The Path of Ordination

The Path of Ordination

Elvis Iverson

The ordination of ministers today is not biblical and has no Scripture foundation. We must learn the biblical path to ordination as found in the Holy Scriptures. Ordination cannot be without relationship, cannot be without recognizing, and affirmation, it cannot be without fathering or mentoring. –(1 Cor. 4:15)

The first thing wrong with unbiblical ordination of today, it supports a special class of priest, there is no such thing, for all believers in Christ are priest, and there is only one priesthood, yes there could be a division of labor, for we all don’t have the same gifts or functions, but we are all laborers, and we all have a ministry. Yes each one of been has been giving a gift, and then there is some who be set gifts, and they are of the same priesthood, and we are all have a ministry. –(1 Pet. 2:5,9, 4:10-11, 1 Cor. 14:26)

Nevertheless, the beginning path to ordination, is when you come to discover your calling and gift as ether an apostle, prophet or teacher, and begin to minister in the anointing that Christ has giving you, and minister in the church in the home, and among the one another ministry, you are faithful to minister, and you mature in your walk as a believer, and in your gift. –(Eph. 4:11, 1 Cor. 12:28)

You are first proved; you are first tested, through the test of patience and the test of time. Then if you pass the qualifications of a minister you then are recognize by the church in the home and the congregation, and recognize by other believers outside of your congregation, and recognize by those outside of the community of Christ, the church. You then are recognizing as a minister and a leader among the community of the congregation. –(Acts 16:1-5)

In addition, the apostles come and see the recognizing of the church in the home and recognizing of the congregation, then give you affirmation, and ordain you into your calling, and if you pass the qualifications of an elder, and you have mature in gifting and in your walk with the Lord, then you will be appointed as an elder. –(Acts 14:23, 1 Tim. 3:1-7, 8-13, 2 Tim. 4:1-5)

Apart from that, when a person comes to know Christ, they will go through the process of discipleship, then through a process of equipping, and then if called to be an apostle, prophet, or teacher, they will be mentored and fathered by mature apostles, prophets and teachers, and an apostolic father. –(Acts 9:26-31, 11:19-26)

However, if a minister who has been in ministry by faith or through other fellowships, come into covenant relationship, faithful, and proved and tested, and pass the qualifications of a minister, and an elder, has been recognize and giving affirmation, then can be ordain into ministry. –(1 Tim. 3:1-13, Tit. 1:5-9)

Furthermore, one of the functions of office apostles is to father other apostles, prophets, teachers, and some will be lead to setup a fathering and mentoring center. The Lord is rising up the fathering anointing upon the ministry of the apostle. –(Matt. 4:19)

Copyright © 2008 Elvis Iverson All Rights Reserved

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