Friday, July 30, 2010

ON BECOMING A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD JESUS

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound. Isaiah 61:1 ESV

IT WAS A HUMBLING HONOR TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL MINISTER OF THE LORD JESUS ON SUNDAY JULY 25, 2010 AT A SPIRIT-FILLED WEEKEND @ iWORSHIP CENTER, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS DURING THE FIVE FOLD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE.


The dictionary describes a Minister as someone who can conduct religious worship, weddings, funerals etc. But what does the Bible think a minister is? Since the Cross, ministers are In New Testament can conduct civil ceremonies...or weddings etc... (Romans 13:4; Romans 13:6), or sacred as the Aaronic priests were (Hebrews 10:11) and as Christ was (Hebrews 8:2). Christians also minister to the poor (Romans 15:27; 2 Corinthians 9:12). This is an expansion of the minister of (the Levitical priesthood) of the Old Testament, which was for a selected Jewish group only!

Because of Christ, we are all ministers! Everything changed at the Cross. We live in a new paradigm. I am not talking about pastors or prophets or evangelists...am talking about ministers. We are God's and Christ's advance men and women in the Kingdom to reach, comfort and bring others to Elohim.We are to be like Christ in Isaiah 61:1!!

While some are officially called and certified in the eyes of Caesar, each one of us have that anointing as confirmed here "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light....1 Peter 2:9 (ESV)
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