This original prophetic painting is called “Jude” an acrylic on 16″x20″ canvas. I was inspired to paint this, while I was at my church’s prayer meeting and the scripture Jude 22-23 came to mind. “Be merciful to those who doubt, save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.”
I purposely painted an unsaved man to look like a “Christ-figure”, because too often all of us look at the natural appearance of a person and judge that person as being “good” they wouldn’t do anything bad to me. We judge others based upon how they look and dress, the professional high level career they have, the car and home they have, they live the good life, they couldn’t possibly do anything evil, they appear outwardly good. But all of that can be misleading and we judge incorrectly. But God looks at the heart and knows the truth of that person’s life and heart motive, and the one who seems to have it all may be on the broad way that leads to death and destruction.
Are we taking seriously the command of Jesus to tell others His Gospel message and warn people of the eternal consequences of rejecting Christ’s gift of salvation? I wonder what image the Apostle Jude had in mind when he was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write that verse.