The SWORD of the SPIRIT Abstract
A weird view of what is going on in the world. So the painting is not only acrylic paint but many items are plastered on it. The doom vision…
Inspired by the Obama years
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the SWORD of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
:21 But that you also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
:22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that you might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
:23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
The only way out of what is going on today is: to ask Forgiveness of God
For our apathy to stand for him and with his son Jesus Christ. Then we must walk together in love and the liberty God has set us free with in his beloved son.
United we stand with God on our side, then and only then will we see victory over the evil that has gripped the world.(especially here in the USA)
It is not in collective salvation that we will see change. It is what God says. He wrote the book.
Romans 10:9-10 “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: 9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 11 As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”f 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”g
14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!
It is not in division and hatred, nor in reparation, it is only God who can transform us and mend our broken hearts.
Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, hearing the word of God.
Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
:4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
:4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teaches, on teaching;
:8 Or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that gives, let him do it with simplicity; he that rules, with diligence; he that shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
:20 Therefore if your enemy hungers, feed him; if he thirsty, give him drink: for in so doing you shall heap coals of fire on his head. ( warm him)
:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
So do not be frightened by what is said and in what is being done or pushed on us.
Hold on to your sword of the spirit and keep the shield of faith firm around you.
As we stand together on the principals of God, we shall be victorious.
Done in acrylic.