“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20
Is there a difference between a command and ordination service? Could they go hand in hand? A command is to give an authoritative order. Ordain to establish or order by appointment, decree, or law. Command and ordain have two different meanings. But, they are first cousins to each other in GOD’s thoughts and plans. If I recall, in Leviticus chapter 8, Aaron the high priest had an ordination service along with his sons. It was commanded, and GOD gave ordination guidelines, and Moses obeyed. Then came JESUS, who changed everything. JESUS got baptized, and GOD ordained Him by speaking His eternal Holy Words over His life.
There was nothing formal about our Savior’s ordination, but it was the most sacred ordination in History. It was as simple as this. “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment, heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with Him, I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17.
JESUS’ Holy Ordination was expected to be a special ceremony. However, GOD made it the most special one ever; GOD showed the public spectators that His son was divine, and GOD showed those in attendance something they had never heard or seen before. Holy GOD ordained His only son. There was not a huge crowd of witnesses. JESUS didn’t have special garments; no church elders were present with special remarks. It was the divine voice of GOD that shook the earth.
And, after JESUS’ Holy Ordination, there was no formal robing of special garments. There wasn’tJESUS’ a fellowship dinner or a special offering. After the breath-taking ordination announcement, JESUS went out about His business doing what His Father commanded Him to do. That’s it, that’s all, and JESUS’ public ministry started right then. Simply put, JESUS got baptized, and Holy GOD ordained Him. Then JESUS did exactly what He commissioned us to do. He went everywhere teaching, baptizing, healing, delivering, and transforming people’s lives.
DIVINE ORDINATION is a GOD appointment. When GOD calls and qualifies His chosen one for the ministry, it will be apparent both to the one He calls and to the rest of the Body of Christ.
Dear Heavenly FATHER,
Thank you for setting the ordination template guidelines, your dear beloved called children. Thank you that our commission is ordained when we say yes to You. -Amen, in JESUS’ Matchless name.
O. M. Nugget:
“PROPHET SAMUEL WAS ORDAINED WHEN HE SAID YES, LORD.”
1 Samuel 3:1-10
Food For Thought:
“In the Bible, ordination - I don’t see that in the Scripture. In the Bible, it’s whether you’re filled with the Holy Spirit, whether you’re anointed by God, whether you’re called by God, whether you’re obedient to Him. I want to be those things, but I don’t see any purpose for me in being ordained.” ~Anne Graham Lotz