God is raising up a new generation of believers with the ministerial gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers as found in Ephesians 4. These believers are taking authority in the word today and giving their valuable support to the work of the Lord.
With this restoration, the body of Christ is beginning to reach its 'measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.' This is wonderful! The Scriptures show us that when God restores things, he not only returns them to their original condition, but he makes them even more glorious. Only when the ministry of an apostle is restored can we fully accomplish the commandment of the great commission to disciple the nations for the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord is preparing us to step forward to reach the cities and nations the same way the first century church did; then he will fully establish the domain of Christ here on earth.