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Corps Morning 05/27/98 Print E-mail

Martindale on Stage

God always multiplies the impact of a decision if it's right. The Corps are not moving mainly because of finances. But because of that, the right decision, the impact to our lives will be way beyond. Rev. Martindale feels like the adversary is trying to push us back over the bridge that we have crossed. If we feel it, dig in and stop the momentum. The exhortation was to move forward in the manifestations--all four manifestations. We're not in this situation financially because of bad decisions. The only reason we have the ministry we have today is because the Corps went full-time. One key decision of why we're in the promised land is because God told Rev. Martindale to put the Corps full-time. That's the key reason why our country is still standing. Expect this to be the power base of our ministry. The only way to do the ministry is with twenty-four hour vigilance, diligence and oversight.

1 Th 2:18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

Rom 1:13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

Paul said Satan had hindered him. We can be as well. Example of the man George Mueller fired because of his unbelief and doubt--like Gahazie.

We will be bringing in over twenty Advanced Class grads. If we have to tell The Way Corps to go and get a job, then that's the way we'll go. The day might come that we'll have to cut back more. We have to keep ourselves fluid. How intently do I want to be a full-time minister for God? (Matt 19)

Rev. Martindale will not tolerate the suggestion that the Board of Trustees is hoarding things and that we are in deeper straits than they are saying. We can't let the spirits get back in through financial attacks and insinuations--murmuring, backbiting--how the spirit realm works. I Thess. says to esteem them highly in love for their works' sake (like the Board of Trustees). God holds us accountable to detect it and confront it. Rev. Martindale has no obligation to give an explanation for how he spends the money. Whenever devil spirits are involved--logic goes out the window.

Mat 19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?

Mat 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Mat 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

Mat 19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

Mark 10:28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.

Mark 10:29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,

Mark 10:30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

Vs 28 says Lo, we have left all... lo is bold--he's saying "pay attention, Lord." In Lifestyle of a Believer, it says sacrifices made for the right reasons always pay back one-hundred-fold.

Luke 18:28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

Luke 18:29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,

Luke 18:30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

Receive in vs 30 is apolambano--receive into manifestation spiritually, and in the abundance of the Word, as well as physically; the quality of life that you live because you stand and have stood against the devil spirit realm. You've got to be a spiritual man or spiritual woman to be Way Corps, to be a disciple. The financial argument will get to your ego if you're not a spiritual person. As Way Corps, you've got to stay spiritual. If you go natural, you'll go blunt, be intimidated, and lose your salt. Only you can determine your motives. The adversary finds out how you respond in situations.

Corps going out on 1st time assignments will be getting a part time job. We're on good ground with FICA, but we're not gaining any ground. The adversary can push us back over the bridge if we're not strong enough. Stop the backward motion, dig in, then move forward one step at a time. Way Corps quitting because of the "no pet" policy are regurgitating to the heart of God. ("A Day in the Life of Evan Golishevitch" Alexander Solzeneichen)

Be thankful for what God's kept us out of. You can only move as people are willing to move. You can't brow-beat people, especially in the financial category. But we're not even close to the 1st century church. (There's no significant increase in the ABS.) But we do have the greatest percentage for tithing. We're discussing ways of other cuts.

Life is a hassle. Life is hassles that you turn into lemonade. Moving is not wasting your time. That is the ministry--look for instances

Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

You're not wasting your time looking for less expensive medical and dental. Pass on your learning to your people. A Corps couple just had a baby for $900. Paid in full. Dr. taught the rewards given will be even be for just turning out lights. That's a discipline to think of all those things. God has foreknowledge, He sees all this stuff coming. Plan in a cautious way. Control your spending. Can't control your income; you can't guarantee your income. (Matt 6) Take care of the challenges of the future.

Rev. Martindale reads assignments of graduating Corps and staffing The Advanced Class.

CA leadership will have to handle more. We can't afford to send people to CA. Corps graduation for the 1st time will be where they are serving now. That's seven or eight locations. We're not bringing everyone in to HQ. Rev. Martindale will do a video and will pray, prophecy for each individual graduate. The # 1 reason is the money why we are doing it this way. God will meet the need. We'll graduate the Brown family here; maybe in the dining room. We've had ordinations here. It simplifies life for everyone.

We've gotten good responses to the Way Disciple program.

Rev. Martindale reads Corps grad assignments (any changes).

Items review:

  • Symperasma Summaries - putting all the STS reviews for the entire year on an audiotape.
  • Decided to go with the single Corps grad woman policy. Details will be in writing out to the Corps.
  • Financial category - where will we bank? Rev. Martindale read some of Louie Lind's memo.

the Corps will not go the Advanced Class Special. It's too expensive. It also doesn't look promising for doing ordinations. Maybe have them done locally. Rev. Martindale can't get to all these places. Like WIB, will invite the ones in that they need to help.

Rom 1:13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

1 Th 2:18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

The priority is the Corps being full-time. 87% of Advanced Class grads are in these new Advanced Class classes. Next year, no Advanced Class for grads. Can't take it, cannot handle the pressure. Rev. Martindale is working on a study plan of reviewing the A/C syllabus in one year.

The new theme--Sounding Out With the Word of the Lord. FNC class requirements: in an area of 15 to 30 -- 3 new students. In larger Branches: 5 new students. Financially, we need to win more people. The need is there. We need the resources that they bring to the ministry. We'll be running concurrent classes--we'll all be focused on the same thing.

FNC: October, March, and July. I/C: September and January. DTA: May 1999. All classes will start and finish within the month they are running. No exceptions. No A/C for grads next year. There will be two new A/C classes at Gunnison for new students.

Rev. Martindale then gave end-of-year dates.

The 24 occurrences of Timothy still have great learning in them. Next fall will pick up in

I Timothy 3.