True Apostles

Jesus was given all authority in heaven and on earth after He completed His mission on earth. He  gave none of it away. To even think, much less believe, that He gave it to Christians is a pipe dream cooked up by impostors who have set themselves up as leaders of God’s people, and they will be held responsible for every lie they speak. 

Many of these people claim to be apostles with divine authority. But a true apostle receives by giving, not by exercising authority. As Jesus said, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” Also, the signs of a true apostle follow true apostles, Mark 9:35; 2 Corinthians 12:12..

A true apostle carries about in his body the dying of Jesus, [not the authority of Jesus], that the life of Jesus may be manifested in his body. Death works in an apostle, while life works in the church, 2 Corinthians 4:10, 12. 

When an apostle, or anyone else, does something such as heal the sick, he does so by faith in the name of Jesus, not by authority, Acts 3:16.

The only person who has, or has ever had, all authority in heaven and on earth is Jesus Christ. And He didn’t share, or loan, His authority to any human being.

He gave authority to about 82 men while He was still on earth (before He was given all authority), because they couldn’t do the things He wanted them to do without authority.

Since the Day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit distributes gifts as He wills, and now everything that is done in the kingdom of God is done by faith in the name above all other names, Jesus Christ, the risen Son of God. 

Anyone who says otherwise is following their own fleshly desires, and not the Holy Spirit; for the Spirit speaks the truths of God.

I say these things with the permission of the Lord whom I serve. 

Jon David Banks, God’s most unworthy servant

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