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“Re” The Prefix of Apostolic Reformation By Apostle Tim Early

“Re” The Prefix of Apostolic Reformation By Apostle Tim Early

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By Apostle Tim Early

In the present reformation of the church, it is not alone the delicate task in merely returning us back to the right foundation, structure, and spiritual order of the early church. But by doing so … to strategically launching the corporate man ahead into where we were divinely and originally mandated to go from the start.

In acknowledging the original purpose of the early assemblies, interactive covenant Kingdom communities, metrons, cells, corporate saints and why it was established therein, we see clearly where it was purposed to take us NOW and beyond in the present administration of HIS Kingdom, from then, now, and beyond …

Though apostolic reformation is reforming foundations, it is not to legislate nor relegate the early Acts pattern to the past, nor to keep us stuck in a vacuum somewhere lost in time between 35 – 99 A.D. It is not to arrest the development of the anatomy and physiology of the body in its early stages, but to grow into becoming a fully mature corporate man {Psalms 133:1-3; Ephesians 4:13}, into the measure {degree}, stature {maturity}, and fullness {completeness} of Christ.

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Developing Others More than Self Promotion

Developing Others More than Self Promotion

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

A Question Asked for Leaders

Months ago, I was doing some research on social media concerning specific needs within the church of God when talking about leadership issues and problems.

So I put out this question to only apostolic leaders and apostolic ministers.

“What are some of the leadership needs that you are seeing or facing?”

One of the many answers that came back was to issue of leaders needing to develop others more then self promotion.

Jesus said on one hand,

“My doctrine is not Mine, but His [God’s] that sent Me. If any man will DO His [God’s] will, HE SHALL KNOW OF THE DOCTRINE [Gk: ‘teaching’], whether the doctrine be of God, or whether I speak [preach, teach the doctrine] of myself [whether I am making it up]. He that speaks of himself [or promotes his own self/flesh, ministry, church, or denomination] SEEKS HIS OWN GLORY [Gk: ‘honor, praise, worship’]: but he that seeketh HIS [GOD’S] GLORY that sent him, THE SAME IS TRUE [Gk: ‘not concealing, sincere’], and no unrighteousness is in him.” (John 7:16-18).

Then He said on the other hand,

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are going about the sea and the dry land to make one proselyte, and whenever he may be becoming one, you are making him more than double a son of Gehenna than you are.” (Matthew 23:15, Concordant Literal New Testament).

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The Apostolic Heretic Series Part 5

The Apostolic Heretic Series Part 5

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

Here we go again as I bring you another top 10 list on what an apostolic heretic is.

Let’s give you the definition as we always do of what an apostolic heretic is.

“The apostolic heretic is Jesus Himself. He is considered a heretic to satan’s kingdom and the world systems. He’s counter cultural.

The FIRST definition of heretic is, “A person who holds controversial opinions, especially one who publicly dissents from the officially accepted dogma of the Roman Catholic Church.”

Jesus was the perfect example of an apostolic heretic to the common belief systems and doctrines of His day.

So going through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to study the characteristics of what made Jesus what I am terming an Apostolic Heretic, just simply means: “An apostolic heretic is a person who pioneers a radical lifestyle, mindset, and way of communication from the common or normal way of life during the day and age in which he or she is currently living—he or she is completely counter cultural.”

This is what this future book is about.”Apostle Ricardo ‘Reason’ Butler

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I Wish a Christian Would Take Me to His or Her Church

I Wish a Christian Would Take Me to His or Her Church

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 7 of 7. You can read the others in the series at:

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Advancing the Kingdom through The Transference of the Ascension Ministries – Ephesians 4:11-13; Genesis 1:28 By Apostle Tim Early

Advancing the Kingdom through The Transference of the Ascension Ministries – Ephesians 4:11-13; Genesis 1:28 By Apostle Tim Early

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Apostle Tim Early

“And He [Jesus] gave some Apostles some, Prophets; and some, Evangelists; and some, Pastors and Teachers; FOR THE PERFECTING [Gk: ‘completing, maturing, building together’] OF THE SAINTS, FOR THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY [to produce after kind and likeness more five fold ministers/ministries], FOR THE EDIFYING [Gk: ‘building up’] OF THE BODY OF CHRIST [the Spiritual Temple of God]. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful [Apostolic], and multiply [Prophetic], and replenish the earth [Evangelistic], and subdue it [Pastoral]: and have dominion over [Teaching] … every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” (Ephesians 4:11-12, Genesis 1:26-28).

Let’s begin by highlighting a new selection of principles for each commissioning charge of Genesis 1:28. With each shall be a different term to describe something God is accomplishing through us in the Spirit of the Ascension Ministries – Ephesians 4:11.

Definitions shall follow each aspect of the 5-fold charge of Genesis 1:28. So, let’s begin our discovery. Blessings!

ApostleProphetEvangelistPastorTeacher

FruitfulMultiplyReplenishSubdueDominion
PlantationGerminationImportationCultivationCulmination

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Top 10 Blog Post Roundups about the Five Fold Ministry By Apostles Tim Early & Ricardo Butler

Top 10 Blog Post Roundups about the Five Fold Ministry By Apostles Tim Early & Ricardo Butler

Hello brothers and sisters, five fold ministry leaders, and emerging leaders!

Today I wanted to do a quick post about some of the top 10 articles here on Ricardo Equips Artistic Leaders about the Five Fold Ministry.

Five of the top messages will be from what the late apostle, Dr. Tim Early has written and the other five will be from what I have written.

This is all being put together in preparation of the soon coming Five Fold Ministry Facebook groups. There will be a small group:

  • for apostles,
  • one for prophets,
  • another for teachers,
  • the next one for pastors,
  • and of course lastly a group just for evangelists.

These groups are small groups created for:

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The Apostolic Dominion Mandate of Genesis 1:28 and Ephesians 4:11 By Apostle Tim Early

The Apostolic Dominion Mandate of Genesis 1:28 and Ephesians 4:11 By Apostle Tim Early

ApostleProphetEvangelistPastorTeacher

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Apostle Tim Early

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let him have dominion … And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and let them have DOMINION …” (Genesis 1:26, 28).

The Dominion Mandate is the 1st Great Commission in the scripture. It is God’s agenda for earth and the nations that spring out of it. It is the five-fold charge of Adam and correlates with the five-fold ascension ministries of Ephesians 4:11-13, “the perfecting, equipping, and maturing of the saints for the work of the ministry, the edification of the body of Christ …”

But before we go there, let us take a brief look at the characteristics and meaning of God’s five-fold charge to Adam, as we find our purpose and destiny through dominion.

  1. Be fruitful to bear fruit, to bring forth – John 15:16; Matthew 13; Isaiah 5:1
  2. To Multiply to increase with abundance – Isaiah 9:7; John 3:30
  3. Replenish the earth to fill, be full, and accomplish – Isaiah 6:3; Eph.1: 23
  4. To Subdue conquer, bring into subjection – Romans 8:37; 1st John 5:4
  5. To have Dominion tread down, subjugate – 1st John 4:17

Here, every purpose, calling, vision, gifting, potential, and destiny of the Lord in you is defined in these characteristics of the Kingdom. Whether you are in the ministry of helps, the ascension ministries of Ephesians 4:11, or functioning in the manifestations of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, it all flows out of what man has been originally given for.

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