Considering that there is one Lord, one Faith, one Spirit and one Body, we choose to enter this covenant, as a local assembly. We wish to do so to identify ourselves as members of the body of Christ, eternal, universal and inseparable from the Person of Jesus Christ.
It is with great joy and anticipation that I join my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus in entering this covenant by faith:
BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN REDEEMED FROM AN ETERNAL DEATH IN HELL BY JESUS CHRIST, MY LORD AND SAVIOR, CALLED AND ORDAINED OF GOD, MY HEAVENLY FATHER AND EMPOWERED TO SERVE BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, I HEREBY COMMIT MYSELF, TOTALLY, FOREVER, TO BE JOINED TOGETHER IN ONE MIND AND ONE ACCORD WITH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE FIRSTBORN AND TO DILIGENTLY SEEK TO ABIDE IN THAT FOREORDAINED PLACE CONTINUOUSLY.
I exist and now am only because of God’s love and His Son, Jesus, giving His life for me. I will love all my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus as He loves me. I will always prefer others ahead of myself. I will lay down my life for a brother or sister, love my enemies, and bless them that despitefully use me. Children are God’s love gift to us; therefore, I commit myself to raise my children in the love, admonition and discipline of the Lord.
I commit myself to pray unceasingly for (1) governments and heads of governments, (2) to the Lord of the harvest that laborers might be sent into the harvest, (3) that the will of the Father might be done on earth as it is in heaven, (4) for all saints everywhere, (5) as an intercessor to fill the gap and build up the wall for all who are oppressed of the devil.
God’s Word is spirit and life and I live by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God; therefore, I commit myself to the study, hearing, and doing of the Word as the very essence of my New Creation Life. The Word of God is the incorruptible seed of God; therefore, I will sow (proclaim) generously for an incorruptible harvest. I will renew my mind by the washing of the water of the Word; that I demonstrate the perfect will of God and be judged faithful by the words of my mouth. I have received freely, therefore, I will give forth freely.
Without faith it is impossible to please God. Faith worketh by love and everything that is not of faith is sin. Therefore, the just shall live by faith and I commit myself to live and abide in the faith of God, not to lean upon the arm of flesh, nor to walk in the counsel of the ungodly. I rejoice in the fact that there is the test of my faith whereby I am found unto praise, honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. I will hold fast to the confession of my faith that I will not become cast away. I am an overcomer.
Holiness is God’s standard and without holiness no man shall see God. Therefore, I commit myself to die completely to the “old man,” to refuse all dominion of sin, to put on the “new man,” to touch no unclean thing, to cleanse myself of all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. I will walk in the spirit, be led of the Spirit and have no life but the life of Christ in me.
Because God has reconciled me to Himself by Jesus Christ, He has committed unto me the Word and Ministry of Reconciliation of the world. I am, therefore, His commissioned disciple and ambassador to go into all the world, proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, setting captives free, healing all who are oppressed of the devil, winning the lost and teaching them to do all the things that God has commanded me to do.
I acknowledge that God has set apostles, prophets, evangelists and pastor-teachers in the Body of Christ for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry. They are given to us as ensamples and I, therefore, acknowledge their leadership in guiding and directing me through the Word and admonition to the maturity required in each member of the Body of Christ. I will esteem them highly for the Word’s sake, and will submit to them because they watch over my soul and must give account, and that they might do so with joy and not with grief.
These of the ministry are God’s gifts to the Body of Christ and God has given His portion, our firstfruits (the tithes) as their portion. To withhold or misuse these tithes is robbing God; therefore, I am obedient to dedicate all of my earthly substance to God that He may use and distribute according to His Word as He wills. I designate the storehouse as God’s chosen place of fellowship and spiritual refreshing and will bring all my tithes into the storehouse to insure meat in my Father’s house and His blessings. I will be obedient to give generous offerings wherever or whenever God so directs.
Fellowship of the saints with the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ, is the highest expression of unity and harmony in the body of Christ; therefore, I give highest priority to the assembling together in awe and reverence of our Lord God for instruction, praise, worship and inspiration. I will attend only those assemblies that gather under the exclusive headship of Jesus Christ and no other.
JESUS IS LORD!