Mercy by Nancy Cupp
This painting is a beautiful portrayal of the mercy of our Lord and fulfillment of the law through the precious blood of Jesus. It was through this painting that I discovered Ron Wyatt and listened to his testimony where he claimed to have discovered the Ark of the Covenant (You can look it up online). I was in awe after hearing it! It is a very convincing testimony which you can judge for yourself. Nancy shares more with you below....
- Elizabeth McLellan
Mercy by Nancy Cupp
Mercy depicts the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant from a different viewpoint. This painting all started because I was invited to paint at another church. I wanted to paint the Ark of the Covenant, but wasn’t sure what it was supposed to look like. I’d seen pictures of it, but those were only other artists’ interpretations of what it may have looked like. The real Ark of the Covenant has been missing since early Bible times. Even then, the only one allowed to see it was the high priest. He could only look at it one day out of the year.
For the next several months I was on a quest to find out what the Ark looked like. I came across a person who claimed that he actually discovered it in the early 1980’s. That man was Ron Wyatt. There are many articles about his discovery online. His discoveries are very convincing, but only God will reveal it in His own timing. Ron left the Ark where he found it and the Lord told him it would not be revealed to the world until the time of the anti-Christ.
The Ark of the Covenant disappeared from history around the time of the Babylonian captivity and exile. Discoveries by Ron Wyatt reveal it may be hidden in a cave directly below where Jesus was crucified. At Jesus’s crucifixion there was an earthquake. According to Ron, Jesus's blood dripped down a crack in the rock and landed right on top of the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant. Ron had the dried blood analyzed and discovered it was alive and had only 24 chromosomes. There are supposed to be 46; 23 from the mother, and 23 from the father. This blood had 24... 23 from the mother and one from Father, to determine the sex. The blood was determined to be a human male.
The lid of the Ark of the Covenant is called the Mercy Seat, which represents God's earthly throne. According to Ron Wyatt the angels were standing at the side of the Mercy Seat with one wing forming the arm of the throne, and the other wing touching the wing tip of the opposite angel to form the back rest for the throne. I decided not to call my painting the Mercy Seat, because my angels were not accurate with the angels on the actual Ark. I could however call it Mercy and try to depict the blood of Jesus dripping down from the cross. Most paintings of the Ark of the Covenant have the angels on top of the Mercy Seat, which is wrong. God will never share His throne with anyone, not even angels.
Many Christians think that the Old Testament does not apply to them, yet the whole Old Testament points to the Messiah to come. He never came to abolish the Law, but, to fulfill it. All the symbolism of the Temple objects, such as the menorah, table of show bread, Ark of the Covenant, etc. are fulfilled in Jesus. God uses the natural world to teach about the spiritual. If Ron is telling the truth, Jesus’s actual blood fell onto the actual Mercy Seat at the right hand of the Father, fulfilling the ultimate sacrifice not just symbolically, but in actuality. Now that’s my God!
- Nancy Cupp
"But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption." (Hebrews 9:11-12)
Artist Nancy Cupp
When asked to describe herself, Nancy says, “I call myself a painter of hope. Some call my art prophetic. My paintings are the visual songs and prayers of my heart, exploring the mysteries of life and bringing love and healing to the soul and spirit. My art brings the mysteries of Heaven down to earth in a visual way to touch hearts and point people to our loving Heavenly Father. I want my art to point people to Jesus Christ. Watercolour, mixed media, acrylics, and coloured pencils have been my weapons of choice, with brilliant colours to brighten and delight the soul. Representational themes from nature inspire most of my art. I see God’s fingerprints on all creation. The more I get into art, the more spiritually aware I am and the closer to God I become. I want my art to touch people at the gut level, where no words are necessary, where art meets heart, and heart meets God.”
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