Saturday, 9 May 2015


God's Eternal Flame
Pam Finlay
Acrylic on Canvas
May 2015

"God's Eternal Flame"- experiencing His manifest presence, the true life within.
Revelation 21:3 “And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people.  God Himself will be with them and be their God"
These words are so affirming of God's desire for His people to have unbroken fellowship with Him. 

The blue flame is the hottest fire.  It is the most intense.  The mercy seat was where the eternal flame of God hovered, the Shekinah glory - the manifest tangible presence of God.  David was a pursuer of God's manifest presence.  He was a man after God's heart.  He entered into praise and worship - intimacy with God, a place where God reveals his glory.  The glory of Yahweh's presence dwelling in the midst of His people.  The Feast of Tabernacles speaks of God "tabernacling" with His people.  He desires for us to enter in to the Promised Land.  He is preparing us, sealing His people with His promise.  He is guiding us into all truth.    He is alighting us with the fire of His presence, that sweet aroma. Rev 8:3-5.  Our flesh life has to be consumed by Gods fire.  Death to self = resurrection life. 

The book of Esther takes place in the city of "Shushan"(Strong’s 7800).   This word means lily in Hebrew.   Throughout this book it speaks of the conflict between the flesh and the spirit.  After fasting for 3 days and 3 nights they humbled themselves and became one with the Father, and submitted completely under his protection(Esther 4:16).  Esther died to her self-life on the third day (resurrection day).  She humbled herself to come into the King's presence dressed in her royal apparel.  This time of fasting can be likened to the Day of Atonement, removing all that is not of God. The word atonement broken into syllables "at one" keeps speaking to my heart. Releasing our iniquity, being cleansed by the blood of Jesus , submitting to God's will and obeying him will provide the way,  the access to the Father.  
God’s flame has to be kept alight.  The oil fuels the fire, our prayers being anointed by the Holy Spirit.  Carrying that sweet fragrance of Christ wherever we go, offering that aroma up to the throne of God.  
Humbling ourselves is the key to transformation.  We are humbled by the purifying fire in order to enter into the peace, rest and life through the grace of Jesus.  Restored into the fullness of His presence, His glory.  His peace may shine forth from within her midst (Zechariah 2:5)
In the Strong’s concordance the number 7799(shushan) means lily. 
The lily is symbolic of the resurrection.  This new life is formed as in this perfect, fragrant flower, full of His divine nature. 
The lily typifies Israel as in Hosea 14:5

I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

In this scripture Israel is symbolic of this pure flower.  The word "grow" means to blossom.

The Lily is also mentioned many times in the book of Song of Songs.  Love and marriage is the key theme of this book, the relationship between the royal bridegroom Jesus and His Bride,
The Bride, fully perfected will become one with the bridegroom, that complete, pure flower in His garden, living inside the heart of His beloved.

Blessings and love

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