Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Divine Hand of Christ Chrismon

       The Divine Hand of Christ or The Divine Hand of Jesus rests on a Cruciform Nimbus. He is giving the blessing holding up two fingers which is symbolic for The Second Person of The Holy Trinity. This particular Chrismon or Christian Symbol comes from an Italian sculpture of the XII century: in the porch of the Cathedral of Ferrara.

Scriptural References for the Divine Hand of Christ Chrismon:
  • "Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens." Ephesians 1:3 (HCSB)
  • "He'll love you and increase your numbers. He'll bless the fruit of your womb, the fruit of your land (the grain, new wine, and oil), the offspring of your herds, and the lambs of your flock, in the land that the LORD promised your ancestors he would give you." Deuteronomy 7:13 (ISV)
  • "The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace." Numbers 6: 24-26 (KJB)
  • ""Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows." Malachi 3:10 (NASB)

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