Ecclesiastes 1:1--The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
A Nation of One People of YAHUAH, united through the Messiah YAHUSHUAH, under One Shepherd
ONE NEW NATION: AMERICA AND ISRAEL UNITED
CAPITAL CITY: NEW JERUSALEM (OR 'LITTLE JERUSALEM')-- MT. ZION--SUMMERVILLE, SC
Small Circle on Left: Locator on map of USA of the City of Charleston/Summerville, South Carolina--representing spiritual Mt. Zion. The Town of Summerville was once an extension of Charleston before becoming a town. This is an indication that Elohim has spiritual chosen ones in the diaspora whom He has prepared to intercede for all Israel.
Magen Dawid (Star of David) : Locator of the City of David--Mt. Zion in Israel
This Assembly of believers located in Charleston/Summerville, SC is chosen by Elohim to pray and enter spirtual warfare for our brothers & sisters in the land of Israel. This called-out Assembly has returned to the El of Israel. We have inherited the spiritual Promised Land, and Elohim has made this a place of refuge to save His people. All people and all nations must come to repentance and accept the true Messiah of Israel YAHUSHUAH and have their sins forgiven them so that they will be saved in the great day of wrath.
Family of Messiah Assembly is a sovereign assembly. We do not hire employees, because we are servants of YAHUAH, the priesthood of the Most High. It is our duty to do His will to help others. We are to do works of righteousness. Our reward is in the heavens. We are to save the world by making life better for the people. The power of the Spirit is with us. We are not a corporation but a spiritual assembly following the word of Scripture as our guide. We are automatically tax-deductible (501c3) because we are an assembly ('church'). The Almighty Elohim is Sovereign over the whole earth, and this house of Elohim has to follow His rules. We are not involved with politics; we are not a subordinate of the state; we are free to worship in our belief and follow the will of the Most High Elohim. We have to be set-apart in every area of Ministry, including finances. We feed the poor, take care of the fatherless, and welcome the strangers. We must proclaim the Messiah YAHUSHUAH throughout the whole earth so that the sins of all those who believe in Him are forgiven.
In 2011, the Leadership at Family of Messiah Assembly took the necessary steps to become completely set-apart. One major step was to become a free Assembly, not a corporation state-church. When a "church" is established, the State makes itself the head over it by issuing it corporation status, even though the State does not have the right to be head over a minstry because there is a separation between Religion and State. We have labored to be free to worship YAHUAH our Elohim according to the Scriptures, and He has granted this group to be His people and He our Elohim. We had to dissolve our 'corporation' and reorganize to truly make the Messiah YAHUSHUAH our High Priest and Head of His Assembly. Being a corporation is being about business and the affairs of man, under State laws. If the Almighty Elohim is to be our Master and Head Who dwells among His people, then we have to be in the affairs of our Heavenly Father, in His Kingdom in Heaven and on earth and under His Laws.
We are very much established in Summerville, South Carolina, and have been since 2000. We have dissolved our corporate status under the state to be completely YAHUAH's Assembly. We cannot serve two masters. We will serve only the Creator of the universe Whose Name is YAHUAH. We are now a free group who worships and serves the Most High in Spirit and Truth. We are still an Assembly and have become well-established in the Most High in teaching, preaching, deliverance and serving Him through serving our members, believers throughout the world, and the people of our communities. We say HalleluYAH to the Almighty and give Him thanks for bringing us to be a completed House of Elohim to serve Him in truth. Our goal is to spread the truth, the Good News of Messiah YAHUSHUAH, intercede for all people and all nations, and to be a support and stand in the gap for all Yisrael.
This House of YAHUAH has been ordained to receive prayer request for healings and deliverances from all bondages. We are also ordained to receive offerings in thanksgiving to the Almighty Elohim. We have been ordained to receive tithes and offerings into this Storehouse of Almsgiving. Your treasures are stored in Heaven, and a blessing will flow to you and your household and increase you greatly.
YAHUAH the Most High Elohim has set this world in order. This Ministry is the Set-Apart Place that bears His Name as written Deb/Deut.12. The Tent of YAHUSHUAH has been pitched among us. Praise be to His Name. (Joh.1:14)
Deuteronomy 7:6 "For you are a set-apart people to Yahuah your Elohim. Yahuah your Elohim has chosen you to be a special people for Himself, a treasured possession above all the peoples on the face of the earth." Vs.9: "And you shall know that Yahuah your Elohim, He is Elohim, the trustworthy El guarding covenant and kindness for a thousand generations with those who love Him and those who guard His commandments,"
1 Peter 2:9-10 "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a people for a possession, that you should proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light, who once were not a people but now the people of Elohim; who had not obtained compassion but now obtained compassion."
Matthew 6:33 Yahushuah says, "But seek first the kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you"
For the past fifteen years, Michael and Ruth with their children have been diligently seeking the kingdom of Elohim and His Righteousness. They learned what Elohim requires of His people and how to walk in His principles. They gave up their lives to serve Him. He brought them into His kingdom so that His will may be done on the earth. The Set-Apart Spirit has taught them step-by-step how to walk in truth. They walk and talk with Yahushuah. The road was very difficult and hard, but they pressed on until they entered His kingdom. The journey, as difficult as it was, was the rebuilding of their lives into something new. Family of Messiah Fellowship is a set-apart assembly built by Yahuah Elohim. It is written: "And I also say to you that you are Kepha (Peter), and on this rock I shall build My assembly, and the gates of the grave shall not overcome it" (Matt: 16:18).
This ministry is organized to fit the Kingdom of Elohim, for Elohim never sent Yahushuah to establish a religious system, but to restore what Adam lost in the Garden of Eden--His kingdom on the earth. Satan deceives to keep the people of Elohim from entering into the Presence of Elohim. Our wilderness journey is to defeat the devil: his image, his name, and the number of his name. The Devastator stole all their possessions and the Devourer tried to take Ruth's life--just like what they did to Job. But Elohim did not allow the devil to take Job's life, NEITHER was he allowed to take Ruth's life. In the beginning of her journey in 1989, the first thing the devil tried to do was to kill her, but Elohim provided Deliverance.
This House of Elohim was chosen to bear the Father's true Name YAHUAH. His Name was revealed to Family of Messiah because He has chosen and called us out. We believed and obeyed, regardless of trials and pressures against us. We are a nation of many people, a united people of Elohim, who serve the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in the name of Yahushuah. We are the people of Israel (Ephraim and Judah) united with the Gentiles (non-Jews) through the Son of Elohim, Yahushuah our Messiah, to serve 'ONE ELOHIM.' The called-out ones are the spiritual assembly spoken of in the book of Revelation.
A spiritual assembly of Yahuah must have a Messenger (angel) and a Lampstand (Rev. 1:20). A Messenger of YAH must be at the gate. YAH has revealed His Messenger at our gate in a vision. Yahuah has given Ruth the menorah in a dream, which represents the seven Spirits of Elohim and the seven gifts of the Spirit. We have the Lamp of Yahuah, which is the anointing of the Set-Apart Spirit. We must be a light unto the Gentiles. The light is the Messiah that shines from within us.To be a spiritual Assembly of YAH, we must have a Lamp and a Messenger in our midst, and we now have both. Praise YAH! As of March 2008, the heavenly Father has given us the eternal lamp. Now in our Assembly, we have added a lamp as what He has shown in the dream. Not an electrical lamp but an oil lamp!
Observances: Family of Messiah Fellowship observes the following set-apart days and appointed times: the weekly Sabbath, Passover, Festival of Unleavened Bread, Shavuot, Rosh HaShana [Yom Teruah], Yom Kippur, and the Festival of Booths. These set-apart days are observed with the understanding that Yahushuah the Messiah has completed them, and we celebrate in honor of Him and in obedience to the commands of Elohim to observe them. We seek to please our Elohim and observe His appointed times in love.
Other festivals days such as Purim and Chanukah are observed according to Scripture and not tradition. We do NOT observe pagan holidays such as christmas and easter, and take NO part in anything associated with these. We celebrate the Resurrection of Messiah during Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The coming of Messiah is celebrated at the Festival of Booths.
Purification: Elohim Almighty is among us during our worship services, therefore we must be purified and set-apart unto Him. The first step in salvation is to renounce the devil and all his army out of your life and all false religion spirits. Then, you must confess and repent of your sins, and accept the Messiah Yahushuah.
Afterwards you must take a Mikvah--simply put: a 'bath'. This bath is not for cleansing your body, but cleansing your being of the filth of the flesh and sinful deeds. This is self-immersion. First, prepare a bath purified by the set-apart one using anointed oil. Confess the Messiah's Name, repent from your sins, and then immerse yourself in the water. Now you are on your way to a beautiful relationship with the Most High Elohim! You must believe that Yahushuah is the Son of the Living Elohim, Who died for your sins and was ressurrected, now seated next to the Father. Once Messiah is accepted as Master and Savior, and you believe that Yahushuah HaMashiach is the Son of Elohim and Savior of the world, and you call on the Name of YAHUAH, you will be saved. Follow Yahushuah until the fullness of His Spirit has come upon you.
Circumcised in the heart: Circumcision is accomplished by self-examination: searching for sins, uncleanness, and any characteristics that interfere with living a set-apart lifestyle--and then, removing all these. Every unacceptable characteristic that you find should be confessed and repented of before Elohim. Then, you receive forgiveness in your heart from Yahushuah. To complete the cleansing and circumcision of YAH, you must stay in His word and obey His commandments. If you are serious about getting right in Yahuah, your will must be given completely to the Almighty. Through acceptance and belief in the Messiah, studying and obeying His commands, praying daily, and receiving the annointing of the Set-Apart Spirit, your heart will be circumcised and made right with the Master.
The Staff was given to Ruth in a vision, March of 2004. In the spirit, Ruth saw it being placed by her left side. It was a sky blue stick with black at the top end. The length of the stick was about 5-6 feet. A couple of days later, they made a staff just like what Ruth saw in the vision. She took the staff before the Yahuah and lifted it up. Yahushuah led her in a prayer to annoint the staff. She saw the staff light up with the power of red for the blood of Messiah. She has since used this staff to deliver people from demonic spirits and sicknesses. All to the esteem of YAH.
The Mantle was given to Ruth through visions. During her prayer time, she was caught up in a vision with the Messenger of YAH showing her a beautiful large blue cloth with fringes at the ends, spread out and draped over His hands. In the next vision, YAH showed her how to fold and drape it over the arm to carry. Then, He showed her how to place it over her head--spread over both shoulders, holding the head upwards, and arms spread outward from the sides, to pray to the Almighty. Yahuah told her this was an example of the Cherubims covering the mercy seat on top of the Ark of the Covenant in Exodus 25:19-21. When one seeks the Kingdom of Elohim diligently and does not give up, he will receive the Kingdom of Elohim. The Blue mantle represents the authority that the Messiah gave to His taught-ones (disciples). We have authority on this earth when we seek to please the Living Elohim. We use this authority against the works of the devil to stop his evils upon the people of Elohim. The mantle is a prayer shawl. The mantle is a symbol of the authority that Yahuah has placed upon us, so that His power is shown and His Presence revealed.
The Flag was also given to Ruth in a vision while in prayer in the year 2004. While praising Elohim, she looked up and behold, Elohim had raised up a banner before her. Afterwards, she quickly drew what it looked like and later had it made. The flag is the one piece of evidence that declares us a separate, set-apart nation--the union of America and Israel--the called out people in the Messiah Yahushuah. The flag of the Ecclesia.
The small circle on the left is larger than the actual circle first seen in the vision. The small circle was an actual map location of the City of (Charleston)Summerville, South Carolina in the USA. It represents a called-out people redeemed from the religious world, out of Babylon, to be restored to the Kingdom of Elohim (Acts 15). The Conversion from Gentile to Yahudite (a worshipper of Yah) has taken place, and two people of God reunite--the Return is complete. Through the death and resurrection of Messiah, the Gentiles are able to partake of the blessings of Abraham (Gal.3:13-14).
The four stripes on the flag shows our position in the Kingdom of Elohim. I believe that the four lines are symbolic of the four wings of the cherubims that overshadowed the mercy seat.
The Star of David represents the City of David--the Tabernacle of David rebuilt--the Hebrew nation. This flag dispaying the Star of David is our evidence that we are united with one another and stand in each other's defense. This also shows that the Jewish nation can never be replaced by Christian replacement theology.
The Torah is our root and foundation. Praise be to YAHUAH El Shaddai! The entire flag represents the Assembly through the Messiah--where there is a spiritual altar before Yahuah Elohim to serve and worship Him as ONE people serving ONE Elohim who is over all (Zech. 2:11). We are a royal priesthood and a set-apart nation unto Elohim; a nation of Ephraim /Judah and Gentiles united to serve at one spiritual Altar of Elohim under the wings of the Cherubim, the covering of our Father over us all (Psalm 91).
We all must come together if peace is to be ushered into this world. 'Divided we fall and united we stand.' We all must be reconciled to El Shaddai through Yahushuah the Messiah of Israel, the Son of the Living Elohim. Father Yahuah has taught us that we are all brothers who believe in Him and are all of the seed of Abraham, including the Gentiles through faith in the Messiah. We must take this message of 'reconciliation' to the four corners of the earth that the will of Elohim be accomplished on the earth, bringing 'peace.'
Ezekiel 37:27-28: "And My Dwelling Place shall be over them. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. And the gentiles shall know that I, Yahuah, am setting Yisra'el apart, when My set-apart place is in their midst--forever."