Revelations of the Apostles, Prophets and Teachers & The Word of God

Posted: February 25, 2012 in Foundation on Apostle/ Apostolic, The 5 fold Ministries, The Word of God, Meditation

Two important things to know and remember when reading this:
1. God revealed the truths that were closed and not made know in generations to His Holy Apostles and Prophets. They are like pioneers of the truths of God’s words or revelations, or other revelations they receive by the Spirit of the Lord.
2. After the Church and the Body of Christ embrace those truths, teachers taught and get revelations from them and taught them to the Church, to the Body of Christ or in a region.

First of all, it is important for the believers of Jesus Christ that we learn and read the word of God in context, without reading in context, we read it in a fragmented ways. For Example Ephesians 6:1-4.

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” (Verse 1-3)
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:1-4)

For many of us living in the Northeast India, India and many parts of Asia, We might have heard verse 1 to 3 100’s of times, or 1000’s of times but never give ears to the 4th verse, or we only knows somehow with the head and not the heart. Children are to obey, but parents and guardians are not to abuse in words, in actions or any other things, or make them frustrate (exasperate). when we read out of context, we took only the part of the verse and neglect the other parts, unless the Holy Spirit took it out of context, only the Holy Spirit can took the scriptures out of context according to the needs and situations.

We might have heard 100’s, may be even 1000’s what Children has to do, but because we have not heard 100’s and may be 1000’s that Fathers (guardians, father and mother’s) has to do because of our upbringing of our cultures, they are not to make them angry, frustrate and exasperate, especially those parts, they are not to abuse them with words or actions or anything else, so we create a culture of Authoritarian culture, rather than a culture of fatherhood. God’s desire is to create a culture of Fatherhood and not Authoritarian culture. If we have preach or teach, told or heard about children to obey 100’s or 1000’s of times, we are to taught what parents and guardians has to do 100’s or 1000’s of times in our cultures for redeeming and restorations of the Jesus cultures, or else teach them together in one teachings, because a family is not about giving an order, it is about relationship.

Especially this verse of Ephesians 6:1-4 is talking about family, family’s number 1 is about relationship and friendship. My wife and I, my children and I, that we have good relationship and friendship that is number 1 for a family, but if we take it out of context, we create another culture of what the Bible does not mean at all. We only create a culture of institution and authoritarian cultures, while God’s desire is God’s culture, Jesus Culture, it must be a culture of family, friendship and relationship, because a family is not an institution, even if we are in an institution, the words of God are still relevant for institutions.

Even the second part is to bring them up in the training and instructions of the Lord, the training and instructions of the Lord is about God’s ways and will, and to know God’s ways and will we really really need to know Who our God is all about, but if we do not know who our God is all about, then we cannot train or give God’s instructions with life, it became death laws without life.

He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant–not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. (2 Cor 3:6)

We must remember that we are people of the New Covenant and not of the law. So, it is not about putting children under a law, it is about instructing them with God, we need to know who our God is all about, and then giving instructions from knowing who our God is. Giving training and instructions must not be a boredom some kind of things in general for the kids. It is also not about taking them to religiosity, but to Jesus and His ways. Sometimes some parts of the scriptures are closed for generations, and we also need the Apostles and the Prophets to get revelations and open the scriptures. We knows with our ears, but our hearts are closed. sometimes, many parts of the scriptures are closed because of the cultures we are brought up, our mindsets are contrast to God’s words, so God needs to break them down with the revelations of the Apostles and the Prophets that He will sent. So, God will sent Apostles and Prophets to open up the scriptures which are closed for generations which are usually closed because of the cultures, and it became the present truth message, and we call it either Present Truth Apostles and Prophets.

In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. (Ephesians 3:4-5)

These verses here also shows that God revealed Christ and His ways which were not made known to other generations to be made known by His holy Apostles and Prophets.

Then, what the Apostles and Prophets has revealed, teachers will continue teachings with those revelations, getting revelations from what the Apostles and Prophets has unlock the code to the generation.

If we look at the old testaments, most of the 39 books were written by Prophets, some of them also have the gifts of an Apostle. If we look at the 27 books of the New Testament, most of them were written by Apostles. So, God revealed them to His Apostles and Prophets, then later teachers taught them. So it is today, God still give revelations to His Apostles and Prophets, things that were not made known or were closed for generations, which were usually because of the cultural mindsets, traditionalism and cultural views.

We have taught on our other writing about reading the Bible in context, and about Apostles and Prophets as well. Now it comes together with the teachers teaching the Word of the Lord in context, and Apostles and Prophets opening the doors of revelations which were not really made known or scriptures that were closed or death in the hearts of people for generations, or other revelations they receive from the Lord.

For example:
1. In some cultures “Respecting Children”, not only the older one’s, which means respecting one another,
2. “Apostles and Prophets”, “the 5 fold Ministries” and many other more.

Apostles and Prophets revealed the truths that were closed for generations to the church and the Body of Christ, which were closed or not made known to other generations because of the cultural mindsets, traditionalism and cultural views. After the Church and the Body of Christ embrace those truths, then later, teachers continue teaching with revelations to the church and the Body of Christ, which the Apostles and Prophets has revealed in the church, in the Body of Christ or in a region.

So, we greatly need the Apostles and the Prophets to be restored, received and welcomed into the Body of Christ, because they are the foundations of the church. Let them reveal truths to the generations, things which were not really made known in other generations.

David Chawngthu

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