We have been looking at the fact that apostles bring revelation to the Church. Paul, the apostle, writes”…which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets by the Holy Spirit.” Ephesians 3:5 ESV
Martin Luther brought revelation to the Church of the Middle Ages concerning “justification by faith”. He also had a tremendous revelation about the “priesthood of all believers” which did not gain as much ground and acceptance as the truth that we need to be born again.
This truth was brought forth originally by the apostle Paul. However, it was brought forth again to the Church by another apostle, Martin Luther.
Different apostles bring forth different revelation. There are apostles of faith, deliverance, love, healing, and even the basic doctrines which all constantly need to be rediscovered by each generation and expressed in a way that the truth can be grasped and lived out. The message does not change but each generation needs to have a fresh revelation of the Turth.
Revelation is the rock upon which the Church is built (Matthew 16:17-18). Supernatural churches are raised up through apostolic revelation.
Every revelation has apostles that preach and teach a specigic truth until it is received by the Church. Apostles have the anointing to break through the ignorance and darkness that keeps people from receiving revelation. Their preaching and teaching causes men to see truth and walk in it. This is part of their apostolic call and their pioneering anointing.