Let’s Re-Think “Taking a Sabbath”

LET’S RE-THINK TAKING A SABBATH

This blog was first posted in Nov 25, 2012.

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Dear Reader, 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KEEPING A SABBATH DAY APART

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

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

HISTORY OF THE JEWISH/LEGALISTIC SABBATH

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

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

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

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

ISAIAH 56:7 IN CONTEXT AND MAJOR PURPOSE

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

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

Read Isaiah chapters 1-10 (for context).

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

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

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

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

MAIN SELAH OF TODAY’S BLOG:

Isaiah 56 the entire context for Isaiah 56:7,

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

Basic Chapter 56 Non Legalistic Overview

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

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

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

1. THE APOSTOLIC LEADER BLESSING

“Even them I will bring to My holy mountain”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* I Samuel 1: Eli High Priesthood

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

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

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

SUBMITTED WITH RESPECT

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

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

“You will know they are Christians by their Love.”
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Reprint: Don’t Ever Let Them See You Sweat

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

April 4, 2013

DON’T EVER LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT”

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

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

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

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

Eze. 44:15-18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

”COME AWAY, MY BELOVED.”

Here are words from an  old song:

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

Make me hear the melodies of heaven…”

                         -Anonymous

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Leader: Be A Warrior of God’s Rest

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Good AM. 
Recently I have been looking  through the old archives and found another reminder to CAST ALL OF OUR CARES UPON THE LORD…and to turn into WARRIOR of HIS REST, as opposed to a WORRIER!

I submit this to you for selah purposes.
God’s Blessings!

Dr. Taveau D’Arcy

BE A WARRIOR OF GOD’S REST

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The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit thou at my right hand until

I make your enemies your foot stool.’” Psalm 110:1


The biggest protection against fear and stress is to learn to war with GOD’S REST.

 Jesus wants to preserve our lives (literally!)  by activating His supernatural protective insulation: “the peace that “passes all understanding and guards our HEART and MIND in Christ Jesus.”

Fear is an active force. Fear is “False Evidence Appearing Real” yet our bodies are human and respond when stress occurs it exerts spiritual and emotional pressure. Long term stress can cause depression or exhaustion. Pressures are applied by satan to distract and to stop a leader from fulfilling his/her goals. Long times of stress or fear apply abnormal pressure on our immune systems and may trigger health problems.

How can a saint remain unaffected by Fear (‘FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL’)? We must truly enter a supernatural REST in the Holy Spirit.   Each of us must ABIDE in the VINE continually. We must continually examine our own hearts to see whether we have truly cast all of 1) CARES 2) FEARS 3) DOUBTS 4) ANXIETIES and 5) UNBELIEF onto Him. Then we must allow them to there.  Cares and doubts are SNEAKY. They keep us out of His Secret Place.  They BLOCK the voice of the GOOD SHEPHERD “who gives LIFE to His sheep.”

We must understand the power released by the Holy Spirit is to protect us. Each one of us needs to laugh the laugh of faith and have joy in His Spirit especially when confronted daily by all the sober things that make us constrict with tension.

  As leaders, we must rearrange our ministry schedules and even shed our dignity at times in order to completely relax in the Spirit of God.   Each of us must learn how to not “take on” the cares of the ministry.

Here are the principles of warring by being restful. First, we must remember that it is the DEVIL, our Adversary, who brings all ‘false evidences appearing real.’ He is out to ruin our lives, steal our joy, and make our daily lives MISERABLE. He wants us to die early so we can’t fulfill God’s plan for our lives.

Worries and cares will remain a continual part of our lives, however, once you take a stand to become a warrior of REST….you understand that NOT RECEIVING those worry spirits are your way of defeating satan’s forces and getting REVENGE on his  attempts to rob from you and make your every day life MISERABLE.

 Stay submitted unto God, resist the devil’s forces, take a forceful, faith filled STAND and just simply refuse to worry. Start to dance, leap around and sing praises. Become “spiritually violent.”

Then the supernatural peace of God will come and “guard your heart and mind.”

Be of GOOD COURAGE and be a WARRIOR OF REST!

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Apostolic Prophetic Business New Ongoing Season

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Greetings.
I was just about to pen a brand new BLOG today..but if I had to write a new one..it would simply re-state the same things which we are (just now) today hearing…similarly to the LAST YEAR  (2013) of  Kingdom Business Word.

So while WE are in a apostolic NEW PLACE (surely akin to each of YOURS)

we will need to hear, to heed the Lord and allow Him to ongoing REVEAL to us..so for now, I would advise

Hearing

Humbly

Apostolic Psalm 138 (see old 2-3 blogs on this site re Pioneering King David’s Prophetic Kingdom Business)

and the blogged WORD just prior to this one.

SO “day by day” by “His Day” is an ONGOING REVEALING, UNFOLDING, UNFURLING by God’s free (non legalistic) GIFT of Holy Spirit (downloaded as NEEDED) wisdom /revelation.

Reminder:

Amos 3:7 “God does nothing without first telling his SERVANTS, his prophets.”

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

PS Why not take a DAY to stay before the Lord and Sabbath, SELAH?

May God’s Mighty Pioneering Blessings Overtake each of YOU!

Dr. T

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2ND SERIES: PSALM 138 PART 6

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MIGHTY  BLESSINGS TO YOU!

This PSALM 138:6  is finally ready!
Just in case: see what we’ve been so busy working on of late:

DFW LEADER MINISTRY ONLINE FELLOWSHIP.  (www.dfwleaderfellowship.org

FIRST, for persons who have joined us late, please  go back and locate ALL OF THE FIRST 5 PSALM 138 BIBLE STUDY POSTS.

NEXT, to refresh  our memories, the entire King David PSALM 138 entirely. Then we will expound upon VERSE 6.

KING DAVID’S PSALM 138

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 6 EXPOUNDED:

WRITER ASIDE: if any of  PSALM 138   pertains to the apostolic big season that we are in RIGHT NOW, I personally believe it is VERSE 6.

VERSE 6; Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

“THOUGH THE LORD BE HIGH…”

This conveys that the Lord is an Almighty God who truly has what many today refer to as a “a senior office Over Seer big position. We can understand that GOD is the OVER SEER’S OVER SEER which infers to us, that WE clearly do NOT know it all AND thus we maybe ought to TURN TO HIM to get HIS valuable counsel, supernatural creative wisdom, etc.
AND “THOUGH THE LORD BE HIGH…” implies that  GOD is always observing, accurately watches over US. And due to his High Office, Senior Overseer Management Big Position, God  KNOWS a lot more than WE DO.

(Which maybe can help us to remove a lot of the PRESSURE we take on due to being a head pioneering leader.)

THEREFORE we should HONOR God and quietly meditate upon His high Position….doing so in a manner which demonstrates compliance, genuine, Godly dependency along with a true servant  HUMILITY.

We are in need of God’s FAVOR just now, more than ever. And it is the SECRET to getting AHEAD.

“…YET HE HATH RESPECT FOR THE LOWLY..” 

To clarify: the “lowly” implies (apostolically) “humble” yet does not paint a portrait of a person who is weak, cowardly, deeply insecure,  “poor and pitiful” or some shaky Casper Milquetoast who whimp out when the actions, real problems, applied forces of pressure effect home, business or ministry headship.

God bends His ear down to pay attention to the MEEK,SERVANT PIONEERING PROPHETIC KINGS, who are NOT “afraid or weak.”

A true SERVANT of GOD who is “humble” will not avoid RISING UP and take Bible (nonaccusative) STAND, nor will they shy away from MANNING UP /LEADER WOMANING UP when that is business needed.

TIP: Everyone has a unique personality, DNA, so just ask the LORD to tell YOU what “meekness” “being humble is” according to how He and the Bible,  direct your CONSCIENCE.

And pray that God will let a red flag buzzer go off down inside your heart when YOU re crossing the line from MEEKNESS into either WEAKNESS or TO FORCEFUL.

MEEKNESS does  NOT mean that one has to submit to being a brown nosing, HUMAN PLEASER

NO, God has NO respect for the moral cowards who fall back when life seems to be UNFAIR or who are (HU)MAN PLEASERS who will placate many others just to get ahead…..or  run,duck and cover to AVOID from doing what they know is pleasing to the Lord!

“……BUT THE PROUD HE KNOWS FROM AFAR OFF”

INDEED, God won’t respect SELF PLEASING by pleasing fellow HUMANS rather than being humble and being pleasing to the LORD FIRST.

God will keep a distance from the stubborn proud, even fearful types of persons who Man Please in order to  SELF PROTECTION, because it is based in COMPROMISE and will hurt MANY OTHERS.

Besides, HUMAN /SELF PLEASING are  rooted in superior PRIDE and base FEAR…which are definitely NOT “meek” but “emotionally, morally WEAK.”

ALSO we can  define being “morally weak, overly self preserving, and morally AFRAID” as rooted in PRIDE which is   “low down” rather than in a person acting “humble,Godly lowly.”

SEE: www.adventuresinmanpleasing.net

SOME “weak” leaders use human FORCE to apply pressure to make others conform or obey, to submit to them. SOME of them resort to abusive /controlling fits of rage, use of foul language, even in watching over their private lives (home, marriage, little children).

These types of people  are weak as they do not have the power over their own SELF CONTROL and apparently run FROM seeking the help of God, even though the Bible states that it is FREELY AVAILABLE!

A PROUD PERSON will turn AWAY  from the Lord, and REFUSE to seek the HELP of the LORD, the SELF GOVERNMENT (Galatians 5 fruit of SELF CONTROL) is a person who is PROUD and that brings us to repeat the last   part of VERSE 6, again:

“……BUT THE PROUD HE KNOWS FROM AFAR OFF”

HOW MANY PEOPLE need God’s power to produce new business, find decent jobs, make their sales quota, to raise their ministry finances, to double or triple what they are presently making? (for all the BIBLE Ministry, Business real valid reasons)

VERSE 6 paints  a clear picture of WHOM the Lord will pay close attention to WHEN they CRY OUT TO THE LORD.

IFFM LIFE OVER ALL PRINCIPAL:

HUMAN FEAR PLACES PRESSURE ON THE HUMAN FLESH and “STUFF” MANIFESTS: Spiritual Fruit or Big Fallout (unless we truly submit to God)

STRESS EXAMPLE:  If we get big pressure to perform, come up with the goods, as it were, then due to the FORCE of fear, pressure, we COULD mistakenly go over into what the Bible terms as “FLESH” and instead of turning to GOD for HIS supernatural wisdom, affirming PEACE and problem  solving (non accusative) Big Game Plan….

……we might be tempted to use personality, applied pressure,  striving, ungodly CONTROL, or deceptive, non honorable types of ministry/business things to DOMINATE (maintain OUR OWN HUMAN CONTROL OVER THE MATTER) rather than HUMBLY crying out to the LORD, making a list of all of our BURDENS, FEARS and WORRIES and handing them over to the Lord….

…..while allowing Him, to lead us as we resist the acute pressure while making forward true PROGRESS spiritually taking “God’s Kingdom Dominion.” (add to this prayer warriors, fellowship, praising, etc)

IN CONCLUSION:

MEEKNESS is  supernatural strength to remain COOL under great human leader pressure: OUR OWN MORTAL SOUL REMAINS  UNDER GOD’s (aka SELF ) CONTROL

MEEKNESS is one manifestation of the HUMILITY.

AND PIONEERING LEADER/MINISTRY boldness, and HUMILITY are some KEYS to approaching the Lord.

HUMILITY, according to Psalm 138:6 is a KEY FACTOR getting the Lord to listen to YOUR prayer.

HUMILITY is a major secret in making sure that you are not doing anything that will block, or hinder the FAVOR of the Lord.

MEANING: this is NOT the time to be all wise, OVERLY self confident, OVERLY self /other reliant.

THIS IS A APOSTOLIC LEADER AMOS 3:7 TIME.

Yet it is also a Time of “I must decrease so that HE can increase.”

And though this writer sounds like SHE is promoting PROSPERITY, she IS (with a “Godliness with contentment” IFFM Organic balanced BIble perspective on page of same name www.dfwleaderfellowship.org) yet  prophetic business kingdom marketplace, indeed pioneering senior ministry is NOT SIMPLY /ONLY ABOUT ” all of us being”GOAL ORIENTED for GAINING or WINNING “LEADER STUFF.”

IT IS ALSO  is a Bible Christian calling to completely understand the WAYS, MEANS  which the Heavenly Father wants to provide for us, our families, the things Called for from the Lord and then to save for our children’s children (Proverbs 13:22) ….but then to help HIS END TIME WORKS as well as the LOCAL “LEAST OF THESE” COMMUNITY.

PSALM 138:6 “Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.”

 WHY THE WRITER FULLY BELIEVES THAT PSALM 138 :6 is very applicable to TODAY: 
1. IT AFFIRMS that God has NEW RESOURCES, IDEAS but it is we who must APPROACH HIM to get them from Him, while on HIS terms.
Amos 3:7 “God does nothing unless he first reveals it to His  servants, the prophets.”

2. REASONS WHY? This earthly system is in the middle of birth pangs and  the shaking of all that can be shaken:  the economy, personal finances, families, ministry, etc.

So rather than modeling “When the going gets TOUGH, the tough get GOING.” (which can be a good word when NOT taken to extremes, as it COULD   mean that the  potential leader has turned overly tough, independent, and is now growing APART from the Lord.

Rather let it be, “WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH TURN TO SEEK THE LORD” (which by the way is a sign of a leaders HUMILITY.)

TOO much time away from being in fellowship with the LORD (putting in a plug for a First Love Leader Lifestyle and Lamp stand) will allow YOU to be able to stay in TUNE with God’s supernatural “PERCEIVED and DISCERNED ” TRUE WISDOM (which needs to be balanced with ongoing Bible study)…

….rather than secular, mental REASONING, which is right now needed but NOT in a earthly way which chooses to become SELF dependent and overly (only) analytical which is hard, Greek Wisdom minded.

The WORLD’S SECULAR /EARTHLY wisdom will slowly leave our “know-ers’ (inward perceiver, discerners of God’s “still small (perceived)voice” dulled way down. Add to this extra hurried busyness, many levels off stress, big FATIGUE and this will hammer in one’s spirit,conscience and emotional realm to resemble a person who SEEMS TO BE outwardly STRONG but who in way deep inside, overly weary and potentially WEAK.

AND PSALM 138: 6 is similar to Mark 10:25 “it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for  a rich man to inherit the Kingdom of God.”

And my perspective on “BEING TOO RICH TO ENTER GOD’S KINGDOM:”

First, the Bible teaches that “the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness,peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

Thus, very simply, very plainly, ANYONE who is too all knowing, too guarded, too wise and needing to be RIGHT in their own eyes, is NOT perceptive of what the BIble teaches is TRULY PROSPEROUS.**

**(being I Tim 6 Godly content, loving being righteous but not SELF RIGHTEOUS and having freedom from worry, anxiety (REST, SHALOM PEACE) and JOY (not meaning HAPPINESS, but a DEEP INNER JOY and GODLY CONTENTMENT).
The “overly tough hearted are hard minded” and many are so filled with pressure that they are RICH in maintaing their own form of CONTROL over a business, or IN COMPLETE CHARGE while still anxious, even pent up anger, big frustration which can tear apart their family or their health.

Thus “seeking first GOD’s KINGDOM” and it’s (safe, shalom, sane) RIGHTEOUSNESS and the FRUITS of the KINGDOM (Love, joy, peace patience, temperance, goodness, MEEKNESS)  “and all of these other (leader, business, ministry, family) temporal , yet really needed THINGS “Will be added to YOU.”

Singing God’s Praises!

Blessings!

Dr. Taveau

More on the next PSALM 138 BLOG.

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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.

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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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START 2ND SERIES: Psalm 138 Kingdom Marketplace Business Word

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THIS BEGINS THE SECOND PSALM 138 ONGOING SERIES

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Blessings,

Repeatedly deep within my spirit, I sense the Lord strongly impressing that there is a Business Word in Psalm 138. It is the Psalm penned by King David, and while I have shared in depth on it previously (on this KINGDOMMARKETPLACE.NET) I am  once more super strongly impressed to share it again.
This will not be a repeat of any former Psalm 138 word.

Let me first share the entire Davidic Psalm, and then for the next few blogs, I will simply expound on ONE verse at a time.

AND if you would like to have us pray for YOUR pioneering BUSINESS, MINISTRY and YOU/your SPOUSE and FAMILY,then send that request to: organicleader@yahoo.com. (We will pray for 60 days)

PSALM 138, then followed by V1 MARKET PLACE BUSINESS  WORD:

“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.” KJV

PSALM 138: 1

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

“I WILL PRAISE YOU”

THE KEY HERE is to first begin with PRAISE: with a heart lifted up onto the Lord, a mind renewed in His greatness, His love and faithfulness, and then picture His HONORABLE GIVING NATURE, yet not doing such to “work or manipulate God” into BLESSING  you…but rather as we know by the Bible that it is HIS BEST, meaning HIS WILL.

Yet worship HIM and lose track of even THINKING about material possessions, getting anything back. JUST “love and adore HIM.”

This then ties in with the next part of verse one, about doing this with a WHOLE TRUE HEART.

“I will praise YOU with my WHOLE HEART.”

To have a WHOLE HEARTED praise, we must have a single mind, a heart that is not divided between God and the world or any person, possession or even CALLING.

A whole heart will be one that is NOT laden down with burdens, leader cares /big fear or worries.

A whole heart will be listening for the Word of the Lord within each preacher’s message, each word of wise counsel and any inner impressions (yet all ought to be in agreement with God’s Holy Bible: The WORD.)

A whole pure heart prizes a First Love ongoing relationship only with HIM. It  no reservations or secret priorities over His LORDSHIP.

The WHOLE HEART is 100 percent committed, yielded, always on FIRE for HIM ,not just for blessings, etc.

“BEFORE THE GOD’S I WILL SING UNTO THEE”

There are  MANY little g “god’s” and there are also “many voices in this world and each one has significance.” I Corinthians 14:10.

Make a list of all of the “significant inner/outer voices” which may or may NOT be  from the Lord. (ones which come from the inside, but also from the outside (cell phone, family, business, media, pastors, wise counsel)

To make sure we have “no other little gods before Him” (as this BLOCKS matters) we need to inquire of the Lord, and set aside enough time for us to “DESTRESS, DECLUTTER and DETOX” our life, our hard living earning busy heart, and any RELATIONSHIPS which must be culled in order to keep GOD in the First Love ongoing status.

LAST: Sit quietly.

Make a list of all of the fears, cares, worries, problems that may be hindering  YOU from truly hearing FROM the Lord, but also blocking YOUR from His PEACE. And remember, “the little foxes spoil the grapes.”

ONCE you have all of the big LIST, then as an act of YOUR faith and trust, simply cast them all onto the Lord. Then LEAVE them there.

To fill the newly created void (where all those anxious pressures used to be) in your mind, heart and anxiety FREE soul, then do as Verse 1 demonstrates; FILL up the EMOTIONAL SPIRIT /MORTAL SOUL real with singing and PRAISE.

Please note, PSALM 138:1 comments that YOU will now be singing IN SPITE of the feelings of pressure, of what you can recall about the little g (ineffectual but actual, present) “gods.”

SO to do SPIRITUAL WARFARE (not meaning in any spooky ,dark sense) but in a VICTORY SHOUT, singing, putting on joyful, lively intense “I know I HAVE the VICTORY” worship and praise,to have God’s peace, power and Holy Spirit MIGHT. (Isaiah 11:2: all 7 Spirits of God)

Then, for Achievers, who need to actively DO something, (WHILE you wait, rely and rest IN THE LORD) choose to be like another King David Psalm : Psalm 110:1 “The Lord said to my lord, sit at my right hand while I make YOUR enemies YOUR footstool.’
Notice how doing such  fits in with Psalm 138:1.

AFTER you cast all of your cares, fears,etc and leave them with the Lord, and then PRAISE to fill any emotional gaps, which were once filled with FEAR and ANXIETY, then to be  PRO ACTIVE, (meaning WHILE you are in peace) ..you picture YOURSELF seated at God’s right hand: HE is busy handling all of the big problems, so now, all YOU need to do, is to REFUSE to take back any ONE SINGLE care or burden,worry or fear!

AND why not envision yourself getting back at the Enemy, who wants to worry you, to weary you out and create health, family, other damage.

THUS  by YOUR NOT being worried, fearful gets the DEVIL all UPSET! YOU are getting revenge on HIM while you TRUST THE LORD by NOT getting worried.

Check back for V. 2 shortly!

Almighty Blessings!

Dr. Taveau D’Arcy

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REPOST: Apres the Rain…

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“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses…”Hebrews 12:1

APRES THE RAIN

It’s usually “apres” the rain (meaning after) when we fill refreshed. But even in an unyielding,even demonic, daily business market place environment, SIMPLY by yielding to make a few (Bible) based small ADJUSTMENTS, we can find a “way where there seems to be no way” to isolate,to discern and to accurately PERCEIVE the word from the Lord…”The Still Small (uncluttered ) Voice.” Then enter into the REST and STILLNESS of HIS MANIFESTED PRESENCE and PEACE.

Read the Bible of Elijah the prophet in I Kings 18-19.

One can observe that Elijah was under even HUGE duress, from opposing persons, big governmental POWERS, even supernatural power houses of demonic, aggressive satanic applied real pressures.

And, as the prophet was out being the individual (apostolic) God’s Sent Messenger, he did not appear to have any human side kick along with him, NOR anyone to delegate to!

However the Individual, aka Elijah “knew His God” and displayed the evidence of the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 11:2) “God’s spirit of POWER and MIGHT.”

Thus, totally dependent upon following the Lord’s governing DIRECTIONS, Elijah stood rather than fell…again, in God’s supernatural  spirit of POWER and MIGHT…yet (now read I Kings 19) he was forced to outrun even the furious charioteers sent out from King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.
(CALL THAT A TYPICAL BUSINESS DAY?)

Finally, after finishing his MINISTRY, the prophet Elijah was emotionally, spiritually and physically nearly DEPLETED. The Father God then provided a (we call it a prophetic) CAVE for him to dwell and revive  in.

And if we note the wording of I Kings 19:9, it tells us,

“And he (Elijah)  came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?”

MAIN WORDS:

Elijah came to the “CAVE” (a secret hiding place, free from all the outside pressures)

He “lodged there” in the cave.

This was NOT a quickie over night Motel 6 check in, check out. Elijah had been in HUGE stress, GREAT attack and it had put enormous NATURAL REAL and SPIRITUAL PRESSURE upon him.
AND no matter how powerful Elijah truly was, God understood that he was still only a mortal human. So God knew he was clearly on the verge of burn out..and so did NOT want Elijah to have remaining, or perhaps PERMANENT ongoing damage.

LAST: Time evidently passed, and Elijah was recovering,feeling much stronger, and ready once more to go back into the work  of the ministry, usually on the front lines.

We note last that God was NOT able to speak to Elijah in His “still small voice.” Which, to this writer, implies that following the tremendous spiritual DELUGE, battle, ensuing deep depletion,that perhaps Elijah was SO exhausted, that Elijah needed to do NOTHING but absolutely ZILCH…
God knew his human needed down time, and peace.

But at last, when God saw that Elijah was ready and fully recovered, He penetrated Elijah’s mental perceiver/discerner /spirit  realm,with His Word.

Let Elijah be a leader example about taking care during relentless PRESSURE. Recall this as needed. AND let us all remember that it is BETTER to treat one’s own human temple, emotions and life with the same RESPECT and CARE in the way that GOD took care of His precious servant, His Front Line brave Warrior: Elijah.

In God’s Mighty Blessings!
Dr. 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!

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