Our Commissioning

Posted on 27. Mar, 2009 by in Kingdom Authority

The second component to the definition of apostolic is: those that are sent, are commissioned with a specific purpose.

A commission is;
“an authorization or command to act in a prescribed manner
or to perform prescribed acts.”

A clear example is seen in a military commission. “Commissioned officers in the military derive authority directly from a sovereign power and, as such, hold a commission charging them with the duties and responsibilities of a specific office or position. Wikipedia.” Spiritually, apostolic authority is receiving a commission from Jesus himself in John 17:18, Jesus states: “Just as You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world” AMP. In both instances the word sent is apostello, meaning to send out and it is from where we derive the term apostolic.

The centurion of Luke 7 understood his commission and was not afraid to exercise his authority. He states; “I am a man set under authority, I say to one go and he goes to another come and he comes.” This individual was operating according to his commission and those around him obeyed his authority.

The ability to operate with Apostolic authority is available when we are operating within the dictates of our individual commissions.

Food for thought:
Is your ministry involvement based on His commission?

till next time 

martin

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