What is an Apostle?
Many people claim the title of apostle and/or prophet. Thousands upon thousands of people claim these titles. Yet they do not understand what these titles mean nor have they been called or ordained into these offices of administration of the church. The scriptures are very clear that women are not to have authority over the men. Yet the majority of people using these titles are power hungry women who are claiming this apostleship and prophet authority of the church which consist of both men and women! This is the spirit of Jezebel working to dominate men and to destroy our society. The scriptures are clear that these are administrations/offices of the Church. Women should not hold administration/office/power/authority over the church. Only men can hold offices of administration. Women can be prophetess but that is not an office or administration. A prophetess is a woman with the gift of prophecy. A man can also have the gift of prophecy without being a prophet. It's one thing to see and declare a prophecy. But a person who holds the administrative office of prophet exercises authority over the evangelists, pastors and teachers. Apostles are the highest human office of the new covenant church. We do not have human high priests. Jesus is the High Priest. Apostles are God's highest representative on the Earth in the new covenant time era. The apostle Paul declared things from God that had never been spoken before. He brought forth new and better understanding of the holy scriptures. He exercised great power and authority over the church in many cities. He was the overseer or district manager. He planted churches and he appointed pastors and evangelists. Apostles are over the prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. Prophets are not over the apostles. But prophets are over the evangelists, pastors, and teachers. Evangelists are over the pastors and teachers. Pastors are over the teachers/deacons. Women can be deaconesses. But a woman deaconesses is to teach only the women and young children. For more information about the female roles in the church, please click here to examine this article which will give many more scriptures.
A man can hold more than one office at a time. Paul held the offices of all 5 administrations. We know that he was an apostle. We know that he was a prophet. In 1 Thes. and 2 Thes, 1 Cor. 15 etc he spoke of end time events. These are very important prophetic scriptures to the end time church of our time frame. He was an evangelist. He traveled far and wide evangelizing the gospel. He had been a pastor to the churches which he established until someone was able to take over. He didn't just hand over a newly established church to a new convert! In 1 Tim.2:7 he claimed that he was an "apostle", "teacher" and a "preacher". So very clearly he had more than one office of administration. In conclusion, an apostle is a district manager or overseer of the church. He is over a region, city or nation. He could be over all the churches in Africa, South America, USA, China, Texas, Detroit, etc. He is over a region. He exercises authority to correct doctrine and practices of the church. Prophets do the same but are subject to Apostles unless he holds both the offices of prophet and apostle. Currently during the time of the writing, 2015, there are very few true apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors or teachers. The world is currently filled with false apostles, false prophets, false evangelists, false pastors and false teachers/deacons. But during the Great Tribulation, many people will be delivered from their traditional babylonian doctrines of man. God will raise up those who have been hindered, shut up and persecuted by the hirelings that run the world's church structure now.
Are these only descriptive words or actual titles?
Many people claim that "apostle" and "prophet" are only descriptive words that describe someone. They can certainly be used to describe someone such as "Paul the Apostle". However, when we are dealing with offices of government/kingdom, they become titles such as "President Reagan", "Governor Smith", "Ambassador Smith", "Mr. Smith", etc. To use these titles when referring to the person, shows proper respect. The person who holds these titles actually claim the title and sign documents and letters using the title as part of their name.
In the actual scriptures, in the Greek language, adjectives and articles such as the word "The" came after the subject noun. So in Greek it would say something like "Paul The Apostle", but the proper translation would be "The Apostle Paul". If the article "the" is missing, it would be more accurate to translate it "Apostle Paul" which would be a title, not descriptive alone. Such is the case in 2 Cor. 1:1 (KJV) "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia"
In Greek, "Apostle" comes after "Paul" which in English should more accurately be translated "Apostle Paul". In this verse there was not any article such as "the" or "an". Mankind has inserted that. The scriptures (rather than man's translations) shows that Paul called himself "Apostle Paul" in a title form. He claimed his position of administration over the church/ekklesia. If an administrator refuses to claim his position/authority, he is useless.
Why Do I Call Myself an Apostle?
What good does it do for a manager of a business such as McDonald's, just to use a worldly example, if that manager will not claim his title, position and authority? If he will not say to the other employees and the patrons of the restaurant "I am the manager", then he is a useless manager! He needs to be fired! The same thing goes for a president of a nation. A mayor, governor, etc. The same thing goes for a local pastor. A pastor who will not stand up and claim his title, position and authority of service to the congregation is not worthy of his position. We know that there are still pastors and teachers. So why wouldn't there still be apostles, prophets?
Paul claimed himself as an apostle. This is not out of pride. He was simply stating his position that Jesus had given him so that he could do his job. A pastor, manager, governor, president, apostle, evangelist, prophet or apostle cannot do his job if he is so weak as to not claim his position.
So I do not claim the position of Apostle in order to be a bully, nor out of pride. But only, in order that I may do my job and fulfill the commission that I am ordained to do. Jesus called me to declare the identity of the Son of Perdition. There is no one else on the planet that is publishing this revelation to the degree that I am. He used me to declare the true identity of the mark of the beast and of the 4 Horsemen, the 7 seals, and much more. He called me to translate the scriptures in the Alpha and Omega Bible. So how can I deny my offices? I must start proclaiming my offices, just as Paul did, so that I can do what I have been called to do. I do not know why Jesus has chosen me. I am not special or more Holy. I do not think that I have a big problem with pride. People who really know me do not seem to think that I have a problem with pride. This isn't about me. That's why that most of the time I do not put my name on anything I write. This website isn't about me. The books, etc are not about me. All of this is about The Father in Jesus name, His word and kingdom. But I must claim my offices and authority if I am going to do what Jesus has called me to do. So I claim these offices in obedience and reverence to Jesus Christ. I am an apostle of Jesus Christ. I am a servant of Jesus Christ and of the church, the body of Christ.
I hold all 5 offices of administration of the end time church. There are others which do the same. But very few at the current time. I look forward to the day when there will be many more men to stand up to take their ordained offices of the church! I ask that everyone examine the books, videos, newsletters and articles that I present, but I ask that you examine all of these things in much prayer and fasting.
In Jesus Name,
Apostle Zimmerman, I Saw The Light Ministries,
General of The Army of Jesus.
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