Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz - September 13

September 13

The Sign of a Rainbow

This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.

>Genesis 9:17, nkjv

“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. . . . Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life” (Gen. 9:12–16, niv).

Even as God spoke, the sunlight may have broken through the boiling clouds and pounding rain, producing a breathtakingly beautiful arch of colors stretching from one peak to another. As God explained to Noah the meaning of the rainbow, surely peace and gratitude flooded Noah’s heart as he knew, based on God’s Word alone, that he was safe and secure.

God gave Noah the sign of a rainbow to symbolize His covenant. When the thunder clouds rolled and the rain began to fall and Noah was consciously aware of sin in his life and the lives of others, he was to look up and see the rainbow. The purpose was not for him to remember God’s covenant but to remember that God remembered His commitment to the human race. And God remembers that He is still committed to us.

God’s Story

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In Daniel chapter nine, Daniel poured out his heart in prayer. What happened? Heaven was moved, a nation was changed, and generations felt the impact. This is the kind of prayer that’s possible for your life, and one that Anne Graham Lotz will help you understand in The Daniel Prayer.

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