Ancient of Days
At the beginning of this year I asked God to show me what He is wanting to release for His body. Again I saw gold, but this time it was the gold that surrounds Him in His throne room and for 6 months I couldn’t get away from Daniel 7. I knew I was to paint the throne room scene (though I put it off for many months) but I haven’t been certain why God was showing this to me right now.But it wasn’t until yesterday that I noticed what comes right before Daniel 7 in Daniel chapter 4. In chapter 4, an earthly king Nebuchadnezzar gets possibly the strangest humiliation I have ever read about. He is one the greatest kings of his time, but in this place of prosperity (even though God in His mercy gives him a dream to reveal to him the impending removal from his throne), instead of repenting and putting God on the throne in his heart, he hardens his heart and exalts himself above God saying - “Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?” (Daniel 4:30). And immediately the dream he had twelve months earlier comes true - He is driven away from people and eats grass like an ox,is drenched with dew and his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird. Pretty crazy right? But look what he says after all this time is completed and he is restored to his sanity….”I thanked the Illah-ah (Aramaic for “God Most High”), and I praised and honored the One who lives forever.; because His power lasts forever and His kingdom lasts from one generation to the next. Every one who lives on earth is nothing compared to Him. He does whatever He wishes with the army of heaven and with those who live on earth. There is no one who can oppose Him or ask Him, “What are you doing?"So in this I felt God was asking me and His body to examine our hearts and see if our instinct is often the same as Nebuchadnezzar- the instinct to depend of ourselves more than we depend on God. Is El Elyon (God Most High) in my life? Or am I still on a throne of my own making? Is my heart hardened? Are my needs and desires most high in my life? If I am honest, yes. I still need a fresh revelation of God on His throne and of the price paid by Jesus so that I can boldly approach the throne of grace in my time of need.“As I looked,“thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened."Daniel 7:9-10
Canvas Prints Embellishments
All Canvas Prints of this Painting will be embellished with gold leafing and gold mica to make it look much more like the original painting, unless the customner specifically requests that they be left out.