"The King of Kings and Lord of Lords",
Acrylic on Canvas August 2014
About a week ago the Holy Spirit gave me the following scripture from
Hebrews 1v8 -9
8 But as to the Son, He says to Him, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever (to the ages of the ages), and the sceptre of Your kingdom is a sceptre of absolute righteousness(of justice and straightforwardness).
9 You have loved righteousness(You have delighted in integrity, virtue, and uprightness in purpose, thought and action) and You have hated lawlessness(injustice and iniquity). Therefore God,(even) Your God(Godhead) has anointed You with the oil of exultant joy and gladness above and beyond Your companions.
Matthew 5 v16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honour and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven
He desires us to enter His courts with Praise (Psalm 100 v4) and set the earth alight for Him. We’re to be singing a new song. We are His masterpiece. His purpose is to create righteous people, saved by faith not works. The fullness of Christ to be formed within. There is no unrighteousness in the Kingdom of God. Christ rules in righteousness. The Lord Jesus Christ wants us to let our light shine, in obedience with our whole heart, guided by the Holy Spirit.
As the Scepter of Righteousness, Jesus governs His kingdom and as the Prince of Peace he protects his kingdom with justice and righteousness. He is the triumphant King. King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Revelation 19 v11-16
Revelation 19 v11-16
11 After that I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse [appeared]! The One Who was riding it is called Faithful (Trustworthy, Loyal, Incorruptible, Steady) and True, and He passes judgment and wages war in righteousness (holiness, justice, and uprightness).12 His eyes [blaze] like a flame of fire, and on His head are many kingly crowns (diadems); and He has a title (name) inscribed which He alone knows or can understand.13 He is dressed in a robe dyed by [a]dipping in blood, and the title by which He is called is The Word of God.14 And the troops of heaven, clothed in fine linen, dazzling and clean, followed Him on white horses.15 From His mouth goes forth a sharp sword with which He can smite (afflict, strike) the nations; and He will shepherd and control them with a staff (scepter, rod) of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath and indignation of God the All-Ruler (the Almighty, the Omnipotent).16 And on His garment (robe) and on His thigh He has a name (title) inscribed, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
The scepter is a baton of royalty and is Jesus’ ruling rod of authority.
The Harp in the painting symbolizes the “Prayers and Praise”. The awakening sound to Earth. The music flowing from the Lord of Hosts. Praise is the power of heaven. The harp has 10 strings. David’s harp had 10 strings(Psalm 92v3). The harp is used to portray the exquisite harmony of the Lords purpose. In the bible the harp is used to bring in the “new song” (Revelation 14 v2-3).
The golden bowls of incense are the prayers of God’s people, awakening all to take part in God’s harmonic praise, a sweet fragrance lifted up to Him. Peace, joy and praise.
“All that is to come”. Jesus, the Scepter of Righteousness, The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, ruling and reigning in all power and authority.