And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues. 1 Cor 12:28

All month-long our focus is order. My assignment this week is to address God’s order specifically as it reads in 1 Cor 12:28. Understanding the pattern of “First Apostles” is vital for any leader desiring to build anything for the glory of God.

In the book Culture of Honor, Danny Silk describes apostles and prophets as creating a “funnel from Heaven.” Theses gifts bring the atmosphere, creativity, patterns and blueprints of Heaven.

Apostles are “Sent Ones” by God to establish strategies and systems according to Heaven’s patterns. Apostles have the ability to attract the right people around a vision and activate them to support and move that project forward!

This passage of scripture is a bit uncomfortable because the word first indicates an order of priority. Additionally, if there is a first, then there must be a second. Good luck finding someone who wants that spot!

We will only get Heaven’s plans for our lives, ministries and businesses when we follow Heaven’s order. I encourage you to get under the funnel for supernatural results.

Success and Progress!


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