The Special Meaning I See In Each Rainbow
by David J. Stewart | May 2017
Revelation 4:2-3, “And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.”
I love rainbows! As I finished my morning walk on May 5th recently, I beheld a beautiful rainbow in the sky. I went inside to get my camera and took the photo you see to the right. The Holy Bible teaches in Genesis 9:8-16 that God created the rainbow as a token of His promise never to destroy all life by flood again. But when I see a rainbow, I am also reminded that God keeps ALL His promises...
Genesis 9:12-15, “And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow 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; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.”
Nothing ever occurs to God. The Lord doesn't need to remember, because He is omniscient (knows everything). I love that God knows everything. I often think of Proverbs 24:1, “If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?” In other words, you can't bulltalk God. Keep this Scripture passage in mind from Proverbs 4:12. I know some local Baptist pastors who have rejected me, won't have anything to do with me, despise me, call me and Dr. Jack Hyles “cult” members, and hold a grudge against me, because of my King James Bible only position. These apostate pastors promote the modern corrupt Bible versions based upon the Alexandrian, Egypt, manuscripts. Their time of reckoning will come at the Judgment Seat of Christ (2nd Corinthians 5:10-11). Corrupt Bible versions always lead to corrupt doctrines, such as a false meaning of repentance, which hurts people! There is no crime in God's eyes any more serious for a pastor to commit than promoting a counterfeit Word of God.
These careless men nonchalantly dismiss their apostasy as a mere “difference in ministerial philosophy,” but it is far more... it is false religion on their part!!! I recently wrote a kind letter to some of these wayward men. They unkindly responded by comparing me and them to Barnabas and Paul, but it is more like the Prophets of Baal (them) and Elijah (me). Satan's grandest achievement in these last days has been the corrupt modern Bible revision movement. Literally, the American Bible Society says that there are approximately 900 English Bible versions. Can you believe that? Wow! It's sad but true. My friend, God only authored ONE BOOK!!!
I said these things to relate it to what I see in a rainbow. I have lost 52 pounds in just 3 months, since February 21st. I was 208 lbs in February. I weighed 156.8 this morning (May 15). My doctor told me last month that my type II diabetes is gone. Praise the Lord for that! I've been walking twice each day, to get my weight down. While walking I've seen dozens of rainbows in the clouds. Each time that I see a rainbow, I am reminded that God keeps all His promises. When I see each rainbow, I feel as if God is saying to me:That is what I feel each and every time that I see a precious rainbow in the clouds. I am resolved more than ever to stand and fight the good fight of faith. While other shallow religious men are making a salary, promoting corruptible word (seed), and disgracing their profession in the clergy, I am standing firm and true upon the inspired, preserved and inerrant King James Bible!!!!!!!
"Hang in there David! I'm going to reward you for standing for the King James Bible, and for exposing the corrupt Alexandrian manuscripts upon which all the modern Bible versions are based. You know from Psalm 138:2 how important my words are to Me. I have elevated my words above my own name, because just as a man's word is his bond, so also I as God am only as trustworthy as My word. I will honor my promises David, and since you've been faithful to my words, I will reward you, not those shallow pastors who don't care. I won't reward those unfaithful pastors who serve mammon, who promote corrupt Bibles, who have turned you away. I know you've been outcast by those unfaithful pastors. I see that you're despised and rejected by the neo-evangelical crowd. I know your pain, of both body and soul. I won't let your sacrifice and suffering go unnoticed or unrewarded David. I'm proud of you for standing for the truth, even though you've been weak through it all! Revelation 3:8, 'for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.'”
I was looking at some Baptist Bible Colleges this week and examined Ambassador Bible College (ABC) in North Carolina, founded by Evangelist Ron Comfort in 1989. Sadly, their statement of faith says that they DON'T believe the King James Bible is inspired. They claim that only the original autographs (i.e., Hebrew, Chaldean and Greek) were inspired. That is absurd!!! There are no original autographs today. Hypocritically, ABC claim that the King James Bible is “the best” and is “accurate,” while at the same time claiming it is not inspired. How preposterous folks!!! What good is an accurate Bible that is not inspired by God? How can God's words not be inspired? It just doesn't add up what they are claiming at Ambassador Bible College!!! It seems clearly to me that they are driving in the middle of the road, fence-straddling, lukewarm on the Bible issue debate. By implication, they refer to Dr. Peter Ruckman, Dr. Jack Hyles, Dr. Al Lacy and myself as “extremists” for our King James Bible only position. May I say, the King James Bible is not just “the best” English translation; but rather, it is the ONLY English Bible today!
It is interesting that the Holy Bible mentions rainbows in Heaven. Revelation 4:3 says there is a rainbow about God's throne. The rainbow is dear to God. Rainbows are special, having many pretty colors. Rainbows only appear when there is some degree of rain. God's promises are most precious and meaningful during the storms of our life, during the rains of sorrow, loss, pain and suffering. God makes each rainbow. God makes the clouds. Every rainbow has a special meaning from God, reminding us of His promise never to destroy all life again with a worldwide flood, as in Noah's day. God is a good God.
When I see a rainbow, it is as if God is saying to me, “Everything is going to be Okay David!” I know that the King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top! I know that Lordship Salvation is a lie of the Devil, and those who trust and preach the simplicity that is in Christ, which is the Gospel, will be abundantly joyful and safe in eternity! I fear for the John MacArthur, Ray Comfort and Paul Washer crowd, who add works (i.e., turning from sinful behavior) as a requirement to receive the free gift of eternal life. There is only one Gospel. There is only one Holy Bible. Everyone cannot be correct. Be careful who you follow, because they might lead you into the fires of Hell forever!!!
It is expected that a faithful servant of God should feel lonely at times. I am the biggest sinner I know. As a good friend named Dale said to me long ago, “I don't have a single fault... I have MANY faults.” Yes, he is absolutely right, and I am often reminded of that precious truth he taught me. I have so many faults that I don't know where to start, but God does, and thankfully because Jesus died on the cross for my sins, I am right with God concerning my position in Christ, as His redeemed blood-bought child. When I see a rainbow, I am always reminded of God's promise “to save them that believe” (1st Corinthians 1:21). I believe the Gospel (i.e., the Good News of Jesus Christ—the only begotten Son of God Who died on the cross for my sins, was buried, and bodily raised up three days later. If you believe this truth friend, then you also have eternal life abiding in you by faith alone in Christ Jesus. Jesus is precious!
Proverbs 4:18, "But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day."
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”