The Office of the Apostle Explained Lesson 2

Adam and Eve. Our First Apostle Matriarchs
Adam and Eve. Our First Apostle Matriarchs

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Incase you didn't read The Office of the Apostle Explained, I suggest reading that one first. In this second part it is an addition with just a few points to think about. This one I pray, will not be as long as the first. I'll release information as the Lord instructs me to do.I was in my bed this morning and the Lord began to show me a few of Old Testiment Apostles. I will talk about them in this blog and show you their Apostolic Office eventhough they were not mentioned (in letter) in the Old Testiment.Remember in lesson 1 has the characteristics of an Apostle.

Abraham being resued from slaying his son Isaac.
Abraham being resued from slaying his son Isaac.
Joseph in Egypt. His brothers didn't recognize him.
Joseph in Egypt. His brothers didn't recognize him.

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First we will discuss the Apostolic Office of the first man created on earth. That man is ADAM.Get you bibles everyone because I will paraphrase the scripture for the sake of time.

Genesis 1:26-28

History: God had already created the everything except for humans before the 26th verse. The two important parts to these scriptures in Genesis that we will explore is:

1.v26 God said let us make man in our image and in our likeness to have DOMINION over everything in the earth.

Remember God is the true Apostle because he sets order in his kingdom. God also wanted us from the very beginning to obtain rulership just like him because we were created in his image and in his likeness. No not to be as God but to display his attributes. (See the Beatitudes for further studies).

We were made to rule.

We were made to be the head and not the tail.

We were made not to be the borrower but the lender.

We were made to be kings and queens over all living and creepy thing that lerks the earth. Over the fish, birds, animals, insects etc.....

DOMINION: power, authority, rulership over a set kingdom, providence, region, territory, religion, sect, government, and or any place where a leader is chosen, elected, or inherited, to rule.We can clearly see that we were blessed from the very beginning to have obtained such leadership.

All of the New Testiment Apostles can in one way or another testify to seeing the Lord in body or risen form. To identify a true Apostle, he or she must have seen the Lord at one point or another.

Check this out.......

Paul saw Jesus in the form of a bright light that blinded him on his way to Damascus.

Peter along with 11 others walked with Jesus personally.

Keep those in mind for what is about to come....

ADAM AND EVE both saw and walked with God daily. God gave them specific instructions not to eat of the forbidden tree. And when they did, they appeared to the Lord fully clothed because they were ashamed of their nakedness. Yes they were expelled from the garden but their DOMINION never was stripped from them.

Revelation: Eventhough we may sin and fall short to the glory of God, our gifts, callings, and offices could never be taken away from us because we are who God says we are in him. There is none perfect in their office. None of us are perfect. As soon as we stop looking at the mistakes of others and judging them, we make this world a better place. We can't even begin to remove the mote in somebody else eye when we have a log in our own. Remove the log from our own eyes first then we can see more clearly.

 

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EVE. First female apostle in the bible. Although she was not recorded as such but didn't she have the same DOMINION as her husband? Ladies never let a denomination or anyone tell you that there were no female apostles and that they don't exist. Lets check the scripture on this one.

Genesis 1: 27-28

Paraphrased:

God created both male and female for them to work the earth and have DOMINION over everything. She was just as important as ADAM. They were to be fruitful and multiply. A man CAN NOT and I repeat CAN NOT have babies. That is the function of a WOMAN{ wounded man or man with a womb}.

MARY the WOMAN who birth the Chief Apostle JESUS the CHRIST also moved apostolically because she was CHOSEN by the Almight God the Father to bring forth the Greatest Apostle of them all. Which brings me another Old Testiment Apostle.

Remember the Apostles are the SENT ONES...

 

I want to touch briefly on ABRAHAM. Although he was a prophet, he also walked in the Office of the Apostle because he was SENT.

Genesis 12:1-4

ABRAHAM was instructed to leave the land where he was dwelling and go to the land that God was to show him and ABRAHAM done just that. Without question he packed up his family and left. God said that he will bless those who blessed him and curse those who cursed ABRAHAM. God commissioned ABRAHAM just as he commissioned us in Matthew to Go ye therefore teaching all that HE commands.....

 

ABRAHAM had that same Apostolic command in that very same chapter in Genesis when God told him to build an altar. He set up a church. Not to mention in the same verse the first part of that verse GOD himself APPEARED to ABRAHAM.(vs 7)

Not only did ABRAHAM receive his great commission but he also saw GOD. A mark of an apostle. ABRAHAM was later visited by God in Genesis 18:1-3. And the Lord APPEARED unto him in the Plains of Mam-re and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day.
 

The rest of those three verses explained that ABRAHAM knew this was the Lord that had litarally visited him because 1. He seen God before & 2, he humbled himself before him.

 

How many of you Apostles can 100 percent say that you've sincerly saw the risen Lord? Not on TV, not in a dream, not in a vision. BUT sure as you see this blog, you've seen the Lord...?

Another Old Testiment Apostle was the Prophet ENOCH. Not too many of you will agree with this but ENOCH walked with God Genesis 5:22 for 300 years after having Methuselah. He lived for 365 years and God took him up.

ENOCH is a book that I really wanted to see in the Bible. His life was sincerly an inspiration for all. ENOCH had secrets of the heavens, hell, and the earth. He recorded that fallen angels had sexual relations with mankind thus producing eunics and giants. His book wasn't cannonized into the Christian Bible because they said it was too mystical of a book to include. It was said that he was an astrologer not a prophet because of his knowledge of the stars.

 

Back to our scripture...

ENOCH having this knowledge carried the Apostolic Office because not only did he walk with God, but he never had a death. God took him whole. He is still alive today. Speculation: He will be the witnesses with Elijah to prepare for the return of Christ.

What was another commission of the Apostles? To preach the kingdom of God is at hand just as Jesus preached. ENOCH being an end-time witness will do just that....

The reason this study is important to learn is because God is coming back sooner than any of us realize. With that said, true Five Fold Ministry must be taught and implimented in our churches for the tribulation that is ahead. As I stated in Lesson 1, we don't need anymore new churches, we need to perfect the ones that are in existance.

Remember we are all one body in Christ and Jesus is our head. It is time to put aside denominations and false doctrines that has kept us in spiritual bondage for centuries. The Bible says the word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path. Knowing this, as long as we seek the wisdom of God, he will never see us perish due to our own lack of knowledge. NOR will he have us ignorant to the devil's devices.

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Prophetess Janice J Bowman 7 years ago

Dear Lady LaShonda,

Wowie I sure have loved what you had to say about the office of the Apostle. Never have I heard so much subtle hostility from members in the church against the office of the Apostle, and the office of the prophet isn't that far behind when it comes to the distaste the church has for these two foundational ministries. Sometimes I feel a bit lonely at times but God gets me through it. I love what you said about Enoch.


Deborah Sexton 6 years ago

There were no old testament Apostles. They were Prophets

Apostles were students of Yahshua.


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Lady LaShonda 6 years ago from Atlantic City, New Jersey Author

Deborah,

The ministries in which they all carried was that of an Apostle. Its true they were not called that in the old testament. That doesn't exclude the fact that they all walked in Apostolic authority in their own right. Please do read the entire series, you'll get a better understanding.

Prophetess Janice,

You keep up the ministry that GOd called you to do. ANd know that no weapon formed against you shall prosper..


Deborah Sexton 6 years ago

The Bible explains Apostleship and there is no other meaning. There have been many false Apostles.

In Acts 1: when trying to find Judas Iscariot's replacement, Peter states that the candidates would be those who were with them when they were with Yahshua, from the time of the baptism to the same day Yahshua was taken from them..

Acts 1:21 "Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22. Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection."

Not after he was taken but till the same day He was taken from them.


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Lady LaShonda 6 years ago from Atlantic City, New Jersey Author

Deborah,

Please understand that when reading the bible, especially New Testament, you have to study it in Greek because, that was the original language it was written.

This scripture in which you are referencing, they were in deed in search for an Apostle to fulfill the ministry that should have been Judas, had he not betrayed Jesus Christ and hung himself. I will not dispute this portion of scripture.

Anyone who says they are Christians bear witness to the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ the messiah and Risen Lord and Savior. Paul (APOSTLE TO THE GENTILES) clearly stated, if any man preaches any other gospel than that is a false prophet....

In the verse that you used, Peter had already preached about the last days where God would pour out his spirit among all flesh.....and his son and daughters will prophesy..This was prophecied by the Prophet Joel, and prophecy fulfilled by the Holy Spirit the day of Pentecost.

With all this being said, if you read further down the chapter, what exactly did happen?

I'll tell you since only one scripture out of the entire text was taken out of context.

Before that verse, because Judas killed himself, left his apostlship/bishoprick, desolate. His entire land became desolate. Therefore in Psalms, it was permitted in fact manditory for someone to take it up his ministry.

Once again prophecied in the Old Testament fulfilled in the new.

Another point I need to make is, Apostle Peter expressed in order to even partake in any ministry, a person has to bear witness of the Risen Savior. It was not a requirment that they actually were numbered with the twelve, that is was imparative that they must accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Risen Savior. The Baptism was the baptism of the Holy Spirit the day of Pentecost.

There were plenty of people in the place at the time who were all filled with the holy spirit speaking in diverse language so that they could convert nations in every tribe and tongue. This is how they communicated the gospel to nations and regions outside of their current town.

About the ending of Chapter 1 of Acts, Apostle Peter prayed unto the Lord as to which one would carry the apostleship of Judas. The Eleven were present and these two men were their selections. After they prayed unto the Lord, they cast their lots (and I can really teach a biblical lesson on casting lots) but not for this lesson.

Before casting their lots Peter prayed Though Knowest The Hearts of ALL Men, Which One Shall Be Chosen? Because Judas had betrayed Jesus, they didn't want to select another that would do the same. This is why when the lots were cast, they landed on Metthias. AND HE BECAME NUMBERED WITH THE TWELVE.

This same scrpture is the foundation of all Apostles in the faith then and including today. Not limited to just the ones mentioned in the Bible. The Apostleship is a ministry and ALSO a GIFT to the CHURCH mentioned by Apostle Paul. 1 corinthians 12:

28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

Ephesians4:

11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

This means that these ministries will be carried out all the way to the fulness of Christ. The fulness of Christ is his second coming. AND THAT HASN"T HAPPEN YET!!!

14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.


Deborah Sexton 6 years ago

I speak Greek fluently and have started Greek threads in the forum. I also speak Hebrew and my husband is a Messianic Rabbe. Paul was a False Apostle and quoting him to me proves nothing. I have been studying scripture for years. The Book of Matthew was not originally in Greek, it was in Hebrew and it is called "The Book Of Hebrews" It still exists.

There were many words they couldn't translate from it.

Many believe all the New Testament was written in Greek, however the truth is it was rewritten. They even inserted explanations of what some words meant because they (Greeks) did not have a word/words for it.

The sun worshiper, Constantine decided what books would go in the English Bible, and which ones would not. He even changed the Sabbath from Saturday (Sunset Friday to Sunset Saturday) so that people would desecrate God's holy day, created for us. Constantine hated the Jews.

Most people who are "Christian" believe Rome is the seat of the Anti-Christ, yet Constantine was Roman.

There are only Twelve Apostles, period. Judas was never chosen to be an Apostle, just a Disciple so the scripture would be fulfilled.


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Lady LaShonda 6 years ago from Atlantic City, New Jersey Author

Deborah, Deborah, Deborah,

I partially agree with your position on the Roman Catholic Church a-k-a Holy Roman Empire. But to call Paul a false Apostle is absolutely wrong. If your husband is a Messianic Rabbi, then that means you both agree on very few facts concerning Jesus Christ. It is true that the Sabbath was changed from sundown Friday to Sunday. I agree with that. However, Jesus taught us to observe the Lord's supper (Passover) with unleavened bread, and wine instead of sacrificing a lamb. He was our sacrificial lamb. Apostle Paul also taught this in Corinthians. He said the same as Jesus, as often as we eat of this bread and drink of this cup, do it in rememberance on Me (as in Jesus Christ). THis was the establishment of the new covenant.

You speak of Constantine hating the Jews, well some Jews hated Jesus and he was a Jew. So tell me, which one was more in error, Contantine, or the pharesses and sadusees, who crucified my Lord? These same people took my Savior to ROME to be killed.

I do believe that Rome is the seat of the false prophet. The bible says a religious leader will rise in power to give the beast (anti-christ) power to rule and to conquer. Apostle John said that, and Prophet Daniel, and a few other Prophets of the Old Testament. I just paraphrased the scripture.

For you to say, there were only twelve apostles, is a claim, not supported by facts. Fact is, God is no respector of persons. Fact is, God can not be limited to a box for only the first church era. Fact is, God doesn't change, we do. With this being said, if God called apostles back then, why would he stop now? Especially when Jesus clearly stated that his church will never die and that the gates of hell will never prevail against it.....And knowing this, the gifts to the church can not nor will not be omitted.


Deborah Sexton 6 years ago

It's not nice to delete my post and leave yours indicating I said something I didn't about the Catholic church. Also to leave out that I said Messianic Jews do believe in Yahshua.

God knows what you did, in putting words in my mouth I didn't say, and taking away words I did.

Also, I alone didn't say there are twelve Apostles, The Bible says it.

Were you with Yahshua during his baptism? Did you stay with him until he ascended up into heaven? No and neither did anyone else today. You are not an Apostle.

Yes I know you will not allow this post. That is OK. But leaving your post from before, saying I said something I didn't say, is slander. Thou shalt not bear false witness (From 10 of the many commandments given by God)

But then, you don't believe you have to obey God's law do you?

You seem to be very much like the deceiver Paul.

Seek God for truth then teach it.


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Lady LaShonda 6 years ago from Atlantic City, New Jersey Author

Hello Deborah,

At first I wasn't going to respond here because there is a place for everything. I really don't believe I have to prove who God has called me to be to you. My fruits speak for me. The world has persecuted many apostles before me, this persecution isn't any different from what my pioneers has already endured.

People have called me false simply because I am a woman. And doctrine of man is the very reason why the body of Christ is separated. I didn't bear false witness against you. I simply replied to your last comment posted 2 months ago. Because I don't feel like rewriting was I posted, please go back and read.

To this end...I pray that the Lord reveal himself to you, so that the truth will prevail in all things. But really stop limiting the Almighty creator God to just his written word. God has placed everyone who has an office as gifts to the church, for the edification of the Body, not to man's agenda.


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livingit4real 3 years ago

Dear Lady LaShonda,

I was so happy to be led to your hub page at a time when I needed this witness. My spirit does bear witness with yours in many of the things you have written and your words are a confirmation to me of what God has been doing in my life. It is a blessing that you were warmly received in your gifting as a woman, it is not always so. God Bless.

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