What is the Community of Yahweh Worldwide?The Community of Yahweh Worldwide is a religious organization founded on the principles which God established upon Mount Sinai through the hands of His Servant, Moses. The organization began in Nigeria, in the year 1960 by the divine intervention of God through His Servant, Mike Nwobi Amakaeze, who was our Kohen Gadol and the General Overseer until his demise in the year 1995. Then, the mantleof leadership fell on Chidi Enyinnaya Amakaeze, who is now at the helm of the leadership of our Community.
The Community of Yahweh is established worldwide with well-over 250 synagogues in Nigeria alone, and several more throughout the African continent [Cameroon, The Gambia, Ivory Coast, Benin Republic, Ghana, South Africa, Congo, and Gabon]; in Europe, [Britain, Ireland, Italy, and Belgium]; and in America, [California, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, and New York].
How is it managed ?Our Community has so many facets, such as the religious, the academic, the medical, charity and agricultural sectors. This is because we believe that our patriarchs did not only preach the gospel, but they fed the hungry, healed the sick, as well as educated the illiterates in the society. This complex system is managed under the leadership of our Kohen Gadol/General Overseer, C. E. Amakaeze Ben Aaron.
On him rests the spiritual and administrative responsibilities of leading the Community. He is assisted in this duty by other Priests, Levites, and Apostles in the discharge of his religious obligations and responsibilities. In the administrative responsibility, the registered Board of Trustees, the Governing Council, and the Management Team assist in seeing to the day-to-day running of the entire Community.
There are ordained Ministers who manage and supervise our numerous synagogues worldwide. We also have the Missionary Mothers' who oversee our Charity Ministry for the less-privileged. In the academic sector, we also have a team of Academy Staff that run our various academic institutions, from the nursery, primary, secondary, to our higher institutions of learning.
What is our belief?The belief of our Community is firmly rooted upon the word of God written in the Book of Deuteronomy 6:4, which states, "Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord."
This makes our Community believer in all the words that proceed out of the mouth of God, and we strongly advocate that nothing shall be added to it nor anything subtracted from it, because, God's words are eternal, and His covenant can never be altered. Contrary to popular teachings in the world today, we believe that the word of God can never be "passed away," "nailed to the Cross", "abrogated", "finished", neither is it impossible for "human observance and compliance".
The Community of Yahweh, like the name implies, is a group of people with common interest in YAHWEH, the everlasting God. Therefore, everything that He has spoken, is a welcome revelation throughout the generations of our Community. After all, God is the "Ancient of Days" and the "Very Rock of Ages," more still, He is the "Unchangeable God."
When do we congregate?We congregate on the seventh [7th]day of every week; which begins at the sunset of every Friday and ends at the sunset ofSaturday,to celebrate the Sabbath of the Lord our God as He commanded in the heart of the Ten Commandments [see Exodus 20:8-11]. The activities of this day are split into two: The Friday Sabbath Lecture, and the Saturday Sabbath Worship. We also congregate for the mid-week prayers held every Wednesday.
We also hold other exciting activities like midnight prayers, progress hour, break-through sections, deliverance, marriage counselling, youth fellowship, etc. Details of these vary from synagogue to synagogue. You can contact any synagogues nearest to you for details on when these activities are held.
What do we celebrate?The Community of Yahweh Worldwide celebrates all Festivals of God as recorded in Leviticus 23. However, the Lord commands that wemust appear before Him three times in a year in a place where He had chosen in our generation [see Deuteronomy 16:16] which are thePassover, the Pentecost, and Tabernacle, and these are calculated based on the appearance of the New Moon. We also observe the four fast days, which are the Fast of the Fourth Month, the Fast of the Fifth Month, the Fast of the Seventh Month, and the Fast of the Tenth Month as recorded in the Book of Zechariah 8:18-19.