And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.Habakkuk 2:2
Many times, when God allows me to “see” into the Spiritual realm, it comes in parts. I may not receive a vision, as a whole, along with the revelation, all at once.
But my prayer is that if the vision is from Him, He will complete it, and so I continue praying for completion and revelation, to His great glory.
This is the vision as it began at our Christmas program at church, December 22, 2019…
I stood, near the front of the church, with my eyes closed and my arm stretched up. I don’t remember the song or the prayer on my heart. But I received a vision of a baby (which I seemed to know right away was the baby Jesus), laying in a black “bean-bag” type of thing, which extended out from him about eight to ten inches in all directions to form a perfect circle.
I couldn’t make out the features of his face or the place he was in. I did see the vibrant rainbow in which he was wrapped, however. The colors were outstanding, brighter than any colors I’d ever seen before, and they seemed to be moving, almost vibrating, in place, wrapped around him there.
At first, I thought it was simply a representation of the Baby Jesus, especially since it was Christmas time. But even considering that, the rainbow just didn’t seem to fit in or make sense there at Christmas time.
So I began to pray and seek God, if there was another portion of the story, or the vision, that He wanted me to know.
It was New Year’s Day when He led me to start a brand new Bible reading plan, which started in Genesis. Since I’ve already been blogging for several months with some dear blogging sisters of mine, I questioned God…
But God, I’ve read Genesis so many times already! In fact, we went through it not that very long ago! Can’t I start somewhere else? A topic study maybe? Anything but Genesis again.
I went for three days, sticking to the plan, even though it was longer and more arduous than any I’d done before. Finally, I decided that couldn’t possibly be where He wanted me, so I decided to go back to a study I started after Thanksgiving but was drawn right back again.
Then I finally came to the story of Noah, the flood, and the “bow”. Not a “rainbow”… the Word clearly says, “BOW”. Thinking there must be something there, in that word, I looked it up.
According to Strong’s Concordance, the word means, “bending, for shooting, signifying strength”. And yes, I double-checked… that’s all it says. Interestingly enough, of the 77 times this particular version of the word is used in the King James Bible, it is only used in Genesis chapter 9 and Ezekiel chapter 1, to speak of what we commonly know as “a rainbow”. Here is the Scripture from Ezekiel 1:28…
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, 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.Ezekiel 1:28
It was as if God was very plainly telling me that the rainbow I had seen the Baby Jesus wrapped in, was… “…the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of God…“
Not only was Jesus, God in the flesh, as we know from 1 Timothy 3:16 which says, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” He was also wrapped in the very appearance of the likeness of the glory of God!
There is no separation of the two. All praise and glory to Jesus!
Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha’olam (Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe)