seem to attract the unwanted attention of a bumble bee, I have and I usually have to run.
The sevenfold structure of light separates into the seven colours of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.
The three primary colours; are Red, Yellow and Blue. Spiritually in the avenue of revelation this speaks of the “Trinity of light”, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Now let’s take this revelation another step further and look at “Jesus” being the light of the world. “I am the light of the world. (Jn. 8. 12)
In the revelation of Jesus being the light of the world we see a direct link to the three primary revelations and the three primary doctrines. Jesus says, “I am- the way- the truth- and the life” (Jn 14.6)
I am the Way (red) (Salvation) —- The truth, (yellow) —- and the life (blue) (in the Resurrection) Heavenlies (Holy Spirit)
We note now that after separating the primary colours we are left with the colours of orange, green, indigo and violet.
As an artist when I mix red and yellow together they will make orange, and when I mix blue and yellow together they make green and when I mix red and blue together they will make purple or violet.
So where does the colour Indigo fit in? The position of Indigo always puzzled me as an artist because Indigo always seemed to be such a dark colour in contrast to the soft blue above it and the soft violet below it. But God in his amazing love was revealing two things in the colour Indigo.
In Exodus chapter 26 vs.31- 33. God spoke to Moses, “Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim, worked into it by skilled craftsman. Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the Ark of the Testimony behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy place from the most Holy Place.”
These three colours of blue, purple and scarlet are the only colours that God specifically named for Himself in the bible, all the rest of the colours mentioned throughout the bible relate to the colours of a gemstone. They, the prophets and writers of scripture, likened the colours they saw surrounding the throne of God, to the colour of a gemstone.
Here are some scriptures relating to colours of gemstones.
Exodus 24: 9 Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of blue sapphire.
Ezekiel 1: 16 This was the appearance and structure of the wheels; They sparkled like chrysolite. 22, Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was what looked like an expanse, sparkling like ice, and awesome.
Revelation 4: 3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow resembling an emerald encircled the throne. (6) Also before the throne there was looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.
God was revealing two amazing revelations in His three ordained colours of blue, purple and scarlet. The first one being the three colours of the curtain itself, and the second, was the placement of the curtain within the Holy Place which separated the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.
There is a third revelation which the Holy Spirit revealed to me, that if I mixed the colours of blue, purple and scarlet together they made up the colour Indigo. Indigo positioned sixth colour in the rainbow, has been hotly debated scientifically to whether it should be included or not.
The curtain of blue, purple and scarlet was in essence the sixth piece of furniture within the Old Testaments Tabernacle. We man were also made on the sixth day of creation in the image of God. Genesis 1: 27-31
Now can you see the picture of redemption forming?
Spiritually and beautifully Christ who died for us (mankind 6th), now stands in the place of the original Tabernacle curtain which hung in the 6th order of the furniture settings that separated man from God. For the original curtain of the temple was torn in two when Christ died on the cross. Luke: 23:45, Mark: 15:38.
Jesus Christ is our Great High Priest who now makes intersession for us, so we are able to come boldly unto the throne of God. Gods amazing love for His creation was showing us His future plan of redemption. Blue of the resurrection, the heavenly Son coming down from heaven, and the Holy Spirit) (purple of the soon coming King) and (red the way to the Father through the blood of Jesus
Let’s put these amazing ordained colours of God together:
Blue, purple and scarlet = Curtain = 6th piece of furniture. (Christ today has replaced)
Man made on the 6th day =in the image of God.
Blue, purple and scarlet mixed together = Indigo = 6th order of the rainbow our spectrum of light.
What an amazing God we serve, all praise to him, and now when I see a rainbow, I see the eternal promises and I am also reminded of how blessed I am.
Glory to God and to my Lord Jesus