Apostolic TD Vintage Posting from May 27, 2013!
Do YOU Perceive the(PROPHETIC) CAVE?
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I Kings 19:9, “And he (Elijah) came into a cave and lodged there; and, behold the word of the Lord came to him, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?”
EXPLANATION OF THE OCFC USE OF THE TERM “The Father’s Words from the Prophetic Cave.”
People are searching for what is TRUE. The Father’s Words from the Prophetic Cave helps seekers discern “ Out of all the many voices in the world, all of them claiming to be “God’s”…..
WHICH VOICE should I really pay attention to? Which “Christian leader” is one worthy of being followed? In the media driven famous Christian celebrity /worship culture, WHO is “Real” and WHO is “False?” WHO is the REAL Spiritual Authority set in place and what is actually “the new traditions of man which make the Scriptures null and void?”
Dr. Taveau D’Arcy, along with a growing number of mature Christ followers, sometimes resort to “fleeing into their prophetic caves” from all that goes on under the name of “Being a Christ Follower” or “Christian ministry leader.” Since accepting Jesus as her Savior in 1968, God has allowed Taveau the privilege of being sent to surf the many chief apostolic Bible teaching and worship streams which have a great affect on the lay persons. She has studied the many leadership forms, pastoring styles, spiritual authority and other key doctrines that are being used in many local churches. Her goal is to build bridges of understanding and unity between the races, the generations, and denominations. While she truly identifies with the many frustrations of the up and coming New Generation, Taveau also seeks what is good from the ones that have paved our way, and honors the founding spiritual fathers and mothers of historic Bible based pure moves of God.
In the Father’s Words from the Prophetic Cave media, Dr. Taveau D’Arcy opens what has become the religious leadership box, and begins to raise questions. Such as: When is it better to take a practice God’s enduring tough love, while taking a committed stand against PC (Politically Correct) modern culture….and when is it better to flee to one’s prophetic cave, rather than become immersed in some parts of the Big Business Church Organizational System?
The Father’s Words from the Prophetic Cave ponders the affect of media on the local pastor, non going Christians and those who never been to a church.
The media and hype, add to the rise in celebrity Christian culture, has spawned much confusion about who and what the Organic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is. This has created a falling away and a coldness in parts of what can only be described as the Laodocian modern “church.”
The prophet Elijah, is a prototype for many in servant, confrontational, bold leadership. The Father’s Words from the Prophetic Cave takes a countercultural nontraditional view of what it means to truly follow Christ, encounter dominating, controlling personalities in the church system as well as in the nonChristian world. Too many times a top leader must FLEE from dealing with the many controlling religious spirits and dominating doctrines of the traditions of humans.
The use of “prophetic cave” is akin to going into the Psalm 91 Secret Place of the Most High God, or King David fleeing for his life into the OT Cave of Abdullam.
Whether the “cave” is a literal cave, or one’s office door, is not the main point. The real use of the often humorous, off beat “prophetic cave” as teaching point, is to use that as an allegory to the human leadership basic need to truly become isolated for periods of quiet reflection, in order to really hear personally from the Living God.
In todays media driven, internet worship culture, many different voices assault, accuse, beckon or confuse. So, The Father’s Words from the Prophetic Cave brings up thought provoking podcasts and teaching to stir up the thinking and sharpen the discernment of todays modern leadership and future leadership Generation.
The Father’s Words from the Prophetic Cave highly creative, persuasive,(not authoritarian), anti church world system, nontraditional, Christ following yet NON religious view point, strongly identifies with todays’ creative post modern culture and uses much worship, fine arts, in it’s creative cave viewpoints.
And todays internet self absorbed Me Generation, both in side and outside of the Christ following people groups, are very interested in both the supernatural. So the Father’s Words from the Prophetic Cave discusses and increases discernment for Christ followers in out of ministry, but also enjoys and assists those who do not yet know the Lord and need to clear up unanswered questions.
Such as ?What is the difference between the occult, the psychic and moving in the Biblical gifts of the Spirit including discussions of the spirit of prophecy?” and “What is and is not a true or false apostle, pastor or doctrine?” and “How can I tell if it’s GOD speaking to me or satan? or my own inner voice.”
Although The Father’s Words from the Prophetic Cave is to the body of Christ, we also welcome and appreciate those Seekers from other nonChristian faiths. ( PS We promise never to beat you over the head with our Bible if we do not agree with everything that YOU believe. After all, the real respect others who may not believe how we believe is true Christ like. Yet, you too must allow us to practice and do what WE believe, and we will definitely not be compromisers.)
Since it would be cruel and rude of us to NOT share with you what we know to be the Truth, since the whole weight of EACH of OUR Eternity and the LIFE hereafter DEPENDS on EACH OF US Clearly discerning WHICH is the RIGHT VOICE to obey, and WHICH is the road that ends in ETERNAL LIFE. However, that part is up to YOU.
Note: “going into one’s prophetic cave” term may be compared to going into the Psalm 91 Secret Place of the Most High and like Jesus retreating into the Garden of Gethsemene.
Some Other Famous Bible Caves:
Genesis 19:30 Lot went up out of Zoar and dwelt in a CAVE with his two daughters.
Gen. 23:19 Abraham buried Sarah his wife in a CAVE
Gen. 25:9 Abraham was buried in a CAVE by his two sons
Joshua 10:16 Five enemy kings fled and hid themselves in a CAVE
I Samuel 22:1 David escaped to the CAVE of Adullam
1 Samuel 24:3-10 David and his men were already inside a CAVE when King Saul came in. David forbid his people to move and then Saul departed from the cave. However, then David went out of the cave and told King Saul that he had been near enough to kill him, but he had not, since King Saul was God’s anointed.
I Kings 18:4 When Queen Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, Obadiah hid 100 prophets in a CAVE and fed them bread and water.
I Kings 19:9 The Verse we use for The Father’s Words from the Prophetic Cave (Elijah flees after practicing spiritual warfare and bold up front confrontation with the false prophets)
Psalm 57:1 A prayer of David as he fled from Saul IN THE CAVE.
Psalm 142:1 Another prayer/psalm of David when he was IN THE CAVE. “I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication.”
John 11:38 Jesus therefore groaning in himself, came to the grave. It was a CAVE and a stone lay on it. (Lazarus tomb)
MODERN DAY CAVE DWELLERS ARE OFTEN TIMES LEADERSHIP PERSONALITIES, PERSONS WHO HAVE UNIQUE TALENTS, CREATIVE AND/OR SPIRITUAL GIFTING. AND WITH THAT SOME HAVE COMPLEX PERSONALITIES, WHICH MAY CREATE CONFUSION IN THEIR PERSONAL OR SPIRITUAL TRUE IDENTITY. THIS UNIQUE VIEWPOINT, CREATED BY GOD FOR VISIONARY, LEADERSHIP AND FINE ARTS, OTHER HIGH CALLINGS, MAY MAKE SOME FEEL PECULIAR, ALONE, UNAFFIRMED, TRAPPED OR ISOLATED FROM THE WORLD AROUND THEM, AT PARTICULAR SEASONS.
THE PROPHETIC CAVE DWELLING (USUALLY INTENSE) POPULATION INCLUDES MANY OF THE FOLLOWING SUBGROUPS:
CHURCH OR BUSINESS LEADERS, MINISTERS, SPIRITUAL FOUNDERS, HIGHLY BRILLIANT OR CREATIVE PERSONS, MULTITALENTED, MULTIGIFTED, SPIRITUALLY GIFTED PERSONS, PROPHETIC PEOPLE, SINGLE PARENTS, INTERNET DWELLERS, GEEKS, DEEP THINKERS, INTELLECTUALS, HE MEN, SHE WOMEN, GIFTED TEENS……TO NAME BUT A FEW…..
IF THE PROVERBIAL BUCK STOPS WITH YOU, AS SENIOR LEADER OR HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD, THEN YOU PROBABLY IDENTIFY WITH THE NEED TO RUN AWAY FROM ALL THE OTHER VOICES, CLOSE THE DOOR OF YOUR OWN PROPHETIC CAVE AND THEN TRY TO HEAR A WORD FROM GOD.
ONE BIG IFFM MOTTO IS: THE CUTTING EDGE IS TO BE BALANCED: DR. TAVEAU D’ARCY ALSO BELIEVES GOD REQUIRES US TO GO “OUT” OF OUR ‘PROPHETIC CAVES” IN ORDER TO AFFECT SOCIETY, TO BE A WITNESS TO GOD’S GOOD NEWS. SHE DISCOURAGES MINISTERS FROM BECOMING TOO INWARD BOUND, (AKA: WAY TOO OVERLY INTROSPECTIVE, TURNING INTO A SPIRITUAL NAVEL GAZER.) DR. D’ARCY BALANCES HER TEACHINGS ABOUT “PROPHETIC CAVE INTROSPECTION TIMES ALONE WITH THE LORD” WITH THE BIBLICAL BALANCE OF PRACTICING PERSONAL AND MINISTERIAL ACCOUNTABILITY, FELLOWSHIPPING WITH THE SAINTS,AND LIVING IN COMMUNITY WITH OTHERS IN CHRIST’S TRUE BODY. (PSALM 133 “THAT IS WHERE GOD COMMANDS HIS BLESSING) CORPORATE WORSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP IS ALSO WHERE THE ANOINTING OF GOD IS MORE INTENSE. ALTHOUGH DR. T VALUES QUALITY TIME ALONE HEARING FROM THE LORD, SHE ALSO LOVES CORPORATE WORSHIP AND MINISTRY (AKA “OUTER CAVE EXPERIENCES.”)
IN CLOSING, WE WISH TO END WITH THIS QUESTION:
IN THESE DAYS OF PC MODERN CULTURE: WOULD GOD WANT YOU TO TURN “POLITICALLY CORRECT” OR WOULD HE RATHER YOU TURN MORE “PROPHETIC CAVE?”
DO YOU PERCEIVE THE CAVE?
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