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Study: 21                                                

The Apostles of the Lamb

 

Our Glorious God and Savior Jesus Christ named Apostles to those Disciples Whom He Chose from among the others (1), that They should be both the Ones Who first Received and Preached the Everlasting Gospel of Salvation and eye-Witnesses (2) of all things which Jesus Christ Did after He was Baptized by John, His Ministry, Sacrifice, Resurrection, Glorification, Foundation of His Church; so They Taught it (3) by the Power of the Holy Spirit, being Jesus Christ’s Witnesses from Jerusalem to the end of the earth (4).

            After His Resurrection the Lord Breathed on Them giving Them the Holy Spirit (5); however, immediately before He should go up into Heaven to Glorify Himself (6) Commanded Them to wait in Jerusalem for the Promise of the Father (7) which is the Baptism with the Holy Spirit (8), that was Carried into Effect by the Lord the Day of Pentecost when the Disciples were all – about a hundred and twenty – with One Accord in one place. That Day the Lord began to Build His Church (9), and through Peter’s mouth Revealed that Jesus Whom they have hanged on a stake and killed, Raised up and He Is Lord and Christ (10); therefore all those who were Foreordained to Salvation were Cut to the heart saying to Peter and the other Apostles: “Men and Brethren, What Shall we do? (11). Then Peter said to them: “Repent, and let every one of you be Baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the Remission of sins; and you shall Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit” (12). The Holy Spirit of the Promise (see 7) is to all who are Predestined to Salvation, as many as the Lord our God Will Call (13), being Born again of water and the Holy Spirit to Live and Reign with Christ Jesus (14). Thus, the Lord did Establish the One and Only Valid Baptism to Accede to the Way of Life (15), in the Unique Name – Jesus Christ – Who is above every name that is named, not only in this Evil age, but also in that which is to Come (16). Therefore, He Is the Living Stone of Foundation or Essential Corner Stone (17) of His Mystic Body or Church (18); the Stone which the “builders” rejected (19); He Is the Apostle and High Priest of our Confession (20), the Holy Spirit Incarnated as a man, the Angel of the New Everlasting Covenant in His own Blood (21), Who Brought down from Heaven the Everlasting Gospel for Salvation (22) that was Preached by His twelve Apostles: Simon called Peter (Cephas) and Andrew his brother; Jacob (James the son of Zebedee) and John his brother; Philip, Bartholomew (Nathanael); Matthew (the tax collector) and Thomas; Jacob (James the son of Alphaeus) and Judas (surnamed Lebbaeus or Thaddaeus); Simon the Cananite; and Judas Iscariot, who also Betrayed Him, who suicided and the Holy Spirit Chose Matthias to be numbered with the eleven Apostles (23); who before to be Appointed an Apostle by the Lord’s Spirit in the place of Judas Iscariot, was among the Disciples that – likewise the eleven – saw, heard, touched and ate with the Lord since He was Baptized by John until after His Resurrection (24), when the Lord came and stood in their midst Alive before Them, Speaking Them during forty days about the Kingdom of God (25). They are the Twelve Foundations of the Wall of the Holy City – New Jerusalem (26).

            The Lord also Appointed Paul (Saul) as a Special Apostle to the Gentiles (27), to whom the Lord Jesus Christ Appeared and Taught him directly the Gospel of Salvation (28) which Paul Preached and Taught mainly to the uncircumcision – Gentiles or Heathens (29). However, Paul Communicated, privately, to the Twelve that Gospel he Preached among the Gentiles, the other Apostles Added Nothing to him; on the contrary, Perceiving the Grace that had been Given to him, Jacob (James), Cephas and John gave Paul and Barnabas the right hand of Fellowship, that These should go to the Gentiles and Those to the circumcised (30). Nevertheless, Paul Considered he himself to be the least of the Apostles because had Persecuted the Church of God (31).    

            Therefore, Jesus Christ is the Living Stone of Foundation – Genuine Gospel Preached by His Twelve Apostles who are the Foundations of the City’s Wall – and no other Stone of Foundation can anyone lay than which is Laid – Jesus Christ – by the Holy Spirit (32). Then, others Build on this Foundation, if They Lay the Chief (Essential) Corner Stone – Jesus Christ – (33) wherever walls are joined together, “layer upon layer” – each Saved Generation (34) both Building shall Endure and Builders Receive a Reward (35); on the contrary, if the Building should Fall, Builder’s Damage shall be Great (36).

 

Are there Jesus Christ’s Apostles manifested as men nowadays?

 

If would-be they should:

 

a)      Have been Chosen and Taught by the Lord Manifested into the flesh as a man, and Eye-Witnesses of all things that Jesus Christ Did since He was Baptized by John, His Sacrifice, Resurrection and Glorification (37). If true, Christ Jesus should have Manifested Himself over and over to be Sacrificed – Resurrect and then Form His Church again and again, therefore each time the Lord should necessary have changed some aspects concerning the Genuine Gospel of Salvation. But We Know There Is No another Gospel (38) because His Redemption Work is Perfect, for His Sacrifice ONCE FOR ALL Sanctifies – Saves (39) to all His Children Predestined by Him before the Foundation of the world (40); therefore, to We all who eagerly are waiting for Him He shall Appear a Second Time apart from sin for Salvation (41).           

b)      Be the Genuine Church’s Foundations – that Holy City or New Jerusalem or Above Jerusalem (42). Jesus Christ is the Truth, the Way and the Life (43), therefore His Word which Abides for ever (44) Revealed to John the Apostle that the Holy City’s Wall has Twelve Foundations and upon Them the Twelve names of the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb (45). Let us Meditate: How many times both the foundation stone and foundations of any building are laid?

Answer – indefectibly – is: ONCE.

            The Lord Did Not Appoint any other Apostle after He Chose Paul as a Special Apostle to the Gentiles. So, all those who nominate themselves “Apostles” to this day, are False apostles, Deceitful workers who transform themselves into Apostles of the Lamb, these want to Pervert the Gospel of Jesus Christ (46), are under the curse (47), and whose End will be according to their works (48). Amen.     

 

Biblical References

 

  1- Luke 6:13; John 6:70-71; Mark 3:13-15

  2- Luke 24:44-48; 1 Pet  5:1; Acts 10:36-43; 4:20

  3- Luke 1:2; Acts 1:1-3; 2 Pet 1:16-19; 1 Cor 11:23; Eph 6:19-20; Gal 1:11-12

  4- Acts 1:8; 2:39; 4:33; 20:24

  5- John 20:19-23

  6- Acts 1:2-3; Luke 24:49-51; John 3:13

  7- John 16:7-16; Luke 24:49

  8- Acts 1:4-5; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; John 1:29-33

  9- Acts 2:1-13; 1:12-15

10- Acts 2:14-36

11- Acts 2:37

12- Acts 2:38; 10:47-48; 22:12-16; Gal 3:26-27

13-  Acts 2:39

14-  John 3:3-8; Rev 20:5-6; Eph 2:5-6; 1:20; Heb 8:1; Rev 4:4

15- Acts 4:12; Eph 4:5

16- Eph 1:21; Heb 13:8; Rev 19:11-16

17- 1 Pet 2:6; Eph 2:20-22; Is 28:16-17; Zech 3:9; 4:7

18- Col 1:21-27; 1 Pet 2:5

19-  Acts 4:8-11; 1 Pet 2:7-8; Ps 127:1

20- Heb 3:1-6

21-  Luke 1:26-35; 1 Tim 3:16; John 3:13; Col 2:8-9; 1:10-20; 1 Cor 15:45-49; Mal 3:1; Is 42:6-7; Heb 12:24; 9:11-17; 1 Tim 2:5-6; Rom 5:8-9; Eph 1:5-7; 1 Pet 1:2; 1 John 1:7; Rev 1:5-6

22-  Rev 14:6; 1 Pet 1:10-12; Rom 1:15-17; Eph 1:13-14; Rev 7:9-10

23-  Matt 4:18-22; 9:9; 10:1-20; Luke 6:13-16; Mark 3:16-19; John 1:35-51; Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27-32; Acts 1:12-26

24-  Luke 24:33-51; Acts 1:21-22; 10:39-43; John 20:19-31; 21:1-25; Mark 16:9-20; 1 Pet 5:1; 2 Pet 1:16-21

25-  Acts 1:3-11; John 20:30-31; 21:24-25

26-  Rev 21:14; 21:19-20; 21:2; 22:14; Heb 13:13-15; 12:22-24; 11:13-16

27-  Rom 1:1-5; 11:13; 1 Cor 9:1-2; 2 Cor 12:12; 1 Tim 2:5-7

28-  Acts 20:24; Gal 1:15-16; 1:11-12; 2 Cor 12:1-4; Acts 12:14-15

29-  Rom 1:13-17; Acts 28:30-31; 1 Cor 15:1-11; Acts 17:18

30-  Gal 2:1-10

31-  1 Cor 15:9

32-  1 Cor 3:10-11; Gal 1:6-9

33-  1 Pet 2:6

34-  Heb 13:8; Lam 5:19; Deut 7:9; Is 9:6-7; 41:4

35-  1 Cor 3:12-14; Matt 7:24-25; Eph 2:20-22

36-  Matt 7:26-27; Ps 127:1

37-  1 John 1:1-3

38-  Gal 1:7

39-  Heb 10:10; 9:23-28

40-  Eph 1:1-14; 2:4-10

41-  Heb 9:28

42-  Rev 21:2; Gal 4:26-28

43-  John 14:6; Ps 119:151; 119:160; Num 23:19; 1 Sam 15:29; John 11:25-26; Rev 20:5-6

44-  1 Pet 1:22-25; John 3:3-21; Heb 1:10-12; Matt 24:35; Is 40:8; Heb 7:24; Lam 5:19; Dan 6:26; Heb 13:8

45-  Rev 21:4-5 (see Matt 19:28; Luke 1:32-33; Heb 1:8; 4:16)

46-  2 Cor 11:13-14; Rev 2:2

47-  Gal 1:6-9

48-  2 Cor 11:15

  

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