With the missing verses, I have tried to humbly emulate the unsung masters whose works are found in numerous churches around the globe. Work that not only tells a tale from the scriptures but also often enabled them to put their own moral assessment into the scene. I have therefore wove 2 pieces of scripture together to weave a story of encouragement.
In order to explain Ephesians 6, i started in Revelation 12 with the fiery red dragon that is the evil one. Three heads are the prongs of his tale, 2 attacking the female figure and the 3rd casting down the stars in the sky which are transformed into starfish as they strike land and water. Three of the other heads are attacking the woman while the great main head is preparing for the onslaught of Michael and his heavenly army.
The woman depicted in Revelation 12 has given birth while the dragon waits to devour her offspring, however the boy child bundled in blue is placed in an angels care and departs for heaven. This is where Ephesians come into play. It provides the missing verses where before the woman flees into the wilderness, she puts on the armor of God in order to defend her child's departure into heaven. She has slipped her arms into the breastplate of righteousness which is adorned with a crusader cross with the stones of Aaron's breastplate at its 5 corners. The sash to tie the breastplate on with is undone and floating in the wind coming from the ocean like people and dragons like to try to blow the truth away.
She wears the boots of one who lives at the shore. a sturdy footwear for spreading the gospel. The shield of faith splashed with sea foam and water quenches the fiery darts of the dragon. It also sports a larger, but plain gold crusader cross. About her head is the helmet of salvation with the 12 stars floating about her head and she struggles as we all do with the great sword of the Word of God that has slashed the Dragon's tale exposing the black blood of the evil one coming from the wound. Her next move would be to swing the sword around at the dragon, her legs and body are leaned into this purpose.
We know that Michael would not have wings according to scripture but to be sure that the public would understand, Michael and his forces are winged angels. Michael himself is arriving from heaven upside down because the rules and gravities of this world due not apply to angels. Michael and his angels are also blue in complexion. This is a recurring theme in my work.. Angels just are a very pale blue or have a pale blue light around them. I have no idea why, it just seems correct.
If I could show you some of my other works you would see that some parts for this painting were already there, the Lord had already had me paint some of them. The painting is completely done by brush and knife with no lines placed on the canvas.
There is only one Artist and Creator, the rest of us are just designers taking the parts and putting them together for his glory. And most of all we should all take the missing verses to heart and put on the full armor of God.
My aim was to include women in the spreading of the Gospel, not just as a vessel of birth. She is a true mother defending her child until he has been safely transported to heaven so the missing verses are Ephesians 6 10-20. These verses would be the moral woven into the tale of Revelation. Revelation captures the audience's attention and Ephesians educates them.
God the Father Almighty for his guidance
and my husband for his patience
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