I realized I never did a protrait of jesus before.
Photoshop CS4/bamboo/1 hour and a half/ Music: Mike Oldfield - Man On The Rocks
Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, was a Jewish preacher and religious leader who became the central figure of Christianity. Christians believe him to be the Son of God and the awaited Messiah (Christ) prophesied in the Old Testament.
The description of the last week of the life of Jesus (often called Passion Week) occupies about one third of the narrative in the canonical gospels, starting with Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem and ending with his Crucifixion. A large crowd greets him outside the walls. Jesus rides a young donkey into Jerusalem, reflecting the tale of the Messiah's Donkey, an oracle from the Book of Zechariah in which the Jews' humble king enters Jerusalem this way. People along the way lay cloaks and small branches of trees (known as palm fronds) in front of him and sing part of Psalms. Jesus next expels the money changers from the Second Temple, accusing them of turning it into a den of thieves through their commercial activities. Jesus then prophesies about the coming destruction, including false prophets, wars, earthquakes, celestial disorders, persecution of the faithful, the appearance of an "abomination of desolation," and unendurable tribulations . The mysterious "Son of Man," he says, will dispatch angels to gather the faithful from all parts of the earth. Jesus warns that these wonders will occur in the lifetimes of the hearers. Jesus comes into conflict with the Jewish elders, such as when they question his authority and when he criticizes them and calls them hypocrites. Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve apostles, secretly strikes a bargain with the Jewish elders, agreeing to betray Jesus to them for 30 silver coins. In Bethany, a village near Jerusalem, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. This potent increases the tension with authorities, who conspire to kill him, Mary of Bethany anoints Jesus' feet, foreshadowing his entombment.
The Last Supper is the final meal that Jesus shares with his 12 apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. During the meal, Jesus predicts that one of his apostles will betray him. Despite each Apostle's assertion that he would not betray him, Jesus reiterates that the betrayer would be one of those present. In the Synoptics, Jesus takes bread, breaks it, and gives it to the disciples, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you". He then has them all drink from a cup, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood". Jesus predicts that Peter will deny knowledge of him three times before the rooster crows the next morning.
After the Last Supper they go to the garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prays to be spared his coming ordeal. His disciples fall asleep, then Judas comes with an armed mob, sent by the chief priests, scribes and elders. He kisses Jesus to identify him to the crowd. After Jesus' arrest, his disciples go into hiding, and Peter, when questioned, thrice denies knowing Jesus, after the third denial, he hears the rooster crow and recalls the prediction as Jesus turns to look at him. Peter then weeps bitterly. After his arrest, Jesus is taken to the Sanhedrin, a Jewish judicial body. During the trials Jesus speaks very little, mounts no defense, and gives very infrequent and indirect answers to the priests' questions, prompting an officer to slap him. the high priest then asks Jesus, "Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?" Jesus replies, "I am", and then predicts the coming of the Son of Man. They take Jesus to Pilate's Court. The Jewish elders ask the Roman governor Pontius Pilate, the Prefect of Judaea, to judge and condemn Jesus, accusing him of claiming to be the King of the Jews. Observing a Passover custom of the time, Pilate allows one prisoner chosen by the crowd to be released. He gives the people a choice between Jesus and a murderer called Barabbas. Persuaded by the elders, the mob chooses to release Barabbas and crucify Jesus. Pilate writes a sign in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek that reads "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews" (abbreviated as INRI in depictions) to be affixed to Jesus' cross, then scourges Jesus and sends him to be crucified. The soldiers place a Crown of Thorns on Jesus' head and ridicule him as the King of the Jews. They beat and taunt him before taking him to Calvary, also called Golgotha, for crucifixion.
In all four gospels, Mary Magdalene goes to Jesus' tomb on Sunday morning and is surprised to find it empty. Jesus, she learns, has risen from the dead. Despite Jesus' teaching, the disciples had not understood that Jesus would rise again. After the discovery of the empty tomb, Jesus makes a series of appearances to the disciples
I like this edgy feel, it works considering no one really talks about what he did after he died on the cross and before he rose.
He went down to Sheol/Hades, spoiled and melted the demonic principalities there, took back the keys to death and Hades and set believing Old Testament captives in the underworld free from Abraham's Bosom/Paradise (which was actually underground). One lady, Kat Kerr, saw a vision of this event and she said blue fire came out of Jesus' mouth and roasted the demons! They were expecting to put a defeated prisoner on display, not get their asses melted, lol. Colossians 2:15 : And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
When he was still on the cross, according to my studies, he didn't technically get killed, he had to consciously give up his spirit because he couldn't die otherwise. No normal man could get 40 lashes minus 1, have his flesh hanging in ribbons and still carry a cross up a freaking hill called Golgotha. And when he did, Matthew 27:50-53: And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many.
SO much life came out of him that when he died, that power released and people came out of their graves resurrected (NOT reanimated, lol).
Thanks for drawing this, man. You did a unique and stylish depiction that is so you~
I've never seen Jesus depicted in a way that echoes Dracula. I have to admit it is very cool though. Not the comforting and salvific figure I recognize. At the same time, Jesus didn't always tell people what they wanted to hear as much as what they needed to, and lest we forget Him flipping the tables.
"Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade." [John 2:13]
I wanted to tell you that Jesus loves you. He is not a religion, Jesus is a person, HE is love itself, and he really wants to know who HE is. Jesus is the son of God who came on earth and died in our place. He opened the hand of his throne to climb a cross, exchanged the crown for one with thorns. He was tortured, humiliated, spit, hummed, touted, smeared, all for the love of you and me. So that we have life and life in abundance. So that we could be healed, saved, freed ... Jesus is not bad, HE is the only one who can be judged, but selected to love and help us. He is alive! Jesus is by your side or all the time, even if you don't realize it. In the best and worst moments. He gives us free will. The choice between doing good or evil. The world is not bottoming out and all things are destroying the world, and if we are saddened by this, Jesus is much sadder because of suffering. But Jesus loves us, HE cries with us, he feels our pain and wants to heal our hearts. No matter how the world brought you down, Jesus wants to lift you up. Know that only Jesus can fill that void in your heart, so that HE can heal all the pain. And Jesus held arms open for you, calling you. Regardless of everything, Jesus loves you and wants to change your life. Do not give up! Your life has a HUGE value for Jesus! He died for you and will NEVER give up on you. Do not give up! Jesus knows you completely, but HE asks who you talk to HIM, talks to Jesus, tells you that you have no heart, what you never told anyone, HE VERY wants to hear your voice. Meet Jesus! ❤ He will help you! Your life is not rubbish, error or process work. You are a work of art of Jesus. Before you were born and before the world was created, Jesus already dreamed of you. You are loved!
“Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely. … He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken.” ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Also, I can now finally see you're just some BTS peasant who don't understand jack-shit what I'm saying and can't even spell nor read English correctly. Jump off a cliff and die in those rocks and stones, you christfag scum. Too Long has your kind been a plague to this Earth.
As a family a Father. He want to be your father he deeply care for you he different like our Earthly Father. We are sinner like examples you may not realize the bad things we are doing and we make mistake. But Lord is perfect and Pure he not like us We lie,steal,and do bad things.