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much of my life, I had very little interest in producing biblical
art. I thought
the old masters had done it all, and quite beautifully. In recent
years, though, as I read certain scriptures, these passages would
jump off the pages at me, and I
could clearly envision what I was reading. These scenes would stay on
and I felt moved to visually express them. My hope is that these scenes
their message speak to the viewer through my art beyond my simple
PAID IN FULL
My explanation of Paid in Full:
technically this is not a Biblical Illustration, this drawing does illustrate a
Biblical principle. That is, Jesus’ sacrificial atonement for our sins did not
leave out anything.
Will you surrender your life to Him as your Lord and Savior? By your surrender, you get the whole package – the Paid in Full blood atonement for your sins, past, present and future; adoption into the family of God; a near and dear relationship with God; plus other Kingdom benefits while you are still on Earth
and access to Heaven at the end of your Earth journey where never-ending joy awaits you!
How about YOU?
My explanation of Daniel 2:
I see Nebuchadnezzar’s dream as a simplified overview of the end times. The dreams and visions that Daniel has following that dream are details (if we could understand them) of the end times plus, of course, other scriptures dealing with this topic. I have no idea where we are on the time line. But it is getting bad enough that I can say sincerely, “Come quickly, Lord Jesus.”
Interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream
During the reigns of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed; no one will ever conquer it. It will shatter all these kingdoms into nothingness, but it will stand forever. That is the meaning of the rock cut from the mountain by supernatural means, crushing to dust the statue of iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold. "The great God has shown Your Majesty what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its meaning is certain."
THE TREE OF LIFE – Genesis 2
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THE TREE OF LIFE – Genesis 2
In the Garden of Eden, the Tree of Life is within reach, but the fruit on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil seems more enticing. To decide for ourselves what is good and what is evil rather than yielding such questions to our Creator – isn’t that what tempts us daily?
Enter the serpent. Satan entices us humans, but from the beginning of time, he really has aimed his ultimate malice to wound, if not to overthrow, the Lamb of God.
The Lord God planted a garden eastward in
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As Jesus walked among the golden lamp stands that represent seven churches, he approached John with grace and love. Jesus praised two of these churches, reproving the other five. Even so, I see in his appearing and in his warnings, one who loves us unreservedly. He corrects us to rescue us from our folly. I envision his nearness and beauty – this awesome, loving Creator who makes himself known to us.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet, saying, "Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea."
And in His right hand He held seven stars; and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.
|WAR IN HEAVEN – Revelation 12
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WAR IN HEAVEN – Revelation 12
This painting portrays a series of events described throughout chapter 12 of Revelation. Michael and his angels have overcome the fiery dragon, called the devil and Satan, along with his angels and have cast them out of Heaven to the Earth. The dragon with seven crowned heads and ten horns desires to devour the Man-Child as soon as he is born, but the woman is given two wings of a great eagle and she escapes. In a final effort, the dragon spews a flood of water out of his mouth to sweep her away. Again he fails.
The conflict continues today as the enraged dragon proceeds to make war with us, the rest of her offspring. So now, we are embroiled in a desperate battle – a battle for our souls. That same dragon, who Michael and his angels have cast out of heaven, desires to devour us. But he will not prevail! We have the promise that the God of peace will soon crush Satan under our feet. (Rom. 16:20) and eventually Satan will be cast into the lake of fire forever (Rev. 20:10).
And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems...And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that…he might devour her child. (vs. 1-4)
And there was war in
heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon... And the great
dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan,
who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels
were thrown down with him. (vs. 7-9)
And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon... And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. (vs. 7-9)
And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down
to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. And the
two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, in order that she might
fly into the wilderness …from the presence of the serpent. And the serpent
poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might
cause her to be swept away with the flood...And the dragon was enraged with the
woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the
commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. (vs. 13-17)
|HE WILL WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR – Revelation 21:1-4
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Acrylic And Prismacolor Pencil
HE WILL WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR – Revelation 21:1-4
The holy city, the new Jerusalem, comes down out of Heaven and the proclamation sounds: “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men…And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there will be no more death, sorrow, crying, or pain for the former things have passed away.”
What a glorious day that will be. In this semi-abstract, I have portrayed the joyful gathering of Jesus with his beloved. Included among those depicted in the assembly is my granddaughter who died in infancy and my mother. We all will be rejoicing in his presence sooner than we think.
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them, and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.
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