State RPN Coordinator: Leina’ala Fruean email@example.com
State HAPN Coordinator: Greg Hood firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor: Neil Abercrombie http://hawaii.gov/gov/
Lt. Governor: Brian Schatz http://hawaii.gov/ltgov/
State Senate: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/senate/senate.asp
State House of Representatives: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/house/house.asp
Hawaii Root 52 State Prayer Guide
(See www.kuponoohawaii.com for more details.)
Before 1810, independent kings ruled each of the populated Hawaiian Islands. The political and religious systems were administered by ali’i and kahuna (chiefs and priests). Though there were conflicts between the various ali’i and kings from time to time, the people of the islands (for the most part farmers and fishermen) were not inclined toward long-term war so life among the islands was relatively peaceful and practical.
In 1810 a young ambitious ali’i, Kamehameha, managed to acquire a small schooner with a cannon. With the help of his cannon and various small arms brought to the islands by European travelers, he was able to take control of the island chain from Hawaii to Kauai. He instituted systems of governance, commerce, and taxation, establishing his court on the island of Hawaii, appointing governors to control all of the other islands, and gaining recognition by the major powers of the world as a sovereign nation.
In 1816, Kamehameha the Great commissioned the Hawaiian Flag that has represented the Hawaiian nation, people and state almost continuously for more than 180 years. The eight alternating white, red and blue stripes represent the eight islands of Hawaii. The British Union Jack represents Hawaii’s historical relationship with Great Britain as its protectorate. It also represents a stylized puela (a triangular standard laying across two crossed spears called an alia), which is the symbol of the Hawaiian ali’i.
In 1843, an ambitious and presumptuous captain of a British warship took over Hawai’i and claimed it for Great Britain. Within a few months, a British admiral was dispatched to undo the illegal seizure and restore the Hawaiian kingdom to its rightful ruler, King Kamehameha III.
After the formal ceremony including lowering of the British flag and reinstating the Hawaiian flag, the restoration of friendly ties was solemnized and celebrated at a worship service at Kawaiaha’o Church. It was at this event that the King declared what was to become the Hawaiian Motto…Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka ‘Aina I Ka Pono. The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. Spoken in the context of the occasion and the setting, and within three years of his acknowledgment of God’s law being supreme over Hawai’i, there can be little doubt that the righteousness the king was referring to was the only righteous One- Jesus Christ. Thus, it would be proper to say, Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka ‘Aina I Ka Pono ‘O Iesu Kristo. The life of the land is perpetuated in the Righteousness of Jesus Christ.
First Constitution 1840
“It is our design to regulate our kingdom according to the above principles and thus seek the greatest prosperity both of all the chiefs and all the people of these Hawaiian Islands. But we are aware that we cannot ourselves alone accomplish such an object – God must be our aid, for it is His province alone to give perfect protection and prosperity.
“Wherefore we first present our supplication to Him that he will guide us to right measures and sustain us in our work. It is therefore our fixed decree,
That no law shall be enacted which is at variance with the word of the Lord Jehovah, or at variance with the general spirit of His word. All laws of the Islands shall be in consistency with the general spirit of God’s law.
II. All men of every religion shall be protected in worshiping Jehovah, and serving Him, according to their own understanding, but no man shall ever be punished for neglect of God unless he injures his neighbor, or bring evil on the kingdom.”
CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE …
A grievous wrong was committed in the overthrow of Queen Lili’uokalani in 1893. It was a crime against the Queen, a crime against the nation, a crime against the people of Hawaii and more important, a crime against God. The residual effect of this unresolved crime has been pain and suffering for the people of Hawaii in the form of economic bondage, cultural dissociation and dispossession of land – like orphans and refugees. What should be done to rectify and reconcile the initial wrong and those that subsequently followed? This is a godly matter that only God can heal and only God can make Pono (right). The participation of Godly men and women in repentance and obedience to God’s will be crucial.
Know the facts, fill your mind with the precepts and laws of God, commit to being led by the Holy Spirit, so that you may discern the truth and make honest decisions based on biblical principles. Choose you this day whom you will serve.
THE HAWAIIAN COVENANT WITH GOD
Through its Declaration of Rights in 1839 and its Constitution of 1840, the Kingdom of Hawaii established its paramount principle as “That no law shall be enacted which is at variance (contradiction) with the word of the Lord Jehovah, or at variance with the general spirit of His word. All laws of the Islands shall be in consistency with the general spirit of God’s law.”
These are not just noble sounding words; they constitute a covenant with God; that His law is supreme over the nation. Even though the covenant has been seriously breached, placing Hawaii in jeopardy of judgment, the covenant can be restored. The return of the Hawaiian Kingdom would restore not just the people, the boundaries and political jurisdiction, but more important, it would restore the ability to honor Hawaii’s covenant with God.
Hawaii must repent and return to the covenant that declares and upholds God and God’s laws as Sovereign over the nation. Continuing a course of rejecting God’s sovereignty will bring confusion, disruption, hardships and catastrophe.
On the other hand, repenting of wrongdoing and submitting to God’s sovereign leading would bring blessings and life. Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono ia Iesu Kristo (The sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in the righteousness of Jesus Christ).
CHOOSING GOD TO GOVERN
Its own founding documents committed the Hawaiian Kingdom to being ruled by the laws of Jehovah God. How does a nation allow God to rule? By submitting the nation to His guidance, by conforming to His will, by being willing followers to His leading, by obeying His laws (order), by seeking His justice, by standing for righteousness in the public square. God promises to bless a nation that submits thus to Him. Just as in Joshua’s day when he challenged the Israelites to “Choose you this day whom you will serve…” over a century and a half ago, a young Hawaiian king came to the same point of decision. Through the 1839 Declaration of Rights and the Constitution of 1840, Kauikeaouli (Kamehameha III) the King of Hawaii, echoed Joshua’s answer “… but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24: 15) Kauikeaouli committed the laws of the Kingdom of Hawaii (his “house”) to be in agreement with the laws of Jehovah God. Kamehameha III did something quite remarkable. Like his brother had done twenty years earlier, he overthrew his own government. To be more accurate, he changed it from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy. Not only that, he declared that Hawaii was under God’s laws.
QUOTES FROM KAUIKEAOULI, KAMEHAMEHA III Hawaii Motto, 1843
Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina I ka pono. The sovereignty [life] of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
Declaration of Rights, 1839
“God hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on the earth, in unity and blessedness. God has also bestowed certain rights alike on all men and all chiefs, and all people of all lands. These are some of the rights which He has given alike to every man and every chief of correct deportment; life, limb, liberty, freedom from oppression; the earnings of his hands and the productions of his mind, not however to those who act in violation of the laws.
“God has also established government, and rule, for the purpose of peace; but in making laws for the nation it is by no means proper to enact laws for the protection of the rulers only, without also providing protection for their subjects; neither is it proper to enact laws to enrich the chiefs only, without regard to enriching their subjects also, and hereafter there shall by no means be any laws enacted which are at variance with what is above expressed, neither shall any tax be assessed, nor any service or labor required of any man, in a manner which is at variance with the above sentiments.”
PROPHETIC WORDS OVER
HAWAI’I – Glory of Zion “Starting the Year Off Right”
: And the Lord says to the Hawaiians, God says, “I am doing a thing and you cannot imagine. For the state of Hawaii, even as I have said would be the first Christian state, and I am coming,” says God, “to do a work that is beyond imagination, greater than you could dream, greater than you could imagine. I am going to sweep the Islands,” says God, “with My glory. For I am going to begin. Oahu is going to begin to experience a visitation. I am coming. I am coming,” says the Lord. “I am coming by My Spirit.”
: “Let the waters of life pour. The spirit of God; the Islands are on fire. The Islands are on fire; and we say, “e ola mau”. Let life and lokahi, unity, live. Live. Live.
Word of the LORD for the South Pacific Sunday, January 31, 2010
Glory of Zion International in Denton, TX
The waters in the South Pacific are heating up. We’re going to pray for the South Pacific islands; pray for the waters there. The waters were heating and bubbling. God is ready to turn what the enemy meant for harm will be turned for good. I will have a group of people that I will put on a journey that will seek out this churning.
When that happens and patterns are released; global warming prophecy; God is ready to reveal that anointing to calm a sea and speak to an ill wind. Releasing a sound, something stirring over us that we don’t what it is. God can brood over us but the enemy does not have the authority to release the ill winds over us.
God is heating up the waters of the South Pacific. God is a God of creation. He does not have to duplicate an old pattern; God wants to release a New pattern; new garment; new sound. He is mighty and majestic enough to do it!
: The boiling up in the South Pacific that is designed by the enemy for destruction; I will have a people who will rise up in this hour and turn that which was meant for destruction into my purposes. I’m going to give you power over the winds and over the waves; even as my Son spoke to the winds and spoke to the waves and commanded them to be still; this is the hour you shall speak to the destructive winds and to the destructive waves and you shall cause that which was meant for destruction to be turned for my purposes in this hour saith God.
Truly right now listen to the sound of war. It is building and when it builds my people will arise. When they arise, they will come to their new mantle; they will receive their new authority; they will extend their hands in a new way. Extend your hands and face the contrary wind and speak to the ill wind CEASE! You will not bring the locust across my land; CEASE! You will not overturn my cargo ship. This is the day I am your Jehovah Shalom; I am your peace and your prosperity in the midst of the storm.
‘Opukaha’ia (The Orphan)
In 1809, an orphan from the wars of Kamehameha, named ‘Opukaha’ia, sailed to New England. There he excelled as a scholar and embraced Jesus Christ with such a glad heart that American Christians were greatly impressed with his love for God, and for his people.
‘Opukaha’ia’s burning desire was to take the Good News of Jesus Christ home to Hawai’i. To prepare, he attended the Foreign Mission School and traveled New England giving impassioned pleas for the sending of missionaries to the islands. He translated the Book of Genesis into Hawaiian and began work on a dictionary and grammar book. In 1818, ‘Opukaha’ia fell ill and died in Connecticut.
It is because of his prompts that the first mission to Hawai’i was organized and set sail from Boston in October 1819. At the same time, on the other side of the globe, the Hawaiian people were overthrowing their old gods.
Overthrow of the Kapu System
A popular misconception is that the American missionaries overthrew the Hawaiian religious system. In fact, the Kapu system was overthrown six months before the missionaries arrived.
On October 3, 1819, Kamehameha the Second, and the wives of Kamehameha the Great, sat and ate together at a royal banquet. By doing so, they deliberately broke one of the paramount rules of the Kapu system. This meant that the king no longer regarded the old religious system as valid.
Furthermore, in support of the king’s action, Hewahewa, the high The Mission Begins
On October 23, 1819 while the leaders of Hawai’i were overthrowing the Kapu system, the missionaries set sail from Boston. They left their comfortable homes and pleasant and secure lifestyles, and journeyed for five months, 18,000 miles in cramped quarters on the brig Thaddeus. They were determined to follow through with ‘Opukaha’ia’s dream of taking the gospel to the Hawaiian people, a people they did not even know.
In April of 1820, the first group of missionaries arrived and found that the Kapu System had been overthrown, the temples burned, the idols torn down and the Hawaiian leaders waiting expectantly for “a new and greater God.”
Initially, the missionaries experienced severe culture shock and probably over reacted to the strangeness of the situation. But eventually, as they resolutely and sacrificially served the people in whatever way they could, the missionaries became fierce protectors of and adamant advocates for the Hawaiian people.
(2006 Christian Voice of Hawaii)
The first missionaries placed a high priority on education. So did the King and the chiefs. Building upon some of the groundwork laid by ‘Opukaha’ia, the mission immediately began the job of translating the Bible, and creating grammars, spelling books and so forth. When it came to reading, the Hawaiians were eager, enthusiastic and voracious.
When reading was first introduced, there were few books to go around. So people used to gather in a circle to read the text of the one book they were all sharing. As a result, many Hawaiians could read just as well forward, backward, sideways and upside-down! Reading proficiently from different angles is especially difficult in Hawaiian as the language has very few consonants, many redundant letters and syllables, every word ending in a vowel, and different meanings for identically spelled root words.
By the latter half of the nineteenth century, it is estimated that 90% of Hawaiians could read. Hawaii had become the most literate nation on earth.
Hawai’i's Great Awakening
Within thirty years after the coming of the gospel, Hawaii experienced one of the greatest spiritual awakenings in the history of the church. The awakening broke out on the Island of Hawaii in 1837 and spread throughout the kingdom. By the 1850′s the census showed that 96% of Hawaiians were Christians! This period became known as Hawaii’s Great Awakening.
It was said, “One could scarcely go in any direction, in the sugar cane or banana groves without finding children praying and weeping before God. ” Families would also rise well before dawn to pray. In outdoor meetings, multitudes would be weeping aloud in repentance and prayer. Haili Church in Hilo became the largest church in the world, with more than 10,000 members; and this, in a village with a population of only 1,000! The Great Awakening was to literally transform Hawaii into a modern Christian nation.
Kapi’olani’s Defiance of Pele
In 1824, Chiefess Kapi’olani trekked over a hundred miles to the active Kilauea volcano and committed an act faith and courage so great, it was told all over the island and all around the world.
Kapi’olani went to the volcano to expose the fire goddess, Pele. Against the dire warnings of friends and the threats of Pele worshipers, she made the journey, descended into the crater, close to the edge of the molten lava, and said to all those witnessing the event, “Jehovah is my God. He kindled these fires. I fear not Pele. If I perish by anger of Pele, then you may fear the power of Pele; but if I trust in Jehovah, and he shall save me from the wrath of Pele when I break through her tabus, then you must fear and serve the Lord Jehovah. All the gods of Hawai’i are vain. Great is the goodness of Jehovah in sending missionaries to turn us from these vanities to the living God and the way of righteousness.
Hawai’i's Ends of the Earth Prayer Tower
A most wonderful thing took place in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 28, 2008, It was the grand opening of the Ends of the Earth Prayer Tower. It is seen as a prophetic fulfillment of the gospels where Y’shua (Jesus) spoke the words: “…and you shall be witnesses to me, first in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and unto the “Ends of the Earth.” (Acts 1:8)
This strategic end-times project is spear headed by Rabbi Daniel Jeshurun Vargas, who leads a ‘Messianic Jewish’ congregation in Honolulu called, Beth Israel Jewish Ministries. He says, “The prayer tower is a place you can go and get close to G-d…bring your praise and worship to the Lrd…and pray for the nations of the world, your families, Israel and for the soon return of Jesus.” He says, “I believe that it is possible Adonai created these most isolated islands in the world for His endtime purpose and for His glory, to fulfill the holy scriptures as the place where He will pour out the great and final outpouring of Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit) which began in Yirushalayim.” The Ends of the Earth Prayer Tower is focused on praying for the peace of Jerusalem and is working in concert with the Jerusalem Prayer Tower in spirit, in purpose, and through modern technology. The Hawaii prayer tower is the first of what will be a network of prayer towers around the world with an emphasis on prayer for Israel and the unfolding of God’s end-times plan. The Ends of the Earth Prayer Tower is located on the top floor of the high-rise building at 1188 Bishop Street in downtown Honolulu.
Pray to bring the Republic of the United States of America to the place of unity in Him, through covenant with Him, thus causing this part of His will to be done, AND HIS Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven for this nation.
Rejoice together for the goodness of the Lord, and thank him for the restoration of this land to its full blessing and potential.
Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina I ka pono.
The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
Leina’ala Fruean, USRPN – HI, Apostolic State Prayer Coordinator
Lisa Myrick, USRPN – HI, Executive State Prayer Coordinator