Come Join Us In Remembering What The World Has Forgotten..... The Seventh Day Sabbath!
To appoint; to set apart or authorize; to put in order; to invest with authority; to command or decree;
to invest “Officially” by the laying on of hands with Ministerial Authority.
The Apostle Paul in 1st Corinthians 7:17 wrote, As God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
Our ability to do anything is determined by the Will of the Lord. One Scripture says, “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain.", Psalms 127:1
When God “YHWH” breathed the Breath of Life into Adam, he became a living soul; without the Breath of Life mankind cannot exist. Therefore, as God has called an individual to Minister, they Minister - otherwise, their Ministry has little or no benefit or profit in it.
We read in St. John 15:13-16, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. *Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. *Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
**Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
When a person is chosen by the Lord to be one of His friends, He then gives them the ability to do whatsoever it is that He has called them to do.
When we do not comply with that which He has called us to do, as the Prophet Jonah did, or when we add to what the Lord has called us to do, as two of the sons of Aaron did, (as mentioned in Leviticus 10) or when we attempt to do something that we are not ordained to do, as certain Vagabond Jews did, as mentioned in Acts 19:13, the Lord will not be pleased with us.
Therefore, it behooves us, as Saints of the Most High God, to follow the instructions of our Lord as It Is Written in His Holy Word the Bible; Amen? Amen. When we follow His instructions, everything works as He has planned.
In Romans 7:4-12 the Apostle Paul wrote, Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
*For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. *But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. *What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. *But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. *For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. **And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. *For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. *Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
When a person is dead to the Law, it does not do away with the Law; it merely means that they cannot be judged by it. To be Alive in Jesus necessitates being dead to sin. When a person is dead to sin, it means that they do not willingly walk in sin.
One way of looking at this is like this: When a person lives in one State or Country, they cannot be judged by the laws of another State or Country. However, when they cross the line into another State or Country then, they are subject to its laws.
When we are in sin, we are under the judgment of the Laws of God; but when we have been Born Again, we are FREE from the Judgment of the Laws of God. We then have the Laws of God written on the tables of our heart, which causes us to walk in the Light as He “Jesus” is in the Light.
The Apostle Paul in Ephesians 2: 8-10 wrote, For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: *Not of works, lest any man should boast. **For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
EVERYTHING in this World was finished and put into place from the Beginning of the Foundation of the World. Before mankind existed, it was predetermined that mankind “We” should live by the Written Word of God, by the Power of the Holy Ghost, through His Only Begotten Son Jesus. Everything that mankind was and is to be is in the SEED “Jesus” the Living Word of God; ALL things exist in Him.
In Acts 13:47-48 we read, For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. *And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
All who are willing to accept Jesus, as their Lord and Saviour, and are willing to be obedient to His Holy Written Word, the Bible, are ordained to Eternal Life. Those that are willing to walk in Truth are Called and Chosen to be Saints, the Sons of the Living God.
We read in Acts 14:23, And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
All are called to be Saints and as such, they are Ministers of Righteousness. However, some are called to be Leaders; on them there is a Greater Responsibility to build up the Body of Christ, who is to be the Bride of Christ. Unto whom much is given, much is required therefore, we must take seriously the Calling and Ordination of the Lord of Glory.
The Apostle Paul in 1st Corinthians 9:14 wrote, Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
God does not call a person to do anything without providing the means whereby they are to accomplish that which they are ordained to do. Therefore, we are to step out in Faith, knowing the Lord is with us; that His angels encamp around about us to protect us; that the Holy Ghost is upon us and in us to comfort, strengthen, and guide us until the Coming of the Lord to gather us unto His Kingdom.
Praise His Holy and Righteous Name Forever More!
In Acts 17:29-31 we read, Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. *And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: *Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
The Life and Words of Jesus, the Living Word of God will one day Judge ALL those that refused to accept the Ordination of His Calling; (all those that have failed to comply with and obey His Holy Written Word, the Bible).
There will be a Great Day of Rejoicing for ALL that have accepted the Ordination of the Lord; but to the rest of mankind, there will be Great Sorrow.
The Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 26:12 wrote, LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
The thing that excites me and should excite every Believer is that Jesus has already accomplished “Blazed the trail” for ALL things therefore, giving the Saints the ability to do the same because as He is, so are we in this world. Praise His Holy Name!
Derwood A. Stewart, Minister
House of Prayer Sabbath Ministries