What on earth do the Pacific Islands have to do
A most interesting discovery has been that in contrast to so much of the rest of the globe, there is not to be found one iota of anti-Semitism throughout the original inhabitants of the Pacific Islands.
Initially it was assumed that this was due to the fact that the early Christian teachers to the once animist Melanesian, Micronesian and Polynesian tribesmen of the Pacific, simply forgot to add a footnote to their Bibles, advising these new inductees to the Christian faith that the Jew of the Bible was no longer all that important to the Almighty.
Providentially, they somehow got the Word of God unedited!
What went wrong that they got it right?
Most of the Western World has such an undercurrent of humanism from ancient Greek philosophers, we have unwittingly lost the initial Biblical understanding of a God-ordained family model designed to ultimately bless the universe. Unfortunately Hellenistic logic had replaced Hebraic legacy, but fortunately the islanders never bought into the inferior substitute. They never forgot their spiritually oriented roots!
Insights into the Pacific Island world view inspired a SPIM outreach to encourage this latent potential in perhaps one of the heretofore most successfully evangelized areas of the world. These new opportunities proved to be neither chance nor of human design. This was a call to fulfill what God has been preparing ever since He first created coconuts and coral reefs!
You will discover that Isaiah, Jeremiah and the Psalms are embedded with at least a dozen references to a unique participation by the "Islands of the Sea" in Messianic days.
Nor is it by chance that beginning with Micronesia in 1997, the Marshall Islands shortly thereafter, and eventually the island nations of Palau and Nauru are the only four nations that routinely stand with Israel for non-political reasons in the otherwise, highly politicized voting in the UN General Assembly. These four gems of the sea are ironically all solidly from the South Pacific Islands!
It is all the more ironic with recent discoveries of Hebraic genetic tracks from South Africa, across central and west Africa, out of Egypt, throughout southeast Asia and finally into the South Pacific Islands. This adds an awesome credibility of a Creator God and His ancient proclamation through the prophet in Isaiah 62:11.
The Lord has made proclamation to the ends of the earth: "Say to the Daughter of Zion, 'See, your Savior comes! See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.’ ” Isaiah 62:11
And Deuteronomy 30:4 adds a further seal of the all encompassing reach of the Almighty’s right arm:
“Even if you have been banned to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your God will gather you and bring you back.”