Post Number: 1440
|Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 11:09 pm: || |
This recent thread has been something that was on my mind and that I've been praying about. There was an icon on that thread that I linked to which I thought was beautiful. I wanted to make a picture of it, and indeed if I had found that icon in better resolution, I probably wouldn't have. But since I couldn't find it, I asked the Lord for a picture, and finally saw one after Jeremiah shared an excerpt from the Orthodox Study Bible which linked the breaking of the tombs' rocks with the tearing of the veil.
There is more meaning to this picture, however, some of which I think I might not understand, so I'll be praying about it! But what I do understand may take a little time to write up. Or I may just spit it out in discussion here! Haha, we'll see.
But part of the meaning I began to understand is that just as Jesus went into Hades (the place of death) to retrieve its righteous prisoners, so He is also going into Adventism (a place of death) through His Spirit and through His people in order to rescue its prisoners and bring them home to Heaven and His arms. Hallelu Yah! Thank You Jesus!
Blessings to you today in His name,
Post Number: 346
|Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 5:38 pm: || |
Nice picture, Ramone!
I think this painting on the ceiling of my church in Butte, Montana will be the higher resolution that you're after. It's a Byzantine style icon of the Resurrection.
Post Number: 1444
|Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 2:21 am: || |
Thanks. That one is very clear! Actually, I would like to someday get my hands on that specific one on Wikipedia -- it's apparently 14th or 16th century Russian. I looked with Google image search for it, and found some other very similar nice ones (including one by Andrei Rublev), but not that one. Go figure. **shrug**
Whether or not I eventually obtain a copy, I'm glad that I didn't this time around. The interaction with God that produced the picture "The Plundering of Sheol" was far more valuable. And more valuable than that painting is the meaning behind it, and more valuable than that is the interaction between God and us -- the relationship. Hey, that was the message of this older picture -- "Get up and follow". Cool. Awesome living God!
Blessings in Jesus!
Post Number: 7864
|Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 12:56 pm: || |
Ramone, I love your picture! Thanks so much! He is rescuing souls from death—both then and now!
Post Number: 1445
|Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 10:10 am: || |
I put up the explanation to the picture!
There may be more that I don't understand!
Post Number: 794
|Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2008 - 12:45 pm: || |
Great picture Ramone!