In my last post, I wrote that 1 Corinthians 14: 6 highlighted some important information about the mysteries hidden in tongues. These mysteries were revelation, knowledge, prophecy and doctrine. Furthermore, I recommended that it was important to pay attention to Apostle Paul’s style of writing in order to glean even more critical information as follows:

 

  • During the letter to the Corinthians, the Apostle taught the believers about the importance of either converting tongues into the language of the day or speaking the hidden mysteries in the language of the hearer.
  • Secondly, he focused mainly on the gift of prophecy. This was done deliberately because every believer is not qualified to bring forth all mysteries. As one prays, sings or speaks in the spirit, his or her spirit is edified and being trained and developed in the mysteries of the faith. These mysteries, I believe, may remain hidden in the spirit until the day that God can release the individual as an Elder in the Body of Christ.
  • Thirdly, while Paul spoke in general terms about the development and purpose of the gift of prophecy in the church, he referred to himself directly when speaking about the gifts of revelation, knowledge, prophecy and doctrine combined.
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The example in the church of the wilderness

 

 

As I studied, the Holy Spirit showed me supporting evidence from the example of Acts 7: 38). Apostle Paul showed us that this church was headed and built by Apostle Moses (Hebrews 3: 1-5). How did Moses build the church? He did so through the gifts of revelation, knowledge, prophecy and doctrine. He saw God face to face and brought the mind and will of God to the Israelites so that they could live to please Almighty and to witnesses to the nations about the True and Living God.Now as the Lord showed me, there were other prophets in Israel in the days of Moses. His siblings Miriam and Aaron were prophets. They were so powerful in the prophetic ministry that at one time they rebelled, asking whether or not the Lord spoke to the Israelites only through Moses (Numbers  12: 1-10). God did not choose them for the apostolic ministry.  He chose Moses and spoke with him mouth to mouth… not in dark speeches”.    Moses also beheld “the similitude of the LORD” (Num 12: 8). In other words, Moses saw God face to face.

Eldad and Medad were also prophets and they prophesied all day long. Korah, Dathan and Abiram were men of such renown among the Jews that they rebelled, asking if Moses was the only one chosen to lead the Jews and to hear from God. We know exactly how God responded to their impertinence (show link here). In spite of all of their eminence (as they thought), God had not chosen them to build His church.

 Moses brought the law or God’s doctrines to the people and the High Priest and the Priest were ministers of the law. God has a designated plan for leadership in the church. We were taught that Elders function in administration and teaching of the word (https://pppministries.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=212rd). God’s plan for His Body is that each believer would grow up and become like Elder Jesus in all dimensions. He brought forth revelation, knowledge, prophecy and doctrine. He is all things to His Church – Apostle, Prophet, Teacher, Pastor and Evangelist. Moses was the Old Testament forerunner and example of the Lord as head of His church. This is the reason why Apostle Paul was shown the comparison between Moses as head of the church in the wilderness and Apostle Jesus Christ who built His church (Hebrews 3: 1-5).

 I would like to refer you back ato previous posts on leadership in the church for greater understanding. God bless you and have a great day. More upcoming.

Here are links which will give further explanation on the Apostolic ministry:

https://pppministries.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=359

https://pppministries.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=352

https://pppministries.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=349

https://pppministries.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=346

I would also invite you to click on the link Apostle in the side bar at the right of the post for further  reading

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