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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Friday, August 5, 2011

Invitation Extended

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Invitation Extended

This piece began at the sunrise service this past Easter morning

   It was a cloudy morning with a hope for needed rain in the air. You could even feel a light mist as we sat in the morning. I closed my eyes meditating on what Lord was wanting to show me, I began to see these two blue wings of a butterfly, but only the bottom half of the wings. Between the wings where the stairs that led up to what looked like a tunnel of light that was drawing us into it’s presence, into to HOPE into true LIGHT. Colors and light radiated from that opening. The painting, “invitation extended” is how the Lord helped me express what He showed me. Interesting, when you look closely you can see horses on the viewers right side under the wave and other images on the left along with the birds. There’s more to this piece that I have yet to  discover . 

Below is a friends response to the piece:
I love it and it speaks loudly to my soul the stairway to heaven the "red sea" parted by the pure blood of Christ. I imagine the lambs book of life at the top of the stairs all can look in however if we do not accept the invitation. "RSVP" our name will not be in that book and we will be turned away ! I see something else but not willing to put it in writing. We will talk together about it.”

When we talked later she told me , “ I see a bowl of fire that represents hell. She said , “satan works hard at convincing people that death is just a peaceful end ending in eternal sleep! He was kicked out of heaven never to be allowed to return. He doesn’t want anyone else to get in!”

 Her response amazed me and blessed me. I love what she saw and heard!
This is what I know about the piece right now. I love the revelation God brings through different viewers!
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