WHO WE ARE
A Spirit-filled Messianic Community Dedicated to the Word of God, from Torah to Revelation
1. To emulate the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth. All nations, tribes and tongues, worshiping Adonai with one heart, in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:24). To be a community consumed with the same desire - to see Adonai and to gaze upon His beauty (Psalm 27:4).
2. To be a place where the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) is welcome to do as He desires. A community filled with His signs, wonders, and miracles (2 Corinthians 12:12).
3. To be a community that stands firm on the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation. “Let God be true and all men liars (Romans 3:4).” Not to base someone’s merits on ethnicity, gender, background, financial standing, or education. To see each person through the eyes of Messiah, as someone worth dying for (Galatians 3:28).
4. To create an atmosphere where Jewish people and all the nations can come and feel welcomed to pursue an intimate relationship with Yeshua the Messiah as one new man, under guidance from the Ruach HaKodesh and The Holy Bible.
5. To be a community filled with grace and mercy for one another. To allow each person to work out their own salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12). A community that allows no room for legalism, but rather chooses to love each other despite theological differences.
6. To be bold witnesses of the Good News of Yeshua to the Jew and nations alike, as prompted by the Ruach HaKodesh (Matthew 28:19).
1. In one God, existing from all eternity as the Father, the Son, and the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) (Deuteronomy 6:4 and Mark 12:29).
2. That God created humanity in His image to serve as creation’s priest and sovereign and to share in the Divine glory, but through disobedience human beings have forfeited that glory and have been born into yetzer hara (evil inclination) and to the power of death (Genesis 1:27, 8:21).
3. The Holy Bible (the sixty-six canonized books making up the Old and New Testaments) to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.
4. That in the fullness of time the Divine Son, the eternal Word and Wisdom of God, became a human being, Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, a true and perfect Israelite and a fitting representative and one-man embodiment of the entire nation, born of a Jewish virgin, Miriam of Nazareth, conceived of The Holy Spirit. We believe that He lived as the consummate holy tzaddik (righteous man), fulfilling without blemish the mitzvot (commandments) of the Torah and bringing to perfection the human expression of the Divine image. We believe that He died in atonement for the sins of Israel and of the entire world, was raised bodily from the dead, and ascended to heaven, and that He will return in glory at the end of the age to judge the world, to save those who belong to Him.
5. We are saved by God's grace, through faith in the person and work of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah (Ephesians 2:8). Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repentance, believing, and receiving Yeshua as their Savior and Lord. The Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the kingdom of God as His sons and daughters (Romans 8:16).
6. In the sanctifying power of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live holy and minister supernaturally. The baptism of the Ruach HaKodesh according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4 is poured out on believers that they might have power to be witnesses. We believe that the gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:8-10), including speaking in tongues, should accompany all believers, as bestowed by the Ruach HaKodesh, along with the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), the most important of which is love.
7. We believe that the Torah (the first five books of the Bible) is an everlasting covenant between Israel and Adonai (Psalms 119:160). We do not believe that the Law of Adonai has been abolished (Matthew 5:17-19), but it plays an integral role in the spirit-filled believers' daily walk of self-sacrifice, separation from the world, cleansing, and drawing near to the Father. Although obedience to the Torah does not provide redemption from sins, it gives every believer a look into Adonai's heart, and those who love Him will desire to please Him (John 14:15). We believe Adonai is calling His Elect into a life of obedience to His commandments (Rhema and Logos), through intimacy with the Ruach HaKodesh.
8. We believe that people from across ethnic, cultural, financial, linguistic, and religious backgrounds are experiencing a last days awakening by the Ruach HaKodesh to forsake idolatry, man-made traditions, paganism, and witchcraft that has infiltrated the Church and Synagogue for centuries. As a community, we stand opposed to any custom or practice that contradicts, adds to, or subtracts from scripture; this includes Jewish traditions found in the Talmud and Zohar taken from Babylon and Babylonian and Roman paganism mixed into traditional Christianity (Deuteronomy 18:9).
9. We believe in God’s eternal plan for The Jewish People - as the remnant of Israel (The tribes of Judah, Levi and Benjamin), who were called to preserve the writings of the Torah and Haftarah and the Holy Land for the last days; who were also called for the keeping of the Torah during and after the scattering of the 10 lost tribes into the nations. We believe that God has not rejected His people but in the last days, the veil will be lifted from their eyes (Romans 11:1-2). They will look upon the one whom they have pierced and turn to Yeshua the Messiah for salvation (Zechariah 12:10).
10. That God chose Israel – consisting of the Messianic Jewish Community and the nations, united in a common belief in Yeshua as Adonai (LORD), Redeemer of Israel. This one community existing in two forms (Ezekiel 37:15 - 17) is called to a life through mutual support and encouragement, and sacrificial service, a public testimony to Yeshua. Its unity and love is a sign of God’s purpose in Messiah for Israel, and a confirmation of Yeshua’s role as the One sent by the Father. The nations are now part of a holy, priestly people, a renewed eschatological Israel founded on Yeshua’s twelve chosen Emissaries through His covenant with Abraham (Revelation 1:5-6).
October 22, 2022
Tishrei 27, 5783