WHY THE NEED FOR MINISTERIAL MEETINGS

TEACHING SERVICE AMONGST MINISTERS.
E-65 You know, I'd like to bring a big tent and pitch it here for a little while, right among you good people, and just stay so we can have an afternoon teaching service amongst ministers, and things, and let the churches be set up, you know. I believe the Holy Ghost would help us do it.

GREATER THAN SOLOMON IS HERE. 58.06.25

THE PURPOSE OF MEETING TOGETHER
513-11. Our heavenly Father, we have assembled here as a group of men, Christian men who love you, who believe in you, and who has dedicated our lives and services to your service. There's ministers here, young men, middle-aged men; they got Churches; they're responsible before God. There are deacons here that are responsible in their offices in these different churches. There are trustees, their responsibilities. Pastors, evangelists, whatever, Lord, we're responsible to You. And that's why we come together, that we might all speak the same thing as said that we must do in the Scripture. We must all speak alike.
And, Father, we think, in this kind of a group, that we might find maybe some of our brethren or some of us would have a little differences upon things, and some were just asking for really to find out what is truth about it. And we know that we're insufficient, each of us. If I should ask any of these other brothers to come here to these questions, perhaps they'd be just as sufficient or more than I'd be to answer them. But together we are depending on Your revelation, that You might reveal to us through the Word and through by Your Spirit, that we might have an answer for every question. That our hearts... We might be filled with the answers and we could go away feeling that we were better equipped for Your service and to serve our office than we are now. That's our purpose of being here, Father. Grant it now.
And answer our questions, Father, as we wait upon You. Let there be no puzzling in any of our minds, but may we stay with that question until it's fully answered and we're satisfied by the Spirit, unanimously agreed because of His Presence. We ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. 61.01.12


SOME MEN LEAN THIS WAY, OTHERS THAT WAY
It was purposed tonight, I thought, as I had a dinner not long ago with our most beloved pastor, Brother Neville, and I was saying something to him what was on my heart. And I thought if we get a bunch of men together and the ministers (They're our colleagues here of the Gospel and men.), we could talk to one another in a way that we wouldn't talk it before the public, because we're all men that understand as men, Christian men. ... Usually in a congregation, a group, you say something, and one ‘ll lean it a little this way,and one ‘ll lean it that way, and--and then it goes all out. But where we come to try tonight to tell you what I have in my heart of, concerning the church…

743- 4 I want to say to Brother Neville publicly... Now, I want to say to each one of you, just like I was talking privately to you, just each one, 'cause you're a group that I really think that and believe and teach that men, God has made men leadership of His church, that's His people. See? And it's as I was preaching down to Brother "Junie" Jackson's last night about God fortified His people with His Word. And it was a woman that broke through that line and give vent to reason, and when it did, God forever has always placed ... men to keep His church fortified by Word.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. 61.01.12

THINK ABOUT THE YOUNG PEOPLE COMING UP
754-49. Now, we got to think of young people. We got children. Most of us people here, married men, has children. Well, what about them that are coming on? See? ...

755-52. So we've got to think of the others that's coming on behind us, these young people and so forth, and a place for our children. Our daughters, we don't want them out in the world in these things like that,we want them girls raised like their mothers. And we've got to make arrangements for that. And if there is no tomorrow, we don't know that. If there is no tomorrow, we haven't done nothing but been at the Master's business and been found at our post of duty when He does come. See?
So I would suggest this; I did to Brother Neville. Let's carry this on just as we have. Let's let it just the way it is. I'm grateful for these young ministers. See, actually at the day of judgment, for this entire valleys through here there'll be no excuse, because we've got little churches setting out everywhere, outposts, listening posts, waiting.
Last night I was in a brother's church and asked if all in there was fortified behind the Word, and every hand went up. Now, that made me feel good.

TAKING SIDES WITH JESUS. 62.06.01

Discuss questions in a ministerial meeting
762-82 Now, I think this church... If you men would, when you build this church, make this like your headquarters and like Brother Neville here being like the senior elder among you. See? And sometimes you get a question that you can't discuss out with your church out there, then bring it in here to Brother Neville and you all discuss it together. If there you can't come to any decision, I'll be coming by pretty soon, then we'll all come together with it.
And thenin there, get training in your own groups other ministers, men that you see that has a calling in their life for the ministry. Train them young men; bring themin here to the elder. All of you set together in a ministerial meeting and there teach the deeper things of God. Don't go the bad end. Keep someone who, can have confidence in to be kind of like a leader for you. And then sometimes if you don't see it just exactly the way he does, that's all right, you're in the faithanyhow;just move along. Maybe when we come together then, all of us together, we'll pray, the discernment of God come down, and He'll give it just exactly what it is (You see?) and let us know just how to do it.
And in there, churches can go hear. And training up a group of men. And if I'm in evangelistic work somewhere, there are places I can place them worldwide.

TAKING SIDES WITH JESUS. 6.2.06.01

A call to be of one accord, one heart
E 2. I know the next thing to happen is the restoration of the gifts to the Church. And it's the hardest thing I've had to do in this pioneering work, is to do this, as to see the people that... God cannot give back the gifts to the Church as long as His Church is divided. We've got to get the Church together first 'fore the gifts can come.
E 3. But if all of the full Gospel people would come one heart and one accord, there would be a revival that would shake the whole world. And every spiritual gift would be in the Church within a hour's time after it took place. Signs and wonders that was done by the apostles would be a minor thing to what would be if we could just get the Church together. It's got to happen. It will happen. It may be after I've passed off the scene. But I want to put my word in this that you might know, that my voice is this...
E 4. O Christian people, bind yourselves together with one heart and one accord. For God cannot no more send the gifts to the Church while the Church is separated, than He can send the Holy Ghost unless we're in one accord. That's right. For it comes by the Holy Ghost. Believe it.

ANGEL OF GOD. 48.03.04

PLACING OF THE RIGHT KIND OF SONS
E-37 Now, you see, Jesus had proven to God that He'd been the right kind of Son. And God took Him up on the top of the mountain, brought witnesses out there--heavenly witnesses and earthly witnesses--and He clothed Him in immortality. When they looked up, they said, "His garments shined like the sun." A supernatural something taken place. His garments glistened like the sun in its middle of the day, as white as they could be. God placed on Him that robe of immortality, showing that He had received Him.
That's the thing that God will do to His sons here on earth some day. He will call you aside, Church, if you'll only obey Him and stay on the Word and believe it. And He will place into the Church, before the coming of Jesus Christ... He will place into the Church... All the powers that Christ had in Him will be in the Church. All that God was, He poured into Jesus; all that Jesus was, He pours into the Church. God wanting His work done, He sent it into His Son; the Son wanting the work done, sent it into the Church. "At that day you'll know that I'm in the Father, the Father in Me, and I in you, and you in Me." At that day, because the same power of God, was in Jehovah God, rested in Jesus Christ. The same power that rested in Jesus Christ rests in the placed sons in the body of Christ.

E-38 Placing of a son... Take him out in a certain place, have a ceremony before Angels, and place him positionally what he is in the body of Christ. Then that person has the authority. Let me say this, if you count me a fanatic from this night on. That very same thing that I'm speaking of will be done. There'll be a power put into the Church, and now is coming in, that the Holy Spirit will so anoint the people, till they'll speak the Word and It'll create Itself right there. We haven't seen powers like's coming into the Church now. I know it for a fact.
"Say unto this mountain be moved. Don't doubt in your heart, but believe that what you've said shall come to pass, you can have what you have said.": the placing of the Church in position, where the fullness of the power of the Holy Ghost comes into the Church. Then critics’ mouths will be shut. It'll be a short time. Jesus come right off the mountain, went straight to Calvary. Notice, it won't last long, but it'll be here.

HEAR YE HIM. 60.03.13

DO NOT TRY TO BE DUPLICATES OF EACH OTHER
E-40 Do you know God never made two men the same? There's no two of you in all the world, or ever has been, that's got the same thumbprint. God makes men different, and He has diversities of gifts and sends them to His Church. But we just cramp down on one and there you go (You see?) you don't get the wisdom of the Spirit. That's the reason God can't place us into the position where we should be in His body. For to one is given this sort of a gift; to another this sort of a gift; to another, another sort of a gift, and so forth--but all the same body. But we want to be just exactly like that other one. You can't do that. You must use the wisdom of the Word. The Bible's what our Blueprint is.

HEAR YE HIM. 60.03.13

CARNALITY, PUT-ONS, IMPERSONATORS WILL BE CUT OFF
E-44 Friends, the people of this nation and this world as I travel around it, I find are so hungry for real, genuine Christianity. We have got so much make-up, so much put on, so much impersonation, till the world is really hungry to see something real.
What a blow the other day, when Mr. Graham let that bunch of heathens stand there and challenge him to the Gospel that he was preaching. I don't know what I would done, but I believe I'd be like the Hebrew children, "Our God is able to deliver us from this thing." I'll never let the Gospel be tramped on.
Look, it's come to a place, friend, where the world is so awful, it's going make you prove every inch of ground you stand on; Satan's going do it. And it's coming to a time where impersonations and carnal thinking is going to be circumcised from the real true body of Christ. And He's going to have a body that's pure, and holy, and filled with His Spirit, walking in His Spirit and doing the works that He did. Be faithful to that.

HEAR YE HIM. 60.03.13

AS SOLOMON'S TEMPLE WAS BUILT WITHOUT FUSSING, BUZZING, ARGUING, SO WILL THE NT CHURCH OF THE BORN AGAIN BE BUILT
…Look. When Solomon built the temple, they was cut out from all over the world. But when they come together, there wasn't a buzz of a saw or the sound of a hammer. Every block, no matter, if this one might've been cut like Oneness, and this one Twoness, and this one Threeness, and this one Fiveness, or whatever it was. But when they come together, they went dovetail one with the other. That's right. And there wasn't any arguing; there wasn't any buzzing; there wasn't any fussing; they just went together and made the temple of God. That's right.
And I believe that God is cutting out everywhere borned again children of God, and going to bring them together. I may not live to see it, but I hope I do.
E-26 But someday, you're going to have to... You remember, there are young people setting here.Someday those denominational barriers, and ideas that fanatics has got out there, and scooped around, and separated the people, will be taken away; and God will bring His Church together and take It home. Just as certain as anything in the world. They're going to come; that's prophecy. Remember that. I spoke that in the Name of the Lord.
Now, you can put that down upon the book
. Now, that was true. I didn't know I saying, going to say that. Now, that's right. That's how God will bring His Church together. You can depend on that.
And as long as you argue and fuss with one another, you're in the kindergarten. God will just keep you there, till you learn enough to get out of it. That's all. Amen.

WORKS THAT I DO BEAR WITNESS OF ME. 51.04.13

THOU HAST NOT DENIED MY FAITH
179-2In [Acts 3:16] when Peter was asked how the mighty miracle had taken place upon the crippled one at the Gate Beautiful, he explained it on this wise, "And His (Jesus) Name through faith in His (Jesus) Name hath made this man (former cripple) strong, yea, the faith which is by (from) Him (Jesus) hath given him (the man) this perfect soundness in the presence of you all." See, there it is. Jesus' Name, and Jesus' Faithbrought about the miracle. Peter did not claim it was his own human faith any more than he claimed that it was his own name. He said that Jesus' Name used in the faith, which is from Jesus, performed that great work. This faith is what the Lord was speaking about in [Revelation 2:13]. It was HIS faith. It was not faith IN Him. But it was HIS OWN faith that He had given to the believers.

PERGAMEAN CHURCH AGE CH. AGE BOOK CPT.5.

BY MEASURE GOD GAVE US ALL WE NEED.
(Limited portion. Degree.)
1. Measure of faith
According to God’s word,each one of usis given, a measure of faith (not our own, but the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ)
[Romans 12:3b]
"According as God hath dealt to every man (according to verse 3 the men are BRETHREN) the measure of faith."
[Ephesians 2:8,]
"By grace are ye saved through faith, and that (Faith) not of yourselves, it is the gift of God." And it also says in:
[James 2:1,]
"My brethren (notice he, too, is talking to BRETHREN) have not the faith OF (not in) our Lord Jesus Christ with respect of persons."
2. Measure of the Gift of Christ
Christ received the Holy Ghost without measure. Christ faith in operation was without measure
Christ as God’s Gift to us was without measure. But to us everything is in a measure
[Eph. 4:7]
“But unto every one of us is given GRACE according to the MEASURE of the GIFT of
Christ
3. Measure of Every Part. [Eph: 4:16]
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
[Eph.4:8]
“Wherefore he saith, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men
[Eph.4:11]
And he gave some apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers.
4. Measure of the Stature of the fullness of Christ. [Eph.4:12-14]
For the perfecting of the Saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ
Till we all come in the unity of faith, and of knowledge of the son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:

5. Measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us
(a) God does not want us to compare ourselves, one with another. [2Cor.10: 12- 16]
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
But we will not boast of things without [our] measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.

(b) God does not want us to stretch ourselves beyond where we are permitted.
[Acts.16: 6- 10]Paul speaks of his own experience in Phrygia, Galatia, Mysia, Bithynia and Macedonia.

He also told the believers in Corinth: [2 Cor.10: 14]
For we stretch not ourselves beyond [our measure], as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in [preaching] the gospel of Christ:

(C) God does not want us to intrude into other preachers labour. [2 Cor.10: 15- 16]
Not boasting of things without [our] measure, [that is], of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
To preach the gospel in the [regions] beyond you, [and] not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.
By working according to the measure of the rule, which God has distributed to every God ordained ministry, Jesus Christ, through his ministries will bring his bride unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. [Eph.4: 13]

(d) God does not expect a minister to bring reproach to his ministry. [2Cor.6: 3- 4]
“...Giving no offence in anything that the ministry be not blamed. “

(e) God’s word by the mouth of Paul tells us to be examples of what we say and do: [Rom.2: 17- 24]
Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
And knowest [his] will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? Thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.


Brethren, the Messenger to the Laodiceans Church Age, Bro. Branham taught us these instructions in the various messages. He has spoken more so in the message: “TAKING SIDES WITH JESUS”. I believe he preached them for us so that we do them.

Go, read, check and see if these things are so or not. Do not burry your head in the sand and excuse yourself that you did not know. You will be making yourself to be willfully ignorant. Remember, the time of this kind of ignorance, God has winked at. [Act17: 30].

May The Lord bless you as you ponder over what you have just read.

Brother. Martin Tombe.

Pastor: Restored Bible Truth Assembly

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