The colors of the rainbow
are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and
violet. The rainbow is stated as a sign of the
Covenant with Noah (solemn agreement made between
God and Noah) and God's promise to Noah that never
again would the World be purified by a Great Flood.
This covenant was demonstrated by a rainbow
appearing in the sky as a sign He had kept His
promise. The Rainbow Christian Symbol therefore
represents God's faithfulness and of His pardon of
the faithful which derives from the story of Noah's
Gen. 9:12 And God said, "This is the sign of the
covenant I am making between me and you and every
living creature with you, a covenant for all
generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the
clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant
between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds
over the earth and the rainbow appears in the
clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me
and you and all living creatures of every kind.
Never again will the waters become a flood to
destroy all life. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in
the clouds, I will see it and remember the
everlasting covenant between God and all living
creatures of every kind on the earth."
The Easton Bible Dictionary provides the following
definition, meaning and emblem for the Rainbow
Christian Symbol in the Bible.
It was appointed as a witness of the divine
faithfulness (Gen. 9:12-17). It existed indeed
before, but it was then constituted as a sign of the
covenant. Others, however think that it "appeared
then for the first time in the vault and clouds of
heaven." It is referred to three other times in
Scripture (Ezek. 1:27, 28; Rev. 4:1-3; 10:1).