Statement of JOY
To transform our immediate families, communities, cities, regions, states, nations, our world through the demonstration and presentation of the gospel of the Kingdom of God.
City of Joy International has an apostolic mandate to serve our generations now and leave a pattern and legacy for those to come through a prophetic passion to demonstrate the gospel of the Kingdom of God with Godly character and supernatural power city by city. With Heaven's full backing according to Colossians 1:19 we will influence every spiritual and natural sphere that affects humankind until Christ is formed in every person and the glory of our Lord fills that city according to Acts Chapter 8.
Statement of Faith
Historically, there has been general
agreement among all true Christians. Because of the apostolic calling of our organization, City of Joy International walks in freedom and Holy conviction on all doctrinal matters,
provided that any interpretation is based upon the Bible alone, and that no
such interpretation shall become an issue which hinders the ministry to which God has called us.
WE BELIEVE the Bible is the living,
inerrant, inspired and only infallible Word of God, written by holy men, chosen
by God. The ENTIRE Bible, from Genesis to Malachi and from Matthew to
Revelation, contains all things necessary for our salvation. All scripture is
profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction and instructions for righteousness. There are also other testaments and doctrinal documents excluded from the canons for reason not publicly disclose we do not deny these writings nor do we dispute them their existence or testimony.
WE BELIEVE in the One, True and Living God who is infinite in all things (Mark 12:27, Luke 20: 38, John 17:3, 1 Timothy 4:10, Isaiah 45:22). He is Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent and manifests Himself in three persons (1 John 5:7, 1 Timothy 1:17, 1 Corinthians 8:5-6). They are equal in deity (John 1:1, Colossians 1: 15, John 17: 18 -23, Hebrews 1:3, John 14:16).
WE BELIEVE that God is the Creator of heaven and earth (Genesis 1:1, John 1:3). He is The Creator God who has always existed and always will exist (Revelations 1:8). He created man in His image and His likeness (Genesis 1:26). WE BELIEVE fellowship with was broken when Adam, the first human created by God, sinned against God (Genesis 3). Thus, mankind is born with a sin nature and separated from God (Romans 3:23). God loves mankind so much that He made a way for us to reestablish fellowship with Him…through His Son, Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16, Colossians 2:13-20, Hebrews 1:5). He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He was crucified. Jesus died and was buried. On the third day, He arose from the dead…. He is now seated at right hand of God, the Father Almighty, making intercession for us (Colossians 3:1, Act 2:33). He is the Savior of the world. WE BELIEVE that Jesus gave His life for the Church. He arose to give resurrected life to the Church, and He ascended to Heaven to be the Head of the Church (Colossians 1:18).
WE BELIEVE the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Living God. He was sent to us when Jesus ascended to be with the Father. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer at the point of salvation …sealing us into the Body of Christ (Ephesians 1:13-14, Romans 8:11). He baptizes after salvation (Acts 8:14-17, 19:1-7), comforts and teaches (John 14:16-26, 1 Corinthians 2:9-13), helps us to pray (with or without the ability to speak in an unknown tongue. Romans 8:26-
28) and allows us to be witnesses of God (Acts 1:8).
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to God (John 14:16). There is no other name by which we can be saved (Acts 4:12).
WE BELIEVE that salvation only comes through confession with the mouth that Jesus is Lord and belief in the heart that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead only being drawn to Father as he chooses him (John 6:44, John 14:6)
WE BELIEVE that water baptism and the Eucharist are Holy and they reveal the mysteries Jesus Christ to those partake and believe.
WE BELIEVE Apostles and Prophets where chosen as the foundation leaders of the church by Jesus Christ of Nazareth, according to Matthew 10:2, Acts 1:24-26,*9 and Ephesians 2:20
WE BELIEVE in all 5 gifts that God gave to perfect his church in Ephesians 4:11-12 and every word written in the holy bible
WE BELIEVE all true Apostles have seen Jesus Christ of Nazareth in a supernatural way Acts 9,I Corinthians 15:8 and operate in miracles signs and wonders *Acts 2:43, *5:12 with the ability to raise the dead *Acts 9:36- 41
WE BELIEVE in the unity of the Apostles, Acts 2:42, the body of Christ, Romans 12:5 and life ever lasting Rev 22.