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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2ND SERIES REPOST Psalm 138 PART 4

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Hi,

We’re returning to previous format. VERSE 4 of Pioneering Prophetic Kingdom, Actual Ruling King, David’s own Psalm 138.

NOW: PSALM 138  APOSTOLIC LEADER BIBLE STUDY PART 4

FIRST: Please read the entire Psalm 138 (but we only discuss verse 4 on this posting)

1.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.

VERSE 4:All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth.”

Asking first: Just WHO are “all the kings” mentioned in this verse?

I would picture Ruler David interacting with real life ruling kings, who were used to marching into battle, resolving big conflicts and living in crucial, even dire, certainly life and death, heightened pressure filled (many) situations.

Let us also understand that true KINGS need to rule, to establish a KINGDOM DOMINION (spiritual/natural authority governing /house Rules, leader boundaries and a business propriety turf, sphere of regional influence, to make it well KNOWN that they are not going to allow themselves to be taken over from WITHOUT (by opposing equal mighty ,many time demonic, kings) OR from undermining opposing, many times  natural, usurping forces from WITHIN.

Next, try to picture a Dignified, Ruling, Powerful Leader, be they in marketplace business or in senior pioneering apostolic ministry. The forces that attempt to block them from taking God’s Kingdom Dominion, be it poverty, other human accusative troublesome persons or even anti them spiritual or governmental, i.e.natural, real forces, all will, after a time, try to take a toll on the real true HUMAN PERSON who lies way deep inside the Outer Ruler’s Mentally Tough, Appearing to be Strong, Forward, Brave exterior.

Maybe this is why mentioning the example of a KING or QUEEN has a sober serious dignity that comes to mind when one pictures a ruling monarch.

Surely, a real earthly monarch, has been bred under great rules of required decorum, which adds big applied pressure to measure up to “royal high standards.” And add to that (now in media focus days) the ruling dignitary also is fully aware that that the (entire) world is watching.

But, doing business, taking God’s Kingdom dominion, especially way back on pioneering King David’s turf, in his time, is akin to how a regular, business person, senior minister or entrepreneur may actually feel.

They live where the rubber meets the hard,unyielding, twisting, turning Road.

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Grass roots: full of hardened loveless mortal souls, each of our own natural, family real cares, heavy burdens, plus also the big pressure of temptation to feel stressed, heavily PRESSURED to conform to live up to the NATURAL or the SPIRITUAL proverbial JONESES.

And each of us may have a family given expectation to live up to, to progress toward, to fashion OURSELVES into, so as to indeed “Measure Up.” And ALL of the leader above, and a lot, lot more, tend to drain, dry up, sober, and soon wear way down, the natural, still very human, Kingdom  Marketplace, Weekday Warrior, be they King or Queen.

This can explain why mentioning the word marketplace KING brings to mind a mental picture of a dignified, sober ,even somber, type of judge.
However, it’s not because these KINGS  are angry, bitter or mean, it is just do to living under so much relentless mental, emotional, even moral, spiritual BIG UNYIELDING PRESSURE.

THUS all of THIS requires SOMETHING that can break off the big pressure.

WHAT CAN GIVE A BUSINESS KING  a real reason  to SETTLE WAY BACK,  to UNWIND to have PEACE and JOY, even during what appears to be a never ending attack or enemy trial?

Thus, we return to VERSE 4:

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

“All of the kings of the earth….” King David realized the SECRET to replace the joy, the peace and what could even bring a SOMBER,SOBER DIGNIFIED Ruling King a reason to praise the Lord? Perchance to really SMILE?

Both of these can only come about in the absence of big overwhelming mental pressure.

Yet David realized that there was one type of thing that would effect every KING /QUEEN in every land around the entire ruling, business, real life world. He deeply understood, that not ALL ruling Kings /Queens would accept it, no matter how free and available it was.

“all of the kings of the earth….shall praise Thee….” 

Again, there is a big Something which will bring even a tiny smile, to the lips of EVERY HUMAN natural or spiritual Kingdom Business King…

…..and whatever this mysterious Substance or Item IS, will be able to penetrate that invisible soul/emotional/spirit dividing big line and create a spiritual barrior akin to insulation, to declutter, to destress, and to detox, the deep problematic NATURAL HUMAN SUPERNATURAL LEGAL, INVISIBLE, manifesting in appropriate Time in VISIBLE real realms…

…..but the answer is not in any FORMULA or any BUSINESS/MINISTRY “THING”  it is in knowing the LORD personally and fully enough to GET A REAL WORD STRAIGHT FROM HIM!

“All the kings of the earth shall praise then, O Lord, when they hear the words from thy mouth.”

Remember, if God can part the Waters to  let prophet Moses and the children of Israel pass through, HE can certainly part (open up) Time in YOUR often over BUSY ENDLESS DAYS to press in to the Secret Place of the Most High (Psalm 91) aka the Prophetic Cave of Elijah  (I Kings 19:9) in order to ISOLATE yourself to be FREE from cells, media, human real persons.

Then, once you ABIDE THERE (as in not checking your watch continually but views this a First Leader  Love which is His Time Set Time APART) then when GOD is ready, He will begin to communicate back.

HOW: there is no rule on the WAY the Lord may communicate. It may be each or some of the following: Bible verses pop up in your spirit. Over all positive, peaceful PERCEIVED impressions, (have to conform to the fruit of James 3:17, I Tim 1:7 to be TRUE), spiritual pictures of ideas, plans, persons, guidance.

OR if you put on worship music, He may comfort you, send new realms of discerned, perceived REST, COMFORT or CALM.
AND if YOU do not go to any corporate place of “fellowshipping with the (nonlegalistic) saint” HE may instruct YOU to find one as the CORPORATE WORSHIP ANOINTING is much stronger than ONE PERSON ALONE even with the MIGHTY HOLY SPIRIT.

Reason: 1. 1 puts 1K to flight, 2, 10K (Kingdom IFFM in House translation of Deuteronomy 32:30 “One puts a thousand to flight, two ten thousand.”

AND the Bible teaches us that there is “supernatural applied faith and power of agreement” “where 2 or more are gathered in My Name I am there.” (so if 2 have a supernatural power of corporate/common spiritual agreement, then imagine how 200 can even have much more)

And if YOU live ,move and have YOUR natural being around, in the midst of GIANT, GRAVE, EXCEEDING, EXTREME adversity, you must perceive and discern WHEN “worship before the Throne alone” is not enough and when God is telling YOU to leave the comfort of YOUR own Prophetic Cave and find the power of fellow like minded TRUSTWORTHY ACCEPTING REAL BELIEVERS.

IFFM PENCIL ILLUSTRATION: One pencil alone can withstand but so much pressure. Too much pressure will cause it to snap in half.

But MANY pencils, all together, are nearly impossible to snap, no matter how great the pressure is.

That’s all for just now.

We’ll continue with VERSE 5 shortly.

PS Write for prayer; dfwlof@yahoo.com

AND see www.iffmprayeronline.wordpress.com

www.dfwleaderfellowship.org  (for out of state /as needed for a Spiritual Vitamin Supplement, aka Resource) (the update/meeting link:www.dfwlof.net

Almighty Blessings!

Dr. T

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2ND SERIES REPOST: Psalm 138 Study: Part 2

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ALMIGHTY BLESSINGS!

Today we will continue expounding on the word of the Lord taken from Pioneering King David’s Psalm 138:2.

We remind YOU to read the prior blog for our Bible study for PSALM 138:1 AND  sharing our reasons for picking THIS Psalm as a “word” to those in prophetic Kingdom business market place and in ministry.

The following is the ENTIRE PSALM 138 KJV, Then the V. 2 expounding,will follow

 “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, OLord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.”

PSALM 138:2 MARKET PLACE BUSINESS WORD

“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.”

“I” will worship: The prophetic business KING has his heart, soul, and whole MIND aligned with the MAKER of all lesser kings: The Maker of Heaven and Earth. There is NO false pretense as David goes in before the Lord. He is not playing around. King Davide really means DOING BUSINESS!

“toward your holy temple.” David understood that he might be anywhere in the nation, whether at rest in the comforts of his mighty PALACE or hiding out in a cave from his adversaries.

Though God is OMNIPOTENT and abides EVERYWHERE, David recalls the temple where he habitually worshipped, as he evidently had many comforting, reassuring and strengthening time there.

Perhaps he fondly recall the PEACE and REST of the spirit of God there, and that right now, as he may have been facing deaths door or enormous big national PROBLEMS, King David KNEW His God well enough to recall the Secret  Place of the Most High ,about which he  had written in Psalm 91, but which David also knew as a perceived place in the spirit, which is INTANGIBLE yet easily  PORTABLE ,as it is carried in one’s heart /mind and spirit: FROM DEEP WITHIN.

“(I will) …..praise thy name…”                                                                Certainly in the midst of all of David’s leader heightened PRESSURES, even at times while ON the battlefield,  he would push past all of the big fears, dark presences, and the big BURDENS to get into the presence of the LORD (the Psalm 91 Secret Place) (“his (and our) portable battle field temple away from the temple??)

AND King David most likely  gave  God a “SACRIFICE OF PRAISE” an act of WILL and BIG APPLIED FAITH, but a choice based on God’s proven life long RELIABILITY, in times past, and long gone.

Way before prophetic King David composed THIS Psalm 138, he had already met the LORD in a deep way that allowed HIM to connect with the LORD spiritually during times of giving PRAISE.

For in Psalm 22:3 David writes, “God inhabits the praises of His people.”

“(I will worship…….and praise thy name )for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth. “
David the psalmist had had MANY experiences with the Lord, dating far back to when he was the shepherd boy watching the sheep.
Alone in the field, minding the sheep, he evidently had a lot of time on his hands and it left his MIND free to dwell on the beauty of nature, the mysteries of GOD and then to develop an inward “PERCEIVER” “DISCERNER” inward God given spiritual DNA (a spiritual gift, which is what EVERY person called to walk in the office of the prophet will EVENTUALLY have.
Yet while David surely began knowing God, learning about perceiving when  He was nigh, clearly he  was not fully in maturely fine tuned,as no young leader ever is (and even when fully grown ,we are never certain of being 100 accurate)
Thus all throughout David’s big, surely interesting, dangerous and complex with MANY big complex ongoing PROBLEMS, God used each and every one to cause David to rely more and more on HIM, but then as David YIELDED, every very slowly God matured David, and David grew to know much more close to the LORD and far more accurate in hearing FROM His GOD.
To summarize: While the Prophet/Priest and actual ruling prophetic KING DAVID  was working, involved in many major local kingdom BATTLES, /undergoing many accuser attacks starting with being overlooked by His father (when Prophet Samuel examined his 5 older brothers in the search for a potential future KING), and as King Saul grew more and more envious,trying to kill him, later spiritual warfare hit King David’s family: his wife Micah was supremely enraged toward him after David embarrassed HER dancing before the Lord in linen ephod. AND his own son,Absalom tried to undermine his entire KINGDOM in a mutiny.
HOWEVER, all of this allowed David to see how much God LOVED HIM as he was never ever permanently DEFEATED (other than when HE allowed HMSELF to fall into grave leader sin).
THUS as David repeatedly witnessed the up close and personal GREAT GRANTED GRACE which was given to HIM from the LORD, it then showed David spiritual fruit of the Lord’s LOVING KINDNESS (verse 2) and God’s TRUTH (that HE really would respond, would actually forgive David unconditionally, and save, strengthen and PROTECT King David from ALL of his (very many) ENEMIES.
AND THIS  is why David thanked, honored and celebrated’ both God’s LOVINGKINDNESS and His TRUTH in Psalm 138:2:  He knew both the free GRACE and the MERCIFUL GOODNESS OF the LORD in both SPIRIT and in TRUTH…and that no matter what ever happened in David’s leader/personal LIFE, that HIS GOD would never ever leave him or forsake him OR  let him go DOWN!

“….for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name”
Here’s a little Hebrew non-lesson.
The word MAGNIFIED (gadal) translates “to cause to grow up, to become great, to be magnified.”
The word “WORD” (imrah) is translated to mean (God’s) utterance, speech or word. It also may be translated The TORAH (the first 5 books of the Old Testament, which were the only Holy Scriptures available to the king way back then.
The word “NAME(shem) translates:

  1. name

  2. reputation, fame, glory

  3. the Name (as designation of God)

  4. memorial, monument

This means that the WORD of the LORD found in the Bible Scriptures (and because we Christians now live in the New Testament nonlegalistic days,we need to apply the term “WORD” as applying to BOTH the Old and the New Testaments.
AND interesting to note, that while the New Testament book of Philippians 2:9-12 in tells us ,”That at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of things above in heaven, on the earth and beneath the earth, AND every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.”
To the writer, this witnesses that while JESUS is the “name above every names” that God’s places His Holy Bible scripture WORD even above the name of JESUS.” Yet, dear Reader, do not be alarmed: because in the Book of JOHN, Jesus Christ is described as THE WORD OF GOD MADE FLESH, check just beneath:

JOHN 1:1

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

The Bible then states the spiritual fruit invested in God’s mysterious, not one bite spooky, but supernatural power building BIBLE WORD.  We’ll close with these well known Bible scriptures about the power of God invested (if we mingle them with our FAITH)
Read Hebrews 4:2b:
“….but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Hebrews 4:12-14 describes God’s supernatural POWER that is invested in His Holy Bible promises:
 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
 Isaiah 55:11
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
PLEASE keep reviewing each of the Scriptures. Claim them for yourself, BUT make SURE to ‘mingle them with YOUR positive FAITH’/ Prophetically DECLARE THEM( again: must be mingled with true hope and real FAITH”
Gotta stop right here for today.
Please keep checking back for the next installment.
Blessings!
Taveau D’Arcy
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VINTAGE LEADER EQUIPPING: Going Higher

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GOING HIGHER

“The best way to go HIGHER is to first GO LOWER with (before…)  the LORD.”

“Humble YOURSELF before the mighty hand of God, so that HE may exalt YOU in due season.I Peter 5:6

Too often busy, assertive, achievement oriented persons, get caught up in there hard work,  and then slowly turn into human over worked automatons, who gradually shed their perceiver, discerner, intuitive, ‘in touch side,  with themselves, their spouses, families” OR even worse, fail to remain in continual RELATIONSHIP with the Lord.

That is the FIRST STEP toward a fall from  perceptive humility into doubt, arrogance and leader mental toughness. Once  those signs begin to occur, RELATIONSHIP and EGO ISSUES begin to surface.

The spirit of FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real, rarely  ever ceases, yet IF and WHEN we choose to set aside time to fully examine these types of IMPRESSIONS,  FEELINGS, the PRESENCES, and procede to hand them over to the LORD (and let them stay there) and abide in Trust and Faith,  then  we can slowly learn how to skillfully avoid being MOVED any recurring  FEELINGS,ALBEIT OMINOUS or FEAR TRIGGERING PRESENCES, UNEXPLAINABLE  DEEP IMPRESSIONS which all produce EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL, MENTAL WARFARE.

The secret is NOT to avoid being REALISTIC but to know WHEN to leave the natural realm of COMMON SENSE and LOGIC and when to TURN TO THE LORD (in order to SELF GUARD) by  pressing TOWARD the Lord, and WORSHIPPING Him, turning to Him in PRAYER,so that we keep our COOL and EMOTIONAL BALANCE by “holding our peace, while the Lord fights the battle.”

Anger, retaliation, out of control behavior amidst the pressure  build ups in ministry, relationship. All of this combines to fuel smouldering, building,  deep even ruinous ongoing frustration. ALL of these, unless nipped in the bud, with God’s help, can bring even death to God’s own people, marriages, and once closely knit families.

THINK THROUGH SELAH….”The Lord said to my lord, Sit at my right hand WHILE I make your enemies your footstool.” Psalm 110:1

PIONEERING LEADER MOSES

The Bible teaches that Moses knew God’s WAYS but the children of Israel knew only His ACTS. Because they were very short sighted, Me Centered and focused on their OWN comfort, pleasure and survival, the Kiddos of Israel magnified the NATURAL EARTHLY REALM and focused  on IT rather than a Higher, far more Eternal long term perspective.

Leader Moses had to live amidst 3 million wimpering, blubbering, moody, Me Centered cry babies. There was no escape from this  complaining band of perpetually UNHAPPY HUMANS.

And further more, way back in those desert pioneering, dry DAYS, Moses had no OFFICE DOOR to close to keep them out. He could not even drive HOME, listen to soothing worship music, or take any weekends off.

Thus for 40 continual LONG YEARS Senior Pioneering Leader Authority, had no escape. There were no condos for rent out in the desert…thus, Moses dwelled in a TENT, right among all of them.

And because Moses lived in his tent, he had only a TENT FLAP (which the wind would possibly blow) that could buffer him, (even all night long, for each night of 40 years) or which could separate the Leader and the three million, men, women, children ….OR   (most likely) the many hundreds of CRYING infants.

Imagine,  Moses  trying to get a good night’s sleep, but  not being able to avoid overhearing the plotting of the dissatisfied, and /or some of his own RELATIVES planning a  mutiny against HIM!

Thus,  if WE feel that WE know what “pressure on the front lines is.” Please stop to consider Leader Moses.

AND it is no wonder that Moses got tested by his leader duties, so much that one day, he simply LOST IT and smashed the ROCK rather than using personal SELF GOVERNMENT to hold back his top leader temper!

And the ROCK THRASHING by Senior Leader Moses,  happened not once, but twice. And it was  the second time that Moses lost his cool, that did him in, and due to his being the Head of Staff (figuratively and back in those days, literally!), it also stopped him from entering into the PROMISED LAND. (And we wonder: did Moses also lose his pension plan with God for doing that?)

REAL LIFE LESSON

In closing, we each must pay close attention to the LORD: to let HIM remind us if we are overdoing, not handling life’s pressures very well. This temptation will eventually carry over into our private life, interfere with our family and staff, especially spouses (?)

And being on the verge of being BURNED OUT can create big tensions which may tempt even wonderful persons, with addictive personalities, to partake or relapse or worse, even contemplate doing one’s self in.

AND WE SAY “GOD FORBID!”

So,just know WHEN to say WHEN but just to make SURE, pray for the Loving LORD to get YOUR attention when HE feels YOU are on the way to OVER DOING, OVER ACHIEVING, BECOMING NEARLY BURNED OUT.

Pray that HE will set off a RED FLAG BUZZER warning inside YOUR heart, soul, which this writer has prayed , and the LORD will act.

Finally, you most likely do not live in a tent like Moses. Therefore it will PAY you to remove YOURSELF from the SOURCES of all tension.

AND while we have run out of time today, we submit to you to please read ISAIAH 56, about giving the LORD a Sabbath Day. See Verse 7 as the COMMANDED SABBATH BLESSING (and also more in Is 58 bottom).

And we live in New Testament times, so while this is a command, this is not legalistic. So if YOU are a business owner, head pioneering leader, single parent, head entrepreneur, similar to Servant Leader Moses: the big buck stops with YOU.

So the answer to that, is simply to PRAY that God will show YOU how to carve out whatever time HE can assist  YOU to remove yourself, take a Sabbath, but then, “What ever HE tells YOU to do’ with that dedicated Time Apart…JUST DO IT…obey HIM, and avoid being legalistic, religious.

Yet, Holy God wants a FIRST LOVE relationship with just US. He will be more able to communicate with YOU when YOU attempt to honor Him.
Daniel 2:28 says that “God is the revealer of secrets.”
Yet secrets are usually whispered…so how could you truly hear Him (in his “still small voice, the inward witness of the Holy Spirit) UNLESS you are quiet LONG ENOUGH to allow HIM to communicate?

Finally, once you have chosen to press into being with/hearing back from the LORD, it will be akin to being inside the Psalm 91 “secret place of the most High” (PS Read that Psalm) and also the I Kings 19:9 restoring prophetic cave of the Prophet Elijah, where one can read God communicated to the depleted Prophet “by the still small (discerned, perceived) Holy Spirit voice.”

PS we are starting a series on www.discernmentandperception.org AUG 19, 2013. It’s named GOVERNING YOUR PERCEIVER GIFTING.

SEE our new www.encouragetelevision.org IFFM Live meetings as the Lord allows.

REMINDER: Take time apart to ask God to help YOU: Declutter, Detox and Destress YOUR OWN LIFE.

Mighty Big Blessing!

Taveau D’Arcy

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Reprint: KEY 2013 Salt Selahs

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April 3, 2013

Dear Reader,

This is a reprint from our www.randomsaltandselahs.com TD Leader blog. I contains words from the Lord that also (mostly) pertain to Kingdom Business.
For Selah consideration!

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Blessings! Dr. T

THESE ARE THE WORDS FOR THOSE IN CHRIST’S TRUE BODY WHO HAVE EARS TO HEAR:

 WORDS Given to me for 2013: The Body of Christ : Accuser Free in Two Thousand One Three

I was given the impression that God truly wants to REVEAL something, about kingdom business, ministry leader over all finances. It will require patience, time set apart and is not to produce fads, gimmicks. This is REAL APOSTOLIC BUSINESS.

And for 5 fold lamp stand/life style/ leadership: The Lord says He is going to clean out the many different barns in order to make them ready to take in many new sheep. AND to embrace self introspection, time for self reflection and don’t avoid /duck from His reproof.
(NOTE: The writer also receives each word that the Lord gives for her own self, too.)

Here are accompanying verses to pray,to contemplate, to link your and my shields of faith with:

AND Search back through web tv channel video archives for PROPHETIC BUSINESs, PSALM 138 OCFC FRESH WORDS that date back to July 2012 and forward: www.ocfcleader.tv or Apostolic Leader Main Hub: www.organicleader.org

“There is a God in heaven who reveals secrets.” Daniel 2:28
God does nothing without first telling his servants, the prophets.”

Amos 3:7

Psalm  138 for prophetic business, kingdom market place

I will praise You with my whole heart;
Before the gods I will sing praises to You.

I will worship toward Your holy temple,
And praise Your name
For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;

For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.

In the day when I cried out, You answered me,
And made me bold with strength in my soul.

All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O Lord,
When they hear the words of Your mouth.

Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
For great is the glory of the Lord.

Though the Lord is on high,
Yet He regards the lowly;
But the proud He knows from afar.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand
Against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

(In all of the above Psalm 138 Verse 6 seems to be a main important KEY)

Many Dynamite Blessings!

Love in Him, Dr. T

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ARCHIVES: God’s Spirit Comes in Waves

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MARCH 28, 2013

Dear Reader, 
We are sharing this article in the hopes that you will be blessed. It is a word from 2009 which pertains today. It is also being uploaded on 1 other blog, THE OFFICIAL TD’ARCY LEADER BLOG.
Blessings, Dr. Taveau D’Arcy

GOD’S SPIRIT COMES IN WAVES

“The M Word and God’s Cresting Holy Spirit Wave”

“God does nothing without first telling His servants, the prophets.” Amos 3:7

By Dr. Taveau D’Arcy (C) 2009 All rights reserved.

The word “waves” best seems to describe the many different aspects of God’s  Holy Spirit as He moves around the world. In today’s blog, I want to talk about the characteristics of one of the many different kinds of Holy Spirit waves which are advancing in this present  day: finances.

Whenever the Spirit of God informs  those who are spiritually perceptive or in  the prophetic ministry,  that something hoped (in this case MONEY)  “ is coming” quite ironically  it then appears that the exact opposite actually  happens.

Most of us realize that this type of test is one aimed at developing  our faith and trust. But oft times  financial tests are really designed to birth brand new levels of  spiritual /emotional maturity, enduring faith, as well as Godly pure motives and good character.

Yes, whenever  God speaks to  His children about upcoming financial provision,( whether through  rhema Bible scriptures which seem to leap up from the pages of the Bible, or through  prophetic pictures during prayer times or a word from the Lord during  a meeting) each of our hopes build.

We fully expect to see them  manifest immediately.  And sometimes our finances  do come quickly. But, more often, to those whom God is bringing to another level of maturity, it just doesn’t happen that way. In fact, it might even be that the provisional, financial rug even gets pulled out from under us! Then it seems many times that the rug gets pulled.just as we seem to need it the most! 

     In the last few years, in my own personal case, the big topic of “finances’ has repeatedly proven to be NOT a  test about “the money” at all! Instead, any tests about the M Word (Money) all turn out to be about MY  FEAR or MY LACK of MATURITY or PURITY OF HEART.

Any M word (money) topic  is  giant and  very multifaceted. So today  I will share only what God has in the last few years,  revealed to me about WAVES.

Illustration: Money and the Holy Spirit are like the cresting of a giant wave:

Picture yourself at the beach. You see a giant wave starting to swell, then crest, just before crashing onto the shoreline. Notice how, just as the wave crests upward and moves toward shore, at the same time,  all the sand,  the tiny pebbles, and baby shells, are swept backwards. It is just like some strong force is sucking them all backwards, into the sea.

The more the wave  starts to crest, the more the  pebbles and tiny stones are sucked backward into the sea. So God pointed out to me that this is exactly how His Spirit moves in the area of big finances, such as restoration, specific manifestation.

Just as God spiritually announces to us our upcoming promised increase in finances, at nearly the exact same time, we may personally or ministerially be hit with a giant wave of the pressures of lack. This may seem supernatural or natural. And the Lord has promised one thing (finances) but the exact opposite happens instead.  Our finances may even seem to be sucked out by shortfalls, weird financial attacks or even job losses.

So what goes with all this weirdness? “The trying of our faith works patience’ the Bible teaches. But what about the need for food money, housing, paying staff salaries? At this time, every one must truly decide if he/she is going to believe the LORD’S WAY or the NEWS MEDIA ‘S/NEIGHBOR’S WAY.

Any need, or lack or minus in finances may cause great attention to be drawn to the big M Word Need. It may trigger worry (FEAR). Or it may just be God’s way of downsizing due to wrong money priorities. It is therefore up to each person to go to God to discuss these types of things.

But let us assume that each one reading this blog is very pure in heart: and that the Giant of Financial Big Need is coming out daily to shout and cause great attention,even fear to be focused onto It.

Usually, when person’s hearts are pure in motives and there is not greed, pride issues, then the main cause of all financial worries and misfocus is due to what the devil want FOCUS ON THE FEAR (false evidence appearing real). 
Therefore, if getting rid of the big FEAR is what would make the devil very unhappy, then I suggest that YOU work on that.

Let us remember, that when the giant wave of the move of God crests, and the sucking out of the sand (and money ?) truly begins, it should be examined for what God is trying to say  by allowing this to happen. Secondly ,we each must allow God freedom to uncover any false money motives or   underlying fear or immaturity, lack of obedience (I would go to Malachi 3 to see what God requires about tithing).

As the Spirit moves, and the sucking backwards begins, then God is simply wanting to show Himself as the Lord God. Yes, each of us might be tempted to self pity or to use blame shifting off of ourselves to other people or even spouses. It is NOT EVER ABOUT THE MONEY most often, it IS most often about what goes on inside each of your and my own hearts where the M Word (God’s money) is concerned.

M Word (money) Wave Shake Ups will be used by God to reveal to each of us  our own FAITH IN THE BIBLE LEVEL or  OUR FEAR LEVELS.

M Word Tests may create such a need that we either resort to going to the Supernatural power of God or else to our own very human, flesh based, bitter natural resources: Have you seen the people killing themselves on the news lately? And those panicking without the seeming knowledge of Christ and taking not just their own lives but those of their family and small children??

Let us never forget that we are living in the last days, and just as their is a NATURAL side, which is too evident on the nightly news, any true Christian believer should automatically KNOW that the Eternal God who created the world and sent Jesus, is also very SUPERNATURAL…(but this does require we each having to have at least SOME FAITH and a good knowledge of His Holy Word)

M Word Tests are real tests of our choice to follow after what we think, hear, see, (and TV) which are the things of the FLESH. And those who  are “moved” by their flesh, which is fear supported usually, might actually  jump off of buildings  or shoot their own families.

BUT, for those who know the Good Lord, and who may be facing a M Word Test: I would definitely ask the Lord, whom Daniel 2: 28 calls “the revealer of secrets” to tailor make a hand hewn Bible based solution to YOUR NEED.  Just as there are no templates for making two Christians alike, there are also no Money Miracle Formulas alike.

The Wedding At Cana: How to find YOUR miracle

Remember: the first miracle Jesus ever did happened in John 2 at the wedding at  Cana. It was where Jesus turned the water into wine. It  happened when Mary, the mother of Jesus said, “WHAT EVER HE SAYS TO YOU, DO IT.”

This means: YOU need to go ask Jesus for OUR miracle the same way; Then whatever HE tells YOU to to, then DO IT. (i.e. walk toward YOUR Giant, all the while asking God for His specific personal directions.)

So,  if YOU are temporarily in the sucking out of the sand time, try picturing God’s wave moving YOU forward at the same time.  He is doing something that mere MONEY cannot buy! And you may not be able to perceive what all of that really is UNTIL His Wave has at last settled on shore.

Just know: when the  big invisible wave of God’s  moving Holy Spirit finally hits the spiritual shoreline, it really WILL manifest in brand new levels, and also the furnishing of God’s provision. ( BUT…. along the way, there most likely will be  real temptation to pressure ….and with all sorts of Godly character building ‘faith and patience’ type tests besides!)

BUT, since we are only PASSING THROUGH by living on this earth, with the main goal of eternal life in heaven, then INSTEAD of   viewing MONEY as the real BIG HAIRY DEAL…spend some time examining what’s  going on inside YOUR own heart. ( which in turn may just result in  what God is really working on during what appears to be a M Word Type big test.

Pass the Ketchup,Anyone? 
Let us  remember the Ketchup Test: when ever pressure is applied to a plastic ketchup bottle, whatever is on the inside, comes out. M Word (money) Tests= Pressure but also = New Waves of the Holy Spirit, used for humbling, building faith muscles and for making pure the hearts of those God really wants to use in the New Move of the wholly Holy Spirit.

(I.E. Can (or will you allow) money make YOU turn mean? Can money (or will you give it power ) to wreck your family life? Will YOU give MONEY permission to make you depressed or afraid? …..

WHO are YOU giving power to ( to MAKE YOU behave a certain way)? Is it  the MONEY or GOD and HIS Holy Word?)

PS Here is a principal which God has taught me through the last several years; the fight to keep your peace and stay in complete faith may be even a very BIG long lasting one. BUT, when God is finally ready and He brings His wave (and YOU) safely to His shore, only then will  YOU become aware that  God has not wasted one single moment of all that “enduring, trusting” time…

…but rather put you through a process to birth brand new faith muscles of maturity to allow you to have new levels of success, peace, security, and even true prosperity in ways that, rather ironically, NO amount of money COULD EVER  BUY!

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