Releasing His Glory:
Heaven Touching Earth
3'x4' acrylic on stretched canvas November 29, 2016
Saw this vision during the Awakening Europe conference last year. Went to a local church recently and a dear friend, a prophet, who taught me much about the Holy Spirit just happened to be speaking that day. He was talking about the church, releasing God's glory.
Awakening Europe was happening again, and I remembered this vision, so I decided to paint it. I got permission, and started my painting. Then this happened, I wrote a FB post about it. It was prophetic, so wanted to include it.
It's interesting to me...that right after Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, the religious leaders began to plot to kill Jesus...and Lazarus as well.
The religious will always try to stop the anointing of God, because they desire to have power and control. They feared Jesus because He was anointed!
I experienced this recently. I painted for the first time at a new church and after the first day of painting the "leader" of the arts ministry came to me and said I needed to stop painting, even though she had practically begged me to paint…
The Lord had already been speaking to me to watch my back with her because she had insecurity and control issues. I saw a religious spirit in her. I told my friends to pray with me, I was concerned about her coming against me. I did everything she asked me to, above and beyond, because I knew she was looking for some way to stop me. That's why she kept giving me things to do. She was hoping I wouldn't do them.
It's also interesting how Judas was offended with Mary of Bethany's sacrifice. Pouring the perfume on Jesus, he called it a waste. He loved money more than he loved Jesus. He ended up selling him out for 50 shekels of silver. This woman sells her paintings in the sanctuary, right off the easel, something I never...nor will ever do. I've had people beg me for my paintings, and even get mad, but I obey God, not people's greed. I will never prostitute the anointing!!!
She said one of the things I would have to do before I would be allowed to paint again, is I would have to take a class, that she also said...I didn't need to take, but she wanted me to...because she wanted me to learn to be part of a team. She said she didn't want me to be a superstar. Something no one else had ever been required to do there at the church.
She said someone on the leadership team had "bullied her" into letting me paint, even though she wasn't comfortable with it. Wow...really? I brought everything to paint, purchased a $65 canvas, and set it up just like I always do. She came over...and mocked the area after I set up to paint saying it looked like a "village".
I was gracious and encouraging to her the whole time. I even posted a picture of her with her painting...on my personal Facebook page.
When she told me I would have to jump through hoops in order to finish my painting there at the church, I told her I will be glad to take all of my things out of the church, but I will never ever be involved in the arts ministry there, because it is controlling and manipulative. Bottom line witchcraft. I'm super prophetic and I can't flow under that. She couldn't hear me... and could not understand how it was controlling… so finally I said I'm going to leave and put my arms out to hug her and she wouldn't even hug me. Big red flag!
When I went over to pick my stuff up, my easel had been loosened...and the canvas I was painting broken. Seemed somewhat prophetic...lol!
People encouraged me to let the pastor know, so I did, I wrote him a long thoughtful email, and he never even wrote me back. Lol!!!
This is why I don't go to church regularly, because I can't find one that's not full of religion. I don't think Jesus particularly liked the religious leaders either. He called them whitewashed tombs and a brood of vipers. He hung out with the sinners, the sick, the hungry, and his disciples. I think I will follow Him!
I know this happening, is prophetic...it is part of my painting. The painting will be called "heaven touching earth." God wants me to preach... and speak the truth… the earth will never experience the kingdom of God as long as the religious are allowed to kill it. The law always kills... the Spirit gives life!
Jesus appeared to me and asked me to paint for him. It took me a year to say yes because I didn't want to deal with the religious devils. With the jealous and insecure. With those that would come after me. The foxes who would want to ruin my vine. But I finally said yes to God because I love him, but I don't have to say yes to religious leaders who would want to shut me down! Or put me underneath their control. I can paint in my house and preach what I want to preach on my Facebook. I don't need to play games or be political to please the masses. I know what I paint comes from the heartbeat of God and it's full of love! He has anointed me!
It is for liberty that Christ set me free and I will never ever EVER come under another yoke of slavery!
BE FREE CHURCH!
I ended up bringing my painting home, and painted there...the Holy Spirit came in such a great way as I did.
God wants to release His glory. He wants to bring Heaven to earth. He wants to use ALL of His children to do it.
So many have left the church because they're tired of all the religious witchcraft, of all the control and manipulation. They've been wounded, and they're staying home to get healed. They are learning to bring heaven to earth apart from the church.
Leadership must relinquish control and let each one of His children do what they are called to do. Parents are called to serve. And the greatest are those who are servants of all.
Jesus is STILL the head of the church!
Like the song says...
Our God's not dead,
He's surely alive...
and He's living on the inside...
of each one of those who has accepted Him!
Roarrrring like a lion!
Wanting to get out!!!
I hear Him saying...
Let My People Go!!
"And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken."
The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof.