Sunday, 11 February 2018

DAUGHTER OF ZION

"Daughter of Zion"
Pam Finlay
Acrylic on Canvas
February 2018


Be brave, you daughter of Zion, obey God’s heart for your life.   This painting is metaphorical of God’s chosen people, his set apart ones.

Amazingly the person I was led to find out more about through this painting was a young woman in the bible called Abigail.

Abigail’s story features in the book of 1 Samuel:25.  Her story is one of bravery.  She possessed heavenly intelligence, self control and vision.  She interceded for God at the right time.  She was a wise and determined woman.  In a difficult situation she chose to obey the unction of God and acted in discretion.  Her name means “My Father has made himself joyful”. 

The words “Daughter of Zion” were given to me as I was painting.  The daughter of Zion has the nature of God inside of her.  She possesses a humble spirit and is jealous for God.  She is holy and the redeemed of the Lord.  The light of God resides within her.  God is promising complete restoration for her.    The scripture tells us so in Isaiah 62:11-12.

Isaiah 62:

11 Indeed the Lord has proclaimed
To the end of the world:
“Say to the daughter of Zion,
‘Surely your salvation is coming;
Behold, His reward is with Him,
And His work before Him.’”

12 And they shall call them The Holy People,
The Redeemed of the Lord;
And you shall be called Sought Out,
A City Not Forsaken.

 

Blessings,

Pam


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE

Pam Finlay
"On the Wings of a Dove"
Acrylic on canvas
January 2018


The following scripture from the Passion Translation is speaking to me through this painting.  The verses below stand out but the whole of Song of Solomon 2 speaks to my heart for this season.  It’s the season for the dove company to arise and awaken.  God’s love is guiding them through.  He is gathering the ones who have become a living sacrifice unto Him.   They have made an everlasting covenant with Papa God. The doves have found their resting place upon the earth.  Those wine goblets are being filled up and poured out. 
Song of Solomon 2:
1  I am truly his rose,
The very theme of his song.
I am overshadowed by his love,
Growing in the valley.
5 Revive me with your goblet of wine.
 Refresh me again with your sweet promises,
 Help me and hold me, for I am lovesick! 
11 The season has changed,
The bondage of your Barren winter has ended,
And the season of hiding is over and gone.
The rains have soaked the earth.
12 And left it bright with blossoming flowers.
The season for pruning the vines has arrived.
I hear the cooing of doves in our land,
Filling the air with songs
To awaken you and guide you forth.
(TPT)
 
Blessings,
Pam
 





Thursday, 25 January 2018

A TABLE SET FOR THE KING

"A Table Set for the King"
Pam Finlay
Acrylic on Canvas
January 2018

Feasting on God and His word.  The flowers are blooming and the two candlesticks are alight.  The wine glasses are about to be filled with the Holy Ghost wine and as we partake God will fill us up and pour us out.  Are you ready to take a seat at the table with Him and enjoy the fruit of your labour?
Psalm 128:2 You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours (NIV)
The Passion Translation version of this scripture reads:
Psalm 128:
1 How joyous are those who love the Lord and bow low before God, ready to obey him!
2 Your reward will be prosperity, happiness and well-being.
3 Your wife will bless your heart and home.  Your children will bring you joy as they gather around your table.
Blessings,
Pam

 


Wednesday, 10 January 2018

TWIRLING

"Twirling"
Pam Finlay
Acrylic on Canvas
January 2018

This is a picture of a groom twirling his bride while dancing.  To twirl is to rotate rapidly, to turn quickly in a spiral shape.  He reaches for her hand, twirling her around in a circle, leading her in an elegant dance, the more she spins the closer she gets to her groom.

Blessings,
Pam




Thursday, 4 January 2018

I THEE WED

"I Thee Wed"
Pam Finlay
Acrylic on Canvas
January 2018


This painting is called “I Thee Wed”.
When the bridegroom and bride exchange rings in the wedding ceremony the words spoken are “with this ring I thee wed”.    It is the last part of the wedding vow and the rings seal the bond for life between the groom and his bride. Throughout history the wedding ring has been the emblem of eternity.  It serves as a reminder of the covenant you made on this day before God.  After the vows are exchanged the veil is lifted and the groom kisses his bride. 

As I was painting this I was thinking of the pledge we make to our Saviour, Jesus Christ, on the day we ask him into our heart.   It is so like a marriage vow, a life-long commitment to love, honour and obey the beloved.  We become one with Him on this day.  Two hearts joined as one. 

Song of Solomon 8: 6 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave; its flames are flames of fire, a most vehement flame.  (NKJV)

Love and blessings,
Pam




Sunday, 26 November 2017

INNOCENCE


Pam Finlay 
"Innocence"
November 2017


This painting I was led to call "Innocence.  This bride is spotless and pure.  She is shining as a light in the world. The light of Christ illuminates her whole being.  This word means purity and the scripture that was speaking clearly in my heart was from Philippians 2:
15 so that no one can criticise you.  Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people(NLT)

Blessings
Pam

Friday, 10 November 2017

THE SHEEP GATE

"The Sheep Gate"
Pam Finlay
Acrylic on paper
November 2017 

The Sheep Gate, it is here our life in Christ begins.  Jesus tells us He is the Door of the Sheep.  

John 10:7
Then Jesus said to them again "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the Sheep".

The Sheep gate was the first gate built in Nehemiah 3:
1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors. They built as far as the Tower of the Hundred, and consecrated it, then as far as the Tower of the Hananel 
32 And between the upper room at the corner, as far as the Sheep Gate, the goldsmiths and the merchants made repairs. ‭‭NKJV‬‬
Upon research I discovered a few interesting details about the Sheep Gate.  
Outside the Sheep gate, it is believed, was the location of the main animal market where sacrificed sheep were bought and sold in the second temple era.  The lambs and sheep were bought in through the gate after they had been cleansed in the upper pool of healing(the pool of Bethesda is said to have been near the entrance to the Sheep Gate).  

The Sheep Gate speaks to me of all aspects of Jesus' life.  Jesus became our sacrificial lamb.  He was the sin  offering and His death, blood and resurrection have set us free.  He died so we could live.  He is the Door of the Sheep.  He is herding His sheep in.  Everything starts and ends at the Sheep Gate.  He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  Two hearts joined together as one, the love of Him whom lives in you.  

John 17:
21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.
‭‭NKJV 

I hear Yeshua saying "press into me and I will press into you.  Treasures will be found".  
Blessings 
Pam