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Anointed to do His Will

We have been studying the life of David and how he had to be anointed three times to finally become the king of Israel (1 Sam. 16:12; 2 Sam. 2:4; 5:1). When Samuel first anointed David he was still a young boy, but the plan of God for his life was established. David went through…

His Love Never Fails

In our walk with God we experience times when we feel like we are stuck on a level and things stop working the way they did before. All the mechanics of our walk with God, all the ministries and gifts are not supposed to be our goal. The goal always has to be a deeper…

Reach for Maturity

When we read the scripture we see that in Christ we are born again. Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the…

Touch Him and Be Healed

Mark 5:25-29 gives us a great example to follow, “A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse— after hearing about Jesus, she came up in…

Receive the Spirit and Abide in Love

In John 14:15-17 Jesus introduced the disciples to the Holy Spirit. He told them, “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him…

Christ and the Day of Atonement

During the Ten Days of Repentance, and in preparation for the Day of Atonement, we should reach in to a new level of appropriation of all that Christ has already done for us. We must approach this day not thinking that there is still something to be done, but in faith we must appropriate what…

FEAST OF TRUMPETS – GOD INTRODUCES HIMSELF

When we study and celebrate the Old Testament Feasts we are not looking back to something that God did in the past. We are actually looking into the future and anticipating what God promised that He would do during the time we are living now. As Christians we believe that the celebration of the feasts…

Anticipate the Feast of Tabernacles

We are approaching the time of the Feast of Tabernacles. As Christians, we do not only celebrate it in remembrance of what God did in the past, but we also anticipate the fulfillment of what God is doing during the Feast of Tabernacles today. We believe that there are truths hidden in plain sight in…

Connect to the Source and Give

In our relationship with God, we can all notice how God presents constant situations in our lives where we need to take a step of trust in Him and continually give of ourselves. How do we do that and not become weary? (Galatians 6:9-10) Here is a story to help us understand that. In Palestine…

The Father is Knocking, Open The Door

We must recognize and appreciate that we are living in days where God is active. We are not in the 400 years of slavery in Egypt, or the 400 silent years between the Old and the New Testament. God has prepared us for change, and these are the days when change is taking place. This…

Another Exciting Year For Our After School Program

We are starting again our After School Program for our school age children. The focus of the program is very simple: We love our children. That being our goal, we have gathered an amazing team of moms, aunties, and grandmas to help us. We bring the kids to our church facility and provide the snacks,…

Pentecost – Receive His Love, Be Changed

There were several times throughout Christ’s ministry where He received an impartation of God’s spirit and love. (Matt 3:16-17, Matt 17:5) These experiences equipped Him to do the will of His Father. The disciples were likewise equipped in order to fulfill the commission they received in Matt 28:19-20 to make disciples of the nations. In…

The Feast of Passover – 2015

As we approach the time of the Feast of Passover we are filled with anticipation to celebrate it as a family. The Feast of Passover is inexhaustible in its significance for us today because it represents the love and drive of God to see His people delivered from any obligation so they can come to worship…

Feast of Tabernacles – 2014

Once again we are anticipating the period of celebration of the biblical feasts that culminates with the Feast of Tabernacles. Every year, following the Jewish calendar, we have a very special time of fellowship where we have services, teaching, worship, and a lot of fun with the entire family. The period of the Feast of…

The Feast of Pentecost – the Feast of the Harvest

After the first Passover in Egypt the people of Israel camped in the desert, a time where God made a covenant with the people of Israel (Deuteronomy 4:12-14). When God gave Moses the law, one of the feasts He instructed them to celebrate was known as the Feast of Weeks (Leviticus 23:15-17). Immediately following the…

The Feast of Pentecost

On June 4th, 2014 at 7:30pm, we will have a special service to celebrate the biblical Feast of Pentecost. Every year we believe for a greater understanding and experience of the true meaning and provision of the biblical feasts. In faith and anticipation we will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, worshiping together and continuing to…

Multiply the Gifts

In a recent message Daniel Oliveira brought to us at Hale O Nā Kāula Church, he talked about how we should be presenting ourselves to the Father with the gifts we have and allow Him to multiply them. A particular example Daniel used that really made sense to me was the story of the little…

Feast of Tabernacles – 2012

We are getting ready to start the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. Every year, for about a month, we have a very special time of services and teaching, worship and fellowship, and a lot of fun with the entire family. The Feast of Tabernacles starts with the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) on September…

The Gospels/The Life of Christ

My next class at Shiloh University is a study of the four gospels and the life of Christ. Some of the congregants at Hale O Nā Kāula Church asked me if they could also be part of the class with me, reading the same materials so we could have a weekly gathering where we could…

Life Skills Class at Hale O Nā Kāula Church

The Best Way to Cook Vegetables! Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 10am-12pm. Part of our vision at Hale O Nā Kāula Church is to promote a healthy lifestyle for our community, and to offer a series of special classes to help people with this. We are glad to take another step in offering a cooking…

Computerized Bible Study

In a couple of weeks—on Saturday August 25th 6:00 pm—we will be having a special class to show a few features of computerized Bible Study. As part of my program at Shiloh University I am using Logos Bible Software for my studies. As many people have the same software but have never taken the class,…

Back at Shiloh

I will never forget the first time I came to Shiloh; I was with my whole family, coming all the way from Brazil right after the Feast of Passover, April of 1981. I was only fifteen years old but I had already heard so many stories about Shiloh and my heart was full of excitement.…

The Feast of Passover

In the book of Exodus in the Old Testament we read the account of the first Passover when God not only delivered His people from the bondage in Egypt, but He also brought judgment to a whole system that was oppressing the people of Israel. It is important to notice that God’s motivation behind everything…

God’s Tool Box

I am starting a class at Shiloh University called Spiritual Formation. It will be a very interesting process because I am sure I will experience a lot of new things in my devotional life, and it will also bring some current spiritual experiences to a new level. Essentially, this class is about the spiritual “tools”…

Feast of Tabernacles — 2011

We are getting ready to start the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. Every year, for about a month, we have a very special time of services and teaching, worship and fellowship, and a lot of fun with the entire family. The Feast of Tabernacles starts with the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) on September…

The Bible – A Manual of Transformation

The Bible is the manual of transformation. But as with any other manual, it only works if you read it and apply what you are reading. Follow the instructions and apply the principles. People may collect books on how to stop smoking, on how to lose weight, how to be organized and how to better…

Worship Evening at Hale O Nā Kāula Church

On Saturday evening May 28, 2011 we all hosted a dinner and an evening of worship and praise with our friends Pastor John de Mello and his wife Marian and his wonderful family from His House Of Restoration Church. We all got together for a delicious dinner followed by a wonderful evening of music and…

A Quick Study On Transformation

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2, NASB95)

It is so easy to get used to reading certain verses in the Bible that we sometimes miss the real meaning behind the words we are reading. For instance, this verse in Romans is very familiar to many. I know I have read it many times and even used it in teaching.

The Passover Deliverance is Triggered by Obedience

We are now in a very significant time of preparation to celebrate the Feast of Passover. Throughout the Bible, the Lord told His people to celebrate the Feasts: “‘Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations you are to celebrate…