Apostolic revelation is the foundation upon which the Church is Built. As the Bible states,
“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18 Peter received a revelation from heaven that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus said that upon this rock – the openness of the spirit (heart) of man to receive a revelation from God (see Ephesians 1:17) – He would build His Church.
The Church is built upon the rock of revelation. Revelation is the foundation upon which the Church stands. Without apostolic revelation, the Church cannot be built correctly.
Different apostles are sent to preach different revelations.
Although there are different messages revealed to different apostles, these revelations together will be foundational. Again, apostles work together (see this week’s blogs). The message of the apostles together lays a strong foundation in the lives of the saints upon which others (teachers, pastors, evangelists, and prophets) can then build.