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Eperchomai
Eperchomai, by Nancy Cupp, is an acrylic painting of a white dove with blue flames coming from the feathers.

Eperchomai

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8  

Eperchomai

Nancy Cupp

18" x 24" acrylic painting on hardboard

© Nancy Cupp.  All rights reserved.

The name of the painting is in Greek, meaning to come upon suddenly or overtake. It is sounds like...
"a pear comb eye".

This painting was painted during church services at my home church in March 2015. I used acrylic paints and iridescent accents to give it more shine. I wanted it to show the power of the Holy Spirit that exudes from within us when we yield our lives to Jesus. Before Jesus ascended back to Heaven, He told his followers to wait in Jerusalem until they received His power (Luke 24:29) and after they did, they would be able to do greater works than Jesus did. (John 14:12) 

Eperchomai means to overtake or come upon. When the Holy Spirit "came upon" Mary, she conceived Jesus. When the Holy Spirit "came upon" Jesus, He was empowered to start his ministry. When the Holy Spirit "came upon" the people in the book of Acts, they spread the Gospel around the world. Today the Holy Spirit is intensifying from its initial impact and about to explode upon the world scene as the return of Jesus, the Messiah, gets closer and closer. Hallelujah! 


A white dove has been symbolic of the Holy Spirit ever since the time when Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, his cousin. When John the Baptist baptized Jesus, he tried to describe what he saw. He saw something come down from heaven that looked like a white dove descending upon Jesus. Since that time, white doves have been symbolic of the Holy Spirit. Before Jesus ascended into heaven after his resurrection from death, he told his disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they received power from on high. 

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8  

Eperchomai

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