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  • Recovering the Fellowship of the Apostles and New Testament Eldership Part 2

    The Apostolate or fellowship of the Apostles was the foundation of the early Church’s governmental unity and is still the key to the success of the Church’s global mission in the 21st century.

    In Matthew 16 Jesus declared that He would build His Church, His Holy Nation, and that He would build it in such a way that the very gates of hell (the governments of cities and nations) would not be able to resist the Church’s march in history. What is Jesus talking about? How can this happen? What is the key to the Church’s functional and structural unity and the success of its apostolic mission in the earth?

    In Part I we saw that Jesus Himself established what the New Testament writers call “the fellowship of the apostles” or “the apostolate”. In the transition that took place from the Jewish age to the Messianic age, the Lord took the Kingdom of Heaven from the High Priests and rulers of Israel (the Sanhedrin), and He gave it to the Apostles, the fellowship of apostles or the apostolate (governmental body or council) that Jesus Himself had established. Together these Apostles extended the Kingdom and planted Christ’s Church throughout the Roman Empire. At the Lord’s direction they also ordained elders, who were the ruling pastors or shepherds of the allotments or congregations of the Church, who together with the apostles governed the Lord’s House.

    Part II of Recovering The Fellowship of the Apostles (the Apostolate) and New Testament Eldership deals with understanding true biblical Eldership and its relationship to the fellowship of the Apostles or the Apostolate. The Apostolic pattern or model of Church government is patterned after the governmental pattern of the Old testament Israel (first the natural and then the spiritual). But just as Jesus prophesied to the Chief Priests and Rulers of Israel, Christ’s Apostles (the Apostolate) and Elders replace the Chief priests and Elders (the Sanhedren) as the governmental council or Senate of the Israel of God.

    It is foolish to talk about an apostolic reformation in the 21st century without recovering the governmental unity established by Jesus in the first century.

    RECOVERING THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE APOSTLES (THE APOSTOLATE ) AND NEW TESTAMENT ELDERSHIP is in fact Lesson 6 of AD250 The Non-Negotiables of Apostolic Christianity, one of the most important and controversial courses in the Ern Baxter School of the Apostles Doctrine, Church History and Theology, one of eleven schools or disciplines of study from which we develop our degrees in apostolic and prophetic studies for the Apostles Theological seminary. This powerful and strategically relevant course is one of the courses being offered in our Summer Quarter beginning June 4, 2007. AD250 The Non-Negotiables of Apostolic Christianity is being offered free to all who visit our online website at http://www.apostlestheologicalseminary.org, and register your user name and password.

  • Recovering the Fellowship of the Apostles and New Testament Eldership Part 1

    The Apostolate or fellowship of the Apostles was the foundation of the early Church’s governmental unity and is still the key to the success of the Church’s global mission in the 21st century.

    In Matthew 16 Jesus declared that He would build His Church, His Holy Nation, and that He would build it in such a way that the very gates of hell (the governments of cities and nations) would not be able to resist the Church’s march in history. What is Jesus talking about? How can this happen? What is the key to the Church’s functional and structural unity and the success of its apostolic mission in the earth?

    In this lesson we will see that Jesus Himself established what the New Testament writers call “the fellowship of the apostles” or “the apostolate”. In the transition that took place from the Jewish age to the Messianic age, the Lord took the Kingdom of Heaven from the High Priests and rulers of Israel (the Sanhedrin), and He gave it to the Apostles, the fellowship of apostles or the apostolate (governmental body or council) that Jesus Himself had established. Together these Apostles extended the Kingdom and planted Christ’s Church throughout the Roman Empire. At the Lord’s direction they also ordained elders, who were the ruling pastors or shepherds of the allotments or congregations of the Church, who together with the apostles governed the Lord’s House.

    It is foolish to talk about an apostolic reformation in the 21st century without recovering the governmental unity established by Jesus in the first century.

  • God's Agenda for the 21st Century

     

    GOD’S AGENDA FOR THE 21ST CENTURY is an important apostolic message dealing with the need for unity, what it will take to restore the foundations, and reform the Lord’s Church. During 2002 and 2003 I shared this strategic message with apostolic fathers and church leaders in Kenya during the 14 months in which my wife and I lived there. I have also shared it with church fathers and leaders in Nigeria and South Africa over the last several years.

    Most recently, I ministered this word last month at an Apostolic Dialog hosted by Apostle Manfred North Peigan in Alberta Canada.

  • New Years Greeting And Ministry Update

  • Joy to the World, The Savior Reigns

    On Advent Sunday, two weeks before Christmas, I preached for Archbishop Dale Howard at the Chapel in Jacksonville, Florida. Bishop Howard specifically asked me to minister on the theme, "Joy To The World; The Savior Reigns.” I ministered the same message for Joshua Kouri at Frontline in downtown OKC, Christmas Eve. There was such a special anointing upon the message, that I have taken the liberty of posting the message for your encouragement and meditation at this special Holiday Season!

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The Great Commission

The present outpouring of the Spirit globally is the continued witness of the Father that the message proclaimed by the first apostles is still true. And like Peter, Paul, and all the early apostles, we believe that Christ, the Son of David, the almighty Son of God is building His Church (the house of God and the restored house of David) to be the demonstration on earth of life under the government of the King and the instrument of His kingdom purpose to disciple all nations and fill the whole earth with the glory of God the Father.

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