Declaration of Faith

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I believe the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God.

I Believe:

  • In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
  • In one God, the Father, eternally co-existing with the Son, and Holy Ghost.  The Son and Holy Ghost are divinities above the angels, who share his divine qualities, yet submit and concede final authority to the Father.
  • The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost were all were present at, and participated in, Creation. Thus, the term Elohim was used, instead of El, in scripture.
  • But since the redemptive act of the Son, at Calvary, in which he gave his life as a perfect atonement for sins, paying the price for our spiritual liberty, this authority of the Father is shared with the Son, who is now the “Way” to, and Intercessor before, the Father.
  • The Holy Ghost is all present on this earth at this time, and reveals the Son to us, and does what he sees the Father do in heaven.
  • That Jesus Christ is the only begotten spirit Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus had no natural father, and his birth was a miracle.
  • That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead.
  • That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
  • That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all, and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
  • That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ, understanding of, repentance of, and turning away from sin, and putting all trust in Jesus for salvation.
  • We are saved by grace, and not by our own merits, yet good works should follow good faith. We will be judged for our works.
  • In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost. We come out of the world, and become separate and holy.
  • Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people. Materialism is to be avoided, except for necessities.
  • In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
  • In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. Ideally, it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Sometimes, personal inhibitions prevail, and it takes time for this to manifest.
  • Each person has been given a special gift of ministry at salvation, and is to serve God in this gift, to glorify Him with their lives. The gift can be for public or private application, and be performed in a high level position, or a humble position. But in either, only God, not man, gets the glory.
  • In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
  • That the Holy Ghost comes to dwell with us in water baptism and salvation, and then dwells in us in a more intimate way in fire baptism, in which we receive special ministry gifts to serve God in humility.
  • Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
  • In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.
  • In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
  • In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.

Biblical position on Zion

  • That Israel is the natural root of the Church, and we are its branches
  • That Israel is the natural Woman which brought forth the Child (Rev 12), thus giving birth to the Church as well. This makes Israel the biblical “Mother” of the Church.
  • That Israel is our natural family, and should receive our prayers, protection, and mercy.
  • That the return of Jews to Israel is ordained by God, and they will never be removed from the land again.
  • That the Galut, or exile, will be ended when Messiah brings back the remainder of the Jews to Israel.
  • That Israel has to first be established in order to have a place for them to return to.
  • That God is with Israel, who remains in the palm of His hands.
  • Israel, as a State, and as a nation, has the right to exist in peace, without having to concede its land to do so.
  • Israel is entitled to its land, which only it paid for, fought for, died for, and worked on , and developed from a barren wasteland, to a blooming desert.
  • Jerusalem is the ancient and current capital of the Hebrew faith, preceding any other claims by other religions, and the city should never be divided.

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18 Responses to “Declaration of Faith”

  1. like this website,

    • As to not appear to critical as to your declaration of faith, but it is things like that which bring us so divided . I know that the our country and world is going to hell in a handbasket very rapidly. It is so easy to go along with the majority of Christians and, as a sign of unity, invent creeds and declarations. In seeking God, is it concievable that we have “found” the wrong god and that we all may be missing the whole purpose and meaning to life. Christians claim to know (along with Jews)the G-d of Abraham Isaac and Jacob but the G-d that the Jews know and the god that the Christians know are two different gods. I am sorry to say that, because I wish it were not true, the gap widens and the fact is the wound is not healing. Is it concievable that the advisary has decieved us all here and we are not humble enough to admit it (2chron 7:14). Me thinks that we should acquire a taste for humble pie now before it is shoved in our faces. It was hard for myself to admit it , that I may have been led astray by 1700 years of doctrine that doesn’t make sense because it is gentile (pagan)in origin and is forced down down our (yes their are more like me…sorry)throats by some bad voodoo teaching. Of course I am the one who is decieved …correct. Would Yeshua be confortable going to a Christian service, I think not ,but maybe Jesus would. Yeshua held fast and precious the Word (the Torah) of his Father and my Father and to some extent,our Father if we know him, but look who we go to know G-d, the TV preacher. Zech 8:23 It is time for some of us to return to the land . it is time for some of us to stop inheriting lies and vanities from which there is no profit no matter if we declare them to the world. Humble pie cost so much and thats why some don’t eat it .Im afraid that pride is a very difficult thing to give up but to quote a man who knew G-d “I will not sacrifice anything to G-d that does’t cost me” … or maybe we can just stick in the land of many becacause there is strength in numbers and its wonderfull when then bretheren dwell in unity. Doesn’t it seem strange that Christians are mostly always trying to convert Jews but you never see Jews trying to convert Christians , there is a reason for that.
      Thank You – Will

      • hi Will

        I agree with you.

        I am wondering. Did you carefully read the post above?

        It does not violate the Shema.

        • Hi Maianne
          I first want to apologize for my comment on your declaration of faith. I talked to many people who are diehard fundamental in their theological beliefs concerning the very nature of Yahovah(not so big on the name more of the fame-glory). You mentioned if your declation was in compliance with the Shema. Every Christian believes the trinity is in compliance with the shema because both believe in 1 God except each side has difficulty with the other sides explaination of the number 1. You know 1+1+1 =1 vs 1+1+1 = 3. For years (offiially around 1700 years) Christianity has held fast to that math and they felt that they could prove it in the “Old Testemaent” that God is some sort of corporate one. I may even be wrong in my explaination because Im only going by the last explaination given by messianic believers. One group says G-d made the world alone without any other beside him, that there was no other than Him ,later to be known by” Father” to those that love Him as Yeshua did. The other side says that God makes himself known as three eternally existing being(s).
          One thing I never regret doing ,is that one day as the “a-typical” Christian I listened to a still small voice and left the church I attended and searched for G-d myself. I found it refreshing that Go-d told Abraham the same thing. I now study Ha Shems word(TORAH)and have been growing in the knowledge of Him. There is no comparision because now things make perfect sense.
          Last of all ,Yeshua when questioned about what the greatest commandment, does actually name a commandment but we don’t hear it . Why don’t Christians hear it , because its not addressed to them. Shema(Hear) Israel Elihenu Adoni , Adoni Echad. Christians don’t hear this because they don’t want to be Israel, they don’t want to know G-d they want to know other gods. Yeshua’s mission was to bring back the lost sheep of Israel. Do we know his voice well enough to return to the Father. If we run to Him, He will run to us. I invision the day when Christians will not be regarded by G-d as my people who are not my people. They will realize who they are and where they are, and who their father is and return home, even to the point of provoking his older brother Judah to jealosy.
          Shalom Will

  2. Beautiful done. 🙂 Blessings.

  3. MY WIFES FEMALE BOSS IS OR HAS A JEZEBEL SPIRIT . AND WE NEED
    PRAYER. I BOUGHT A BOOK ON JEZEBEL AND HER PICTURE SHOULD BE ON THE COVER. WILL YOU PLEASE PRAY FOR US ? I LIKE YOUR WEB-SITE

  4. How can you tell when your flesh is speaking and when the Holy Spirit is speaking? Does the gifts and fruits of the Spirit work together or do they function individually? Is it possible to be saved and yet be in bondage? How can
    i make fasting a life style and not just every now and then practice?Call me at this number (256) 345-1848 or write to me at P.O.Box 2096 Madison, Al 35758 Look forward to hearing from you.

    • Hey Carolyn,

      “How can you tell when your flesh is speaking and when the Holy Spirit is speaking?”

      My experience has been that the when the HS speaks that he does so usually “out of left field” LOL

      You are thinking one thing and then “all of a sudden” 😉

      There is also a “quickening” in your spirit as well-you just KNOW that YOU KNOW….does that make sense?

      And of course, always refer to the Word of G-d for confirmation.

      Does the gifts and fruits of the Spirit work together or do they function individually?

      * I would guess they work together but if the gifts are still flowing and your emotions are more of your own and not from the HS then obviously this can happen. If the gifts are still flowing the fruits are not far behind 🙂

      Is it possible to be saved and yet be in bondage?

      Yes…prayer, PRAISE and fasting can help with whatever is holding you in bondage.

      How can i make fasting a life style and not just every now and then practice?

      I would say to only fast when you feel led to/when the HS brings it to your mind/tells you to, for example.

      If you’re feeling led to fast regularly, then perhaps make a schedule of when and for how long and only do it with purpose-seeking G-d; honoring G-d with your fast….letting Him know the reasons behind your fast.

      Do some research on fasting and why we are to fast…what was the purpose of others fasting.

      🙂

  5. My request is for prayer concerning my spiritual walk with the Lord.Need a fresh fire anointing. To be able to do the work of the Father. Need the power of God. The laying on of hands, and a direction to go in. Much work is needed in my flesh so that my spirit can rule. I’m afraid to venture out on my own without thedivine guidance and protection. Really need fasting to become a lifestlye rather than emergency.Can I have the gifts flowing and not have the fruits of the Spirit. please give me some clarity on this.

    • Carolyn
      2 corinthians 3:4-6 says “Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. 5.Not that WE are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God. 6. who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenent, Not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the Letter kills, but the spirit gives life.”
      You said “much work is needed in my flesh so that the spirit can rule”. This says to me that you are conflicted because of sin in your life, and that in a way, you are fasting to punish the flesh. I have found that this attitude is detrimental to allowing the Spirit to work in us, for we are living under the law (a form of bondage), trying to fix the problem ourselves (trying to make ourselves worthy), Instead of relying on God to sanctify us by his grace. I say this not in a condemning way, but rather from my experience. For a long time I was dealing with a sin in my life. I would fight it with all my strength, avoid the temptations that led to it, even tried to change other people around me so that this would help me avoid the sin. I never met with much success, and only distanced those around me. My work of fighting the sin only made things worse. It was not until I got out of the way, and “allowed” the spirit to change me by God’s grace, that the sin was overcome. If you are a Christian, the spirit is with you already, then all we have to do is to get our working out of the way of the spirits working. Many a Christian falls prey to this attitude that we have to punish ourselves for our sinfulness. Don’t worry about that, God will punish us as he wishes (remember we humans are condemned already John3:17,18). 2 corinthians 3:16-17 says “When one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. 17. Now the LORD IS THE SPIRIT, and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Freedom from the bondage of sin is how I interpret this.
      Fasting in the new testament is only associated with worshipping God, not punishing ourselves (Acts 13:2). When we worship, we are giving thanks and praise to God for his mercy and grace which saved us, Having the precious blood of his only Son cover all our sins, past, present and future. When we repent as new believers, we do not fully understand this concept (called imputation), but when we learn as Christians to trust the Holy Spirit in us, Which is God, we begin to lean on that Spirit. When we punish ourselves for the sins of the flesh, we fall into the trap of saying “God is not enough” or his blood did not cover all our sins. The catholic church has perverted this idea to the point of saying that we must say so many holy maries to forgive our sins etc.
      1 John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
      If the sin is between you and God, a confession to him will aid in the “cleansing” process. If the sin has affected someone else, a confession to them will also aid in the cleansing process. In the case of my sin, it was not until I confessed my sin to the people I was hurting by it, that the Spirit was reguvinated. I am ,however, still being punished for the sin for forgiveness from the other party has not yet occurred.
      Living by faith, we live by the Spirit, this results in the fruits of the spirit. They cannot be produced by our work, but God’s work makes us sufficient to produce those fruit.
      Sorry for the long response, I will pray for you as well. I hope what I said helps, if not, perhaps my prayers will.

      • Thank you for your long reply. It gives me knowledge and understanding as a NEwBe or a backsliden Christian. I do wonder about what is meant by a Fire baptism though? I have been baptised in water but read about this Fire baptism on another reply. Am I lacking something? Thank you for your words of encouragement and insight to all.
        Barb

        • the fire baptism a special presence of the holy spirit in which the spirit fills the person in a special way, and the person can operate in prophecy, gifts of the spirit, and speaking in tongues, etc.

          https://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/baptism-of-the-holy-spirit-tongues/

        • Barb
          I am not sure if you were responding to my comment above, but I will answer this question for you. I am not a Charismatic Christian, and as such, I do not see the fire Baptism quite the same as the Charismatics do. (This does not mean that they are wrong.)
          The fire Baptism, is a trial by fire that purifies. It is a test to see if we love the Lord our God (Yahweh) with all our heart. Or if we love the things of this earth more. It is all tied into our sanctification as spoken of in my previous comment. It is as Isaiah 48:10 states, “He (Yahweh) will try you in a furnace of affliction.” Or as Zechariah 13:9 states ” and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as Gold is tested”. The words “fire baptism” do not actually occur in the Bible together. But the concept of being “refined by fire” is. As is the concept of the Lord “Disciplining or reproving those he Loves” as a father disciplines a son. It is at this moment, I believe we are “sealed” as belonging to Yahweh. Many Christians are being refined in this way, in preparation for the second coming of Jesus as we speak; As Malachi puts it “The Day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble… But for those of you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. And you shall tread down the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, Says the Lord of Hosts.” (Malachi 4:1-3)
          I hope this answers your question? God bless

          “Dru”

        • I Just read Mariannes post she placed in her response, and am largely in agreement with what she writes there. Especially the part about it not being “forced” by us. This is solely the work of the HS, and is more about submission to the Lord Than anything else.

    • Beautifully written and well said Dru 🙂

      Carolyn,

      I am guessing that you are already “spirit filled” 🙂 that is what it sounds like when you refer to the “fresh fire anointing”.

      You asked “Can I have the gifts flowing and not have the fruits of the Spirit. please give me some clarity on this.”

      That is awesome that you have the gifts flowing! 🙂 As far as the fruits of the spirit, It sounds like you are perhaps “drained, exhausted”?

      I am thinking the answer would be yes, and this is because the HS is the one administering the gifts and therefore He is still present (He never leaves us :)and therefore the fruits of the spirit are still there…..you may just be experiencing normal human feelings that are interfering with the fruits. This happens-it is a constant struggle between flesh and spirit!

      We are still human 🙂

      Give yourself a break and try Praising Him through music….pray in the spirit and ask the HS to help you. If you feel led to fast, then fast.

      What is coming to my mind at the moment is Jacob who fought with G-d and refused to let go until he received his blessing-what he had asked for. G-d LOVES this kind of determination….G-d blessed Jacob and called him ISRAEL 🙂

      (Genesis 32:24-31)

      Is this for you?

      Hope that helps…

  6. Jn.16: 33These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
    W do the planting (sowing), watering, and cultivating but it is God who gives the increase!~ Spiritual or otherwise.

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