Biblical Color Meaning In The Bible
When God appeared unto Noah after the flood, and placed a rainbow in the sky, He did much more than shows him a phenomenon. In the seven colors, beginning with red and ending with purple, God was displaying a natural miracle that demonstrated the complete redemption of man.
Antipas M. Stewart
This is a compilation of many interpretations of biblical colors meaning that I have collected over the last several years. I hope that you find it biblical and authentic. From Genesis to Revelations the Word of God is full of symbolic (biblical) color meaning. Using colors to express how we feel towards God in dramatic worship (with banners). Can be very therapeutic and beneficial to us and a blessing to God's people.
I have found that when we enjoy worshipping the Lord, He enjoys receiving our worship. Blessing and strengthening and uplifting the Body of Christ uplift and unify the Lord's work. I hope that you will be able to utilize the many color definitions. I do know that God loves color. The colors that we see here on the earth realm are only a portion of what is in heaven. I hope you'll be blessed by what I'm sharing. I hope that it will release you into a deeper understanding of the impact that color brings.
For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord. From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia My Worshipers, the daughter of My dispersed ones shall bring My offering.
Fiery way maker. He makes a way in the wilderness.
Red is a narrow door of entry. A place of honor where He throws out a red carpet before you . A place of contemplation and imagination. Red is a base color which reflects exploration, delving Into unknown things, digging for or unearthing new realities, thinking, debating, inquiring, investigating, examining, reflection, unearthing, looking into and probing.
Symbolizes blood atonement; sacrifice of Christ's blood; covenant of grace; cleansing justification; sin, atonement; war; the wrath of God; judgement; death; love; life; the earth; redemption; sacrifice; consuming fire; the person of Jesus; the cross; refers to flesh. Isaiah: 1:18, Hebrew 9:14.
Red can not be formulated by mixing any other color together. The Hebrew word "OUDEM" means "red clay". It is the root word from the name Adam, Esau, and Edom; all speak of flesh.
Burgundy: The Red earth; selfish; Covetous sin, copper and gold, washing by the word, righteousness, right standing.
Praise, Warfare, Passion, power, fire, harvest season, fruitfulness, joy.
Here is the basic list:
Gold or Yellow: Symbolizes the Glory of God; divine nature; holiness; eternal deity; the Godhead; Purification; majesty; righteousness; divine light; kingliness; trial by fire; mercy; power; His Deity; Glory. Revelations 3:18; Revelations 4:4; Mal: 3:3; 1 Peter: 1:7
Yellow or Gold is also primary. It always speaks of trial and purging. "That trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ" (1 Peter 1:7).
Amber: Glory of God, the Father's heavenly care, fiery passion, flaming throne of God, the temple of God, wisdom.
Bronze: Judgment upon sin; fires of testing.
Brown: Man as we are on earth.
Expresses Servant-hood, humility, council, being raised up in due season, transition, gateway into the heavenly realms.
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Praise, eternal life, vigor, prosperity, mercy, restoration, health, healing, new beginning, freshness, God's holy seed, harvest, sowing and reaping, immortality, fresh oil, new life, joy in hope. Rom 12:12; Ps. 23:2; Gen. 1:30; Lk. 23:31; Rev. 22:2; Ps. 92:14.
Fellowship, communion, friendship, oneness, closeness, dining, abiding, intercession, praise, resting, marriage, supplication, tabernacle of abiding, his wing over me is love because I come under his shadow, strength, banner, hand, breath, Realignment.
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Speaks to us of the eternal presence of YAHWEH. The color of God's chosen nation, the people of Israel, blue dating back to the time of David. We also note in Ezek. 1:26, that the restored throne of David which will rule supreme in all the earth, being God's throne, is spoken of as sapphire, which is blue. Blue also speaks of healing.
Matt. 9:21 - Antipas, M. Stewart.
Symbolizes the heavenly realm; prayer; priesthood; authority; revealed God; grace; divinity; Holy Spirit; over comer; revelation knowledge; the Truth; the Word of God; the Word; Messiah.
Light Blue: Heaven, Heavenly.
Turquoise (is a bluish-green): River of God, sanctification, healing, life-given flow of the Holy Spirit, the New Jerusalem.
Secret Knowledge of his kingdom, as a little child would think, pleasure, revelation, joy, mystery, mystic realities, realms, dominions, quantium revelation of how it is "on earth as in Heaven, beyond time,space, movement.
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Symbolizes Jesus' royalty; His Robe; believer's royalty; majesty; being lifted up; wealth; power; penitence; the name of God; kingdom authority; dominion, son-ship; the promises of God; inheritance; mediator; inheritance; priesthood.
Revelations 5:10, "And has made us unto our God kings and priests and we shall reign on the earth."
Joy, right relationships, compassion, heart of flesh, passion for Jesus, the Bridegroom's heart, koinonea.
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Plum: Richness, abundance, in filling of the Holy Spirit.
Rose Pink: Messiah, glory, Rose of Sharon, the Father's heavenly care over the Lilies of the Field-His children, Jesus loves me-this I know! Symbolizes right relationships, heart of flesh, intimacy, child-like faith.
(Romans 3:25; Rev. 19:8; Ez. 11:19; 1 Peter 5:5-6; Song 1:2; Matt. 18: 3-5.)
The rainbow is seen in scripture from Genesis to Revelations.
Symbolizes Creator; righteousness acquired through blood of Christ; Bride's garment; salvation; surrender; holiness, saints; angels, peace; triumph; victory; glory; joy; light, Rev. 4:4, 6:2.
It's a revealed thing. It's bow full of fruit of all kinds. Remember in Genesis it says: And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. White light can be separated into all the colours of the spectrum, therefore all the colours must be present in the white light already. When God spoke light he didn't just give us light on the earth but he created a portal in the shape of a rainbow. The rainbow or bow appears to us and is seen by God, too, when it rains. When waters are released out of the bow or vault or sky or door or gate or portal or window or keyhole or veil or arc there appears through the water a rainbow (just the shape of a arc or cave (round at top and more narrow below). It's a reminder to us not only of the promise of covenant but of a door that's opened, he opened to us that we may enter. It's a gateway of entry.
White light is creative light which comes out of all colors or the base colors of the color spectrum. We are to come out of the base colors.
Symbolizes God's promises (Rev. 4:3) Covenant (Gen 9:13 and 16).
Noah looking at the rainbow saw seven steps (the number of spiritual perfection), beginning with flesh, going through trial, being guided by the Word of God, bringing forth immortality and priesthood; thus fulfilling Rev. 5:10, "and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." This is further emphasized in Ezekiel's glorious vision of the Cherubim, the immortalized host of God, as outlined in his first chapter. (colors of the rainbow) - Antipas, M. Stewart.
Water Baptism, Wind, Holy Spirit, Born Again, Matt 3:11; John. 3:3; 5:7 Iridescent Crystal: Cleansing Work of the Holy Spirit, blessings of God, sanctification, the Bride of Christ, Truth.
Rev. 4:3) Overcomer, Rainbow Promise, Precious Stones Rev. 21:7; Rev. 4:3; 2: 11:19.
Mystery, that which is not known, hidden away, the beginning of a thing, darkness, unrealized truth.
The tribes of Naphtali, Zebulun, Issachar, Manasseh, Ephraim and Benj were praise by her for their participation. Their colors are dark-deep...wine...and bluish back, solid black and last a multi color held by tribe of Benji. There's not one tribe of Israel that hold all of these colors but perhaps the tribe Benjamin for it's multi colored coat.
The warrior bride will have wine as the base color on the flag with a handle of multi colors showing the tribes that were appointed for this victory over their bondage and getting them out of the circle of sin they were trapped in. Deborah was like a redirector of such. The cycle of confusion stopped then and order came to God's people.
Some flags refer to historical occurrences (Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Joseph) while others reflect Jacob’s blessings (Judah, Zebulun, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher and Benjamin).
Red flag, with mandrake flowers
Bluish black flag, with a sun and moon
Black and white flag, with a tent camp
Green flag, with buildings of the city of Shechem
White flag, with a ship
Pearlescent colored flag, with an olive tree
Red, white and black flag, with the High Priest’s breastplate
Blue flag, with a snake
Black flag, with Egypt depicted upon it
Sky blue flag, with a lion
Deep wine colored flag, with a deer
Multicolored flag, with a wolf
* Since this tribe was divided into Joseph’s two sons, their flags were similar. However, Ephraim’s flag had a bull, while Manasseh's had a wild ox.
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.