Lighthouse International ministries are an apostolic ministry that has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only to their over-emphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the Body of Christ.
We believe that we are part of the Last-Days Church (Apostolic church) that God is rebuilding. The main business of the Lord is redemption, and then restoration. The church is composed of those who are in this process, who are growing in the grace, power, and nature of the Lord. However, the church cannot grow to its full stature, or accomplish its full purpose, without the apostolic ministry. Neither can any of the ministries given to the church grow to their full stature, nor accomplish their full purpose, without the apostolic ministry. We believe that the apostolic ministry cannot accomplish its purpose without the other equipping ministries given to the church, which is clearly stated in Ephesians 4:11-13:
"And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.” (Eph. 4:11-13)
The Apostolic ministry is a necessary part of fulfilling the Great Commission. The Church needs apostolic power and authority in order to fulfill and carry out the instructions left by our Lord. Therefore, a restoration of apostolic ministry is absolutely necessary order for the Church to complete its mission on earth.
We believe in the Law of Impartation: The apostolic anointing is transferable, meaning it can be transmitted from one person to another. This is the law of impartation. When God anoints someone, there is a measure of grace placed within that individual’s life. The individual then becomes a container, or reservoir, of the anointing. The Lord desires to release His anointing into the earth. Wherever and whenever the anointing flows, it brings blessings, miracles, healing and deliverance. Yokes are destroyed and burdens are lifted because of the anointing (Isaiah 10:27). The Lord has chosen to use men and women as channels to release His anointing into the earth.
We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ's Agape love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.
We believe worship of God should be spiritual. Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
We believe worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give great place to music in our worship.
We believe worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshipped.
We believe worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshipping Him.
We believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments are the inspired, infallible Word of God.
We believe that God is eternally existent in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that all people are, by nature, separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures, and that they are valid for today if they are exercised within the scriptural guidelines. We as believers are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified. We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without this love all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.
We believe in the baptism in the Holy Ghost. The baptism of the Holy Ghost is a gift from God, promised by Christ to all believers, distinct from and subsequent to the New Birth, and that the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues is given to believers who ask for it. (Acts 2:38, 39; Acts 1:4-8; Acts 15:8, 9, Joel 2:28; Acts 2:4).
We believe that entire sanctification and a life set apart from the world is God's will for all believers. Sanctification is something that should be earnestly pursued by living in obedience to God's word. (Rom. 8:3-4; 1 Thes. 5:23; Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 1:14-16; 1 John 2:6; 3:3
We believe in divine healing and prayer for the sick. Deliverance from sickness was provided in the atonement. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matt. 8:16, 17; Mark 16:18; John 5:14; James 5:14, 15)
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, that He is the Son of God and the Son of Man, that He came to save man from condemnation of sin by offering His blood as an atonement and making it available to all who repent of their sin and exercise faith in Him (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
We believe that Christians have the benefit of abundant life on earth - being whole and complete through God. (John 10:10)
We believe that Baptism in Water and Holy Communion are ordinances of the Christian faith and should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have repented and in their hearts have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord. In water baptism, we declare to the world that we have died with Jesus and that we have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4). Holy Communion is an ordinance that reminds us that His blood offers forgiveness for sin and that His body was broken for our healing. (Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12)
We believe the church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in Heaven (Ephesians 1:22; 2:19 22; Hebrews 12:23).
We believe that total prosperity is available to Believer’s through the Word of God, including: (a)spiritual (John 3:3, 11; II Cor. 5:17 21; Romans 10:9 10); (b) mental (II Tim. 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3); (c) physical (Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matt. 8:17; I Peter 2:24); (d) financial (III John 1:2; Malachi 3:10 11; Luke 6:38; II Cor. 9:6 10; Deut. 28:1 14) and (e) social (Proverbs 3:4).
We believe in the Blessed Hope that Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to Heaven (I Cor. 15:51 52; I Thess. 4:16 17; and II Thess. 2:1).