Kaveinga – Ka Ko Au! As For Me!


Fa’u ‘e Linda Tu’ulakitau

 ‘Oku ta’etūkua ‘a e fiefia ke fakafe’iloaki atu kiate koe kotoa pē si’i kaungā kalisitiane ‘i he Huafa lahi mo ikuna ‘o hotau ‘Eiki Huhu’í – ‘a Sisu Kalaisi′. Ke tau kei fevahevahe’aki ai pē mei he Mā ‘o e Mo’ui’ ‘a ia ko e Folofola mo’ui ‘a hotau ‘Eiki.ʹ

Na’a ku lave he’eku article atu ki mu’a ki he lea ko ia ‘a Siosiua “As for me” and my household we will serve the Lord” – Siosiua 24:15. Ka ‘i he article ‘o e ‘aho ni′ ‘oku ou fie vahevahe ai ki he lea ‘a Tevita ‘i he’ene Saame 17:15 – “As for me”, I will behold Thy face in righteousness, I shall be satisfied when I awake with Thy likeness”.

Folofola – Saame 17:15 – “Ka ko au, te u mamata ki Ho fofonga′ ‘i he mā’oni’oni, te u fiemālie au ‘o kau ka ‘ā hake ‘i Ho tatau′.

(v.15) – “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness”.

Ko e Saame ‘eni ‘a Tevita. Ko ‘ene lotu ‘eni kia Sihova ko hono ‘Otua′ ‘i ha taimi ‘o hono ‘ākilotoa ia ‘e hono ngaahi fili′, pea mo e ‘uūni faingata’a kehekehe na’e fehangahangai mo ‘ene mo’ui′. Ko Tevita′ ko e tangata ia na’a ne ‘ofa ki he ‘Otua′ mo tauhi ki Ai. Pea ‘oku ‘iloa foki ia – “he was a man after God’s own heart”. ‘Io, ka na’e lahi fau hono ngaahi fili.′ Ko e tangata mo e fefine kotoa pē ‘oku ne mo’ui ma’ae ‘Eiki′ kuopau pē ke siofi ‘e he fili′ ia ‘enau mo’ui′. He ko e māmani′ ‘oku ‘ikai kenau fie kaume’a kinautolu mo e ‘Otua.′ Pea kapau te ke tu’u ‘i he ngaahi me’a ‘a e ‘Otua′, te ke ‘ilo ai ‘e ‘i ai e fili ‘e tu’u kiate koe, ‘e fehi’a kiate koe pea ne feinga ke faka’auha koe. Ka ‘oku ‘ikai tonu ketau ‘ohovale ai he na’e pehee ‘e Sisu ‘ia Sione 16:33 – “’I mamani′ ‘oku mou ma’u fakamamahi ka mou loto to’a pē, kuo U IKUNA ‘a mamani ‘e AU”. Ko ‘Ene lea pehee – kapau kuo hanga ‘e mamani ‘o fakatanga’i ‘a e MASTER, pea kuopau ke hoko pehee pē ki hono kau muimui′.

Ko ia, ko Tevita ko e tangata ‘a e ‘Otua′ and yet he had enemies na’a nau tuli ki he’ene mo’ui′. ‘I he Saame 17 ko eni′, ‘oku ne talamai how his enemies tried to devour him as a lion devours its prey. Ka na’e fakangata‘aki ‘a ‘ene tangi′ mo ‘ene complaint on a note of victory. He says – “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness”.

Kapau te tau sio ki he ‘uluaki fo’i lea ‘e 3 ‘i he kamata’anga ‘o e veesi 15′: “As for me” – ka ko au”. ‘Io, ‘oku ‘i ai hotau ngaahi fili, ‘io, ngalingali ‘oku nau toka ‘olunga ‘ia kitautolu, ‘oku nau hate us, mock us and laugh at us for serving Jesus! Ka ko e ‘aho ‘o honau Judgement is coming. They have a terrible future coming – but “as for me”, I have a glorious future in Heaven. Ka ko au, ‘oku ou ma’u ha kaha’u ngingila mo langilangi’ia ‘i Hevani!

AS FOR ME, I SHALL LIVE AGAIN (V.15).

“When I awake”. “Kau ka ‘ā hake”. ‘Oku ne pehee kuopau ke tau ‘ā hake. Ko e mate′ ko e ngata’anga ia ‘o e me’a matelie kotoa pē. Ko e mate′ ko e ngata ia ‘o e me’a fakasino (physical) kotoa pē, kae ‘ikai lava ia ke ngata ai ‘a e laumālie′ pe ko e me’a ‘o e laumālie′ (spiritual).

Kuopau ia ke ‘i ai ‘a e Resurrection Day pe ko e ‘Aho Toetu’u ki he kau pekia′. Tokolahi e kakai ‘oku ‘ikai kenau tui ‘e to e mo’ui ‘a e tangata′ hili ‘a e mate hono sino′. Neongo ‘oku mate ‘a e sino′, ka ‘oku mo’ui ‘a e laumālie′ he ko e essence ia ‘o e tangata′ hono laumālie′ ‘oku eternal. Ka ‘oku lava ketau ‘ilo ‘oku ‘i ai ‘a e Afterlife he’etau lau ‘a e Folofola ‘a e ‘Otua′. Jesus, The Son of the Living God was slain on the darkest day the world has ever known. Na’e telio IA ‘i Hono fonualoto′ na’e sila’i malu. But 3 days later, He came back to life. Na’a Ne fokotu’u ha mo’oni’i me’a (fact) that there is a Future Life! Pea Ne folofola ‘o pehee ‘ia Sione 14:19 – “Because I live, ye shall live also”. ‘Io, ko e kakai ‘oku angatu’u ki he ‘Otua′ tenau suffer the second death, But “AS FOR ME” (‘a e kakai ‘oku nau ‘o Kalaisi Sisu′) ‘oku nau mo’ui ‘o ta’engata! Amen!

 AS FOR ME, I SHALL BE SATISFIED (V.15) – “I shall be satisfied” – “Teu fiemālie au”. Ko e ngaahi me’a ‘o e mamani′ ‘oku ‘ikai lava ia kenau satisfy au. ‘Oku tau fa’a ‘ahi’ahi’i kinautolu and finally found ourselves completely disappointed and dissatisfied. Ko e me’a ia na’e hoko kiate au′. Neongo na’a ku tupu lotu pē ‘i Tonga pea u tali ‘a Sisu ‘i Tonga ‘oku ou kei high school, pea u ha’u ki Australia as a teenager ‘o spent ai e ngaahi ta’u lahi pea na’e tonu keu fiefia mo fiemālie ai ka na’e ‘ikai ha fiemālie ai ‘e taha. Ko e mo’ui′ he taimi ko ia′ na’e STRIVING, ‘ikai ke ‘i ai ha fiemālie, always striving for more! Pea neongo na’e ‘ikai ngalo e ‘Eiki′ ia ‘iate au ha taimi ka na’e mo’umo’ua pē hoku taimi′ he strive to achieve what this world regards as success kae ‘ikai ke ‘i ai haku taimi mo e ‘Eiki′. Pea ko hono mo’oni′ neongo na’e ‘ikai keu ‘alu au ‘o fai ha angahala pea u kei ‘alu pē ki he lotu′ he Sapate′ ka na’a ku ongo’i ko ‘eku mo’ui′ he taimi ko ia′ na’a ku pakukā fakalaumālie he na’a ku mama’o mei he ‘Otua′ (not having a personal relationship with Him). The pleasure of this world does not satisfy either. Pehee ‘e he Tohitapu′ “the pleasures of sin are for a season only”. ‘Oku fakataimi pē. Unbelief does not bring satisfaction. ‘Oku ‘ikai ‘omai ‘e he pa’anga′ mo e koloa′ pe ko e ongoongo′ ‘a e FIEMĀLIE′ pe ko e LOTO TOPONO′ ma’au mo au. Ko Sisu pē taha ‘oku ou ma’u ai ‘a e FIEMĀLIE MO’ONI′. Every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before. Pea ‘oku ou lototo’a ai keu lea ‘o pehee: “Hala’atā ha me’a he mamani ko ‘eni′ te ne ‘omai ‘a e fiemālie ta’engata′ – but “as for me”, I am heading for a place where I will be eternally satisfied”. ‘Oku ou tui si’oku kaungā fononga ‘i he ‘Eiki′ ko e lea tatau pē ia ‘oku ke fai ‘i he ‘aho ni′.

AS FOR ME, I SHALL SEE JESUS (V.15) – “I will behold thy face” – “Teu mamata ki Ho Fofonga′”. ‘I he kuonga ‘o Sisu′, na’e sio kiate IA ‘a Mele mo Siosifa ‘a e baby in a manger. Sio ki ai ‘a e kau maki′ mo e kau tauhi sipi′. Sio ki ai ‘a e kakai tokolahi ki He’ene ngaahi mana′. Sio ki ai ‘a e kakai tokolahi ki He’ene hā’ele Faka-Tu’i he ki’i ‘asi′. Sio ki ai ‘a Sione Papitaiso as he baptized Him. Sio ki ai ‘a Sakeasi – he’ene ‘i he lalo sukamino′. Sio ki ai ‘a e kau ako′ He’ene lolomi ‘a e matangi′ mo e tahi.′ Sio ki ai ‘a e kakai′ He’ene tautau he Kolosi′. Ka ko kitautolu he ngaahi ‘aho ni′ na’e ‘ikai ke tau sio ‘ia Sisu mo ‘Ene ngaahi mana′ ‘i Hono taimi′, mo ‘Ene ngaahi ngāue′, mo ‘Ene ngaahi malanga′ ‘o hangē koee ko e sio tonu koee ‘a e kakai ‘o Hono kuonga′ – But we had seen Him with the eyes of faith! And thank God, we will see Him when He returns to take His Jewels, ‘o ‘ikai ‘aki ‘a e mata ‘o e Tui′ – but we will see Him just as He is! Tetau sio tonu ki Hono Fofonga′ in righteousness ‘o hangē ko e lau ‘a 1 Sione 3:2.

Si’oku kaungā fononga ‘i he ‘Eiki′, ‘oku ke ongosia nai he fononga’anga′? Are you tired of the journey? I sure am, but like you guys I am going to see Jesus someday. And it could be today! Neongo pē ‘etau ongosia he fononga’anga ko eni ‘oku tau fononga ai′, pea neongo pē ‘a e ngaahi ‘ahi’ahi vela ‘o e mo’ui′, ka ‘e si’isi’i ‘ānoa pē ia when we see Jesus. Just imagine the beauty and the glory of that day when you and I will behold Thy Face!

AS FOR ME I SHALL BE LIKE HIM – (V.15) “With thy likeness” “’I Ho tatau′”.

‘Oku ou faka’amu ‘oku ou hangē tofu pē ko Sisu.′ ‘Oku ou faka’amu ‘o hangē pē ko ia′ na’e, pea ‘oku fai ‘e Sisu′. ‘Oku ou faka’amu na’a ku ma’u ha anga’ofa, anga mokomoko, fa’a kātaki, mo anga vaivai ‘o hangē pē ko Sisu′. ‘Oku ou faka’amu keu mo’ui ma’a ‘o hangē pē ko Sisu′. ‘Oku ou ‘ilo he’ikai teu ma’u kotoa ia in full measure here in this world, But someday I am going to be like Jesus! Talamai ‘e 1 Kol 15:53 – “He kuopau ke ‘ai ‘e he me’a ‘auha ni ‘a e ta’efa’a’auha′, pea ke ‘ai ‘e he me’a mate ni ‘a e ta’efa’amate′…pea ‘e toki hokosia ‘a e Folofola na’e tohi′, kuo fōngia ‘a MATE ‘O LILIU KO E IKUNA! Haleluia!

Kaungā fononga ‘i he ‘Eiki′, ‘oku ‘i ai hotau fili ‘oku ne siofi ‘etau mo’ui′ he ‘aho mo e pō. ‘Ikai ke ‘i ai ha taha he fānau ‘a e ‘Otua′ ‘e exempt mei ai. Ka ‘oku tau lea fakataha mo e kaveinga ‘o e ‘aho ni′ – But “AS FOR ME” I will live again, AS FOR ME I will be satisfied, AS FOR ME, I will be like Jesus! ‘Amanaki mo e Fakatu’amelie.

‘Ofa atu ki he Tonga kotoa ‘oku ke me’a mai′.



















































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