Mountains – Yahweh’s Nature

“In His hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for he made it, and His hands formed the dry land.” – Psalm 95:4-5

Hope by GeorgieDeeArt
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Looking Back ii by GeorgieDeeArt
Table Top x by GeorgieDeeArt
Nardoo iii by GeorgieDeeArt
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Goomburra III by GeorgieDeeArt

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Pentecost

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The Coming of the Holy Spirit

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested[a] on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day.[b] 16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

17 “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
    and your young men shall see visions,
    and your old men shall dream dreams;
18 even on my male servants[c] and female servants
    in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,
    blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20 the sun shall be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood,
    before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

(ESV)

Have a blessed Pentecost Sunday

Yahweh’s Creation

Looking Back ii

Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. So the evening and the morning were the third day. ~ Gen 1:9-13

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Fruitful

December 11th!
The readings for today are Isaiah 12:2-6, Amos 8:4-12 and 2 Corinthians 9.

Between the second two texts I found the message of the importance of generosity and using gifts for a good purpose.

In Amos it’s shown how people were using their gifts in vain, but were also impatient and selfish with the up coming crops and also for money. God then warns these people that He will punish and distance Himself from those with this attitude.
In 2 Corinthians 9 we see the opposite of this, and Paul commends the Corinth church and encourages them to be generous, to give to the needy and not take away but also to trust in God as He will supply you and you shall reap what you sow.
“You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous in every way. Such generosity produces thanksgiving to God through us. 12 Your ministry of this service to God’s people isn’t only fully meeting their needs but it is also multiplying in many expressions of thanksgiving to God.”
Here, we also have the message of multiplying, especially in our praise to God, we must put our trust in and praise in Him for these gifts (fruits) to be successful.

In Isaiah 12:2-6 the theme of trusting God is too given, and also the strength and joy that is of result of God’s support.
“And you will say on that day:
“Thank the Lord; call on God’s name;
proclaim God’s deeds among the peoples;
declare that God’s name is exalted.
Sing to the Lord, who has done glorious things;
proclaim this throughout all the earth.”
God has done glorious things for His people. In the Gospel teachings we told that we must be like Christ, the Son of God (John 13:13-17; 1 John 2:6), in regards to the Isaiah passage, we must strive to take part in glorious and excellent things. From today’s readings, this is to be generous, fruitful and righteous.

To reap what you sow, especially in the Lord, is to be rich in His supply and fullness. If we are fruitful and blessed by God and His grace, we are made righteous.

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The artwork: ” The Hebrew word for “olive tree” is es shemen, which literally means ‘tree of oil.” It is from a primitive root meaning “to shine.” It means “richness, anointing, fat, fruitful, oil, ointment, olive.”” – William F. Dankenbring (www.triumphpro.com/olive-tree-mystery.htm )

I found a link between fruitfulness, righteouness, glorious and excellent actions through the symbol and meaning in the roots of the olive tree and olive oil and decided to use it as today’s advent art piece.

Coloured pencil and Photoshop
2015