- indicating reversal: disconnect, disembark
- indicating negation, lack, or deprivation: dissimilar, distrust, disgrace
- indicating removal or release: disembowel, disburden
- expressing intensive force: dissever
predetermined; arranged; set:
Have a Torah teacher or ministry you like? Maybe a favorite "rabbi", or pastor? Can these people appoint themselves or others as leaders? Is that a Biblical principle?
- Did Noah appoint himself to build an ark?
- Did Abraham appoint himself to be the father of the nations?
- Did Jacob appoint himself to be the founder of Israel?
- Did Moses appoint himself to lead His people out of bondage?
- Did David appoint himself to be King?
- Did Messiah appoint himself to be the Messiah?
- Did the Apostles appoint themselves, or did the Messiah choose them?
Israel did appoint Saul as king though. When we choose leaders/teachers for ourselves (those not divinely appointed) what happens?
Then all the people said to Samuel, “Pray for your servants to the Father, so that we may not die, for we have added to all our sins this evil by asking for ourselves a king.” Samuel said to the people, “Do not fear. You have committed all this evil, yet do not turn aside from following the Father, but serve the Father with all your heart. 1 Samuel 19-20
This understanding may bother a lot of people, and that's because it's the death-blow to religion (hopefully). Today, when someone says they are "called" to ministry, I hope what they are saying is that they have a strong desire to serve our Father. Sadly they assume this is a call to minister as though they were an Apostle, and part of the Great Commission. Paul had quite a bit to say about how THEY (the Apostles) were not all "called" the same way. This is because THEY were divinely appointed. If you were "called" (appointed), you would likely have a clear gift of the Spirit that ALL could plainly see. And you cannot choose which gifts of the Spirit you want, they are given to some for a specific purpose. All Apostles were disciples but all disciples are NOT Apostles. The Apostles admonished others to seek out their own salvation through obedience to His Word.
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
WE today are disciples of the Messiah, not appointed Apostles chosen to spread the good news to Israel. We follow One Teacher the Father in Heaven who provided us a guide, the Word in flesh, our Messiah. That Guide discipled us to keep the Father's commands, and showed us how to write the Word on our heart. It's beautiful that people love Him and desire to serve Him, but remember that He tells us how to love Him and serve Him.
"For this is the love of the Father, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome." 1 John 5:3
If we continue to follow the "teachers" not divinely appointed, and the false prophets of the internet, we will always be dis-appointed. We should not look for a teacher to instruct us on what action to take in our lives. Do not be gathered by men. If we are His, He will find us:
Then I Myself will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and bring them back to their pasture, and they will be fruitful and multiply.
Behold, I am against the prophets,” declares the Father, “who use their tongues and declare, ‘The Father declares.’ Behold, I am against those who have prophesied false dreams,” declares the Father, “and related them and led My people astray by their falsehoods and reckless boasting; yet I did not send them or command them, nor do they furnish this people the slightest benefit,” declares the Father.
Studying fables, traditions, and religious practices will not bring me closer to Him. Attempting to be "Jewish" will not make me any more His set apart than attempting to be "Christian". The Messiah was not bound by cultural traditions and religious practices, nor will I be. I cannot wade through the collection of lies to strain for the tiniest morsel of Truth in some internet ministries.
DISCLAIMER: This has not been a teaching, this is simply my opinions and understanding of His Word that I pray for and seek discernment on. Sorry, no ministry meme ball caps or t-shirts here.