"White as Snow"
“Heaven gave much for this painting and its message to be delivered, so please be seated — rest, receive, and be blessed!”
Artist & Author: Ginger E. Mosher
© All rights reserved by Ginger E. Mosher
Signs to Make You Wonder
The cars were loaded as we headed to the slopes of Sugar Mountain in Boone North Carolina. Despite the unusually warm January weather, we pressed on hoping that it would be our grandchildren’s first snow and skiing experience. The first sign of promise we saw, in the clear blue skies of heaven, was—what we all described as—the fattest rainbow ever. And then we knew that God was up to something good.
The rainbow soon disappeared but when we arrived on the mountaintop the heavens opened, and four inches of snow fell all around us. What a sense of wonder we felt at this beautiful gift from heaven. God sent the snow, so we skied, sledded, had snowball fights, and built snowmen. On top of the rainbow, snow and family fun, two red cardinals were seen perched as if to say, “Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be white as snow” (Isaiah 1:18 KJV). And then we knew—God was taking care of something as only He can.
Driving home from our adventure with a grateful heart, my attention was drawn to a large, white, solitary cross standing high in the north Georgia mountains. As I reflected on its silent message, I heard my spirit singing, “Jesus paid it all,” with its lyrics, “All to him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain. He washed it white as snow.”* Three days later—on my birthday—another cardinal came to visit. Perched on a dogwood branch outside our family room window, it chirped and sang until it had our full attention. And once again, we knew—God was fixing something broken.
The Land of God’s Promises
Speaking of rainbows, snow, cardinals and crosses—the inspiration for this painting kept happening after we got home. While reading Leviticus and Deuteronomy scriptures in my Chronological Bible, I was shown the image of a park bench at the foot of a cross like the one I’d seen in the mountains. In Kairos or perfect timing, I was reading of God’s instructions to the Israelites regarding their offerings, sacrifices, and worship before entering the Promised Land.
Then five times, through five people, from three continents, in a very short period of time I was given Deuteronomy 28:1-14 titled “Blessings for Obedience.” Significantly, two of those five people go by the last name, Prince. And one, Derek Prince, wrote the amazing book called—Receiving God’s Promises, Inheriting Our Earthly and Heavenly Blessings in Christ”** which should be a must read for every Christian.
Through his book, Derek teaches that God is inviting us to live in the fullness of “His promises and provision” based on the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. He calls this finished work “the divine exchange” when Jesus became cursed that we might live blessed. Having poured out His priceless blood for our sin, Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:30 NASB). What He purchased is waiting for us to believe, receive, and fully possess by faith. We have been given the opportunity to live more blessed than we can imagine—spiritually, physically, and materially. But are we living blessed?
The bench at the foot of the cross, is God’s invitation for us to be seated—to take our place and be positioned, settled, stable, secure, and at rest—in ALL that His perfect crimson blood purchased for us. However, we have also been given the freedom to live cursed through disobedience and rebellion to God. Derek Prince compares our journey—to enter and possess the land of God’s promises, provisions, and blessings to that of the Israelites entering their Promised Land. But remember—fear and rebellion kept them wandering in the desert for 40 years. Prince also says that “God’s provision is in His promises, and His promises are our inheritance—not only in eternity—but right now.”* So what are we waiting for?
According to the first two verses of Deuteronomy 28, the promised blessings are for those who [listen to and] obey and do all He commands. It says for those, “the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth” and all the blessings of verses 3-14 “will come upon and overtake you, if you obey the Lord Your God” (NASB).
Help My Unbelief
With sober mind and a strong desire to listen, obey and live more blessed than before, I considered where I was and where I wasn’t and what lay ahead. Fully aware that I have not be living in the fullness of the victory and power Jesus paid for—I came face to face with my unbelief. Then, He showed me how the sin of unbelief saturates our DNA, our culture, and our land like deep stained scarlet—which is double dyed. It penetrates and influences almost every aspect of our lives. But Jesus paid for every scarlet stained sin of unbelief and rebellion with His perfect, atoning, cleansing, healing, redeeming, crimson blood. He spilled it out and spelled it out in His word. So, like the man with the mute son in Mark 9, I cried out to the Lord. “I believe, but please help me in my unbelief.” In response to my cry for help, God quickly showed Himself strong in my weakness and He has since continued to do so whenever I ask with ever-increasing measure. Jesus paid for our deliverance from living cursed to living blessed and it’s time to enter in and take back the real estate of His provisions and promises—our inheritance in Christ.
Bluebirds & Dreams
Jesus, our Christ, even paid for the restoration and resurrection of our God-given desires and dreams. As I prepared to paint what was on the Lord’s heart for the Annual Pray Georgia Assembly in South Georgia, a prophetic intercessory friend came over to pray with me about my part in the event. The necklace she was wearing had a blue bird in a cage which provoked me to tell her a painful but precious story about when we released the ashes of my 21-year-old son with blue helium-filled balloons to the tune of “Somewhere over the Rainbow.”*** In this tear-filled time of sharing, I heard the Lord say—"I paid for your pain; I paid for your loss; and I paid for your grief. I also paid for your lost dreams and desires.” And I began to realize why this story began with “the fattest rainbow ever.” There really is a place where the purchased promises and provision of God (represented by the rainbow) are a reality and really do come true. Whether we believe and receive it or not—Jesus paid it all. He makes our past, present and future white as snow. In Him every need has been met.
Jesus has Redeemed, Ransomed, Reconciled, Resurrected and Restored us. He has given us His Righteousness. He wants us to Recognize, Repent, Receive, Recall, and Rest in what He has purchased for us with Revelation and Reverence. It’s time to take our Royal seat of authority in order to possess all that He has provided.
The “R” words kept bubbling up in my spirit, so I proclaimed them at the Pray Georgia Assembly without knowing why. The reason—yet to be revealed—would involve an earthquake, the Hebrew alphabet, and this time, a snowstorm in Israel. You’ll read more about this later. First, we had to get to South Georgia to paint and pray.
Fear Be Gone
We were ready to leave for the Pray Georgia Assembly, but I was experiencing such intense physical pain that I could barely walk. So, I asked my husband to anoint me with oil and—as we prayed—God took care of it. He had given me the scripture, “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it” and He certainly did! (Psalm 37:5 NASB) However, the closer we got to our destination, the more and more anxious I became. My chest felt uncomfortably tight, and breathing was hard. Despite everything I tried—spiritually, physically, and mentally—I could not find the victory. I asked for personal prayer but felt no relief. Then the Lord showed me how the fear—which prevented the Israelites from entering their Promised Land for forty years—still prevents Christians from entering their land of God’s promises today. With this, I knew to intercede for the body of Christ at large. Immediately the fear left just in time to paint the message of being seated in our authority and at rest in what He has already accomplished. Jesus, our Righteous Redeemer, made the way for us to live in His promises, provisions, and blessings. The time has come to more courageously commit our lives to Him—trusting and entering in to all that His word says we have been given and “He will do it.” In the going, “He will bring forth your righteousness as the light and your judgment as the noonday.” * (Psalm 37:6 NASB).
Snowing Inside and Outside in Georgia
Speaking of going…. On the way to the conference, I asked the Lord for an undeniable confirmation—visible to all—of what He’d sent me to paint. I recalled how He’d done it for others, like Bobby Connor, so I believed He might do it for me as well. My request was simply this: cardinals in the sanctuary or snow outside—plus perhaps a big fat rainbow. The choice was His—of course—and in His perfect timing, He chose snow. When all could see that I was painting a snow scene inside, the Lord began painting a snow scene outside. What an answer to prayer! What a confirmation! With joy-filled awe, we paused all activities and rushed to the doors to see what God was doing.
Hearing my delight over God’s snowy confirmation—in answer to my prayer—a dear sister in Christ blessed me with a precious gift that the Lord had led her to bring to the assembly. It was a beautiful diamond snowflake ring which had been given to her by someone special. To this day, I am still amazed by her gift and the story of its—better than before—diamonds. Far better than the fattest rainbow I requested, this non melting, never fading heaven-sent confirmation continues to remind me that Jesus makes us—our sins, our troubles, our hopes and dreams—white as snow.
An Earthquake, Snow in Israel, & R=Life
But wait! Georgia wasn’t the only place it snowed, and snow wasn’t the only kind of confirmation that God sent! You see—while we, intercessors, were taking our seats of authority on the bloodstained bench with Jesus—Kingdom business was being conducted regarding the blood of innocent children spilled by abortion. Amidst heart-wrenching confessions and repentance, we prayed not just for America and the world, but specifically for a crisis center in Golan Heights, Israel. It was a solemn, serious, and deeply humble time of intercession and divine healing. We even asked our aborted children in heaven for forgiveness and expressed our heart-felt love to them. As if to affirm that our intercession to end abortion had been heard by God—snow fell in Golan Heights, Israel. Once again, it seemed to say, “Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be white as snow” (Isaiah 1 :18 KJV).
The news of the snow in Israel came directly after the news of an earthquake 18 miles north of Atlanta. Apparently, both happened the morning after our time of intercession. In considering these events, a connection was made to the 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet which is “chai.” In English it means life and is part of the Hebrew name of the Golan Heights Pregnancy Life Center that we had prayed for.
Coincidence or divine orchestration. Do you remember the “R” words that kept bubbling up in my spirit earlier? Based on finding “chai” in the Hebrew alphabet, I decided to look for “R” in the English alphabet. What I found is no coincidence. “R” is the 18th letter of the English alphabet and yet another confirmation of divine orchestration!
Sitting on the Park Bench with Jesus
As our Kingdom business and conference came to a close, I was asked to share the message of the painting. While speaking, I felt Holy Spirit nudge me to share something personal with those still feeling the pain of loss through abortion. Shortly after my son died one of his dear friends sent me a picture that she unexpectedly found on the internet. It was a picture of what looked exactly like my son, duffel bag at his feet, sitting on a park bench with Jesus. Now framed and sitting on my desk, it’s a daily reminder of Jesus’s loving, personal care for each one of us and for those we love who have gone before us.
In this one story, we see how engaged Jesus is in our lives and what He calls us to do. He goes before us and is our rear guard. He is always with us and longs for us to be seated with Him not just in eternity but here and now. We must know whose we are, what He has given us, and where we are going. The Kingdom is at hand and the time is now—we must enter into our inheritance in Christ through faith and obedience fully equipped with His authority. As we commit our way to Him, trusting Him as we go, He makes ALL things possible.
Hugs, Testimonies, & Passover
There were many hugs and tender memories privately shared after telling this paintings story. Each one was a priceless treasure and testimony of what Jesus has done and is still doing among us. As I write this story, the snow has gone and it’s nearing the end of the Passover season. But bluebirds and cardinals are still coming to surprise us almost every day. Their presence speaks of joy and hope because it’s true—Jesus paid it all—in full! “Though our sins be as scarlet they shall be white as snow” (Isaiah 1:18 KJV)
22 Signs & Symbols in Summary
*Walker-Smith, Kim. “Jesus Paid It All.” Elvira M. Hall, John T. Grape and Alex Nifong, writers/composers. Nathan Nockels, producer. Album: “Worship Circle Hymns (Live). Rest Retreat @ Woodlands Camp, Cleveland, Ga. January 30, 2019. CD. You Tube. 20 September 2019.
**Prince, Derek. Receiving God’s Promises, Inheriting Our Earthly and Heavenly Blessings in Christ. New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House., 2018. Back cover. Print.
***Arlen, Harold, and Harburg, E.Y. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Leo Feist, Inc., 1939.