A vision of Jesus in Mongkok Apostolic Network:
Harp and Bowl model. A term derived from Revelation 5:8 describing the elders before the throne with harps (representing worship with music) and a bowl of incense (representing the prayers of God¡¦s people). It is the basic model of our prayer meetings, combining worship (led by worship teams) and prayer (both personal and corporate). We use two harp and bowl formats: worship with the Word and intercessory worship.
Worship with the Word. One of two prayer formats used in our prayer meetings: a worship team provides an anointed atmosphere for people to meditate on the Word in a focused time of study; the worship team selects a passage to sing through antiphonally as they expound on the themes within each verse, thus "worshiping with the Word."
Intercession through Worship
Intercessory Prayer. A worship team provides an anointed atmosphere for people to intercede for various corporate prayer concerns.
Apostolic Prayers. Intercessory prayer to God on behalf of others derived from the apostles¡¦ prayers written in the New Testament, which reflect the desires of God¡¦s heart for people. Common examples of apostolic prayers are Ephesians 1:17¡V19, Philippians 1:9¡V11 and Matthew 6:9¡V13.
Bridal Paradigm. A term used to describe a view of God presented in Scripture which reveals God as passionate and emotional, and filled with gladness, affection, and beauty. Whether Jew or Gentile, the redeemed are described in the Bible as the Bride of Christ, while Jesus is presented as a passionate Bridegroom who loves the redeemed and laid down His life for them. By the Father¡¦s design and the Son¡¦s passionate work on the cross, the Holy Spirit is bringing forth a remnant out of the human race to be voluntary lovers of God. These redeemed, the Bride of Christ, will co-rule in intimate relationship forever with Jesus, the Bridegroom God.
Night-and-Day Prayer/Intercession. In Isaiah 62:6¡V7, Isaiah prophesied that intercession would continue twenty-four hours a day; this is part of God¡¦s answer to Satan who accuses the Church night and day (Rev. 12:10).
Promoting revival using media and old fashioned Holy Spirit comfort and energy. Like an electric WIRE going through us empowering us to live every day naturally supernaturally doing what the Father is doing, responding to the intercessions from Jesus and the groanings of Holy Spirit and then doing greater things so that none may perish and all will be presented before the Father with exceedingly great joy (Jude 24). Living a revival lifestyle is listening and obeying the heart of Jesus for our life and for bringing kindness that leads to repentance to those around us for we our all pastors discipling others and bringing healing and restoration to their lives!
John 3:17 "For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."
Power and Prophetic Evangelism:
Prayer--waiting in God for prophetic revelation. Who does He want us to share with? What is He doing in their lives and what is He saying to them at this time?
Position--we recognise that God has placed us alongside people, and that He is already at work in their lives
Power--felt needs in people¡¦s lives give us an opportunity to offer prayer and for miracles to happen
Prophecy--an opportunity may arise in which we can share a message from God. Or¡XHe may give us prophetic direction as to what to speak or an action to take.
Proclamation--at the right time, we share the story of Jesus with them.
This We Believe
The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Bible is God-inspired (2 Timothy 3:16,17).
The Eternal Godhead
We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).
The Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from innocence and purity (Romans 5:12).
The Plan of Salvation
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).
Salvation Through Grace
We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God pleading the righteousness of Christ (Ephesians 2:8).
Repentance and Acceptance
We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (1 John 1:9).
The New Birth
We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).
Daily Christian Living
We believe that it is the will of God that we be sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith (Hebrews 6:1).
Baptism and the Lord's Supper
We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work (Matt. 28:19). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord's Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of the vine (1 Corinthians 11:24, 25).
Baptism with the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power; and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days (Acts 2:4).
The Spirit-Filled Life
We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily (Ephesians 4:30-32).
The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian; and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22).
We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead him into extremes of fanaticism (Philippians 4:5).
We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the physically sick in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5:14-16).
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
We believe it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with the visible Body of Christ (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25).
We believe that rulers should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God (Romans 13:1-5).
The Final Judgement
We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgement seat of God, and there receive eternal life or death (2 Corinthians 5:10).
We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17).
We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as the Savior (Revelation 20:10,15).
We believe that soul winning is the most important responsibility of the Church (James 5:20).
Tithes and Offerings
We believe that the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is by giving of tithes and free-will offerings (Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians 9:7).
Placing a high priority on evangelism.
- Exalting Christ.
- Cultivating Spirit-filled people.
- Pursuing cutting-edge ministry.
- Maintaining a balance of doctrine and conduct.
- Nurturing a passion for world missions.
- Emphasizing teaching and preaching that guide, instruct and encourage.
- Upholding an interdenominational spirit.
- Embracing diversity in cultures, genders and generations.
- Eqipping people that reproduce other brothers and sisters that want to serve each other.
- Promoting an outreach and fellowship environment that focuses on life, joy and hope.
- Providing places to serve.
- Valuing a team perspective.
- Contending for fresh vision that lends direction and purpose.
- Practicing humility.
We believe that only the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired and, therefore, inerrant Word of God. The Bible is the final authority for all we believe and how we are to live. (Mt. 5:18; Jn.10:35, 17:17; 2 Tim. 3:16¡V17; 2 Pet. 1:20¡V21)
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man; that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered Himself as a penal, substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. By His blood shed at the cross, He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. He was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for the saints forever. (Mt. 1:18¡V25; Jn. 1:1¡V18; Rom. 8:34; 1 Cor. 15:1¡V28; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:10¡V14; Eph. 1:7; Phil. 2:6¡V11; Col. 1:15¡V23; Heb. 7:25, 9:13¡V15, 10:19; 1 Pet. 2:21¡V25; 1 Jn. 2:1¡V2)
We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. No ordinance, ritual, work or any other activity on the part of man is required or accepted in order to be saved. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God's sight in order that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ. (Jn. 1:12¡V13, 6:37¡V44, 10:25¡V30; Acts 16:30¡V31; Rom. 3:1¡V4:23, 8:1¡V17, 31¡V39, 10:8¡V10; Eph. 2:8¡V10; Phil. 2:12¡V13; Titus 3:3¡V7; 1 Jn. 1:7, 9)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit, in whom we are also sealed for the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit regenerates, forever indwells, and graciously equips the Christian for godly living and service. Subsequent to conversion, the Spirit desires to fill, empower, and anoint believers for ministry and witness. We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the kingdom and to empower and edify the Church to fulfill its calling and mission. (Mt. 3:11; Jn. 1:12¡V13, 3:1¡V15; Acts 4:29¡V30; Rom. 8:9, 12:3¡V8; 1 Cor. 12:12¡V13; 2 Cor. 1:21¡V22; Gal. 3:1¡V5; Eph. 1:13¡V14, 5:18)
We believe that the one true God exists eternally in three persons¡XFather, Son, and Holy Spirit¡Xand that these, being one God, are equal in deity, power, and glory. We believe that God not only created the world but also now upholds, sustains, governs, and providentially directs all that exists and that He will bring all things to their proper consummation in Christ Jesus to the glory of His name. (Ps. 104:1¡V35, 139:1¡V24; Mt. 10:29¡V31, 28:19; Acts 17:24¡V28; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 1:9¡V12, 4:4¡V6; Col. 1:16¡V17; Heb. 1:1¡V3; Rev. 1:4¡V6)
We believe that when Christians die, they pass immediately into the blessed presence of Christ, there to enjoy conscious fellowship with the Savior until the day of the resurrection and the glorious transformation of their bodies. The saved will then forever dwell in blissful fellowship with their great triune God. We also believe that when unbelievers die, they are consigned to hell, there to await the Day of Judgment when they shall be punished in the lake of fire with eternal, conscious, and tormented separation from the presence of God. (Mt. 25:46; Lk. 16:19¡V31; Jn. 5:25¡V29; 1 Cor. 15:35¡V58; 2 Cor. 5:1¡V10; Phil. 1:19¡V26, 3:20¡V21; 2 Thes. 1:5¡V10; Rev. 20:11¡V15, 21:1¡V22:15)
We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are the two ordinances of the Church to be observed until the time of Christ's return. They are not a means of salvation, but are channels of God's sanctifying grace and blessing to the faithful in Christ Jesus. (Mt. 26:26¡V29, 28:19; Rom. 6:3¡V11; 1 Cor. 11:23¡V34; 1 Pet. 3:21)
We believe in the literal second coming of Christ at the end of the age when He will return to earth personally and visibly to consummate His kingdom. We believe that the Church will go through the Great Tribulation in great power and victory. [Please note that IWIRE believes that Jesus will return for His Bride and we will train people to be ready whenever He comes! Until that time we will teach people to live victorious lives of authority in Jesus Christ, according to the fullness of Father's plan and Holy Spirit's releasing of faith, power, and authority into the life of every believer! Amen! ] We believe the Church will be raptured at the end of the Great Tribulation. We also believe in and are praying for a great end¡Vtime harvest of souls and the emergence of a victorious Church that will experience an unprecedented unity, purity, and power in the Holy Spirit. (Ps. 2:7¡V9, 22:27¡V28; Jn. 14:12, 17:20¡V26; Rom. 11:25¡V32; 1 Cor. 15:20¡V28, 50¡V58; Eph. 4:11¡V16; Phil. 3:20¡V21; 1 Thes. 4:13¡V5:11; 2 Thes. 1:3¡V12; Rev. 7:9¡V14)
We believe that Adam was originally created in the image of God, righteous and without sin. As a consequence of his disobedience, Adam's posterity is born subject to both imputed and inherent sin, and all humans are therefore by nature and choice the children of wrath, justly condemned in the sight of God, wholly unable to save themselves or to contribute in any way to their acceptance with God. (Gen. 1:1¡V3:22; Ps. 51:5; Isa. 53:5; Rom. 3:9¡V18, 5:12¡V21; Eph. 2:1¡V3)
We believe that the Church is God's primary instrument, through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth. To equip the saints for the work of ministry, God has given the Church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. We also affirm the priesthood of all believers and the importance of every Christian being joined with and actively involved in a local community of the saints. We believe that women, no less than men, are called and gifted to proclaim the gospel and do all the works of the kingdom. (Mt. 16:17¡V19; Acts 2:17¡V18, 42; Eph. 3:14¡V21, 4:11¡V16; 1 Tim. 2:11¡V15; Heb. 10:23¡V25; 1 Pet. 2:4¡V5, 9¡V10)
We believe that God has called the Church to preach the gospel to all nations, to especially remember the poor and to minister to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service. This ministry is an expression of the heart of the Lord Jesus Christ and is an essential part of the kingdom of God. (Isa. 58:6¡V12, 61:1; Mt. 5:1¡V7:28; 28:18¡V20; Lk. 4:18, 21:1¡V4; Gal. 2:10; 1 Tim. 6:8)
We believe that Satan, originally the great and good angel Lucifer, rebelled against God, taking a multitude of angels with him. He was cast out of God's presence and is at work with his demonic hosts to establish his counter-kingdom of darkness, evil, and unrest on earth. Satan was judged and defeated at the cross of Christ and will be cast forever into the lake of fire which has been prepared for him and his angels. (Isa. 14:10¡V17; Ezek. 28:11¡V19; Mt. 12:25¡V29, 25:41; Jn. 12:31, 16:11; Eph. 6:10¡V20; Col. 2:15; 2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6; Rev. 12:7¡V9, 20:10)