by Mike DeLorenzo
For the last couple years I’ve felt impressed to begin paintings about Europe. Last summer a prophet from Singapore, said: "Mike I see that God is going to have you painting prophetically concerning the nations, just like you’ve done for America.” At first I felt I was to paint France, but I know that I need to go there also to receive some of the impartation to paint that nation. But as I was waiting on the Lord, and waiting on the timing for France, the Holy Spirit began to speak to me about doing a general one for the whole Mediterranean region. I ask the Lord, "Why not France first, and I felt Him say, ‘that your first painting is the broad stroke,” meaning the whole regions
As I was praying the Lord was saying, ‘that I’m about to come on a white horse,’ taken from Revelations 19:11-16. So in the painting you see the White Horse Café, with a white horse on the pedestal. Yet in the hillside and in the sky there is a white horse with Jesus on the horse. And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. So in the original painting you can see several white horses with riders, as you get up close to the painting. They are part of the clouds. The Lord is raising up His army that will not break rank.
Each table has a different setting, below the Fresh Manna bakery you see wheat on the table symbolic of the harvest.
The next table has the Bible of God that is open.
The third table has communion, with the grapes on the vine above it, on the Mediterranean Sea Café’ veranda.
The fourth table on the porch has the Menorah One of the oldest symbols of the Jewish faith is the menorah, a seven-branched candelabrum used in the Temple. The kohanim lit the menorah in the Sanctuary every evening and cleaned it out every morning, replacing the wicks and putting fresh olive oil into the cups. The illustration at left is based on instructions for construction of the menorah found in Exodus 25:31-40.
It has been said that the menorah is a symbol of the nation of Israel and our mission to be "a light unto the nations." (Isaiah 42:6). The sages emphasize that light is not a violent force; Israel is to accomplish its mission by setting an example, not by using force. This idea is highlighted in the vision in Zechariah 4:1-6. Zechariah sees a menorah, and G-d explains: "Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit."
Inside the one widow there is a wine press, when the white horse rides the Scriptures say, in Rev. 19:15 And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
In the last days there is not only new wine poured out and continued communion with the Lord, but the winepress of his wrath, often in Scripture the winepress is connotation of Gods’ judgment.
I put two keys on the beginning of the pathway, one show the cross and the other has a circle at the end, I believe God wants to circle that region in His glory. I’m asking God to show us the keys of the ancient pathways of Europe.
The pathways go sort of in a circle, for God will circle the region in His glory.
There is also an eagle behind the horse on the hill, and I just noticed a hand in the rocks above the small pink and yellow houses on the pathway. The sky also has several face that appeared in the original, and three lions.
My Mission and the Mike DeLorenzo Art Gallery is to inspire and to share the revelational aspect of art in God's coming Kingdom.
I am inspired to paint this art which gives insight into the heart and mind of our Lord and Savior.