Emanna for 04/15/2019
We Should Also be Apostles and Prophets
Eph 3:5 ...as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in spirit, (8) To me, less than the least of all saints, was this grace given to announce to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ as the gospel
Words of Ministry
In 3:8 Paul seemed to be saying, "Saints, don't think that I am greater than you. No, I am less. Since someone less than you can do this, then certainly you can do it also." We should not make excuses for ourselves. If Paul could have this kind of grace, we all can have it. If Paul could live such a life and walk worthily of God's calling, then we can also. The meaning of the Greek word rendered "apostle" is a sent one. Also, a prophet is not primarily one who predicts the future; he is a spokesman for God. Regarding apostles and prophets, we all have been drugged by religious concepts. I hope that this message will be a strong antidote to this drug. I am serious in saying that we all must be apostles and prophets. Suppose a certain sister works as a nurse in a hospital. Do you think God wants her merely to be a nurse? No! God sends her to that hospital to be an apostle and a prophet. God's authority is always with such a person... Wherever we are, at home, at school, or at work, we need to be there as those sent by the Lord to minister Christ to others by speaking for Christ. The apostles and prophets, however, must bear a particular sign to prove that they are apostles and prophets. This sign is the revelation of the mystery... It is by having this revelation that we have the boldness to say that we are God's sent ones and God's spokesmen. If a young brother has such a revelation, he can say to his unbelieving father, who may have a doctorate in physics, "Father, you know a great deal about science, but you don't know anything about Christ. I know Christ, for I have seen the revelation concerning Him. Christ is my life. He lives in me, He is one with me, and He is everything to me." If you have this revelation, then you are an apostle and a prophet.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 251-254. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 8/6/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.