Red Man Rising!
Had an interesting thought yesterday, as I sought the Lord for His heart with respect to First Nations people’s here in North America.
I have been very troubled, over the teaching of ‘manifest destiny’, which has caused such devastation among the Indian tribes of this land. The thought, preached in many Christian churches, that the United States was given to the European settlers by God, and that like the Israelites destroyed or drove out their enemies from their lands and houses by conquest in the book of Joshua, that God, through Christian calvary, had ordered the genocide of First Nations host people in America.
Depending on who you talk to, or what you read, approximately 80 million Indians died on US soil after Columbus landed in 1492.
Seems more of them died from sickness, than from war or genocide, yet the destruction and devastation was and is horrendous.
Yet, here is the thought I just had, after yet another day of prayer in the Holy Spirit, seeking God for understanding.
Satan always does evil, then blames God for it.
Simple, it is all about the gospel.
The gospel is the power of God that destroys his work in the earth, that gives men new birth, and translation out of his kingdom, into the kingdom of God’s family, where Jesus is Lord, and dominion, dignity, and authority over demons and creation is restored. He must stop the gospel!
The annihilation of the north American Indian has his fingerprints all over the crime scene.
Remember how he works:
Through deception, he is a mind blinding spirit.
He comes only to kill, steal, and destroy (exactly what has been done, to all Indians with respect to the murder, the theft and destruction of traditional lands)
Through sickness, Jesus came to heal, and God is not the author of sickness, it is a result of the fall of man. God did not create it, for surely, sickness, suffering and disease is not good, and when He created the heavens and the earth:
Gen 1: 24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Acts 10:38 New King James Version (NKJV)
38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Jesus only did the will of our Father, the Creator, and everything He did while on the earth, was only good. In this verse we see Jesus going about doing good. What good? Healing. Healing Who? All those oppressed of the devil. Who brought sickness? Satan and his minions, NOT GOD!
I will expound on this more, at a later time, but I am now convinced of this one thing.
God did not kill, orchestrate, nor in any way participate in the destruction of the North American Indian! In fact as I spend these years praying for various Indian tribes, what I hear and feel heaven saying on their behalf, is anger, and overwhelming grief. I find myself, weeping, sometimes sobbing uncontrollably, as Father God shares His heart for my Indian brothers and sisters, whose blood still cries from the earth.
I am convinced that many of those, are these described in Rev 6: 9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw under the heavenly altar the souls of those murdered for holding fast to the word of God and their testimony. 10 They cried out in a great, singular voice.
Murder Victims: How much longer, O Lord, the holy One, the true One, until You pronounce judgment on the inhabitants of the earth? Until You avenge our blood
From the great cloud of heavenly witnesses, there has arisen a cry, for justice in the earth.
Now, at this time, I believe God, our Creator, the Great Spirit, has heard, and is answering…
Satan fears the North American Indian greatly, and is determined to destroy Him.
He has used sickness, disease, treachery, and deception planted in minds of wicked men, to do what he always does: kill, steal, and destroy, a great people, created in the image of God, for His glory.
“Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
We see the mind of godless men, described in Romans 1:
The Voice (VOICE)
26-27 This is why God released them to their own vile pursuits, and this is what happened: they chose sexual counterfeits—women had sexual relations with other women and men committed unnatural, shameful acts because they burned with lust for other men. This sin was rife, and they suffered painful consequences.
28 Since they had no mind to recognize God, He turned them loose to follow the unseemly designs of their depraved minds and to do things that should not be done. 29 Their days are filled with all sorts of godless living, wicked schemes, greed, hatred, endless desire for more, murder, violence, deceit, and spitefulness. And, as if that were not enough, they are gossiping, 30 slanderous, God-hating, rude, egotistical, smug people who are always coming up with even more dreadful ways to treat one another. They don’t listen to their parents; 31 they lack understanding and character. They are simple-minded, covenant-breaking, heartless, and unmerciful; they are not to be trusted. 32 Despite the fact that they are fully aware that God’s law says this way of life deserves death, they fail to stop. And worse—they applaud others on this destructive path.
These verses, about sum up the interaction of the first immigrants of the United States, with the indigenous people, or Indian tribes currently living here, when they arrived.
Yet, understand that humanity has a fallen nature, original sin, and that the one who fuels, empowers, and works through this murderous bunch is satan himself, planting in the minds of fallen men, destructive murderous thoughts.
2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Reminds of the guy who was walking down the street, when a ferocious dog bit him, and grabbed hold of his leg. He began to scream: ‘God, why did you let this dog attack me! God, I hate You for doing this to me!’
All the while the dog is chewing on his leg.
Moral: Kick the dog, not God! Kill it, but know that God is a good God, and that He did not send the dog to teach you something, or to punish you, but that an evil master did.
Do not blame God for the devils work!
Now, as for the wicked, deceitful white men that greedily killed, stole, and destroyed, they will keep their own appointment with Jesus, alone, to give an account of their lives. There is surely a heaven, and a hell, and I am convinced that many of them are presently burning there.
Forgive them! Rise above it. Refuse to be like them!
For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
Some have said, but they deserve to die! Yes, but murder, bloodshed, vengeance, hate, and bitterness, only poisons us, they are already dead men walking. We will all give an account of our lives, alone, before Him who made us, one day, not so far away.
There are only two types of spirits in the earth, good and evil, God and devils, love or hate. Jesus said it this way:
Luke 9: 54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?”[e]
55 But He turned and rebuked them,[f] and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of.
Nor do you, warrior. There is a fight for peace, justice, truth, healing, restoration, against hatred, bitterness, murder, and all that mess.
Yet, God is not calling us to lower ourselves to the wickedness of devilish men, but has given us far greater weapons, weapons of spiritual warfare, through the Word of God, to not only walk in dignity, honor, respect, and power, but also to attack satanic strongholds that hold the minds of men.
‘Father God in Heaven, Creator, Great One, Giver of all life: Help me to see You, Your heart, Your truth, Your Son Jesus, and His way of honor, respect, dignity, mercy, and love. Father, teach me Your truth, make me a warrior for You, against sin, sickness, injustice, and every other work of devils and the devilish people that serve them, that I might fight for true justice, peace, healing, and the restoration of my people, in Your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’