Thank God to give me this chance to join this international contest. I personally love Ephesians 6 very much. When I got want to start the sketch and painting, the very first thing I did was to pray and received inspiration from the holy spirit. On the upper right corner, I use mosaic bricks to create the Sun to symbolize our God, who always keeps us from sky-high. On the upper left corner, I use mosaic bricks to make a “Worship on heaven” – “the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
In the center of this painting, it’s a human being wearing the full armor of God to against the devil’s schemes. I use mosaic bricks to create a red dragon (see Revelation 12) to symbolize the devil. I also create a scorpion to symbolize the poison attacking. They are both under our feet which with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
At the bottom of this painting, I draw the ark. In Joshua 3:13 “And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the LORD of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap.”
This ark here means a spiritual encouragement to give us the help just like it helps Israeli to cross the waters of Jordan.
In Ephesians 6, Paul said "Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should". Paul uses words to tell the gospel. I use painting to tell the gospel. Thank God.
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I am an architect and a Christian artist. In 2019, I started to paint Christian arts. I usually pray or listen to Christian songs first then I would receive the pictures in my brain. The biggest turning point in my life to devote myself to Christian paintings is June 2020. I got heavy sick. That day, I left my house to go to the hospital, I looked at my 3 young boys and prayed to God “please let me return to my home. I want to see my 3 kids again.” The illness almost killed me even the doctor told my wife that she should prepare for the worst situation. About the 4th or 5th day of inpatient, I suddenly saw Jesus wearing the crown of the thorns above my bed. I told my wife immediately. She held my hands and made the pray “But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” After that day, my spirit is more open wide. I started to receive many pictures day and night. Those pictures are colored not black & white. I would sketch them immediately. Until now, I already have 300+ sketches and transform some of them to paints.
My IG is Steven Christian Art.
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