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A Day of New Beginnings

Silvana and I are delighted to announce that on Saturday, May 5th, at Hale O Nā Kāula, Maui, we were married! It was a wonderful time with the Island churches and we felt all of your love and faith. We wanted to share this picture with you and include you with us in this joyous occasion!

Anticipation For The Feast of Passover

The Feast of Passover (Pesach) begins at sundown this Friday, and I want to draw our hearts together in an expectation of what God can do during this feast. God commands us to appear before Him three times a year and Passover is one of those times (Deuteronomy 16:16). We obey this commandment, knowing that He is faithful to reward those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).

My faith and anticipation for this Passover is greater than ever. For Moses and the Israelites, the experience of Passover brought them out of bondage and changed them forever. I want the blood of the Lamb to wash us and purify us from the inside out. For us, Passover must be a life-changing transition that brings us into a new life with Him in His Kingdom on earth. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for your sacrifice as the Passover Lamb. Thank you, Father, for Your love expressed during this time. We reach into Passover!

Shabbat Hagadol – Step Into His Rest

Today is Shabbat Hagadol! Silvana and I want to share this with you and include you in our preparation for the Feast of Passover.

This special Shabbat, which began last night, happens once a year; it is the Sabbath that precedes the Feast of Passover. When God created the universe, He created a place of rest. This place of rest is a reality in the realm of spirit and in the Shabbat Hagadol—the “great Sabbath”—we enter in by faith to the great rest of the Lord.

In these days leading up to Pesach, we recognize that God is ready to deliver His people by restoring the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers (Malachi 4:6). Today, we prepare our hearts for our deliverance. We join our hearts together in oneness and step into His rest where all things He has created are finalized and fulfilled.

Happy Birthday, Marilyn!

Today is a special Sabbath to me – Marilyn’s birthday! It is a perfect occasion to remember and honor this amazing woman of God and spiritual mother to so many worldwide.

Marilyn lived with an unwavering drive to serve the Lord. With the unselfish love of a spiritual mother, she travailed over each person with the expectation that we would become vessels of God’s Word. Every day she prayed the Lord’s prayer: Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. She was—and is—an example of unrelenting intercession. Throughout this travail, she expressed God’s love to all of us in a simple yet powerful way.

On her birthday today, we celebrate her faith by entering into the Sabbath rest and celebrating God’s presence. Thank you, Marilyn, for drawing us into a deeper relationship with our Father. We honor you by staying true to all that you imparted to us.

An Impartation From John Stevens’ Word

The Lord is speaking to my heart through this message, “Lonely? Run After Him!” God has one purpose in all the circumstances and experiences we go through: to draw us closer to Him, to get us to open our heart to Him more and more, and to teach us to trust Him and love Him. He is drawing us into the higher level He has prepared for us. In this message, John Stevens talks about how God, in His love for us, is constantly drawing us into a greater revelation and awareness of Him in everything we go through.

The impartation in John Stevens’ message opened up a meeting with the Lord that is deeply changing me and this fellowship. I talk about this personal experience in a message I brought this past Sunday titled “If You Love Me, You Will Rejoice.” I encourage you to hear both messages. Let us continue to seek the Lord with all our hearts, knowing that His purpose is to draw us into a greater oneness with Him.

Yom Kippur At The Western Wall

I just got back from Israel and I wanted to share with you this video I received of thousands of Jewish worshipers at the Western Wall, gathered to celebrate Yom Kippur. This video shows faithful Jewish people from many synagogues, all singing their prayer to God. I am moved by their oneness in observance of this holiest day of the year. Let us cry out to God with them, to see the Father’s continued atonement for His people in every corner of the world.