The Rainbow Flag Incursion :: By Jeff Van Hatten

Romans 1:28 – “And even as they did not like to retain Yahweh in their knowledge, Yahweh gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not proper.”

Revelation 6:2 – “I looked, and there in front of me was a white horse; its rider had a bow and was given a crown; and he rode off as a conqueror to conquer.”

The word bow can be a reference to a weapon, a ribbon that represents status such as a ribbon of honor, a bending gesture such as a person bending in humility to another, or even a rainbow. Is there a link between the rainbow in Genesis and Revelation? Let’s take a look:

The word translated “bow” in the above verse is the Greek word toxon [G5115]. Toxon is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word qesheth [H7198]. Both words mean a bow, traditionally an archer’s bow. However, qesheth is also translated as rainbow in Genesis 9:13-16. Given that qesheth is translated as both bow and rainbow, it is reasonable to apply both meanings to its Greek equivalent – toxon, which is why several dictionaries define toxon as bow – apparently as the simplest fabric. One dictionary describes it as a decorative interlacing of ribbons, like a rainbow.

John may likely have used this word to indicate that the rider will be carrying a flag made of cloth that displays a rainbow! We know that Satan counterfeits what Yahweh has done – Yahweh set his rainbow in the clouds; Satan may set his rainbow above the rider on the white horse. If this is true, then has Satan already used a rainbow flag to conquer the people’s thinking and sexual habits in the United States, perhaps even in the entire world?

The United States certainly turned away from Yahweh and His ordinances and statutes beginning in the 1960s. The Bible and prayer were taken out of the schools. The New Age movement began in earnest. The 1970s saw the legalization of abortion. And the last decade has seen a marked increase in the acceptance of homosexuality and derision of the traditional definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman. So the stage for judgment has been set.

A timeline for the pattern of rejecting Yahweh by the people of the United States and the incursion of reprobate rainbow thinking is below:

The Bible and Prayer Eliminated

1962 – In Engel v. Vitale, SCOTUS decided that government-directed prayer in public schools violates the Establishment Clause, even if the prayer is voluntary and denominationally ambiguous.

1963 – The Bible is removed from schools, although it was the primary teaching source when the US was founded. In Abington School District v. Schempp and Murray v. Curlett, SCOTUS ruled that school-sponsored Bible readings and recitations of the Lord’s Prayer are unconstitutional.

1964 – prayer was removed from public schools.

This rejection of Yahweh and removal of Biblical teaching set the foundation for the rainbow flag to be established.

Reprobate Rainbow Thinking Established

1967 – Summer of Love, Woodstock, Haight Ashbury. The Loving v. Virginia case is the goalpost for the same-sex marriage movement.

1970 – Stephen Stills- if you can’t be with the one you love, honey, Love the one you’re with.

1973 – abortion was legalized when Roe v. Wade was passed.

2004 – same-sex marriage was legalized in certain states.

2008 – California’s Supreme Court overturns the ban on gay marriage. California voters approve a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

2009 – The Iowa Supreme Court overturns the state ban on same-sex marriage. Vermont’s legislature legalizes same-sex marriages.

2012 – The Democratic platform, for the first time, supports same-sex marriage. “We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples,” it says.

– The Pentagon holds its first annual gay pride gathering. For the first time in its history, a celebration of homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality was performed at the Pentagon auditorium.

– The secular, socialist system and movement is fully developed. Biblical standards, Yahweh, and Yeshua have been fully rejected. Good is now called evil, and evil is called good.

2013 – An Air Force Base in Los Angeles treated its personnel to a Diversity Day musical performance featuring three drag queens.

– The Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s LGBTQ Policy Journal is recommending “additional changes to military policies in order to allow transgender people to serve openly and with honor.” This group also includes transsexuals and cross-dressers. LGBTQ stands for: lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and queers.

– The Military gives same-sex couples new benefits.

2015 – SCOTUS in Obergefell v. Hodges ruled that gay and lesbian couples have the same right to marry as any other American.

2021 – Mutual masturbation, oral sex, anal sex, how to use a condom, same-sex activities, and other sexual subjects are taught in the schools to children as young as kindergartners.

A recent poll shows that thirty percent of Millennials identify as lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, etc., and that percentage appears to be growing.

– Another poll by Gallup states that the percentage of U.S. adults who self-identify as LGBTQ has increased to a new high of 7.1%. In 2021 it was half this number. Nearly 21% of Generation Z Americans identify as LGBT. Millennials, Gen Z, and Gen X are more apt to describe themselves as bisexual, whereas older Americans are just as likely to say they are bisexual, gay, or lesbian.

Already in 2022 – The New York City Department of Education Schools Chancellor David Brooks said that Maia Kobabe’s “Gender Queer: A Memoir” publication is necessary in the classroom because “students with a similar experience will feel affirmed.” This pornographic book contains graphic images of LGBTQ sexual behavior and suggestions for students on how to seek out information about how to explore “gender identity” and transgender options.

– The Biden administration in March publicly endorsed child sex changes and the funding of many procedures, including surgery, and Biden even asserted that transgenders were “made in the image of God.” The U.S. State Department announced that citizens can choose to identify as “gender-neutral” by putting “X” on their passport instead of “male” or “female.” In April, the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services, in April, stated that laws and policies preventing care that health care professionals recommend for transgender minors may violate the Constitution and federal law.

— Disney Executives in April admitted that they are pushing the “gay agenda,” said its stories promote inclusion, guaranteed that more LGBTQ-awareness content is available for youngsters, and even promoted pedophilia. CEO Bob Chapek apologized to LGBTQ activists in his company and promised to take urgent action to meet their needs.

Mark Becker has written an excellent article posted on Rapture Ready documenting many recent news items in regards to the moral depravity of today’s people. It can be found here:

The Impact

Jeremiah 5:21 – “Hear this, stupid, brainless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear…”

Romans 1:21 – “Although they know who Yahweh is, they do not glorify him as God or thank him. On the contrary, they have become futile in their thinking; and their undiscerning hearts have become darkened.”

Sixty (maybe 70) years ago, we had Uncle Milty (Milton Berle) and Harvey Korman in drag “just being funny.” Then along came MASH and Klinger, who was “just looking for a mental disorder discharge” from the military. And we thought nothing of it. Just offbeat humor. NOOOOO, this was mental programming right from the get-go to lead us to what we see and hear today. Shortly after that, we had the Woodstock festival, Haight Ashbury sexual revolution, and all the music that came out of that, promoting any form of sex except marital only.

I cannot tell you how many times I have been told by churchgoing parents that their children are not impacted by any of this pattern of rejecting Yahweh by the people of the United States because they are church trained or even homeschooled. They believe that the television shows, movies, music, the schools, and the constant depiction of perverse lifestyles portrayed by such venues only affect the non-churched adults and children. Worse yet, they cannot hear warnings that such beliefs are totally unfounded. Can we say stupid, brainless parents?

Romans 1:24 – “This is why Yahweh has given them up to the vileness of their hearts’ lusts, to the shameful misuse of each other’s bodies.”

So, what a surprise for many of those self-same parents to learn that some (not all) of their “innocent” little children have been committing sexual acts described in the 2021 and 2022 sections above with each other during sleepovers – even engaging in girl with girl and boy with boy sexual acts. Those parents are now listening to the warnings, albeit perhaps a little too late.


Romans 1:28 – “And even as they did not like to retain Yahweh in their knowledge, Yahweh gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not proper.”

Titus 1:16 – “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.”

Revelation 6:2 – “I looked, and there in front of me was a white horse; its rider had a bow and was given a crown; and he rode off as a conqueror to conquer.”

Satan has indeed been conquering via a rainbow-colored flag. The impact of the pattern of rejecting Yahweh by the people of the United States has been devastating. The moral decay has been ongoing and rapidly progressing. The rampant lawlessness in today’s United States should be indication enough that society is far down the rabbit hole. There should not be any uncertainty that the United States has been handed over to a reprobate mindset – the sexual behavior of the home-schooled children mentioned above should dispel any doubts.




About Jeff

Jeff is a retired Youth Worker and Christian camp employee, volunteer, and board member, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies. He has been teaching, writing, and blogging for many years with a primary focus of teaching on his favorite subject, the Pre-Trib Rapture and the Season of Yeshua’s Return. Retirement allows him to concentrate on Biblical exposition, scriptural themes and patterns, word definitions, Hebrew idioms, and insights given by the Ruach Ha’Kodesh, and to blog, write, teach, and pass on to others what he learns.