My understanding of the Scripture Ephesians 6:10-20 translates: Knowing God through His Word (the Bible), talking to Him and standing confidently in any situation because of Him and His gift of grace. As a result, preparing ourselves to hopefully be apart of His army, when Yahusha /Jesus returns to clam His Kingdom.
As an artist, I look forward to creating something for God’s sake, every chance I get. This piece is my tribute to the evidence of God’s existence through scripture/apologetics/eschatology, archeology, theology, the historicity of the Bible and a close/personal relationship with our Father in Heaven. Over the years these are the elements I applied in building my faith and strengthening my relationship with my creator. Hopefully, God speaks to others through this piece, which He hath provided. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to share and honor the gift of His Word through art.
Ephesians 6:10-20 has key words/phrases I focused on to create a composition. “Suit up and Stand” is my translation of this scripture.
“The Sword of the Spirit” = (The Word of God/ figures left hand on the Bible), The Bible also represents: “The Shield of Faith”.
“The Belt of Truth” = (Jesus name engraved on the belt, in Hebrew), John 14:6 Jesus is the way, truth and life.
“The Breastplate of Righteousness” = (The figure in the foreground is wearing a t-shirt that has an Alpha and Omega logo symbolizing Gods righteousness. Also, the t-shirt is covered with scripture in the under layer of the painting.)
“The Helmet of Salvation“ (The name of our Savior, in Hebrew, on the cap, Note: cap off in prayer)
“Struggles not against flesh and blood, but against rulers, authorities and evil powers in heavenly places”, = (multiple images in the fire/smoke)
- “fiery arrows” = (missiles in flight)
“standing firm in prayer” = (figure in foreground in prayer)
and other imagery are representing Biblical text in this piece.
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