Our Faith and Believe

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Next Generation Prophetic Ministry acknowledges the Lord’s universal church worldwide characterized by sound doctrine, Pentecostal worship, the five-fold ministry, loving relationships, Holy Spirit-inspired evangelism, anointed proclamation and practical expression of Christian faith.

 

THE SCRIPTURES

Next Generation Prophetic Ministry accepts the full authority and plenary and verbal inspiration of the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21). We hold it to be infallible and without error as originally given by God (Psalm 19:7-11). All the beliefs and practices of the church are to have their basis in Scripture that is held to be the sole and sufficient rule in matters of faith and doctrine (Isaiah 8:20).

 

We believe that water baptism by immersion soon after accepting Christ as a personal Saviour, is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life.

 

Next Generation Prophetic Ministry acknowledges that the Lord’s Supper is a memorial service setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ; all true believers and only believers should share in it.

 

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.

We believe that there is only one true God, eternally existent in the Holy Trinity, The three-in-one God, thus God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

 

We believe in the practical manifestations of all gifts of the Holy Spirit including the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

 

We believe that the end of the world is coming, that in the last day Christ will descend from heaven, and raise the dead from the grave and that a separation will take place. The unbelievers will be given to everlasting punishment and the righteous to endless joy. This judgement will fix forever the final state of men in heaven and hell on the principles of God’s righteousness.

Many people have the wrong idea that every human being everywhere is a child of God. That is not correct. The truth of the matter is that we are all God’s creation, but not all of us are God’s Children.

The Bible says that to all who received Jesus, He gave them the right, (that is the authority and power to become the children of God). We individually and personally need to be given the right to become children of God by knowing Jesus as our personal saviour. Who is this Jesus? Great question! Please read the following to help you to understand who Jesus is.

 

In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. A John 1:1, 14

 

Two thousand years ago a man appeared on the scene of history. He was born into the world and grew up into manhood just like every other person, but this man was different from anyone else. He was not an ordinary man. A virgin was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit to bring Him to birth. He was God Himself, coming to the earth in human form. He was the Son of God. Luke 1:26-35.

 

 

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal son of God. The Scriptures declares.

 

To Rescue Mankind from Satan’s Power

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us unto the kingdom of the son, he loves. Col. 1:13. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost. Luke 19:10 To Give His life as a Ransom for sin. The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Matt. 20:28

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. 1 John 3:8

To give us Eternal Life,

 

THE MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are yet was without sin. Heb. 4:15. During His life on earth Jesus experienced all the troubles of life that we face, and so he understands how we feel.

 

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. 1 Pet. 2:24

Wicked men took the Lord Jesus and executed Him by nailing Him to a wooden cross like a Common Criminal. He could have saved Himself, but He did not, for it was through His death on the cross that God was going to save the world. Jesus died for us. (Read Mark 15:16-39)

 

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ. God raised us up with Christ and seated as with him in heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, Eph. 2:4-6, Matt. 28:5-6

 

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the most Holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is his body. Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith. Heb. 10:19-20.

When His work on earth was completed, Jesus returned to Heaven to be with God, His Father. But this too was for us for He opened the way into God’s presence for us, where we can live now and forever.

 

Jesus is fully God. He took part in creating and keeping the universe on course. He is the exact expression of the Father’s moral character and personality (John 1:1-2, Col. 1:15-20, Heb. 1:3). Every attribute and trait of God mentioned earlier is true of Jesus. When He came to earth, He voluntarily and temporarily gave up his infinity, omnipresence etc. The humility of this sacrifice was awesome.

Fully Man Jesus has every physical, emotional and mental human trait, but His body, mind, will and emotions were not corrupted by sin. Having emptied Himself of His divine rights, He worked His miracles by the power of the Holy Spirit, not by His power as the Son of God. He resisted Satan by the strength of the Spirit and the commitment of His human will. He suffered what we suffer, but used only the power that is available to us so that He could understand and help us in our temptations (Heb. 4:15).