The Anointed of Yahuah
The Anointed of Yahuah, ITS NAME AND ITS MISSION for Abba Yahuah
The biblical name of the true is "the Assembly of Yahuah." Yahuah names things what they are. The name is clearly stated in both singular and plural form in twelve different places in the New Testament—including Acts 20:28; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 10:32; 11:16; 1 Timothy 3:15.
The Anointed of Yahuah, with its headquarters in the United States of America, we have members in many countries around the world and fulfills a threefold mission: 1.) To preach the true Gospel of the Kingdom of Yah (Mark 1:14; Matthew 24:14; Ezekiel 3 and 33), and the name of Yahusha (Acts 8:12) to all nations as a witness. 2.) To feed the flock and to organize local congregations to provide for the spiritual and material needs of our members as YAHUAH makes it possible (1 Peter 5:1-4; John 21:15-18). 3.) To preach the end-time prophecies and to warn the English-speaking nations and all the world of the coming Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21).
THE HOLY BIBLE
The Bible is the inspired revelation from Yahuah to mankind. It is the true basis of all Church &Assmebly's doctrine (Matthew 4:4; 2 Timothy 3:16). We believe the Bible is inerrant in its original manuscripts and is the authoritative foundation for all true knowledge (John 17:17).
WHO AND WHAT IS GOD?
The Father and the Son comprise the "Aloyhim." There is one Elohim (1 Corinthians 8:4 and Deuteronomy 6:4). Scripture shows that Elohim is a divine Family which began with two, Yahuah the Father and Yahusha the Word (Genesis 1:26; John1:1, Ephesians 2:19; 3:15; Hebrews 2:10-11)
Yahuah is Spirit and is Eternal:
The Father is the Supreme Being in the Elohim. Yahusha said that He was sent to reveal the Father Yahuah (Matthew 11:27; John 1:18; 17:24-26) and acknowledged that His Father was greater than He (John 10:29; 14:28).
YAHUSHA, is the "Word" (Greek logos), through whom the Father created all things (John 1:1-3), the "only begotten Son" of the Father (John 1:14, 18; 3:16, 18) and Savior of all mankind (1 John 4:14). He died for our sins and was resurrected that we might be saved from eternal death (Acts 4:10-12). He now sits at the Father’s right hand and acts as our High Priest and as the Living Head of the BRIDE (Ephesians 1:22-23; Hebrews 4:14-16).
Yahuah is Spirit. The Spirit is the very essence, the mind, life and power of Yahuah. It is not a Being. The Spirit is inherent in the Father and the Son, and emanates from them throughout the entire universe (1 Kings 8:27; Psalm 139:7; Jeremiah 23:24). It was through the Spirit that Yahuah created all things (Genesis 1:1-2; Revelation 4:11). It is the power by which Yahusha maintains the universe (Hebrews 1:2-3). It is given to all who repent of their sins and are baptized (Acts 2:38-39) and is the power (Acts 1:8; 2 Timothy 1:6-7) by which all believers may be "overcomers" (Romans 8:37, KJV; Revelation 2:26-27) and will be led to eternal life.
The Gospel of Yahauh is the "Good News" of the forgiveness of our sins through Yahusha’s sacrifice, and of the soon-coming Kingdom and government of Yahuah. Yahusha’s Gospel of the Kingdom of Yahuah reveals the means by which we are to be qualified by Yahuahto be ruling members of His Kingdom (Acts 2:38-39; Mark 1:14-15; Matthew 24:14; Acts 8:12; 17:7; 28:30-31; Revelation 2:26-27).
Salvation is Yahuah’s gift by grace through faith in Yahusha (Titus 3:5; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Romans 5:10). Upon repentance and baptism, Yahuah justifies us from our past sins. We then begin an ongoing process of "being saved" as we grow in the grace and knowledge of YAHUSHA (2 Peter 3:18). Our salvation will be complete at the resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:50-54). In observing the biblical Festivals and Shabbats, we come to understand more deeply Yahuah’s plan of salvation, and the steps toward salvation that we take as Believe.
Steps toward salvation:
Faith in Yahusha
The first important step toward salvation is coming to complete faith in YAHUAH and in YAHUSHA's sacrifice (Hebrews 6:1; 11:6). Peter said, "Be baptized in the name of Yahusha Ha Mashiach for the remission of sins" (Acts 2:36-38).
A vital step toward salvation is repentance of sin—repentance of transgressing YAHUAH’s law (1 John 3:4). As the New Testament Assmebly began, Peter was inspired to command, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you…" (Acts 2:38). Since every human being has sinned (Romans 3:23), and the penalty of sin is death (Romans 6:23), each sinner must turn from breaking YAHUAH’s law, and be willing to obey His Maker through Yahusha living within him (Galatians 2:20).
Baptism by immersion
After YAHUAH calls us and brings us to repentance, and we accept Yahusha as our personal Lord and Savior, the next vital step to salvation is water baptism. One should be baptized (Acts 2:38; 8:35-39; 9:1-18) as a sign of total surrender toYAHUAH and of a willingness to bury the old self (Romans 6:3-6).
Receiving YAHUAH’s grace
Salvation is the result of the application of both YAHUAH’s "law" and His "grace" (Greek charis). "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it [that faith] is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9)! We are "justified by His [Yahusha’s] blood" and are "reconciled to Yahuah through the death of His Son [but] we shall be saved by His life" (Romans 5:9-10).
At baptism, the Convert enters the "newcovenant" with YAH (Matthew 26:28). That new covenant does not do away with the law of Yahuah. Yahuah writes His laws in our minds and hearts (Hebrews 8:8-10). When one is baptized, he or she makes a solemn covenant with YAH that, with the help of the Holy Spirit, he will keep His commandments and live a godly life from that day onward! It is Yahusha who actually lives His obedient life within us through the Holy Spirit. As the Apostle Shaul was inspired to write, "I am crucified withYahusha: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Yahusha lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of Yahuah, who loved me, and gave himself for me" (Galatians 2:20, KJV).
Receiving YAHUAH’s Holy Spirit
When we repent, accept Yahuah and are baptized, God forgives us our sins (Acts 2:38; cf. Psalm 103:3, 10-13). If we are truly to overcome sin, we must receive Yahuah’s "power from on high" (Luke 24:49). Through Yahuah’s dynamic Spirit we can keep His commandments. According to New Testament teaching, the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the hands of Yahusha’s Apostles, or elders (Acts 8:17; 9:17; 19:6; 2 Timothy 1:6).
Exercising "living" faith
According to the Word of Yahuah, faith is vital for salvation, being one of the foundational doctrines of the Bible (Hebrews 6:1). "Without faith it is impossible to please Him" (Hebrews 11:6). But living faith involves doing what Yahuah says, obeying Him! "Faith without works is dead" (James 2:20).
Growing in the "grace and knowledge of Yahuah"
After repentance, acceptance of Yahusha, baptism and receipt of the Holy Spirit by the laying on of hands (Acts 8:17-18), the recently baptized and newly begotten child of God must continue to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord" (2 Peter 3:18). "Glorification"—putting on immortality—is the final step in receiving salvation (1 Corinthians 15:53). Ultimate salvation for mankind comes at glorification in His Kingdom. (Ephesians 5:27; Philippians 3:21; 2 Timothy 2:10).
ANNUAL FESTIVALS PICTURE YAH’S MASTER PLAN OF SALVATION
YAH’s annual Festivals are listed in Leviticus 23 and in Deuteronomy 16. These Yah-given holy days were commanded to be observed "forever" (Leviticus 23:14, 21, 31, 41). The Apostolic Assembly observed the annual Shabbats (Acts 2; 12:3-4; 18:21; 20:6, 16; 27:9; 1 Corinthians 16:8). These Shabbats will continue to be observed during Yahusha's millennial rule (Zechariah 14:1, 9, 16-19).
YAH’s annual Festivals picture the seven vital steps in His plan of salvation:
1. The Passover pictures the sacrifice of Yahusha Ha Mashiach, the "Lamb of YAHUAH" (John 1:29, 36; Revelation 5:6) sacrificed for us, (1 Corinthians 5:7). Yahusha established the New Testament Passover with the symbols of bread and wine (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
2. The Seven Days of Unleavened Bread typify purging the leaven of malice and wickedness out of the believer’s life, and partaking of God’s nature, the "unleavened bread of sincerity and truth" (1 Corinthians 5:6-13; Luke 12:1).
3. The Feast of First fruits (Pentecost) pictures the small harvest of "begotten" followers of Yahusha who will be harvested at the "first resurrection" (Revelation 20:4-5), as "a kind of first fruits" (James 1:18).
4. The Feast of Trumpets points prophetically to the second coming of Yahusha (Matthew 24:31; 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 11:15-18; 19:15; Zechariah 14:9).
5. The Day of Atonement pictures the banishment of Satan, and man’s becoming "at one" with YAHUAH (Leviticus 16:8, 10, 15-27; Revelation 20:1-3).
6. The Feast of Tabernacles pictures the soon-coming wonderful world under the government of Yahusha and His saints (Zechariah 14; Matthew 9:37-38; 13:1-30; Luke 12:32; John 7:6-14; Acts 17:31; Revelation 12:9; 20:4-6).
7. The Last Great Day features the great judgment that will occur at the end of the millennial reign of Yahusha on earth (John 7:37; Leviticus 23:36, 39, 33-34; Revelation 20:11-12).
THE LAW OF YAHUAH
YAHUAH basic spiritual law is summed up in the "Ten Commandments" (Exodus 20:1-17; Deuteronomy 4:13; 10:4). In the "Sermon on the Mount" and elsewhere, Yahusha magnified Yahuah’s law (Matthew chapters 5-7; Isaiah 42:21), showing His followers that they must obey both the letter and the "spirit." "Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good" (Romans 7:12). It is practicing this way of life—through Yahusha living in us (Galatians 2:20)—that makes one a true "saint" (Revelation 14:12).
The Word of YAHUAH reveals that "the seventh day is the Shabbat of Yah " (Exodus 20:10; Deuteronomy 5:14). It is to be observed from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday. It is YAHAUH’s "sign" between Him and His faithful people—picturing Yahuah’s "rest" and reminding us that He is the Creator. It also pictures the Millennium—the coming 1,000-year "rest" when Yahusha returns as King of kings (Hebrews 4:1-4; Revelation 20:4-6). Yahusha, the Apostles, and the early Assembly always observed Yah commanded Shabbat, (Luke 4:16; Acts 17:2), and it will be observed by "all flesh" during Yahusha’s coming millennial rule over the earth (Isaiah 66:23).
SIN-AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
"Sin is lawlessness" (1 John 3:4). "Sin is the transgression of the law [of YAH]" (1 John 3:4, KJV). "All have sinned and come short of the glory of YAHUAH" (Romans 3:23) and "the wages [payoff] of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).
THE FIRST DEATH
Death is the natural "cessation of life" (Genesis 2:17; Ezekiel 18:4). "In Adam all die" (1 Corinthians 15:22). "It is appointed for men to die once" (Hebrews 9:27). After experiencing the "first death," all human beings will be resurrected back to life. The Bible reveals that all human beings, eventually, will be resurrected (John 5:28; 1 Corinthians 15:22).
THE SECOND DEATH
The "second death" is eternal death—total annihilation. Those who experience the second death shall never again regain consciousness (Malachi 4:1; Matthew 10:28; 25:46). The second death is, in fact, total extinction, (Revelation 20:14-15). "If we sin willfully" after having received the knowledge of the truth, there is no forgiveness of such willful sin (Hebrews 6:4-8; 10:26-31).
THE MEANING OF "BORN AGAIN"
With a physical human birth, there must first be "begotten" (by the male), and "conception" (by the female). With a spiritual birth, there must first be a spiritual begotten and conception. Then, after a period of "spiritual gestation" or spiritual growth (2 Peter 3:18), true Christians will someday experience a literal spiritual "birth," thereby becoming immortal children of YAH. We will literally be born again at the resurrection as Yahusha Himself was, "declared to be the Son of YAH with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead" (Romans 1:4).
YAHUAH’S FORM OF CHURCH GOVERNMENT
The Father is supreme in authority, and His Son Yahusha is under Him in rank and authority (John 14:28). The "head [leader] of Yahusha is YAHUAH [the Father]" (1 Corinthians 11:3), and "Yahusha is the Head of the Assembly" (Ephesians 5:23). Yah governs with love, and continues this pattern throughout His Assembly. Under the Father and under His Son, Yahusha, are " apostles,  prophets,  evangelists,  pastors and  teachers" (Ephesians 4:11). Yah’s way of governing has always been government from the top down (Exodus 18:21-26).
Yahusha taught "Servant Leadership" by His Word and example (Matthew 20:25-28). He said, "You know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant. Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give his life a ransom for many" (KJV).
The Anointed of YAHUAH traces its history from the Apostolic Assmebly in the Book of Acts (the Ephesus era) to the present. The message to the seven Assmebly in Revelation two and three successively shows the history of the true assmebly from that time forward. These seven Assmebly describe succeeding eras, or ages, of Yahuah’s Assembly. We believe that the Philadelphia era began in the 19th centry, and that we are a continuation of that Philadelphia era
The Anointed of Yahauah affirms that the first visible crescent marks the new month. The start of the year is determined by the green ears of barley and the new moon that immediately follows their confirmation, Exodus 12:1. The new moon is a day to gather and observe the crescent, 1Chronicles 23:31; 2Chronicles 2:4; 8:13; 31:3; Isaiah 66:23; Ezekiel 45:17;46:3.17.
YAH is the Creator of everything that exists (Revelation 4:11). As KING of the universe, He exercises ownership and control over all His creation (Acts 17:24-29). Yahusha said men "ought" to tithe (Matthew 23:23). The Bible shows that "the entire tithe… is the YAH’s" (Leviticus 27:30). Long before the Old Covenant, Abraham—the father of the faithful"—paid a tithe to YAH’s representative (Genesis 14:20). Through tithing, Converts serve YAH by supporting the preaching of the Gospel, attendance at His festivals and the care of theAssembly and the needy.
Marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman. Since YAH made us male and female, He is the Author of marriage. Marriage is a type of the relationship between Yahusha and the Assmebly (Ephesians 5:22-33). With a very few YAH-given exceptions (Matthew 19:8; 1 Corinthians 7), it is binding on Converts until death (Matthew 19:3-9).
OVERCOMING RACIAL PREJUDICE
YAHUAH’s Word commands all mankind to love their neighbors as themselves (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 22:39; Acts 17:24-29). YAHUAH reveals that salvation is now freely offered to both Yahudim and Gentiles (Acts 10:34-35; Romans 10:12-13; cf. Joel 2:32). We believe love and deep respect should be shown to people of all ethnicities (Romans 13:10,1John 4:20).
SEPARATION FROM THE WORLD
The Bible teaches that Satan the devil has deceived the whole world (Revelation 12:9), that Yahuah’s people need to be separate from the world’s systems (John 15:19; Revelation 18:4).
This separation means that those called of Yahuah live a different way of life and that we are in a real sense Ambassadors of Yahuah’s government (Ephesians 6:20; 1 Peter 2:9-10). Thus, historically, the Assembly of Yahuah has taught its members not to participate in secular juries or worldly politics.
MILITARY SERVICE AND WAR
The Anointed of YAHUAH follows the teaching of Yahusha and His Apostles. Yahusha said, "But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either" (Luke 6:27-29). The Apostle James, brother of Yahusha, continued teaching Yahusha’ message concerning violence and war (James 4:1-10).
The Anointed of YAHUAH has historically considered military service wrong for its members. Records show that from the American Revolution through the two World Wars and subsequent police actions, members of the Anointed of YAHUAH have consistently held to conscientious objection against military participation.
Healing is one of the "spiritual gifts" (1 Corinthians 12:1, 9). One and only Hebrew name is Yahuah Ropheka, meaning the Eternal who heals. Yahuah is a Great Mighty One who "forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases" (Psalm 103:3; 1 Peter 2:24). "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the assembly, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Yahauh. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and Yahuah will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much" (James 5:14-16).
The Anointed of Yahuah follows this direct biblical instruction. We believe that Yahuah does heal today according to one’s faith and Yah’s will in each particular case.
YAHUAH’S HEALTH LAW CONCERNING MEATS
Genesis 7:1-2, Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 give God’s instructions concerning what He created "clean" (edible) and "unclean" (inedible). Long after the crucifixion, Peter still recognized this law as binding (Acts 10:14). Moreover, after his vision of unclean animals brought down on a sheet, Peter exclaimed: "God has shown me that I should call no man common or unclean" (v. 28).
ORIGIN OF MODERN ISRAELITES
One of the most vital keys to understanding prophecy is to know the true biblical origin of the Jews and the "lost" ten tribes of Israel—and the Northwest European countries settled by their descendants.
The Anglo-American peoples are the possessors of the birthright promises and accompanying blessings of Abraham’s descendants through his grandson Jacob. God’s Word reveals that Jacob’s descendants from Joseph will be overtaken by a time of great trouble—a time called "Jacob’s trouble"—because they have dishonored the Creator who gave them the greatest national blessings in human history (Jeremiah 30:4-7; Matthew 24:21; Daniel 12:1).
THE "GREAT TRIBULATION"
The Bible speaks of a time of great catastrophe, called the "Great Tribulation" (Matthew 24:21-22; Daniel 11:40-45; 12:1; Luke 21:19-36)—also called "Jacob’s trouble" (Jeremiah 30:3-7). Yahusha Himself will have to shorten those hellish days; otherwise "no flesh would be saved" (Matthew 24:22). We believe that we are fast approaching that time.
THE "DAY OF THE YAHUAH"
The Day of the YAHUAH, mentioned in more than 30 places in the Bible, will be a time of Yahauh’s intervention in the affairs of men on this earth, when He will punish the inhabitants of the earth for their flagrant sins (Joel 1:14-20; 2:1-32; 3:9-17).
According to Matthew 24:29-31, there will be signs in heaven, "the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven" immediately after the tribulation and before the Day of the Yahuah. said, "I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth… The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Yahuah" (Joel 2:30-31).
YAHUSHA’S SECOND COMING
Yahusha solemnly promised His disciples ten times in Matthew 24 that He would assuredly "come again" to this earth (cf. John 14:3). He said "tribulation" would precede the coming of the Son of Man (Matthew 24:29-30). His coming, with a "great sound of a trumpet" (v. 31), will occur when the "seventh trumpet" sounds (Revelation 11:15). That trumpet is also called the "last trumpet" (1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). This is the "first resurrection," and those who take part in that resurrection will reign with Yahusha on earth "for a thousand years" (Revelation 5:9-10; 20:4, 6).
Old and New Testament prophets foresaw a wonderful time of peace on this earth (Isaiah 2; 9; 11:6-9; 14:7; Jeremiah 31; Micah 4; Zechariah 8:20-23; 14; Malachi 4; Acts 3:19-21; Revelation 20:4-6). The Millennium—the 1,000-year reign of Yahusha and His saints—is that time.
THE "LAST JUDGMENT"
There are three great periods of judgment mentioned in the Bible:
1. The Age during which Yahusha judges only His own people—those called out of the world into His Assembly (1 Peter 4:17).
2. The Millennial Age in which all nations will be exposed to Yahusha's truth and to His wonderful way of life for 1,000 years (Isaiah 11:9; Revelation 20:2-6).
3. The "Last Judgment" Age (called the "Great White Throne Judgment") in which all who have ever lived—yet who died in sin and ignorance of YAH's Truth and His way of life—will be resurrected to a physical life and will have the Word of YAH opened to their understanding (Revelation 20:11-14; Matthew 10:15; 11:21-24; 12:41-42; Ezekiel 37:1-14).
MANKIND’S ORIGIN, INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL AND ULTIMATE DESTINY
Yahuah created mankind out of the "dust of the earth" (Genesis 2:7). Human beings are made in Yahuah’s "image [and] likeness" (Genesis 1:26; cf. 5:3); they are also given a Yah-like mind and emotions. Yahuah planned that those who repent of their sins and are baptized shall receive Yahuah’s Spirit (Acts 2:38-39; John 3:16). At Yahusha’s second coming, all of those converted in this life, whether dead or alive, will be given immortality—born as full "sons of YAHUAH, being sons of the resurrection" (Luke 20:36).
"Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5; cf. Psalm 37:9, 11, 22, 29, 34). "He who overcomes shall inherit all things [the universe]" (Revelation 21:7).
According to all the prophecies and promises of the Bible, YAHUAH "firstfruits" (those called in this age) will be rewarded with a place or position of rulership in Yahuah Kingdom (John 14:1-3; Revelation 3:21; 20:4-6), right here on this earth (Revelation 2:26-27; 5:10; Daniel 2:44). The true saints will become full sons of YAHUAH—"sons of the resurrection" (Luke 20:36). YAHUAH’s purpose is that He is reproducing Himself and that those converted, ultimately, become full members of the Family of YAHUAH, under the authority of the Father and the Son (1 John 3:1-3).They will share divine glory in the resurrection. Yahusha prayed, "And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me" (John 17:22-23).
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