THE DOVE Presence and Provision: Receive and Release “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. “ John 14:25-27 Gods promise of presence and provision: drawing in, releasing and waiting…… and knowing He , “the Dove” could turn a fly at any moment…. This painting is about Holy Spirits Presence as well as His provision and sustenance. Years ago I raised white doves. I learned that they are one of the few birds that have "crop milk" for their young. The chicks hatch and then nestle up in their mothers’ chest feathers. There she has a type of milk called “crop milk” this is the chicks first nourishment. Holy Spirit was reminding me of this as I painted that Sunday. I KNOW this piece is about Holy Spirits presence and Gods provision! When I am painting during a worship service I am in constant conversation with the Holy Spirit about the canvas I’m working on. I know He has a plan for the piece and I want it to represent what I’m sensing is on His heart. This piece evolved differently than my other pieces I’ve painted with the Lord. This time He had me to lay in the colors and movement of the background by using my fingers to paint. Then I added a few brush strokes. As worship ended that day I sensed the Lord tell me to just sit down and just wait for what was to happen next on this piece. I had begun to see the movement of wings but just was not released to paint them at that time. I took the canvas back to my studio and began to ask the Lord about the next steps. I had seen a dove in the canvas the Sunday it was started, but was not released to paint it that day. I didn’t really understand why, but I wanted to be obedient to what I felt Him saying. As I sat in the studio studying the piece I looked at it and I began to see an image looking back towards me. It was a woman looking as if she was riding the back of this dove! I took my brush in hand and began pulling the wings out and then worked on the woman. Clearly she was sitting on His back and looking back over her shoulder to the viewer. As I painted I suddenly felt a shift inside of me. Sounds odd, but I knew the piece was about to make a big change. I stood back and asked the Holy Spirit for help I listened and watched for where I was to move next. It became very clear to me that The Dove was to painted now. I began to rough it in and then realized the woman I'd seen was now at the heart of this beautiful dove. The chest was very significant! It represents provision and protection, a breastplate of covenant colors! A spectrum of colors began to spill off my brush as if it were ALIVE! The wings receiving and releasing yet His tail feathers were like an anchor. They were pulling in, receiving and releasing all at the same time and yet He is still but could turn quickly! The piece is amazing me as I discover what all God is doing in what He has unfolded to me! I ADORE painting and journeying with Him !! I pray the Lord releases revelation of His heart as you take time to receive all that’s being released through this piece. That provision and protection surrounds you as you experience His presence. Enjoying His presence! ~~~ Jennifer Jones

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Revelation for My Levite

Jeremiah 33:3 "Call to Me and I will answer and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."

One day as I was asking the Lord about a word. I didn't have any "perimeters" on that word. I just wanted to hear from Him. I began to see this image of a mans face "peering". It was just his profile with a deep red behind him and "something" in front if him. I began to inquire of the Lord to talk to me about this image. I began to sketch on canvas then to paint still unsure about the details of this mans face. I began to look for a model from my photos. I found my oldest sons picture and the profile was just right. I didn't intend to do a painting of him. Once I got the proportions right. I tried to change it from looking just like my son. I added a beard and mustache, I painted his hair longer. I did things that should have changed the profile, BUT it still looked just like him. I asked the Lord about it and the next thing I heard in my spirit were the words, "REVELATION FOR MY LEVITE" I stopped trying to change the painting!! It was suppose to look like my son. He is a Levite, a priest unto the Lord. He was just about to graduate from IHOPs' FSM. This was his graduation present.

I pray that as you peer into this piece that God reveals to you deep and mysterious things about His heart to yours!

How does God reveal His mysteries to you?

I can get prints made from this piece, so if you're interested in having one please email me at


GateWay said...

you see your son... what a gift it is for a parent to see what will be instead of simply what is.

Memzie Latham said...

I love your artwork. It is very insightful.