THE TRUE MINISTRY Part 1 (Hardcover Special Edition)

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We previously published portions of this book in several smaller PDF versions (part 1 and part 2), which we no longer are offering but which are included in this book: this NEW Part 1 book includes both of the previous PDF books (parts 1 and 2) as well as a large amount of additional material. Bro. Baer intends to complete a NEW Part 2 and a Part 3 (both with material never before published) in the near future.

This book (Part 1) is:

A study of the true, biblical, New Covenant ministry, comprehensively and biblically examined in all areas, from being called to the ministry, to being qualified or disqualified for the ministry, to the offices of the ministry, to proper and improper ministerial methods, and much more. Taken from The Baer Truth podcast, this (still ongoing) series has had more than 150,000 downloads as of the publication of this series. The original notes from the classes on this subject were reformatted into a readable, book form, and a great deal of additional material (not in the original classes) was added.

THE TRUE MINISTRY Part 1 includes a comprehensive biblical and practical study of:

  • The Calling and Commissioning of Minister
    • Types of "calls" in the Bible
    • Being fully faithful to our calling
    • Being called, chosen, and commissioned
    • A calling versus a commission
    • Callings versus career choices
  • Acceptable and Unacceptable Methods of Entering the Ministry
  • My Personal Ministerial Testimony, Experiences, and History of God's Calling
  • Biblical Ordination
  • Evidences of a True Calling
  • Organizational or Denominational Ministerial Licensing and Certification (and why both are unbiblical and potentially ungodly)
    • Denominational seminaries as "cemeteries" and "sausage factories"
  • Ministerial Preparation: Preparing the Heart and Mind to Serve in the Ministry
  • Ministerial Preparation: Growth and Development in the Spirit of God
  • Ministerial Preparation: Studying and Hiding the Word of God in the Heart
    • Types of Bible studies
    • Methods of Bible study
    • Tools for Bible study
    • Bible memorization
  • Ministerial Preparation: Growth and Development in the Work of the Ministry
  • Ministerial Preparation: Growth and Development in the Spirit of the Ministry
  • The Sanctity, Integrity, and Intended Incorruptibility of the Ministry
    • Hungering and thirsting for righteousness
    • The necessity of order and authority counterbalanced by integrity and accountability
    • Divine hierarchal order versus carnal political structures, men-pleasing ministerial promotion, and the usurpation of power
    • Purging out rather than perpetuating polluted means and methods
    • Avoiding the creation and maintenance of methods of order, operations, or environments that encourage or allow for the presence of carnality and corruption
    • Avoiding the idolization of and improper submission to human leaders
    • Avoiding the instigation of fear of the ministry as a mechanism to control the people
    • Being incorruptible in our interactions with others
    • The keys to a pure ministry
    • Judging corrupted men and conditions decisively and consistently
    • Six areas of spiritual corruption in the church that are the responsibility of the ministry (to be avoided and not encouraged
  • Ministerial Position and Authority: Putting the Ministry in its Proper Place
    • The ministry is the earthly, visible arm of the divine government of the church
    • Different offices and positions in the ministry with different degrees of authority and ability
    • The biblical leadership structure of the church
    • Titles used for the ministry in the New Testament
    • Unbiblical and inappropriate roles for a minister to assume or presume to hold or that are potentially perverted conceptions of a minister’s position and purpose
  • Ministerial Etiquette and Interaction with other Ministers and between the Ministry and Laity
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  • I would like to have your USB flash drive of 2005-2015. How do I order and pay?

    • Bro. Cohenour,
      The fastest way is to go directly through the Bookstore link at the top of the home page. The USB flash drive is in the Media section of the Bookstore, where it can be ordered directly with most forms of payment. Please let us know if there is any other way we can be of service.
      Mansfield GAC staff

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  • My Dear Brother
    I am in process to order the 2005-2015 USB Flash Drive and am kind of confused about the others $20 and $30. Are they the same or something different? Please, if you don’t mine, remind me the Password again because I can not sign in
    Thank you so much and God bless you richly
    Bro Gerard D. Charles.

    • Bro Charles,
      I believe there are 2 different USB drives in the bookstore. One is a 32gb drive from 2005-2015. I believe it is about $50. The other is an 8gb drive with 2016 material. I think it is $30. I’ll have the folks email you a password as soon as possible.

      God bless you my friend,

      Bro Baer

      • Good Morning Brother Baer,

        I would love to ask you a question in regards to numerical symbolism, as mentioned in your book called “The Tabernacle of the Lord”. The number 60 is a multiple of 144,000 and you gave an example as follows:
        60 x 2400 = 144000. Would you be so kind shedding some light about 2400 and what does that number represent?

        Thank you so much in advance Bro. Baer
        God bless!

  • Actually the 2016 USB drive is $20

  • Thank you very much for your quick answer. I just ordered all three. I would like to get access to the ministerial sessions, but I forget the password.

  • Where is your 2017 USB? I can’t find it and would like to order it.

  • I thank God every day that Bro. Baer is making all his knowledge that he studied, etc. for years available to us. It makes it so easy for us to study, understand and learn. I’ve been praying, needing and wanting this forever and so many others. He is perfectly in God’s will to do this for us.

    I thank the ones that are taking their time to develop these websites.

    God Bless you all!

    Becky Burke
    Frankfort Christian Assembly

  • Hello . I from myanmar if you have any vision for myanmar let do togather. God bless you

  • May be a silly question. . .
    I see the study on Elijah Part 1. Does that mean a Part 2 is forthcoming? Are any of the study pages on Facebook?

    • Bro. Baer has been talking about going through John’s Epistles in a Bible study next, and possibly some additional discussions on the Godhead, as the subject has been stirring up a lot of conversation among the international ministry he is working with. He has talked about more on Elijah in the future, as well as completing the Song of Solomon

  • Sorry, forgot my other silly question. . . .

    I have the Book on Ruth? Is there a study guide available with it or any of the other studies? I am so excited to begin reading and studying these topics.

    Are certificates available for completion or just on certain topics presented?

    Last question, can any of us from other assemblies stream in on the Friday night Bible Studies? If so, I would love to have the option to do so.

    Sister Chris Ann Konrad,
    Louisville, KY
    Christian Assembly
    Pastor: Brother Lyle Gillespie

    • The main thing we’ve used as a “study guide” for the Book of Ruth is the CD sets of the actual classes. Usually the “live” classes are taught first and then the material might be made into a book. For that reason they sometimes go into more detail or side discussion that may not be included in the book. We have put a few classes online in a password protected area for any of the ministers overseas Bro. Baer is working with, or for any others who would like to go through these. Bro. Baer has always stressed this is open to all as long as pastors of other assemblies among us are in acceptance of doing so. It sounds like he intends to add a number of others of these certificate classes, depending on how the first work out

  • We surely desire to study all of the wisdom God has given you and enlightened you with, Brother Baer. Your books are confirmation of the hope and shewbread we have been feeding on for many decades. I am forever awed by the beautifully simplified relationship to Christ obtained with the understanding in approaching Him unto my goal to serve at the Golden Altar until I am resting under it – with your helping sermons and book on the Tabernacle of the Lord.
    Listening to your sermons on a continual basis throughout my long commutes has given me present and revealing convictions about issues pertaining to life, Godliness, and the present world. You recently opened my eyes to understand what things were that I had been on different ground about in days prior, but hadn’t known what I needed to know to have such holy conviction as I have today about what is right. It is nice to be able to feel the way God does about something you just revealed to me and convicted my heart of, that I misunderstood prior.
    Innocent Blood Audio sermon surely brought forth some righteous results and clarified my thinking about the same, so that I could in truth be washed more white than snow with the precious blood of Jesus and sort out a greater separation from their murders.

  • October 3, 2020 9:16 am

    Good Morning Brother Baer,

    I would love to ask you a question in regards to numerical symbolism, as mentioned in your book called “The Tabernacle of the Lord”. The number 60 is a multiple of 144,000 and you gave an example as follows:
    60 x 2400 = 144000. Would you be so kind shedding some light about 2400 and what does that number represent?

    Thank you so much in advance Bro. Baer
    God bless!

    • Bro. Charles, It is always good to hear from you my friend. I sent an email response to this question which was a little more detailed, but the shorter answer is that unless the Bible uses a number in a way that clearly shows what it is symbolic of (like how it uses the numbers 7, 10 12, etc.), if it is a bigger number (like 60, 2400, or 144,0000), the way we’ve usually tried to determine its symbolism is by breaking it up into pieces that are divisible by numbers that we do know the symbolism of. For example, since 144,000 is 12,000 x 12, and we know 12 is often symbolic of government, the fact that this is 12 x 12,000 seems to imply a much higher, more expanded form of government than any other. The same might be true of dividing it up by a number like 2400, which is 24 (12×2) x 100 (10×10), which, when taken down to its divisible parts like that, might represent government (12) and judgement (10). It might also be that that the numbers 12,000 (in 12 x 12,000 = 144,000) and 2,400 (12 x 200) might be alluding to the 1,000-year Millennial Reign period, as each are in the thousands, but the base number they are made up of that is most symbolically significant is 12 (government), so “the government” during the Millennial Reign. All that shows how complicated attempting to unravel numerical symbolism can be.

  • Continuing to pray for Br. Daniel Baer and the personal health challenge he and his family are facing.

  • We continue to left you and your family before the Lord through fasting and prayer Elder Baer. There is nothing too hard or impossible for our God to do. He promise us that we are not alone, He will always be with you, He will never leave you or forsake you and this His promise is true. We pray that God continues to be merciful and strengthen you and your family, body mind & spirits. We Love you and appreciate you very much in Jesus name. Amen

    Gospel Assembly of San Andros, The Bahamas.

  • Dear Elder Daniel Baer
    I would like to take this opportunity to offer you my most sincere congratulations on the publication of your book entitled “The Seven Spirits of God”. I say a big thank you to the Almighty God for this special gift that He has placed in you so that you can be a great blessing to us in the Body of Jesus Christ. As a student minister, I will be very grateful to see in your upcoming publications a study on “The Seven Canaanite Nations”, God willing.
    Thank you so much Pastor for your dedication to the work of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    May God bless you abundantly!

  • Greetings, Brother Baer.
    I’ll bring you a couple questions.

    In reading the account of Jephthah, it has always struck me with pity that his crying daughter was sacrificed, but then another source simply said she just never married and bore children and her noble loyalty was honored above what her dad limited her in life. Did she actually live and surmount his terrible oath and authority?

    Is the new part 1 and 2 on ministry only available on USB?

    Thanks again for all your diligent study and resources. My prayers for Zions fulfillment and continued health, my friend. God bless you.

    • My friend, Brother Postman,

      Thank you for your prayers. I am slowly regaining my strength and energy, and praying the Lord will continue to enable me to do so.

      Part 1 and part 2 of The True Ministry (there will be more parts to come) are available as PDFs (or Word documents, if that is easier) that are emailed directly to you as an attachment that can be downloaded, printed out, read on a phone, tablet, or computer.

      The story of Jephthah’s daughter is a controversial one that has caused quite a bit of debate. Though it is possible that he offered his daughter as a human sacrifice, I think there are other ways of understanding that passage. It is a bit lengthy, but the following quote from Adam Clarke explains another possibility (that I lean towards agreeing with): “The text is והיה ליהוה והעליתיהו עולה vehayah layhovah, vehaalithihu olah; the translation of which, according to the most accurate Hebrew scholars, is this: I will consecrate it to the Lord, or I will offer it for a burnt-offering; that is, “If it be a thing fit for a burnt-offering, it shall be made one; if fit for the service of God, it shall be consecrated to him.” That conditions of this kind must have been implied in the vow, is evident enough; to have been made without them, it must have been the vow of a heathen, or a madman. If a dog had met him, this could not have been made a burnt-offering; and if his neighbor or friend’s wife, son, or daughter, etc., had been returning from a visit to his family, his vow gave him no right over them. Besides, human sacrifices were ever an abomination to the Lord; and this was one of the grand reasons why God drove out the Canaanites, etc., because they offered their sons and daughters to Molech in the fire, i.e., made burnt-offerings of them, as is generally supposed. That Jephthah was a deeply pious man, appears in the whole of his conduct; and that he was well acquainted with the law of Moses, which prohibited all such sacrifices, and stated what was to be offered in sacrifice, is evident enough from his expostulation with the king and people of Ammon, Jg 11:14-27. Therefore it must be granted that he never made that rash vow which several suppose he did; nor was he capable, if he had, of executing it in that most shocking manner which some Christian writers (“tell it not in Gath”) have contended for. He could not commit a crime which himself had just now been an executor of God’s justice to punish in others. It has been supposed that “the text itself might have been read differently in former times; if instead of the words והעליתיהו עולה , I will offer It a burnt-offering, we read והעליתי הוא עולה , I will offer Him (i.e., the Lord) a burnt-offering: this will make a widely different sense, more consistent with everything that is sacred; and it is formed by the addition of only a single letter, (א aleph ), and the separation of the pronoun from the verb. Now the letter א aleph is so like the letter ע ain, which immediately follows it in the word עולה olah, that the one might easily have been lost in the other, and thus the pronoun be joined to the verb as at present, where it expresses the thing to be sacrificed instead of the person to whom the sacrifice was to be made. With this emendation the passage will read thus: Whatsoever cometh forth of the doors of my house to meet me – shall be the Lord’s; and I will offer Him a burnt-offering.” For this criticism there is no absolute need, because the pronoun הו hu, in the above verse, may with as much propriety be translated him as it. The latter part of the verse is, literally, And I will offer him a burnt-offering, עולה olah, not לעולה leolah, For a burnt-offering, which is the common Hebrew form when for is intended to be expressed. This is strong presumption that the text should be thus understood: and this avoids the very disputable construction which is put on the ו vau, in והעליתיהו vehaalithihu, Or I will offer It up, instead of And I will offer Him a burnt-offering. From Jg 11:39 it appears evident that Jephthah’s daughter was not Sacrificed to God, but consecrated to him in a state of perpetual virginity; for the text says, She knew no man, for this was a statute in Israel. ותהי חק בישראל vattehi chok beyishrael; viz., that persons thus dedicated or consecrated to God, should live in a state of unchangeable celibacy. Thus this celebrated place is, without violence to any part of the text, or to any proper rule of construction, cleared of all difficulty, and caused to speak a language consistent with itself, and with the nature of God.”

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