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Our Values

Something to Live for

Our Values are held up and are filtered through our Paramountcy which is our personal and community love relationship for God and mankind.

 

These values are grown from our revelation of the true nature and identity of God. When we know Him personally and intimately we develop a mindset of Trust in His love for us and his eternal faithfulness towards us.

 

Isaiah 26:3-4 NIV

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.

 

 

 

Goodness of God

Our acceptance and His true nature

 

Psalm 103:8-13 AMP

The LORD is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in compassion and lovingkindness. He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins [as we deserve], Nor rewarded us [with punishment] according to our wickedness. For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear and worship Him [with awe-filled respect and deepest reverence]. As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a father loves his children, So the LORD loves those who fear and worship Him [with awe-filled respect and deepest reverence].

 

 

Romans 2:3-4 NKJV

Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

 

Psalm 103:8-14. TPT, James 1:17-18 NIV, 2 Peter 3:9 AMP, Psalm 103:68 TPT

 

 

 

Redemptions Gift- Forgiveness and Reconciliation 

Jesus provided a way for man who was separated from God by sin, to be reconciled and adopted as His children. In the same way when we forgive one another, reconciliation and healing takes place and love and peace flow again.

Hebrews 10:14 NIV

For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

 

Ephesians 4:32 NIV, Colossians 3:13-14 NIV, 1 John 1:6-9 NIV, 1 John 2:1-2  MSG,

Ephesians 1:3-7 NIV

 

 

Love for the Lost

Jesus was sent for the lost and our great commission is to disciple those who come to Christ, leading them into  transformation empowered by the fullness of His love. Salvation is only the first step in becoming a life long follower of Jesus and our focus is on the whole and not the part.

 

Luke 19:10 NIV

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

 

Matthew 28:18-20 NIV

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Matthew 4:19 NKJV,  Luke 15:7 NIV

 

 

 

In Christ

Our new identity in Him. 

In Christ we have divine union with Him giving us open access into heavenly realms. Through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit we can move in kingdom authority on earth and in heaven.

 

Galatians 2:20 TPT

My old identity has been crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!

 

I Corinthians 2:2 NKJV, Ephesians 2:4-7 NKJV ,Colossians 1:27 NIV, 2 Timothy 1:9 TPT, 

Ephesians 1:13-14 NIV

 

 

 

Transformation  

We become what we behold

 

II Corinthians 3:17-18  NKJV

“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

 

Romans 12: 1-2 AMP, 2 Corinthians 5:17 AMP

 

 

 

Sonship

Revelation of our position in Him

 

A king cares not for the crown on his head if he already wears one upon his heart

 

Sonship is birthed from a personal and meaningful relationship with The Father. It is established through the Cross and a revelation of our identity, position and available access into heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. As Sons we become invisible reflecting the true nature of Christ while manifesting His legal authority and dominion on Earth as in Heaven. 

 

The miraculous needs become a by-product of our Sonship. Todd White

 

Romans 8;14-18 TPT

"Sons and Daughters Destined for Glory.The mature children of God are only those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit. And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,” leading you back into the fear of never being good enough . But you have received the “Spirit of Full Acceptance,” enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father!” For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being, “You are God’s beloved child!” And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God himself. And since we are joined to Christ, we also inherit all that he is and all that he has. We will experience being co-glorified with him provided that we accept his sufferings as our own. A Glorious Destiny I am convinced that any suffering we endure is nothing compared to the magnitude of glory that will soon be unveiled within us. 

 

Ephesians 1: 4-7 NIV

 

 

 

A Zeal For Zion’s Realm

As Sons and daugther’s of God, we have a new identity, authority and position in Christ. We also have access into heavenly realms through Jesus. We can ascend into heaven to receive fresh revelation and understanding of Him and His kingdom or take issue into the courtroom of heaven to receive the Fathers mercy and grace.

 

Phillipians 3:20 TPT

But our passions are set on the heavenly realm as we cling tightly to our Life-Giver, the Lord Jesus Christ

 

Hebrews 12 22-24. TPT, Micah 4:1-2 AMP

 

 

 

Intimacy

Prayer, His Word, Praise and Worship

God desires unbroken communication with us. He wants to have intimate fellowship with us throughout the day. We develop this communication through prayer, reading his word and adoring Him with our Praise and Worship. As we draw close to Him he draws close to us and supernatural encounters happen.

 

Luke 5:16 NIV

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”

 

2 Chronicles 7:14 AMP

If my people, who are called by My Name, humble themselves, and pray and seek (crave, require as a necessity) My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear [them] from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.”

 

Acts 15:16-17 NIV, John 5:19 NIV

 

 

Love Culture

When we place our relationship with God as our highest priority in our lives, His love flows unhindered through us to all around us. A Christ centred community of people with a simple focus on love and honour grows organically. Their common unity having love as it's foundation becomes a culture of life that keeps multiplying and expanding without any effort or striving.

 

1 John 4:17-18 MSG

God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. 

 

John 15:9-13 PBT, 1 Corinthians 1:1-3, & 13 NJKV, Galatians 5:6 NIV

 

 

 

Joy and Celebration

Our personal joy is found in Him

We are called to be a happy people who live above our circumstances in heavenly realms and positions.

 

Hebrews 12:22 TPT

By contrast, we have already come near to God in a totally different realm, the Zion-realm, for we have entered the city of the Living God, which is the New Jerusalem in heaven! We have joined the festal gathering of myriads of angels in their joyous celebration!

 

Nehemiah 8:10 MSG

 

 

 

Supernatural RELATIONSHIP ..... Living in the Spirit

Our supernatural access empowered by His Spirit

Adoring, Abiding, Beholding - True Sustainability

 

Through our friendship and relationship with the Holy Spirit we learn to live our life empowered by the Spirit of Christ's leading and anointing. Through Spirit led prayer, praise, worship, thanksgiving and fellowship in His Word, we enter new realms of His Glory. As we adore The Trinity through these expressions, His peace and presence comes to lead us into new supernatural encounters with Him.

 

Spiritual gifts and callings are released in us as we find our true identity and destiny in Him.

 

John 15:4-6. TPT

So enter into life-union with me,  for I have entered into life-union with you. For as a branch severed from the vine will not bear fruit, so your life will be fruitless unless you live your life intimately joined to mine.  I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. As you live in union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from me you are powerless. If you live separated from me, you will be discarded like shrivelled up branches that are gathered up and thrown into the fire to be burned. 

 

Philippians 3:13-14 AMP

 

 

 

The Cross a Lifestyle -  Patience, Suffering, Endurance, Hope

Our oneness with Him, and His faithfulness through all circumstances

God's heart is always to redeem what the enemy chose for evil and make it good. Every circumstance in our lives is an opportunity for us to draw closer to Him taking our eyes off the situation we may be facing, and focus upon Him. 

Our time holding onto Him through tough times always produces everlasting fruit and hope.

 

 

Romans 12:11-12 NIV

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

 

Hebrews 10:35-36 TPT

So don’t lose your bold, courageous faith, for you are destined for a great reward!

You need the strength of endurance to reveal the poetry of God’s will and then you receive the promise in full. For soon and very soon.

 

2 Timothy 2:11-12 NIV, John 15:1-2 TPT,Philippians 3:10-11 AMP, 1 John 2:27 AMP

 

 

Generosity

As we go deeper in His love, we become His hands to the people around us.

God is extravagantly generous and our generosity is a response and reflection of Him. He is a good Father who gives good gifts to His children. We are called to align our words with our actions.

 

James 2:14-17 PB

My dear brothers and sisters, what good is it if someone claims to have faith but demonstrates no good works to prove it? How could this kind of faith save anyone? For example, if a brother or sister in the faith is poorly clothed and hungry and you leave them saying, “Good-bye. I hope you stay warm and have plenty to eat,” but you don’t provide them with a coat or even a cup of soup, what good is your faith? So then faith that doesn’t involve actions is phoney.

 

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 NIV

 

 

 

Total Dependency

As we find rest in Him, His strength is released in us

Sometimes when we take a real look at ourselves we can feel very insufficient. Reality bites. However we are not called to look inward but upward. Our God is called the El Shaddai the all sufficient one. 

 

Matthew 11:28-30 MSG

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill–fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.

 

Isaiah 40:31 AMP, 2 Timothy 2:1 PBT

 

 

 

Honor Affirms Value

How His Kingdom power flows 

Honor recognises and affirms that every person is valuable and loved by God. We are made in God’s image; He died to restore us to meaningful relationship with Him, therefore we are significant. 

 

Romans 12:9-10 NIV

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves. 

 

1 Peter 2: 4-7 NIV, Genesis 1:27 NIV

 

 

 

Unity

Our unity as sons and daughters of God is of great value. Without unity love cannot flow. From unity, Gods power and blessings are released. As we find our true identity in Christ we celebrate and embrace the diversity of the Body of Christ.

Psalms 133:1-3 NKJV 

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.

 

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV, John 17:20-23 NIV, 1 Corinthian 12 NIV  

 

 

The End is just the Beginning

Thanks for taking the time to read through our Vision, Mission and Values. They are a living document open for change and upgrade

 

Psalm 127:1-2 NIV

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves