Investiture is the ceremonial part of anointments where you call all your family, friends, relatives, neighbours to come and celebrate your new rank with you, it is just about creating awareness concerning your new anointment because they weren’t there at the point where the pastor anointed you.
Investiture, to some people in Celestial Church, is a borrowed doctrine; therefore it is not a compulsion. According to them, when God called Papa to become an evangelist after five years of just being a prophet, Papa did not call his family, friends, relatives, cousins etc to come and celebrate it.
In the new Celestial Church, the most of those who refuse to go for anointment for them to be elevated from their rank is simply because of the huge financial implication attached to investiture by some shepherds. They will tell the new anointed that certain amount of money will be paid before getting their robes.
Another instance we need to look into is, when Mr X got his new anointment he killed two cows on the day of his investiture but Mr Y doesn’t have money for such a big party or so he decides to hold onto his current rank till when he’s financially stable to do that. Now you will agree with me that this issue of investiture is making a lot things happen to our members. Many have gone indebtedness over it, all in the name of display of superiority.
Now, to the elders who understand the doctrine perfectly, was investiture a compulsion in Celestial Church of Christ instituted through Papa SBJ Oshoffa of blessed memory?
Can one just get the anointment from the authourity and tell the shepherd to bless the robes then start to wear it as we have seen many do it? What’s the spiritual significance of investiture after anointment? Please tell us!
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