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We're extremely excited about this Dove Online Academy! The first two video lessons are available: The Prophetic Setting.

You can now register for the academy by going to the Donate button at the top of this website. On that page, make sure to select:

$30 for a single student

$50 for a couple

And then select Continuing Donation.

It's very important you keep us up to date with a current e-mail address -- it's the only way we can contact you with the materials. If you ever need to reach us, send an e-mail to contact@votdc.com.

The details:

The links to download the first video teachings will be e-mailed to you immediately, then bi-weekly after that (every two weeks: so around the 15th, then again on the 1st, etc.) The MP3 links will be sent as they're completed.

For as long as you keep the recurring donation, you'll continue to receive the ongoing video/mp3 courses. As always, you may cancel your recurring donation at any time to stop receiving the teaching. Send us an e-mail.

For those who continue through the complete program (currently 4 semesters' worth of teaching), we'll send you a certificate of completion.

For those who are already donating at $30 monthly or higher, you'll automatically be enrolled and receive the download links. If you are donating less than $30, and would like to enroll, please send us an e-mail: contact@votdc.com.


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We are excited to announce a new online curriculum for our monthly supporters starting June 1, 2020! Signup for the program will start May 1, 2020, and you can join in at any time throughout the terms. It will be on-demand, learn at your own pace.

Over the years, we’ve had hundreds of requests for James and Joy to start systematic theological studies. So after prayer and careful consideration, James is committed to video-recording biweekly teachings: two 30-40 minute lessons on the first of each month, and two 30-40 minute lessons on the 15th of each month (4 lessons monthly, at least two hours total teaching per month.) Joy will take over recording audio MP3s that will run concurrently with the video school. To start with, the curriculum is intended to span a two year program, broken down into semesters on specific topics.

Most of you know James enough to know how he presents teaching: very in-depth, but line-upon-line, going beyond the overview of a theological topic, but keeping it simple enough that it doesn’t become too heady or overwhelming. He’s decided to take his material from over twenty years of teaching in Bible colleges and commit it all to video.

Joy taught alongside James in Bible colleges all over the world with a powerful teaching gift that is grounded in biblical sourcing, primarily along the lines of healing, faith toward God, the believer’s basic foundations, and personal discipleship. She has agreed to audio record her teachings to go along with James’ video lessons to create a well-rounded course of study.

The premise for “higher learning” stems from revelation of biblical truth—the Greek word epignosis—that is, “knowledge from above.” The motivation, therefore, is to take the revelation that studying the Word for nearly fifty years has given James and Joy—as well as their practical application of that Word for nearly forty-five years of fulltime, itinerant ministry—and present it in a systematic way as a legacy for future generations.

While many of the requests for an online academy have come from those who are studying for full-time ministry, the curriculum presented will be beneficial for people in workplace ministry, people of any age, for students, business professionals, and homemakers, too. The material is appropriate for all levels of spiritual development and for people who feel every Christian has a calling in their respective spheres of influence. Everyone can benefit from the teachings provided in this online academy!

COURSES:

The video material will be presented systematically, broken down into semester-long classes, starting with Prophetic 101: how to hear the voice of God, discernment, simple gift of prophecy, prophetic office, and so on.

These lessons will then dovetail into Seer Operation, outlining the visionary capacity of prophetic operation.

After that, James will move into the Army of the Lord Movement concepts: healing and power evangelism for societal change, earthing the glory, the release of signs wonders, and miracles and a balanced doctrine on the sons of God.

The fourth semester will cover the Dove Company Calling, which will focus on topics like friendship in Christ (union in Christ), the Bride of Christ (intimacy with Christ), the Bridegroom (the King Himself), sonship anointing, and the Kingdom of Heaven. We are convinced this grounded teaching will help clear up a lot of confusion over the next decade or so, should the Lord tarry.

Alongside James’ classes, Joy will continuing recording the MP3s that will assist in developing balance and grounding with the Higher Learning elements for the individual Christian walk. Her topics will start with Covenantal Healing in all its applications, then move into Faith Dynamics, then Basic Foundation Doctrines, and finally Personal Discipleship Foundations.

COST:

We are asking for regular, consistent support from the people registering for the online academy. The requested donation is $30/month per person ($50/month per couple, a $10 discount)—about $7.50/video lesson, just a couple dollars more than our current audio teachings. This covers the cost of producing the videos and a little bit of James’ time in recording them. The consistent support is the key to making this online academy viable.

You will need to setup a recurring donation through our secure website, and if you choose to stop receiving the videos/MP3s, you can cancel at any time. You may also donate per year, if you would prefer by e-mailing us directly.

Starting May 1, we will have registration for the online academy at the ministry’s website. On June 1, you will be sent download links via e-mail to download the videos, and again on the 15th, subsequently each month for as long as you’re apart of the program. While it is possible to stream the videos on-demand through the Content Delivery Network, to save on bandwidth expenses, we’re asking if you’re able to download the videos to watch offline that you do so.

For those who participate in the program for two years, we’ll send you a certificate of completion at that time.

SCHOLARSHIPS:

Many of the requests we’ve received for an online academy have come from people living in developing nations. For those who are unable to afford the $30/month, we are asking for those people who are able to prayerfully consider supporting these students by submitting scholarships in their name. We will research requests for a scholarship to ensure it is valid, and then let the benefactor know when their donated scholarship is being used, giving the details of the person they are sponsoring in the academy, so that you know you are sowing into good soil.

So, if you’re in a position to help out with scholarships, we kindly ask that you do so!

Any questions, please send us an e-mail: contact@votdc.com. Thank you for your time and prayerful consideration in supporting this endeavor, the DotR Online Academy of Higher Learning.

Blessings,

James and Joy Maloney

 

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Hello, everyone, James Maloney again. I want to share with you 1 Corinthians 4:5. “Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God.” This scripture has provided me some beautiful illumination, and I hope it will bless you as well.

“Judge nothing before its time, until the Lord comes.” This means through God’s wisdom being revealed to us, we’ll both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels, or purposes, of people’s hearts. See, in a lot of cases, we simply don’t know what to do—and for many of us, we HAVE to make a decision. We need more information, many times, than what we have on hand.

But this verse assures us that regardless of how dire the circumstances may seem, the difficulties we face, individually and collectively as a nation, even the world at large—it is best to “judge nothing before its time”—to wait until we have more knowledge.

I’ve heard from several scholars that the usual interpretation of this passage concerns the Greek word parousia (Strong’s #G3952)—which is the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, and I understand that interpretation. When He returns, He will bring to light every hidden thing and rectify injustices. That’s very much true. So we can say of this verse: “Wait until Jesus comes back to earth, and then we will see all these things in their true light. Absolutely correct.

However, there are other events in our lives to which this verse can be applied equally as well, not only at the great Parousia at the end of the Age, whenever that may be. I maintain Jesus comes to us in many ways today bringing salvation, healing, guidance, deliverance from dangerous crises. We have great needs NOW, so I am convinced we can view this passage as, “Don’t make a hasty action, wait for the Lord to arrive on the scene, and He will bring things to light, reveal the counsels of people’s hearts. There are many factors hidden from our immediate view, details we don't perceive or understand until the Lord brings revelation concerning them. It’s at that time we can make a decision. And trust me, you won’t have to wait long. Rather, trust the Lord you will get the facts you need to take the proper action. Don’t get ahead of Him. It’s possible to make a quick decision without the right knowledge. But when the Lord comes, you will be able to make a decision you can comfortably live with! Wait upon Him.

 

Hello, this is James Maloney. I wanna take you to Isaiah 40:31 today: “But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” That word for “renew” in the Hebrew is the same root word chalaph that’s found in the Job 14:14 verse from the last blog: “till my change come.” It’s such an illustrative word, speaking of changes in every aspect of our lives: renewal, revival, spiritual growth that shows change for the better.

I have heard it taught that “renew” speaks of changing, or more specifically, exchanging or substituting. In this Isaiah passage, it shows us exchanging our strength for the Lord’s as we wait upon Him. What an awesome word picture! So during a time of trial, we could say, “Lord, I’m waiting for you, and while I’m waiting, something is happening—an exchange is taking place. My strength is being replaced by Your strength!” Rather, we might say that our weaknesses are being replaced by His strength.

God’s strength is all-encompassing for any need we might face. So, we could say, my limited finances are being exchanged for your riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). My finite wisdom is being exchanged by Your wisdom. (James 1:5; 3:17) My failing health is being exchanged for Your divine health. (Romans 8:11) On and on, for every facet of our lives—we can “change” our lack for His surplus, waiting upon Him.

If you want victory in your life, even in the midst of upheaval around you, wait upon the Lord and trade your resources for His. Amen.

 

Well, good afternoon! Once again, James Maloney here. Here’s a passage to really meditate upon: “If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, till my change comes.” (Job 14:14) I’ve taught on this verse for probably a couple decades, and it’s always been an encouragement to me.

The word for “change” in the Hebrew is a noun form of the verb chalaph, which is translated “renew, pass through or pass on, sprout again, grow up.” It’s used to show a person changing clothes. So Job is saying, that despite the miserable conditions he faced, he was anticipating a change of circumstances. I’ve heard a theologian translate it, “I will wait until the time my reviving shall come.” Very powerful! The NIV renders it “the time of my renewal (or release) to come.”

Now some theologians have taken this as Job was waiting to die to get out of this dreadful situation, but the phrase “hard service” is actually rendered “appointed time” in the King James. The word comes from a root meaning “to muster troops to go to war, to raise an army,” and speaks of the time when kings rallied armies to make war. It’s translated “host, army, war, battle” over 450 times, and three times as “appointed time” (including this passage in Job.) It isn’t that Job was just “waiting to die” to get out of his mess—rather he was anticipating the conclusion of the battle, the appointed time of his “change.”

All the time, Job was waging the good fight of faith; he wasn’t waiting for death, but for a divine visitation. Of course he was struggling through grave difficulties, but deep in his heart, he expected a renewal, a revival, a change for the better. That change came when the Lord turned Job’s captivity into a reward. His faithfulness produced a double portion of all he had suffered and lost.

You know, this could be our conclusion as well. We, too, are engaged in the fight of faith, aren't we? Our warfare against the powers of darkness seemingly goes on and on, but we, too, look for a change—a renewal, a reviving, a breakthrough. The Lord will intervene on our behalves just as He did for Job. As the man expected changes in his circumstances, they came to him, and in double measure.

Hey, listen, we can expect the same! Get ready for dramatic changes! Even despite what we're presently going through, struggling with trials and tribulations—I know it’s one thing after another after another. Horrific fires, earthquakes, flooding and hurricanes, and now this viral plague—this and that; I mean the whole world is groaning and travailing.

But I still stand firm on God's Word that there will come forth a change in our individual circumstances, and corporately as the people of God, and as well for the people currently in the world—those changes will lead them into the saving knowledge of Jesus. That's our confession, isn't it? Amen.

 

Good day, everyone, James Maloney here. I was pondering Isaiah 30:15 this morning: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Quietness and confidence. This verse promises us confidence if we turn away from sin, rest in faith, and keep ourselves “in quietness.” We can’t get it out of order here. Repentance and faith toward God. Then quietness. And THEN confidence. If we have quietness, then confidence will follow after as a matter of course. Reminds me of Psalm 23, “goodness and mercy” following all the days of our lives.

I want to point out “quietness” isn’t a state of lethargy, or apathy, a resignation to suffering. God’s not fatalistic, we shouldn’t be either. And yet quietness is also not the absence of difficulties, either. It would be easy to remain quiet if there were no troubles. Rather, this is a component of peace even in the midst of laboring against tough circumstances. It is a gift from God, to bear up under hectic pressures and keep a mindset of tranquility in noisy circumstances. You can be at peace in the midst of turmoil because you have turned to God in faith. And undisturbed sense of calm even during tribulations where you are utterly convinced, “Hey, it’s okay, it’s all right, God’s in control.”

It’s that calmness that produces the confidence. That word means “assurance, boldness”—it’s a confidence to plunge ahead with a mindset of rest and quiet assurance. Quietness and confidence are very potent forces God gives to those who seek Him, following after His ways, staying in worshipful prayer even when it looks like everything’s breaking down around you. These two attributes of God instill new strength, a determination to persevere without fatalism until the task or trial is completed.

So be it, Lord!

 

Hello, everyone. Once again, James Maloney here. Today I want to look at Psalm 71:21: “You shall increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.” What a fantastic verse! Comfort in the Hebrew is “to sigh” and can convey feeling sorry (as in, to repent) or to be consoled, given pity or compassion. In this passage, the word is describing God’s response toward us in the midst of trials and difficult situations. Not only does He increase our greatness (that is, our dignity or majesty), but He sighs over our difficulties and provides consolation on “every side.” Those words imply “to turn round about,” encompass in a circle. God envelops us completely in His comfort.   Isaiah 63:9 tells us, “In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the Angel of His Presence saved them; in His love and in His pity He redeemed them; and He bore them and carried them all the days of old.” This means that God sees our afflictions and feels compassion for His people, sighing over them, and encompassing them roundabout. Hebrews 4:15 states, “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” The KJV phrases it, “touched with the feelings of our infirmities.” I love that!

All of this means that God sighs with us in the midst of our difficulties—but I believe it’s more than that. The word for comfort also implies breathing forcefully, exhaling strongly, like we do in times of physical or emotional stress, or when we’re excited. The word means “breathing hard.” So this also shows that when life’s pace is ramped up and we’re forced by circumstances to gasp for breath, God will comfort us, standing right by our sides, matching our steps, pace for pace. This tells me that God is just as eager and ardent for our victory as we are!

Lastly, the word for comfort can convey the concept of avenging, a feeling of pity so strong that God recompenses whom He comforts, taking vengeance against the wrongs they have suffered. It’s more than just sympathizing with us—He takes action on our behalves to cause us to triumph through the difficult times! Praise God!

 

Good day, everyone, James Maloney here. I wanted to highlight 2 Corinthians 1:4 today: “who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” This verse assures us that the Lord comforts us in the midst of tribulation, and that in and of itself, makes this verse powerful. By faith in Christ, we are assured that He provides comfort to His children in the midst of trials. Praise God!

But this verse also shows exponential progression—we are not ONLY comforted for the sake of being comforted (although that’s certainly important), but rather, we are comforted by Him so that we might be a conduit of that comfort for OTHER people. Jesus said, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” Matthew 10:8 It’s the same premise here: you’re not delivered through troubles just for your sake alone. God imparts comfort to you so that you may share it with those around you, to be a channel for His blessing to flow through.

Comfort is reinforcement, an undergirding to sustain us in difficult times. I have heard it taught that it brings to mind an image of the Lord stooping over you to render assistance. During times of stress, the Lord Himself stands with you, sharing words of comfort during our greatest testing! I pray you all receive that comfort in this season. And once you have, share that with others, however you may! Be a comforter, share encouragement with one another. I am sure each of us know people in our own lives who feel no one cares or understands what they are going through—but when you’ve received comfort from God, make yourself available to share it with others. “I understand something of what you’re going through. In many ways, I’ve been there myself. The Lord comforted me, so I want to comfort you. I care about your needs, because I have those same needs too.”

As simple as this may sound, it’s vitally important in these tumultuous times. It’s by overcoming our own trials with the comfort of the Holy Spirit that we’re able to comfort others in their times of distress. Make sure you’re passing it on. God bless you all!

 

Good day, everyone, James Maloney here. Today I want to write about Mark 6:31. 

And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.

The ministry needs of the people were so great that Jesus and His disciples couldn’t even function properly—their eating and sleeping routines were impossible to keep, so much so that Jesus had to call a “time out” so to speak. 

The Greek word, anapauo (ah-nah-pau-oh), for “rest” here is fantastic. It literally means to “pause in the middle” of something. I’ve heard it taught that it means an intermission in a stage production, an opera or a play. It is the same word used in Matthew 11:28, “I will give you rest.”

The point of this “pause in the middle” of a production goes both ways—for the audience to get a break, get refreshments, etc., but also for the performers so they can recuperate and catch their breath. The word can signify refresh, recuperate, or recreate even. 

That’s awesome if you think about it. God created us to need some time, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, to be recreated. (Recreation.) Refreshed. Renewed. This means leisure time activities have a benefit for the human body, mind and soul. They’re important. Myself personally, I like to fish. It’s my favorite recreative activity. Perhaps you like to golf, or go for a hike, or take a picnic, read a book. Something differing from the usual daily routine that causes refreshment.  Jesus wanted His disciples to take a break from the action with him—get refreshed, recreated—then go back to the daily workload with a renewed strength, vigor, encouragement.

I think this could be a real word for us today, with all we’re facing and going through: come aside by yourself to a deserted place and rest awhile. “Wait upon Me, meditate in your hearts before the Lord. And at the appointed time, you’ll go back again, rested, recreated, refreshed, renewed.” I’ll say amen to that!

 

Good day, everyone, James Maloney here. Since most of us are stuck at home, facing a lot of uncertainty in this time, I thought it was a good idea to share a quick, I guess “blog” is the best word, on what I’m studying at the time. I’ll try to post these a couple, maybe three, times a week. I hope they’ll be a blessing to you, as they were for me. So here’s the first one:

Psalm 119:165 (NKJ) says, “Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble.” That’s a powerful promise, folks!

I think all of us can agree, as brethren in Christ, that our paths through life have boobytraps, so to speak, laid out before us, certain hurdles or stumbling blocks, weak areas of our faith. This is the enemy’s strategy to keep you and me from reaching our full potential, our destiny, in God.

But this verse assures us that if we love God’s Word, we’ll have great peace through this journey, and nothing will cause us to stumble. “Great peace” doesn’t mean we avoid those troubles entirely, it just means that we have “great peace” through them, and we won’t be made to miss God’s plans and purposes for us as we place preeminence in His Word.

So keeping of our hearts full of the Word is the best way to overcome any “ambushes” the enemy lays out for us. If that seems too simple for you, you’ve probably missed the point, then. Great peace = those who love Your law.

Just like Jesus said in Luke 7:23, “Blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.” That word “offended” is “caused to stumble.” If we are determined in our hearts, minds and souls to trust and serve the Lord without grumbling, complaining, doubting—that means even when we don’t understand the why’s of everything we go through—then we are assured victory, we will not stumble.

Armed with the truth of this verse, you and I can have “great peace” even in a world full of stress and conflict—we can walk forward in confidence, twenty-four hours a day. Be blessed!

 

During this time of upheaval and turmoil, please let me encourage you to avail yourself of Living above the Snake Line and Shelter from the Storm. We've lowered the prices on both the print and audiobook formats. We believe the topics of divine protection and remaining in the secret place are perfectly appropriate and will encourage your faith. Specifically, the teaching on Psalm 91 is very important during this time. If you're unable to purchase the books at the discounted rate, e-mail us and we'll send you a PDF copy at no charge.

We pray God's continued protection and blessing upon you all!

James

 

Dear Friends:

Just a quick update to let you know our family is fine, and we are certainly praying for a swift end to all this. We are unfortunately going to need to postpone traveling dates, obviously; but we, like everyone else, are playing this by ear, day-to-day. So, for right now, we are going to postpone the meetings and hopefully reschedule them this summer. We may have to postpone further dates depending on travel restrictions and local government limits. Like just about everyone else, this puts a financial crunch on us since almost our entire livelihood is from traveling ministry, but we are not in fear, and we encourage all of you to keep your confession strong that this will swiftly pass. We pray the Lord's continued protection and blessing upon you, and we thank you in advance for doing the same for us.

In response to many requests, Andrew is going to be making an announcement next week concerning our desire to start producing an online biweekly curriculum starting June 1 that will run two years (4 semesters) to start. We're probably going to call it the DotR Online Academy of Higher Learning (Andrew will explain what that means.) Anyway, I think it's going to be a wonderful blessing to everyone who feels led to participate. Check the website the first part of next week for details.

In the meantime, obey the laws of your land -- don't be fearful, but also don't be foolish. God is our Source, and we look to Him for all things. Psalm 91 should be your confession all the time, but it's even doubly appropriate the next few weeks as we ride out this storm. Our book, Living above the Snake Line, has a great teaching on Psalm 91 -- I encourage you to read it. Andrew will put some kind of discount on it through the website. Lastly, yesterday morning I was awakened with Job 22:21-30 on my heart. I believe it is applicable in this time. Blessings to you all!

Love in Him,

James

 

We're excited to announce we now have the means to set up recurring monthly donations for Dove Company Partners. Depending on your level of donation and how long you've been a Partner, you will be given a discount code for all of the products available in our online store: print books (you'll pay shipping), MP3s, e-books and audiobooks. The discount percentage ranges from 10% off to 100% (free.) The longer you continue to donate, the higher the discount.

In the near future, you'll be able to log in to your Partner Dashboard prior to ordering from our store to get your latest discount code as these will change daily. And over time, you'll also be able to use your Partner Dashboard to change your donation amount, change your credit card information, change your address information or -- hopefully not -- cancel your participation.

For those making a one-time donation, we will also offer certain discount codes.

All donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions. You will receive a confirmation e-mail of your donation immediately, and a yearly tax receipt will be generated in January detailing your previous year's donation.

For those who have been consistently supporting our ministry, we invite you to register for recurring donations by clicking the link below. Thank you as always for your continued support!


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 Who is among you that fears the LORD, That obeys the voice of His servant, That walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God. (NASB)  Isaiah 50:10