THE DOCTRINE OF THE APOSTLES
I am surprised today that many so called Christians are turned away from
the Bible and have established their own doctrine by saying among
themselves that Apostles are no longer for today. If Apostles are no
longer for today, who then is the Apostle and High Priest of our
confession, according to Hebrews 3:1? Hebrews 3:1 states plainly
that TODAY, RIGHT NOW, JESUS IS AN APOSTLE. He is just as much an active
Apostle in the Body of Christ today as He is our High Priest TODAY. Dear
Brothers and Sisters of God, I was hoping at this time to give you a
greater revelation of the Apostle's Ministry, but the Holy Spirit will
not at this time permit me because of so much unbelief towards the
Apostle's Ministry in the Body of Christ today. So, the Doctrine of the
Apostles which I will establish in this article today will be pure milk
straight from the Spirit and Written Word of God.
As I have already proven by Scripture that Jesus is an active Apostle of the Body of Christ today, it also stands to reason that the Apostle's Ministry did not die when all the Original Apostles of the Bible were put to rest in the Lord.
In the last of these Last Days, God is restoring the fullness of the Apostle's Ministry to His Body, even as it is recorded in the Book of Acts. One of the main reasons the Church is not living in the same manifestation of the Holy Spirit the Original Church had is because we are not living under the same Divine Authority and the Divine Order of the Apostolic Ministry. When I say Apostolic Ministry, I am not here referring to any Denomination or any other Religious Sect, Creed, or Persuasion devised by any man or group of men. When I say Apostolic Ministry, I am referring to living men and women of God, who are alive today, who are genuinely called and equipped by the Spirit of God to operate in and perform all the necessary qualifying functions of the Office of an Apostle.
The main reason we are not operating under the same Divine Authority of the Early New Testament Church is all too obvious; mainly, we do not recognize the same Authorities that God has placed in the Church that the Early New Testament Believers did. While the Early New Testament Church put their faith and trust in the Ministry of the Apostles FIRST, many of us have not placed any faith in the Ministry of the living Apostles at all. They recognize the Office of the Apostle as the Highest Ranking Office and the FIRST established by Jesus Christ Himself, while many today don't recognize Offices higher than the Evangelist or Pastor, and many believe that Apostles and Prophets today as a part of the Body of Christ are only alive through Scripture. While those Apostles and Prophets do live through the Scriptures, by the POWER of the Spirit of God Apostles and Prophets as people called into the Ministry TODAY live even more. Aren't men more alive than books? Is the Bible the Temple of the Living God, or are men? And if men and women are the Temple of God and not books, how then can you say that the Spirit of God can no longer Gift men and women today as Prophets and Apostles? Have the Gifts and Callings of God changed?
Webster's Dictionary accurately defines an Apostle as "the highest ecclesiastical official". Not only were Apostles appointed FIRST by Christ, but all throughout the New Testament Scriptures their Higher Ecclesiastical Order is more firmly established by their superior works. All throughout the New Testament there are no Pastors or anyother Elders or any other leadership that is named in rank above the Apostles. The Apostles caused the Authority of the other 5-Fold Ministry Gifts to become more complete. Without the Apostles, the other 5-Fold Ministers will never achieve maximum fulfillment, and neither will the Charisma Gifts (Gifts of Healings, etc.). Without the full restoration of the Apostle's Ministry, all other Gifts will not reach maximum use or fulfillment.
"'Now Lord, look on their threats, and grant to your servants that with ALL BOLDNESS they may speak Your Word by stretching out Your Hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the Name of Your Holy Servant Jesus.' And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the Word of God with BOLDNESS." -Acts 4:29-31
When the Saints of God operate under the Administration of the Apostles, an Apostolic Boldness will come upon all God's servants to preach the Word more boldly because of the greater increase of the manifestation of healings and signs and wonders under the Administration of the Apostles. Prophets will prophesy in greater dimensions, Evangelist will evangelize in greater dimensions, Pastors will feed and protect their Flock with greater dimensions of Authority, and Teachers will protect the sheep from false doctrine, false teachers, and will educate the sheep to prevent the Anti-Christ's manifestations of spiritual experiences in greater dimensions also, under the Administration of the Apostles.
"Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul (under Apostolic Leadership); neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they have all things in common. AND WITH GREAT POWER THE APOSTLES gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. AND GREAT GRACE WAS UPON THEM ALL (under Apostolic Leadership). Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the Apostle's feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need." -Acts 4:32-35
Under the Administration of the Apostles, the finances of the Body of Christ are going to abound in the dimensions to where EVERY NEED IN THE BODY OF CHRIST WILL BE FULLY MET AND THERE WILL BE NO LACK AMONG ANY BELIEVER IN THE BODY OF CHRIST THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WORLD IN THESE LAST DAYS. Up until the Prophets and Apostles are fully restored in the Body, the financial dimension of prosperity has not extended beyond the Administrative and Governmental Authority and boundaries of Blessing of the Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers and their 3-Fold ability to restore finances and their 3-Fold ability to teach prosperity to the Saints of God in the Body of Christ. Under the rule of the Apostles, embezzlement, robbery, and mismanagement of the funds of the Saints will no longer be tolerated, and judgment will be met swiftly according to Acts 5:1-11! Broken vows will not be tolerated in these Last Days. Remember Ananias and Sapphira!
"And through the hands of the Apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. AND THEY WERE ALL WITH ONE ACCORD (under Apostolic Leadership) in Solomon's Porch. Yet none of the rest dared joined them (under Apostolic Leadership, people who do not want to wholeheartedly serve God will not enter as goats to pollute the sheep fold), but the people esteemed them highly. And Believers were increasingly added to the Lord, crowds of both men and women, so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. Also a crowd gathered FROM THE SURROUNDING CITIES to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, AND THEY WERE ALL HEALED!" -Acts 5:12-16
In these Last Days, full Apostolic Order and Administration will cover the Apostolic and Divine Gifts of Healings, to the point where every single member of the Body of Christ will be healed! The Believer's Authority to lay hands on the sick and see them INSTANTLY healed, demons cast out, and the dead raised, will also be fully activated under the Administration and Oversight of the Apostles. Instant healings are going to happen as a full Apostolic Activation of the Elder's Ordinance of Anointing the sick with oil occurs in every local Assembly in the Body of Christ, according to James 5:14-16.
"And they continued steadfastly in the Apostle's doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. THEN fear came upon EVERY SOUL, and many wonders and signs were done through the Apostles." -Acts 2:42-43
When the Bibles here refers to "The Apostle's doctrine" or teaching, it is not here referring to Pastors and Evangelists teaching about what the Apostles wrote in the Bible. When the Early Church continued steadfastly or strongly heeded the teachings of the Apostles, the rest of the 5-Fold Ministry not only proceeded from, but continued to remain in complete submission to the Apostles. The Entire Body of Christ is to continue steadfastly and strongly heed the teachings and Doctrine of the Apostles. This was not something the Early Church did casually, but fervently and regularly they were taught by and fellowshipped with the Apostles, praying with them also. No where in Scripture does it say that this practice of the Early Church is to cease.
Until the Prophets and Apostles are fully restored, the Body of Christ is only continuing steadfastly under the doctrine or teaching of Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers. But when the Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers all abide (along with the rest of the Body) under the doctrine and fellowship and breaking of that Heavenly Bread and prayers of the Apostles; and Apostles submitting to one another's authority and working in agreement both spiritually and doctrinally, then every individual of the Entire Body of Christ is going to be clothed with the Greatest Authority the World has ever seen before, when the Entire Body of Christ WILLINGLY submits to the Authority of the Apostles, then the Entire Body of Christ throughout the whole World is going to see the greatest OUTBREAK of Apostolic signs and wonders (miracles and great works of amazement) the World has ever SEEN.
Every Pastor, Teacher, Evangelist, and Prophet needs to come under the Governmental Rule of an Apostle, in complete submission to the Divine Order of God, as established BY GOD in the the Early New Testaments Church, to do the same works the Body of Christ did in the days of the Book of Acts.
Faithful is He Who called us, Who also will do it. May His Grace richly abound in your life to enable you to PERFECTLY OBEY and fit into this Plan of His!
In Jesus' Mighty Name, AMEN!