Mission, Vision, Core Values
To bring all peoples to the kingdom of the living God regardless of race, status, belief and religious affiliations through the saving, healing, delivering, and transforming power of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Jesus Is Lord Church (Worldwide) exists to bring all peoples, regardless of race, status, belief and religious affiliations, to the Kingdom of the Living GOD in obedience to the Great Commission of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, thus experiencing all the blessings of the Kingdom.
Definition of terms:
Jesus Is Lord Church (Worldwide) – shall hereinafter referred to as “JILCW” or “the Church”, the constituted Corporation Sole
Kingdom of GOD – the complete dominion of GOD, through the Lordship of JESUS CHRIST, over the totality of our lives and over all His creation
Saving – salvation in all aspects of life primarily eternal life
Healing – healing in all aspects of life: spiritual, emotional, physical, mental, financial
Delivering – total freedom from sins, curses and bondages
Transforming – changed life from the old self to CHRIST-likeness impacting the society
A glorious church evangelizing and discipling Filipinos and all the peoples of the world through teaching, preaching and living-out the full-Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The JILCW is a channel of GOD’s divine transforming power through the HOLY SPIRIT, manifested in the daily CHRIST-like lifestyle of its members.
Definition of terms:
Glorious church – blameless, without spot, without blemish; a bride of CHRIST ready to be raptured
Evangelizing – preaching the Gospel with the goal of winning souls
Discipling – equipping the believers to become like CHRIST
Living out – manifesting CHRIST-likeness in all areas of life: personal, family, school, work, business, community, nation, etc.
Scope of the Vision
The JILCW is passionately committed and wholly devoted to the Vision entrusted by the Sovereign GOD. It endeavors to reach the fulfillment of the Glorious Plan of GOD by bringing the Gospel of the LORD JESUS CHRIST to all parts of the world. Thus, the all-encompassing scope of the vision of the Church covers its Micro and Macro Vision.
Micro Vision – all geographical territories within the Philippines
Macro Vision – all geographical territories outside the Philippines
- Passionate Love for GOD
- An intimate and wholehearted devotion, reserved to GOD alone, that is steadfast and unparalleled, evidenced by absolute submission and obedience to GOD’s will and commands (Deuteronomy 6:5)
- Love and Compassion for Others
- A compelling urge that eventually becomes a natural inclination to selflessly care for others as He cares for others, becoming GOD’s channel of unconditional mercy and grace (Mark 12:31)
- An uprightness of character that is beyond reproach, in private and public life, through the uncompromised principle of upholding truth, transparency and consistency in word and in action (Psalm 78:72)
- An authentic loyalty to GOD with a sense of responsibility as stewards to the various roles, relationships and resources entrusted by GOD (Matthew 25:21)
- A quality of character that rejects mediocrity and commits to GOD’s highest workmanship (Daniel 6:3-4)
Declaration of the JIL Church Worldwide Distinctives
The JILCW believes that the church to be raptured is a glorious church: without spot, wrinkle or blemish and is an embodiment of the following attributes:
We are a Church that consistently takes part in experiences of GOD’s love and forgiveness and is unashamed to present our love to GOD.
As a Church, we seek to lead others to truly see, hear and experience GOD’s presence and to show how they, too, can be confident in discovering, responding and expressing their love to GOD.
We are a Church that testifies to the holistic healing that GOD gives to the hurt, the sick and the lost.
As a Church, we recognize the power and willingness of the Great Physician to heal the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual wounds of every man, woman and child and thus undertake to be used as both testimonies and instruments of GOD’s healing ministry.
We are a Church whose heart feels the heartbeat of GOD for the salvation of perishing souls.
As a Church, we exemplify a lifestyle of evangelism so that souls are won for the eternal Kingdom of GOD.
We are a Church whose backbone and life blood is Prayer.
As a Church, together with the Body of CHRIST, we fight the good fight of faith in prayer and fasting, intercession and spiritual warfare with corresponding action.
We are a Church with glorious prophetic destiny.
As a Church, we endeavor to reach the realization of GOD’s glorious Vision through wholehearted obedience, devotion and commitment, Spirit-led and strategic planning under His Divine Enablement.
As a Church, we believe we cannot do anything apart from GOD, but we can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens us.
We are a Church whose way of life is to seek out the Spirit’s baptism as well as His anointing in everything – praying, sharing, preaching, teaching, listening, performing, writing and so forth.
As a Church, we humbly submit to the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit in doing the works of GOD in the church and society.
We are a Church called to zealously love our country, believing that every nation must be under the Lordship of JESUS CHRIST.
As a Church, we accept our divine mandate to love our country by influencing and transforming every pillar of society – church and family, government, business and economics, education, science and technology, media and entertainment, arts, and environment – through programs, projects and other ways and means that trumpet truth, justice and righteousness.
We are a Church that puts our absolute trust in the revelation and power of the Living GOD.
As a Church, we live with absolute confidence on GOD’s sovereignty and guidance, acknowledging His power, knowledge and presence in every part of our life.
We are a Church who firmly believes that our GOD also reveals His Word, will and instructions through His genuine Prophet to the nation and the Body of CHRIST.
As a Church, we recognize GOD’s commands and revelations and pursue the fulfillment of His glorious plan for the Church and nation.
We are a Church that submits to spirit of apostolic leadership established and ordained by the Living GOD through JESUS CHRIST.
As a Church, we operate and experience the blessings of the five-fold ministry gifts that empower our dynamic apostolic church gloriously reflecting the character and power of the Living GOD and effectively reaching all parts of the world through evangelism and church planting.
We are a Church that faithfully lives according to the Biblical principle teaching us that it is more blessed to give than to receive.
As a Church, we seize every opportunity to selflessly and cheerfully give to His Ministry and to the people in need.
We are a Church that follows the example set by our LORD JESUS CHRIST in genuine humility and Godly servanthood.
As a Church, we devise and spearhead programs and projects that enable us to passionately serve God, His Ministry, our country and the rest of the world.
Declaration of Principles and Values
JIL Doctrinal and Ministerial Distinctive.
The JILCW adheres to the biblical tenets of the faith, evangelical, Full-Gospel (Pentecostal-Charismatic) distinctives in doctrine, ministry and experience. We affirm the Laussane Covenant of 1974, the Manila Manifesto of 1989 and the historic creeds of Christianity, especially the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds.
The Church as Agent of Evangelism and Transformation.
We hold that the Church is central in GOD’S redemptive plan for humanity and it is GOD’S agent for evangelism and transformation. The JILCW recognizes the urgency of this task and is committed to take the whole Gospel to the whole world until the Great Commission is fulfilled.
Discipleship and Training.
The Church is called upon not only to evangelize the lost but also to disciple and equip believers for effective and fruitful service. The JILCW shall provide various training programs where, by the Spirit, through the Word, and the five-fold ascension gifts in Ephesians 4, the members are prepared to function in their grace and giftings.
Priority of Worship.
The JILCW recognizes worship as the priority ministry of all believers, and that through the life-nourishing power of worship flows out evangelism and other ministries. Therefore, the JILCW shall equip its members to live a lifestyle of worship.
The Authority of the Bible.
The Bible is GOD’s Word and we acknowledge its absolute power and authority upon our lives and the Church. The JILCW shall endeavor to pattern all its conduct, practices and ministries according to Scriptural principles.
Primacy of Prayer-Intercession.
The JILCW shall equip and release its members to be prayer warriors and intercessors because we believe that through prayer and intercession we tap into GOD’S inexhaustible resources and destroy the works of Satan thereby establishing GOD’s rulership over all spheres of life and over all the nations of the world.
Every JILCW leader and member shall endeavor to live a life pleasing to the LORD and must always conduct himself/herself with purity, integrity and consecration, manifesting the righteousness of GOD and the fruit of the Spirit, and he/she must faithfully follow the provisions of this Constitution and existing code of laws and others as may be promulgated by JILCW through the Executive Bishop or his authorized representative.
The JILCW believes that excellence and integrity in the conduct of ministry must be upheld at all times. Therefore, all JILCW pastors and ministry leaders/workers must adhere to the Biblical Principles and existing Code of Laws and other policies and procedures, rules and regulations that may, from time to time, be promulgated and implemented by JILCW through the Executive Bishop or his authorized representative.
Every JILCW member is a vital part in fulfilling the mission and vision of the JILCW. He/She shall endeavor to develop and utilize his/her GOD-given gifts for His service through the multi-ministries of the Church, faithful attendance to Church activities, prayer, and giving of tithes and offerings and other
The family, as a covenantal institution ordained by GOD, is the foundation and validation of our ministries. Therefore, the JILCW is committed to equip families to become strong units of society where each member is functioning according to his/her biblical role and responsibility.
Marriage is designed by GOD to be a lifelong and permanent relationship between a man and woman and that divorce and separation are not solutions to marital problems and discord. The JILCW shall always uphold the sanctity of marriage and oppose any attempt to destroy it by any person, group or sector.
GOD and Country (Diyos at Bayan)
The Church people are called to be GOD’s representatives who create impact to the Nations. Therefore, the JILCW shall endeavor to exert strong prophetic voice and influence upon all pillars of society and the whole nation through socio-economic and political involvement and transformation, which we believe are crucial parts of our Christian duty and mandate.
We believe that the Church is to share GOD’s compassion for the poor and the needy, distressed, and oppressed. To this end, the JILCW shall establish ministries that shall be concrete expressions of GOD’s love and mercy to the marginalized members of the society.
We believe that the Church must handle its finances and other resources as good stewards with utmost integrity, according to high ethical monetary practices, and always in the manner that honors the LORD. The JILCW recognizes that all tithes, offerings, pledges and donations are from and for GOD and must always be spent wisely and appropriately for the ministry, with the strict observance of regular reportorial submissions and proper accounting.
Unity in the Body of CHRIST.
We affirm that the Church of JESUS CHRIST is only One but with many local congregations; that JESUS is the CHIEF SHEPHERD with many undershepherds. The JILCW acknowledges that it is only one of the local expressions of the One Universal Church and is committed to work with CHRIST-centered and Bible-based churches and Christian organizations to advance GOD’s Kingdom in the spirit of love, unity and mutual recognition of giftings and callings.
Declaration of Faith
The Declaration of Faith consists of biblically founded doctrines and beliefs that the JILCW is more than willing to live and die for. These are the major doctrines that serve as the foundation of the distinctives of the Church. Furthermore, these doctrines are the bases of all spiritual and theological principles that guide all operations, activities, policies and programs of the Church. The Jesus Is Lord Church (Worldwide) believes on the following major doctrines:
LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST
Philippians 2:6-11(NIV) “6 Who, being in very nature GOD, did not consider equality with GOD something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, He made Himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! 9 Therefore GOD exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the Name of JESUS every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that JESUS CHRIST is LORD, to the glory of GOD the Father.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17(NIV) “All Scripture is GOD-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of GOD may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
1 John 5:7-8 (KJV) “For there are three that bear record in heaven – the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost: and these three are ONE…”
FALL OF MAN
Romans 5:12(NIV) “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, in this way death came to all men, because all have sinned.”
PLAN OF REDEMPTION
John 3:16 (NKJV) “For GOD so loved the world that He gave His only begotten SON, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
Ephesians 2:8-9(NKJV) “For by GRACE you have been saved through FAITH, and that not of yourselves; it is the GIFT of GOD, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
1 John 5:11-12 (NKJV) “And this is the testimony: that GOD has given us ETERNAL LIFE, and this life is in His SON. He who has the SON has life; he who does not have the SON of GOD does not have life.”
REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE
1 John 1:9 (NIV) “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
John 1:12 (NKJV) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of GOD, to those who believe in His name.”
John 3:3 (NIV 1984) “In reply, JESUS declared, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of GOD unless he is BORN AGAIN.’”
WATER BAPTISM AND LORD’S SUPPER
Matthew 28:19-20 (NKJV) “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.”
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NKJV) “…The LORD JESUS on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same manner, He also took the cup after supper saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood; this do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the LORD’s death till He comes.”
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
Acts 2:4 (NIV) “All of them were filled with the HOLY SPIRIT and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”
Acts 1:8 (NKJV) “But you shall receive power when the HOLY SPIRIT has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to ME in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
1 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NKJV) But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of WISDOM through the Spirit, to another the word of KNOWLEDGE through the same Spirit, 9 to another FAITH by the same Spirit, to another gifts of HEALINGS by the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of MIRACLES, to another PROPHECY, to another DISCERNING OF SPIRITS, to another different kinds of TONGUES, to another the INTERPRETATION OF TONGUES.
Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV) “But the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT is Love, Joy, Peace, Long Suffering, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control. Against such there is no law.”
James 5:14-15 (NKJV) “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the NAME OF THE LORD. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the LORD will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”
SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (NIV) “For the LORD Himself will come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of archangel and with the trumpet call of GOD and the dead in CHRIST will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the LORD in the air. And so we will be with the LORD forever.”
TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Malachi 3:10 (NKJV) “Bring all the TITHES into the storehouse that there may be food in MY house, and try ME now in this,” says the LORD OF HOSTS, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.”
Matthew 6:9-10 (NKJV) “This, then, is how you should pray: “Our FATHER in heaven hallowed be your NAME, YOUR KINGDOM COME, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Revelation 11:15b (NKJV) “…The kingdoms of this world have become the Kingdoms of our LORD and of His CHRIST, and HE shall reign forever and ever!”
Bro. Eddie’s Principles in Ministry
The Jesus Is Lord Church is born from the very heart of GOD.
The LORD JESUS CHRIST is the sole Owner of the JIL Ministry. Brother Eddie and all JIL pastors and leaders are mere stewards of the LORD. Thus, nobody can ever destroy or abolish the JIL Ministry from the surface of the earth without first contending against the Living GOD.
No one is indispensable in the Ministry except JESUS CHRIST.
All pastors and leaders may be removed from the Ministry if they choose to become traitors to GOD and to the VISION entrusted to the Ministry.
No one is being forced to serve in the Ministry.
If a pastor no longer believes and trusts the JIL Leadership, he/she should leave in peace, for GOD’s exit door is widely open for him/her. JIL Church only welcomes those who are CALLED, CHOSEN AND FAITHFUL.
All JIL pastors and leaders must be seekers and living testimonies of GOD’S Visions and Biblical Principles.
All JIL pastors and leaders must know and learn by heart the glorious Visions that GOD has entrusted to the JIL Ministry as well as the Biblical Principles which Brother Eddie has imbibed from his daily devotion of GOD’s Word. Careful study of these Visions and Principles will assure their glorious prophetic destiny.
All JIL pastors and leaders must be visionary people of GOD.
The JIL people must be people who renew, review and internalize in their hearts and minds, write, declare and speak, and most of all, live by the GOD-given visions of JIL as they serve in the Ministry. They must do their best to help fulfill the Mission, Vision and Core Values (MVV) GOD has given to the JIL Ministry. They must also keep in mind that even if their bones and bodies be pulverized, these are not enough to pay for the supreme sacrifice that CHRIST has done for them on the Cross.
Every JIL pastor and leader must make it his/her mission to constantly be GOD’s faithful servant.
A JIL pastor must constantly remind himself/herself that GOD can always raise up the right people to fulfill His Glorious Mission and Vision for the Glorious ministry of the JIL. Therefore, he/she must endeavor to be faithful to GOD and His mandate in order to avoid disqualification in the ministry. He/She must not in anyway hinder the fulfillment of the JIL Mission and Vision.
No one should seek money, fame or power in the Ministry.
If a pastor or leader just wants to gain money, he/she should not look for money in the ministry and must rather go to business; if he/she wants popularity, earthly honor or applause of men, he/she should enter show business or the entertainment world; if he/she wants power per se and authority over men, he/she should enter politics. However, Christians should not abandon GOD’S will for His people to do great exploits in business, politics and in all sectors of the entire society as part of GOD’S Kingdom Dominion mandate to the Church.
All JIL pastors and leaders must have integrity in money and all possessions.
No pastor or leader should have undue interest over GOD’s money, resources, assets and properties in the JIL Ministry, not even Brother Eddie, who is the principal protector and trustee of GOD with regard to these resources.
Every JIL pastor and leader must stand firm against all forms of temptation.
No JIL pastor or leader, who has allowed himself/herself to be trapped by the devil in the lust of the flesh and greed for money and power, can remain a worker of the JIL Ministry.
Any form of discrimination without God’s justification is injustice and must therefore be rejected.
No JIL pastor or leader must initiate even tolerate any form of partiality in the Church, family and society. He/she must always be a zealous proponent of equality and justice, following the perfect example of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
The quality of our life in eternity depends on the quality of our obedience and faithfulness in serving GOD here on earth.
No JIL pastor or leader must sell his/her eternal rewards in exchange for any amount of money and even the entire wealth of this world. He/she must always remember and live out the words of Bro. Eddie: “This world is too poor to buy my convictions and principles.”
CHURCH OPERATIONS SUPPORT NETWORK
1. Life Group Network (LGN)
There is a song that goes… “Crucified, laid behind a stone/ You lived to die, rejected and alone/ Like a rose trampled on the ground/ You took the fall, and thought of me/ Above all…” As a Church of the Living God, the Jesus Is Lord Church is dedicated to reaching out to people of all walks of life and to bringing them closer to the one Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, primarily through:
a. Seniors’s Net
60 years old and up
b. Couples’ Net
Married for 1-10 years
Married for 11 years and up
c. Singles’ Net
35-59 years old, never been married
Widow and widower
d. KKB/CYN – Y-AN
Kristiyanong Kabataan para sa Bayan/Christian Youth for the Nations – Young Adults’ Network
13-17 years old – junior youth
18-24 years old – senior youth
25-34 years old – young adult
e. Children’s Net
1-3 years old
4-7 years old
8-12 years old
2. Ministries Development Network (MDN)
a. Worship and Arts Network (WAN)
1. Jesus’ Army of Musicians (JAM)
As the Israelites marched around the Walls of Jericho, up front were not the seasoned warriors, not even the anointed kings, but those that bore the ark of the covenant and the trumpets. At the sound of the trumpets, in unison with the shout of the people, the walls of Jericho crumbled. Musical instruments-the harps and trumpets of old and the guitars, drums,keyboards and flutes of our present age-invite the mighty and holy presence of God. Our hands will be holy weapons against the enemy and ushers of blessing to the people of God.
2. Voices in Adoration (VIA)
Music is not only the universal language but the language of our very souls and spirits. We minister to our God whenever we lift our voices in praise and worship to Him. When we decide to consecrate our talented voices for the Lord, not only do we assert the privilege of ministering to our God, we are also blessed by our Master Himself. Our gifts of song will be lifted up and treasured by not just man but by the Almighty Creator, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
3. TEAM (Triune, Elyondoulos, Acts, Movenerate)
Dismissing the myth that serving Jesus is a bore, the Street Dancing Ministry personifies the dynamism and excitement of having to serve Jesus from the simplest to the most complicated body bending calisthenics movements.
Tambourine is an instrument that is accurately being used in the different churches as part of the worship tool. The use of tambourine in dancing is especially effective in Middle Eastern dances as musical instrument in praise dancing to usher the presence of God in a church. It records that as King David and his men carried the Ark of God (dwelling place of God) into Jerusalem, he used the tambourine to go before the Ark to prepare the way upon entering the city.
Artists for Christ in Total Surrender (ACTS)
Without sound but with words. Without speech but with eloquence. The pantomime is all about touching souls using the language of the heart instead of touching minds using the language of our mouths. And touched souls mean saved souls… saved souls mean heavenly rejoicing among the saints, among the angels,in the presence of God.
Every sweep of the hand, skip and slide of the feet and arch of the back is an offering. Every movement is an utterance of the soul and an expression of the spirit. Interpretative dance is all about the sharing of the understanding of our souls and spirits of the truths of God through physical representation. We bless the people of God – as we, too, are blessed –with every sacrifice, every offering of our bodies to our Savior and God.
b. Multimedia Arts Network (MAN)
Technical (Sounds, Projection, Lights)
Audio, Video and Photo Documentation and AVP production
Writers for Christ
Program Events Management
c. Services Auxiliary Network (SAN)
Securing an atmosphere most conducive to the conduct of worship services, the Ushering Ministry extends necessary assistance to any member of the church before, during and after the worship services.
Security of the Saints Ministry (SOSM)
Maintaining peace and order before, during, and after worship services, the Security of the Saints extends necessary security assistance to any member of the church.
3. Warriors Intercessors Network (WIN)
To stand in the gap on behalf of the Church, the country and the people is the mandate of the Warriors Intercessors Network (WIN). Moving God through intercession, prayer and fasting, the WIN ministry affirms that serving God doesn’t always mean being in the front line. WIN maintains that any believer can also become a channel of God’s blessings simply by being at the background.
Spiritual Warfare Action Team (SWAT)