Ricardo Equips Artistic Leaders (R.E.A.L.)

"Equipping you in the Five Fold to Lead in Ministry, in Music, or the Marketplace!"

Ricardo Equips Artistic Leaders (R.E.A.L.) - "Equipping you in the Five Fold to Lead in Ministry, in Music, or the Marketplace!"

I WAS AFRAID!!!

I WAS AFRAID!!!

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

The Scriptures say in two very similar stories,

“And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard Thy voice in the garden, and I WAS AFRAID, because I was naked; and I HID myself. Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So He DROVE OUT the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” (Genesis 3:9-10, 23-24).

“Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that Thou art an hard man, reaping where Thou hast not sown, and gathering where Thou hast not strawed: and I WAS AFRAID, and went and HID thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. And CAST ye the unprofitable servant into OUTER darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 25:24-25, 28, 30).

Three things that I want you to see here:

  1. These two were afraid
  2. These two HID
  3. These two were both kicked out

First and foremost, I’m not here to talk about these two. I’m writing to talk about me.

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EPISODE 055 – The Good that Should Come out of All Kingdom Leadership [PODCAST]

EPISODE 055 – The Good that Should Come out of All Kingdom Leadership [PODCAST]

Apostle Ricardo Butler

In this weeks podcast, I speak on the truth that if God is GOOD then all of His leaders should be GOOD and show forth that good in their lifestyles, leadership, ministries, businesses, conversation, messages, behavior, and in all that they do.

THIS IS PART 4 OF A 4 PART SERIES!

 


 

STUDY, UNDERSTAND, & APPLY …

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Genesis 1:31, KJV).

“God looked over everything he had made;
it was so good, so very good!
It was evening, it was morning—
Day Six.”” (Genesis 1:31, The Message).

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Apostolic and Prophetic Leadership Patterns By Apostle Tim Early

Apostolic and Prophetic Leadership Patterns By Apostle Tim Early

If you would like to submit a guest post/teaching, click here @ Guest Post.

By Apostle Tim & Theresa Early

Deborah was a prophetess and a judge of Israel, the wife of Lapidoth, and a leader to thousands. The children of Israel came to her for judgment. Judges 4:4-5. In verses 6-16, Deborah accompanies Barak {the apostle if you will} as she declared for him to take 10,000 men to engage the enemy Sisera. Here, Barak would only go if Deborah was with him {Apostle and Prophet – Ephesians 2:20}. In chapter 5 of Judges, we discover the song of Deborah and Barak {apostle and prophet} for the word of the Lord and the song of the Lord are one and the same. The scripture {chapter 5} further acknowledges that when the villages ceased in Israel, Deborah arose as the mother in Israel, and in verse 12 she is to awake, utter her song, arise, as Barak lead the captivity captive {Ephesians 4:8; Psalms 68:18}

In this I see a wonderful picture of Deborah and Barak as a prophet – apostle team.

Again, the spirit of the apostle was long manifested before the ascension ministry apostle. The apostolic spirit was manifested throughout the Old Covenant, but took on the set order and administration in the new.

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The Restoration of Apostolic Doctrine

Restoration of Apostolic Doctrine

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

I want to start this short message with a foreshadow or typification from the Old Covenant. I want you to journey with me and see if you can catch the revelation of what I am about to share in this article. So I am going to go in total different direction of what many are probably teaching on this subject.

The Restoration of God’s Temple

The Scriptures say,

“The copy of the letter that Tatnai, governor on this side the river, and Shetharboznai, and his companions the Apharsachites, which were on this side the river, sent unto Darius the king:

They sent a letter unto him, wherein was written thus;

Unto Darius the king, all peace.

Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands.

Then asked we those elders [five fold ministry leaders], and said unto them thus, Who commanded you to build this house, and to make up these walls? We asked their names also, to certify thee, that we might write the names of the men that were the chief of them.

And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house [Body of Christ] that was builded these many years ago, which a great king [that would be JESUS] of Israel builded and set up. But after that our fathers [the church full of wolves that came in AFTER Paul died] had provoked the God of heaven unto wrath, he gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar [the Roman Catholic Church system] the king of [Mystery] Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this house, and carried the people [of God—the Church] away into [Mystery] Babylon.

But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God [the Body of Christ]. And the vessels also of GOLD AND SILVER [take note of this ‘gold and silver’] of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar TOOK OUT of the temple [the Body of Christ] that was in [NEW SPIRITUAL] Jerusalem [from above], and brought them into the temple [church systems] of [Mystery] Babylon, those did Cyrus the king take out of the temple of Babylon, and they were delivered unto one, whose name was Sheshbazzar, whom he had made governor; and said unto him, Take these vessels, go, carry them [RESTORE THEM BACK] INTO the temple [Body of Christ] that is in [NEW SPIRITUAL] Jerusalem [from above], and let the house of God [the spiritual Body of Christ] be builded in his place. Then came the same Sheshbazzar [who represented the apostolic], and laid the foundation [the apostles’ doctrine of the person of Christ IS the FOUNDATION laid] of the house of God [the Body of Christ] which is in [NEW SPIRITUAL] Jerusalem [from above]: and since that time even until NOW [today] hath it been in building [a long process still going on], and yet [STILL] it is NOT finished.” (Ezra 5:6-16).

There was a time in the Old Testament where the Israel was carried into captivity (a type of “Dark Ages”) and the gold and silver was taken out of the temple of God and put in the temple of Babylon. Later the cry from heaven came for the people of God to “COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE!” And with that came the restoration of NEW SPIRITUAL JERUSALEM. The gold and silver is symbolic for the teachings and doctrine of the apostles.

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I Don’t See Much Difference in the Way Christians Live Compared to Others

I Don’t See Much Difference in the Way Christians Live Compared to Others

I was recommended a podcast to listen to by a business brother of mine in Christ named Amos Johnson Jr. over there at the Church for Entrepreneurs.

I think the podcast had something to do with business, but I was interested in some other things that I came across on the website. There was a particular article that caught my attention called, “Seven Common Comments Non-Christians Make about Christians” by Thom Rainer. He is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources.

This is actually part 4 of 7. You can read the others in the series at:

  1. Christians are against more things than they are for. “It just seems to me that Christians are mad at the world and mad at each other. They are so negative that they seem unhappy. I have no desire to be like them and stay upset all the time.”
  2. I would like to develop a friendship with a Christian. “I’m really interested in what they believe and how they carry out their beliefs. I wish I could find a Christian that would be willing to spend some time with me.”
  3. I would like to learn about the Bible from a Christian. “The Bible really fascinates me, but I don’t want to go to a stuffy and legalistic church to learn about it. I would be nice if a Christian invited me to study the Bible in his home or at a place like Starbucks.”

In today’s article I want to address the third issue, which is, “I Don’t See Much Difference in the Way Christians Live Compared to Others”. And that point he wrote,

“I really can’t tell what a Christian believes because he doesn’t seem much different than other people I know. The only exception would be Mormons. They really seem to take their beliefs seriously.”

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Continuing with Apostolic and Prophetic Revelation By Apostle Tim Early

Continuing with Apostolic and Prophetic Revelation By Apostle Tim Early

If you would like to submit a guest post/teaching, click here @ Guest Post.

By Apostle Tim & Theresa Early

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under the foot of men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; that it gives light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:13-16).

The apostolic dimension, as well as all other aspects of corporate body life, is not given to the local ministry assemblages alone, but to the earth. In the mind of God, there is a definite and distinct purpose for the gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12:4-1. The same with the ministry of helps in Romans 12:4-8 and 1 Corinthians 12:28, the ascension ministries of Ephesians 4:11, and eldership in Acts 14:23 and Titus 1:5. For one thing, the Heavenly Father is calling the local assemblies to demonstrate the Kingdom in the earth, moving pass the confines of worship centers, into the rhythm and heartbeat for which we were given according to Genesis 1:28. Note below …

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