Words of Life ~ APPOINT

We find in our study of the word APPOINT the concept of the authority of one over another. There are two persons or things involved. One who has the authority and the power to accomplish appoints someone or something according to his wishes. Beginning in the Old Testament, it is God who appoints and accomplishes what He desires.

From the beginning of time, as Creator, God is the authority, we and His creation are appointed according to the power of His holy will.

Old Testament  H7896
Strong’s Concordance defines APPOINT, shiyth shēthto; put, set
The same word is used for make, made, shew, laid; the first use of put in Genesis 3:15 is the first promise of salvation.

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

God appointed conception for Eve in the birth of Seth Genesis 4:25

And for the birth of Isaac.

Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. Genesis 18:14

 Rebecca appointed to be the wife of Isaac.  Genesis 24:14 
 for all the cattle of Egypt died. Exodus 9:5
for the children of Israel to keep the Passover. Numbers 9:2|
for cities of refuge  Joshua 20:9

During warfare
Men were appointed with their weapons of war Judges 18:16  and appointed signs, Judges 20:38

Kings were appointed to rule over Israel, 1 Samuel 25:30

The Levites were appointed unto all manner of service of the tabernacle of the house of God. 1 Chronicles 6:48
Prophets were appointed, Nehemiah 6:7

Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling? Job 7:1

He appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: Psalm 78:5|
He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going downPsalm 104:19
He appointed the foundations of the earth Proverbs 8:29
He appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; Jeremiah 33:25
at the time appointed the end shall be Daniel 8:19
Habakkuk speaks of an appointed time for the vision,Habakkuk 2:3

New Testament G4929
Strong’s Concordance defines APPOINT, syntassōsün-tä’s-sō
To put in order with or together; arrange b. to constitute, I,e, to prescribe

In the New Testament, we see the authority of Jesus given by God, the Father.

Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Hebrews 1:2

Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. Hebrews 3:2

Jesus’ appointments for His disciples

He appointed seventy and sent them two and two to every city ahead of Him. Luke 10:1

And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; Luke 22:29

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. Matthew 28:16

He appointed all things for Paul; his ministry; Acts 22:10; his afflictions;
1 Thessalonians 3:3; appointed
 a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 2 Timothy 1:11

Jesus’ appointments for men

And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointedand the bounds of their habitation; Acts 17:26

for the revelation of faith appointed of the father Galatians 4:2

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thessalonians 5:9

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Hebrews 9:27

Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. Acts 17:31

There are those who are appointed to stumble at the word; being disobedient. 1 Peter 2:8

Dear Father in heaven, what a blessing to know that all things are under your authority by which you have appointed all according to your will. We praise you for revealing your grace to us through Jesus and His authority as heir of all things through whom all things were made. Make us know the assurance of all you have planned for your people. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

7 thoughts on “Words of Life ~ APPOINT

    1. Thank you g.w. for you comment and question. Sorry I could give you an immediate answer because of other commitments this week. However, it seems that the word for appoint can refer to any thing whereas ordination relates to certain offices of ministry. There is more to the difference than I have had the opportunity to study ~ but, yes, I would say they are in the same ball park, especially in the Kingdom, where the Lord is the authority to appoint and ordain. Blessings.

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  1. jennacar

    A related word is moed, Strong’s 4150: appointed time, place, or meeting; used most often for the appointed feasts: Unleavened Bread (combined with Passover), Shavuot (“Pentecost”), and Feast of Tabernacles, but other appointed times: Yom Teruah, the Feast of First Fruits, and Yom Kippur.

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