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The Order of Melchisedek 10 - Symbolism of Color #2
May 21, 2021
THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEK—10
Symbolism of Color #2
Have you ever seen a rainbow the color of an emerald? John did in Revelation 4. The Lord takes out all the other colors of the rainbow and concentrates on one that should speak hope (see last week’s blog) to our hearts when He describes the judgment scene in Revelation 4 and 5. How many have ever seen a rainbow that is a
complete circle? They are rare. Most of them are
semicircular. The rainbow around the throne of judgment completely encircles it with hope.
There is another color of predominance in the sanctuary – blue. The children of Israel were told to put ribbons of blue on the hems of their garments and around their sleeves. What was that ribbon of blue to teach them? Faithfulness! Do you remember the statements made in the Bible or from Ellen G. White’s writings? What were God’s people to remember when they saw the ribbons of blue? That they were God’s people, that they were
keeping His commandments. (Numbers 15: 38-40;
Testimonies, Vol 1, p. 524) The Jews tell us that the two tables of stone given to Moses were of sapphire – blue.
This blue ribbon around the sleeves and around the hems of their garments was to remind Israel of the law of God. If I had a blue ribbon around by sleeves to remind me of the commandments of God, do you think I could cheat with my hands? There in nothing I could do with my hands that would be wrong if I looked at the ribbon of blue and remembered the law of God. I would have a fence around my feet so I could never take a step outside that ribbon of blue, outside the law of God. Bearing this in mind, I could not possibly go far wrong.