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Our Beliefs

YAHUWAH IS ONE

There is one loving Creator (Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; 1 Cor. 8:6) a personal, spiritual being, omnipotent, omniscient, eternal, unchangeable (Malachi 3:6) and everywhere present by His holy spirit (Psalms 139:7).

The Creator is the great "I AM" ("I AM that I AM" - Exodus 3:14). His name, pronounced in the Hebrew (יהוה), is Yahuwah, which His people are to proclaim to all nations, reverence, and honor by their lives, conversation, worship, and obedience to His commandments found in TORAH (except for the sacrifice for sin/fulfilled by Yahushua).

ONE MEDIATOR: THE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE OLD & NEW COVENANTS

There is one mediator between Yahuwah and men, the man Yahushua (1 Timothy 2:5) who is the first begotten, totally human, non-pre-existent, son of Yahuwah born of a virgin (Luke 1:26-35). He came to fulfill the promises and covenants of Yahuwah with mankind. He is not “God the Son” of the false satanic “trinity.” He was made of the seed of Abraham and of David (Romans 1:3). He was tried and tempted as we are (Heb.4:15), resisted sin even to death (Philippians 2:8) for every man (Hebrews 2:9) to make reconciliation for our sins (Heb.2:17). By him came the resurrection of the dead (1 Cor. 15:21) and as the firstfruits / firstborn (1 Cor. 15:20), he is heir and will receive the kingdom from Yahuwah to reign until all enemies including death are destroyed (1 Cor. 15:25-26). Then, at the end of the Millennium [during which salvation will remain open to some], he will hand over all to Yahuwah. (1 Cor. 15:28).

THE GOSPEL (GOOD NEWS) OF THE KINGDOM ON EARTH

The Gospel, or Good News, is about the everlasting Kingdom of Yahuwah on earth and all it entails: that upon repentance when we accept the good news of the kingdom (Matt.3:2, 4:17; Mark 1:15), we are reconciled to the Father through Yahushua by his death, burial, and resurrection (1 Cor. 15:1-4), the reward of which is eternal citizenship in the kingdom of Yahuwah to be established on earth as His dwelling place among men. This was the central message of Yahushua during his earthly sojourn (Mark 1:1, 14, 15; Matt. 6:33) and his sole intent and purpose was to teach, qualify, and enable his fellow human beings to inherit, enter (Mark 10:15), and occupy this kingdom. The final destination of the righteous, therefore, is not heaven - above the earth (Psalm 37:9, Psalm 37:11,John 3:13, Acts 2:34, Matthew 5:5), but the kingdom of Yahuwah, which will be established on earth (Matthew 6:10, Luke 11:2). See also: Daniel 2:34-35, 44-45; 7:13-14, 27

The millennium with the restoration of literal Israel, the rebuilding of the temple and revival of the Levitical priesthood and some sacrifices, the glorification of the saints with the Spirit being given [in full] and the new covenant written in the new heart, are all about the same thing = the Kingdom on earth. (See: Jer.31, 32, 33, 39:41, Ezek. 36,37, 40-48, Isaiah 2, & end Micah 4, Zach. 14)

THE INHABITANTS OF YAHUWAH’S KINGDOM

All have sinned and are dependent on Yahushua for justification (Romans 3:23-24), grace to obey (John 15:5, Titus 3:5), ongoing sanctification (1 Corinthians 1:30), and eventual glorification (Romans 8:17).

We never leave the Justification in this age. We stay in the state of being justified [Romans 5:1-2] till the end of this life & age, due to the fact that we continue to sin [inadvertently and not willfully] see - Ecclesiastes 7:20, and James 3:2. Through the gift of justification, we obtain forgiveness, and thus our righteous standing before Yahuwah is preserved by our claiming of Yahushua's righteousness. We are reconciled to Yahuwah through justification but never through sanctification. We will never satisfy the law through sanctification since we will never be able to achieve sinlessness in this life. Only when the promise of writing His laws in our hearts is completed, will we be freed from sin, and this will happen in the Messianic Kingdom, in the age to come [the millennium].

Sanctification is a journey, but justification is the status in which we remain as long as we cling unto Christ's righteousness. We never leave the state of justification in this life, for the forgiveness of sin will always be needed in this age.

During Sanctification (progressive perfection) the struggle against sin (Rom. 7,  ch 8:1-30)  is ongoing because in this life, believers receive ONLY the down payment/deposit/earnest of the Spirit (2 Cor. 1:22, ch. 5:5) and like Abraham and all saints of all ages, are sojourners awaiting Glorification at Yahushua’s return, looking forward by faith [2 Cor.5, James 1:12) to a better City,(Heb. 9:15, 10:36, 11: 1, 10, 13, 15-17, 40) the new Jerusalem, where the ultimate reward will be TO SEE YAHUWAH’S FACE (Revelation 22:4)

We are in the [first stage] of Yahuwah’s kingdom, the [second stage] will be the millennium in which the offer of salvation will continue for some. We are thankful for the NOW, in which we remain under the Old Covenant but freed from the penalty of sin [Romans 8:2, 1 Cor. 15:56, Ez. 18:4, 20], We anticipate the fullness of the promise – the New Covenant – when ALL will be restored – the Kingdom – the new Garden of Eden.  ONE NEW HEART/One way, the everlasting NEW Covenant which ALL the faithful - BEFORE and AFTER the cross will all receive at the return of Yahushua as promised - (Jer.31, 32, 33, 39:41, Eze. 36,37, 40-48, Isaiah 2, & end Micah 4, Zach. 14 - are all about the same thing)

None can see or enter Yahuwah’s kingdom unless born of water and the spirit. The redeemed will be given immortality at Yahushua’s return (John 3:3, 5; 1 Corinthians 15:52; Luke 20:36).

BAPTISM: HOW, WHY, WHEN, & BY WHOM?

Baptism by immersion is the ordinance showing faith in Yahushua's death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:12). Following faith and repentance, baptism in the authority and name of Yahushua (Acts 2:38) may be performed by any true member of Yahuwah's ekklesia (Hebrews 12:18-24). See also: Acts 8:12, Acts 8:16, Acts 19:5.

HOLY SCRIPTURES ARE INSPIRED

The Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, were given by inspiration of Yahuwah, contain a full revelation of His will to man, and are the only infallible rule of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16).

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPHECY

Prophecy shows our position in history as a vital part of Yahuwah’s revelation (Deuteronomy 29:29, Psalms 119:105; 2 Peter 1:19) and its study affords a blessing (Revelation 1:3). Most have been fulfilled except for the closing scenes.

TABERNACLES: EARTHLY AND HEAVENLY

The heavenly sanctuary/tabernacle of the new covenant (Hebrews 8 and onward) with Yahushua as high priest is the antitype of the Mosaic tabernacle and earthly priesthood of the past (Hebrews 8:1-5).

THE OLD COVENANT IS THE BASIS OF THE NEW COVENANT

Yahuwah’s moral requirements, including the 10 commandments and other laws as outlined in TORAH, [except for the sacrifices and oblations for sins [Daniel 9:27] fulfilled by Yahushua [Matthew 26:28] are binding upon all men and form the basis of the New Covenant i.e. the 10 commandments written on stone by the finger of Yahuwah (placed inside the ark) and the other laws by the handwriting of Moses, - placed in the side of the earthly “ark of the covenant” (Deut. 31:26; Hebrews 9:4) as a transcript of those in the heavenly sanctuary (Revelation 11:19). No one was ever able to keep the ‘OLD” Covenant by mere human effort. The New Covenant has better promises (Heb. 8:6) in the sense that its ministration is based on FAITH in & of Yahushua our new High Priest, Mediator & Enabler. Until His return when the saints of all ages will be glorified (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17). believers now have a down payment [earnest] of the Spirit towards the New Covenant which will be fully written in their new hearts as promised (Jer. 31:31-34, Heb. 8:8-13, 2 Cor. 1:22, 2 Cor. 3:3, Gal. 4:6)

THE TEACHINGS OF MOSES: WHAT WE PRACTICE AND WHAT WAS FULFILLED

WLC believes that the whole cycle of sinning and repenting—only to sin again—has a very simple explanation: we’re still under the Old Covenant. Yes, we are under the administration of grace and Yahuwah has forgiven us. But the undeniable truth is we’re still sinning! Consequently, the law is still necessary to reveal sin to us.

The teachings of Moses [TORAH] (Matthew 22:40, Acts 15:21; Mat.23:1-3) are to be taught & observed with judgment, mercy, faith, and love (Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42, as was originally intended Deuteronomy 7:9)

The sacrifices and oblations for sin [Daniel 9:27] fulfilled in Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, [covenant] which is shed for many for the remission of sins [see also Mark 14:24]

The Old Covenant consisted of the Book of the Covenant which was ratified by blood and mutual consent (Exodus 24:7) with much of its elements expanded/explained in the Book of the Law (which was added because of sin), was under the ministration of the Levitical priesthood. The New Covenant is under the Melchizedek type ministration by faith in and of Yahushua with His enabling power. The law of the priesthood was changed with the NEW Covenant which is to be taught to and kept by, all nations [with good judgment, mercy and faith (Matthew 23:23, Deuteronomy 7:9] as commanded by Yahushua himself (Mat. 22:40, Mat. 23:2-3; Mat.28:20).
 

Note carefully the comprehensiveALLS’ in His commands:- ALL” the law & the prophets’ Mat. 22:40, ‘ALL” whatsoever” Mat.23:3. “ALL” things whatsoever I have commanded you: Mat. 28:20….

YAHUWAH’S SEAL

The fourth commandment invites us to devote the seventh day of each Biblical week, the Sabbath, to the abstinence from our own labor and to the performance of sacred and religious duties. It will continue to be observed by the faithful for eternity (Isaiah 66:22, 23). The terms, “Jewish Sabbath” and “Christian Sabbath” are deceptive and can be found nowhere in Scripture. The Sabbath was sanctified at Creation (Genesis 2:2, 3) and was made for all men (Mark 2:27; Isa. 56:6-7).

The weekly Sabbaths [containing the seal of Yahuwah], new moon day, and the yearly feasts are to be calculated by the luni-solar calendar. Each month is lunar and the weekly cycle restarts with each New Moon. The lunations are tied to the solar year by the spring equinox. The true calendar utilizes the dual-action of the sun and the moon. All false calendars use strictly lunar or solar calendation.

GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit gives gifts to members of the ekklesia for its growth (1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4)

SPEAKING IN TONGUES / OTHER LANGUAGES

The true “gift of tongues” always glorifies Yahuwah and is only given for the purpose of communicating divine truths to those who otherwise could not understand the words being spoken. By contrast, the sounds uttered by many who today claim to have the “gift of tongues” is nothing but meaningless babblings. The sounds made are not distinct languages and they certainly do not instruct any in truth and righteousness. In fact, the glossolalia, or “speaking in tongues,” practiced by most people today directly contradicts the guidelines given in Scripture that reveal whether it is genuine or false. “But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more impiety.” (See 2 Timothy 2:16.)

THE STATE OF THE DEAD

The grave (sheol in Hebrew; hades in Greek) is a place of darkness in which there is not work, device, wisdom, or knowledge (Ecclesiastes 9:10). The state to which we are reduced by death is one of silence, inactivity, and unconsciousness (Psalms 146:4; Ecclesiastes 9:5; Daniel 12:2).

At the return of Yahushua, the righteous dead will be raised to life and given immortality; this is the first resurrection. The wicked dead remain in their graves until the second resurrection at the end of the millennium (Revelation 20:4-6).

THE EXCITING TIMES AHEAD

At the last trump, the living righteous will be immortalized and with the resurrected righteous, caught up to meet Yahushua in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17). These will accompany Yahushua as he returns to the earth where he, along with the redeemed, will rule with a rod of iron (Rev. 2:27, 12:5, 19:15) the unrepentant survivors (Zech.14:16 & Isaiah 24:6).

A new heaven and new earth shall spring from the ashes of the old (2 Peter 3:7-12) with New Jerusalem as its capital. Here, the redeemed will reign with Yahushua for 1,000 years and thereafter dwell in their eternal inheritance (2 Peter 3:13; Psalms 37:11, 29; Matthew 5:5).

At the end of 1,000 years, the wicked dead will be raised to life and will surround New Jerusalem (Revelation 20:9). Fire from heaven will consume them “root and branch” (Malachi 4:1) in total annihilation (Obadiah 15, 16). This is the final destruction (2 Thessalonians 1:9) and everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46); this is the perdition of wicked men. The earth will finally be purged entirely from sin.

BUT-- BACK TO THE SOMBER PRESENT...

Today, no church/denomination adheres to the above beliefs entirely, fulfilling Isaiah 4:1. "Seven" women (7 symbolically indicates completeness, e.g. 7 days of creation, 7 last plagues, etc.). ALL “women” (Churches are often symbolized as women in Scripture Rev.12:1 vs. Rev. 17:3.) “shall take hold of one man” (ALL churches now profess to be “Christian.”) “saying, We will eat our own bread” (They reject the true Bread - Yahushua, John 6:51, for their own false doctrines and traditions, Isaiah 8:20.) “and wear our own apparel” (They reject the pure, white robe of his righteousness, preferring their own works and self-righteousness, Isaiah 61:10; Rev. 3:4, 5, 18). “Only let us be called by Thy name” (Despite their rebellion, they crave recognition as part of his ekklesia.) “to take away our reproach” (to hide their disgrace as TOTALLY NAKED harlot daughters of Babylon!).

WHAT MUST WE DO?

Repent when the Gospel of the Kingdom is received. Those who "follow the Lamb" and adhere to Scripture alone as the infallible rule of faith have no choice but to worship Him in spirit and truth in the privacy of their homes, away from the fallen, apostate churches.
 


Footnote:

The clearest texts reveal -

[a] the ceasing of sacrifices and oblations [at the cross] spoken of by Daniel -

And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Daniel 9:27

& confirmed by Yahushua -

For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. [Matthew 26:28, [Mark 14:24]

[b] agreed /confirmed by Paul -

Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; Colossians 2:14

[c] the real change was in the law of the priesthood from temporal Levitical succession to the eternal [Melchizedek type] priesthood of Yahushua -

For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. [of the priesthood] Hebrews 7:12

[d] Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Matthew 23:23

[e] All in keeping with the original intention as to how the law should be administered -

Know therefore that the Lord Yahuwah, he is Yahuwah, the faithful Yahuwah, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; Deuteronomy 7:9

[f] The new priesthood furnished believers with an 'earnest' / deposit / downpayment of the Spirit -

Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is Yahuwah, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 5:5 [2 Cor. 1:22]

[g] As originally promised, [the law will not be changed but] the hearts of its subjects will eventually be changed to facilitate its proper keeping - resulting in its intended goal = true righteousness to dwell in the presence of Yahuwah -

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26 Ezekiel 11:19

But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Eloah, and they shall be my people. Jeremiah 31:33 Jeremiah 31:31 Hebrews 8:8, 10

This promised change will be instituted in full when Yahushua returns to establish His eternal kingdom on earth - beginning with the millennium

[h] -The Levitical priesthood will be revived during the Millennium to fulfill its duties in the Millennial Temple. [see Ezekiel 44:15-17. Even the unfaithful Levites will have reduced function during the Millennial Temple as per Ezekiel 44:10-12].

-In Malachi 3, Yahuwah foretells the cleansing work He will be undertaking amongst the Levites to prepare them for the resumption of their duties in the Millennial Temple.

-The eternal promise of Yahuwah to the Levites in Jeremiah 33:19-22, where Yahuwah equates the steadfastness of His promises to David with that to the Levites.

[i] The change of priesthood, therefore, from the Levites to Melchizedec should be not be understood to imply the cancellation of the Levitical priesthood. It should be understood as a comparison between the superior priesthood of Mechizedec to the priesthood of the Levites.

Continuing the above -

The 'dual' operation of both priesthoods [systems] during the millennium, will reveal/highlight the 'better promises' of the latter, to convince/convict all onlookers and participants, including literal Israel - and so 'all Israel' will be saved - Romans 11:26

Read the whole chapter Romans 11

[excerpts]

23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for Yahuwah is able to graft them in again. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 32 For Yahuwah hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. 33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of Yahuwah! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

This loving and most merciful plan of Yahuwah will reveal to all, His great work accomplished in Yahushua.

Only the hardest of hearts will not yield to such great love.