油畫  Oil Painting   

Size:30″ X 40″

SKU# OP009


Time Is Up

在敬拜中,神讓我看見一個異象:有許多的馬從我頭頂上飛奔,與此同時,我又看見面前有一個時鐘, 時針指著11點55分,接著聽到有聲音說:Time is up!(時候到了)
最近只要我閉上眼睛,就不斷的重復看到這個異象。聖靈催逼我,趕快把這異象畫出來,因為時候到了, 人類很快要進入啟示錄所預言的光境。
我聽見在四活物中似乎有聲音說:一錢銀子買 一升 麥子,一錢銀子買 三升大麥,油和酒不可糟蹋。揭開第四印的時候,我聽見第四個活物說:“你來” 我就觀看,見有一匹灰色馬;騎在馬上的,名字叫作死,陰府也隨著他。有權柄賜給他們,可以用刀劍、饑荒、瘟疫(註:瘟疫或作死亡)、野獸,殺害地上四分之一的人。(啟示錄6:6-8)
畫面中的四匹馬:白馬是預表得勝者;第二匹馬是紅馬預表刀劍,殺害;第三匹黑馬,預表經濟的通貨膨脹和饑荒;第四匹馬是灰馬,預表瘟疫和死亡。還有畫面底下有被大火燃燒的建築物。天上有打雷,閃電,擊中了地上的建築物,火光四起,建築物上的時鐘,指著11點55分。聖靈透過這幅圖畫,讓我們知嘵這是末世的末時到了,我們務要警醒; 地上一切人手所作都將要過去, 作為神的兒女,當神那大而可畏的日子來臨之前, 理當省察自己與主的關系,我的信心的房屋是否建造在真理的磐石上? 我的燈上是否預備好油?並且, 燈常常發亮; 我是否謹慎自守,警醒禱告,與弟兄姐妹彼此切實的相愛? 我是否使用神給我的恩賜在衪交托給我的事上忠心? 我的衣服是否常用主的寶血來潔凈?
當趁耶和華可尋找的時候尋找他,相近的時候求告他。惡人當離棄自己的道路,不義的人當除掉自己的意念。歸向耶和華,耶和華就必憐恤他;當歸向我們的神,因為神必廣行赦免。 (以賽亞書55:6-7)
為此, 凡虔誠人都當趁你可尋找的時侯禱告你, 大水泛溢的時俟, 必不能到衪那裏. 你是我藏身之處;你必保佑我脫離苦難,以得救的樂歌,四面環繞我。(詩篇32:6-7)

During worship one morning, The Lord showed me a vision. There were many horses running above my head. I saw a clock showing the time of 11:11 pm and heard a voice saying, “Time is up!” In the days that followed, every time I closed my eyes, I would see this vision again and again. I felt impressed by the Holy Spirit to capture the vision in a painting as soon as possible because the world is on the threshold of fulfilling the prophecy described in Revelation 6:2-8:

I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crow, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword. When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say,” Come”! I looked and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

In this painting the four horses represent different things: the White Horse represents victory; the red horse signifies the sword and killing; the third black horse, would usher in severe effects on the world’s economy, through inflation and famine; and the fourth horse a grey horse, was sent on behalf of pestilence and death. The burning building on the bottom of the picture is hit by thunder and lightning. Thunder and lightning fill the air, flames from widespread fires rage around, and the clock on a burning building, points to the time of 11:11pm.

I believe the Holy Spirit warns us through this picture that it is the very last days for the world. Are we, as children of God prepared for the Lord’s coming? I should test my heart and ask if I have a close relationship with the Lord. Do I build the house of faith on the rock of truth? Do I have oil in the jars along with my lamp? Do I wake up and pray? Do I love each other deeply? Do I live and walk as a true servant of God? Do I have the white clothes cleansed by the blood of Jesus? The end of all things is near, for the natural world and for the spiritual world. Jesus is coming very soon. We should treat it very seriously, and as His bride, make ourselves ready, waiting for our Groom’s coming. Otherwise, neither of us would stand and we would shake when the great and terrible day comes.

Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.( Isaiah 55:6-7)

Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the mighty waters rise, they will not reach him… You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. (Psalm 32: 6-7)

Painting by Jean Long in Vancouver BC