It simply means that you have been called, chosen and appointed with one of the five –fold calling, given to the church for the perfecting of the Saints. Ephesians 4:11-12
It is most important, for believers, not to get carried away with the Title of the gifting, that was given by the Lord Jesus. Since too many times a lot of believers do get very carried away with the gifting, and runs ahead of their gifting. One of the most evident characteristics of the Apostolic Anointing is that of HUMILITY. No true apostle of God is ever proud, He or She is one of the most humble and teachable person you will ever come in contact with. An apostle is always open and subject to the Holy Spirit, and also subject to True Servants of the Lord, which include Pastors, Teachers, Missionaries and Prophets.
The calling and gifting of the Apostle has been mis-interpreted within the body of Christ for many years. Many think that this calling and anointing no longer exist in present day, but I beg to differ, this anointing is evident and very present today. This member of the five-fold ministry is definitely needed together with the Prophetic in the body of Christ now, more than ever. We must always remember at all times, that this calling and gifting was given for the edifying of the Church, and not for personal fame and glory.
The Apostolic is a very stern, teaching, correcting, rebuking and disciplining, type of anointing, but it’s all done in Love. Their main purpose is to bring back spiritual Order and Structure to the Body of Christ, to such a measure, as to cause the Body to Become beautiful, that when the world looks at the Church, they see an institution that is Disciplined, Ordered, Beautiful and Perfect, i.e. The Bride of Christ. This does not mean that the Apostle does not have the Love of God, but rather, because He or She is so passionate about the things of God, and so loves the Lord, and God’s People, that’s the reason they flow and operate the way they have been gifted to. Many misinterpret the anointing and gifting.
I want to thank God for present day apostles, and I thank God for calling me with that anointing upon my life, I glory not in the Title, but rather in the God that called me, that is my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I see myself as a Humble servant of the Lord Jesus.
I pray that the Body of Christ will one day be that Perfect Bride, without spot and wrinkle, so that when the Bridegroom (Jesus Christ) comes, He will accept his bride the Church.
Humble Servant of the Lord Jesus Christ,JOYALMINISTRIES.Rev.JOYAL