Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Pam Finlay
"Centenary Blooms"
Acrylic on Canvas
September 2017

There is always a minutes silence at ANZAC ceremonies to remember the servicemen and women who have fought for our country.  This painting is of red poppies which are traditionally symbolic of the commemoration and remembrance of the ANZACS.

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Charge of the ANZAC Light Horse Regiment at Beersheba.  My husband and I will be attending a special commemorative ceremony at Beersheba on the 31 October 2017.  We will be following the victory path of the brave, mounted infantry of the ANZACS.

This painting has been underway for a number of months and it was only this week that God started to share with me about the significance of what He had been leading me to paint.

A few days ago Holy Spirit was pressing on me to reread the book of Joshua in particular Chapter 6.  I noticed the similarities between the ANZACS and Joshua and his army.  The ANZACS claimed victory in a number of hours and Joshua and his army in 7 days.  The soldiers remained silent and they were masters at staying hidden until instructed to take the city and overcome the enemy.  They overcame all odds to claim victory.  The ANZACS were heroes at battling for God’s holy city, Jerusalem and Joshua and his army for Jericho.

In the book of Joshua Chapter 6 there was a command to silence until God instructed the people to shout.  When you are commanded to be silent, be silent.  Sin could spoil your hope of victory.  Silence doesn’t need explanation. Give time for the trumpet sound of God to completely penetrate your heart and mind.  Listen and be guided by that sound.  Shout a victory shout as the trumpets blow.  Experience resurrection victory as you have ears to hear the sound and your eyes become finely tuned to the ways of the spirit.  Do what God says to do and you will walk in VICTORY.

Those walls are coming down once and for all.  Jericho is symbolic of our walk of faith.  Jesus won the victory for us 2000 years ago.  The battle has already been won for you.  Give a shout of triumph for your God.  Remember those who have gone before you fighting the good fight of faith and honour them. 




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