Crucifixion | Baptism of Holy Spirit and Fire depicts Jesus hanging on the cross with a open heaven behind Him in rich flowy soft bright colours. This portal opens in a dove shaped cloud. Fiery red flames engulf the bottom of the painting.
It truly was such an honour to work on this painting. My client gave me a piece of paper with a few words on it and asked me to paint 3 paintings. Further he gave me free range to paint and let Holy Spirit guide me in the process. The words that jumped out to me for this painting were ‘Jesus on the Cross’, ‘white dove’, and ‘red’. I saw the picture clearly. I had to paint Jesus on the cross with the white dove concealed in the clouds behind Him to represent His Holy Spirit and fiery red fire.
I once experienced that the mountain was on fire and the fire spread to a very close proximity to where I lived, and I almost had to evacuate. The fire made the sky look blood-red and it was difficult to determine whether it was day or night. This experience made me wonder if this image comes close to what it might look like when Christ returns.
The painting depicts Jesus’ crucifixion and the baptism of The Holy Spirit. In essence this points to the symbolic meaning of the white dove, and the baptism of fire. Jesus gave up His body and His Spirit and died so that those who believe in Him and accept Him as their Lord and Saviour receive His Spirit and eternal life. Furthermore The symbolism of this painting prophetically points to the promise of His return.
It is the greatest act of love that He laid down His life and thereby paid the penalty for sin. Subsequently we don’t need to pay the price but can receive His free gift of His redeeming love. So also when we commit our lives under His Lordship, eternal life is our assured portion.
As I painted this Crucifixion painting, I listened to worship music and random songs would pop up. The amazing thing is that these ‘random’ songs were not ‘random’ at all. Unquestionably Holy Spirit hand-picked these songs.
As I painted Jesus’s skin the song ‘Closer Than My Skin’ by Steve Swanson started to play.
The day that I painted the fire and the dove in the clouds the song ‘Baptism of Fire’ by Corey Russell played. Next up on the ‘random playlist’ was ‘Kingdom Come’ (Lift up Your Heads) [Live] (feat, Rich Di Cas, Lydia Di Cas) David’s tent/ Live). Last but not least this was followed by ‘Holy Spirit, Please Come’ (Freddy Hayler, album Song of Angels).
And so, this amazing journey continued with songs such as ‘Crown of thorns’ by Garden / Soaking Music and Selah/ ‘By His Wounds’ by Kelanie Gloeckler from the album You are the radiance.
As I painted Jesus’s feet, I listened to ‘Here I am Jesus’ ( Adam Gates from the album Nights at the Big House). Significantly the song line that jumped out was “Let me kiss Your feet”.
To crown it all as I was close to finish the painting the following songs sealed the process. ‘Isaiah 53’ by Rick Pino / Kiss The Son. This song contains the lyrics: “By His stripes, we are healed…”. and “May The Lamb who was slain receive the reward of His suffering”. Another song played ‘Where is the coming of Messiah’. (Live by Justin Rizo, Lauren Daniel, Jan Rizzo, Brandon Lauztenteiser, Ensemble). Last but not least I listened to ‘Cross’ by Audra Lynn from the album Vow.
To Crown It All
On presentation of the finished Crucifixion | Baptism of Holy Spirit & Fire painting my client shared that I had exactly painted what someone else wrote as a promise from God to him. After a Sozo session a facilitator gave my client a piece of paper. On this piece of paper stood that Holy Spirit revealed a picture of Jesus on the cross, a white dove, and fire.
What can I say? Holy Spirit is alive, and it is such an awesome privilege to partner with Him in the creative process. He was tangibly present throughout the process, making Himself known through every song as I painted this painting.
We serve a living God. And…He is coming again!!!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” (John 16-17, NIV).
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds, we are healed” (Is 53:5 NIV).
Medium: Crucifixion | Holy Spirit & Fire print is a high-quality UV print on canvas.
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CS® | Crucifixion | Baptism of Holy Spirit & Fire Print | 2023+
60” x 30” print on canvas, 30” x 15” print on canvas, 1520 mm x 760 mm print on canvas, 760 mm x 380 mm print on canvas