Genesis tells us there was water above the sky. This could have been a layer of clear ice keeping the atmosphere in and under greater pressure. This would explain how some larger dinosaurs dragons could breathe despite having relatively small nostrils, and dragonflies could grow with wingspans of over two feet see Meganeura. Insects breathe by diffusion which limits their size. This layer was destroyed in the flood and is no longer there.
The Bow in the Cloud; Or, Covenant Mercy for the Afflicted
Genesis And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. Genesis In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. The tear around the earth see fault line in the mid atlantic and others is a witness to the breaking open of the fountains of the great deep.
The windows of heaven could be a reference to the layer of ice above the sky.
Genesis While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. The catastrophe that caused the flood may have also caused the tilt in the earths axis that gives us our seasons. This would explain why we find large numbers of animal fossils under the Arctic including, for example, camels.
The flood was a great catastrophe that gave rise to our current day geology and weather systems. There is no reason to believe there were conditions for a rainbow to form before the flood. I believe the bow was a rainbow and the earth only had the right conditions for one to form after the flood.
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The bow in the sky I believe is more than the rainbow. I believe God is saying what Kirk Cameron said in "Unstoppable. He God was referring to the milky way arch. It arches over the earth. Notice in the King James bible it clearly said "set My bow in the cloud; not clouds but cloud. Also that this was over the earth and not in the earth. This was purposely hidden because when you find the milky way you also find Orion which was mentioned twice in the book of Job.
Definately in Job 38 though. A rainbow is seen when water drops meet the sunlight and again clearly the word in Genesis chp 3 says the rains had stopped and the ground was dry. The King James version stipulates a rainbow on an angel's head; as well as another having the seal of the Living God on the forehead. Is this not one and the same? I bear " the set bow in the cloud" on my head; though it was not put there by my choice, I have come to recognize it for what it is.
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Jesus says of the Holy Spirit, even the Spirit of truth, He shall testify of me. When reviewing this passage, the words: Spirit, truth, and even; spelled out my name. Coincidence, I don't think so. What 'Christianity' has done to the God of Abraham is truly a sin; Jesus came to fulfill the Law, not to destroy it. I think the bow in the cloud is literally the image of God's bow, His weapon for war, besides His double-edged sword. It could be why it was shaped like that even in the scientific sense, since all scientific explanations are God's creation.
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Ask Question. Asked 8 years, 2 months ago. Active 5 years ago. Viewed 12k times. After the Flood abates, God reassures Noah that it was a one time event: Genesis ESV I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
Rex Kerr Rex Kerr 2, 1 1 gold badge 12 12 silver badges 17 17 bronze badges. To close voters: I think the question is fine. It is asking if the "bow" is a rainbow and why that should be significant according to the text and context. With that in mind, it's interesting to me that there is another place in Scripture where God uses the same terminology. The Bible records another sign, everlasting covenant and tool of remembrance. It's found in Exodus 20 and is the fourth commandment of God's holy and immutable law.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.
For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. The Lord says that his Sabbaths are a "perpetual covenant. Exodus ; Ezekiel So I pose the questions again: Would something different do? What if man had the ability to substitute the Sabbath for something more suited to our tastes? For the sake of our sanctification, we want to "remember" our Lord and for Him to "remember" His everlasting covenant with us.
I Will Set My Bow in the Clouds
With the seventh-day Sabbath, God established His preferred method of being remembered, and He promises to not only justify us but to sanctify us onto glorification. It's interesting to note that God chose not to immediately quash the rebellion by destroying these wicked beings. Notwithstanding the need to vindicate His character by allowing sin to take its toll, apparently, the world was in such state of disrepair that God found little choice but to wipe the slate clean before the Messiah had even come.
View the discussion thread. Register Today for the free Voice of Prophecy monthly eNewsletter and receive inspiration in your inbox! About the Author. Exodus ; Ezekiel So I pose the questions again: Would something different do? Bible Study. Recent articles.
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