February 18 Good morning saints! See you shortly. Join us for intercessory prayer at 8:30 if you are able. Today is Mission's Sunday and our Chaplin Mike from the Good News Prison Ministry based in Hilo and his wife will be with us as well as Matthew and Ana from TPC.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 CSB
Ordaining a minister of the Gospel is serious business and must first be done with the calling and blessing of God. Second, it requires others to know that God is doing the calling and blessing for the anointing in this arena. Third, an offering to God seals the deal. There are no Biblical self-appointed ministers whether under the Law or living under the Spirit of the Law. If God doesn’t do the calling, appointing and anointing, it is not God’s plan. What offering did pastor Jason and I give? We fasted and prayed for three days prior to being ordained by Pastor George. Neither he nor pastor Burton asked us to do this. It was the Lord’s doing and the sacrifice was unto Him. They probably didn't even know. The ordination was also done publically in front of many witnesses.
I can’t ever take lightly meeting with the Lord for it is a privilege. The Lord brought me out of the world to dwell with me. I owe Him everything which is an oxymoron really, because He owns everything! The point being is the acknowledgment of His ownership including the fact that He owns me!