Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Mercedes Moss was allowed to juice revelation hidden in the scriptures related to the KEY characteristics of the Ministry of the Apostle. Penned by one called as an Apostle, “Hallmarks of the Apostolic Ministry” was written with keen insight into the hidden depths of the functions of the men and women who walk closely with Christ.
According to Merriam - Webster (2016), a hallmark is "a quality, ability ... that is typical of a particular person or thing." There are certain distinctive characteristics which are evident in the life of an Apostle. Mercedes discovered many KEY manifestations of the Apostolic anointing as she carefully extracted the revelations that are hidden in the scriptures.
Here are four of these hallmarks:
1.Apostles are called primarily to “be with the Lord.”
2.APOSTLES ARE CALLED NOT ONLY TO BE WITH CHRIST, BUT TO DEMONSTRATE HIS MEEKNESS.
3.Jesus placed the Apostles at a higher dimension of authority, relationship and trust than the rest of the disciples.
4.Visions and revelations of the Lord are KEY highlights of the relationship between the Apostle and Christ.
Written as the first in a series, Hallmarks Of The Apostolic Ministry is a handbook that will clear the fog in your mind and illuminate you about the meaning, calling, character, position in the church and role of the Apostle. Here is an excerpt that will clarify:
The first secret in the book of Revelation is related to the Apostles’ position in front of the Throne for the purpose of worship and intercession. Their very location and attire reveals the high honor that is reserved for Very Important People, and also signifies that they have direct access to God:
And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold (Revelation 5: 4).
Since the will of God is to be done in the Earth as it is in Heaven, I would like to inform the Church that the modern day Apostles of Christ are also held in very high honor in the heavenly places. This explains why The Lord manifests Himself to them in visions and revelations.
You will be deeply enlightened as you read. You will discover that the Apostle is someone who has a daily, living relationship with Christ. You will discover that the Apostle is someone who sees the Lord face to face and who is taught by Him in these encounters. As you read, you will also discover that Apostles reflect the character of Christ to a high degree – His meekness, love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, meekness, faith, temperance and righteousness.
The information in this fascinating book will make you amazed as you discover that Apostles have direct access to the heavenly realm and to Angels, like Moses and Paul. In other words, the Apostle is heaven’s highest level of representation in the earth, like a high level Ambassador.
You may ask why you need to read Hallmarks of the Apostolic Ministry. You will discover, as you read, that the Apostle is the highest administrative and spiritual leader in the church. One of the chief roles is to teach doctrine and to extract hidden truth from the scriptures.
The Body of Christ therefore needs Apostles in every era to lead the Church and Earth into greater dimensions of knowledge and understanding of the Word of God, and into greater dimensions of relationship and power with Christ.
You may not be able to put down this book if you are searching for TRUTH, because it is bursting with revelation. You will be filled with joy as you receive a transfer of the blessings that come from the Apostolic anointing. God bless you and thanks for reading.