Note: Like it or not, and many will not agree, today we have no real NT Apostles, the qualification for an Apostle, they had to be on earth and listened to, hear Jesus, aside from Paul, but he was around and heard Jesus and he was the true 12th Apostle that replaced Judas.
Peter on his own decided to have a board meeting , Jesus said terry, not have a board meeting, and they caste lots, and chose Matthias we never hear of that name again, but we do Paul.
The qualifications for a true Apostle is clear in the bible;
Act 1:21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
Act 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.
Act 1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
What Jesus told them to do;
Act 1:4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
Act 1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
Nothing about choosing an Apostle, it s the way of Peters character , bold, and at times a tad half hearted. They were praying and next Peter stood up and did the following;
Act 1:15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)
Act 1:16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus
Act 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.
See how Peter tried to justify his haste by using the bible itself, this can be done very easy if we are not careful, I mean it was a bible truth, but Jesus never said to do this. This is off topic, but I had to add this. I have many students from Africa that call themselves Apostles, most of these men are not meaning they are NT Apostles, the NT Apostle was also known my extraordinary gifts and miracles. I have come to learn in many Churches in Africa , esp the Apostolic denominations, they call people Apostles, this is in the doctrine, not so much a NT Apostle, but ones who plant Churches, over see them and such.
I have seen some even in America that call themselves an Apostle, self ordained Apostles.
In American Church History the African Americans and some white Churches called church planters and over seers Apostles, in the African American Churches it has always been that way, but they do not even think they are NT Apostles, but those that do the work OF an Apostle, this is just semantics and not a creed that they are NT Apostles.
The Manifest Sons of God, now they think they are Super Apostles and we must have them to teach us and explain to us the word, this is their apostate doctrine , started by Peter C Wagner, lets just say this camp has no NT Nethinims and their apostasy is a clear sign of this. They have so called Female Apostles that is blasphemy in the highest order.
Strive to be a NT Nethinim and not a super Apostle. If we saw more servitude and less people wanting to be served, we would have a better , closer, true NT Church.
One way to cultivate this is by a great two book's called, 'Improving your Serve" and 'Hand me another brick' by Chuck Swindoll, both books were required reading for any one in my ministries all these years.
O' Beloved, we are in days when so many are so absorbed with self, so in need of being seen, heard, have followers, take up your cross, follow Jesus, deny yourself and death to the flesh daily this helps keep biblical balance, your name may never be known on earth, but it will be, and is, well known in heaven, that matters much more than what people think of you on earth, just serve, be a NT Nethinims