Artistic Applications of the Bible Wheel
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I
may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of
the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
Adaptation of Christ Pantocrator
used as the basis of the image above is from the Church of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom). It
was produced around 1260 AD. Its title "Christ Pantocrator" is from
Revelation 1:8, where the word Pantocrator is translated as Almighty:
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord,
which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty [Pantocrator].
The wonderful thing about this icon is that it expresses the deep theological truth of the Divinity
of Christ and the meaning of Alpha Omega (represented here with the Hebrew Aleph Tav) by the all-encompassing
circle. My adaptation of the same icon where I use the stained glass Canon Wheel can be seen in
my article on Art, Theology, and Prophecy. Note that the icon uses the abreviations
IC and XC for IHSOUC (Jesus) and XRISTOC (Christ). This style of
writing the Divine Names by using only the first and last letters follows the pattern of Alpha Omega and Aleph Tav. This
form is found in many early Greek manuscripts of the New Testament. Chuck
Missler gives some good insight into this form of shorthand called the nomina sacra .
In my adaptation, which required transforming the icon to black and white for the Bible Wheel book (pg 92),
I highlighted the three bars that constitute the tri-radiant halo. The result is striking; the three bars,
which were pretty broad in the original piece, enlighten the three Spokes that are divided by the three pairs of
- Spokes 1 & 22 (Aleph & Tav)
- Spokes 5 & 6 (Hey & Vav)
- Spokes 17 & 18 (Pey & Tzaddi)
These paired divisions follow exactly the same pattern as the paired Days of Creation, and both are represented
by the paired branches of the Menorah which was designed by God Himself (Exo 25:40)! This means that we have a
(super)natural artistic integration of the
entire Word of God with the Menorah via the Bible Wheel! And it all integrates with the Word of Creation recorded in the first
chapter of Genesis! This is explained in detail in my article called
The Sevenfold Light of God's Word.
Zechariah's Vision of the Entire Bible
And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that
is wakened out of his sleep, And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked,
and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and
seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: And two olive trees by it, one upon the
right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. So I answered and spake to the angel
that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord? Then the angel that talked with me answered and said
unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying,
This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my
spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
In Hebrew, the "bowl" is called a "gullah" which is a pun on the word for a "revealer" or "revelation." It is
cognate with galgal - the Hebrew word for a "wheel." The "seven pipes" correspond to the seven canonical divisions that
generate the sevenfold symmetry of the Canon Wheel. This is all explained in the
Divine Seal and Capstone article.
In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee,
O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make
thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.
kings and other governing authorities have made signet rings to proclaim their
identity, signify their authority, and
validate the content of their official documents declaring their
laws, judgments, and commandments.
The seals were typically set in a signet ring that would be pressed in soft clay or wax.
When the clay or wax hardened, the signet's impression could not be changed.
The various uses of seals and signets are exemplified in many Scriptures, such
as Esther 8.8, which emphasizes three fundamental.phpects of the King's Seal: 1)
Identity, 2) Authority, and 3) Immutability ... [read more ...]
Bible Wheel Medalion
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is
cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Song of Solomon 8:6
is a picture of the Bible Wheel Medalion that my wife Rose made. It has 66 stones set in solid silver.
Its really amazing
to be able to wear the Bible as a piece of Divinely Designed Theological Art.
Many folks comment on how beautiful it is without
having any idea about what it really represents - the Book sealed with seven seals! The Eternal Word of God,
sealed with utter perfection from Aleph to Tav, from Beginning to End!
I'm looking for a company that will reproduce them for a reasonable price.
It takes Rose about five hours to make one and its pretty tedius setting all those tiny
stones, so I can't offer them for sale yet.
Adaptation of "Christ the Geometer" from the Bible Moralisee
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
We have in this adaptation a convergence of many theologically significant themes. The ancient icon pictured
Christ with the tri-radiant halo which is reflected in the structure of His Word which He is designing with
the compass. In the original, He was placing His compass "on the face of the depths" to create the world. So we
have an overlap of His Word of Creation and His Act of Creation, and a self-similarity between the ancient
prophetic iconic form that
represents Deity (tri-radiant halo) with the image of His Word.
Stained Glass Renditions of the Bible Wheel
All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.
They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; To make known to the sons of
men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
Canon Wheel Cross
Stained glass has been used in Christian Churches throughout most of its history. The beauty of it is
that the effect changes with the ambient light. The photograph above was caught nere sunset to give the sense
of the Bible Wheel "shining in the darkness." You can see how it changes with various lightings
here. The tri-radiant design of the Bible Wheel naturally extends to form
a cross so that the geometric structure of the Bible inevitably returns us to the central message of all Scritpure,
Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1 Cor 2:2). Extending the three rays inward yields a cross in the center, as above,
whereas extending them outword yields a variation on the Celtic Cross. [See For Glory and for Beauty]
The Spiral Galaxies, Spiral Sealife, and God's Living Word
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
The Bible Wheel naturally lends itself to wonderful artistic expressions that point to the glory of what God has done in
His Holy Word. I made the image below for the back of the Bible Wheel book, but later opted for a different image that showed
the completed Bible Wheel.
In the image above, I was hoping to offer a vision of the unity of God's design in everything He created, from spiral galaxies to spiral seashells
(based on spirals of DNA), to the structure of His Holy Word.
There's a Bible Wheel on the Rise
For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;
and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall
burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings;
and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for
they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
Big Bible Wheel Tricycle
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not
enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in
the kingdom of heaven. 5 ¶ And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
I was arguing with a very rude atheist on an internet forum back in 2004 and he began mocking me as they usually do when
they can't refute the Bible Wheel with logic and facts. Then one day he thought he would mock me some more by posting
a picture of a Big Wheel Tricyle, as if it had something to do with the Bible Wheel.
So I took it as inspiration and produced this little piece of art. He actually liked
it quite a bit, and it did loosen up the conversation some and gave me a chance to preach the Gospel.
Its important that we don't take ourselves too seriously.