A SIGN OF JUDGMENT?
Heed the sign of the rainbow,
God’s miracle in the sky.
Seven colors he banded in a bow and raised on high.
Shining forth as a promise – after rain it would appear,
So Noah and family and animals could read the message clear.
The first covenant made by God was given to those on the Ark,
A pledge to all generations, their safety assured in the dark.
God had flooded the earth to bring His judgment on wicked people.
His heart was filled with grief, looking down upon such evil.
But afterward He determined that He’d never do it again.
He set His bow in the heavens, arched up high across the land.
God loves the sign of the rainbow circled around His throne.
Ezekiel and John both saw it – in holiness how it shone!
But now the wicked have turned the meaning upside down –
They flaunt the garish colors on the White House like a clown!
They dare to call the evil, good, the bitter they call sweet.
Others look on and see no harm, considering themselves elite.
They never consider the Word of God, their minds are filled with conceit.
They reason that they are the tolerant ones, and prudes have suffered defeat.
But Jesus has sounded His warning in the pages of His Holy Book –
“As it was in the days of Noah,” these are the things
for which to look –
And giving in marriage was at the top of His list, we sadly realize.
Marriage, a picture of Christ and His bride,
they’ve perverted with their lies!
They drag the rainbow through the mud and celebrate with pride,
But everyone will stand before the Lord, no one can hide.
The day is coming, the prophet says,
and like stubble the wicked will burn,
But God isn’t willing for one to perish –
He calls out to them to turn.
The clouds are gathering over our land, and He’d like to spare us pain.
The Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing for those
who fear His name.
But do not think that God will wink and say it does not matter.
“Live and let live – we have equal rights!” Oh, the godless chatter!
And lest you think it’s hate
when Christians preach to them to stop,
They’re walking off a cliff, and they’ll be dashed upon a rock!
Jesus said His word is true, and none has been abolished.
Every jot and tittle that is written can’t be demolished.
The Law that Moses wrote may sound severe, but have no qualms,
For Jesus taught the disciples,
beginning at Moses, the prophets, and Psalms.
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman
– an abomination!”
But the grace of God is powerful indeed,
and you can have salvation!
To summarize the state of our nation and the sign of the rainbow:
Cry out to God – His forgiveness is real, and submit to HIS say-so!
By Nancy Petrey
June 29, 2015