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Letter for Monday, April 8, 2019

When learning Hawaiian history, start at the beginning

On a quest to restore a heiau located in Kahoma (County of Maui), it is necessary to do it the right way. If anyone can help, it would be appreciated.

Like Gideon in the book of Judges, Kahoma’s heiau has been destroyed. It’s time to “Build an alter to the Lord your God. Build it on this high ground. Lay its stones in the right order.”

When learning about Hawaii’s history, it’s best to go back to the beginning when love was what ruled in hearts and minds. Returning to the idol-worshipping kapu system of Hawaii’s “Dark Ages” robs people of the true source of Light.

Existing to this day and for these days are Hawaiians that know “the mystery.” Revival of Hawaiian culture requires these secret-keepers to reveal the Truth about the One-True-Living-Creator God.

One outstanding Hawaiian servant of God is Henry Opukaha‘ia. Honoring his legacy, the 2019-2020 bicentennial commemorates the role he played in Hawaii becoming a nation that led the world in literacy, innovation and human rights.

Opukaha‘ia was one the most influential people of his time. Inspiring foreign missions, his testimony changed the lives of many people across the globe for eternity.

Returning in 1993 to the Big Island from Connecticut, Opukaha‘ia’s remains were laid in a vault facing the sea at Kahikolu Church.

Nearly every Hawaiian today has ancestors that believed the “Good News” receiving Jesus as their Savior. Hawaii experienced one of the greatest Christian awakenings ever recorded in history.

“Hawaii’s Great Awakening” occurring in the mid-1800s was followed by a great falling away as a result of evil doings. People calling themselves “Christians” exhibited Satan’s attributes to kill, steal and destroy.

Queen Lili‘uokalani recognized the true identity of those imposters responsible for the overthrow. Her faith in Jehovah remained steadfast, evident in her Christ-like response of grace, forgiveness and love.

Revival of Hawaiian culture needs to go back to its origins of love.

Michele Lincoln, Lahaina
Source: The Garden Island

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