Acts 13:1-4- Now in the church that was at Antioch there were certain prophets and teachers:…As the ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away. So, being SENT OUT by the Holy Spirit, …
In the early church, it was prophets and teachers that laid hands on the “emerging apostles” (Barnabas and Saul) to commission and send them out to the cities and regions! In the ‘restoration’ of the latter house, FIRST THINGS FIRST are now being set in order!
Now, for prophets and teachers to function in the ‘corporate anointing’ of the Holy Ghost, apostles (commissioned, sent ones by the authority of the sender), must come together as a TEAM so that ‘apostolic prophets’ and ‘teaching apostles’ can be brought into apostolic alignment in cities/regions to confirm and strengthen the “ELDERS OF THE CHURCH!”
ACTS 16:4,5- And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep, which were determined by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem.