Our vision as a church community is to become one in Christ. We as a family are continually learning to lay down our lives for Him and for one another in order to see this vision come to fruition. The two scriptures that are the pillars to our vision are John 17:21-23 & Ephesians 1:10.
Everything we do flows out of relationship. We engage in various kinds of meetings that are very spontaneous yet strategic in nature. There’s no limit to what we do at our meetings. As a family, our interactions tend to be very intimate. So you can expect to experience very intimate fellowship with believers in Christ who passionately desire to know God and be known by Him.
Our main goal is to host the God of the people and from that core value we make all of our decisions. We understand that this may make people very uncomfortable and we are completely okay with that! We also do have faith in Holy Spirit as the comforter 😉
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God! Even though the Bible is perfect we do believe that our understanding of it is imperfect. Therefore, we acknowledge that God is progressively restoring truths and continually shedding light through revelation to His Church. Consequently, we as iGate do not limit further revelation. With this in mind, revelation must be proven and supported in alignment to the Scriptures.
We believe that the Bible is a gateway that enables a person to encounter God and that the Bible should be used as a plumbline for every encounter with Him. We honor His Word above our own personal opinion.
We believe that supernatural encounters are a byproduct of intimacy with God and should be pursued according to 1 Corinthians 14:1. However, our first pursuit is God and every encounter we have should always deepen our relationship with Him. Also, the Bible is not only the instrument used to discern supernatural encounters, but is also a door for us to experience God in powerful and transformative ways.
We believe that being able to go to Heaven without dying points to many facts including:
- Every veil that separated us from accessing our Father has been torn because Jesus really is the Christ who is risen from the dead and seated at the right hand of God. As a result He is able to save to the uttermost, those who draw near to God through Him (Hebrews 7:25).
- Just as we’re naturally able to interact with the physical realm because we have a physical body, we are also able to naturally interact with the realm of God’s kingdom (the spirit realm) because we are spirit beings energized by the power of the Holy Spirit. Moreover, we have spiritual senses which anybody professing to be a mature believer in Christ should be able to use naturally (Heb 5:12-14). Our belief is that if as spirit beings, we’re unable to interact with the spirit realm, its simply because we are still limited by our flesh and are therefore carnal (babes in Christ).
- The following scripture, as well as many other scriptures not listed here are true: Ephesians 2:6, Hebrews 4:16…
We believe that there are promises by God that can be received today and immortality is one of them. The scriptures prove beyond reasonable doubt that immortality can be attained today because of what Jesus accomplished for us and as us. In addition, there is reward for those who strive after immortality – today (Romans 2:7)
You can read more on our view on this subject by checking our blog articles.
No, we are instructed in scripture to worship and obey God only. (Luke 4:8) John in the Book of Revelations had an encounter in Heaven where he met with an angel. In this encounter John attempted to “worship at the feet of the angel”, however this angel made a statement that points out a valid truth that iGate practices in our interaction with angelic beings. But he said, “No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers the prophets, as well as all who obey what is written in this book. Worship only God!” Revelation 22:9
We love them! God’s angels (ministers) are amazing beings who we love to hang around with. They are part of our everyday life and we continually look forward to entertaining them as the author of the book of Hebrews encourages us to (Hebrews 13:2). We work with them and interact with them just as our Father does. We’re not scared of being deceived by spirit beings as we are equipped with biblical tools on how to discern evil spirits.
We are learning to cultivate a hatred for sin by reckoning ourselves dead to it; while pursuing holiness. We believe that holiness is all about maturity rather than a means towards righteousness since we’re already the righteousness of God in Christ.