CROSS TO THRONE ART
This painting has been split into the New Testament and the Old Testament (blue and red part of the painting respectively). The Old Testament comprises of laws and principles. The consequences of breaking some of the laws were death (regimental walls & ceiling struts). Everyone lived in sin from the time of Adam up until Jesus sacrificed Himself for us. Through Jesus we have been set free from sin (1 John 3:8).
Jesus took Seven steps from the Throne to the Cross:- (seven struts) 1. He encaged himself in a human form (the cage). 2. He became spiritually poor at the cross so that we may become rich (2 Cor. 8:9) (old torn shoe). 3. He served us the Word and brought meaning to the Word (the book changing from red to blue in His hands). He makes the Word alive in us (Jer. 31:33-34). 4. He suffered humility by the hands of sinners (Phil. 2:8) (the crown of thorns on His head). 5. He was injured and suffered physically and emotionally for us (Is. 53:4-12) (His tears). 6. Then He was crucified and surrendered to darkness, which was death (Phil. 2:8) (the Cross passing into a black hole). 7. He became sin for us so that we can be free from sin forever (John 8:24).
Jesus took four steps from the Cross to the Throne:-. 1. After Jesus died on the cross “the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split” (Matt. 27:51). (separation of the red and blue color representing the torn veil and symbolizing the start of a New and the end of the Old Covenant). 2. God highly exalts the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth (Phil. 2:9; Heb. 7:26) (“Jesus” spelt out in the painting) 3. Jesus set us free from the curse of the law (our heart in front of our brain). 4 Jesus made it possible for us to receive Holy Spirit (the blue waterfall rushing in).