This week as I was praying about some things, I was reminded of a dream I had a couple years ago.
In my dream I was riding in a vehicle with a friend of mine. She began to drive erratically. I said, “Listen, just pull over and let me out. I don’t want to ride with you driving like this.” This was odd to me because I have been in a vehicle with this person many times and I have always thought she was one of the best drivers I know.
As the dream continued, I looked around me and saw it was pitch dark, darkness was all around me. And there were creepy things on the road, it looked like I was going through an evil place. There were Halloween signs everywhere and evil things hanging from trees. It was weird, to say the least. Suddenly something caught my eye.
Out of the left side of my vision I saw a rainbow begin to form. I exclaimed “LOOK AT THAT”‘ I watched as this rainbow literally formed across the sky, filling the sky with glorious colors. I stood there stunned, watching this rainbow form from the very beginning of it to the complete end of it. It was a marvelous sight.
I looked away to tell someone to look at it, and when I looked back there were two rainbows across the sky. Suddenly a double rainbow filled the sky that had just moments before been utter darkness. It was absolutely stunning. I said to myself, “Wow, I haven’t seen a rainbow in years.”
I woke up.
Upon waking, I knew God was speaking to me and I knew He was telling me that even in the darkest times, His covenant remains in place. In the darkest places of our lives we will find that His covenant promises shine brighter than any darkness possibly could.
Isaiah 60:2 says; “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.”
I don’t know about you, but that is good news to me. I see the dark getting darker in our land. Yet, I am more convinced than ever that the Word of God is the only truth. It IS our light in the darkness. God says when dark times become darker, His glory will be seen on us. His glory will absolutely outshine the darkness!
As I thought on this dream, several scriptures flooded my mind. I thought of how I saw the rainbow form from the beginning to the end. I ask God what He was saying to me and He gave me a couple Scriptures. First of all, Revelation 1:8 says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.’
And, He gave me 2 Corinthians 1:20, “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”
God is God from the beginning to the end and His promises are always yes and amen. When God speaks a word to us or when we grab on to the promises of God, we may experience some dark times in the process of seeing those promises come to pass. However, His covenant remains intact. His promises do not change. His glory WILL be revealed in us and around us, if we hold fast to the word He has given us.
As for what He was saying through the rainbows, to me it was quite clear.
Genesis 9:13-15, “I do set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between 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 between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.”
Friends, this vivid dream from God was an awesome reminder that our God has a covenant with us. Not only with us, but with every living thing on this earth and with the earth itself.
God does not alter His promises. Psalm 89:34 says, “My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.”
Finally, He spoke to me of the double rainbows and led me to some Scriptures that I just love!
Isaiah 61:7 says, “Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore, in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs.”
Zechariah 9:12; “Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.”
Oh, my goodness, our God is speaking to us today. Those of you who still have hope, who are literal prisoners of hope. Those of you who refuse to give up hope, in spite of the dark season we seem to be in, God will restore double! Praise the Lord. It is His promise to you, and He will not alter that promise…get ready for double restoration!
Meditate on this:
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9