Friday, 27 November 2015


"The New Wine"
Pam Finlay
November 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
At present I am working on a series of paintings that will be exhibited next November.  I have an expectant hope for what the coming year will bring.  There have been a flood of paintings coming in over this last week and with this one I was given the title "The New Wine" before I even started painting.  I'm sensing this painting is to be shown at this time. 
 There are a number of symbolic references from the bible in this painting including the necklace representing love and faithfulness.
Proverbs 3:3-4
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart
Then you will win favour and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Proverbs 3:21-22
My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;
They will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
The frame representing being "framed by the word of God"
Hebrews 11:3
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible
The word "framed" in this scripture means set in order, make fully ready.  God framed the world with His word.  He inscribed His word on the tablet of our heart. 
 The roses symbolize the fragrance of Christ and His love being poured out like oil
Song of Songs 1:3
Because the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you.
Christ is like a never fading rose, His beauty remains and His fragrance is eternal.  
 Though the first scripture I received before I even started painting was from Mark 2:22.
"And no one pours new wine into old wine skins.  Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wine skins will be ruined.   No, they pour new wine into new wine skins".
 This fresh new wine, the love of god overflowing in our hearts, being filled with the Holy Spirit.  Filled with the new wine, the joy of the Holy Ghost, a new wave of refreshing.   Be revived with the heavenly wine, it's ready to be poured into the hearts of believers.  Thank you Holy Spirit, fill me.  I am willing and ready to receive from you every day of my life, drinking of Your Spirit God.  Your life giving power is transforming me.  Jesus, living under your influence is the key to my destiny.
Blessings and love

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