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Who We Are As A Kingdom and Covenant — Gospel People

In Yeshua (Jesus), We Are One, With Distinctions — As A Jewish and Gentile, Multi-Ethnic, Male and Female, Intergenerational – New Covenant Congregation of God’s Children Indwelt By The Holy Spirit.

This is really simple at one level but profoundly beautiful and freeing. When we believed in God’s kingdom and covenant gospel-story concerning His Son, we became one in Yeshua. Yet it is God’s eternal purpose that we are preserved and matured in who God created us to be in Yeshua, and that means we still have complementary differences. Jews remain Jews. Gentiles remain Gentiles. All ethnic groups were made by God, redeemed by His Son through faith, and renewed by the Spirit to be preserved in the Messiah and His kingdom. Our most salient identity together is in the Son. We are one in Him, united, but also beautifully different as children of Abba, Father, indwelt by the Ruach (Spirit). The Father is forming us together as males and females into the Messiah’s likeness by the Spirit. Our community seeks to be a small microcosm of His plan for the whole body. Let’s be who God created us to be and value who He created others to be. The world needs to see this! (Gen. 12:1-3; 22:18; Gal. 3:8; Eph. 2:11-22; 3:6; Rev. 7:4-10; 1 Cor. 7:17-20, 24; Acts 15; 20:21.)

Pillar 1: The Gospel is the Gospel of the Kingdom
In Yeshua, through the availability of the gift of eternal life, we value getting to know the LORD better as He is revealed in the whole Bibles, kingdom and covenant — gospel story. Knowing the one true God and His love for us in sending His Son for our salvation is a joyful impetus for loving and enjoying God — the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit, and learning to live as disciples in the 'now and not-yet' of the kingdom, with a Messianic Biblical Worldview. (Jn. 3:16; 17:3, Phil. 3:8; Lk. 24:27, 44-49; Jn. 5:39-40; 1 Jn. 4:10, Rom. 5:6-10; 19; Jn. 14: 17, 23; 2 Cor. 13:13; 1 Jn. 1:3; Matt. 4:17-19; Lk. 16:16; Rom. 12:1-2.)

Pillar 2: The Kingdom is Expressed in Worship
In Yeshua, we value regularly coming together before God's joyful face — to worship the LORD under the Word, and celebrate our salvation. We seek to cultivate and keep a dwelling place for the LORD'S Presence, a taste of heaven on earth, spilling over into a life of worship. (Act 2:46; Heb. 10:19-25; Ps. 16:11; 105:4; 27:4, 8; 63:1-2; Jn. 4:21-24; 5:23; Tim. 3:15; 4:13, 16; 2 Tim. 3:13-4:1-4; Ps. 100; 1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 5:9-10, 11-14; 7:10; Gen. 2:15; Ex. 25:8; 29:45-46; 1 Cor. 3:16; Eph. 2:20-22; Numb. 10:34-36; Matt. 6:9-15; 2 Cor. 6:16-7:1; Rev. 21:3; Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 10:31; Col. 3:17.)

Pillar 3: The Kingdom is Expressed in Community
In Yeshua, we value His personal love for us as an impetus and example for building a loving, relationally healthy, faithful, merciful, just, joyful, generous, honoring, hospitable, reconciling, serving, gifted, small group-based community — that prays, cares for, and encourages one another. (Gal. 2:20; Jn. 13:34-35; 15:12; Col. 2:2-5; Act 2:42-47; 4:32; 1 Pet. 4:8; 1 Jn. 4:11; 2 Jn. 6; 1 Thess. 4:9-10; 1 Tim. 5:1; Matt. 23:23; 1 Thess. 5:16; Phil. 4:4; 2 Cor. 8:1-13; 1 Cor. 16:1-23; Rom. 15:27-28; Gal. 6:6; 1 Tim. 4:18; Rom. 12:10,13, Matt. 5:21-26; 7:3-5; 18:15-20; Gal. 6:1-2; 1 Pet. 4:10; Jn. 13:12-15; Acts 2:46-47; Rom. 16:5; Col. 4:15; Eph. 6:18; 1 Cor. 12:25; Heb. 3:12-15; 10:23-25; Col. 3:16; Rom. 15:14.)

Pillar 4: The Kingdom is Expressed in a Life of Power
In Yeshua, we value pursuing love that builds others up, desiring the gifts of the Spirit for this purpose. Furthermore, because Yeshua still heals today — we compassionately pray for healing for the spiritually and emotionally hurting, the demonically afflicted and oppressed, and the physically injured or sick. (Lk. 24:49; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 8:1; 13:8-13; 14:1; 12:4-11, 27-31; 14:15, 12, 17; Ps. 147:3; 34:18; Isa. 61:1-3; Jn. 14:12; 5:20, 36; 7:3; 9:3-4; 10:25, 32-33, 37-38; 15:24; 4:34; 17:4; Matt. 4:23-25; 9:35-37; Lk. 10:1-9; 17-20.)

Pillar 5: The Kingdom is Expressed in a Life of Character
In Yeshua, we value the grace-empowered disciplines (‘means of grace’) that root and ground us deeper in God’s love and help us grow to maturity in the joy of loving God and people, including our enemies – as the Spirit transforms our character from the inside out. In this training and transformation journey of beholding Yeshua, we aim to follow His voice, teaching, and presence wherever He goes and to endure hardship well, with the strength His joy supplies. These individual and community ‘means of grace’ that the Bible teaches are accessible. They can be practiced in the context of our daily life and troubles, with the hope and promise that God will complete the good work He has started in us and work everything together for good in the process. (Matt. 4:19; 11:25-30; Gal. 5:16, 22-23, Rom. 8:13-16; Eze. 36:25-27; Tim. 4:7-8; Tit. 2:11-14; Lk. 6:40; Rom. 6:11-14; Gal. 2:20; Col. 3:1-17; 2 Pet. 1:3-11; 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Rom. 8:1-18; 12:1-2; 13:8-10; Ps. 1:1-3; Ps. 19; 119; Lk. 10:38-42; Heb. 3:12-15; 10:23-25; Ja. 5:16; 1 Jn. 1:3-10; Eph. 4:11-16; Eph. 5:21; 1 Pet. 5:1-5; Matt. 5-7; Ps. 16:11; 27:4; 105:4; Jn. 14:13; 1 Jn. 1:3-10; 2 Cor. 1:3-7; Matt. 1:23; 28:16-20; Rom. 8:28-30.)

Pillar 6: The Kingdom is Expressed in Apostolic Order
In Yeshua, we value the raising up and receiving of — spiritually, relationally, theologically, and ethically — healthy elders, deacons, and a.p.e.s.t equippers, who are devoted to the Apostle's Teaching in the Scriptures — are faithful, tested servants, and who keep on growing in Messiah as examples to all (Matt. 28:17-20; 2 Tim. 2:2; Gal. 5:22-23; 1 Tim. 1:9-11; 3:1-13; Tit. 1:5-9; Eph. 4:11-13; Acts 2:42; 2 Pet. 3:2; 1 Jn. 4:6; 2 Jn. 9; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Matt. 5:17-20; 1 Cor. 4:1-2; 1 Tim. 3:10; Jn. 13:12-15; Mk. 10:41-45; Heb. 13:7; Phil. 3:17; 1 Cor. 11:1; Phil. 1:1.)
The elders who serve among the people, are given the primary responsibility for the shepherding-care, teaching, leading, overseeing, and guarding of the local flock (Acts 20:17, 25-25; 1 Tim. 3:2; 5:17-18; 1 Pet. 5:1-5; Tit. 1:5-9.)

Pillar 7: The Kingdom is Expressed in a Quest for Unity
In Yeshua, we value being members of the one family of Abraham as children of God, made up of the saved of Israel and the nations across time and space.

Therefore, we enjoy and prioritize proclaiming, pursuing, protecting, praying for and celebrating our relational unity with distinction in God's kingdom family. We are to seek this in our marriages, families, friendships, small groups, leadership, congregation, the body of Messiah in our city, and in the family of Messiah throughout the world. With Yeshua as the Head of the body, and the Holy Spirit leading, we are participating in the King's quest for one, unified, Jewish and Gentile, Multi-Ethnic, Male and Female Bride — that He died for and is coming back for! (1 Cor. 1:10; 12:25; 7:1-24; Eph. 5:21-6:4; Col. 2:2-5; Jn. 13:34-35; 17:20-23; Eph. 2:11-22; 3:6; 4:1-16; Rom. 11:11-12:2; Rev. 7:4-10; Eph. 1:15.)
God's quest for a unified kingdom family preserved in their good and beautiful created distinctions in the King, has been clearly revealed in His word: He planned this before creation, promised this in the ancient Scriptures, sent His Son into the world to bring it about, who then prophesied it was coming, prayed for it to happen, and then died to effect it! And after rising from the dead on the third day and ascending into Heaven to God's right hand, He sent His Spirit to empower this oneness with distinction in His new covenant family made up of the saved remnant of Israel and the saved of every nation, people, tribe, and language. Furthermore, He established this teaching of unity with distinction through the apostle by the Holy Spirit, exhorted us to pray for it, to guard it, and to grow in it. This quest for unity through growing in intimacy with the Father and Son by the Spirit and in growing in love for one another — will lead to the world knowing we are the King's disciples and believing that the Father sent His Son to bring salvation! (1 Cor. 7:17-20, 24; Eph. 1:3-14; 2:11-22; 3:1-11; Gen. 35:11; Isa. 2:1-4; Rom. 4:9-12; 15:7-8; 2 Cor. 1:20; Jn. 10:14-18; Jn. 17:20-23; Eph. 2:11-22; Acts 2:1-13, 41-47; 4:32; 8:14-19; 10:44-48; 19:1-7; Acts 15:1-20; 16:3; 21:18-26; 1 Cor. 7:17-20; Gal. 2:11-14; Eph. 4:3; Rom. 15:4-6; 16:17-18; Eph. 4:11-13; Phil. 1:27-28; Jn. 17:20-23; 13:34-35.)
Lastly, this good, beautiful, and mutually honoring oneness with distinction between Jews and Gentles in Yeshua — foreshadows the age to come, when Israel and the nations will be one in the kingdom of Messiah, yet preserved in their distinctive ethnic identities, all the way into the New Heaven and New Earth — forever and ever! (Acts 15:12-20; Rom. 15:7-12; Rev. 5:9-10; 7:4-10; Isa. 11:10; 25:6-7; Micah 4:1-8; Ps. 22:27-28; 2:7-8; 45:17; 67:1-5; 86:9; 102:15; Rev. 15:4; Rev. 22:12-14, 21-27.)

Pillar 8: The Kingdom is Expressed in Jewish Calling
In Yeshua, we value communicating with humility the truth of why Israel still matters to God's heart, what this means practically, and why this is good for the whole world. (Gen. 12:1-3; 22:18; 35:11; Gal. 3:8; Ex. 4:22-23; 19:4-6; Rom. 11:28-32; 3:2; 9:1-5; Rom. 4:12; 9:6; 11:1-6, 11-15, 16, 1 Cor. 7:17-20, 24; Acts 15:1-20; 16:3; Isa. 49:6; Acts 13:46-48; 2:1-13, 41-47; 4:32; 8:14-19; 10:44-48; 19:1-7; Deut. 4:7; 7:8; Jn. 3:16; Rom. 5:6-10; Rom. 11:1-36; Gal. 4:4-7; Acts 3:17-25; Matt. 23:39; Zec. 12:10; 14:9, 16; Matt. 19:28-30; Acts. 1:6; Jer. 33:9; Rev. 21:1-8; 22:1-5.)

Pillar 9: The Kingdom is Expressed in Discipling the Nations
In Yeshua, by the Spirit's energizing work, we value — catalyzing and sustaining worship-fueled missions that spread the joyful news of the kingdom — to the Jewish people and also the nations — through prayer, giving, sending, and supporting. And whether local or abroad, we seek to partner with Yeshua who is compassionately seeking and saving the lost, making, maturing, and multiplying new covenant disciples in the kingdom who grow in: knowing, enjoying, and obeying God - the Father, Son, and Spirit; and grow in love for one another, and who continue and finish His mission faithful to the end. (Matt. 28:16-20; Lk. 24:44-49; Acts 1:8; 13:2-3; Rom. 1:16-17; Matt. 9:35-10:42; Lk. 10:1-10, 17-20; Acts 13:2–3; 2 Jn. 5-8; Phil. 1:3-4; 4:4; Eph. 6:18-20; 2 Thess. 3:1-13; Jn. 17:3; 1 Jn. 1:3; Jn. 13:34-35; 1 Thess. 3:11-13; Jn. 14:12-14; 4:34; 17:4; Act 1:1; Matt. 24:14; 23:37-39.)

Pillar 10: The Kingdom Is Expressed in Hope for the Coming Fullness
In Yeshua, we value walking side-by-side into the future, not shifting from the hope of the gospel — with clear vision of the last days, of both the wheat and tares growing together until the harvest at the end of the age. In this context of increasing light and darkness in the world, Yeshua is bringing His Bride to the fullness of maturity — including the fullness of the Gentiles (Nations) coming in, leading to the fullness of Israel through their national salvation, which leads to life from the dead — at the coming of the LORD, our blessed hope! Then the King will establish the fullness of the kingdom on earth as in heaven. We pray for all this and seek to do our share in this joyful work of the kingdom. (Phil. 2:2; 4:2; Col. 2:2; Ps. 133:1; Mk. 9:50; Rom. 12:16; Col. 1:6, 21-23; Matt. 23:24-29, 36-43; Rev. 12:7-18; 13:1-8; 2 Thess. 2:1-12; 1 Tim. 4:1; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; Eph. 4:11-16; 1:20-23; 3:19; Jn. 17:20-23; Rev. 19:7; Matt. 24:14; Rev. 7:4-10; Rom. 11:11-15; 25-32; Matt. 23:39; Zec. 12:10-13:1; 1 Cor. 15:19-20, 50-55; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 11:15; Matt. 19:28-30; Dan. 7:9-14, 22; Rev. 20:1-10; Isa. 65:17-25; Col. 1:19-20; Eph. 1:10; Rev. 21:1-8; 22:1-5; Rom. 10:1.)

Pillar 11: The Kingdom is Expressed in Every Life Sphere
In Yeshua, we value stewarding faithfully and fruitfully the gifts of marriage, children, singleness, work, and resources — as servants, who salt the earth, and shine as lights in the world (1 Cor. 7:1-20; Eph. 5:21-6:4; Matt. 5:13-16; Phil. 3:7-8; 14:33; Matt. 13:44-46; Gen. 1:26-28; 1 Cor. 10:31; Col. 3:17; Lk. 12:35-40; Prov. 12:11; 13:25; 18:9; 19:15; 20:4; 21:5, 21, 25; 24:30-34; 26:13-16; 27:23-27; Gen. 14:19-20; 28:20-22; Ex. 35:4-5; 36:3-7; Lev. 27:30-34; Numb. 18:21, 26; Deut. 14:28-29;15:10; 16:10; Psa. 50:10-12; Prov. 3:9-10; 11:24-25; 19:17; 28:22, 27; 1 Chron. 29:2-3, 9-12; 2 Chron. 31:4-5, 12; 1 Tim. 5:17-18; 1 Cor 9:7-14; Neh. 10:35-37; Mal. 3:8-12; Matt. 6:1-4, 19-24; Matt. 23:23; Mk. 12:41-44; Act 2:44-45; 20:35; Rom. 15:27-28; 2 Cor. 8:1-15; 9:6-15; Phil. 4:19; Heb. 13:16; Lk. 16:1-13)

Pillar 12: The Kingdom is Extended through Prayer
In Yeshua, and intimacy with the Father by the Spirit, we value praying God’s word and promises day and night, until all Israel is saved, the Messiah returns, and the kingdom of God is fully established on earth as in heaven! (Matt. 7:7-12; Lk. 11:1-13; Matt. 6:1-8; Gal. 4:6; 18:1-8; Isa. 62:1-6; 2 Chron. 6:20; 1 Kg. 8:59; Neh. 1:6; Ps. 88:1; Isa. 21:8; Lk. 2:37; 1 Thess. 3:10; 1 Tim. 5:5; 2 Tim. 1:3; Rev. 7:15; 1 Thess. 5:17; Rom. 12:12; Col. 4:2; Matt. 23:39; Rom. 10:1; 11:25-26, 11-15; Isa. 62:1-6; Eze. 36:24-38; Lk. 21:34-36; 1 Cor. 16:22; Rev. 22:20; Matt. 6:9-15; Rev. 11:15; Matt. 19:28-30; 25:31; Acts 3:17-25.)

(These are the Twelve Pillars of our greater Tikkun Messianic Family. As a local community within the Tikkun Messianic family, our approach has been to take the basic theological idea represented by each of the Pillars, study it out deeply in Scripture to understand it well, in context, then to prayerfully contextualize it for us, for who we are, with our own particular vision and values. This is briefly summarized in the descriptions part. This serves to show both our unity within the Tikkun Messianic Family, as well as our distinction as Kingdom Living Messianic Congregation.)

As A Kingdom and Covenant Gospel People: We Celebrate God’s Covenant Love and Faithfulness As Demonstrated Through the King’s Story: The gospel of the kingdom was promised in advance in Israel’s Scriptures. It proclaims and celebrates — that through Yeshua the Messiah's coming into the world — His taking on a human nature as the promised Son of David, His obedient life and ministry, His suffering, His death, His burial, His resurrection, His exaltation back to Heaven, His Kingship over the heavens and earth, His giving the Spirit to His new covenant people, His intercession, His future appearing in glory, His return, and His future reign on earth — the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob — has, is, and will do what He said He would do! He is the covenant-making and covenant-keeping God of love and faithfulness who brings salvation as the kingdom bringer, who has come and is coming again! (Lk. 1:32-33, 44-55, 67-79; 2:13-14, 27-32; Phil. 2:8; Rom. 5:19; Heb. 2:10; Acts 26:23; Rom. 3:21-27; 5:6-10; Col. 2:15; 1 Cor. 15:3-5; Lk. 24:50-53; Acts 1:6-11; 2:30-32; Rom. 8:31-39; Heb. 7:25; Col. 3:4; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Matt. 24: 27-44; Rev. 20:1-10; Matt. 25:31; Acts 3:17-25; 2 Cor. 1:20-22).

Many of the New Covenant Blessings of our Salvation in Yeshua (Jesus) — By Grace through Faith

All of these blessings of salvation are enjoyed in union with Yeshua. This union is spiritual, covenantal, intimate, and organic — all in one. This experiential relational union is entered into when we are born again.

In Yeshua, we are chosen and wanted with an everlasting love. In love, the Father chose in His Son before the foundation of the world — a holy and blameless family — to live before His joyful face by the Spirit — a people made up of Israel and the nations. The Father determined, based on His foreknowledge, to adopt them through Yeshua the Messiah through their faith — in line with the good pleasure of His will. By believing in the gospel, we enter into this plan and belong to this people in His Son. We can celebrate that we have been loved from everlasting.

In Yeshua, we are forgiven. We are forgiven of all our lawlessness. This is through His death in our place, on our behalf. He shed the blood on the tree so we could be cheerfully forgiven by a merciful God.

In Yeshua, we are not condemned. We are no longer judicially condemned for our sins. Our sins were condemned in His body when He died in our place. We are not under the condemnation of the law. We are declared righteous in the Messiah as a free gift of grace. He took our sin and bore our guilt. He gave us His righteousness. So through attachment with Yeshua, we share in His legal status of being innocent, declared “not guilty” in union with our guiltless innocent King. This free gift of His righteousness makes us heirs of eternal life!

In Yeshua, we are redeemed from the curse. We are redeemed from the curse of transgressing the law. This is because our King bore away the curse in our place. This doesn’t mean we won’t be disciplined if we walk in sin. We will. This is the Father's discipline and training, so we can share in His holiness and see Him face to face on that Day.

In Yeshua, we are welcomed and wanted adopted children. We are accepted in the Beloved. In the Son, we are God’s sons and daughters. Loved in the Son. Embraced in the Son. Having the Spirit of the Son, who gives us access to the Father's ear and heart and power. We are heirs of the kingdom of our Father and His Son.

In Yeshua, we are allies and friends. We are no longer enemies of God. We are reconciled to Him in our King. We are allies and friends! Friends who love Him. Friends who are willing to Shema our King — hearing and obeying Him. We are also reconciled and allies to one another.

In Yeshua, we are delivered from wrath — present and future. We are saved from present and future wrath. Because God is good, His wrath is in opposition to evil. It is His love that opposes the evil that destroys relationship with Himself, with one another, and with creation. He died for our sin and guilt, so we could have eternal life, not wrath.

In Yeshua, we are are students of His gentle and lowly heart as King. We have the promise of rest for our souls as disciples who take on Yeshua’s easy yoke.

In Yeshua, we are free — rescued from the controlling and domineering power of Sin. We are free from slavery to sin — for we have died with Him to sin. We are dead to sin as a Slave-Master. We don’t have to live under its Tyrannical rule anymore. We don’t have to yield our body parts to its desires as instruments of sin. We are free to live under the rule of our King — a rule and reign of Grace which enflames our hearts with the pleasures of God, displacing the pleasures of sins.

In Yeshua, we are released from the record of debt that stood against us. We are free from the legal record of debt that was against us and opposed us. He nailed it to the tree. So when the enemy accuses us in order to enslave us, we can remember the record of debt that has been paid. We don’t have to live in bondage to the accuser through the agency of the disloyal spiritual rulers and authorities that rebelled against the LORD. We can share in the King's victory over the powers of the Accuser.

In Yeshua, we are victors over the Evil one. We are free from slavery to Satan and his principalities and powers. The accuser has been defeated on our behalf. So we don’t need to listen to and obey his voice, believe his false promises, accept his terms of engagement, or be subject to his lies. We are free from slavery to the Devil’s power that used to control us through the fear of death. Since our King rose from the dead, so will we.

In Yeshua, we are made new. We are new creations — born of God by the gospel and the Holy Spirit, who has been given us in the Son.

In Yeshua, we are lovers of God with new hearts, desires, capacities. We have been given through the new birth — a renewed spiritual and relational capacity to know God, love God, walk in integrity, fear of the LORD, delight in God and mature in both hearing and obeying His voice and instruction. While these new qualities of kingdom love may begin small like a seed, they are real. This seed is a life giving, fruit producing expression, of the power of the gospel working in us.

In Yeshua, we are ransomed. We have been ransomed by His blood from the futile ways we have inherited from our ancestors. We take on the characteristics of Messiah, not the iniquity of our ancestors. Also, the good aspects of our genealogical history can be redeemed and preserved in the Son.

In Yeshua, we have belonging in a people. We are made members of the Body of our Messiah-King, made up of the saved remnant of Israel and the saved of every Gentile nation, people, tribe, and language. We are children and citizens of the kingdom of heaven, people of the covenant promise, members of God’s household, living stones in God’s house of the Holy Spirit, individually and together, a Bride being made ready; an Army engaged in a Cosmic War. We are either natural Jewish branches or wild Gentile olive branches in the Olive Tree of Israel, and branches in Yeshua the Vine.

In Yeshua, we are sealed by the Holy Spirit for the Day of Redemption. He is the deposit and guarantee of embodied eternal life that has been promised to us. At the King's second coming, our bodies will be redeemed, and we will inherit the Kingdom of God forever!

In Yeshua, we are participants in His mission and work as King. We share in Yeshua’s work, ministry, and mission.

In Yeshua, we are cared for and called to a brave faith. We don’t need to fear those who can kill our bodies. We need to fear God, who has the authority to cast both soul and body into Gehenna, trusting that Abba Father and Messiah who know and care for us intimately.

In Yeshua, we are provided for. Our Father knows our needs. Our spiritual, relational, ethical, physical, ministry, and missional needs. He enjoys, even delights to give us what we need.

In Yeshua, we indwell God and God indwells us . We have the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit indwelling us in an intimate, personal, new covenant relationship. We indwell them.

In Yeshua, we are cleansed and being cleansed. We have the provision of cleansing in our conscience from dead works to serve the living God!

In Yeshua, we are priest with access to the Father. We have access to God’s Presence because of Yeshua's sacrifice and mediation as our High Priest.

In Yeshua, we are being interceded for by the Son. We are receiving His intercession at the right hand of God, so that nothing will be able to separate us from His love.

In Yeshua, we are being interceded for by the Spirit. We are receiving the Holy Spirit’s intercession according to the will of God.

In Yeshua, we are being conformed to His as the Son. We are being conformed to the image of God’s Son by the Spirit, from glory to glory, as we behold Him and suffer many trials.

In Yeshua, we are a work in progress. We can work out our salvation with fear and trembling, trusting God to be working in us according to His good purpose and pleasure. He is able to do more than we can ask or think by His power at work in us.

In Yeshua, we are a work that will be completed. We had a good work started in us that will be brought to completion on the Day of His coming.

In Yeshua, we are being protected and preserved for that Day. We have the promise that God can protect us from stumbling. And He can make us stand in the presence of His glory, without blemish and with great joy.

In Yeshua, we are a people who will be glorified. We will appear with Him in glory at His second coming.

In Yeshua, we are a people who will meet Him when He comes. We look forward to being gathered to Him at His second coming.

In Yeshua, we are a people who will return with Him. We will also return with the Son of Man in glory to the earth, for He will come with “all His saints” and His holy angels to judge the earth.

In Yeshua, we are a people who will reign with Him. We will reign with Him on the earth as the leads the restoration of all things promises the word concerning Israel. The nations, and creation.

In Yeshua, we are a people that God will inherit and who will inherit God — forever. All the redeemed of Israel and the nations will inherit the kingdom forever. This will be in the New Jerusalem in a liberated, reconciled, purified, glory-filled, and New Heaven and New Earth where righteousness dwells. No evil will ever enter. We will live forever as God's royal-priestly children, as the radiant Bride of His Son — being joyfully and faithfully loved by God and returning this joyful and faithful love to the Father and Son in the Spirit — and with love for one another. God will be our God. We will be His people. He will dwell in our midst. He will wipe away every tear from our eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things, will pass away. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and we His servants will worship Him. We will reign forever and ever!