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September 28, 2022 6:00 am
Welcome to the Kerwin Baptist Church broadcast our desire is for the word of God spread throughout all me know Christ.
Join us now for a portion of one of our services here at Kerwin Baptist Church located in Kernersville, North Carolina want to turn to Genesis chapter 9 Genesis chapter 9 and I believe it would be fitting even with believe the way the services gone this morning.
I believe it would be fitting to end of the series today and to share some things that God has laid on her heart. You really can't finish. You know in the art unless you talk about the rainbow and so want to discover that briefly this morning and it is very exciting actually to me.
I told you really last Sunday and this Sunday are somewhat to finish the story of Noah and the ark, to give you the significance in the symbolism of salvation.
This is, I can Old Testament picture of salvation that was to come. The first two Sundays are just more exciting to me as you go through the symbolism of the art and being in the ark and in Christ and the similarity between those two, but as everything was done and as we covered last week. The judgment was done, God showed Grace and Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord and that's the only reason you and I are living and breathing. Today is because God showed Grace to know and allowed mankind to continue and as we as as everything is done and settled God as he brought peace back to this earth at that time he salvage those eight individuals told them to be fruitful and multiply, and as that water was subsiding here on the earth. God placed a rainbow in the sky and many of you know the significance of it.
Many of you might not were going to look at that this morning and hope that you get a blessing from it. Matthew chapter Genesis chapter 9 skews me verse nine like this if you would, and I behold, I establish my covenant with you and with your seed after you. God is basically saying I'm to form a covenant of promise a binding agreement not only with you but with all the generations to come. Verse 10 and with every living creature that is with you of the foul of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth, and I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off anymore by the waters of a flood, neither shall there anymore be a flood to destroy the earth.
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 or as we call it the rainbow I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. He is saying this is a symbol of the covenant that I have made. In other words, he is saying that the rainbow is very important. He said this is a sign and this is something for every generation from now on when they see this. This is not only a reminder to them of what I promised, but this is also a reminder to God what he promised everybody got that so far. Verse 14 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 in the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh in the bow shall be in the cloud and I will look upon it in the interesting gossip. I will look upon it. The words I will notice I will see it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
God said to Noah, this is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth, he repeated himself, that is, emphasis in God's word the St. I promised you I have doubly promised you the you need to take note of this. This is a covenant between me and you.
By the way God takes his covenants very serious resilient. God takes his covenants very serious, and God takes your covenant very serious to God said in his word that it is better for you not to vow a vow then to vow a vow and break it.
Let's pray Lord we love you this morning.
We thank you for your grace and your mercy Lord as we just briefly share and finish Lord this great passage of Scripture the things that we need to learn from the Lord. I pray that you would use it in your precious and holy name we pray in Jesus name, amen. I want to say this to start off real quickly that there are three items in God's word that God put in the sky to speak to men. I want you to understand what these three things are number one, there was the pillar of cloud and fire and obviously this was later on, but I was what you know the three things as obviously God was leading Moses and the children of Israel out of Egypt, he provided them a pillar of cloud and fire and then second, there was the star that he provided to the wisemen to lead them to the Savior. Then third is the rainbow now. The first thing that we are talked about was the pillar of cloud and fire that was him reminding man of his presence, that means as the children of Israel were going through the wilderness he he he had that pillar of cloud, and a fire to show them that he was with them, he was above them. He was under them. He was before them. He was behind them and he was in them and different when you get saved all the above are true Bible says, he goes before us. The Bible said he comes behind his. The Bible said he lives in us.
The Bible said he controls everything, created everything he's above is below is in front of us beside of us. He's got us covered by his blood.
I that means the pillar of cloud and fire speaks of his present second was the star and that spoke of his preeminence. He led the wisemen to who is the King of Kings and Lord of lords in Jesus. He is preeminent over everything and that star led them to him. Obviously that was a sign that Jesus was above all, before all and in all third was the rainbow and that obviously we know the pillar of the cloud of fire spoke of his presence. The star spoke of his preeminence, but the rainbow speaks of his promise and he has made promises to us in God's work elegantly want to know why the so important. The fact that he promised this to them all views years ago and you and I still see rainbow's.
It is a sign to us that when God makes a promise he keeps his promise and he has made other promises to us in God's word and we know that there are true and we know that he will keep those promises but just in case we need proof he made this promise a long time ago and this is all this is the only one of the three signs that he put in the sky for men that still remain so that you and I will always know God keeps his promise. All God's people said amen different. Every promise he's made you, he will keep it. Now why is the rainbow so significant. Well, the rainbow's been perverted by the devil not to go there but you all know exactly what I'm talking about that. It was only Satan that would take something a symbol that God is left as a promise to man of judgment to come, that Satan would pervert it and throw it right back in God's face as if there was no judgment coming and that's exactly what Satan would love for you to think in this building that your fine you're okay and judgment is not coming, but this rainbow is a sign that whatever God's promise, he will keep it and he said that judgment day is coming, that there is a heaven and that there is a hell and you will live in one of those for the rest of your life and the only way for you. I should be in heaven for an eternity is the put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ and his shed blood wire that was the rainbow so important will the first color you'll see in the top rainbow not been has a picture of your obviously for this thing. It will be hard. Maybe you to see on the screen but every rainbow has the same order of colors. The very top color in a rainbow is purple and purple stands for royalty and that stands for.
Obviously, that Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of lords. First Timothy 615 says, which in his time he shall show in his times he shall show who is the blessed and only potentate, the King of Kings and Lord of lords. That's exactly who Jesus is and every time you and I see a rainbow we can see that purple color and know that he is royalty.
He is King of Kings and Lord of lords. And because we been say we are now royalty. Also, because we are now in his family and if he's the king were the children of the king were just as much royalty as he praise be to God for that second thing is this the next colors blue and blue in God's word is always a sign of heaven.
That's why the heavens obviously are colored blue.
Blue is a sign of heaven and it is a reminder to us that the Savior came from heaven to this earth to save mankind who would put their trust in him. John 313 and no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of Man, which is in heaven. He was in heaven came down from heaven and returned back to heaven.
Listening the fact that he returned back to heaven showed that he overcame and defeated death is very important. Number three. The next: the rainbow goes purple to blue to green green in the God's word is always a sign of new life.
That's why springtime things get green there's things are growing again. Green is always a sign of new life. John chapter 14 verse six you say that to him. I am the way the truth and the life no man cometh to the father but by me. That means this dear friend every time we see green and that rainbow we can be reminded that we have new life in Christ.
The Bible says that Christ came not just so that we can have life, but that we could have it more abundantly.
Everything in your life is new and fresh and you have opportunity because you put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ he gave you a new nature he gave you a new heart. He gave you a new life.
He gave you new opportunities he gave you a new eternity. That's all going to try every time we see that reason that rainbow we got new life in Christ. Next colors yellow that that yellow obviously stands for sunlight and we find obviously in John chapter 8 verse 12 we know that Jesus is the light of the world.
The Bible says listen this verse then spake Jesus under them, saying, I am the light of the world he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life that yellow color shows that obviously he's the light of the world that you and I when we are saved we are now walking in life. That's why God says men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. But when you and I get saved now our deeds to be right and we got a lot of the light, we are to love the right love the light love the right okay number number five is this stop that running I needed okay anyway number five. Next: the rainbow it goes purple to blue to green to yellow to orange anybody guess what orange obviously represents in God's word even life.
It means warning or repent. That's why all of our roadsigns.
Most all of them are orange. That's a national sign form for security reasons that there's danger there's warning John chapter 3 verse three says Jesus answered and said in him, verily, verily, I say into the except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God different when you see that orange of the rainbow at that warning a warning warning, do you know that your say have you put your faith and trust in Christ. Have you heeded the warning of God's word. The last color is red now see that word read auto bring something special to you and I as Christians that stands opposite for the blood of Christ.
You and I have been covered by the blood. If you been saved by his grace. When you read this to you.
First Peter chapter 1 verse 18 for as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received.
Obviously, by tradition of your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, look at me when I am under the rainbow it to remind me that I am under the law was a dimming you know that. Also the rainbow we go from those colors purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, but the the rainbow every rainbow that exist. It it it holds and has every color of the spectrum.
Although our eyes cannot see it, you know that our eyes are not able to see every color that is available, it just the way were put together the mechanics arrived. We can't see every color. In fact, some of you are colorblind. We have a youth pastor that is colorblind and we will look at things and also what would he think you think that matches Jacob. He says I have no idea because he is colorblind.
Certain colors and you know what you and I listen.
We look at the rainbow were knocking to be able to see every color that there is but it's there you have any idea where I'm going with you know when you got saved. There are things about God. You'll never see. There's too much about him to ever know. I mean there's things about God and God's holiness in God's ability and things that got you know God's done some things in your life. You don't even know he's done, you know that God has provided safety to you at times underwrote you didn't even know God provided safety, you know, God has opened up doors along the way. These remove barriers and you never saw the doors and you never saw the barriers when you got saved. I got so much more that we could ever even realized that we can see it was eating one of the families in our church this week on Friday evening where talk about the things with, Angels and different things on Wednesday nights and asked the question, are in range with all the time and I said yup reading together right here in their dining room. There are Angels all around us. If you and I could see the Angels that are in this building right now they're sent to minister to us and we can't see, but it's there. Oh, dear friend. You and I could never fathom or understand all that God brings all that God does all that Christ suffered will never see but is there let me put it this way and I thought I got excited about this.
You might not.
Odds are you won't be going, but I got excited about this when I put this together for this. If you look at the colors of the rainbow.
If you follow them down. Listen to me, it means this when I look up, I must see that the King of Kings left heaven and gave me new life.
When I believe the light of his word and repented and was then covered by his blood. Anybody want to rainbow is that pitiful.
Nowadays you almost can't even where rainbow or display a rainbow for what people might think of me and dear friend I'm here to tell you years ago God left it, and God made a cup and he will keep that covenant. Let me give you when you give your couple things about this row quickly and on my times gone is really not a got about 50 minutes but her list of two things are necessary for rainbow to develop to have a rainbow. Two things are necessary.
Number one, there has to be a disturbance in heaven. There has to be a storm. There has to be rain there has to be something something that has to be there has to be sunlight. You can see a rainbow if you don't have any light, dear friend. That rainbow is a promise to us that God is still keeping his promise.
Listen to me in the middle of the storms that come into your life. There should be light as he is the light of the world that ought to shine in your life. There is a disturbance and there is sunlight and dear friend, even in your disturbances and even your storms and even when the winds and the rains come into your life.
You can be reminded that God will keep his promise I will never leave you nor forsake you. Give you some itching fractional let you go this morning and about. We had a couple members straight me up on some things. I was preaching on. Always how I always have that happen. By the way, it would just kill some people to think goodness that got a come and say oh yeah and you know what.
In verse four, you could say you know what I know, but I don't have five hours to preach and add something else you notice okay get out much as I pick article members straight me out I said you know we don't know what kind of wood gopher wood is they think Cyprus or Pine that the ark was made out of. They don't know what kind of tree that came from. So we don't really know why was called gopher wood and they corrected me brother Dale Traxler said that it was turned that because he said no. I had no sons and he said gopher that wouldn't go for that would go for that would that's was called gopher wood. Pretty good in the Miss altar. Let me know why Noah did not fish off the ark because he only had two worms.
So anyway so I like the way you think, folks. I like the way you think about, I'm picking folks on picking but I didn't know what is going to talk to the preacher after church is leave them alone. He's cranky. Stay away from a you have to know me about some of you don't even know me but you have been very easy for me okay, first I want to know about this one man did not ask for the rainbow.
It was all God's idea, man did not say hey I need a sign to keep your promise. Listen man did ask for God volunteered the rainbow was all God's ideal. Guess what Mandan asked for sake. Speaking of a disturbance in heaven. Good Lord will load. I made the flowers move that was horrible and what was the flowers back where they were.
Listen Mandan asked for the rainbow. It was all God's idea, guess what else Mandan Mandan asked for a Savior. He gave it man did not ask for that Jesus came on his own and that great number two is this man cannot destroy rainbow plant bombs. You could get some jets working to destroy rainbow go right through it. Not realize you're in it is a some mankind thinks that they can destroy God and atheists think you know they can win legal battles and all the same you to do what you want. You cannot destroy God folks just calm down, quit getting so worried because of the world's doing what the they're not going to be God. We are on the right side. Number three is this all men see the rainbow the same I see Raymo's monies in my memory bonus either to see the exact same rainbow will see it differently. It's the same to all. Many know what salvation is available to all men, no matter what color you are, where you're from, what your background is all the things you've done right or wrong doesn't matter doesn't matter if you're wealthy poor. It does not matter. It's available to everybody the same in God's eyes were all the same report is this God looks upon the rainbow and remembers his promise.
Every time God looks at. He even said I will look upon it, and will remember the covenant that I have made with you. What is interesting is is I don't know if you've ever thought about this way and I didn't I was reading one commentator and he may know to this.
I don't know if this is exactly the case, but you would have a hard time disproving it with God's word is that the simple truth is I know we all see rainbows at different times and I might be traveling through Florida somewhere and they had us a rain storm and the sounds coming out and also y'all been driving the car somewhere. Maybe the homes they look that rainbow listen to me.
I believe it the exact same time were looking at a God looking at it to an amazing to think that at the exact same time you're looking at a rainbow God looking at it exact same time say how you know that I don't really know that for sure but I think so because God is omnipresent is everywhere and he said when you look on the rainbow. I'll look on the rainbow you and got a look at the same rainbow would not be yourself my course all right for thing is this the rainbow touches both heaven and earth rainbow touches both heaven and earth. Jesus left heaven came to earth, he had to to save mankind yet, and if you think about it.
He had to come from heaven to earth and then back number six is this the rainbow cannot be taken back there to stay. God made his promise. But no, mankind got really simple and we have with the rainbow cannot be taken back. It's there, dear friend, listen to me when Christ offered salvation that cannot be taken back. Last want to know this that nobody has ever seen a complete rainbow. They've only seen half of you know the Bible said about Christ that literally the half cannot be told different is great and wonderful as you as you and I know God to be a know Jesus, to be. We haven't seen half of star deacons this morning before we prayed were praying for a couple members in our church that their health is just going down so quickly and I told him this and I'll close with this I said you know it would almost seem life's unfair to a lot of individuals when you give your life and you serve God and you get down to the end of your life and it seems like it's almost what we would call in in. I guess you would call it English terms movie terms novel terms. It almost seems anti-climactic you give your life you sacrifice things that this world has to offer whatever could you want to serve God and you want to live for God and you give your life faithfully for years and then your body begins to break down your health begins to leave and then all of a sudden you just get worse and worse and worse and worse and it seems that your whole life live.
You think that you will live all this and there be something grand at the end but you live your whole life. For the Lord, and you get down to the point and it'll get to the point that you can't come to church maybe and then post the new folks to come in. Don't even have a clue about you've ever done for the church. I don't even know yet they don't even know you exist in the people that did happen.
Forget yeah and it seemed like it says that's the way life is for a Christian, and then you just die. Anything more. You did all that and look at it just seems almost anti-climatic, and it would be bad for heaven but heaven is the ultimate climax is not over down here, you started your own life, and a little bit sad down here because death is sad and we died because we stand.
Good heavens, when you serve your whole life. You're faithful to the Lord. Imagine how thankful you're going to be when you see his precious face. All the sudden you witness the glory that you never even knew existed. We've never seen a little rainbow will never see all of God will spend an eternity and continue to learn something about them every second of every minute God put a rainbow in the clouds for me. Thank you for listening to you receive the blessing from our broadcast Baptist Church is located at 4520 Old Hollow Rd. in Kernersville, NC.
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