"Above the Waters"
Acrylic on Canvas
The Lion is above the waters of the crystal clear garden stream. While I was painting I heard in my spirit "From Heaven's Perspective". I also kept hearing the song "Islands in the Stream" as I commenced painting. The lyrics spoke to me especially the words "sail away with me to another world and we rely on each other ah ha, from one lover to another ah ha".
The waterlilies are nourished by the Living Water and live in the earth and in Heaven. The waterlilies symbolise purity. They are transplanted into paradise where there is no thorns and where they find rest in Christ.
His faithful people are compared to the lily.
Song of Songs 2:2 Yes you are my darling companion. You stand out from all the rest. For though the curse of sin surrounds you, Still you remain as pure as a lily, Even more than all others(TPT)
Other scriptures I was drawn to as I was painting were: Daniel 12:6-13, Ezekiel 1:25, John 17:14-16 and Haggai 2:6-9.
The Lion in the painting represents Jesus, who is also known as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and the Ruler of all Rulers. He is the ultimate conqueror and in these last days He is revealing His glory throughout the earth. He will reveal the mysteries of Heaven. God desires to pour out His glory so that all the earth will come to know Jesus and His Holy Spirit.
Haggai 2:7 and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory, says the LORD of Hosts.
8 The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine, says the LORD of Hosts.
9 The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of Hosts, and in this place I will give peace, says the LORD of Hosts (NKJV)
You are God's temple. Jesus has chosen you to step out in His authority and walk in holiness and purity. He's changing you from glory to glory into His image, you're blooming for Him. He's softening you on the inside with His tender love and He requires dedication from you. The sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit lives in you. His Living Water sustains you. As the scripture tells us in Daniel 12 you will rise to your inheritance at the end of days. The Holy Spirit is purifying you and you are being made white and refined.
Daniel 12:13 Now as for you, go on to the end. You will rest and will stand to receive your reward at the end of days (CEB).
Love and blessings