Positioned for Possession in your Progression

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By Apostle Dr. Tim & Theresa Early


The present truth community of the Kingdom is a people of migration, a people of forceful {powerful} momentum, divine impetus, and progression, a people of transition and change. These are people flowing out of a whole new sphere and frequency of the Spirit and is moving into and from the boldness of a brand new day.


Kingdom people are adjusting to new standards and values that are core Kingdom based and Kingdom minded, not confined to the limited notion that the Kingdom is some far removed entity, some extreme futuristic agenda, or that which is merely earth bounded. John 18:36; Luke 17:20

Kingdom people are global in their vision and perception, global in the sense that they embrace the universal dimension of God in His plans and purpose for all mankind {Isaiah 14:26-27; 48:10-11}, and not just for a small sector of the world. In this, it keeps us from becoming prejudice {pre-judge}, you know, like Peter the apostle, who for a time, had a rather limited perception toward the Kingdom by view of his given grace to reach the ethnic culture and cluster of his time.


For Acts 10 confirms his personal open heavens and the expansion thereof, although it is important to know that God does have strategic apostles to minister to specific clusters of people, so long as we don’t despise the Lord’s doing in all others, too. Here, Peter moved into an upward spiral of heavenly floodgates, from being bound TO earth and bound FROM heaven to becoming loosed FROM the pull of earth and Loosed INTO the heavenlies.


Continuing on, Kingdom people {Daniel 2:44; 7:13, 18, 22, 27} perceive the ever increasing Kingdom {Isaiah 9:7}, that the Kingdom is the stabilizing influence of the Spirit {Hebrews 12:26-27; Isaiah 33:6}, and that the kingdoms of this world are become {it’s in the becoming} the Kingdom of our Lord and of HIS Christ {Christ the Body, the multiplied or corporate Christ, the many membered son}. Revelation 11:15 …


Kingdom people do not foster ideals of the Kingdom being legislated or relegated to some certain sector of the world, which has become the basis of popular Christian movies and massive money making best sellers, as well as the futility of predicting the end through current world events.


Kingdom people do not adhere to the chaotic thinking of the self-styled and self-appointed experts of prophecy, the industry of fear which promotes the doom, gloom, boom, and the quick zoom of the church, as oppose to the great BLOOM or blossoming of the global interactive covenant Kingdom community


Considerably, Kingdom people are strategic in purpose, understanding the times and seasons, and is positioned in the earth to possess the land that God has promised for an inheritance. {Genesis 1:28}


The land is both tangible and intangible, that which the Lord is dealing with you and me to apprehend, acquisition, and to boldly enter in. However, on a more corporate level, the saints too, become a uniting principle, militantly engaging in the opposition of its apostolic mandate through pioneering progression and Kingdom advancement, an opposition which is ordained by the Father as His very instrument of Kingdom purpose. For in truth, the basic root of the word Warfare is “Strategy, and Apostolic Career and Campaign, to execute the Apostolate, as in strategic generalship.”


Now whatever the depth and dimension of your calling, there comes a level of confrontation. Callings carry confrontation, contesting, and at times controversy. Proportionate to every relevant purpose is a lesser or greater degree of process. But remember process is not punishment, and you do not circumvent the ordained process, either.


In purpose, you will experience a season, series, and sequence of events in your life that will bring a dividing asunder of soul and spirit, or Adam and Christ {Hebrews 4:12; 1 Corinthians 15:45-49}. There shall arise an affliction of the soul, an agitation if you will {John 12:27}, as you encounter the crossroads of the mid heavens, the holy place, between the outer court and the holy of holies.


For in the holy place, Jesus experiences the troubling of the soul, his transitioning into a new dimension, as he is about to interface with the most agonizing challenge of His life, to bear upon His body the sins of the world, to die, only to rise again. Ah, the true nature of seed, time, and harvest, from seed sown to seed grown, from composition, decomposition, to recomposition of the seed, the appointed process for its purpose …


Just as Jesus was in Gethsemane, you know, the crucifixion before the crucifixion, the agony of the soul, as He is to drink the whole cup and not to sip and save it. Even so, in principle, we experience the crucible of transformation, transfiguration, and translation, from caterpillar to butterfly, from Jacob to Israel, from name change to nature change.


O, the process beloved, from glory to glory, from conception to perfection, from the cross to the throne, from Moses’ tabernacle to Solomon’s temple. O, the price for the hunger in all that He IS and all that He DOES. O, the pain of many who are bringing forth the man-child, the expectancy of that which the Lord has started within you {Isaiah 66:6-9; Revelation 12 & Romans 8:19-27}. And O, the praises unto the Living God for completing His perfect work in us for our strategic completion of the great commission {Genesis 1:28} … versus the great commotion.


This is why it appears disturbing at times when many want only to by-pass the dealings of the Lord for a quick fix scheme, and for a much easier way out. This becomes quite appalling, too, when we create a system in church that caters to the path of least resistance, doting on the how to’s of getting pass the process for the prize, or from the P.I.T. (Prophetic In Training) to the Palace, and in a quick hurry.


For many, what was once known as “Word of Faith” has become nothing more than “Word of Mouth,” as people seek out the key speakers for their appointed gathering, only to hear how they got the stuff that they now have. In some instances whole clusters of saints move into a distorted view and imagery of excellence, where GOD is made into Man’s image and likeness. Thus, the worship of the creature {and its comforts} over the Creator. Romans 1


And if you would permit me to be forthright here, there is a vast number of brethren who appear to be on the “apostle” kick, feeling it is their calling and duty to be an apostle, when in truth, most are not. True, the universal church has an apostolic mandate, and the nature of the church is the nature of an apostle, but all are not apostles. 1st Corinthians 4:9-13; 2nd Corinthians 4:8-12; 6:3-10 … though it is given in the heart and mind of God to bring forth an apostolic arising, an apostolic people with apostolic mentality.


It is one thing to have a human aspiration, but it is another thing to have divine inspiration, “theo pnuestos,” or “God-breathing.” {2nd Timothy 3:15}


Aspiration generally carries the idea in Latin as “a blowing or breath, particularly human breath, the air in our own lungs, aspiration through our own human strength.” Human aspiration is one thing, as it implies a strong desire or ambition. Many are ambitious, but ambition is not to be confused with DIVINE inspiration, the breathing of the Holy Spirit for that which HE has purposed, positioned, postured, and processed us for.


Many have a passion, but all passions are not the gifting and calling of God. True, you can have a passion for what you are given for in your calling, but all are not called to be ascension ministries. All are not called to inherit burgeoning ministries with prolific auxiliaries, or to have three mega {services} a Sunday. And to add here, it is not in the size of your ministry anyway, but in what order you are in the Kingdom, what strategic purpose you are to fulfill, and where the Lord is taking you in your positioning for possession in your progression.


Now many, I mean many, that I run into are suddenly deemed as an apostle. What makes matters worse, is how each one perceives the apostolic calling. Some wear it on their shoulders {boulder on the shoulder}, others find a sense of self esteem in being called apostle, having a deep need to be needed. And some assume that by being an apostle, you get bigger breaks in the ministry, more open doors, heftier offerings, obese bank accounts, and more spiritual authority than others. Some treat the ministry of the apostle as if they have reached executive status, with a leased automobile, credit card, and a penthouse to go with it.


And let’s not go there with the so-called succession of apostles with Bishops today, the new trend in taking the term “Bishop” out of context to be more of a ruling class, jurisdictional and hierarchial, all tied into together as being apostolic??? … Not so!


To think, that after falling off the side of the bed while hitting your head to the floor, only to announce from the bounce {ouch!} that you are officially an apostle and at that from a strong institutional reverence to Neo-Romanism, is having a warped curiosity towards God and ministry, perhaps life itself.


If we think that becoming an apostle {in any respect} is something of grandeur, or a prophet as an elite status, the only thing worth mentioning in the corporate body, then we will need a new configuration of what, how, and why, the Lord elects and directs in His predetermined counsel those whom He calls to such ministry.


You don’t choose becoming an apostle or prophet by answering the classified section of Sunday’s paper. You don’t go to the back of your most popular Christian magazine to answer the ad which says, “Looking for a pastor, lucrative salary with the following criterion … only answer if you are serious about the deacon board {bored} running the affairs of the whole church anyway, including you.”


You don’t spend endless hours each day cold calling and door dropping at local assemblies to ask if you can speak at their assembly, being you are an evangelist with Holy Ghost power. And, you don’t exalt your own gate according to Proverbs 17:19, as promotion comes from the Lord {Psalms 75:6-7}.


Can we sing here for a moment “The Apostolic Song?” Your gonna love this one, with a sense of humor with it of course. We sing this song in several places of our travels, in the tradition of the Old commercial jingle for Oscar Myer weiner, hotdog, and frankfurter … and it goes like this …


O, I want to be an Apostolic Leader

That is what I truly want to be …

And if I were an Apostolic Leader

Everyone will be in love with me …


Continuing …


Every person that names the name of the Lord has a strategic purpose in the earth. Every baby born has some relevant purpose in life, regardless of the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the baby’s birth. And if that doesn’t grit your teeth, every person on earth, and every one that has ever lived on the face of the earth, had or has a distinct purpose in life and a calling from God. Everyone!


The Lord is the ONE who declares the end from the beginning. Whether we like it or not, or whether it slightly differs from our orientation and beliefs as a community of saints, God establishes in the hearts of all men purposes and plans. satan is not getting away with murder, and God never changed His plan from the beginning. Though the instrument of His purpose may have change, the plan of God never changes.


God does not waste nor discards a thing. In the mind of the Lord, all things are purposed with a purposed. He created all things for his pleasure, and all things resume its end and fulfills its completion of purpose in HIM.


Principalities and powers, governments, magistrates, and dominions, all come into full circle with HIS eternal purpose and plan. Nothing is by accident or by happenstance with God. He plans and purposes a thing with divine intention and fulfillment in creation.





The reason why the woman who had fled to the wilderness was nourished therein, is that she was in her prepared place, the place of HIS choosing … Revelation 12 … Are you in your prepared place, the place of HIS choosing, the place of His glory, the place where His name is?


Unfortunately, many are not in the place or strategic positioning for their possession, their Promised Land, or their allotted portion in life. Whether in the practical arena or the profundity of the Spirit, many do not abound in the DOMINION of PURPOSE, that which the Lord has given them the right to rule in, the place where they are greatly graced and most effective in serving.


Thus, many are still wandering with wonder what they are here for and why, with a hint that they may even question with dread why they are not dead and gone by now for not fulfilling their strategic and specific purpose.


As it stands, purpose demands expression and destiny demands fulfillment. We are to return to the DOMINION mandate, the original 5-fold charge of the first great commission, as oppose to some who are promoting the great commotion. We are to return to the Ancient Paths of Jeremiah 6:16, the way God has always did things, they way He is all of the time, unwavering, consistent in character, always good and always GOD.


Now when you say positioned or positioning, we refer briefly to a befitting definition and relative meaning, not to rank or officialism, nor to having some air of importance. For position is two-fold. One, it is your position in the Spirit that is established by God in Christ from the beginning, a pre-fixed, pre-ordained and unaltered and undisturbed place that is in HIM {Ephesians 1:18}. In such place, no one can pluck you out of His hand, His care, and provision. In truth, much of your opposition from the enemy is over the glory that God made you and me to be, the realm of glory that is hidden from all else, even before the world was.


Like Job, the reason why he was tested so severely is becasue the Lord had BOASTED on Job! You warfare is due largely because the Lord, like He did for Job, speaks wonderful things about you. For in Romans 8:30, we are called, justified, and glorified before we were ever born. The glory which you were in God disturbs the works of darkness, not alone, the glory, but your revelation and purposeful and passionate pursuit thereof is a major threat to satan’s chaotic influence.


Now, such  spiritual and pre-destined position or place has nothing to do with you, in a sense, but all with HIM, in that we did not choose Him, but He, having chosen us. In the position of the Spirit, it is simply a matter of timing when it is to manifest into our earthly and practical dimension or sphere, thus, becoming as an interwoven marriage or union, as Jesus in John 3:13 was the son of man IN earth and IN heaven, both at the same time. Also, John 14:2-3, 23


In the position of the Spirit, God ordained that we become by enlightenment what we already are, as in the same principle of John 1:12, giving us power to become the sons of God. In the realm of eternity, all are saved, all are healed, all is restored to HIS purpose. It is hard to fathom this in the carnal or natural mind, but not to the spiritual mind, that from a throne-room perspective, all is a DONE DEAL. Here, it is finished, even before it seemed to have first started.


Before there was ever a war, the battle was won. Before you ever became sick or ill, you are and were already healed. Before you had ever experienced a problem, there was already a solution. In the 6 days of creation, God created and made all things. All that we will ever need has been created. Now, it is only a kairos time for its manifestation. It is only the appointed season to see the substance and reality thereof.


From the Ancient of Days, the wool and hoary head of the Lord, all is well. All is good. All is a DONE DEAL and finished work.


God has already established your position in the Spirit, and you don’t change that. What’s next is that we start defining prayerfully, what it is and how we are to implement the strategic commissioning personally, via, corporately. We are to determine faithfully that though it may appear sometimes to the human faculty of mere reasoning that we are delayed, we are not denied nor defied … Therefore, our positioning now, is a matter of knowing and being in the rightful place in the purposes and plan of God, without having all of the lucious and hefty ideas beforehand. Our true positioning is become a higher yet inner consciousness that we really are going where He is leading us to go, even if we don’t have a mapped out plan. His will is being done in earth, in us, as it is in heaven …


Abram whom became Abraham left his father’s house in Genesis 12, and went on a marvelous journey and discovery. He did not have any step 1-2-3’s, but simple trust in what God had spoken for his life. In truth, Abraham was the father of trust, not merely ascribed as being the father of faith …


And Abraham got up early in the morning to THE PLACE where he stood before the Lord. Genesis 19:27


He which dwells in the secret PLACE of the most high … Ps. 91:1


For the PLACE  where you are now standing is holy ground. Ex. 3:5


Every son of God has a place in the Spirit, and that spiritual dimension is overlapped and intermingled into the natural and practical realm. When we discover the significant truth of what we are called to be and to do, we don’t merely do it earlier in the day, only to retire at night without it. We are what we were born to be all of the time. If we work in a grocery store as a clerk, or in a hair salon full time, that job description is not your eternal inscription. Your birth name by natural lineage is not the name that descends out of the eternal. For Jacob was created but Israel was formed. Zacharias may have had in mind the name for his new son, ascribing worth and esteem to the way the family or the familiar usually did things, but the Lord called him John, by name, and by nature. {Luke 1}


In the position of the {eternal} Spirit, what matters most is not that you hope to find out one day what job you may get in order to make a living, but to define clearly who you already are, and to let or allow the manifestation of the hidden man {or hidden manna – manifest what you manna-feast from the 3rd dimension of our maturity, the most holy place} to erupt, to bubble up, and to come out into your present sphere and existence. Whether you are an apostle with a broom to push for 8 hours a day, or a prophet that professionally collects the neighborhood trash, the natural does not negate the eternal spirit, the pre-existence of what God has already ordained you and me to be.


You don’t stop being an apostle because you are without a regularly cash flow {Just don’t pray for a job, declare NEW rhythm of Cash Flow}. You don’t stop being a prophet because there seems to be few which acknowledges the truth of the prophetic word in you. As in the words of Paul in 1st Corinthians 15:10,


“By the grace of God, I am that I AM.”


The I AM in you and the I AM that HE is are ONE. That is why we often say, “FEED the SEED and NURTURE the NATURE, for by enlightenment, you are BECOMING what you already ARE.” As He is, so are we in this world. 1st John 4:17


Beyond the classifications and the confines of nomenclature, you are SPIRIT. You are born of GOD, and come from HIM. In the law of circularity, we return to HIM.


So, in the eternal spirit, in the predestination of purpose, you already were, but your mind didn’t always comprehend this. That is why we have a new mind, a new mentality, having ears to hear what the Spirit is NOW saying to His church. We have eyes that see, and we perceive in Spirit, what we are here for in the earthly, for the earthly bears image of the heavenly. We have ears to hear, and we understand the language of the Kingdom, the language which our spirit man knew long, before.


Now, the other side of positioning is very simple, it refers to the manner in which we arrange our attitude and priorities, how we adjust to this new understanding. It is not to suggest that we have all the answers beforehand, or a deep revelation to build on. But it does imply that our attitude is positioned differently, for that is where the real action is. It is how we are responding, how we are perceiving, and how we are believing. It is having a Kingdom DISPOSITION, putting things in order or being placed into proper spiritual order.


This attitude is what determines our altitude, as we are now postured and positioned {mentally as well} in both BEING and DOING.




And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and POSSESS it {I like his attitude}, for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we {Who told you that you were naked?}. And they brought up an evil report {that’s what it really is} of the land which they had searched {This is a good positioning, in searching out the matter – Proverbs 25:2} unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eats {consume, destroy, burn up} up the inhabitants {negative disposition} thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature. And there we saw giants, the sons of Anak … and we were in our own sight {our own perception} as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. Numbers 13:30-33 {Refusal to enter into Canaan}


The possession here is the Promised Land. For you, may define clearly what that simply means to you. However, with possession, there again is the right configuration or position towards the possession. If we change our perception, we will change our paradigm. In time, the old order patterns will take on a more radical shifting when we, for the positive good, change or free our minds.


For the attitude of possession is simply the attitude for our progression …


And I will give unto you … the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession {something seized} … Genesis 17:8


And Edom shall be a possession {occupancy}, Seir also shall be a possession {occupancy – from a root word “to drive out the previous tenants and possessing in their place”} for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly {triumphantly} Numbers 24:18


Also read 2nd Chronicles 20:1-26 …What was their position, their possession, and their progression?


“Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend [to take eagerly, seize, possess, comprehend, and perceive] that which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:12).





In relationship to the meaning of Progression, one word resonates deeply within me, and describes in part my choice definition for the term progression. That word would be “Nevertheless.”


In our moving forward or onward for progress, I say, “Nevertheless Lord, not my will but Yours be done!” When I am challenged to understand in part the suffering or endurance of the calling of apostleship and the many times we could have potentially allowed disappointments to step in and take root, turning a habit into a habitation, I say, “Nevertheless Lord, not my will but Yours be done!” When nothing is going as planned, and there is a returning to base zero, “Nevertheless Lord, not my will but Yours be done!” Never-the-less, in spite of that, or nonetheless …


As we stop, remember the word “Nevertheless” with a whole new insight and meaning. In spite of the odds, nevertheless, we press on. For that is the volume of the book as it is written, “I come to do Your will …” Hebrews 10:7, 9


May the Lord grant you with a mind to suffer or endure, an attitude of fortitude and gratitude. May we all taste of the good Word, and the powers to come. May eternity encounter our time {close encounter of the 3rd Day}, and may we become strong in spirit for what He is doing in us, and where He is strategically taking us into. May our hearts become enlarged by a new meaning of endurance & perseverance, and may we come into our expected season of prosperity. For God is always our source and resource. Eternal, Internal, and of course External …He is the Source


“Then said He unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry you here, and watch with Me. And He went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: NEVERTHELESS not as I will, but as You will.” (Matthew 26:38-39).

“Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sake …” (2nd Timothy 2:10).

“I press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling …” (Philippians 3:14).


“And I [Nehemiah] sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease? Will I leave it, and come down to you [or stoop to your miserable level of existence]?” Nehemiah 6:3


Continuing in the faith … Colossians 1:23; 4:2; 2nd Timothy 3:14


After the Due order

Apostle Tim & Theresa Early @ https://ricardoequips.wordpress.com/apostletimearly/
Apostle Tim & Theresa Early @ https://ricardoequips.wordpress.com/apostletimearly/

Dr. Tim and Theresa Early

FAP International {Ephesians 2:20-22}



Dr. Tim and Theresa Early are the senior apostles and founders of the F.A.P. International {Ephesians 2:20-22}, first established in Houston, TX since 1994, and stationed as its epicenter now in Ruston, LA. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, married for over 32 years and Apostle Tim with 37 years of Ministry in 2008, Dr. Tim has been an apostle most of his life, happily married, and the parents of 2 sons and one daughter.


The Earlys are also the founders of the Global Leadership Institute {GLI – Epicenter of Kingdom instrumentations and technologies}, Tim Early and Associates {TEA – a JosephDanielNehemiah initiative to the marketplace}, C.U.S.H. or Corporate Unction and Strategies Habitation}, and R.U.S.T.O.N. Ruston United Strategies Training Operation Network.


As spiritual fathers and vanguard leaders in the 21st century leader-shift, Apostle Tim and Theresa are given to witness the generational blessing of Isaiah 58:12, the foundation of many generations.


Rev. Dr. Timothy Leonard Early, of Ruston, Louisiana expired on Monday, December 23, 2013, at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, Louisiana.



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