The Meeting Jesus Saga 5-7 shows our Messiah building a spiritual stronghold powerful enough to support growth. His plans are much larger than they can even imagine.
The Truth & Beauty gallery is a new revelation
In book five, Meeting Truth, the Lord builds on what He has started. But, they had no idea how radical the new work truly is. Daniel and Karen Windrush are uneasy. Daniel is the anointed artist who has had a major exhibition in Santa Fe at Nizhóní Artwork. But in Taos, New Mexico, they are frustrated. Their little gallery there is insignifigant and useless in the Kingdom.
They sense change is coming, and when it does their world is radically changed. It’s as if they are Cinderella and the fairy godfather arrives. Yet this new man in their lives begins his entry with a radical rebirth into the Kingdom of the Messiah.
The story of Hans and Mildred Gunnarson is old yet radically new. The Lord has big things for them to do—beyond their wildest imaginations. But then, walking in newness of life is always the story of a move from the World to the Kingdom. The strait and narrow path leads to adventure and not many choose to take that journey.
The Taoseños in this small artistic town in northern New Mexico have no idea what is coming—though the enemy is near panic. The Kingdom brings peace through truth and beauty. That’s a lot to handle—even for the people called to the work.
But as usual, step by step, line upon line, precept upon precept, His plan unfolds. The Creator has things for them to do. At times the joy flips them over into worship, but He is worthy of that—as you know.
In book six, Meeting Beauty, the Lord astounds them again. The new Truth & Beauty Gallery is wonderful—it does indeed bring the Presence of the Lord into the Historic District of Taos. But if they think that’s all there is, they better catch a seat and hang on. This is spiritual life in the Kingdom of God—and His definition of life goes far beyond what’s seen these days.
The Windrushs and Chibittys think everything is under control. The gallery’s complete and they can simply supervise its growth and expansion. True! But do they have any idea what the Creator will do when He’s given a chance? The power of faith and obedience is far beyond what is seen in the America of the 21st century.
Who would’ve thought the troublemakers are the old woodworker and his wife? Actually, you should have figured it out in the first book. But this all goes far beyond what they had imagined also.
The Lord has some severely damaged creative types who He plans to redeem and recreate. He brings them in from all over. He gets them born from God, intensely mentored, and then sets them to work. But see what happens when they believe what they’re told, trust in the One who is able, and step out in faith and obedience—with some fear and trembling.
It’s really fun and edifying. It’s a ride like you secretly hoped was going to happen when you met Jesus. That’s what should have happened, but like me, you didn’t believe enough.
In book seven, Anointed Living, Truth & Beauty triples in size and becomes a force throughout America and beyond—but they’re too busy following the lead of the Lord to notice that. The new Truth & Beauty Village has brought a thriving believing community into Taos—and the town doesn’t have any idea. The Lord wants to rescue anyone in the area who is willing to look at the Truth. He seems to be in a mood to hasten things along. Almost as if the end of the age of the Gentiles is approaching fast.
The employees of Truth & Beauty are ready to relax a bit, but the Lord has other plans. No one expected that the new vision would come through Tomás Reyna, the artist rescued from Taos Pueblo. His idea is simple, but how to accomplish it? Adding the anointing of the Lord to items designed for everyday living. Simple, right?
What is surprising is how much the Lord uses the marriages He keeps adding. I mean, what can a couple do when the Lord tells them flat out, “I made you for each other—before you were born”? But the power and joy of those relationships is simply wonderful. The United States in the new millennium has no idea of the power found in covenant marriage. They are about to find out.
The Truth & Beauty family is tight, supporting, loving, and growing large. It’s a real source of strength. But why did the Lord put it together? The severely injured and damaged creatives are remarkably transformed—fit into confident pairs with the ability to stand strong. But now that He has them knit together into the powerful force of Truth & Beauty, He begins showing them that there is something more.