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Out of the olive tree he sprung

Up He Sprang

Scriptures: “And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots.” (Isaiah 11:1)

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)

“And the Angel said,“ Fear not for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be for all men.” (Luke 2:10)

"Yeshua, Jesus said “I Am the light of the world, He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

“All things have been committed to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him to.” (Matthew 11:27)

“While He was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I Am well pleased. Listen to Him.” (Matthew 17:5)

“Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send My Son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect Him.” (Luke 20:13)

“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” (John 6:40)

“I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.” (John 12:46)

In this painting the old Olive Tree of Israel is almost hidden by the starburst of bright white light in the foreground highlighting a shoot springing up out of that ancient Olive Tree. Jesus, Messiah has come! Up He springs, announced by angelic hosts singing and Kings bowing down bearing gifts, as was prophesied hundreds of years earlier. 

I imagined shafts of white light splitting the atmosphere as the angelic hosts announced this epoch event.  Human history is forever changed as heaven and earth align with one magnificent purpose, the redemption of all Mankind.

Suddenly the written Word has become alive.  Ancient prophecies are fulfilled in time and space as God’s Son is born through the Olive Tree of Israel, for the salvation and reconciliation of Mankind to our Creator God and Father. And to an eternal existence not yet known to man.

The Life and Light of the world has come, first to Israel then to all the nations of the world. To God be the Glory, great things he has done, is doing and will continue to do.

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