1. The Holy Bible
The Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is Aluhym's (God's) inspired Word. Inerrant in its original writing, the Bible is the only authoritative and infallible rule of faith and conduct for humanity.
The sovereign deity of the universe is Yahuah the "I AM", who is to be worshiped in spirit and in truth. He is eternal, infinite, holy, self-existent Spirit who created, sustains, rules, redeems, and judges His creation. He is one in nature, essence and being. Aluhym (God) has manifested in Scripture as Father in creation, as Son in redemption, and as Holy Spirit indwelling the Ekklesia ("out from and to") .The Body of Mashyach (Christ) commonly rendered as church or assembly in most English bibles.
Aluhym (God) the Father
Aluhym (God) the Father of whom are all things, whom no one has seen nor can see, reigns in the heavens and transcends our complete knowing. He is revealed as our loving heavenly Father. Ultimately, Aluhym (God) the Father will restore perfect harmony to all creation through Mashyach (Christ) and reign eternally over the redeemed.
Yahusha (Jesus) the Son
Yahusha Ha Mashyach (Jesus Christ) is "Aluhym (God) manifest in the flesh" as Aluhym's (God's) one and only "brought forth" Son. As brought forth before begotten, not created, He is the "express image" of the nature, and attributes of Aluhym (God). While in flesh, Yahusha (Jesus) limits himself and is subordinate to the Father in rank. From eternity, the pre-incarnate Word, was with Aluhym (God) and was Aluhym (God). Yahusha Ha Mashyach (Jesus Christ) was born of the virgin Mary by the power of the Set Apart Spirit. Yahusha (Jesus) lived without sin, died as an atoning sacrifice for sin, was entombed for three days and three nights, was resurrected bodily, and ascended to the Father as our incarnate mediator and high priest. He reigns as Lord in heaven and will return to earth as judge and king.
The Set Apart Spirit
The Set Apart Spirit is the promised divine helper. The Ruach HaKodesh (Set Apart Spirit) literally translates as "Holy Breath" and is Aluhym's (God's) presence and power in the world and indwells believers. By the Set Apart Spirit, Aluhym (God) inspired and illuminates the Scriptures; convicts and regenerates sinners; sanctifies, teaches, comforts, guides, and preserves believers; and empowers them for service.
3. Man, Satan, Sin, and Death
Mankind was created in the image of Aluhym (God): sinless, though not naturally immortal. Through Adam and Eve’s disobedience, all human beings became sinners by nature and by choice. The penalty for our sin is alienation from Aluhym (God), physical death (without consciousness), and, ultimately, eternal death for those who do not receive the salvation offered by Mashyach (Christ). It was Satan, the adversary of Aluhym (God), who tempted our first parents in the garden. The Devil is still capable of transforming himself into an angel of light but will finally be destroyed in the lake of fire.
4. Man, Salvation, and Life
Sinful humanity may be saved from the penalty of eternal death and receive eternal life instead. Atonement for sins, with its attendant promise of eternal life, comes through Mashyach's (Christ's) death, burial, and resurrection on our behalf and is received in human experience by repentance, baptism in the Name of Yahusha Ha Mashyach (Jesus Christ), and the infilling of the Set Apart Spirit. (Acts 2:38) We believe Scriptural water baptism is for the "remission of sins" and is commanded in the scriptures to be done in the singular "Name", rather than the nameless and mistranslated trinitarian titles.
We believe that true believers are filled with the Set Apart in exactly the same way throughout the whole of the messianic age. The initial evidence being the same for us today as it was for the first believers in the book of Acts. (Acts 10:44-46) Thus, we believe the supernatural gifts of the Spirit are afforded to Aluhym's (God's) covenant people in this age.
5. The Assembly (commonly known as church)
The assembly in Scripture is a spiritual body of believers who hold the faith of Yahusha (Jesus) and keep the commandments of Aluhym (God). Under the lordship of Mashyach (Christ) and the authority of His Word, the assembly/church exists universally and locally for purposes of worshiping Aluhym (God), preaching the gospel, nurturing believers, and serving humanity. Believers in Mashyach (Christ) should participate in the assembly's (church’s) mission by service to others and fellowship with believers.
6. The Ten Commandments & The Book of the Law
The Bible goes to great lengths to distinguish Aluhym's (God's) everlasting Ten Commandments from the added and instructional "Book of the Law of Moses".
We believe that Aluhym's (God's) Ten Commandment Law is the great constitution upon which both Old and New Covenants are founded. Under the New Covenant the ONLY change in Aluhym's (God's) Ten Commandment Law is its “location”. All ten are moved in their completion, and unaltered from the old tables of stone and written in the heart of the true believer.
We believe that the penalties "added" and required by the "Book of the Law" have all been paid by the sacrificial Blood of the Lamb of Aluhym (God) which takes away the sins of the whole world. These penalties have been "Nailed to his cross".
We believe that He has not saved us “because” we keep His Commandments, but rather that we keep His Commandments because He has saved us.
The Ten Commandments were known and obeyed by faithful people before the law was given at Sinai. Later incorporated into the new covenant by the example and teaching of Mashyach (Christ), they constitute the basic moral code for humanity and are obeyed to demonstrate the believer’s love for Aluhym (God) and his fellowman.
7. The Sabbath
The sabbath serves as a memorial of both creation and redemption, the Sabbath should be faithfully celebrated by believers now as a day of rest (whatever that day may be to the individual believer), worship, and well-doing. Yahusha (Jesus) serves as our Sabbath rest in the sense that He provides freedom from living under the works of the law. Instead, His sacrifice has paid the price for our salvation. We accept salvation as His free gift, entering into His rest both now as well as in eternity in His presence. Furthermore we believe that the Sabbath in Yahusha (Jesus) is all the time not just one day a week.
8. The Muadym (Annual Feasts) of Yahuah
Although the Old Covenant is usually associated with the Ten Commandments, the Law was just as much about worship as it was about obedience. The worship of Aluhym (God) was primarily expressed in the offering of various sacrifices during Israel’s feast days. The seven feasts of Yahuah (the Lord), the temple with its seven tabernacle furnishings, and the numerous sacrifices of worship offered throughout the year all revealed different aspects of Aluhym (God) and his relationship with mankind. Their underlying themes provided the basis for knowledgeable worship.
All of these aspects of worship – feasts, furnishings, and sacrifices – were fulfilled by Mashyach (Christ). He is the bread of Life, the light of the world, the intercessor through whom we come to the Father. He spiritually became the Passover Lamb, the atoning sacrifice for sin, the fellowship offering that made peace between Aluhym (God) and man. Yahusha (Jesus) fulfilled each feast, not only in a spiritual sense, but in a temporal one as well. Having been crucified on Passover afternoon, He was raised on the feast of First fruits and sent his Set Apart Spirit to the assembly on Pentecost. He will fulfill the last three feasts of Yahuah (the Lord) on the Day of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles when he returns to defeat the anti-christ and establish the Kingdom of Aluhym (God) on earth.
Marriage is an institution of Aluhym (God) and is an exclusive lifetime union between a man and a woman for the purpose of perpetuating humanity and enriching human experience. Reflecting the bond between Mashyach (Christ) and His assembly/church, marriage may be broken only by sexual immorality. Like the Sabbath, marriage dates to Creation week, is intrinsic to the moral law, is reformed in Mashyach's (Christ's) teachings, and finds its ultimate meaning at His return.
10. Righteous Living
Believers in Mashyach (Christ) are called to holiness in thought, word, and deed and to express faith in Mashyach (Christ) through devotion to Aluhym (God) and righteous interaction with others. As a result — not a cause — of redemption, believers should ...
1) develop relationship with Aluhym (God) through Bible reading and study, prayer, fasting, worship, and obedience;
2) relieve the physical and spiritual needs of humanity by compassionate social action and gospel witness;
3) oppose pride, envy, indolence, lust, covetousness, and other evils in the spirit;
4) refuse immoral amusements and practices such as pornography, sexual immorality, and homosexuality in the flesh; and
5) Observe biblical principles: and Abstain from all appearance of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 and to Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see Yahuah (the Lord): Hebrews 12:14
Bible prophecy preserves and strengthens a believer’s hope for the Second Advent. It identifies religious, social, and political trends and events, including the rebirth of the nation of Israel, which point to the return of Mashyach (Christ) and the eventual establishment of Aluhym's (God's) eternal kingdom on earth.
12. The Kingdom of Aluhym (God)
The kingdom of Aluhym (God) (kingdom of heaven) is realized in three phases:
The Present Kingdom
The spiritual kingdom exists now as Aluhym (God) rules in the lives of obedient believers. This kingdom was announced and revealed through the prophets and the ministry of Yahusha Ha Mashyach (Jesus Christ). We enter this kingdom when we turn from sin to serve Aluhym (God) through faith in Yahusha Ha Mashyach (Jesus Christ).
The Millennial Kingdom of Mashyach (Christ)
Yahusha (Jesus) will return to earth in power and glory to resurrect the righteous dead in the first resurrection, bestow immortality and eternal life upon the resurrected and the living righteous, avenge the saints, and be glorified in them. This great Sabbath Rest of one thousand years will be a universal kingdom in which all principalities, powers, and enemies are overcome. At its conclusion, the rest of the dead will be resurrected, judged before the great white throne, and those who are not found in the book of life will suffer annihilation in the second death.
The Eternal Kingdom of Aluhym (God)
After the annihilation of the final rebellion, Aluhym's (God's) eternal kingdom will last through ages without end. Aluhym (God) will dwell with the redeemed in a new heaven and a new earth where no disappointment, defilement, or death can enter and where righteousness and peace will prevail forever.
Acts 2:42 “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers”
It is our mission to:
1) Make disciples through THE APOSTLES’ DOCTRINE
A. Preaching to all nations the coming Kingdom of Aluhym (God).
B. The Plan of Salvation according to Acts 2:38
C. The One, Indivisible Aluhym (God) consistent with Deuteronomy 6:4; the Mighty AL (God) in Mashyach (Christ).
D. Abandonment of Pagan forms of worship i.e. Any practice that is NOT permitted by Yahuah (the LORD) and that are nor supported by Scripture.
2) Ordain Elders in every city into THE APOSTLES’ FELLOWSHIP:
As in the book of Acts, no Dabar Yahuah Ministries Elder is “independent”. This is an Apostolic Ordination through the laying on of hands which continues as a lifelong connection. Thus, true Apostolic Ordination is not merely an “event” but rather a living continuing unity. The Dabar Yahuah Ministries is a source of connectedness for those of like precious faith, and a resource of Ministers and Congregations giving us greater access to one another's gifts for the furtherance of the message.
With this unity we draw ever closer in Doctrine and Understanding, rescue Ministries from isolation, and avoid the tendency to drift off in independent directions developing unique idiosyncrasies which ultimately polarize the body
3) Restore Sacramental Authority through the APOSTOLIC BREAKING OF BREAD.
The Apostolic movement has been a beacon of truth restoring the Sacramental Authority of Baptism which was destroyed through the Protestant reformation. A Sacrament is defined as" : a Christian rite (as Baptism or the Eucharist) that is believed to have been ordained by Mashyach (Christ) and that is held to be a means of divine grace or to be a sign or symbol of a spiritual reality."
Thus, literal obedience to Baptism in the NAME is the act of faith through which flows the grace of remission. We obey the symbol in faith which is sacramental, and Aluhym (God) releases the spiritual grace. In this is revealed the saying “by grace, through faith”.
The Apostolic “Breaking of Bread” is a Sacrament lost by Protestants when Rome declared their communion invalid. The Protestant response was to abandon the Master's (Lord's) Table as a Sacrament. However, it was Rome’s communion which was invalid because the cup in her hand holds not the blood of the New Covenant but rather is “full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication”.
We experience the real presence of the Lamb of Aluhym (God) and the Blood of the New Covenant through the spiritual grace (understood as consubstantiation rather than transubstantiation) as we share the Covenant Meal in our congregations. “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Mashyach (Christ)?
The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Mashyach (Christ)?” 1 Corinthians 10:16
4) Apostolic Prayer and All it Affords
Effectual, fervent, Apostolic prayer “Shook the House” and “dispatched angels to the prison cell of Peter”. It is through this spiritual conduit that the presence of the Heavenly invades the Earthly.
We as Apostolic believers need to continue to confess our sins and pray for one another.
James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.