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

"Equipping you in the Five Fold to Lead at home, in Ministry, the Marketplace, and in your local community!"

Ricardo Equips Artistic Leaders (R.E.A.L.) - "Equipping you in the Five Fold to Lead at home, in Ministry, the Marketplace, and in your local community!"

Important Developments for Regional Assemblages By Apostle Tim Early

Important Developments for Regional Assemblages By Apostle Tim Early

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By Apostle Tim & Theresa Early

1 – Come back to Mount Zion. I know that some think that ecumenical gatherings are the means for unity. But true unity comes from Mount Zion, where the Lord commands the blessing for evermore. Psalms 133:3: We are not trying to get into unity; we are already in HIS Unity through the Risen Head and Ascended Lord, Jesus Christ.

2 – When the brethren come together, the Lord has an agenda all of HIS own. He is destroying the wise men out of Edom, and the understanding out of the mount of Esau. Obadiah 1:1-10, 16-21

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Real Christianity – Fixed or Replaced By Ron Schwartz

Real Christianity – Fixed or Replaced By Ron and Karen Schwartz

Now before you read this guest post, there are elements of this article that I do not agree with and much of it that I do agree with. Out of respect for brother Ron Schwartz and my personal understanding of the overall message I have left his whole article intact. I did not seek to “edit it” according to my personal beliefs and what I teach concerning the five fold ministry.

I believe many (including those who are five fold ministers) have a lack of understanding of what the purpose of the five fold ministry is given to the church for. I DO, however, understand that what many (leaders and body members) have done with the five fold ministry is create another layer of clergy and laity. I personally don’t believe the five fold ministry is given to “just leaders”, I personal have taught that the every member of the Body of Christ has at least ONE of the five fold ministry gifts.

The whole purpose of THIS blog and website is to equip EVERY MEMBER OF THE BODY in at least ONE of the five fold ministry gifts. My mission on this blog has always been that you would learn how to identify one with the calling to be one of God’s servant leaders. And remember this: all of these leaders are SERVANTS OF GOD FIRST and leaders in the Body of Christ and the Kingdom of God SECOND!

Here are the different types of leadership callings within the Five Fold Ministry. The Five Fold Ministry is given to the Body of Christ universally, globally or worldwide. That means that they can function anywhere in the world as the Lord leads and as He expands their sphere of influence. They can also, as the Scriptures, says move “from house to house [what many call house churches] (Acts 2:46; 5:42), and this movement and travel can be all over the world. These ministers are listed in Ephesians 4:11 & 1st Corinthians 12:28 as well as other places through out the Word of God and are given in divine order (determined by grace, greatest responsibility, anointing, fruit, etc):

  1. Apostles
  2. Prophets
  3. Teachers
  4. Evangelists
  5. Pastors

I personally believe that though “Not all [are] Apostles. Not all [are] prophets, Not all [are] teachers …” (1 Cor. 12:29) in the sense that not all in the church HOLD THE LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITY, I DO believe that “… EVERY ONE OF US [EVERY MEMBER IN THE BODY of Christ] is given grace [a gift–at least ONE five-fold gift] according to THE MEASURE of the gift of Christ” and “… gave gifts unto men [ALL humanity] (Eph. 4:7-8). Basically, brother Ron and I have the same goal to replace the system, but from another angle. I seek to displace clergy and laity by birthing the royal priesthood of all believers actively ministering in a five fold gift. Ron seeks to displace the system by destroying it all together.

So that is MY personal stand before you read this article. My mission is to basically crush the clergy laity system by equipping all the members of the Body of Christ to lead as a nation of kings, priest, judges, lords, and saviors under the KING, PRIEST, JUDGE, LORD, AND SAVIOR of the Body and World!

That’s my mandate and I’m sticking to it. Enjoy Ron’s article. – Ricardo Butler

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Originally Published October 5, 2008

By Ron and Karen Schwartz

Where are the real Christians? In the wake of the Lakeland movement, it is apparent that Christians obviously do not understand what real Christianity is.

Everyone has friends who are part of institutional churches. Everyone can point to at least one Catholic, protestant denominational, or independent church friend who loves God. In fact, there seems to be no difference between many of those in institutional churches and those who are not. There are Christians in institutional and non-institutional churches who have strong faith, know their scriptures, raise godly children, live godly and productive lives, give time and money to charitable causes, and above all, love God. Consequently, at times it can be quite confusing to discern why the institutional church system is wrong. Perhaps we are simply making much ado about nothing …

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The Restoration of the Apostles are Sent to Bless and NOT Curse

The Restoration of the Apostles are Sent to Bless and NOT Curse

[Read, Study, Understand, Apply, LIVE, and Share YOUR Experience of Luke 2:21-40]

Apostle Ricardo Butler

With the return of the apostolic gift, anointing, dimension, ministry, office, function, responsibility, role, teaching/doctrine, fellowship, and anything else related to the apostles, there are still many who don’t understand why they are even here.

Many pastors and other church leaders (elders, church staff, board directors, deacons, denominational leaders, etc) still look to them as a threat to whatever they are personally doing in their congregations.

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Rebuilding the Nations Through the Apostolic Dimension By Apostle Tim Early

Rebuilding the Nations Through the Apostolic Dimension By Apostle Tim Early

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By Apostle Tim & Theresa Early

In the theological context, the prophetic ministry became the fore-running dimension for the apostolic. The Old Testament, which is largely regarded as prophetic, prepares the way for the New Testament, which is largely apostolic. John the Baptist {in the spirit of Elijah} gives foreclosure to the Old, while preparing the way for Jesus Christ, the forerunner of the New. One is termination and the other is germination. It is transitioning into a new order. However, it does not suggest that the prophet is obsolete now that the apostle is in view.

In the re-building of the nations, the apostolic {with the prophetic} plays an intricate role in reshaping our present culture through the core values and dynamics of the Kingdom. The Kingdom, then, becomes the priority over the nations, as there is presently a progressive unfolding of a new infrastructure, a city within a city, a people within a people, and a nation within a nation, more than an organization, but a divine organism, the DNA of God Himself in earth form …

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Some Christians Try to Act like They Have No Problems

Some Christians Try to Act like They Have No Problems

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

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Real Christianity: Brotherhood or Egocentricity? By Ron and Karen Schwartz [REBLOG]

Real Christianity: Brotherhood or Egocentricity? [REBLOG]

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Originally posted September 15, 2008

By Ron and Karen Schwartz

Brotherhood is a characteristic of Christianity that is next to non-existent among Christian leaders today. Brotherhood has become watered down to the point where it now means nothing more than good friendship, fondness, personal accountability, and, in some cases, subjugation to a leading human authority. Although there can be some merit to the “brotherhood” found in these things, there remains one aspect of true brotherhood that is never discussed or embraced by today’s Western Christian culture.

“I have no need of you …”

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Spiritual Parentage 12 Member Facebook Group (Hosted By) Apostle Ricardo Butler

Apostolic Fatherhood, Mentorship, and Oversight, Leadership Development Group

What’s up future leader!

Hello my name is Ricardo Butler!

I’m passionate about helping and equipping emerging Kingdom-minded ministers to be strategic, creative, artistic, innovative, entrepreneurial, and cutting edge problem solving Five Fold Leaders like yourself and to understand how to greatly increase the church’s impact in its work for the Kingdom of God so that your, family, church, ministry, or business result in tangible fruit in God’s Garden!

Throughout the second half of the 2014 leading up to February 2015, I’ve been doing some research among various five fold ministry leaders throughout the Body of Christ.

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