“To Him be the glory in the church [ekklesia] and in Messiah Yeshua to all generations forever and ever, Amen.” (Ephesians 3:21)
- It represents the body of Christ worldwide, over which the Lord functions as head (Mt. 16:18; Eph. 1:22; 1 Tim. 3:15).
The expression can refer to God’s people in a given region (Acts 9:31).
Frequently, it depicted a local congregation of Christians (1 Cor. 1:2; Rev. 1:11).
It could also signify a group of the Lord’s people assembled for worship (1 Cor. 14:34-35).
“May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community [kahal] of peoples.” (Genesis 28:3)
- His Torah — instructions that reveal God’s standards of holiness.
His Appointed Times — holy days by which to remember His character and His miracles;
His prophecies — to remember His warnings, judgments, and revelations of who the Messiah would be and what He would do.
- The belief that Yeshua (Jesus) is the prophesied Messiah and Son of God, and
The need to be born again through Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit).
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing (wholly immersing, not sprinkling) them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and know that I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18–20)
“If it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you,” Yeshua said. (Matthew 12:28)
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.” (John 14:12)
“For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, ‘Anyone who believes in Him will never be put to shame.’ For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’
“How, then, can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” (Romans 10:10–15)
“Go and make disciples of all nations,” Yeshua said. (Matthew 28:19)