This will probably start a war, but I got this from the Word of God for His Church; The Body of Christ. KJV
Hi Twayneb,Their were more Apostles than the twelve for instance Paul.The point I was making is that Paul could not be part of the twelve ever as he was not with them from the baptism of John which Peter says is a requirment.Why?Because John The Baptist was Elijah in Spirit and All the twelve and even Jesus because he was the sacrifice had to come under Elijah's Ministry in the form of John.Why?Jesus says to fullfill all thats right or to fullfill the prophetic pattern in other words.urs staff
Staff: Gotcha . :-) Paul's entire ministry was different than that of the twelve. He was sent to the Gentiles. The twelve were sent to the people of Israel scattered abroad. I did like the exposition of John the Baptist and Elijah who should come and the fact that John came in the spirit of Elijah to fulfill prophecy. I cannot recall that I have ever seen it put together in one place before.
Hi Twayneblol I agree with your statement about Paul turning from Jew to Gentile evangelism.My point about Paul though was that Paul had all the qualifications to be of the twelve ,he was a Jew of Jews sort to speak but he lacked one qualification that is that he did not come under the ministry of John The Baptist as Elijah so could not be part of the structure.Paul argueably is a greater Apostle than any of the twelve and did greater things than any of the Twelve if to a different audience.So the twelve come first and then Paul and Barnabas etc.The pattern remains the same then as it will be in the future Elijah,the twelve stones and the sacrifice or in another way "The Spirit of Elijah on the Church" restoring "Apostolic Structure,Teaching and Authority" all lifting up or holding up like and altar to the world "Jesus The Sacrifice ,The Beast of Burden who burdens our sin once and for all" urs staff
Hi,Let me if I may hammer home my point further:OT:Elijah at the JordanNT:John being Elijah at the JordanOT:The Evil Woman wants Elijahs HeadNt:The Evil Woman wants and Gets Johns HeadOT:Elijah Ministers to Ahab(an Anti Christ figure)NT:John being Elijah Ministers To Herod (an Anti Christ figure)OT:Elijah pours Twelve buckets of Water over the Stones(3 x 4)Nt: John being Elijah pours water over the Twelve Apostles being stones acording to RevelationOT:Elijah confronts the false ProphetsNT:John confronts the False Teachers and calls them vipersOT:Elijah appears out of the blueNT:John appears preaching out of the blue(although we have his childhood account).OT:Elijah causes the sky to close for 3 1/2 years NT:John causes the heavens to open for 3 1/2 years(Jesus ministry from his baptism)OT: Elijah wears a hairy garmentNT:John wears a hariy garment acording to Jewish legend the same one I go to a pentecostal Church but the problem with Pentecostals is that we don't understand Pentecost!Urs staff