We believe that all Scripture, both the Old Testament (Tanakh) and the New Testament (B’rit Hadasha), in its original form, is the divinely inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of Elohim.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequately equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim. 3:16
One God Who Is Echad
We believe that God (YHVH) is One. We understand this “one” to be a composite unity as defined by the Hebrew word, echad. The word is ECHAD, which means He is, and always will be, a plurality in divinity. The word is not YACHID which indicates a singular personage. We understand that finite mankind cannot comprehend the infinite God. We understand that God chose to reveal Himself to man-kind in at least three manifestations, Father, His Son Yahshua (Jesus), and His Holy Spirit.
“Hear O Israel! The Lord our God, The Lord is One!” Deut. 6:4 (KJV) “Shema O Yisrael, YHVH is our Elohim, YHVH is Echad” (Restoration Scriptures)
We believe in the deity of Yahshua (Jesus) of Nazareth who was conceived by the Spirit in the virgin Miriam (Mary). He is the Messiah of Israel, the Savior of the world, the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords. He is the ultimate and final Passover Lamb required for the forgiveness and removal of our sins. He was crucified and rose from the dead three nights and three days later. Everyone who repents of their sins and trusts that Yahshua (Jesus) is Messiah, who died and rose again, is forgiven of their sins and enters into the renewed covenant with God through Yahshua’s (Jesus’) blood sacrifice. We therefore become inheritors of all the promises and Covenants of God. (Romans 10:9-11; 1 Corinthians 5:7)
We understand that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and need atonement and reconciliation to Father. (Romans 3:23)
Salvation is a free gift of God available through acknowledging Yahshua the Messiah as Lord (Romans 10:9) through Biblical repentance and confession of sin (Luke 5:32; Acts 5:31; Romans 2:4; 10:10; 2 Corinthians 7:9-10; 2 Timothy 2:25; 2 Peter 3:9) which results in a person being born again (John 3:3, 7; 1 Peter 1:3, 23) or spiritually regenerated by an indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Salvation does not come by works or obeying commandments (Matthew 5:20; John 1:17; Romans 2:12-13, 25; 3:20, 27; 4:14; 8:3; 10:5; Galatians 2:16, 21; 3:2, 11, 21; 5:4; 6:13; Philippians 3:9) but if one is of the faith, then he will have “works” (James 2:14-16). The commandments of Scripture define sin (Romans 3:31; 5:13; 6:15; 7:7-9, 12; 8:2; 10:4; Galatians 3:24; Hebrews 7:19; 10:28; James 2:9) and therefore define every person’s guilt.
We believe that those who receive Yahshua as their personal savior will spend eternity with Him.
Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh)
We believe in the infilling of the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh). The commandments (Torah) are now written in our hearts and minds and enables us to live a Torah-observant life as Messiah commanded. (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:26-27)
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Yahshua (Jesus) Messiah for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38
We believe in the resurrection of both the believer and unbeliever, the redeemed (believer) to everlasting joy in the presence of Elohim and the lost (unbeliever) to eternal damnation and separation from Elohim.
“Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.” John 5 28-29
We believe in water immersion (Mikvah), of believers as commanded by the Scriptures, as an outward sign of an inward salvation experience, symbolizing the death of the old man and the resurrection unto newness of life. (Matthew 3:16, 28:18-20). We believe Baptism (Mikvah) is subsequent to those who have been received into the Royal Priesthood of our Great High Priest, Yahshua, Hmashiach (1 Pet. 2:9).
The Seventh Day Sabbath And The Feasts Of The Lord
We believe the seventh day is the Sabbath and that is the day we worship on. Adonai set the seventh day apart and called it holy (Gen. 2:2-3). Again at Mt. Sinai the Adonai told Moses to, “Remember the Sabbath Day and Keep it holy” (Ex. 20:8-11). Not once in all of Scripture will you find that the day set apart by the Father was changed to the first day of the week or any other day. He gave it to His people as part of His covenant and it was to be a sign of His covenant forever (Ez. 20:20). The Sabbath is a weekly feast of the Lord.
We also believe that we are to keep the seven annual Feasts of Adonai as Lev. 23 commands. These were given by the Father, for the Father. They are the Lord’s Feasts and were given as a perpetual statue. They foretell of the Kingdom that we will one day share with Messiah.
Christian Identity, British Israelism, Replacement Theology
We do not accept British-Israel teaching or any Replacement Theology teaching and reject them as absolute heresy.
Our Heavenly Father only has one group of elect, the Israel of God which is the qahal/ekklesia and is the Body and Bride of Messiah, composed of those who have been spiritually regenerated or born again and are obedient to the Commandments (Rev. 22:14).
We are a small congregation in Mt.Airy NC. My wife Karen and I have been ministering and following Torah for the past 8 years. We are both graduates of Rhema Bible training Center in Broken Arrow Oklahoma.
Nearly 11 years ago our lives changed when we started learning about our Hebrew roots and have been on this journey ever since.
We are a close knit group and we consider ourselves family (mishpocha).
We havboth Jewish and non-Jewish people in our congregation.
We try to be as much like the 1st century church that went to the synagogue to hear Torah then midrashed and broke bread in their homes.
We will be celebrating the feasts days;
Yom Teruah; Sept 29th 7:00PM Pilot Mountain State park
Yom Kippur; Opening; Tues. Oct. 8th 7:00PM
Closing; Wedn. Oct.9th 7:00PM
Sukkot; Opening; Sunday Oct. 13th Location TBA
Thursday Oct 17th - Sun. Oct. 20th Sukkot Gathering
(Higher Grounds Retreat Center) See below for more information.
Alright Family Here It Is!!!!!.......:) Sukkoth 2019 October 17th-20th Room Accommodations, Meals, and Registration Info! There are several options for accommodations at this event and one should surely fit your budget... **The Agape Inn has hotel style rooms with private bath, most have 2 queen sized beds and sheets are provided, however, you will need to bring your own towels etc. These rooms face the woods and have a covered porch with rocking chairs. **The Fairview Lodge faces the southern view of the valley with an uncovered deck, rooms have 2 queen beds and private bath. <<<The Agape and Fairview are our premium rooms and cost is $70 per night for the 3 night minimum equaling $210>>> **The Sonshine House has dorm style rooms with bunk beds and a shared bath at the end of the hall one for females and one for males.. There is also a community kitchen and Living room with a fireplace. <<<Each of these rooms are $40 per night or $120 for the 3 night event>>> **There are 2 RV lots for rent, however, it is very tight to get down into these lots which can only accommodate a 20 to 22 ft camper, so they are best suited for a popup. <<<These spots are $25 night>>> **Tent sights are available for dry camping, no power or water at the sight and no individual camp fires. <<<These sites are $15 per night>>> All meals will be provided in the dining hall and will be biblically kosher ... we are all health conscience and are working on a menu that will accommodate various dietary needs. Cost will be as follows: Thursday night dinner $10 ea Friday and Saturday all three meals $25 ea Sunday Brunch $7 ea. Children under 3 are free **Please contact Yafah if you have special needs Sooooo for example two adults in the premium rooms for the entire 3 nights with meals will be a total of $344 This is VERY reasonable so save up and reserve early!! Please call Mike or Bonnie Joyce for further details!.......:) 336-788-1976 (Directions); HWY 52 to Blue Ridge Parkway -Go North on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Mile Post 190 and turn right on the first road past the mile marker. ~~ Due to Park Service regulations, no signs are posted on the Parkway, & driveway is not clearly marked. After you get to fork in the drive follow signs to Higher Grounds.
We just started taking reservations and the Agape and Fairview Lodges are nearly 1/2 full. Don't wait too long! We also need to know who can play interments for a praise and worship band. We will be having Jessie Running Bear one night for Native American Praise and Worship. And more TBA...