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* ...built on the foundation of the apostle .......
`The things that mark an apostle-signs, wonders and miracles.............
2 Corinthians 12:12
`They devoted themselves to the apostle's 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.
`The reason I left you in Crete was that you might straighten out what was left unfinished, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you.
*.....`Are you not the result of my work in the Lord?.....For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 9:1,2
`I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. But I did this privately to those who seem to be the leaders, for fear that I was running or had run my own race.'
`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 an arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as men.
1 Corinthians 4:9
`Rejoice over her, O heaven!
Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets!
God has judged her for the way she treated you.'
`For I am the least of the apostles and do not deserve to be called an apostle,............
1 Corinthians 15:9
The CHURCH ELDERS must test the Apostle, the test being that he is doing what the word says---
because there are false apostles.
`I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men, that you have tested those that claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them to be false.'
`For such men are false apostles, deceitful workman, masquerading as apostles of Christ.'
[2 Corinthians 11:13]
* Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
This is how you can recognize the Spirit: Every spirit that says Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.
1 John 4:1-3a
Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. And if revelation comes to somebody who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. The spirits of the prophets are under the control of the prophets.