Let’s Re-Think “Taking a Sabbath”

LET’S RE-THINK TAKING A SABBATH

This blog was first posted in Nov 25, 2012.

 (C) 2012 Taveau D’Arcy All copyrights reserved.

 

Dear Reader, 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KEEPING A SABBATH DAY APART

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

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

HISTORY OF THE JEWISH/LEGALISTIC SABBATH

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

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

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

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

ISAIAH 56:7 IN CONTEXT AND MAJOR PURPOSE

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

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

Read Isaiah chapters 1-10 (for context).

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

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

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

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

MAIN SELAH OF TODAY’S BLOG:

Isaiah 56 the entire context for Isaiah 56:7,

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

Basic Chapter 56 Non Legalistic Overview

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

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

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

1. THE APOSTOLIC LEADER BLESSING

“Even them I will bring to My holy mountain”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* I Samuel 1: Eli High Priesthood

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

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

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

SUBMITTED WITH RESPECT

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

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

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

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MARCH 27, 2013

Big Blessings from Taveau D’Arcy

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

In His Love, Dr. T

Be Aware of the HALT Position

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

BE AWARE OF THE HALT POSITION.

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

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

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

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

 (Tried and tested exceedingly) by the devil.

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

Completed He was hungry.

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

 stone to be turned into a loaf of bread.’

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

but by every word and expression of God.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LEADER, TRAIN YOUR STAFF AND YOUR CHURCH!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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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ANNOUNCING: CREATIVE WISDOM RELEASE ONLINE SERIES

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HI, ANNOUNCING that I have just posted TWO of TAVEAU LEADERSHIPS: FINDING YOUR IDENTITY, TRUE SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY (IN THE MIDST OF ALL THE CHAOS)on both IFFM ORGANIC LEADER http://www.organicleader.org AND IFFM ENCOURAGE WEB TV

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YET starting with PART 3 and onward,it will only be posted on ENCOURAGE TV.

NOTE: This CREATIVE WISDOM JUMPSTART (INNER RELEASE) will continue ONLINE until the MID OF APRIL..evenings WEDNESDAYS.

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IFFM RELATIONSHIP MOVE OF GOD FOR HIS KINGDOM PURPOSES

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IN THE KINGDOM MARKETPLACE: Speaking Up VS Shutting Up

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Blessings Dear Reader!

Acts 10:38 teaches that the Messiah, Jesus Christ, “went about doing GOOD, healing all who were oppressed by the devil.”

And much of the world  accepts that a gentle baby was born,and as long as we represent Him as continually being “meek and mild” NOBODY seems to ever get upset.

And NOW A DAYS this even includes “Christ follower believers ” and also  certain pastor leader entire groups of senior pioneering/apostolic leadership.( Significant Selah)

However, MANY readers, and also hopefully this writer,  are perceptive and DISCERNING.  We actually take ownership that Jesus Christ actually GREW UP and faced many CHALLENGES. And that He was not always the “Sweet Baby Jesus.”

Jesus also grew up, hit his thumb on some days in his carpenter shop. He had do deal with all of his 4-5 siblings, perhaps the death of his earthly father, and then be clearly AWARE that all around the tiny confines of His own region, that as a growing senior pioneering minister, that He was being gossiped about all around.

And there were Jesus happy, loving, peaceful normal (earthly) days but there were His surely MANY days of perceiving that He was accused, deemed by the religious community as needing to be WATCHED due to being SUSPECT.

JESUS also was a true Prophet’s Apostolic SEER PERCEIVER non religious PROPHET, who could “discern the thoughts and the intentions of (all) men’s human hearts.”

And of course, the Accuser, and the surely ENORMOUS spiritual warfare alone was often such that the earthly,  normal human pastors, prophet, 5 fold office, may have been even permanently  distracted, dramatically affected so as to be left powerless and emotionally/physically, financially, personally, even DESTROYED.

However, Christ Jesus was not confined by earthly human thinking: rather JESUS discerned and perceived the many REALMS of life in both the natural and the supernatural.

He also realized His ongoing big need  to prioritize FIRST LOVE ongoing quiet time relationship periods ALL ALONE with His Chief Apostolic Creator, Supernatural Father.

And daily He had to seek time apart in prayer, surely asking His Father, on how He was supposed to handle each one of them.

we also find Him on occasion entering into the temple and in an act of righteous anger, rebukes the priest and by tossing over the temple money maker’s fine tables, also the Big Legalistic Business System.

And with MOST modern day Christ Followers understanding that one of the main  Jesus practices was /is “turning the other cheek.”

So WHEN is one supposed to RISE UP and TAKE A RIGHTEOUS STAND and when is one supposed to TURN THE OTHER CHEEK and immediately,enduringly, unconditionally , truly FORGIVE?

Many years back I walked through my local grocery store. There on a book rack was a Christian couples book with the interesting (to ME Selah) title, “When to SPEAK UP and When to SHUT UP.” And I was so captivated by the book title alone I purchased it for about $3.95, yet could not ever get into reading it, but have repeatedly used that amazing title in SELAH ministry and personal realistic thought.

When recently repeatedly encountering grass roots pioneering very small modern day (supposedly mature Christ Following) Temple Pioneers, and  3-5 times finding that now days many of God’s own people cannot discern the difference between asking someone to go help you confront a deceptive, fellow pioneering leader, and will label the one who has had a valuable ministry possession removed from their premises, but then hides and ducks to avoid returning it (a digital piano, replacement value now $1500.) yet instead gets labeled “you have UNFORGIVENESS” and “baggage” SIMPLY for contacting their senior ministry fellowship oversight to ask them to go with you to help Matthew 18:15-18 BIBLE UP FRONT CONFRONT.

The utter shocking fact was that then the OVER SIGHT also duck, hid and even used their group power to put up a block so that the NON ACCUSATIVE but Bible wholly yielded fellow peer, who was not going to chastise, be overly emotional (!!) but realistically stand up, abide by God’s Holy Word and follow IT’S Protocol. Which, in implementing apostolic Bible up front confrontation would be also holding the senior leader perpetrator personally ACCOUNTABLE.

From the writer’s past in depth, many decades in dealing with senior pastor’s and fellow senior ministers, in other parts of the country, this was always an understood, accurately discerned mature PRACTICE.

Yet as the writer discovered, in at least SOME regions, there is so much PC polite political correctness among pioneering MINISTRY that it strongly appears that at least a few (?) pastors, ministers, are now avoiding ANY Bible leader practice that is NOT “happy, sweet Baby Jesus” and “winds up with ME getting “Blessed!”

So the writer has often remembered 1) Sweet Loving Baby Jesus in the Manger whom each of us realized would grow up to advise each of us to “forgive unconditionally” and “Turn the Other Cheek.” 2) Jesus up front confronting the temple money big religious System” by tossing over it’s money maker tables.

Hence: WHEN does each reader and always this writer, resemble CHRIST as we face trying, even hard to discern HOW TO ACT, what God would have us truly DO, apostolic TIMES?

Thus accepting, non emotional, writer, was recalls the TITLE of that book and asked the Heavenly Father for clear direction.

WHEN to RISE UP and non accusatively SPEAK UP and practice 1) Matthew 18:15-20 Bible Up Front Confrontation / when to assert one’s self to take a MORAL LEADERSHIP (unpopular) STAND /When is it ok to display what the Bible terms, “righteous anger”

OR 2) How do we know when we are to accept, to TURN THE OTHER CHEEK, to lay really low, and in humility, apostolic meekness, simply accept that God will take vengeance, perform ultimate JUSTICE: but in HIS time.

BIBLE VERSES
Bible Confrontation: Matthew 18:15-18

Turn the Other Cheek:

Righteous anger

What is SIN NOT

What is being accused of being UNFORGIVENESS when you ask another leader to go with you to UP FRONT CONFRONT but they judge you as “having unforgiveness” “acting mean” “having unrighteous big anger?”

WE intentionally allow YOU to hear from the Lord…and close with all of this OPEN ENDED…
Mighty Blessings!
Your Sister, Dr Taveau

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TV’S MR ROGERS AND THE PC WORKPLACE

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APOSTOLIC VINTAGE:

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TV’S  MR ROGER’S AND THE PC WORKPLACE
“How to NOT Offend Yet Make Your Leader Point”

Southern Baptist TV Prophet Mr. Roger’s Kind But Direct Way:

Many years ago my children’s favorite was TV’s Mr. Rogers. He used to put on his cardigan and sing little  childlike meaningful songs. It was not until after both my children were grown that it occurred to me that GOD had given Mr. Rogers, an ordained Baptist pastor, a “prophetic wisdom” for the modern Politically Correct ministry, work, parenting, leader environment.  Here is what I mean by this:

Kiddie TV’s Mr. Rogers sang, “It’s YOU I like, it’s not the clothes YOU wear, it’s not the way YOU wear YOUR hair, it’s YOU I like.” ..which then made every body feel safe, comforted and good….no condemnation based on any outward personal SHORTCOMINGS.

Thus, when we, as a leader,need to make it plain, yet avoid being CRITICIZED and ACCUSED  for being “mean spirited” or by today’s supersensitives, it occurred to the writer that God had blessed the  cozy cardiganed, nonhipster, TV’s own (now presumably up in heaven) Mr. Rogers  to help each of us in our leader communication… in these PC (Politically Correct)  last days.

For example, lets say that SOMEONE is acting  angry,  arrogant and rude.  (Choose ONE or ALL)

Ordinarily you might state, “YOU are acting angry, rude and arrogant! Stop.”

However, in today’s emotional climate, that may result in angry retaliation. THUS, why not instead use TV’s Mr. Roger’s sage childlike subtle empathetic insight? Say to that upset person instead,

“It’s YOU I like, It’s NOT the rudeness that YOU wear, It’s NOT the way you’re so arrogant and rude… NO….it’s YOU I like!!  (and you could even add: “and also agape really LOVE!”)

Thus, we’re just adding this to our Lexicon, when it’s rather a SELAH…however, in the realm of helpful COMMUNICATION, this may be at least worth remembering.

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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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