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Scorched Arm Reaching Through the Fire by m12specops Scorched Arm Reaching Through the Fire by m12specops
A scorched arm reaches through the fire. A sinner is saved.

1 Peter 4:12-19.
I'll be honest. This picture was from an idea that I had from almost half a year ago, but it just so happens that I actually drew it at a time of very great personal suffering and hardship. At first I thought I was illustrating a sinner's salvation, but now I know what meaning God wants me to assign to this piece. Salvation is not a one-time thing. When we accept Christ, we enter into a relationship with Him - a relationship that requires commitment. Those who have entered that commitment WILL suffer on this earth. And I am experiencing that suffering. But in the midst of my struggles and hardships, I see in this picture that I am sharing in the sufferings of Jesus Christ as I walk through the fire into life with HIM.

Done with uni-ball Vision Exact pen, Pentel Hybrid Technica pen, and Sakura Glaze pen (lighting effects). Some black and white, color, and contrast edits.
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RichBum Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Wow this one connected with me. Through suffering he changes us for the better. We are on this world but an instance and I set my sights on the good things of the Lord which are imperishable. 
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RoxasLoverForEver Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Artist
Even in the worse situation... God will never let you go even when you are facing in the fire test. He will never let you abandon or alone... Because his grace and love is on you that u can make it, not by your strength, only by believing in Him and having faith. :D I love the pic. ^^ It it express way to much like your other arts. I really love it and enjoy to write what I see. It expresses to much emotions and reality :) I really love it  
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m12specops Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment :) What you said confirms to me the verse my friend suggested to go with this picture - "Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory[a] and of God rests upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And
'If the righteous is scarcely saved,

    what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?'

Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good." - 1 Peter 4:12-19 (ESV)

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RoxasLoverForEver Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Artist
COOL! :D And ur welcome ^^ 
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drhootermyer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
mm i really like the fire. how did you do it.
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m12specops Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sakura Glaze pen
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