Often you will find various faith based ministries develop and post a ‘statement of faith’ to highlight critical areas they believe in. On just about an annual basis, I (Carrie) attempt to pen a personal statement of faith to force me to re-evaluate what I believe and what may have changed upon coming into more truth over the course of a year*.
With that said, while attempting to scribe my latest statement of faith, I realized it once again came down to one simple sentiment: love.
*as of October 2019 – updated January 2020
❤ I believe in One True Living God, the God of Abraham, Jacob, and Isaac, whom I call ‘Abba’ for Abba means ‘Father’ and God, our Father, is love. (Deuteronomy 4:6, 32:5-7; Exodus 3:14-15; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 6:9; Acts 3:13; 1 John 4:7-8; Romans 8:14-17)
❤ I believe God can reveal Himself and His love any way He chooses. (Genesis 3:8-9; Exodus 3, 34:6; Isaiah 63:11-14; Matthew 28:19-20; John 1; Hebrews 1:1, 11:1-3; Ephesians 3:17-19)
❤ I believe God created man and woman because He wants to be in an ongoing, loving relationship with people – as many people as possible. (Genesis 1; John 3:16)
❤ I believe God provided instructions to mankind on how He wants to be loved, how we should love one another, as well as what love is and isn’t, which can be found primarily in the first five books of the Bible, known as the “Torah”, and expounded on throughout the rest of Scripture. (Deuteronomy 6:24; 30; Proverbs 3; Psalm 19, 119; Isaiah 48:12-19; Matthew 5:17-19; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 1 John 2:7; 1 Corinthians 13)
❤ I believe God’s instructions are holy and fulfilled in our daily lives when we love God and others. (Deuteronomy 6:5; Luke 10:27; Romans 7:12, 13:8-10; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 John 5:2-3)
❤ I believe because of sin, which is Biblically defined as breaking God’s instructions on how to love, we hurt our relationship with God and with others. (1 John 3:4, 4:12, 20-21)
❤ I believe committing sins, breaking God’s instructions, is ultimately hating God (and others) and our sin prevents us from being in a healthy relationship with God (as well as others). (Exodus 20:5-6; Romans 3:23, 6:23; Hebrews 10:26-39; 1 John 3; 2 John 1; 3 John 1:11; Book of Jude)
❤ I believe because God is holy and just, He does not tolerate sin and even when He enforces His standards for relationships, He is still demonstrating His love. (Deuteronomy 28-30; Proverbs 3:12, Isaiah 48:12-22, 51:4-5; Book of Jeremiah; Romans 8:31-39; Hebrews 12:5-7; 1 Peter 4:17; Revelation 2-3)
❤ I believe the consequence of rejecting God’s instructions is the equivalent to rejecting God Himself and alienates us from Him (and possibly others). (Exodus 20:5-6; Matthew 7; Romans 3:23, 6:23, 1 John 3:8-10)
❤ I believe the 12 tribes of Jacob, later known as the House of Israel and House of Judah, as well as those who aligned themselves with Israel (“mixed multitude” Exodus 12:37-38), collectively known as ancient Israel, had originally accepted God’s covenant relationship defined by God’s instructions (Mosaic Covenant). I believe the terms of the Mosaic Covenant was conditional, which is why there are many statements throughout the covenant of “if you obey…” or “if you disobey..”, “then…”, of which Israel accepted. I believe due to the tendency to sin while not having the seal of the Holy Spirit helping them, ancient Israel broke covenant with God, which Scripture likened to adultery, causing God to have “found fault in them” (Hebrews 8:8) not His covenant terms and consequently, God regrettably had to demonstrate “tough love” by enforcing the terms of the covenant. I believe spiritual captivity often leads to physical captivity as demonstrated in history when both the Northern Kingdom and Southern Kingdom of the nation of Israel were taken captive and scattered throughout the world. And yet, despite Israel’s sin, God ultimately uses it all to bring even more people, both of Jewish and Gentile descent, into a new and improved covenant with Him (through Jesus/Yeshua). Moreover, I believe each covenant builds upon one another, but doesn’t eradicate the ones prior. For example, in the covenant with Noah God stated the entire globe will never again be flooded at once. Is that still valid today? Yes. The rainbow is a sign of that promise…of that covenant. So then we can deduce if one of the older covenants is still valid today, then we can conclude covenants after those must still be valid as well (i.e. Mosaic, Davidic). However, the Mosaic Covenant stipulated conditions explaining the blessings and the curses of breaking this covenant. Transgressing the law (Mosaic Covenant) is sin and the ultimate penalty or curse is eternal, hopeless separation from God in death and many other consequences prior to death. Every single human being is guilty of transgressing God’s instructions whether intentionally or unintentionally. However, God enacting the curses of the Mosaic Covenant is still covenant. In fact, one cannot even experience His grace or salvation from sin without the Mosaic Covenant defining what sin is; therefore, law and grace are one and dependent upon one another. God cutting off and scattering the House of Israel and the House of Judah is still covenant – it’s simply the consequences or curse of breaking covenant and yet, still covenant, it’s still love…tough love from a holy, just God. Nevertheless, in His abundant mercy and grace, Abba Father is in the process of providing an even better covenant, a new or renewed covenant, built upon all the others. This new covenant will be fully consummated one fine day, but for now it is betrothed. I believe in modern times we too can break covenant by succumbing to temptation, by not overcoming, by rejecting Messiah as God and His will for us being found in His written word, and therefore also separate ourselves from God causing us to be scattered. I believe we have the free will to either choose to be in or out of covenant just like the Israelites and just like in any marriage – in other words, because love is inviting and not demanding, we too can break covenant with God, grieve the Holy Spirit, and suffer the consequences of our choices. (Genesis 17:14; Exodus 19:5, 32:32-33; Leviticus 26:15,40-42; Deuteronomy 24:1-4/Romans 7:1-6; Deuteronomy 28:1,15, 29:1,9-15, 31:16, 20, 27-29; Psalm 55:20, 69:28; Isaiah 33:8, 50:1; Jeremiah 3, 9:12-16, 11:1-11,15:6,16:10-13, 17:1, 24:4-7, 31:31-40, 33:17-26; Ezekiel 16:59, 17:15, 18:25-32, 20, 44:7; Zechariah 11:10; Luke 8:18; John 8:24, 37-59; Romans 8:28, 11:15-21; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Hebrews 8:7-13, 10:26-39; James 5:19-20; 2 Peter 2:20-22; 1 John 3:4; Revelation 2:7,11,17,26, 3:5,12,21, 12:11, 20:15, 21:5-8; 22:14 )
❤ I believe God understands that His instructions on how to love Him and others although for our good can be difficult to uphold in of ourselves due to our selfish tendency to sin, and yet, out of His deep love and longing for us, God provided a means to help us overcome sin and have healthy relationships with Him and others. (Romans 6:1-4,7:21-25, 8:1-17, 10:1-13, 13:8-14, 15:1-15; Philippians 4:13; 1 Corinthians 13)
❤ I believe, God, in His great mercy and love, provided a remedy to help us overcome our selfish tendencies so that we would want to love Him with all our hearts and when we love Him, we will also be loving others. Likewise, by loving others, we are loving Him. (Ezekiel 11:19-21, 36:27; Jeremiah 31:31-33; John 3; Colossians 3:2-3, Hebrews 9:23-10:25; 1 John 3:16, 4:7-21)
❤ I believe God revealed Himself in the flesh through Yeshua, known as Jesus in English, of Nazareth, our Messiah, to remove the permanent consequence of our sin, our rebellion, our hatred towards God (and others), the curse of our sin, which is permanent separation from God being death, by making atonement through His spilled blood on a cross to those who believe. (Matthew 26-28, John 1, 3, Deuteronomy 24:1-4; Romans 3:23, 6:23, 7:1-6, Colossians 2:11-15; Hebrews 2:8-9,17-18, 9:26-28)
❤ I believe, according to the stipulations of the covenants, sin always must cost something (life!) to pay the penalty. I believe all people are sinners – we all have sinned. Hence why Yeshua/ Jesus had to die to be able to establish a new and better covenant, a new and improved, debt-free, do-over relationship offered to Jewish people and Gentiles..ALL of the world, to all who would receive Him having paid the cost of our sin. (Deuteronomy 24:1-4, Leviticus 16, Hebrews 6-10, Mark 10:45, John 1:12-13, 3:16, 10:17-18; Romans 3:23, 6:23, 7:1-6, 9-11; Colossians 2:13-14)
❤ I believe Jesus / Yeshua conquered sin, which is defined as breaking God’s laws and the consequence being death when He rose again from the dead and later ascended to heaven. (Acts 1-2; Romans 1:4, 2 Timothy 1:10; Hebrews 9; 1 John 3:4)
❤ I believe all anyone must do to be reconciled to a loving relationship with God is to realize we are self-centered individuals who don’t always love God and others, but if we believe (publicly confess) Jesus died to pay the cost of our lack of love, our sin, our rebellion of His laws/instructions for life/Torah, so that we could be in a wholesome relationship with Abba Father (God) and repent/return to Him and His ways, He will gladly forgive us and warmly welcome us into His Family for He wants us to experience His abundant love. I believe God ultimately is a discerner of our heart motives so He knows who truly has repented, believes, and is seeking Him. I believe often the first act of obedient faith and repentance is being baptized in water, symbolizing being made clean, washing away our uncleanliness…our sins..having been born-again. (John 1:12-13, 2:23-25, 3:1-21; Acts 2:38-39, Romans 1:16,3:22, 8:14-17,10:9-13 ; Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 2:8-9, 19,3:6, 4:32; 1 John 1:9; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Samuel 16:7; Proverbs 16:2; Jeremiah 17:10; 1 Kings 8:39; Psalm 44:21)
❤ I believe God’s love and grace is available to all people. I believe becoming apart of His Family is through God’s amazing grace and His grace alone. To learn more, visit my article, “The Gift of Grace: Do You Have It? How Do You Know?” (John 1:12-13, 3:16, 14:6; Romans 1:16, 3:22, 8:14-17, 10:9-13, 11; Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 2:8-9,11-13,19,3:6, 4:32; 1 John 1:9, Isaiah 56)
❤ I believe God not only gave us Jesus, His Son, to break the curse of our sin, but He also provided the Spirit of Jesus, the Spirit of Yeshua, also known throughout various Scriptures as the Spirit of Grace, the Gift of Grace, the Promised Gift of the Father, the Holy Spirit or Spirit of Holiness, the Spirit of Truth, or even the Spirit of love, and the Spirit of adoption, to educate, empower, and encourage us to be and do that which is holy and ultimately to want to love God and others. (Isaiah 8:16; Jeremiah 31:31-33; Ezekiel 11:19-21, 36:27; Zechariah 12:10; John 3:3-6, 4:24, 16:13; Acts 1:4, 2:38-39; Romans 7:12; 8:1-17; Galatians 4:6-7 Ephesians 1:6, 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:11; Hebrews 9:14, 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:7; 1 John 2:27)
❤ I believe upon believing in God’s oldest, firstborn Son, Jesus/Yeshua, we will at some point receive His Spirit of adoption, sealing us as one of God’s children. I believe once adopted into His Family, we take on a new identity as His kid. I believe Abba loves all His children equally, whether of physical Jewish descent or Gentile descent, and we are all equally valued and held accountable as His children in God’s family. I believe as members of our Father’s House, His household instructions of love applies to all of His kids, including the Torah, for we are all given the same Spirit of Holiness and are called to be like our Abba Father, holy, for He is holy. I believe any person, whether Jew or Non-Jewish, that believes Yeshua is Messiah, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and receives His Holy Spirit, then they become citizens of the spiritual commonwealth of Israel, grafted-into the proverbial olive tree, part of the holy nation, priesthood, heirs to the promised land, and eventually the New Jerusalem, as well as other blessings of inheritance as legit, sealed sons and daughters of God, regardless of their DNA. (Matthew 12:36-37; Ecclesiastes 11:9; Romans 14:12; Acts 19:2; Acts 8:14-17, 10:44-48; 19:5-6; Deuteronomy 10:16-11:1, 30:8-10; Romans 2:8-10, 28-29, 3:29-31, 8:1-17, 9:6-8, 10:12-13; Galatians 2:6, 3:26-29, 4:6-7 Ephesians 1:6,13, 2:8-9,11-13, 19, 3:6, 4:4-6; Colossians 3:2-11; 1 Corinthians 12; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Isaiah 8:16, 56; Jeremiah 31:31-33; Ezekiel 11:19-21, 36:27-28, 37:21-28; Genesis 15:18; 1 Peter 1:13-19, 2:5-12)
❤ I believe to know God is to know His Voice and to know His Voice, one must know His Word for His Word is His Voice. Moreover, to know Him, His Voice, His Word is to know Love. I believe the proof of how we know God, the evidence of His Spirit within us is demonstrated by our eagerness, our willingness to obey Him, which ultimately is love made manifest. (Deuteronomy 28:1; John 10:4,16, 14:15,21,23, 15:7-14; Romans 13:8-10; 1 John 2:3-4, 5:2-3)
❤ I believe to love God is to pursue Him. When we seek Him, He will pour out more of His love and truth in our hearts. (Jeremiah 29:13, 33:3; Luke 8:18; Acts 5:32; Romans 5:5)
❤ I believe it is an act of love to refrain from fruitless debates or teachings regarding speculative topics or theories (i.e. flat earth, what is God’s actual name, how do you say/spell His Son’s name, cultural topics, political topics, etc.). I believe it is wise to focus on the truth our Abba Father has graciously revealed in His word rather than waste precious time and energy fostering doctrines or debates that could harm one another or compel others to not want to be in our Family of Faith. I believe it is an act of love and courage to speak the truth, when it is verifiable truth found in His word, per the Spirit’s leading, but always do so in love and humility. I believe love can be “tough love” and often includes correction and enforcing healthy boundaries while following Biblical guidelines to do so. Moreover, I believe it reveals our maturity and security in God’s love when we are not easily offended, when we forgive offenses, and seek peace with all people as best as possible. (Deuteronomy 29:29; Matthew 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 5-6; Romans 12:18; Ephesians 4:15; Colossians 4:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; 1 Timothy 1:3-6, 4:6-7, 6:3-5; Titus 3:9-11; Hebrews 12:14)
❤ I believe, once upon a time, some belonging to the Northern Kingdom tribes of Israel relocated and aligned themselves with the Southern Kingdom when they saw the Northern Kingdom repeatedly violated God’s laws. However, most of the Northern Kingdom tribes were taken captive, scattered, and assimilated into the nations. Similarly, the House of Judah was taken captive by the Babylonians. The Babylonian Empire also conquered much of Assyria and consequently, reunited some from the House of Israel and the House of Judah. In other words, many years later, some who were/are considered Jewish may originally be descendants of the Northern Kingdom tribes/House of Israel such as demonstrated by the Prophetess Anna of the tribe of Asher, a Northern Kingdom tribe, but considered of Judea/Judah and a Jew in Luke 2:36-37. Moreover, after 70 years of captivity in Babylon, a remnant returned to the land of Canaan/Israel. Regardless, many of the 12 tribes were scattered throughout the world through it all and many times over throughout different periods of persecution. However, the prophets foretell of the reunification of the House of Israel (the Northern Kingdom) and the House of Judah (the Southern Kingdom) described in Ezekiel 36-37, Jeremiah 31, and Hebrews 8 upon Messiah’s return to rule and reign (Messianic Era). Due to the simple fact that Messiah has not returned to rule and reign and describes these two houses/kingdoms as still being divided and scattered by the time He returns, it is apparent the House of Judah and the House of Israel are still for the most part still scattered among the world. Hence, the need for the ultimate and soon-coming family reunion. (2 Chronicles 10-11,30:1-11; 1 Kings 11-12; Books of Isaiah & Jeremiah; Ezekiel 36-37; Luke 2:36-37; Romans 9-11; Hebrews 8)
❤ I believe the Apostle Paul as well as the Apostles Peter and James explained a great mystery being many, but not all, of the Gentiles during the time of their writings are descendants of the scattered tribes of Israel. For example, some of the Dispersion were in Galatia, a Gentile nation, at the time of the Apostle Peter’s first letter (1 Peter 1:1). Similarly, today, some that may be associated with and surrounded by Gentiles and/or who identify as a Gentile, being the tribes assimilated into the nations, could also be descendants of the scattered tribes of Israel. The Prophet Ezekiel in several chapters, but primarily chapter 36, foretells those descendants still alive on whatever day the LORD chooses will be gathered unto the promised land of Israel (in what seems to be likened to mainstream Christianity’s “Rapture” scenario or more accurately described as a “Second Exodus”). This is an event that occurs in one day unlike what we are seeing since 1948 where Jewish people are migrating to Israel (Ezekiel 36:33; Jeremiah 30:4-10; Zechariah 12:7-11, 14:1; Zephaniah 1-3). Upon being miraculously gathered to Israel, these descendants of the various tribes of Israel (possibly the 144,000) will be given God’s Holy Spirit, His seal, like a born-again experience (baptism by water and baptism by Spirit), which causes them to obey God not because they have to, but because they now want to do that which is holy. As God said through many of the prophets, He will have mercy upon those He scattered as they will no longer be considered “not My people” due to their adultery (breaking Torah, breaking God’s laws and assimilating in the nations), but would be His people yet again in latter days upon having been given His Spirit of Grace, His Holy Spirit. Similarly, I believe those who are not genetically Jewish/Israelite, but believe Jesus/Yeshua is Messiah and have already been born-again (baptized by water and received His Holy Spirit) are “grafted-in” to Israel, to God’s enlarged Family and also will be gathered unto Israel. At that time, the new, everlasting, covenant of peace (new covenant) is consummated. This also is why the new covenant is only offered by the Great Shepherd (Jesus) to the “lost sheep of Israel” , various sheep “not of this fold” dispersed and mingled among the entire world. Collectively “Israel” consists of the House of Judah and the House of Israel, as well as those grafted-in (not genetically related to the twelve tribes of Israel, but who have been spiritually adopted as God’s people). Furthermore, there is no mention of “Gentiles” being apart of the New Covenant, nor a gate in Jerusalem or New Jerusalem for the Gentiles to enter/exit, and why the Apostles in their letters state over and over again to not behave, nor self-identify as a “Gentile” if you believe in Yeshua/Jesus is Messiah for there is no distinction between believing Jews and believing Gentiles for once a person believes in Messiah, they all become citizens of the spiritual commonwealth of Israel and thus as the Apostle Paul comments in Romans 11, all “Israel” will be saved (more on that below). (Deuteronomy 29-30; Hosea 1:9-11, 2:23; Romans 9:26; Isaiah 10:22-23; Romans 9:27-28, 11:11-19; Matthew 15:24; John 10; 1 Peter 1:1-2, 2:9-10; Jeremiah 31; Ezekiel 34-48; Revelation 21:12,24-25; Romans 2:28-29, 9:6-13, 10:12-13, 11:1-36; Galatians 3:14, 26-29; Ephesians 2:11-13,19, 3:6, 4:17-19)
❤ I believe what transpires in the physical also transpires in the spiritual for the spiritual and physical are in covenant with one another for better or for worse. For example, God is spirit and yet He later manifested as flesh in Yeshua, or consider the creation account of how God spoke representing a spiritual element that manifested in the physical, or how Jesus/Yeshua explained what physically plagued a woman with presumably scoliosis (spine condition) was due to a spiritual condition for she was “bound by Satan”, or how the physical tabernacle/temple here on Earth was a copy of the spiritual temple in Heaven. Likewise, I believe what we are seeing transpire with the current and physical people (Jews) returning to the land or nation of Israel and adhering to it’s Torah-based laws is also transpiring in the spiritual where people are becoming citizens of the spiritual commonwealth of Israel and adhering to God’s laws (Torah). Also, both Jesus/Yeshua and the Apostle Paul explained we should not assume “Israel” is by default the known physical descendants of Abraham necessarily or only spiritual Israel, but rather both, in His time, according to His covenants and grace. Moreover, God gets what He longs for ultimately in His time and His deemed way: circumcised hearts. The prophets in the first half of the Bible as well as the second half of the Bible repeatedly explained what matters first and foremost is a spiritual circumcision of the heart, then the physical circumcision will manifest after being reborn. Put another way, for adopted Gentiles “Israel” is spiritual, being the circumcision of the heart matters first and foremost, and then later, in time, physical Israel, like circumcision of the flesh, will manifest. Conversely, it appears genetic physical Israel, those circumcised of the flesh, eventually become circumcised in the heart spiritually as well. The Spiritual and Physical are in covenant – it is just a matter of God aligning the two. Typically, transformation and manifestation begins from the inside (spiritual) out (physical) as demonstrated by fruit of a tree or flower on a rose bush – it all begins with a seed and develops from the inside out. Likewise, as His Spirit of Holiness, a seed, writes God’s laws on our hearts one by one spiritually, we will demonstrate physical obedient fruit as a result of that internal spiritual revelation. Fascinatingly enough, the reason the ancient nation of Israel split into two kingdoms was because of the Northern Kingdom’s rebellion to obey God’s laws/Torah due to their hearts were not circumcised or fully open to the ways of God, and yet, upon receiving the Holy Spirit, thousands today (and more to come) are cheerfully wanting to be exposed to and open to obeying Torah, God’s will. The entire job of the Spirit of Holiness is to cause the recipient to want to do that which is holy, God’s laws. Upon reuniting the remnant of the House of Israel and the House of Judah, God engulfs them as well as those grafted in with all of His Spirit of Holiness (not just the deposit we have now) causing all of “Israel” to want to obey Him and His instructions for life/Torah bringing joy, peace, and unity to Israel and the light to the rest of the surviving nations. (Deut 10:16-11:1, 30:6-10; 1 Kings 11:30-35; Jeremiah 4:4; Ezekiel 44:7-9; Romans 2:28-29; Luke 13:10-17; John 1:1-18, 4:24, 8:37-59; Romans 2:28-29, 9:6-13, 10:12-13, 11:1-36; Galatians 3:14, 26-29; Ephesians 2:11-13,19, 3:6, 4:17-19; 1 Peter 1:1-2, 2:9-10; Hebrews 8:5, 11:1-3; Jeremiah 31; Ezekiel 11:19-21, 36:27, 37; Revelation 21-22)
❤ I believe one fine day, a day only God, our Abba Father knows, our Messiah, our King, will return from Heaven to Earth to once again reveal to all the remaining world God’s love and to establish a united kingdom consisting of those within the House of Judah and House of Israel, meaning all who have received His Spirit of Grace/Holiness. Messiah will resurrect and gather unto Him those He chose and those He deems are “Israel”. I believe once transported to the land of Israel/Canaan/The Promised Land, the literal descendants of the twelve tribes of Israel will claim their land rights assigned to their original tribes while those “grafted in” or adopted into God’s enlarged Family will get to choose what tribe they want to join and therefore, where they want to reside, as part of their equal inheritance as sons and daughters of God. (Isaiah 56, 65-66, Jeremiah 31; Ezekiel 37, 47:13-23; Zechariah 12-14; Matthew 24-26, Romans 9-11; 1 Corinthians 6; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; 2 Peter 3:10-18; Revelation 7:9-17, 11:11-19, 20:1-6, 21-22)
❤ I believe prior to Yeshua/Jesus’ return, that the saints, those who choose to believe Yeshua/Jesus is Messiah, and keep God’s instructions/commands/Torah, or as Daniel writes those of the “holy covenant”, will be heavily persecuted in the final days. I believe the saints or “Israel” who survive will be gathered unto Messiah to Jerusalem/Mount Zion likened to the “ingathering” of the harvest foretold by the prophets while the saints or “Israel” who died prior to our Messiah’s return, will be resurrected and also gathered unto Messiah to Jerusalem/Mount Zion upon His triumphant return! I believe the survivors of God’s wrath will dwell throughout whatever is left of Earth and be taught by our Messiah and His transfigured, immortal saints reigning with Him. I believe God’s instructions, His Torah, and all of His word will be the Kingdom Constitution for the entire world governed by the saints. After 1,000 years, the Earth will be repopulated with more humans who will also eventually have to choose for themselves whom they will serve upon Satan’s release. Unfortunately, according to Bible prophecy, many will be deceived and follow Satan causing war to break out between Satan and Jesus/Yeshua, but in the end, Jesus The Messiah and His followers win. (Isaiah 65-66, Zechariah 14; Isaiah 2, 51; Micah 4; Ezekiel 36-44, Daniel 8-12, Matthew 24-26, Revelation 6-11, 12:17, 14:12, 16,19-22).
❤ I believe God in His abundant grace and mercy has delayed the return of our Messiah so that as many people as possible may come to personally, and intimately experience God’s redemptive love and attend His family reunion. (2 Peter 3:9)
❤ I believe those who follow Messiah, Jesus/Yeshua, and The Way, God’s way, are called to do that which is holy, be the light, and teach others to also obey God, His Laws of Love found in His Word/Torah, and follow the example of the Living Torah that manifested in the flesh: Yeshua. (Matthew 5:14-19, 28:20; Psalm 119; Proverbs 3:1-7, 4:2, 6:23; Hosea 4:6; Romans 3:31, 7:12; 1 Peter 1:13-16, 2:9-10; 1 John 2:3-4; 1 Timothy 2:3-4; 2 Timothy 4:2; Revelation 14:12, 22:14)
If interested in learning more about these topics, feel free to peruse the many articles found on the ‘Carrie, Did You Know?’ page. You may also find some of the YouTube videos/playlists helpful on the Flip Flop Fellowship YouTube Channel or you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.