Ministry

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Christ appointed His ministers to do a job and provide the services of Pure Religion through charitable practices, freely giving what was freely received like the Levites who were the Church in the Wilderness. They were public servants of a free government of, for, and by the virtue of the people and the ministries of His Church. Providing welfare through the state where men may call themselves benefactors creates a social compact with a corporate body that exercises authority which makes the word of God to none effect and snares the people as surety for debt. They gave up personal wealth being "called out" and relied upon charity. They were not mendicant which would be contrary to the early Church. They were to be in one accord, One Body, as the true Church. 1000 years later in the days of Lady Godiva the Church would look to the Benefactors who exercise authority and the Fathers of the earth becoming entangled in the elements of the world. It is time to repent!

The word "ministry" barely appears in the Old Testament - only four times:

Numbers 4:12 And they shall take all the instruments of ministry, wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of badgers’ skins, and shall put them on a bar:

The word is translated from shareth[1], which appears only twice in the Bible. Once as ministry and once as minister. It is from the word Sharath[2] which has the same three letters in Hebrew - ShinReishTav [תרשׁ].[3] Sharath is translated as a verb and a noun in the forms of minister, serve, servant, and service.

The second time we see the word "ministry" it is translated from the word abodah[4] translated service 96 times but servile 12 times, work 10, bondage 8, act 2, serve 2, servitude 2, tillage 2, effect and labour once each.

Numbers 4:47 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that came to do the service of the ministry, and the service of the burden in the tabernacle of the congregation,

The third and fourth appearances are translated from yet another Hebrew word. The word is yad[5] and is almost never translated ministry. It commonly refers to the hand (of man) or by someone or the power of some office, like a Levite or office of a priest.

2 Chronicles 7:6 And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.
Hosea 12:10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.

In the new testament, the word ministry almost always appears as diakonia [6], which often has to do with an administrative office of the Church appointed by Christ.

Twice we see the word leitourgia [7] from which we get the word liturgy translated ministry but it too means a public office.

The word ministry can be defined:

  1. the work or vocation of a minister of religion: "he is training for the ministry" synonyms: holy orders, the priesthood, the cloth, the church
  2. (in certain countries) a government department headed by a minister of state: "the Ministry of Agriculture"

From the point of view of Moses and Christ, both of these definitions apply to the ministers of the Church in the wilderness appointed by Moses and the Church appointed a kingdom by Christ.[8] While both the Levites and the disciples were "called out" and taught to minister to the people, the Modern Christians do not require their ministers to be separate from what Jesus called the "world". In fact, they do not look to their Modern Church ministers for their daily bread, nor rightly divide that bread from house to house.[9]

Instead, the modern Christians pray to the Fathers of the earth who are the Benefactors who exercise authority one over the other. They are in need of repentance.

Jesus did not appoint a Church, but appointed a kingdom to the Church, who were the "called out" ministers of that kingdom or government. Many governments of the world provide free bread, welfare and health care to the people, but they exercise authority over the people in order to provide those benefits. The Church ministries are to provide those benefits by faith, hope and charity and the perfect law of liberty. A ministry by itself is not the Church legally defined.

Moses and the prophets, John the Baptist and Jesus, Peter and Paul the Apostle all advocated freewill offerings and charity, rather than force, to obtain the benefits of society. This is the meaning of Pure Religion and repentance.


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Footnotes

  1. 08335 ^תרשׁ^ shareth \@shaw-rayth’\@ infinitive of 08334; n m; AV-ministry 1, minister 1; 2 1) ministry, religious ministry, service in the tabernacle
  2. 08334 ^תרשׁ^ sharath \@shaw-rath’\@ a primitive root; v; AV-minister (v) 62, minister (n) 17, serve 8, servant 5, service 3, servitor 1, waited 1; 97 1) (Piel) to minister, serve, minister to
  3. ש SHIN Eternal Flame of Revelation bound to the coal Divine Essence." [sun... teeth... consume destroy] 300
    ר REISH Process of Clarification. The "head" or "beginning". Life's revelation. [Head... Person head highest] 200
    ת TAV is a Seal of a Higher kingdom or realm. The malchut to the keter (crown) through faith. It links the unseen worlds like a doorway of faith. [sign cross... seal] 400
    Two shin n mean a sixth part of something or something bleached white, like the linen Breeches of the Levites.
    Reish has to do with leading a process, and in this word, that would mean a process of our faith, because the last letter is a Tav.
  4. 05656 ^הדבע^ ‘abodah \@ab-o-daw’\@ or ^הדובע^ ‘abowdah \@ab-o-daw’\@ from 05647; n f; AV-service 96, servile 12, work 10, bondage 8, act 2, serve 2, servitude 2, tillage 2, effect 1, labour 1, misc 5; 141
    1) labour, service
    1a) labour, work
    1b) labour (of servant or slave)
    1c) labour, service (of captives or subjects)
    1d) service (of God)
  5. 03027 ^די^ yad \@yawd\@ a primitive word; n f; AV-hand 1359, by 44, consecrate + 04390 14, him 14, power 12, them 11, places 8, tenons 6, thee 6, coast 6, side 5, misc 130; 1615
    1) hand
    1a) hand (of man)
    1b) strength, power (fig.)
    1c) side (of land), part, portion (metaph.) (fig.)
    1d) (various special, technical senses)
    1d1) sign, monument
    1d2) part, fractional part, share
    1d3) time, repetition
    1d4) axle-trees, axle
    1d5) stays, support (for laver)
    1d6) tenons (in tabernacle)
    1d7) a phallus, a hand (meaning unsure)
    1d8) wrists
  6. 1248 ~διακονία~ diakonia \@dee-ak-on-ee’-ah\@ from 1249; n f AV-ministry 16, ministration 6, ministering 3, misc 9; 34
    1) service, ministering, esp. of those who execute the commands of others
    L 2) of those who by the command of God proclaim and promote religion among men
    2a) of the office of Moses
    2b) of the office of the apostles and its administration
    2c) of the office of prophets, evangelists, elders etc.
    3) the ministration of those who render to others the offices of Christian affection esp. those who help meet need by either collecting or distributing of charities
    4) the office of the deacon in the church
    5) the service of those who prepare and present food
  7. 3009 ~λειτουργία~ leitourgia \@li-toorg-ee’-ah\@ from 3008; } n f AV-service 3, ministry 2, ministration 1; 6
    1) a public office which a citizen undertakes to administer at his own expense
    2) any service
    2a) of military service
    2b) of the service of workmen
    2c) of that done to nature in the cohabitation of man and wife
    3) biblical usage
    3a) a service or ministry of the priests relative to the prayers and sacrifices offered to God
    3b) a gift or benefaction for the relief of the needy
  8. : Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
    Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
    Luke 22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
  9. Isaiah 58:7 [Is it] not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
    Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,