Naioth Ministries

Establishing Christian Strongholds

of Revelatory Living

Steven and Maryann LeVine

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The banner over their lives is ‘The Priesthood of ALL Believers.’ They are dedicated to the generation who will push the envelope of Christian experience and be the royal priesthood who honors God with their whole heart, mind, soul and strength.

Steven’s extraordinary conversion to Christianity during the Jesus People movement on the West Coast fuels his passion for the Body of Christ to enter into an experiential relationship with our Holy God.

Maryann heart passion is to become a fervent worshiper, fully abandoned to the heart of God. She believes worship is akin to an extreme, full contact sport, and she will not be stopped until she apprehends the Object of her Affection.

Together they are seeking Jesus to release the Body of Christ into the same intimate relationship He has with the Father.

Steven and Maryann live near our Nation’s capitol

We Believe . . .

Every scripture is the beginning of a conversation with God. Jesus said, “I do what I see the Father doing.” He was not talking about a private activity between Him and the Father, He was being the example of a relationship we can experience and become.

The Scriptures speak, “God inhabits the praises of His people.” As we grow and go deeper into worship, we hear and see what our Father is doing. We then can pray and declare His words into the earth and join Him in His purposes around us.

Both Paul and Moses prayed the same prayer, “I wish that you would all prophesy.” These are not just groaning’s of tired religious leaders, but recognition of the power of having a company of Believers around them who will take time to see and hear what the Lord is saying, base their actions on their relationship with the Lord, strengthen others around them, and advance the Kingdom of God.

Why we do what we do . . .

Jesus said, “The Kingdom has come” He was declaring that two realities exist at the same time, the natural and the Spiritual.

Christians are NOT born into the Kingdom of God deaf, dumb and blind. We are a new creation made to relate to God in Spirit and in Truth, with both our natural and spiritual senses.

Our focus is for the Bride of Christ to grow in her intimate relationship with Jesus, as He is busy doing the Kingdom’s business with her. It is time for Love-driven warriors to rise up and take their place. Your relationship with Jesus is what this training is all about.

“Praise be to the name of God forever and ever. Wisdom and Power are His. He changes times and seasons. He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals the deep and hidden things. He knows what lies in the darkness, and light dwells with Him…” – Dan 2:20-22 (NIV)

Worship, the extreme contact sport . . .

One may ask how worship can equate to an extreme sport. While we don’t need specialized gear; what we do is specialized. One won’t find extreme worship and extreme worshippers just anywhere. We don’t need spectacular stunts because the spectacle we long to see is the man, Christ Jesus, high and lifted up to the Gory of God the Father. We long to create the environment where worshippers, not solely the musicians, can participate in the rush of the presence of an awesome all-consuming loving God whose heart is moved with sound. In that rush we expect to be changed as we gaze upon His beauty. Extreme worshippers are out for the rush; the rush of apprehending the Object of our affections. Our thoughts are all about how to sustain that rush; how to push the envelope of intimacy.

When the rush is over, thoughts of recreating it at an even more intense level consume us. We want to travel at light speed, soar on lofty heights, plunge into the depths, and have our breath taken away. We are not satisfied staying in a pew or remaining seated during worship. We expect worship to take us to new adventures in God, away from the typical. We expect to be challenged to surpass the levels of intimacy achieved in the past. We worship with all our hearts, minds, souls and strength. We expect full contact with God, nothing less. All padding is discouraged; our hearts must be naked before Him. Jacob wrestled the Lord until his hip was dislocated. He said to God, ‘I won’t let you go until you bless me.’ So the Lord changed his name to Israel and blessed him. We worship not only to seek His blessing but to see Him face to face.

He gives us His name and writes it on our hearts as we come near to Him. Our lives are marked forever by the time spent with the Glorious King. We won’t let go of Him as we apprehend Him. It is for these reasons worship is an extreme full contact sport. I couldn’t have it any other way. My life is spent in pursuit of Him. How extreme are you?

-Maryann LeVine