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“Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth” (Genesis 9:1 NASB).
“The Mercy Seat” and the Peach Pit
Five years ago, January 2013, I painted “The Mercy Seat” at a gathering of intercessors in Columbus, Georgia. Pray Georgia’s newly appointed leader, Lynn Alderson, was hosting the event on Tu B’Shevat —the Jewish New Year of the Trees. The news of the holiday was first revealed to us by one of the intercessors attending, when—after our lunch break—she passed out a number of peach pits to plant, as a prophetic act led by the Spirit of God.
Three years passed and most of the seeds had been planted—except Lynn’s. Then finally, Lynn received her instructions to take the peach pit to Washington, D.C. Along the way, as she traveled to our capitol in faith, other artifacts were given to her to plant with the peach pit. While waiting in D.C. for a specific location, she was asked to share her story with some new acquaintances. Among those listening to her, was the onsite director of the coming Museum of the Bible. After hearing Lynn’s story, the director felt she knew exactly where the seed should be planted and led Lynn to the excavated hole for the museum’s, not yet laid, foundation. It was a divine connection with direction. And it was there that they planted the seed of a fruit tree from Georgia under the foundation of what has since been referred to as an “Ark of the Covenant.” They also planted a unique collection of prophetic artifacts with the seed under this ark-like museum that would soon hold many biblical artifacts and bear much fruit to the glory of God.
Fast forward two more years. The museum is about to open. The same director is giving Lynn and another friend a private tour of the museum. Imagine this, they are in an unfurnished guest suite on an upper floor. A closet light has been left on and the door is open. Lynn feels prompted to look inside, but her friend—who checks it out instead– calls Lynn to come and see. There in the corner on the floor of the closet of an unfurnished guest suite that they happen to be touring on an upper floor of the bible museum, is a peach pit. And the story has just begun.
It is now the first of October 2017 and Lynn has just commissioned me to create a prophetic painting for the Museum of the Bible that is opening in November. In addition to her Spirit-led peach pit adventure, she shared with me a scripture she’d been given about planting fruit trees.
Listening to Lynn's story, I remembered that I was present and painting “The Mercy Seat” when she received the peach pit to plant. I also remembered the prophetic message of that painting. It spoke of the mercy seat in us and God’s mercy freely flowing through us as we remain focused on His mercy and glory.
The painting that I am now being commissioned to create will be donated to the Museum of the Bible, by Pray Georgia. I am told the donation will occur just before Christmas in the museum's grand ballroom as part of the Revolution 2017 conference. For this level of work to be done in two months—from concept to completion and reproduction—I am absolutely dependent on God’s divine direction, inspiration, and anointing.
The Vision and Aaron’s Rod
As I prayed about what to paint for the new museum, I was shown a vision of biblical proportion while reading “Mercy is Our Currency” by Dutch Sheets. Before my eyes, I saw the Ark of the Covenant opening. Its covering—the mercy seat where God’s presence was known to manifest in Old Testament times—was moving away to the rear of the ark.
Considering the significance of what I’d been shown, I carefully studied the contents of the ark. Specifically, Aaron’s rod drew my attention. You may be familiar with its story. Aaron’s wooden rod supernaturally and simultaneously budded, bloomed, and bore fruit overnight. The purpose of this miracle was to let the people know, with certainty, the one whom God had chosen and anointed to carry His authority. The proof was undeniable. Not even living trees bud, bloom, and bear fruit at the same time, much less overnight.
Christ: The Tree of Life
Since Aaron’s rod foretold of Christ’s anointing and authority, I began to look at the bigger picture—the tree of life representing Christ’s fruit-filled, death defying, resurrection life. Before the garden of Genesis existed until after the Revelation is complete—Christ was, is and forever will be our eternal source of life—our tree of life.
He came as the seed of God sown in man. He budded, bloomed, and bore eternal fruit in the garden of our world. He was appointed and anointed to be the expression of God’s mercy to man with human arms, hands, legs, and feet. His knowing eyes, his listening ears, his voice of peace, and compassionate heart showed us God’s truth and love. He walked in His God-given human authority to establish God’s kingdom here on earth, once again. His legacy is now ours and He has commissioned us to “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth” (Genesis 1:9 NASB).
Focus and Fruit
But, there are two trees in our garden. One produces deadly fruit—the other produces the fruit of life. When we fix our gaze securely on the One that gives life, we produce life-giving fruit. The following scripture relates a real life or death situation in the Old Testament to the eternal consequence of believing in the Son of Man.
The choice is ours, moment by moment, day by day. We choose which tree we focused on. We choose whether we eat the good and evil fruit, or the fruit that gives life, or a mixture of the fruit from the two opposing trees in our garden.
If we faithfully fix our gaze on Christ and only eat of His fruit, we acknowledge that He is our source. If we are rooted and grounded in Him, our lives will supernaturally bud, bloom, and bear His eternal fruit. With His seed sown in us, we are the appointed and anointed carriers of His mercy, His authority, and His presence to the world around us. We are His new covenant arks—carriers of His glory—holy vessels set apart for His use. We are called to be a light on a hill—not hidden within the four walls of our churches. (See Matthew 5:14-16) It is time to set the world on fire with a passion for Him. Father wants us to bud, bloom, and bear His fruit for all the world to see and experience. It’s time to “be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth with His glory” (Genesis 1:19 NASB).
The Mercy Coin
While at the Museum of the Bible, I felt its impact. In excellence, it glorifies God from the ground up. One floor—dedicated to the Bible’s impact on civilization—powerfully reminded me of the affect we have on the world around us. As a personal example, please consider the following impact of a seemingly small gesture and the ripple effect it set in motion.
At the Revolution 2017 conference, I was given a silver mercy coin by someone sensitive to the promptings of God’s Spirit. It touched my heart deeply at the time and even more in the privacy of my home. One afternoon, I was praying about ministering to the homeless when Father showed me the mercy coin gift sitting on my dresser. In response to my prayer, I heard Him tenderly say, “mercy is My currency—go love the people.” God used this small gift to cause a paradigm shift in my perception and I’ve thought to myself ever since, “How could I not let His mercy be my currency?”
Then, on Christmas Day, my husband and I passed a woman kneeling beside the roadside cross of a loved one. We considered stopping, but weren’t sure what to do. As we drove on—praying for God to comfort her in His arms—He quickly replied, “You go! You be my arms of comfort.” To that, I said with all my heart, “How could we not?" We turned around , got out, and knelt with her beside the road. We wrapped our arms around her and wept with her. We told her how very much Jesus loves her. It was a divine appointment that gave life to all involved. I wouldn’t have missed it for anything. And it started with just a coin of mercy.
If it’s on His heart—how could it not be on ours? How could we not carry and extend His mercy to those around us. How could we not be His arms, feet, hands, ears, eyes, and voice?
Attention to Detail
Creating “FULFILLED” required extreme focus and steadfast faith. Fear could not be a part of it, neither could my good works. When I thought I knew just how I could accomplish the work in time for the dedication, God redirected my hands to paint one leaf at a time—one piece of fruit at a time—detail after detail—layer after layer—hour upon hour. Some days I painted 10 to 12 hours standing. Without the supernatural anointing and power of God, I could not have done this. I asked the Lord why all the tedious attention to detail and was reminded of how He more than fulfilled every jot and tittle of the Old Covenant law. I was also reminded of how He more than tends to every detail of our lives.
Jesus is the mercy of God expressed to us and the fulfillment of all that we need. As we go forth in His likeness—carrying out His commission—may His mercy be our very real currency and His life be our source. May we carefully tend to the garden of this world and continually give undivided attention to the details on His heart.
White Doves of Intercession
In another vision, I saw white doves of intercession flying into the fruit-filled tree that I was painting. Later, this vision helped me understand my husband’s response to my multi-colored preliminary studies for “FULFILLED.” He said they reminded him of a collage of all the prayers prayed, by so many people, in so many places. At the Revolution 2017 conference, when the painting was revealed, I believe many felt the impact of its prophetic message of bearing fruit and being fulfilled. Many faithful prayers have been prayed into the Tree of Life, and I believe we have come to the time of fulfillment and fruition. May we bud, bloom, and bear much fruit for all the world to taste and see God's goodness and may His harvest, through us, increase. May what is on His heart, always be on our hearts.
Love and Blessings, Ginger Mosher