Statement of Faith:
I believe in the infallibility of the entire written Word of God, as inspired by Him. When administered by the Holy Spirit, it is our primary source of supreme revelation from God, superior to conscience and reason, and is our plumbline. (II Timothy 3:16-17; I Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12)
I believe in one God, Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect, holy, and eternally co-existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who are omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. (Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:26-27; I John 5:7)
Jesus: (Yeshua Ha Meshiach)
I believe the fullness of the Godhead dwells within Jesus Christ. As the Son of God, He is fully God and fully Man. Jesus Christ has been given all authority in the heavens and in the earth. He is King of kings and Lord of lords. He is God over all gods. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and no man comes to the Father except through Him. The name of Jesus Christ is the only name by which man can be saved.
Holy Spirit: (Ruach Ha Kodesh)
I believe in the Person of the Holy Spirit who empowers and fills all believers in Jesus Christ who desire His presence. I believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:1-4; 10:46; 11:16-17; 19:6; that it is the seal of the New Covenant relationship, (Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 4:30; 2 Corinthians 1:22) and that speaking in other tongues is the accompanying sign of receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit. (Mark 16:17)
I also hold that the evidence of the baptism (or infilling) of the Holy Spirit is a Christ-like life, expressing Christ’s character and nature and experiencing and manifesting the fruit, the gifts, the ministry and the power of the Holy Spirit. (Joel 2:28-29; Acts 1:4-5; John 1:33-34; John 15:26; John 16:13-14; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:18-21) I hold that the gifts of the Spirit, (I Corinthians 12:7-11) must be operative in the Church (body of believers in Christ) today in order for the Church to enjoy the fullness of God.
I believe that we are saved by God’s grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Jesus, being true God and true man died, was buried, and rose again on the 3rd day. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing, and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and adopts us as we enter the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.
I believe that after Jesus Christ’s substitutionary death as us, He was resurrected bodily and ascended into Heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father, forever making intercession for His people and where He is actively involved in the earth as we, the sons of God co-labor with Him. (Acts 2:23-24; Acts 3:14-15; Acts 10:39-41; Romans 1:4; Romans 10:9; I Corinthians 15:1-7) We acknowledge His Lordship — that Jesus Christ is Lord over all things. (Philippians 2:9-10)
I believe the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ for the atonement of our sins and His bodily resurrection provide the only ground for justification, forgiveness and salvation.
- As he is, so are we in this world. 1 John 4:17
- As He is seated far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come, Ephesians 1:20–23, so are we in this world because God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6 NIV/ESV)
- God raised us up together with Him [when we believed], and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, that is our position in Christ. (Colossians 3:1-3 AMP)
- As sons of God, born again of His incorruptible seed (I Peter 1:23), we are free from the limitations of the bloodline of Adam. And like Jesus, the “Firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:29), everything that we do in heaven and upon the earth flows out of our intimate relationship with God as Father. We are sons first, (Son being a positional title, not a gender), then kings and priests (Revelation 5:10).
- We are saints, not sinners, and we are sanctified. We no longer live under shame or condemnation. (Rom. 8:1-4; Rom. 8:34; 1 Cor. 1:30; Gal. 2:20; Rom. 3:24; 1 John 4:17; Rom. 8:29-30)
- We are new creations, not merely “sinners saved by grace,” but saints who have been given His righteousness. (2 Cor. 5:17; 2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 1:17; Rom. 3:28; Rom. 8:29-30)
- It is finished! The victorious, redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides forgiveness and freedom from the enemy’s power of sin, sickness, lies and torment, so now we operate in the power of righteousness, healing, truth and joy! (Rom. 6:4; Rom. 8:1-4; Rom. 8:14-16; 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 2:20)
- We are part of the Kingdom of Heaven, and we live from heaven towards earth.(Eph. 2:5-7; 1 John 4:17; Col. 1:13; Col. 3:2; Ps. 121:1-2)
- We are adopted as royalty into God’s family and commanded to help others be reconciled to God and come “home.” (John 1:12; Rom. 8:14-16; 2 Cor. 5:18-21)
- Salvation Message: The baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4, is poured out on believers that they might have God’s power to be His witnesses. I recognize that the mandate of the believer is to spread the Gospel to the lost world, making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything that is commanded. This may be accomplished by preaching the Word, praying, living according to the tenets of the Bible and the sacrificial giving of the saints. (Acts 1:8, Matt. 28:18-20, Matt. 3:9-10, 1 Cor. 9:7-23).2. God’s Kingdom: We are called to be an earthly picture of a heavenly reality. As an earthly manifestation of heavenly authority, I preach the Gospel of the Kingdom. I know that God will inhabit what resembles Him, and so, in everything we do, our heart’s cry needs to be, “Your Kingdom come and Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10).
- We partner with the King in natural and supernatural ways to create mercy, justice, and righteousness until He comes. (Matt. 6:9-10; Matt. 10:42; Matt. 25:40; Matt. 10:7-8; John 14:12)
- We pray from Jesus’ victory (not for victory) and destroy the devil’s works in the world. (Is. 54:17; Eph. 1:20-23; 1 John 4:4; Matt. 11:11)
- God is never overwhelmed and the devil is small and defeated! Yes, we are in a battle, but the outcome is not in question. (1 John 4:4; Rom. 8:31-39; John 12:31; 1 John 2:13; 1 John 5:4; Acts 4:23-31; Mark 5:1-11)
- Every believer is in full-time ministry because God is advancing His Kingdom, not just building His Church. Our work and effort, whether big or small, inside or outside the church, is sacred and valuable to God. (Col. 3:23-24; Dan. 6:3; Prov. 22:29; Is. 60:1-5; Matt. 13:31-32)
- As the Kingdom advances, there will be resistance and conflict, but we expect the culture to be changed as people come to salvation and take their place in God’s plan for the world. (John 15:19-21; 2 Cor. 4:8-11; 2 Cor. 12:10; Luke 12:11-12; John 16:33; Acts 4:23-31)
- We only access the spirit realm of Father’s Kingdom through Yeshua, the Door (John 10:1-10). Any other pathway or source is illegal and will be shut down.the Father.” (John 14:12 NLT)
3. Operating in Power: I believe in the ongoing, sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life and minister supernaturally. I believe that divine healing is part of the great gift of salvation and is still in operation today. (Mark 16:17-18, 1 Cor. 2:9-10, 1 Peter 2:24, James 5:13-16).
We’re also called to cast out demons, raise the dead, care for the poor, manifest the gifts of the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit and display signs, wonders and miracles. (Mark 16:17, Mark 16:20, Acts 19:11, Heb 2:4, 2 Cor. 12:12, Rom 15:18-19)
We are called to believe the impossible! The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. (Luke 18:27, Mark 9:23, Matt. 19:26) “Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]” (Eph. 3:20 AMP)
In fact, we are called to do over and above that which Jesus did. “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.” (John 14:12 NLT)
4. Maturing as Sons:
We are all on a journey of maturing on our spiritual walk. It is our responsibility to continue to seek the deeper things of Yahweh. It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to discover them. (Prov. 25:2 NLT)
I believe I am “To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” (Eph 4:12-13 ESV)
I believe Paul’s words, “…for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. (Heb 5:12-14 ESV)
I submit to the tutelage of the Seven Spirits of God (Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge, the Fear of the Lord and the Spirit of the Lord), knowing that they have been sent by the Father to grow us to maturity and to teach us the protocols of His Kingdom. (Isaiah 11:1-2)
5. Restoring Creation: Believers are to operate as the ekklesia: a body of believers called out from this world system to form a governmental assembly, exercising dominion over all creation, with Jesus as our King. We are called to rule and reign in heavenly dimensions, judging in His courts (Zech 3:7) and in the earth. As mature sons of God operating as kings and priests, we accept the responsibility of legislating from our heavenly place of authority (Eph 2:6), establishing the will of the Father and releasing Divine order into creation.