These paintings are visual representations of the seven Holy Days and festivals given to God’s people in the Old Testament and kept by Jesus and the apostles in the New Testament.
Six paintings are complete. One more, Passover is in the works and will be uploaded as soon as it is completed. The images of the paintings are high resolution images of 48 x 60 inch oil paintings on canvas. After you download them,you might want a professional print shop to develop the print to capture the detail.
Feast of Unleavened Bread
48 x 60 oil on canvas by David Teague 2009
The Feast of Unleavened Bread pictures a time when leaven, sin, is put out of our lives, On the last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, after leading Israel out of Egypt, God parted the waters of the Red Sea, and “the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left,” Exodus 14:29.
The concept of the painting was that as Moses and the children of Israel crossed through the sea they would be able to view the reefs and marine life through the transparent walls of the Red Sea. As God delivered the ancient Israelites from enslavement to Egypt, so He delivers us from our enslavement to sin (Romans 6:12-18).
Feast of Pentecost
48 x 60 Oil on Canvas by Dave Teague, 2017
The third of God’s annual festivals (after the Feast of Unleavened Bread) is the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost (Leviticus 23:16-21; Acts 2:1). This festival, also called the Feast of Harvest or First fruits (Exodus 23:16; Exodus 34:22), was also the day God first granted His Spirit to the New Testament Church of God (Acts 2).
After receiving the Holy Spirit, Peter stood up and preached to a great multitude of Jews. In verse 36, at the end of his sermon, Peter said, "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." verse 37, "Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?" It is this moment that the painting pictures, the moment "they were cut to the heart." The moment that God opened their minds to the need to do something. It was and still is the moment of conviction that leads to repentance and baptism. It is the seminal moment of conversion and the birth of the church.
The Feast of Trumpets
48 x 60 Oil on Canvas by Dave Teague, 2015
The Feast of Trumpets pictures the first resurrection at the return of Christ to the earth. The book of Revelation reveals a sequence of earth-shaking events heralded by angels sounding a series of seven trumpet blasts.
The seventh angel's sounding of the last trumpet signifies that "the kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ" (Revelation 11:15). The dead in Christ shall rise first and those who are alive will also rise with them to meet Christ in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). Then Christ returns to stand upon the Mount of Olives before Jerusalem on the east (Zechariah 14:1-4) as pictured here.
Day of Atonement
48 x 60 Oil on Canvas by Dave Teague, 2010
The Day of Atonement pictures a time when Satan will be bound with a great chain and cast into a bottomless pit for 1000 years. At that time, all of mankind who have lived in spiritual blindness will have their eyes opened to the light of the truth (Revelation 20:1-3).
The people represented are coming out of the great tribulation, a time of unparalleled suffering and are pictured as physically blind. Those in front are having their eyes opened to the light now that Satan is removed. The painting also serves as a metaphor for the work of the church, opening the eyes of those who have been deceived to the truth of God.
Feast of Tabernacles
48 x 60 Oil on Canvas by Dave Teague, 2019
The seven-day Feast of Tabernacles is also known as the Feast of Ingathering (Leviticus 23:34; Exodus 23:16) and is called Sukkot by the Jews today. This festival pictures the 1,000-year rule of Jesus Christ on this earth, known as the Millennium (Revelation 20:4-6). Isaiah describes this future period as a time of peace when God’s law will go forth to all nations from Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:2-4).
With the coming of world peace, countries will “beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore” (Isaiah 2:4; Micah 4:3).
The rivers represent the healing waters mentioned in Ezekiel 47, Joel 3: 18 and in Zechariah 14: 8 "On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter."
Isaiah 35:5-6 prophecies of this time during which “the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then shall the lame leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy” (ESV).
People from all nations will go up to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles during the millennium. “And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles” (Zechariah 14:16).
The Last Great Day
48 x 60 Oil on Canvas by Dave Teague, 2008
The Last Great Day follows the seven day Feast of Tabernacles. In Ezekiel 37, God speaks of the valley of dry bones where all Israel will be given breath and physical life. Likewise, Christ mentions that the Gentiles will be resurrected also (Matthew 11:21-22). In Revelation 20:5, John writes that "the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished." Here John makes a clear distinction between the first resurrection, which occur at Christ’s second coming (verses 4, 6), and the second resurrection to a physical, flesh and blood existence.
Symbolically, the painting pictures this moment of the second resurrection as a sequence of events: the dry bones become skeletons, are covered with flesh, and come back to life. The elderly, the young, babies, and even those who were in the womb are pictured. This takes place at the end of Christ's millennial reign when the land is very fertile and the fall harvest very abundant.
For those who would like to make larger prints, 24 by 30 or up to the original size of 48 by 60 inches you should use the 50 mg images. I could not upload them on this site, but Robin Imaging in Cincinnati, Ohio has them and can print any size you wish for their usual fees. Contact Scott at 513-381-5116.