"The Holy City"
Acrylic on Canvas
This painting was started a month ago and in the background I could see many things but the most obvious were the rays of light coming down from the top left of the painting like a portal of light radiating from heaven. When I placed the painting onto the easel this week straight away Holy Spirit showed me a carpet of gemstones in the foreground and in the background I could see Mount Zion. Later that same day Holy Spirit led me to paint the tree of life in the painting and He also prompted me to paint the Holy City coming from above(a golden city) in the top left hand corner. The “Son” rays are radiating from the Holy City and illuminating the whole earth with His glory. The first scripture He gave me which led me to paint the tree of life was
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city (NKJV)
He also led me to Revelation 21:9-27, which speaks about the glory of the New Jerusalem.
The precious gemstones in the foreground of the painting represent the foundations of the wall of the city as spoken of in Revelation 21 and He also reminded me of the scriptures in 1 Peter which speak of “His living stones”
1 Peter 2:
4 Coming to Him as a living stone, rejected by men, but chosen by God and precious,
5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation. His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light (NKJV)
This picture that Holy Spirit gave is a picture of our destiny in Christ. We are to be bright lights radiating from the “Son”, like the scripture speaks of in Isaiah 60:
1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you,
2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.
3 The gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 Lift up your eyes all around, and see; They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
5 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 (NKJV)
The scripture from Psalm 24:7-10 is speaking to my heart too.
7 Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle
9 Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory (NKJV)
and Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (NKJV)
As I looked at the finished painting He showed me a small but very significant yellow flower growing at the base of the tree. God sees that one flower and He helps it to grow. A very special picture of where the LORD is preparing to take us. We are on a very special journey with the King of glory. I am excited and expectant, aren’t you?
Blessings and love