COLORS IN SCRIPTURE

Rainbow Sanctification Colors

Rainbow Sanctification
Colors of Creation
Colors of Creation of Man
Colors of the Cross
Colors of the Words from the Cross
Colors of Christ's Resurrection
Colors of Salvation
Colors of Marriage
Spiritual Growth/Sanctification Colors

Rainbow SanctificationRainbow Sanctification Pattern

The general pattern for rainbow sanctification is shown in the diagram.  The fundamental principles of this diagram apply to the other rainbow sanctification diagrams that cover all of God's Creation.  The diagram begins with God, who is Holy, or sanctified.  White symbolizes God's Integrity, which is His Love.  God's Integrity is illustrated by the seven colors of the rainbow.  The colors of the rainbow symbolize components of sanctification that are required to satisfy God's Holiness.  The colors are components of the whole, which is symbolized by the color white.

The rainbow may be traversed in two directions.  Up is from red to violet, and down is from violet to red.  In the Bible up usually means success, and down means failure.  The top three colors symbolize the three Heavens.  The First Heaven is the atmosphere of Earth, which is symbolized by the blue sky.  The Second Heaven is the Universe, which is symbolized by the color indigo, for a covering.  And the Third Heaven is where the Lord Jesus Christ lives and sits on the Throne of God.  It is symbolized by the color violet.  Of course, God is everywhere and lives in unapproachable Light, as symbolized by the color white.
Tabernacle Colors
Tabernacle Colors

There are two separation barriers in the rainbow.  The separation barriers illustrate sanctification, which is separation from one thing and consecration to another.  Orange is one separation barrier.  It symbolizes separation from the Earth and consecration to God.  It corresponds to the wall of linen around the Tabernacle that symbolized separation from the world.  Indigo is the other separation barrier.  It symbolizes the barrier between Creation, which includes time, and Heaven, where the Lord lives in eternity (no time).  To traverse the indigo barrier requires satisfaction of God's Holiness.  This can only be done God's way.  Indigo corresponds to the veil in the Tabernacle that separated the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies.

The separation barriers in the rainbow divide it into three sections.  The three sections symbolize the Trinity.  The three sections may define a hierarchical structure, such as the human body with a head, torso, and legs.  The feet and legs are earth based.  The torso maintains life functions (yellow), including processing food (green) and water (blue).  And vital organs are safely covered (indigo) inside the torso.  The head rules (violet).  The three sections may also symbolize three stages of sanctification or development.  For example, going up, the three sections symbolize the three stages of life:  childhood, young men, and old men.  John used these three groups to define the three stages of the Spiritual Life.  Going down, the three stages correspond to the stages of divine punishment:  Warning, Intensified, and Sin Unto Death.
Tree Colors
Tree Colors

A tree illustrates the colors of the rainbow.  A seed planted in the red earth germinates and sends orange roots down and a shoot upward to symbolize sanctification, separation from the earth and consecration toward heaven.  The trunk of the tree is yellow inside the outer bark.  The yellow symbolizes life.  The leaves and fruit of the tree are initially green, for blessing.  As the fruit ripens the color may change.  The top of the tree is surrounded by the blue sky to symbolize heaven, and the roots drink in blue water.  The leaves of the tree synthesize food (fruit) from water (symbolizing the Word, X-axis) and carbon dioxide (air) (symbolizing the Holy Spirit, Z-axis) in the presence of light (symbolizing the Lord as the Light of Life, Y-axis).

The tree analogy of the agricultural economy  is used in scripture to symbolize individual Spiritual growth as well as national blessing and cursing.

And he is like a tree planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season,
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers. (Psalm 1:3)
The green tree that rises into heaven and sways gracefully to the orchestration of the gentle breezes, symbolizes the abundant Happiness and blessing of the doctrinal believer.
Have abundant Happiness in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones,
And shout for joy all you that are upright (aligned) in heart! (Psalm 32:11)
God shares His Happiness with the believer.  In Psalm 32:11, the first verb for Happiness is the Hebrew samach, which means to have great, abundant Happiness and refers to being Happy with the whole disposition.  It is symbolized by a large tree, like an oak that is big and wide.  The next verb is the Hebrew gil, which means literally to go in a circle or leap for joy, as a dancer would do.  It is translated rejoice, which is rather mild because it conveys great happiness expressed by dancing.  It is symbolized by a tall, slim tree that reaches high into heaven, like a fir.

"Shout for joy" is the Hebrew ranan, which means to ring out a cry of joy.  Shouting for joy is another bold expression of Happiness.  The shout is an expression of the "upright in heart."  "Upright" is the Hebrew jashar, which means straight, aligned, upright.  It symbolizes a tree that grows straight up, even on the side of a hill.  The heart is the right lobe of the soul from which love is expressed.  The "upright in heart" are those with Spiritual integrity whose hearts are strategically aligned with the Lord.  They are stable like a tree, straight like a tree, and they have great Happiness in their Love relationship with the Lord.

The growing tree, which sends its roots downward and shoots upward symbolizes the function of the Spiritual Life in the Holy Place (Col 2:7).

Colossians 2:6-7
6 Just as you have  personally received Christ Jesus the Lord, keep walking in the sphere of Him. 7 Having been firmly rooted and constantly being built up in Him (Christ), and being established by faith (Bible Doctrine), even as you have been taught, overflowing with thanksgiving.
The Christian life begins at Salvation (Col 2:6), as symbolized by the color red, for the blood of Christ.  When the seed of the Gospel is believed, it germinates.  Roots go down and the shoot goes up, per the tree analogy of Colossians 2:7.  "Having been firmly rooted in Him (Christ)" means the roots, which go down into the earth, symbolize the anchor of Jesus Christ in Salvation.  The believer is entered into union with Christ at Salvation and becomes a member of the body of Christ.  The roots going down into the earth and the shoot going up from the earth symbolizes separation from the world.  The roots are symbolized by the color orange.

"And being built up in Him (Christ)" symbolizes the growing trunk of the tree.  The trunk is alive and is symbolized by the color yellow.  The growing tree symbolizes the growing believer, who is "in Him," in the body of Christ.  The believer is "established by faith (Bible Doctrine)," which is taught by a pastor-teacher and metabolized under the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  Faith refers here to what is believed, Bible Doctrine, which is the means of Spiritual growth and erection of the Edification Complex of the Soul.  The Greek ejpoikodomevw (epoikodomeo), which means to build up also means to edify, or erect an Edification Complex.  Erection of the Edification Complex of the soul requires the nourishment of Bible Doctrine, the faith, the water of the Word.  The tree with ample water will grow strong, be established, and reach into the blue sky.  Both water and the sky are symbolized by the color blue.

"Overflowing with thanksgiving" characterizes the Grace-oriented believer.  He is Happy and thankful for what God has given each day.  Thanksgiving is an expression of Happiness, which is symbolized by the green leaves of the tree.

Thus, Colossians 2:6-7 is a picture of the tree analogy of the Spiritual Life.  The tree symbolizes the first two stages of the Spiritual Life.  The colors involved are red through blue.

Colors of the Tabernacle

The Lord gave specific directions for the plan of the Tabernacle that included colors.  The colors of the Tabernacle have symbolic meaning.  However, the parts of the Tabernacle also correspond to the colors of the rainbow.  When the colors of the rainbow are superimposed on the parts of the Tabernacle, the meaning of each part matches the meaning of the rainbow color, as shown in the illustration.
Tabernacle Colors
Outside the Tabernacle, the red Earth symbolized the world.  The wall of linen, symbolizing separation from the world, corresponds to the orange of the rainbow.  The Outer Court corresponds to Section 1 of the rainbow.  The Holy Place corresponds to Section 2, and the Holy of Holies corresponds to Section 3.  The three sections correspond to the three stages of the Spiritual Life.  The Outer Court symbolizes Salvation and Childhood.  The Holy Place symbolizes Spiritual Growth to maturity of the Young Man.  And the Holy of Holies symbolizes the Royal Family of God of the Fathers.

The Brazen Altar corresponds to the color red of the rainbow, and the Laver corresponds to blue, for water.  Inside the Holy Place, the Table of Shewbread corresponds to blue, for X-axis food.  The Altar of Incense is tall like a tree and symbolizes the blessing of God through prayer.  It corresponds to green.  The Tribe of Levi, which provided the Levitical Priests, was symbolized by a green emerald in the Ephod, and the Altar of Incense is symbolized by the light green Mediator Planet.  The Golden Lampstand corresponds to yellow for light.  The Veil corresponds to indigo, as the barrier between the Universe and the Third Heaven.  The Mercy Seat, the place of propitiation and covering for sin, corresponds to the color indigo.  The blood on the Mercy Seat satisfied the Justice of God, who Judged the sins of the world imputed to Jesus Christ on the Cross.  The Justice of God is symbolized by violet.  The white cloud above the Tabernacle symbolizes sanctification.

Colors of Creation

Creation is the expression of the will of God.  He alone is God.  He is the source of all things, and the giver of life.  He is altogether Holy and can have nothing to do with sin.  Sin by definition is contrary to God.  If God is God, the only sin is opposing Him.  The color white symbolizes the holiness and glory of God.  Violet symbolizes the Sovereignty of the Father.

CreationAll of the members of the Trinity had a part in Creation.  The Father is the Author of the Design, as symbolized by indigo.  The Son specified the creation of all things based upon the Father's Design.  He created all things by the Word.  He spoke the worlds into existence (Ps 33:6, 9; Heb 11:3; 2 Pet 3:5).  This corresponds to the color blue.  The Holy Spirit performed the work of Creation per the will of the Father and the Design Specification of the Son.  This is the color green.  The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Life, as symbolized by yellow (Rom 8:2).  God's Creation allows creatures to oppose Him and sin.  Separation from God is symbolized by the color orange, and sin is symbolized by red.  God leaves His enemies in sin for a period of time until they have made their permanent decision to oppose Him, then He delivers them into eternal separation and Judgment.

WHITE - God:  Holy Sanctification, Glory of God, Love
    Planet:  Sun
(Lev 11:44, 45; 19:2; 1 Sam 6:19, 20; Psa 19:1; Isa 5:16; 57:15; 60:19; Jn 17:11; 1 Tim 6:16; 1 Pet 1:16)

White is the color for holiness and sanctification.  It symbolizes the glory of God and the Love of God.

VIOLET - Father:  Sovereign, Royalty
    Planet:  Almighty God

Sovereign (1 Chron 29:10-13; Psa 62:11; Isa 46:9; Rom 8:28; Eph 1:19; Col 1:11; 1 Tim. 6:16; 1 Pet 4:11; 5:11)
Most High (Gen 14:18-22; Dan 4:17, 24, 34-35; 5:18, 21; Acts 7:48), Son (Mk 5:7; Lk 1:32; 8:28)

Violet symbolizes the Sovereignty and royalty of God the Father.

INDIGO - Father:  Design
    Planet:  God of the Covenants
(Isa 14:26-27; 30:1; 46:10-11; Rom 8:28; Eph 1:11; 3:11; 2 Tim 1:9)

The color indigo symbolizes the Father's Design for Creation.  His Design comes from His will and covers all of Creation - all things that ever were or will be.

Isaiah 14:26
"This is the Design that is specified against the whole Earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out against all the nations."
"Design" is the Hebrew hx*u@ @(`etsah), for design (Isa 46:10).  This is the Divine Design of the Father.  "Specified" is the Hebrew Ju^y* (ja`atz), meaning to decree or specify.  The Lord Jesus Christ specifies what the Father designs.
Romans 8:28 Divine Design
Moreover, we know in fact that to those who Love God, He causes all things to work together for Good, to those who are called according to the purpose of the Predetermined Design.
"Predetermined Design" is the Greek katav (kata) + provqesi" (prothesis), from (prov", before) + (qevsi", position) = design; purpose; or "Predetermined Design."  The prepositional phrase means "according to the purpose of the  Predetermined Design"  (Eph 1:11; 3:11; 2 Tim 1:9).

BLUE - Lord Jesus Christ:  Design Specification, the Word
    Planet:  Redeemer
(Ps 33:6, 9; John 1:3; Rom 11:36; 1 Cor 8:6; Col 1:16; Heb 1:2, 3; 11:3; 2 Pet 3:5)

Blue is the color for the Design Specification of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Word.  What the Father Designs, the Son specifies, or speaks, into existence.

Isaiah 46:11
Calling a bird of prey from the East,
The man of My Design from a far country.
Truly I have specified (Design Specification); truly I will bring it to pass.
I have formulated it, surely I will perform (produce) it.
The Lord will call "a bird of prey from the East," as He implements human history.  The bird of prey is an eagle or hawk, which symbolizes a Throne Angel.  Throne angels are associated with kings.  The king  from the East is Cyrus, King of Persia, who will conquer Babylon.  He is called "the man of My Design."  "Design" is the Hebrew hx*u@ (`etsah), for Divine Design.  "I have specified" refers to the Design Specification.  "Specified" is the Hebrewrb^D*(dabar), meaning to specify.  The Lord will specify, or command, the Design into existence.

"Formulated" is the Hebrew rx^y* (jatsar), meaning to formulate; frame, devise.  This refers to Divine Design.  What He has formulated, He will "perform."  "Perform" is the Hebrewhc*u* (`asah), meaning to produce, perform, execute.  This is the work of the Holy Spirit, who does the work and delivers the product.  The Lord will bring Cyrus from the East to destroy Babylon, and thereby become the world ruler.

GREEN - Holy Spirit:  Production Energy, Fruit Bearer
    Planet:  Mediator
(Gen 1:2, 12; Isa 14:24; 30:1; 46:10-11; Matt 7:15-20; Rom 8:2; Gal 5:22)

The color green symbolizes the production of the Holy Spirit, who is the working force of the Godhead.  What the Son specifies, the Holy Spirit implements.

Isaiah 30:1
"Woe to the rebellious children," declares the LORD,
"Who execute a design, but not Mine,
And make an alliance, but not of My Spirit,
In order to add sin to sin;"
The "rebellious children" of Judah rejected the Lord and then sought protection from Egypt.  The politicians of Judah had rejected God's Design for them as His Client Nation and were executing their own alternative design.  "Design" is the Hebrew  hx*u@ (`etsah), which in this case refers to the foreign policy of Judah.  "But not Mine" means Judah is not following God's Design for them.

Judah made an alliance with Egypt, which is a symbol of the world.  The alliance was not with God through the Holy Spirit.  It wasn't a Spiritual alliance.  It was worldly and evil.  Having rejected God, Judah had gone into reversionism.  They add "sin to sin."  They were refusing to Rebound.

YELLOW - Holy Spirit:  Life, Light
    Planet:  Savior
(Gen 2:7; Psa 33:6; 104:29-30; Rom 1:4; 8:2, 11; 1 Cor 15:45) (Light, Job 33:30; Psa 8:5)

The color yellow symbolizes the production of Life and Light by the Holy Spirit.  God the Father gives life, but the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of life (Gen 2:7).  Light symbolizes God and the Lord Jesus Christ, but it is also the production of the Holy Spirit.

ORANGE - Separation:  Separation from Sin and Evil
    Planet:  Morning Star
(Isa 50:1; 59:2; Matt 25:32; 2 Cor 6:17; Eph 2:12; Heb 7:26; 1 Jn 3:6, 9;  5:18; Rev 18:4; 21:6-8, 27)

God cannot have fellowship with sin.  He separates from sin and evil.  He allows man and angels to use their volition to sin, but He will have nothing to do with it.

RED - Sin, Suffering, Blood of Christ
    Planets:  Earth, Moon, Red Planet
(Isa 1:15, 18; 1 Cor 6:9; 1 Jn 3:8) (Blood of Christ, Eph 1:7; 1 Pet 1:18-19; Heb 9:12, 28)

The color red symbolizes sin and suffering.  Those who sin receive punishment from God and enter into suffering.  Red also symbolizes the Blood of Christ, which was the payment for sin.

Colors of Recreation

The Universe was created (Gen. 1:1).  Then the angels were created.  Later, Satan sinned and took a third of the angels with him  (Rev. 12:3-4).  When Satan and his demons rejected God's solution to their sins, they were sentenced to the Lake of Fire (Matt 25:41; Jn 12:31; 16:11).  However, Satan appealed the sentence, and man was created to resolve the issue (Gen. 1:26).  To make the Earth ready for man, God first Judged it.  He destroyed it, and packed it in ice (Gen. 1:2).  The Earth had previously been created perfect.  It was not a wasteland.  It was called the Garden of God (Gen 1:1; Eze 28:13; Isa 45:18).  The Earth was renovated for Satan's Appeal Trial in the seven days of re-creation.

The re-creation sequence follows the colors of the rainbow.  God's Love and Sanctification are symbolized by white light.  Sin leads to darkness and death in contrast to the light.  God's perfect integrity cannot love sin; therefore, His Justice rejects it in a process of sanctification that requires death.  However, since Satan already had Eternal Life, his Judgment was spending eternity separated from God in the Lake of Fire.  Beginning with violet, each color of the rainbow symbolizes a different aspect of God's sanctification.  Before the first day of re-creation, the Justice of God (violet) had already Judged Satan and the Earth.  The Earth was a wasteland and covered in ice as symbolized by the color indigo.  The first two colors in sequence were violet and indigo.  The other colors would follow in sequence after light was created.

Day 1 - Light was created (Gen. 1:3).  The white light symbolized God and His Love in contrast to the darkness of Satan and death.
Day 2 - The waters on the Earth were separated from the waters of the Atmosphere (Gen. 1:7).  Both were blue.  Note, blue is the next color  in sequence after indigo.
Day 3 - Plants were created (Gen. 1:12), as symbolized by the color green.
Day 4 - Lights were placed in the heavens (Gen. 1:14).  The lights represented the glory of Eternal Life (Jn 1:4).  The Sun symbolized the Lord Jesus Christ, the Light of the world (Jn 8:12), and the Moon symbolized the congregation of believers.  The stars symbolized believers with Eternal Life in Resurrection bodies.
Day 5 - Great sea monsters, fish, birds created (Gen. 1:21).  Sea monsters, such as whales and sharks, symbolize a giant, such as Baal, who is evil.  This was symbolized by the color orange.
Day 6 - Man and animals were created on the Earth (Gen. 1:24-27), as symbolized by the color red.  The name, Adam, means red.
Day 7 - The seventh day was sanctified by God (Gen 2:3), as symbolized by the color White.

Colors of Creation of ManCreation Adam

The colors of the creation of man follow the sequence of the rainbow from white to red.

WHITE - Pure - man was created pure, sinless, blameless.
Adam was created perfect, i. e. pure and without sin.

VIOLET - Crown of Royalty (Psa 8:4-8)
Adam's hair symbolized rulership of the world (Gen 1:26, 28).

INDIGO - Covering, Face
The face is a unique covering for personal identification.

BLUE - Breath (Gen 2:7), sky, atmosphere
    a.  Respiratory system
    b.  Symbolizes spirit - Z-axis
God breathed into Adam's nostrils.  This was symbolic of giving him life, but it also activated the Respiratory System.

GREEN - Fruit, plant life, Garden of Eden (Genesis 1:11-13); Happiness
     a.  Digestive system
     b.  X-axis
Man ate fruit in the Garden as symbolized by the color green.  He had a Digestive System.  And man was very happy in the Garden.

YELLOW - Spiritual life, human soul life (Gen 2:7), light, glory (Psa 8:5)
    Y-axis
Adam was given Spiritual life and human soul life at creation.

The LORD God sculpted man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the spark of life (soul life of lives); and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)
The Hebrew words translated "spark of life" literally mean soul life of lives, which refer to both human soul life and spiritual life.  Adam was created with a body, soul, and spirit.  He was divinely enlightened, walked in the Light, and could see physical light.  Thus, the color yellow symbolizes his soul and spiritual life as well as the light that his eyes saw.  He also had glory (Psa 8:5).

ORANGE - Bone
Adam had bones, a Skeletal System, at creation.  The woman was built from Adam's rib (Gen 2:21-23).

RED - Flesh, Earth, Adam
Adam was formed from the dust of the ground (Earth) (Gen 2:7).  Later, when Adam sinned, the color red also symbolized sin.

Colors of the Cross

BLACK - Spiritual Death (Gen 2:17; Eph 2:1, 5; Col 2:13)
After Adam sinned, he died spiritually and fell into the darkness of Satan's Cosmic System.  Death and darkness are symbolized by the color black in the picture.  Adam's original sin was imputed to the children of Adam, and God Judged each one with spiritual death at birth (Rom. 5:18).
So therefore, as through one transgression (Adam's Original Sin), there resulted condemnation to all mankind; even so through one judicial sentence there resulted Justification of Eternal Life to all mankind. (Romans 5:18)
The holiness, or sanctity, of God required that sin be Judged.  God could not love sin.  The solution to man's sin problem would require the work of God.  "Through one judicial sentence" God would sentence His Son to death as a substitute for the sins of all mankind.  So, the Lord Jesus Christ was sanctified and sent on a mission to planet Earth to handle the Judgment for sin (John 10:36; 1 Cor 15:22).
For as in Adam all die, even so by agency of Christ shall all be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15:22)
The perfect humanity of Jesus Christ did not have the sin of Adam.  Jesus Christ was pure and, thus qualified to bear the sins of the world (2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Pet. 1:19; 2:22).  The purity of Jesus Christ before going to the Cross was symbolized by the color white.

RED - Blood of Christ; Redemption (Eph 1:7; Col 1:14; 1 Pet 1:18-19; Heb 9:12, 28); Sacrifice (Eph 5:2; Heb 9:26; 10:12); Sins (Isa 1:18; 1 Pet 2:24)

The Father's Plan required the Jesus Christ go to the Cross where the sins of the world were imputed to Him by the Father and Judged (Isa 53:5-6; 2 Cor 5:21).

Isaiah 53:5-6
5 But He was pierced by means of our transgressions.
He was crushed by our iniquities.
The punishment that brought peace (reconciliation) was upon Him.
By His wounds, it was healing to us.
6 We all like sheep have gone astray.
Each one of us has turned to his own way,
And the LORD (Father) has caused to strike Him
With the punishment of all of us.
The suffering of Jesus Christ as the sacrifice for sins was symbolized by the color red.

ORANGE - Separation of the Father (Matt 27:46; Rom 8:32); Christ, Morning Star (Num 24:17; Matt 2:2; 2 Pet 1:19; Rev 22:16)
 The Father Judged the sins of the world in Christ (Isa 53:4).  While Jesus Christ was bearing the sins of the world, the Father separated from Him as Jesus cried out, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?" (Matt. 27:46).  Sin was abhorrent to the Righteous Son of God.  The work of Salvation was accomplished by Jesus Christ alone, and He is the sole source of Salvation.  There is Salvation in none other (Acts 4:12).

The Morning Star, which is symbolized by the color orange, is the herald of the First (Num 24:17; Matt 2:2) and Second Advents (2 Pet 1:19; Rev 22:16) of  Christ.

YELLOW - Eternal Life (Jn 3:16, 36; Rom 6:23; 1 Jn 5:11); Savior (John 1:4; 2 Ti 1:10; Tit 2:13-14; 1 Jn 4:14); Christ the Light (John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46); Sun (Psa 19:4-6; 89:36) darkened (Matt. 27:45)

Yellow symbolizes Eternal Life, which is freely available to all who will believe in the Savior, Jesus Christ.

In Him was Eternal Life and the Life was the Light of mankind (Jn 1:4).
While Jesus Christ was bearing the sins of the world, the Sun was darkened (Matt. 27:45).  The darkness symbolized the substitutionary spiritual death of Jesus Christ.  This was symbolized by the color yellow, for the light of the Sun.

GREEN - Mediator (Job 9:32-33; 1 Tim 2:5-6; Heb 8:6; 9:15; 12:24); Green wood of Cross (Luke 23:31); Happiness as Problem Solving Device (Heb 12:2); Blessing of victory of Cross (Matt 12:20); Blessing of Salvation (Rom 4:7-8)

Jesus Christ was the Mediator between God and man on the Cross (1 Tim 2:5-6).  As a Mediator, He satisfied all the Righteous demands of the Father and the needs of mankind.  Since God was satisfied with Christ; therefore, the believer is reconciled to God (Rom 5:10, 11; 2 Cor 5:18-20; Col 1:20-22; Heb 9:15).  The Mediator was symbolized by the crossbar of the Cross suspended between Heaven and Earth.  Similarly, the foliage of a tree is suspended between Heaven and Earth.  Christ was also the Mediator of the New Covenant to the Church (Heb 8:6; 9:15; 12:24).

As Jesus Christ was being led away to be crucified, He referred to the Cross as the "green tree" (Luke 23:31).  While He bore the sins of the world, He used Happiness as a Problem Solving Device (Heb. 12:2).   This is symbolized by the color green.

BLUE - Righteousness of God satisfied (Rom 3:25; 2 Cor 5:21; 1 Pet 1:19; 2:22-23) by Christ (Isa 53:11; Rom 5:21)
Jesus Christ, who Himself had divine Righteousness, came down from Heaven (Jn 6:41), as symbolized by the color blue.  The impeccable human nature of Christ satisfied the Righteousness of God.  The purification for sins by the Lord Jesus Christ satisfied the Righteousness of the Father.

whom God has displayed publicly by His blood at the Mercy Seat (the place of propitiation) through faith (in Christ),  a demonstration of His Righteousness, because of the passing over of previously committed sins by the clemency (delay in judgment) of God; (Romans 3:25)


INDIGO - Covering (Rom 4:7), Unlimited Atonement, Propitiation (Dan 9:24; Rom 3:25; Heb 2:17; 1 John 2:2; 4:10); Kenosis (Phil 2:6-8); Eclipse/Evidence Testing (Heb 2:9); Qualification for Resurrection Clothing (Heb 2:7-8)
     a.  Kenosis - Christ voluntarily restricted the independent use of His deity to obey the Father's will for Him to go to the Cross and bear the sins of the world.
     b.  Paradigm shift to Spiritual, leaving behind the world and symbolizing the Resurrection (Heb 12:2)
     c.  Use of Grace in Eclipse/Evidence Testing (Heb 2:9)

Jesus Christ satisfied all of the requirements of the Father for handling the sin problem.  This  is called propitiation.  And payment for all of the sins of the world had been completed.  This is called Unlimited Atonement.  Atonement and Propitiation were symbolized by the color indigo.

Indigo also symbolizes the Doctrine of Kenosis.  Kenosis comes from the Greek verb kenovw (kenoo), meaning to empty or divest of privileges.  The doctrine means that during the Hypostatic Union, the Lord Jesus Christ voluntarily restricted the independent use of His deity to comply with the Sovereign will of God the Father and the Sovereign Design of the Son.  He veiled His preincarnate glory and submitted to the authority of the Father.  He took upon Himself the robe of flesh to go to the Cross and pay for the sins of the world.  His deity was veiled, and the divine glory in His humanity was not seen.  He had the power to walk off the Cross, but He voluntarily stayed there until His sacrifice was complete (Phil 2:6-8).

The color indigo also relates personally to Jesus Christ, who was undergoing Eclipse Testing, or Evidence Testing, on the Cross (Heb 2:9).  He used Grace to pass the test.  The humanity of Christ suffered and died on the Cross as a substitute for His Bride, the Church.  It was the greatest suffering in the human race.  Passing the test qualified Jesus Christ for the highest promotion with a new title of royalty (Phil 2:9-10) and clothing to match in His Resurrection (Rev 19:16).

The color indigo indicates a paradigm shift to the Spiritual.  It symbolizes leaving behind the world and living, or dying, for the Resurrection (Heb 12:2).  It is characteristic of believers who are in Spiritual Rapport with God.

VIOLET - Justice (1 Pet 2:23), Royalty, King of Jews (Matt 2:2; 27:37; Jn 19:19); Verdict Justification available (Rom 3:24-26; 5:18)
Since God the Father had Judged the sins of the world that He imputed to Jesus Christ, the Justice of the Father was completely satisfied.  On the Cross Jesus Christ kept entrusting Himself to the Justice and Judgment of God the Father (1 Pet 2:23).  Violet is also the color for royalty, and Jesus Christ was the King of the Jews.  And in the suffering of the Cross, He was qualifying for an even greater title of royalty in Resurrection body - "King of kings and Lord of lords."  God pronounced the judicial verdict that Justification was available to all mankind because work of Christ on the Cross propitiated Him.

WHITE - Sanctification (Eph 5:26; Heb 1:3; 10:10; 13:12; 2 Pet 1:9)
The work of Jesus Christ on the Cross satisfied all the demands of God the Father for Sanctification.  Sanctification was then available to every member of the human race who wanted it (Heb. 10:10).  Sanctification is symbolized by the color white in the center of the rainbow picture.  Note that the sequence of re-Creation proceeded from inside to outside the rainbow, and the sequence of Salvation at the Cross proceeded from outside to inside the rainbow.  This symbolizes the beginning and the end.

Colors of the Words from the Cross

Jesus spoke seven times from the Cross.  This is commonly called the seven words from the Cross.  The first phrase is usually said to be, "Father forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing" (Luk 23:34).  However, that phrase is not in the original manuscripts. Nevertheless, there are still seven expressions if the sentences spoken to Mary and John (John 19:26-27) are counted separately.  The seven expressions correspond to the seven colors of the rainbow.  The expressions of Jesus from the Cross were:

1.  GREEN - Paradise (meaning garden or park) (Luk 23:43)
    Paradise refers to Abraham's Bosom, the place of departed Old Testament saints.  However, the word is derived from an Old Persian word, meaning enclosure, which was often used to refer to a formal garden or park.

2.  RED - Son (of Adam) (Jn 19:26)
    Jesus, as head of the household, left his mother in the care of John.  But the way He said it was, "Woman, behold your son" (Jn 19:26).  A son would be a son of Adam (meaning red or ruddy).  The corresponding color for a son is red.

3.  YELLOW - Mother (of all living) (Jn 19:27)
    Jesus then said to John, "Behold your mother" (Jn 19:27).  "Mother" corresponds to Eve, the mother of all living.  Life is symbolized by yellow.

4.  ORANGE - Forsaken (Matt 27:46; Mk 15:34)
    When the sins of the world were poured out on Jesus, the Father separated from Him, as symbolized by the color Orange.

5.  BLUE - Thirst (Jn 19:28)
    Jesus said, "I thirst" (Jn 19:28).  Thirst is a cry for water, which is symbolized by Blue.

6.  VIOLET - Finished (the Judgment) (Jn 19:30)
    Jesus said, "It is finished" (Jn 1930), which means that the Judgment for the sins of the world was finished.  Judgment is symbolized by Violet.

7.  INDIGO - "Into Your hands, I commit My spirit" (Luk 23:46)
    Jesus said, "Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit" (Luk 23:46).  After He said this, He "expired."  The hands correspond to a covering.  The soul and spirit which left the body of Jesus were the clothes (covering) of the body.  Jesus went to Paradise, in the heart of the Earth, which was a covered place.  And His body was covered in a tomb.  A covering is symbolized by Indigo.

Colors of Christ's Resurrection

Using the rainbow picture, the sequence of events for Christ's Resurrection  proceeds from outside to inside the rainbow picture.

BLACK - Death, Buried (Matt 27:60; Mk 15:46; Lk 23:53, 55; Jn 19:41-42; Acts 13:29; 1 Cor 15:4)

RED - Earth:  Resurrection body comes out of the grave (Matt 28:1-10; Mk 16:1-6; Lk 24:2-6; Jn 20:1-17)
A red Sunrise symbolizes identification with the Earth, which is symbolized by red.  The Sunrise symbolizes the relation of the Resurrection body to the Earth (1 Corinthians 15:41-49)

1 Corinthians 15:41-42
41 There is one glory of the Sun, and another glory of the Moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption;
The Sun symbolizes the Lord Jesus Christ, and the stars symbolize individual believers in resurrection bodies.
So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.”  The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. (1 Corinthians 15:45)
Adam came from the Earth.  Both Adam and Earth are symbolized by red.  Adam became a living soul, which means he had human life.  Jesus Christ, the Last Adam, came from Heaven and became a "life-giving spirit."
The first man is out from the Earth, made of earth; the second man is out from Heaven. (1 Corinthians 15:47)
Adam in his human body was made of earth (dust), but the Lord Jesus Christ in His Resurrection Body was spiritual and associated with Heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:48-49
48 As the dust of the earth, such are those who are of earthly origin; and as that which is Heavenly, such also are those who are of Heavenly origin.  49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly (human body), we shall also bear the image of the Heavenly (Resurrection body).
The human body is made of the dust of the earth and symbolized by red.  The Resurrection body rises above the Earth to Heaven.  Jesus Christ received the first Resurrection body, and Christians will receive Resurrection bodies like Christ's later.  The Resurrection body is spiritual and created for living in Heaven.

ORANGE - Resurrection body separates from the grave, or Earth, and rises into Heaven
     a.  Jesus Christ - Resurrection (Matt 28:6-7; Mk 16:6; Lk 24:6; Jn 2:22; 20:9; Acts 2:24-27, 32; 3:15; 4:10; 10:40-41; 13:30-37; Rom 4:24-25; 6:4; 8:11; 1 Cor 15:4, 12-20); Ascension (Mk 16:19; Lk 24:51; Jn 20:17; Acts 1:2, 9-11; 2:34; Rom 8:34; Eph 4:8-10; 1 Ti 3:16)
     b.  Church (1 Cor 6:14; 15:36, 42, 50-52; 2 Cor 4:14; 1 Thess 4:16-17)
     c.  Old Testament saints (Isa 26:19; Ezek 37:12-14; Dan 12:2; Hos 13:14; Jn 5:28-29; 11:24)
Jesus Christ received His Resurrection body on the third day after the Crucifixion.  He rose from the tomb before dawn.  Later He ascended to Heaven and was seated at the right hand of the Throne of God.  Orange symbolizes the Resurrection body rising from the Earth and going into Heaven.  The Church will receive Resurrection bodies at the Rapture.

in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:52)
Old Testament saints and Tribulational martyrs will receive Resurrection bodies at the Second Advent.  And Millennial believers will receive Resurrection bodies at the end of the Millennium.

YELLOW - Resurrection Life, glory (Jn 17:5, 24; 1 Cor 15:40-44; Col 3:4; Phil 3:21; 1 Pet 1:21; 4:13; 1 Ti 3:16)
     The Baptism of the Holy Spirit identifies the believer with the Resurrected Christ (Eph 2:6; Col 2:12; 3:1)

Resurrection Life is one of the seven Spirits of life from the Heavenly Control Room.  Resurrection Life is a new kind of life that differs from human soul life.

The Resurrection body has glory.  It emanates light.  The glory of the Resurrection body is Light production from God.  There is glory associated with Salvation in a human body, although it is invisible to most people.  The glory of the Resurrection body, however, will be highly visible just as will be the glory of Christ's Resurrection body (John 17:24; 1 Peter 1:21; 4:13), which radiates the glory of the Father (Heb. 1:3).  Resurrection bodies differ from each other in glory (1 Corinthians 15:40-44).   There will be clothing for the Resurrection body that sets winner believers apart and reveals eternal rewards (Rev 3:4, 18).

GREEN - Happiness (1 Pet 4:13), Blessing (Eph 1:20-23; Eph 4:8, 10; Phil 2:9; Heb 1:3-13; 8:1;  12:2)
     Triumphal procession (Eph 4:8; Col 2:15)

There will be great Happiness when the Church is resurrected to meet Christ in His Resurrection body.  Jesus Christ has great Happiness in His Resurrection body (Heb 12:2), and He received great blessing in His Resurrection body.  He was seated at the right hand of the Throne of God (Eph 1:20-23).  He received the spoils from His victory on the Cross (Isa 53:12; Eph 4:8, 10), which He can distribute to Church Age believers.  He received a new title of royalty (Phil 2:9).  And He became the High Priest of the Church (Heb 8:1).

BLUE - Righteousness (Psa 89:14; 96:13; Jer 23:5-6; Acts 17:31)
     a.  Robe of Righteousness (Isa 61:10)
     b.  Resurrection of the Righteous (Lk 14:14; Acts 24:15)

The Lord Jesus Christ in Resurrection body will Judge the world from the Throne of David with Righteousness.  Those who belong to Christ will also have Righteousness in Resurrection bodies (Lk 14:14; Acts 24:15) and will be clothed in robes of Righteousness (Isa 61:10).

INDIGO - Covering, Clothing (Matt 17:2; Mk 9:3; Lk 9:29; Rev 1:13; 19:13, 16), Eternal Security (Jn 10:28)
     a.  Bride of Christ (Eph 5:27; Rev 19:7-8)
     b.  Believer's resurrection clothing (2 Cor 5:1-4; 1 Pet 1:8; Rev 3:4-5; 19:14)

Christ's Resurrection body was clothed in a shining material as revealed on the Mount of Transfiguration.  John saw a vision of the resurrected Christ wearing a robe that reached to His feet with a golden sash (Rev 1:13).  At the Second Advent He will be wearing a robe dipped in blood (Rev 19:13).  The robe will bear His title, "King of kings, and Lord of lords" (Rev 19:16).

The color indigo also symbolizes the Eternal Security, which the Lord Jesus Christ provides (John 10:28).

The Church as the Bride of Christ in Resurrection bodies will be clothed in fine linen, which is snow white (Rev 19:7-8).  The fine linen symbolizes the "righteousness of the saints."  This doesn't mean that righteousness is symbolized by white but that the Greek hagios means sanctified ones, saints, or holy ones.  White symbolizes purity, or sanctification.

VIOLET - Justification (Rom 4:25), Royalty (Phil 2:9-11; 1 Ti 6:15; 2 Ti 4:18; Rev 1:5; 17:14; 19:16)
     a.  Royal Family (Matt 19:28; 1 Pet 2:9; Rev 1:6; 5:10)
     b.  Millennial King (Psa 89:3-4, 146:10; Isa 24:23; Jer 23:5-6; 2 Ti 2:12; Rev 3:21; 20:6)

Violet is the color for Justice and Royalty.  The Lord Jesus Christ could not receive His Resurrection body until He had satisfied all the requirements of God for the Justification of believers (Rom 4:25).  After the victory of the Cross, the Lord Jesus Christ was given a new title of Royalty, "King of kings, and Lord of lords" (1 Tim 6:15).  However, since He did not have a royal family, God called out the Church to be His Royal Family (1 Pet 2:9).  He will rule as King of the Earth from the Throne of David in the Millennium.

WHITE - Ultimate Sanctification; Christ's clothing (Dan 7:9; Matt 17:2; Mk 9:3)
     a.  Saints (Rev 19:8)
     b.  Tribulational martyrs (Rev 7:9, 13-14)

The color white symbolizes the ultimate sanctification of the Resurrection body.  The clothing of Christ in Resurrection body is shining white.  And the resurrected saints and Tribulational martyrs will be clothed in white robes.

Colors of Salvation

The sequence of events for Salvation proceeds from outside to inside the rainbow picture.

BLACK - Spiritual Death (Gen 2:17; Eph 2:1, 5; Col 2:13)
The spiritually dead person is identified with darkness, as symbolized by the color black.

RED - Blood of Christ; Redemption (Col 1:13-14; Eph 1:7; 1 Pet 1:18-19; Heb 9:12)
The person's sins were all paid for on the Cross (Redemption), as symbolized by the color red.  Red also symbolizes the Blood of Christ, which is His substitutionary spiritual death for the sins of the world.  Red symbolizes the Holy Spirit beginning the Salvation and Sanctification process (Heb 10:10, 14, 29; 13:12; 1 Pet 1:2).  The Holy Spirit identifies the believer with the issue of the sins that were paid for on the Cross.  Looking back to the Cross is called Retroactive Positional Truth (Rom 6:3-4).  Next, the believer receives forgiveness of sins (Heb 10:17-18).

ORANGE - Sanctification process - separation from world, consecration to God (Acts 26:18)
When the person believes in Jesus Christ, he receives Salvation.  The Sanctification process at Salvation separates the believer from the world of darkness and death and consecrates the person to Jesus Christ.  This is symbolized by the color orange.  All of the colors in sequence symbolize additional aspects of the Sanctification process.

YELLOW - Eternal Life (Jn 3:16; 5:24; Rom 6:23); Light (Jn 1:4; Eph 5:8; Col 1:12; 1 Thess 5:5; 1 Pet 2:9); Jesus Christ Light (John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46)
The Holy Spirit provides Spiritual regeneration (Tit 3:5) and Eternal Life to live with God forever.  This is symbolized by the color yellow.   The Baptism of the Holy Spirit enters the person into union with Christ, which is called Positional Truth and includes Positional Sanctification (1 Cor 12:13; Gal 3:27; Col 2:12; 1 Pet 3:21).  The believer enters the Kingdom of the Light of God and receives glory (Jn 17:22; 1 Cor 11:7; 2 Thess 2:12, 14; Heb 2:10; 1 Pet 1:8; 4:14; 5:10).  Just as Christ received a Resurrection body, the believer will also be raised in glory as symbolized by yellow (1 Cor 15:40-43).

GREEN - Happiness (Matt 5:2-12; Lk 15:7); Blessing (Eph 1:3; 1 Pet 1:3)
Next, the color green symbolizes the Happiness of God and the Angels over the Salvation of the individual.  Green also symbolizes the manifold blessings bestowed upon the individual believer, who is entered into union with Christ.  Blessings are allocated to the individual for Time and Eternity.  They include the promise of Resurrection and an Inheritance (Eph 1:11, 18; Col 1:12; 3:24; Heb 9:15; 1 Pet 1:4) and becoming a member of the Royal Family of God (1 Pet 2:9).

BLUE - God's Righteousness (Rom 3:22; 4:13; 5:17; 9:30; 2 Cor 5:21; Phil 3:9; Heb 11:7)
Because the believer has the forgiveness of sins and Positional Sanctification through the work of Christ at Salvation, the Father then imputes His Righteousness to the individual.  The believer also shares Christ's Righteousness, since he is in union with Christ.  This is symbolized by the color blue.

INDIGO - Propitiation of God (Dan 9:24; Rom 3:25; Heb 2:17; 1 John 2:2; 4:10)
Since God the Father sees the believer in union with Christ, the Father is completely satisfied with the work of Salvation.  God sees Jesus Christ and is propitiated, as symbolized by the color indigo.  Indigo symbolizes a covering, which is described by the Hebrew verb kipper, meaning to cover, propitiate, make atonement and the noun kippurim, for propitiation or atonement.

VIOLET - Justice of God; Justification
Having God's Righteousness and having met all the Father's requirements, the believer is pronounced Justified.  Justification is not a pardon in which sins were overlooked, but it is a pronouncement that the believer is vindicated, blameless, not guilty.  The pronouncement of Justification by the Father means the Father is free to accept the believer into His Love as a member of the family as a son (Eph. 1:5-6).  And God is free to bestow even more blessing upon the believer because he is fully justified in doing so.  Justification includes:
     a.  A public pronouncement (Rom 3:24-26)
     b.  Completion of Salvation process (Rom 8:30; Gal 3:24; Titus 3:7).
     c.  Necessary for Reconciliation (Rom 5:1).
     d.  Free gift of God's Grace (Rom 3:24; 5:16; Titus 3:7).
     e.  Guarantee of Eternal Security (Rom 5:9; 8:1, 31-34).
     f.  Prerequisite for Resurrection (Rom. 4:25; 8:29-30).

WHITE - Love of God, Sanctification
At the completion of the Salvation process, the believer stands sanctified forever and is the recipient of the Father's Love (Rom 8:39; 1 Jn 3:1; 4:16).  This is symbolized by the color white in the center of the rainbow picture.

Colors of Marriage

Using the rainbow picture for marriage, the sequence of events for Sanctification in Marriage  proceeds from outside to inside the rainbow picture.  Holy matrimony is symbolized by the White in the center of the rainbow picture.

BLACK - Spiritual death and darkness of an unbeliever.
Marriage of a Christian and unbeliever is unsanctified (2 Cor 6:14-15; 1 Thess 5:5).  A Christian should not marry an unbeliever.

RED - Marriage is for humans only, one man and one woman (Gen 1:27; 5:2; Matt 19:4)
Based upon the precedent of the first marriage in the Garden, Adam, which means red, came from the Earth, which was symbolized by red.  Since the woman came from Adam, and the marriage took place on the Earth, the color red is the beginning of the sanctification process for marriage.  It follows that marriage is not for angels (Matt 22:30; Mk 12:25).  They are not earthly creatures.  Marriage is for believers and unbelievers, although unbelievers are not bound by the Bible.  It is a divine institution for the human race.

ORANGE - Forsaking all others (1 Cor 7:4)
     a.  Fornication violates the divine design for marriage before marriage.
     b.  Adultery violates the marriage bounds in marriage.

YELLOW - Light, Glory (1 Cor 11:7); new life together as a corporate system
     a.  The Sun symbolizes the man, and Moon symbolizes the woman.
     b.  Marriage is a new life together in which the couple advance together as a corporate system.  The corporate relationship is different from two individuals.  God provides a life for the couple together - i. e. "we".
     c.  The husband has authority and the wife must obey and respect him (Eph 5:22, 33; Col 3:18; Titus 2:5; 1 Pet 3:1).  He leads her spiritually, and they advance together in the Spiritual Life.

GREEN - Happiness, Blessing
     a.  The wedding celebration is always a time of happiness (SOS 3:11; 5:1; Isa 62:5; Jer. 33:11; Matt 22:1-14).
     b.  Sex is God's special gift for happiness in Marriage.
     c.  God blesses Marriage, especially between Right Man and Right Woman.
     d.  Even the unbeliever can be happy in Marriage (Eccl 9:9).

BLUE - Right Man - Right Woman
Right Man - Right Woman is the basis for Marriage.  God creates the Right Woman for the Right Man per the precedent in the Garden (Gen 2:22; 1 Cor 11:9).  Divine design is based on God's Righteousness.  However, since Marriage is for the human race, God will still allow the marriage of couples who are not Right Man - Right Woman.

INDIGO - Covering, Consummation, Security
The married couple sleep under one blanket (Ruth 3:9) and under one roof.

He said, "Who are you?" And she answered, "I am Ruth your maid.  Spread your wing (of your robe) over your maid because you are a redeemer." (Ruth 3:9)
Sex seals the Marriage bond and is part of the consummation process, although it is not part of the legal process.  Two become one flesh.  The betrothal was usually a legal contract, but marriage began when the husband picked up his bride and took her into his household where the two had sex.
The husband is the protector of the wife.  The security that he provides extends to providing food, clothing, and shelter (Gen 3:19; Jn 14:2-3).

VIOLET - Justice of God, who personally Judges all marriage issues (Heb 13:4)
The Lord Jesus Christ performed the first wedding ceremony (Gen 2:22-24) and initiated the Divine Institution of Marriage for the human race (Matt 19:4-6).  The precedent in the Garden has never changed.  The Lord is the only One who can authorize a marriage (Matt 19:6; Mk 10:9).  However, since Marriage is for the human race, it must also comply with the Laws of Establishment (Rom 13:1-7), which God also authorizes (see Legality of Marriage).
     a.  No priest, rabbi, pastor, church, judge, or anyone else can authorize a marriage, per the Bible.  However, compliance with the legal requirements of the state for Marriage is necessary.
          The requirement for a priest to officiate a wedding in the Christian Church began with the decree on Matrimony of the Council of Trent #24 on February 11, 1563, Day 42, for Baal, the enemy of Marriage.  The council was an anti-Reformation council.
          The traditional vows date back to the first Book of Common Prayer (1549) of the Anglican Church.
     b.  A pastor should not waste his time performing weddings (Acts 6:2-4; 2 Tim 2:3-4).
     c.  No one except God can dissolve a Marriage (Matt 19:6; Mk 10:9).
     d.  Death of either spouse ends a marriage (Rom 7:2-3; 1 Cor 7:39).
     e.  Adultery violates marriage (Ex 20:14; Rom 7:3; Heb 13:4).
     f.  Marriage laws were removed from the theocracy of Israel (a combination of Divine Laws and Laws of Establishment) by the Lord Jesus Christ during the Gospel period (Jn 8:1-11).
    g.  In the Church Age, Marriage must comply with the Laws of God and the Laws of Establishment.  God personally judges all Marriage issues (Heb 13:4).

WHITE - Holy matrimony, sanctification (Eph 5:26; 1 Thess 4:3-7; Heb 13:4; Rev 19:8)
The love of a husband for his wife is symbolized by the color white, and white also symbolizes sanctification.

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself as a substitute for her;
26 that having purified her, He might sanctify her by the washing of water by the communicated Word (gospel), (Ephesians 5:25-26)
The husband must sanctify his wife through Eclipse Testing on the road to Spiritual Rapport.  Christ went to the Cross to provide Sanctification for the Church, His Bride.  Marriage of Right Man and Right Woman symbolizes Positional Sanctification, where the man symbolizes Christ, and the woman symbolizes the Church.  In Marriage, the man leads or reverts and the woman follows or reacts (1 Tim. 5:6, 13).  Rejection of Salvation and the Spiritual Life leads to death.  Death ends the Marriage and RM-RW relationship.  Carnality (lack of sanctification) destroys the Marriage.
1 Thessalonians 4:4-5
4 Each of you learn to possess his own wife by means of sanctification and honor.  5  For God has not called us for immorality, but into sanctification.
Spiritual Rapport is the ultimate sanctification of the believer in this life.  Promotion to Spiritual Rapport may lead to blessing or cursing of the Marriage or RM-RW relationship.  Abraham and Sarah had blessing.  However, the wife and friends of Job were cursed.  And when Jacob was promoted to Spiritual Rapport (Gen 35:9-15), his Right Woman, Rachel, died the sin unto death (Gen 35:19).  Spiritual Rapport cannot coexist with carnality.  Holiness destroys the carnal, as per the Tabernacle, where violation of procedures meant instant death.  Spiritual Rapport is consecration to God and separation from the world; therefore, a carnal partner may die the sin unto death.

Spiritual Growth/Sanctification ColorsSpiritual Growth Colors

Spiritual Growth is a sanctification process that is illustrated by the colors of the rainbow.  Spiritual Growth is analogous to the growth of a tree (Psalm 1:3; Jer 17:7-8), the Tabernacle analogy, and the stages of human life, childhood, young men, and old men (1 Jn 2:12-14).  The Spiritual Growth sanctification process begins with the color red, for Salvation, and proceeds toward violet.

When a spiritually dead person is given the Gospel, it is like sowing a seed in the earth.  When the person believes in Jesus Christ, the person receives Salvation, which is analogous to the seed germinating.  The orange roots grow down and the tree trunk grows up to symbolize separation from the world.  The yellow tree trunk symbolizes the spiritual growth of the new Spiritual Life.  The leaves of the tree symbolize Spiritual production as the believer produces fruit.  The blue sky symbolizes the Righteousness of the believer who advances in faith to Spiritual Maturity.  Next is the barrier of Eclipse/Evidence Testing as symbolized by indigo.  The winner believer who passes the test qualifies for rewards, which will be signified in his resurrection clothing.  And the winner fulfills his role of royal status in the Royal Family of God, as symbolized by the color violet.  The winner also receives sanctification of Spiritual Rapport with God and harmonious rapport with the Lord Jesus Christ as symbolized by the color white.

BLACK - Spiritual Death (Gen 2:17; Eph 2:1, 5; Col 2:13)

RED - Salvation, Blood of Christ, Childhood (1 Jn 2:12-13; 1 Pet 2:2):  Seed (Gospel) sown;  Sin, Old Sin Nature (Rom 6:12-23); Rebound (1 Jn 1:9), Filling of Holy Spirit (Rom 8:2; Eph 5:18)

When a spiritually dead person believes in Jesus Christ, who paid for his sins, the person receives Salvation.  Salvation is also analogous to believing the seed of the Gospel.  The newborn Christian is like a baby who needs milk.  The Spiritual child needs Bible Doctrine to grow spiritually.  He must learn to control the Old Sin Nature through the Filling of the Holy Spirit by the use of Rebound.

ORANGE - Separation from world (Matt 10:39; Acts 26:18; Rom 12:2; Tit 2:12; Jas 1:27; 4:4; 2 Pet 1:4; 1 Jn 2:15-16; 5:4):  Roots (Christ, 1 Cor 3:11) go down and shoot goes up (Col 2:6-7), roots correspond to the LORD as the  Rock of Salvation (Deut 32:4, 15, 18, 30; Ps 89:26); the root of bitterness (Heb 12:15)
     a.  Leaving Egypt (Ex 13:1-2)
     b.  Wall of linen around Tabernacle
     c.  Separation from:

  Idolatry (1 Cor 10:20-21, 28; 2 Cor 6:16-17)
  Cosmic System, Babylon (Jer 50:8; 51:6, 9, 45; 1 Jn 2:15-16; 5:4)
  Prostitute of Babylon (Rev 2:20; 18:4)
  Anything that is unsanctified (2 Cor 6:17)
  Apostasy (Rom 16:17-18; Gal 1:8-9; Phil 3:18-19; 2 Tim 3:5-7; 2 Jn 10)
  Christians who reject Bible Doctrine (2 Thess 3:6, 14-15)
  False Prophets (Deut 13:1-5; Matt 7:15; 1 Jn 4:1-6)
  Reversionists, Reversionism (Psa 1:1; Prov 1:10-19; Jer 15:17; 16:8; 1 Cor 5:10-11; 1 Pet 4:4; Heb 13:13)
Spiritual Childhood continues until the believer separates from the world.  This is analogous to leaving Egypt, which is a type of the world.  It is also analogous to the wall of linen around the Tabernacle, which was a security barrier to keep the world out.  Only the believer who is serious about the Christian Life will pay the price of leaving the world behind to follow the Lord Jesus Christ.
“He who has found his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake shall find it. (Matthew 10:39)
Separation from the world is also analogous to the roots of a tree, which grow down to anchor the tree as the shoot grows up.  The roots symbolize Jesus Christ as the foundation of Salvation for the new Christian Life (1 Cor 3:11).

The new believer cannot love God the Father if he is in the world.  He must separate from the world (Satan's Cosmic System) in order to love God.  The love of God and love of the world are mutually exclusive.

1 John 2:15-16
15 Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 Because all that is in the Cosmic System:  The lust of the flesh (OSN), the lust of the eyes, and the arrogant pattern of life, is not from the Father but is from the Cosmic System.
The believer is commanded not to love the world, which is Satan's Cosmic System, nor the things in the world, which includes people and other things under Satan's control.  Separating from the world, however, is a tall order.  It requires separation from the lust of the flesh, the Old Sin Nature, by operating in the Filling of the Holy Spirit.  The lust of the flesh includes the desire to sin, which is unrighteousness associated with Ecumenical Babylon (X-axis) (Rom 6:13; 1 Jn 5:17).  The lust of the eyes along the Y-axis correspond to Political Babylon.  And the arrogant pattern of life is Cosmic Babylon (Z-axis).  Succumbing to any power of the Cosmic System from the X, Y, or Z axis is failure to separate and be sanctified and will lead to spiritual death and slavery to the Cosmic System.  The solution is to Rebound.

Separation is required from many other things, such as apostasy, Reversionism, the Prostitute of Babylon, and False Prophets.  Separation is also required from the apostates, who espouse false doctrine.

Romans 16:17-18
17 Now I urge you, brethren, to look out for those who cause dissensions and temptations contrary to the kind of teaching which you have learned, and turn away from them.  18 For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetite; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

2 John 10-11
10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, stop receiving him into your house and stop giving him a greeting. 11 Because the one who gives him a greeting, participates in his evil deeds.

Separation is required from Christians who reject Bible Doctrine.
2 Thessalonians 3
6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you separate yourselves from every brother who lives disorderly (lawlessness) and not according to the tradition which they received from us.
14 But if anyone is  not obeying our doctrine through this epistle, take special notice of that person and stop associating with him, in order that he may be put to shame.
15 Yet, do not be regarding him as an enemy, but correct (provide instruction to) him as a brother.
Separation is not required from the unbeliever unless doctrine is compromised.

YELLOW - Spiritual Growth (Eph 4:15-16; Col 2:19; 2 Pet 3:18); Perception, Enlightenment (Psa 19:8; 119:130; Prov 6:23; Jn 1:9; 17:17; 2 Cor 4:6; Eph 1:18; 3:9):  Young Men (1 Jn 2:13-14), Trunk of tree; Eternal Life (Gen 2:9; Prov 11:30; Jn 1:4; Rev 2:7); Walking in the Light (Psa 119:105; Isa 60:1-2; Eph 5:8; 1 Jn 1:7); Glory (Matt 5:14, 16; Jn 17:22; 1 Cor 11:7); Grace Orientation (Rom 5:2; 2 Pet 3:18; Heb 4:16); Capacity for Life (Job 33:30; Jn 10:10; Eph 6:10)
     a.  Crossing the Jordan
     b.  Spiritual Warfare:  Defeating darkness of Cosmic System with armor of Light (Rom 13:12; Eph 6:11-18)
     c.  Ambassador for Christ (2 Cor 5:20; Eph 6:20)
     d.  Lampstand

Yellow symbolizes Spiritual Growth, Perception, and Enlightenment in the Spiritual Life.  This is the beginning of the next stage of the Spiritual Life, which includes the colors yellow, green, and blue, per the tree analogy.  In this stage the believer grows in the Spiritual Life by learning Bible Doctrine as taught by the pastor-teacher to the congregation under the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  Perception of Bible Doctrine produces enlightenment.

The precepts of the LORD are Righteous,
Causing the heart to have superabundant Happiness;
The commandment of the LORD is pure,
Enlightening the eyes.  (Psalm 19:8)
Yellow corresponds to the trunk of the tree.  It also symbolizes entrance into the Young Men stage of the Spiritual Life, which corresponds to the Golden Lampstand in the Holy Place of the Tabernacle.  It symbolizes walking in the Light and Grace Orientation.
Your word (Doctrine) is a lamp to my feet,
And a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)
Bible Doctrine lights the way for the tactical advance, "a lamp to my feet," and the strategic advance, "a light to my path."  Walking in the Light requires function on the basis Bible Doctrine in order to have fellowship with God, which is true Christian fellowship (1 Jn 1:7).  The enlightened believer has glory and shines in the spiritual realm as an ambassador for Christ.
“You are the light of the world.  A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. (Matthew 5:14)
Walking in the Light will lead to crossing the Jordan, which symbolizes Spiritual Warfare, where the believer utilizes the armor of the Light to defeat Satan and his demons (Rom 13:12; Eph 6:11-18).  Per John's analogy, Young Men are those who "have overcome the evil one (Satan)" (1 Jn 2:13).

GREEN - Happiness, Blessing, Bearing Fruit (Psa 1:3; 92:14; Jer 17:7-8; Matt 7:17-20; Jn 15:2-8; Gal 5:22; Eph 5:9; Phil 1:11; Col 1:6, 10; Heb 12:11; Jas 3:18): Priest (1 Pet 2:5, 9; Rev 1:6), leaves of the tree (Col 2:7), Altar of Incense in the Tabernacle.

The color green symbolizes divine Happiness, blessing, and bearing fruit.  Per the tree analogy, it corresponds to the tree planted by the streams of water (Psa 1:3, Jer. 17:7-8).  Green is the color of the leaves of the tree.  The leaves are the factory in which Carbon Dioxide and water are used in the presence of Sunlight to produce fruit.  The tree will bear fruit when it matures.  Likewise, the believer who grows spiritually will produce the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22) and Divine Good through Grace (2 Cor 9:8; Eph 2:10; 2 Tim 2:21).  The Bible was written during the time of an agricultural economy, and it must be understood according to this paradigm.  Literal translations of the original metaphors must be used to understand the applicable colors rather than interpretive translations.  Although fruit can also be translated production, it is usually best to stick with the literal translation rather than the interpretive translation to preserve the literal meaning of the metaphor along with the color.  Although Divine Good is, indeed, production, it is not symbolized by any one color.

Colossians 1:9-11
9  For this reason also, since the day we heard, we do not cease praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the epignosis-knowledge of His will in all Spiritual wisdom and understanding,  10 so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord to please Him in everything, in all Divine Good production bearing fruit, and growing in the epignosis-knowledge of God. 11 Strengthened by all power on the basis of His glorious might, resulting in all endurance and long-suffering, with Happiness.
Just as the tree must have water, air, and Sunlight to bear fruit, the believer must have the water of the Word (Bible Doctrine), the Holy Spirit, and divine Light to produce Divine Good.  Divine Good is only produced in Grace (2 Cor 9:8), through which the power of God is available to the believer.  Divine Happiness is a Problem Solving Device that may be used to overcome suffering.  Bearing fruit and Happiness are associated with the color green, but green must work in conjunction with yellow and blue, as symbolized by the Holy Place in the Tabernacle.

Green symbolizes a priest because theTribe of Levi, which provided the Levitical Priests, was symbolized by an emerald in the Ephod (see Our Native Land).  The Altar of Incense in the Tabernacle was symbolized by green and the light green Mediator Planet.

BLUE - Righteousness (Acts 24:15; Rom 6:18; 8:10; 14:17; Gal 3:11; Heb 10:38; 1 Pet 2:24; 3:12; 1 Jn 3:7), Spiritual Maturity (1 Corinthians 2:6; 14:20; Eph 4:13; Phil 3:9-11, 15; Hebrews 5:14; 6:1):  Tree reaches blue sky and water (Col 2:7; Jer 17:7-8); Faith (Rom 1:17; 1 Tim 6:11-12; 2 Tim 3:16); Edification (Psa 37:4-6; Rom 14:19; 1 Cor 14:26; Eph 2:22; 4:12, 29)
     a.  Spiritual Self-Esteem (Phil 3:10; 1 Pet 3:14, Providential Preventative Suffering)
     b.  Spiritual Autonomy (2 Cor 12:10)
     c.  Spiritual Maturity (Phil 3:9, 15)

The color blue symbolizes the Righteousness of the Grace-oriented, doctrinal believer who is advancing to Spiritual Maturity.  The believer with Righteousness stands out in stark contrast to the carnal believer who has never overcome the influence of his Old Sin Nature (Acts 24:15).

and having been freed from the Old Sin Nature, you became slaves to Righteousness. (Romans 6:18)
The believer has two choices:  Either be enslaved to the Old Sin Nature or willfully submit as a slave to God and have His Righteousness.

Per the tree analogy, the color blue symbolizes the water and the blue sky of the First Heaven.  Water corresponds to the water of the Word (Bible Doctrine) and Faith, which is the basis for edification.

For in it the Righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:17)
Although the believer receives God's Righteousness at Salvation, he will not be able to function on the basis of that Righteousness in the Spiritual Life until he matures in the faith.  As he grows Spiritually through metabolization of Bible Doctrine, he will be tested in Spiritual Warfare and later in suffering.  If he passes the testing, God will promote him to Spiritual Maturity.  Spiritual Maturity is the adult phase of the Spiritual Life, which is beyond childhood.  It is the top level of what John calls Young Men, who have overcome the evil one.  It is living inside the Holy Place of the Tabernacle.  Spiritual Maturity is the first strategic objective of the Spiritual Life on the way to Spiritual Rapport.

Paul's attitude after reaching Spiritual Maturity was to serve Christ and only Christ.

Philippians 3:7-8
7 But whatever things were gain to me, those things I now consider as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 More than that, I conclude all things to be loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for the sake of whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and conclude them excrement that I may gain Christ,
Paul was willing to suffer the loss of all things to gain Christ.  This is a paradigm shift from the attitude of the believer who has not yet achieved this realization.
Philippians 3:9-11
9 {and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own from the Law, but that acquired through faith in Christ, that Righteousness from God on the basis of faith, 10 that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, having become like Him with reference to His death; 11 If somehow (as an heir of God) I may attain (my eternal inheritance) at the point of the exit-resurrection from the dead.}
Philippians 3:9-11 are a parenthesis in which Paul recounts his advance to Spiritual Maturity.  Paul has received divine "Righteousness from God on the basis of faith (Bible Doctrine)."  Paul expressed the attitude of Spiritual Self-Esteem in verse 10 in his personal love for God and his acceptance of Providential Preventative Suffering (PPS).  He expressed the attitude of Spiritual Autonomy in his cognitive self-confidence in the doctrine of the Resurrection, and he expressed his Personal Sense of Destiny as he looked forward to receiving his rewards after the "exit-resurrection" (Rapture) (verse 11).
Therefore, as many as are Spiritually mature, let us keep on thinking this; and if you think differently on some point, even this God will reveal to you; (Philippians 3:15)
In verse 15, the word "mature" is the Greek tevleio" (teleios), which refers to Spiritual Maturity.

INDIGO - Eclipse/Evidence Testing (Job 1:12-22; 2:6-10; David in Absalom Rebellion, 2 Sam 15-18); Covering, Security (Job 1:10); Consecration (Ex 19:23; Lev 11:44; 20:7; Josh 3:5); Place of Propitiation; Qualification for Resurrection Clothing (1 Pet 1:8; Abraham, Heb 11:17-19); contact or testing by angels or demons (Dan 6:19-22).
     a.  Paradigm shift to Spiritual, leaving behind the world and symbolizing the Resurrection
     b.  Use of Grace in Eclipse/Evidence Testing (2 Cor 12:8-9; Jas 4:6-7)

Indigo symbolizes the barrier that separates Creation from Heaven, the physical from the spiritual, and Time from Eternity.  It symbolizes the Universe, which is the home of the angels.  And it symbolizes Eclipse Testing and Evidence Testing to qualify select believers for promotion to Spiritual Rapport and glorification of God to the maximum.  This is the kind of testing that Job faced when Satan was allowed to cross examine him.  Job had reached Spiritual Maturity and enjoyed great prosperity on the earthly side of the indigo barrier because God provided security for him.  God made a hedge around him and protected him from the angelic infiltration of Satan and his demons (Job 1:10).  Security is one of the meanings of the covering, which indigo symbolizes.

However, in order to test Job, God let Satan cross examine him as a part of the Appeal Trial of Satan.  Job lost his prosperity and was no longer like the tree planted by the streams of water.  Job's testing qualified him for even greater spiritual blessings when he could be promoted to Spiritual Rapport.  Spiritual Rapport is a special Spiritual relationship with God that is beyond the things of this life.  The rigorous testing is passed by only a select few, who are willing to forsake everything for Christ.  The testing qualifies the believer for special rewards in his Resurrection clothing (1 Pet 1:8).

Although you have never seen Him, you Love Him; and though you are not visibly seeing Him now, yet believing, you exult with Happiness inexpressible and clothed with glory. (1 Peter 1:8)
"Clothed with glory" is the Greek doxavzw (doxazo), which is an idiom meaning to clothe in glory.  It is the divine radiance as in the transfiguration (Matt 17:2; Mk 9:2; Lk 9:29) in Resurrection body.  The believer who passes Eclipse/Evidence Testing qualifies for his clothing of glory in Resurrection body.  This is a paradigm shift to the Spiritual, which involves leaving behind the world in order to symbolize the Resurrection

This testing includes contact or testing by angels or demons (Dan 6:19-22).  The use of Grace is required to pass the Eclipse/Evidence Testing (2 Cor 12:8-9; Jas 4:6-7).  Church Age doctrine is sufficient to pass the test.  Job was not allowed to cast Satan out or drive him away in order to pass the test.  Grace is sufficient.

VIOLET - Royal Family of God (1 Pet 2:9), Fathers (1 Jn 2:13-14):  Justification/Vindication (Rom 4:25); New title of royalty; vindication of victory (Winner Believer), freely giving us all things (Rom 8:32)
     a.  Crowns
          Glory (1 Peter 5:4; Phil. 4:1; 1 Thess 2:19)
          Life (James 1:12; Rev. 2:10; 3:11)
          Righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8) - for Christians who have capacity for Righteousness and Justice to rule and reign with Christ.
     b.  Royalty
          Royal Family of God (1 Cor. 4:8; Col. 1:13; 4:11; 1 Thess. 2:12; 2 Thess. 1:5; Heb. 12:28; Ja. 2:5; 1 Pet. 2:9; 2 Pet. 1:11; Rev. 1:6, 9; 5:10)
          Ruling and reigning with Christ (2 Timothy 2:12; Rev. 2:26-27; 3:21)
     c.  Rewards for Winner Believers (Rev 2:7, 11, 17, 26, 28; 3:5, 8, 12, 21; 21:7)
          Access to the Garden of God and eating from the Tree of Life in the New Earth of the Eternal State (Rev 2:7; 22:2)
          Hidden manna - Faith (X-axis); mystery Bible Doctrine for the initiate (Rev 2:17)
          White pebble - Love (Y-axis); a vote of confidence (Rev 2:17)
          New title of knighthood - a promotion from Authority (Z-axis) - engraved upon the white pebble (Rev 2:17)
          Ruling and Reigning with Christ in the Millennium (Rev 2:26; 3:21)
          Order of the Morning Star (Revelation 2:28)
          Uniform of glory of white garments for the Resurrection Body (Rev 3:5)
          Key of David (Rev 3:7)
          Open door - opportunity for historical impact (Rev 3:8)
          Pillar in the temple, for maximum historical impact (Rev 3:12).

The color violet symbolizes the believer who fulfills his calling as a member of the Royal Family of God.  Just as the color purple in the Tabernacle symbolized the royalty of Christ, the color violet symbolizes the believer who shares Christ's royalty.

But you are a chosen family, a royal priesthood, a Holy nation, a people for God's possession, that you may declare the excellencies of Him who called you out from darkness into His marvelous Light. (1 Pet 2:9)
This verse is for the Church, but it quotes Old Testament promises to Israel.  Thus, it applies to both the Church and Israel.  :"You are a chosen family."  This refers to the Election of both Israel (Deut 10:15; Matt 22:14) and the Church (Rom 8:33; 2 Ti 2:10; Col 3:12; Tit 1:1; 1 Pt 1:1; Rv 17:14; 2J 1, 13).  God chose them both.  "A royal priesthood" refers to priests with royal dignity and power - not just a kingdom of priests subject to a king.  This is a quote from Exodus 19:6 of the Septuagint.  Jesus Christ is the High Priest of the Church, and every Church Age Believer is a priest and a member of the Royal Family of God.

Israel was to be a royal family of priests to the LORD.  Israel was chosen to have kingship and a priesthood as a valued possession out from all the nations of the Earth (Deut 7:6).  However, this promise cannot be fulfilled until the completion of the kingdom of God with the Lord Jesus Christ as Ruler and the Church with Kingship (royalty) and priestly function (Rev 1:6; 5:10; Heb 11:40).  This will not be fulfilled until the Millennium (Rev 20:6; Dan 7:27).  After Israel rejected Jesus Christ, the Church was called out by God to be Christ's royal family.  The Church will rule and reign with Christ in the Millennium, and Israel will be the priest nation (kingdom) over all the nations of the Earth.  And Jesus Christ will rule in Israel from the Throne of David.  However, the Church will be His Royal Family.

Now, all this royalty is symbolized by the color violet, which represents the highest level of the Spiritual Life.  Believers have royal status at Salvation.  However, like the baby of the king, the childish believer may not be qualified to rule.  God's disciplinary program is designed to prepare believers for their royal positions. Those who complete the program will receive rewards commensurate with their royal status at the Tribunal of Christ after the Rapture, and they will rule and reign with Christ in the Millennium.  These rewards of royalty are all possible because God's pronouncement of Justification at Salvation (Rom 4:25).  The rewards are justified.  Justification is also symbolized by violet.

The highest rewards are crowns, which are worn on the head.  Other rewards are associated with the clothing of the Resurrection Body.  Winner believers qualify for the rewards by passing the tests of Eclipse/Evidence Testing in the indigo barrier.  Winner believers will be distinguished in the Millennium and the Eternal State based upon service in this life.

WHITE - Sanctification of the fulness of Christ (Jn 1:16; Eph 1:23; 4:13), Spiritual Rapport (Phil 3:9-11; 1 Pet 1:8), perfect peace (Isa 26:3; John 14:27; 16:33; 20:19; Gal 5:22; Phil 4:7; Col. 3:15), Sabbath Rest (Heb 4:1-11), Fulness of blessing (Rom 15:29; Eph 3:19; Phil 1:11)

White symbolizes sanctification of the fulness of Christ, or Spiritual Rapport.  This is also called perfect peace and Sabbath rest.  Just as holy matrimony is a sanctified relationship between a man and a woman, the fulness of Christ is a sanctified love relationship with Christ (2 Cor 11:2).  It is like a perfect marriage.  However, the union is Spiritual.  Here the believer has Spiritual Rapport with God the Father and harmonious rapport with the Lord Jesus Christ.  He becomes God's own possession, has the capacity for great blessing, and glorifies God to the maximum.  The Lord Jesus Christ can shower Grace blessing upon this believer, and the believer can respond with honor, respect, and reciprocal Love.

After receiving the highest promotion level over all things, the Lord Jesus Christ can bless the Church Age Believer to the maximum.

Ephesians 1:22-23
22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and He gave Him head over all things to the Church, 23  which is His body, the fulness of Him who fills all in all.
The believer needs to advance beyond Spiritual Maturity to Spiritual Rapport to have the capacity to receive the abundance of Grace available to him.
until we all attain to harmony with the Faith (Bible Doctrine), and of the epignosis-knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man (Spiritual Maturity), to the measure of the standard of the fulness of Christ (Spiritual Rapport). (Ephesians 4:13)
After reaching Spiritual Maturity, Paul focused on achieving Spiritual Rapport, which is the ultimate relationship with Christ in this life.
Philippians 3:12-14
12 Not that I have already received it, or have already become complete (Spiritual Rapport), but I keep on pursuing (Spiritual Rapport) that I may attain it, for which I also was overtaken by Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I do not evaluate myself to have attained (Spiritual Rapport); but one thing I do, forgetting what is behind and constantly advancing toward the front (Spiritual Rapport), 14 I keep advancing toward the objective for the decoration of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Spiritual Rapport requires pressing on to remove scar tissue of the soul (symbolized by indigo) in order to receive the "fulness of blessing from Christ" (Romans 15:29).

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Last Revision:  May 30, 2013

Author: Larry Wood

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