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

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

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

Dividing Asunder of Soul and Spirit By Apostle Tim Early

Dividing Asunder of Soul and Spirit By Apostle Tim Early

By Apostle Tim Early

According to Hebrews 4:12 the Word is quickening and quite powerful, and surely makes alive. It is sharper than any two-edged sword and pierces into the dividing asunder {separation and distribution} of soul {Adam} and Spirit {Christ} with a purpose of making a distinction between whether living life largely from the soul realm alone or dominion of {and through} the spirit.

This principle is confirmed in 1 Corinthians 15:45 as many would live life in an unillumined soul {The first Adam} void and alienated from the LIFE of God instead of the quickening Spirit and LIFE – giving nature of the “Last Adam,” Christ Himself. Yet, many continue in bewilderment without understanding of what the soul and spirit is, lumping them altogether with no further consideration as to what they really are.

Continue reading

Understanding Purpose and Destiny By Apostle Tim Early

Understanding Purpose and Destiny By Apostle Tim Early

Excerpts from our books, Purpose and Destiny, Corporate Destiny, and from courses in our Global Leadership Institute

By Apostle Tim Early

“That the purpose [setting forth, proposal or intention] of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calls you.” (Romans 9:11).

“In Whom we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined [pre-destiny] according to the purpose of Him Whom works all things after the counsel of His own will.” (Eph. 1:11).

Beloved, persons, places, and things may all be defined with a distinct given purpose.

Television, clothes, shoes, books, tables, and exterior homes all have purpose, but no destiny. The electricity in your garage has purpose, but no destiny. The bill you have to pay is given with a purpose, but no destiny. Instead, whomever the Lord places HIS breath of life into has both purpose and destiny. That is the difference between a thing that is merely purposed, versus someone that is born and destined to be. Even unbelievers have a divinely given purpose and destiny, as it is not confined to being members of the body of Christ.

In the principles of purpose and destiny, bear in mind that destiny demands fulfillment, and purpose expression. Both are the two-witness principle, as life is not about purpose alone. Both are essential for the fulfillment of what you were created for. For purpose without destiny is like having no real life at all. It’s like being on earth illegally. Therefore, we must define life from a sense of destiny, by God’s purpose and design for our life, fulfillment, and the completion of God’s eternal purpose. We are to consider chiefly that God has a purpose in each of us to be fulfilled, for we are purposed and perfected with a purpose, and destined and designed with destiny.

Continue reading

EPISODE 065 – Roadblocks & Frustrations Pt 4 Keeping Up with How God Stretches Us [PODCAST]

EPISODE 065 – Roadblocks & Frustrations Pt 4 Keeping Up with How God Stretches Us [PODCAST]

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

We are back on the podcast trail after a long break because of the holidays around here.

I went from my wife and I having our 9th year wedding anniversary, Veterans Day (a big day for myself), Thanksgivings, and then my 37th birthday! Then we will take another break for Christmas and New Years too.

Continuing on our track, we are still talking about the frustrations the saints are feeling from the roadblocks that are keeping us from that desire of our heart that we so want from our heavenly Father.

This is part 4 of the series (as there are much more still to come) and again, all of these are responses from a survey I put out months ago to which I am still getting responses on that survey.

Survey Responses that I will be addressing in this podcast are:

  1. “Trying to keep up with being stretched”
  2. “People turn not to understand me and what I preach and having no mentor who understand me”

Continue reading

Abraham’s Seven Separations By Apostle Tim Early

Abraham’s Seven Separations By Apostle Tim Early

Defining Moments and Crucial Turning Points in our Destiny

If you would like to submit a guest post/teaching, click here @ Guest Post.

By Dr. Tim and Theresa Early
FAP International

http://www.ricardoequips.com/apostletimearly/

Like Abraham, we too, are on a journey, a charted course, and a bold new discovery. In our progression and pursuit, we make some of the most important decisions towards our destination, knowing that predestination is simply “Pre-Destiny,” our destiny foreknown by God, conceived in HIS mind, and manifested in the earthly sphere.

It is in this all important development that we come to understand our purpose, not merely in some intellectual treatise, but in that inner witness and in the unfolding and shaping of events in our life.

Continue reading

David’s Three – Fold Anointing By Apostle Tim Early

David’s Three – Fold Anointing By Apostle Tim Early

If you would like to submit a guest post/teaching, click here @ Guest Post.

By Dr. Tim and Theresa Early

http://www.ricardoequips.com/apostletimearly/

Whenever the Lord is to anoint you for service in the administration of HIS Kingdom, it is not exclusive to gifting {charismata} alone, but is smeared upon our character and manhood before ministry as well. Surely, it is a delicate process that encompasses much more than the visibility of being in the work of the ministry {For some, it is public success versus private failure}, but with the compositional and {spiritual} chemical changes within us for maximum yield in the steadfast counsel {Proverbs 8:14} of God.

As in the scriptural confirmation of Acts 1:8, the saints receive power after the Holy Ghost is come upon them, but with a progressive unfolding indeed. Here, there are those that are specifically anointed & appointed in ministry for Jerusalem, Judea, and for others, Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the world. There is a difference or distinction of clarity in anointing for one that has a more localized grace to remain in Jerusalem, and there is a difference and distinction of clarity in anointing in those given to the nations.

Continue reading

Apostolic Judgment and Church Discipline! By Apostle Tim Early

Apostolic Judgment and Church Discipline! By Apostle Tim Early

If you would like to submit a guest post/teaching, click here @ Guest Post.

By Dr. Tim and Theresa Early
FAP International {Ephesians 2:20-22}

Apostolic Judgment is the anointing, authority, and the agenda of the Spirit released through apostles and apostolic elders in setting things into divine and spiritual order, governmental foundation and functionality of focus, proper alignment, and in establishing right relationships in the local assemblies, and the regional transformation of cities, towns, provinces, and communities through a relation-ship based ministry.

The motivation of apostolic judgment and church discipline is not contingent on how authoritative a few or more may claim to be, nor does it hinge upon emphasis how gifted we are among others. But apostolic judgment is a core Kingdom component and steerage mechanism designed through God to set into order the things that are lacking {Titus 1:5-9}, and to establish through the principle of the Kingdom that divine order equals divine presence …

Continue reading

Apostolic Resilience

Apostolic Resilience

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

Do you want to know one of the most powerful traits of an apostle and apostolic people? Resilience!

The dictionary defines resilience as,

  1. The ability to recover quickly from illness, change, or misfortune; buoyancy.
  2. The property of a material that enables it to resume its original shape or position after being bent, stretched, or compressed; elasticity.

The cost of apostleship is high and great, but the experience, wisdom, and awesome things that happen on the journey from being called to standing in apostolic office is the greatest high on the planet.

To serve the Father, the Lord, His Bride, your measure of rule and the nations in such a capacity is just exciting!

Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: