Perhaps like me you have been taught for years and years that in order to Jesus to fully use you, you must become nothing. You know the saying, “Use me, Lord. Less of me and more of you?” Well, I recently found out the truth about this – and I have been WRONG all these years!!!!
I absolutely LOVE learning and teaching the Truth of the scripture and i share a teaching that may just short circuit any remaining lack and limitation in your life, ministry and business!
This one shook me up in a WONDERFUL and POWERFUL way!!! I hope it does the same for you! I share this revelation in this video! Put on your seat belt…when you truly “get” this teaching, your life will be forever increased. Enjoy! Oh! And since it has been a couple of weeks since I have talked to you, I shared some updates at the beginning of the video.
Dedicated to Your Success, Ericka
PS. This post received some wonderful feedback! Note that I am NOT saying that we do not need to die to self and the world. I AM saying that once you die to self, there is another level of increase the Lord needs to do through you. This can only happen once we die to self and the world and are living with a pure heart and no uncleanness in us. There is something beyond what most of us have been taught…please don’t miss this revelation.
Ericka, I have not had time to follow your ministry as much as I would have liked to over this past year, or so. Today was the first day that I actually found time to sit down and listen to your latest teaching. “He must increase. I must decrease.” That doctrine did not cease with John the Baptist. Our Lord continued it when He wrestled with His flesh in the garden of Gethsemane and came forth victoriously after proclaiming, “Not my will, but Thine be done.”
The Apostle Paul (indeed, all of the apostles, except for John the Baptist) willingly died martyr’s deaths for the sake of the Gospel! Not to mention all of the martyrs who continue to forsake their lives for the furtherance of the Kingdom of God! You may want to pray about the accuracy of that latest revelation!?!
In His Love,
Thank you for your feedback! I appreciate it! We do have to walk through that teaching and absolutely die to self before we can increase in Him. But it is not walking in the full gospel of Jesus. That is what I was saying in the video. I am in agreement and full understanding that we must die to our flesh and the world. I did mention this in the video and mentioned that in order to increase we can only do it with a pure heart and clean spirit. And die fully to self. Then – and only then – can we increase in oneness with Jesus Christ. There is a level beyond dying to self (once there is no more of yourself left) and that is what I am speaking of. It is the place of walking in the works of Jesus and His greater works as He commands us to do (John 14:12).
So, I completely hear you and get where you are coming from. And while we are to learn, understand and walk in the teachings of John the Baptist, we are not to get stuck there. There is something beyond it that He died for so we can receive the full revelation.
Know that I have prayed on it and received confirmation as I always do prior to releasing revelation. And I so appreciate your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to share it.
Great information thanks Ericka!
You are most welcomed! I am glad you enjoyed the message. Have a great day! – Ericka
Thank you so much for allowing yourself to walk in the Garden of Prayer to obtain this revelation
I watched your video. John the Baptist had come along to introduce Jesus Christ (so to speak). Most people thought John the Baptist was the Messiah. John the Baptist was saying in essence, “I’m just here to introduce Jesus. Don’t look to me, but look to Him. I cannot increase and be greater than Him, because I’m not. So therefore, I’m making myself less and He will be made more.”
It seems so many minstries have focused all the attention on them and what they do and can do. That is wrong. If a ministry is not pointing to Christ, lifting up Christ, and making the main focal point Christ, it is a false ministry.
Others have taken this part of the scripture and have used it for the purpose of talking about the ongoing struggle in a man’s heart and life between allowing the fleshly carnal man rise up, or lettting the Spirit of God rise up in their life. I (the carnal – fleshly man) must decrease, so that God (the Spirit of God in me) will increase.
I understand that you are saying that you have to increase the visibility of your ministry in order to point to Christ so others can see Christ (increase / increase). Certainly, John the Baptist himself had to gather a crowd and draw attention – not to himself – but to what he was saying so that he could tell them about the Lord. But as soon as his message was delivered (and while he was delivering it) he decreased so the Lord would increase. It is wrong to say that this portion of the Bible is old and no longer applies. It still applies today.
Here is one last thing. I have an interest in your business model, however, I think we disagree in message. Please don’t think I’m critisizing, I just want to point out what is being marketed and the message I am receiving from your marketing.
1. It seems to be very Charasmatic based (I’m a very fundamental Baptist.)
2. It seems to be MLM.
Sure I would like to increase my audience and give my message to more people. I would like a way to make more money and work with people in the ministry that I know. But if I used your marketing and you as a spokesperson marketing as a Charasmatic woman preacher, that would definitely not increase my audience.
I’m not trying to offend. Rather, I am stating facts. Even though we would disagree I’m sure on a lot of things, I can respect you and do my best to say things in a kind manner.
Thank you for taking the time to respond and watch the video! I appreciate it! And for your comments. I did mention in the video that this can only happen once we have a pure heart and clean spirit so it is not ego-based. This can ONLY happen once we have truly died to self. I am in complete agreement that we MUST point to Jesus, His heart and His works.
If walking in the Word and answering the command to do the works that Jesus did and even greater works (John 14:12) is considered “charasmatic,” then I’ll receive that. I am not about ego at all. As a matter of fact, I train and equip Kingdom ministers to walk through a personal cleansing process so we are cleansed and purified of all uncleanness so we can really carry out the works of the Lord.
MLM? You lost me on that one. Do you mean as in multi-level marketing? Not at all what I am called to do or what I do. Not even remotely.
I am called to equip and train Kingdom Ministers (those called to the Body of Christ outside of the traditional church structure) to build thriving ministries. There is nothing MLM about it. But it is about Jesus creating disciples for His message and works. You may be referring to how the Lord taught me to make His message available to others through resources, books, teaching CD’s and training classes. I’m not seeing anything MLM about that. Just obedience to what He has called me to do to get the revelation He has placed within me into the hands of those who need it.
I am not a spokesperson for anything but Jesus and that is the message that I share with those who are ready to move into new realms and dimensions in Him. And I train and equip others to do the same. He did tell me years ago that I was His Body and He needed use of it to spread His message. I have long-since surrendered to His call on my life with my entire being.
But, I do know that we are all called to a specific Kingdom assignment in our ministries and we must follow the leading of the Holy Spirit so we each reach the part of the Lord’s flock that He intends us to reach.
I am just so glad to hear that you are doing what the Lord has called you to do as I am doing what He has called me to do. This are critical times for the Body of Christ and we must all elevate and transcend ourselves in order to come together for the works of Jesus upon the earth.
I appreciate you! I appreciate your comments! I appreciate your ministry! I appreciate how the Lord has called you to do it! There is much more work to do to build the Kingdom then we have to disagree. So, know that I am not offended, but I welcome your feedback.
Have a spectacular day!
I teach this same standard in the ministry that God has made me the overseer of. Jesus said in John 17 greater works we shall do which means that we must increase spiritually beyond flesh (as you mention in the video) and be seen by this world as the ambassadors of Christ . When we remove the old man and bring forth the new man which is Christ in us (increase); We know longer have to even make the point of saying I decrease because His light will shine through us. (doers of the word)
The disciples were ask why stand there looking up at the sky when you have work to do, go preach the true and living Gospel (Preach Jesus and How to live as believers doing the work of Christ) . Yes, as believers of Christ me must be clear that it’s about the cross and the work of Jesus. However, because of lack of understanding many of God’s people are perish because of lack of God’s wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
Erick I also agree with you that your assignment is not an MLM far from it. Secondly, it has nothing to do with denominations but everything to do with the work and Gospel of Jesus. And because we accepted Jesus as our Lord we are part of the plan that must be fulfilled thus He elevates us here on earth to carry out His mission. Keep up the work of Christ. Be blessed and may God’s favor be with you everywhere you place your feet.
Ericka forgive me for the misspelling of your name.
Thank you for your continuing obedience in sharing what God reveals to you. I am SO grateful for the influence your ministry has had on my life since you first started coaching me in 2009 — the increase in my Kingdom business is a reflection of the value you offer in services and products!
You are MOST welcomed! You have been so incredibly dedicated to moving to new levels in the Lord and seeing it manifest in your business that it has been an immense blessing! I truly love and adore you! You are a priceless friend and I am looking forward to seeing ALL of the blessings of the Lord overtake you in His goodness in the next weeks and months to come! Love, Ericka