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

© 2001 Taveau D’Arcy All copyrights reserved under international law

 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!

© Taveau D’Arcy 2001 All copyrights reserved under international law.

 

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IFFM Apostle, Chief Apostle In House Definition

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We are reprinting what we believe to be a RELATED topic APOSTLES, CHIEF APOSTLES when leader taught in the IFFM, Dr. TAVEAU D’ARCY MINISTRIES and DFW LEADER ONLINE FELLOWSHIP. More may or may not be added as we have included the link at the bottom, where we shall conclude this entire topic.

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IFFM USE OF CHIEF APOSTLE, APOSTOLIC MINISTRY

 “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;” Ephesians 2:19-21   IFFM Ministries primary ministry Bible verse

IFFM USE OF MANY RED FLAG BIBLE BUZZ WORD AND SENIOR MINISTRY

Nearly every Bible teacher, minister and ministry group has their own “in House ” pet meaning of many Bible vocabulary important WORDS, ” prophet, apostle, pastor, Holy Spirit, prophecy “and others.

And IFFM respects each senior leaders right to have their own view. We also have the IFFM servant leader, servant 5 offices in DFW LEADER ONLINE FELLOWSHIP/DR. TAVEAU D’ARCY PIONEERING LEADER PROPHETIC MINISTRIES.

And here the IFFM Ministries own In House usage (aka this is what WE mean when WE SAY one of these “red flag buzz words.”)

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IN IFFM/OCFC/TAVEAU D’ARCY LEADERSHIP IN HOUSE SERVANT APOSTLES IN’S AND OUTS

“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope”  I TIMOTHY 1: 1

“And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; I Timothy 1:12

VIEW REGARDING A PERSON BEING ONE OF GOD’S BIBLE “Sent Messengers:” 

“The Bible says YOU’LL BE SENT, 

yet that it doesn’t say that YOU’LL BE RECEIVED”

IFFM chief doctrine originator, servant leader Taveau D’Arcy

1. MEANINGFUL BIBLE VOCABULARY

apostle*, chief apostle, doing the work of an apostle, and walking in the office of the apostle.**

*Note: the reason we put no capital letters, as they are servant offices as described throughout all of the apostle Paul’s writings, UNLESS they start a sentence, then they would use a capital letter) Also, Paul  did the same for bishop, pastor, teacher, evangelist, prophet.

**Note:  We can only fit in a certain amount of a tremendous load of existing information. SO please do not grade me for leaving out at least some…or many.

 2. HOW WE INTERPRET BIBLE VOCABULARY 

THE VOCABULARY:

Office of the chief apostle

An apostle

Degrees of leader calls, chief of apostle: Pauline Types, Well Known, National, World Wide “chief doctrine originators, local pioneering church leader, feeding the poor, media, other, hidden and  not known widely,

Doing the Work of an apostle

Being on an apostolic pioneering team of an chief apostolic senior ministry

Being wed to, kin to the one who is the head,  called senior pioneering chief apostle

Called to entrepreneurial business, etc

WE CANNOT FIT ALL OF THE ABOVE IN, but it clues you in on where we are headed. And we’ll do much more in depth on www.taveauleader.com after Patricianism, OT Levitical Patriarchism/Matriarchism and Boanerge Popular Culture Modern Ministry

 3. IFFM/DFW LEADER ONLINE FELLOWSHIP /DR TAVEAU D’ARCY LEADERSHIP MINISTRIES MAIN APOSTOLIC TEACHING POINTS:

IFFM POINT: the  use of the words  “Apostle VS apostle”

  • IFFM refers to the first original Jesus Christ hand picked, appointed Chief Apostles and Apostle Paul as “Capital A” Apostles, Chief Apostles, but all following them are denoted as servant pioneering leader apostles, using a lower case “a” as Apostle Paul used when describing himself, listing the 5 fold offices, and for bishop, in all of his apostolic New Testament writings. (The only exception was if the word APOSTLE began a sentence, thus a capital letter would be  required and appropriate).
  • IFFM POINT: Doing the “work of an apostle” VS “walking in the office of an apostle” Doing the work of an ‘apostle:” any true Christ follower may feel God directing them to plant a business or ministry, other work, but this does not mean that they “walk in the office” as that is a life long endurance, repeated leader sifting God called true servant office.
  • IFFM POINT: Describe the nature of an office of the apostle?: An office of an apostle implies a God called/commissioned Holy Spirit true servant, pioneering spiritual work founder, trailblazer, colony chief planter who is Commanded by God to a yielded true servant, a servant office, which the Bible describes as a pioneering “sent messenger” “off scouring of the world” who has signs and wonders displaying (many of them need many miracles to win the sin sodden but also to survive great peril.
  • IFFM POINT: Describe the relationship of a true apostle with        the Lord: A true chief apostle maintains an ongoing First Love Lampstand Lifestyle set apart unto hearing, obeying the Lord. He/she must remain extremely close to know precisely what the Lord is saying to do or to not do. And during this set apart, deeply committed important prayer time, the  Holy Spirit imparts to them, directs them and gives them  Holy Spirit (first hand: organic) without mixture divine revelation.
  • IFFM POINT: A true chief apostle, who is also a true Christian disciple, is more concerned with helping to advance, to build,  the Kingdom of God, rather then his/her own senior ministry. True chief senior apostles are Holy Spirit directed “apostolic team players” who will work together in Ephesian 4 manner, across racial, cultural and denominational dividing lines for the sake of God’s Kingdom Unity True Organic Community.
  • IFFM POINT: As the sincere, “chief apostolic spiritual  doctrine” builds God’s kingdom, makes new pioneering leaders, and new disciples. ); there are also miracles, prophetic signs and real wonders, even new forms of worship music /Bible teaching training emphasis, all of which reveal another glimpse, wise deep insight, into Maker God’s amazing enormous Nature,even akin to His Personality. Pioneering servant, pure hearted albeit, chief apostles will be truly humble and understand that God is their only true source of help, comfort, strength, life satisfaction and ultimately all provision.
  • And as each  one remains close to Father and purposely maintains a pure hearted, non self seeking, ongoing First Love relationship apart with the Lord, God will imbue them with Holy Spirit supernatural wisdom, refreshing revelation and supplied might and power.
  • Thus the chief apostle will be given God’s great grace to bless many others by birthing brand new 5 fold office works, fresh fire for the weary, many other subsequent  apostolic ministry true fruits:, new worship, Christian pioneering media, nonlegalistic new churches and in prophetic kingdom business,etc
  • IFFM POINT: In House Ministry: Even if its’ a close relative, , a spouse or a fellow co-laborer of a true chief apostle will not know the depth of  or the kind of revelation that the Lord has privately whispered into the spiritual /prophetic listening ear of the organic, chief apostle,  However, each of the second tier 3rd tier mature leaders, including the spouse, MAY be a main “Chief Apostolic Ministry Pioneering Team.”
  • IFFM POINT:  This is why mixture may be added, by media,hearsay, presumption, assumption and leader winds of doctrine, in all second,third and so forth, ongoing subsequent Bible training school, Bible college, pastors fellowship ongoing generations.
  • IFFM POINT: IFFM encourages all pastors, 5 fold ministers, and lay to be like pioneering Apostle Paul who praised the “Noble Bereans” for checking out even HIS OWN apostolic leader doctrines. IFFM submits that each reader may do so with ANY of our IFFM leader /in House doctrines (but in humble, James 3;17/Ephesians 5:21 respectful, mature fashion. And we do the same with  all other leader/peer doctrines)
  • IFFM POINT: IFFM definition of an “apostle” – a sent messenger but one MAY or MAY NOT BE NOT  (not yet)  been “molded, fashioned over due time” into the Chief Apostle Overseer true OFFICE.
  • apostle in the Bible: signs and wonders, off scouring of the world, sent messenger

 

  • SECOND PART
    IFFM APOSTLE, CHIEF APOSTLE, IN HOUSE DEFINITIONS
    WELL KNOWN AND FAMOUS CHIEF APOSTLES, OBSCURE CHIEF APOSTLES IFFM POINT: Today, there may be chief apostles who are well known, world wide, famous but also chief apostles who are not widely well known but all are equal and valuable in the sight of Lord. Where there is a national senior pioneering call, most of the times, it births a new denomination,  worship movement, Bible teaching  and subsequent Bible colleges, seminaries, leader training books, CDs, and mass media. It may also produce new art, original music.’
  • IFFM POINT: But God is never One who compares any of His children, ministry leaders /chief apostles or not. That is only found in the  human mortal soul. Thus whether God downloads mighty deposits of fresh wisdom, many new ideas and Bible teaching, worship arts: He does not compare what He gives to well known Bible teacher, pastor, TV minister to what He also gives to an never going to be well known, humble sent person in a foreign land or deep in a poverty stricken, but affirming, hovel.
  • The Lord gives granted grace to all, but He never regards ONE as More Valuable  who is well known and “big” verus one in a small regional landlocked area, who will probably be there all of their life. The reason “God has no respecter of persons.” Only we humans can feel it too often from our popular culture numbers oriented vain, hurried culture.
  • IFFM POINT: God first gives his servants the prophets and the apostles FIRST HAND “ORGANIC” revealed wisdom, new understanding, called “revelation. “
  • This gives ideas and energy to the chief called ‘sent messenger” and creates big leader vision, which gives their life purpose ,deeper depth, and for most, fulfillment, to pioneer /found Holy Spirit true movements, also some known as denominations. Also churches, seminaries, TV station, local churches, other works.
  • IFFM POINT: Famous or hidden, both kinds of caring chief apostles are equal, valuable,but not all are famous nor should they need to be to justify them as valid, extremely important to the LORD and His mysterious over all Kingdom Plan. God Holy Spirit wants every level of being to have a ‘sent messenger”  on Kingdom assignment,to make sure ALL of the gaps are filled at every single level of human existence, to be able to send God’s love to every human individual. PART 3 IFFM POINTTHE OFFICE OF AN APOSTLE
  • THE BIG QUESTION:IS A PERSON DOING THE “WORK OF AN APOSTLE” OR DO THEY “WALK IN THE OFFICE OF THE APOSTLE?”IFFM POINT: God calls/commissions  true born again, submitted Christ following servant. He commissions them  Heart to Hearing Heart :to go out, to minister. But first  He specifically imparts to each one of them, then reveals (shows ) to them every inch of the way on what to do, how to do it, where to do it and whom to first pick to co-labor with. God also shows the founding chief apostle (be they regarded as great or very small) whom God is sending them directly to: to save, heal, train, build and plant “Spiritual Colony.”
  • IFFM POINT: While it is an honor to be picked by the Lord for such a high spiritual calling, yet the Apostle Paul, a mature, humble, chief apostle’s apostle himself, dedicated his life to fully knowing the LORD rather than about “achieving, building his apostolic ministry work.
  • IFFM POINT:  the Bible describes as a pioneering “sent messenger” “off scouring of the world” who has signs and wonders displaying (many of them need many miracles to win the sin sodden…. but also to personally and directly survive great peril.)
  • IFFM POINT: There is no One Size Fits All in pioneering apostolic ministry. The Father uses a great number of “subtypes, even prototypes and kinds”
  • IFFM POINT: Noone other than GOD ALONE truly calls the senior chief ministry office of an apostle.The Lord calls, hand picks, the person to which He chooses, based on His great grace, to then reveal bits of Bible wisdom, insight, understanding which is fresh to complement,potentially ad to, but never ever to compete with, prior, previous Bible generations of key organic  Holy Spirit revelation.
  • The office of a chief apostle is called, not achieved from Bible teaching, going to Bible college or performing a formula.
  • IFFM POINT: Doing the work of an ‘apostle:” any true Christ follower may feel God directing them to plant a business or ministry, other work but this does not mean that they “walk in the office” as that is a life long endurance, repeated leader sifting God called true servant office.
  • IFFM POINT: a pioneering founder, chief apostle, of a movement, TV station, etc, national/worldwide, Holy Spirit movement, national revival, worship move, will be used by the Lord is just as valid as the one who begins a system of education for poor, builds a network to care for the dying or homeless or has a ministry behind the scenes.
  • IFFM POINT: The key in being a servant pioneer ANY  TYPE OF PERSON is to keep a “single mind’s  eye” ONLY and CONTINUALLY, ALWAYS upon  the Lord. Other than that, it might tempt you to get into “accuser”  trouble.
  • IFFM POINT: the office of the chief apostle is SUPER SLOW, FINE TUNING and SIFTING, WINNOWING….. but that’s ALL for this page.
  • IF YOU want to read more..and it may or not be forthcoming here. See this site just in case:IFFMLOGOSIGNARAMAJPEG(C) 2013 Taveau D’Arcy All copyrights reservedWe are reprinting what we believe to be a RELATED topic APOSTLES, CHIEF APOSTLES when leader taught in the IFFM, Dr. TAVEAU D’ARCY MINISTRIES and DFW LEADER ONLINE FELLOWSHIP. More may or may not be added as we have included the link at the bottom, where we shall conclude this entire topic.IFFM USE OF CHIEF APOSTLE, APOSTOLIC MINISTRY

     “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

     And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;” Ephesians 2:19-21   IFFM Ministries primary ministry Bible verse

    IFFM USE OF MANY RED FLAG BIBLE BUZZ WORD AND SENIOR MINISTRY

    Nearly every Bible teacher, minister and ministry group has their own “in House ” pet meaning of many Bible vocabulary important WORDS, ” prophet, apostle, pastor, Holy Spirit, prophecy “and others.

    And IFFM respects each senior leaders right to have their own view. We also have the IFFM servant leader, servant 5 offices in DFW LEADER ONLINE FELLOWSHIP/DR. TAVEAU D’ARCY PIONEERING LEADER PROPHETIC MINISTRIES.

    And here the IFFM Ministries own In House usage (aka this is what WE mean when WE SAY one of these “red flag buzz words.”)

    downtown-dallas-4a 

     

     

    IN IFFM/OCFC/TAVEAU D’ARCY LEADERSHIP IN HOUSE SERVANT APOSTLES IN’S AND OUTS

    “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope”  I TIMOTHY 1: 1

    “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; I Timothy 1:12

    VIEW REGARDING A PERSON BEING ONE OF GOD’S BIBLE “Sent Messengers:” 

    “The Bible says YOU’LL BE SENT, 

    yet that it doesn’t say that YOU’LL BE RECEIVED”

    IFFM chief doctrine originator, servant leader Taveau D’Arcy

    1. MEANINGFUL BIBLE VOCABULARY

    apostle*, chief apostle, doing the work of an apostle, and walking in the office of the apostle.**

    *Note: the reason we put no capital letters, as they are servant offices as described throughout all of the apostle Paul’s writings, UNLESS they start a sentence, then they would use a capital letter) Also, Paul  did the same for bishop, pastor, teacher, evangelist, prophet.

    **Note:  We can only fit in a certain amount of a tremendous load of existing information. SO please do not grade me for leaving out at least some…or many.

     2. HOW WE INTERPRET BIBLE VOCABULARY 

    THE VOCABULARY:

    Office of the chief apostle

    An apostle

    Degrees of leader calls, chief of apostle: Pauline Types, Well Known, National, World Wide “chief doctrine originators, local pioneering church leader, feeding the poor, media, other, hidden and  not known widely,

    Doing the Work of an apostle

    Being on an apostolic pioneering team of an chief apostolic senior ministry

    Being wed to, kin to the one who is the head,  called senior pioneering chief apostle

    Called to entrepreneurial business, etc

    WE CANNOT FIT ALL OF THE ABOVE IN, but it clues you in on where we are headed. And we’ll do much more in depth on www.taveauleader.com after Patricianism, OT Levitical Patriarchism/Matriarchism and Boanerge Popular Culture Modern Ministry

     3. IFFM/DFW LEADER ONLINE FELLOWSHIP /DR TAVEAU D’ARCY LEADERSHIP MINISTRIES MAIN APOSTOLIC TEACHING POINTS:

    IFFM POINT: the  use of the words  “Apostle VS apostle”

    • IFFM refers to the first original Jesus Christ hand picked, appointed Chief Apostles and Apostle Paul as “Capital A” Apostles, Chief Apostles, but all following them are denoted as servant pioneering leader apostles, using a lower case “a” as Apostle Paul used when describing himself, listing the 5 fold offices, and for bishop, in all of his apostolic New Testament writings. (The only exception was if the word APOSTLE began a sentence, thus a capital letter would be  required and appropriate).
    • IFFM POINT: Doing the “work of an apostle” VS “walking in the office of an apostle” Doing the work of an ‘apostle:” any true Christ follower may feel God directing them to plant a business or ministry, other work, but this does not mean that they “walk in the office” as that is a life long endurance, repeated leader sifting God called true servant office.
    • IFFM POINT: Describe the nature of an office of the apostle?: An office of an apostle implies a God called/commissioned Holy Spirit true servant, pioneering spiritual work founder, trailblazer, colony chief planter who is Commanded by God to a yielded true servant, a servant office, which the Bible describes as a pioneering “sent messenger” “off scouring of the world” who has signs and wonders displaying (many of them need many miracles to win the sin sodden but also to survive great peril.
    • IFFM POINT: Describe the relationship of a true apostle with        the Lord: A true chief apostle maintains an ongoing First Love Lampstand Lifestyle set apart unto hearing, obeying the Lord. He/she must remain extremely close to know precisely what the Lord is saying to do or to not do. And during this set apart, deeply committed important prayer time, the  Holy Spirit imparts to them, directs them and gives them  Holy Spirit (first hand: organic) without mixture divine revelation.
    • IFFM POINT: A true chief apostle, who is also a true Christian disciple, is more concerned with helping to advance, to build,  the Kingdom of God, rather then his/her own senior ministry. True chief senior apostles are Holy Spirit directed “apostolic team players” who will work together in Ephesian 4 manner, across racial, cultural and denominational dividing lines for the sake of God’s Kingdom Unity True Organic Community.
    • IFFM POINT: As the sincere, “chief apostolic spiritual  doctrine” builds God’s kingdom, makes new pioneering leaders, and new disciples. ); there are also miracles, prophetic signs and real wonders, even new forms of worship music /Bible teaching training emphasis, all of which reveal another glimpse, wise deep insight, into Maker God’s amazing enormous Nature,even akin to His Personality. Pioneering servant, pure hearted albeit, chief apostles will be truly humble and understand that God is their only true source of help, comfort, strength, life satisfaction and ultimately all provision.
    • And as each  one remains close to Father and purposely maintains a pure hearted, non self seeking, ongoing First Love relationship apart with the Lord, God will imbue them with Holy Spirit supernatural wisdom, refreshing revelation and supplied might and power.
    • Thus the chief apostle will be given God’s great grace to bless many others by birthing brand new 5 fold office works, fresh fire for the weary, many other subsequent  apostolic ministry true fruits:, new worship, Christian pioneering media, nonlegalistic new churches and in prophetic kingdom business,etc
    • IFFM POINT: In House Ministry: Even if its’ a close relative, , a spouse or a fellow co-laborer of a true chief apostle will not know the depth of  or the kind of revelation that the Lord has privately whispered into the spiritual /prophetic listening ear of the organic, chief apostle,  However, each of the second tier 3rd tier mature leaders, including the spouse, MAY be a main “Chief Apostolic Ministry Pioneering Team.”
    • IFFM POINT:  This is why mixture may be added, by media,hearsay, presumption, assumption and leader winds of doctrine, in all second,third and so forth, ongoing subsequent Bible training school, Bible college, pastors fellowship ongoing generations.
    • IFFM POINT: IFFM encourages all pastors, 5 fold ministers, and lay to be like pioneering Apostle Paul who praised the “Noble Bereans” for checking out even HIS OWN apostolic leader doctrines. IFFM submits that each reader may do so with ANY of our IFFM leader /in House doctrines (but in humble, James 3;17/Ephesians 5:21 respectful, mature fashion. And we do the same with  all other leader/peer doctrines)
    • IFFM POINT: IFFM definition of an “apostle” – a sent messenger but one MAY or MAY NOT BE NOT  (not yet)  been “molded, fashioned over due time” into the Chief Apostle Overseer true OFFICE.
    • apostle in the Bible: signs and wonders, off scouring of the world, sent messenger

     

    • SECOND PART
      IFFM APOSTLE, CHIEF APOSTLE, IN HOUSE DEFINITIONS
      WELL KNOWN AND FAMOUS CHIEF APOSTLES, OBSCURE CHIEF APOSTLES IFFM POINT: Today, there may be chief apostles who are well known, world wide, famous but also chief apostles who are not widely well known but all are equal and valuable in the sight of Lord. Where there is a national senior pioneering call, most of the times, it births a new denomination,  worship movement, Bible teaching  and subsequent Bible colleges, seminaries, leader training books, CDs, and mass media. It may also produce new art, original music.’
    • IFFM POINT: But God is never One who compares any of His children, ministry leaders /chief apostles or not. That is only found in the  human mortal soul. Thus whether God downloads mighty deposits of fresh wisdom, many new ideas and Bible teaching, worship arts: He does not compare what He gives to well known Bible teacher, pastor, TV minister to what He also gives to an never going to be well known, humble sent person in a foreign land or deep in a poverty stricken, but affirming, hovel.
    • The Lord gives granted grace to all, but He never regards ONE as More Valuable  who is well known and “big” verus one in a small regional landlocked area, who will probably be there all of their life. The reason “God has no respecter of persons.” Only we humans can feel it too often from our popular culture numbers oriented vain, hurried culture.
    • IFFM POINT: God first gives his servants the prophets and the apostles FIRST HAND “ORGANIC” revealed wisdom, new understanding, called “revelation. “
    • This gives ideas and energy to the chief called ‘sent messenger” and creates big leader vision, which gives their life purpose ,deeper depth, and for most, fulfillment, to pioneer /found Holy Spirit true movements, also some known as denominations. Also churches, seminaries, TV station, local churches, other works.
    • IFFM POINT: Famous or hidden, both kinds of caring chief apostles are equal, valuable,but not all are famous nor should they need to be to justify them as valid, extremely important to the LORD and His mysterious over all Kingdom Plan. God Holy Spirit wants every level of being to have a ‘sent messenger”  on Kingdom assignment,to make sure ALL of the gaps are filled at every single level of human existence, to be able to send God’s love to every human individual. PART 3 IFFM POINTTHE OFFICE OF AN APOSTLE
    • THE BIG QUESTION:IS A PERSON DOING THE “WORK OF AN APOSTLE” OR DO THEY “WALK IN THE OFFICE OF THE APOSTLE?”IFFM POINT: God calls/commissions  true born again, submitted Christ following servant. He commissions them  Heart to Hearing Heart :to go out, to minister. But first  He specifically imparts to each one of them, then reveals (shows ) to them every inch of the way on what to do, how to do it, where to do it and whom to first pick to co-labor with. God also shows the founding chief apostle (be they regarded as great or very small) whom God is sending them directly to: to save, heal, train, build and plant “Spiritual Colony.”
    • IFFM POINT: While it is an honor to be picked by the Lord for such a high spiritual calling, yet the Apostle Paul, a mature, humble, chief apostle’s apostle himself, dedicated his life to fully knowing the LORD rather than about “achieving, building his apostolic ministry work.
    • IFFM POINT:  the Bible describes as a pioneering “sent messenger” “off scouring of the world” who has signs and wonders displaying (many of them need many miracles to win the sin sodden…. but also to personally and directly survive great peril.)
    • IFFM POINT: There is no One Size Fits All in pioneering apostolic ministry. The Father uses a great number of “subtypes, even prototypes and kinds”
    • IFFM POINT: Noone other than GOD ALONE truly calls the senior chief ministry office of an apostle.The Lord calls, hand picks, the person to which He chooses, based on His great grace, to then reveal bits of Bible wisdom, insight, understanding which is fresh to complement,potentially ad to, but never ever to compete with, prior, previous Bible generations of key organic  Holy Spirit revelation.
    • The office of a chief apostle is called, not achieved from Bible teaching, going to Bible college or performing a formula.
    • IFFM POINT: Doing the work of an ‘apostle:” any true Christ follower may feel God directing them to plant a business or ministry, other work but this does not mean that they “walk in the office” as that is a life long endurance, repeated leader sifting God called true servant office.
    • IFFM POINT: a pioneering founder, chief apostle, of a movement, TV station, etc, national/worldwide, Holy Spirit movement, national revival, worship move, will be used by the Lord is just as valid as the one who begins a system of education for poor, builds a network to care for the dying or homeless or has a ministry behind the scenes.
    • IFFM POINT: The key in being a servant pioneer ANY  TYPE OF PERSON is to keep a “single mind’s  eye” ONLY and CONTINUALLY, ALWAYS upon  the Lord. Other than that, it might tempt you to get into “accuser”  trouble.
    • IFFM POINT: the office of the chief apostle is SUPER SLOW, FINE TUNING and SIFTING, WINNOWING….. but that’s ALL for this page.
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