We are taking a break from our fortnightly online meetings over the summer. Check back here soon for news of what will be happening in the autumn.
In the meantime, on Wednesday 4 August
we will meet in the park for Encore Outside. Please click here
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Prophetic Art at Encore
During Encore Online, some people paint prophetically and below are some of the recent pieces of Prophetic Art.
Glorious Love. Margaret, 9 June 2021
It depicts the Father’s love like a whole load of roses floating on a molten sea of His golden glory. Just a big love letter from our Dad really!
Holy Fire. Margaret, 26 May 2021
Soak In His Presence. Sue, 28 April 2021
The glory of His Majesty. His mercy and His love... calls out for our surrender.
The Bridal Bouquet. Margaret, 14 April 2021
Margaret says "The basic structure here is the shape of the cross of Jesus welcoming those who want to have eternal life, healing and renewal (green). The centre is full of glory and blessing (gold), joy, hope and celebration (yellow) with splashes of love, anointing and the power of God (red). Surrounding the central flowers are some tiny purple flowers denoting royalty and kingly rule. I felt that this was the bouquet for Christ’s bride, His church."
Light Eternal. Margaret, 31 March 2021
Margaret says: "This picture started out as a number of sections ranging from black to white. I turned the canvas 45 degrees and then felt that there was to be the cross of Jesus blazing light over everything and everywhere. The cross is in gold denoting His glory, divinity and authority. His light will shine for all eternity."
His Glory Within. Margaret, 3 March 2021
Margaret says "I wanted to somehow paint God’s glory which all believers carry inside them, and hit on the idea that the tabernacle, which Moses got built according to detailed instructions from God, might provide some ideas.
So, looking at Exodus I noted all the colours that God wanted in the Holy of Holies where He met with Moses. They were blue, scarlet and purple, and gold was used to fix the fabrics in place. So I blended those colours. When the paint dried, I was surprised to see black appear. It can denote mystery, fear of the Lord, beauty and abundance - the perfect unintended addition to the painting! Thank you, Lord!"
His Oil of Anointing. Margaret, 17 February 2021
It depicts a generous, golden drop of oil, shining with the glory of the Lord, dropping down on it's way to landing. On whom and for what purpose? I think this may be a time of checking with the Lord as to whether there is a change of season for some of us. Do we need a fresh anointing? Or, perhaps, do we need a top up of His oil of joy or His oil of gladness? Or perhap we need His oil of healing? Maybe we just feel dry and need to be filled up again with the oil of His Holy Spirit? Whatever it is, be assured that His oil is available and in generous supply to meet your needs and more.
From a Place of Humility. Sue, 3 February 2021
The Joy of the Lord is my Strength. Margaret, 3 February 2021
The Inexorable Advance of His Kingdom. Margaret, 20 January 2021
The constantly advancing flow of the Kingdom of God is steadily exposing and then purifying what appears to be worthy to many people. However, underneath the apparent worthiness are ideologies and beliefs which are based on twist and untruth to fit an ideology. God sees every falsehood and says ’No! My Word is the way to truth and life’. We are to beware of compromising His Word as only it is constant and holds true for all eternity.
Humility. Sue, 20 January 2021
I believe we are all called at this time to get on our knees before the Lord of lords, laying down all that we have.
In humility we find ourselves seeking first His kingdom, we find that we are freeing ourselves from all that entangles us, pressing forward towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called us heavenwards in Christ Jesus. Amen.
The Foot of the Cross. Sue, 6 January 2021
On the Tuesday, I was praying about what the Lord wanted me to paint at Encore on the Wednesday, so I started to search for the right canvas. I came across the painting of ‘the foot of the Cross’ that I had started (but not finished) while at Encore a few weeks back.
On the Wednesday , as I looked again at the painting it still felt unfinished. Suddenly I sensed the Lord was telling me to put a crown at the foot of the cross. I was unsure and had many questions to ask the Lord. It was then that I heard the Lord say this: 'Be still. Think about what you see. This crown is not my crown. This is your crown. Cast YOUR crown at the foot of my cross.’ The Lord's presence filled the room and overwhelmed me. He said: 'Bow down and humble yourselves before me.'
During the next few days The Lord went on to tell me more... He showed me, that all of us, at some point have made ourselves a crown to wear. We build it and shine it and adorn it in jewels. We take hold of our earthly achievements and our own efforts and then we shine a light on them to display our pride. With out even realising what we are doing, we make our achievements our identity. Our identity is in Christ and Him alone therefore we cast our crowns at the foot of His cross and humble ourselves before Him. In humility we find ourselves seeking first His kingdom, we find that we are freeing ourselves from all that entangles us, pressing forward towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called us heavenwards in Christ Jesus. We know that our true crowns are the crowns of glory from the Lord.
Margaret also painted for Encore on the same day but because she was helping to lead the meeting she had done her painting prior to the meeting. I had no idea what she had painted when I was sharing with her about what the Lord had told me, but then she showed me what she had painted. It was a crown! …. or rather, just half of a crown …. We were totally amazed at what the Lord was showing us. See Margaret's painting below.
The Glory Crown. Margaret, 6 January 2020
This half crown covers the first half crown I painted which was a very bright, gaudy crown with lots of jewels and pearls and very heavy looking. It wasn't the half crown I kept seeing in my mind's eye! I decided to paint over it something more like the one which I believe God was showing me, and here it is! This is half of the glory crown which each of us will receive when we have finished our race of life. The gaudy one underneath, I believe, symbolises the crown we tend to build for ourselves through life as we reflect on our skills, our status, possessions and achievements which we so often forget are all due to God's generosity, His giftings, grace and mercy. It is a heavy crown that doesn't help us run the race at all! However, if we are willing to humble ourselves and cast that crown down at His feet, He will replace it with His light crown of glory on our heads as we freely run towards our prize- a crown that is here and is coming, and the end of the race.
Click here to see previous pieces of prophetic art.