We worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as followers of the The Way of Holiness, which some call a heretical sect of Christianity. This Way is for the redeemed of yod-hey-vav-hey (His memorial name) where no evil-hearted man may walk. We believe everything that agrees with the Torah (Law) and that is written in the Prophets as our witness of two for Yeshua as Messiah of Isra’el. We put our hope in God that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked; so we strive to keep our consciences clear before God and man. We have been crucified with Messiah Yeshua and no longer live, but Yeshua lives in us through the Ruach haKodesh. The life we now live in the body, we live by faith in the Son of God, the offspring of David, who loves us and gave Himself for us (Isaiah 35:8, Acts 24:14).
The gospel message is ‘repent and turn back to God.’ Sin is based Adonai’s teachings and instructions beginning in Genesis through Deuteronomy and the Prophets (1 John 3:4). We are justified by faith in Yeshua’s work on the cross alone. True repentance will bear fruit (Matthew 3:7-9, Luke 3:8). Through repentance Adonai forgives individual sins as well as the corporate sins of Israel preparing for the return of Messiah Yeshua (Acts 5:30-32, John 14:15).
We are ‘saved’ for works of sanctification to live set-apart from the world as we mature and prepare to be resurrected from the dead and achieve the highest calling of the Bride of Messiah (Philippians 3). We expect the coming Kingdom, the Messianic Era, when Yeshua will rule and reign from Jerusalem; when the Torah of Adonai will come forth from Tziyon and Word of Adonai from Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:3, Micah 4:2). We believe in the restoration of all things and the vision of Eternity with a new heaven and new earth and a restored Jerusalem where Adonai will dwell with His people.
We believe, as Yeshua taught, a person must be born again by Water and Spirit to enter the Kingdom of Adonai (John 3:1-10).
We believe Yeshua is the Word or devar in the flesh; every devar coming from the ‘mouth of Adonai’ is taught by Yeshua and lived out by Yeshua (John 1:14).
We obey the commands of Adonai because Yeshua obeyed his Father’s commands. All of his Father’s commands are found in Torah and the Prophets as Yeshua only had the Torah and Prophets with which to teach his disciples; he the only Rabbi to teach Torah completely, fully, and correctly (Matthew 5:17-20).
We obey Adonai’s commands because we love Yeshua (1 John 5:3). Only when we obey a command are we given understanding, the reason ‘why,’ through the Spirit of Truth (John 14:15). Our obedience is our witness to Yeshua –– His Lordship and Kingship –– and our training in righteousness.
We believe as part of the nations, we are the stars in the sky and the grains of sand that were promised to Abraham. We honor ‘our father Abraham’ by being like him –– obeying and keeping Adonai’s regulations and mitzvot which are not burdensome (Genesis 26:5, 1 John 5:3). We believe that living according to Torah is evidence of Adonai’s Ruach haKodesh working out our salvation giving us life here and into forever (Proverbs 7:2).
We believe the ‘new covenant’ was given specifically to the House of Israel and the House of Judah. As gentiles, we never had a covenant nor did we ever break a covenant. We receive the promises of ‘new covenant’ if we are grafted into the Olive Tree of Israel (Romans 11:16-22). Through our faith in Yeshua, we are no longer separated from the covenants and promises given to Israel, but join with Israel (the Jewish people) as ‘one new man’ and become part of the ‘Commonwealth of Israel’ (Jeremiah 31:31, Hebrews 8:8, Ephesians 2:1-24).
We believe Yeshua instituted the ‘new covenant’ at Passover and then asked his Father to pour out His Spirit, the Ruach haKodesh, on His peopl (Ezekiel 36:24, Luke 22, Acts 1:8). We believe the Ruach haKodesh convicts us of sin (breaking the commandments 1 John 3:4) and empowers us to walk out a victorious life over sin. We believe the Ruach haKodesh grows us spiritually, bears fruit in our lives (Galatians 5:22-23), and gives unique gifts so we can encourage the Body of Messiah and be witnesses to the world (1 Corinthians 12). We believe the Ruach haKodesh is Adonai’s ‘signet ring’ seal on those who walk according to the Spirit and the Truth (and love the Jewish people) (Zephaniah 3:18, Ezekiel 9:4-6, John 4:24, 14:16).
We celebrate the Feasts of Adonai, as they are His prophetic ‘appointed times’ for Yeshua’s past work (Passover, Unleavened Bread, Feast of Firstfruits), present work (Feast of Weeks), and future work (Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles) into Eternity (Sabbath) (Leviticus 23).
We pray that our expression of a first-century Biblical faith will challenge those of the nations to fulfill their calling of provoking the Jewish people to jealousy, leaving behind all idolatry and everything that is not Biblical Truth (Jeremiah 2:13, Acts 10, Romans 11:11-15). It is only when the brothers and sisters of Yeshua repent and cry out: “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD,” will he return to the Mount of Olives, all Israel will be saved, and there will be a resurrection of the dead (Matthew 23:39, Luke 13:35).
“Baruch haba b’shem Adonai.”