Original Watercolor size: 28 ½” X 20 ½”
Painted by: Thomas S. Chapman
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CROWN OF THORNS
In 1974 we bought property in northern Minnesota; I was impressed to cut some hawthorn branches and wove them into a crown. This has stayed with me as a reminder of the brutality to humanity and the Church as the lasting gateway Jesus Christ made for us into eternal life that day on the cross.
The Painting development
Looking into the heavens I saw multitudes of stars far above me. Researching stars, I found birthing areas, bodies celestial called Nebula, this is where stars and galaxies are being birthed. Out of the Nebula I saw rays of light, God’s Glory, descending upon the earth through Christ’s crown from a birthing Nebula. Lightning bolts of God’s power are electrifying the atmosphere cleaning demonic spirits away, bringing total change in place. God’s presences shown by the white streams of light descending upon the earth flowing to every nation. Being consumed by the waters, becoming a living source of His Life to humanity. I needed to show God’s chosen nations, Israel, and the United States, only two countries that God established to serve Him and be His voice upon earth. The flags, Israel and the United States, old glory, show the ties that God has in these nation’s He has chosen. These flags joined together reaching into God’s presences receive God’s full approval to earth. History shows that both nations have wavered in their allegiance to their maker. God is faithful in restoring these nations and others to Himself.
About the Inspiration…
God spoke to me about Jesus and His soon return for His Church. An outpouring of God’s spirit upon the earth like we’ve never seen before, a returning for his bride, the Church.
2 Thessalonians 2; King James Version (KJV)
Gen 1:3, 17:4, 35:11
The watercolor painting “Crown of Thorns” was started in Aug of 1994 and finished in Feb of 1996
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“There”, he says, “we may behold the thorny crown, which was only set upon the head of Our Redeemer in order that all the thorns of the world might be gathered together and broken.” (Migne, LXX, 621).