For us there is one God, the Father from Whom are all things and for Whom we exist, and one LORD Yeshua the Messiah, through Whom are all things and through Whom we exist, and this is all by the Holy Spirit. The God we worship is One in His essence and nature as an infinite holy everlasting and uncreated being. Yet as a relational being Who has always existed in everlasting relational love for the other, God is distinctly the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, in mutual personal relations of love, joy, delight, pleasure, satisfaction and holy devotion to One Another. So while They are from everlasting to everlasting distinct, They are indivisible. They are so completely One, that They fully and forever mutually indwelling One Another. They are One in nature and essence but also in all their actions. For everything the Father does in His covenant purposes He does through His Son by the Holy Spirit. This is true in regard to His eternal plans from before the foundation of the world, creation, providence, and salvation or judgment. This union of action as Father, Son, and Spirit certainly includes God's redeeming and ruling of His people by the word of God. These words are in the holy Scriptures, which includes the New Covenant writings. We seek to base all of our teaching and practice on the Divine authority, truthfulness, trustworthiness, sufficiency, and all powerful holy Scriptures, the word of God, and in accordance with the Gospel of Messiah and the Kingdom of God, that promised beforehand by God in the holy Scriptures to the Jewish people but also for all nations (Deut. 6:4-5; 1 Cor. 8:5-6;Gen. 1:2; Ps. 33:6; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Matt. 5:17-20; Lk. 24:44-49; Jn. 5:39-40; Rom. 1:1-4; 16-17; 3:21-26; Gal. 3:8; Acts 3:19-21; 24:13-21; 26:4-7; Rom. 15:8-9; 2 Cor. 1:20-21; Isa 2:1-4; 9:6-7; 11:1-12; 65:17-25; 66:22-23; Jer. 3:17; 31:31-37; 32:38-40; Eze. 36:22-38; Rev. 7:4-12; 21:12-14, 24-26; Ep. 1:3-14).
For Kingdom Living Messianic Congregation is a Jewish and Gentile, multi-ethnic, multi-generational community that exist because of the good news of what the Father has accomplished in His Son by the Spirit. For the Father has qualified even us to share in the inheritance with His people in the light. He rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His Beloved Son, in whom we have redemption the forgiveness of sins. So we are made up of people that testify to having been saved by the Father's gracious will through faith in Yeshua the Messiah, His Beloved Son through the power of the Holy Spirit. And this is not because of any works done by us, so that no one can boast. It is the gift from God given to us freely in His Son and applied to us by effectually by the Holy Spirit. The Father's love was manifested towards us when His Son died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, was buried, and was raised from the dead on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. This is how He saved us freely - through Yeshua, the LORD who has become our Righteousness through His life of righteousness culminating in His death as the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world. For Yeshua died to redeem a people from Israel and from every nation, people, tribe, and language according to God's promise in Israel's Scriptures. We are among the innumerable who have received this gift of a restored relationship with God and His people in and through His Son by the Spirit. And since we receive this as a gift of His love towards us, our gratitude and love is to be cultivated in being devoted to walk in unity and intimate fellowship with the Father and the Son by the Spirit and to walk in unity and fellowship with one another in God's love for one another, and with love for Messiah's disciples everywhere (Rom. 1:16-17; Eph. 2:11-22, 3:6; Rom. 11; Rev. Rev.5:9-10; 7:5-8; Eph. 1:3-4; 2:1-10; Jn. 20:31; 1:49; 1 Cor. 15:1-3; Jn. 3:16-18; 1 Jn. 2:2; 4:14; Matt. 7:21-23; 15:7-11; 17:3, 17, 20-23; 1 Jn. 1:3-10; Jn. 13:34).
We are taught to abound with thankfulness to God for the gift of salvation given to us through the New Covenant that was promised to Israel and also for the nations. Through Messiah's blood of the New Covenant, Abba God in Messiah has forgiven us all our sins, justified us as a free gift when we were ungodly, and rescued us from all the condemnation, curse, and wrath due us for our transgressions, no longer enemies, but reconciled and at peace with God, and even adopted and fully accepted us in the Son as the Father's beloved children. We are set apart for His kingdom service as those who have received as a gift a cleansed and new heart that can now know, love, and fear God, walk in His ways and word with power as His witnesses by the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the Holy Spirit given to us grants us Divine power for all things that pertain to life and godliness and is the deposit and guarantee of our promised inheritance in the Kingdom of God, until we acquire possession of it to the praise of His glory. For this restored relationship we have with God in Messiah in this age is only a taste of His goodness of what it will be in the ages to come when He will show us the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Messiah Yeshua! (Jer. 31:31-34; Heb. 8:8-12; Heb. 10:15-18; Eph. 2:1-10; Rom. 3:21-26; 5:1; 4:7-8; Gal. 3:8-4:6; Rom. 8:1-4, 13-17; Jer. 24:6; Deut. 30:6; Eze. 36:25-27; Eph. 1:13-14; 2 Cor. 1:20-21; 5:5; 2 Pet. 1:3; EPh. 2:6-7).
We seek to walk by faith, in hope, and with love, empowered by the Spirit, exalting our Messiah, glorifying our Father, and celebrating our salvation to the praise of God's glorious grace. We seek to meditate on and delight in God's beautiful law, using it legitimately as a people who seek to teach and uphold healthy doctrine that is in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the happy (blessed) God. In Messiah, we are being built together as a dwelling place for God by the Spirit, and getting to know by the Spirit the love of our Messiah that surpasses knowledge, so that as part of the Body of Messiah we continue to be filled up with the fullness of God. We believe spiritual gifts continue in this age and seek to be a place where people can receive scripturally based-equipping for works of service, with everyone serving in the stewardship of their gifts of grace for the benefit the community. This is so that as everyone does their part, we grow up together as a holy temple in the LORD in the unity of the faith, the knowledge of the Son of God, and in full maturity in the Messiah, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Messiah under Yeshua our Head (1 Cor 13; Jn. 4:23-24; Ps. 40:8; Jer. 31:31-34; Tim. 1:8-11; Acts 14:23; 20:17; Tit. 1:5; Eph. 4:11-13; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 1 Pet. 4:10-11; 1 Pet. 2:2-3).
Rooted and grounded in the love of God and Messiah, we are to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God who works in us to will and work for His good pleasure. For He who began a good work in us will bring it to completion at the day of Yeshua the Messiah. Though we go through many trials, God promises to guard us by His power through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. He is transforming us by the Spirit from one degree of glory to another as we behold the glory of the Lord in the face of His Son. We are learning now to live every area of our lives in the Kingdom of God, in the righteousness, peace, and joy of the Holy Spirit. Because our Father loves us as His children, He disciplines us. And while sorrowful in the moment, through His Fatherly chastisement we come to share progressively in His holiness. This is in accordance with the good pleasure of His everlasting love towards us in Messiah. As we are led by the Spirit in our fellowship with the Father and Son, the Spirit produces in us God's manifold fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. This is the Spirit maturing us in our obedience to the Messiah's commands and the fulfillment of the law of God. For this grace in Messiah that brings salvation, trains us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Yeshua the Messiah, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession who are zealous for good works. (Phil. 1:6; 2:12-13; 1 Pet. 1:3-13; 2 Cor. 3:18; 4:4-6; Rom. 5:5; Gal. 5:22-23; 8:1-4; 13:8-10; Eph. 3:14-21; Gen. 3:15; Eph. 6:10-20; Matt. 4:4; Col. 2:15; 1:13-14; Tit 2:11-14).
This redeemed people is from every nation, people, tribe, and language and they are made heirs together with the remnant of Israel, members together of the one body of Messiah, and sharers together in the promise in Messiah Yeshua according to the gospel. For the gifts and calling of God given to Israel are irrevocable. Therefore, through the Gospel, in the New Covenant, they are to stewarded by the remnant of Israel chosen by grace. Jewish believers in Jesus are still Jewish and are forever Jewish. The Gentiles who share in the spiritual riches with the Jewish people are not to see themselves as replacing Israel. They are grafted into Israel's Olive Tree with the remnant of Israel. A purpose in their salvation as Gentiles is so that the natural branches can be grafted back into their own Olive Tree, receiving God's mercy just like they did. Together, we are to long and pray for the salvation of all Israel, which will be effected by God's Sovereignty when the fullness of the Gentiles comes into salvation attached to Israel's Olive Tree and commonwealth in Messiah. For we have this gospel that we pray in accordance with, that "all Israel will be saved." For Messiah revealed that Jerusalem would not see Him again until they says, "Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the LORD" (Tit 2:11-14; Eph. 3:6-7; Rev. 5:9-10; Gal. 3:8; Eph. 1:13-14; Jn. 20:30-31, 1:49; Rom. 9:1-4; 11:1-32; 15:27; Matt. 23:39; Zec. 12:10).
There are two primary ways we gather together as a Messianic Congregation:
1. Under the Word, from one Shabbat to another and during the biblical festivals
We gather under an appointed eldership to fellowship together with the Father and the Son, as a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit's manifest presence. The reading, hearing, and teaching of the Word of God has a central place in our gatherings. We also express our affectionate devotion to God in Word-based liturgical readings and prayer, skillfully played music, and thankful and joyful singing to our God and King. We desire to taste and see that God is good, encountering His Presence with awe and wonder for who He is and the glory of His kingdom, seeking to ascribe the worth due to His great Name, and enjoy the beauty of His holiness. We seek to be a people filled with thanksgiving, faith, hope, and love, praising the Father, and the Son, by the Spirit for such a great salvation He has made us partakers of by His glorious grace.
For the Gospel has made Jews and Gentiles one in the Messiah through His death on the cross, destroying the hostility between them. This unity is not homogeneous. It removes the separation between them, buts honors the distinction in their ethnic-national identity. There is no distinction in worth or status for we are all equal, and the way of salvation by the grace of the LORD is also the same for all. The distinction that is therefore honored in the gospel is the differentiation in Jews and Gentiles ethnic-national identities and in aspects of their calling. In light of this truth and centuries of replacement theology and anti-semitism that has brought reproach upon the name of Jesus among Jewish people, our leadership of elders with the affirmation of our membership, gather on these days that were given to Israel. We do this within our freedom in Messiah and with deep recognition of the irrevocable gifts and calling of Israel, that are intended to still be participated in the New Covenant by Jewish people who believe Yeshua is the Messiah, the promised offspring of David!
Also, in accordance with the Gospel and its' implications, we teach that Gentiles in the Messiah are free in this age from needing to observe these aspects of God's law that were given to the Jewish people. They are free not only as it pertains to being saved (as is certainly true for Jewish people also), but they are also free in this age in regard to it being a necessary part of their calling. However, Gentiles are also free in Messiah to worship with Messianic Jews as their equals on these days, and this we believe is an authentic gospel-witness to the union of Jew and Gentile in the Messiah through the cross. Therefore at Kingdom Living Messianic Congregation, any believer in Yeshua as the Messiah, that God places among us, can express their membership in the one Body of Messiah within our Messianic Congregation. Jewish people and many Gentiles have discerned to do just this. And more are welcome!
We seek to fully honor the centrality of Israel's Messiah in how we celebrate on the Shabbat and the Biblical Festivals given to Israel. The Shabbat is a day to remember God as our Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier, and Consummator of His Kingdom in regard to His covenant plans for Israel and the nations. All of these historic biblical meanings of Shabbat are brought to fullness in the Son of Man, who is the LORD of Shabbat. For the Scriptures teaching on Shabbat and all the Festivals, like all of Israel's Scriptures bear clear authoritative witness to the Messiah. They are shadows of the Messiah's glorious person and work of salvation by grace through faith. While Shabbat and Festival were given irrevocably as gifts to Israel, they reveal the mystery of God's plan of salvation to bless Israel and all the families of the earth in the promised offspring of Abraham, Yeshua the Messiah. We look at them in their New Covenant Gospel-fulfillment in Yeshua the Messiah's first coming and His promised second coming and the glory of the World to Come!
2. Under the Word, from house to house
As an elder led congregation, we gather in leader facilitated smaller fellowship groups. This is an essential part of belonging to our community. It provides a group context for growing fellowship with the Father and the Son and fellowship with one another in God's love. Overtime, we have the opportunity to get to know one another and let ourselves be known in and through Messiah. We also get to participate in the Spirit's gracious ministry and gifts of empowered love, serving one another in the - building up, urging on, and lifting up of one another for the edification and the benefit of all. And we are learning to be a people who meet all the more as the Day of Messiah approaches, considering how to stir up one another in love and good deeds. For through the intimate knowledge of our Messiah, we desire to continue to grow up to maturity as we abide in Him, increasing in fruit and effectiveness in all aspects of our life, relationships, and calling as a good testimony to how good and beautiful our Savior and King is, and just how powerful the Gospel is to free and change human lives.
As a community that now enjoys salvation through this Good News, we are called to be ministers of reconciliation as ambassadors of Messiah. We proclaim the good news of Messiah and the kingdom of God. This was what was promised beforehand by God to the Jewish people and for all the nations. For in Abraham's offspring all the nations of the earth will be blessed in Yeshua! We proclaim Yeshua as LORD and the unsearchable riches revealed and enjoyed in Him (Rom. 1:1-5; 15:8-9 Gal. 3:8; Eph. 3)
A Brief Summary of the Gospel We Teach:
In the gospel, the Son we proclaim is He Who always existed with the Father, being loved by Him from everlasting to everlasting. His distinct identity as the Son comes eternally from His relationship with His Father in glory, yet He joyfully shares equally in His Father's everlasting essence and nature as the One God. The Father planned everything in Him and created the whole world through Him and for Him! In the biblical history of Israel and the nations the Son was always at the center for the Father has always worked in His Son and by His Spirit in Creation, Providence, and Redemptive History. And it was due to the fountainhead of the Father's everlasting love and in accordance with His eternal purposes and covenant promises for Israel and the nations, that He sent His Son into the world to be its Savior. The Son was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the virgin Miriam, as the promised son of David (Gen. 1:1-2; Jn. 1:1-3; 1 Cor. 8:5-6; Jn. 17:24; 3:16-17; Eph. 1:3-14; 1 Jn. 4:14).
The gospel teaches that the Son who shares fully and eternally in the nature and identity of the Creator God, the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob was was born a Jew, was circumcised on the 8th day, grew up in wisdom and stature as a Jewish man, was immersed in the Jordan River and declared to be the delighted Son of the Father, with the anointing of the Spirit. He proclaimed the good news of the Kingdom that was drawing near in Himself as David's eternal Lord and David's promised offspring. This was the message of salvation by His Father's reign through Him by the Spirit. His message was accompanied by signs, wonders, and miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit. It was Father doing these mighty works in His Son by the Spirit, bearing witness that He was the Messiah! For the blind were seeing, the lame were walking, lepers cleansed, the deaf hearing and dead people were being raised, and good news was being preached to the poor. The promised kingdom was drawing near in the son of David the Shepherd of His people! One of the repeated works of power was the healing of the demonized who were oppressed and hurting. Yeshua was casting out demons by the Spirit of God, demonstrating that the kingdom of God had come in Him, for victory was being won over Satan's reign of evil and his works destroyed! Victory over satan for God people is a promise of the gospel that these signs were illustrating (Matt.1:23; Lk. 2:21, 40; Matt. 3:13-17; 11:2-6; Isa. 35:1-10; 40:9; 42:6-7; 52:7; Matt. 4:23; 9:35; 10:7-8; Lk. 9:11; 10:9, 17; 11:20).
He was the Anointed Servant, who came to fulfill all His Father's will and complete His work on His people's behalf. He became a servant to the circumcised to confirm God's promises to the patriarchs and so that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy. In accordance wit this eternal and covenant purpose, the Son humbled Himself in complete love and obedience to the Father's will to save His people by His own righteousness in obedience to the Law. This saving righteousness on behalf of His people was brought to fulness in His suffering and dying for their sins in love to the glory of His Father. For He offered Himself by the eternal Spirit on the tree taking sin's guilt, curse, and due wrath in His people's place, the Righteous and Innocent One dying for the unrighteous and guilty. He inaugurated the promised New Covenant in His blood, redeeming His people from their sins and bringing the promised forgiveness. He was buried, confirming the historical truthfulness of His death, and then on the third day, He bodily rose from the the dead by the glory of the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit as the first fruits of the resurrection to come! (Isa. 42; Matt. 12:18-21; Isa. 52-53; Rom. 5:12-21; Jer. 31:31-34; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; 20-23; 50-55).
Then He appeared alive to many credible Jewish witnesses before ascending into heaven from the Mount of Olives. As the One appointed by the Father to reign as LORD, Leader, and Savior. He is able to grant repentance, faith, the forgiveness of sins, justification, adoption, and the gift of the Holy Spirit into a new life. This new life is the beginning of enjoying eternal in the present evil age - a life of knowing, loving, fearing, and waking with the Father and the Son by the Spirit, with the Torah written on the tablets of their heart and mind. All who believe in Him as the Messiah, confessing their allegiance to Him as LORD are the Kings disciples. They have been rescued by God's mercy, and because of His great love from death in their transgressions and sins into new life in Messiah being raised with Him. They are to be immersed in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, as functional members of the Body of Messiah, and taught under a qualified eldership to obey the One who died for and rose for their sake. This growth in progressive obedience is by the the gift of the Spirit promised to all who believe the gospel of their salvation. The Spirit is the deposit and guarantee of the fullness of eternal life in the Kingdom of God when the Son of Man returns in glory. Yet until the Messiah's coming, He remains in the true Sanctuary in heaven as the High Priest of His people interceding for them on the basis of His blood of redemption, so that nothing can separate them from the love of Messiah as God works everything together for good to bring them to glory (1 Cor. 15:1-5; Acts 2; 5; Jer. 24:6; Deut. 30:6; Jer. 32:38-40; Ezek. 36:25-27; Rom. 10:9; Eph. 1:13-14; Jn. 17:3; Rom. 8:28-38; Heb. 7:25).
In the gospel, He promises to appear in glory at the end of the age to consummate His people's salvation by redeeming their bodies, giving them the full experience of freedom in glory as His children conforming to the image of the Son. His appearing in glory with all His angels and His glorified people with Him, will lead to the survivors of Israel and the nations mourning for Him when they see Him coming who was pierced for their transgressions. They will believe in Him and repent and be saved. All the unrepentant from the nations will be judged when Messiah returns to judge the world in righteousness, and the kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our God and His Anointed One. Satan will be bound for a 1000 years in the abyss, unable to deceive the nations (Rom. 8:23-24; Matt. 24:30-31; 25:31; Zec. 12:10; Rev. 1:7; 11:15; 20:1-6).
The gospel promises the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne in the time of the new world. He will bring about the restoration of all the things that God spoke about by the mouth of all His prophets in the holy Scriptures. All the promises in the Scriptures will be consummated in Messiah Yeshua according to the promises of the gospel of the kingdom. This will all be on the basis of His accomplished redemption and salvation in His death, burial, and resurrection. The promises will be consummated for the people and city of Jerusalem, which is the city of the Great King. And for the whole nation and land of Israel, and all the nations of the earth who come to the knowledge of God, and for the creation itself which will be set free to participate in the glory of the freedom of the children of God. The knowledge of the glory of God revealed in Messiah will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. All the nations and its kings will worship God in unity with Israel (Acts 3:19-21; 2 Cor. 1:20-21; Jer. 3:17; Isa. 2:2-4; 4:2-6; 24:23; Eze. 43:7; Mic. 4:7; Zec. 14:9-11; Eze. 38:12; 48:25; Matt. 5:35; Eze. 36:24-38; Isa. 25:6-7; 45:22; 65:17-25; Hab. 2:14; 2 Cor. 4:4-6; Rom. 8:18-24).
All God's resurrected people will reign with the Messiah on the earth for a thousand years with the devil in the abyss unable to deceive the nations. Only to be let out for a short time at the end of the thousand years before His final judgment. For the end will come, when Messiah hands over the completed work of the kingdom to God the Father, after destroying every rule and every authority and power, including all death. Death itself will be thrown into the lake of fire at the last judgement, where the devil and his angels will go. And all those not written in the book of life will experience the second death in Gehenna, the lake of fire. There they will go into eternal punishment. Then the fullness of the promised inheritance of the Kingdom of God and eternal life will be enjoyed in a New Heaven and on New Earth. All His people from all times and place, from Israel and the nations and all His holy angels will be together with God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and His kingdom will never end! This is the promised destiny in the gospel! (Rev. 20:1-10; 1 Cor. 15:22-28; Rev. 20:13-14; Matt. 25:41, 46; Rev. 21:7-8).
These 12 Pillars are written about in a little book by Daniel Juster for all the Tikkun Congregations. What we write here is consistent with and indebted to that book, yet they have been uniquely articulated and expounded upon below.
The Twelve Pillars:
1. The Gospel of kingdom
2. Kingdom worship
3. Kingdom community
4. Kingdom power
5. Kingdom character
6. Kingdom apostolic order
7. Kingdom quest for unity
8. Kingdom honoring of Israels' irrevocable gifts and calling
9. Kingdom engagement in making, maturing, and multiplying disciples of the King
10. Kingdom hope for the fullness God has promised
11. Kingdom stewardship and faithful presence in all aspects of life and calling
12. Kingdom extension through prayer
We seek to base all of our teaching on the pillars upon the authoritative, truthful, sufficient, and powerful Word of God, the holy Scriptures. As a Gospel-centered congregation, this foundation will be laid down first. The 11 remaining pillars are rooted in the Gospel and flow out of it. They are the bearing and multiplying of the fruit of the Gospel we trust God to grow us in, as we seek His kingdom first (Matt. 6:33; Matt. 13:23; Col. 1:6). We also see our identity in Messiah as an unbreakable thread throughout all these pillars.
1.The Gospel of the Kingdom - The gospel is of first importance (1 Cor. 15:3). For the good news centered on Yeshua as Messiah is the central theme of all the holy Scriptures (Gen. 3:15; 12:3; Gal. 3:8; Jn. 5:39; Lk. 24:24-27, 44-49; 1 Cor. 15:1-3). We seek to hear, understand, and keep believing this gospel of our salvation (Matt. 13:23; Rom. 1:16-17; Eph. 1:13), proclaiming it (Matt. 24:14), demonstrating it (1 Cor. 2:4), and keeping in step with it as a Jew and Gentile community (Gal. 2:14; 2:11-22), keeping our teaching in accordance with it (1 Tim. 1:11), living as partners of it (Phil. 1:5), losing and finding our life for it (Mk. 8:35), and being strengthened by it (Rom. 16:25-27). As a gospel-centered congregation we are devoted to build our community on it, in accordance with it's revelation of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Yeshua the Messiah our LORD that God shines in our hearts (1 Cor. 3:11; Matt.16:16-18; 2 Col. 4:4-6).
One gospel,called by different names
The word gospel means good news. The good news announces that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah, the Son of the living God. The title “the Messiah” or “the Christ” means the Anointed One. Yeshua is the Son of God, the King of Israel (Matt. 1:1; Jn.1:49; 19:19; 20:28-31; Lk. 4:18-21). There is only one gospel, called by different names in the holy Scriptures. It is called the gospel of happiness (Isa. 52:7); the good news of great joy (Lk. 2:10); the gospel of the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 4:23); the gospel of the kingdom of God (Matt. 24:14); the gospel of God (Mk. 1:14); the gospel of the grace of God (Acts 20:24); the gospel of Yeshua the Messiah (Mk. 1:1); the gospel of Messiah (Rom. 15:19); the gospel of the glory of Messiah (2 Cor. 4:4); the gospel of your salvation (Eph. 1:13); the gospel of our Lord Yeshua (2 Th. 1:8); the gospel of the glory of the happy (makarios) God (1 Tim. 1:11); the eternal gospel (Rev. 14:16), and more. Yet, these different descriptions are speaking of the one gospel by which we are saved. Whoever preaches another gospel is under a curse (Gal. 1:8-9).
What the Good News Story is that unleashes the power of God for salvation
Below is a summary of the Gospel, that can be shared more simply, as well as more thoroughly.
The Father sent His Eternal Son into the world, to become the promised King of the Jews, Immanuel, the Savior of the world according to what was promised in the holy Scriptures. For Gospel reveals the the Son was always was with Father before the foundation of the world, being loved by Him in the Glory. The Father created the world and everything in it through His Son. Then in love for the world and in accordance with all of His historical purposes with Israel and the nations, He sent His Son into it the world. The Son took to Himself a fully human nature as a son of David and Abraham, that was joined but not confused with His Divine nature. He came as Immanuel, God with us, the Savior and Anointed-King of Israel and the nations. He was the Word made flesh who came and tabernacled with His people, full of grace and truth, revealing the Father (Matt. 24:15; Jn. 20:21; Matt. 28:17-20; 24:15; Lk. 24:44-52; Act 1:1-11; 1 Thess. 1:9-10; Rom. 1:1-5; 15:15-20; Gal. 3:8; Act. 1:6-8; 3:19-21; Jn. 20:30-31; 1:49; Jn. 1:1-3, 14, 17:24; Matt. 1:1, 23; Jn. 3:16-18; 1 Jn. 4:14; Acts 13:23; Isa. 7:14; 9:6-7).
In this Gospel-story, He was Anointed by the Holy Spirit as the Father's Beloved Son, to fulfill His vocation as the promised Suffering Servant who would be the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. He went about proclaiming the message of salvation by God's reign of power drawing near through His person and ministry. God testified to His kingdom-salvation message with signs, wonders, miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit, confirming that He was the Messiah and at work in Him. The Son always did the will and good pleasure of His Father, glorifying Him by completing the work He gave to Him to accomplish, perfectly fulfilling the Torah on behalf of His people to save them by His own righteousness, not on the basis of any works of righteousness done on their own. By the eternal Spirit, His obedience to Father was brought to completion by His dying for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, being buried, and being raised from the dead on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, to accomplish His people's eternal redemption and salvation. He appeared alive to many credible Jewish witnesses with many convincing proofs. This was followed by His exaltation to the Father's right hand in heaven to exercise Sovereign authority as LORD, Leader, and Savior and giver of the Holy Spirit into new life, eternal life. For after making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. He is there to be the great high priest who is able sympathize with His people in our weaknesses as one who in every respect was tempted as we are, yet without sin. So we can draw near the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, for He always lives to make intercession for them (Lk. 3:21-22; 4:18-19; Acts 10:38; Jn. 1:29; Heb. 2:1-3; Jn. 4:34; 5:19-20; 17:4; Rom. 8:1-4; Gal. 2:13-16).
And in this glorious gospel, the Son who has been given all authority in heaven and earth is able and willing to grant repentance, forgiveness of sins, and the gift of the Spirit into new life to all who are drawn by the Father to Him, receiving the grace to believe in Him as the Messiah, the Son of God, and turn to God from idols to serve God and to wait for His Son from heaven who will deliver His justified-by-faith people from the wrath to come. As those justified and adopted as God's children by faith, He has granted Divine power by the gift of the Spirit for all things pertaining to life and godliness to be His witnesses in the service of God. The gift of the Spirit is also seal that those who believe belong to the Messiah, guaranteeing our inheritance until we acquire possession of it to the praise of His glory. This will be at Messiah's second coming in glory, when He will redeem our bodies as God's adopted children, glorifying them by conforming us into the image of the Son by His power. So we also boldly proclaim and teach this blessed hope of the good news, the Messiah's second coming in glory for we are not destined for wrath but to obtain salvation! (Matt. 5:13-16; 28:17-20; Lk. 24:44-49; Jn. 20:21; Rom. 1:1-4, 16-17; Gen. 12:3; Gal. 3:8; Rom. 15:8-9; 1 Cor. 15:1-3; Acts 2:22, 33-34, 5:30-31; Jn. 17:2; Phil. 1:29; Act 18:27; 1 Thess. 1:9-10; Rom. 5:8-9; Tit. 2:13; 1 Pet. 1:13; Rom. 8:29-30; Phil. 3:20; 1 Thess. 5:9).
On that day of His second coming, is where we fully set our hope of the gospel on. Messiah who will descend from heaven and appear in visible glory for all to see, and we will appear in glory with Him. For He will fulfill His gospel-promise to redeem and glorify the bodies of all those who belong to Him at the resurrection of the righteous. We will all be changed in the twinkling of any eye, at the last trumpet, and we will meet Him in the air at His coming, and be with Him forever! But He is not going back into heaven, but returning to the earth with all His holy angels and glorified people. He will make war in righteousness against the anti-Messiah, the false prophet, and their armies among the nations and all those who refuse to repent. Messiah as King of kings and LORD of lords will pour out God's wrath against the unrepentant and defeat them. They will be tares of the field, fully ripened to maturity in their evil, even worshipping the devil himself, who even now is at work in all the sons of disobedience. But the Messiah, the root and offspring of David will bring God's full victory over them. Those who sought to destroy Messiah's followers will be paid back as well those attacking Jerusalem and the nation of Israel. The enemies of God will find themselves fighting against the Messiah at His coming (1 These. 4:13-18; Matt. 24:30-31; 25:31; 1 Cor. 15:23, 50-55; Eph. 2:1-3; 1 Jn. 5:19; 2 Thess. 1:5-12; Rev. 19:11-21; 13:7; Zec. 14:3,12,16; Rev. 13:1-4).
On the basis of His victory over the devil in his life, cross, resurrection, and ascension, He will return to completely defeat satan's reign of evil in all the world. The kingdom of this world will become the kingdom of our God and His Anointed One, setting the whole world in the rights! For He will sit on His glorious throne as the Son of Man in the regeneration of the world, reigning as King in Jerusalem over all the earth. His universal dominion will be manifested, as He is worshipped by all the survivors of Israel and the survivors of all nations, people, tribes, and languages that believe in Him, mourn for Him, and repent when He comes in glory, for they will see the One that was pierced for their transgressions. All the unrepentant of will be judged. And all those who participated in the first resurrection at His coming in glory will reign with Messiah, for they will be given authority to serve the nations. When the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne in a new world, the twelves Jewish apostles will sit on twelve thrones. They will be given kingdom-leadership in the spheres of the twelve tribes of Israel. The faithful will be given authority over cities throughout the whole millennial reign of Messiah. This will be the time for the restoring of all things about which God spoke through the mouth of His holy prophets in the Scriptures (Matt. 4:1-11; 1 Jn. 3:5; Jn. 16:11; Heb. 2:14; Col. 2:15; Isa. 27:1; Rev. 20:1-6; Acts 17:30-31; Rev. 11:15; Matt. 25:31; 19:28; Zec. 14:9; Dan. 7:13-14; Zec. 12:10; 2:9b-13, 14:16; Matt. 24:30-31; Rev. 1:7; Ps. 72:11; Isa. 9:6-7: 11:1-12; Acts 3:19-21).
When the Messiah returns to bring about the restoration of all things, all the promises will be consummated in Messiah Yeshua according to the gospel of the kingdom, on the basis of His accomplished redemption and salvation in His death, burial, and resurrection. The promises will be consummated for the people and city of Jerusalem, which is the city of the Great King. And for the whole nation and land of Israel, and all the nations of the earth who come to the knowledge of God, and for the creation itself which will be set free to participate in the glory of the freedom of the children of God. The knowledge of the glory of God revealed in Messiah will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. All the nations and its kings will worship God in unity with Israel. All God's resurrected people will reign with the Messiah on the earth for a thousand years with the devil in the abyss unable to deceive the nations. Only to be let out for a short time at the end of the thousand years before His final judgment. For the end will come, when Messiah hands over the completed work of the kingdom to God the Father, after destroying every rule and every authority and power, including all death. Death itself will be thrown into the lake of fire at the last judgement, where the devil and his angels will go. And all those not written in the book of life will experience the second death in Gehenna, the lake of fire. There they will go into eternal punishment (Acts 3:19-21; 2 Cor. 1:20-21; Jer. 3:17; Isa. 2:2-4; 4:2-6; 24:23; Eze. 43:7; Mic. 4:7; Zec. 14:9-11; Eze. 38:12; 48:25; Matt. 5:35; Eze. 36:24-38; Isa. 25:6-7; 45:22; 65:17-25; Hab. 2:14; 2 Cor. 4:4-6; Rom. 8:18-24; Rev. 20:1-10; 1 Cor. 15:22-28; Rev. 20:13-14; Matt. 25:41, 46; Rev. 21:7-8).
Then the fullness of the promised inheritance of the Kingdom of God and eternal life will be enjoyed in a New Heaven and on New Earth. The New Jerusalem City will have fully come down from Heaven. It will forever be reconciled with the earthly city of Jerusalem, to the land of Israel, and all the earth. For the Father will have reconciled to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making shalom by the blood of His Son's cross. All the saved of Israel and all the saved of every nation, people, tribe, and language will be God's people in eternal fellowship with Him and one another forever. All the holy loyal angels will be part of this kingdom.God's dwelling place will be with His people forever. He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their 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 His servants will worship Him. They will see His face, and His Name will be on their foreheads And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the LORD God will be their 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).
This is the the glory of the World to Come, inherited by God's grace through conquering-faith in the gospel of Messiah and the Kingdom with its promises, that give shape to who we are and how we seek to live.
All of sound doctrine and kingdom life is to be built in accordance with the Gospel
The Good News we have sharing is the Gospel of the glory of the Happy God (1 Tim. 1:11; the greek word for happy here is makarios). By the Holy Spirit, He shines in our hearts the knowledge of His glory in the face of Yeshua the Messiah our LORD. This is the knowledge of God's glory that will cover the whole earth as the water covers the sea beds! (2 For. 4:4-6; Hab. 2:14; Isa. 11:9).
All the remaining Kingdom pillars are ways to seek to grow by grace, so the Kingdom can be more fully expressed in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit as we serve our Messiah King together!
We believe in worshipping only one God
Kingdom worship and praise of God flows from the intimate communion with God that He has given us through the revelation of the glory of who He is and the grace He has freely given us as our Father, in His Son, and by the Holy Spirit. The God we worship is the One True God (Deut. 6:4), the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob (Ex. 3:14-15), who created the heavens and the earth and everything in it through His Son and by His Spirit (Gen. 1:1; Jn. 1:1-3, 14; 1 Col. 8:5-6; Col. 1:15-16; Psa. 33:6).
We worship the God who has saved, is saving, and will save us in His Son
We seek to worship this one true living God according to all His revelation in creation and in the Scriptures, but our worship is centered on what He has revealed about Himself, accomplished, and promised through the sending of His Son to be the Savior of the World. For God has saved us in His Son by the Spirit (justification, regeneration, setting us apart, adoption, new heart to know, love, and fear Him), is progressively saving us in His Son by the Spirit (transformation, growing us up in love and obedience to God's commandments), and will completely save us to the uttermost in His Son (redemption of our bodies/glorification).
For by the mercies of God revealed in God's plan for salvation for Israel, the nations, and Creation itself, and flowing from our actually experienced of being saved by His grace, we are to present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy an acceptable to God, as our spiritual worship (see Rom. 12:1-2 which is the called for response to what He has been teaching about God's great plan for salvation).
Can we really present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to God? Yes, for the Father has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light (Col. 1:12) He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of His Beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins (Col. 1:13-14).
So in our worship we praise the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. For according to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for us, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last day at the revelation Yeshua the Messiah. This is when He will descend from Heaven to bring us to Himself and into our inheritance in the Kingdom of God (1 Pet. 1:3-13; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:50-55). He has given us the Holy Spirit as a seal, a deposit, guaranteeing our inheritance to the praise of His glory (Eph. 1:13-14; 2 Cor. 1:20-22; 5:5).
We are called to bless and praise God, with trust in His purifying and preserving grace, working in us through many trials
Our praise to the One for His glorious grace is the context of a life that has many griefs with afflictions. Yet God uses them as means of His grace to store up for us an eternal weight of glory (2 Cor. 4:16-18). He works everything together for good for those who love Him, making us more like His Son in them, towards the day of our glorification when His Son returns (Rom. 8:28-30). For He uses these "various trials as testings of the genuineness of our faith, a faith more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire -- so it may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Yeshua the Messiah."(1 Pet. 1:6-7). For He would began a good work in us will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus the Messiah (Phil. 1:6). "He can sustain [us] to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. God is faithful, by whom [we] were called into the fellowship of His Son, Yeshua the Messiah our Lord' (see 1 Cor. 1:7-8) "He is able to keep us from stumbling and present us blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Yeshua the Messiah our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all times and now and forever. Amen" (Jude 24-25)
Worship in spirit an truth, by the indwelling Holy Spirit
kingdom worship of God grounded in the Gospel, seeks to grow in this intimate new life of relationship with our King and His Father. This is the gift we have been given in eternal life (Jn. 17:3). The Holy Spirit dwelling in us is the living water who enables us to experience this eternal kind of life with the Father and His Son in worship. We worship the Father and also give the same honor of worship to the Son (Jn. 4:13-14, 23-24; 5:23). We desire our worship whether it be in praise or in life, to ascribe worth to God on earth as in heaven in the beauty of holiness (Ps. 29:2; Matt. 6:9-13), to come from a heart that is growing in knowing them (Jn. 17:3; Jer. 24:7; 9:23-24; 31:34) loving them (Deut. 6:4; 30:6; Rom. 2:29; Col. 2:11; Phil.3:3; Jn. 14:20), fearing them with reverence and awe (Her. 32:38-40; Heb. 12:28), and obeying them (Ezek. 36:35-27; Jn.14:20; Matt. 28:17-20; 5:17-20).
We are to worship God with holy affections created in us by the word and Spirit, different loving affections can include, affects like sorrow for sin with confession of sin (2 Cor. 7:10; Psa. 51; 1 Jh. 1:8-9; thanksgivings (Ps. 100:4;), rejoicing (Ps. 100:1-2), delight (Ps. 27:4), longing (Ps. 63:1) and more.
Worship is central to life with God
Worship is to be our whole life lived in spirit and truth (Jn. 4:23), in accord with God's commandments (Deut. 5:6-22; Rom. 3:31; 8:1-4; 13:8-10), for the glory of God, including our eating and drinking (1 Cor. 10:31), the raising children (Deut. 6:4-9), our job assignments by which serve and watch over areas of responsibilities (Gen. 2:15).
We worship together on Shabbat and Biblical Festivals honoring the New Covenant Gospel Fulfillment of these days
With our freedom in the Messiah, and in honor of God's irrevocable gifts and calling given to the Israel (Rom. 11:29; 9:1-5), which includes Jewish believers remaining in their calling (1 Cor. 7:17-18; Rom 9:6; 11:1-2, 5, 26), we choose gather on Yom Shabbat (the Sabbath day) under Yeshua, the Son of Man, the LORD of the Shabbat (Mk 2:27). And we celebrate the Shabbat and all the biblical festivals (Lev. 23) in their New Covenant Gospel-fulfillment with Yeshua at center stage (Col. 2:16; Matt. 5:17; Lk. 24:27, 45-47).
As a Word-based Congregation, we can find not a single New Covenant Scripture passage in context, that instructs Jewish believers in their Messiah to discontinue gathering on Shabbat or their times of convocation at their appointed times according to Leviticus 23. And since we seek to honor the irrevocable gifts and calling of Israel among Jewish people who come to faith in their Messiah, our community seeks to serve the continuation of Jewish expression of faith for Jewish people to celebrate their history of God's redeeming work in the nation of Israel and the New Covenant Gospel-fullfilment of their Festivals in the Messiah (Jer. 31:36-37; Rom. 9:6; 11:1-2, 5; Acts 21:20-26; Acts 24:14-15). What about Gentiles celebrating on Shabbat the these other Biblical Festivals? Any of the redeemed of the nations, being heirs together with the saved of Israel through the Good News, are invited to rejoice with His people, glorifying God for His mercy to them too, praising and extolling the LORD (Eph. 3:6; Rom. 15:9, 11). One valid expression of this can be in Jew and Gentile congregations worshipping together on Shabbat and Biblical Festivals, demonstrating God has reconciled us together in Messiah in one body (Eph. 2:11-22). This is what we seek to be.
In the celebration of Shabbat, we remember and celebrate God's love and covenant faithfulness to His purpose for Israel, the nations, and creation that He brings to fullness in His Son. We remember our Creator who made the Universe through His Son in six days and rested on the Shabbat (Gen. 2:1-2; Ex. 20:11; 31:12-17; Heb. 1:1-4). We remember not just Israel's redemption from slavery in Egypt, but the redemption from slavery we have experienced through His Son in the Gospel of the New Covenant (Deut. 5:15; Rom. 3:21-26). And we remember the LORD who sanctifies His people (Ex. 31:13; 1 Cor. 1:30-31), and who brings them into rest now in His Son (Matt. 11:28-12:1) and fully in the Age to Come in His Son (Heb. 4).
During Passover/Unleavened Bread we remember the Exodus from Egypt, and it's Gospel-fulfillment in the Lamb without spot or blemish, Yeshua. He is the Passover Lamb who takes away the sin of the World as the Unleavened Sinless-Messiah, fulfilling the meaning of the Festival of Passover/Unleavened Bread. We celebrate Yeshua in His resurrection, as the first fruits of the resurrection from the dead, fulfilling the meaning of the Festival of First Fruits, which is three days after Passover when He died. The 50 days of counting of the barley harvest leads up the Shav'uot. During this time Yeshua appeared many times in His resurrection body prior to His ascension about 10 days before Shav'uot. And on Shav'uot, we celebrate Him as the giver of the Holy Spirit to all who believe in Him, giving them a first fruits of the fullness of the Spirit that His people will enjoy in their kingdom inheritance to come. This is all a fulfilling of the meaning of the Shavuot/Pentecost (Acts 2; Eph. 1:13-14; 2 Cor. 1:20-22; 5:5).
He is also the one who will descend from Heaven at the Last Trumpet to bring His people into their full inheritance, fulfilling the meaning of the Festival of Trumpets/Blastings, which originally remembered when ADONAI came down from Heaven at Mt. Sinai at the loud trumpet blast (Ex. 19; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:50-55). And when Messiah comes a again, He will fully apply His blood that He shed on the tree to all those belong to Him in the redemption of their bodies, as well as fulfilling the gospel promise to save all the the survivors of Israel and the nations, bring Gospel fulfillment to Yom Kippur (Rom. 8:23-24; 11:26; 11:14; Zec. 12:10; Matt. 24:30-31; Rev. 1:7; Zec. 14:9-16; 2:10-12; Isa. 2:1-4; Jer. 3:17). Then He will reign as King over all the earth, in fulfillment of the Gospel promises of blessings all the families of the earth in Abraham's offspring (Gal. 3:8), fulfilling the Feast of Tabernacles. (Zec. 14:9-16) There is an 8th day celebration connected to 7 day Tabernacle festival that will be prophetically fulfilled in the Gospel-promise of a final new beginning, the New Heaven and New Earth (Rev. 21-22).
Worship based in the Word, larger gatherings and house to house with the Spirit's Presence dwelling with us
Central to our kingdom worship is also our gatherings together a Temple of the the Holy Spirit, a dwelling place in Messiah for God by His Spirit. (Eph. 2:22; 1 Cor. 3:16) Since Messiah is the Head of the Community we seek to order our gathering in a way that honors the means by which He promises to build His Community, by the word of God. He cleanses us with the word as central to how He prepares His Bride to be presented to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she will be holy and without blemish (Eph 5:26-27). For God's word makes us wise for salvation through faith in Jesus the Messiah (2 Tim. 3:15), sanctifying His people with the word of truth (Jn. 17:17), encouraging with the word (Rom. 15:5), and equipping us for every good work with the word. ( 2 Tim. 3:16-17)
While personal meditation, study, and praying the scriptures are vital means of grace to accomplish God's purpose in us (Psalm 1), so is our gathering to hear the Word of God read (1 Tim. 4:13; Jer. 23:29; 2 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 4:12; Rev. 1:3), preached and taught (2 Tim. 4:2; 1 Tim. 4:13-16; Lk. 24:27, 45-47). We also are to pray together according to the Word with biblical and biblically consistent prayers (Matt. 21:13; 1 Tim. 2:1-2, Jn. 5:14). We are to instruct one another and sing according to the Word (Rom. 15:14; Col.3:16; see Heb. 3:12-13 in context). And monthly we see the Word in visual display, represented when we take together the bread and the fruit of the vine in the LORD's table, also known as communion. (Lk. 22:19-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-32) The Scriptures in the gathered community are foundational to our worship.
Another vital dimension of our assembling to worship is when we gather relationally together house to house (Acts 2:46) in our smaller gatherings. (Acts 2:46; 1 Cor. 12-14; Heb. 10:25; 3:13. These scripture also can have many other applications besides small groups). So the word is also vital here as we seek to live out real community as a people of the Holy Spirit learn to excel in what edifies the community in love. (1 Cor. 14:12; 8:1)
3.Kingdom community - Kingdom community in the New Covenant has the great joy and comfort of God the Father and the Son dwelling with us by the Holy Spirit. We are immersed into the Body of Messiah by one Spirit. (1 Cor. 12:13) Our membership is in the one Body of Messiah (Eph. 4:4) but it is to be expressed in a congregation, a community God dwells with by His Spirit (1 Cor. 3:16; Eph. 2:22). In community we are called to build faithful relationships, learning to loving one another as Messiah loves us. Messiah promises us that when we do this“ all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (Jn. 13:34-35; 15:9).
The Father's beautiful reign of goodness is to be expressed in us through His Son and by the Spirit who dwells in us. This can be seen in the apostolic vision for kingdom community in the one another instructions. We are called to be devoted to one another, honor one another above ourvselves (Rom. 12:10); live in harmony with one another (Rom. 12:16), accept one another as Messiah has accepted us (Rom. 15:7), instruct one another (Rom. 15:14); greet one another with genuine affection (Rom. 16:16), guard against divisions between us preserving the unity of the Spirit (1 Cor. 1:10; Eph. 4:3), express concern for one another (1 Cor. 12:25), look out for each others interest (Phil. 2:4), be compassionate and forgiving to one another as Messiah forgave us (Eph. 4:32), submit to one another out of reverence for Messiah (Eph. 5:21), not lie to to one another but speak the truth in love (Col. 3:9; Eph. 4:25), let the Word of Messiah dwell in us richly, teaching and admonishing one another, sing spiritual songs to another with gratitude in our hearts (Col. 3:16), bear with one another (Col. 4:13), grow and increase in love for one another (1 Thessalonians 3:12), not bite and devouring each other (Gal. 5:15), bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Messiah (Gal. 6:2). Clearly, the Father's will is all beloved children to knit and joined together in real community.
It is Abba's will also that in community we receive and honor the oversight and care for our souls provided through qualified and appointed elders.Community is to be an environment where we get to know the love of Messiah together, be equipped for the works of ministry He has for us to do, to use our gifts to build up the body. In community we also need other exhortation to keep us from being hardened by the deceitfulness of sin and as we walk in fellowship with the Father and the Son in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and Messiah's blood continues to cleanse us.
Community is designed to be a manifestation of the Fathers’ Kingdom on the earth in the Son and by the Real Presence of the Holy Spirit with us. Individually as those who are united to the Messiah, we are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:17, 19). Together as the gathered assembly, we are also Temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 3:16 (plural); Eph. 2:22; 1 Pet. 2:5). We are a greater manifestation of the Spirit together than alone. He is with us in power.
As those who share eternal life together in the Son, in community, we are to see ourselves as partners together in the Good News Commission that our Cosmic King gave us after He rose from the dead so that the Good News is being effectively spread through us, making King Yeshua famous in our city and the world! (Matt. 28:17-20; 24:14; Mk. 16:15; Lk. 24:44-49; Jn. 20:21; 20:31; 1 Cor. 10:31-11:1; Phil. 1:5, 27).
4.Kingdom power - we are saved by the power of the gospel from beginning to end.( Rom. 1:16-18; 1 Cor. 1:18; Phil. 3:20-21) God's kingdom is a rule and reign of power. (1 Cor. 4:20) Yeshua promised power through the promise of the Father, the Holy Spirit (Lk. 24:44-49; Act 1:8). This is power to be His witness (Acts 1:8). Yet this witnesses role is wholistic For Peter, who was present at the Jerusalem celebration of Shavuot/Pentecost in Acts 2, and received this power from on high to be witness wrote: "His Divine has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness (1 Peter. 1:3) to us for life and godliness." (2 Pet. 1:3). So Divine power is for every part of Kingdom life and every aspect and expression of our witness to the world. So what do we need power for?
To know God's love
To know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so we can grow together to express the fullness of God as People (Eph. 3:14-21).
For true community
For community and unity. For the love for one another Messiah commanded us to have for one another in community, did not begin to actualize until the gift of the Holy Spirit with power was given in Acts 2. For the Spirit's power brought about a remarkable love and unity to a growing world-wide Messianic Jewish Community (Acts 2:5; 2:41-47); then between Messianic Jews and Samaritans (Acts 8); then between Jews and God-fearing Gentiles (Acts 10); and also between Jews and the new Ephesian community which would have included many pagans (Acts 19). Loving one another as Yeshua loves us is key to our witness. Being in unity in the Father and Son as the Body of Messiah, leads to the world believing. This is only by the power of the Holy Spirit and what a witness this is to be (Jn. 13:34-35; 15:9; 17:20-23).
For character transformation and obedience to God's commands
Without the Spirit and His power, we cannot love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and love our neighbor as ourselves. (Matt. 22:37-40; Deut. 6:4; Lev. 19:18; Ezek. 36:25-27; Rom. 5:5; 8:1-4; 13:8-10; Gal. 5:21-24; 2 Cor. 3:18)
For the continuation of Messiah's Holy Spirit ministry
We also needs power for signs, wonders, miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit in evangelism and body ministry. We believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit continue throughout this age and are needed for the edification of the community and advancement of the Gospel. We reject the teaching of cessationism, that denies the continuity of the supernatural gifts of miracles, healings, prophesy, and tongues. We also believe in testing all things and keeping Scriptural primacy in our our community. This kind of power ministry was Yeshua’s method (Heb. 2:1-4; Acts 10:38); His method for the 12 & 70 (Lk. 9:1-2, 10:1-12); and for all (Matt. 28:17-20; Mk. 16:15-20; Jn. 14:10-14; Eph. 2:10; 4:12). This was Paul’s method and he tells us to imitate him as he imitated Yeshua (1 Cor. 11:1; 2:1-4; Rom. 15:17-19; 2 Cor. 3:6). He trains us how to do this in love (1 Cor. 12-14. 14:25). Once again, this is all part of witness.
To overcome the evil one
We need the Holy Spirit's power to overcome the evil one (Lk. 4:1-13), and for casting out demons (Matt. 11:28). Paul also relied on God’s powerful weapons to overcome the evil one (2 Cor. 10:3-5) and taught us to stand against the schemes of the devil by God’s power (Eph. 6:10). Once again, when we presupposed Act in readings Paul’s letter to the Ephesians we factor in that the power given at Pentecost was a power with long ranged purposes. Many have testified to great victory over the enemy once they received a fresh release of power in Spirit-baptism. We witness to the supreme worth and authority of Yeshua by overcoming the power of darkness.
To endure suffering well for the gospel as we wait for Messiah's coming
We also need power to faithfully and patiently endure trials and tribulation to endure to the end (Col. 1:11; Matt 24:10-13). For it by God’s power we are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time (1 Pet. 1:5,9, 13). For God’s power enable us to endure trials, testings, persecution, and if necessary martyrdom. For power Yeshua received (Acts 10:38) enabled Him to endure persecution and offer Himself up to the Father on the cross (Heb. 9:14). Stephen, being immersed in the Spirit until full was empowered to be a witness, even unto martyrdom (Acts 6:5; Acts 7). One of the greatest ways we can be a witness is through testing, persecution, and if necessary, martyrdom (see also Acts 4:7; 5:16-17; 14:3-6). This takes power.
And all these aspect of kingdom life enable us to be His witnesses from a place of intimacy with God.
5.Kingdom character - This flows from the previous pillar of power. Our destiny is to be comforted to the image of God’s Son (Rom. 8:29). Yeshua’s goal for us as disciples is to fully train us after His likeness. (Lk. 6:40) The journey of learning to abide in Messiah is is relational, but also practical (Jh. 15:1-15; 1 Jn. 2:6). We already saw how God has given us divine power for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).
People of character become so as they learn to abide in Yeshua’s love for them as He abided in the Father's love for Him(Jn. 15:9). Character development is the Father forming us in His Son by the Holy Spirit, maturing us in love (1 Jn. 4:15-21). Knowing His love is essential to our fullness of maturity (Eph. 3:14-19). This maturing in love for God and neighbor is the true test of our character (Matt. 28:37-40). To mature, the indwelling Spirit must produce the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-24) For it is when we walk in the Spirit that we don't gratify the desires of the flesh (Gal. 5:16). As He leads us we are able to overcome bad character habits and build new ones (Rom 8:13). This happens as we continuously count ourselves dead to the condemnation and slavery of sin and alive to God in Messiah Yeshua, not letting sin reign in our body parts, but yielding our body parts to God as instruments of His Spirit wrought and empowered righteousness (Gal. 5:16; Rom. 8:13; Rom. 6:11-23; Rom.8:1-4; 14:7). For the Spirit produces in us the love we need that obeys the commandments of the written word. (Eze. 36:25-27; Rom. 8:1-4; Gal. 5:22-23; Jn. 14:21; Matt. 28:17-20) We can't life this way in our own flesh. If we try and live independent of the Spirit, we can't please God or submit inwardly to His beautiful Word (Rom. 8:6-7). The Spirit is the One in us who promotes and energizes in us a life of love, power, and self-discipline (2 Tim. 1:8).
Keeping a good and clear conscience is important for building character (1 Tim. 1:5, 19; 3:9; 4:2; 2 Tim. 1:3; Tit. 1:15; Heb. 9:14; 13:18; 1 Pet. 3:16; 3:31; 10:22 Acts 23:1; 24:16; Rom. 13:5 ). Character is also learned through godly examples either from Scripture, history, or people we watch and observe. (Jam. 5:10; Matt. 5:12; 1 Cor. 11:1; Phil. 4:9; Phil. 3:17; 1 Tim. 4:1). Character grows as we persevere in trials asking for and gaining wisdom from God (Rom. 5:3-5; Ja. 1:2-5). The second coming is a great motivator for the purification of our character (1 Jn. 3:3). Part of this motivation for living with good character is evaluation what we did in the body at the judgment seat of Messiah (2 Cor. 5:10). We need other peoples regular encouragement to maintain good character (Heb. 3:13). A character expressed in a lawless lifestyle is not characteristic of someone born of God, but continuing in love for those born of God and a life of righteousness is.(1 Jn. 3:4-10) In this life we are never without sin so we must confess our sins, knowing He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.(see 1 Jn. 1:7-9) If we die before the Messiah comes again, we who are in the Messiah will join the spirits of the righteous made perfect (Heb. 12:23), but our ultimate wholeness and perfection awaits the second coming of the Messiah and the glorification of our bodies (Heb. 11:40; Phil. 3:12,20-21; 1 Jn. 3:1-3).
6.Kingdom apostolic order - we mean several things by apostolic order. First, we seek to honor Yeshua as the Apostle, the One Sent by the Father to be the Savior of the World. He is Apostle and high priest of our confession (Heb. 3:1).There is no apostolic order unless He is the Head and faithful builder of our house. Second, we honor the unique status of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. Yeshua is the one who promised to build His ekklesia/community, that the gates of hades would not prevail against (overcome, get the upper hand). We want to be a congregation that enjoy that promises in the fullest measure possible. Second, apostolic order we honor that twelves apostles in their unique role in the order of God’s kingdom. The will sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel in the Age to Come. (Matt. 19:28) Their names are written on the foundations of the wall of the New Jerusalem City. They are the apostles of the Lamb (Rev. 21:14).Third, apostolic order is seek to build the congregation in accord with true apostolic gospel and doctrine. This is now all recorded in the New Covenant writings in Matthew through Revelation. Essential to apostolic doctrine is holding their high view of Israel’s scriptures, the Tanack or Old Testament (1 Tim 1:8-11; Matt. 5:17-20; 2 Tim. 3:14-17; Lk. 24:44-49; Jn. 5:37-40).
This includes their high view of all the scriptures. Seeking to be a community in apostolic order includes following the apostles example and teaching in being a community led by elders. Lastly, in accordance with apostolic teaching, we believe the Messiah still gives to His body gifts to equip His body to come to the unity of the faith in the Gospel and maturity in His likeness. So with these aims, we believe we still need today apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, pastoral, and teaching leaders who faithfully equip the saints (in accord with the scriptures) for the work of ministry. Forth, by kingdom apostolic order we believe in the biblical functions of apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, teaching, and pastor equippers that Yeshua gives to the Body of Messiah for their equipping in the works of service/ministry. They are to equip the saints through the authority, truthfulness, power, sufficiency, doctrine, and encouragement of the scriptures by the ministry of the Holy Spirit (Eph 4:11-13; 2 Tim. 3:16-17) Because their are many false apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors, and teachers that seek to gain influence in the Body of Messiah, we are to test the claims of those who are identified as such by the their fruit of their life (character) doctrine, and ministry. (Rev. 2:2) Fifth, we seek to follow apostolic patterns and teaching in regard to being a team eldership led congregation.
Elders are to be in the plural, watching over each other’s soul, and caring for, and shepherding the congregation that was purchased with the blood of Yeshua. (Acts 20:17, 28; 1 Tim. 5:17; Acts 14:23; Titus 1:5) Elders are to be men of godly character and able to teach. (Titus 1:5-9; Tim. 4:1-7) Elders are to be shepherds who sacrificially care for the flock. (Eze. 34:1-2; Jer. 23:4; 1 Pet. 5:1-2) Elders are to lead by example, not by coercion. (Ezek. 34:4c; 1 Pet. 5:3; Mk. 10:42-45; 1 Tim. 4:12) Elders are still growing, for they have not been perfected yet. Like with Timothy, congregations should be able to see ways their elders need to grow and observe their progress. They are not far perfected, but they ought to be generally well-rounded as faithful men with no major deficiency that would bring reproach upon the gospel and bring serious harm to God's people.
Elders must always be on guard, watching their own life and teaching closely, for the safety of themselves and the people. They are not above accountability. If an elder persist in sin they should be rebuked publicly. (1 Peter 5:1-5; 1 Tim. 4:11-12, 15-16, 5:20; 2 Tim. 3:10-11).
Elders are to protect the flock from wolves in sheep’s clothing and protect the community of error (Titus 1:9; 2 Tim. 2:24-26; 1 Tim. 1:3-11, Tit. 1:9, 2 Cor. 11:1-5; Rom. 16:17-18, Gal. 1:6-8; Eph. 4:14; Titus 3:10-11; Rev. 2:2, 6, 14-16, 20; Ezek. 34:5). Elders are to care for the sick among them by prayer. (Eze 34:4a; Ja. 5:4-5). Elders are to go after stray believers in the community and search for the lost sheep. (Eze. 34:4b; Matt.18:12-14). Elders are to play a judicial role, especially if unrepentant sin goes through the first two stages, before being brought to the ekklesia. Since elders govern the affairs of the ekklesia, they are to lead this stage, but with the congregations involvement (Matt. 18:15-20; 1 Cor. 5:12; 2 Cor. 2:6-8).
7.Kingdom engagement in the quest for unity - Yeshua prayed for this unity of His disciples, that they would be one, just as He and the Father are one, so the world will believe that the Father sent Him.(Jn. 17:21) He gives His glory for this oneness. (Jn. 17:22). This body of Messiah includes the redeemed from every nation, people, tribe, language and the saved of Israel. Jew and Gentile unity is a central purpose of what Yeshua died on the cross (Eph. 2:11-22; 3:6; Rev. 5:9-10; 7:4-10; Rom. 11:5). Since there is one body, we are to eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Eph. 4:3-4). Our unity is in Messiah (Gal. 3:28). Our unity is to be in what the Gospel is (Phil. 1:5, 27; Gal. 1:9; Jude 1:3). We are to seek unity in love for one another as Messiah love us as disciples of Yeshua (Jn. 13:34-35). We should seek unity in our marriages (Gen. 2:24; Eph. 5:21-33), in our households (6:1-4), in our congregations (1 Cor. 1:10; Phil 1:27), in our partnerships with the Body of Messiah in our City and beyond (Acts 9:31; Eph. 3:21), believing that Yeshua will have a Bride ready for His return across the whole earth (Eph. 5:25-27; Rev. 19:7).
In our quest for unity, we believe that according to scripture the apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, pastoral, and teaching ministers of the word of God that Yeshua gives to His body need to be identified, trained, and released to do what He calls them to do - equip the saints for the work of ministry! This is for building up the body of Messiah, 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 Messiah…(Eph. 4:11-13). Since this is still happening, we still need are these ministries in our quest for unity.
8.Kingdom honoring of irrevocable gifts and calling of Israel - When the Paul says in Romans 11:29 that “the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable” the people of Israel, the Jewish people are certainly in view. Earlier in Romans 9:3-5, he wrote, “For I could wish that I myself ere accursed and cut off from Messiah for the sake of my brothers and sisters, my kinsmen according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them being the adoption, the glory, and the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Messiah, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.” The saved remnant of Israel are still stewarding these aspects of the gifts and calling of God upon their nations (Rom. 9:6; 11:1, 5). This is not a superiority of Jewish believers or an inferiority of Gentile beleivers. We are all one. Actually, in Messiah the Gentiles are sharing in the spiritual blessings of the Gospel with the Jews (Rom. 1:16-17; 15:27). They are heirs together with the saved of Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Messiah Yeshua (Eph. 3:6). They are grafted into Israel's olive tree with the saved Jewish natural branches.(Rom. 11:19, 24).
Essential to Jewish calling is that Jews remains Jews and Gentiles remain Gentiles, when they believe in the Gospel of their salvation (1 Cor. 7:17-19). Everybody gets to be who they were created to be. Jews in Messiah, who believe in salvation by grace through faith, are still to be zealous for the Torah (Acts 20:31, Gal. 2:16). Actually, Jesus died so that all believers would be zealous for good works, and good works are consistent with God’s commands (Tit. 2:13-14; Rom. 8:1-4; 13:8-10).
Jews and Gentiles are not justified by works of the law, but through the faith which God justifies them, they are to uphold the right teaching of the law (Rom. 3:31). The law is good if one uses it lawfully (1 Tim. 1:9 It brings the knowledge of sin (1 Tim. 1:9-10). It is a plumb line for evaluating sound (healthy) doctrine (1 Tim. 1:10). It must be understand in such a way to be in complete accord with the gospel of the glory of the happy (makarios) God (1 Tim. 1:11). The Gospel is not anti-law. Through the power of the gospel that brings salvation, the Torah is written on the heart and mind. And it is by the Spirit, given to those who believe the gospel, that we can fulfill the requirements of the law (Eph. 1:13; Rom. 8:1-4).
9. Kingdom engagement in the making, maturing, and multiplying disciples of the nations - And as a community of the gospel, we seek to steward our gifts and calling to fulfill our roles in the Father's sovereign plan to go in the Spirits power with the Gospel and see God grow and gather His family as disciples of His Son in the enjoyment of the gift of the Holy Spirit. This is the family He accomplished redemption for through His Son's blood in purchasing them from every language, tribe, people, and the nation as heirs together with the redeemed of Israel, members together of one Jew and Gentile body of Messiah, and sharers together in the promise in Messiah Yeshua. Through faithful and fruitful gospel ministry, we are seeking to make disciples of the Messiah, first by winning people to the Yeshua, that helping them grow to maturity.
This is what our risen King us to do after rising from the dead:
Yeshua said, "All authority in heaven on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matt. 28:17-20).
"Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation" (Mk. 16:15) "And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed through the world world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." (Matt. 24:14)
"Thus it is written that the Messiah should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all nations"... as a people "clothed with power from on high" (see Lk. 24:44-49)
"Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you." (Jn. 20:21)
Our aim is people's eyes would be opened to see the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Yeshua the Messiah our LORD, that they would believe in Him, turning from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those sanctified by faith in Messiah (see Acts 26:18; 2 Cor. 4:4-6).
Since God has made us new creations in the Messiah, reconciling us to Himself, and forgiving us our sins, we get to participate in the ministry of reconciliation as ambassadors for Messiah (see 2 Cor. 5:17-21) and helping people to come into fully maturity in the Messiah. (Col. 1:28) Guiding people into this spiritual maturity, there needs to be healthy biblical instruction entrusted to faithful people (2 Tim. 2:2; Tit. 2:3; Matt. 5:17-20), equipping (Eph. 4:11-13), the Spiriting working through the ministry of one another (Eph. 4:14-16; 1 Cor. 12:14-26; Col. 3:16). There needs to be godly examples in our life for our discipleship training (Jam. 5:10; Matt. 5:12; 1 Cor. 11:1; Phil. 4:9; Phil. 3:17; 1 Tim. 4:1). God intends to brings us to maturity through trials (James 1:1-3), continuing the process of purifying our faith wy which we obtain the salvation of our souls (1 Pet. 1:5-8) until it's consummation at Messiah's appearing (1 Pet. 1:9, 13). Ultimately, while Yeshua uses all these means to grow us up, we are His disciples, and He promises to disciple us (Matt. 11:27-30), through an intimate relationship with Him and His Father (Jn. 17:3) and the Holy Spirit in us who leads and teaches us (Jn. 2:20-21) with a very specific aim in view. (Lk. 6:40; 1 Jn. 2:6).
10.Kingdom hope for the fullness that God has promised -
Every believers should desire to pursue fully spiritual maturity (Col. 1:28; 2 Cor. 7:1; 1 Jn. 3:3).
We are all to attain the unity of the faith (in the Gospel) and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, the measure of the fullness of Messiah (Eph. 4:11-13). He desire to present His Bride to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such things, that she might be holy and without blemish. God chose His people in His Son before the foundation of the world for this purpose (Eph. 1:3). The Bride will make herself ready (Rev 19:7). This fullness must include a redeemed people from every nation, people, tribe, and language who are grafted into Israel's Olive Tree (Rom. 11:19, 25), heirs together with a saved Israel, members together of the same body, sharers together in the promise in Messiah Yeshua (Eph. 3:6). This will lead to a fullness of Israel, in their salvation and grafting back into their own Olive Tree (Rom. 11:11-15; 25-26; 32; Matt. 23:39; Zec. 12:10; Jer. 31:31-37). The fullness of the time of the Gentiles will be over, and Jerusalem will never be trampled again (Lk. 21:24). For Messiah will return, and all who belong to Him will experience the fullness of their salvation, "life from the dead" in their resurrection (Rom. 11:11-15; 8:23-24). The fullness of the Kingdom will come on earth as in Heaven when the Son of Many comes with all His angels and sits on His glorious throne. Ultimately there will be a fullness of defeat over Satan and all evil in God's creation.
At the end of the Millennium that will be a fullness of liberation, cleansing, transforming of the Cosmos, in resulting in a New Heaven and Earth
The New Heaven and Earth will be a perfect eternal dwelling place for the One God - as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with their People. We will be experiencing the fullness of relational oneness with Him and each other, being loved as God’s beloved and loving God. Israel and every nation, people, tribe, and language will be loving one another, males and females shining forth the glory of God being who they were created to be in fullness. We will enjoy together our citizenship of heaven on earth, cultivating and watching over what He entrusts to us. We will bear fruit in perpetual abiding in God and Him in us, multiplying good things in God’s world, increasing what brings Him glory, and reigning with the King forever and ever with Him receiving the fullness of glory we owe Him with fullness of joy in giving it (2 Peter 3:3-7, 10-13; Rom. 8:19-23; Col. 1:19-20; Eph. 1:10; 1 Cor. 15; Rev. 21-22 ).
11. Kingdom stewardship and faithful presence in all aspects of life and calling - salvation by grace through faith is to lead to new life in Messiah, where the Kingdom gradually permeates all of our life in all areas of our life. In healthy connection to a congregation Yeshua intends to disciples those who belong to Him to live under His reign and rule in every life sphere according to His words. So our marriages, families, work, and witness experience the Kingdom of God which is righteousness, peace, and joy in Holy Spirit. We believe it God's will that believers have a faithful presence in every legitimate occupation in the world, living as faithful and wise servant-leaders bearing fruit in the world without being corrupted by it.
It is good and right for disciples in Yeshua to have a faithful presence in the world without being conformed to the spirit of this evil age. We certainly want to seek strong marriages and families. But also healthy people being lights in the world in their careers within government, economics (business, technology, science), education, the arts, entertainment, media, and journalism all under His Lordship. Where they are given favor and influence in the world, we see this as good. They can be servants leaders wherever they are, providing a helpful, healing, and constructive influence in their roles. While the righteous wheat and the wicked tares will both grow to maturity before the end of this age, the righteous can be led to serve in all spheres of society as a faithful witnesses and an influencing people. (Matt. 28:18-20, 5:17-20; Col. 3:16; Rom. 15:14; 2 Chron. 7:14; Mal. 3:24; Eze. 22:30; Isa. 61:1-5; Matt. 6:9-13 ).
12. Kingdom extension through prayer - we encourage many kinds of Spirit led prayer, such as praying the book of Psalms, praying in accord with Yeshua's example and teachings on prayers, praying the LORD's prayer, praying the apostolic prayers recorded in the Scriptures, praying for Israel’s salvation, praying for one another, praying for various kinds of healing, and praying in the Holy Spirit to build ourselves up in our most holy faith.
In prayer, we get to know God more deeply, we receive many spiritual blessings of spiritual growth according to His will, we receive the material provision we need, we escape many temptations as we are strengthened through trials, we are able to stand in God's power against the enemies schemes, we help each other and our community grow, we advance the gospel of the kingdom in the world more effectively, we see God work signs, wonders, miracles and manifest gift of the Holy Spirit, and we wait and pray for the King's coming!
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