Who We Are
We are a messianic, kingdom and covenant, word-based, Jewish and Gentile, Male and Female intergenerational-family, led through a shared leadership relational model, and being built together as a dwelling place for God's Presence. We are on a journey of living into the joy of knowing and loving the one true God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as we get more rooted and grounded in their faithful love towards us, and as we mature in love for one another.
As a Spirit-filled, led, and empowered community, we gather from House to House in smaller groups. We also gather for Shabbat services and for the Spring and Fall Biblical Festivals as a New Covenant, Yeshua-centered, salvation-celebrating people! Our heart is to seek first the relational Kingdom of God in His Son and Spirit to reign over, among, and in us according to His promises and purposes and word. Through joyful intimacy with God according to the New Covenant, we seek to live by the Spirit in His fruit and gifts, with God's Word revealed to and through our hearts, so that His will is done on the earth as in heaven! (Col. 1:16; 1 Cor. 10:4; Jn. 8:50:58; Matt. 16:16; Jn. 1:49; Eph. 2:11-22; 3:6-7; Matt. 6:9-15, 33; Rom. 14:17; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Matt. 5:17-20; 7:21-27; Acts 2:42-47; Eph. 2:20-22; 1 Cor. 3:16; Eph. 3:14-21; Rom. 5:5-8; Jn. 3:16-17; 13:34-35; 15:9-17; Jn. 4:23-24; 14:23; 17:3; Matt 28:17-20; Acts 20:28; 14:23; Lev. 23; Mk. 2:27-3:4; Col. 2:17; Lk. 4:1, 14; Rom. 8:1-4; 13-16; Gal. 5:16, 22-23; Lk. 24:49; Acts 1:8).
Our Vision & Mission
In the power of the Holy Spirit, we are called to show, share, and saturate our community, homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, and wherever we go with the light and joy of the good news of the kingdom of Heaven! The good news is a revelation of God's covenant love and faithfulness to the Patriarchs, to Israel, to David, to all Nations, and for all creation! It is the active power of God to bring redemption, rescue, reconciliation, restoration, transformation, empowerment, and victory over the Evil one for the Jewish people and every nation, people, and tribe, so they can be forgiven and begin to live now in and from His kingdom! For through this kingdom news with it's words and works, we seek to help people become with us an invested family partner in the gospel as a Spirit-filled, led, and empowered disciple who knows, loves, and obeys the Kingdom bringing King who has come and is coming again! ( Jn. 4:23-24; 14:23; Lk. 24:49; Acts 1:8; Ex. 20:1-17; Deut. 5:6-21; Psa; 1: 19:7-14; 119; Matt. 5-7; Lk. 24:27; 44-49; Jn. 5:39-40; 2 1 Tim. 1:9-11; 3:14-17; Eph. 2:1-22; 3:6; Rom. 11; Rev. 7:4-10; Gen. 1-3; Gen. 3:15; 49:10; Ex. 19:6; 20:1-17; 10-11; 12:1-3, 15, 17, 22, Ex. 3:1-15; 6:1-18; 12; 20:1-17; Deut. 5:6-21; 2 Sam. 7:12-16; Psa. 2:6-8; 72; 89; Eze.36:24-38; Jer. 31:31-38 (30-37 TLV); Hebrew 8:8-12; 10:14-18; Lk. 22:20; Jn. 1:1-3; 3:16-18; Gal. 3:8; Matt. 1:1; 21-23; 4:17; Rom. 1:16-17; 11:11-15, 25-32; 8:18-24; Col. 1:19-20; Eph. 1:10; Rev. 20:1-10).
Our Heart For Unity
Essential to our convictions concerning the gospel and the replication of disciples is our avid support for, encouragement of, and teaching that Jewish people who follow their Messiah are to continue to live and identify as Jews in the New Covenant, fulfilling their calling and stewarding their irrevocable gifts as part of the remnant of Israel within the one new humanity in Messiah. And likewise, we are committed for Gentiles of every nation, people, and tribe to be preserved in their ethnic identities, as equal heirs with the remnant of Israel in this one new humanity, members together of the one body of Messiah, and sharers together in the promise in Jesus the Messiah!(Jer. 31:31-38 (30-37 TLV); Hebrew 8:8-12; 10:14-18; Lk. 22:20; Acts 21:17-26; 24:14-16; 26:6, 22-23; Rom. 9:1-5; 11:1-2; 11-15, 25-32; 1 Cor. 7:17-20; Eph. 2:11-22; 3:6-7; Rev. 7:4-11; 21:12-24, 22-24;)
In our city and the world, our heart and prayer is for unity among the Jewish and Gentile Body of Messiah. A unity in the gospel of the kingdom, unity in the Father and Son and Spirit, unity in the great commission, unity in love for one another, so that we make visible the reality that we are one Family of God, one Bride of Messiah, and one Temple of the Holy Spirit, so that the world believe and receive eternal life in the Kingdom bringing Messiah, who has come and is coming again! (Matt. 28:17-20; Lk. 24:44-49; Mk. 16:15; Jn. 20:21; Acts 1:6-8; Eph. 3:6-7; 4:11-13; Jn. 17:20-23; Eph. 5:25-27; 2:20-22; Rom. 11:11-15, 25-26; 30-32; Jn. 3:16-18; 17:3, 20-23).
Our 12 Tikkun Pillars
1. The Gospel Is the Gospel Of the Kingdom
2. The Kingdom Is Expressed In Worship
3. The Kingdom Is Expressed In Community
4. The Kingdom Is Expressed In A Life Of Power
5. The Kingdom Is Expressed In A Life Of Character
6. The Kingdom Is Expressed In Apostolic Order
7. The Kingdom Is Expressed In The Quest For Unity
8. The Kingdom Is Expressed In Jewish Calling
9. The Kingdom Is Expressed In Discipling The Nations
10. The Kingdom Is Expressed In The Hope Of The Coming Fullness
11. The Kingdom Is Expressed In Every Life Sphere
12. The Kingdom Is Extended Through Prayer
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the gospel!”
When Yeshua announced the “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near” it meant: that what God had planned before the foundation of the world, promised & prophesied through Israel's Scriptures concerning the God's kingdom coming through a promised Son of David was unfolding! Yeshua is the Kingdom Bringer!
Introduction To The Gospel Of The Kingdom
First, we want to say that people can be saved by holding to a very minimal gospel that contains core elements. Such as recognizing that Jesus is LORD and man. That He died for sin, was buried, and was raised from the dead. That He ascended to God’s right hand as Messiah and LORD able to save all who call upon Him! And if they repent, believe He is the Messiah, and sincerely confess Him as their LORD that will be saved! This is by the grace of God. When it is sincere, their heart & life will reveal the fruit being born again with a changed life.
While this is true, the simple gospel should be more robust that that. And if we were never taught it, it is important we grow in a fuller understanding of it. Below are four interrelated & overlapping dimension for the cultivation of an understanding of a healthy and whole gospel of the kingdom of God. We are not obligated to hit all these points every time we share the gospel. Sometimes the Spirit will want to highlight this or that. Yet we all should seek to grasp these truths that are revealed in the one gospel of the kingdom of God, so the Spirit can combine the right mix of truth to bring to our memory in each situation.
1.Our Gospel Should Be Clear On Who God Is As the Covenant Making & Keep God, As Well As, The Divinity & Humanity of Yeshua
A healthy and whole gospel will reveal the identity and unity of ADONAI the Creator God, as the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. He is the Covenant Making and Covenant Keeping Relational God. And the gospel is a demonstration of His covenant love and faithfulness to the patriarchs, Israel, David, for all nations, and creation. This is expressed in the Father sending His Son and the Holy Spirit for the salvation and empowerment of the Jewish people and also the nations. This was all in accord with Israel’s Scriptures that promised and prophesied the Son’s coming into the world to be the promised seed of the Woman, the descendant of King David from the Tribe of Judah. So the Son came into the world from the Father to be conceived miraculously as this Son of David by the Holy Spirit in the virgin Miriam. He was born to be the King of the Jews and the Savior of the World! And since then, as a Jew of the Nation of Israel, He has fully and forever will share in the identity of Humanity! So the Divinity and humanity of our King are both necessary truths people need to believe in believing the gospel of the kingdom! (Gen. 3:15; 49:10-12; Gen. 22:18; Gal. 3:8; Jn. 1:1-3,14-18, 49; 20:28, 31).
2. Our Gospel Should Be Clear On The Now And Not Yet Of The Kingdom, Centered On The One King, And His Two Comings
A healthy and whole gospel focuses on the now and not yet of the kingdom of God connected to the two comings of the one King. God’s kingdom has come in and through the Son Of David bringing the promised redemption, rescue, restoration, and victory! This has been made available in this age. And it is God’s promised kingdom reign through the Son of David that we await for in fullness in the age to come that will consummate this redemption, rescue, restoration, and victory! Because there are two comings of the one King, one past, and one future, the promises of God in Yeshua are now and not yet. In this age, through His incarnation, obedience, teaching, suffering, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and the gift of the Spirit, great New Covenant relational blessings of salvation are available to us in Yeshua. This for the Jewish people first and also for the Gentiles! The kingdom of God is truly available to those who come to Yeshua! In the age to come, the fullness of New Covenant blessings of salvation will be enjoyed by a saved Messianic Family of Israel and the nations in Yeshua’s Reign over the earth. This will be in the times of the restoration of all things promised, when Yeshua will return to establish His Father's kingdom on earth as in heaven by the anointing and power of the Holy Spirit! This is the kingdom that is not yet!
So while the promise of going to heaven when we die is provided in the gospel, the gospel gives the ultimate promised hope of everlasting embodied life in God’s kingdom when Yeshua returns from heaven! That is at the times of the restoration (Tikkun) of all things that God promised in Scripture! (Matt. 6:9-13; 19:28-30; Acts 1:6; 3:19-21; Micah 4:1-8; Rev. 11:15). For through the Spirit Anointed Son of David, God will fulfill all His covenant promises to the Patriarchs, to Israel, and to David concerning Jerusalem, Israel, the nations, and creation! All the promises will be yes in King Yeshua! (2 Cor. 1:20-22; Acts 1:6; 3:17-25; Isa. 65:17-25; Matt. 19:28-30). It promises the total victory over the Evil one and the liberation of all creation, reconciling everything in heaven and everything on earth in the King through the blood of the New Covenant that He shed on the Tree! God’s kingdom will be perfectly manifested on the earth as it is in heaven!
3. Our Gospel Should Be Clear On Providing A Grace Based Redemption And Salvation According To God’s Covenant Love & Faithfulness
A healthy and whole gospel unleashes the life transforming power of God to bring the scripturally promised redemption, rescue, renewal, reconciliation, restoration, re-formation of character, and Holy Spirit empowerment for all who believe of the Jewish people and also the nations! This is by God’s covenant love and faithfulness. And this is a gift. It is by grace, full of His generosity. It is not based on our works or righteousness. Yet the transformation does establish us as a people zealous for good works, as we represent an d reflect the goodness of God as kingdom people! This transformation is available for all who will repent and believe the good news, following Yeshua as Savior, Messiah, & LORD! (Jn. 3:3-8, 16-18; Tit. 2:11-14; 3:4-7; Rom. 1:16-17; 3:21-26; 5:12-20; 6:1-10; 8:1-39; 11:26-26; Eph. 2:11-22; 3:6; Eze. 36:35-37; Matt. 3:11; Lk. 24:44-49; Act 1:6-8; Rom. 10:9; Lk. 6:46; Phil. 2:6-11). A healthy gospel will also changed people to live a life led by the Spirit in this age, growing in a relational faith and love that fulfills the Torah as it applies universally (Rom. 8:1-4; 13:8-10; Jam. 2:8; Matt. 5:17-20; 7:12; 22:37-40), as well growing in fulfilling it as it applies to Jews and Gentile distinctly in the one new humanity (1 Cor. 7:17-20; Acts 21:20-26; 15:19; Eph. 2:11-22; 3:6-7).
As already mentioned, this salvation by grace also promises bodily resurrection and everlasting life in the kingdom God! The Spirit is the deposit and guarantee of this promise (Eph. 1:13-14; 2 Cor. 5:5). While someone may not know this when they first get saved, this salvation that begins with being born again and set right relationally with God, is something we grow in as God keeps us by His power through faith. And it comes to fullness in the redemption, glorification, and transformation of our bodies at Yeshua’s second coming! (1 Pet. 1:3-9, 13; Rom. 8:23-24). This is when we will inherit the kingdom promised! (1 Cor. 15:19-28; 50-55).
4. Our Gospel Should Give A Clear Call To Discipleship & The Need For The Holy Spirit
A healthy and whole gospel provides clear way to respond through becoming a disciple of Yeshua to live as a citizen of the kingdom of God that is now available. This response begins and continues with repentance and believing the good news of the kingdom as someone who is intending to actually follow Yeshua as their Savior, Messiah, and LORD. All disciples are to be immersed in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are to willing to listen to, learn from, and act on Yeshua’s Teaching with the new heart and the Holy Spirit that Yeshua promises! It is in the context of becoming a disciple and being part of His community that we experience the transforming power of our salvation and are equipped to fulfill our call to be His witness as we wait for our King’s second coming (Matt. 28:17-20; 7:21-29; 11:27-30; Deut. 30:6; Col. 2:9-15; Heb. 8:8-12; Jn. 17:3; Jer. 24:7; 9:23-24; 32:38-40; Tit. 2:11-14; Acts 2:38-39; Rom. 6:1-10; Gal. 2:20; 5:16-23; Eph. 4:11-13).
In Yeshua Our King:
We are saved by grace through faith. Not by our works or by our own righteousness. We didn’t earn salvation. It was given in mercy because of God’s great love for us. He pursued us in love to save us (Eph. 2:6-10; 1 Tim. 1:15; Heb. 9:26; Lk. 19:10; Matt. 1:21; Rom. 5:6-10).
We are forgiven of all our lawlessness. This is through His blood of the New Covenant! His sacrifice is the bases of our forgiveness (Jn. 19:6; Matt. 27:3-4, 19, 23-24; Lk. 23:39-41, 47; 2 Cor. 5:20-21; 1 Pet.2:22; Jn. 1:29).
We are no longer judicially condemned for our sins. Our sins were condemned when He died in our place (Isa. 53:5; Jn. 3:16-18; Rom. 8:1).
We are declared righteous as a gift. We are given the status of His innocence, declared not guilty in the Guiltless King, because He is not guilty and took away our guilt. When He was resurrected, this was the reversal of the unjust verdict in His trial that declared Him guilty. The resurrection was the verdict of God that He was innocent and His blood was sufficient to die for the guilty. For us. In Him, our guilt is taken away through His death and His righteousness is counted as our as a gift. This free gift makes us heirs of eternal life! (Jn. 3:16-18; Rom. 8:1; Gen. 15:6; Rom. 3:21-26; 4:1-12, 5:1, 12-21; 1 Cor. 1:30-31; 2 Cor. 5:21; Isa. 45:23-25; 53:11; Acts 13:39; Tit. 3:4-7; Phil. 3:7-11, 21).
We are accepted by the Father in our beloved King. He is our righteousness. In Him, we are God’s adopted children! Yeshua is God’s Son. In the Son, we now are God’s children. As children who follow our Suffering and Risen King in way of suffering before glory, we have the promises of an everlasting inheritance as children of God (Eph. 1:6; Gal. 4:6; Rom. 8:14-17).
We are reconciled to Him in our King, no longer enemies of God but loyal allies and friends! Friends who love Him. Friends who are willing to Shema our King, hearing and obeying Him (Rom. 5:10; Jn. 15:13-15).
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. The cross is His way of destroying sin, without destroying us. So in the King, we are rescued from present wrath and future wrath because Yeshua died for our sin (Jn. 3:16-18, 36; Rom. 1:18; 3:21-26; 5:9; 1 Thess. 1:9-10; 5:9).
We are now redeemed from the curse of transgressing the law (Gal. 3:13; 2:20). 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 Father discipline and training so we can share in His holiness and see Him face to face on that Day (Heb. 12).
We are free from our slavery to Sin. For we have died with Him in His death through baptism. This means we are dead to the judicial condemnation we deserved for our sin. We are dead to the verdict of guilty over our lives. We are dead to Sin as Slave-Master. We don’t have to live under its Tyrannical rule any more. We don’t have to yield our bodies and body part to its desires. We are free to live under the rule of our King, a rule and reign of Grace and Truth, giving our bodies and its parts to a life of hearing God and practicing true goodness and righteousness from the heart (Rom. 6:6-14; Tit. 2:11-14; Pet. 2:24-25; Jn. 1:14-18; Matt. 6:1-3, 33).
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 to enslave us, we can remember the record of debt 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 ADONAI (Col. 2:14).
We are free from the slavery to Satan and his principalities and powers. The accuser has been defeated on our behalf. So we don’t need to shema, listen to and obey his voice, believe his false promises, accept his terms of engagement, or be subject to his lies (Col. 2:15; Eph. 1:20-23; 2:1-10; Matt. 4:1-11).
We are free from slavery to the Devil’s power through the fear of death. We have the hope of resurrection because Yeshua the first fruits has been raised. We don’t need to fear those who can kill our bodies. We need to fear God who has authority to cast both soul and body into Gehenna. Trusting that Abba Father and Messiah know and care for us intimately (Heb. 2:14-15; Matt. 10:28-30).
We are new creations. He has given us a new heart to love, know, and fear ADONAI, with joy and delight in His Teaching by the gift of the Holy Spirit. This is His work in us (2 Cor. 5:17; Deut. 30:6; Jer. 24:7; 32:38-40; 31:31-34 (TLV 30-33); Heb. 8:7-12; 10:15-17; Eze. 36:25-27; Rom. 8:1-4; 13:8-10).
We have been sealed by the Holy Spirit. 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! (Eph. 1:13-14; 4:30; 2 Cor. 1:20-22; 5:5; 1 Cor. 15:20-23, 50-55; Rom. 8:23-24; Phil. 3:20-21; 1 Thess. 4:13-18).
We have cleansing for our conscience from dead works to serve the living God! (Heb. 9:34; 1 Thess. 1:9-10).
In the King, we have access to God’s Presence because of Yeshua sacrifice and Mediation as our High Priest (Matt. 27:51-53; Eph. 2:18; Heb. 4:16; 7:25; Heb. 10:19-22).
We becomes a Temple of the Holy Spirit. Our bodies therefore belong to our Beloved King as part of our spiritual union with Him (1 Cor. 6:17-20).
We have been ransomed by His blood from the futile ways we have inherited from our ancestors (1 Pet. 1:18).
In the King, we are chosen in love by our Father from before the foundation of the world. For He planned to have a Family made up of the redeemed of Israel and the Nations. By believing in the gospel of our salvation we belong to this Chosen people (Eph. 1:3-14, 2:11-22; 3:6).
We are 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 (Eph. 3:6; Rom. 11:1-2, 5; Rev. 7:4-10).
We we are children and citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven (Matt. 13:38; Phil. 3:20).
We are participants in the commonwealth of Israel. The King of the Jews is the King of the saved kingdom citizens of Israel and saved kingdom citizens of every nation (Eph. 2:12; 3:6).
We are sharers in the covenants of promise (Eph. 2:12).
We are members of God’s Household-Family. We are brothers and sisters. Yeshua is our Rabbi and Instructor as we live into the Father’s will for the family (Eph. 2:19; Matt. 23:8; 12:50).
We are living stones in God’s Temple-House of the Holy Spirit. All of us together are a New Covenant Temple in the King, as well as every community in the King, and every redeemed person in the King (1 Peter 1:5; Eph. 2:20-22; 1 Cor. 3:16, 6:19).
We are an intricate part of the Bride of the Bridegroom being prepared for His coming (Eph. 5:25-32; Rev. 19:7; 2 Cor. 11:2).
In the King, we are soldiers in the Army of God (Eph. 6:10-20).
We are either natural Jewish branches or wild Gentile olive branches in the Olive Tree of Israel (Rom. 11).
We are each branches in Yeshua the Vine (Jn. 15).
We are we are receiving His intercession at the right hand of God, so that nothing will be able to separate us from His love (Heb. 7:25; Rom. 8:34-39).
We are receiving the Holy Spirit’s intercession according to the will of God (Rom. 8:27).
In the King, we are being conformed to the image of God’s Son by the Spirit from glory to glory through suffering (Rom. 8:18, 29; 2 Cor. 3:18; 4:18).
We can work out our salvation with fear and trembling, trusting God to be working in us His good purpose and pleasure. He is able to do more than we can ask or think by His power at work in us (Phil. 2:12-13; Eph. 3:20-21).
We can be confident that the good work He started in us will be brought to completion on the Day of His coming (Phil. 1:6).
We can be confident that God can protect us from stumbling and to make us stand in the presence of His glory, without blemish and with great joy (Jude 24).
We are are disciples of our Rabbi Yeshua who have taken His yoke upon ourselves to learn from Him how to live our lives as He did (Matt. 11:28-30; 1 Jn. 2:6).
We are united to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Who indwells us and us them in an intimate, personal, new covenant relationship (Eph. 4:6; Jn. 14:23; Jn 17:3; Phil. 2:12-13; Rom. 8:9-11; Gal. 2:20; Col. 3:11; 1 Cor. 6:19; Ezek. 36:25-27).
We are to share in Yeshua’s ministry and mission (Matt. 28:17-20; Eph. 1:20-23; 4:11-16).
We are wait for His second coming (Dan. 12:2; Isa. 26:19; 1 Cor. 15:20-23, 50-55; Rom. 8:23-24; 1 Thess. 4:13-18).
We look forward to be gathered to Him at His second coming (1 Thess. 4:17; 2 Thess. 2:1).
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 (Matt. 24:30; 13:49; 1 Thess. 3:13; 4:14; Rev. 19:8, 14).
We are loved by our King and set free from our sins by His blood. He had made us a kingdom and priest to His God and Father. And we will share in His reign following His path of the cross before the crown. All the covenant promises of God concerning land, people, and blessing will come into the fullest manifestation in this time of the restoration of all things. (Rev. 1:5-6; 2-3; 5:10; 20:4; 22:5; Rom. 8:18; Acts 3:19-21)
We are among the redeemed of Israel and the nations that He dwell with forever. For we are His children. And God Himself will be our God forever and ever. 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 see His face, and His Name will be on our foreheads And night will be no more. We will need no light of lamp or sun, for the LORD God will be our light, and they will reign forever and ever (Jn. 3:16-17; 17:2-3; Rev. 21-22; Col. 1:19-20; Eph. 1:10; 2 Pet. 3:8-14; Jn. 3:16-17; 17:2-3; Rev. 21-22; Col. 1:19-20; Eph. 1:10; 2 Pet. 3:8-14).