OUR MISSION STATEMENT

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to proclaim the everlasting Gospel to all people by teaching, preaching, counseling and leading them through the knowledge of God to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord and to unite them with His church.

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COMMITMENT – COMMANDMENT – COMMISSION.

1. TO OBEY THE GREAT COMMANDMENT:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind, —– Love your neighbor as yourself” Matthew 22:37- 40.

2. TO OBEY THE GREAT COMMISSION:

“Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20.

3. TO REACH OUT IN THE LOVE OF GOD: THE GREAT COMMITMENT:

This is the never changing mandate that Jesus has given the believer to carry out on the planet Earth and to give ourselves more fully to this GREAT COMMISSION.

4. PREACHING:

Divine International Evangelistic Ministry accepts Christ’s commission (Matthew 28:18-20); we proclaim to the entire world the message of the loving God, most fully revealed in His Son Jesus Christ’s reconciling ministry.

5. TEACHING:

Divine International Evangelistic Ministry understands that development of mind and character is essential to God’s redemptive plan. We promote the growth of a mature relationship and understanding with God and His word.

6. TRAINING or EQUIPPING:

Divine International Evangelistic Ministry believes in enabling and nurturing personal growth and in the nurturing of the Spirit of Christ Jesus through special training. Equipping the Leadership of the church for the next generation in the ways of the Lord to be effective for God and to go beyond what we accomplish, in the  name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to bless and strengthen other ministries. This is to be used in the process, growing the unity and maturity of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

7. MAKING DISCIPLES:

It is to facilitate the vision and command that Jesus gave us to spread His word in various ways: by encouragement, leadership training, and preaching as a church and as individuals for church establishment through Biblical foundation ministry to pastors, deacons, elders, missionaries, and Christian workers. To act as Jesus Christ’s disciple to the nations of the world by establishing New Testament churches in every village, town, city, and country to which God calls us to do so by on fire born again Christians, training, equipping, and enabling key leaders to continue God’s Great Commission..

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WE BELIEVE

The DIVINE INTERNATIONAL EVANGELISTIC MINISTRY (DIEM) accepts the Scriptures as the revealed word of God, the all-sufficient rule of Faith.

The SCRIPTURES INSPIRED WORD OF GOD: The Bible alone and in its entirety in the original languages, is the inspired Word of God for our lives. It is the mind of Jesus Christ, and the believer’s only source of divine revelation during the present church ages. 2 Tim. 3:15-17; Heb.4:12; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; Rev. 22:18-19.

TRINITY: There is one God in whom there are three persons�the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. All three are God, yet there is only one God. Isa. 44:6, 8, 45:5. Matt. 28:19; Luke 10:35; 2 Cor. 13:14.

GOD: God is the only Supreme Being. He is Holy (Rev. 4:8), Eternal (Isa. 57:15), Omnipotent (Jer. 32:17, 27), Omnipresent (Ps. 139:7-12), Omniscient (I John 3:20), He is Love (I John 4:8, 16), Light (1 John 1:5), Spirit (John 4:24), Truth (Ps. 117:2).

JESUS: Jesus Christ is God who became a man. He added human nature to His divine nature. He is both human and divine, and therefore, has two natures. Yet, He is one person, not two. He is full God and full man. He is wholly God and wholly man. Phil. 2:5-11; col.2:9;I Tim. 3:16; Heb.1:5-13; John 1:1-3,14.

HOLY SPIRIT: The third person of the Godhead is the Holy Spirit; distinct in personality but equal in essence to the other two members of the Trinity. The ministry of the Holy Spirit to every believer includes the following: regeneration and indwelling at the moment of salvation, sealing (securing) the believer’s salvation, spiritual growth through the learning and understanding of the Bible teaching, convicting of sin. John 3:6; 14:16-17,16:7-15; Ro. 8:9; I Cor. 6:19,12:13; Eph. 2:22, 4:30,5:18; 2 Thess.2:7; I John 2:20-27. Empowering /anointing of for ministry upon seeking by prayer, interpreter of the word), comforter.

VIRGIN BIRTH: Jesus Christ was miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Luke 1:42.

MAN, HIS FALL and REDEMPTION: Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let US make man in our image, after, our likeness.” But man, by voluntary transgression, fell and His only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21).

THE SALVATION OF MAN: Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:24; John 3:3) On the cross, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind (Psalm 103:3), being justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For by grace we are saved through faith. (Eph. 2:8) “The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart; that is, the Word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” (Romans 10:8-10)

DIVINE ELECTION: That people believe in Jesus Christ, and become children of God, because God chose them to believe, and chose them to be saved. They were chosen even before the creation of the world. (John 1:12-13; John 6:28-29; Acts 13:48; Phil. 1:29; Eph. 1:3-14; Rom.8: 28-30).

THE EVIDENCES OF SALVATION: The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Romans 8:16; I John 3:18, 19-24) The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. “You will know them by their fruit.” (Matthew 7:16-20).

FAITH and WORK: Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works in Christ will determine the rewards in eternity. Eph. 2:8-10; Gal. 2:16; II Cor. 5:10).

BAPTISM IN WATER: Represents dying to self and rebirth in Christ. This is a command for all who have repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Acts 10:47-48)

COMMUNION: Jesus asks us to do this in memory of Him so that we will not forget His broken body or His blood He shed for us. “And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, “This is my body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way also He took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” (I Cor. 11:24-25,28).

BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: The evidence of Baptism in the Holy Spirit, the full consummation of the Baptism of the believers in the Holy Spirit, is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and by subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and serves utterance and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and ministry. (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2,6; 1:8; Gal. 5:16-26).

RESURRECTION OF JESUS: Three days after thecrucifixion, Jesus Christ rose in the same physical body in which He died. This resurrected body was a glorified, spiritual body. He ascended into heaven, and rules heaven and earth. (John 2:19; I Cor. 15; Luke 24:39).

THE CHURCH: The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the Great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general body whose names are written in the book of life. (Eph. 1:22-23; 2:19-22; Heb. 12:23).

THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS: God gives special abilities to believers (e.g. leadership, mercy, giving, administration, tongues, word of wisdom, word of knowledge, prophecy, etc). The gifts are to be used in the church to build each other up and serve each other. All Christians-men, women, and children, have the privilege and the calling to use all their gifts to the glory of God. (I Cor. 1:7;12:27-31; Eph. 4:11-13).

SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST: Jesus Christ will bodily and visibly come back from heaven. With the sound of the trumpet, He will come with great glory and majesty. There is no further prophecy to be fulfilled before this event will occur. (John 14:1-3; I Cor. 15:51-52; Phil. 3:20; I Thes. 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14). JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST- Then all human creatures who have believed, will appear before Him to be judged on what they did for the kingdom of God and given their rewards.

THE TRIBULATION: The Rapture of the Church will be following on earth by the fulfillment of Israel’s seventieth week (Dan. 9;27), during which the church as the body of Christ will be in heaven. This seven-year period will be a time of judgment upon the whole earth. The latter half of this time period is called in scripture “the time of Jacob’s,” the great Tribulation. Dan. 9:27; Jer.30:7; Matt. 24:15-21; Rev. 6-19.

The GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT: At the end of the millennium, all unbelievers- men, women, and children, who have lived from the beginning until the end of the world will appear before the Great white Throne of God, where they will be judged according to their sins. At this time, all unbelievers will be ultimately condemned based upon their unpardonable sin of rejecting Jesus Christ as Savior. Having, in effect, made the decision to stand on their own human merits, God will judge their human goodness and find no righteousness. (Rev.20:11-13. The evil ones will receive everlasting torment. The faithful ones will receive everlasting life in a new world. So we look forward to that great day with longing in order to enjoy fully the promises of God in Christ Jesus, our Lord. (Matt. 24; Rev. 19-21).

SATAN and FALLEN ANGELS: God created an innumerable host of angels, a third of whom rebelled against God and brought sin into the universe. The leader of these fallen angels is a being named Lucifer, or Satan, who is the open and declared enemy of God and man. Satan will ultimately be completely defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ. (Job 1:6-7; Isa. 14:12-17; Ezek. 28:11-19; Matt. 4:2-11; I Tim. 3:6; 2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6; Rev. 20:1-3) the empowering/anointing of for ministry upon seeking by prayer, interpreter (of the Word), comforter.