The Eternal now is not actually about Hypocrites or Christians, its about people [the human race] being blind to who God really is. Some people think that God is far off and that the only way to get to him is through religion and working hard at doing good things. The speech bubble in this painting says : observe the void before your very eyes, This is christ saying that the people are blinded to the truth that God is now! they are crucifying the very one they searching for, because they don’t see or perceive that God right in front of them.
He is not back in the past, you cant work towards him with good works because you think he’s in the future! He is eternally now! He’s everywhere at once, our past, our present and our future. God is now, he is in this moment right now, he is tangible and relational, and can only be approached through faith in Christ, not by human works or efforts. You cannot work your way to God through good works or religion, to find God and experience him you must first believe that he exists and that he is also a rewarder of those who seek him by faith. God came to bring us into relationship with himself, but the people in this painting are void of vision, they don’t recognise or percieve God is now before their very eyes. The coloured bird represents God’s spirit descending on mankind, ready to enter the lives of those who recognise who he really is.