Every Christian has done the “close my eyes and open to a random page” type of bible study.
Well one day I decided to do that, except instead of studying I asked God what I should paint.
So I opened my Bible and the page it landed on was Isaiah chapter 1. At the top of the page I had written a note that said
“idea: painting of wild fire, dark-feel, ‘The Day of The Lord’”
My. Heart. Sank.
I have no recollection of writing that down, yet there it was plain as day in my own handwriting.
And for those who don’t know, The Day of The Lord is “a reference to coming judgement and divine wrath.” - Charles R. Swindoll
Now I’m not the type of Christian to preach “repentance or you’re going to hell!” I share hope and encouragement with God’s Word most of the time.
I’m a bubbly 25 year old who hosts SpongeBob paint parties.
So you can understand how uncomfortable I was to receive such an intense message like this.
I let my fear get the best of me and I ignored what God showed me. I tried not to think about it for months but it was very difficult.
Then one day I just decided to submit to God’s Will and make this painting. I couldn’t envision it, then again, God never shows me “the big picture” until after the painting.
I sat there, held my paint brush, and waited.
Waited until the Holy Spirit told me to move my brush.
**I feel it’s important to share that I always use picture references for all of my art except for the prophetic paintings I create with God. He shows me what to paint step by step. Then when I step back He reveals to me the message and the big picture.**
So after a few hours of painting, I stepped back and this is what was created.
This is what God wants His people to receive from this painting:
Judgement is coming soon.
This is symbolized by the tree on fire that had fallen, and created a trail of fire headed towards civilization.
People are comfortable with the lives they are living.
They are ignoring the signs and warnings of the Lord.
This is symbolized by the beachfront homes that are surrounded by the beautiful sunset.
“Zion will be redeemed with justice, her penitent ones with righteousness.
But rebels and sinners will both be broken, and those who forsake the Lord will perish.
You will be ashamed because of the sacred oaks in which you have delighted;
You will be disgraced because of the gardens that you have chosen.
You will be like an oak with fading leaves, like a garden without water.
The mighty man will become tinder and his work a spark;
Both will burn together, with no one to quench the fire.”
Those who have ears, let them hear.
I pray this has blessed you and it reaches the people God intended to see.
Take this back to Him and test the spirit please.