What is a Ministry Card and how would you use it?
We have discovered in the more than 50 years of ministry that there are some foundational concepts that are central in ministering to the Saints that assist Saints in their understanding and in their Christian Walk in Christ Jesus. We have created some small 4″ x 6″ colorful graphic cards that illustrate these concepts and help make them memorable for the user. Several Ministry Cards are prayer templates.
Prayer templates do not have any virtue in themselves; they are not magic or a prayer mantra. A Card is simply a template that we have found helpful when used under the guidance and anointing of the Holy Spirit. In any ministry the person being ministered to must engage their heart with Father God and allow Him to do the ministry. The person doing the ministry is just a transaction agent to assist a person to engage their heart.
Presently there are eight Cards available from Being Changed Ministries. They are free or can be purchased for a nominal fee. For a few, just print your own. Scroll down to the bottom of this page – all of the various cards are available for downloading. Normally, ordering more than 500 at a time will require two weeks lead time.
We have printed thousands and have had people order a thousand from us; they are used all over the United States and places abroad.
The Green card is almost as famous as the Blue Card. We have printed thousands and have had people order a thousand from us; they are used all over the United States and places abroad.
This is a fun card that carries a powerful punch and is very useful for entering into ministry with a someone no matter where the person is in their walk in life.
The basic message of the card, “Jesus bought you a donut and paid the full price. He is offering it to you, will you eat the donut?” reflects the price Jesus paid for our sin by His death on the cross and His offer of His Life indwelling to everyone who will invite Him into their lives and the person’s eternal life as the result.
The card has four main points:
Receiving: To receive the Holy Spirit who comes to live in a person’s spirit when they invite Him in. (John 21:1ff)
Empowering: To be empowered (put on like a coat) by the Holy Spirit. He is the power of God to enable the Christian walk. (Luke 24:48ff)
Cooperating: The process of cooperating with the Holy Spirit, to Experience, Participate & Appropriate Him, to hear His voice and obey Him in the everyday walk in Life, and to be changed into His likeness.
Nessing: Learning to practice the “Nesses” in the everyday walk in Life. (Simpleness, Nothingness, Willingness, Puppyness, Featherness, Nextness, & Forgiveness – see Book “3D Christianity and the Nesses”).
In addition there is a fifth point at the bottom of the card:
Restoration: This is the process of removing the presence and work of the enemy of God in our lives and dealing with sin and it’s consequences. For this ministry see the ministry sheets for the Blue Card and the Green Card. (Above)
Not long ago a young man said to me, “I come from a very conservative background. All my life I have studied the Bible and heard the sermons. My head is full of knowledge but my heart is still empty.”
My observation is that most Christians are not satisfied in their walk, and because they are not satisfied, they search and search to satisfy their spiritual hunger. Many read book after book, attend conference after conference, watch and listen to hour after hour of TV and radio preachers and gospel music, hoping for something that will satisfy their souls.
And, as they expand that search, many go into new-age and occult practices and new religions for answers. This dissatisfaction and hunger usually comes from large gaping holes in their Christian foundation. They may know the Bible, theology, principles, and doctrine and they are often very busy doing good works for God, but still they are not satisfied; something is missing What is missing is a significant day-to-day relationship with God, a real relationship that provides the sense of His presence, His peace, His joy and a hope and purpose for life.
What is missing is a significant day-by-day relationship with God, a real relationship that provides the sense of His presence, His peace, His joy and a hope and purpose for life.
The subject of the third dimension of Christianity (which is God’s Life dwelling in us) is best understood by reading a section of my book, “3D Christianity and the Nesses” beginning on page 22. If you would like a free copy of my book (98 pages long) in .pdf form click on the link below.
Separation deals with who you really are. There is a ministry sheet called, “The Two Yous” (Link) in the Ministry Sheets section of this website that helps understand who you are in Christ Jesus and who you are not.
The Two Yous
- The Real You
- The You Plus Sin
In the heart of God, there is The Real You, the you that He chose before the foundations of the world, perfected in Christ Jesus.
There is a bumper sticker that sums it up: “God don’t make no junk!” All of God’s creation was perfectly made; you too are fearfully and wonderfully made. There are no exceptions. You were created in the image of God, a shadow, perfect, with the potential of becoming real as God Himself is real. This is the real you. We will call that you, “YOU.”
Then, there is the other you. To that perfect creation of YOU is added “everything else.” What has been added? Sin has been added. Everything of the Kingdom of Satan that is presently in your life has been added. God did not create you with sin attached. Sin has been added by the enemy: sin that comes down through the generations, sin that comes in through trauma, sin from your willfulness and disobedience, sin from your cooperating God’s enemy.
The Two Yous – The Real You The Real You Plus Sin. Sin is the “everything else” that has been added. Sin was there when you were born. We will call that you, “YOU Plus.”
You were created perfect in Christ Jesus and were born in sin. At the same time that God saw the YOU in creation, He also saw the YOU Plus and had already made provisions for your redemption. God presently has a specific plan tailored to YOU Plus to deal with the “everything else” that is in your life, and also a specific plan to deal with the YOU, to change you into the likeness of Jesus Christ. This plan is both Restoration and Transformation.. Transformation deals with the “You” and Restoration deals with the “You Plus Sin.”
This card is useful when explaining who Adam is and how he got that way.
In the Garden of Eden, God breathed on Adam & Eve “the breath of LIVES” and they became living beings with the Life of God (Gold Dot) dwelling in their spirits. (Notice that God breathed on them the breath of Lives, not the breath of life; and God put His Life (the Holy Spirit) into them. See my book , “3D and the Nesses” for an exegesis of the Hebrew on this if you are interested. When they declared their independence from God by eating of the tree of knowledge of Good & Evil, Satan (Red Dot) entered into their spirits and God removed His Life from them; they become spiritually dead. Every person born since then is born spiritually dead.
After the Resurrection, Jesus breathed on His disciples and commanded them to receive the Holy Spirit. This “born again” experience again placed God’s Spirit (Gold Dot) into Man’s spirit. Satan (Red Dot) was not removed at this time and remains until removed. Satan is removed by the ministry and power of God through what we call “Restoration Ministry.”
The subject of the garden of Eden and the fall of Adam is best understood by reading a section of my book, “3D Christianity and the Nesses” beginning on page 32. If you would like a free copy of my book (98 pages long) in .pdf form click on the link below.
Printing These Cards
To have a printed copies of our ministry cards, click on the yellow buttons above. This will bring up an Adobe .pdf file. From the Adobe .pdf file, print page one. Then turn that sheet over in your printer (make sure the top of the first page will also be the top of the second page) and print page two. Then cut the cards apart for your use.
- Go to your desktop folder called “Downloads”
- Go to the top of that window and select “New Folder.”
- Name that folder “AAA BCM Downloads” – no quotation marks.
- Always select that folder when the dialog box asks where you want to put the download – this way you will always be able to find them. Later you can move them from this folder to other places if you would like.