The Secret Place
We've been given such an honor and privilege to commune with Almighty God in The Secret Place. It's what we were made for! This painting is a beautiful depiction of this. Be blessed!
- Elizabeth McLellan
The Secret Place by Ilse Kleyn
Oil on Canvas
The Secret Place is when we enter or position ourselves for intimacy in the Holy of Holies – under His wings – in the heavenlies. It is when we prepare our hearts (like Moses prepared the stone tablets) for YHVH to write on them – when we offer our whole being to love Him body, soul and spirit, and to be obedient to His voice.
- Ilse Kleyn
(Psalm 91) "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust."... read more
(Ephesians 2:6) ...and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus..."
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Artist Ilse Kleyn - Western Cape, South Africa
Ilse was born in South Africa and won her first art competition when she was 6. Her parents got divorced at that time and she grew up with her mother. It was her dream to study art but her father persuaded her otherwise. She joined the police as a police artist, then relocated to Cape Town, got married and started a family. She studied for her police diploma and was promoted to Captain. Later on, Ilse picked up her dream of becoming an artist. Her husband took her work to galleries. Demand grew and she left the police to become a full-time artist in 2006. Today she is the owner of a Prophetic Art Gallery called Boomhuis (Treehouse).