Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
The Rainbow of Invasion Morning: A Sign in the Heavens
by W. B. Grant
Since the days of Noah the rainbow has been a sign in remembrance of YEHOVAH's judgment upon the wicked and His promise of future mercy. It is therefore of interest that features of the shoulder flash worn by officers and personnel attached to Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force in 1944 were a rainbow and a sword. This badge was described by The Sunday Times thus:
"The shield-shaped cloth patch with a black background, representing the darkness of Nazi oppression, bears the Crusader's sword of liberation with the red flames of avenging justice leaping from its hilt. Above the sword is a rainbow, emblematic of hope, containing all the colours of which Allied flags are composed."
In a most singular manner, the rainbow was further associated with the Invasion Forces when on D-Day, as the combined British and United States Army of Liberation landed on the beaches of Normandy, a magnificent bow was arched over the battle area. The following account of the phenomenon was given in The Sphere on 26th June, 1944:
"Lately there has been talk in some parts of the country about signs in the sky. The one depicted by our artist in this drawing was witnessed over the invasion area at dawn on D-Day. The rainbow spread right across the combat zone in brilliant colours, only fading from sight after thousands of our men had seen it and been heartened by its appearance at the outset of the Great Adventure. One aeroplane crew reported that they had flown through the middle of it whilst carrying out a bombing mission over the beaches. It stood out as plain as could be. 'I watched it for quite a while,' said the aircraft's turret gunner. Below him at the moment was the whole panorama of the Invasion, with vessels crowding in on the beaches, gun-flashes and bomb-bursts all along the coast and fleets of aircraft flying over to cover the ground forces. Coming at the precise moment when it did, the rainbow of Invasion Morn might rank with the Angels of Mons of the First World War..."
This sign in the heavens at such a time was surely a confirmation that the Almighty's blessing rested upon the cause of "setting the captives free," to which the Anglo-Saxon people, as partners in this Great Crusade, were committed. It also serves as a most pointed reminder that, because of their Redeemer, YEHOVAH God has promised that He will establish His people in righteousness and peace and that He has given assurance that no weapon, secret or otherwise, shall prosper against them:
"In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shalt not come near thee...No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the Lord:" (Isaiah 54:14, 17).
YEHOVAH God did indeed answer the prayers which were offered up to Him, prospering and preserving the Invasion Armies. But how terrible to behold the D-Day celebrations of 1984 and 1994, which failed to give the true glory to YEHOVAH God and Yeshua the Messiah for that preservation and eventual victory.
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