The following question will bring allot of truth to what you believe and to what many others are trying to get you to believe. Once again it is upon you to discern the truth and that is from the only source that is correct and that is the word of God!
Today there are many who call themselves Apostles with a capital (A), referring to the original twelve Apostles that was chosen by Jesus. They also hold to the “fact” that they have all the signs and wonders and even some claims miracles in today’s day and age, so is this true or not.
We will firstly look at what it meant to be chosen and the process for choosing the Apostles, or rather the criteria for becoming one. The Bible is quite clear about what should and what should not be.
Matt 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Matt 10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
Matt 10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
Matt 10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
Matt 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
Matt 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Here we see that Jesus chose the Apostles and also equip them for the work that lay ahead, power against unclean spirits as well as healing power against all disease. Next it is very important to note that Jesus commanded them to get in contact with the Gentiles nor enter the cities of the Samaritans, but to go to those in Israel that are lost, they that do not accept Jesus as the Saviour and Lord, they had to preach to them.
Matt 10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
The first Apostle and High Priest is Christ Jesus, God in flesh and this we see in the following verse:
Heb 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
All twelve Apostles that came after Jesus had to adhere to a set of criteria and this is set forth in the word of God in a manner that cannot be refuted, as a matter of fact this criterion excludes all others that lay claim to this calling:
Acts 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
Here we see they received the power against demons as well as the ability to heal the sick and that included everything imaginable.
Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
In this verse we see that they were filled with the Holy Ghost and spoke in tongues, speaking in tongues meant to be able to speak other languages so that all those present even from other nation could hear the message, it was not some gibberish that only Jesus understood.
Acts 2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
Acts 5:12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.
Acts 5:13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.
Acts 5:14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)
Acts 5:15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
Acts 5:16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
2Cor 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
It is very clear what it takes to be an Apostle and what powers they had, so if today someone says they are an Apostle then surely they are false teachers for no one has seen Jesus personally today, no one has lived with John the Baptist and no one has been chosen by Jesus as an Apostle!
1Cor 15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
The last Apostle to have seen Jesus, he is the last Apostle and there is no more. Do not be misled as the world is full of wolves in sheep’s clothing, full of heretics writing their own scripture, but in Revelation we have the warning!