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

"Equipping emerging ministers to be five fold leaders and spiritual parents in the home, ministry, and marketplace!"

Ricardo Equips Artistic Leaders (R.E.A.L.) - "Equipping emerging ministers to be five fold leaders and spiritual parents in the home, ministry, and marketplace!"

Though Head of the Household, Still a Servant First

Though Head of the Household, Still a Servant First

[Read, Study, Understand, Apply, LIVE, and Share YOUR Experience of John 1:19-28]

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

I wrote a few articles ago about being the Head of the Household, which surprisingly turned out to be the top read article within the last 90 days. I thought that was cool.

Today we take a look at the character of John the Baptist and see if we can come down off of our dictatorship high horses in the home. We want to talk about six identity (building security in Christ) truths today. These truths are that we are:

  1. Not Perfect
  2. Supportive Voices of God
  3. To Make Straight the Lord’s Way
  4. To Take Slave Status
  5. Think Soberly
  6. We are Your Servants

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3rd Day {3D} Principles By Apostle Tim Early

3rd Day {3D} Principles By Apostle Tim Early

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By Apostle Tim Early

For a few moments we are going to delve into some areas of discussion for your edification and discernment. We want to begin by highlighting certain terms, phrases, and meanings of the language we preach and teach, and the language of the Kingdom which has become a Life-Giving and Life-Changing Nature. People often say we must live what we preach, but in truth, we must preach what we live, and we preach HIM who is living Large in us! After all, it’s the Father’s House, the Expansion of His Mansion in the earth, the Habitation {to be desired} of the Lord.

This message is prayerfully designed {LIFE by Design} to get us to stretch beyond the boundaries and parameters of our previous thinking, into a massive infusion of present day truth through present day meaning, demonstration, and prophetic articulation. Here, we will lay some foundational principles for your consideration, to thrust us forward into new thresholds and pioneering frontiers {left ear, right ear, and frontier, lol}.

 

 

The THIRD DAY Church

The Third Day church is a progressive revelation of the glorious church along with or in part the approaching of 3rd millennium since Christ’s resurrection, and the deeper reality of living out HIS resurrection and Ascended LIFE now in the corporate saints. Heading toward 3000 years now, we have yet to match date to date on our calendars but we are simply walking out the kairos in our chronos time.

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7 Things I Wish I Had Done Differently as an Apostle

7 Things I Wish I Had Done Differently as an Apostle

7 Things I Wish I Had Done Differently as an Apostle

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

The Scriptures say,

“If anyone wants to provide leadership in the church, good! But there are preconditions: … He must not be a new believer, lest the position go to his head and the Devil trip him up.” (1st Timothy 3:1-2, 6).

The King James says,

“Not a novice [Gk: ‘Newly planted, a young convert (“neophyte”)’], lest being lifted up with pride [Gk: ‘To envelop with smoke, i.e. to inflate with self-conceit:–high-minded, be lifted up with pride, be proud’] he fall [Gk: ‘To fall on, be entrapped by, or be overwhelmed with:–fall among (into)’] into the [false] condemnation of the devil [the accuser of the brethren].”

A “neophyte” is defined as,

  1. A person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief.
  2. A new convert to a religion.
  3. A novice in a religious order, or a newly ordained priest.

Now I am not a new believer and though I was training and being discipled into the apostolic 3 to 4 years prior to my ordination on June 4th, 2010, I was still new! I was new to the apostolic and I was a novice, new to a subject, skill, belief, and in the use of the anointing for that apostolic dimension.

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Genesis (In The Beginning) By ReAsOn DiSciPLe

Genesis (In The Beginning) By ReAsOn DiSciPLe

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By Apostle Ricardo Butler

Let’s get started in our Scriptures for this message. The Word says,

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God said, Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion … over all the earth … So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion … over every living thing … upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:1-3, 26-28).

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:1-5, 9, 12-13).

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“Genesis (In The Beginning)” was the very FIRST Christian hip-hop song that I ever wrote when I was on my prison bunk on January 8th, 2005. It was after I was studying the characters of Moses when God calling him to confront Pharaoh and David when he was getting ready to fight Goliath.

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Got MELCH? By Apostle Tim Early

Got MELCH? By Apostle Tim Early

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By Apostle Tim Early

“And was designated by God to be High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow [dull] to learn. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need MILK [Got Milk?] not solid food [Got MELCH? or the revelation of Jesus Christ which produces within us unto full maturity?] Anyone who lives on Milk [Got MILK], being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food [strong meat] is for the MATURE, who by constant use have TRAINED themselves to distinguish good from evil …” (Hebrews 5:11-14 {also Hebrews 6:1-5}, NIV).

The Kingdom purpose and mandate of the church can be traced back to Dominion in Genesis 1:26-28, affirmed in the corporate grace of ancient Israel in Exodus 19:5-6, and confirmed in numerous new Covenant scriptures such as 1 Peter 2:5, 9; Revelation 1:5-6; and 5:10. Each reveals in part the revelation of HIS demonstration and the demonstration of HIS revelation to rule in earth as Kings and Priests unto God, thus, the king-priest ministry.

These are not the only scriptures by far, but do remember, the context of this message is king-priest in scope, character, purpose, and vision. We deal in the overall, and in some specifics here of the dimension of the Melchizedek Order as oppose to the past glory of an Aaronic order. For the Aaronic order is limited in scope and vision. The Aaronic order of today’s trend is basically sectarian and ministers to its own kind, clan, culture, and cluster. The Aaronic order if you will, is prejudice {pre-judge} in priesthood, but not the universal unfolding of the Melchizedek Order.

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The Controversial Confusion Around the Evangelist, Missionary, and Apostle

The Controversial Confusion Around the Evangelist, Missionary, and Apostle

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

I bring you the final definition in the series of some of my favorite definitions of the five fold ministry. Most of them have come from Apostle Wolfgang Simson and his The House Church Book.

In this message we going to switch it up a bit, because there seems to be a confusion about the functions or differences between an Evangelist, a Missionary, and an Apostle. These three roles are not the same thing, and one of them is not even part of the five fold ministry!

Then there is the other extreme that all our reach efforts are actually Evangelistically lead instead of Apostolically and Prophetically spearheaded. If anything the Evangelist aids in what God has set first and second on the Chief Cornerstone—Christ.

So let’s see what’s going on in all this mess.

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The Realities of the Pastoral Anointing

The Realities of the Pastoral Anointing

The Realities of the Pastoral Anointing

The Realities of the Pastoral Anointing

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

As in the previous three blog articles I gave my favorite definitions of the apostle, prophet, and teachers. Today I give you my favorite definitions of the pastor (and of course finally the evangelist). But this definition isn’t as rosy and cheery as the other one.

Don’t get my wrong I have MUCH respect for the pastoral ministry. It’s time for these brothers and sisters to rest for the heavy weight they have had to carry all these years. Praise God for ALL of the five fold ministry being restored back to the Body so that the pastor doesn’t burn out.

So let’s hit it!

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