The things we hold in common that serve to connect us but not bind us. These concepts and principles are part of who we are.
Who are we?
We are a unique group of individuals in relationship with Jesus Christ and each other. We at WaterWaze represent the living Body of Christ in the earth as we follow the Lord.
WaterWaze Mission Statement
Through Jesus Christ we are an environment that promotes restoration, birth & maturity in Individuals & Ministries.
We live through knowing Jesus, not by knowledge of him.
Our salvation is in Jesus Christ alone.
There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 nlt
The Lord Jesus is our only hope for salvation AND he is the “head” of the Church, the body of Christ.
Jesus is the Head over all things to the Church Eph. 1:22, 23; 4:15,16 nlt
God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church.
And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself. Eph. 1:22,23 nlt
This relationship of the Church, the Body of Christ, and its head, the Lord Jesus Christ, is unique and wonderful. In Him, we have all that we need.
Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Eph. 4:15, 16 nlt
The Lord God as Head means he is our source. We will be on guard against the human tendency to make our own way. Instead, we will hold everything loosely until proven it is from the Lord God. We test all things to know what is of the Lord God Almighty.
The importance of this subject is proven by the Lord Jesus’ earthly ministry. He emphasized this concept at the very beginning and at the end. In the conversations immediately after his resurrection, his final words to his disciples while on earth, he focused on this.
. . .he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. And he talked to them about the Kingdom of God. Acts 1:3 nkjv
The Kingdom of God was Christ’s central message while on earth. He repeated it over and over again. The Acts church continued the same message. This message of the Kingdom of God goes back to the Old Testament; back to Abraham and the Hebrews. The Lord wanted a people who would worship him and relate to him as their King.
Here is the progression through scripture.
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. Exodus 19:5,6 nkjv
Peter reiterated it in regards to the Body of Christ.
You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light 1Peter2:9 nkjv
In fact, this idea of ruling and reigning continues into the new millennium beyond this age.
“You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; ??for You were slain, ??and have redeemed us to God by Your blood ??out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, ??and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth.”Revelation 5:9,10
At WaterWaze, we consider ourselves Christians in pursuit of spiritual life like the book of Acts shows.
Among us we know each other according to calling and gifting more than by gender.
There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. Gal. 3:28 nlt
We hold to the idea that the Lord designed each of us for his purposes. Gender is part of that.
When the Lord Jesus ascended he gave gifts unto his disciples. Among those are the following.
Five-fold gifting exists to equip believers for works of service. Ephesians 4
The charisma gifts exists to enable believers to walk supernaturally in addressing the challenges of this present age. 1Corinthians 12
Each individual is born with one of these gifts. They are part of their very DNA spiritually. Romans 12
Our function as a part of the Body of Christ arises from worship. Through worship we realize spiritual dynamics and functions that only can come this way.
One of the concepts from the Old Testament which has been lost by most New Testament believers is Blood Covenant. Our western society abandoned these principles, but that doesn’t mean the Lord God has. We believe these still apply in spiritual principle today. In fact, we acknowledge that we are under the ‘new covenant’.
We subscribe to the idea that the calendar as prescribed by the Lord is the one we will pay attention to regarding spiritual things. It is important in spiritual things to walk in the timing of the Lord. We utilize the book “A Time To ADVANCE” by Chuck Pierce as a tool in this.