Tuesday, 26 March 2019


To Have and to Hold
Pam Finlay
March 2019
Watercolour and Acrylic on Paper

The revelation for this painting was given in two parts as I was painting.    On the first day I was given these words about the bride. 

 “She is ready to lay down her crown at Jesus’ feet and declare who is worthy to receive glory, honour and power". 

Revelation 4:11 You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.

She is coming to Christ with all of the praise and adoration she has for Him.  She is giving Him all the glory and He is rewarding her with eternal life.  God’s Kingdom come, His will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”.

I was given to read all of Revelation 4. 
On the second day this is what God shared with me. 

 “To Have and To Hold”.  A marriage ceremony uses this phrase and this is the phrase I was given to call the painting.  It means “possess for life”.  
God is saying – “My passion is restoring the Kingdom, I desire for My pure bride to be joined with Me in perfect harmony.  Holy matrimony is My desire.  I love My bride.  She is like a precious flower springing forth”.

After this scripture upon scripture was revealed.  This is how the scriptures flowed.

Isaiah 43:19 For I am about to do something new.  See.  I have already begun!  Do you not see it?  I will make a pathway through the wilderness and rivers in the desert. 

Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth brings forth its bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Song of Songs 2:12 Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.

The honour and joy of laying down your crown.  God has given His bride “a crown of beauty” (Psalm 149:4), the crown of immortality.  His garment of praise will replace the spirit of heaviness.  New life is expressed through praise and it will produce righteousness in His Kings and Priests. “Look inwards” God is saying

Matthew 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say to you, that ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man shall sit in the throne of His glory, Ye also shall sit in the throne of his glory; ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 

I was also led to read from Verse 26-30.

Psalm 45:15With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought; they shall enter into the king’s palace.

17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations; therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.

The earth is being transformed by Christ Jesus.  Eden will be restored.  This is our preparation time. 

Isaiah 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater. 

Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,

Who was and is and is to come! (Rev 4:8)

Be blessed,