Two Pillars


‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name… The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God.‘ Revelation 3:7-12

When I painted this work at a Burn 24/7 worship evening, I began with a bright light energy in the centre, and ‘saw’ two trees on the canvas. I knew the trees represented marriage. The two trees have been planted together for a long time, have grown to maturity together, and the canopy of both flower profusely. There is a powerful synergy generated by an united connected couple joined-as-one, and it is represented in the painting as a brilliant light source seen on the pathway through the arch of the canopy.

The words ‘the pillars’ came to me. A pillar, no matter how well constructed, or how strong its foundation, can only serve its function if it is in a set of two or more. One cannot do the job alone. The symbiosis works because of mutual dependence and teamwork.

In Revelation 3:7-12, the angel speaks to Philadelphia, now Alaşehir, a city with a history of earthquakes where often all that remained standing were huge pillars. They were immovable, able to bear anything. I sense the Lord saying He has given you the strength of faith for every obstacle you face, even when all around you crumble. He has made you victorious pillars through a long process of growing together, of overcoming, and overcoming again. Through your faithfulness, you have an undefeated life.

Pillars also strengthen and support others. You have a ministry of reconciliation for relationships, as modelled by steadfastness. The strength in your foundations become the building blocks for restoration. Focus is on foundations, on the One who opens and shuts.

He who has the key has opened the door for you and will make the way clear. This is represented in the open arch that your relationship forms. “A little strength” is not to be discounted as the Lord counts it in your favour. Be encouraged. Your strength is not your own, but His. Your strength is in the three-stranded cord formed between two people committed to each other and the Lord. The Lord gives you the increase, the abundance of Springtime blooming.

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Giclee Reproductions are printed with a 3cm white border.

‘Two Pillars’ has been selected from the book 40 Days hath November to be reproduced as Giclee prints. Technically speaking, our prints are not prints at all, not in the common use of the term, but are fine art reproductions of original works. The quality is so high that it is difficult to tell between the reproduction and the original. Giclee Reproductions are premium high-resolution digital images produced on museum quality, Canson 300-320gsm Cotton Rag (fine cotton fibres woven into a paper-like product) printed with archival Canon Lucia EX 12-colour pigment high-performance inks. Canon Lucia EX pigment inks achieve an “under glass” permanence of 95 years for colour images.

Giclee can be confusing, as many may incorrectly assume that all digital printing is equal. Essentially Giclee (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’) is an invented name from the French word ‘le gicleur’ meaning ‘to squirt’. Originally coined in 1991 to distinguish between common digital prints and the highest quality form of art reproductions using wide-format inkjet printing technology. In 30 years, this technology has advanced enormously, giving an even wider distinction between Giclee reproductions and digital prints. However, we still use the word ‘print’ so that we are easily understood.

Fine Art Giclee Reproductions should be framed behind glass, using a matte to separate them from the glass. Consult your local framer for the best way to frame your reproduction and ensure your artwork still looks amazing for 3 – 4 generations.

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20 x 20cm, 30 x 30cm