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Watercolor Wednesdays- Hello King

September 11th, 2019

Watercolor Wednesdays- Hello King

Hello Kings! Today I am writing to you about something that is so important to your spiritual health. I'm just going to dive right in, and keep this short and sweet and hopefully to the point.
Why do I say "Hello King"? It's because of what God tells us way back in the beginning of the Bible. In Genesis 1:26 it says " 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." We are made in God's image, and that is the image of a king. We are given dominion over all the things in the earth. A king can't rule in the territory of another king, by default he would lose his authority to the higher power. So God created Earth and placed man here to rule it as his territory. God rules in Heaven, we rule here. Based on that, if you think believing in Jesus, being a Christian, means that when you die, you get to finally be a king when you get to Heaven, sorry but that's just not true. When you go to Heaven, you lose your authority because you've now entered God's territory, where he is ultimate ruler and Lord.
So what does this mean? It means we were DESIGNED to rule and reign right here on earth, right now as we are living. Each of our lives was designed with a purpose to impact our own world. Not for our glory, but for God's. Even though he has created this territory for us, and placed us here with full authority, He has technically sent us as Ambassadors from His Kingdom. This means we must represent his laws and mandates here in our territory. It must look just like the Kingdom according to the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:10 which says, "your kingdom come, on earth as it is in Heaven." The laws are written in the eternal Word, and no matter what growing up in a democracy has taught you, you cannot change or debate that law. What the king said, goes.
There is so much to unpack about this one verse in the Bible (Genesis 1:26) and all that it implies. But today I just want to focus on the basic outline of truths it represents. If you're familiar with the fall of man, you know that Adam sinned and brought us all into the curse. God didn't destroy mankind because of what Adam did, but we were disconnected from Him because of it. God is holy and this had to happen because God cannot change. He couldn't change His holiness to reconnect with us. So He designed the plan of redemption for us through Jesus. When Jesus resurrected, we got our relationship back. We regained our status as Royalty through the blood of Jesus.
As a believer, you need to recognize your royalty. Don't let religion or the devil's condemnation make you think that you were designed to be subject to the devastation of this world. In every experience of pain, loss, defeat, lack, God has designed a way out for you. He has written tools for triumph. It's all housed in His Word. In the written Word, in our relationship with Jesus, and in the partnership we have with the Holy Spirit. If you hear this message today and know that you are designed as royalty with Christ but don't fully understand what that means, comment below and I will pray for you. I'll ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the mysteries to you. You can also subscribe and follow my channel to learn more about this revelation. I am a member of a local church called House of Jubilee Ministries. It is located in Euclid, Ohio. If you ever wish to join me, please reach out! We teach Kingdom principles every Sunday at 11:30 am. There is also a facebook page for my church where we post videos during each sermon. I'll put the link in the description below.
I want to thank you for reading. I've linked the video if you want to see me painting more fireflies in a jar and hear this message. I hope you have a great rest of your day!

Watercolor Wednesdays- The Word of a King

September 5th, 2019

Watercolor Wednesdays- The Word of a King

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!

Currently Showing

March 28th, 2019

Currently Showing

I am excited to announce that two of my paintings have been accepted in the Gallery Show for Valley Art Center titled "Observation Conservation" Art that explored the beauty of nature, threats facing our world and demonstrates how to protect and conserve our natural ecosystems.
The show opens tomorrow night, Friday March 29th, 2019 from 6-8pm. And will remain on display until May 8th, 2019. If you are around the Chagrin Falls, OH area, please make plans to stop in! The Valley Art Center is open Mondays - Fridays 10am-4pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm.

My paintings are inspired by my personal exploration of nature locally and around the world. I make it a point to take time and soak in my surroundings, whether on a hike or a camping trip. There are more than 30 artists featured at this show, so it is definitely worth your time to stop by! All artwork is available for purchase.

Thanks for reading,
Brittany (Bert)