By Fine Artist Ilse Kleynw w w. a r t o f k l e y n . c o m
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.The Dove symbolizes the Holy Spirit and 7 symbolize a celebration, And righteousness shall be thepromise of victory, blessing and deliverance, purity and Completeness. girdle of his loins, and7 Symbolize holiness and rest, wisdom from above the rainbow colours, faithfulness the girdle of hisGod’s promise of life in Him. God complete! reins. (Isaiah 11:1-5 AV) w w w. a r t o f k l e y n . c o m .
The LORD GOD gives the Spirit of Knowledge to accomplish His Works. “And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” (Genesis 2:8-9 AV) To have knowledge means to have the ability to distinguish good from evil. This is why I painted the girl reading the scroll – Knowledge of God. That knowledge is rooted in the Lord and will give us the power to choose wisely between good and evil (The tree of Knowledge) Wise decisions will also lead to life and not death. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (2 Peter 1:2-4 )w w w. a r t o f k l e y n . c o m
Job_28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. Pro_2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. Is 59:21 As for Me says the Lord, ‘this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My Words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendents descendents’ says the Lord, from this time and forever. The first operation of the Mind of Christ, produced by the Spirit of the Lord in us, is the Spirit of Wisdom. The Spirit of Wisdom is simply all of Gods supernatural Thoughts that He has already placed in our hearts at our new birth. Hebrews 8:10 says that God inscribes or engraves His Word in our hearts. Gods Wisdom is His supernatural intelligence-His secret knowledge. This is why I painted the Lock. Gods Wisdom is like a hidden "mystery" that can only be revealed by Gods Spirit. Gods Wisdom is not a wisdom of the world, because it cant be bought, it cant be studied for, or earned. There are many highly intelligent men who have exhaustive knowledge of the worlds wisdom, but are completely ignorant of Gods Wisdom, His Thoughts and His Word. Job 32:9 says, "Great men are not always wise:..." Whether we realize it or not, Gods Word (His Wisdom) must be our sustenance, our nourishment, our food, and our lifes bread. This is why I painted the DNA. The foundation of man – the building blocks. "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Only as we allow the Word of God to go down into our innermost part and begin to change and transform our lives, will we ever truly experience what Scripture means when it says, "Thy Words were found, and I did eat them." (Jeremiah 15:16)w w w. a r t o f k l e y n . c o m
The Spirit of Understanding is Gods supernatural revelation - His secret insights to His Word. Understanding simply means a "putting together" or a comprehending or a grasping of His Word. The Spirit of God illuminates our hearts and gives us understanding of His Wisdom. In other words, He "turns on the lights for us." Understanding is the Key to God’s Wisdom. Psl 119:27 is a good prayer, "Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of Thy wondrous works." As we read Gods Word, its the Spirit of Understanding that will reveal and expose these things so that we can "deal" with them. Hosea 4:14 says "...people that do not understand shall fall." "Through Wisdom is a house builded; and by Understanding it is established: [But] by Knowledge shall all the chambers be filled." (Proverbs 24:3-4) To truly discern is to know the mind and heart of God. To have this heart within you, is a guiding light of wisdom and knowledge that discerns and knows the truth. In this anointing we know of certainty that God is our Father; and that the Bible is his divine voice speaking the word of truth. By this anointing we know that we are aliens and sojourners among a people of unclean hearts and lips. We know that the human voices written or spoken, are more often than not speaking from personal vanity and not from divine revelation. But upon occasion we also discern who is of God and who is seeking his own gain. We know whether a righteous man be sent from God or whether a prophet be sent to us from God carrying an enlightened message from heaven. Those who discern receive a righteous mans reward or a prophets reward.w w w. a r t o f k l e y n . c o m
Psa_32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you, My eye shall be on you. Psa_73:24 You shall lead me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Eph_1:11 in whom also we have been chosen to an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His own will, Jer 32:19 great in counsel, and mighty in work; whose eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men, to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings: The Spirit of Counsel determines the appropriate action and advises, guides, and purposes the solution. If we got into an extreme human rut, and were unable to know, understand, or wisely complete the Work the LORD GOD has asked us, we would seek the Spirit of Counsel. When the LORD GODs Spirit of Counsel is given to us, we would receive advice and instruction inside ourselves to help us determine the direction necessary to become spiritually connected again with the Spirits of the LORD GOD. If we were to ask the LORD GOD for the Spirit of Understanding, while in our natural life human rut, we might receive that Spirit, but be unable to do anything about it because we were traveling in the wrong direction in the first place. That is why it is so critical that a person know the Spirits of the LORD GOD to accomplish His Works, and so special when your relationship is personalized with Him to that degree. I painted the compass to symbolize the direction the Lord points us to travel and the Eagle’s eye to symbolize the Eye of the Lord that is upon His sons and daughters who follow His council.w w w. a r t o f k l e y n . c o m
With the gift of fear of the Lord we are aware of the glory and majesty of God. This gift is described as a fear of separating oneself from God. It is a fear like a childs fear of offending his father, rather than a fear of punishment. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (2 Corinthians 7:1 AV) Holiness is perfected when the LORD GOD is feared. The fear of the Lord brings us into His presence. When we’re in God’s presence, we don’t want to sin. Guilt keeps us from the glory pillar-the refiner’s fire that can burn the sin tendency out of us. We can’t be holy without being in the glory and being in front of the throne of grace. Without holiness we won’t enter in, and it’s by entering in that we receive the endowment of power. What does He demand in exchange? Consecration, holiness, and separation from sin- Because God is Love His glory and majesty radiate His Love like the power of a million suns. God’s Love is the sum total of all existing energy both seen and unseen in the universe, just as the Sun is the source of all physical energy on the earth. Who among people would not fear when standing in the presence of the Almighty Creator of the universe? For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. (Psalms 103:11-14) The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward. (Psalms 19:9-11)w w w. a r t o f k l e y n . c o m
Zec_4:6 “ ….This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. Eph_3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 2Co 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to show thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might? (Deut.3:24 AV) The Spirit of Might is in the LORD GODs right hand, which does His Works. Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. (1 Chronicles 29:11-12 AV) The Spirit of Might have the power to make greatness and give strength to whom the LORD GOD Wills. And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee? (2 Chr 20:6 AV) The Spirit of Might rules all kingdoms, including those kingdoms of the heathen. But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin. (Micah 3:8 AV) The LORD GOD shares His Spirit of Might when necessary with those people accomplishing His Will.w w w. a r t o f k l e y n . c o m