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Corps Night

October 5, 1994

Rico Magnelli: Corps Night review:

1) The Word is public domain, but when you get into confidences, that's when you keep your mouth shut [when sharing with others; teaching forum, etc.]

2) Parents with teens. If teens are incorrigibly undisciplined:

A) throw them out of the house

B) take them to a judge

3) Habits--spirits come in with them. They form tatoos and stains on the brain.

4) Debt

5) To change a habit requires intense, daily, concentrated effort. It is not enough to become a champion; we must remain a champion. It requires daily vigilance to do what's right.

6) Say what the Word says regardless of the pressure or circumstances.

7) In a healthy family, the child or teen will want to please Mom and Dad.

8) I Tim 4, the doctrines of devils can be opinions that people want to hang on to.

Rev. Martindale:

Honorary Family Corps: Rhoda and Bernita

HoHo relo: Mon Dec. 19-Fri-Dec. 30--all in-residence Corps leave campuses. Go, Stand, Go. Get out and be a blessing.

Make available to the Corps only, in USA and Canada, on the field--tapes on the Biblical Principles of the Believer's Family. Audiotape only--approx. 12 hours. Teens 13 and older [seventh grade and up] are invited. Nov/Dec. By Jan 1, all of you will have had it. Corps hear it first for own encouragement--Corps is the example. Give you further insight and encouragement with situations on the field.

Preparation: The art of service is in preparation; a vital necessity; a weakness in our leadership body; prethinking. By prethinking you can schedule the adversary right out of your meetings. The majority of the devices of the enemy can be destroyed in preparations, not only in fellowships and meetings and in our own lives. We should get better at planning. Make mental and on paper notes. God is just as concerned about the simple practical things. Nothing big spiritually takes place without preparation.

Feasts: If they loved God, the head of every hh went to these feasts with their hearts and minds into it. The greater the preparation, the greater blessing and profit is realized as it unfolds. It is to be decent and in order.

Many have not spoken up and taken a stand. Have lent their consent by their silence--not the way of holiness. Greatest way to prepare for the ROA is to live the WOG every day, stay up; plus, spiritual heart preparation--physical side of it has to be there.

JCOP Appendix I:

p. 407 holy--sacred, pure hallowed. The potentiality of growth had to be magnificent if the people obeyed. Would have made it worth the investment in the preparation.

Healing; remission of sin.

Vast preparations were done yearly and three times a year. That alone was an incentive for Israel to keep their heads in the Word, and not get involved with the lusts of the Word. They kept themselves prepared, like we do as athletes. The greatest way to be in shape for the next season is to stay in condition. It is a good example of how they prepared and how we prepare.

There would have been a dynamic, practical, spiritual reason for these preparations. You don't laugh at it if you don't understand it. To really understand the purpose of all of them, you would have had to live it.

Preparations also for the Levites and the priests. The places for speaking the Word. Not just religious ritual.

Nu 10:10 reminder

"season of preparation"

Meditate on the solemnity of the feast--study the scrolls and understand why {consider} why God had them to do this. Prepare themselves Biblically. Don't read religious stuff that you grew up in. This would have been alive, vital, spiritually on the mark.

ROA--we upgrade our place; fix things up. Certain things we do because we are having thousands of people visit. Even if people don't come to the Rock, they should buy a ticket to contribute to the event. Have it in your heart and your prayers.

Preparation for the feast was an individual responsibility--Dad and Mom didn't do it for the kids. JC always fulfilled the law, so he would have been there.

They had the custom of whitewashing sepulchers so they could be avoided. Jesus Christ called the Pharisees whited sepulchers because they were dead on the inside, although they looked pure on the outside.

JCOP p. 429 Touching a dead body would have been much more prevalent. In our day, we remove contamination of the adversary from our lives. All the Word is for our learning; must have application in my life beyond the physical.

The ROA for those that clean themselves up and want to hear God's Word. If they want to come for selfish reasons, they are not qualified to be a part of things. The ROA is not a secular festival for anyone to show up. People come prepared, who want the Word. Some of the shit these people bring is worse than touching a dead body.

Unclean seven days, not seven minutes.

Three complete, seven spiritual perfection. Specific. In our day, the individual believer is the tabernacle, withdraw and separate, clear application in our day.

In Eph 5, husband and wife is a figure on how the church is to be likeminded. It also works in the hu/wi application.

V.25,26 washing of water by the Word. Water of separation was to be used in the cleansing if they had been contaminated.

Any TC has the right to tell someone, you're not prepared to go to the ROA, you haven't prepared yourself.

One week period was required for them to get cleaned up. Everything gives off something. The woman is the guardian of the home.

Specifically defined so they cannot weasel around.

Nu 19:11-21 tie in with rivers of living water--SIT

A clean person had to be a part of the purification. Element of confronting the problem and helping so unclean get cleaned up, if someone tripped up, and got out of alignment and harmony.

Home, items in the home and then the people. All could be contaminated. The adversary is the author of death. VPW spotted a dead bush and had it removed. Don't want anything dead in an area. A clean person had it dealt with in one day [the one that helped got himself taken care of in one day].

Cut off--mark and avoid. No grace there. Unclean until even, unclean because it cleaned the dirty guy off. One day later, the guy that helped was clean.

Raiment, skins, goat's hair, wood. Many details. For them to stay enthusiastic about that, they would have to keep the spiritual significance of it alive in their heart.

JCOP p.411 Even JC, after he was ministering, took time for himself. Taking out spirits, takes a time of rejuvenating, separation, cleansing. After one day, can get back into the fight. If you're in the fight, you definitely know it...especially when it is over. It is exhausting at times.

Broken fellowship

Nu. 19:22 end of the day.

Jn 18:28 Indicates the law; spiritually it was baloney [religious side of it].

Legally cleansed--had to be thought through. Indicates they had to admit they were unclean. They have to be willing to admit they need help. If they are not willing to admit it, if you are the one ministering or confronting, you have to make up your mind that they mean business; otherwise it is not worth your time, unless you are trying to get their attention so they can admit to their error.

JCOP p. 432 The Levites, the leadership, took care of their own personal cleansing. Those leading had to be prepared for their own week of service.

II Chron 29:4 and 5: sanctify yourselves [where it starts]; that's why we've had to clean the Corps hh up before we can get God's backup to clean the hh.

What made it holy? The WOG that they live, taught, and applied. Only the Word makes something holy, sacred and hallowed.

They don't need to come here early, they can do that at your Twig. Study the Word. The last paragraph of p. 432 is like us sending tapes out.

Exodus 16: The adversary tries to defeat you in the preparation time. If you haven't prepared properly, you're basically behind. Great key to tremendous spiritual deliverance is the discipline of preparation. Thinking something through; prethinking--before you were in it. Do it with the Word--so that you are fully persuaded so that you are prepared consciously and actively for the attack. Not just revelation. The Bible is loaded with knowledge on how to handle situations in life.

J.C. prepared his whole life for one year of public service. It took that. He did not have the spirit of God until that opened. He had to study the Word, prepare, obey his parents, make up his mind and stay put. He had to be taught all that. He had to be taught. As he matured, he would have been more and more capable of study, learning in relationships with his family, etc. There couldn't have been any waste to that preparation.

The art of preparation: You cannot prepare for everything, but you can be ready for anything. The more you master the art of preparation, the more you are amazed at how much you can anticipate. It's a whole state of mind, a whole attitude of thinking ...especially for us who teach "impromptu". Rarely anything I say is the first time I've thought about it. I gotta get out and think, gel, cohere. You can overdo anything [study]. The art of preparation. It is not just a mystical walk of spiritualism. It requires sound logic, good sense, enjoying the sound mind process of organizing something ahead of time. You should learn to enjoy preparing. If you live off the seat of your pants, you are getting comfortable with slothfulness.

One key to preparation is getting good advice when you need it. In my preparation of sharing what I really believed the Corps was for, I shared my thoughts with Donna. She helped me prethink the reaction that you might have. You might be on a tremendous truth, but you have to learn to anticipate the reaction of people [couch that--"Wait a minute, I don't mean this extreme."]

I.e., Branch leadership for Corps, not always leading 50 people; that quality has to be there. The impact of their lives was way beyond the Twig. Into the 100s and 1000s. I said that of Rhoda and Bernita. Donna said, "What about people that are here at HQ, in their department."

Sometimes you get sick and tired of explaining to that last nut and bolt. Longsuffering and doctrine.

Prepare - 14 diff words.

KUN - to be placed upright. You get it in order before you need it; ahead of the game. If just in time, that's not prepared, that's scrambling. Get more and better prepared as you grow in quality as a leader. You will help prepare others too. Help people help you move the Word. Always an indication as you grow as you get better.

PFAL Classes: Key: Control people's weaknesses with proper planning. If you know somebody has a short suit in a category, you make sure you don't give them that job, especially unsupervised. Be careful about planning learning experiences. It is stupid to put someone who is not capable into a position where they need to be capable. You cannot back that up in Scripture one iota. Those men were sent out two by two after he taught them for a while.

If I don't have any choice, that's different. God can cover. Not if you are wilfully putting unseasoned, untrained people because you think it would be a nice learning experience. That would be sadistic. You gotta be real careful.

At times you can get hung up on cliches. Love worketh no ill to its neighbor. Should not hurt anyone. I hate that kind of logic when it comes to running classes. Put your best at your best. Those that eventually grow up to run classes should be proving themselves capable in other situations. Many times, I saw that the leader was lazy--pulled a new guy up in the guise of learning. The point of preparation is to insure that everyone succeeds and learns. Our best people should be running classes. These that come up should have proved their ability.

Prepare to be established. As a spiritual athlete, you are already established and you get in the fight. You should walk out fully persuaded. If you go door-to-door, you are prepared with several ways you can open a conversation. It is not believing that God will put what to say on your lips. There is nothing in the Word [Gospels included] to back that up. In the Gospels it says the spirit will tell you what to say in front of [spiritual] magistrates--a totally different situation than witnessing.

You prethink, and talk through the logic. Use your head or get out of the Corps. It is not begging for revelation. It is not "God's little Instruction Book"--crap. Work the whole Word. Get capable and versatile.

The work program will help people learn how to prepare, plan, do their job; put away their tools clean. People ought to be learning that at home.

Preparation is to be ready, certain. You are convinced that is what people need. I am convinced that you need to hear it. When you speak it's "cannonballs". If what you say tomorrow is completely opposite, it's still "cannonballs".--Emerson

Set in order; prepare before you get involved. Make provision.

Example: The picture of the Trustees that was given at the Anniversary and that will be given at Word in Business. They were also sent out to Gunnison and Indiana. That was thought through.

Food Services--makes provision. Some jobs are that way--go, stand and do what it takes to move the Word. Know how to stick to a disciplined framework.

We will be going back to Sunday AM rehearsals

1) People are too tired otherwise. When you are doing something as demanding as a SNS, you are playing with bad chemistry if your people are tired.

2) I can invite the Corps back to be at the SNS rehearsals.

Make up your mind--go do it. Revelation will be involved in preparation. I don't just wait on Him. Commit your works unto the Lord, and your thoughts will be established. (Prov 16:3)

People who prepared:

1) Moses

2) Jesus thought through his itineraries throughout Israel

3) Paul prethought his itineraries, they were kathexes, in order.

It is not a day by day shot at revelation. If you do that eventually it will become spiritualism. It'll drive people nuts listening to you. People should be able to depend on you for the most part that you will plan. For the most part when you say something, you should stick to it.

For example: At the Root locale there are schedules, meals families, staff holidays, Co-op, tapes, fire safety training. It gives people something to depend on. We all need to grow in that.

PFAL classes can be tough to schedule. It depends on knuckleheads...that's why you want to plan on having way more than seven. Plan it with full resolve. It's a challenge. It's not like the Rise and Expansion seminar. We've got to be aggressive in our witnessing. Think maximum not minimum. Don't let down when you have seven. Learn if you get your butt kicked, so you can beat that bird.

Hebrew: KUN-to prepare

Exodus 16:1,2 The whole congregation murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. That's where their heads were.

:3 Israel was upset. Slavery starts looking appealing if the adversary starts putting pressure on people

:4 ...gather a certain rate every day [of manna]. They had to believe every day. You don't just tithe or work heartily--you gotta go out and collect the abundance God provides. Work well, smart, with diligence and honesty. If you don't work heartily, it's not working.

"prove them" - give them an opportunity to believe. There was a specific amount that they had to collect, not just "a lot of stuff."

Specifics in Prayer and Preparation: Kids don't have any trouble naming off stuff. I.e. Dorothy Grace listed seven specific things in a prayer about a barbie doll she wanted. She's got her whole life planned out from a teen to being Way Corps. Prayer is made in preparation. You get specific on what you need and what you don't. Otherwise, it is sin if you ask for more.

1) The Biblical Principles of a Believer's Family tapes: I want thought to be behind it.

2) The Rise and Expansion book: there is a systematic way of looking at it. We are doing Rise and Expansion for two years in a row to help our people to get into it.

It is not loving to overburden people with too much stuff. [I.E. reading assignments, etc.] People need help, guidance, direction...and that takes leaders. The Word is designed to be taught. People have to be taught again. Teachers need to have things prethought, prepared properly and taught properly. In the old days, people would be driven nuts to have so much stuff to study.

Stay in control of your stuff. Give it away if it is becoming unmanageable, otherwise it has life of its own. We want to have abundance, but we don't want it running us. i.e. The Strong in the Lord book. It would be sin to try to push that through the household with everything else going on. We should be on top of what we produce.

I can teach the PFAL out of the collaterals. I learned from Dr. Wierwille that young men want to be published. It's basically an ego trip.

We need our people to know how to do things. How to operate a printing press, computers, plumbers, carpentry, play instruments. There seems to be less and less talent around. We need people of talent and expertise--we need more of them.

I want to start the WOW program up again next Rock. I'm glad that we can have choices, but it can drive you nuts. The machinery can run your mind--out of control. We need to keep things decent and in order; that requires capable people on top of it. At times I have to rein myself in.


I was ready to can the project North of the OSC if that was going to be too much. We canned the building projects for the showers--they were too expensive. If all this work is driving us nuts, they don't do it. If you can prepare it, think it through.

People make mistakes: i.e. the WOW Auditorium asphalt job. The world shits on you; then you're thankful the next time if they only piss on you.

The sidewalks were nicely done. No one has figured out an asphalt that beads oil.

What people call quality today is ridiculous. I will not compromise on standards.

Exodus 16:4:

Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.

You've got to be selective in your believing.

Live on a need basis. Rhoda is a prime example of what it is, next to the Wierwille family--47 years on a need basis--that's Way Corps. That still proves today that we can live on a need basis. That's plurality giving. If it's selfishness--it's wrong.

Ex 16:5,16-21:

5] And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare [that] which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.

16 This [is] the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, [according to] the number of your persons; take ye every man for [them] which [are] in his tents.

17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.

18 And when they did mete [it] with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating. [They hit it right on. They had to be right on in their believing and preparation. No lack.]

19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.

20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them. [Moses checked on it. He had people reporting back to him.]

21 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein. [Today, selfishness rules. If you look to the world, your brain turns to mush.]

Exodus 23:20-32

20 Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name [is] in him.

22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.

23 For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.

24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images. [He is warning them as part of their preparation.]

25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.

27 I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.

28 And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee.

29 I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee.

30 By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land. [Thought through. Prepared in the proper time. Because of Israel's unbelief, it took 40 years before they even attacked someone. It should have taken them less time.]

31 And I will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee.

32 Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.

It was to be done according to His standards. When we prepare God's people, we show them what is to be expected of them--which includes what we don't want them dabbling in.

God could not do it to the full extent He was ready to do it in the Word.

Numbers 23:1-30:

1 And Balaam [a pagan] said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams. [He was right on here. It takes preparation to praise and honor God. In Mt 21:16 children were taught from their youth to praise and love God. You have to teach children how to be thankful in the little details. Teach them that God is the source of their blessings in life. He is the one that provides their food, shelter, brothers, sisters, friends, parents.]

2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered [took time] on [every] altar a bullock and a ram.

3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And he went to an high place. [Right on here.]

4 And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon [every] altar a bullock and a ram.

5 And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak. [It must have pleased God.]

6 And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab.

7 And he took up his parable [revelation], and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, [saying], Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.

8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, [whom] the LORD hath not defied?

9 For from the top of the rocks I see him [Israel], and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.

10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth [part] of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his! [Right on.]

11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed [them] altogether.

12 And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?

13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence.

14 And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on [every] altar.

15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet [the LORD] yonder.

16 And the LORD met Balaam [There must have been something in concretion], and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.

17 And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What hath the LORD spoken?

18 And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:

19 God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do [it]? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? [There is tremendous truth spoken by Baalam. His preparation to this point must have been genuine.]

20 Behold, I have received [commandment] to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God [is] with him, and the shout of a king [is] among them.

22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.

23 Surely [there is] no enchantment against Jacob, neither [is there] any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!

24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat [of] the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

25 And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.

26 But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the LORD speaketh, that I must do?

27 And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another place; peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence.

28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh toward Jeshimon.

29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.

30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram on [every] altar. (Numbers 23)

It takes preparation to praise God. Start your day praising God. Every time you go into things--SIT. Cabinet meeting; teaching; whatever. In all thy ways acknowledge Him.

Deuteronomy 19:1-9:

1 When the LORD thy God hath cut off the nations, whose land the LORD thy God giveth thee, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their cities, and in their houses;

2 Thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.

3 Thou shalt prepare thee a way, and divide the coasts of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to inherit, into three parts, that every slayer [reference to manslaughter--not premeditated] may flee thither.

4 And this [is] the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither, that he may live: Whoso killeth his neighbour ignorantly, whom he hated not in time past; [This tells you that it takes a murder spirit time to get involved.]

5 As [for example] when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour to hew wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slippeth from the helve, and lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die [The adversary tricks the fellah. He should have checked his equipment.]; he shall flee unto one of those cities [These cities of refuge are by God's grace and mercy. God knows his people at times will be stupid and careless, so He prepared ahead of time for His people that the adversary tricked.], and live:

6 Lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay him; whereas he [was] not worthy of death [no devil spirit there], inasmuch as he hated him not in time past.

7 Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate three cities for thee.

8 And if the LORD thy God enlarge thy coast, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, and give thee all the land which he promised to give unto thy fathers;[They would have to believe for this.]

9 If thou shalt keep all these commandments to do them [on the basis of this preparation], which I command thee this day, to love the LORD thy God, and to walk ever in his ways; then shalt thou add three cities more for thee, beside these three: [There were to be six cities of refuge. Six is the human number.]

Joshua 1:10, 11:

Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, "Pass through the host and command the People, saying, `prepare ye victuals'..."

God challenged and encouraged Joshua first. They were to prepare food. It took a leader telling them to do that. Give them a schedule to plan in. Start with the simplest thing. People have to eat.

Josh 4:4 Jesus Christ is the Captain of the Lord of Hosts. He would have learned from the Book of Joshua how to prepare his men. Joshua had one of each tribe to lead. Physical provisions had to be provided for. Jesus would send his disciples to the homes--where peace abode, their need was met. Other times he sent them out with scrip and sword. Jesus learned by reading and studying the Word. Simple things to prepare for.

In preparation for the building of the temple, David prepared Iron, Silver, timber in abundance. Solomon could then build.

The art of service is in the discipline of preparation.