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The Role of the Apostle in God's Government

The Role of the Apostle in God's Government

By Chief Apostle Eric vonAnderseck

The Bible provides us many insights to God’s purpose for apostles. Most importantly, God called apostles to set the foundation of truth in the hearts of believers; He called them to bring the church into one doctrine of Christ; He called them to teach and instruct the church to build the altar of Christ in the inner man. Everything you need to know about the Christian life, spiritual warfare, worship, prayer, spiritual growth, and hearing the voice of God comes through the mouth of God called apostles.

Very little was known about the apostles’ office. Some think that apostles are missionaries because the early apostles traveled from place to place, carrying the message of Christ; some describe apostles as simple men who don’t aspire to much because some of the early apostles were fishermen; while other describe apostles as visionaries and church builders because today’s culture has placed an emphasis on large congregations. Jesus planned to care for His church after He ascended into heaven by calling apostles to represent Him here on earth. 2 Corinthians 5:20, “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.”    

In the absence of the calling the church falls into apostasy. Not knowing how to serve God acceptably believers are not able to discern the difference between faith of the covenant and Satan’s many counterfeits and so are easily deceived by every wind of doctrine. You might have heard that God speaks through many voices and that everyone has something worthwhile to share about Jesus Christ. While this is certainly true concerning the diversity of gifts and callings and the manifold grace of God, for God planned to speak through each vessel for the building up of the body, we cannot think that the manifold graces supersede the need for apostles. 

Everyone wants to contribute towards the betterment of the church, but most do not realize is that a person cannot contribute to the whole until they first have the foundation of truth set in the heart. This is the way God operates. That is God’s order. God will not wholesale His truth, that is, He will not put it out there for others to take and just repackage it for themselves. What happens is that believers don’t know what they should about their faith; they never learn the simple ABC's of the covenant. Now is the time to transition to Apostolic Governance. Now is the time to come into the fulness of Christ. Apostles Today Network of the Second 8th Week is a coalition of apostles, prophets, evenagelists, pastors,and teachers called of God to raise up the end time church to spearhead the final revival on earth before the return of the Lord and to prepare a people made ready for Him.

What the Bible says about apostles leading the church: (Acts 2:42) (Romans 1:1)(1 Corinthians 12:28) (2 Corinthians 1:1) (Ephesians 1:1) (1 Peter 1:1) (2 Peter 1:1)

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