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Awaiting the King

My former roommate Rachel posted this painting as her profile picture on Facebook, and I instantly fell in love. The simplicity of the painting is striking, but the meaning is so deep that I get something new out of it every time.

The author’s explanation of this painting is gorgeous:

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. – Revelation 19:7

… This image was created July 4, 2010, and we introduced it at the World Convention of the End Time Handmaidens in St. Louis, Missouri a week later. … The response was incredible. People would stop as they walked by and would say things like “breathtaking,” and “captivating.” The expressions on their faces was truly wonderful to behold. … I believe in that moment as people were captivated, something much larger than any of us could or can comprehend was transpiring among us. The Father of Glory is doing a magnificent work among His people, His bride – making her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the Word, presenting her to Himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

… [In the painting] 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.

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