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

"Equipping you in the Five Fold to Lead in Ministry, in Music, or the Marketplace!"

Ricardo Equips Artistic Leaders (R.E.A.L.) - "Equipping you in the Five Fold to Lead in Ministry, in Music, or the Marketplace!"

8 Leadership Revelations from the Birth of Jesus

8 Leadership Revelations from the Birth of Jesus

[Read, Study, Understand, Apply, Live, and Share YOUR Experience of Matthew 1:18-25]

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

Have you ever heard this statement?

“Leaders are made, not born.”

I beg to differ. Technically and logically we are all born. A leader cannot be made before he is actually born.

So leaders are first born and then made! In fact, Jesus was BORN to LEAD! In sort of a Q&A between Jesus and Pontus Pilate I learned this revelation below:

“My Kingdom is not of this world [Gk: kosmos, meaning ‘the system or orderly arrangement of the whole or some part of human society’]: if My Kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is My Kingdom not from here.” (John 18:36).

Pilate had asked Him,

“Are you a king then?”

Christ answered,

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A Few Words Regarding the Understanding of the Scriptures By Teacher L. Ray Smith

A Few Words Regarding the Understanding of the Scriptures By Teacher L. Ray Smith

Today’s the post is a guest post by one of my earlier mentors in Christ who showed me all I know about the Teaching Gift & Teaching Ministry. I believe L. Ray Smith to be more doctrinally sound then most of these so called apostles in today’s Church. Unfortunately, L. Ray Smith passed away a few years ago, so you can say that I am honoring him again as I did before after he passed back then with this post. If you would like to submit a guest post/teaching, click here @ Guest Post.

By Bible Teacher L. Ray Smith (RIP)

A few personal thoughts before I really get into this subject. Through the years God has revealed a bit of wisdom to me, and it goes something like this: If something is false (actually, factually, and literally false), then all honest scholarship and study done on that particular subject will only further verify its falsehood. If, however, something really is true (actually, factually, and literally true), then all honest scholarship and study done on that particular subject will, likewise, only further verify its truthfulness.

No amount of research will eventually prove that evolution is the explanation of our existence on this Earth. That’s because the theory is false! And this principle, I believe, applies to the study of any subject. So we have nothing to fear.

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EPISODE 044 – 4 Things You Can Get out of a Minister’s Sermon [PODCAST]

EPISODE 044 – 4 Things You Can Get out of a Minister’s Sermon [PODCAST]

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

What’s good y’all!

It’s been a very loooong time since I have done a podcast. So this is the first podcast of 2015.

And today we are going to learn about 4 things that we should be getting out of every message from the minister of God, especially behind the pulpit!

Play Podcast(s) (1 Hr, 14 Mins, 56 Secs | 68.7 MB):

 

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Elijah Prophetic Company By Apostle Tim Early

Elijah Prophetic Company By Apostle Tim Early

Turning the hearts of the father to the sons …
and the sons to the father … Malachi 4:4-6
Prophetic Ministry through Kingdom Order and Stability

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

By Dr. Tim and Theresa Early

Marked below in part are the following 8 “T’s” of development in the progressive revelation of Elijah and Elisha … father to son … love, leadership, legacy, through lineage … May you discover who you are to be connected to in the Spirit for such a river to flow in your life, and through the lives of others … Amos 3:3.

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The ‘I AM’ Identity Series Pt 7: Natural Born Gifts, Talents, & Abilities

The ‘I AM’ Identity Series Pt 7: Natural Born Gifts, Talents, & Abilities

And with all my strength (by my natural Abilities) (Dan. 1:4; Matt. 25:15; 1 Pet. 4:11).

Apostle Ricardo Butler

The Scriptures say,

“Children in whom was no blemish, but well favored, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ABILITY [Heb: ‘Vigor force, in a good or a bad sense or capacity, means, produce”–ability, able, force, fruits, might, power, powerful, strength, substance, wealth’] in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.” (Daniel 1:4).

“And unto one he [Jesus] gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several [own] ABILITY [Gk: ‘Force; miraculous power (usually a miracle itself):–ability, abundance, meaning, might, mightily, mighty, mighty deed, (worker of) miracle, worker of miracles, power, strength, violence, might (wonderful) work’]; and straightway [immediately] took his journey.” (Matthew 25:15).

“If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ABILITY [Gk: ‘Forcefulness:–ability, might, mightily, power, strength’] which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” (1st Peter 4:11).

The dictionary defines “ability” as, “The quality of being able to do something, especially the physical, mental, financial, or legal power to accomplish something; a skill, talent, or capacity.”

The dictionary defines “skill” as, “Proficiency, facility, or dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience; a developed talent or ability; an art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body.”

The dictionary defines “talent” as, “A marked innate ability, as for artistic accomplishment; natural endowment or ability of a superior quality.”

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The ‘I AM’ Identity Series Pt 4: Unpacking Spiritual Birthday Gifts [ULTIMATE GUIDE]

The ‘I AM’ Identity Series Pt 4: Unpacking Spiritual Birthday Gifts

With all my heart (I serve with my Spiritual Gifts) (Matt. 4:10; 1 Cor. 12, 13, 14; Eph. 4).

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

Before we get into this, if you don’t have time to read this article, you can download the PDF e-Book version and read at you own pace, by right-clicking and saving as to you computer by clicking here –>> The ‘I AM’ Identity Series Pt 4 Unpacking Spiritual Birthday Gifts [ULTIMATE GUIDE]

“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou SERVE [Gk: ‘(a hired menial). To minister (to God), i.e. render religious homage:–serve, do the service, worship, worshiper’].” (Matthew 4:10).

“As every man hath received the gift, even so MINISTER [Gk: ‘To be an attendant, i.e. wait upon (menially or as a host, friend or teacher); technically to act as a Christian deacon:–minister (unto), administer, serve’] the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1st Peter 4:10).

Every believer has at least one Spiritual gift from the day that you are born-again in the Lord.

I always say that there are three levels of Spiritual Gifts.

  • 30 Fold, which is the spiritual gifts listed in 1st Corinthians 12. Every member of the body (as a babes in Christ) get’s at least one of these gifts. Though I hate to give the things of God names, you can call these “Birthday Gifts.” For many, this is the highest you will ever go if you stay walking around with a carnal mind.
  • 60 Fold, which are the ministry gifts listed in Romans 12 and some other places throughout the Scriptures. Eventually, as you mature in Christ He will empower you for a ministry. For some folks this is the highest you will ever go if you don’t begin to walk out of your religious and churchy mindset.
  • 100 Fold, which is what has now popularly been called the Five Fold Ministry leadership offices or Ascension Gifts. When the Lord thinks that you are faithful, able, and teachable (plus a bunch of other biblical traits of Himself) as He qualifies you, you will move up to a leadership level in the Body and personally carry His authority throughout the earth and in the Body.

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The ‘I AM’ Identity Series Pt 3: The Passion & Burden of Christ

The ‘I AM’ Identity Series Pt 3: The Passion & Burden of Christ

Who loves (with the Passion of) the Lord (Rom. 5:5; 1 John 2:5; 1 John 3:16; 1 John 5:3; 2 Cor. 5:14).

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

God has given you some of His heart, passion, desire, burden, vision, mandate, values, and interests. This is about what you believe is important. You will carry a Cross and die for certain causes in the Lord. And then there are other things that you could care less about. Ask yourself what has the Lord put deep down in side of you that you feel that God has given you to execute.

A desire has been burning in you for a long time. This is not a passing fancy but something that has burned in you for a while. It might be a desire to warn people of certain dangers. It might be a desire to encourage and lift believers up. Whichever direction it takes, this thing has taken hold of you and will not let go.

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