This painting began with a dialogue with God that went something like this: “Lord, you gave me the painting ‘A CITY ON A HILL’ right after ministering in France last year. Don’t you have a painting for me this year for after ministry in France with all that focus on reconciliation?”
For the first time I heard God change the way I receive paintings. He said so clearly to me, “Well, what would you like to paint?” I was so surprised and had to sit for awhile to get in touch with my heart. I did not want to ask for something foolish. I believe God gave me the desire to ask for what He wanted me to paint. I said, “I would like to paint what reconciliation looks like from Your perspective”.
The passage 2 Cor. 5:17-21 was the theme of ministry in France and is so for this painting.
“..if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW CREATION; the old has gone, the new has come!……”
We have God’s DNA in us…ALL OF WHO GOD IS. There is no lack of potential to be like Jesus, perfectly aligned with the heart of God.
When DNA reproduces itself it becomes “unzipped”, opened to be the exact replication…open to become all that it was designed to be.
The more by act of will and vulnerable pursuit of God’s heart we become the more we obviously we become priests caring for the all that God created.
Pictured here is the Rod of Aaron, the first high priest. When God was showing His selection of Aaron, Aaron’s rod budded, blossomed and yielded almonds all at the same time overnight to make no mistake about His choice.
In Ezekiel 37:15-17 God tells Ezekiel to take a stick and write on it Judah and another writing on it Ephraim. Then putting them together they became one stick. This is representative of both Jew and Gentile.
In the painting the two become one are joined by the Blood of Christ and suffering for purification as represented in the vein of gold.
The priesthood is not complete without this unity of both Jew and Gentile in Yeshua ha Mashiach.
The background is that of celebration of what is going on in the foreground. Harp strings set off the sound waves and the “confetti” look expresses the joy in this provisional Presence of God.