God is the one and only true God. In Him is held all the wisdom of the ages. He is creator of all and the head of the Trinity. Every good and perfect gift is from Him and, like a good father God wants only good for his children. As a good father, he does not inflict pain, suffering, sickness, or disease on his children. He desires that all men be reconciled to Him and restored back to man’s condition in the garden before sin. He does not wish that any should perish but that all nations would come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the only begotten Son of the Most High God. He is the physical representation of an invisible God. God’s character is recognized through Jesus Christ and in Him dwells the fullness of Diety. He is The Word of God made flesh who came to restore mankind to the father. He lived a sinless life, died a sinners death and rose as King Eternal restoring the kingdom of God to those men who put their faith in him. After his resurrection he was seated at the right hand of God in heavenly places far above all rule, all authority, all dominion, all power, and over every name that is named. God then gave him to the church as the head of the church.
The Holy Spirit was sent after Jesus ascended to heaven to be a comforter, a counselor, our teacher, and to dwell within the people of God. When the Holy Spirit is given, believers receive power and become witnesses. The Holy Spirit is God’s seal or stamp that we have been purchased with the blood of Christ and have put our faith in Christ. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, believers receive gifts for the effecting of signs, wonders and miracles.
The Kingdom of God includes both His general sovereignty over the universe and His particular kingship over men who willfully acknowledge Him as King. Particularly the Kingdom is the realm of salvation into which men enter by trustful, childlike commitment to Jesus Christ. The Kingdom has been placed inside of each believer of Jesus Christ. Christians ought to pray and to labor that the Kingdom may come and God’s will be done on earth. The full consummation of the Kingdom awaits the return of Jesus Christ and the end of this age.
THE LORD’S SUPPER
Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper as the way for believers to exercise their faith with regard to his accomplished work in the atonement. In the atonement, Jesus’ body was broken, scarred and scourged for our physical sickness. He bore in his body the sickness, disease, pain, and suffering for us so we no longer need to. When he declares in the Lord’s Supper, “This is my body broken for you.” He is declaring a remembrance and acceptance through faith of the healing believers receive through his body.
His blood was spilled as the death penalty for sin and is meant to establish his new covenant with us. His blood redeems us from the curse and the punishment of judgment to come. When Jesus said, “This is the cup of my new covenant” He was declaring a remembrance of the covenant He established and the believer’s agreement with the covenant as a covering for them. The Lord’s Supper is a Holy Sacrament that should be participated in regularly by all believers.
Believers are to continually being transformed into the image of Christ. As Christ healed we expect that each believer will do the same with greater effect as they are continually transformed into His image. Believers lay hands on the sick and they recover. Healing is a prescriptive part of missions. Jesus used it to demonstrate the good nature and love of God. Healing should be paired with the good news of Jesus Christ for effective evangelism.
God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places. As a good father, He gives freely to all who seek His face and ask. The Holy Spirit works through believers in many spiritual gifts including but not limited to; tongues, interpretation of tongues, words of knowledge, words of wisdom, healing, miracles, prophecy, leadership, administration, serving, faith, exhortation, as well as apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher (also known as the 5-fold-ministry as described below).