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One New Man Art Painting: Abba's Longing Heart

Abba's Longing Heart

Scripture: “Now that you have purified your souls in obedience to the truth, leading to sincere brotherly love, love one another fervently from a pure heart.” (1 Peter 1:22)

“That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one” (John 17:21-22)

“Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh, who are called uncircumcised by what is called the circumcised made in the flesh by hands. That at that time you were without Messiah, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise having no hope without God in the world. But now in Yeshua Messiah you who were once far off have been brought near by the blood of Yeshua.” (Ephesians 2: 11-13)

“Loved ones, let us love one another, for love is from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God”. (1 John 4:7)

In painting this picture I was thinking about the Heart of the Father, how might He be feeling about us, His children in this present generation.

Will we delight Our Father’s longing heart and heal the breach? 

This painting, is one in a series of paintings of Abba’s Olive Tree, it is intended to portray a sense of the tension in the Father Heart of God. 

The blood red landscape reminds us of the blood of Abba’s Son, shed for us. His life freely given from the Father’s heart to forgive, cleanse and heal the world from sin, and death. 

Will we, His children, depicted here as the two separate parts of the Olive Tree. be willing and able in this generation to tear down the barriers and freely forgive and love another and become one?  

In this painting, the smaller golden side of the tree represents Jewish believers. This is the miracle of our generation, only now are they a distinct and visible presence amongst us,.

The other, larger Gentile side of the tree, is shown here as fruitful but still separate from the golden sap of the firstborn Olive Tree of Israel.

Neither we nor they will ever reach our calling without each other.

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