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Title: Three Kinds of Apostles by Greg Robertson, M.A., M.Div. (promo777@yahoo.com)


1
Three Kinds of Apostlesby Greg Robertson, M.A.,
M.Div. (promo777_at_yahoo.com)
Type One
Type Two
Type Three
  • 1) Those chosen and sent personally by the Lord
    Jesus Christ. Includes only twelve.
  • 2) Those sent by other Christians for a special
    cause. Includes the use of the word apostle in
    a more broad sense.

3) False Apostles who claim to have the same
function and authority as the twelve.
2
1. The Twelve
Those personally chosen and sent by the Lord
Jesus Christ. Includes only the twelve.
  • When morning came, he called his disciples to
    him and chose twelve of them, whom he also
    designated apostles. Luke 613
  • In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all
    that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day
    he was taken up to heaven, after giving
    instructions through the Holy Spirit to the
    apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he
    showed himself to these men and gave many
    convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared
    to them over a period of forty days and spoke
    about the kingdom of God. Acts 11-3

3
The Twelve (2)
Those personally chosen and sent by the Lord
Jesus Christ. Includes only the twelve.
  • Those who accepted his message were baptized,
    and about three thousand were added to their
    number that day. They devoted themselves to the
    apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the
    breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was
    filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous
    signs were done by the apostles. Acts 241-43
  • For it seems to me that God has put us apostles
    on display at the end of the procession, like men
    condemned to die in the arena. We have been made
    a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as
    well as to men. 1 Corinthians 49

4
The Twelve (3)
Those personally chosen and sent by the Lord
Jesus Christ. Includes only the twelve.
  • And in the church God has appointed first of all
    apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then
    workers of miracles, also those having gifts of
    healing, those able to help others, those with
    gifts of administration, and those speaking in
    different kinds of tongues. 1 Corinthians 1228
  • Then he appeared to James, then to all the
    apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also,
    as to one abnormally born. For I am the least of
    the apostles and do not even deserve to be called
    an apostle, because I persecuted the church of
    God. 1 Corinthians 157-9

5
The Twelve (4)
Those personally chosen and sent by the Lord
Jesus Christ. Includes only the twelve.
  • Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and
    aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and
    members of God's household, built on the
    foundation of the apostles and prophets, with
    Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
    Ephesians 219-20
  • In reading this, then, you will be able to
    understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,
    which was not made known to men in other
    generations as it has now been revealed by the
    Spirit to God's holy apostles and prophets. This
    mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles
    are heirs together with Israel, members together
    of one body, and sharers together in the promise
    in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 34-6

6
The Twelve (5)
Those personally chosen and sent by the Lord
Jesus Christ. Includes only the twelve.
  • It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to
    be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to
    be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people
    for works of service, so that the body of Christ
    may be built up until we all reach unity in the
    faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and
    become mature, attaining to the whole measure of
    the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be
    infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and
    blown here and there by every wind of teaching
    and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their
    deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth
    in love, we will in all things grow up into him
    who is the Head, that is, Christ. Ephesians
    411-15

7
The Twelve (6)
Those personally chosen and sent by the Lord
Jesus Christ. Includes only the twelve.
  • The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and
    on them were the names of the twelve apostles of
    the Lamb. Revelation 2114

8
Matthias or Paul?
There can only be twelve!
  • For, said Peter, it is written in the book of
    Psalms, May his place be deserted let there be
    no one to dwell in it, and, May another take
    his place of leadership. Therefore it is
    necessary to choose one of the men who have been
    with us the whole time the Lord Jesus went in and
    out among us, beginning from John's baptism to
    the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one
    of these must become a witness with us of his
    resurrection. So they proposed two men Joseph
    called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and
    Matthias. Then they prayed, Lord, you know
    everyone's heart. Show us which of these two you
    have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry,
    which Judas left to go where he belongs. Then
    they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias so
    he was added to the eleven apostles. Acts
    120-26
  • It seems apparent from the results of this
    choice, that the eleven actually created only a
    Type Two apostle. Matthias is never mentioned
    after he was chosen by them. Later, it was made
    obvious that Gods choice was to replace Judas
    with Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles. Reverend
    Greg Robertson, Jakarta

9
Type 2Other Apostles
Those sent by other Christians for a special
cause. Includes the use of the word apostle in
a more broad sense.
  • Then the apostles and elders, with the whole
    church, decided to choose some of their own men
    and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas.
    They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas,
    two men who were leaders among the brothers. With
    them they sent the following letter The apostles
    and elders, your brothers, To the Gentile
    believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia
    Greetings. We have heard that some went out from
    us without our authorization and disturbed you,
    troubling your minds by what they said. Acts
    1522-24
  • Greet Andronicus and Junias, my relatives who
    have been in prison with me. They are outstanding
    among the apostles, and they were in Christ
    before I was. Romans 167

10
Type 3 -- False Apostles
False Apostles who claim to have the same
function and authority as the twelve.
  • For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus
    other than the Jesus we preached, or if you
    receive a different spirit from the one you
    received, or a different gospel from the one you
    accepted, you put up with it easily enough. But I
    do not think I am in the least inferior to those
    "super-apostles." I may not be a trained speaker,
    but I do have knowledge. We have made this
    perfectly clear to you in every way. Was it a sin
    for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by
    preaching the gospel of God to you free of
    charge? 2 Corinthians 114-7

11
False Apostles (2)
False Apostles who claim to have the same
function and authority as the twelve.
  • And I will keep on doing what I am doing in
    order to cut the ground from under those who want
    an opportunity to be considered equal with us in
    the things they boast about. For such men are
    false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading
    as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan
    himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is
    not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade
    as servants of righteousness. Their end will be
    what their actions deserve. 2 Corinthians
    1112-15
  • I know your deeds, your hard work and your
    perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate
    wicked men, that you have tested those who claim
    to be apostles but are not, and have found them
    false. Revelation 22

12
A Last Days Warning!
  • At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here
    is the Christ !' The Christ means The
    Anointed One or, 'Look, there he is!' do not
    believe it. For false Christs and false prophets
    will appear and perform signs and miracles to
    deceive the elect -- if that were possible. So be
    on your guard I have told you everything ahead
    of time. Mark 1321-23

13
C. Peter Wagner http//www.harvestnet.org/propheci
es/GInewsletterJan99.htm
  • This is one of the problems I've found when I
    first began associating with prophets and
    apostles. I began to understand they're the ones
    making up the new wineskin for the body of
    Christ, which I call the New Apostolic
    Reformation. Yet I was very surprised to find
    that many prophets don't even trust or like
    apostles around and vice versa, many apostles
    don't trust or like prophets around.
  • The Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders is a
    peer-level group of prophets, now under my
    apostolic leadership. This to me is an example of
    how prophets relate to apostles on the broader
    scale.
  • Why has God accelerated the process? There are
    several reasons. We know much more about
    strategic prophetic intercession than we did
    before. We have fought and won numerous battles
    in the invisible world. Methods of spiritual
    warfare are no longer mysteries. And perhaps most
    important of all, the government of the church,
    headed by apostles and prophets, is now in
    place. C. Peter Wagner http//www.globalharvestmi
    nistries.org/home.qry?ID419

14
Bill Hamon http//imagint.com/bereans/prophesies/
cinc-1999.htm
  • We Hamon and Cindy Jacobs feel like the seven
    years of plenty will be condensed into 1999 and
    then the year 2000 will be like the seven years
    of famine. We sense that as far as Y2K is
    concerned, there will be some blackouts/brownouts
    in some areas. There will be shakeups in some
    areas, especially big cities. But we believe that
    God is going to show the prophets where, how, and
    what is going to happen.
  • But the Holy Spirit prophetically stated that
    this apostolic anointing was being granted for
    two reasons. The first reason was that I had been
    faithful in multiplying the prophet anointing
    that had been given, so now that anointing was
    being doubled by the addition of the apostolic
    anointing (Mt. 2528, 29) The second reason was
    that the apostolic anointing had been given for
    the purpose of pioneering, establishing and
    taking a fatherhood responsibility for the
    restoration and propagation of the office of the
    prophet. Prophets and the Prophetic Movement
    Gods Prophetic Move Today by Bill Hamon, Destiny
    Image, 1990, p. 172.

15
Cindy Jacobs
  • Y2K is a man-made problem which will cause a
    disruption of communication like the Tower of
    Babel, and for a season, communication will be
    shut off. Y2K itself will not be the major
    shaking, but the shakings will come with the
    domino effect.

16
Andrew Stromhttp//homepages.ihug.co.nz/revival/
christen.html
  • God is about to build a new church -- a
    "street"church, built on the foundation of the
    new apostles and prophets that He is about to
    raise up, just like the early church. (For this
    is the way GOD builds His true church -- He
    starts with His new apostles, and builds the
    whole thing on them). The true church is an
    "organism" -- not an organization. It is built
    out of PEOPLE -- it is nothing to do with
    buildings. And it is built on the foundation of
    His true apostles and prophets. This is what we
    are about to see again in our day. Glory to God!
    A glorious church, a spotless Bride truly
    befitting the King of Kings and the Lord of
    Lords. We live in the most momentous (and
    dangerous) of times. THE BRIDE WILL LEAVE
    CHRISTENDOM by Andrew Strom

17
Rick Joynerhttp//www.faithissues.ca/Articles/The
_Call_by_Rick_Joyner.htm
  • "I also understand how the nature of some of
    these revelations would cause theological
    problems for some. One of these would certainly
    be the way that I met and talked with many Old
    and New Testament characters. As well as
    prominent people in church history who are now
    dead. " page 20
  • Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his
    son or daughter in the fire, who practices
    divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages
    in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a
    medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.
    Anyone who does these things is detestable to the
    LORD, and because of these detestable practices
    the LORD your God will drive out those nations
    before you. Deut. 1810-12

18
Rick Joyner
  • "I am about to release my last-day apostles. I
    will have many like, Paul, John, Peter and the
    others. "
  • page 85 From a review of Joyners popular
    book, The Call, Morning Star Publications,
    Moravian, Falls, NC,1999.
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Title: Three Kinds of Apostles by Greg Robertson, M.A., M.Div. (promo777@yahoo.com)


1
Three Kinds of Apostlesby Greg Robertson, M.A.,
M.Div. (promo777_at_yahoo.com)
Type One
Type Two
Type Three
  • 1) Those chosen and sent personally by the Lord
    Jesus Christ. Includes only twelve.
  • 2) Those sent by other Christians for a special
    cause. Includes the use of the word apostle in
    a more broad sense.

3) False Apostles who claim to have the same
function and authority as the twelve.
2
1. The Twelve
Those personally chosen and sent by the Lord
Jesus Christ. Includes only the twelve.
  • When morning came, he called his disciples to
    him and chose twelve of them, whom he also
    designated apostles. Luke 613
  • In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all
    that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day
    he was taken up to heaven, after giving
    instructions through the Holy Spirit to the
    apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he
    showed himself to these men and gave many
    convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared
    to them over a period of forty days and spoke
    about the kingdom of God. Acts 11-3

3
The Twelve (2)
Those personally chosen and sent by the Lord
Jesus Christ. Includes only the twelve.
  • Those who accepted his message were baptized,
    and about three thousand were added to their
    number that day. They devoted themselves to the
    apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the
    breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was
    filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous
    signs were done by the apostles. Acts 241-43
  • For it seems to me that God has put us apostles
    on display at the end of the procession, like men
    condemned to die in the arena. We have been made
    a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as
    well as to men. 1 Corinthians 49

4
The Twelve (3)
Those personally chosen and sent by the Lord
Jesus Christ. Includes only the twelve.
  • And in the church God has appointed first of all
    apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then
    workers of miracles, also those having gifts of
    healing, those able to help others, those with
    gifts of administration, and those speaking in
    different kinds of tongues. 1 Corinthians 1228
  • Then he appeared to James, then to all the
    apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also,
    as to one abnormally born. For I am the least of
    the apostles and do not even deserve to be called
    an apostle, because I persecuted the church of
    God. 1 Corinthians 157-9

5
The Twelve (4)
Those personally chosen and sent by the Lord
Jesus Christ. Includes only the twelve.
  • Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and
    aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and
    members of God's household, built on the
    foundation of the apostles and prophets, with
    Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
    Ephesians 219-20
  • In reading this, then, you will be able to
    understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,
    which was not made known to men in other
    generations as it has now been revealed by the
    Spirit to God's holy apostles and prophets. This
    mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles
    are heirs together with Israel, members together
    of one body, and sharers together in the promise
    in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 34-6

6
The Twelve (5)
Those personally chosen and sent by the Lord
Jesus Christ. Includes only the twelve.
  • It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to
    be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to
    be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people
    for works of service, so that the body of Christ
    may be built up until we all reach unity in the
    faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and
    become mature, attaining to the whole measure of
    the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be
    infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and
    blown here and there by every wind of teaching
    and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their
    deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth
    in love, we will in all things grow up into him
    who is the Head, that is, Christ. Ephesians
    411-15

7
The Twelve (6)
Those personally chosen and sent by the Lord
Jesus Christ. Includes only the twelve.
  • The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and
    on them were the names of the twelve apostles of
    the Lamb. Revelation 2114

8
Matthias or Paul?
There can only be twelve!
  • For, said Peter, it is written in the book of
    Psalms, May his place be deserted let there be
    no one to dwell in it, and, May another take
    his place of leadership. Therefore it is
    necessary to choose one of the men who have been
    with us the whole time the Lord Jesus went in and
    out among us, beginning from John's baptism to
    the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one
    of these must become a witness with us of his
    resurrection. So they proposed two men Joseph
    called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and
    Matthias. Then they prayed, Lord, you know
    everyone's heart. Show us which of these two you
    have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry,
    which Judas left to go where he belongs. Then
    they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias so
    he was added to the eleven apostles. Acts
    120-26
  • It seems apparent from the results of this
    choice, that the eleven actually created only a
    Type Two apostle. Matthias is never mentioned
    after he was chosen by them. Later, it was made
    obvious that Gods choice was to replace Judas
    with Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles. Reverend
    Greg Robertson, Jakarta

9
Type 2Other Apostles
Those sent by other Christians for a special
cause. Includes the use of the word apostle in
a more broad sense.
  • Then the apostles and elders, with the whole
    church, decided to choose some of their own men
    and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas.
    They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas,
    two men who were leaders among the brothers. With
    them they sent the following letter The apostles
    and elders, your brothers, To the Gentile
    believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia
    Greetings. We have heard that some went out from
    us without our authorization and disturbed you,
    troubling your minds by what they said. Acts
    1522-24
  • Greet Andronicus and Junias, my relatives who
    have been in prison with me. They are outstanding
    among the apostles, and they were in Christ
    before I was. Romans 167

10
Type 3 -- False Apostles
False Apostles who claim to have the same
function and authority as the twelve.
  • For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus
    other than the Jesus we preached, or if you
    receive a different spirit from the one you
    received, or a different gospel from the one you
    accepted, you put up with it easily enough. But I
    do not think I am in the least inferior to those
    "super-apostles." I may not be a trained speaker,
    but I do have knowledge. We have made this
    perfectly clear to you in every way. Was it a sin
    for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by
    preaching the gospel of God to you free of
    charge? 2 Corinthians 114-7

11
False Apostles (2)
False Apostles who claim to have the same
function and authority as the twelve.
  • And I will keep on doing what I am doing in
    order to cut the ground from under those who want
    an opportunity to be considered equal with us in
    the things they boast about. For such men are
    false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading
    as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan
    himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is
    not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade
    as servants of righteousness. Their end will be
    what their actions deserve. 2 Corinthians
    1112-15
  • I know your deeds, your hard work and your
    perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate
    wicked men, that you have tested those who claim
    to be apostles but are not, and have found them
    false. Revelation 22

12
A Last Days Warning!
  • At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here
    is the Christ !' The Christ means The
    Anointed One or, 'Look, there he is!' do not
    believe it. For false Christs and false prophets
    will appear and perform signs and miracles to
    deceive the elect -- if that were possible. So be
    on your guard I have told you everything ahead
    of time. Mark 1321-23

13
C. Peter Wagner http//www.harvestnet.org/propheci
es/GInewsletterJan99.htm
  • This is one of the problems I've found when I
    first began associating with prophets and
    apostles. I began to understand they're the ones
    making up the new wineskin for the body of
    Christ, which I call the New Apostolic
    Reformation. Yet I was very surprised to find
    that many prophets don't even trust or like
    apostles around and vice versa, many apostles
    don't trust or like prophets around.
  • The Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders is a
    peer-level group of prophets, now under my
    apostolic leadership. This to me is an example of
    how prophets relate to apostles on the broader
    scale.
  • Why has God accelerated the process? There are
    several reasons. We know much more about
    strategic prophetic intercession than we did
    before. We have fought and won numerous battles
    in the invisible world. Methods of spiritual
    warfare are no longer mysteries. And perhaps most
    important of all, the government of the church,
    headed by apostles and prophets, is now in
    place. C. Peter Wagner http//www.globalharvestmi
    nistries.org/home.qry?ID419

14
Bill Hamon http//imagint.com/bereans/prophesies/
cinc-1999.htm
  • We Hamon and Cindy Jacobs feel like the seven
    years of plenty will be condensed into 1999 and
    then the year 2000 will be like the seven years
    of famine. We sense that as far as Y2K is
    concerned, there will be some blackouts/brownouts
    in some areas. There will be shakeups in some
    areas, especially big cities. But we believe that
    God is going to show the prophets where, how, and
    what is going to happen.
  • But the Holy Spirit prophetically stated that
    this apostolic anointing was being granted for
    two reasons. The first reason was that I had been
    faithful in multiplying the prophet anointing
    that had been given, so now that anointing was
    being doubled by the addition of the apostolic
    anointing (Mt. 2528, 29) The second reason was
    that the apostolic anointing had been given for
    the purpose of pioneering, establishing and
    taking a fatherhood responsibility for the
    restoration and propagation of the office of the
    prophet. Prophets and the Prophetic Movement
    Gods Prophetic Move Today by Bill Hamon, Destiny
    Image, 1990, p. 172.

15
Cindy Jacobs
  • Y2K is a man-made problem which will cause a
    disruption of communication like the Tower of
    Babel, and for a season, communication will be
    shut off. Y2K itself will not be the major
    shaking, but the shakings will come with the
    domino effect.

16
Andrew Stromhttp//homepages.ihug.co.nz/revival/
christen.html
  • God is about to build a new church -- a
    "street"church, built on the foundation of the
    new apostles and prophets that He is about to
    raise up, just like the early church. (For this
    is the way GOD builds His true church -- He
    starts with His new apostles, and builds the
    whole thing on them). The true church is an
    "organism" -- not an organization. It is built
    out of PEOPLE -- it is nothing to do with
    buildings. And it is built on the foundation of
    His true apostles and prophets. This is what we
    are about to see again in our day. Glory to God!
    A glorious church, a spotless Bride truly
    befitting the King of Kings and the Lord of
    Lords. We live in the most momentous (and
    dangerous) of times. THE BRIDE WILL LEAVE
    CHRISTENDOM by Andrew Strom

17
Rick Joynerhttp//www.faithissues.ca/Articles/The
_Call_by_Rick_Joyner.htm
  • "I also understand how the nature of some of
    these revelations would cause theological
    problems for some. One of these would certainly
    be the way that I met and talked with many Old
    and New Testament characters. As well as
    prominent people in church history who are now
    dead. " page 20
  • Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his
    son or daughter in the fire, who practices
    divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages
    in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a
    medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.
    Anyone who does these things is detestable to the
    LORD, and because of these detestable practices
    the LORD your God will drive out those nations
    before you. Deut. 1810-12

18
Rick Joyner
  • "I am about to release my last-day apostles. I
    will have many like, Paul, John, Peter and the
    others. "
  • page 85 From a review of Joyners popular
    book, The Call, Morning Star Publications,
    Moravian, Falls, NC,1999.
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