Ordination: “Worth Considering” 12/26/20 From Ken Smith<><
Today is a very special day as Curtis Kahale is being ordained into the Church of Christ Jesus as a Kahu ( Hawaiian for Pastor ) Please be in prayer for Curtis if you will as the potential for an awakening of the Hawaiian People by the Holy Spirit through Curtis is a very bright potential.
So today we are headed into some uncharted waters with the Holy Spirit. So I need lots of wisdom in just being able to know the will of the Holy Spirit for all of the details. Not even sure where to gather as our little TrueVine farm has no real holy place as yet like a chapel or such? Any way the Holy Spirit is in charge, I will let you know later how it all went.
We will be distributing the following today as a loving point of unity. See anything that needs editing, let me know. Yours, in HIS great love, Ken<>< www.trinity-aloha.org
It is the responsibility of the Overseers/Bishops of a gathering
place of our Lord’s Flock to help provide:
Protection, Sound Doctrine, Fellowship, Instruction
and the necessary process to help the flock come to be like their Shepherd.
as guided by the Holy Spirit of God.
The following teaching of our Lord and His Apostles
are seen as the very “Essentials”
of the Christian faith for unity.
Essentials for Affiliation
There are six basics of the Christian faith, which are essential for salvation and upon which all Christians must agree.
The Virgin Birth (Isaiah 7:14, Mt. 1:23, Luke 1:27).
The Blood Atonement (Acts 20:28, Ro. 3:25, Ro. 5:9, Eph. 1:7).
The Bodily Resurrection (Luke 24:36 46, 1 Cor. 15:1 4, 1 Cor. 15:14 15).
The Second Advent of Christ Jesus to set up His Kingdom (Isa. 9:6,7, Rev. 19 )
Trinity Fellowship International
God is manifested in a Trinity of, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit similar to water as liquid, solid and vapor. This essence of God’s nature is found in 1 Jn.5:7. Love, Holiness, and Power may be seen in these three manifestations of God as in the Evangelical, Sacramental and Charismatic expressions of faith and without the balance of each other they tend to become indulgent, sanctimonious and perhaps even a carnival. For more on God’s authority and nature: www.Trinity-Aloha.org Find the link to “Keys To The Kingdom.” Check the contents for your area of interest.
The Word of God became flesh and was born of a virgin. Under God’s judgment of sin, Jesus died in our place and was raised from the dead by the power of God for our justification and He shall come again as Jesus the Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords and His reign shall be forever, Isa.9:6.
Disciples may also be filled with the Holy Spirit and learn to enjoy the fruit, gifts, and ministries of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit can give the grace and power to live a holy life and to minister the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven with those who truly walk in faith and love and make Jesus Christ the LORD and King of Kings in their lives. Roman chapters 8-12 are supported here. But through faith and our personal desire.
Events are closing for the final judgment in the history of mankind. Those who have yielded to Jesus as Lord will become His brethren in the eternal family of God. Those who reject the Lordship and forgiveness offered through Jesus Christ and have lived egocentric lives will be separated from God’s presence, creation and light and exiled into isolation and outer darkness for eternity. God will not force anyone to come under the authority of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Free will is a most precious in God’s creation as God has made all souls eternal. The choice in time is to learn to want to live with Him in light. To reject His right to be God and King in our lives is to be removed from His presence and His creation. Jude 11-25
The qualifications for Bishops (Elders, Overseers, Eph.4:11) are clearly laid out in 1 Tim.3:1 7, Titus 1:5 16 and Deacons (Servants of the Church) 1 Tim.3:8 13.
Concerning “Proving or Trying” 1 Tim.3:10 This indicates that the calling of God made room for the acknowledgment of ministry and not the other way around. It is the fruit that determines the kind of tree and not the name pasted on the tree.
Concerning “Elders – Bishops” Titus 1:5 & 7 Here Paul uses the words Elder and Bishop as the same. The concept is one who oversees our Lord Jesus Christ under the Holy Spirit.
The Apostolic “company” of Eph.4:11 are “Elders” in general but specifically are “Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers” for the perfecting of the saints. The Greek word for Overseer is Bishop. So these Elders are the servant consensual authority on earth for a local area Church of our Lord Jesus Christ guided by the Holy Spirit. They are not a dictatorship nor a democracy. They are the stewards of the Kingdom of God while the King is away. There is usually a first among equals who is the moderator and takes care that the decisions of the council are all in loving influence. Great care is given for the unity of the faith in the bond of peace as unity is more important that action. Therefore great care must be given in selecting the Elders/Bishops/Overseers/Apostolic Company as there is a need for pure holy unity in the Holy Spirit or nothing eternal may happen.
The tradition of the church to use a democratic voting system among the congregation is not Biblical and falls under the condemnation of Laodicea in Rev. 3:14 22 and the other excess is the dictatorship of Rev.17 & 18, Please note that Mystery Babylon also sits on 7 hills.
The Early Church had 5 layers of teaching and ministry:
1. The Elder with an assistant who he was mentoring.
2. The local weekly “House Church” gathering.
3, The local “Eldership Council” for guiding the local church in a given community area to speak the truth in love and unity.
4, The gathering of Christians to a given place of all the “House Churches” to hear an Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist or Teacher.
5. The gathering of the Presiding Elders to an international gathering to keep the unity of the faith in the bond of peace.