The Sculptures of the Garden
Then the Lord Said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship.” EXODUS 3 1: 1-5
God Still Commissions Artists
God still commissions artists to create artwork that brings Him glory and honor. Right after God gave Moses the Ten Commandments (Ex 21:1), the Holy Spirit then directed Moses to recruit an artist to make the Ark of the Covenant and the Tabernacle (Ex 31:1). The Bible records that this artist was the very first person to be “filled” with the Holy Spirit. God gifted and called the artist, Bazalel, along with other craftsmen, to make all the artistic artifacts.
Just as God gave Moses precise designs for the original Tabernacle in the wilderness thousands of years ago (Ex 26:1), in December of 2001 artist/evangelist, Max Greiner, Jr. believes God called him to create a “type” of last days Tabernacle prophesied by Isaiah and Amos (Am 9:11 & Isa 2:2).
The Second Commandment (Dt 4:8) tells mankind not to worship anything or anyone other than the one true God. Mankind is not commanded to avoid making art. In fact, we are told to use our gifts and talents for God, and to keep reminders of the true God around us at all times (Dt 11:18). Symbols of the Menorah, the Lion, the Dove, the Vine, the Bread, the Ichthus and the Cross are all artistic designs that point us to the one true God.
Much of the great art, architecture, music and writing throughout history was directly inspired by the Holy Spirit. This is exactly why it is so outstanding. God is an artist who gives artistic gifts, creative ideas, intellect, imagination, talents and abilities to men and women (Mt 25:15). However, God lets us choose who gets the glory from our gifts.
The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden built in Kerrville, TX to share the love of Jesus Christ using visual art, music and writing. Visitors have direct access to God of the universe at the garden without having to go through a person or church.
This non-denominational garden is the prototype of what one day will be many Christ-honoring Sculpture Prayer Gardens created by The Coming King Foundation.
The location of the first TCKF prototype garden is no accident. By the providence of God, the Texas Hill Country property looks like the Holy Land of Israel with its limestone and vegetation. Located at the same latitude as Israel, it is approximately half way between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, on IH-10.
Over $3,000,000 worth of original fine art has already been donated by three Christian artists and their families, for the glory of God. Even though the Kerrville garden is not finished yet, eight monumental sculptures have already been installed and can be viewed.
The Christian sculptors who have already donated their monumental sculptures to the Kerrville garden include:
- Beverly Paddleford www.hopemonument.com,
- David Broussard www.jeweledsteel.com, and
- Max Greiner, Jr. www.maxgreinerart.com.
Ultimately, over two dozen monumental sculptures are planned for the Kerrville garden.
To learn more about the individual pieces of art currently on display at the Kerrville garden, please click on the photos of the sculptures to the right.
This Christ-honoring garden is free to the public and is open seven days a week, from 6:00 AM until midnight. Free guided tours may be available with advance notice.
The Kerrville garden is not finished yet. However, it is being used by God. The spiritual garden is being built on faith in God, without debt. At this time, funds are still needed to finish the roads, landscaping and public restrooms. Your prayers and support are appreciated.