But now, O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8 NKJV)
We are simply those following the call of the Lord Jesus to preach the gospel (the Good News of Jesus Christ) to His people. We come from all walks of life, Bible-believing churches, and locations to join together in street ministry. The common denominator between us is JESUS the Christ, our Lord and Savior.
New Covenant Ministries as "ambassadors for Christ" preach the good news of Jesus Christ on the street corners of Camden, NJ, and in Bayside State Prisons, minister to the elderly in a local nursing home, and as the Lord leads elsewhere. Men, women, and children from Christian churches, families and backgrounds, all work together as the Lord has gifted each one to minister to help to feed and clothe the homeless and needy, repair and give out bicycles and toys, and intercede for others through prayer -- all by God's grace!
WE BELIEVE: that Jesus the Christ is the only begotten (born human) of the Father, and that He is God, just as the Holy Spirit is God (John 1, verses 1 thru 4 & 14). We believe that God decided at the appointed time in history (Galatians 4:4-5) about 2,000 years ago to live as a Man, born of a virgin according to the scriptures, and with no human father, but living among mankind as Immanuel, which means: "God With Us" (Isaiah 7:14 & 9:6-7, & Matthew 1:23.)
It is difficult to comprehend how God The Father and Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit can be ONE... a mystery our mere human minds are not capable of understanding the way God Himself does. The Word of God in the Bible gives us several hints as to the nature of God, but even the disciples that lived with him for years could not fully comprehend Him. Suffice it to say that GOD IS ONE, but reveals Himself in many ways. He came down from above and revealed Himself through the human body of Jesus Christ . He also reveals Himself through manifestations of His Spirit, such as through a burning bush to Moses, tongues of fire above the heads of the Apostles on the Day of Pentecost, and so on.
Colossians 1:15 says, "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence."
That means the Spirit within the Man Jesus Christ is not just a created being as we are, but Eternal God Himself, Jesus the Christ, who has always existed, without beginning of days or end of days. He is the Great I AM, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Word, the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Kings, YHWH, the Lord of Lords, the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, and known by hundreds of other royal and priestly titles (see link on "1000 Names of God). He is the perfect "Lamb of God" slain since the foundation of the world to take away the sin of the world by His crucifixion and sacrifice on the cross at Calvary.
The human body of Christ was born at a specific time in history to a virgin, named Mary, but the Spirit within the God-Man, Jesus the Christ, is eternal. Beyond that description, we cannot further explain the exact nature of God in Christ anymore than we can explain our own spirit interacting with our mind and body as one. The Bible just lets us know glimpses of information, but assures us that one Day all of our questions will be answered... until then we see through a glass darkly (1 Corinthians 13:12.)
He (His body, which He Himself as God created -- you can't kill the Spirit of God!) was buried in a tomb for three days, and then He showed Himself victorious over death in a Divine Resurrection three days later. He then ascended into heaven where He now sits on the throne of all the universe until He returns a second time at the end of this age. At that time He will gather His elect saints both dead and alive in a resurrection -- those dead from the graves, and those living -- both in a miraculous and instantaneous change in less time than a twinkling of the eye to take them with Him into the "clouds of glory," and usher in a new dispensation of His kingdom forever and ever.
Then He will replace everything with a "new heavens and a new earth" and a capital city called, "New Jersalem," where He will sit on His throne as King of Kings and Lord of Lords for all eternity. These are His promises which cannot be broken!
Our Mission is to do what Jesus said: "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." (Mark 16:15, NJKV.) Street ministry is just one way to obey His Word as part of the Body of Christ. But all have a part!
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