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The Year of Transformation
Pastor’s Pen
Aug 6-7, 2016
The Apostles and the Prophets!

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 3:34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.

Matt 14:5 And although he wanted to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

Matt 21:10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?” 11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

Heb 3:1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, 2 who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house.

Eph 2:20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,

Eph 4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,

From the scriptures verses listed for our reference, it is clear that Jesus is the greatest prophet and the ultimate apostle! As a prophet, He spoke the very words of God from the beginning and He has the Holy Spirit without measure. Even the people who hated him were afraid of him because the multitudes regarded him as a prophet!

In other religions today, Jesus is also regarded as a prophet but what they failed to see is that he is more than just a prophet – He was the greatest prophet and also the ultimate apostle. He was sent from heaven to earth on the most important mission in the history of humanity! Without Him completing His mission, we would still be dead in our transgressions with no hope of ever being reconciled back to Father God.

Jesus spoke the words of God and established the church to do the same. That is why in Ephesian 4, He gave gifts when He was ascending to heaven! What are these gifts? They are the gifts in the form of people called and gifted to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers.

The foundation of the church is established with the apostles and prophets with Jesus Christ as the chief cornerstone. Today, God is once again establishing the church on the right foundations without which we will not be built according to His pattern and be able to carry the fullness of His glory and power! Align with this foundational truth and expect to see the glory of God rising upon the church poised for great exploits through His dynamic power flowing through us. Amen.

Pastor Chee Kang Seng

Posted in Saturday Night Life on August 22, 2016.

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