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AN APOSTLE IS A MAN WHO IS PART OF THE FIVEFOLD MINISTRY AS WE SEE FROM EPHESIANS 4:11. HE IS A MAN THAT IS SENT FROM GOD TO SET THINGS IN ORDER. LET’S LOOK AT AN APOSTLE PAUL HE WAS GOING FROM CHURCH TO CHURCH SETTING THINGS IN ORDER LIKE WHAT HE DID AT THE CHURCH AT CORINTHIANS TELLING THEM HOW VOCAL SPIRITUAL GIFTS SHOULD OPERATE AND THAT WOMEN SHOULD NOT PREACH ETC. HE MOVED FROM CHURCH TO CHURCH GALATIANS, EPHESIANS AND EVEN TO THE CHURCHES THAT WERE IN ASIA(PAUL’S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS)
LETS COME TO OUR DAY. OUR PROPHET BRO BRANHAM VISITED THE WORLD SEVEN TIMES. WE CONSIDER THOSE JOURNEYS AS MISSIONARY JOURNEYS LIKE THAT OF AN APOSTLE PAUL. HE WAS SETTING THINGS IN ORDER FOR ALL THE MESSAGE CHURCHES AROUND THE GLOBE AS WE ALL KNOW THAT MESSAGE CHURCHES ABIDE BY THE CHURCH ORDER DOCTRINE SET BY ELIJAH OF OUR DAY.
1 CORINTHIANS 14
And then we find out the apostle is a special man. He’s a—he’s a setterin-order. He’s a man that’s sent from God to set the things in order. (WARNING THEN JUDGMENT title JEFF.IN V-8 N-3 63-0724)
A word “apostle” means “one that’s sent.” I’ve often wondered why the missionary ever wanted to be called a missionary. A missionary is an apostle. The word “missionary” means “one sent.” “Apostle” means “one sent.” A missionary is an apostle. (POSITION IN CHRIST.title CHICAGO.IL 55-0116A)