Why Should I Start a Bible School?.
Why Should I Start a Bible School?.
Today, Holy Spirit told me to again post this article:
Meeting Susan Martinez, governernor of New Mexico, Jul 4th.
Ps 2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
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As many of you have journeyed with me these past couple of years, as I dug deep into the Word of God, and mined the depths of Scripture for life lessons to bring understanding to some of the deeper truths we need to be strong, Jesus has been faithful! For the first year of this journey, we ate at local food banks, considering such things as milk, eggs, and flour for pancakes great luxuries. We truly learned the difference between a want and a need…
Then, Holy Spirit gave me some understanding of the plight of the North American Indian…
My trail of tears had come, and from this great agony of intercession, came Ron and Tyda Harvey, and pastor Jerry Tom of the Navajo nation. Graciously, they invited me to come to the Navajo reservation, as they prepared for ‘Gathering of all tribes’, a fairly large event, that hosted 57 tribes from all across North America for a week of meetings.
We have now been to the Navajo nation four trips since April of this year, with the 14 hour drive from Tulsa becoming our extended times of Holy Spirit prayer, as we have confessed the Word, and then got over in the Holy Spirit for many, many hours, praying out mysteries in other tongues. Rather than attempt to document the reconciliation service with veterans, the construction of the outdoor stage, the flag raising ceremony, the pioneering of the Bible school, or some of the incredible shouts of faith that have erupted from warriors of faith, with nothing but Jesus to lean upon, I simply give God all the glory for what has been done, as incredibly sacrificial servants of the Lord have mobilized….
The Bible school begins classes September 8th in Window Rock. I plan on being there to help kick it off.
When I get back to Tulsa, I plan on having a “Navajo Discussion meeting’, where those of us who have been on the reservation this year, can all get together to hang out, pray, EAT, and brainstorm as to how best to meet some of the screaming needs that still exist there.
There are still several construction projects that need completion : 1. We must get metal or roof materials to roof pastor Ron’s house. 2. We need a fence and water run for an irrigation systems
3. We need plumbing supplies to construct a couple of bathrooms at another ministry. A shower there would be a great blessing too.
And we have kept going…
During the conference, I was given the opportunity to go to Canso, Nova Scotia on an errand for a friend of mine. So, after the exhausting drive from Window Rock, we spent one glorious night in our own beds (doing piles of laundry), and hit the road for Canada.
Every where we stopped for meals or gas, God has had divine appointments to pray for the sick, meet with leaders to discuss potential Bible schools, and to preach and teach the word of God.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
During the conference, I met Mark Vasquez of the Saginaw Chippiwa nation . We spent three days in Mount Pleasant, Michigan with Mark and his step dad Fred. Incredible people, hungry for Jesus and revival, to see Him move among the tribe. I spoke on the nature of addictions at ‘God’s Cabin’ there, and prayed for folks. Had seven of them receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in other tongues! Thank you Jesus!
Well, we went from there, all the way here to Georgetown, Prince Edward Island where we will spend a couple of days resting up before the sojourn on back to Tulsa. According to the GPS, we have experienced over 75 hours of actual drive time since leaving for Window Rock July 4th. Been to Canso, NS (the most eastern part of Canada?), and spent a couple wonderful days with family in Dartmouth, NS.
It has been over 14 years since I have been home to see family….
It has been a long, long time in the jeep…
Planning on spending a couple of days here resting up some, then attacking the highway and prayer again, in the long ride back to Tulsa…
I expect signs, wonders, miracles, and divine appointments to continue to occur, as we spend the daily hours over in the Holy Spirit, praying for you, and the people God places in our path. Pray we hear clearly, and fully obey. As always, pray and contribute as He leads, so that we can keep on moving forward…
The fastest way to get money to us I have discovered, is through Walmart Money Gram. We can always find a Walmart somewhere, and can pick up funds there. The best way to contact us, is by Facebook (Chris Karen Walsh) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, as we have hit many regions where our cell phone service does not work.
Until the 2nd week of September, GO, is my mandate, then, by the grace of God, I will get back to my daily disciplines of prayer, study, exercise, and completion of the three books I am currently writing. Would be nice to have an extra 50 copies on hand as I travel, to give away to folks we meet on the road…
Thank you for joining us in this journey of faith! So many have either come with us, prayed with us, house sat, helped fix electronics, vehicle, or our home, or opened your homes to us, and fed us a well needed home cooked meal, that it is radically evident that only God could have brought this whole thing together. I so appreciate your prayer, there have been times of exhaustion where I literally feel Holy Spirit carrying me…Thank you.
Eph 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
For every good work, miracle, or changed life, it is because each of us did our part. There are no big ‘I’s” little ‘you’s’ in the kingdom of God. Jesus loves us each equally, and seems to use us all at different seasons, different ways…Don’t despise small acts of kindness towards missionaries, travelling is not easy, and the simple comfort of a hot cuppa coffee on a foggy day, go a long way to help along the way.
Mt 10:41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
Mt 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
‘Father, I see clearly that it takes faith, to hear You, and to Go! It also takes faith to give. I have received all the accommodation, meals, hospitality, and love offerings of your people, with thanksgiving, also in faith. Faith, that as the seed of Abraham, that the blessing of Abraham is operating in our lives, causing that which has been sown, to be multiplied according to the sand of the seashore, and the stars of the heavens! I ask You sir, to release to these, Your rewards, for You love each of us equally! I ask, knowing that I am heard and answered, for I ask in Your mighty and matchless name Lord Jesus, Amen’
Hi Everyone, By now, most of you know my story. How God brought me to a First Nations meeting in 1995, hosted by Canadian senator Elijah Harper, called ‘Sacred Assembly’. How, through the sovereign grace of God, and the incredibly sacrificial leadership of Kenny Blacksmith, Jonathon Maracle, and finally Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a resolution of apology was drafted up, and presented to the host peoples of Canada, that they prayerfully reviewed for a year after it was publicly passed through the Canadian House of Commons in August 2009. This resulted in the epic ‘Forgiven’ summit in Canada in 2010, that is now known as a Canadian national holiday called the ‘Day of Reconciliation’, part of Aboriginal Days. http://vimeo.com/42439986 God blessed Canada, they aligned with the nation of Israel, and history was made! Years of anguished prayer had arisen to God, as people gave God pain too deep for human words…. God Himself answered, giving people the grace and strength, to forgive the unforgivable, to speak the unspeakable, and to heal… This is now occurring in the United States, years of deep, deep prayer from the host peoples of this land: for healing, wisdom, justice, understanding…. In 2009, a formal Apology to Native Americans, was drafted up by Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, in conjunction with Dr. Negiel Bigpond (Yuchi), and Dr Jay Swallow (Cheyanne/Arapaho), and passed through Congress and signed by President Obama in Dec 19th, 2009. To my knowledge, this has never been publicly read by the President, or any state official. It needs to be done. There is power in the spoken word, life and death are in the power of the tongue. Many First Nations leaders are eager to forgive, reconcile, and create a new day of grace and honor for America when this is done, but at present, for those of us in tune with heaven and the voice of the Holy Spirit, there is a scream emitting on behalf of the innocent bloodshed, and broken treaties that still bear witness before the throne of God, against this great nation. God wants it fixed… This is pivotal, before His throne, for this happening. My requests as I post this are twofold: 1. Prayerfully read the resolution, and include Indians and host peoples in your daily prayer. 2. Ask your governor or state official to read this publicly, and invite whatever tribes and host peoples live in their jurisdictions. Last night, at Window Rock Church of God, Cory Wolfe read this here on the Navajo nation, and God clearly bore witness to its power and impact. Please, circulate and post this across America, as I believe this is the current the number one thing on the heart of our heavenly Father, in seeing this nation restored to its destiny, honor and calling. https://www.facebook.com/ApologytoAmericanIndians http://vimeo.com/56785141 The deepest move of God in America presently, is occurring among the host peoples of the land. Are you in, or out? Sure love you, Keep Smiling! Jesus is Lord! Chris
There is an event planned in Washington, DC,
We have set a date for the READ THE APOLOGY gathering!
Date: MAY 8th, 2015 (day after NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER)
Location: Lincoln Memorial
Dr Negiel Bigpond has committed to be there and will be Key Note for this event.
The goal attendance for this event is 10,000+
We need $20,000 to cover the costs of this event.
There will be a web page on the Apology2natives.com web site with a Paypal button soon. Until then, please pray and spread the word!!!
For the Record, here is the actual text of the apology:
READ THE APOLOGY:
United States of America
Congressional Apology to American Indians
WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2004
Text of S.J.RES.37: Apology to Native peoples
The following is the text of S.J.RES.37, a bill to acknowledge a long history of official depredations and ill-conceived policies by the United States Government regarding Indian tribes and offer an apology to all Native Peoples on behalf of the United States, as introduced on May 6, 2004.
To acknowledge a long history of official depredations and ill-conceived policies by the United States Government regarding Indian tribes and offer an apology to all Native Peoples on behalf of the United States.
Whereas the ancestors of today’s Native Peoples inhabited the land of the present-day United States since time immemorial and for thousands of years before the arrival of peoples of European descent;
Whereas the Native Peoples have for millennia honored, protected, and stewarded this land we cherish;
Whereas the Native Peoples are spiritual peoples with a deep and abiding belief in the Creator, and for millennia their peoples have maintained a powerful spiritual connection to this land, as is evidenced by their customs and legends;
Whereas the arrival of Europeans in North America opened a new chapter in the histories of the Native Peoples;
Whereas, while establishment of permanent European settlements in North America did stir conflict with nearby Indian tribes, peaceful and mutually beneficial interactions also took place;
Whereas the foundational English settlements in Jamestown, Virginia, and Plymouth, Massachusetts, owed their survival in large measure to the compassion and aid of the Native Peoples in their vicinities;
Whereas in the infancy of the United States, the founders of the Republic expressed their desire for a just relationship with the Indian tribes, as evidenced by the Northwest Ordinance enacted by Congress in 1787, which begins with the phrase, `The utmost good faith shall always be observed toward the Indians’;
Whereas Indian tribes provided great assistance to the fledgling Republic as it strengthened and grew, including invaluable help to Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their epic journey from St. Louis, Missouri, to the Pacific Coast;
Whereas Native Peoples and non-Native settlers engaged in numerous armed conflicts;
Whereas the United States Government violated many of the treaties ratified by Congress and other diplomatic agreements with Indian tribes;
Whereas this Nation should address the broken treaties and many of the more ill-conceived Federal policies that followed, such as extermination, termination, forced removal and relocation, the outlawing of traditional religions, and the destruction of sacred places;
Whereas the United States forced Indian tribes and their citizens to move away from their traditional homelands and onto federally established and controlled reservations, in accordance with such Acts as the Indian Removal Act of 1830;
Whereas many Native Peoples suffered and perished–
(1) during the execution of the official United States Government policy of forced removal, including the infamous Trail of Tears and Long Walk;
(2) during bloody armed confrontations and massacres, such as the Sand Creek Massacre in 1864 and the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890; and
(3) on numerous Indian reservations;
Whereas the United States Government condemned the traditions, beliefs, and customs of the Native Peoples and endeavored to assimilate them by such policies as the redistribution of land under the General Allotment Act of 1887 and the forcible removal of Native children from their families to faraway boarding schools where their Native practices and languages were degraded and forbidden;
Whereas officials of the United States Government and private United States citizens harmed Native Peoples by the unlawful acquisition of recognized tribal land, the theft of resources from such territories, and the mismanagement of tribal trust funds;
Whereas the policies of the United States Government toward Indian tribes and the breaking of covenants with Indian tribes have contributed to the severe social ills and economic troubles in many Native communities today;
Whereas, despite continuing maltreatment of Native Peoples by the United States, the Native Peoples have remained committed to the protection of this great land, as evidenced by the fact that, on a per capita basis, more Native people have served in the United States Armed Forces and placed themselves in harm’s way in defense of the United States in every major military conflict than any other ethnic group;
Whereas Indian tribes have actively influenced the public life of the United States by continued cooperation with Congress and the Department of the Interior, through the involvement of Native individuals in official United States Government positions, and by leadership of their own sovereign Indian tribes; Whereas Indian tribes are resilient and determined to preserve, develop, and transmit to future generations their unique cultural identities;
Whereas the National Museum of the American Indian was established within the Smithsonian Institution as a living memorial to the Native Peoples and their traditions; and
Whereas Native Peoples are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, and that among those are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness:
Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND APOLOGY.
The United States, acting through Congress–
(1) recognizes the special legal and political relationship the Indian tribes have with the United States and the solemn covenant with the land we share;
(2) commends and honors the Native Peoples for the thousands of years that they have stewarded and protected this land;
(3) acknowledges years of official depredations, ill-conceived policies, and the breaking of covenants by the United States Government regarding Indian tribes;
(4) apologizes on behalf of the people of the United States to all Native Peoples for the many instances of violence, maltreatment, and neglect inflicted on Native Peoples by citizens of the United States;
(5) expresses its regret for the ramifications of former offenses and its commitment to build on the positive relationships of the past and present to move toward a brighter future where all the people of this land live reconciled as brothers and sisters, and harmoniously steward and protect this land together;
(6) urges the President to acknowledge the offenses of the United States against Indian tribes in the history of the United States in order to bring healing to this land by providing a proper foundation for reconciliation between the United States and Indian tribes; and
(7) commends the State governments that have begun reconciliation efforts with recognized Indian tribes located in their boundaries and encourages all State governments similarly to work toward reconciling relationships with Indian tribes within their boundaries.
SEC. 2. DISCLAIMER.
Nothing in this Joint Resolution authorizes any claim against the United States or serves as a settlement of any claim against the United States.