The rainbow flag has become a symbol representing the LGBTQI social movement. This article will look at the rainbow and what it represents from a Christian perspective, and provide a unique insight into why it is that this symbol has been used by those seeking to advance the LGBTQI social movement.
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord…Ezekiel 1:28
In Christian circles the rainbow is most commonly associated with the account of Noah and the flood.
However, in the Bible verse above we read that the rainbow is also an illustration of the Glory of the Lord… we are able to understand this as when you mix together the 7 colours of the rainbow you get pure, white light.
In the Scripture we also read of ‘sons’ and ‘daughters’ having clothing of ‘diverse colours’ and that this clothing was coveted by the people around them.
- Joseph, the ‘favoured’ son of Jacob/Israel was given a coat of many colours which was regarded jealously by his brethren (Genesis 37:3-4, 31-32).
- In the account of Deborah and Barak (Judges 4-5) we read that Sisera coveted the daughters of Israel who had clothing of diverse colours of needlework (Judges 5:30)… representing the daughters of the King (Psalms 45:14).
So we see the rainbow in Scripture illustrating the Glory of the Lord and the clothing of His Sons and Daughters…
For this reason the ‘clothing’ and those who were in its possession, were either regarded jealously or sought out for destruction by ‘flesh man’ which works in opposition to God.
This very battle is still going on in our modern day… The gay rights movement is characterised by two things:
- Its ‘Pride’ – the epitome of ‘flesh man’
- Its use of the rainbow as its banner/clothing…
This has been very distressing for many Christians, but we were greatly encouraged when a friend of ours in the Netherlands, upon beholding one of these Rainbow Flags, observed that it displayed only 6 colours… not the 7 found in the natural rainbow.
In order to produce white light (the Glory of the Lord) you need to mix together the 7 colours of the rainbow… mixing only 6 colours will not produce white light.
In Scripture the number six represents man as destitute of God, without God, without Christ. Seven is the number of spiritual perfection. Six and seven are seen as combining and contrasting what is human (6) and what is spiritual (7)… 7 equals 6 (man) + 1 (God). 1
Whether consciously or subconsciously, the gay rights movement, by choosing the rainbow as their symbol, are trying to take to themselves the clothing of diverse colours and thereby state to the Lord that they can attain to His Glory by their own ‘flesh’ strength…
However by choosing to use only 6 colours they are proclaiming to the world that in their human ‘Pride’ they will never attain to spiritual perfection as they will always be found wanting…
For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.Romans 3:23
Let us, as Sons and Daughters of the King take heart knowing that, united with Him, and therefore clothed in the 7 colours of the rainbow, we will be ‘as the sun when he goeth forth in his might’ (Judges 5:31).2
- Number in Scripture by E.W Bullinger
- One other interesting fact about the rainbow is that they always appear as a double, only we don’t always see the secondary one. The colours of the two rainbows mirror each other (ie. the primary rainbow will have the red on the outside of the arch, whilst the secondary rainbow will have the red on the inside of the arch). The thought I had here was the picture of the Sons (United with Father) and the Daughters (feminine, created ones) are beholding each other in the mirror… seeing face to face (2 Corinthians 3:18).