Our Worship

We gather together in our households at the beginning and end of each day to thank and praise our Creator for all that He has done for us. Our gatherings are spontaneous, musical and exciting. They are filled with worshipful dances and songs, as well as people sharing from the overflow of their hearts. There are no clergy or laity here, in fact all are free to speak and encouraged to do so. Our gatherings are what the Apostle Paul said a true community should be like:

What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church. (1 Corinthians 14:26)

When it is clear that our Father has spoken to us, we end in prayer. The men lift up their hands, while the women keep their hands free for attending to the children, and we pray for pressing needs, and for the rulers of the nations and all those who have authority, in order that our people (in the community) may live peaceful lives together. This is all done without any wrath or dissention between each other or toward those outside of the community, as it says in 1 Timothy.

I want men in every place to lift up holy hands in prayer, without wrath or dissention. (1 Timothy 2:8)

We offer our lives to Him, surrendering what we want to do in order to do His will that day. Our worship is not only in word, song and dance, but continues throughout the day as we walk in the works prepared for us (Ephesians 2:10; Revelation 19:8). In Greek, both serve and worship are the same word. So we do not simply give praise to Him at our gatherings and then “do our own thing” the rest of the day. Our entire life is surrendered to Him.

The weekends are a special time for us. The gatherings at the beginning and end of the Sabbath have a special focus. The beginning of the Sabbath (sundown on Friday night), prophetically anticipates the return of our Master Yahshua, signaling the end of this age and the beginning of the Millennial Age of peace. [See the freepaper The Last Day].

At the end of the Sabbath (sundown on Saturday) we focus on the resurrection of our Master Yahshua. Following the celebration we have a story for our children after which they share what they got from the story. The stories bring to life their biblical heroes, those men and women of faith, whom we take so much of our encouragement and inspiration from.

From there we go to a room that has been prepared where we can break bread together as our Master commanded us to do (Luke 22:19-20). This is an intimate time for us to remember His death, and share the deep things in our heart.

The love and worship of our Master Yahshua is central to our daily life and culture. It is what bonds us together and enables us to live this life. Without His love compelling us, we could never live the way we do.

The Twelve Tribes is a confederation of twelve self-governing tribes, composed of self-governing communities. We are disciples of the Son of God whose name in Hebrew is Yahshua. We follow the pattern of the early church in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, truly believing everything that is written in the Old and New Covenants of the Bible, and sharing all things in common.

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