Monday, 17 February 2014


A painting of mine called "Trinity - Three Are One" 

The butterfly as a Christian symbol represents and symbolizes the resurrection.

In our Christian walk we experience personal "metamorphosis" in our journey to becoming new creations in Christ. 

This journey focuses on becoming more intimate with the trinity and developing the true divine nature of the Christ.

The butterfly has three stages in its lifecycle.  The caterpillar stage, the chrysalis (cocoon)stage where it wraps itself up in preparation and the transformation stage of the butterfly, when it is resurrected into a new life of freedom.

As a butterfly proceeds through different phases in its lifetime so do we and these stages can sometimes prove to be challenging but it arises into a  fully perfected creature soaring high above all of the many layers that it has had to discard along the way of life. 

1 Corinthians 15 V42-44.  So it will be with the resurrection of the dead.  The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable, it is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory, it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.  It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.  There is a natural body and there is a spiritual body.

1 Corinthians 15 V52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.  For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

The three yellow (signifying the colour of victory) butterflies are symbolic of the Godhead. 

 The significance of the trinity (three are one) is that it signifies divine perfection.

Three stands for that which is solid, real, substantial, complete, entirety.

God's attributes are three:  omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence.

Three times the seraphim cry "Holy, Holy, Holy" in scripture, one for each of the three persons of the trinity (Isaiah 6 V3)as did the four living creatures in Revelation 4 V8. 

Three times the blessing is given in Numbers 6  V 24, 25 and 26.

Numbers 6V24: The Lord bless you and keep you (The Father)

Numbers 6V25: The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;(The Son)

Numbers 6V26: The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace(The Holy Spirit).

Faith, Hope and Love are the three gifts of grace. 

Butterflies hover and I was reminded of the scripture in Genesis where it speaks of the Spirit of God hovering over the face of the waters.

Butterflies carry pollen from one flower to another.  They help to pollinate the flowers.  Because of this some flowers bear their fruits. 

The Holy Spirit opens our hearts and minds to receive God’s word, to fully understand the deeper things of God, the honey of his word.  Proverbs 24 V13,14.

God desires for us to eat of that honey so that our eyes will be enlightened.  1 Samuel 14 V27.

The word of God is spiritual food, manna from heaven.  .




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