Triumph Prophetic Ministries Statement of Beliefs Summary
1) GOD (YEHOVAH)
We believe in ONE God, Yehovah, as He revealed Himself in the Holy Bible (Deut. 6:4). He is God the Father and the only true God, as stated by Yeshua (John 17:3). Together with Yeshua, they are one (“echad” in the Hebrew) meaning compound unity of oneness. Yehovah is NOT a trinity. The teaching of the mainstream churches that God is a “Trinity” composed of three Persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is in gross error and is a pagan concept going back to Nimrod, Semiramis, and Tammuz – the original pagan “trinity” of father, mother and child.
2) JESUS (YESHUA)
We believe that Jesus (Yeshua) is the only begotten Son of God and the Messiah who is the Word and the firstborn of all creation (Col 1:15), the beginning of the Creation of God (Rev.3:14), who became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14). Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life: no one can come to the Father, Yehovah, except through Him (John 14:6). In Him, dwells the fullness of the Godhead (Col 2:9). We believe in His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14), that He led a sinless life (2 Cor. 5:21) and that through His atoning death (Heb. 9 and 10) and bodily resurrection, we are saved by grace through faith in Him. We believe in the physical/literal return of Jesus Christ as the King of Kings to rule on this earth from Jerusalem.
3) THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirits is the power of Yehovah which He uses to strengthen, teach and comfort all Christians and is also used to beget new Christians as future sons and daughters of God. The Holy Spirit is the power, essence and mind of God.
4) THE HOLY BIBLE
The Holy Bible, composed of the Old and New Testament is the divinely inspired and infallible Word of God. It is the blueprint for man to understand, via the Holy Spirit, Yehovah’s plan of salvation and how to live according to His commandments, statutes, and judgments. (Deut 8: 3, 6), (2 Tim 3: 16-17)
Salvation is dependent on repentance from sin, accepting Yeshua (Jesus Christ) as Savior, and Baptism by immersion, and receiving the Holy Spirit, and then “enduring to the end,” “overcoming,” and keeping God’s commandments (obedience). Peter wrote to those who sought to be saved, “Repent, and be baptized, every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). From that point, we must OBEY God and keep His commandments, through the power and help of the indwelling Holy Spirit, “which God has given to them that OBEY Him” (Acts 5:32). Of course, the Scriptures show that we are justified by faith, not by works; and we are saved by faith, not by human effort, rituals, or works (Eph.2:8-9). Nevertheless, good deeds ARE necessary for salvation (verse 10), because God has ordained that we walk in them. If we don’t, we disobey Him and break His commandments. Jesus said to enter life we must “keep the commandments” (Matt.19:17).
6) THE SABBATH AND ANNUAL HOLY DAYS
Yehovah’s seventh-day Sabbath is still in effect today. The Sabbath was created on the seventh day of Creation by Yehovah’s resting (Gen.2:1-3). Yehovah commands His people to “remember” that day and to rest upon it (Exo.20:8-11). It is a special SIGN between Him and His true people FOREVER (Exo.31:12-17). The seventh day Sabbath was NEVER abolished or done away! The same goes for Yehovah’s annual Sabbath holy days such as Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) and Shemini Atzeret. All Yehovah’s Sabbaths are SIGNS/MARKS between Him and His people.
The true Biblical Passover is to be observed at the END of Nisan 14 – not at the beginning thereof. It is a full MEAL which includes a “seder” or “teaching” portion. This may seem utterly shocking to many, but the Jews have observed the Passover correctly, at the right time, and in the right manner, all these centuries. Their only mistake is that they do not see how Christ fulfilled the Passover, as our Passover Lamb (I Cor.5:7). Nevertheless, they never lost track of sacred time. Historically, they always slew the Passover lambs at the END of the 14th of Nisan, in the LATE AFTERNOON – not just after sunset on the previous evening! All historical records prove this to be true. Therefore, the historic date for eating the Passover meal has always been the evening of Nisan 15, AFTER the lambs were slain in the end of Nisan 14.
When Jesus Christ met with His disciples, for His final meal, it was actually two nights before His crucifixion, and He was actually eating a regular mean – a meal with special significance, yes, but it was NOT the “Passover”! Jesus could not eat of the regular, normal Passover that year, for obvious reasons – He would be dead and in His grave, fulfilling His role as our Passover Lamb slain for us!
8) PENTECOST & COUNTING THE OMER
When should we observe Pentecost? Some churches keep Pentecost by counting from the day after the weekly Sabbath occurring during the days of Unleavened Bread. What is the truth? Jesus Christ said the Pharisees sat in Moses’ seat (Matt.23:2-3), not the Sadducees, and that we should “do all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe.” The Pharisees always counted Pentecost from the day after the first annual Sabbath which began the Feast of Unleavened Bread. They were a conservative religious sect, whereas the Sadducees were a very liberal, politically oriented sect which even denied the resurrection, the existence of angels, and spirit (Acts 23:8). The apostle Paul himself had been a Pharisee (Acts 23:6).
Strange, isn’t it, that some churches of God would follow after the liberal and loose Sadducees, instead of the custom of those whom Jesus said the apostles should look to (Matt.23:2)! Likewise, the pagan Samaritans counted from the day after the weekly Sabbath. Who were these Samaritans? They were pagans who occupied the territory of northern Israel after the ten tribes were taken captive by Assyria, developed a strange religion combining elements of the Old Testament, perverting them, and adding to them pagan doctrines (see II Kings 17:23-41). These Samaritans even built their own temple on Mount Gerizim. But Jesus said of them, “Ye worship ye know not what” (John 4:22).
Should the Church follow their example? The Septuagint plainly says we should count from the first day of Passover – not from Sunday. ALSO, Joshua 5: 11 (KJV) shows how the children of Israel ate of the old corn of the land on the MORROW after the Passover, which is the 16th of Abib (Lev 23:14-16).
9) THE TRUE BIBLE CALENDAR
Yehovah’s Calendar was changed by the Jews in 357-358 A.D. to include “postponements,” which altered the calendar, and the New Moons (beginning days of the months) were changed because the New Moon was no longer visually observed and declared the first day of the month, as it was in Bible times. What calendar should Yehovah’s people use to celebrate and calculate the annual festivals? Most people do not realize it, but Yehovah gives a very specific calendar in His Word, one which begins with the month of Nisan in the spring. He also tells us that the beginning day of each month is a “New Moon.” History shows us that the New Moon in ancient Israel was the first slender crescent of the moon after it had been occluded during the “dark” of the moon.
However, the record of history shows us that the Jews CHANGED THE CALENDAR in 358 A.D., four centuries after Christ, and substituted in its place a “fixed,” artificial calendar which altered the New Moons, changed the Holy Days, and POSTPONED these days by adding Jewish traditions to the calendar! The Jews themselves make no bones about this change; in fact, they even boast about it! It is clearly documented in the Jewish Encyclopedia, and many Jewish books deal with the subject.
10) RAPTURE AND PLACE OF SAFETY
Most churches today believe rather that the saints will be secretly “raptured” to heaven to escape the Great Tribulation and time of trouble on the earth in the end times. If this were so, then why does the Scripture say His coming will be with a loud voice, a thundering trumpet blast, and every eye will SEE Him (Matt.24:30-32; I Cor.15:50-52; Rev.1:7)? The pre-Tibulation “rapture” is a cruel hoax perpetrated by deceiving pastors and teachers to delude millions into a false, coazy, comfortable belief that they won’t need to go through the Great Tribulation because they will be safely ensconced in “heaven” during the coming time of distress. The Scriptures clearly show that the “rapture” will occur AFTER the Tribulation period, when Christ will return in glory and every eye will see Him (Matt.24:30-31; Rev.1:7; I Thess.4:14-17).
11) AMERICA AND GREAT BRITAIN IN PROPHECY
British Israelism and others teach that the United States and Great Britain are descended from the ancient House of Israel, and the identity of Britain and the British Commonwealth as being Ephraim and the United States as being Manasseh. New research has invalidated this conclusion. They got it backwards!
Ephraim was the leading tribe of the northern kingdom of Israel. Its leaders always had an antipathy toward the throne of David. It was the “thirteenth tribe.” Yet it was prophesied to become the greatest! The Work of God was prophesied to go out from Ephraim during the last days. Ephraim was prophesied to be a “union of states” – and the UNION of the “UNITED STATES of America” has stood the test of time, and is the most powerful UNION of states anywhere in the world!
The number “13” is stamped all over America. Manasseh, on the other hand, was prophesied to be “great” – and the very name of their descendants today is “GREAT Britain”! Ancient Manasseh was divided into two major portions – one east of the Jordan River, and the other north of Ephraim. Today, the two major nations of Manasseh once again are one to the EAST (Great Britain), and one DUE NORTH of Ephraim – Canada, which is due north of the United States! In prophesying of the descendants of these two peoples, Moses said that Manasseh would have his thousands, but Ephraim his ten thousands (Deut.33:17). It is significant that the population of the United States is more than double that of all the other English-speaking nations combined, and that its population compared to that of its neighbor Canada is almost exactly a multiple of ten – just like Moses prophesied!
12) END-TIME BIBLE PROPHECY
The apostle Peter writes, in the New Testament, “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that ONE DAY is with the Lord as a THOUSAND YEARS, and a thousand years as ONE DAY. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (II Peter 3:8-10).
When the Messiah returns, He will inaugurate a millennial kingdom lasting one thousand years. (Rev.20:1-3). This “millennial rest” of 1,000 years is termed a “Sabbath” rest (Hebrew 4:9).
Many factors lead us to conclude that we are living in the LAST DAYS prophesied in the Bible. The statements of the prophets, Christ Himself, and the apostles reveal that time is almost up and the Kingdom of God is around the corner. The need is urgent to understand these incredible prophecies which pin-point our days as the TIME OF THE END and our need to prepare for the coming of the Messiah. As we see world troubles escalating, and world attention focusing more and more on the Middle East, we need to remember Christ’s words, “Now when you see these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28).