Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Descending Dove or Divine Dove Symbol

       The Holy Ghost, the dove appears in most of the early representations of scenes in Christ's life-- most frequently, perhaps, in pictures of his baptism, literally rendering the words from the Gospel of John "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove." Chapter 1:32
This Divine Dove, in a radiating aureole is from a French Miniature.

Dove typifying grace of the Holy Spirit descending upon Christ
in his baptism. (From a painting, "Baptism of Verrocchio," in
Scriptural Reference for The Descending Dove Chrismon:
  • "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." Matthew 3:16 (NIV)
  • "For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body--whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free--and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. "1 Corinthians 12:13 (NIV)
  • "What are you waiting for? Get up and be baptized. Have your sins washed away by calling on the name of the Lord.' Acts 22:16 (NLT)
  • "For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ."  Galatians 3:27 (ESV)

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