© Jennifer Lynn Joy
HIS GLORY REIGNS MINISTRIES offers ordination as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The word minister suggests that service is crucial to all other aspects of the work of clergy/leadership in relationship to the church, the body of Christ at large (Matthew 20:26, Philippians 2:6-8). The origin of the word minister is taken from the Greek word, diakonia, which is translated minister, and the Hebrew verb sharat means to serve; in Latin the word is ministerium which means empathic, personal service and in English the word minister means to serve. Our pattern follows Jesus Christ, “who came not to be ministered unto, but to minister” (Mark 10:45).
We provide ordination services for baptized, spirit-filled Biblical believers of YESHUA, our Messiah, Savior, Lord and King (Galatians 3:27, 28; 1 Corinthians 11:11-12). We make a commitment to give encouragement, model mentoring, edification, impartation, leadership and prayer.
1. Introduction: John 15:1-17
2. The word ordain is defined by Webster’s dictionary ~ to order, to set in order or arrange, to decree, to appoint, establish, institute, to set apart, to invest with function.
3. In 1 Chronicles 9:22 the Scripture reads, “All those chosen as gatekeepers were two hundred and twelve. They were recorded by their genealogy, in their villages. David and Samuel the seer has appointed (ordained) them to their trusted offices.”
4. One facet of ordination is the responsibility and accountability of being a gatekeeper or a guardian over the House of the LORD and the people that dwell within. There is an accountability to speak truth, walk in moral integrity, be trustworthy, treat others with dignity and respect, demonstrate the divine nature and character of Jesus Christ and above all observe the two commandments that JESUS CHRIST gave to each of us as Christians.
Matthew 22:37-39, “Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your GOD with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”
5. In 1 Chronicles 17:9 it is written, “Moreover, I will appoint (ordain) a place for My people Israel, and will plant them that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more; nor shall the sons of wickedness oppress them anymore, as previously.” The LORD GOD is the one who established the principle and practice of being positioned by HIS purpose and will. HE desires for us to be established in HIM and not moved by circumstances or other ungodly influences in our lives.
6. In John 15:16, the word ordain, in the Greek language is defined: make, to purpose, to put, to set forth and settle. Therefore, we trust that the ones we are ordaining are HIS friends and are ordained to go and bear fruit, that their fruit should remain, and whatever they ask the FATHER in the name of YESHUA, will be given to them.
7. One primary key to ordination is completely about the destiny of YESHUA being released through the one being ordained according the will, purposes and plans of GOD (Jeremiah 29:11).
8. We encourage those being ordained to have external and internal sources holding them accountable in their ordination and call.
Our charge to those we ordain is to follow in the practice of Jesus Christ, “For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table, or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the One who serves” (Luke 22:27).