Thursday, August 27, 2009

LC-IHOP's Sacred Trust

Instructions:
  1. Print 2 copies of the Sacred Trust. One is for your reference. One is for your assigned intercessor.
  2. Read and understand.
  3. Fill in identically the entire Sacred Trust. Sign them BOTH as this is your commitment before God.
  4. Mail ONLY ONE copy along with a SELF-ADDRESSED and STAMPED ENVELOPE to:

    LC-IHOP
    General Delivery
    Riverton, Utah 84065

  5. A Sacred Trust made by someone else will be mailed to you. Please pray for the following as someone else is praying for you.
  • them to diligently seek God via their commitment.
  • the release of finances that they would remain committed.
  • the faith, strength and determination to remain committed.
  • the joy of the Lord because of their diligence.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ten Cubes Per Week

At the point, the LC-IHOP member labors for the sole purpose of meeting the needs of others. For this reason they have become eligible for housing free of rent provided the commitment is maintained.

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Six Cubes Per Week

Food, clothing and other non-monetary items donated to LC-IHOP will be granted to the members who sustain six cubes per week commitment. This grant will be based upon availability and need.

Now a forth non LC-IHOP member within the immediate family may join the partnership to complete the LC-IHOP member's community service commitment. These means five people from the same family may work together to accomplish one member's commitment.

In the event the LC-IHOP has no more children to partner, each additional 10% of financial giving required for subsequent commitments will serve to satisfy the additional one hour of community service. In other words, no new community service hours are added from this point on.

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Five Cubes Per Week

At this point in the progress toward the member's lifestyle change, the member becomes eligible to choose between volunteering for LC-IHOP to complete their community service or continue serving the community apart from LC-IHOP. This would include the family members partnership provided the position filled allows for them.

Also a third non LC-IHOP member within the immediate family may join the partnership to complete the LC-IHOP member's community service commitment. These means four people from the same family may work together to accomplish one member's commitment.

In the event the LC-IHOP has no more children to partner, each additional 10% of financial giving required for subsequent commitments will serve to satisfy the additional one hour of community service. In other words, no new community service hours are added from this point on.

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Four Cubes Per Week

With their application for four cubes per week, the member also becomes eligible to minister to other guests and members of LC-IHOP.

Also a second non LC-IHOP member within the immediate family may join the partnership to complete the LC-IHOP member's community service commitment.

In the event the LC-IHOP has no more children to partner, each additional 10% of financial giving required for subsequent commitments will serve to satisfy the additional one hour of community service. In other words, no new community service hours are added from this point on.

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Seven Cubes Per Week

At seven cubes per week, the member becomes eligible to hold a managerial position within LC-IHOP's corporate structure.

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One Cube Per Week

Those how have committed to adjust their behavior and schedules to accomplish one cube per week can look forward to receiving the fulfillment of the following promises from God.
  • Deuteronomy 4:9
    "Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.

  • Deuteronomy 28:1-68
    1 "Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. 2 "All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the Lord your God. 3 "Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country. 4 "Blessed shall be the offspring of your body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your beasts, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock. 5 "Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. 6 "Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. 7 "The Lord shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they will come out against you one way and will flee before you seven ways. 8 "The Lord will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you. 9 "The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, as He swore to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. 10 "So all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will be afraid of you. 11 "The Lord will make you abound in prosperity, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your beast and in the produce of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. 12 "The Lord will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. 13 "The Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully, 14 and do not turn aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
  • Joshua 23:11-13
    11 "So take diligent heed to yourselves to love the Lord your God. 12 "For if you ever go back and cling to the rest of these nations, these which remain among you, and intermarry with them, so that you associate with them and they with you, 13 know with certainty that the Lord your God will not continue to drive these nations out from before you; but they will be a snare and a trap to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which the Lord your God has given you.

  • Psalms 119:1-8
    1 How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the Lord. 2 How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart. 3 They also do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways. 4 You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently. 5 Oh that my ways may be established To keep Your statutes! 6 Then I shall not be ashamed When I look upon all Your commandments. 7 I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgments. 8 I shall keep Your statutes; Do not forsake me utterly!

  • John 8:31-32
    31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
Once the individual member has been able to make the connection between remaining in God's words and the blessings that result, that individual will be allowed to make a deeper commitment. If this individual is unable to make this connection in the events of their own lives, any further commitment could very easily become a burden upon their shoulders. We seek to remove burdens not add to them. This is why we strongly advise all applicants for two or more cubes per week to wait until they rejoicing in God's blessings on a consistent basis.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fasting

The fasting commitment is intended to beat our bodies into submission the way Paul did in 1 Corinthians 9:27. The entire chapter of 1 Corinthians 9 teaches us through Paul's example the self disciplines of a true apostle. One of those self disciplines is controlling the lust for food. This is referenced by Paul in Chapter 10:1-13 where Paul admonishes us to deny ourselves the lusts of the flesh. Voluntary starvation is mentioned by Paul only in passing through the use of an opposite in 1 Corinthians 10:7. Here Paul illustrates the connection between eating, drinking and playing which resulted in condemnation by God.

Paul further connects eating and drinking to falling in 1 Corinthians 10:12. Please remember it is Jesus who said food and drink do not make a person unclean because these things inter the body through the mouth and are eliminated, Matthew 15:17-20. It is the combination of the lust of the flesh with food, drink and play that causes the fall. Voluntary fasting, therefore, beats our flesh into a testimony that denies the lusts of the flesh for food, drink and play. This testimony in the flesh thus agrees with the words of our prayers to know Jesus through the fellowship of His sufferings in the desert.

It is this connection Paul makes that defines LC-IHOP's fast commitment. Thus, it is accomplished by denying the flesh the pleasures of food, drink, entertainment, sports, or any other earthly pleasure for the purpose of seeking the face of God in prayer. Please note that the Isaiah 58 fast is accomplished in the community service commitment.

For more on the subject of works of the flesh testifying in agreement with the words of our mouth, please read God's Hermeneutics.

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One Tenth Increase

One tenth increase in the context of LC-IHOP is defined by Abram's example in Genesis 14:20, combined with the explanation provided by Hebrews 7. Abram sacrificed his own resources in a bloody war for the purpose of restoring his brother, Lot, back into freedom. That sacrifice yielded the spoils of war which Abram considered as wealth from man.

These spoils were divided by Abram as follows:
  • One tenth went to Melchizedek,

  • the laborers who fought the war received their share

  • Abram kept nothing for himself. Instead, Abram exchanged the spoils of war for the promises of God.
Therefore, LC-IHOP considers the wealth of man or financial increase to be the spoils of war taken away from the enemy to set free our mothers, brothers and sisters who do the will of God. This is why every cube requires the increase of one more tenth given directly to God. It is a slow step down process designed to encourage continued and increased faith to trust God with ones own needs and desires through the fulfillment of His promises.

At the same time, this increased commitment will develop the love to consider others before ourselves in the tangible way described in 1 John 3:18. Working for the purpose of providing for others is the same as laying down one's own life for another. There is no greater love which is why the second death will have no hold upon these individuals.

As individuals increase their commitments to God, our LC-IHOP community will grow into the lifestyle of sharing all things in common the way it was modeled for us by Jesus, His disciples and the first century church.


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Friday, August 14, 2009

Two Cubes Per Week

In addition to the privileges granted to individuals who have committed to one cube per week, those who extent their commitment to God to include a total of two cubes per week may attend any of the basic training seminars provided free of charge by LC-IHOP staff.

All family members within the LC-IHOP's immediate family share in the same privileges.

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Three Cubes Per Week

All staff members are required to raise their own financial support in order to accomplish their commitments as LC-IHOP staff members. However, once three cubes are maintained for six consecutive months, the part-time staff member has earned the right to apply for permission to present their wares on LC-IHOP's web site provided all other contract requirements are met.

The member who applies for three cubes per week also receives the ability to partner with their non-member spouse or one child to fulfill the member's weekly community service commitment. In other words, all the hours served by the one spouse or the one child will count towards the completion of the member's community service commitment.

In the event the LC-IHOP has no spouse or child, each additional 10% of financial giving requied for subsequent commitments will serve to satisfy the additional one hour of community service. In other words, no new community service hours are added from this point on.

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Full-time Staff Members

Full-time staff members have also completed the internship program yet they have committed to nine or more cubes per week. Once the staff member obtains to 100% of their income gifted to God, this staff member has attained to the goal of sharing all things in common just as the first century church and apostles did. This is one of the requirements to obtain apostleship status.

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Part-time Staff Member

A part-time staff member of LC-IHOP is a person who has completed the internship program and committed to eight or fewer cubes per week. Eight cubes equates to eight hours of community service, eight hours of word keeping, eight hours of corporate worship, eight hours of intercession each and every week plus eight tenths of the increase gifted to God and eight days per month fasted to seek the Lord.

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Private Intercession

Private Intercession is either received from or given to another person. It is a time of specific intense prayer designed to expose the lies written on the individual's heart in order for that person to know the truth and be set free by the truth. There is no prophetic ministry at this time. Ministers must graduate from the training provided before they will be allowed to engage in service within this hour.

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Corporate Worship

Corporate worship is where multiple groups come together to worship the Creator of the universe with declarations of gratitude and joy. This is when expressions of emotion is encouraged provided order and consideration for others is maintained. Corporate prophetic statements are permitted during these times provided compliance with the established training course.

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Word Keeping

Word keeping within the LC-IHOP context is the deliberate meditation upon scripture in such a way as to build unity into one mind of Christ. Therefore, members progress through training in sequence to assure each member is in agreement with the same scriptures all the other members are in agreement with at any given level of commitment.

This unity is accomplished within small groups of no more than 12 members and one facilitator. These groups are called E-12 groups which stands for Elijah's 12 stones. The purpose of the meeting is to gain a unified understanding of scripture. Members are given a list of assigned verses upon which they meditate, pray/read, write, sing research and cherish together as a group until all members of the group agree upon the meaning of the assigned verses. Individual prophetic or healing ministry may be accomplished here provided all ministers have graduated from the respective training course.

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Community Service

Community service within the LC-IHOP context is defined as voluntary service to anyone who is unable to extend remuneration for the service provided and where the staff member is a subordinate in the chosen organization. This means a staff member can choose when, where and how they volunteer for the community. Any training time provided to the staff member is included as community service. The only condition is that the person volunteering is not paid for their services.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Available Training Seminars

Each of these seminars builds upon the previous and as a whole will provide everyone with the right path toward the "mustard seed" of faith which moves mountains. The seminars are listed in the order they may be completed.

The respected time for instruction does not include time for worship to prepare the hearts to receive these truths. Nor do these times include needed breaks. They are purely time needed to cover the topic.

  1. Hermeneutics - The testimony of Jesus is 3 hours of instruction which details three different methods Jesus employed to testify of His Father and how all three methods agree.

  2. Introduction to IHOP is 5 hours of instruction which only highlights four essential ingredients that make up God's house of prayer.

  3. Sustained Prayer is one hour of instruction on how to pray the way Jesus prayed. It is followed with two hours of practical application.

  4. Humility is a one hour of instruction which contrasts true and false humility as well as a compares humility with confidence.

  5. Peacemaking, otherwise known as biblical arbitration, is two hours of instruction on the purpose and biblical processes for keeping the peace.

  6. Faith is one hour of instruction. By the time this seminar is attended many students will already have a practical understanding of true faith. Therefore, this instruction is to provide a biblical foundation.

  7. Authority must be achieved if anyone is to move mountains. Therefore, it will be a good three hours long in order to undo the lies that set themselves up against the truth in scripture.

    • Biblical Dream Interpretation - one hour

    • Biblical and Accurate Prophesy - one hour

    • Healing - one hour

    • Signs and Wonders - one hour

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Training Calendar

If you are interested in a specific training seminar at a specific time, please post this information under the calendar. Here is a link to list of available training seminars.

If you have taken one of the training seminars, you may post your comments about the seminar below the calendar.

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Staff

There are two levels of participation available to all individuals who wish to obtain the benefits a staff members:

  • Servant Member

  • Servant Manager


Both positions require the following commitments are maintained:

  1. A "Sacred Trust" must be completed and maintained every month. Once your Sacred Trust is completed, it must be submitted to LC-IHOP along with a STAMPED self-addressed envelope and required monthly dues.

  2. All applicable training must remain current on a monthly bases.

  3. All applicable state and federal licensure must be current at all times.

  4. All staff members agree to remain self-employed and to seek no remuneration of any kind from LC-IHOP for volunteer services rendered.

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Contributions

Lamplighter Celebration is organized as a non-profit corporation to build God's house of prayer after the model established by Joseph in Genesis, King David and Jesus and His disciples. It is currently unable to offer any tax advantage as it has not been legally established. If your desire to give is undaunted, please feel free to give to one of the following:
  • Lamplighter's Celebration is not affiliated with the International House of Prayer in Kansas City but there are a lot of full-time intercessors there who would greatly appreciate your contributions. Here is an address where you can contact them by mail for more information:
    International House of Prayer
    3535 E. Red Bridge Road
    Kansas City, Missouri 64137

  • Another way to contribute is to purchase the products and services of the Intercessory Missionaries serving Lamplighter's Celebration. These people are attempting to follow the Apostle Paul's example of working to provide for their own needs in order to not cause offense against the Gospel of Christ Jesus in the hearts of those who do not understand God's purpose for finances. You may reach these missionaries via the "Tent" ministries listed on the front page.

  • If you still desire to give gifts directly to LC-IHOP, please keep looking here for the means to do so in the future. This is a feature that will be established after the legal nightmare for incorporation and computer programming is finished. Please pray for us to finish the task and for the means to accomplish it.

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A Guest

LC-IHOP guests are all those individuals who have not committed to and submitted a sacred trust agreement. Guests are permitted to brows the LC-IHOP web site, attend publicly held functions and shop at the official LC-IHOP store provided the individuals agree to conduct themselves according to the posted rules of the establishment.

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LC-IHOP Combined 24/7 Calendar

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