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Behold - I Come Quickly by ForestHymn Behold - I Come Quickly by ForestHymn
"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to
give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the
Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may
have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the
gates into the city."

-Revelation 22:12-14
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This picture is about the return of Jesus to Earth, to pick up His
children and take them home. The symbols in this picture mean:

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:bulletyellow: The lion: represents God's justice and wrath against
sin, that will destroy the lost at His return. Yet the lion is crying,
because though He hates sin, God loves each one of His creatures
more than Himself- evidenced at the cross. Even the destruction of
the lost is an act of love. How so? The lost wouldn't stand to live
in the presence of God's love, or enjoy the selfless attitude of God's
creatures. It would be torture for them. If God allowed the lost to
continue living and causing each other, and themselves pain, He
wouldn't be a God of love.

"‘As I live,’ says the Lord God, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of
the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn,
turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of
Israel?"

-Ezekiel 33:11

"...How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen
gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!"

-Matthew 23:37
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:bulletyellow: The Lamb: Represents Gods mercy and salvation- in
the midst of confusion about the character of God, the Lamb- Jesus
Christ- reveals that God's character is that of self-sacrificing love.
He offers salvation and life with Him for Eternity in a perfect
universe.

"Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and
death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all
sinned... For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more
the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus
Christ, abounded to many.
"

-Romans 5:12-15

"In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and
sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins."

-1 John 4:10

"Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!"
-John 1:29
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:bulletyellow: The Ten Commandments: the law of God reveals His
own character, and the order by which He governs the universe.
Because God's government cannot be removed, so the Ten
Commandments cannot be removed or changed.
The word "commandments" in Hebrew is more related to "Promises."
The Commandments are God's Ten Promises showing what you will be like!

God will transform you into His image (His character) - the Holy Spirit's
guidance, and the study of the Bible will so mold your character that
you will become like Jesus- who kept the Ten Commandments.

This process is referred to as "sanctification" or
"setting apart for a holy use." It is the process of a lifetime.
Every day, you can grow more and more, by keeping your focus on Christ, imitating Him,
and not looking to yourself or others for approval.
It may seem impossible to our human mind, but Jesus promised to "finish the work"
He started in you! And He can't lie.
He needs to do this in all His children, so they are ready for Heaven.
Of course we can't keep the law to be saved - that is an impossibility, (for all have failed at it!)
We are saved through Jesus. Yet His salvation is not a veil for sin! He has power to transform!
He will fulfill His promise and come back for a church "without spot or wrinkle" (Ephesians 5:27)
and take His children home to a perfect universe- where selfless love
is the governing principle of all life!

"...He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until
the day of Christ Jesus."

-Philippians 1:6

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold,
all things have become new."

-2 Corinthians 5:17

"The time is coming," declares the LORD,
"when I will make a new covenant
with the house of Israel
and with the house of Judah...
"I will put my law in their minds
and write it on their hearts.

I will be their God,
and they will be my people."

-Jeremiah 31:31-33

"Therefore
“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
“I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the LORD Almighty.”

 -2 Corinthians 6:17-18

"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed
into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord."

-2 Corinthians 3:18

"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments."
-John 14:15

"He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His
commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him."

-1 John 2:4

"Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know
that I am the LORD who sanctifies them."

-Ezekiel 20:12

"Keep My Sabbaths holy, and they will be a sign between Me and you,
that you may know that I am the LORD your God."

-Ezekiel 20:20
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:bulletyellow: The three angels: The Three Angel's Message >>> Christ Our Righteousness
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:bulletyellow: The trumpet and the sickle: Jesus says He will resurrect
the dead saved when He returns. The sickle means He will come to "reap"
the Earth- and separate the "wheat" from the "weeds" (which show their true
nature when they are fully grown.)

"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of
an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise
first."

-1 Thessalonians 4:16

"Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say
to the reapers, “First gather together the tares [weeds] and bind them in
bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”

-Matthew 13:30

"And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who
sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You
to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” So He who sat on the cloud thrust
in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped."

-Revelation 14:15-16

For further study, you can watch:
:earth: Revelation's Rapture
:earth: A Biblical Study - The Israel Delusion
:earth: The Final Events of Bible Prophecy
:earth: Cosmic Conflict - The Origin of Evil

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:bulletblue: Terms of Use: Terms of Use of artwork
:bulletblue: Video Of Process: Time-Lapse Art Process
:bulletblue: Year made: 2011
:bulletblue: Art media: Photoshop CS4 + Wacom Intuos Tablet
All glory be to God!
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:iconcenturion030:
Centurion030 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Wonderful!!!
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:iconvontage116:
Vontage116 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015   General Artist
Awesome
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:iconforesthymn:
ForestHymn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks friend! :rose:
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:iconvontage116:
Vontage116 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015   General Artist
Welcome
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Eternally-lams Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a great piece :) Makes me excited! but still, there's sadness as well. We must always remember to pray for the lost because time is certainly running out fast :(
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:iconforesthymn:
ForestHymn Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks friend! :hug:
You're absolutely right.. time is running out, and so many need to hear...
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yohannesteferi Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
 IN THE LAST SUMMERY GOD TEMPLE OR CHURCH FOUNDERED ON HIGHEST MOUNT
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SwayN9ne Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amen. Come LORD.
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:iconjesuschristmysaviour:
This is an amazing piece of work..... God has given u a great talent ..... Jesus is coming very soon we are in the last days many people who I know are having visions and dreams God is telling his children to get ready for his arival :)
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This makes my heart beat fast...
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:icontheunacknowledged:
TheUnacknowledged Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Amen. When He comes, God's justice will be swift.
To all, be aware, The Lord will return soon. Jesus Christ will come like a thief in the night and it is not known of the hour or day of His return, so be aware. Beware!
Amen.
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:iconmthomasart:
mthomasart Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! You really captured a lot of emotion in the painting.
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:iconsherapim:
Sherapim Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ... it.. :dance:
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:iconyefta03:
yefta03 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hail God !!!!!
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:iconxiao-fury:
Xiao-Fury Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING
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AaronMetallion Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMGGGGGGGG you are amazing <3 I love you !! O.O The detaillll ohmaiiigaaaaddddddddd :icontearplz:
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:iconsaxasic:
Saxasic Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful, Glory to God.
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:iconneverthirst:
neverthirst Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I spent some time away from DA but found your work again and just have to say how lovely it is and how inspiring it is to see someone letting God work through them artistically.
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:icon370wii:
370wii Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
God is all powerful!!!
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:iconcartoonistwill:
CartoonistWill Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Okay, this is just AWESOME. You even reference Daniel's "Son of Man" image merged with "the Ancient of Days" image as seen in Revelations.
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MajesticWolfRunner Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I was just watching the speed paint for this and I just wanted to know what the name of the first song is?
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JoniGodoy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
AMAZING ART!!
I'm really happy you wrote the verses, and the RIGHT verses!
God Bless you!
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:iconangelworks24:
AngelWorks24 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I LOVE this so much. Its absolutely beautiful :D
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:icondark-angel-warlord:
Dark-Angel-Warlord Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
so many Pagan symbols and so many References to Pagan Religions i cant begin to tell you how wrong you are
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:iconforesthymn:
ForestHymn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't understand your motivation for saying that.

If you want to know from which Bible scriptures these symbols come from,
I can share them with you. These symbols do not come from tradition, but from direct Bible verses.
God bless.
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Dmfeldman Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. God surely has blessed you with such talents. :D
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:iconforesthymn:
ForestHymn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for your encouragement Dmfeldman! :wave:
Everyone's got abilities to be used in God's cause..
Every bit counts : )
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lukaxp Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Wow this is ,..I have nothing to say but great job .I love the lion thing
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:iconforesthymn:
ForestHymn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the encouragement Lukaxp :wave: :rose:!
I wish this message could be communicated better..
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lukaxp Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
I Hope so :D
God bless
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Shockerblade Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
My GrandMother in rl is the pastor of a church,im going to show her this and probly get it printed in the church papers!
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:iconforesthymn:
ForestHymn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yes, by all means, put it to use to honor God,
God bless you!
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SHONDALEANN Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! AMAZING!
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:iconforesthymn:
ForestHymn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the encouragement! :wave:
More work about God is needed badly in this world..
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SuperSpieth Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
You have been very nice to me, so would you like to read what i have posted on this site? It is a novel called the Superhero Bible. It's a huge run through of the bible from Genesis through Revelation. So far I have got seven chapters and a forward if you would be interested and you'll find it on my page! :)
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luka1184 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
That lamb reminds me of Dante Aligheri xD
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:iconforesthymn:
ForestHymn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What's that?
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:iconluka1184:
luka1184 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Dante Aligheri is the author of one of the greatest works of literature in the world, a Christian 'satire' masterpiece called The Divine Comedy. It is Italy's national epic, and one of the most important works of literature in the world, describing Dante's own (or so the later generations assume) venture through Hell, Purgatory and in the very end, Paradise :)

It's a bit hard to read though, since it's three long epic poems :) But with a story ;)

- Lukas
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ForestHymn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm.. interesting, (sorry for the laaate reply)

It makes me happy that writers dedicated their work to God..
(but it's also sad that some of the ideas they used are not part of the Bible
(no offense intended!) just.. you know.. the idea of a purgatory, and an eternal underground hell..
are remnants from Greek mythology, that got mixed in with Christianity when
Rome "accepted" Christianity.. things got mixed up a bit
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JesusSavedMe777 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Praise Jesus the Christ for his wondrous sacrifice!
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:iconforesthymn:
ForestHymn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
We'll have eternity to think of that amazing plan of salvation.. and to thank Him!
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:iconjesussavedme777:
JesusSavedMe777 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen brother :)
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kokorohane Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   General Artist
Wow, this is BEAUTIFUL!
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:iconforesthymn:
ForestHymn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
God bless you! :huggle: :rose:
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:iconjadscriber:
Jadscriber Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Brilliant!
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:iconforesthymn:
ForestHymn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:huggle:
:wave::rose: God bless you!!
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:iconjadscriber:
Jadscriber Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You too :)
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:iconinsiv:
Insiv Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
This is beautiful!! Simply amazing! :D
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:iconforesthymn:
ForestHymn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:wave::rose: God bless you!!
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