Nazarene Israel Assembly
John 14:6 Yehoshua/ Iesous/Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Shalom Welcome to Ha-Derekh הדרך
(The Way) 'Messianic' Nazarene Israel Assembly, we are followers of THE WAY (John 14:6 & 10:7) . We are pre-nicean Nazarene fellowship
We are a Fellowship who believe in one true eternal God – YHWH Elohim The King of Israel and ruler of the Cosmos. We believe in the unity of the One True and Living God of Israel YHWH Elohim who is the Eternal, Self-existent ‘I AM’. We believe in the fall of man through sin and that salvation is through faith and obedience in his son Yehoshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus The Christ). A full statement of our Faith and Beliefs is contained under the Beliefs page on this site.
We maintain a Hebraic expression of our faith as Jews ,Gentiles and people other nations grafted into the spiritual Olive tree (Romans 11).
We exist to worship and praise Adonai Elohim (Lord God), follow His ways (D’varim – Deuteronomy 6:4– 7, 10:12,13, 30:19,20), and for His commission (Mattityahu – Matthew 28:19, 20) to make disciples of Yehoshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus the Christ).
– Romans 1:16-17 – ‘to the Jew first and also to the Greek’
– Acts 1:8 ‘…my witnesses both in Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) and in all Y’hudah (Judea) and Samaria (Shomron) even to the uttermost parts of the earth’.
We live according to the Holy Scriptures- (the Hebrew bible/ LXX Septuagint 51 books and Brit Hadasha/ New testament) that was translated to be the 1611 KJV with Apocrypha as the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of YHWH as the all sufficient rule for faith, conduct and practice in our lives.
We also use the Book of Enoch it is of fundamental importance to understand the Apocalyptic background of the scriptures.
In this Fellowship We uphold the two most important mitzvah (commandments given by Adonai Elohim.)
Firstly, ‘Sh’ma Yisra’el Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad (Hear, Israel Adonai our God, Adonai is one); and you are to love Adonai your God with all your heart, all your being and all your resources…’ (D’varim 6:4,5) and secondly ‘You are to love your neighbour as yourself’. (Mark 12:29 – 31, 1John 2:7)
We pray with confidence and assurance knowing that God hears and answers when we follow King David and Yehoshua’s example of praying in keeping with Gods will. (Tehillim – Psalms 25, Matthew 6:9-13)
We honour Shabbat – Sabbath (Friday sunset to Saturday sunset) – the seventh day, as Adonai Elohim (God’s) day of rest which He blessed and sanctified (made Holy). (Bereshit 2:3, Devarim 5:14). We follow Yehoshua’s example and practice as ‘the Lord of the Shabbat (Sabbath).’ And we meet on Shabbat/Saturday.
We see a vibrant growing community of messianic disciples:
Passionate for YHWH Elohim
In right relationship with others
Caring for community and creation
Awaiting Yehoshua, Jesus our Messiah’s, return.
What we believe
Our beliefs and statement of faith
We believe in the one true God, YHWH Elohim of the Old Testament, took upon himself the form of man, and as the Son of man, Yehoshua (Jesus) and was born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead. and all that become saints by being born again and putting their faith and obedience in him shall be saved and have eternal life.
We Believe that Yehoshua Ha Mashiach( Jesus The Christ) is the promised Messiah, King of the Jews and saviour of the world.
We believe that “…in Him Yehoshua (Jesus) dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” (Col. 2:9). “For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell” (Col. 1:19). Therefore, Jesus in His humanity was man; in His deity was and is YHWH. His flesh was the lamb, or the sacrifice of YHWH, He is the only mediator between YHWH and man. “For there is one God, and one mediator between YHWH and men, the man Mashiach Yehoshua/Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).
Yehoshua/Jesus on His Father’s side was divine, on His mother’s side, human; Thus, He was known a the Son of God and also the Son of man, or the God-man.
“For He hath put all things under His feet. But when He saith all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him” (1 Cor. 15:27), “And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all” (1 Cor. 15:28). “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty” (Rev. 1:8).
We believe covenant YHWH made with Israel is as eternal as His covenant with the Church to all those who believe and walk in His ways, and that born again, Jews, Gentiles and people of other nations are grafted into the spiritual olive tree of Israel, and are not a new one. We hold to a traditional pre-millennial eschatology, we also believe YHWH has a prophetic plan for Israel and reject Replacement Theology (God has finished with Israel) and Restorationism (kingdom ‘now’ theology) as false. We see ‘a’ and ‘post’ millennial doctrine as anti-Semitic towards the plan and purposes for God’s ancient people. Please note that Paul the Apostle clearly states in Romans chapter 9 verse 4 that Israel has the promises of YHWH and this is listed last in this list of benefits which will be fulfilled as the rest of the Holy Scriptures teach, this being on the Messiah’s return to reign for a physical 1,000 years. The Messiah comes as the Son of Mary (a suffering Servant) and then as the Son of David (a conquering King to rescue and restore Israel). As the Suffering Servant of Yahweh, Yehoshua has already conquered death, sin, Satan and Hell for all Jews ,Israel, Gentile and the nations who put their trust in Him during this dispensation of Grace. This is the plan of YHWH shown within the Holy Scriptures as a whole and it is clearly seen within the Old and New Covenants. We do not believe in any form of Dual Covenant theology, Two House Covenant or Ephraimite theology as some other organisations and ministries do. We also believe that Yehoshua Ha Natzaret Ben David (Jesus of Nazareth son of David) fulfilled the Law of Moses which Israel sadly broke and were then scattered around the world as the Scriptures and history clearly attest, and that by faith in Him alone as our Kapporah, our Passover Lamb, and our Yom Kippur Scapegoat, we have atonement for sin and true salvation for Jews, Gentiles, and the nations as shown again within the Old and New Covenants of YHWH
We hold that Scripture shows that both Jews ,Gentiles, the nations, are one in Yehoshua/Jesus (Ephesians 2:11-22; and 3:6), being the ‘one new man’ (Eph 2:14) and that believers should preserve their own ethnic and cultural identities (Acts 17:26 and 1 Corinthians 7:17-18). We also hold that the New Testament (Brit HaDashaha) reveals the elements, rituals, and feasts of the Mosaic Law fulfilled in Yehoshua/Jesus, to be types providing valuable object lessons to illustrate and illuminate the Gospel message. That in comparing and contrasting the Scriptures we find the old revealed in the new and the new hidden within the old.
Our faith is called THE WAY according to the new testament “The Way” is mentioned several times in the book of Acts (Acts 9:2; 19:9, 23; 22:4; 24:14, 22) in connection with followers of Christ. It was to take prisoner men and women who “belonged to the Way” (Acts 9:2; 22:4) that Saul of Tarsus went to Damascus. After Saul was converted, he became a missionary and went by the name of Paul. In Ephesus, Paul met some in the synagogue who “became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way” (Acts 19:9). Paul left the synagogue and continued to preach the gospel where it would be heard rather than remain with those who denigrated the Way.
During his trial before Felix, Paul said, “I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect” (Acts 24:14). We are also told that Felix knew about the Way (verse 22). It seems that the Romans considered the Way to be a sect of Judaism rather than a separate religion.
The biblical followers of Christ referred to themselves as followers of the Way because of Jesus’ statement in John 14:6 that He is “the way and the truth and the life.” Luke says that Aquila and Priscilla explained to Apollos “the way of God” more fully (Acts 18:26). Peter refers to the faith as “the way of truth” (2 Peter 2:2). And the writer of Hebrews says that Jesus’ broken body is the “new and living way” for us to enter the Most Holy Place (Hebrews 10:19–20).
We do not follow man made religions such as the Catholic church of (Rome) or Christianity (Created by Constantine), or any other unbiblical man made religion which is not taught by Yehoshua/Jesus in the New Testament.
We hold Rabbinic Judaism to be unbiblical and not the faith taught by Moses in the Tanakh.-
Jeremiah 2 talks about Rabbinic Judaism
As our scripture tells us, we the Jewish people have changed our own "religion", with the exception of a small remnant, the rest have forsaken YHWH, the true source of Life, and hewn out broken cisterns which cannot truly give life, but have the appearance of doing so.
After the destruction of the Temple, the Jewish people had a severe problem. the question was How do you practice the Judaism of the Prophets, of David and Solomon and Elijah and Jeremiah, without a Temple, Priesthood, Sacrifices, etc? One answer would be to repent and turn to Messiah Yehoshua, as the believing Remnant of Israel had done.
Another option would be to re-invent the entire religion. Rabbi Akiva and Yohannon Ben Zakkai literally re-invented a new “temple less” form of Judaism, which we call “Rabbinic Judaism” today Instead of Sacrifices, they would offer “Mitzvoth” i.e Good Works”. there would be Rabbis instead of Priests and Levites, and deep devotion to God would take the form of Study of scripture and the Sages.
Thus modern Judaism, as it has evolved, is not the religion of the Tanakh (Old Testament).
see- Jeremiah 8:8-10
We abstain from man-made faiths. All tradition, whether Talmudic and rabbinic, or patristic and ecclesiastical, is not compulsory, and even where it may be of value it is not of co-equal authority with Holy Scripture. (By unbiblical we mean that the Truth delivered in the Brit HaDashah has not been fully believed and sadly rejected as Yehoshua was).
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH AND FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS.
These are the articles of faith for HaDerekh Fellowship, showing what we, as a Fellowship, believe and accept as true doctrine. These articles of faith are the basis of what we do and practice. To become part of HaDerekh (The Way) a person must accept these articles of faith in principle. That does not mean that they must believe or understand everything that is written here, as belief and understanding comes through patient study, and that takes time.
The fundamental teachings of our Fellowship are reflected in the following clear statements of faith:
1 WE BELIEVE that the Holy Scriptures, containing the Old and New Testaments (Hebrew Bible/LXX Septuagint including the Apocrypha and Brit HaDashah) , is the plenary inspired Word of YHWH, inerrant and infallible, the sole and final authority for all matters; being the all sufficient rule for faith, conduct and practice for all born again believers. (2 Timothy 3:15-16; 2 Peter 1:21).
2.The unity of the Godhead The one true eternal God – YHWH Elohim (Lord God) who eternally, simultaneously, and distinctly (yet still remaining one God) exists as – Abba (God the Father), Yehoshua (God the Son) and Ruach Hakodesh (God the Holy Spirit). (B’resheet – Genesis 1:26, John 1:1, 10:30)
1Deuteronomy 6:4; Numbers 6:24-27; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 5:7; Revelation 1:4-5
The bible does not mention the word "Trinity", nor does it say that YHWH is three separate persons. We are Non-Trinitarian.
3. WE BELIEVE in the Virgin Birth, Sinless Life, Miraculous Ministry, Substitutionary Atoning Death, Bodily Resurrection, Triumphant Ascension and Abiding Intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua Ha Mashiach), and in His Pre-millennial Second Advent as the blessed hope set before all Saints of YHWH. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 2:22; 10:38; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 9:12; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4; Acts 1:9; Ephesians 4:8-10; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; 1 Corinthians 15:22-24; 51-57; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:1-6.
4. WE BELIEVE that man was created pure and upright to have fellowship with YHWH his Creator, as recorded in the Book of Genesis. But then fell by voluntary transgression resulting in his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to Divine righteousness. (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
5. WE BELIEVE in salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua Ha Mashiach). Who died for our sins according to the Holy Scriptures, was buried and was raised from among the dead on the third day according to the Holy Scriptures, and through His Blood we have Redemption.
6. WE BELIEVE that sinners (unsaved people) cannot be part of this fellowship you have to be saved first to join or be part of this fellowship.
1 Corinthians 5:9-10
2 Corinthians 6:14-17
We believe that grace through faith saves you, not the waters or any ritual. However, we believe water baptism confirms ones faith, empowers one’s faith, and is a natural result of one’s faith. So yes, you can receive the Holy Spirit and be saved prior to water baptism. But saved people get water baptized because they desire both their Spirit and body and whole being to be obedient to Christ and immersed in Christ. Baptism is an answer of a good conscience to God and an identification with Christ.
(1 Peter 3:21; Romans 6; Matthew 28:18-20; John 3:3,5;Acts 10-11; Acts 16:31-32; Acts 2:38).
Baptism (Mikveh) is full body immersion in water for all who have really repented and have truly believed with all their hearts in Jesus Christ (Yehoshua Ha Mashiach) as Saviour and Lord. (Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; Acts 2:37-38).
Baby baptism is Not biblical it is heretic
7. WE BELIEVE
that the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) and the Offices have been set by YHWH in the Ecclesia/Body of Believers, as recorded in the New Testament (Brit Hadasha). (1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 28; Ephesians 4:7-16; Romans 12:4-8; 1 Timothy 3:1-13).
8. WE BELIEVE in the Spirit-filled life, a life of being Holy and Set-Apart from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of and reverence towards YHWH as expressing the true Messianic faith (THE WAY). (Ephesians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 7:1; Hebrews 12:14). In holiness of life and conduct, in obedience to the command of G-d, “You shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and you shall be holy for I am holy.” (Leviticus 11:44; 1 Thessalonians 5:23).
9. WE BELIEVE that deliverance from bodily sicknesses or ailments, by Divine Healing is provided for through the promises recorded. (Matthew 8:16-17; Anointing Oil Exodus 30:25 James 5:14-16), 1 John 5:14).
10. WE BELIEVE in the table of the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua Ha Mashiach), commonly called the Communion or the Lord’s Supper, that it is enjoined upon all believers for the Breaking of Bread (symbolising His body) and partaking of the Wine (symbolising His Blood) in remembrance and to proclaim His death till He comes. (Luke 22:14-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32).
11.The personal return of Yehoshua Ha Mashiach/the Lord Jesus Christ in glory1.
1Matthew 16:27, 25:31; John 14:3; Acts 1:11, 3:20-21; 1 Corinthians 1:7; Philippians 3:20; Colossians 3:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 2:19, 3:13, 4:16-17, 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; 1 Timothy 6:14; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:28; Jude 14; Revelation 22:7, 12, 20
12. WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection of all men, the everlasting conscious bliss of all who truly believe in our Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua Ha Mashiach) and that everlasting conscious punishment is the portion of all whose names are not written in the Book of Life. (Isaiah 66:24; Daniel 12:2). In the reality and personality of the Devil and eternal judgement in the Lake of Fire for the Devil, the Anti-Christ, the False Prophet, fallen angels and all those in Hell.(John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15:22-24; Daniel 12:2-3; Matthew 25:46; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10-15).
We believe in having a home church
Acts 20:28 – John 13:35 – Acts 2:40-42
THE NAME OF GOD
In the Old Testament God used many different words, names, or titles, referring to himself. 'El', 'Eloah', and 'Elohim' are all translated 'God' in various places, 'El' being used in a number of compounds. The four letters YHWH are extremely common, and are usually translated 'LORD'. It is used in many compound names, and the exact pronunciation of it is not now known with any certainty, but some believe 'Yahveh', 'Yahoh', 'Yahuh', and 'YAHWEH', which we believe to be the real name of God.
In the New Testament God revealed himself through his son Yehoshua/Jesus Christ, who taught us to worship the Father (John 4:24), and to pray to the Father (Matthew 6:9; Luke 11:2; John 16:23). So for a born again Believer, who has a relationship with the only true God, 'Father' is the correct way to address YHWH (Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:3; 2 Corinthians 1:2 etc.).
In regards to Genesis chapter 6 We support the Angel view about Genesis 6:1-4, The literal translation of this verse is, And the sons of the Elohim saw the daughters of the adam that they were good (beautiful); and they took to them wives whomsoever they chose. Of the sons of the Elohim they were angels. Their children that they had with earthly women were the Nephillim/Giants. Numbers 13:33,
St. Jude, Jude 1:6, and St. Peter, 2 Ep., 2Peter 2:4, makes it clear.
We also Use the book of Enoch to understand this further
Making A Difference
You will experience the peace (shalom) of the Lord and be able to express yourself in worship as we sing our hymns, psalms and spiritual songs in both Hebrew and English (Ephesians 5:19). We also have prayers and Scripture readings in Hebrew and English and the teaching of the Holy Scriptures is a major part of every meeting (1 Timothy 4:13).
We do not use the label "rabbi" for leaders (Matthew 23:6-8) -makes this clear.
We Do not believe in popes or calling men father in a" religious sense"(Matthew 23:9)-makes this very clear.
We do not believe in Vicars cardinals or reverends.
When we look into the Bible, we find the word "reverend" refers only to YHWH Himself, and not once is it applied to a man. The lone instance of the word, found in Psalm 111:9 in the 1611 King James version, says: "He [YHWH] sent redemption unto His people: He hath commanded His covenant for ever: holy and reverend is His name." God alone has a name worthy of reverence. No man, including any minister, has a name worthy of such respect or worship.
The use of religious titles, such as "Reverend," began when the great apostasy set in at the close of the first century. Ministers put themselves "in the place of" Mashiach/Christ (the meaning of vicar), taking upon themselves the attributes and titles of divinity. God's true ministers have never done so.
Scripture says that YHWH appoints apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers for the perfecting of the saints, the work of ministry, and the edifying of the body of Mashiach/Christ.
We practice the order of YHWH that the head of every man is Mashiach/Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
In this Messianic church fellowship everything should be done with order and decency. We practice of head-coverings for women and no head-coverings for men while praying, prophesying according to the principles and reasons taught in.
Family Values Gender.
Adam and Eve were created in God’s image, equal before YHWH as persons yet distinct in their manhood and womanhood.
We believe and do Biblical marriage which is a covenant involving the union of two believers of the opposite sex, symbolizing the holy relationship of Christ and the Ecclesia.
Do we believe in female pastors or female preachers?
No. it is not biblical.
We believe that YHWH gifts all people and uses both men and women in ministry, but each role has specific biblical requirements which may be gender specific please see these scriptures
(Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; Galatians 3:28; 1 Corinthians 11:2-16; 1 Timothy 2:11-15; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9).
And in The Torah (Numbers 27:16)
We do not believe in Taking Tithes. Tithes was never money according to scripture. Instead we believe in free will offerings and donations.
PAGAN AND HEATHEN HOLIDAYS
We do not practice Christmas, Easter, Halloween or any other Pagan or Heathen rooted holiday.
Christmas is nowhere taught in scripture. Neither Yehoshua/Jesus, nor the Apostles, nor any New testament Congregation ever celebrated it, and therefore we encourage every member of the Congregation to have nothing to do with it. it shall not be brought into the congregation. It is not the birthday of Yehoshua/Jesus, and it is pagan in origin. Its fruits are feasting and gluttony, merrymaking, drunkenness, lies and idolatry (Father Christmas), pagan religious customs, such as the Christmas tree, evergreens, and mistletoe, none of which are godly, and should be avoided by every sincere Saint - (Jeremiah 10:2-5)
Regarding Biblical Feasts and circumcision:
We believe that Jews are to still circumcise and circumcise our sons (as our ethnic right it's not for salvation) as it was given to us the nation of Israel from YHWH through Abraham before the Torah. however, We do not believe that Gentiles are to circumcise and Warn them not to because Mashiach/Christ died for all.
Acts 15: 19-20 James says:
19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
21 For Moses has had throughout many generations those who preach him in every city, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath.”
The Jerusalem Decree
22 Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas who was also named Barsabas,[g] and Silas, leading men among the brethren.
23 They wrote this letter by them:
The apostles, the elders, and the brethren,
To the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia:
24 Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, [h]saying, “You must be circumcised and keep the law”—to whom we gave no such commandment— 25 it seemed good to us, being assembled with one [i]accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, 26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 27 We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who will also report the same things by word of mouth. 28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: 29 that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual[j] immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well.
(Notice it says for the brethren of gentiles not to be circumcised this doesn't say Jewish Saints are not to be circumcised. As we can see Jewish believers were still being circumcised why there was a debate about circumcising gentiles to make them prostelytes)
read in full- (Acts 15:1-29).
Galatians 2:3 -But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:
1 Corinthians 7:18
Is any man called being circumcised?
(a Jew) let him not become uncircumcised (become gentile). Is any called in uncircumcision? ( a gentile) let him not be circumcised. (become a Jew)
19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commandments is what counts.
20 Each one should remain in the situation he was in when he was called.
YHWH is interested in the circumcision of the Heart for all believers. we are justified by faith.
Jews and Gentiles and the nations have therefore become as one in faith and standing before YHWH as Ephesians chapter 2 clearly teaches. The term ‘the one new man’ is found in verse 15 and is shown by Paul to be the mystery of the ages found and fulfilled in Messiah.
We believe that the Hebraic biblical feasts, and traditions among Jewish Saints are kept at home and practiced among ourselves who are Jews/Israelites as a personal conviction in keeping our culture and ethnic identity.
All Jews who are convicted to do so, then do so but do not burden gentiles and other non Jews with Jewish traditions. The feasts were given specifically to Israel to be practiced in their homes it was not the other nations. the same principle goes for gentile Saints and Saints of other nations with their cultural traditions to be practice at home among themselves as long as it is not pagan and not to cause contention with Jewish saints.
We Have two Biblical Public Holidays Hannukah and Purim that we Celebrate as an entire congregation with all the saints.
Yehoshua/Jesus called us to peace. We are all Saints and one in Mashiach/Christ.
read in full Romans 14:1-22. and Colossians 2:16-17.
Bear with one another and forgive one another. If anyone has a
complaint against another, even as the Messiah forgives you, so you must forgive.” Colossians 3:13.
When we all come to the congregation on Shabbat/Sabbath to Worship YHWH we leave our differences aside and are only about perfect Unity, Learning scripture, fellowship and edifying one an other, singing and prayer on ONE ACCORD in Yehoshua Ha Mashiach/ Jesus The Christ.
הִנֵּה מַה טוֹב וּמַה נָּעִים שֶׁבֶת אָחִים גַּם יַחַד
Hinneh mah tov umah na'im
Shevet achim gam yachad
Behold how good and how pleasing / for brothers (people) to sit together in unity.
If any food is brought to the congregation it has to be a non- meat meal and where we all can agree.
THE ORDINANCE OF FEET WASHING
the Passover supper ["supper being ended" (John 13:2 KJV) is a mistranslation] Yehoshua/Jesus washed his disciple's feet:
(John 13:4-5) "He rose from supper and laid aside his garments: and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded."
He then said, "If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you" (John 13:14-15). Therefore, because of these words of Yehoshua/Jesus, we observe this ordinance of feet washing before the Lord's Supper, where practical. Men should wash men's feet, and women should wash women's feet.
THE ORDINANCE OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
On the night of our Lord's betrayal, he ate the Passover supper with his apostles. After Jesus had washed his disciples' feet (John 13:2-17), and Judas had left (John 13:27-30), Yehoshua/Jesus instituted the ordinance of eating bread and drinking wine (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25). We keep this ordinance because of the words of Jesus:
(Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:24) "this do in remembrance of me."
(John 6:53) "Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you."
(1 Corinthians 11:24-25) "Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."
Jesus instituted the use of unleavened bread, and the fruit of the vine, which are partaken of literally, as emblems of his broken body and shed blood.
Concerning DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE
In the beginning God created one man and one woman to be together as man and wife (Genesis 1:27; 2:18; 2:21-24), and they are now meant to live together until death separates them (Romans 7:1-3; 1 Corinthians 7:39). Jesus commanded that man and wife should not be put apart (Matthew 19:6; Mark 10:9), and was therefore against divorce. He went on to say that putting away one's partner and marrying another was adultery (Matthew 5:32; 19:9; Mark 10:11-12; Luke 16:18; Romans 7:3), and made only one exception, which was "fornication" (Matthew 5:32; 19:9). This fornication does not refer to adultery by one of the partners with someone outside of that relationship, but rather it refers to fornication inside unlawful marriage relationships, which were forbidden by God at some point in time. These include:
Any adulterous relationship involving someone who has been married before, and whose first partner is still alive (Matthew 5:32; 19:9; Mark 10:11-12; Luke 16:18; Romans 7:3). This is fornication, and adultery also for one partner at least. Any person who has been set free from one of these unlawful marriage relationships, and who has not been married before, may marry his own lawful partner, without committing adultery (Matthew 5:31-32; 19:9).
(d) Any polygamous marriage (1 Timothy 3:2; 3:12). This is fornication and adultery. If putting a partner away and marrying someone else is adultery (Matthew 5:32; 19:9; Mark 10:11-12; Luke 16:18; Romans 7:3), then not putting a partner away and marrying someone else must also be adultery.
We firmly believe that the members of the fellowship should have no connection whatever with secret societies, or any other organization or body, in which there is a fellowship with unbelievers, bound by an oath which is forbidden in scripture (Matthew 5:33-37; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Ephesians 5:11; James 5:12).
Reinforcing our Commitment
Modesty for Brothers and Sisters
Headcoverings for sisters in Messiah
Evangelist Asher along with his wife Michelle were obedient in setting up the Fellowship when called by the Lord to ‘go’ to His people with the Good News of the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31), (Mark 16:15). Being a minister of YHWH calls for many talents or giftings in the name of His Majesty YHWH, the two main ones are a desire to minister the full counsel of the inspired, inerrant and infallible living Word of YHWH and to see people’s lives changed as they come to know their Saviour, L’Adonai Yehoshua Ha Mashiach – the Lord Jesus Christ.
6 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 - 4:17