DescriptionIn this second image of the trio, part of the activity written by God for the cross was presented in the burial. Scripture says that Christ died and was risen three days later. It is interesting that in that process he is presented the opportunity to bury all that was placed on Him at the Cross. This has to take place in order for Him to ascend to the Father. Here is an illustration of what took place.' I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.' Revelation 1:18Notice in this piece from the book of Revelation that our Lord had to enter that place to take back what belonged to him. The keys to death and hell. That opportunity is afforded to us on a regular basis. Our victories come when we are able to bury those issues that torment us and challenge us in our lives. It is when we take it and leave it beneath us when the Lord of Glory presents us with life . Understand that it is a process that we have to grab hold of on a continual basis. God knows our challenges, but he also knows our strengths. The apostle Paul hints on this as he writes in the letter to the Romans in the 12th chapter. Notice he speaks of transformation. . check it out, 'And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2Unless the burial process is in place it becomes very challenging to line up with the Kingdom of God concerning the will he has for our lives. Amen
Anthony Crudup, Irvington, New Jersey Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement Born August 3, 1960 in Newark, New Jersey to Hezekiah and Miriam Crudup the 5th oldest of 10. As a child there was a great love to copy art from comic books and other materials. Over the years this developed a love to create which led Anthony to pursue drawing with great love and affection. After graduating from West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey he attended the University of Minnesota with a major in Journalism and Communications a minor in Fine Arts. Presently the artist resides in his hometown Newark, New Jersey
Artist Statement The primary principle of my art is to paint from life the message of Jesus Christ. Our humanity provides the greatest inspiration for my work. It is through the Spirit of God and the Reborn human condition that my obsession for art is found in larger-than-life representations of the Holy Spirit on Canvas
I love using the contrasts of shapes ,colors , and textures finding them as we relate to the Spirit of God . How our spirit man can be rendered in such glory as we give praise to our creator and God.
With this I can make my case for the wonderful and marvelous creation given to us by God. Creating positive images and reflecting God's greatest attribute –LOVE--
May the presence and Spirit of God reach all who visit this site. Peace and Love Anthony Crudup