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Beliefs

 


Apostles' Creed
 

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended into hell. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

*The word “catholic” refers not to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

Core Values
 

Intimacy with Jesus
Intimacy with Jesus is our ultimate mandate and reward.

 24/7 Worship and Prayer
With an unending chorus of worship and ceaseless prayer, we desire to minister to the Lord day and night and to cry out for “speedy justice” (Luke 18) from one geographical location. In essence, our desire is to move beyond normal prayer meetings to inspire and nurture a culture of prayer (Isaiah 56:7; Psalm 132).
 
The Scriptures: the Word of God
The Bible is the eternal (Matthew 24:35), infallible (Psalm 12:6), unhindered (2 Timothy 2:9), and inspired (2 Timothy 3:16) Word of God and as such, we desire to search out the Scriptures to better understand them and apply them to our lives and to know the author of this word.
 
Governmental Intercession
Interceding “for kings and all those in authority” (1 Timothy 2:1-3) is a priority. We desire to see the transformation of our every sphere of society that they would reflect the kingdom of God which is built on the foundation of righteousness and justice.
 
The Grace of God
We believe that the grace of God, the gospel of forgiveness and union with Christ is the foundation upon which the Christian life can only be lived.  
 
Nazirite Consecration/Fasted Lifestyle
Like John the Baptist, we desire to live a fasted lifestyle because of our devotion to the Bridgegroom, Jesus. Thus, we voluntarily refuse the legitimate pleasures of this world (Number 6) for the extreme pleasure of knowing God (Psalm 16). This passion for Jesus is born not out of legalism, but out of grace and love.

 Community / Missions Base
To us, community living is not an option. We intentionally live in community because we desire to be one in heart and mind (Acts 4:32) in our pursuit of God. The constitution and "unity" of our community is more important than the passion of our prayers. Jesus said, "Where two or three of you are
 
Covenant Relationships
The notion of covenant and healthy freeing relationships is a profound Scriptural value that we desire to walk out within the community. Our relationships, then, are not merely humanistic friendships, but God-centered and God-ordained.
 
Prophetic Ministry/Dreams
We desire to be a prophetic company who seek to be friends of God, those of whom the Lord can share His secret council. We so value the prophetic, because it deepens our relationship with the Lord. It is an essential element to thrust forth mission and the movement of the Holy Spirit.
 
Spiritual Influence through Aggressive Prayer and Fasting
The Scriptures make it clear that “…the kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12). To that end, we engage in aggressive prayer and intercession against the powers of darkness and to release the break in of the Holy Spirit for spiritual awakening and societal transformation.

 Intercession for Laborers and the Harvest
Pray for and send laborers into the harvest. (Matthew 9:38) We have the very words of Jesus commanding us to pray this. His priority is our priority.
 
Generational Transfer
In the last days, the Lord promised to send the Spirit of Elijah who would “turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers” (Malachi 4:5-6). Thus, we are committed to the principle of generational transfer through fathering and discipleship.
 
Holy Activism
Because of the urgency of the hour, we believe that the House of Prayer needs to be a staging ground for holy activism in justice and evangelism, we must put our feet to prayers (Ja 2:18-24). We believe that God initiates divine mandates with secret strategy for the purposes of effectively advancing His kingdom and the liberation of people held captive by wicked power structures, destructive cultural mindsets and policies that encourage oppressive behavior.
 

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