Tuesday, 9 December 2014


The Bride Made Ready, Shining Bright and Clean
Pam Finlay
Acrylic on Canvas
September 2014
This painting is predominantly orange.  The colour orange symbolizes the radiance of the burning Menorah.  It is the colour of empowerment.  Orange is the colour of fire.  This reflects in the temple of our hearts.  He desires that our hearts are burning for Him with passion.
Prepared and constantly refilled with that Holy Anointing Oil, acting in love, in complete unity, purified and refined, filled by the Holy Spirit.   There is only one way to become intimate with God and that is through Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the bridge to everlasting life.  He is our link to eternity. 
There is an arched bridge in the top of the painting. It is our connection to Jesus.   Bridges connect us to other places.  They need to be stable to support the traffic that is to pass through them.  We are stable when we have built our lives on the foundation of Christ Jesus.  He is the foundation
I Corinthians 3:11 “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ”.
The three windows in the centre of the painting symbolize the open doorways.  A window lets light through.  The windows must be open in order for His light to shine through us.  The more we are in Him the more His light shines through the windows of our heart.
1 Kings 7:4 speaks of the three windows in Solomon’s temple.  They were artistic window frames.
“Its windows were placed high in sets of three, facing each other”.
Malachi 3:10 mentions about the windows of heaven.
The bride and her bridesmaids are in this painting.  The bridesmaids are holding the lighted oil lamps, welcoming in Jesus’ presence.  The wise planned ahead of time, they had taken that extra container of oil that was necessary in the midnight hour for illumination.  In order for those lamps to present light they had to endure the burning.  (Matthew 25:1-13).
He desires for His bride to burn for Him, arising and shining, opening the windows of our heart to let His light in, remaining in His presence, and moving on up to be one with Christ, that ultimate union.
 Isaiah 60:1
Arise, shine;For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
Revelation 19:7
"Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready".
Blessings and Love,


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