Seventeen Protocols

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Kingdom Nationhood

WE ARE REGENTS OF YESHUA, THE CHRIST AND CITIZENS OF HIS KINGDOM
Fulfilling our Regency as Kings, Priests, and joint-Heirs with Yeshua in His Kingdom is something we seek daily through practicing fellowship with all Believers where we live, work, and worship. We exercise our spiritual sovereignty and fulfill God’s best for our lives with excellence. 
2

The New Civilization

A NEW CIVILIZATION OF BELIEVERS EMERGES AS OLD CIVILIZATIONS FALTER 
Understanding times and seasons and cycles and patterns allows us to see that we are living in a time of visitation. The existing paradigms have resulted in a centralized corpostate that politicizes all aspects of society, such as a church system and culture that is limited by religion and Western practices. These will be lawfully and peacefully transcended over time as the new civilization emerges.
3

The Spiritual Nation

WE ARE A SPIRITUAL NATION OF PEOPLE WHOSE GOD IS THE LORD 
God ordains the nations and calls them into being. His Word establishes the boundaries of their habitation and time of their existence. We believe God has called and ordained us to be Peers of a new spiritual nation, defined by spiritual sovereignty, whose God is the Lord.
4

Living Nationhood

NATIONHOOD IS A PATH TO FULFILL GOD’S RIGHTEOUS STANDARDS THROUGH IDEALS, PRINCIPLES, PRACTICES, AND GOALS
As sacred universals are honored and practiced personally, relationally, and professionally, righteousness will exalt our nation.
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Living Regency

WE EXERCISE OUR INDIVIDUAL AND CORPORATE REGENCY TO PROVIDE A REFUGE TO OURSELVES AND OTHERS 
As Believers, by practicing individual and corporate Regency through the framework of our spiritual nation, we serve as Kings and Priests who sovereignly steward all God has entrusted through a network of trust communities called Shires.
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Trust Community

WE PRACTICE THE WAYS OF A TRUST COMMUNITY CENTERED ON YESHUA, THE CHRIST 
Through building intentional community, Believers can connect with others for mutual profit, support, empowerment, liberation, and purpose fulfillment. 
7

The Shirehold

WE INTENTIONALLY PRACTICE EXTENDED KINSHIP  
People are not made to be isolated and separated. Life in the Kingdom is not just about what we do individually, but how we live with others. Our lifestyle is an expression of agape love in family, community, and collaboration. A Shirehold is an intentional multifamily extended household community in close geographical proximity.
8

Kinship

WE IMPART THE PRACTICES AND VIRTUE OF KINSHIP 
We form small, extended familial groups and practice mutual care and support with our relatives, fellow Upadarians, and fellow Believers according to a Biblical blueprint. We refer to these as Kinship Groups wherein we view the success and well-being of those we are connected to as equally important as our own.
9

Outreach

WE PURSUE MISSIONAL LIVES AND SUPPORT WORLD OUTREACH
We embrace a holistic approach as witnesses in word, deed, and influence. We seek to live as examples of the gospel, support those carrying the gospel, and distribute the benefits of the gospel to the oppressed. 
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Refuge

WE PROVIDE REFUGE FOR OURSELVES AND OTHERS
We provide refuge in emergency and crisis situations by offering security, safety, and medical supplies and services for ourselves and those we grant refuge to, especially fellow Christians. Everyone who flies our flag is committed to providing refuge to people in need and aiding refugees by connecting them with local resources.
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Heavenly Blueprints

WE BUILD STRUCTURES AND PHYSICIAL SPACES THAT REFLECT HEAVEN’S BLUEPRINTS
We all carry a part of heaven's plans and blueprints for our lives and the world around us. The very design of our spaces and structures where we live, work, or gather facilitate healthy, living, and prosperous relationships and associations which occur within them.  
12

Fulfilling The Revolution Within

WE GROW IN WISDOM TO FULFILL GOD’S BEST FOR OUR LIVES 
The Revolution Within is inspired by a commitment to learn “line upon line” and “precept upon precept.” Maturation involves moving beyond milk to meat to actualize our purposes and bolster the Kingdom. 
13

Marriage Covenant

WE ARE DEVOTED TO BOTH THE UNIVERSAL MARRIAGE TO YESHUA, THE CHRIST AND OUR MARRIAGES 
We believe that the purpose of marriage is to reflect the relationship of Yeshua, the Christ to His Beloved and to be the means by which a man and woman reflect the divine model of love in covenant. 
14

Family Honor

WE ARE COMMITTED AND CONNECTED TO OUR NUCLEAR FAMILY, RELTTIVES, INTENTIONAL KIN, AND FELLOW BELIEVERS 
The people in our circle of closest relationships, from relatives to those we choose to adopt into our family, should be honored and cared for as God gives us the means and opportunity to. This honor begins with our nuclear family and continues to our close relatives and others in our inner circle of relationships.  
15

Duty To Progeny

WE NURTURE OUR PROGENY AND BUILD FOR THEIR FUTURE 
We have a sacred duty to build up and nurture our spiritual and physical descendants and leave them a birthright of value and worth.  We impart our beliefs, values, and convictions so they may find God if they seek him. We build structures that will benefit future generations for centuries to come.
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Our Gideonite’s Call

WE PROCLAIM OUR VISION FOR A SPIRITUAL NATION TO THOSE WHO WOULD ANSWER THE CALL
In the Book of Judges, Gideon called and over 30,000 answered. God chose only 300 to take the first step toward liberating Israel from the Midianites before the rest of the nation rejoined them. Likewise, we broadcast the call and offer the resources needed to be a Peer of our spiritual nation. The call to Peerage is between God and the individual alone. 
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Fulfilling Our Scroll

WE STRIVE TO FULFILL GOD’S BEST FOR OUR LIVES WITH EXCELLENCE
The scroll of our life is a gift from God reflecting our unique identities in Yeshua, the Christ. Each scroll was written non-linearly before natural birth. It is the guiding “wyrd” we are invited to daily align our willful intents with. In accordance with our scroll, we aim to empower ourselves and others through intimacy with God.