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

"Equipping Hip-Hop Artists of God to be Five Fold Leaders to inspire, impact, and influence the music ministry, industry, and culture!"

Ricardo Equips Artistic Leaders (R.E.A.L.) - "Equipping Hip-Hop Artists of God to be Five Fold Leaders to inspire, impact, and influence the music ministry, industry, and culture!"

The Spirit of Sonship Pt 5 The Role of Fathers by Apostle Don Atkin [VIDEO]

The Spirit of Sonship Pt 5 The Role of Fathers by Apostle Don Atkin [VIDEO]

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By Apostle Don Atkin

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A Quick Survey for Fathers, Husbands, and Leaders in the Home (Sorry Ladies)

A Quick Survey for Fathers, Husbands, and Leaders in the Home (Sorry Ladies)

 

 

Do you have a question about music ministry/business for an upcoming podcast?

Hey, how are you doing!

 

My name is Ricardo Butler of Five Fold Fatherhood Leadership. I’m taking a quick survey of the men in my online community. I’m not trying to sell you anything or sign you up for anything. I’d like to ask you EIGHT questions. There are no right or wrong answers, and it will take you no more than A FEW minutes of your time. (Sorry ladies. :-( My wife and I will have something for you all a little bit later.)

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MIC Assembly Network Interview of Taletha Thompson

MIC Assembly Network Interview with …

 

Taletha Thompson

 

TALETHA THOMPSON / Y.E.S. KIDZ @ http://yeskidz.weebly.com/index.html

TALETHA THOMPSON / Y.E.S. KIDZ @ http://yeskidz.weebly.com/index.html

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Tell us a little bit about yourself. The before Christ, how did Christ call you, and where are you at with Christ today?

 

I grew up knowing about the Lord. I was taught how to pray at an early age. I always feel the need to help other children who have low self-esteem, who have been bullied, and have no place to turn. The Lord laid on my heart heavily that I should help kids. That’s when He gave me the vision to start my own organization, Y.E.S Kidz (Young, Equipped and Saved). At first, it was Kidz For Christ but I realized other organizations were using the name. Due to lack of resources I didn’t get serious about it until 5 yrs later in my late teens, when I heard the voice of God for the first time. I was crying myself to sleep asking God for help, so I wouldn’t sink deep in the traps of the enemy. After that I fully surrendered to God’s will and His way. Today I am saved, trying to stay on the right path, obeying His will, and changing myself daily to be all that I can be.

 

Who has He called you to reach, help, minister too, or serve in your business?

 

God has called me to show salvation to the lost kids and unloved souls that most youth are burdened by and to make Christianity fun, exciting, and inviting to young people. I also strive to help kids know Christ and to make Him known. My ministry is Y.E.S Kidz (Young, Equipped and Saved).

 

Our mission statement at Y.E.S Kidz is that we believe it’s always the right time to make a change and impact on the youth that are hungry for something more and yearn for something different. Y.E.S Kidz is a safe haven for kids, teens and young adults. It will allow one to know and get closer to God in a fun non-traditional, non-judgmental, and non-denominational way. This way we can reach out to the youth, encourage adults in difficult times, spread the Word of God and bring together unity in the young generation under God.

 

This organization will be a center for kids and young adults to go for support, counseling, and tutoring for kids who want to succeed in life. It will serve as a safe place for kids to stay after school to keep away from drama so that parents may feel at ease. There will also be a support system for women and men.

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Spousal Support [REPOST] By Ricardo Butler

Spousal Support

THIS IS A RE-POST BECAUSE OF THE SITE CRASH I RECENTLY HAD THAT DELETED SOME PAGES, ALSO DELETED SOME BLOG POSTS

[Read/Study 1st Samuel 19:11-17]

 

By ReAsOn DiSciPLe

 

I was reading 1st Samuel 19:11-17 and it struck me that Michal, Saul’s daughter was more faithful to David then her own father. Which is funny to me because in Saul’s plans to harm David she was meant to be that success for Saul’s purposes. It seems to me that Michal became a strong ally and supportive wife to David over her dear old dad. Talk about the irony!

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True Covenant Friendship is Rare By ReAsOn DiSciPLe

True Covenant Friendship is Rare

 

[Read/Study 1st Samuel 20:1-23]

 

By ReAsOn DiSciPLe

 

True friends are rare. We all know that. We have all heard the saying and all its different variations. Good friends are hard to find in the world. Even worse, they are even harder to find in the Body of Christ.

 

Now I LOVE the WHOLE body of Christ and I hardly doubt anyone who knows me would not doubt that. I love Christ and I love His wife (my mother, the mother of us all from above—the Church of the Living God). As far as the children (sons and daughters) of God, especially in the music ministry, finding people to team up with that are like minded in their approach on how to execute and advance Kingdom strategies is even harder.

 

Now I don’t want to go over again ways to build unity. I talked a lot about that already in a blog post and a podcast. You can check those out here:

 

  1. 006 – “9 Ways to Unite Holy Hip-Hop” [PODCAST]
  2. “What Would You Do For Holy Hip-Hop Harmony?”

 

I was reading some more about the friendship that David and Jonathan had and it just rare in today’s church and world. I mean I have friendships like that, but not all of us do. So where can we look for new friendships to build into quality fellowship?

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Expansion By Ricardo Butler

Expansion

Ricardo Equips Business Start Ups BUSINESS COURSE @ http://www.ricardoequips.com/ecourses/business/

Ricardo Equips Business Start Ups BUSINESS COURSE @ http://www.ricardoequips.com/ecourses/business/

“And Adam knew [Heb: ‘to be intimate (have sexual intercourse)’] Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.” (Genesis 4:1, KJV).

 “Adam slept with Eve his wife. She conceived and had Cain. She said, ‘I’ve gotten a man, with God‘s help!’” (The Message).

 

We already talked a little bit about reproducing yourself in others, thus expanding your business a bit by adding new team members and pouring out all that you can about your business into them.

 

And we talked about building your family members as your first team members. The world usually teaches the opposite by saying that you should never mix business with family. But God only puts His children in the work and ministry of His Household. The key for that is for them to be MATURE before working for the Lord. That’s the real problem. They haven’t been disciples (PREPARED, TRAINED, EQUIPPED, EMPOWERED).

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Happy Love Day and some other Bad News from RicardoEquips.com

Happy Love Day and some other Bad News

It's LOVE week!

It’s LOVE week!

 

By ReAsOn DiSciPle

 

Today is February 14, 2013 and I would like to give a shout out to all those lovers and couples out there! Not only to you who have someone for this love day. I would like to give special props and blessing upon those who are doing the single thing this time around.

 

I just wanted to keep this short and say Happy Valentines Day to you all!

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The Choice Between Two Women By ReAsOn DiSciPLe

The Choice Between Two Women

By ReAsOn DiSciPLe

 

It's LOVE week!

It’s LOVE week!

[Read/Study 1st Samuel 18:17-30]

Ah yes, it’s the week of Valentines again! Don’t you just love all the red and pink hearts everywhere? To be honest, I am not too fond of it. Don’t get me wrong. I love my wife. I am just not a fan of what we call “holidays.” Not Christmas, not Easter, not Birthdays, etc. I think the only holiday I actually celebrate and love doing it is Thanksgiving. I think mostly because I get to EAT! LOL!

 

Anyway, have you ever had to choose between two women (or two men for the women)? There are multiple stories in the Bible where certain characters in the Bible had to choose between two women. Here are some examples:

 

  • Abraham: Sarah and Hagar
  • Jacob: Leah and Rachel
  • Samson: Samson’s Wife & Delilah
  • Solomon: He had more than 2. He had 700!

 

Those are some of the ones that came off the top of my mind. I know there are many more than that. But today I want to talk about King David and his FIRST choice between two women. I believe David eventually had a total of 7 wives but in the beginning he was only given two options. They were …

 

  1. Merab, which means in Hebrew, “Increase. To cast together i.e. increase, especially in number; also to multiply by the myriad:–increase, be many, be manifold, be more, multiply, ten thousands.”
  2. Michal, which means in Hebrew, “Rivulet. Properly, a container, i.e. a streamlet:–brook.”

 

I don’t know if you know the whole story. These two ladies are both Saul’s daughters. Merab the first to be offered to David by Saul in an attempt to get him killed by the Philistines. Well it was more to lure him into being the king’s son in law so that he can control David and send him out to battle the Philistines.

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Importance of Chain of Command in Business By Ricardo Butler

Importance of Chain of Command in Business

 

 

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Ricardo Equips Business Start Ups BUSINESS COURSE @ http://www.ricardoequips.com/free-business-courses/

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.” (Genesis 3:7-13, The King James Version).

 

“Immediately the two of them did “see what’s really going on”—saw themselves naked! They sewed fig leaves together as makeshift clothes for themselves. When they heard the sound of God strolling in the garden in the evening breeze, the Man and his Wife hid in the trees of the garden, hid from God. God called to the Man: “Where are you?” He said, “I heard you in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked. And I hid.” God said, “Who told you you were naked? Did you eat from that tree I told you not to eat from?” The Man said, “The Woman you gave me as a companion, she gave me fruit from the tree, and, yes, I ate it.” God said to the Woman, “What is this that you’ve done?” “The serpent seduced me,” she said, “and I ate.”” (The Message).

 

Now the normal “minister” will address these verses as blame shifting and not taking responsibility, which it is, but I’m taking this in another direction. I know there are people who have taught on what I am going to share, I’ve just never heard of any so far. So I’m going to share what the Lord has revealed to me concerning business that many people seem to not want to touch on this topic. Hence, the reason why I haven’t heard any one teaching on it.

 

Before we get too deep into this, let me say that this message is going to be longer than normal. We are going to talk about chain of command. I didn’t cover this in chapter 1 on the message called End Product, which I should have.

 

God had told them,

 

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon 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 the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.(Genesis 1:26-28).

 

Adam was given authority over this serpent. Eve had this authority too, even though she was the new girl! So Adam and Eve both had authority of over the beast of the field (since they both together were given dominion over all the animals) to tell him what to do (again, looking at this from the perspective that he is a bad employee/customer).

 

My question I have to throw out there is this: What is the chain of command if this was a business setting?

 

Well we already established that God was the Founder and CEO of the business, so that would make Him at the top of the “food chain.” Our Scripture reference for this truth is,

 

“But I would have you know, that the head OF EVERY MAN IS CHRIST … and the head of Christ IS GOD.” (1st Corinthians 11:3).

 

According to this verse, God is the CEO, Founder, and President of the company! He is the man in charge at ALL times, even when He is NOT around, He IS THE BOSS!

 

Who comes next? Well that would be Adam! Adam was created (‘hired’) first to work for and with God. Why do you think God called out Adam first? If I were some of these women out there, not that there is anything wrong with being independent and in charge, but why would you want to if God has set His order up with man first. If I was a woman I would be like, “Adam, you’re the man in charge! And God doesn’t look too happy! YOU handle that!” That’s how I would be!

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Unattached By ReAsOn DiSciPLe (Prod By) Soul Theory Productions

“UNATTACHED”

Dead To Flesh Records Presents ... ReAsOn DiSciPLe's | The 'MC' (The Messiah Christ) Disk 2: The Last Revelation @ http://vibedeck.com/reasondisciple/the-mc-messiah-christ-disk-2-the-last-revelation

Dead To Flesh Records Presents … ReAsOn DiSciPLe’s | The ‘MC’ (The Messiah Christ) Disk 2: The Last Revelation @ http://vibedeck.com/reasondisciple/the-mc-messiah-christ-disk-2-the-last-revelation

From: The ‘MC‘ (The Messiah Christ) Disk 2: The Last Revelation
By: Apostle ReAsOn DiSciPLe the ApOsToLic PoEt©

Produced by Soul Theory of Soul Theory Productions
Written: May 13th, 2012

Song inspired by: The Story of Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

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1st Verse

 

I gotta do right/ move nights/

From darkness/ heartless/ shoot fights/ I see boo like/

Regardless/ I’m not part of this/ shoot dice/ pool life/

Cue white/ ball the 8 targeting/ move Nikes/

I keep steppin’/ she be in the streets erection/

I pray to Jeez direction/ I heed/ stay on my knees/ protection/

From myself/ I’m so weak affection/

I need help/ so I yell,/ “PLEASE, this stress is

Like a pressure!” Release pipes bust wide open/

Cry soakin’/ If I die tonight Christ why no sin/

You see I believe You like I know Him/ I know men/

Worse off/ first off I need the Church, the Cross/

I’m frozen/ I’m lost/ This cold wind/ in my heart/

But You chose men/ to go and solve/

A problem by building a bridge/ to where You live/

I go off/ the edge I’m not feeling this kid/

 

Chorus (2x)

Why are you always on my mind/
For a hot second I be doing just fine/

Let’s rewind it back/

Take beelines on back/

To Christ and be Unattached/

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