Twelve Standards of Christian Ministry

 

I.    “Ministry” shall be defined as a service on behalf of one that impacts another.  “Christian ministry” then shall be defined as “That ministry which personifies Christ’ ministry, demonstrating His conduct and producing His results.”  This requires use of His tools, specifically 1) faith in 2) the Holy Spirit; the source of His strength and direction. On any level of order, empowerment and guidance from the Holy Spirit requires: a) knowing and accepting the obvious truth, b) living in ongoing, unconditional, radical, emotional love with God, both always and at times of purposed solitude, and c) unabashed obedience to whatever the Spirit directs.  These were demonstrated by Christ’s life. (Josh 1:8; Ps 15:1-3; Mt 9:29; 14:23; 23:23; Mk 1:35; Lk 5:16, 20; 17:6; 22:32; Jn 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7; Rom 1:20; 5:8; 8:14; 1 Cor 1:18-30; 13; Gal 5:15-17; Eph 4:12-16; 6:18; Heb 6:10; 11:6)

II.   God, who created man, and is the original of which man is the image, gave us His Word to function as a written guide for living.

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Elijah Code of Prophetic Conduct

This is a voluntary guide for “The Prophetic” or “Following God’s Leading” …depending on  one’s preferred choice of words.

“…the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

Sweet words come from an aching heart. Revelation 10:10-11, 19:10

The “spirit of Elijah” is described in the final verse of the Old Testament as an introduction to John the Baptist, who would prepare the way of the Lord. This spirit is not Elijah or John’s conscious soul, but the “spirit” or, perhaps it could be called “attitude”, of that ministry: To turn the hearts of the fathers to the sons and the hearts of the sons to the fathers, lest the Lord strike the land with a decree of utter desolation.

1. Optional – The Elijah Code cannot be effectively used to threaten any prophet, nor to establish or remove him or her regarding an office, as a stand-alone document. It can only be imposed by an inquiring person, for one’s own, private curiosity and understanding, as an individual test to validate the legitimacy of another person who is an alleged prophet.  · · · →

Writing Tools

The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2009″ ISBN 9780465012626

The Associated Press Guide to News Writing” ISBN 9780768919790

Why Do I Need to Understand Fair Use? About “fair use” and copyright law

Photos of Trademarked and Copyrighted Works About selling photos

WordPress.org vs WordPress.com —!? What’s the difference? Good stuff.

12 Letters That Didn’t Make the Alphabet for language junkies

You may want to know these input shortcuts: (use NUMERIC keypad!! laptops can work with the Fn key)

Alt+0151 = — (long dash)

Alt+0150 = – (short dash)

Alt+0176 = ° (degree)

Alt+0186 = º (bigger degree)

Alt+0241 = ñ

Alt+137 = ë

Alt+0153 = ™

Alt+8480 = ℠

Alt+0174 = ®

Alt+0169 = ©

Alt+266D = ♭

Alt+266E = ♮

Alt+ 266F = ♯

Alt+ 13 =  ♪

Alt+ 14  = ♫

Alt+ 20 = ¶

〇 (Asian character for ZERO)
Hex Entity: 〇 (〇)
Decimal Entity: 〇 (〇)

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Elijah Style & Journalism Ethics

“Whatever you speak to in a person is what comes out. If you speak to the sin-nature it will bop you on the head. If you speak to the Jesus in someone they will grow.” — Graham Cooke (paraphrase)

1. Know your message, make it clear, make it exact.

Don’t say any more. Don’t get distracted. Stake your claim and defend it. Don’t disagree with an idea unless you quote it. When you disagree with an idea, don’t say why it is wrong, say why your message is still correct. Don’t say “that” you are correct, just say why. Don’t use “yes/no/yes/no/yes/no” argument circles. Advance your message. This is tenable, understandable to the audience, and persuasive.

2. Never address or confront “brokenness” or “emotional wounds.”

Ignore them like a stray cat and speak to things that bring healing only as they relate to your message. If you must diagnose, diagnose broken ideas, not broken people.

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