The position of Apostle is unique, with
duties & responsibilities that can vary greatly. Many people may not be aware that they are Apostolic by nature. Apostles
build, establish and bring structure where there is none. They are excellent administrators and planners. An excellent example
of this position can be found in the book of Nehemiah.
Often, Apostles are considered the "leaders",
because they were mentioned first. This is not their reason for receiving first mention. Apostles were mentioned first because
of their ability to plan and implement policy and procedure. Apostles are spiritual problem solvers. They are administrators
who can set in motion any God ordained plan with ease.
You can find those who are called to apostolic
positions functioning in homes, churches and even in businesses worldwide. A good example of a type of secular apostle would
be Donald Trump.
In the church however, this position is aspired to more
than any other, and is also abused more than any other.
Contrary to popular opinion, Apostles
are here to serve. Jesus said it this way, "if anyone wants to be greatest in the Kingdom, let him first become a servant
to all". Selah.
There is nothing about any position in
the Church of Jesus Christ that can be ground in stone. The dynamics found within the Apostleship are enormous. It would be
like attempting to place the GODHEAD in a box. Apostles should serve within the Body of Christ in the Spirit of meekness,
humility and integrity.
Apostles should be experts at intercession.
A big problem in the Church is that Apostles do not recognize the need to be at the head of Intercession. Apostles must display
like characteristics of Christ, "who ever liveth to make intercession".
They should never lose sight of the primary
purpose for being placed in the position; and that is to serve the Body of Christ in the same manner that Jesus served the
Apostolic Ministry during His tenure on Earth.
If you believe you should be served only,
this not the position for you. This position also comes with intense warfare, therefore you must have a life of prayer and
communion with God. You cannot function here on your wits.
Biblically, Apostles were often slaughtered,
maimed or held in contempt by the very ones that they came to assist. If you believe you are called to this position by God,
you are advised to proceed with caution and gain understanding as you progress.