"The Bride Adorned - In a Posture of Prayer"
Acrylic on Canvas
The words that were received while I was painting this were “deep calls unto deep”, “drowning in His presence”, “treasures of the sea”, “opening my heart and mind to love” , and “He is giving his Bride access to His heart”, that intimate connection.
The Lord is coming for his spotless bride. He is advancing the bride into her destiny.
The words I was led to write – opening my heart and opening my mind to love (these words were actually written in the background of the painting before I commenced painting the bride).
The background of the painting speaks of the sea. The Lord is reaching out to humanity and he desires us also to reach out in brotherly love and affection, serving the Lord in diligence, rejoicing in hope, steadfast in prayer. Hope is joyful expectation. (Romans 12:10-12).
Other scriptures that I was led to during the course of the painting were:
“Then you shall see and become radiant,
And your heart shall swell with joy,
Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you”
The stream of joy flowing from within our hearts, enlarged with love from the Father. We shall be enlightened, our countenance shall shine.
Another scripture that speaks of the abundance of the sea and the treasures hidden in the sand is Deuteronomy 33:19
“They shall call the peoples to the mountain;
There they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness;
For they shall partake of the abundance of the seas
And of the treasures hidden in the sand"
Deep calls unto Deep
Psalm 42:7 “ Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; All your waves and billows have gone over me”
– becoming more like Jesus, through prayer the deep things of God will be revealed to his faithful servants. The Spirit of God is reaching deep within the Spirit of His bride, through that sweet fellowship with Him in prayer. He so passionately desires us to be in that place with Him. A deeper dimension of His presence, that deep intimacy, waves of His peace flowing over us.
The scripture in Psalm 45 speaks of the bride – It is the marriage song, the fire of His holy love. Thoughts of complete submission to Christ. It speaks of the royal Bridegroom, Christ and His glorious victories. It speaks of the Holy love between Christ and His bride.
Psalm 45:8 speaks of the ingredients in the holy anointing oil, the oil of gladness.
And in Psalm 45:15”With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought; They shall enter the Kings Palace.
The bride adorned for her Husband (Revelation 21:2)
“Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband”.
That heavenly city that John saw. Hear the voice of the bridegroom. Listen to His voice, join in the song of the Father. Adore him wholeheartedly. Worship and Praise Him. Meditate on His truth.
In abandon submit yourself into the heart of the Bridegroom in a posture of prayer. He is awaiting.
Blessings and love