“And it shall be that everyone who calls on the Name of יהוה [YAHUAH] shall be delivered. For on Mount Tsiyon and in Yerushalayim there shall be an escape as יהוה has said, and among the survivors whom יהוה calls." (Joel/Yo'el 2:32)
Who Are We?
- We are Yahudim - a people who worship YAHUAH. We acknowledge the Sovereignty of יהוה [YAHUAH] and submit to His Authority.
- We are a House of Prayer for all peoples (Is. 56:7). The Almighty's Name YAHUAH is upon this place, and His eyes are ever toward it to listen to the prayers from His House (1 Kings 8:29).
- We obey the commandments (Torah) of YAHUAH to show our repentance (turn) from doing wrong to walk in the way of Elohim (Ezek. 18:5-9, 21-22).
- We observe the seventh day Sabbath and all the set-apart days & festivals of the Scriptures (Lev. 23).
- We are an assembly built on love and kindness: love for the Almighty, love for our neighbor, and kindness towards all.
This is the path of truth, the path which leads to life. This is the old path, where the good way is, and when we walk in it, we will find rest for ourselves (Jer. 6:16).
"You show me the path of life; In Your presence is joy to satisfaction; At Your right hand are pleasures forever." (Psalm/Tehillim 16:11)
“Also the sons of the foreigner who join themselves to יהוה [YAHUAH], to serve Him, and to love the Name of יהוה, to be His servants, all who guard the Sabbath, and not profane it, and hold fast to My covenant – them I shall bring to My set-apart mountain, and let them rejoice in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their slaughterings are accepted on My altar, for My house is called a house of prayer for all the peoples.” (Isaiah/YeshaYahu 56:6-7)
We are a House of Prayer for all peoples. The Most High YAHUAH led us in the building of this House, and He has placed His Name upon it. He listens to the prayers that come from this place, and He answers. All peoples are welcome to come to this House of Prayer - out of every nation, tribe, tongue, and people. If you cannot come to the House, we invite you to send in your prayer requests - for when you turn toward this House, YAHUAH will hear.
“For Your eyes to be open toward this House night and day, toward the place of which You said, ‘My Name is there,’ to listen to the prayer which Your servant makes toward this place." (1Kings/Melakim Aleph 8:29)
"And יהוה [YAHUAH] said to him, “I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me. I have set this house apart which you have built to put My Name there forever, and My eyes and My heart shall always be there." (1Kings/Melakim Aleph 9:3)
(6) “Therefore My people shall know My Name, in that day, for I am the One who is speaking. See, it is I.” (7) How pleasant upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings good news, who proclaims deliverance, who says to Tsiyon, “Your Elohim reigns!” (Isaiah/YeshaYahu 52:6-7)
Our mission is to proclaim the Good News to all peoples. The Good News is that YAHUAH is Savior of the World! The Messiah's Name YahuShuah proclaims this: YahuShuah means "YAH is our Salvation." YAHUAH works deliverance for all those who call upon His Name. Yet, the truth is that many, many people today do not know the Father's Name. If we don't know His Name, how then can we call His Name for deliverance?
It is our duty to proclaim His Name and make His Name known throughout the earth - to proclaim His Name to all peoples so that they can be reconciled to the Father YAHUAH and receive salvation, deliverance, and blessings.
"so that all the peoples of the earth might know that יהוה [YAHUAH] is Elohim, there is no one else." (1 Kings/Melakim Aleph 8:60)
“I am יהוה [YAHUAH] that is My Name, and My esteem I do not give to another, nor My praise to idols." (Isaiah/YeshaYahu 42:8)
“Return, O backsliding children,” declares יהוה [YAHUAH], “for I shall rule over you, and shall take you, one from a city and two from a clan, and shall bring you to Tsiyon. And I shall give you shepherds according to My heart, and they shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." (Jeremiah/YirmeYahu 3:14-15)
“Therefore I shall gather the remnant of My flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and shall bring them back to their fold. And they shall bear and increase. And I shall raise up shepherds over them, and they shall feed them. And they shall fear no more, nor be discouraged, nor shall they be lacking,” declares יהוה [YAHUAH]." (Jeremiah/YirmeYahu 23:3-4)
Our purpose is to shepherd and feed the flock (people) of Elohim. Our aim is to help people 'Seek YAHUAH and Live' - to live in this world and in the world to come. Through belief in YAHUAH and obedience to His word, we receive the blessings of love, joy, peace, rest, strength, good health, provisions, and much more. Here at Family of Messiah, we strive to be pleasing to our Father through obediece to His Word. We are not perfect people, but we believe in the One Who is Perfect and strive daily to be more like Him. Our goal is to help as many people as possible seek, find, and obey the Father YAHUAH so that they are blessed with life!
"The Spirit of the Master יהוה [YAHUAH] is upon Me, because יהוה [YAHUAH] has anointed Me to bring good news to the meek. He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim release to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of יהוה [YAHUAH], and the day of vengeance of our Elohim, to comfort all who mourn, to appoint unto those who mourn in Tsiyon: to give them embellishment for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. And they shall be called trees of righteousness, a planting of יהוה [YAHUAH], to be adorned." (Isaiah/YeshaYahu 61:1-3)
"And many peoples shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of יהוה [YAHUAH], to the House of the Elohim of Yaʽaqob, and let Him teach us His ways, and let us walk in His paths, for out of Tsiyon comes forth the Torah, and the Word of יהוה [YAHUAH] from Yerushalayim.” (Isaiah/YeshaYahu 2:3)
If you live near Summerville, we invite you to come and join us for worship on the Sabbath (sat.). If you are too far to visit, you can keep in touch with us by subscribing to our blog / e-newsletter and by following us on Google+. See our Contacts page for more info.
We look forward to joining with you in true, set-apart worship and service of the Most High!
Shalom (peace to you) & may YAHUAH, the Most High, bless you!