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What Color Is God? The Use Of Color In Bible Symbolism
The law of color combination of pigments states the following: There are three primary colors from which all other colors can be made.

So we will look at how God uses color in the sanctuary and we will also look at the science of color in nature to demonstrate the attributes of God. Here is a summary.
RYB: The Subtractive Color System Summary of The Colors and Their Meanings
The color of God Color Meaning Comment
Red Sacrifice, mercy, life Christ is the Lamb of God
Orange Comforter, teacher, companion Combines the work of Love in relation to the merits of the sacrifice as a Healer and Restorer and Teacher of righteousness.
Yellow Character, fruit The work of the Holy Spirit is to bear the fruits of God in us - of these the greatest is to love. Our character is described as "gold tried in the fire"
Green King, kingdom of God Combines the work of law in relation to love.
Blue Law The Father sits on the sapphire throne from which the stones for the law were taken
Purple Priest, defender, lawyer Combines the work of sacrifice in relation to the breaking of the law
Subtractive color systems start with light. It explains the mixing of natural colorants (dyes, paints and inks). Color is perceived by subtracting some colors and reflecting others.
Sin is not reflecting all the light.
White Righteousness Love. Perfection of all characters and principles before God. Knowledge of God.
Black Sin, evil The absence of the light of God. Separation from God.
The primary colors appear to represent the core attributes or character of God.
The secondary colors appear to represent the roles of God as He seeks to reconcile one character to another within us.
The colors black and white, represent the status of man as we reject or accept the colors of God.
Just as He uses numbers prophetically and symbolically, God uses colors symbolically in the sanctuary, its services and in the prophecies.
By looking at the colors and combinations and their symbols a pattern emerges. By examining the roles assigned to the members of the Trinity and the use of color in the bible, one can speculate about the meanings of the secondary colors and how the combination of primary colors interact to demonstrate a truth.
The Bible teaches that it is valid to look at nature to learn about God. And it also teaches that everyone has some internal knowledge of God that is convincing and they also have "a measure of faith" (Romans 12: 3).
Because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. (Romans 1: 19-20)

And according to the Psalms. The heavens are telling the Glory of God and their expanse shows the work of His handiwork. Day to day they speak and night to night reveals knowledge. (Psalm 19: 1-2)
We will examine nature and the science of color combination to learn about God.


For the life of the flesh is in the blood. (Leviticus 17: 11)
Red is the sacrifice. It means life. When life is taken, red can appear to mean death. It is the blood of Christ which cleanses us and covers us from the penalty of sin. The sanctuary had a covering of red. This symbolizes the protection the blood of Christ offers us. This covering is the mercy seat over us.
This dimension points out a characteristic of heaven. We are connected. If one suffers all suffer. We bear each other's burdens. We give, no matter the cost. Receiving is just a bonus. What we are about is the welfare of others. We are a sacrificial people.

I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich. (Revelation 3: 18)
Yellow or gold signifies character. Our character is the 'gold tried in fire'. It is achieved through receiving the Holy Spirit as He writes the law in our hearts. It is what makes all we do 'spiritual'. It is the motives and intentions behind all our actions. It is rooted in the law and acted out in love. We are good people.

I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich. (Revelation 3: 18)

The only orange color or symbolism we can see are the flames of the Holy Spirit. Gold tends to be part of this color scheme. God wants our characters to come out 'like Gold tried in the fire'. Orange combines red and yellow. As Witness and Comforter on earth, the Holy Spirit has the task of making us perfect. Because of the sacrifice of Christ, he can now change our character and reconcile us to God. He sustains or comforts the saints as we wait for our deliverance.
He provides the daily link we need to heaven. Because of this role in daily leading us to God, He can switch to being a witness for or against us in the future - because everyone will be given the chance to accept or reject His call. So he is also a judge at this time. Judging between good and evil, searching our hearts, cutting away the evil, repairing the damage of sin, placing us in the fiery furnace until we emerge perfect.
Our court systems pretend to rehabilitate us. God actually does it through the Holy Spirit. Instead of immediate punishment, God has a plan of rehabilitation. We have a comforting Judge who now dispenses mercy instead of justice. We are a persevering and patient people.

And they saw the God of Israel and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself. (Exodus 24: 10)
Now above the expanse that was above their heads there was something resembling a throne, like lapis lazuli (sapphire) in appearance; on that which resembled a throne, high up, was a figure with the appearance of a man. (Ezekiel 1: 26)

The Blue Throne
Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue. "It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God. "I am the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the LORD your God. (Numbers 15: 38-41)
Blue is the law. The ten Commandments were carved from a blue stone which was a part of the throne of God. The Israelites wore a blue tassel to remind them of the Law (Numbers 15: 38-41). The priest's garment had gold, red, blue and purple. The whore of revelation was adorned in everything except blue - she violates the law, yet she wants riches, priesthood and sacrifice. She just did not like the rules. But we are a people of the law.

Covered The Altar. Then they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth over it. (Numbers 4: 13)
Purple has become the symbol of royalty, but it clearly was a symbol that was related to the priesthood and sacrifice when God used it. This color was in the priest's garments and the coverings of the sanctuary and the doorways. Significantly, the altar of sacrifice was covered in purple when the sanctuary was moved. (Numbers 4: 13). This prophecy was fulfilled when he was dressed in purple at the trial.

Covered The Priest-King. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple robe on Him; (John 19: 2; Mark 15: 17)
The Priest
Purple Covering
The priest is the lawyer for the government and law of God. He studies this law and teaches it to the people and administers justice. Therefore, Christ becomes our priest and defender before God. The color purple is in the doors to the sanctuary because the sanctuary is the place where we go to get justice from God. Purple is the color of the royal priesthood. One is priest first and king also.

» The Secular Use. Since purple was expensive to produce, it became associated with wealth. The emperors of Rome eventually used this color for royalty. So at the time of His trial, the soldiers intended to mock Jesus as the king of the Jews and they dressed Him in purple and placed a crown of thorns on His head. When they did this, they inadvertently dressed Him up as the altar of sacrifice! So, although they intended to mock Him, they unknowingly fulfilled a prophecy as they dressed the altar for transportation.
Purple is a combination of red and blue. The priest fulfilled the demands of the law by becoming the sacrifice. He atoned for the broken law (blue) with His red blood. Therefore, when the law and sacrifice combined it formed purple. No wonder the place of sacrifice was covered in purple. We are also destined to be priest-kings of God. We die daily to sin.

Green is the symbol of royalty and eternal life. It is a combination of blue and yellow. A good king has laws and he does his duties in love. And his people keep the law because they are of good character. The blue combines with the gold to produce one harmonious society.
We see the green color in at least four places in the Bible, three having to do with happy times spent with the king.
The Feast of Tabernacles

  1. The Throne Of God.
    And He who was sitting was like a jasper stone and a sardius in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance. (Revelation 4: 3)
    Both jasper and emerald are green stones. Sardius is red. Jasper can also be red or blue.

    God is described as sitting on a throne with an emerald (green) rainbow over him. The rainbow was always a covenant symbol. It is the King who makes the covenant to combine the law with love, in our hearts. The covenant says that he will be our God and king and we will be His people. To do that he will write the law in our hearts. He combines the blue and the yellow.
  2. Jesus The King. When Christ came to Jerusalem on that last Sunday before his crucifixion, he was greeted as the king with green palm branches.
  3. The Feast Of Tabernacles. the feast that celebrates living with God.
    Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves, the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days. (Leviticus 23: 40)
    The feast of tabernacles is adorned with green branches. It is the time when we lived with the king. Green is clearly the symbol of royalty and being in the presence of the king. We are from an ancient royal family. We will continue to reign and rule in the new earth.
  4. The People Of God. Revelation 7: 1,3 commands the angel not to hurt the trees. And Revelation 9: 4 suggests that all green things belong to God because those who are not green do not have the seal of God.
    They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God in their foreheads.

Pure Woman

We are destined to have eternal life in the presence of God, and reflect the glory of God to the entire universe.

Come now let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool. (Isaiah 1: 18)
It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. (Revelation 19: 8)
White is the perfect balance of all three - in love. Love causes us to sacrifice, to obey, to have good characters. So love is the greatest. God is also love because when the three (red, blue, yellow) become one it produces white (love). God is not just any one of these colors. These distinctions merely define the different things God is doing to reconcile us to himself.
It is the covenant that joins the law and the love.
It is grace that combines a sacrifice with love to give us pardon.
It is love that causes mercy to be patient while our characters develop.
We are a perfect people.
The Glory of God. The evidence suggests that when we obtain this perfect balance of colors in our perfect characters, it will also appear in a physical form. The glory of God appears as a white, shining light which radiates from the body as the spiritual and physical unite completely. Goodness is glory and goodness can be seen and put on like clothes.
Then Moses said, "I pray You, show me Your glory!". And He said, "I Myself will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the Lord before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion". (Exodus 33: 18-19)

But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out in the outer darkness; in that place where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 8: 12)
The Shadow of Death
To shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death. (Luke 1: 79)
Notice that black is not the mixture of any color. It is the total absence of all colors.
It is now easy to understand why the image of darkness and black represents evil. It is the absence of law, love and good motives. There is no connection to God.
If black were a combination of colors then we would have to argue that if it represents sin, then sin would be an unbalanced combination of the attributes of God. But this is not the case. Evil is the total absence of the attributes of God. In sin, people live in hatred, lawlessness and selfishness. They do not have a single drop of the colors of God.
If you examine any crime or any evil, at the root of them is the presence of all of these character flaws. And it all starts with a twisted love of self only. The philosophy of the 'me' generation is evil. The principle of evolution contained in the notion of 'the survival of the fittest' is an unnatural law. They all shut out any responsibility to others that is inherent in the concept of mercy, being law abiding and having a conscience.
Christ became sin for us when He was on the cross in the darkness and God turned away from Him. He continued to be sin while He was dead in the grave.
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5: 21)
The sting of sin is death, and the power of sin is the law. (1 Corinthians 15: 56)
We do not walk in darkness any longer. We are a people of the light.

The Metal Colors
There are three other colors mentioned in the sanctuary that are actually descriptions of the metals. So we will not find their meaning by an analysis of color combinations. While the colors represent characteristics, the metals represent people in various stages of perfection for those crafted by God to undergo severe trials.

The Definition Of Sin
Definition of Sin
Sin has a component that is both genetic and willful (nature and nuture).
» Sin. Missing the mark.
» Iniquity. Twisted or crookedness in our nature.
» Transgression. Breaking the law deliberately.
» Trespass. Unintentionally breaking law.
But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. (Isaiah 59: 2)
The definition of sin becomes clearer as you look at it through the colors. Sin is separation from God. At a minimum it starts with and causes separation from God. If we look at various extremes of righteousness, we realize that separation from any member of the Trinity leads to sin. In the worst case, it leads to total darkness because we have separated ourselves from all members of the Trinity.

Sin Sin Is Missing The Mark.
Sin is being deficient in one or more areas of each of the members of the trinity. So we cannot reach the state of perfection where we perfectly blend all the attributes of God.
For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. (Romans 3: 23)
What is this glory according to the Bible?

Sin Sin Is The Absence Of One Or More Attributes of God
This is a better definition. It is also called "falling short of the glory of God". (Romans 3: 23)
If you reject one of these attributes, you are rejecting the God who is introducing it to us. Eventually, the rejection of one aspect of righteousness will lead to the rejection or modification of the others, since the concepts are tightly linked.
You cannot be completely lawful if you reject the Holy Spirit. Sooner or later you will change or reject some part of the law of God and you will come to accept the belief that change is impossible.

What Is The Unpardonable Sin?
Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come. (Matthew 12: 31-32)
The unpardonable sin is the rejection of the work of the Holy Spirit through continual disobedience. It is His job to lead each person from sin to righteousness. In this process He keeps revealing sin. That is why Romans says that the Holy Spirit is given to those who obey Him. Those who reject His counsel do not want to be convinced of sin. Therefore, those sins remain with them. They are unpardonable because we refuse to let them go and God has no other option to free us.

And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him. (Luke 12: 10)
Why is blasphemy against Christ forgivable but not the Holy Spirit, especially if Christ is our only hope of Salvation?
And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4: 12)

Sin, Trespasses And Iniquity
Three different words are used to describe sin. They correspond to the three dimensions in which man is structured.
IniquityTransgression Sin
SpiritSoul Body
Consciousness Mind (Heart)Flesh - Bones
IntentDesire Act, Deed
Grieve SpiritBreak Law Corrupt
RootTree, Leaves Flower, Fruit
»CleansePardon Heal

Spirit, Soul And Body. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5: 22-23)

All dimensions must be made perfect or blameless and the Word of God can help us to discern the depths of our corruption.
Spirit, Soul And Bones. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4: 12)

A State Of Perdition (The Rebellious Who Were Hated By God).
If we cannot define the unpardonable sin by definitions related to God, perhaps we can describe people who have reached this condition.
Committing the unpardonable sin gets one in the state of perdition. Where is that?
Perdition is not a place. It is not hell fire. But those who are destined for hell fire are in a state of perdition.
When God gives a person the full measure of proof and he rejects it, then the result is that they will be rejected.
Only a certain type of person can reach this point. It is very specific and most people are not in jeopardy of reaching it.
Impossible To Reform. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. (Hebrews 6: 4-6)
They must be enlightnened, have experienced the gifts or seen it first hand by the great power of God.

A Sign Of Perdition. They hated God and He hated them. In their sin these all sold their birthright and have entered the category of "hated" by God like Esau. Judas, Lucifer and the fallen angels are in this state. Lucifer was a covering cherub, honored. The angels had lived perfection. Pharoah and Judas saw great miracles, Judas had the powers and experienced the favor of God. Like Lucifer, Judas and Balaam, they sold out God for money for greed.
Greed. Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; (2 Peter 2: 15)
Money And Murder. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. (Jude 1: 11)
They mutinied, enticed rebellion and assassinated the character or the Person of God. They murdered God.

Impossible to change, they must be destroyed, root, branches and fruit.
This declaration of rejection and affirmation by the universe means that they will be cast into hell fire.
They have been given the best. They are taking up valuable space, consuming precious resources and producing more evil.

Universal Errors
Color Black Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple
Sinner Evil doers Once saved,
always saved
No more Law Spiritualism No Jesus needed Legalist Ignores Holy Spirit
Error Unbelief Stubborn Lawless Stubborn Lawless Unbelief Stubborn

God Attribute Substitute Sin
Father Commandments and laws of God Morality and ethics Contempt for the law
Jesus Christ Mercy Survival of the fittest Infidelity
Holy Spirit Character of God Personal feelings Spiritualism
Eventually, when we reject God we will substitute our own human theories for what we reject. Eventually, we will even make substitutions for what we initially accept about God because disobedience always completes the separation from God.
Christian Extremes
Christianity includes the concepts of righteousness by faith and the assistance of the Holy Spirit in leading the sinner back to God. We are not left alone to worry about our sins. Our past has been forgiven. We have assistance for the future. We are freed from the past and from the power of sins. Most Christian errors involve the rejection or ignorance of one of these powers of God, but they all acknowledge them.

Sets Of Three
There are many divisions based on this idea of three and they can all be traced back to the same type of function being performed by the members of the trinity.
There are three colors, three baptisms or cleansings - (water, blood, fire), three sections of the sanctuary, three sacraments which arise from the three baptisms, three gifts of God to us in reconciling each of his characters, three temples of God which arise from the three areas of work of the members of the Trinity. As you look at the items in the table, think of their primary or secondary colors. Water is blue, fire is orange.
The theme of this section is that the colors represent the activity of each member of the trinity. All three participate in all activities necessary for the restoration of mankind, but they concentrate on different aspects of the problem. Christ is concerned with reconciling actions from the past. The Holy Spirit is concerned with the growth of the Christian in the present. The Father is concerned with the events of the future at the final reconciliation. All three reach into time to carry out the plans that will lead to our final future victory.

God The Father
The Father first makes the eternal covenant with man that he will reconcile man to God and give us rest from sin despite the fact that we had broken the law. He covers or shields us with His mercy while He reconciles us to himself and the law.
In the new earth He is the King, and rivers of life giving waters flow from His throne.
He is regarded as the one who sits in the Most Holy Place, on His throne, over the law carved from the blue stone. So technically, He is in charge of the ministry in this part of the sanctuary.
We respond to Him by surrendering ourselves.

God The Son
The Son keeps God's promise in the covenant by becoming the Lamb who would be sacrificed for our sins. Now, the reconciliation is no longer a promise, it has become reality because God acted to keep His part of the covenant. At His death, Christ also had a Sabbath day rest from sin, and obeyed the law because He was reconciled to the Father. His blood shields and cleanses us from the penalty of sin by becoming a substitute. Life flows from His blood to us. He is the High Priest who serves in all areas of the sanctuary and approaches the Father in the Most Holy Place for us.
We respond to Christ by faith, believing that He has reconciled us to God by His death.

God The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit works in the outer court on earth with the church that has moved into the Holy Place. He helps us to keep our part of the covenant. His job is to work on the human heart, reconciling us to God by changing our hearts - writing the broken law in our hearts. He changes us into new creatures who will keep the law because they have become a part of us. In this change, He baptizes us with fire - removing imperfections and turning out pure Gold. He works on the individual temple. We respond to Him by obedience. He now acts as witness, teacher and judge. He woos. He searches the heart.
At the end, the members of the Trinity will hand over all their roles to the Son as a reward. He will become the Judge, He will become the King and He is already the Priest.

In Perspective: What Is God Doing For Me?
God is working for your salvation at three different levels.
Outer Court: Justification (Past). The Son justified us by His death in the outer court as the Lamb of God, one time on the cross. He set us right with God and bridged the gap between heaven and earth. We only have to believe it. He reaches us at the mental level with His physical act of sacrifice and wipes away the past.

Holy Place: Sanctification (Present). The Holy Spirit sanctifies us daily. His task is to make us perfect by removing the love of sin and the acts of sin from our lives and replacing it with the love and knowledge of God as He writes the law into our hearts. He transforms the most important part of mankind - the spiritual by pleading with us on the mental level through our conscience. He can do this because we now know about Christ. He uses this mental knowledge of the sacrifice of God to plead to us on a spiritual level.
So faith comes by hearing. And hearing by the word of Christ. (Romans 10: 17)
The process of sanctification and the sanctuary system is a method of transferring knowledge and truth about God.
Sanctify them in the truth, Your word is truth. (John 17: 17)
He writes on our hearts through objects in the Holy Place.

Most Holy Place: Glorification (Future). The Father will make the transformation complete by glorifying us. He will change our dead bodies to the perfect beings He wants us to be so that we can have eternal life with Him in the Most Holy Place. He transforms the last component of mankind. He transforms the physical with His spiritual powers.

The Colors Of Wrath
The color of God Summary of the colors and their meanings
Color System Punishment Comment
Blue The Law Commandments Death The law giver
Green Grass burned The people are grass
Red Covenant BloodCurses The Prince of the Covenant
Purple Grapes of Wrath The winepress of wrath
Yellow Holy Spirit Gold Sanctuary Fifth
Resisted teaching
Orange Fire and Brimstone Coals of fire from the throne
White No Wrath Perfect holiness and respect for the law, covenant and Spirit
Black Eternal Death Rejected God
An imbalance of righteousness brings a corresponding wrath from the member of the Godhead in charge of that color. Each member oversees a particular document or system in the Plan of Salvation. The primary colors are the system of salvation. The secondary colors are the colors of the people to whom the wrath is applied.

Eternal darkness comes to the wicked from a combination of actions by the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for rejecting God. It is interesting to note that the same attributes of God that brings death to the wicked brings life to the righteous. This proves that God did not set up a system designed to destroy the wicked. It proves that the wicked cannot live in His presence.

The Colors In Time And Prophecy
Passover Wavesheaf Pentecost Trumpets Day of Atonement Tabernacles
1-3 4-5 6 7 8-11 10 11 12-13 14-15 16-19 14 20 20 21 22
7 churches Throne Seals Seven Trumpets Beast Warning Plagues Rescued Heaven
Lamb Church Accepted Seals Sealing Judgment Remnant Charges Persecuted Warning ** The Day of the Lord **
Lamb of God is the Light God sits on the waters Thunders (The Mystery Finished) Children of God named
Temple Opened Pentecost Delay Pentecost Babylon falls Marriage
Exodus Law given Judgment in the wilderness Census Law repeated Jericho falls Jerusalem
Seed planted Harvest Summer Drought 144000 Latter Rain Rain Fruit Harvest
Lamb Shepherd Priest King Judge Lawyer Prosecutor Witness Messenger Reaper Bridegroom
Ezekiel Throne The Law Judgment in the temple Marked Warning War Millennium War Heaven
Daniel The Beast Little Horn Sanctuary Cleansed King of the North Time of Trouble Heaven
Isaiah - Babylon Warning War Desolation Heaven
Jeremiah - Babylon Warning War Desolation Heaven
Joel - Rain Rain War Harvest Heaven
Zephaniah - Remnant Desolation Zion
Habakuk - Babylon Warning Wrath of God Salvation
Zechariah The Scroll 4 Horse men Ephah Measuring Line Build God's House Rain War Judgment Heaven
Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple Black White
Christ Crucifixion Holy Spirit Holy Spirit Fruit grows People of God Judgment High Priest Second Coming Goats Wicked Hell fire Righteous Sheep
Crucified People respond Church is ready Plagues Bridegroom Final Separation
Freedom 1. First Cup 2. Second Cup Deliverance Redemption 3. Third Cup Wrath Release 4. Fourth Cup Kingdom of God
God performs the plan of salvation in the order of the colors, and it begins with the sacrifice of Christ for sin and ends with the separation of the righteous and the wicked. All these works of God are occurring in parallel. But the diagram shows the final event or period that completes the physical fulfillment of each color with events that are visible and open and no longer hidden from the human race.

The Colors In The Breastplate Of The High Priest
The breastplate was worn over the heart. It had twelve different stones which were set in gold, representing each tribe and two stones called the urim and thummim (Exodus 39: 8-14; 28: 30). Information about the exact characteristics of some of the stones is lost but still a pattern emerges when stones are arranged in the order of their camping positions. It shows that the color of the stone is related to the role of each tribe in the final week of Jesus' life.
East South North West
King Priest The People Judgment Rainbow Kingdom of God

Additive Primaries: The RGB Colors of the New Earth
As I researched this information, I was confronted with the overwhelming sensation that green was acting like a primary color. Then I remembered that there is another color combination scheme. This is based on the combination of light.
Additive color systems start without light (black) and add light. This was the system used by God at creation. In this, the primary colors are red, blue and green. Yellow is no longer a primary color.
These primary colors are the throne of God.
And He who was sitting was like a jasper stone and a sardius in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance. (Revelation 4: 3)
Sardius is a red stone, emerald is green and jasper can be red, blue or green.

  1. Blue. The floor and the throne were blue according to Ezekiel and Moses. (Ezekiel 1: 26 and Exodus 24: 10) The foundation of the kingdom is the law.
    God on fire Heaven
    The Sardius ManThe Throne with the Emerald Rainbow
  2. Red. Sardius was the other color of the person sitting on the throne. He is pure mercy in living color.
    Ezekiel had a more detailed description of the glory of God.
    Now above the expanse that was over their heads there was something resembling a throne, like lapis lazuli in appearance; and on that which resembled a throne, high up, was a figure with the appearance of a man. Then I noticed from the appearance of His loins and upward something like glowing metal that looked like fire all around within it, and from the appearance of His loins and downward I saw something like fire; and there was a radiance around Him. As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. (Ezekiel 1: 26-28)
  3. Green. Emerald is the rainbow above the throne and the Man sitting on the throne was like Jasper. This represents the glory of the kingdom. (Revelation 21: 11). Ultimately, it is the righteous who will be the evidence of the glory of God. That is why we are green. For the rest of eternity, we will be living examples of the mercy and power of God to create, to forgive and to transform darkness into light.

If the primary colors are the throne of God, then the secondary colors are the things that come from the throne of God that represent the role of God in the new earth. All the symbols speak about life. God is the source of a wonderful eternal life.
Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (Revelation 22: 1-2)

There will be no more darkness in the new earth.
Cyan   Red  
Blue White
The colors of the new earth.

Green   Red  
Blue White
The colors of the old earth.
In the new earth the primary colors appear to represent the attributes and foundation of the government of God. These are law, mercy or loving kindness and eternal life as children of God.

The secondary colors are harder to determine. But we can guess at what they are by looking at the primary colors that create them. They appear to be related to the benefits we receive from this government of God.

  1. Cyan. This is symbolized by the river of life, clear as crystal.
    Cyan is a combination of blue and green. Law and eternal life. Truly the wages of sin is death, but life comes to people who have been separated from sin. At the core of this is righteousness or being law abiding.
  2. Yellow. The streets of gold. Yellow is a combination of red and green. Loving kindness and eternal life of the nations. This seems to represent the people and their characters which will be as common as gold on the street.
  3. Magenta. The fruits from the tree of life and the colors of the nation of priests of God. It is a combination of red and blue, or loving kindness and righteousness. This color combination appears to come solely from God. Every month God will distribute the fruit from the tree of life to the people. Perhaps He will dispense wisdom. This might represent the education and healing of the nations who are His priests.

God will give us more wisdom on this topic in Salvation Science 102.

Most Holy Place Holy Place
Outer Court
? Life (Blood) Sacrifice
Bless Shekinah Glory
Fellowship of the Holy Spirit
(Character Builder)
Law Obedience
Heaven Earth Earth
Reconciliation Freedom Paid Debt

The Colors In The Sanctuary.
The color roles of the Trinity can be seen in the afflictions of the righteous described by the arrangement of the 12 tribes around the sanctuary.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. (1 Corinthians 13: 14)

A Kingdom of Eternal Light.
And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever. (Revelation 22: 5)
And the city had no need of the sun, or of the moon to shine on it; for the glory of God has illumined it, and the Lamb is the light. (Revelation 21: 23)
The new kingdom is based on light and there will be no darkness or night or death. So this must be the color scheme that will be natural to us. Why does green replace yellow as a primary color?
At that point, we will already have perfect characters. Behavior is no longer an issue. On earth, this work of the Holy Spirit was a very important life time task. It was of primary importance. In the new earth, this will be as natural to us as breathing. Even the streets are made of gold. This is how common gold will be. This is how common righteousness will be.
The color green was not in the sanctuary, it was in the feasts. The kingdom of God was not natural to us on earth. God could only show us glimpses of it in the feast of tabernacles. During the time it operated on earth, the kingdom of God has only been a marvelous promise, not a reality. The sanctuary is the promise. The feasts are the reality.
Now, in the new earth, green takes its rightful place as one of the primary colors because God Himself comes to physically live with us. The emerald and blue throne of God will be moved to the earth. It is all about living in the kingdom of God.
True Colors
In the end, God demonstrates the true colors of the wicked by showing their primary colors.

» Lawless. The last generation is unwilling to even obey a commandment that simply asks them to rest.

» Rebellious. They obey Satan, but not God.

» Murderers. The wicked will attack a peaceful, unarmed city which has its gates open in a gesture of invitation.

The Duty Of Man.
The Golden Man. He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6: 8)

Jesus mentions the same three characteristics.
The Perfect Man. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. (Matthew 23: 23)
This sums up the requirement to accept the primary colors:

So, what color is God? He is the perfect combination of all colors.

Study to show yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.   2 Timothy 2: 15 Time: 90 minutes
Print: 18 pages
Copyright   Updated : September 16, 2004. May 2008
Credits: The Holy Spirit. This is another transfer of knowledge to my little brain. This article has nothing to do with race. No known human is true black or white. The author is "black" from a distance.
Author: Laverna Patterson Editor: Patterson (January 2008)
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