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Let’s Re-Think “Taking a Sabbath”

LET’S RE-THINK TAKING A SABBATH

This blog was first posted in Nov 25, 2012.

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Dear Reader, 

The following verse contains a PROMISE for each person, leader or lay, from every nation, who carves time apart from all their leader doings, busy schedule, to “Come Apart” in a Sabbath Day -“First Love” God honoring, leader refreshing, ongoing RELATIONSHIP with the Risen Lord.

“Even them I will bring to My holy mountain,
And make them joyful in My house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
Will be accepted on My altar;
For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Isaiah 56:7

MINISTRY PRINCIPLE:  “Being All KNOWING does not necessarily mean that one is all LOVING.

Let both the writer’s and each reader’s main Goal: to be a part of theRevelation 3 True Bride, known  as the Overcoming Philadelphian “Enduring Love Walk” End Time Church.

MOTTO? “To know the love of God which passes knowledge” Ephesians 3:1

Here is the overview of another scripture which the Lord impresses me is for senior office leaders. It follows after repeated OCFC Fresh Words (now in archives on http://www.OCFCleader.TV web channel) Amos 3:7 “Digging Deeper Apostolically” Parts 1-4. In fact, God has downloaded to this writer several extremely sober, one -two somber, leader directed pointed words. **honestly this AMOS 3:7 VIDEO SERIES would be way back in our postead archive..in 2012 BUT worth trying to find)

SUBMITTED LEADER SELAH if the Holy Bible teaches,  in both the Old and New Testaments,  that “judgement (meaning NON ACCUSATIVE SELF JUDGING) begins in the house of God,” then WHERE in each House of God would this imply that all NON ACCUSATIVE SELF JUDGING truly begin?

The writer believes that this is a top leader process, but it also pertains to everyone else under his /her spiritual charge.

And the pioneering apostolic writer also includes her doing her own self judging as the pioneering founder, head of THIS leader ministry.

KEEPING A SABBATH DAY APART

Repeatedly, over the last ministry 5 pioneering years, God has often impressed upon the writer  the extreme importance of EACH pastor, apostle, prohet, evangelist, and teacher, (and all other leaders) periodically REMOVING THEMSELF from their apostolic work for a refreshing, non legalistic, Sabbath. (Please read Isaiah 56 and Isaiah 58 in their context)

And while this is NOT to be viewed legalistically, as we are now living PAST the LEGAL REQUIREMENTS, and now living under granted great grace through the atoning blood of the Risen Christ,   the writer believes that a PRINCIPAL of honoring a Sabbath LEADER TIME apart from our work will reap the COMMANDED BLESSINGS mentioned in Isaiah 56 and 58.

HISTORY OF THE JEWISH/LEGALISTIC SABBATH

Moses received the 10 Commandments from the Lord, the second one being to REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY, TO KEEP IT SET APART AND HOLY TO THE LORD (Exodus 2:20)

Yet we no longer abide under the Old Testament Legalistic Law. And today we are not advocating that any person take a step backward.

Following  is another important scripture that God has repeatedly impressed as one of His Present Day Words for mature pioneering 5 fold leaders.

“Even them I will bring to My holy mountain,
And make them joyful in My house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
Will be accepted on My altar;
For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Isaiah 56:7

ISAIAH 56:7 IN CONTEXT AND MAJOR PURPOSE

The Book of Isaiah is set in the midst of the following historical, spiritual conditional context:

Isaiah is written to God’s leaders who are living in the midst of spiritual mixture. They are warned that while God is truly desiring to send his strong, burden breaking anointing (Isaiah 27:10)to free them from the yoke brought by the fierce Assyrians, that due to their own compromise, such as following foreign influences, that by their own choices, it is leaving Him unwilling, unable to truly move.

Read Isaiah chapters 1-10 (for context).

NOTE the sober, holy conviction of the national prophet Isaiah who has His own experience passing before the awesome fear of the Lord: Chapter 6.

NOTE: that that the vision of God’s 7 Spirits then follows: Isaiah 11:2

NOTE: the prophecy regarding the spiritual ongoing fruit of the character of Messiah, Jesus Christ, Yeshua,’ never enables the accuser:Isaiah 11:3

Back to Isaiah 56 (and also mentioned in Isaiah 58, aka “the God’s chosen fast” chapter: The leadership honoring their Maker God by keeping His sabbath.

MAIN SELAH OF TODAY’S BLOG:

Isaiah 56 the entire context for Isaiah 56:7,

“Even them I will bring to My holy mountain,
And make them joyful in My house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
Will be accepted on My altar;
For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Isaiah 56:7

Basic Chapter 56 Non Legalistic Overview

The author reminds the reader that we are now living under the New Testament nonLevitical overview. So that whenever we mention “taking a Sabbath” the writer means “NON LEGALISTICALLY” as in every single person needs to consult with the Lord about HOW, WHEN to carve out “time apart” to honor God in a sabbath day, First Love Focus, Psalm 91 Secret Place get away to honor, to show due respect, to admire and truly love and to receive, hear back from God.

And due to the real acknowledgment, that if one is a top pioneering senior leader, the “buck stops here.” implying that if workers, staff and volunteers fail to show up, then  YOU are left to do their work, then one must realize that “taking a Sabbath” in a consistent manner is not always permitted by problems, unforeseen situations. And  this is why the author invites each reader to go to the Lord personally to enlist His wisdom, help in “coming away” to be with the Beloved.

The Basic Idea for Isaiah 56:7 Time Apart from Work, Schedules, Business, etc:

1. THE APOSTOLIC LEADER BLESSING

“Even them I will bring to My holy mountain”

The Mountain of the Lord is the symbol for the place of meeting directly with God, as prophet Moses did when he “knew God’s ways, rather than just “his hand.”
And make them joyful in My house of prayer.

Coming in to work, office, ministry will no longer be a “chore.” There will be brand new JOY in the Journey and ongoing abiding rest, satisfaction.

For mature intercessors, there will be less super sensitivity, overly super serious, over introspection, but rather a new light hearted deep playful real JOY.

*Thus taking time off from ALWAYS being “deep in the prayer closet” is similar to a pastor, leader taking time apart to lighten up with time with God, family and recreation as led by time apart with the Lord.
“Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
Will be accepted on My altar.”

Meaning: all the difficult days, hard pioneering work, sacrifice, putting up with difficult people, intense warfare, extreme testings, and also personal offerings of time, money and one’s own Life will be well regarded by the Lord who watches not just ‘our Good Works” but places more emphasis on our Motives.
“For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” 

The writer apostolically submits that all pioneering 5 fold ministers who put God ahead of pioneering work will never “lose their First Love” and thus remain in true communion with the Lord, in touch with family, with them self and will never be rebuked as “losing their First Love” (as the Holy Spirit rebuked the Lampstand in Revelation 3)

The First Love Leader will never become spiritually /mentally calloused, will remain filled with the perceptive, compassion of the noncritical, non accuser enabling Messiah (Isaiah 11:3). He /she will never accidentally succumb to the I Samuel 1 Compassion Fatigued, Quick to Snap Judge High Priest Eli Leader Syndrome.” *

* I Samuel 1: Eli High Priesthood

the surely seasoned, middle aged, well versed, leader experienced High Priest Eli, was taking a break outside when  he spied the grieving weeping Hannah shaking with sorrow on the temple steps. Rather than immediately rising up in human compassion to wonder, “what is wrong with that female,” the weary, jaded priest accused her of “being drunk.” (formula /reasoning/stereotyping brought on by a dry spiritual heart, weary “I’ve seen it all and know it all by now” hardened dull, imperceptive, work formula” apostolic leader mind.)

For  My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” 
The real Season of the New God Move is soon upon us. The House of God must be a spiritually safe, emotionally healthy and mature accepting Sanctuary.

It must not regard any kinds of persons with a “respecter of some persons” spirit based on appearance, outer court skin color, gender , or socioeconomic, or appearance, age, ministry stereotyping, as in bias.

SUBMITTED WITH RESPECT

The widespread “accepted in Christ’s beloved (Ephesians 1:6) pervasive inclusivity, respectful real compassionate giving leader Love will then draw in a God mixture of persons from all races, nations and cultures.

There must be no racism, genderism, agism DISRESPECT but rather a REAL RESPECT for many different types of God made Humans,  albeit in the “holy fear of the Lord.” thus enabling the Houses of God to resemble” a house of prayer for all nations.
THUS this “accepting compassionate, warm, humble,  inclusiveness” models “Genuine Love” an over all reputation in a community, apostolic leadership sense (scent, aroma) that conveys,

“You will know they are Christians by their Love.”
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Be Aware of the HALT Position

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MARCH 27, 2013

Big Blessings from Taveau D’Arcy

Here is a reprint of an extremely important leader article from 2001. I pray that it is encouraging.

In His Love, Dr. T

Be Aware of the HALT Position

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 I would like to offer a warning to every leader in these days. It is simply this:

BE AWARE OF THE HALT POSITION.

    The HALT position is recognized in the 12 Step programs as the times in which a person is most likely to succumb to their weaknesses, bad habits and temptations and fall into sin. The acronym HALT stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired.

Let us examine Luke 4:1-4 (Amplified) as an example of the HALT position:

“Jesus, full of, and controlled by, the Holy Spirit, was led into the wilderness.

For forty days in the wilderness (desert) He was tempted

 (Tried and tested exceedingly) by the devil.

And He ate nothing during those days, and when they were

Completed He was hungry.

Then the devil said to Him, ‘If you are the Son of God, order this

 stone to be turned into a loaf of bread.’

And Jesus replied to him, ‘It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone,

but by every word and expression of God.”

Yes, even Jesus experienced the HALT position. And many times we as believers in Jesus Christ find ourselves into the wilderness of testing.  As we study the passage in Luke 4: 1-4, we find that it wasn’t until the end of his 40 day fast,  when Jesus was extremely weak, TIRED and  HUNGRY that the devil showed up in order to test Him.
The Son of God had not eaten for 40 days (some of us fall into temptation within 40 minutes!). No, Jesus may have not experienced ANGER, except maybe righteous anger at His Tempter, but He most certainly would have probably felt very ALONE by Himself in the desert The Savior was most likely extremely TIRED from having had no food for 40 days, and hardly any access to shade or water.  It was at Jesus’ weakest time, that the devil tried to trick Him out of His destiny.

The devil came with quick solutions and fast food. The devil came to guarantee Jesus a jumpstart to His ministry if He gave in….just this one time!

Satan knew who Jesus was. He would guarantee Jesus, that if He bowed down to the devil that Jesus’ fame would spread fast.

The masses would then accept Him and crown Him king.  Jesus would never again have to face the rejection, the uncomfortable feelings of prophetic loneliness: the peculiar loneliness that only the Son of Man could have experienced because He knew  that Who He Was, the Only the One like Himself in all the world.

 One can only imagine how Jesus felt physically after living in the desert heat with only serpents for company!  And undoubtedly the attacks on His spirit from satanic powers were major ones.

Jesus most likely experienced the weight of all of hell’s most oppressive and deceptive forces as they warred against His mind and spirit. The pressure to make Jesus give in to lying vanities was immense. He was being tested by the deceiving forces of the ages.

Because of Jesus’ weakened (HALT) condition, due to His time in the wilderness, Jesus probably found it hard to discern the voice of His Father. The devil’s fast food would make Him more alert and take away those hazy, light headed feelings. But thankfully, for all of mankind, Our Savior, Jesus, resisted the devil’s Get Rich Quick Schemes.

Perhaps you find yourself dwelling in a wilderness of testing. There may be people in your life whom you have befriended that let you down.  Wave upon wave of difficult circumstances might be coming against you.

The times you experience are ones that require endurance and continual perseverance. Attacks may be coming from all sides: family, finances, ministry, etc.  It is THEN that the devil may come to you, just like he came to Jesus. He comes to test you when you are in the HALT position.

King David was in the HALT position when he fell into sin with Bathsheba. He was LONELY and had grown HUNGRY when he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Instead of going our to fight, King David hung around the castle eating his “bread of idleness” which in turn opened his appetites up to other kinds of lusts.

A believer in Christ may find him/herself in the HALT position financially or emotionally.  That is why most people commit crimes.

Jesus stayed a long time in the wilderness where He had no food.  Some of you have had conditions where you were denied emotional food, loving correction, comfort and love.

You may not know how to gain victory over the warfare in your mind, emotions or feelings.  You might feel spiritually empty and be tempted to fall away from God.

Right now some of you are being tried exceedingly in a wilderness of LONELINESS or DEPRESSION.

Others of you have endured countless battles with illness or insecurity.

And there are some of you who have been forced to live in a particular battleground or wilderness for 40 years or 40 weeks. The enemy, satan, may have begun an attack upon your life during your childhood.

There may be patterns of wounding, shame or sorrow that leave you feeling fearful, powerless and hopeless. But, instead of feeling sorry for yourself, you must take Jesus at His WORD.

It is He that has come to bring you GOOD NEWS. “He redeems my life from destruction” and tells us that we are “over comers by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.’ And each one of us should remember the injunction, “Don’t be ignorant of satan’s devices.”

And it is up to US to keep our eyes open for the devil’s traps.

The Trap of Being Supersensitive: The Lord has shown me that when I am in a weakened or HALT position (under great pressure, long times of spiritual, mental, physical attack from many sides, getting no rest, over worked, taking on too many duties, or all of the above) that I may be susceptible to the following:

1) I find it harder to hear God and hence find it harder to make good, quality decisions. I advise putting off making important decisions when in the HALT position. It is so easy to get confused about what you perceive the Lord is ‘telling you’ during those times.

   2) A person in the HALT position is more supersensitive and more likely to become hurt, wounded or offended by the negative attitudes and negative comments from others. The comments may not even be mean or meant to be critical.

However, due to the HALT position, our supersensitive weakened state leaves us open to the devil’s tricks to get us insulted or wounded. He hates unity and he hates people. Especially GOD’S PEOPLE.

 Whenever a pastor, the leadership team or the entire church is living with a season of strenuous spiritual attack, they most likely will experience the HALT position.

This is the time church and ministry (and family!) splits occur. Persons in the HALT position are under strain. They have little or no emotional reserve. Persons who are HALT can easily become supersensitive. This leaves them open to being wounded or easily offended by the remarks or even attitudes of others.

I have listened to pastors preach about the importance of “being in unity” or “remaining as part of the local church body.” But they also complain and vent about “this person becoming offended” and leaving for no apparent reason. It is my opinion that “offenses will come” and therefore, this will be par for each church and ministry until Jesus returns.

However, I believe it not only wise but prudent that each pastor, ministry leader teach the saints in their ministry to BE AWARE OF THEIR OWN HEART AND MENTAL, EMOTIONAL CONDITION.

Leader, please train the saints you lead the value of taking their own emotional PULSE. Teach them to “not be ignorant of satan’s devices’ by continually being alert to satan’s attempts to destroy persons, families and CHURCHES through offense that comings when persons are in the HALT condition. You must first train them how to watch over THEIR OWN HEARTS, then, you must train them

Keep their eyes open for the hearts of OTHERS: team mates in ministry, coworkers, FAMILY MEMBERS.

We are all in various stages of becoming HALT. Some members of the human race live in far worse situations emotionally and financially than others. In society today, and most pointedly, in the CHURCH, there are many single parent and two parent homes that live in HALT conditions.

There are persons who live are emotionally deprived, from abused situations, who fight continual lack of sleep, who never ever stop working, whether on their job and then at home and then for the church.

VERY many in the church battle enormous financial or personal needs. They have family friction, stress on their job, not to mention personal issues, self doubt, worry about world conditions, finances.

The spirit life is submerged beneath the “tyranny of the URGENT” (Oswald Chambers). Instead of being able to filter things through their SPIRITS, they are so exhausted and emotionally and physically depleted; they have no reserves and react in the FLESH. They lose their temper. They are out of control. They make complaints and blame the pastor or the other members of the church.

It is very hard to a person who finds him/herself in the HALT position to have the quality and quantity of time that is needed to HEAR the Lord, much less to find real peace, to enjoy a Sabbath time with their family, and take time to accurately guard/keep watch over their own hearts.

There are many persons in the church who become injured or take things done/said by others in a personal way due to the HALT position.  “There are many voices in the world” says I Corinthians, but persons living under HALT conditions find it hard to differentiate between voices of accusation that originate from our enemy, satan, or the voice in their own flesh, mind.

It is difficult for persons in the HALT position to resist being offended by even well intentioned actions or attitudes.

LEADER, TRAIN YOUR STAFF AND YOUR CHURCH!

 God has taught me to train persons in our ministry to keep watch over THEMSELVES to notice when are HALT. I go over the HALT position training and teach them to be continually self aware, to take their own emotional, spiritual pulse. Help them understand that it is the DEVIL who wants to accuse, abuse and make them weary with overwork.

Each person does need to take ownership of the part that they play in the HALT position: not obeying God’s injunction to SABBATH REST, being a workaholic, never laughing, never playing, always serving others, never taking in enough spiritual food, not having a quality family life due to ministry, work demands.

 Leader, train your people to stand away from themselves and to be objective. Teach them to disregard all feelings of self condemnation/self judgment and to forgive themselves.

Then have them discern what is going on inside their own heart and lives.  Ask them to locate places in their own lives, minds, emotions, life and family situations that are in the HALT position.

Some may have lost their emotional reserves due to marital emotional difficulties. Maybe others from abused homes that have left them endangered due to the immense lack of love and they have a temptation to fulfill those needs through sex outside of marriage or in fantasy, the web.

Then instruct them to keep aware of those persons with whom they work, fellowship and within their families who give evidence of being HALT. They can watch our for THEMSELVES by keeping an eye on OTHERS.

Tell them that whenever they notice persons at work, within the ministry or in their families begin to bear the fruit of being in the HALT position, they need to be more patient, more watchful, and react to what they may do or say more carefully.

Then they must PRAY for these persons: for more grace and strength for them NOT to become wounded or fall into temptation. Prayer helps their STAYING and STANDING POWER.   (“Having done all STAND”)

 Lovingly watching out for others who may be in the HALT position gives persons in the church a chance to be MERCIFUL: when persons are being tempted, stressed out, emotionally abused or deprived, they may not be able to be sweet or kind.

People who live in EXTREME TIMES live  in a battle field either inside their own hearts or in the natural: in their homes or work places.  These people may not be the most pleasant and sweet to live with or be in church with.  The Bible states that,”Love COVERS a multitude of sins.”

(And also, in my opinion, also covers a multitude of bad attitudes, ignorant behaviors and critical, nasty, even prideful, deceptive behaviors.)  We in the church must become educated on what UNCONDITIONAL LOVE really is.

We must be willing to watch out for, but also FORGIVE PERSONS UNCONDITIONALLY, even when they do not ask us to forgive them. We must go to the Father on their behalf and pray the prayer Jesus prayed as He hung on the cross, “Father, FORGIVE THEM, for they KNOW NOT WHAT THEY ARE DOING (DO). This means practicing PATIENCE, LONG SUFFERING: all the qualities of God’s ENDURING LOVE.

    I personally believe that this LONG TERM view of God’s EXTREME and ENDURING LOVE is much of what He holds the Church responsible to display within His Church and in the world…… even in these End Times.

(NOTE: There is a balance in what was just written. There is a need to be watchful and circumspect around all persons in the HALT position.

3) Whenever your find yourself in the HALT position, TREAT YOURSELF GENTLY. PLACE LOWER EXPECTATIONS ON YOURSELF; QUIT TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH SO MUCH.

Don’t let your zeal destroy your health. Try to discipline your thoughts to look UP CONTINUALLY rather than beneath. This is hard due to stress, fear based mental warfare, spiritual attack.

The Lord has taught me about BEING A WARRIOR OF REST (see article on link: WORD FOR CHRIST’S BODY) and given me Psalm 121: 1, “I will lift up mine eyes to the hills from whence comes my help” due to the fact that most demonic, stress, failure feelings make a person tired and take their eyes OFF the Lord.

The devil tempts us to magnify him in our negative situation. This swells our fear based thinking and shrinks, attempts to stamp out, our FAITH in God’s power.

I advise keeping your mind on things that God has done in the past, go to the Word, put on stress relief Christian praise/worship music. But then, during all during the day, remind yourself not to allow yourself to be too inward in your self focus, not so deep inside, worried and negative (down) focused. “LOOK UP”as the word states,” for your redemption draws nigh!”

And that can mean from your private situations, not just in the Soon Return of Our Lord!) Keep your minds on positive, happy things. Continue to BE GRATEFUL. Continually find even the tiniest reasons, things, circumstances that ARE GOING right, TO GIVE GOD THANKS.

 I have found that the HALT position is to chiefly wear us out and make us threadbare in our emotions, bodies and spirits. The continual fight to move forward in the battle drains us, makes us worn out or leaves us needing to fall out.

God has brought new revelation and moves of His presence to the church for these times. We can’t get into the moves of the Holy Spirit as God’s way of assisting the Church in STRESS. I hope to be able to focus on this at a later time.

But this needs to be said, even in passing over the topic quickly: as the pressures increase, the ability to “fight to enter into His rest” is has also increased and so has the outpouring of our joyful, hopeful, peaceful and RELAXING HOLY SPIRIT.

Back to the topic: not getting worn DOWN from/during daily hand to hand spiritual combat, personality issues and all out spiritual, financial and physical attacks.

All these might cause a pastor, leader to become burned out or stay burdened. A leader with a burned out, broken spirit can go to the Lord before his/her time.

The church and church family, as well as the pastor’s, leader’s natural family, may be affected or even infected with soulishness, flesh, soul talk rather than SPIRIT LED, consciousness, talk and direction.  Intense prolonged assault puts pastors’ homes and marriages in the HALT position.

It leads to divorce which means DEATH to God’s nuclear family and leaves ministerial disaster in its wake.  Leadership experiencing the HALT position may bring about the DEATH to God’s work and the fulfillment of their highest calling.

Christian pastor, leader, choose to make time to have a Sabbath rest, take time off for FUN with your family, focus on things other than being in ministry.

Then, establish the daily practice of taking personal inventory to examine your own heart and take stock of how things are going: inside your own heart and personal realm of living and being.

Choose to make it your daily habit to go before the Lord in order to get rid of any burden, make the effort to make sure that every care has been cast, confess each doubt, worry, fear and deep anxiety.

This ensures that nothing blocks your ability to hear from the Holy Spirit.  He wants to be able to speak to you of things not just of the daily burdens of the ministry, but of bright things Eternal and Full of Joy!

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KINGDOM BUSINESS BIBLE VERSES

Blessings in this bright MAY!

The writer has been reminded very often by the Lord about the importance of building up our own spiritual strength, with faith to “receive” from Him.

A main part of this is an  over all (ongoing) process of “renewing one’s own mind in God’s Word.”

Hebrews 4:12 teaches, “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two edged word, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” 

In plain form, there is super human, invisible, supplied power in God’s Word. And all of that mysteriously bypasses what our brains can logically deduce, or our own creative intelligent mortal leader minds can cleverly imagine.

Holy Spirit applied strength and supernatural in God’s Bible   heals, divides between truth and error, and helps us in discerning our own life and heart issues and in the many problem solving issues involving others.

ONE KEY to untapping the power in God’s Bible promises is to actively take responsibility to “renew our mind” with Key Scriptures that seem to spark our FAITH. This is the big secret. To “mingle the Bible promise with active true FAITH.”**

Hebrews 4:2 “but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not mingled with faith in those who heard.

Thus, once the “Our Mingling Faith” issue is resolved, as  God requires it, then next we select appropriate, encouraging key scriptures with which we can start to “renew our (own)minds.”

This technically begins the big process of “building up” our own supernatural FAITH: and it occurs invisibly, proceeding from  from what’s going on  inside, then to the outside.

And what happens is  similar to going to the gym and lifting weights.

When you first start off pumping iron, it usually takes a while to begin to see results (muscles.) So building up our “faith” works in a similar fashion, as you are building up “spiritual muscles, aka “Most Holy Faith.

EXAMINING SOME KEY SCRIPTURES

Now, with that part complete, let us now proceed to examine some Scriptures which the writer has felt repeatedly impressed to submit to the writer, for what appears to be a very important, even supremely URGENT, different “apostolic” pioneering Season.

1. Daniel 2:28 “There is a God in heaven who reveals secrets.” (implying God still desires to reveal to us new important answers, ideas, and never before understood real (meaning helping in the natural, practical side of market place business, ministry)  and revealing spiritual wisdom Secrets (including ideas, leader vision, deep insight, problem solving, and fresh revenue generating (as in life protecting!) Supernatural Ideas.”
2. Amos 3:7 appears to be  one BIG Key for this season. “God does nothing unless He first tells his servants, the prophets.

* The writer’s senses that God truly WANTS to do something brand new.

* God has a historical pattern of FIRST telling those who walk in the office of the prophet, if they really heed.

* However, there is so much doctrinal confusion with the use of the word “prophet” for the sake of simplicity, we submit that,  one does NOT have to  “walk in the office of the prophet” to really hear from the Lord for business, ministry apostolic leader wisdom and/or fresh revelation.

* And there are many chief pioneering, wise business persons whom God has called to be akin to prophets in His Kingdom Business, yet the majority do so without title, or even true Scriptural knowledge of why God has placed them there, as one of  His representatives.

* Thus the writer takes the liberty in applying Amos 3:7 to ALL who truly Love God, really Know Him, and who place great Value in seeking His personal will for their life, as well as  His daily ministry/business guidance, direction.

FOR THE PIONEERING SKEPTIC

Surely to the occasional reader who may  not truly understand or even approve of the Faith & Renewed Mind Concept, the writer acknowledges that all of this might seem foolish, even a bit mindless.

And any reader who has become used to logic/total reality “human problem solving” such as “pulling themselves up by their own intelligent boot straps,” we must admit that the concept of GOD SUPPLYING and SUPERNATURAL FAITH and ENERGY may  be a bit difficult to comprehend.

Still, the Bible is the ONLY book that works by sheer, untamed, but not gullible, real faith. Please note the Faith Verse Cluster following:

2 Corinthians 5:7 :”We walk by faith and not by sight.” Hebrews 11:6  “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” Hebrews 10:38 “The just shall live by faith.” Hebrews 11:1  “Faith is the substance of  things hoped for, the evidence of things  not seen”

SELAH: Where there is FACT, there is the business system World Realm. But where there is INVISIBLE, MUST BE BELIEVED, SUPERNATURAL BUSINESS FAITH, then God is always “THERE FOR YOU” and this is ultimately responsible for YOU, YOUR SURVIVAL as well as  YOUR TRULY PROSPERING…but will toss in added dividends of LEADER REST, HOPE, TRUE PEACE and INNER REAL JOY!

THUS, when you close both of your eyes, and examine what you SEE inside: we discern, perceive each our own  minds, will, and emotions. (ASIDE: This is our human soul, spirit real realm, the one that either asks Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior or not.)

And admittedly there IS that mysterious, but actual REAL place, is the arena  where the Supernatural Faith Realm must begin.
However,  if one can picture  modern science fiction, DVDs/ Movies, even video games and understand that even those Supernatural Far Fetched Imagined things are indeed conceivable, then we each  must let  NOTHING  hinder OUR BELIEF in  God’s positive, powerful, supernatural ability to PROVIDE, to PROTECT, to give both NEW DAILY STRENGTH and BRIGHT, CLEVER IDEAS.

Yet; Father God being GOD ALONE, ALL will be given, made manifest, ONLY  by and through the Almighty God.
For it is in GOD proving HIMSELF STRONG to us, in His timing,  and in His WAY, which ensures that He gets ALL of the Glory.

LEADER REAL PRESSURE

However, if you are called by the Lord as a captain of an God given( apostolic) work and are a prophetic kingdom business/ ministry, planter, then YOU  certainly are aware of the boatloads of many stresses, applied real pressures, and the over all demands of interaction with various key persons, not excluding your own up close and personal, family, relationships!

And while this writer is running out of time, WHILE mingling  YOUR faith and hope in the LORD’s BIBLE PROMISES,  choose to let the “JOY of the LORD be YOUR STRENGTH.

APPLICATION OF AMOS 3:7

THOUGHT PRODUCER:

IF GOD does nothing without FIRST telling His servants, the prophets, HOW will GOD ever get  a chance to SPEAK with them LONG ENOUGH and DEEPLY ENOUGH to COMMUNICATE (all of the ministry/business  unsolved problems, MYSTERIES and SECRETS) IF He is not given enough TIME to REVEAL all of those mysteries and secrets? 

LEADER Q:

Q. HOW can a leader who never sits still, never cuts off the media, is always under pressure and on the go, isolate the “still small voice” of the Good Shepherd  (aka the Holy Spirit inward witness) IF  they never take TIME apart, isolate and identify, to perceive, and to discern God’s STILL SMALL VOICE ?

Let us CHOOSE  to carve out quality and quantity time before the Lord, to inquire of Him. (Revelation 2:1-7 is the letter to the Leader Lamp stand of the busy Church of Ephesus. God rebukes them for removing HIM from the position of their FIRST LOVE. God informs them  to make needed changes so that He doesn’t remove THEM from their lofty position.)

Church of Ephesus (Rev 2) may be  the supreme example of WHY it is so  extremely important of maintain a close  Leader/Lamp stand ongoing First Love relationship with the Lord: clear, precise, in depth, mutual, back and forth, COMMUNICATION.

As in all kinds of deep, true, satisfying, ONGOING REAL relationships: Good Communication brings intimate caring, sharing and revelation.

Yet, learn to  expect delays: God is not a fast food, micro wave supernatural genie.

But Our God is named EmmanuelGod is With Us” and He is in the Process, the Fourth Man in Our Every Fire 24/7/365.

Thus all every one of us needs, it to place more value on time alongside HIM, and then commit to making it our utmost priority to work along WITH HIM. He then will reciprocate and work along side US as well.

DEPROGRAMMING FROM WORKAHOLICISM

During those carved out special QUIET periods of visiting with the Lord, minister unto Him, perhaps put some worship music on.

Sit patiently and wait. Don’t check the time or become restless: rather, simply REST in His Presence, then  let His Holy Spirit nudge you in what to do, how long to do it.

MANY times God notices how hurried we are, and may test our pure hearted First Leader Love devotion to Him, by simply asking us to sit at His feet and to simply DO NOTHING (but decompress, release all heavy burdens, start to enjoy His rest, begin to soak in His presence.

Much  later,when/if HE prompts, then He may direct you to turn to a specific Bible passage which affirm YOU, often encourage YOU, plus give YOU much needed strength, assurance or even confirmation and guidance.

In closing: for todays’ Renewing of The Mind Assignment:
Mediate upon (dwell repeatedly upon, pause to consider what it really truly means, mutter it out loud, remember it throughout the day, etc), And read in context using an online Bible, such as Bible Gateway www.biblegateway.com or Blue Letter Bible. www.blueletterbible.org
DANIEL 2:28 “There is a God in heaven who reveals SECRETS”
AMOS 3:7 “God does nothing unless He first tells His servants, the prophets.”

OUR NEXT BLOG will be Part one of two on Prophetic Pioneering True Prophet, Priest and Anointed King: David’s Psalm 138.

Until next time!
Dr. Taveau D’Arcy

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ARCHIVED LEADER WORD 2013

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NOTE: This was first posted Feb 12, 2013 http://www.ocfckingdombusiness.wordpress.com

SENIOR PIONEERING IN KINGDOM BUSINESS AND SENIOR MINISTRY

Authentic Apostolic Pioneering Leadership

SCRIPTURE, LEADER WORD OVERVIEW

(C) 2013 DR TAVEAU D’ARCY ALL COPYRIGHTS RESERVED

PART ONE

LEADER DISCUSSION:
In Pioneering Ministry and God Ordered Business:

Q. Is it more important to SUCCEED or to OBEY THE LORD?
Q. CAN YOU DO BOTH?

To Share YOUR Thought: becreativet@gmail.com

PART TWO

LEADER WORD

For anything to truly be birthed in a natural, tangible, material and enduring, high quality sense, it must be the genuine True article.

And apart from being God inspired, it might have some trademarks of being The Real Pioneering Deal, but when the many deaths, trials and sidetracks appear, it can either fall or start to rise in the God -sense: Apostolic Kingdom Ministry and Pioneering Business.

In the next few KINGDOM BUSINESS MARKET PLACE apostolic blogs, we shall remind the reader to press into the Lord during what we perceive to be a hugely, extremely important Season.

To assist each reader, the writer submits the following Bible verses, to carefully dwell upon, repeatedly, and even claim them, pray them mingled with your faith.

Each one of these PRESENT DAY REAL BIBLE SCRIPTURE WORDS have  been repeatedly impressed upon the writer’s mind since June 2012.

Each of these of for senior pastors, senior apostolic business and anybody “who has ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying.”

And no Scripture, no video, no blog, is intended to be any Pioneering Micro Wave Fast Fix Formula. The deep things which come from the Lord are to be viewed more like mining for diamonds: they are buried, require intense effort and are produced over a period of time ,amidst much big pressure.

They are submitted in our usual Selah, contemplate, meditate (to ponder, dwell repeatedly upon) and to mingle with our bold genuine Faith.

We will share some of these, but the dig more deeply in future blogs.

 Amos 3:7 “God does nothing without first revealing to his servants, the prophets.”

 God still wants to REVEAL to all who carve the required quantity/quality time out from their extremely busy lives: to hear from Him,  not just to give him our shopping list of personal dreams, wants, desires and even true needs.

Psalm 91: See link to read
  http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+91&version=NKJV

God reveals to the First Love leaders, who turn to Him in the Psalm 91 Secret Place.

Daniel 2:28, “There is a God in heaven who reveals secrets.”

The young prophet Daniel, was immersed in the secular world Kingdom of Babylon. He and his Hebrew peers, felt the great pressure, lived in dark perilous, testing times, but this only encouraged them to rely more deeply on God.

Psalm 138 written by the Prophet, Priest and King David

” I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.

 Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.”

Please re- read all of these Scriptures repeatedly. Then next blog we will discuss Amos 3:7, Food for Thought.

Amazing Blessings!

Taveau D’Arcy

 

 

Reprint: Don’t Ever Let Them See You Sweat

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NOTE: Due to the need for many types of leaders to be refreshed, this posting is also posted on several other Dr. T Pioneering Leader blogs.

April 4, 2013

DON’T EVER LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT”

A Word for the Wise Lamp Stand Leader
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“ But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD:

They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.

And it shall come to pass, [that] when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.

They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves  with any thing that causeth sweat.

Eze. 44:15-18

By refusing to take a personal Sabbath rest, apart from ministry, and/or by  resisting God’s direction  to cast all of our cares, burdens and worries onto Him, we leaders may not realize it, but we can give off the strong unpleasant perfume of ministry sweat.

Through continual overworking, remaining in overdrive, a Christian leader, pastor, can  emanate  bad VIBES which may  give off the false impression that he/she does not really value Father’s Children.

Without  knowing that this happens, running ourselves too ragged may make us appear to others as not sincere. And even  though we truly place value on each one,  by our being unwilling to obey God in taking a Sabbath break completely away, the ministry tiredness and SWEAT builds up and becomes too noticeable. It may be even more highly noticeable  at home with our families.

Lest we forget:Wasn’t our  original true leadership born in those long,  deep times of prayer and seeking God? If that is so, then  how can any of us ever trick ourselves into  believing that God forsakes these long, lengthy,   All Alone Times with Him,  once our ministry starts to expand and prosper?

By over working resembling automatons, we loose that spontaneous childlike creative ministry joy. Running from business meeting to business meeting to appointment, we find that our lives gradually from one born out of our personal RELATIONSHIP with Father God, into one that is more us  ACHIEVING and automatically PERFORMING OUR OWN MINISTRY .

This starts to spill over into our private lives. Once we ever start to believe in ourselves more than we rely on the Father, it starts to suck us dry from our insides to our outsides. If we do not allow God to keep us in touch with our own human emotions, we eventually  grow cold and compassionless.

Our deep wells of God’s tender mercy, His flowing empathy which is why God’s people(not to omit our spouses and loved ones)  are drawn in the first place. And without GOD’S refreshing source of emotional reserves, each one of us could wind up feeling  drained and emotionally, spiritually  dry or even dangerously depleted. …. so that is why each one of us NEED to practice a Sabbath apart from “our” pastoral, leadership ministry.

If we do not follow God’s command (Isaiah 55, Isaiah 58)  to take Sabbath time off to recreate, go to conferences, take a cell phone free, time away real vacation… and also devote ourselves to spending much time  with ( only) HIM in the Secret Place, then those up close to us will start to SEE US BEING TO SWEAT.

The longer we allow ourselves to run ragged, the more the SEEING will turn into SMELLING THE SWEAT.

Rather than radiating the pleasant sweet perfume of the joy, patience, favor and fragrance of the Lord. we could all  wind up emanating the negative style of leadership /ministry STINKY SWEAT: brusqueness, condescending  impatience, increasing irritability,  or an completely exhausted aloof indifference to those God has placed around us.

Worse yet, a growing casual complacency to SIN. Soon we are in the HALT Leadership Condition; HUNGRY, ANGRY, LONELY or TIRED..and then( just like in Luke,  when Jesus was exhausted,  tired after fasting 40 days)..the Devil arrives on the scene with  offers of fast and easy  BIG temptations!!

In Ezekiel 44,  God directed the Old Testament priests to wear only garments of linen which ‘breathed” and did not retain,(which would then give off the odor of)  human sweat.

Likewise, if  we do not schedule times away in our own busy schedules to  BREATHE  and to truly  be REFRESHED,   then the air around us will be permeated with  strong unpleasant odor (or some might call them, the  strong negative VIBES) of personal and ministerial sweat.

Let us heed God’s admonition found  in  Song of Solomon to ,

”COME AWAY, MY BELOVED.”

Here are words from an  old song:

“Breathe upon me, wind of God
 Breathe up me, Spirit of the Lord

Make me hear the melodies of heaven…”

                         -Anonymous

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