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"Feed my sheep!" Before Jesus was able to provide the people with loaves and fishes in Mark 6:39 He "commanded" His disciples to "make" the people sit down in Tens. And then those goups were to organize in companies upon companies in divisions and "ranks" of "fifties and hundreds".
Christ also told His disciples not to be like the rulers and princes of the Gentiles who provided benefits by exercising authority one over the other.
Everyone who got the Baptism of Christ was "put out" of the Jewish synagogue system which was also composed of ten families through which they provided welfare with the "Corban" of the people.
Your ministers should not be rulers but servants because Christ came to serve. Every man should be led by the Holy Spirit. The minister is supposed to be serving by making the people voluntarily organize themselves in Companies of tens, fifties and hundreds, and thousands so that people may love one another in the practice of Pure Religion.
If all the people who say they are Christians were actually doing what Christ commanded socialism would be obsolete and no one could be or would be exploited. Socialism is the religion you get when you refuse to do what Christ commanded and have no Pure Religion.


The noun minister in the testaments means servant.

In the Church there are two types of altars, Clay and Stone.[1]

These terms like altars of stones or earth are metaphors for elements of a system by which men may remain free souls under God the Father in Heaven with no other gods before them.

While reading the Old Testament we may believe that we are being told to pile up stones and kill sheep and oxen as if by doing so we will create the loyalty and honor required to maintain and protect a free society. The truth is much simpler and far more practical once we understand the Sophistry of false teachers.

We know the Pharisees had strayed from the teachings of Moses. We know that Jesus, as the Christ came preaching the Kingdom of God at hand and appointed that Kingdom to His titular servants.

Have Modern Christians and their ministers also been led astray into a state of apostasy and under a strong delusion?

Moses and Christ were in agreement.[2]

Every man is an altar of earth. The Hebrew word for earth when talking about altars of earth is "adamah". We are the Adamah. We are all sons of Adam. Each man plays his part in the kingdom of God by being a conduit for the sacrifices of his family in the practice of "pure religion".

If the ministers called out by God the Father will gather the people in companies as Jesus "commanded" in Mark 6:39 and "make" them sit down in companies upon companies in divisions and "ranks" of "in fifties and hundreds so that they may love one another in the practice of Pure Religion the Holy Spirit will come and bless His peculiar people.

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!
  • "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world." James 1:27

The Elder of each family chooses how his family is to serve his congregation and the whole community.

Religion is the performance of our duty to God and our fellow man. Everyone in the kingdom or seeking the kingdom must realize that they are ministers to each other. Ministers of the Kingdom are those who gather together to facilitate that ministry on a national and world-wide basis.[3]

The stone altars are also men, lively stones. The living ministers of the Church chosen by men, and ordained of God are the living altars of stone of the kingdom[4]. They are titular leaders and benefactors who do not exercise authority over the contributing of the people but minister their offerings for the good of those they serve with Freewill offerings in a system of Daily ministration according to the Perfect law of liberty.

The church is an alternative government form[5] based on "the perfect law of liberty" composed of families in congregations, and ordained ministers who are servants of servants facilitating a system of welfare through faith, hope, and charity that sets men free.

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It is the mission of His Holy Church to teach The Way of Christ and document the boundaries of the Church, congregations, and the families as a witness of the the world of the Kingdom of God at hand.

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Why Minister

The predominant form of government throughout history has been based on voluntary Networks often called the tens, hundreds, and thousands. We must not only ask, "Why ministers?", but also must ask, "What kind of ministers should we be seeking?" Most modern Christians have a distorted view of religion. They also have a false view of what the role of a minister is meant to be.

Ministers are first servants of God but also servants of the people. The Ministers of Christ are forbidden to exercise authority one over the other and therefore they are titular leaders like those of the early Church were to aid the people in the practice of Pure Religion according to The Way of Christ. While they functioned as the pure Republics of more ancient history and were "one form of government" the leaders of the people were titular, they did not rule or the bodies and minds of the people.

Ministers of the people are recognized and accepted by the witness of the people.
Ministers of the Church should then:
  • Come together to obey what Christ commanded according to the will of the Father,
  • Come together to serve others through love and just not yourself,
  • Come together to propagate Christ's doctrines and ordinances,
  • Come together in hope that the people "might be saved".

They should be assisting in the Corban of Christ and aiding the people in their duty of Pure Religion like the early Church who were attending to the Weightier matters as Christ warned.

They should be making it possible for the people of faith who love one another not to have to depend upon any minister of the world who exercises authority one over the other.

Even Polybius warned the people of their "appetite for benefits and the habit of receiving them by way of a rule of force". John the Baptist said the same things encouraging charity among those who received his Baptism.

You cannot covet the property of others to provide your livelihood or you and your society will "degenerate again into perfect savages and find once more a master and monarch."

Authoritarian States use force and violence to become the Benefactors of the people. They force one class of citizen to provide for another. Proverbs 23 warned and Christ forbid that type of government.

Their solution was to not pray to the Fathers of the earth for their free bread and benefits which was a snare, but to set the table of the Lord through the Eucharist of Christ which was a daily ministration established by His Church through faith, hope, charity and the perfect law of liberty.

The same is true of ministers who are not rulers over the faith of true believers.

  • "Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand." 2 Corinthians 1:24

Many modern doctrines of Churches try to dictate tenets of faith based on private interpretation rather than the actual direct doctrines of Jesus. The true minister of Christ only facilitates the people's practice of Pure Religion by connecting them in a kingdom of God and His righteousness.

The ministers of God are not rulers nor spiritual gurus nor their comforters. Every man should be led by the Holy Spirit.

In Mark 6:39 Christ commanded His called out disciples to make the people organize themselves in small "companies"[6] which are the elders of ten families. Those elders choose a minister, usually another elder. Those elder ministers gather in a congregation of elders or Deacons in "ranks".[7]

A rank of fifty would be 5 "companies" of 10 families which would add up to fifty families.

Two "ranks" of fifties would be a hundred families or 10 "companies" of elders of families which would be 10 groups of 10 families.

This practical network of free assemblies is The Way to practice pure religion in faith, hope and charity according to the perfect law of liberty as free souls under God.

The most predominant form of government throughout history has been based on voluntary systems composed of a Network of what was called the tens, hundreds, and thousands. The original Israel, the Teutons and many others societies all did this including the early Church which did this to create a Daily ministration in order to practice Pure Religion which was the Corban of Christ.

Ministers of Recorded Elders

A Minister of Record of a Group of recorded Elders of congregations which is a Free Assembly of congregants may be referred to as a MORE or MOR

"And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach," Mark 3:14

Christ chose ministers to serve the people who were seeking the kingdom of God.

The Family was the creation of God. When families gathered in free assemblies by their mutual witness and freewill offerings to their Minister of testimony, or Minister of record, they formed the Congregation of testimony or Congregation of Recorded Elders CORE of the kingdom, and therefore the the Church. At the head of every family was the eldest living Father of that family unit. They were known as Elders.

Those Elders chose a minister of good report to help keep their fellow congregants connected. The minister looked out for their needs and kept them connected to the rest of the people of God. This peculiar bond of the people forms a literal nation, connected by their love and caring for one another as much as they care for themselves.

Those Ministers of Recorded Elders took care of the needy of that society in a network of mutual service as they taught the ways of Christ. They were to receive, preserve, and propagate His doctrines and ordinances as a body or community, united under one form of government by the profession of one faith, and the observance of the same rituals and ceremonies.

Those rituals and ceremonies were nothing more than the ways in which they took care of one another and conducted themselves in the world without applying to the Fathers of that world and their Benefactors.

All governments take care of the needs of the people they serve, but they do not all provide the benefits of that society by faith, hope and charity, nor by the perfect law of liberty. The Church is commanded not to exercise authority one over the other, yet it is defined as one form of government.

As ministers one to another, we are commanded to feed the sheep who follow Christ and the ways of His kingdom. Who is truly a minister of Christ? How will we know them? Can we ordain men as ministers of Christ, of His Church?

"Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you." John 15:16

The Ministers of God are ordained of God, but as the seekers of His kingdom, each of us must learn to recognize who is God's minister and who is not. Every Elder is a minister and king of his own home, but to become and to remain free people under God, every family must seek to serve their fellow brothers in Christ by serving one another.

"... In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established." 2 Corinthians 13:1

As God writes upon our hearts and upon our minds, we should learn to recognize the ministers of God; and in bearing witness to our faith in God we may also bear witness to those who serve Him. That witness is the covering every minister needs to do his job in the world. And that witness must be a tangible record to keep the Minister and the world separate or holy.

God desires that the diligent people who live by His love remain free souls under God. The ministers who facilitate the Love of Christ in the daily ministration to the people are the true servants. The ministers that send the people to men who call themselves benefactors but exercise authority, take the Lord's name in vain. It is the responsibility of the people and true ministers of God to bear witness to the Father by bearing witness to each other.

God establishes His Spirit, but the world does not see things of the Spirit; so we have created a chain of authentication where the people may bear witness to their faith in God and His ways of righteousness by bearing witness to one another in a Sacred Purpose Trust.

Minister Qualifications

The ministers of the people who gathered in the early Church were often elected by the people from the pool of natural Elders of families to serve the purpose and mission designated by Jesus Christ in his appointed Kingdom of God at hand. Jesus had commanded that his disciples make the men, heads of families, gather in tens. Each group of ten also organized themselves in ranks of one hundred by picking a representative who also gathered in a group of ten. This was the most common way of free societies to organize and protect themselves for thousands of years.

Everyone seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness was to love one another and strive to keep the commandments of Christ. Early Christians knew they could not apply to the Fathers of Rome for free bread and at Baptism they had been put out of the system of Corban created by the Pharisees so they had to tend to the weightier matters and the daily ministration of the Church.

Those natural Elders who gathered in congregations of tens were the heads of families who ministered to their families but also had a religious duty to care for their neighbor's families in free assemblies as much as they cared for their own family. They would choose someone they could trust to connect them with everyone else in the whole free assembly of the early Church but they would still have to meet the approval of the apostles or others they appointed in order to be appointed.

We see the same precept used by Peter to find men take care of tables needed to daily ministration for the Greeks when he told the people to "seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business."

Titus 1:5 "For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain[8] elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:"

We see a list of Character qualification that should be looked for in choosing a minister of the Church in Titus 1.[9] and Titus 2[10]

There is a reference to "aged men" which is translated from the word presbutes [11] Which can also mean ambassador and is from the word presbuteros [12]

The word Senator in Rome meant old men before it became an office of the State. At first, they had little power because Rome was a Republic but later as the people became slothful in the ways of liberty the Senate like we see in the Sanhedrin became an office of power.

In the Church those Elders elected to the offices of the Church and or Ordained may not exercise authority over the people like the Benefactors of the World or they will cease to be His Church. The Corban of the Church must remain the result of Faith, Hope and Charity through the Perfect law of liberty.

While an Elder is first Father and Husband to his own family he does not usurp that role in the families he may serve when elected to an office of the Church. He is not a conscripted Father like the Fathers of the earth nor substitute Father or Husband to other families. He is a minister to the people of the offerings entrusted to him for the purposes of Christ.

According to Diocletian's second edict, it targeted "deacons, lectors, priests, and bishops" in 300 A.D. before the corruption of the church by the followers of Constantine. Deacons were ministers of tens.

While the people chose the elders who would be their minister those ministers were also appointed by the appointed disciples of Christ who were often called apostles. Jesus placed additional requirements upon His disciples concerning being in the world but not of the world, owning property, feeding His sheep and not exercising authority one over the other.

Priests in the kingdom did not rule over the people but they did rule over the votive offerings of the people. In the world, the priests force the contributions of the people because they do rule over others.

Bishops were merely overseers and servants of servants. But what were lectors? One simplistic definition was a reader of liturgy. A liturgical book was a book published by the authority of a church, that contains the text and directions for the liturgy of its official religious services.

(Titus 1:6; 1 Timothy 3:2).

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The Church is "one form of government" according to the legal definition of the Church but it is not like the governments of the world.

Every minister is the overseer of what he receives on behalf of Christ but connected by that common[13] possessions of Christ in the Communion and Eucharist of its Daily ministration.

Once an individual is a recognized Minister of Record they may officially enlist assistance from others as assistant ministers of their office ex officio. The authorization to be an assistant minister should be in writing and may be temporary or ongoing, limited or extensive in hope of if not in preparation for being a minister of another congregation.

Even though they may not exercise authority one over the other they are joint heirs or what is also called co-heirs which by appointment through Christ makes them one body, the Church.[14]

Again this is clarified in 1 Timothy 3[15] for Ministers of 10 called Deacons[16]

Liberty and the Ministers of God's kingdom are dependent upon the Charitable and Forgiving hearts of the people.

In the new testament, the word ministry almost always appears as diakonia [17], which often has to do with an administrative office of the Church appointed by Christ. But there is a distinctively different word that appears in the Greek text from decidedly different origin and usage that also appears as minister and ministry.

Twice we see the word leitourgia [18] 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.[19] 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.[20]

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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  1. Exodus 20:24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
  2. Matthew 17:3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
  3. Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
  4. 1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
  5. : “Church. In its most general sense, the religious society founded and established by Jesus Christ, to receive, preserve, and propagate his doctrines and ordinances.”
    “A body or community of Christians, united under one form of government by the profession of one faith, and the observance of the same rituals and ceremonies.” Black’s Law Dictionary 3rd ed. Page 325. also 4th, 5th 6th Ed.
  6. The word companies is repeated twice in original text.
    4849 ~συμπόσιον~ sumposion \@soom-pos’-ee-on\@ from a derivative of the alternate of 4844; ; n n AV-company 1, not tr. 1; Repeated twice in Mark 6:39
    1) a drinking party, entertainment
    1a) of the party itself, the guests
    1b) rows of guests
    "The symposium (or symposion) was an important part of ancient Greek culture from the 7th century BCE and was a party held in a private home where Greek males gathered to drink, eat and sing together. Various topics were also discussed such as philosophy, politics, poetry and the issues of the day."
    " The equivalent of a Greek symposium in Roman society is the Latin convivium."
    Plato in his "Laws" endorses the benefits of the symposium as a means to test and promote virtue in citizens.
    This word sumposion is derived in part from the word pino which means "figuratively, to receive into the soul what serves to refresh strengthen, nourish it unto life eternal"
  7. ranks is also repeated twice in original text and is from the Greek word prasia which as a Hebrew idiom i.e. they reclined in ranks or divisions, so that several ranks formed, as it were separate plots or divisions.
  8. 2525 ~καθίστημι~ kathistemi \@kath-is’-tay-mee\@ from 2596 and 2476; v AV-make 8, make ruler 6, ordain 3, be 2, appoint 1, conduct 1, set 1; 22
    1) to set, place, put
    1a) to set one over a thing (in charge of it)
    1b) to appoint one to administer an office
    1c) to set down as, constitute, to declare, show to be
    1d) to constitute, to render, make, cause to be
    1e) to conduct or bring to a certain place
    1f) to show or exhibit one’s self
    1f1) come forward as
  9. Titus 1:6 :If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. 7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; 8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; 9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. 10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake. 12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; 14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. 15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
  10. Titus 2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: 2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. 3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. 6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. 7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, 8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. 9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; 10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
  11. 4246 ~πρεσβύτης~ presbutes \@pres-boo’-tace\@ from the same as 4245; n m AV-old man 1, aged man 1, aged 1; 3
    1) an old man, an aged man
    2) ambassador
  12. 4245 ~πρεσβύτερος~ presbuteros \@pres-boo’-ter-os\@ comparative of presbus (elderly); adj AV-elder 64, old man 1, eldest 1, elder woman 1; 67
    1) elder, of age,
    1a) the elder of two people
    1b) advanced in life, an elder, a senior 1b1) forefathers
    2) a term of rank or office
    2a) among the Jews
    2a1) members of the great council or Sanhedrin (because in early times the rulers of the people, judges, etc., were selected from elderly men)
    2a2) of those who in separate cities managed public affairs and administered justice
    2b) among the Christians, those who presided over the assemblies; (or churches) the NT uses the term bishop, overseers, 1985 pastors, 4166 elders, and presbyters 4245 interchangeably {#Ac 20:17,28 Eph 4:11 Tit 1:5,7 1Pe 5:1-4 etc.}
    2c) the twenty four members of the heavenly Sanhedrin or court seated on thrones around the throne of God
  13. Acts 2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
  14. Plures cohaeredes sunt quasi unum corpus, propter unitatem juris quod habent. :: Several co-heirs are as one body, by reason of the unity of right which they possess. Co. Litt. 163.
    Haeredem Deus facit, non homo. God and not man, make the heir.
    Haeredem est nomen collectivum. Heir is a collective name.
    Haeris est nomen juris, filius est nomen naturae. Heir is a term of law, son one of nature.
    Haeres est aut jure proprietatis aut jure representationis. An heir is either by right of property or right of representation. 3 Co. 40.
    Haeres est alter ispe, et filius est pars patris. An heir is another self, and a son is a part of the father.
    Haeres est eadem persona cum antecessore. The heir is the same person with the ancestor. Co. Litt. 22.
    Haeres haeredis mei est meus haeres. The heir of my heir is my heir.
    Haeres legitimus est quem nuptiae demonstrant. He is the lawful heir whom the marriage demonstrates.
  15. 1 Timothy 3:1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 8 ¶ Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; 9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. 10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. 11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
  16. Deacon: The word deacon means leader of ten. Leadership in the Church is by service. In the Greek the word diakonos means servant or Ministers. Minister is the Latin word for doer of little deeds. Minister is a generic term that includes all who serve others, whether deacon, bishop, archbishop or other.
  17. 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
  18. 3009 ~λειτουργία~ leitourgia \@li-toorg-ee’-ah\@ from 3008 [leitourgeo minister 1) to serve the state at one’s own cost 1a) to assume an office which must be administered at one’s own expense ]; n f AV-service 3, ministry 2, ministration 1; 6 [see also liturgy 3011, 3009, 3010.]
    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
  19. : 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;
  20. 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,