Arise, and Shine The LORD is come…. from Isaiah 60:1. I painted this work about 10 years ago as the Lord worked in my Heart during a dark time and I began the painting in that lower right area as you look at the painting. It shows the great Division coming and the Rebellion happening in society as spoken about in Matthew 24 by Jesus himself and also by Paul in 2nd Thessalonians 2:3. Frankly I had no idea where the Holy Spirit was going to lead me in this painting. What you see are The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, hell on the left. The dark Sun and a symbolic Black Rain on the upper right and the Holy Spirit on the upper left and of course Jesus Christ in the middle who is the center of history and the center of creation and of everyone’s life whether they know it or not. What may not be as apparent is the path that leads to Jesus Christ and the other wide path that leads to hell.
Jesus died on the cross to free us from sin and to Deliver us from sin so that we might have life in righteousness…. So that we might be transformed and that is the symbolism in the light around the frame that you can’t see but that lights up at night… He is our Light and our Righteousness and as He said, “I am the door.”
Two other aspects of the painting that are little hard to see is the hand reaching down from heaven sowing the seeds of God’s Word and also Billy Graham in the upper right praying …It is prayer that will help us in this time because the church will go through some of these tribulations and trials ….it will not, however, be the Wrath of God.
The Cosmic Conflict continues as Satan tries to destroy the work and saving Spirit and Power of Jesus Christ. Satan will fail as this painting Illustrates— Jesus like the Sun Rises to defeat the rebellion, the Anti-Christ, and Satan and his forces. The End of Days is approaching as we witness Iran, Russia, and Turkey join forces, the division in world with Christianity pitted on one side and the rest on the other, the rise of civil rebellion, the birth of the red heifer, and isolation of Israel since the recognition of Jerusalem as Gods city.