install theme

When I see images like these, I just want to praise God for all that He is and all that He does.

Never before have I seen a painting of the resurrection so perfectly captivated. This painting is AMAZING!!! On His belt are the keys of death and hell. Christ is the central theme of the painting. However there is a cast of characters, the first on either side of Christ are Moses and Elijah. They are the same ones that met Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration. Behind Moses is David. A man after God’s own heart. He is one of the three people in the painting that are royalty, that know to kneel before the King of kings. Isaiah promised us the Counselor, the Mighty God the Prince of Peace. He gets to see Him with his very own eyes. Behind Isaiah is Abraham. The father or nations gets to see the One who brings all of those to Heaven. On the other side of Christ, Elijah who was transported to Heaven without dying. Noah now knows all that he went through for 120 years was worth it. Between Noah and Elijah you’ll see up above, a dove flying past the rocks. The symbol of the Holy Spirit who literally raised Him from the dead. Queen Esther who was willing to perish now sees the one who was willing to give up His life. Behind Esther is John The Baptist, who at one point in his life wondered is He really the one. Now he gets to watch Him walk out of the tomb, so he knows that He is the one. In back of him again kneeling is Daniel, royalty again, Daniel was a governor. If you look at the far right corner of the painting, you’ll see Mount Calvary, also known as The Place of the Skull, or Golgotha. That’s where Jesus was crucified. Above the three crosses in the distance you’ll see a rainbow. Christ, the angels, and the guards are all totally physically represented at that moment. However a cloud of witnesses on either side are all transparent at some point because they are in another dimension. Looking back at Christ you’ll see that there are special cracks right around His head, symbolically forming the crown of thorns he wore. To sum it all up, His gaze upward of looking to the Father and saying “I did it!” Because of this moment pictured in the resurrection mural of Christ conquering the grave, we now become heirs and joint heirs with Him with the ability of accepting Him as the Lord and Savior who rose from the dead to have eternal life.