Sunday, February 28, 2016

Awaiting The King

Awaiting the King ~ Art Reflection by Margot Cioccio 

Standing in the great hall among the mighty pillars and arches, each pearl like, golden and glowing in His presence. The Bride has crossed time and eternity, this moment has been so long awaited. Looking around, surprised by the vastness of the river that flows from His presence. Recalling just moments before the walk along the river through royal city where the fragrance from the trees could only be described as breath taking. What one might have imagined during the earthly sojourn is nothing compared to the sights, sounds and fragrances in this place. It is like having had the dingy cataract scales removed and finding the colors suddenly vibrant and alive. Even that is not enough. Everything seems to be alive even these mighty pillars and arches. The many verses and promises come to mind but this is so much more than we ever imagined. 

The river stands before me, and I feel the currents swirling around my feet. I would swim or fly or walk on water to reach my beloved at this point. In that instant I see Him standing in the door way , the mighty Lion, the King of kings. I am washed or perhaps baptized in the glorious presence of His love. All the grander of the great hall fades and pales in comparison to His gentle kindness that led to my repentance. I am swept up in his love and find myself breathless, with no words left to describe what I feel and see.

Revelation 19:7  “Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. 

The artist of this piece is James Nesbit. He has been called one of the leading prophetic artists in the earth today by C Peter Wagner and Cindy Jacobs. He is a digital artist who creates amazing prophetic artwork. This is just one of many inspiring works of art in what his website calls the Bridal collection.

Spiritual gifts develop as we practice them. What you see here is a prophetic spiritual gift mixed with a creative one. James Nesbit goes beyond words through his use of imagery. He helps us to see in an instant what thousands of words would fail to describe. 

James Nesbit believes his calling or his assignment is from Habakkuk 2. To write the vision and engrave it plainly, in his case through the medium of digital imagery.

He writes on his web page about this particular piece “In this prophetic image the bride who has been made ready is standing in a river, representing being baptized in the glory, awaiting the Lion of Judah, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, standing in the doorway at the end of the great hall.”

How we, who become this beautiful spotless bride and go from our individuality to become one collective in the beloved continues to boggle my mind. I am sure my words or even this rich artwork from the vantage of this earthy life do not begin to do justice what that moment will be like.  I can only imagine…….
As you continue in worship allow yourself to slip away from the struggles and trials of this life and to put your focus on His love for you, part of His waiting bride. 

Revelation 22:17 (NIV)
17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.


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