Wednesday, 16 July 2014


"On the Heart of God"
Pam Finlay
Acrylic on Canvas July 2014
On the Heart of God – He is our shelter and strength, we are on His Heart.  The Lion of the Tribe of Judah represents Jesus in all authority coming to His people.
A scripture that I was drawn to whilst painting was Joel 3 verse 16.

This painting arose from a friends request to paint two silver cups (representing redemption) with a rainbow river (representing covenant) flowing from cup to cup in a letter u. 

The following is what the Lord revealed during the course of painting:

I was led back to the book of Genesis in the bible to the story of Joseph and how God uses his silver cup to open the door to healing and forgiveness and reunites Joseph’s family.   God brings Joseph’s  brothers to repentance through his silver cup.  This silver cup is used to soften their hearts, reconcile them back to him and bring them to a place of full obedience. 

It is only by His complete redemption and grace that God removes the veil and allows us to be led by His spirit who reveals all truth through His Word.

Truth and Grace go hand in hand and they came through Jesus Christ giving his life for us and setting us free.

Joseph’s youngest brother Benjamin shows this picture of his life being full of God’s unmerited favour. Joseph’s name means “may he add”.   Benjamin’s name means “son of right hand”.   God’s right hand is symbolic of his righteousness and favour, honour and authority.  

Psalm 48 verse 10
As is Your name, O God, so is Your praise to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness (rightness and justice).

Joseph’s story in Genesis clearly shows how he pours his grace into his much loved brother, Benjamin’s life.  They shared the same mother and father, Rachel and Jacob. 

Jesus sealed us with this redemption, forgiveness of sin in entirety.

The Holy Spirit led me to Genesis 45 verse 22

“To each of them he gave changes of raiment, but to Benjamin he gave 300 pieces of silver and five changes of raiment”.

300 is the number of His faithful remnant, that perfect wholeness.   5 speaks of grace.  Raiment(garment) represents His covering, His blessings on our lives to carry out His promise.  Silver represents redemption.   He has given His faithful remnant through redemption a covering of His grace.   We require this grace to fulfil the destiny He has for us.   Through the grace of Jesus we have received His full and perfect redemption. 

The abundance of His grace is His gift of righteousness to us.  He has given us the opportunity to reign with Him, taking of the cup of His love,  living out His promise, knowing His truth, resting and trusting in the finished work of Jesus, directed by the Holy Spirit. 

The significance of the rainbow in scripture is a covenant between God and His people, this everlasting covenant, His promise for us to have His eternal life.  

The dwelling place of the Lord and the Holy Spirit is within our heart and mind.    The bride is to make herself ready fully submitting to the Lord.

Proverbs 3 verse 5-6

5 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight and understanding.

6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

 Narrow is the way.  The Lord is coming as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, in authority and victory.  He is preparing His bride in this season.   He sees and knows the heart.  He is seeking that heart-to-heart relationship.  Look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Be the True worshippers with the Fathers heart.  

Revelation 22 verse 12

22 Behold I am coming soon, and I shall bring My wages and rewards with Me, to repay and render to each one just what his own actions and his own work merit.



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