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New and Unlikely Friends by KJB-Believer-2014 New and Unlikely Friends by KJB-Believer-2014
UPDATE August 12, 2014 - The Scripture below is now from the KJV.

This is inspired by the lovely text from Isaiah 11:6-9

6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.


It's about what the world will look like when Jesus' millennial reign begins; the curse that Adam's sin brought upon the world will end and there will be peace where there was formerly violence and animosity. I look forward to Jesus' return and reign in this world, and the end of evil.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adorable, and with a gorgeous message. :D I don't remember where I saw that part of the bible lately...maybe it was a book that was left at our house...? But I did see it recently, oddly enough, and I liked the sound of it.

Although a lion eating straw (and enjoying it?) is hard to imagine. Although the way my cats eat my spider plants....I mean, it's not impossible. :lmao:

Awesome art, as always, dude!

...oh, and what is a "cockatrice"? I've heard of it, but I thought it wasn't a real animal. And I have no idea what it is even supposed to look like. xD
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KJB-Believer-2014 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^.^ I actually drew this back in February, but I resubmitted it because of the update. I looked up that word, and apparently it's a medieval word for a horned viper.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I shoulda gone to Wikipedia. I looked on Google images and found something VERY different from that. xD
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KJB-Believer-2014 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I think you'll get some kind of mythical creature or something like that xD. I was able to find a good definition here actually:
dictionary.reference.com/brows…
Apparently, it can be a legendary monster, OR a deadly serpent.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHA! I very vaguely remembered that it had something to do with a chicken's egg and a basilisk. xD I think I read about it in a book on mythical creatures a loooong time ago.

It's a cool-looking thing, both the mythical version, and the deadly version.
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BlackAlbinoRabbit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
oh my hamster,i love this- you really captured the feeling of the wonderful quotes,the arboc looks so friendly and harmless,even if its so big and has sharp theeth,the whole picture is full of happyness and peace between the species...great job my friend<3 hurr,i also love this curious and up-to-adventure-look on the rattatas face^^
oh my hamster,world will be so wonderful then...i mean,its wonderful already,but then it will be awesomely perfect ,i cant think of anything more wonderful than everyone and everything getting along and living in peace <3
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KJB-Believer-2014 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^.^ The world will really be a wonderful place when Jesus begins His millennial reign soon. I don't think the world is a wonderful place today though because it's still under sin, and the curse back from Genesis 3, which is why I really look forward to that glorious future :squee: ! It's in that time when there will be REAL peace ^.^
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menslady125 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's cute.
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KJB-Believer-2014 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^.^
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PeachyDreamy Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Very cute! And nicely done! :dance: :heart: 
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KJB-Believer-2014 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^.^
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PeachyDreamy Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
You're welcome! :highfive:
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BudCharles Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Well despite being an Atheist this is one verse from the Bible that I like, but instead of waiting for someone else to do this, I believe we ourselves should start being peaceful and treat each other as equals right now, and with the rise of artificial meat in the next couple of decades, we might even begin to help animals be peaceful, finally ending the 4 billion year long killing spree that's defined life on Earth for nearly every species until now (or 6000 year long depending on your worldview).
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KJB-Believer-2014 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your reply ^.^ We should absolutely be respectful to each other and be selfless in regards to others' needs. But I believe mankind will never perfect this on his own, which is why I also believe this state of perfect peace can't exist until Jesus sets up His kingdom on earth.
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BudCharles Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
We can't just sit here and do nothing though. What if Jesus never comes and life is miserable for all eternity? We have to take action into our own hands, I mean if we do act, we either get peace from ourselves or peace from Jesus. If we don't act and just hope, we might never see peace in this universe.

I use the same logic with Quilavas. Sure there could be another universe with Quilavas, but I'm not just going to believe that exists without solid proof and just sit here. I need to work to make Quilavas real, to be absolutely sure, I can't just sit and hope.

From most of the things Jesus said, he actually wanted humanity to take things into our own hands. Sure he could come and save us from everything, but it'd be much more dignified if we did at least some of the work ourselves. The 11th commandment is a prime example of this, Jesus didn't say "wait for me to come and then love one another", he wanted us to start right now. Well right now 2,000 years ago, but that hasn't happened, so now would be as good a time to start as any.
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KJB-Believer-2014 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, in the meantime we must still love others and do good for one another when possible, but I know I'm still going to fail a lot and give into my own selfish ambitions from time to time (which is really frustrating!). It's a combination of action, and waiting.
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BudCharles Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Well you've always been nice and caring towards me :3
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KJB-Believer-2014 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, and you're very respectful as well ^.^
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BudCharles Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Awww thankies >W<
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Ninjendo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Awww this is so full of feels, I really like the idea of Rattata and Arbok being buddies heheh
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KJB-Believer-2014 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^.^
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Kidaelo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist
Your reference just totally made my day here. (: It's always been my dream to play with a lion. "Peace in the place of violence and hostility" is the world I want to be worthy to live in. Oh yes, and the expressions and level of happiness in your pictures always inspires me to just keep smiling. :) Lovely art. ^^ I do believe you're improving! :D
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KJB-Believer-2014 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^.^ I also find it incredibly comforting that though no one is worthy to attain to this peace, the Lord Jesus blesses those who repent and trust in Him by imputing His righteousness to us. It's certainly much more than I ever deserve ^.^
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Kidaelo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist
Just felt I had to let you know how you helped me, (: and may we be forever humbled in our meekness to the Lord. (:
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