Call Of The Bride
I love to create prophetic ‘still life’ images with various objects at hand, this is one of those, which I photographed and finally painted. It’s also the screen saver on my iPad, as a daily reminder of ‘our’ high calling.
Using Gold for the menorah and background to represent the Glory of God, the light white veil represents the Holy Spirit's call to the Bride. The rams horn by contrast reminds us of our earthly calling to spiritual warfare.
The ancient imagery of the Menorah, given by God to Moses helps us to ‘picture’ The Family of God. Since the birth of Israel in 1948 it’s been the National emblem of the State of Israel.
Biblical text reminds us that the Israelites, being of the seed of Abraham, whom God called to be a Father of many nations, are elsewhere in scripture referred to by God, as My First Born Son.
Salvation has come to the whole world through the relationship that God has with the Jewish people. Now He calls to all His children from the Nations to carry His First Born son back to Him.
By using the symbol of the Menorah representing the First Covenant and the Olive Tree representing the second, for all God's Family in the earth.
We see a mystery revealed. Israel is the root, and Gentiles are grafted into that root, and not the other way round.
Together, in this generation, as never before, we Gentiles from the nations are being called to stand in the gap for Abba’s firstborn son Israel.
Together, Jew and Gentile we are being formed into the End Time Bride of Messiah, in preparation for His Return to His City, His People, His Land and His Global Family in all the earth.