Apostles and Prophets, Apostles are Spiritual people, who also valued characters. (Transformations of the hearts).

Posted: March 27, 2012 in Foundation on Apostle/ Apostolic, The 5 fold Ministries

Apostles and Prophets:

Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. (Ephesians 2:20)

Because of this, God in his wisdom said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others they will persecute.’ (Luke 11:49)

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)

Apostles are Spiritual people: From the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, and other letters.

Apostles are not Spiritual Giants, but they are Spiritual people according to the Bible, and the book of Acts (Acts of the Apostles).

The things that mark an apostle–signs, wonders and miracles–were done among you with great perseverance. (2 Cor 12:12)

So, the mark of an Apostle according to 2 Cor 12:12 – signs, wonders and miracles.
Though signs, wonders and miracles are the marked of an Apostles, there is no guarantee that every Apostles MUST be marked by these marks – Signs, Wonders and Miracles. But, most Apostles we have heard and seen today have seen signs, wonders or miracles, at least few of them in some parts of their lives as well, and some of them continue functioning in miracles and healing. And just because there is no real guaranteed that they “MUST” be seeing signs, wonders and miracles, we cannot really lower down these marks of an Apostles either. They seemed to be revelations received by Paul from the Lord. (Please read our other writings on “The Apostles” as well). (The graces given to the Apostles also differ from one another in their Spiritual Gifts, but they moved with some kind of Kingdom Authority, the Apostolic Anointing), not their man made up flesh and authorities that comes from their finances, their wealth, their educations, their degrees, or other things, but the Authority the Lord Jesus Christ put upon them, they carry the Kingdom Authority, the Apostolic Anointing with them. (Also there are differences between Apostolic and Apostles, every believers of Jesus Christ must be Apostolic in nature someways or another and can be Apostolic, but not all are called to be an Apostle).

The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. (Acts 5:12)

Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed. (Acts of the Apostles 5:14-16)

Acts 2 – The Holy Spirit comes at Penticost
Acts 3:1-8 – Apostle Peter HEALED a Crippled Beggar in Jesus name
Acts 5:1-10 – The Apostle Peter DISCERN Ananias and Sapphira Lies.
Acts 8:4-8 – The Apostle Philip proclaimed Christ, miraculous signs were done, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed, great joy in the city.
Acts 8:17 – The Apostle Peter and John placed their hands on the believers in Samaria and the Holy Spirit came upon the people of Samaria.
Acts 8:20-23 – The Apostle Peter discern Simon the sorcerer’s heart attitudes.
Acts 8:26 – An angel spoke to the Apostle Philip.
Acts 10:9-15 – Peter fell into trance, He saw Heaven opened and a vision.
Acts 10:44- The Holy Spirit came upon all who heard Peter’s preaching.
Acts 12 – Peter saw Angel, Angel helped out Peter from Prison
Acts 16:6-10 – Paul’s vision of the man of macedonia
Acts 19:6-7 – When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. There were about twelve men in all.
(1 Corinthians 14:18) – I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.

If we read the testimonies of the Apostles in Acts and the New Testament books, we find that they differ from one to another in the graces of their Spiritual gifts in some ways, but they seemed to be functioning a lot in most of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. They also loved their Lord who died for them so much, and they gave their lives for Jesus Christ till the end of their lives.

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)

APOSTLES VALUE CHARACTERS (transformations of the hearts):

If we read all the New Testament books written by different Apostles, you will find that Apostles value characters, which means they speak much of faithfulness, love, joy in the Holy Spirit, patient, kindness, used of speeches and words, perseverance, maturity, the fruits of the Spirit and other inner transformations of the hearts.

Above all these things, let us remember Jesus Christ, who is our Great Apostle and the Great High Priest.

Hebrews 3:1 – Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.

David Chawngthu
Aizawl, Mizoram, India

  1. Kingdom Authority says:

    The Kingdom Authority that we are writing up there is not based on popularity, being influential, personalities, man made up flesh, or authorities that comes from finances, wealth, materials, educations, degrees, ages, sex (male or female), selected by votes, appointed by someone or somebody else, appointed by church elders or leaders, or leaders in the work, amount of experiences, amount of people and other things, but by the Authority the Lord Jesus Christ put upon them, they carry the Kingdom Authority. Many people can be more talented, gifted, educated, more influential, more wealthy, seemed better in status and looks, more handsome or pretty, but Kingdom Authorities are not based on those things. Kingdom Authorities are given by God, anointed by God, and appointed by God Himself.

    When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13)

    King David was a Shepherd boy in the desert, the youngest in the family and a sheep tender (shepherd), He must have been red chicks and dots in the face, but the Lord anointed Him to be King, to have authority, and that’s the Kingdom Authority.
    (Ref 1Sam 16, esp vs 7).

  2. Continue... says:

    One good example in many ways could also be – Joyce Meyer, she is appointed by God to be a Teacher of the Word, she is not educated as she said, but the Teaching anointing upon her is so strong that it has filled the earth, her books and CD’s could be found all over the world, with a wonderful ministries all over the world (Joyce Meyer Ministries), and that is how God destined her, to be a Teacher of the World in this earth. She must be one of the top, one of the most powerful Teacher of the Word and a Servant of Christ even in this earth. She has a strong teaching anointing that fills the earth.

    • H.Thangchhinga says:

      According to this Article or site, I totally follow the way how John McArthur preachs in his Grace to you site. I hardly give a possitive comment on this articles. as 2kor 12 : 12. If it is given us a sign as appostles. No longer is needed Hospitals in christian Country.But it is not.

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