The Veil was Torn – 11″ x 14″ lithograph
Mathew 27: 50, 51
Jesus, when He cried out again with a loud voice, yielded up His Spirit.
(51) And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split…..
The cross of Jesus Christ was in the heart of God from the beginning; Jesus, the precious Lamb of God was slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13: 8).
This painting is a prophetic depiction of Jesus brooding over that which is without form and void and in darkness as described in Genesis 1: 4. Just as the Holy Spirit brooded and God said “Let there be light” in the beginning, Jesus is still speaking over the formless, the voids, and the darkness in our lives and our planet today. He also continues to stretch out His arms in love to embrace all who will receive Him.
The darkness in this piece represents the veil that was over our eyes as well as the veil of the temple. Darkness covered the land from the sixth to the ninth hour. As Jesus yielded up His Spirit, the darkness was split, providing a progressive Revelation of the divine purpose of the cross which is represented by the golden vertical beam. Gold symbolizes divinity and wood humanity. Jesus was equally the son of man and the son of God. The horizontal beam is wood; Jesus links the two.
This portrait of the crucifixion is a visual importation of the release of the Holy Spirit, reconciliation between God and mankind, restoration, redemption, renewal, remission, repentance, and revelation. The river of life that proceeds from God, represented by three mountains, flows down and comes through the pierced side of Jesus along with the blood and flows down into the sea of humanity.
1 John 5: 6 – 8 This is He who came by water and blood – Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit, who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. (7) For there are three who bear witness in Heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
(8) And there are three that bear witness on earth: The Spirit, the water, and the blood: and these three agree as one.
Just as Jesus came by blood and water at His natural birth, He provides the same for our spiritual birth. As we come into agreement with all that this painting symbolizes, we become living epistles fulfilling God’s will on earth as it is in Heaven.