Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus (Heb. 3:1 KJV)
The scripture above calls Jesus the Apostle of our profession or confession. The word “Apostle” in this verse is used in the generic meaning of the word, apparently not in the sense of Jesus being one of the twelve Apostles or having the office of an Apostle in the Church. He is the Head of the Church.
The word Apostle means messenger sent on a mission to accomplish a specific task. Jesus was sent by God the Father to save humanity. He did not come by Himself. He was sent. In fact, an apostle is not merely sent to do something. He is sent with a mandate. Jesus came with a mandate to save humanity and bring sons and daughters into the glory of God. A mandate implies there is a sense of urgency and gravity involved in the Father’s business. He will not rest until you have become all that He paid for. His Father’s business is burning in His heart, and that business is about your life.
Jesus has an apostolic mandate to break every form of bondage and oppression and bring you into the very glory of God. God mandated your freedom in sending Jesus. He prescribed your complete victory and dominion in life by sending Jesus. Your Savior is here. The divine Apostle with an apostolic mandate to save you is here!
Ponder upon the thought that Jesus is your heavenly Apostle with a divine mandate. What are some of the things that should happen in your life which will indicate that His apostolic mandate is producing results in your own life?
APPLY THE WORD
Do you know that sin, disease, satanic oppression, fear, etc are all against Christ’s mandate in your life? God commissioned Him to ensure that none of these things keep you in bondage! Stir up your faith and enforce His mandate in your life!
Thank the LORD for sending His Son with an Apostolic mandate on our behalf.