We also emphasize the place of the Blood of Jesus in our salvation according to John 1:29; John 6:32, 35, 45-51, 63, 65; Acts 20:28; Romans 5:9; 1Corinthians 11:23-26; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 6:14; Ephesians 1:7; Ephesians 2:13; Colossians 1:20; Hebrews 9:12-14; Hebrews 10:10; Hebrews 12:22-24; Hebrews 13:20-21; 1Peter 1:18-19; 1John 1:7; 1John 5:6-8; Revelation 1:5; Revelation 5:9; Revelation 5:12; Revelation 7:13-17; and Revelation 12:11.
Our focus is essentially to bring everyone into a Postmillenial Creation-centered Gospel Message that encompasses more of the Holy Bible than the merely human-centered Gospel Message of previous ages of Gospel ministry. We do believe that the Bible is given to make one wise unto salvation for the whole Creation, and we rely solely on the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament correctly translated, rightly divided, and Holy Spirit revealed. We don't mix the chaff with the wheat by consulting a lot of extrabiblical resources. If we refer to something else, once in a blue moon, we are firm that the Scriptures of the Bible alone are the solely infallible rule for all faith and practice, as long as the interpretations are reasonably in-line with the Bible's own principles, and not being filtered through the traditions of fallible men. We're here to Biblically obey Melchizedek (Hebrews 5:6, 9, Hebrews 12:22, and Zechariah 2:4, 5, 8, 11, 13) and not necessarily anyone's previously preconceived [mental] religious perceptions and traditions of what Biblical Christianity is all about, k?
September 9, 2013 clarification note: In saying this ministry is "Creation-Centered" that's NOT to say that we're not firmly Evangelically based, as the earlier part of this blog post emphasized with the Scripture references upon which we base our doctrines of repentance and the Blood-Covenant means by which our sins are removed from our lives through the Blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Center of all of the Biblical Covenants that His Blood is the ratification of, that He's the Administrator of, the Public Notary of, as well as the Teacher of, through the Holy Spirit that He gives to those who obey Him. Jesus Christ and His resurrection is at the Center of the Deuteronomy 8:18 Covenant, the Esther 9:21-28 Covenant, Job 5:23-24 Covenant, the Isaiah 49:8 Covenant, the Isaiah 54:9-10 Covenant, the Isaiah 59:21 Covenant, the Jeremiah 31:33-34 Covenant, Ezekiel 34:25-26 Covenant, the Hosea 2:18 Covenant, and the Zechariah 9:10-11 Covenant. The same principles in the book of Hebrews that apply to the Jeremiah 31:33-34 Covenant apply to all of the aforementioned Covenants. Ephesians 2:12 refers to these Covenants in the plural that the 13th verse says we're brought near to through the Blood of Christ. Since the New Testament wasn't compiled and available at the time of the writing of the book of Ephesians at your corner Christian Bookstore, then clearly what's being mentioned is the Deuteronomy 8:18 Covenant, the Esther 9:21-28 Covenant, the Job 5:23-24 Covenant, the Isaiah 49:8 Covenant, the Isaiah 54:9-10 Covenant, the Isaiah 59:21 Covenant, the Jeremiah 31:33-34 Covenant, the Ezekiel 34:25-26 Covenant, the Hosea 2:18 Covenant, and the Zechariah 9:10-11 Covenant.
Perhaps a better term that's more reflective of the breadth and depth of this ministry than to say that it's a "Postmillennialist Creation-Centered" ministry is to say that it's Covenantally-Centered on all of the Post Resurrection Covenants/Activities of Christ Jesus through the Body of Christ in the earth. Any strife that arises within the Church on any of these Covenants is misguided/worldly minded because it's ultimately an afront to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The judge, jury, executioner mentality that is in much of the Christian Tabloid Media about Christian ministries who teach Prosperity (the main Covenant to take the most heat in the mainstream Christian media) is a fuss over the resurrection of Jesus Christ, or a simple lack of skillfulness in Biblical doctrine where folks aren't realizing that the so-called health and wealth Gospel is about health and wealth with a Mission, Christ's mission, to reclaim the world to Himself that He's purchased with His Blood, one heart at a time! A major problem within the Church around the world has been not realizing that St. Paul spoke of the Covenants of Promise in the plural in Ephesians 2:12 and the assumption is that the only thing that Lord Jesus died and rose again to administrate was the Jeremiah 31:33-34 Covenant when all of the aforementioned Covenants are what the wisdom/application of the Scriptures is written around and all of the aforementioned Covenants sum up the Abrahamic Covenant that Christ Jesus is the ultimate sacrifice in the behalf of, and the One Who is at God's right Hand ever-living to make intercession in the behalf of.
The Jeremiah 31:33-34 Covenant is only skeletal without the rest of the aforementioned Covenants: what laws are being written upon the mind and upon the heart, in the wording of Jeremiah 31:33-34? Not just a pure conscience and a sanctifying body of flesh that's progressively rejecting more and more evil, but everything from His intent to give wealth to establish the Biblical prophets and Gospels of the Bible in the earth with, in the hearts of everyone everywhere, to His reversal of the decree of death Covenant (i.e. Purim), to the expansion of the blessing of the Abrahamic Covenant being spoken of as going to the animals in the Ezekiel 34:25-26 Covenant, to the expansion of the Gospel of Prosperity being linked at all times to the Hosea 2:18 Covenant in Job 5:23-24, to His intent to make sure that we're restoring the earth and setting all of the captives free, whether people or animals, in Isaiah 49:8-10, to His intent to speak Prosperity (i.e. Shalom, not always translated "peace") to the Gentiles in Zechariah 9:10-11. Each of these Covenants are a tapestry, a patchwork quilt of all of His redemptive purposes in the earth, an interconnectedness of all life that's intended to be brought back together through Christ (Ephesians 1:8-10) through the proclamation of the Gospel, rather than in some New Agey way! And obviously, His Isaiah 59:21 Covenant with us to keep His Words in our mouths EVEN IF anything ever were to be a severe enough attack on our flesh and our minds in the course of our ministries that would seek to set aside all of the wisdom of these Covenants from our lives! His Covenant with our mouths in Isaiah 59:21 Covenant is the basis of the Word of Faith movement, that Christ shed His Blood to specifically have Lordship over our mouths through the Gospel and Prophets of the Bible that grew out of God's original Promises to Abraham about being possessor of heaven and earth, him and his seed, and about possessing the gate of his enemies, again, him and his seed, in each successive generation that God would indefinitely reestablish His Covenant with, for all future ages (Genesis 17:7), 'til all things were fully reheaded by God in 1Corinthians 15:28.