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

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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!"

The Apostolic Heretic Series Part 4

The Apostolic Heretic Series Part 4

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

With many more series to come we are now on part 4 of the Apostolic Heretic Series.

Many have caught on to the message and what the Apostolic Heretic Series is about as it has piqued their interest! There have been a few others who did not understand it. And yet there are others who thought I was saying that today’s apostles are heretic, which is further from the truth.

So I posted on social media the revealing of WHO and what an Apostolic Heretic is. I posted …

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Change of Season Regardless of the Current Temperatures we are Experiencing By Apostle Tim Early

Change of Season Regardless of the Current Temperatures we are Experiencing By Apostle Tim Early

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By Dr. Tim Early

 

Beloved, “It’s a New Season,” {Your New Season, your appointed time, Your New Year begins with a NEW YOU …} regardless of the current temperatures you are now experiencing. {Ecclesiastes 3} …

For some it may appear to be frigid cold weather while entering the {Spiritual} Spring season, and to others it may appear to be unseasonably warmer weather for the beginning of their apparent Winter.

But truth is, the weather, though unseasonably warm or blizzard cold does not negate the simple yet profound truth that your expected season of the Lord is ALREADY HERE, and your CHANGE is COME. No weather conditions can forfeit or delay your destiny and God’s design for your LIFE. No changes in the temperature will change your appointed season.

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Angelic Help in some Ideas on How to Raise Your Kids

Angelic Help in some Ideas on How to Raise Your Kids

[Read, Study, Understand, Apply, LIVE, and Share YOUR Experience of Luke 1:5-25]

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

John the Baptist’s Dad

There are so many things that can distract us from the direct blueprint that God will have for us in raising up godly children that Love God and Love others. I mean there is work, time with your wife, and the expectations of others or whatever. How about unbelief in the blueprint?

What if you were handed by God the pure answer to every question you ever had on how to raise up your children to be the greatest men, women, parents, business people, ministers, or whatever God has called them to be? Would you stick to that plan? Would you dump the plan?

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A Parable from the US Army on How to Hear God

A Parable from the US Army on How to Hear God

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

(I served in the US Army at my last duty station of Fort Polk, Louisiana with Dining Facility Headquarters and Headquarters Troops, 1st Squadron, 2nd Armor Calvary Regiment from 1998 to 2001 – “Always Forward”)

There are two main principles of hearing God. I am going to use an illustration or teach you the way Christ would; with a parable. In the army we have what we call …

  1. General Orders
  2. Specific Instructions (also called Special Orders)

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The Arsenal of Tools that God the Father Gives to His Royal Priesthood

The Arsenal of Tools that God the Father Gives to His Royal Priesthood

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

Hey mentors, equippers, elders, and spiritual parents who are servant leaders in the body of Christ. The Lord has entrusted me, you, and the rest of us out there to help the universal church to be all we can be as well as be successful with His people.

So I want to mention some of the arsenal of Kingdom tools that Father has given us in Christ by the Spirit to be the most effective. It is us we are called to bring up the people of God in the unity of the faith and spirit unto the perfection or spiritual maturity of Christ so that we all may be thoroughly equipped for every good work, ministry, and calling that builds each other up in love as we spread God’s glory and His Kingdom all over the nations through the process called discipleship.

These tools are not only for us as lead ministers to build His holy temple of living stones together for a permanent dwelling place for the Lord, but every believer as a royal priesthood can use these tools as well. We are also called to help them understand how to use these tools by the Spirit as well.

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Leading the Family of God from God’s Perspective

Leading the Family of God from God’s Perspective

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

I want to start with the Word of God.

ALL Elders (Five Fold Ministers/Leaders) are Spiritual Parents, Not Just the Apostle

The Scriptures say,

“And when they had ORDAINED THEM ELDERS IN EVEY CHURCH and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed. For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ORDAIN ELDERS IN EVERY CITY, as I had appointed thee.” (Acts 14:23 & Titus 1:5).

“Rebuke not an ELDER, but ENTREAT [encourage] HIM AS A FATHER; and the younger men as brethren [brothers]; [ENTREAT or encourage] THE ELDER WOMEN AS MOTHERS; the younger as sisters, with all purity.” (1st Timothy 5:1-2).

“I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake. I write unto you, FATHERS [elders are fathers and mothers], because ye have known Him [the Father] that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. I have written unto you, FATHERS, because ye have known Him [the Father] that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the Word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.” (1st John 2:11-14).

“Honor thy father and thy mother [ORDAINED ELDERS are fathers and mothers]: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Children, obey your PARENTS [elders are fathers and mothers; PARENTS] IN THE LORD: FOR [Gk: ‘BECAUSE’] THIS IS RIGHT. Honor thy father and mother [ORDAINED ELDERS are fathers and mothers]; (which is the FIRST commandment WITH PROMISE;) that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers [ORDAINED ELDERS are fathers and mothers], provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up [train up a children] in the nurture and admonition of the Lord [in the WAY (Christ is the WAY) they should God and when they are old (spiritually mature, ELDERS) they will not depart from the Father].” (Matthew 19:19 & Ephesians 6:1-4).

Discipleship or Sonship?

Did you know that the words “disciple” or “disciples” are no longer used after the Book of Acts? The words are not used in the book of Romans in the New Testament/Covenant or any book after that. As a matter as fact the last time both words are used were written in the same verse.

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Apostolic Rebranding Season 4: Spiritual Parenting, Mentoring, Equipping, & Leadership

Apostolic Re-branding Season 4: Spiritual Parenting, Mentoring, Equipping, & Leadership

Apostle Ricardo Butler

Welcome brothers and sisters, friends, and newcomers to the NEW Ricardo Equips Artistic Leaders (R.E.A.L.), LLC website!

As the title says, I’m calling this new re-branding “season 4”, which simple means that the Lord is bringing me to another level in Him to be conformed into His image again for His purposes and new season in my life.

If you have been with this blog/ministry/business from the beginning back in January 2012 you know that while the name, Ricardo Equips Artistic Leaders, has stayed the same. The reason why is that my name is still the general mission that God has given to me no matter who I am called to serve.

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