ASCENSION AND THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE – The Power and the Glory
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ASCENSION AND THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE – Jesus Ascension oil painting
For interested buyers, don’t hesitate to ask at this link for a “First in first serve” acquisition of the framed original or number 1 of 15 limited edition acrylic enhanced reproductions. Jesus Ascension oil painting
The moment of Jesus Ascension has always captivated my imagination. It was a truly extraordinary event, one that startled both the birds and the disciples. The Bible, which I consider to be a divine constitution, contains the remarkable story of Jesus. Jesus Ascension oil painting
A pencil illustration of the concept may be viewed at this link. Jesus Ascension oil painting
The challenge and reasons
Painting this scene presented numerous challenges. I strived to control the oils in order to achieve a mid-tone quality for the flesh and shape of His feet, creating a more sensitive depiction of reality. To further enhance the painting, I decided to include nail scars on His feet. While I cannot claim absolute accuracy in their positioning (as I was not present during His crucifixion), understanding why this event occurred is more important than debating its specifics.
The addition of wildlife in the painting serves to evoke feelings of joy and pleasure. This element was necessary in order to defy the religious superstition and traditions that had detached it from the reality of what truly transpired. The truth recorded in Scripture reveals a natural event infused with supernatural significance. For those who have witnessed the mystery of Jesus’ death and shed blood on Earth, this wonder has become an invaluable treasure. The implications of this event are as mysterious as they are awe-inspiring. Every individual who has genuinely experienced spiritual rebirth will testify to this astonishing phenomenon.
The “Pearl of Great Price”
So be it, this work has significance for the earth, for every nation, for every city, for every village because it reflects a story God made ready for us to discover. The missing link for mankind’s reconciliation and true peace is God’s son Jesus. Hence the name, “The Pearl of Great Price”, because God sees His son as precious. Jesus Ascension oil painting
Each elements symbolic wisdom in the story.
- Wine – Of wealth, and the blood of the legal covenant embodies the wealth of the King’s realm.
- Fire – The cleansing and in His presence.
- Bread – Of life and sustenance. Jesus initiated the memory of breaking bread prior to His death.
- Rock – The symbol of character, resilience, truth, and strength.
- Pillars – Pillars are symbols of strength and truth. Built on the tenants of construction, wisdom pillars only maintain strength on good foundations.
- Earth – God created the earth and gave it to mankind (male and female having equal dominion) to enjoy and have wise dominion over.
- The Gold Chain and Ring – A symbol of royalty, embodying the wealth of the manufacturer’s Kingdom wisdom, and personal approval when applied.
- The Pearl – Symbolises not only wealth but also the great price paid for those who are willing to seek out the mysteries of Heaven on Earth. This revelation eagerly awaits on the other side, ready to be communicated by the King to His earthly realm.
- Tall Ship – I often pondered how I came across this extraordinary tale. It all started when I stumbled upon a book introduced to the western world through sailing ships from Great Britain, Spain, Poland, Italy, Portugal, and beyond. However, the journey commenced years earlier with a vision received by a Jewish missionary named Paul. With great fervor and passion as an apostle, Paul initially longed to preach about Jesus in Asian Minor. But then, guided by the Spirit of God, he was shown another path – one that led him across vast waters to Greece. From there, news of Jesus spread like wildfire throughout Rome and eventually made its way from Europe to reach the rest of our world.
It is incredible how events unfold when we listen to divine guidance and follow it faithfully. This story holds immense value not only in its historical context but also in how it speaks directly to our souls today.
The common man and the printing press
The Gutenberg printing press revolutionised the way information was shared during the industrial revolution. King James 1 played a pivotal role in this by commissioning the printing of the Bible in the common language of his time. This decision marked a significant shift from the earlier church’s practice of allowing only clergy to read in Latin, which limited access to knowledge for the common man. King James saw the importance of empowering individuals to read and interpret scripture for themselves, promoting unity within the church.
As British influence expanded across nations, so did the spread of printed books, including the Bible. This allowed people from different parts of the world to have access to these invaluable texts.
In my personal research and exploration of these pages, I discovered a profound sense of mystery and enlightenment. The journey depicted within these texts is captured beautifully in this surreal oil painting parable, inviting viewers to embark on their own intellectual and spiritual journey.
A Unique Story
The story of God and the Kingdom of Heaven is beyond our natural understanding, but it is a captivating mystery. I long to have my eyes opened to the revelations of Heaven, and as I uncover its secrets, I am eager to share its story. While everything in this world has an expiration date, Heaven remains eternal and holds the spiritual essence of life. To enter into this heavenly realm, we must be born again.
What astonishes me is that the freedom and peace offered by Heaven have always been accessible to us here on Earth. Those who have experienced this deep sense of peace in their hearts and lives can truly attest to how good and faithful God is and always has been.
Heaven has established a Constitution or Ordinance for the well-being of Earth. According to this divine decree, an incorruptible man had to bear the penalty of an unjust death in order to redeem all those burdened by death’s sentence. Darkness, which arises from the corruption within human hearts, as well as deceit personified by malevolent supernatural beings must be confronted.
These supernatural beings, known as demons, manipulate darkness but can never offer true peace. We see this in all political, religious and philosophical ideologies that have been counterfeited by mankind hunger to find what we have been missing since the fall into separation from God.
The path to lasting peace lies in the embrace of Jesus Christ.
Jesus, a descendant of a Mesopotamian family from modern-day Iraq and a Jew by heritage, fulfilled the requirements of the Constitution through His sacrificial death. He then ascended back to the supernatural Heaven through the clouds.
Through His trustworthiness and obedience, Jesus has been granted authority from Heaven. He has passed this authority on to us, empowering us to influence our earthly affairs under the watchful eye of Heaven. As ambassadors chosen by Him, we are called to carry on His good work with confidence. We have the power to set captives free, heal the sick, and rid society of evil spirits. By doing so, we bring reconciliation and peace of heart and mind to all whom He loves.
The transformation that occurs when we experience personal healing and wholeness will lead us to become more industrious individuals who prioritise the well-being of our neighbours with renewed compassion. The transformation will also elevate our dedication toward our planets welfare.
The manufacturers plan
Reconciliation has always been available to us, even after suffering the consequences of our own ignorance. It’s a shame that we often deny ourselves the help we so desperately need. However, there is amazing peace and freedom waiting for us on this earth if we can open ourselves up to the glory of heavenly existence.
Despite skepticism and mockery, the fact remains that this incredible experience is available to all who are willing to partake. All of creation eagerly awaits Jesus’ return and the full redemption of our planet. Just as prophesied, this is all part of the manufacturer’s plan. When we have learned what we need to learn and shown Him that we are ready, He will come to clean up our mess.
We have the privilege of accessing God’s wisdom and seeking heavenly guidance to see beyond what our natural minds perceive.
This painting showcases small cracks in the paint due to it being painted over an earlier image. Surprisingly, this effect adds an intriguing element of mystery, almost aging the painting beyond its years.
STATUS and MATERIALS
ORIGINAL FOR SALE * Bid or tender for the original artwork. All offers considered around $12,000
Painted with professional oils on the fine weave, gesso primed cotton canvas for long-life integrity. The canvas is stretched on New Zealand pine and treated with brushed dammar varnish protection.
* Original and Limited Edition reproductions are supplied with Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate, and maintenance/care information.
15 LIMITED EDITIONS “ACRYLIC ENHANCED” CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS
The full size 990 x 1170 (same as original) on stretch mounted archival canvas price is $3500 in GST
15 LIMITED EDITIONS CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS *
Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $960 | 650 x short side – $650
Printed on long-life archival canvas. Protected with two coats of UV archival spray.
* Stretch mounted reproductions will incur added charges for mounting and freight.
OPEN EDITION POSTER ART PRINTS *
Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $120
* Posters printed on fine art papers and treated with two coats of UV archival spray.
FASHION and PRODUCTS
- Includes insurance and package/handling fees.
- The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.
- Poster art prints ship in insured tubes.
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