YeHoVaH (God) – the eternal being who created the universe and all that is in it (Genesis 1). He is the great I AM and has existed from the beginning. He is the leader of the Godhead and has all authority and power in the universe.
Yeshua (Jesus) – the only begotten son of YeHoVaH who was in existence with the Father before the world began and by whom the worlds were created. He shares the nature, names and attributes of YeHoVaH with the Father. He is the Logos (Word or Spokesman) of YeHoVaH and the savior of the world. He was born of a virgin, died for the sins of the world by the cruelest means possible and was raised from the dead to become the first fruits of them that sleep (I Corinthians 15:20). Yeshua lived without sin, died as an atoning sacrifice for sin, was entombed for three days and three nights, was resurrected bodily and ascended to His Father to serve as mediator and high priest in the order of Melchizedek (Genesis 14). He is coming again to take ruler-ship over the world and bring eternal peace at the close of the ages.
Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit) – the promised divine helper who proceeds from the Father and Son. The Spirit is YeHoVaH's presence and power in the world and indwells believers. By the Holy Spirit, YeHoVaH inspired and illuminates the Scriptures; convicts and regenerates sinners; sanctifies, teaches, comforts, guides, preserves believers and empowers them for service. Evidences of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life are faith in Yeshua, obedience to YeHoVaH, and the fruits of the spirit, of which the greatest is love (I Corinthians 13:13).
The Bible – the divinely inspired word of YeHoVaH and the instruction manual for our lives. It is the testimony of YeHoVaH to mankind and reveals His character to us.
Mankind – created by YeHoVaH at the beginning of our history with the purpose of having a relationship with Him as a Father and child. We are the prize of His creation and have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit as a down payment for eternal life. We are expected to worship Him and be obedient to His laws.
Torah (YeHoVaH’s instruction) – many times translated as “law”, given to us for our good and instructs us how we are to love Him and our fellow man. It defines for us His character. The Ten Commandments were known and obeyed by faithful people before the law was given at Sinai. Later incorporated into the new covenant by the example and teaching of Yeshua, they constitute the basic moral code for humanity and are obeyed to demonstrate the believer’s love for YeHoVaH and his fellowman.
Shabbat (Sabbath) – On our calendar as Saturday; YeHoVaH's gift to humanity from creation by His example (Genesis 2:2-3), was written into the Ten Commandments by His finger, kept and taught by Yeshua and observed by the apostolic church. A memorial of both creation and redemption, the Sabbath should be faithfully celebrated by believers now as a day of rest, worship and well-doing.
Moed (YeHoVaH’s feast days) – instituted by YeHoVaH for our observance and worship of Him. They have been in place from the beginning though not named prior to the exodus from Egypt. They play out His plan of salvation for mankind through history and are special appointments for us to spend time with Him. They are to be observed by believers as an example for the world around us (Leviticus 23:1-41, Zechariah 14:16-18, Isaiah 66:22-23).