HOLY SPIRIT by artist Danny Hahlbohm
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17
This painting is very precious and special to me for a number of reasons.
The Lord gave me this vision a couple years ago and I have wanted to paint it for some time. What the Lord showed me in a few seconds was the Holy spirit descending as shown in the painting. He (the Holy Spirit) came from the top right and descended down. As he did I noticed the robes he was wearing and how they fluttered and flowed as the Holy Spirit came down. I understood immediately why they said “descended like a dove”, That was what it looked like in a way. His robes fluttering almost looked like wings. This is what I tried to depict in this painting. However the main point I wanted to bring out was... the Holy spirit is a person, not a dove or an energy source blowing about.