"Seedtime and Harvest"
Acrylic on Canvas
This painting is of the second scene in a dream I had on the 19 April. The first scene was shown in the painting called "Shining like the Son" which I shared a week ago, where I saw Jesus in the sky that looked like it was on fire and His arms were outstretched. In the second scene of the dream I saw leaves encased in what looked like bubbles. They seemed to be bouncing across the sky. This new painting is called "Seedtime and Harvest". After I woke up from the dream and upon sharing it with my husband we both simultaneously received the scripture from Revelation 22:2 "In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations".
Holy Spirit was speaking to me that now is the time that God is birthing healing miracles throughout the nations. I kept remembering the colour of the sky in the dream and sensed it was connected with the colours of autumn. Autumn is the season of harvest in the natural but spiritually there are God's times and seasons too. Autumn is a time when we reap from what was planted in spring, a time to gather the fruit from the field. It mentions the harvest in 70 bible verses I discovered. Psalm 107:37 "And sow fields and plant vineyards, And gather a fruitful harvest".
Only yesterday the Lord gave me the scripture in 2 Corinthians 9:10 for this painting too. “Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness”
The trees leaves change colour in autumn and some trees also shed their leaves. Fruit ripens at this time too. The leaves in the painting are encased like in a seed, being transformed by the resurrection life. The inside of us having that heart transformation, that new life is being birthed. (John 12:24, John 4:35, 36). Leaves encased in like seeds. A seed is new life that is found inside the fruit. A seed contains everything that is needed to grow a new plant. Metaphorically this painting speaks of healing being birthed in the nations - a harvest of souls - a season of joy (the leaves are for the healing of the nations). As I pondered over the dream when I woke up I could see God was showing me that we could liken the healings to a seed encased in a protective covering. The outer part of the seed protects the inside from all harm, because there's precious new life growing inside this protective covering that is encased in the waiting for harvest time, in preparation for the time to come forth and bear fruit. One thing about a seed is that it cannot afford to dry out, it needs to be continually fed by the Holy Spirit to survive and thrive and most importantly it requires light.
Trees have three parts - the trunk, the branches and the roots. The roots absorb water from the soil and provides an anchor to keep the tree upright. The trunk supports the branches, leaves, flowers and fruit. The leaves take in food from the sun and the fruit is produced when the tree is healthy. The scripture from Ezekiel 47:7-12 has been speaking to my heart. Verse 12 "Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine".
The River of life is mentioned in Revelation 22:1 as pure and clear as crystal and leads to verse 2 speaking of the 12 manner of fruits coming from the tree of life, plentiful with diverse and seasonable fruits, constantly bearing fruit. Eternal life is found in the tree of life and partaking of it releases healing and everything necessary to sustain life. Our spirit man is fed from this tree of life, God's everlasting love filling us completely. The leaves of the tree give life to the nations.
Blessings and love