The Menorah painting was designed by a member of the Beit HaMashiach congregation, Katie Donnelly, as a dedication to the building fund for the Caulfield Messianic Centre. Katie is currently creating a large-scale mosaic of the design to hang permanently in the new centre.
Due to popular demand, the Menorah painting is now available for sale in either A2 or postcard formats – all proceeds go to the building of the Caulfield Messainic Centre.
“I was inspired by the Lord to do this because of my love for Israel and the Jewish people, in the same spirit as the Roman Centurion in Luke 7:4-5,” she said.
This Menorah painting and the Hebrew lettering representing the Sevenfold Spirit of God, was inspired through the word of God from Isaiah 11:1-2.
1 A branch will emerge from the trunk of Yishai, a shoot will grow from his roots. 2 The Spirit of ADONAI will rest on him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and power, the Spirit of knowledge and fearing ADONAI. (Complete Jewish Bible)
The colours for the inside of the Menorah were inspired by Exodus 28:17-21.
17 Put on it settings of stones, four rows of stones: the first row is to be a carnelian, a topaz and an emerald; 18 the second row a green feldspar, a sapphire and a diamond; 19 the third row an orange zircon, an agate and an amethyst; 20 and the fourth row a beryl, an onyx and a jasper. They are to be mounted in their gold settings. 21 The stones will correspond to the names of the twelve sons of Isra’el; they are to be engraved with their names as a seal would be engraved, to represent the twelve tribes. (Complete Jewish Bible)
Adonai ordered this to be put on the breastplate of the ritual vest of Aharon.
The outer colours of the shades of blue were chosen to represent the colours of the Nation of Israel
And gold for the lampstand and base of the menorah in keeping with Adonai’s word in Exodus 25:31-37.