Our congregation is a "Torah observant Messianic Congregation"
comprised of both those who were born Jewish and those of the nations, who
have been grafted into the commonwealth of Israel, through the acceptance of Yeshua as their Messiah (Ephesians 2:12-13). We believe Yeshua to be the living Torah who came to faithfully fulfill Torah and not abolish it. Torah is alive and
well, living in the hearts of all believers.
Observance therefore is not an option
but a requirement of all who desire to follow our Mashiach (Messiah), who having fulfilled the Torah for us, paid the price (the Asham sacrifice) of our failures, thus destroying in His body the consequences of our disobedience (sin and death).
We strive to walk in His ways because we love Him.
We believe that Torah and grace coexist today, Godís Law requires us to perform, Godís Grace forgives us when weíve tried and failed.
Being a Torah observant congregation means that we teach and encourage members and adherents to practice Torah in their homes and as a general everyday lifestyle. It also means the celebrating of all biblical moedim (feasts) on their prescribed day and in their prescribed manner.
Being Torah observant means we honour the Shabbat by ceasing from all forms of labour including buying and selling, from sundown Friday night until sundown Saturday night.
Our Torah observancy also extends to our format and order of service. Although we are charismatic (believe in the gifts and the workings of the Ruach HaKodesh [Holy Spirit]), we favour a more traditional service format. Shabbat begins with our Erev Shabbat "Kabalah Shabbat" (welcoming Shabbat), service, which includes liturgy, praise and worship and an interactive Torah study. Shabbat services begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning, with a one and a half hour Torah study on the weekly parasha (weekly Torah readings).
Regular services begin at 11:00 a.m. and take approximately three hours. This service begins with liturgy and continues with prayer, Messianic praise and worship (which includes Davidic dance), an elaborated traditional Torah service, a Dívar Torah (devotional on the weekly reading), and concludes with the Rabbiís sermon.Although this is a typical service, it is by no means strictly adhered to. Liberty is given to the leadership to alter the service and its components, as they are lead by the Ruach HaKodesh.
We at Melech Yisrael consider ourselves more then just a congregation; we are a living, vibrant community of Messianic believers, with many services and activities taking place throughout the week. Our uniqueness is that we are both Jew and non-Jew who are bound together in the worship of our Mashiach in the customs and traditions of Torah, while maintaining the power and liberty of the Ruach HaKodesh.
Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. 2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the Sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. 3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. 4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my Sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; 5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. 6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the Sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;