what we believe
“ As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years or if due to strength, eighty years.” (Psalms 90:10)
We believe the 53rd Chapter of Isaiah holds the key to our redemption, spiritual and physical. Isaiah 53:6 says, “. . .the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all." This verse provides for our salvation. In Isaiah 53:4 it says, in the Hebrew, “Surely He hath borne our sicknesses, and carried our pains." This verse provides for healing. Matthew takes this verse from the Old Testament to the new in Matthew 8:17 when he says, “That it might be fulfilled -which -was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." If we can believe that God laid our iniquities on Jesus, and because He laid our iniquities on Him there is salvation for us, then we can also believe what Isaiah tells us that He also laid our sicknesses and disease on Jesus and because of that healing is for us also.
We believe the word is the seed, that when planted will produce an abundant harvest. We must first understand God’s word for the provision of healing before we can possess the manifestation of it. We therefore share God’s word on healing, before we pray, to produce prevailing faith in the hearer that becomes the substance of things hoped for and is evidenced in the manifestation of healing.
We believe there is a filling of the Holy Spirit that is available to every Christian. The Holy Spirit has an anointing that produces power and can be received and increased through a yielded life.
We believe in the nine gifts of the Spirit and the importance of the fruit of the Spirit, which empowers the gifts.
Each prayer servant in this ministry must be called by God, yielded to His Holy Spirit, seek an increase in anointing, be open to operate in any gift of the Spirit that is necessary to minister life to the infirmed, draw daily from the Word and in prayer and continually give God the Glory for what He has done.
Each prayer servant must not only minister to the sick, but should be helping to equip others in the body to do the same.
This ministry and its servants serve the body of Christ and are submitted to its leadership. We look for this leadership to give us spiritual support, to come alongside and in our unity provide the strength and power to see the sick set free
Ascension ~ We believe that Jesus Christ ascended to the Father and is presently seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us. (John 14:1-6; Romans 8:34)
Second Coming — We believe in the visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to this earth to gather His Church (Bride) and judge the world. (Acts 1:10, 11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; James 5:8; Revelation 1:7)
Salvation - We believe that the terms of salvation are repentance toward God from sin, and a personal, heartfelt faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which results in regeneration of the person, and eternal reward in Heaven. This salvation is entirely by grace of our Lord and not of works. Works are excluded except as fruit of salvation. (Matthew 25:34, 46; Acts 3:19,20; Romans 4:1-5, 5:1,2; Ephesians 2:8-10; Revelation 20:11-13)
Ordinances - We believe that the two ordinances of the church are water baptism and communion (The Lord’s Supper). (Matthew 3:15, 16, 28:19-20; Acts 8:38; Romans 6:1-4; Luke 22:13-20)
Consecrated Life — We believe that believers should seek, as the early disciples did, to practice a life consecrated unto Jesus Christ, separate from the world, and lived out in fellowship with local believers. We should also adopt standards of conduct that shall exalt our Lord and His church. (Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:1-3; Galatians 6:14; Ephesians 5:11; Colossians 3:17)