WHO WE ARE
We are a non-denominational Church, Pentecostal & Charismatic in our expression with a mandate of creating a family where social class or status, race, ethnicity, background or color is irrelevant to the greater covenant under which we are all united as One.
Dream Nation is a place where the presence of God continuously manifests, and the supernatural is the natural and commonplace.
A place where everyone is liberated in Jesus Christ and is set up to become whom he or she are predestined to become through practical teachings of the word of God.
We are passionate about reaching the lost for Jesus Christ, teaching them into maturity and then releasing them into their fullness of potential and callings.
As Christians, we are called to leadership, to lead a lost world to salvation.
Where do we start, how do we implement direction from theory to practice?
When we have an eternal vision, when we understand what Jesus did for us, we know we have been “saved” from the judgment by the blood of Christ, how can we not be prompted to action?
We have the key to eternity, through our knowledge of Jesus Christ.
How can we stand by while those around us die without Christ?
The answer is we can’t, Jesus wants us to take action.
In Matthew 28, he ordered the apostles to make disciples of all nations, teach them all things walking in His authority. This method of leadership was used by the early church to reach the lost in pagan Greek and Roman society. Our society today is not much different, as the conflict between the secular and faithful grows.
Jesus left instructions for the Church. Firstly they were to wait at Jerusalem until they received power from the Holy Spirit. Once this occurred, they were to take the teachings (make disciples) of Jesus to the nations. That is our job, to bring the Gospel to the nations, Jesus gives us the authority, we need to act on the power we have.
The knowledge the disciples bore was the light of the world. We bear this same light; we are the light bearers to the world, the Holy Spirit works through us. The Gospel message is the light to the nations as foretold by Isaiah, seven-hundred years before the birth of Jesus.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
- God Almighty is the one and only true God.
- God is three-in-one, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and Creator of all nature.
- Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary is the only begotten son of the Father.
- Jesus Christ is God manifested and dwelt among men.
- All men have sinned and need redemption from our sins in order to have everlasting life in Heaven as opposed to eternal death in Hell.
- Jesus died for the sins of all mankind on the cross and that salvation is available through Him alone.
- A Christian is someone who has consciously and willingly accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- All activities in the lives of believers must be guided and directed by the Bible.
- Ministry and gifts of the Holy Spirit to believers, as experienced by the early Church is for us today.
- In accordance with the Scriptures, Jesus Christ will come again to reign on Earth and at the final judgment will, judge each man individually for what he has believed, done, said and thought.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Bible is the inspired Word of God – the product of men who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. His holy Word is what we accept as our infallible guide in all matters of life and doctrine. (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit being coequal. (1 John 5:6-8; Philippians 2:6) God the Father is the sender of the Word. (John 16:28; John 1:14) The Son is the Word made flesh, and has existed with the Father from the beginning. (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14) The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son, and is eternal. (John 15:26)
MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s fall, sin came into the world. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Jesus Christ came in the form of man and gave His life to restore us back to God, undoing the work of the devil. (Romans 5:14; Romans 3:10 & 23; 1 John 3:8). Salvation is the gift of God to man, which we receive by faith in Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8)
ETERNAL LIFE & NEW BIRTH
Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow through repentance. The New Birth is necessary for all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life. (2 Corinthians 7:10, 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5; Romans 10:9-10)
The one who dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity to hear the Gospel or repent. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting” which are used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire, carry the same meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of the saints in the presence of God. (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:15)
Baptism in water by immersion is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-39)
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
The promise of the baptism in the Holy Spirit as a commensurate experience is available to all believers with the evidence of speaking in other tongues, as well as the demonstration of spiritual power in daily life. (Acts 2:4; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:6; Acts 1:8; Mathew 3:11)
The Bible teaches that, without holiness, no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, beginning at the time of salvation, and continuing until the return of Christ. (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14; 1 Corinthians 1:30)
God’s plan is for us to walk in holiness in all areas, especially in what we do with our bodies. God’s Word affirms heterosexual union for married persons and committed celibate behavior for unmarried persons as the only Biblical options for human sexual conduct. All alternative sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage, such as homosexuality/bisexual practices, adultery, fornication, bestiality, incest, polygamy, pedophilia, and pornography are sin. (Genesis 1:27; 2:24, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8;
Hebrews 13:4; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
Healing is for the physical ills of the human body, and is available to us by the power of God through the prayer of faith and the laying on of hands. Jesus Christ made this available to all believers at Calvary. (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-15; 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4-5)
Jesus will return to the earth as King of kings and Lord of lords. Those who have died in Christ will rise first and those of us who live will rise to meet Him also. Then God will make all things new – a new heaven and a new earth. His coming is imminent and we must live as such! (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 21:1-8)
OUR L.E.G.G. CULTURE
The moment we receive the gift of salvation, we are initiated into the Kingdom of God and practice it's culture. Here are a few core cultural values of the Kingdom we deliberately try to emulate:
Love: It's only by our love, the world know that we are true disciples of Christ.
Empowerment: We have the promise of doing greater works than Jesus.
Grace: This great value in the Kingdom allows us many chances to get it right.
Generosity: Our entire walk is an act of selflessness and the giving of ourselves, love, material possessions and very life for the sake of the good news.