About the Name
Jehovah-Shammah means "The Lord is There." In the Bible, the prophet Ezekiel promises that one day God will live with His people for eternity. As God's people, our greatest blessing would be for God to dwell among us. Despite sorrows, disappointments, and trials of this life, we can experience the joy and tranquility of Heaven now, as we seek to dwell in the presence of the Lord and invite Him to dwell more fully in us! Thus we can truly say, "The Lord is There" in our painful life experiences.
We recognize that behavior is greatly influenced by the knowledge stored in the mind. Therefore, in order to act differently, we must be "renewed in our minds" (Romans 12:2) This renewal should not only be the cognitive passing of information from counselor/minister to the one receiving ministry but include experiential “knowing” through prayer that comes by the presence of Christ. Only the Spirit of the Living Lord Jesus can set us free of the lies we experientially believe as we take our requests for truth to Him in prayer.
"I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell (move in, nestle down and be at home) in your hearts through faith..." Ephesians 3:16-17
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only, infallible, authoritative Word of God, and inerrant as originally given.
We believe in the One True God, The Sovereign, eternal Creator of all that exists, both seen and unseen. God is eternally existent in three persons, yet one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe God created mankind in His image. Adam and Eve, the first human beings, chose to rebel against God and go their own way. As a result, all of mankind became separated from God, the image of God in man distorted, he became subject to the power of the devil, and the sinful nature passed on to all their progeny. Because of original sin unregenerate human beings are incapable of pleasing or commending themselves to God. The only remedy for mankind’s pitiful predicament is redemption through faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe that when a person exercises saving faith in Christ he passes immediately out of spiritual death into spiritual life, and from the old creation into the new, a new nature and a new heart imparted; being justified freely by grace, accepted before the Father according as Christ His Son is accepted, loved as Christ is loved, having his place and portion as linked to Him and one with Him forever.
We believe that although through the new birth we are made eternally righteous through Christ, we are not fully perfected in our human condition, and that God is continually at work transforming us into the image of Christ.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they who are saved unto the resurrection of life and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.