1. Our Absolute (Malachi 4)
The Messenger for this last Church Age is William Marrion Branham. In Only Believe Christian Assembly, the Message sent through him, by The Lord Jesus Christ, is our Absolute.
“Notice here that Jesus (by the Spirit) in EVERY age addresses Himself to ONLY ONE person relative to the Word for that age. Only ONE messenger for each age receives what the Spirit has to say to that age, and that ONE MESSENGER is the messenger to the true church. He speaks for God by revelation to the “churches”, both true and false. The message is then broadcast to all. But though it is broadcast for all who come within range of the message, that message is received individually by only a certain qualified group in a certain way. Each individual of that group is one who has the ability to hear what the Spirit is saying by way of the messenger. Those who hear are not getting their own private revelation, nor is a group getting their collective revelation, BUT EACH PERSON IS HEARING AND RECEIVING WHAT THE MESSENGER HAS ALREADY RECEIVED FROM GOD…
In every age we have exactly the same pattern. That is why the light comes through some God given messenger in a certain area, and then from that messenger there spreads the light through the ministry of others who have been faithfully taught.”
An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages: The Smyrnaean Church Age“
2. The Supernatural
In Only Believe Christian Assembly we aim, by the grace of The Lord Jesus Christ, to lead each member of the assembly to the supernatural, so that their faith may be anchored to the Word.
Why Cry Speak (Jeff. IN. 63-0714M):
“I think any man with a or woman, boy or girl… And I think in the intellectual conception of what they think the Word is and so forth, never can have a full foundation stand until they have met that Light that brings that Word to a reality.
I think no church in its practice, no matter how intellectual and fundamental it might be, that church cannot thrive until the supernatural is made known among that people, and they see it, something that they can talk to that’ll talk back to them that a vindicates this written Word.”
Who is this Melchisedec (Jeff. IN. 65-0221E):
And that Spirit is nothing in the world but this Seed Word made manifest, or quickened (Hallelujah.), made alive. And when the Bible said, “Don’t do this,” that body quickly turns to it; there’s no question. And what is it? It’s the earnest of the resurrection. This body will be raised up again, because it’s already started. It was once subject to sin, and mire, and corruption, but now it’s got the earnest; it’s turned heavenly. Now, that’s the earnest that you’re going in the rapture.
Only Believe Christian Assembly is a sovereign body. We believe and exercise this great apostolic blessing. Each member of the assembly has a “say so” and we are certainly against nicolaitanism. We also believe that the gifts of the Spirit, listed in I Corinthians 12, are in the local body.
Hebrews Chapters Five and Six (Jeff. IN. 57-0908M):
But I believe in the supreme authority of the local assembly. Yes, let each church be its own, choose its pastors, its deacons, its whatever it is. And then, that way, the man in there has no bishop over him. The Holy Spirit wants to speak something to that church, they don’t have to ask anybody about whether they could do this or do that. It’s the individual in contact with the Holy Spirit. Show me by the Bible, what’s greater in the Bible than a local elder to a local church? That’s right. Yes, sir, the sovereignty of the local church, each church in itself… Now, brotherhood, that’s wonderful. All churches ought to be in a brotherhood like that together.
But when it comes to rules, the whole church has to say so. This church is built upon the sovereignty of the local church. Therefore, I have nothing to say in moving this pastor, or putting one in. I own the property; it’s given to the church. You all are the church; you people are the one who control. You’re the church yourself. And the Church, the holy Church of God is the sovereignty, is the Holy Spirit in that Church.
A Super Sense (Jeff. IN. 59-1227E):
In our church, it’s the sovereignty of the church. The church moves, or puts in the trustee, the church moves the pastor, or puts in the pastor, whatever it is, it is the church in all. That’s apostolic. That’s the way it was did in the Bible time. Therefore, we feel that no one person then is a dictator or something in the church. We don’t want that. Every man, every person, myself, in voting in anyone, has just got one vote, just like any other person of the church here, just one vote. It isn’t what I say; it’s what the church says (See?) what the church says in the body. You like that? Oh, I think that’s just Scriptural. That’s the way it should be.
The Placing of Deacons (Jeff. IN. 58-0720E):
And that is, that the first is the placing some deacons into the church. And our little church here is sovereign. It doesn’t have any denomination or anything to send its deacons; it elects its own deacons. It elects its pastor; it elects its trustees; it elects everything that comes in and out of the church. No one person has the say so over anything; it’s the church. And the church are those who come and support the church with their presence, with their tithe and offerings, are always the ones that has legal say-so in the placing of such.
What it Takes to Overcome All Unbelief: Our Faith (Yakima WA. 60-0729):
But God is so good, and so full of mercy, till after all that He sent His Word, then He sent gifts into the church. We all believe that. I Corinthians 12, there is nine spiritual gifts in the church. That’s in every local body, or should be in every local body, the gifts of healing, the gift of wisdom, the gifts of knowledge, the gift of a–a all these other gifts is in the church. Nine different spiritual gifts is in every local body.
The fourth pillar of Only Believe Christian Assembly is brotherhood among churches. We believe in fellowship among believing churches – regardless of teachings within the framework of the Message delivered to this age by Malachi 4.
Jesus Christ the Same Yesterday Today and Forever (New York 54-0824):
We ought to kinda take notice to what Jesus said here. There have been many people in their different types of ministry and theology, tries to have a certain routine that they teach, which is very fine. Every church as long as they’re teaching something about the Lord Jesus Christ, amen. That’s perfectly all right. I like that. And whatever… Let’s give every church credit that even names the Name of the Lord Jesus. Let’s give them credit.
Now, we might different with them sometime, as all churches do, just like all people do, but we’re perfectly interdenominational. Brother Baxter and myself doesn’t belong to any organization at all. We’re interdenominational, believing that the brotherhood of the–of Jesus Christ.
God Keeps His Word (Phoenix AZ. 57-0516):
And I believe tonight as hard as I have preached and other ministers who sees the vision… I still believe that there’s some way that we can break down the middle wall of partition and make churches of God one together as a brotherhood. I don’t know how it will be done, but God has said that He would have a Church without blemish, without spot, without wrinkle. And He’s going to have it. I believe it.
We Would See Jesus (Saskatoon SK. 57-0516):
Grant it, Father. And may real Christian love and brotherhood break out among the peoples and all the churches. And may there be a great rejoicing and a refreshening here on the prairie. Grant it, Father.
In Only Believe Christian Assembly, we also believe in the Five Fold ministry of Ephesians 4:11, as taught by the Prophet.
As the Eagle Stirreth up her Nest (Chautauqua OH. 59-0815):
He puts in the Church five different offices: First, apostle, prophets, teachers, pastors, evangelists. They are for the perfecting of the Church. And in each local body, He put nine spiritual gifts in the local body. That’s gifts that goes from one to the other. But these are ordained and predestinated of God.Gifts and callings are without repentance. You know that? Sure they are. Now, then God sets them in the Church.
In Only Believe Christian Assembly, we share the Prophet’s vision regarding the Bride: the Bride’s revival, the manifestation of the Third Pull, adoption of sons and the manifestation of the voices of The Seven Thunders.
Hear Ye Him (Phoenix AZ. 60-0313)
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 fulness 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.
The Fourth Seal (Jeff. IN. 63-0321):
Wait till them seven thunders utter their voices to that group who really can take the Word of God and hand it there. It’ll slice and cut. And they can close the heavens; they can shut this or do that, whatever they want to. Glory.
We are pressing forward by His grace towards the manifestation of the Sons of God.