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For You! Liberty!

July 22, 2011 by  
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PictureI was invited to come and paint at an outreach in Raleigh at Master’s Touch Church.  As I was preparing, I had an idea and was moving forward with it, but wasn’t excited about it.  Then one day, I was talking to God about using the pourable red paint I had recently purchased when I remembered a vison I’d had at another church service 7 months earlier, it had been in my heart to paint it.  I got so excited.  I knew this was the one I was to release.  Even though it was given to me at another church months earlier, it was still so prophetic.  Before I even started painting the pastor gave the word.  He Blessed it, Broke it and Served it.  From John 6 where Jesus’ heart is to serve the people.  The church was taking a big step of faith by feeding people from the community that may not be able to have a Thanksgiving meal.  The music was so perfectly orchestrated to go with the message.  It was truly God’s leading.

Here are some of my original notes from the first time I saw the vision:

“I first saw His hands…and they were open palmed…and the fingers were pointing downward…I thought He was handing me something…but then I saw the wounds on His wrist…the blood coming down over the palms and the fingers. I asked God what the “word” was, or title, because He usually gives me one. I heard, ” FOR YOU!” It was loud and carried power with it that buckled my knees and touched my spirit. I was led to put it across the arms on the top of the page. The fingers were near the bottom of the page, and I wondered if there was something I should put at the bottom…but waited and nothing came to me, so I took that picture off of the easel and waited for the next image.

PictureI saw 2 hands again. But these 2 hands were clinched into fists, and facing each other, as I drew them, I shackles on the wrists. I drew the hands and then the shackles. I could see that the shackles were being broken, but wasn’t sure how to paint it, or what was breaking it.  Then I saw it, I realized the second painting belonged under the first one…that His blood, dripping from His wrists…down his hands and fingers, was setting our own wrists, hands and arms free! After I painted the blood…I heard the “Word” for this one.  “LIBERTY” and so I wrote it at the bottom of the page again across the arms.

I was at a MOW conference recently and one of the prophetic words for the conference was…2Co 3:17 -Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.And last night, I was thinking again about that verse. I have always associated it with freedom to worship. To a church that allows the Holy Spirit to move…but I saw that it was more than that…

It was to set people free! But free for what?

Isa 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;
John 8:36 “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
What does the word “Liberty” used in this scripture actually mean?

It is Freedom to serve the Body…that was why God showed me the blood from His hands coming down to set our hands free.  Hands represent serving…

I have been an artist all my life, but started painting deliberately about 17 years ago. Something inside of me wanted to create art, even as a child. So one night in 1992, armed with only 6 tubes of paint, I painted my first painting. When I showed it to my family, they didn’t believe I had actually painted it–that was all the encouragement I needed!! Not long after I started painting, I would take my art to work with me to show the resident artist, then coworkers would see my artwork and commission me to do portraits for them. As a single mom, the extra money came in handy, it seemed the Lord would bring commissions to me at just the right time.

I started dreaming of teaching children art, so I got job as a teaching assistant for a local town art center. I loved it, and eventually I became a teacher and started my own art school. I designed my own year long fine art curriculum for home schooled students and began working out of my trunk, teaching art classes in local churches rainbowskiesandbutterflies.com I stopped a couple of years ago when my son left home, but I hope one day to start again in a more permanent location.  

Christine can also be found and contacted through:  christinecouncil.com/blog.

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One Response to “For You! Liberty!”
  1. Nancy Conner Coons says:

    Awesome!

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