ORDINATION by Pastor Paul Locke 16/06/2016
Born Again means a miracle from on high when Jesus baptises us with the Holy Spirit. (Jhn 3:3-5) Supernaturally we are changed to be another person, we take off the old and put on the new and made as a new creation. (2Cor 5:17) We are made to be kings and priests, of the Royal Priesthood and abode partly in heaven and this eschatological tension means we are in heaven now, but not yet with one foot in heaven and one on earth.
Called to preach the Gospel as Ministers of Reconciliation; empowered as the hands and feet of Jesus. (2Cor 5:19) We are the Elect and Ordained by God to be His ministers on earth. (Ex 28:41) Proof of your calling is making a declaration that you are willing to serve as a minister of the Holy Spirit, not of the Word but the Spirit, ‘for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.’ (2Cor 3:6) Your peers recognize your calling and affirm this at an Ordination Ceremony.
Apostle Paul gives insight to the qualities of a person seeking recognition as a Minister. (2Tm 2:2) He also gives Timothy the charge to preach the Gospel, and this advice is the usual mode of acceptance for Ordination into Ministry. (2Tm 4:1-5) This undertaking is the basis of a Covenant between you and God. It is reasonable to expect the Holy Spirit to help you perform in a worthy manner and he will. Angels also do your bidding and keep you safe from harm.
Stairway to Heaven is seen by those who are allowed to see, ‘and you will see Angels ascending and descending upon the Son of Man’. (Jhn 1:51) Communicating with God is like imagination for that is how communion with heaven operates, for you only have to think and it will be done, just trust God and He will prove what I say. The knowledge of God comes through inspiration of the Holy Spirit who teaches us all things. (Jhn 14:26)
Spiritual Warfare rests in us for we are Ambassadors of Jesus Christ having his power designated and given to us. (Mtt 28:18-19) Every demon must have a flesh body to have any authority, so the medical profession does not know that all sickness is demonic and evil is perpetrated by humans that are directed by demons. (Eph 6:12) We do not have a spirit of fear, but of Love, Power, and a Sound mind. Our strength is in the Lord Jesus Christ who washed us in his blood.