Why is a child’s Jesus “Prince of Peace” painting sought after? A masterpiece, it amazes believers and scientist alike
What is the story behind the sought-after “Prince of Peace” the resurrection painting of Jesus?
This now-famous Jesus “Prince of Peace” painting was miraculously created by an 8-year-old child prodigy in only 40 hours! Yet this inspiring portrait of Jesus was years in the making. Much to the shock of her atheist mother and agnostic father, beginning at age 4, Akiane Kramarik’s mind has been filled with images of Jesus, heaven, and angels.
When only 4, Akiane told her astonished parents that she had been to heaven with Jesus. In fact, this was her simple explanation of her mysterious absence of several hours – during which time they frantically searched for her. (More of the Akiane’s story can be found in her biography, Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry.)
Following Akiane’s visits to heaven, she was determined to capture her heavenly experiences. From age 4 to 8, she created hundreds of sketches. She also fascinated her parents with descriptions of her heavenly dreams, visions, and messages from Jesus.
At age 6 Akaine was asked by her Lord and Savior, Yeshua, to share the real face of Jesus with the world by painting a portrait of Jesus that would capture His compassion and His love of all mankind. With her parents’ help, Akiane began to search in earnest for someone on earth who’s facial features resembled the images of Jesus she had experienced in her heavenly encounters with Yeshua, Jesus our Messiah.
Desperately wanting to paint portraits of Jesus, Akiane spent endless hours in malls, stores, and public events searching for the right face. Her search went on for over a year – no one she saw resembled Jesus! Totally undone and frustrated, Akiane asked her family to pray with her as she went to God for help. She prayed, “I can’t do this anymore, God. This is it. I can’t find anyone by myself. I need You to send me the right Model.”
The very next day, Akiane’s prayers were answered!
The doorbell rang. The visitor was a bearded man, over 6 feet tall, with strong hands and a warm smile. His demeanor was a balance of meekness and poise. He was a modern-day carpenter! Akiane said in Lithuanian, “Tai jis! – This is He!”
The mysterious carpenter God had sent to Akaine was available for only 3 days, yet Akiane was so thankful! She sketched him from every possible angle. Then, at age 8 and in just 40 hours, the Jesus “Prince of Peace” painting was created!
This was over a decade ago. Today the internationally acclaimed “Prince of Peace” painting is recognized by believers around the world as the Real Face of Jesus.
Soon after the resurrection painting of Jesus “Prince of Peace” was completed, the media frenzy began, beginning with Oprah Winfrey’s attention. Akiane’s appearance on Oprah’s show was followed by hundreds of guest appearances around the globe.
In 2014, Akiane’s Jesus “Prince of Peace” painting was featured in the bestselling book, Heaven is for Real, the true story of 4-year-old Colton Burpo’s encounter with Jesus during his heavenly near-death experience. After seeing an array of images of Jesus, Colton Burpo, the subject of the book, identified the “Prince of Peace” painting by Akiane Kramarik as the Real Face of Jesus as he experienced the Lord while in heaven.
Even scientists are amazed by the “Prince of Peace” painting and Shroud of Turin similarities.
Could the Jesus “Prince of Peace” painting be the Real Face of Jesus image seen in the Shroud of Turin?
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