Cleansed by the Water & the Blood

Cleansed by the Water & the Blood

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"Cleansed by the Water and the Blood" is a 27” x 32” oil painting (including a cherry wood frame). It symbolizes the complete cleansing and relief we can only receive through Jesus' blood. Just as rain comes from clouds, so also our soul's cleansing comes from Jesus. After a spiritual drought that comes from ignoring God, our souls are so refreshed during our cleansing that we just want to stand there and take it all in. Jesus is painfully looking at the viewer of the painting as an invitation for all to reach for His complete cleansing and forgiveness.

Paintings are shipped in special made wood crates for maximum safety against damage. They are shipped via FedEx Ground. Shipping costs include both FedEx charges and the cost of the wood crate materials.

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This painting is a painting of relief. May you also reach for God’s forgiveness and find relief as you view this painting.

Imagine yourself feeling so dirty and unclean from sin that you feel as if you have been playing in the sewer.  Also imagine that there has been a drought for some time; a spiritual drought that our soul feels when we become selfish and ignore God.  Now imagine getting up out of that sewer during the first rain in many months. That is how our souls feel when we finally throw our dirty flesh aside and turn to God for forgiveness. The cleansing feels so good and refreshing that you just want to stand there and take it all in.  God truly does forgive us completely.  As far as the east is from the west, the sin is forgiven and gone.  “As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.”  Ps 103:12 

Symbolism of painting: 

Christ on the cross in the clouds…As rain comes from clouds, so do the cleansing waters come from Christ and His blood.  Although we usually try to focus on the empty cross of the resurrection, we also need to remember that Christ cleansed us with His blood by becoming the sacrificial lamb.  It was essential for complete cleansing.  And Jesus is looking directly at you as an invitation for you to be cleansed as well.

“This is the one who came by water and blood…Jesus Christ.  He did not come by water only, but by water and blood.”  1 John 5:1-5  (This quote is included at the bottom of each print)
“…for it is the blood that makes atonement for our soul.”   Lev 17:11
“(Glory) to Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.”  Rev. 1:5
“…and the blood of Jesus Christ His son cleanses us from all sin, according to the riches of His grace.”  1 John 5:1-6 

The wound in Jesus’ side…Don’t forget the wound in Jesus’ right side which more than likely was pierced deep enough toward the left side to reach His heart… “But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.”   John 19:34 

The Rain…represents the refreshing cleansing waters of forgiveness and baptism.
“Then I shall sprinkle clean water on you and you shall be clean, I will cleanse you from all your impurities.”  Ezek 36:25
“Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.”  Ps 51:2 (This quote is included at the bottom of each print)“Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.”  Ps 51:7

“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”   Rom 6:4

 The Black T-shirt represents the sin that dwells within us.  Believe with conviction that it is your old, sinful nature, not your new nature in Christ that manifests itself in acts of sin.
“…And my sin is always before me.”  Ps 51:3
“But now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.”  Rom 7:17 

The White Robe is the white robe of righteousness that we can only receive through Christ.
“He has covered me with the robe of righteousness.” Is 61:10
“These are the ones who…washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”  Rev 7:14