Statement of Faith

2nd Timothy 3:16

“All scripture is given by inspiration of Elohiym (God), and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of Elohiym may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

The Ministry of “Double Portion Inheritance” adheres to the following beliefs:

1. The Scriptures

We believe that the Bible (in its original manuscripts) are the inspired and inerrant Word of Elohiym. Both the TaNaKh (Old Testament) and the Briyth Chadashah (New Testament) or Apostolic Writings are equally inspired by Elohiym and serve as our infallible guide in all matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (Psalms 119:160; Matthew 5:18; 2nd Timothy 3:14-17; 1st Peter 1:23-25).

2. One True YaHuWaH Elohiym

We believe in one eternal Almighty whose proper name is YaHuWaH Elohiym, who is self-existent and has revealed Himself as the Father, the Son, and the Qodesh (Set-Apart or Holy) Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 48:12-16; John 1:1-2, 14-18; John 10:30; John 16:7-15; Acts 5:3-5; Colossians 1:16).

3. The Messiah

We believe in the deity and pre-existent incarnation of Yahuwshuwa ha’Mashiyach (Jesus Christ) of Nazareth (John 1:1-2; Acts 7:37-38); in His conception by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26-38); in His virgin birth (Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25); in His sinless life (Isaiah 53; 2 Cor. 5:21; Luke 1:35); in His miracles (Matthew 4:23-25); in His vicarious and atoning death on the cross (Isaiah 53; Daniel 9:24-27; Romans 3:21-31; Hebrews 9 & 10); in His bodily resurrection and His ascension to the right hand of the Father, where He makes intercession for His people (Zechariah 12:10; 14:1-21; Matthew 28:1-10; Psalms 110; Psalms 16:10; Acts 1:1-11; Hebrews 1:1-3; 7:25).

4. Man’s Creation and Fall

We believe that YaHuWaH Elohiym (God) created mankind (male & female) in His own image and likeness (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:4). But through Adam’s transgression, sin entered the world and caused mankind to fall from his original state of glory and holiness. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of Elohiym” (Romans 3:23). As a result, every man is born with a sin nature that must be redeemed in order to be saved.

5. Man’s Redemption and Rebirth

We believe that man cannot be saved (redeemed) through his own good works, but only by grace through faith in the atoning blood of Yahuwshuwa the Messiah that was shed on the Cross (2nd Timothy 1:9; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-9; Romans 5:12-21; 1st Corinthians 15:1-4). This faith causes us to experience true godly sorrow that leads to repentance, and we become “born again (spiritually regenerated) to a living hope through the resurrection of Messiah Yahuwshuwa (Jesus) from the dead” (1st Peter 1:3; John 3:3-5; 2nd Corinthians 7:10; 1st John 5:12). Consequently, we believe that Yahuwshuwa (Jesus) is the way, the truth, and the life and that no one comes to the Father except through faith in Him (John 14:6; John 6:40; 10:7-9; 1st John 5:11-12).

6. The Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit)

We believe that when a person is truly “born-again” they receive the indwelling presence of YaHuWaH Elohiym’s Holy Spirit which is known as the “firstfruits” of the Spirit (John 20:22; Romans 8:23). The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Yahuwshuwa, to comfort and lead believers into all truth, to convict men of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to empower the people of YaHuWaH unto good works in Messiah (John 15:26; 16:7-16).

7. Water Baptism (Mikvah)

We believe that water baptism (mikvah) is a biblical rite that has been practiced among Yah’s people since the days of Moses (Exodus 29:4) and is considered to be one of the foundational principles of faith in Messiah (Hebrews 6:1; Acts 2:38). Mikvah (Immersion or Baptisms) are ritual baths that symbolize repentance from sin and purification from the world. This ritual was practiced by the Levitical Priesthood (Leveiticus 16:2-4) and by Yahuwshuwa (Jesus), who is the High Priest of the Melchizedek Priesthood (Matthew 3:13-16; Hebrews 7:15-17). Receiving water baptism after accepting Yahuwshuwa as Savior identifies us with His death, burial and resurrection (Colossians 2:9-13, Romans 6:4). It also identifies us as New Covenant priests after the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:18-28; Revelation 1:6).

8. Baptism in Fire & the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift that YaHuWaH Elohiym as promised to all believers and is received subsequent to the spiritual regeneration of the new birth (Matthew3:11; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:1-8; Acts 2:33, 38-39). This baptism releases the supernatural “gifts of the Holy Spirit” to operate in a believer’s life (1st Corinthians 12:4-11). Although the initial evidence of the Baptism of the Qodesh or (Set-Apart, Holy) Spirit is the gift of “speaking in tongues” and “prophecy” (Acts 2:1-4; 10:44-46; 19:6; Mark 16:17), we embrace all the gifts of the Holy Spirit and encourage believers to know and use them as the Holy Spirit wills.

9. Sanctification

We believe that the people of YaHuWaH Elohiym are called to be holy (sanctified) just as Elohiym is holy, “for without holiness no man can see Elohiym” (Leviticus 19:2; 1st Peter 1:14-16; Hebrews 12:14). Sanctification is an ongoing and progressive work of grace that sets the believer apart unto YaHuWaH in spirit, soul and body (1st Thessalonians 5:23). Faith in Messiah’s shed blood sanctifies us in spirit (Hebrews 13:12; 2nd Thessalonians 2:13), and obedience to His Word sanctifies us in soul and body (Psalms 19:7; Matthew 17:17-20; Ephesians 5:26; Hebrews 9:13-14).

10. Validity of the Towrah

We believe that the Mosaic Law called “Towrah” (literally means instructions in Hebrew) has not passed away, but is the source of all wisdom that leads to salvation by faith in YaHuW’shuwa the Messiah and for instruction in righteousness (2nd Timothy 3:15-17; Deuteronomy 4:5-6). The Towrah contains the commandments (teachings and instructions) that guide and protect YaHuWaH’s people. Therefore, we encourage Renewed Covenant believers, (both Jews and Gentiles), to study and apply the Towrah of our Creator as clarified through the teachings of Messiah Yahuwshuwa and the Apostles (Matthew 5:17-19, 11:28-30; Acts 24:14; 28:23; 1st Corinthians 7:19; Revelation 14:12).

11. Yisra’el

We believe that Yisra’el first originated when YaHuWaH Elohiym changed Ya’aqob’s (Jacob’s) name to Yisra’el (Genesis 32:28). Then Yisra’el (Ya’aqob/Jacob) had 12 sons, whose offspring became a mighty nation known as “the sons of Yisra’el” (Exodus 1:1-7). While in Egypt, Yisra’el became a “mixed multitude” of Yisraelites and Gentiles who came out of Egyptian slavery under the blood of the Passover Lamb (Exodus 12:37-38). This mixed multitude of Yisra’el was the “church [congregation] in the wilderness” who followed YaHuWaH together as one people under one law (Acts 7:38; Leviticus 15:15-16; Joshua 8:35). Yisra’el is Yah’s chosen people, “to whom belongs the adoption as sons and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Towrah (Law) and the temple service and the promises, whose are the Fathers, and from whom is the Messiah according to the flesh” (Romans 9:4-5). Yisra’el was called out of the world to manifest Yah’s Kingdom on earth, but they rejected His voice and refused to walk in His commandments. Yisra’el is the “natural olive branch” that was cut off for their disobedience and scattered among the nations in the Diaspora of 70 A.D. Today, Yisra’el is a secular nation that Yah has re-gathered to the Promised Land, where He swears an oath to pour out His Spirit upon them and graft them back into their own olive branch again (Ezekiel 36:7-38; Romans 11:23-24).

12. The Church

We believe that the true Ekklesia (called out ones) in the Assemblies are composed of Renewed Covenant believers who are saved by grace through faith in Yahuwshuwa Messiah and his atoning death on the tree and have been regenerated (“born again”) by Yah’s Set-Apart Spirit (John 3:3). The Ekklesia (called out ones) began as a body of Yahuwdiy (Jewish) believers who were “called out” of the man-made oral laws of Pharisaic Judaism and into the New Covenant teachings of Yahuwshuwa. The Renewed Covenant is essentially the of writing YaHuWaH’s Towrah on the heart (Jeremiah 31:31-33; Hebrews 8:8-10). The Christian Congregation (erroneously called “Church”) are like ancient Yisra’el, who also became a mixed multitude as Gentiles joined with Messianic Yahuwdiy (Jews) to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdomamong the nations. Although Renewed Covenant believers have been grafted into the commonwealth of Yisra’el (Romans 11:17-18; Ephesians 2:11-13), Yahuwshuwa and the apostles did not initially call them Yisra’el, but specifically refer to them as “one new man” or the “set apart ones” (Matthew 16:18; Acts 9:31; Ephesians 3:8-10; Revelations 2–3; 22:16). YaHuWaH established “the Ekklesia” as a sect of the Yahuwdiy (Jews) that separated themselves from the man-made oral laws of Pharisaic Judaism, but not from His written Towrah (Acts 13:44-47; Acts 24:14; 28:22). As the Yahuwdiy (Jews) increasingly rejected the Besowrah (Gospel) and the Gentiles increasingly received it, the Christian Congregations became mostly Gentile (non-Jews) which was part of YaHuWaH’s plan for taking the Gospel to the nations (Acts 13:44-47; Isaiah 42:6-9; Roman 11:7-11). As the “Gentile Church” grew in numbers, it largely abandoned YaHuWaH’s Towrah which was never His will. On the contrary, the Apostolic writings of the Briyth Chadashah (New Testament) call both Yahuwdiy (Jew) and Gentile to embrace Yahuwshuwa’s teaching and proper application of the Towrah in their lives (Mathew 5:17-19; 11:29-30; Act 28:23; 1st Timothy 1:8; 2nd Timothy 3:14-17). When Gentiles embrace YaHuWaH’s Towrah as a way of life, it is known as “the fullness of the gentiles.” In the last days, this provokes Yisra’el to jealousy which causes them to believe in Yahuwshuwa as their Messiah, and they are grafted back into their own olive branch (Romans 11:11, 22-27). This is when the Congregation of both Yahuwdiy (Jew) and Gentile, comes into the fullness of the “one new man in Messiah” which emerges as the true “Yisra’el [congregation] of YaHuWaH Elohiym” (Galatians 6:16-17).

13. Hebraic Roots

We believe that Yahuwshuwa Messiah and the Apostles used many of the customs within the Hebrew culture when clarifying truth in their teaching and ministry of the New Covenant. Therefore, the Hebraic model of ministry and congregational life must be understood and taught in the church in order to fully comprehend the truths found in the Apostolic writings of the Briyth Chadashah (New Testament) (Acts 24:14; 28:23; 1st Corinthians 11:2).

14. The Great Commission

We believe in the “Great Commission” of discipling the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, YaHuWaH and the Son Yahuwshuwa Messiah, and teaching them to observe all that Yahuwshuwa commanded.

15. Five-Fold Ministry

We believe in the “five-fold ministry’ gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, which have been given to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry until we all come into the unity of the faith (Ephesians 2:19-20; 4:11- 12).

16. Rebirth of Yisra’el as a Nation

We believe Yisra’el is symbolized as the fig tree, and that it’s rebirth as a nation in 1948 is the fulfillment of Bible prophecy which marks the biblical generation that will see “all things fulfilled” (Hosea 9:10; Ezekiel 36:8; Matthew 24:32-34).

17. The Great End-Time Harvest

We believe that the wheat (Yah’s righteous) and the tares (the unrighteous) grow up together until they mature and are ready for harvest (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43). At that time, Yahuwshuwa Messiah harvests His people into His presence, and the angels harvest the wicked into the winepress of Yah’s wrath (Isaiah 26:19-21; 1st Corinthians 15:50-54; 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 14:14-20; 15:1 – 16:21; 18:1-24).

18. Return of Messiah

We believe in the literal and personal return of Yahuwshuwa ha’Mashiyach (Jesus Christ) in power and glory to establish His kingdom on earth for 1,000 years and to judge both the living and the dead (Daniel 7:9-14; Matthew 26:64; Acts 1:9-10; 2nd Timothy 4:1; Revelation 19 and 20).

19. Resurrection and Judgment

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead. The believer will appear before the “Judgment Seat of Messiah,” where he will receive his rewards (1st Corinthians 3:12-15; 2nd Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 11:18; 20:1-6), and the unbeliever will appear before the “Great White Throne Judgment,” where he will be damned and thrown into the lake of fire.
 

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