“Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” Psalm 85:10
The original painting is
21 x 28 ½ inches
Watercolor and acrylic ink on watercolor paper
© Nancy Cupp. All rights reserved.
Mercy was painted during the worship services at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Benton Ridge, Ohio on April 14, 2013. The pastor invited me to paint on the platform while he preached. I wasn’t sure what to paint. All I could think about was the Ark of the Covenant, so I started with that.
I was really struggling, I wasn’t sure what it looked like. No one has actually seen the Ark since it disappeared long ago. Even then it was only seen by one person, the high priest, one day out of the year on the Day of Atonement, when the high priest went into the Holy of Holies and sprinkled the blood on the left side of the Mercy Seat.
Since it is the holiest object in Judaism, I decided to not paint it like a mercy seat until I learned more.That afternoon I began a research that lasted several months. I came across the most exciting and important discovery of the ages that ties Judaism, Christianity, and the end times together.
The Ark of the Covenant is about to make it’s appearance to the whole world, but, I will let you look it up for yourself. Hint: look up Ron Wyatt and the Ark of The Covenant. After you look him up, the painting will take on a whole new meaning for you.
The Ark of the Covenant or Testimony was a box originally holding the two stone tablets of commandments given Moses and written by the actual finger of God. It also held Aaron’s staff and a jar of manna. The Mercy Seat was the lid for the ark, where the high priest placed the blood sacrifices. The ark represented his Truth and covenant with mankind and the Mercy Seat represented God’s throne on Earth and mercy through the blood.
“Mercy and truth are met together;
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” Psalm 85:10