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!"

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

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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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The ‘I AM’ Identity Series Pt 2: The Character & Image of God—Jesus Christ

The ‘I AM’ Identity Series Pt 2: The Character & Image of God—Jesus Christ

And Truth (as my Character) (John 4:21-24; Eph. 6:14; 1 Tim. 3:15; 3 John 1:3-4).

Apostle Ricardo ‘Reason’ Butler

What’s good emerging leader of God! We are going to get into this second lesson about our identity in Christ.

Of all the lessons this one is probably the most important AND it this lesson is also the one that is a continuing development of your identity as well. What I mean by that is that your spiritual gifts, talents, past experiences, personality bents, and the things you are passionate about are pretty much apart of your make up or was imparted to you in the new birth.

In one of my personal value statements as I’ve mentioned before, which is what birth this message series, it says,

“I AM a Worshiper of God in Spirit (God’s Anointing) and Truth (as my Character) who loves (with the Passion of) the Lord with all my heart (I serve with my Spiritual Gifts), with all my mind (from where I draw my Experiences), with all my soul (comes my Personality), and with all my strength (by my natural Abilities)!” — ReAsOn DiSciPLe

Today we are talking about “I AM a Worshiper of God in … Truth (as my Character).”

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Process is Not Punishment By Apostle Tim Early

Process is Not Punishment

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By Dr. Tim and Theresa Early

Upon answering the significantly important question in your pursuit as to what purposefully you are called and given for into a more strategic functionality and positioning to advance the Kingdom on earth, there is another depth and meaning to the answer thereof which is clearly defined or termed as PROCESS.

Process is perhaps one of the most interesting discussions among many, and is not to be viewed as a negative principle. Process, as delicate our understanding can be therein, and by perception as to what we feel it may mean to us, is not always believed by some as deemed necessary in every happening and matter.

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The ‘I AM’ Identity Series Pt 1: The Father’s Presence & Glory—His Spirit

The ‘I AM’ Identity Series Pt 1: The Father’s Presence & Glory—His Spirit

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

Welcome back to the first lesson of this 7 part series. In our last message called “The ‘I AM’ Identity: 7 Part Blog Series Introduction” I covered the some of the Biblical principles, characteristics, and even the benefits of who we are and our identity in Christ.

This whole series is based upon only FIVE major Scriptures, and they are as such:

1. “Oh yes, You SHAPED me first inside, then out; You formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank You, High God—You’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, You know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, You watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before You, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.” (Psalms 139:13-16, The Message).

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