With OLP hammering the Samoan Prime Minister for corruption and Customary Land Law changes increasingly in the spotlight, I share the ideal of political power in Samoa. I speak from the Christian worldview as always. I show how Samoa’s culture is much closer to the biblical design that the West but how it misses the mark in some critical ways. There is hope but it requires a substantial and deep change that will take a lot longer than people think.
In previous posts I have analysed the conflict between Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuila’epa and O Le Palemia (OLP), and discussed the changes to Samoa’s Customary Land Laws. Basically Samoa is fully compliant with New World Order agendas, and always has been (since its 1962 independence). Chiefly responsible for the increased indebtedness is Tuila’epa and his HRPP party, and I can confirm through personal engagements with the ‘big man’ that Tui is totally sold out to this globalisation movement. “Dennis, I just want the money!” he confessed to me in person when I challenged him over his adherence to Climate Change selling out.
OLP and others have taken it to the PM with a string of revelations showing how the PM is and has been one to use the political power given to him by the people.
I’ve explained how the concept of democracy is ungodly, essentially democracy is the exercise of people-power, something that denies the Lord what He seeks, which is trust in and obedience to Him. Political power usurps God’s role, is easily corrupted and the consolidation of power into fewer and fewer hands is achieved through deception. Democracy is the best mechanism for achieving ultimate control of the world – bar none. This is because the people voluntarily bequeath their spiritual authority to this Beast, thus the Beast has the authority to act as it so chooses.
Deception is the name of the game. Expose the true nature of the Beast and the people then have a god-given choice. As OLP rightly says, we are all born free. We consciously choose to submit to an ungodly system of government and end up with corrupt political leaders.
The Biblical Alternative
God’s way is to reduce central control and enable individuals to exercise faith under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Think about this . . . who is in the better position to know what’s best for a family? The father or the Prime Minister? When a good and godly man stands up and takes care of his aiga, he is the one in the best position to listen to the Lord and bring about godliness.
When conflict arises, it is best dealt with by those who know the families involved. A judge in the city can never truly understand village or family dynamics. A local judge known and respected by the people is THE best solution to resolving conflict.
In terms of social support, it is the ones around the need who are in the best position to help – not somebody in government who simply don’t know or understand every need that exists.
This all cries out “Fa’a Samoa! Fa’a Samoa!” The matai system is ideally suited to enabling God’s design for human government. Indeed Samoa’s historical and natural structure is perfect, according to God’s guidance. He introduced the system of judges to Israel when the need arises. He gave them the Law (the Torah) which established rules for social justice – think fairness, justice, love, patience, tolerance on the one hand and on the other a fierce reliance on separation [the concept of separating good from bad is vital when trying to understand OT Laws], a huge reliance on restitution and even punishment in serious cases.
That’s the positive side. The negative is that central government was only ever cursed and required for temporary events. Kingdoms, such as the Israelites had around them at the time looked exciting. Israel wanted to determine their own future (the same genesis as democracy – people-power) and despite the Lord’s warning that they would regret it, charged into this people-power thing foolishly. Fast forward to Samoa, Tuila’epa and OLP’s revelations and you have the result again for all to see – corruption and oppression. Dictatorship is a polite word for it.
In His important discourse, Jesus taught us to pray with what is called the “pattern prayer”. Also called the Lord’s Prayer this pattern shows us the way to engage with the Creator. It’s worthy of a closer look. I take the longer version from Matthew 6:9-14, use the NET Bible version and break it into my own sections (The Wikipedia article helps understand it if you want more):
Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored,
may your kingdom come, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we ourselves have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For if you forgive others their sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive you your sins.
The first section here puts “Our Father” into first place. Honouring the Lord means that Samoan culture comes second. This is a hard one for Samoans because at a human level Samoa Mo Samoa is deeply ingrained. It is a Samoan’s cultural identity that gives them their strength. Unfortunately though this honouring of our parents, our culture and our Samoan-ness is idolatrous. This needs to change before Samoans can expect His blessing. Celebrating our uniqueness is great, but the Lord is a jealous God and He requires worship BEFORE other things. This is why Jesus started with this. It is also why He constantly explained that His power came from obedience to His Father’s will.
The second section says the same thing two different ways and is a petition for things to be done His way. Again this is where wisdom is required. The people of the day knew and understood that this was the descending of godliness into their midst, NOT as is currently widely taught a “beam-me-up-Scotty” mentality. The Garden of Eden was a physical reality on this physical earth. The spiritual became invisible at the Fall and will return with the arrival of Christ once the world has returned to Him. Why would Jesus set us to pray for His Kingdom to come here and for His will to be done here if He was going to abandon it and zap us into heaven, somewhere else? Heaven will be seen here when we repent – turning from our wicked ways.
The remaining sections (and the doxology) speak of the nature of this Kingdom – what we must do if the Kingdom comes.
If we apply this to political power, and specifically in Samoa in 2017, what we have is a proud people [Samoans], who are deceived [they are led to believe in democracy] into gifting their god-given spiritual authority [by voting] through an ungodly system [democratic politics] in which corruptible politicians [Tuila’epa & Co] sell out to business and financial interests [UN, Central Banks etc] who enforce [UN agreements/compliance] and ensnare through the consolidation of power and wealth [hidden conditionalities] for the purpose of ruling the world . . .
The godly way is the reverse.
Democracy is despised and recognised for what it is – a system where man gives man power to usurp God’s ways. Political power is returned to the individual to whom it is granted by the Creator. Women and children fit within a family situation where a father has the authority and responsibility to care for them. In situations of conflict a judge/matai will be used, and in times of need association of larger groups of matais will unite and serve their people’s interests THEN disband and return to lower-level interactions.
Big government is despised and (if we do things His way and in His power) totally unnecessary. Believe me in this please . . . central government is only required when you submit to International NWO agendas. Likewise with totally forbidden accursed interest-bearing currencies. There ARE godly alternatives despite Central Banks and complicit governmental diatribe to the contrary. It can be done and when the people want it there are people who understand things from a godly perspective.
Think for a moment about how there was always somebody that the Lord used to achieve His purposes. To think that He would require us to do something (like lend without interest and avoid usury) then not have the mechanisms available to comply? Nah! That’s stupid. If He wants us to live His way, then if we exercise faith, trust Him and DO it, then He will surely teach us and guide us an enable us to do it . . .wouldn’t He?
It is hard to see this happening practically in today’s modern world but this is eminently possible in times in the future past today’s modern world. We have to consider the real possibility that things will change. The political power of Tuila’epa and his ilk is destined for failure. I’ve explained this many times before but the way that God deals with evil is to let it have its way, and when the restraining power of the Holy Spirit is removed, it will self destruct.
Such implosion at a global level is predicted in many quarters – within and outside of Christianity. Mathematically the current global finances must crumble, eventually. New Age thought seeks and expects a reset. Eastern religions as well as Christianity all predict this calamity. Daniel and John in the book of Revelation explain how the politicians will run for the hills as the people recognise their folly at trusting them.
This turning point in human history must bring about systemic change and I believe that this is the time when the Samoan ways (particularly around the matai system) will be recognised as the god-given ideal.
It’s not a total slam dunk for Samoan’s ways though – the overly strongly adherence on shared social responsibility will need to return to more of the individual responsibility that Jesus seeks. The ingrained Samoan identity that currently usurps true worship of the Lord and feeds racism has to dissolve into our identity as a Christian first and a Samoan second.
There is a huge amount of water that has to go under the bridge before Nirvana can occur, and I strongly suspect that the timeframes for societal change are much longer than we all want, but there is hope for the country.
God sets his values and rules and guidelines for living out in scripture. He comes first, or not at all. Samoa has it wrong in the sense of what they actually do in this regard, but they have it right in that they know instinctively that the Lord is the Creator and that Jesus is His Son.
The Lord showed the Israelites what He wanted for government – it was family focussed living with well-respected elders as locally appointed Judges. This is the matai system of local government to a tee.
He set the standards for loving and godliness in the Torah and Jesus demonstrated this by example and in His teaching. Samoa’s natural way is to love and to give. It’s problems are that it has strayed from the original basis for giving (because He first gave to us) to the temptation to give because we have to, or in order to get. Samoa has the genetics to show His ways to the world but needs to humble herself and do things for the right reason before she can be used for good and be blessed.
The aberration of “Tuila’epa and his goons” which OLP has been effectively revealing ; the motley lot who have the current political power in Samoa and who have actively sold Samoa into the vortex of the globalisation/NWO evil, is a distraction in the whole scheme of things.
My final comments in this book/mini-series are that I have total trust in the power of the Holy Spirit to affect the plans that He has for Samoa, and the world. If others faith is increased as a result of mine, then this is my job well done. Samoa needs to repent – turn from her wicked ways and then, only then will He heal their land.
Thank you for spending the time to digest this post. It’s been a pleasure bringing it to you.
Manuia! [Samoan for “Good one” or “Cheers!”]
In my next post I announce the publication of the book “Palemia UNMASKED!! The War Between Tuila’epa & OLP” in which I collate for the record many articles I have written about the PM and OLP.