Some similarities between Apostles and Prophets:

Posted: August 27, 2014 in Foundation on Apostle/ Apostolic, Hearing God's Voice & The Prophetic

Signs, Wonders and Miracles:

We know that Jesus work many signs, wonders and miracles on earth. Jesus was a Prophet, Heb 3:1 tells us that He was an Apostle as well.

And 2 Cor 12:12 tells us that – The things that mark true apostles – signs, wonders and miracles.

We find in the Bible that Prophet Elijah and Elisha work signs, wonders and miracles. We also find in the Bible that Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Elisha, Paul, Peter and all the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ in the Bible all seems to work signs, wonders and miracles.

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Imparting Spiritual gifts:

Elders impart Spiritual gifts through prophetic messages and laying on of hands – 1 Tim 4:14

Apostles impart Spiritual gifts – We find Paul the Apostle impart Spiritual gifts by laying his hands.

Paul wrote a letter to the saints in Rome that he long to see them, one of the reason he long to see them was TO IMPART SPIRITUAL GIFTS TO THEM. Paul wrote in Romans 1:11 – “I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong–”

2 Tim 1:6 – Paul wrote to Timothy – “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands”.

Paul in Ephesus: Acts 19:6-7 – When Paul had laid his hands upon them (upon the people of Ephesus), the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying. There were about 12 men in all.

Foundation:

Apostles and Prophets, both are foundational and both are Kingdom builders.

Kingdom of God:

– Prophets shows us the real world, the greater world, the invisible world, there is a earthly realms and the heavenly realms, they reveal the invisible Kingdom of God. Prophets reveal the hearts, mind, will, plans and the purposes of God on earth.

– Apostles bring down heavenly plans of God, download the blueprints of heaven, and they carry the purposes of God on earth.

(The plans, will, and purposes of God can come to either Leaders, Apostles or Prophets – Acts 11:27-30; Hag 1:1-8; Amos 3:8-9; Acts 15 12-22; 30-32; 16:4)

Wisdom:

– Apostolic Wisdom
– Prophetic Wisdom

Apostles and Prophets face persecutions:

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)

War
– Both wage war for the Kingdom of God

The Bible speak about both, False Prophets, as well as False Apostles.

– David Chawngthu

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