I am a son of the Most High and I have had my share of challenges in this life. I have gone through different phases in my journey as a child of the Most High.This is the first of a series that I have committed to do called "Prophetic paintings".
I was influenced by the ironman character in marvel when I first decided to do the piece. Initially, I was going to do it in the form of a self-portrait as the biblical ironman with the armour of God. However, the Holy Spirit whispered to me saying that I should do it with my wife to be as the subject. She represents the first woman, Eve as Christ represents Adam and she represents the church. The breastplate of righteousness has the same twelve stones that are found on the foundations of New Jerusalem that represents the new church.
The piece came together as time proceeded and I alluded to various stories in the scriptures including Elijah on the chariot of fire and Moses on Mount Sanai who were seen with Christ on the Mountain during his transfiguration. Christ stands in all power and crowns the woman with salvation and leads his army consisting both of saints and heavenly beings. The angel on the right represents Michael, the chief Archangel and the one on the left resides around Gods throne
"The Spiritual Battle" as described in Ephesians 6:10-20.
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might." -The woman stands in the presence of the Lord and yields herself completely to him. He is the source of her strength and her power for she "can do all things through Christ who strengthens" her.
"Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
- The woman is being equipped with the whole armour suit and is able to endure, resist, and overcome the attempts of the devil to distract and deceive her. Her physical eyes are closed as she gives herself up to the Lord who crowns her with the salvation that he made available by his sacrifice on the cross.
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of the world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
- Satan gained a hold on this planet and has been enforcing his false laws, dysfunctional ideas, oppression and inequity. The struggle is one that requires mental focus on the spiritual laws that govern all other things. The
"Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;"
-"Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all things shall be added unto you".
"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;"
Yanque Yip is the artist that conceptualized and created the painting.
Saleema Laidlaw is the muse and critique through the process of creating the painting. Saleema Laidlaw is the woman that God assigned to be my wife and also the vessel that Yahweh used to reconnect me to the power source of life found in the power of the Holy Spirit according to the sacrifice of Yeshua.
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