prayer, and an artistic epiphany

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Yesterday I was in Pajamas Studio working on a new song, which is on prayer, and as I listened to the song and wrote lyrics I walked over to the 30X40 inch image of Fortitude I have in the landing area. As I looked at the image I was impressed with the interesting design of the global building, or entrance to the castle which is in the upper left corner. It really is a kind of futuristic look even today in this modern age – and this image was made in the late 1500’s. I was noticing how the huge and overpowering army was coming out of the enclosure, but nobody was going in. There is one lone being on the bridge with his hand up. The army coming out is overwhelming evil, stabbing, slicing and destroying. There is a banner that the army is flying bearing a cross with Christ. It seemed to me this represented prayer, and the army the powers of Christ as He defeats the enemy. What an amazing power we have as servants of Christ to pray into peoples lives the power of destroyers of evil. Since then when I think of it I am really edified. I hope you are too. Click image for a larger version.

from Bruegels Fortitude

from Bruegels Fortitude

2 Responses to “prayer, and an artistic epiphany”

  1. Thomas LangdonNo Gravatar says:

    Jos 23:10 One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the LORD your God [is] He who fights for you, as He promised you. ….Psa 28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
    Isa 29:23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
    Isa 45:11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.

  2. drhillNo Gravatar says:

    Jos 23:10 reminds me of the lepers that were chased away from the gate – and God made them sound like an approaching army against the invaders… 2 Kings 7:3 – 8
    http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=2Ki&c=7&v=8&t=KJV#3

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