Sunday, April 12, 2009

Weights and Measures

One night as I was praying, God reminded me of a verse in Romans. As the Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans, he said, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23)

Later as I was sleeping, I received a vision from God in a dream. It was early morning on March 16th about 5AM, when I felt God's spirit settle on me. The vision was so very clear, I knew this was what HE wanted me to paint next.

The vision was divided into three different teirs or levels, somewhat foggy or faded where they blended together.

On ther bottom-most layer through the fires of Hell, the dragon face of Satan peers out waiting to devour the woman in the mid-level.

The woman sits huddled beside the graves of her family, who she recently lost in an acident. She appeared in the vision to be wracked in pain, very scared, dying or all of them at once. Around her head the memories from her life swirled, some plummeting towards Satan while others floated toward Jesus, who was on the uppermost level of the vision.

Jesus was walking along a garden path through a forested area towards the light of Heavenly places. Before HE entered into the light, HE stopped and turned back towards the woman, stretched out HIS arms to her and whispered with a booming voice, "The wages of sin are death, but you may have eternal life through me."

As HE beconed the woman softly, I felt tears come to my eyes and heard my own voice saying, "Go to Him. Go to Jesus!" but the woman seemed to be in a dreamlike state; she could not hear me.

I pray that every person who views this painting, and feels some kind of pain will stop to hear Jesus' voice. HE wants you to come to HIM to share the treasures that HE and HIS father have laid up in Heaven for you. All you have to say is, "Lord I need you in my life. Forgive my sins, and take me into your bosom."

It doesn't matter how "BAD" you have been, it doesn't matter if you have "WORSHIPPED" another God or even Satan, for that matter. All that matters is that you ask Jesus to come into your life, and HE will.

This Painting is called, "Weighing the Wages and the Gift." I began "painting" it on the 16th of March, and it was finished on April 9, 2009.