The Fire – 11″ x 14″ lithograph
“The Fire” depicts the activation and empowerment of the church. Just as Elisha received a double portion of Elijah’s spirit and received his mantle as he saw Elijah being taken up, the church, seeing the resurrection of Jesus, received His spirit in a “greater works” anointing, at Pentecost.
“The Fire” represents the appearance of the Glory of the Lord. (Ezk. 1:4-28) Ezekiel’s vision in the midst of the wind and fire revealed His Glory. The fire burns but does not consume. (Ex. 3: 2) It represents a transition into a new beginning. The burning away of the old and empowering of the new. Moses received a new beginning from his burning bush experience.
This painting / print also represents the passing of the mantle to the next generation. The apostolic anointing is one of reproducing, so as to raise up the next generation in present day truth as revealed by the Holy Spirit. This truth becomes a platform to build on as new revelation is unveiled, taking the Body of Christ from Glory to Glory and from faith to faith. This scene, Elijah being taken up by a whirlwind and a chariot of fire and horses of fire, shows him passing the double portion anointing and the mantle of authority and power to Elisha. This is a type and shadow of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost when suddenly there came a sound from heaven like a mighty rushing wind – tongues of fire that settled on each of them – and the Church was empowered, activated and released into the miraculous.