On the fourth day of creation, two great lights were created to divide the day from the night—the light from the darkness and to be for signs and seasons, days and years. The greater light was to rule the day and the lesser light was to rule the night. God spoke it and it was. God saw that it was good and it still is. Because God is good, all that He does is good. Therefore, when His will is done it is always good.
As the sun and the moon rule over the day and the night of our earthly system, I believe the Lord is asking us to consider what is ruling over us. Are we submitted to the world’s ways of doing things or to His way? Are we under the law of sin and death; or are we joyfully living a productive life of submission to His will, His way, and His Spirit. Remember “all who are allowing themselves to be led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God” (Romans 8:14 AMP). What an honor! What a joy!
In this painting, you see a narrow land bridge connecting the left bank to the “right” bank. I believe this speaks of an opportunity for us to cross over to the other side—from the rule of the world’s system—to the kingdom rule of heaven on earth. For this to happen, the questions must be asked—what is ruling over us and how has that been working? Do we keep doing the same things and expecting different results? Some people call that insanity.
In color therapy, magenta is known to scientifically affect and even light up areas within the crown of one’s head. Therefore, in this painting, it represents of that which rules over us. Whether it is the goodness of God or something else—that which crowns our head controls our minds, our thoughts, and eventually our lives. A well-known proverb describes it this way, “As he (a man) thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV).
Are we are being moved by the wheels of our own thinking, or are we being moved by the liberty of God’s Spirit through our spirit? The whole of creation is groaning for those that are led by the Spirit of God to come forth. It is time to cross over to His rule, His reign, His authority. It is time to discern what is motivating and moving us. It is time to be fully submitted to God and to His Spirit for His Kingdom to come and His will to “be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” (Matthew 6:10 AMP)
As I was writing this story of “Magenta Skies,” I kept hearing The Doors singing “Break on Through (To the Other Side).”* It is time to break through and to cross over to the right bank—the right side—the right kingdom. “Break on Through” to the Kingdom of God.
Other Scripture References: Genesis 1:14-18, James 4:1-10, Romans 8:14, Matthew 6:10
* The Doors. “Break on Through (To the Other Side).” Album: The Doors. Producer, Paul A. Rothchild. Elektra Records, 1967. LP
By, Ginger E. Mosher
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