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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!"

3 Interesting Definitions of the Five Fold Teacher

3 Interesting Definitions of the Five Fold Teacher

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

Moving on to the next five fold ministry gifts as the Scriptures says,’

“And God hath set some in the church … THIRDLY TEACHERS [Gk: instructor (gen. or spec.), doctor, master, teacher] …” (1st Corinthians 12:28).

The Greek word for “set” means, “To place (properly in a passive or horizontal posture):–appointed, committed, conceived, given (as a gift to the Body and Bride of Christ), ordained, purposed, put, set (forth), settled, sink down.”

And “thirdly” simply means, “In the third place, rank, or order.” Remember, they are set thirdly because of their role according to Proverbs 24 to …

“ … and by knowledge shall the chambers [of the house/church] be filled with all precious and pleasant riches [of God’s truths and holy pearls].” (Proverbs 24:4).

If you back up to verse 3 it says wisdom (the apostolic) builds first and understanding (the prophetic) establishes the house secondly.

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The Crucible of Change! By Apostle Tim Early

The Crucible of Change! By Apostle Tim Early

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By Apostle Tim Early

There is a place in God where we can’t pray some things away, or fast some things away at all. Well, you can try, and try sincerely, but don’t think for one moment that our exhaustive attempts is going to settle the matter of and in itself, when in truth, it is the Lord, who SETTLES {ed} the Matter according to the counsel of HIS own WILL, in HIS choosing, His Abiding, and in HIS good pleasure.

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will HIMSELF restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast. To HIM be the Power forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Peter 5:10-11, NIV).

That is why it is important for saints to have a strong foundation on the Eternal Judgments of the Lord in Hebrews 6, the counsel of the Lord, HIS divine intention, the Judgments of God, and God’s way of doing things … From beginning to end, HIS counsel stands, and He will do all HIS pleasure. Isaiah 46:10; Ephesians 1:11, 3:11

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7 Mindset Options for Five Fold Ministry Leaders to Consider

7 Mindset Options for Five Fold Ministry Leaders to Consider

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

There are seven mindsets that every five fold minister must deal with concerning himself and those whom he/she is called to minister to.

Whether you are an Apostle breaking into a new culture, or a Prophet bringing the Word of the Lord to nations, a Teacher discipling believers up in the Lord, or a Pastor feeding the flock with the milk of the Word, or an Evangelist out in the streets bring the Gospel of the Kingdom you will have to deal with these 7 types of mindsets.

This is why Christ’s FIRST command is REPENT, which means “to think differently or afterwards, i.e. to reconsider, change your thinking, and to renew your mind.”

To “repent” simply means to change your mindset or perception or you’re your understanding about something and think about it the way God wants you to see it—from His perspective.

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Developing Others More than Self Promotion

Developing Others More than Self Promotion

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

A Question Asked for Leaders

Months ago, I was doing some research on social media concerning specific needs within the church of God when talking about leadership issues and problems.

So I put out this question to only apostolic leaders and apostolic ministers.

“What are some of the leadership needs that you are seeing or facing?”

One of the many answers that came back was to issue of leaders needing to develop others more then self promotion.

Jesus said on one hand,

“My doctrine is not Mine, but His [God’s] that sent Me. If any man will DO His [God’s] will, HE SHALL KNOW OF THE DOCTRINE [Gk: ‘teaching’], whether the doctrine be of God, or whether I speak [preach, teach the doctrine] of myself [whether I am making it up]. He that speaks of himself [or promotes his own self/flesh, ministry, church, or denomination] SEEKS HIS OWN GLORY [Gk: ‘honor, praise, worship’]: but he that seeketh HIS [GOD’S] GLORY that sent him, THE SAME IS TRUE [Gk: ‘not concealing, sincere’], and no unrighteousness is in him.” (John 7:16-18).

Then He said on the other hand,

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are going about the sea and the dry land to make one proselyte, and whenever he may be becoming one, you are making him more than double a son of Gehenna than you are.” (Matthew 23:15, Concordant Literal New Testament).

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From the Book, “From Visitation to Habitation”, The New Jerusalem is YOU! By Apostle Tim Early

From the Book, “From Visitation to Habitation, The New Jerusalem is YOU!”
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Apostle Tim Early

Revelation Chapter 21

1. The new heaven and the new earth is connected to the principle of 2 Peter 3:10. Here, the elements are burning with fervent heat. The elements here is the elementary foundation of men, whom, in Proverbs 1:22 love simplicity. Such mindset is outer court bound, and refuses to advance beyond adolescence into adulthood. The old heaven and earth is not merely the physical substance that we behold with our natural eyes, but it is the way we perceive with our heart & mind. For the passing away of the old is a way of thinking, first!

This truth further reveals that God is a consuming fire as recorded in Hebrews 12:26-29. This restoration by fire carries both the restorations back to His purpose through a divine process. This fire here is a purifying fire, a fire that changes one into another form. Like the fire upon the believers in Acts 2, so is there a consuming fire to purify us unto His glory. The fire will try old order concepts about God, heaven, hell, eternity, etc.
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Change of Season Regardless of the Current Temperatures we are Experiencing By Apostle Tim Early

Change of Season Regardless of the Current Temperatures we are Experiencing By Apostle Tim Early

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By Dr. Tim Early

 

Beloved, “It’s a New Season,” {Your New Season, your appointed time, Your New Year begins with a NEW YOU …} regardless of the current temperatures you are now experiencing. {Ecclesiastes 3} …

For some it may appear to be frigid cold weather while entering the {Spiritual} Spring season, and to others it may appear to be unseasonably warmer weather for the beginning of their apparent Winter.

But truth is, the weather, though unseasonably warm or blizzard cold does not negate the simple yet profound truth that your expected season of the Lord is ALREADY HERE, and your CHANGE is COME. No weather conditions can forfeit or delay your destiny and God’s design for your LIFE. No changes in the temperature will change your appointed season.

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A Parable from the US Army on How to Hear God

A Parable from the US Army on How to Hear God

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

(I served in the US Army at my last duty station of Fort Polk, Louisiana with Dining Facility Headquarters and Headquarters Troops, 1st Squadron, 2nd Armor Calvary Regiment from 1998 to 2001 – “Always Forward”)

There are two main principles of hearing God. I am going to use an illustration or teach you the way Christ would; with a parable. In the army we have what we call …

  1. General Orders
  2. Specific Instructions (also called Special Orders)

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