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One New Man Art Painting: Separating From The Olive Tree

Separating From The Olive Tree

Scriptures: “If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild Olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the Olive Tree root….  Do not boast against the branches”  (Romans 11:17)

“But You, Adonai, sit enthroned forever. Your renown is from generation to generation. You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her, for the appointed time has come. Her stones are dear to Your servants, and they cherish her dust. So the nations will fear Adonai’s Name and all the kings of the earth Your glory. For Adonai has rebuilt Zion. He has appeared in His glory. He has turned to the prayer of the destitute, and has not despised their prayer.” (Psalm 102:13-18)

If a picture speaks a thousand words, then this picture contains at least three volumes!

Why? you may well ask…well let’s consider the three trees represented in this painting.

The large tree taking center stage on the canvas represents our modern day Gentile Church. The Gospel has been advancing throughout the earth and peoples from every tribe, tongue and nations have and are receiving salvation. 

However notice that the roots of this tree are

flames from twelve menorah branches. These represent the foundational twelve Jewish  Apostles, the first to believe and receive salvation, through the Jewish Messiah. Yeshua, the slain Lamb of God.

Notice also that there is a dark dividing line, which indicates the historical separation of the church from its Jewish roots of faith. 

To the left of this tree there is an small aged olive tree, representing the Jewish people; these two trees are very aware of each other but very separate. Above and between these two trees I painted a much smaller menorah tree, representing Jewish believers, alienated and separated from the other two trees.

After nearly 2000 years of hatred, conflict, division, heartache and unimaginable suffering, could we be that approaching generation who would finally embrace one another as brothers and Love one another to the delight of the Heart of our Father?

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