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1In Deuteronomy 32:1 God said, Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. 2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
2Now God promised us when His Word comes he likens it to the rain that falls from heaven. The purpose of rain of course is to water the plants to bring forth fruit. And of course brother Branham, God's Messenger to this last age verifies this in the following two sermons.
3God in His people 50-0227 P:8 The blooms don't come down out of the air. The bloom don't come up through the ground. The bloom's already in the tree. The apple's already in it. The tree's planted in the ground, and the only thing it has to do is drink. And when it goes to drinking, and has to drink more than its portion, and it spreads out, pushes out. And that's the way we're planted in Christ Jesus, through the inexhaustible Fountain of Life, and we start drinking; and the more we drink, we just push out. That's right. It brings out these elements. And the gift that God has called you to, well, just... The trouble of it is, you don't drink. That's right. You don't drink. He's... Don't you believe He's the inexhaustible Fountain of Life? "Come to Me, all ye ends of the world and drink" The Devil don't care how much you come, as long as you don't drink. See? You come and drink. That's what this meeting is for now, for you to drink.
4And again from his sermon, Show us the Father 59-0419E P:34 "Now, that little tree's just like you. After you've accept Christ in the little baby form, then we are planted together in Christ. Now, the only thing this little tree does, you just have to pour the water to it, and it starts drinking. And when it drinks its allotted portion, it's got to drink more than that. It has to drink so much until it starts pushing out limbs. Then it just keeps on drinking until it pushes out leaves. Then it just keeps on drinking till it pushes out blossoms. Then it just keeps on drinking until it pushes out oranges. It's all the time drinking, drinking, drinking. And when we become born again servants of God, the Seed of God planted in our heart, we just keep drinking, drinking, and pushing out. Everything that you have need of in this earth's journey is in you when you receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost. All the healing you ever need, all the rejoicing you'll ever need, all the power you ever need, everything that you got need of is in you when you've got Christ in you. But the only thing you have to do is keep drinking, drinking. The people don't get thirsty enough. The Bible said, "Blessed are you when you do hunger and thirst after righteousness." When you're thirsty, you can drink. And the more you drink, the more you can spread out. The more grace you get, the more power you have, the more faith you have as you keep drinking from Christ Who is the inexhaustible fountain of life, drinking, the Seed form.
5That is why the doctrine is so important, because it is given us to produce fruit in us. And we have been showing you that the new birth is Christ in you, and God in the great fountain of Life was represented in a 7 colored rainbow, and each of those colors represent attributes and characteristics of God. And when all seven of those rainbow colors came together it formed a white light, the Logos that came out of God.
Now, remember, when light is cast upon the "rain" it must bring forth the colors of the rainbow. And if light of God's Shekina Presence is cast upon the doctrine it will bring forth the different attributes and characteristics of God in us as we walk in that light.
6We showed you last week that white light encompasses the seven colors, and when you see white light through a rain drop you will see all seven colors which represent the seven attributes and characteristics of God. And if the Doctrine does not produce that, then it is a false rain, or it is no rain at all. Some people call church creeds doctrine but they are not, they are dogma, not doctrine. Maybe the doctrine of man but not God's doctrine.
7Now, last week we read where brother Branham associated those seven colors with seven gifts of the Spirit, Love, joy, peace, etc. and there are seven fruits of the Spirit according to Galatians chapter 5.
8Hebrews Chapter 6 and 7 57-0915M P:63 He's become from a Spirit, the great fountains of the rainbow of God, Who had no beginning or no end. He was forever God. This ray of light went forth; it was a ray of love. That's the main one, red. The next color follows, which was blue: blue, the trueness. Next, followed after that was other colors to the seven perfect colors, which is the seven Spirits of God, that went from that great Fountain and that great Diamond that Jesus spoke of, that great Diamond that's chipped to reflect these colors. God was made flesh and dwelled among us, that He might reflect His goodness and mercy among us by gifts and signs and wonders. That whole big rainbow had become in a theophany made in the image like man. Yet He wasn't a man; He didn't have flesh yet; He was a theophany.
9Hebrews Chapter 1 57-0821 20-124 The chip what makes a sparkle, the way it's cut. It's cut, chipped, and then when it does, it makes a sparkle, and one will go a green light, the other one will go a blue light, and maybe another an emerald light, and a red light, and different lights go from it like a rainbow color. They call it fire in the diamond. Now, each one of those lights represents gifts.
14And if the doctrine, the rain, does not bring forth fruit then there is no seed life. And when the light strikes the threefold body, your Body, Soul and Spirit, if there is no reflection of the seven colors and attributes of God then there is no God seed life in you.
Because we must remember, when light is cast upon the rain, the doctrine, it must bring forth the colors of the rainbow or the attributes and characteristics of God. And if light is cast upon the doctrine it will bring forth the different attributes that are in that light.
15Again we understand that white light encompasses all seven colors, and when you see that white light through a rain drop you will see the seven attributes and characteristics of God. And if the Doctrine does not produce that, then it is either a false rain. It is no rain at all. No doctrine at all.
16Baptism of the holy spirit 58-0928M P:49 Now, you see, when God began in... There's seven Spirits of God, just like the seven colors in the rainbow. And did you ever notice, a three cornered piece of glass reflects seven perfect colors? Did you ever try that? Set a three cornered piece of glass, yet it's only one piece of glass, but in three corners will reflect seven colors. That's how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, being One, yet reflect the seven spiritual attributes of God.
17Hebrews Chapter 7 part 2 57-0922 P:50 Now, this Melchisedec, when He came forth... I want to tell you another thing. Did you ever take a three cornered piece of glass? You take a piece of glass that's three cornered, and lay it so the sun can hit it, it'll produce seven perfect colors. A three-cornered piece of glass will produce a rainbow. That's exactly right. Now, if we had time, we'd go in on that. Three brings perfection: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: justification, sanctification, the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
There you are. The perfection come by the threes: God above man, God in the Man called Jesus, God in the church. Then the perfection...
18God's provided approach to fellowship 60-0630 P:24 You live in a three room house in your body: soul, body, and spirit. God lived in a three room house: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Everything is in a three. And a three is a triangle. Take a triangle and shine a light on it, well, where three meets in one place, will produce seven different colors. Seven different colors is a rainbow. The rainbow is a covenant. Oh, it just keeps going on and on and on and on. On, because in that, God made a covenant through these three things: the hyssop, scarlet, and so forth. And the Light of God shining upon this, makes a covenant, a covenant that God made.
19Therefore, when our Body, Spirit and Soul come together, when it comes into harmony to God's Word, and we walk in the Light as He is in the Light, then God's light upon the doctrine that reflects from our Body, Spirit and Soul will reflect those seven redemptive colors of God's nature in and from our entire being. Because as we are a threefold being, yet when we walk in the light and that light shines in our hearts it reflects to the world the seven colors of God's covenant with man.
222 Corinthians 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. You see the earnest is in our hearts, and that is where God focuses His light the most. But it will reflect from that focal point in our heart throughout our Body, Spirit and soul. And what it will reflect is those seven colors or attributes and characteristics of God.
242 Corinthians 3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
25Now, I do not mean to digress from our topic but let me just say this. Paul is talking about the breastplate of Aaron, and in that breast plate there were 12 stones and each stone stood for a different tribe of Israel. And if a person had a vision or dream they thought was from the Lord, they would go to the High Priest and would present that "Word from the Lord" to the High Priest and if it truly was from the Lord the stones on the Breast Plate would light up. "Ye are written epistles known and read of all men".
26Now getting back to our study of the colors of the rainbow covenant, we find in the Book of Revelations He is clothed with a white wig (which are clouds of angels, (or clouds of witnesses) and with this clothing He portrays His Attribute as the Supreme Judge. That is what the white wig is all about, showing supreme authority.
27Brother Branham said in his sermon, Thinking man's filter 65-0822E P:15 I'd read over in the Book of Daniel, where He came to the Ancient of Days, Whose hair was as white as wool. Then I seen that Ancient of Days; He was that Ancient of Days, the same yesterday, today, and forever. I seen it was a symbol. Then why the white wool? And then the Holy Spirit seemed to speak to me about a picture I saw one time of a ancient judge. Then I went to the history; I went back into the Bible history and all to find out. And the old judges like the high priest in Israel, he had to have that white, gray woolly-like hair and beard, because the white over him signified that he was supreme authority of the judges in Israel. And even in today and down to a few hundred years ago, maybe a couple hundred years ago or maybe not like that, later than that, all the English judges, no matter how young they was or how old they was, when they went in for judgment, they wore a white wig to show that there's no other authority in that kingdom above their word. Their word is the ultimate of the kingdom. What they say, that's all of it. And now, then I seen that there He was standing there, yet a young Man, but the white wig on. He was the full, supreme Authority; He was the Word. And He's wearing the white wig.
28Notice the Cloud was formed into a white wig, and the wig covers the head. Headship, Doctrine, Godhead. And you can't have rain without clouds, right? You can't have the rain, the doctrine without His Clouds, the sign of His Presence, His White wig.
29Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, ...
Notice when he came it was with clouds,, see that picture over there? And what happened next. There was a Message that came forth from those clouds, God's Doxa, and the seals were revealed.
30Revelation 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel (This is the angel of God's presence) come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: (There's your White wig) and a rainbow was upon his Head, (there's God's attributes and characteristics) and his face (This word face means his presence) was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: Notice, cloud first, then rainbow because of sun and pillar of fire. Cloud, His cloud of witness, His Presence, His Headship, then Rain, the doctrine came, the seals were revealed.
31We see the same thing in the Old Testament in Exodus 14:19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
34The same doctrine of Christ we see in 2 John 8-9 8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. (and what is your full reward? It's your inheritance. No inheritance, no full reward.) 9 Whosoever transgresseth, (Whosoever goes beyond the limits) and abideth not (or remains not) in the doctrine of Christ, hath not (echoes not) God. He that abideth in (remains in) the doctrine of Christ, he hath (echoes) both the Father and the Son. 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
36Matthew 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased to dwell in; hear ye him.
38Ezekiel 1:26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. 27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. 28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, (there's your rainbow) so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
He comes with Rain, which is his doctrine according to Deuteronomy 32:1-2 which we have already read. This we know because the books are finally open and handed off to the earthly angel messenger in Revelation 10:7.
Once the earth is subdued and all resistance is crushed, the storm cloud changes to one bringing a gentle rain of nourishment and so we read in Psalms 72:6, "he shall come down like rain upon the mown grass; as showers that water the earth." This descending rain (doctrine) will form the prism through which (figuratively speaking) the sun of righteousness (Malachi 4:2) has shone through. The result is the formation of the rainbow that transfigures the elect and brings them into the light, and restores them to their rightful position foreknown by God way back while he yet dwelled alone in that Great fountain of Life and Love.
In Revelations 10 he comes as the Angel of the Covenant, the same Covenant of restored Life that was given to Noah. But remember, that Covenant was given after the Trial, the testing, and the judgment. But Noah was given Life and escaped all of that judgment. And Yet the Judge of all the Earth was present. Now, this is important to know when we look at the colors of the rainbow. Because the colors of that Covenant Rainbow express the attributes of the Covenant Giver and the rainbow is the expression of that Covenant. The colors then each express a portion of that Covenant to us.
Any time you have a Covenant, there is usually several parts to that Covenant. (1)There is the part that personalizes the Covenant between the parties represented. Then (2)there is the Agreement itself, and then (3)there are the assurances of the Covenant and finally (4)there are the penalties if the covenant is broken etc.
Well, God's rainbow is a material manifestation of all that He is and all that this Covenant expresses to you and me. It is all written out in the rainbow Covenant. That is the contract, that is the Book. And the rainbow is the expression of the agreement. And God hangs it in the sky for everyone to see His Agreement with his Seed, forever. The problem is that man does not know how to read God's Rainbow Covenant. He understands not the terms and conditions of this contract.
39Therefore, just as there are four parts to every contract, there are four executorial roles to every contract, and God has four parts to perform as Executor of His Covenant, 1st of all He is Prophet, 2ndly He is Priest, 3rdly He is Judge and 4th He is King.
40The role as Prophet is to give or write the contract, the role of Priest is to mediate the contract, the role of Judge is to execute the contract, and the role of King is to administer the contract. You remember when brother Vayle preached his sermon called Prophet, Priest, Judge and King? He pointed out those roles of God in this hour.
Now, The first color that shows, which is the very first term of condition in this great rainbow Contract of God which the Light bring into view as it shines upon the rain (the Doctrine of Christ) is the color (red which represents love).
Red not only symbolizes Love, but how that Love is represented, by blood, because blood is also red. And God said in John 3:16 "For God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son", and "without the shedding of Blood there is no remission of sin".
41So the very first contractual term we see in the great bar code in the sky, the great Rainbow Covenant of God, is the color Red which represents the Lamb slain before the foundations of the world (Revelations 13:8) and the means whereby we are brought back into fellowship with God. And not only brought back into fellowship, but through the shedding of His blood we become joint heirs with Christ.
We read in Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: (let us reason together, let us enter into an agreement together. An agreement is a covenant.) though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
43When you hold up these red filters, you will see that the white letters become invisible because the whole red folder now appears white viewing them through the red filters. And when God looks through the blood stained rainbow covenant and he sees you through the blood of his Son Jesus the Lamb that was slain before the foundations of the world, He sees you as white as righteous, as He sees his own Son.
44Notice that brother Branham lists these seven colors for us. Revelation chapter 4 pt 2 24 elders 61-0101 P:78 Watch. Noah's composed of primarily... Noah's rainbow composed primarily of seven colors. Anybody knows the rainbow's got seven colors. Now, what are the colors? ... Now, remember, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Now ...Watch. Seven rainbows... Seven colors; I mean, seven-colored rainbow. That meant seven bows. Seven bows, seven churches reflecting seven lights, each light wrapped into the other one. It started off with red, red.
46Notice that Red is at the top edge of the rainbow and violet is at the bottom edge, with the other colors in between. When God looks down through the red of His covenant, that's the first color he looks through, the blood of the everlasting covenant, and when God looks through the red He sees us as white or as righteous as He sees His own Son.
47From his sermon Who is Jesus? 64-0620B P:21 brother Branham said, "And that was God, and He had to be wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities. He's the big Diamond. And then when you cut a diamond (did you ever notice?) you cut it in a three-cornered shape, and the sun against that will reflect seven colors. See? And looking, red through red, looks white. Did you know that? That's right. Red through red, that's the Blood, the red Blood looking at a... God looking at a red sinner through red Blood turns him white. He's in the heart. You see?"
48And again from his sermon Thinking man's filter 65-0822E P:43 he said, "Notice, In Exodus 19... (I want you to read it when you go home when you have more time.) Notice, when Israel had committed sin, first they took a red heifer, which had never had a yoke on her neck. That means she never was yoked up with anything. And she had to be red. The color red is an atonement color. Did you know science knows that if you take red and look through red to red, it's white? Look through red at red; it's white. He looks through the red Blood of the Lord Jesus and our red sins become as white as snow: red through red. And the heifer was killed in the evening time by the whole congregation of Israel, and there was put seven stripes of her blood upon the door where the whole congregation had to enter: a type of the Seven Church Ages by the Blood."
49Now, he also said in his sermon Hebrews Chapter 6 and 7 57-0915M 269-628 "He's become from a Spirit, the great fountains of the rainbow of God, Who had no beginning or no end. He was forever God. This ray of light went forth; it was a ray of love. That's the main one, red. The next color follows, which was blue: blue, the trueness. Next, followed after that was other colors to the seven perfect colors, which is the seven Spirits of God, that went from that great Fountain and that great Diamond that Jesus spoke of, that great Diamond that's chipped to reflect these colors. God was made flesh and dwelled among us, that He might reflect His goodness and mercy among us by gifts and signs and wonders. That whole big rainbow had become in a theophany, made in the image like man. Yet He wasn't a man; He didn't have flesh yet; He was a theophany."
The seven colors, beginning with red and ending with violet showing us these seven colors represent seven motives and attitudes of God toward man.
50From his sermon, Hebrews Chapter 7 PT 2 Church Order 57-092 345-329 The Bible said in the Revelation, that the seven Spirits before the throne of God (Is that right?), the seven manifold, seven Spirits. We find out there's seven colors; there's seven church ages, there... Oh, it--it just runs... Seven is complete, and God was complete in seven Spirits, and those Spirits were perfect. The first was a color of red, perfect love, redemption. And how if we had time to give those colors, and show that each one of those colors represents God's purity. Amen. Those colors, there's seven natural colors. Those colors represents the purity of God. And the...
Those colors represent the motives of God, the attitude of God.
51Those seven colors, they represented seven church ages, seven stars, seven angels. All through the Scripture, seven ministers, seven messengers, seven messages, all in the sevens. Seven days; six days, and the seventh's the sabbath (perfect, complete). Oh, it's beautiful. If we just had the time to dig into it, and to bring it out, those colors...
Notice he said the colors represent the motive and attitude of God. In other words they represented His Covenant Promise. Our motive is our purpose, and plan, and the attitude shows the state of mind or the disposition that God had towards His children. Therefore those colors spelled out the very covenant between God and His Seed.
A motive is something that causes one to act a certain way, and to do a certain thing, And an attitude is an expression of the manner, disposition, or feeling with regard to a person or thing; it is the tendency or orientation, especially of the mind:
53Most of the other major translation use the word attitude instead of mind, because it not only speaks of a mindset, but the attitude or disposition or motive behind that mindset. The NIV says, "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ." The NEW AMERICAN STD. Says, " Have this attitude in yourselves that was also in Jesus Christ." And the AMPLIFIED Version says, "let this same attitude and purpose and humbleness of mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus."
54We would see Jesus 57-0226 P:21 But now, while He's here working with His Church in the form of the Spirit... Then if His Spirit is with us, He will act just exactly like He act when He was here on earth. It'll make you act the same way, because it's not your spirit any more; it's His Spirit in you, Christ's Spirit in you."The things that I do... He that believeth on Me (Saint John 14:12.), the works that I do, shall ye do also." See? We'll do the same works, think the same thoughts, live the same type of life. If the Spirit of God is in you, it makes you live like Christ, Christ-like. Then you become a written epistle, read of all men, Christ in you, reflecting His Light out of you, as God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, and reflecting God from His own body. No man has seen God at any time, but the only begotten of the Father has declared Him. God was in Christ. And what Christ's attitude was, was God's attitude, 'cause the two work together, the Spirit and flesh united together. Got a sermon on that: "The Dove And The Lamb." Want to get on it one night, one of these weeks.
56Now, let's go over this one more time. First let us look at these colors in the natural. In the world of art, we have three primary colors; red, yellow and blue. These cannot be formulated by mixing. They come from the earth; but with these three colors, and the addition of black and white, any shade of the spectrum can be obtained. Herein lies a thought provoking, scriptural principle, for in red, we have a Hebrew word "OUDEM" which means "red clay."
The second primary is yellow. we also find its counterpart in the principles of God. Yellow which is represented in Gold always speaks of deity when it speaks of God but when it speaks of His Sons it speaks of trials and testing's.
Yellow represents the trials and testing we are purged and purified by. 1 Peter 1:6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
58Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
59Deuteronomy 8:5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
Then through the testing it molds into us the very character of the One who is testing us, for He is the Judge. Then it makes only sense that the Judge would be known by the yellowish or gold color, as we will see later on. And of course this Judge is God himself, because He is represented by the Gold color which speaks of deity. Did not Abraham call him the Judge of all the earth? When he said, "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?"
Hear ye Him 56-0611 P:26 Oh, how that God wants to see the reflection of Himself, and His church reflecting the power and glory to the world. In the Old Testament when the beaters was beating gold... When you get gold that's full of pyrite (That's fool's gold.), it really shines better then the real gold. It's got sludge and everything in it. But the beater used to beat the gold. And the way he knowed he had all the dirt out of it, he seen the reflection of himself in it, like a polished mirror. He beat it, and he beat it, and he beat it, until he seen his own reflection. That's what the Holy Spirit is trying to do to the Church, is to beat it, and turn it over, and beat it, until Christ reflects in the Church to the people, proving His resurrection. He's the same yesterday, today, and forever.
He's trying to get the people to beat the world out of them. The devil's pouring it in. And the Holy Spirit, if you'll just stand still and let Him, He will beat your life, until the loving peace of Christ reflects into your life.
60Now, between the first two natural colors comes orange which is a blending of the red, Love with the yellow which is the testing and trials. And Orange represents the character which is molded by Love and then testing by that same love. As the Apostle Paul said, what Father having loved his child chastises them not?
61And the prophet David said, Proverbs 13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
And then we hear God say in Revelations 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Now, in moving forward in our study we hear brother Branham tell us in his sermon, Revelations chapter 4 PT 2 24 Elders 61-0101 181 Noah's rainbow composed primarily of seven colors. Anybody knows the rainbow's got seven colors. Now, what are the colors? ...Now, remember, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Now, if you notice, seven... Watch. Seven rainbows... Seven colors; I mean, seven-colored rainbow. That meant seven bows. Seven bows, seven churches reflecting seven lights, each light wrapped into the other one. It started off with red, red. After red come orange, which is a reflection of red. After orange was... After orange come yellow, which is red and orange mixed together, makes yellow. Then green. Green and blue makes black. Then come indigo. And then from indigo comes violet, which is part of blue. Oh, oh, oh. Hallelujah. Don't you see? God, in His seven-colored rainbow, His covenant that He made, a covenant that through Seven Church Ages, the seven colors He would save the earth.
Notice he is talking about the redemptive covenant, or the covenant of His redemption. And a covenant is a contract. Then as we continue to look upon the colors of the rainbow we see the color Green which represents Life. Life, like the evergreen is always green, always showing life.
62Revelations Chapter 4 PT 2 24 Elders 61-0101 202 So we see Him in the circle bow of green, amber color. This greenish, what does green represent? Life. Green is the evergreen, always stays green, is life. What does it mean? That God has promised, as He took a oath back there in Genesis, that He would put the rainbow in the sky, that He would no more destroy this world by water. He also takes His oath and swears by Himself, that all the Seed of Abraham He'll raise up, and this world will stand all of its shaking judgments.
Therefore, Eternal life is represented in this covenant contract with the green bow. The green bar code in the sky, as we would call it in today's technology. God's great bar code which has all the contract language in that color code. And the portion that deals with eternal Life is represented by the color (green),
63Then the next color we see is blue, which represents the vindicated Trueness of God's eternal Word (blue). We say "that person is true blue", showing that blue represents trueness and what is more true than Gods Word. Did not Jesus say, I am the way, the "Truth" and the Life.
Now, this is for all you parents, the next time you're setting with your children and you see a rainbow, I want you to point out to your children that the rainbow they are looking at is God's covenant with them, and then show them each color and tell them what that means in God's contractual terms with them.
66Revelation 1:5-6 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
69And finally a (violet ) which is more of a purple and represents priesthood and intercession for our confession.
Jesus said in John 17:17 ¶ Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 20 ¶ Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Thus through the restorative power of the light of God, God's plan of salvation is revealed, yet the message of the rainbow covenant ensures us that all is on schedule and "the glory of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9).
Revelations Chapter 4 PT 2 24 ELDERS 61-0101 154 Notice the color of the Spirit of God which was above the likeness of these four Creatures, was amber. Amber is yellowish green. Now, watch: yellowish green, amber... Oh, He's the same yesterday... He revealed Hisself to Ezekiel in the midst of Ezekiel's vision. This Light that he saw coming above the four living Creatures was yellowish green. When He come to John, He appeared in the emerald which is also yellowish green. He comes now to the revelator in yellowish green. He comes to us in yellowish green, the Light. Walk in the Light; He is the Light.
Revelations Chapter 4 PT 2 24 Elders 61-0101 158 Watch. Are you ready? Listen. Keep this now, just remember, to let you know. (Gene, you can hold this tape.) Listen. (No, I don't have to hold it there; that's all right.) I mean just keep the tape; permit this to the church. Notice this. Now, that you might know that the color of the Light that's with the Lord, and the Lord's Light that follows the Lord, and this is the Lord, is amber, yellowish green. That's the same color of the Light that's with us today, as the scientists has took Its picture: yellowish green, amber.
Now, you might ask, Why did he appear in this hour in the pillar of fire that is yellowish Green? Well, yellow represents trials and testing, Right? And he is here knocking at the door as the Supreme judge. Is the judge right? And the Judge has power to give either give life or sentence to death. And in this case for us we are given Life, which is green. That is why He has shown us His presence in a yellowish Green, AMBER color.
70And as Abrahams Seed we can say along with what Abraham our Father said when the Lord appeared in his day on his way down to judge Sodom and Gomorah. "Shalt not the Judge of all the earth do right?" From his sermon Revelations Chapter 4 PT 2 24 Elders 61-0101 170 brother Branham said, "Now, notice how the Lord in His great mercy give us these things. Now, let's take another. Both Ezekiel and John saw Him in the mystery of His colors and Light, and called it a amber color. John later... You that's putting down the Scriptures: I John 1:5 to 7. John later (and was on the Isle of Patmos about three years when he wrote the Book), when he come back, an old man in his nineties, in I John 1:5 and 7, he said, "God is Light." John had an experience; he had seen Him and he knowed that He was Light, Light, eternal Light; not cosmic light, not lamp light, electric light, sunlight, but eternal Light. Oh, how I love Him. "God is Light."
Revelations Chapter 4 PT 2 24 Elders 61-0101 185 But when John saw Him in this amber color, the amber color, He surrounded and covered around like a halo. A halo... [Brother Branham taps on something--Ed.]... A halo of amber color surrounded His Being. See? One color, one God over all, through all, and in all, but there is Seven Church Ages.
Revelations Chapter 4 PT 2 24 Elders 61-0101 196 But when John saw Him here, what was it? The day of redeeming was over. It was all over, so he seen Him back in His original condition, an amber color. Not only just half the world, it can only... The sun can only shines on half the world at a time (See?), as it goes around. But when John saw Him, He was setting to look upon as jasper and sardius stone, amber colors; mix the two together, you got amber. "And a amber color around the throne." Oh, my. Oh, I tell you, that just... We could just go on and on. Seven Spirits, seven colors, seven church ages, seven ministers, seven lights, everything's in a seven. God's perfect in seven. God worked six days; the seventh day He rested. The world will exist six thousand years, and the seventh thousand is the millennium.
The third primary in the natural is blue. When we come to this color in scripture, we approach one of the most sublime subjects of the Bible. Blue is the symbol of the Word and healing power of God. We refer you to the 15th chapter of Numbers, verses 38-41.
"Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a rib band of blue: And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them (Trueness); and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring: That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God. I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God."
71This is the reason heaven above is blue, for it speaks to us of the eternal presence of YAHWEH. The color of God's chosen nation, the people of Israel, is blue, dating back to the time of David. if you have seen their flag it is a blue star of David on a white background.
72We also note in Ezekiel 1:26, that the restored throne of David which will rule supreme in all the earth, being God's throne, is spoken of as sapphire, which is blue. It is interesting to note that what the woman who had an issue of blood for twelve years, said when she saw Jesus: "If I can only touch the hem of his garment, I shall be made whole" (Matthew 9:21). The hem of that garment was blue. We must point out, however, that Christ immediately emphasized it was her faith that made her whole and she had not gained healing by the works of the law. Also note carefully that she had to kneel down, literally bowing before the Lord to touch the hem of his garment. This custom was not confined to this woman, for in Matthew 14:26, we find the multitudes following this example and getting the same results.
73The prophet Zechariah, speaking symbolically, tells of the day when all nations shall be healed. He says in Zechariah 8:23, that ten men out of every nation shall take hold of the skirt of him who is a Jew, saying, "We will go with you for we have heard that God is with you." This is the day when the curse shall be lifted and the desert shall blossom as a rose.
Revelations Chapter 4 PT 2 24 Elders 61-0101 172 Notice, we're going to start back now and see where we're at. On the 3rd verse yet, aren't we? Are we going to get it? I hope. All right. He was to look upon as jasper and sardius stone: and there was a rainbow... about the throne, in the sight like unto an emerald, yellowish green. Now, rainbow, you notice it was a rainbow. Let's go back in Genesis 9 and find out in Genesis 9:13. And we'll find back here the rainbow, when a rainbow first appeared. Genesis the 9th chapter, and we will begin at the 13th verse, Genesis 9:13. All of you like this? Oh, I love it. I just don't like it; I love it. Look. I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token,... (Watch.)... token of a covenant betwixt me and the earth... (What? "Betwixt Me and Noah"? No. "Betwixt 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 betwixt me and you... (Now, He come back to His covenant betwixt them, but the rainbow covenant.)... See, the covenant was life for Noah, that He spared him, but the covenant that God made with Himself was a rainbow, that He would not... Now, I'll show you what Noah's covenant was with God, in a minute. But this here was God's own covenant with Himself (Amen.), a rainbow.
Now that we have our three primary colors, let's do a little color mixing. In the natural if we blend yellow and blue, the result is green. In the spiritual, you mix trial (yellow) and blue (the Trueness of the Word or God) and we get green (the color of Life, eternal Life).
74Psalms 1:3. "And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season: his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper." (An evergreen tree) Green is the symbol of life, the ever green, resurrection every spring, etc.. In Aaron's rod that budded, (laid up in the ark of the covenant), there is the symbol of selection and resurrection, Numbers 17:8.
Let's blend two more colors. In the natural, if we mix red and blue, the result is purple. In the spiritual when we take red (Love) and blue (Truth, Thy Word is Truth) the result will be purple (Priesthood, mediator-ship which comes by Love).
Noah looking at the rainbow saw seven steps (the number of spiritual perfection), beginning with God giving his Son by Love, going through trial, being guided into all truth for God's Word is Truth, bringing forth Eternal Life and immortality and finally Priesthood; which is service, Thus Fulfilling Revelations 5:10, "And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth."
75Now that we have carefully laid the pattern of color in the Bible, namely that red refers to Love; yellow--trial; blue--Truth which is vindicated Word; green--Life, immortality; purple--royalty or priesthood; let us go back once again to a few recorded incidents to see how this color progression is employed.
The interesting thing of color is this: that once all the primaries, the red, yellow and blue, and the offspring of those colors are poured back together it becomes one great mass of white light from which it emanated. This was true in the beginning when God looked out upon His creation. He saw nothing but white light. He saw it and it was very good. The purpose of sending the Lord Jesus Christ, who once was represented by a sardine and now has become a jasper stone, the purpose of sending him into the earth has been to create a condition in which there will only be white light again; for we are told that when that great finality comes there will be no need for the sun or the moon or any other source of light, but the glory of God (white light) shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.
76Revelations 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory (doxa) of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
77So the eternal purpose of God will become a reality, when the desert shall blossom as the red rose; when God shall be ALL in ALL: when Christ's purpose will become a reality; when sin shall be dealt a fatal blow; no more red, no more yellow, only blue, only that which pertains to the Divine white light, the source of all color in the world as we see it today.