Who We Are
We are a messianic fellowship founded in Rishon Letzion in 2008.
We believe Yeshua is the Messiah of the entire world – we also respect and celebrate the Jewish holidays and feasts our Messiah came to fulfil and which he celebrated in this land. We believe in the fulness of the Tanakh (Old Covenant) and the New Covenant, according to Jeremiah 31:31.
Anyone who believes that Yeshua died for him personally on the cross, as a sacrifice for sin, anyone who received Yeshua into his heart (according to Romans 10:17) and professes Him as Lord and Savior, is welcome to be part of us.
Our services are in Hebrew; simultaneous (headset) translation is offered to Russian and English-speakers (translation into Finnish, German and Spanish is also available if needed).
What We Believe
Our name, Tehilat-Yah, God’s praise, is significant in our life as a congregation. We want to be people who worship God everywhere and with every inch of our being. His glory is our focus, and our vision is that we could each express our worship of God wholeheartedly. We believe God wants to manifest His presence in a special way through harp playing, giving prophecy, healing and restoration. This was not only a biblical reality, but is valid throughout time (Revelation).
Imitating our beloved Messiah, we are called to love God passionately with all that is within us, and to love our brothers and sisters with God’s unconditional love available to us. Discipleship is all about passing on the treasure we received (Matthew 28:19-20).
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
We want to make and equip all disciples who will themselves continue to make disciples. A believer in Yeshua believes in Yeshua's sacrifice on his behalf. This disciple also believes this but he in return offers his life to God as a living sacrifice, as it is written in Romans 12:1.
Four standards characterize the life of a disciple of Yeshua:
- He abides in the Word of God and God's truth sets him free (John 8:31-32);
- He loves his brothers and sisters in the Lord (John 13:35);
- He bears much fruit (John 15:8);
- He places the Lord above everything in his life and willingly takes up his cross following Him (Luke 14:25-27).
UNITY IN DIVERSITY
Any believer from any background can become part of our fellowship as we strive for unity in diversity (Ephesians 2:11-22). Yeshua has broken down the dividing wall of separation and given us a new identity in Him. Our gender, national, and denominational identity are second to our identity in the Messiah. Rooted firmly in who we are in Him, we can worship and fellowship, Jews and non-Jews, men and women together, with our different languages, cultures, ages and denominations.
Our common ground is Ephesians 4:4-6:
"There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called to one hope when you were called - one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."
As the Lord's temple of living stones we, like building stones, differ from each other in “size”, “strength” and “color”. Praise be to God that through the Holy Spirit God's love has been poured into our hearts (Romans 5:5). Much like the cement in a wall God’s love unites us and keeps us together. Sometimes in the love of Yeshua we will "agree to disagree" and yet continue to love one another. We consider the things we have in common higher than the things which separate us.
According to Isaiah 61:1-3 and Acts 10:38 we want to be a fellowship that brings healing, deliverance and gladness to the brokenhearted, the prisoners and the mourning.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion - to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.”
We believe in the power of God’s healing as we draw close to Him in prayer. We have a prayer team for just that purpose, in order that people can find not only physical, but also inner healing and be delivered to a more powerful life in the Messiah. Also through our healing rooms we want to be a tool for healing in God’s hands.