Monday, July 21, 2014

The Restoration of Teachers

Restoration of the gift of the Teacher!!

Teachers are utilized by the Father to breakdown to the simplest form. After the other four ministry gifts have ministered, the teacher will dispense the word where all can receive. Teaching is as important as pulpit ministry, prophesying and working miracles. Teaching will define what the pastor or senior leader cannot address while ministering. Teaching will clarify prophecy by explaining symbolisms and codes of the Spirit realm.

The TEACHER must be restored to bring balance and practicality to the word of God. The balance that will come will keep us as a whole from extremes that draw us away from the reality of God’s word. Balance will teach you to enjoy a holy life without telling you everything will send you to hell or cause God disappointment. Practicality is the ability to apply what we have been taught. This is what teachers teach how to live the word daily.

Do not overlook the restoration of teachers. Teachers are anointed vessels used by God.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Modern Day Culture Exchange

A Modern Day Culture Exchange

A young man lived a life to please others. He did all he could within himself to make others happy. He worked hard in school to make his family proud. He attempted to excel at everything he tried, looking for what he perceived as signs of love. He tried to buy friends with compliments and gifts, thinking they would love him forever. He did all he could to get love externally because he did not love himself internally. He grew up without his biological father or any male role models, so he sought the love of a man. The love every son desires from his father he did not receive. He just wanted love. When all he did for others did not yield his expected results, he began to seek love in other ways.
As he sought the love of a father and did not receive it, his seeking became perverse. Now the love that should only come from his father, he sought in sexual experiences with other men. He was having sex with men twice, sometimes three times, his age. He became a pleaser in this area too. He just wanted love but had no idea how to really receive the love he was seeking. In the midst of his perversion, he thought of suicide often. He became addicted to pornography and masturbation and felt like he was never going to be loved or be good enough for anything or anyone.
His culture was perverse. No love. Constant sexual encounters that made him feel used and filthy. He thought death would be better than living. A clouded and perverse culture caused him to feel like the world would be better off without him. He went to church every Wednesday and Sunday, but he never encountered Christ. He knew what pastor said across the pulpit, but he had never had a personal encounter with Christ. He lived in the perversion culture for eight years.
One Thursday, he had a personal encounter with Christ. He stood in his living room praying and crying out to the Lord. He wanted to be free and knew it was only through Christ. He prayed and he cried and prayed and cried and around 4pm Christ showed up. Christ and the young man had an encounter with one another. This encounter allowed the young man to see the spirit of perversion come out of him and split in seven different directions through his living room’s picture window. Since that day, the young man has lived for the Lord. He has learned who He is in God through Christ. He is no longer the same person he was because cultures have been exchanged. That young man carries the DNA of God and is a Son of God in the earth. That young man penned this book.

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VALUE: This is a season to really know and live in value. Everything and everyone has a VALUE (relative worth, utility, or importance). DO you value God? Do you value other people? Do you value yourself? I personally, just had to realize I lived at my own devalued state. As much as I minister to and help others, I did not see that I have a significant value (worth) in the earth and the Kingdom of God. God Himself had to destroy the insecurities I had in living in my RIGHT VALUE! When you do not understand your value, you will take everything from everyone.

What is your value to God? – God values you so much, He sacrificed His only begotten Son so you can become His son, WOW! The value God has placed on you in immeasurable but many of us do not receive our value because of an un-renewed mind. God values you so much He has given you PURPOSE and DESTINY! Allow your mind to be REnewed (made over) to see and receive the value of God for you.

What is your value to yourself? – This is not to make you prideful but realize you have worth. Worth does not make you better than anyone else but it does cause you to see what you are offering and supplying to others. Take time to allow Abba to reveal your worth in His earth and His kingdom. When God reveals your VALUE, receive it. He is ALL-KNOWING what He speaks is truth.

What is your value to others? – This is important. We cannot devalue how others receive us. The way others receive us is the value they have for us within themselves. Every person value of you is different because you supply something different to them. Are you offering anything of value to others?


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Top 100

Javon Rahman Bertrand and The Exposition of the Tabernacle: The Culture Exchange have been listed in the TOP 100 on This site is a database of authors in all genres around the world.

This TOP 100 listing is not in the Christian/Spirituality/Religion but this is an overall TOP 100! There are thousands of authors and thousands of books on AuthorsdB and we are TOP 100!

What a way to prepare for DOUBLE which is on Monday, July 28, 2014!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Excerpt ~ The Exposition of the Tabernacle by Javon Rahman Bertrand

The Exposition of the Tabernacle: The Culture Exchange
Chapter Two: The Paradigm Shift ~ The Gate

Before there is a full culture exchange, there must be a paradigm shift. What is a paradigm shift? At its simplest form, a paradigm shift is a change in thinking. Many times we think like the culture that most influences us. We think like the world, so we act like the world. Our thoughts affect our decisions, customs, beliefs, etc. With that being said, we must experience mind renewal and a paradigm shift before we can fully receive the culture exchange.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2.

This verse is a hard pill to swallow. We have conformed for so long we do not want to let go. We feel that the culture of the world is all we will ever have and all we ever need. Now, someone is reading and saying, “I have not conformed to the world.” Yes, we have all, at times, conformed to the way things were because that was all we knew. All we knew was sin and disobedience; we were taught it, we thought it and we were dying in it. But now, we must have a paradigm shift in our minds that we will no longer conform to what is not the way of our Father. Our minds and thoughts must become new and fresh. Then we will see everything in the light rather than in the dim darkness of our former culture.

Bertrand, Javon R. "The Paradigm Shift ~ The Gate." The Exposition of the Tabernacle: The Culture Exchange. Southfield, MI: Manifold Grace House, 2014. 13. Print.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

5 Star Review

My latest release, The Exposition of the Tabernacle: The Culture Exchange, has received an outstanding review from Reader's Favorite. Reader's Favorite is a professional book review site. These reviews are written by professional writes, educators and book reviews. There are six categories which the book is reviewed: Appearance, Plot, Development, Formatting, Marketability and Overall Opinion. Each Category can receive a ranking from 1 to 5. The Exposition of the Tabernacle received 5s in all categories. Below is the actual written review from Reader's Favorite. 

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The Exposition of the Tabernacle: The Culture Exchange by Javon Rahman Bertrand is a book that looks at the Tabernacle given to Moses in a very logical and rational way. The book looks at how the Tabernacle changes our lives and culture and also exposes readers to the word of God. They are taken on a journey through the words of God and how the earth was initially created without darkness and sin. And the main reason God instructed Moses to construct the Tabernacle and gave him the blueprint was so that the culture of the people of Israel might change. Moses is the prophet God used to preserve Israel.

The Tabernacle was for the children of Israel. The book speaks about the mindset of the people of Israel which revolved around bondage and the culture of sin. The culture of sin separates us from the Lord which makes people ungrateful and unappreciative of the world. The book has some very interesting facts that will keep readers glued to it despite its cultural and religious theme. I found the book very prophetic and filled with a lot of symbolism which will give you a different perspective on God. There are also quotes from the Scriptures to give more power to the words. Apart from giving a historical account of the Tabernacle, the book also takes us back to God. The stages of sin, paradigm shift, reconciliation and redemption are all covered in this book. I found the book highly interesting and it gives you a lot of Biblical facts and truths.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Times of Refreshing ~ Paul K. Ellis

Something exciting, exhilarating and refreshing comes after spending quality (not quantity) time in the presence of the Lord. I have been repeatedly asked over the years, “how do I develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ?” Though we can guide and provide insight into our personal experiences, onlyYOU can determine how deep you go … in God.  I employ you to be led completely of the spirit each day and watch his manifold power overtake and subdue your day.

So many times in life we wake up in the morning and the first thing we think of is the long list of things that need to be accomplish in the next 24 hours. Our minds are instantly cluttered with the grocery list, laundry chores, another 8-hour shift at work, the children (needs of the children), needs of our spouse, climbing the corporate ladder at work and more. Then, immediately we become stressed out to the point of almost ‘no-return’ so much so that we struggle to get out bed each morning. If the truth is told, it would be more convenient for our stress levels if we stay in bed and not allow the weight of the world to get the best of us. This is precisely how so many people fall into a state of depression by the simplistic cares of this life. There is an overwhelming increase of stress by the to-do list that has.
But, why not start your day differently? Why not seek a new way by which you get up each morning? Why not be more positive than focus on all the negatives in and around you? What about the good things that the day will bring? Why not command your day to go differently and smoothly?
 Psalms 139 vs.14
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

As an alternative to always waking up thinking negatively or even being worried about the events of the day, change the way you think about it. Shift (or change) your thinking capacity to positive ideas and insight into the next 24 hours of adventure in your life. Tell your situations and circumstances that today will be a day of GREAT and WONDERFUL things because I am a great and wonderful individual. Look at your to-do list and remind yourself that you have what it takes to succeed; you have what it takes to get everything done. Furthermore, what is not done will simply be completed the next day. Why stress or worry about something that you have control over? Life’s experiences, tragedy around us and today’s top news stories have showed us all that life is short and precious. Live live each moment “like its golden”.
Through whatever situation you are faced with today, praise God, for he has given you a day filled with brand new mercies. Go forth and remember that you can produce success, but success without God is truly failure. Talk to God so much today that you begin to learn his voice better than you know your own voice. From this moment on into the tomorrow, praise God, praise God, praise God. By doing so, your day has just shifted.

Take these 3 important points with you today:

  • The method by which you start each day will determine exactly how that day will end. Be careful what you speak!

  • There is great power that comes with your tongue, therefore you must be careful what you say and what you speak. Your words have power.

  • Brand new mercies come with the start of a new day. Cherish it, embrace it and by all means – pass it along.

About the Blogger

PAUL K. ELLIS, JR is an end-time trailblazer being used as a pencil to document the heart of God for this season. He has served in ministry for over 15 years as a Youth Minister, Associate Minister, itinerant speaker, business coach, mentor and more. He is the CEO of Ellis & Ellis Consulting Group, LLC , a business and marketing consulting firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Paul has been happily married to Davena Ellis since 2004 and together they parent 3 amazing children - Judah, Jada and Jael.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Book Package Deal

What Is Your Relationship Status With God?

What Is Your Relationship Status With God?

We must identify the state of our personal relationships with God.

SINgle: When we are single we live life for ourselves. We date as we will and we are not committed to anyone but ourselves. This type of relationship towards God is never a good one. SINgle life in the spiritual leads to pride, haughtiness, deception and perversion. This relationship always has time to find what it is looking for. SINgle can be wild and crazy but it is not very satisfying.

Dating: A dating relationship with God is a relationship where you deal with God at your leisure. This type of relationship has a more dedicated feel to it but it is still not fully committed. A dating relationship has a level of commitment, however, at any moment it can end to date someone or some other people.

Engaged An engaged relationship with God has a plan to make a full covenantal commitment. This type of relationship is planning to spend the rest of their life with God but has not made the full step. There is a plan for a wedding to make it “legal”. Engagements can last long lengths on time depending upon the true level of commitment to be with God forever.

Married: A married relationship with God is totally committed to a lifelong covenant with God. This marital relationship causes us to live for God not ourselves alone. We are willing to fully His will and word at all costs, We are determined to prove our love and commitment to Him on a daily basis. We have put away our need to be SINgle, to date and to be with others.

Adulterous: This type of relationship is when we have made a commitment but we decided to step out anyway. We do not find fulfillment in our relationship with God so we attempt to find fulfillment in other ways. Our “I do” is no longer enough to hold us to our covenant. This type of relationship is life being SINgle while being married.

Can you identify your relationship with God?