Sunday, March 13, 2011


Another photo I have found depicting a winged lion with the head of an eagle.

As I read the bible, there are descriptions of animals or things that come to mind as being mythical. Such as the case in Ezekiel describing a craft that came down from the heavens to land in front of him. In a sense it could be described as a space craft or helicopter based on modern technology. In other parts of the bible there was a description of a lion body with the head of an eagle and with wings I would have to suppose that in biblical times the prophets could only discern what they were seeing in animal terms.

However, I would have to think that in fact these descriptions were parables to a greater meaning or purpose. Such as in Revelations describing Babylon as a harlot and the sea monster with ten horns that rose out of the sea representing possibly ten nations or tribes.

<> The one thing that has always puzzled me is the depictions of biblical people such as Jesus, the disciples, prophets, and the people of that time in pictures and paintings to have a European look about them. I don't suppose that they actually looked like Europeans but actually looked more of a Middle Eastern decent in my mind. Perhaps most of the art work was painted by Europeans in those times as Christianity grew into other regions. I would have to think when Jesus was blessed by the Holy Spirit and began His ministry, His transfiguration is possibly what we will actually see Him as He actually is in the second coming. I will also have to think we will look different too if we are chosen. This has always puzzled me and I don't have a answer. Perhaps some day we will all know.

I do believe that with in a short time we will have our eyes opened to the wonders and miracles of the Holy Kingdom. The heavens are already opening up to us revealing the vastness of the cosmos and it's order. Many miracles and signs will be shown to us in preparation on Jesus' second coming. As Jesus said " be repaired and be ready. I will come like a thief in the night. No one but the Father knows when that time will be."

I have read where many people in various countries that never knew Jesus are being saved through missionary and revival work in preparation of His second coming. What an honor to be a part of a missionary group that leads others to Christ in distant lands and near home.

Are you ready? Are you working with others to bring them to Jesus as their saviour? Are you following God's will to save others seeking Him?


Charlie's Church of Christ said...

it's so bad that when people visually picture Jesus they picture a European man. I bet even Middle Eastern people imagine Jesus that way - now that's crazy!

I'll be honest I don't even know how to prepare for the second coming. I'll be caught off guard - I get pretty consumed here on earth (and I don't follow the news closely at all)

photogr said...


I don't think many know how either. I think Jesus only wants us to lead a faithful life in expecting the second coming. I could continue with something funny but I don't think He wants that.

I do apologize with my random thoughts ( radical thoughts) but these are topics I have been pondering for some years now and felt it best to get them out of the way and my head.

photogr said...

Thank you. Have a good day, too.

Deborah Ann said...

I have wondered about those mythical biblical creatures too.

I visited a mission in San Antonio recently, where the missionary's painted a picture of God on the ceiling. In the OT it says it is forbidden to depict God. So from that, I learned to try not to picture anything that I don't understand, or that I'm not supposed to understand. Still, all these critters mixed up together boggles my mind...

photogr said...


The lion body with the head of an eagle and wings came right out of a passage describing a creature from one of the prophets in the bible.

I would have to think what the prophets described back then was the ony way to comprehend what they saw. However,I would be curoius should we have an encounter such as they did, how we would describe what we saw.