He is the Creator of life, thus, He is the Ruler and Judge of all history. God is awesome and merciful in the way He manifests His power.
To His enemies He is only terrifying, yet, to those who love Him, He is also a refuge of tender mercy. Majesty without mercy crushes the very people that He invites to partner with Him.
The innocent One became guilty so that the guilty become innocent. It is the combination of His majesty and mercy that transforms the people to rule with Him in the age to come as seen in Rev. Those who fully take it will rule in eternity.
In other words, it completely encircles it. Mercy completely encircles His Throne and all the works of His government. John used the more rare word for rainbow iris instead of the common on one toxon to point out the full circle instead of a semicircle around the Throne. Ezekiel saw a the radiance of a glorious rainbow around the Throne that looked like the glory of God. Ezekiel understands that God would show mercy in the coming Babylonian judgment.
This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. It is the hope of protection and deliverance in judgment. With God in the time of judgment, there is always mercy and more so to those who put their faith in Jesus.
Even in the midst of the dark night God will show forth His mercy.
The rainbow is a sign of peace that appears on the cloud as the storm passes away. It is seen as the rays of the sun as it appears filling the sky with beauty.
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The rainbow promises that when the conflict is over that God will smile again on the earth as He beautifies it. The rainbow above the Throne promises that in the midst of the most severe judgments in history, God will offer mercy each step of the way to all who sincerely desire it. John saw an angel who was clothed with a rainbow on his head.
God made known to John that He will show great mercy in the End-Times. He will show mercy as He raises up His forerunner messengers of judgment and mercy. It symbolized God's mercy and the covenant He made with Noah representing mankind not to destroy the world in such a way again.
And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature with you, for everlasting generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. In his first vision from God, known as the " wheel in the middle of a wheel " vision, the prophet Ezekiel compares the glory of God to what he saw. He states, "As the rainbow appears that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of His brightness all around" Ezekiel 1: Bows appear again in the prophetic book of Revelation, which foretell the end of man's rule on the earth and the coming of Jesus to set up his Kingdom.
The first mention in Revelation appears when the apostle John uses it to describe the glory and power of God on his throne.
After these things I looked, and behold, a door opened in heaven. And He Who was sitting was in appearance like a jasper stone and a sardius stone; and a rainbow was around the throne. Then I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud, and with a rainbow on his head; and his face was like the sun, and his feet were like pillars of fire; Revelation The most common colors seen by the naked are, as listed by Isaac Newton: NET Bible And the one seated on it was like jasper and carnelian in appearance, and a rainbow looking like it was made of emerald encircled the throne.
New Heart English Bible And the one who sat there looked like a jasper stone and a sardius. There was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald to look at. There was a rainbow around the throne which looked like an emerald. New American Standard 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. Jubilee Bible And he that was seated was like a jasper and a sardine stone to look upon; and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
King James Bible And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a carnelian stone: American King James Version And he that sat was to look on like a jasper and a sardine stone: American Standard Version and he that sat was to look upon like a jasper stone and a sardius: Douay-Rheims Bible And he that sat, was to the sight like the jasper and the sardine stone; and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
Darby Bible Translation and he [that was] sitting like in appearance to a stone [of] jasper and a sardius, and a rainbow round the throne like in appearance to an emerald. English Revised Version and he that sat was to look upon like a jasper stone and a sardius: Webster's Bible Translation And he that sat was in appearance like a jasper and a sardine stone: Weymouth New Testament The appearance of Him who sat there was like jasper or sard; and encircling the throne was a rainbow, in appearance like an emerald.