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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!"

Five Fold Ministry Truths That No One Talks About Pt. 1

Five Fold Ministry Truths That No One Talks About Pt. 1

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

I’ve always wanted to know how the Five Fold Ministry functions according to certain parables that Christ gave concerning Himself and the Church or God the Father and the children of God.

There are many illustrations that are given and the Apostle Paul even shows how he functions as an apostle in those illustrations such:

  • The church is a family
  • The church is a field
  • The church is a building

I generally hear these three the most, but what about the other many parables throughout the Scriptures that no one talks about concerning the function of the five fold ministry? I got these word pictures courtesy of the John Maxwell Leadership Bible (NKJV) from the section titled, “New Testament Pictures of a Leader”.

In this 4 part series we will discuss how the five fold ministry functions in these parables of relationships:

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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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Five-Fold, Four-Fold, One-Fold, or Folding Under By Apostle Tim Early

Five-Fold, Four-Fold, One-Fold, or Folding Under

An imaginary conversation – but very real indeed

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By Dr. Tim Early

The Student: “Hey, it’s really great to be a servant of the Lord! To serve and not trying to be seen, to give and not to selfishly get, to understand and not always trying to be understood, Wow! Being a servant of the Lord and one to another is rather cool, hey! Just living for Jesus!”

The Mentor: “Yes, I agree! But you’re not hitting first base unless you are a part of the five-fold ministry, you know, the CLUB!

The Student: “Five-fold ministry, ah … why … what’s that?”

The Mentor: Well you know, the 5-Fold Ministry is the only ministry in the church worth fighting over. It gives you titles, prestige, honor, and lots of rewards. In fact, you can get a pretty good salary being one of them if … you play all of your cards just right. And just think of the power and prestige you get when you are a Five-Fold Minister. Why, I think about it a lot!”

The Student: “Really!”

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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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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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Integrity in Teaching Uncompromised Truth

Integrity in Teaching Uncompromised Truth

Apostle Ricardo Butler

Have you ever had an older brother or sister who when your parents weren’t around was “in charge?” Or even worse, did you have an older sibling who when your parents weren’t around they seems to make up rules “in the name of mom and dad” just so they could get you to obey them for their benefit?

That’s what is going on in the church when the question of having integrity in teaching the uncompromised truths of the Scripture. I already talked a little bit about “The Restoration of Apostolic Doctrine” in another article. So you can go there to check that out. This will be sort of a part two, but more so with dealing with the heart of the issue for the lack of the apostles’ doctrine.

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