CF (19 May 2011)
"The Kitchen Rainbow & God's Mercies"
Dear Doves,I have been going through some challenging circumstances lately and have been in prayer asking the Lord for direction and clarification.This morning while in my living room, I noticed that a circular rainbow had appeared around my ceiling fan in the kitchen. This ceiling fan is also a light fixture and has three sockets for light bulbs. The fan and the lights were on, but in the four years of living here, I have never seen it create the effect of a circular rainbow. I wondered if somehow it was caused from how the sunlight was coming through the windows, as this was not a vision but a real manifestation of a rainbow.I began to pray, praising the Name of YHWH and felt in my spirit that the rainbow represented the Glory of the Lord and that He was reassuring me of his presence and that He has heard my prayers. The rainbow lasted for about five minutes, then disappeared.I went to the internet to look up the meaning of the rainbow and noticed that in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 4, John sees the rainbow around God's throne which represents God's glory, faithfulness and mercy."After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, 'Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.' Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald." (Revelation 4:1-3)
(The notes below are from: http://www.discoverrevelation.com/Rev_4.html)
The door signifies entrance by way of revelation into heaven. The command "Come up hither" probably does not refer specifically to the Rapture, but rather to the change in scene for John who is to receive revelation about future events. This begins the final section of the book describing the events that follow the church age.
Matthew 24:31 - And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. All the elect are gathered and assembled before Christ. This is the culmination of world history, ushering in the millennial reign of Christ.
This will be the trumpet of assembly (the silver trumpet of redemption) "four" means the entire world. We've all hear the saying: "from the four corners of the earth I'm sure. This assembly will not be just Americans, but the true believers from every country of the world. These "angels" are ministering spirits who carry out these orders of their Lord and Master. The "He" here is Jesus (Messiah), but now He is Lord of lords and King of kings.
This "sound of a Trumpet" could be a literal trumpet blowing, or it could be the voice of our Lord sounding like a trumpet. This is the last chronological mention of silver in the Bible. There will be no silver in heaven. "Silver" means redemption, and there is no silver there; because we have already been redeemed. There is only gold in heaven. In the Holy of Holies, there was only gold, because in the presence of God, there was only gold. This gathering together of His elect is what is commonly referred to as the rapture of the church. His church has no denomination. It is "all" who truly believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:52 - In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
I Thessalonians 4:16-17 - "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:" "Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. To really understand read all of this account. I have chosen just two verses from the account for here. This will happen so quickly that you would not even have time to blink your eye.
Doves, I don't know the full meaning of my kitchen rainbow but I believe the church age is just about up and the Bride is about to step into eternity with the Bridegroom. Perhaps my kitchen rainbow was a message for all awaiting Yeshua's soon return that it is very close, even at the door.
May God bless and comfort all the Doves as we wait.
Even So, Come Lord Jesus!
(P.S.I was unable to get a photo of the rainbow, as my old camera did not have batteries. But I found a link that shows what the circular rainbow looked like. You can bet that I am waiting for the rainbow to return, and if and when it does, I will post the photos.)