Priest Bishop and Deacon in the New Covenant of Christ

Priest Bishop and Deacon in the New Covenant of Christ

 

Now we see the understanding of what a Bishop and Deacon is and their position in the House of God, the Fellowship of the Spiritual and Physical Body of Christ. Let us see and understand God’s commandment about them.

 

The first thing we can see is that we no longer have Priests that is ordained by man. But now One High Priest in the order of Melchisedec, ordained by God and Confirmed by the Word, over all of God’s House, over all of the fellowship of the Body of Christ.

 

Hebrews 5:8-10 (KJV)
8  Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9  And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; 10  Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

 

Hebrews 7:14-28 (KJV)
14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. 15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there arises another priest, 16  Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

17 For he testified, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and profitableness thereof.

19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. 20  And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest: 21  (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord swore and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)

22  By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. 23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: 24  But this man, because he continues ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them. 26  For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 27  Who needed not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

28 For the law makes men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, makes the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

 

Greek Strong’s Number: 1985 Bishop

Greek Word: ἐπίσκοπος  Transliteration: episkopos

English Words used in KJV:

bishop 6, overseer 1

a superintendent, i.e. Christian officer in general charge of a (or the) church (literal or figurative) :- bishop, overseer.

 

1 Timothy 3:1-7 (KJV)
1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work. 2  A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, 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 rules 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.

 

Titus 1:6-9 (KJV)
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 self-willed, 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.

 

Greek Strong’s Number: 1249 Deacon

Greek Word: διάκονος Transliteration: diakonos

English Words used in KJV:

minister 20, servant 8, deacon 3

 an attendant, i.e. (genitive) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); specially a Christian teacher and pastor (technically a deacon or deaconess) :- deacon, minister, servant.

 

1 Timothy 3:8-12
8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, 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.

 

Now as we saw the office of Deacon can be divided into the gifts of Christ (Holy Spirit) teachers, pastors (technically a deacon or deaconess), ministers, servants and prophets. Which the Word speaks of in Ephesians 4.

 

Ephesians 4:6-13 (KJV)
6  One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 7  But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

8  Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 11  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

 

Greek Strong’s Number: 652 Apostle

Greek Word: ἀπόστολος Transliteration: apostolos

Vine’s Words: Apostle, Apostleship, Messenger

English Words used in KJV:

apostle 78, messenger 2, he that is sent 1

a delegate; specially an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ [“apostle”] (with miraculous powers) :- apostle, messenger, he that is sent.

 

Greek Strong’s Number: 4396 Prophet

Greek Word: προφήτης Transliteration: prophētēs

English Words used in KJV:

prophet 149

 a foreteller (“prophet”); by analogy an inspired speaker; by extension a poet :- prophet.

 

Greek Strong’s Number: 2099 Evangelist

Greek Word: εὐαγγελιστής Transliteration: euangelistēs

English Words used in KJV:

evangelist 3

 a preacher of the gospel :- evangelist.

 

Greek Strong’s Number: 4166 Pastor

Greek Word: ποιμήν Transliteration: poimēn

English Words used in KJV:

shepherd 15,  Shepherd 2, pastor 1
 

of uncertain affinity; a shepherd (literal or figurative) :- shepherd, pastor.

 

Greek Strong’s Number: 1320 Teacher

Greek Word: διδάσκαλος Transliteration: didaskalos

English Words used in KJV:

Master (Jesus) 40, teacher 10, master 7, doctor 1

 an instructor (genitive or special) :- doctor, master, teacher.

 

So, Brothers and Sisters here we see to true Order in the Church, the Fellowship of Body of Christ, as Ordained by God and Understood by His Children at that time.

 

And as we can see for ourselves the Church of man has twisted this to fit their lust and desires and not the will of God. Picking only those scriptures that fit their desires to rule.

 

Now it is our responsibility as the Born Again of the Indwelling to uphold God’s Will and establish His Order in the Church, Fellowship of the Body of Christ, by His Will.

 

Rev/Bishop Dennis Dean Wilson Jr

https://thewordspiritandtruth.org

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