Statement of Faith

What Do I Believe?

I believe that this world was created by Yahweh God (YHWH) as a means for the Creator to fellowship with His creation of mankind for His own good pleasure and to share in the inheritance of eternal life [1]. However, that experience has been contaminated from the beginning by rebellion and sin that has separated us from Yahweh God.

The relationship between man and the Father has been hindered by sin, which require a means of restoring a relationship with our Father in heaven [2]. Sin has separated us from Yahweh God so much so that some do not even seek Him. Therefore He must seek us [3].

God made a covenant with people whom He called His own. Because of transgression, those that were Hebrews and Jews were given the Commandments (the law) to follow and obey, with the illustration of sin and of obedience through laws, rituals, of atonement, and practices. But the Israelites had broken the covenant. God provided a promise of a new and better covenant in that the first was a tutor to bring them to the knowledge of a Messiah [4].

Despite our sin, in His grace and mercy, God has provided the means of returning us in right standing, not by our own works, nor by human standards [5], but through His covenant. While the first covenant offered a foreshadow through the Hebrews and Jews, it has been revealed in our time through Jesus/Yeshua* for all mankind, both Jew and Greek (Gentile) [6]. This was according to the plan to save mankind by the same promise of the same covenant renewed.

Man is born into sin in the flesh. Therefore he is dead in spirit. So there needs to be a regeneration of the spiritual man. The first birth is physical. In that state man doesn’t know God. We cannot see the kingdom of God in our fleshly self righteousness that falls short of the glory of God. Nor is religion a channel for spirituality. But unless one is “born again,” or born from above, he cannot even see the kingdom of God because in the flesh he is tainted by sin that is against the righteousness of God [7].

However, the Father provided a way. God gave His only begotten Son as a sacrifice offered once and for all to those whom would look upon Him as the Savior, and would recognize His Lordship. That if one believes in (trusts in, adheres to, puts ones whole weight upon) Jesus Christ for the remission of sin, he will not perish but have eternal life. And the merit of Jesus would save those who put their trust in Him [7].

A New Creation

Jesus Christ became the redemption provided to merit for our shortcomings of sinfulness against a Holy God. But each one of us called to salvation and eternal life must be born again from above to have eternal life [7]. That is we must hear the call to repent – to turn from our evil ways [8], believe in the Savior and in His resurrection, trust Him as Master, thus receiving the Holy Spirit deposited into us that seals a person for salvation [9], and becoming a new spiritual creature before God. The Spirit witnesses to our spirit that we are saved. This spiritual act is a resurrection of the spirit that regenerates a person’s soul and makes everything old pass away and all things become new [10].

As a new born child of God, the person has a relationship with the Almighty Father of heaven through His Son Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit helps one transform to become a workmanship unto God, which is a process called sanctification [11]. While this does not ensure a person will escape trials and tribulations, it allows the person the strength to endure it with His comforting help, and uses these trials to mature the person to the image of Christ [12].

There is One True God, that is the Father, through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Father begot His Son Jesus Christ for our salvation, and the witness of the Holy Spirit verifies it. Some call this a trinity, which isn’t mentioned in the Bible. But it is more a triune nature of One Godhead. The Father has given glory to His Son Yeshua Jesus to have authority and act on His behalf, having one mind with the Father in purpose. [13].

In the World But Not Of It

The world is led by a great conspiracy. As we live in this matrix given over to Satan as god of this world, and are susceptible to his wiles and tactics [14], we have the ability to discern and overcome his spiritual stronghold since within those who are of Jesus is a greater power than he who is in the world. As we recognize the temptations and stumbling blocks, we are free to give them over to The Father through Jesus Christ and submit to the Father’s will. By having been revealed the hope of Jesus Christ, and discerning the tactics of the enemy, we can divert from his deceptions and lean on Jesus Christ for power to endure [15].

The hope of Jesus Christ is the answer to all life’s problems, in the person of Jesus, and by His allowing us access to the Father through Him. The scriptures represent the record of knowledge and revelation of Yahweh God to the people, and that its message is inspired by the Holy Spirit to apply to every need and hope of man, and to apply wisdom to our heart, and mode of living. The scriptures also provide answers as to who God is, why we need Jesus Christ, and how to have access to the Father and gain everlasting life [16].

We are IN the world but not OF the world. We as believers are sojourners, as on a journey through to our destiny. We are ambassadors of another kingdom, one that is heavenly, and we represent THAT kingdom while here functioning and existing in the present one, that has been tainted by sin and rebellion, and that the God of the World, Satan, has mastered.

The True Church

New and older believers alike need to glean off one another and work together in the gifts to mature, edify, and encourage one another as we turn to Jesus Christ individually as well as corporately. We are to assemble in a congregated manner, whether in a home, in a facility, in a barn, on the street, or wherever is practical. Those will arise from amongst us who function in various giftings to oversee, teach, and prophecy as the Holy Spirit leads. The elders (seniors) in the faith teach the younger to maturity to be equipped to and sent on as well. And for whatever mission is distributed by the Holy Spirit unto good works.

The true representation of church is not a building, institution, or organization of various denominations, sects, or independent establishments, but is the activated body of believers who are called out and considered the ekklesia that Jesus stated in Matthew 16:18 that He is building and that believers are the extension of Jesus Christ as His body, the living temple, of witness of Him on this earth. Jesus Christ is the founder, creator and Head of His Church and is the sole mediator between man and God. There is no clerical or religious hierarchy or exalted, earthly religious leader whom one must recognize as mediator to come to Christ.

There has come a false model counterfeiting the true gathering of believers as “the church.” This false model has taken authority as the Church Institution, but is actually of the nature of Mystery Babylon and false religion. Many Christian churches still adopt some of its practices, beliefs, and doctrines. At the very least has used its hierarchy system as an influence and brought Christians into an example of the Babylonian system. This has been influenced by the Roman Catholic and Vatican authority, enhanced by the Jesuit Order that some Christians believed was the authentic model. But some of us have come to realize this is a contamination and diversion from the true church – the ekklesia of Jesus Christ.

The Name Jesus

Jesus rendered in English is a transliteration of the Latin IESUS, which is from the Greek IESOUS. The modern version of His name originated from the Greek, which was a character for character transliteration of the Hebrew. While the Hebrew “Yeshua, Yahshua, Yahusha” expresses the nature of Jesus as being “Yahweh Who Saves,” in itself, the Greek into the modern English actually doesn’t have any real meaning. But it represents the Hebrew which is a rendering of the meaning of His name. To the best of our knowledge, we can tell that the name in Hebrew is “Yahusha, Yahshua, or Yeshua,” or something with those variations of characters. However, even the modern Hebrew does not correctly render the original paleo-Hebrew pictograph characters. But we know of what it refers. Yah meaning I AM, and the sha from the verb TO SAVE. So it means “I AM WHO SAVES” as the meaning of Jesus’ name.

For further examination on this, refer to my article Jesus, Yahshua, Yahusha, Yeshua – oy vey, which is His real name?

[1] Revelation 4:11, Phil 2:13, Col 1:16

[2] Genesis 3, Isaiah 59:2

[3] Romans 3:23

[4] Hebrews chapters 7,8

[5] Titus 3:5, Eph 2:8,9

[6] Colossians 2:17, Matt 21:42, Isaiah 53:3, John 1:11

[7] John chapter 3

[8] Matt 3:2, Acts 2:38, 3:19,

[9] 2 Cor 1:22, Eph 1:14

[10] 2 Cor 5:17

[11] Eph 2:10

[12] James 1:2, 1 Pet 1:6

[13] Rom 1:20, Col 2:9

[14] 2 Cor 4:4, Eph 6:11

[15] Eph 4:27, 1 Cor 15:57, Eph chapter 6, 1 John 4:4, 5:4

[16] 2 Tim 3:16

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