Half way through the twentieth century, God started to restore the different areas and roles of the Body of Christ. These roles were dormant and down-graded, but today, these are being restored and activated. Between 1940 and 1950, God restored the ministry of the pastor. The years between 1950 and 1960 were years of restoration for the evangelistic ministry. Between 1960 and 1970, the Lord restored the ministry of the teacher. The same thing happened with the prophetic ministry during the 1980s. Since the beginning of 1990, God has been at work restoring the ministry of the Apostle. In every church around the world, we see this gifted servant of God being raised and sent-equipped with a strategic master plan-to strengthen and build the body of Christ. The questions most often heard in Christian circles are: "What is an apostle, and how do we recognize him?" The answer to these questions is precisely the reason why this book was written. In it, you will find clear and precise guidelines that will help you understand the apostolic ministry; the characteristics, functions, purpose, and signs that distinguish true apostles from the rest. Each of the five-fold ministries-pastor, evangelist, teacher, prophet, and apostle-has a distinct seal that is unequal to the other. God gave the apostle a seal that many try to imitate, unsuccessfully. Throughout the pages of this book, you will be taught to recognize the characteristics of a true apostle of God, and you will learn about the apostolic mentality-what his heart is like, what his mission is, what tools he uses to build the church, and much more.