Names of God art series

This is a series I am working on while being an artist in residence at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. In the Old Testament, the specific Hebrew name written for God varies as to how God relates to the needs of a particular situation.

This first painting in the series is:
ELOHIM–GOD THE CREATOR. God created everything we see. This world shows His hand and mind.

The second painting is:
JEHOVA SHAMMAH–THE LORD WHO SEES AND IS THERE.
This is the God who sees us, notices us, even when we are cast out of the notice of others. When we are too insignificant and invisible for the world to notice or care about us, God sees, cares, and notices us. In fact, we are His favorite kind of person to use.

The third painting is JEHOVA JIREH–THE LORD WILL PROVIDE.
God always provides everything we need to do His will.

The fourth painting is JEHOVA NISSI–THE LORD IS MY BANNER.
Sometimes we are to turn the other cheek, but other times, God wants us to stand against an enemy. At these times, God is our banner held high to remind us who is leading us.

The fifth painting is JEHOVA TSIDKENU–THE LORD OF OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
God can’t connect with imperfect humanity but when He looks upon a Christian, He sees the righteousness of Christ which allows us to connect.

The sixth painting is JEHOVA SABAOTH–THE LORD OF HOSTS.
God is the commander of angelic hosts. This is a reminder that there is another dimension of forces that battle and compete, above our awareness.

The seventh painting is KANNA–THE LORD IS A JEALOUS GOD.
God wants to be first in our lives and won’t share this position with any other person or thing. We are to choose whom we serve–God or mammon. We cannot serve both.

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