Watercolor Wednesdays- The Word of a King
This message was preached by DeJeanne Woulard (first daughter of Apostles' Willie & Michelle Trotter @ House of Jubilee Ministries).
As believers in America specifically, we have to study what a kingdom is because we live in a democracy. We have grown up learning that church and government are separate. This was established to protect the church. In a kingdom, the meaning of the church is the Senate. Senate refers to the people, not a place. When a king speaks, He is establishing Law (not expressing feelings). Scribes would constantly follow a king and write down everything he says.
When the President speaks his wishes, it can take years for that to become law (if it ever does). There are discussions, debates, a vote. That is why we think we can debate the Word of God. Compare God's constitution (the Bible) which starts with "In the beginning God created..." versus the U.S. constitution, "We the people...". A king's Senate is meant to take the Word of the King, as He said it, and send it out as law.
Religion and democracy have caused us to be deceived about our place in God's creation. Understanding the Kingdom will put us back where we belong with God. Christianity has become a religion. It's hard to live up to all the rules man has created. We end up leaving the church because of it. Religion has always been against Jesus. Jesus damned the religious leaders because not only did they not enter the kingdom, they blocked other people from entering it as well.
Understand that God's laws cannot be debated or changed. Psalm 119:89-90 says, "Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides." He established the earth with His Word, and it abides. There is therefore now no condemnation. You and your mortal self cannot change God's eternal Word.
Ecclesiastes 8:2-4 says to Obey the King, " Obey the king’s command, I say, because you took an oath before God. Do not be in a hurry to leave the king’s presence. Do not stand up for a bad cause, for he will do whatever he pleases. Since a king’s word is supreme, who can say to him, “What are you doing?”
Be in the King's presence and wait for Him to speak over you. His word becomes law. He can extend favors and a personal law to you. Stay in His presence. He is your manufacturer, He is your owner, He purchased you, He knows you. Bottom line: a King's word is supreme. He has the BEST intentions for us.
A king is obligated to keep his word. Matthew 5:17-18 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished." Jesus came to fulfill the Law. The Bible has examples of times where a king had to keep his word, even when it was difficult. Jacob tricks Isaac for the blessing. Esther went before the king and a law was spoken that results in him killing his friend.
If Jesus didn't die holy then God's word in Genesis 1:26 would have been a lie. "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
When you don't understand the Word, that is how Satan deceives you. He makes us question the Word. Deception means to take away truth in an underhanded way. Don't even allow Satan to talk to you about God's Word like Adam and Eve did (reference Genesis 3:1-4). For those that really seek God, they can find Him. Those that are just listening can go home and say "that was a nice story." (reference Luke 8:9-10) Guard yourself! Satan wants your mind, your will and your emotion.
Three characteristics about a king's word:
1- A king's word represents himself.
In the time that Jesus was born, Caesar was king. This was the perfect time to grasp the message of the Kingdom because the people had a king and lived in a kingdom. Everywhere that the king established himself, he sent a representative of his law and the people in the area lived by that law.
2- A king's word can be sent.
Matthew 8:5-13 tells the story of the centurion soldier who asked that Jesus simply send his word to his home and his ailing servant would be made well. He understood that when a king's word is sent forth, it can accomplish its task as well as if the king himself were to go. Jesus exclaimed "I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel (in the time of the Israelites)" In all of history it was a Kingdom person who showed Jesus the greatest faith. Be like THAT person!
3- A king is one with his word.
John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
"He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" (Romans 8:32) He gave you His Word. What are you eating? Everything else you do with your time (social media, gossip, television) feeds your doubt. Only His Word is meat for your life.
You have to be born here to be a citizen of our country. So you have to be born again to become a citizen of God's Kingdom. Your faith/your belief makes you whole. You cannot say anything outside of God's will. You can't change a King's Word. It comes automatically with inherent rewards and inherent consequences. And it abides.
If this message spoke to your heart and moved you in a way to learn more about God, Jesus and His Kingdom, please send me a message. Leave your prayer requests in the comments below. His Word only has to be sent to accomplish its goal. Miracles, signs and wonders are what God wants for you. Ask Him to show you His Glory!