Standing Rock…Please Pray!


Please pray for Standing Rock, as protestors are ordered to break camp by Feb 19th.

There is a build-up of law enforcement there and I am trying to understand clearly what is happening:

It was my understanding that President Trump approved the completion of DAPL with 2 key conditions:


  1. The pipeline would be moved 70 miles around native lands.
  2. Higher quality US steel would be used, and higher monitoring equipment installed to ensure safety and non leakage.

Yet, today, I read an article on Facebook from the Standing Rock camp, that stated that DAPL had mobilized more law enforcement and military equipment, and that instead of DAPL rerouting the pipe as had been announced, they were intent on ramming it through the original route.


Is this true?

If it is, I do not fear natives, nor DAPL, but God.

He is very much alive and active in the affairs of men, and He sees, hears, and will act.

I love the USA, and am very excited about the decisions our new President is making, to rebuild this country.

Treachery, lies and betrayal will not get this done.

I would like to understand where the new proposed route is, 70 miles away, and and what is being done to begin construction there, instead of Standing Rock.

Seems simple to me:

I am the son of a military officer. Orders can be given to mobilize troops to remove DAPL from the contested site, and to monitor and help them move construction equipment to the new site, safely so that protestors do not vandalize it (it’s been a long winter..)

Troops can remove law enforcement, and order military equipment to stand down, forcing them to reopen the bridge and road there, formally removing the razor wire and road-block.

At the same time, as an act of goodwill, they might help natives dismantle camp, and clean up the grounds.

Seems simple from the outside looking in…What do you think?

The Decision of Standing Rock – PRAY!

Today, I saw this tweet from President Trump:

Signing orders to move forward with the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines in the Oval Office.

At first I was in shock, until I read this post from the clergy standing with Standing Rock:

From Oceti Sakowin

Warriors, Water Protectors,

You have demonstrated your strength of spirit, your conviction, on every level. We know that you see the enemy clearly before you and you want to throw everything at it, this is the fight for life. The battleground has shifted, though the fight is still the same—to protect our Mother Earth. To protect the water and the coming generations we need you to direct your energies elsewhere. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) approved a resolution requiring all Water Protector Camps to close in thirty days. The presence of Water Protectors will not be allowed on tribal land after February 19th, 2017.

The ceremony that called you here has ended—the sacred fires have been put to sleep. The Oceti Sakowin fire will be relit in the future. In the meantime you carry it with you, in your hearts. The Horn, representative of the Great Sioux Nation has asked people in camp to go home. Elders have asked people to go home. Now both Cannon Ball District and SRST have officially asked everyone in all the camps to go home.This effort has exhausted the resources of this region.

The spiritual focus and cultural strength of the Oceti Sakowin Camp enabled us to overcome oppressive conditions, giving us pure purpose. This ceremony is over now, the culture is following its natural pattern and all tribes are returning home to family, to recover, to heal, and to prepare for assaults on the sacred—mini wiconi.

The Oceti Sakowin never gathered for this long in one place, and we have experienced many of the things the ancestors did, shifting leadership that changed with the waves of opposing force meant to break us. As devastating as our experiences have been, our strength in diversity has come to the surface—we have witnessed much darkness surface as well. We have the opportunity to let go of what does not work and move now with currents that have a chance of working. Do not let anger guide you, let spirit lead the way.

Surely we have all made mistakes here. We can look forward to criticism and new challenges, and tests to the things that matter to us most. The council’s vote today must be respected, as we respect the interests of our brothers and sisters in the communities that were our hosts. They have expended much to defend these waters and ancestral ground against DAPL. In this time all people face the oppression of spirit delivered in the messages and false promises of this failing system. Delivered to us through the news, through marketing, through media of all forms people are guided to destroy the planet and exploit each other. If we do not stand together our efforts and sacrifices will be diluted—we are seeing this already, we have seen it all along. Our prayers are stronger though. We need to stand together, and right now all the support is being withdrawn, we see this and know this. The resources are gone or soon will be.

Many of us will have to return for legal cases, for those arrests that we endured, at this time our Prayers are UP for ways to help those Protectors who made this sacrifice.

We are calling you warriors to go in a good way now, and if you have the spirit to fight, turn it to clearing and cleaning the land we have defended, for the sacred act of protecting these waters from the materials left here. Turn it to the process of changing the system we are in, and asserting Tribal sovereignty by ensuring the impacts to the environment are fully assessed in the EIS. This study will address public concerns and set a precedent for other struggles in other tribal territories. We can help our brothers and sisters who came here to stand with us assert their sovereignty in this way.

To stay here is not peaceful. To stay here invites violence and may hurt all the First Nations who sacrificed so much with us to protect the Earth.

We invite those in camp who have valuable skills to contribute to other struggles, to travel to these places and help them as you helped us. Help our brothers and sisters struggling for Indigenous rights, care for the land, and protection of Mother Earth. Share the lessons and experiences you’ve had with them, how we worked together in a good way, the way of giving. Help them understand the power of people who the assembled at the Oceti Sakowin Camp.


As I studied to be a warrior, and true disciple of Jesus, I remember this phrase:
“You have never ever submitted to authority, until you have first of all been not in agreement with authority”

Jesus submitted to  the will of the Father, even though He shed drops of blood in prayer in the garden before He went to the cross. I too, will have to face the cross of Jesus in my own heart, as I weep over how this has gone.

Somehow, a resolution has come to this stand-off. May it end peacefully….

The water protectors clearly do not appear to intend to allow DAPL through native lands.





Standing Rock Update

And so the story continues – many saw as over 2000 veterans arrived in Standing Rock over the weekend, to join in prayer, and to act as human shields to protect the native water protectors from further police brutality.


Veterans honoring native elders and chiefs


Man in airport arriving



Veterans arrived all day and all night Saturday for Sunday’s day of prayer



Winter has come to Standing Rock!











Veterans attend a Sioux tribal welcome meeting at Sitting Bull College as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, in Fort Yates, North Dakota, U.S.







The reconciliation service:



So, at 5PM Sunday, elders were told that the Army Corp of Engineers had contacted them and formally stated they would not grand DAPL easement to cross the Missouri river. That the people could now go home, that it was over.


Yet, it is not over! DAPL today moved equipment into place to begin tunnelling under the river, in direct violation of the stop work order of the Army!

Veterans are still there, in the snow, silently, prayerfully, peacefully, standing against the pipeline in a blizzard.


Protestors in the snow:

And so the protest continues…



Pray for Standing Rock Today

Please pray for Standing Rock.

Was on a conference call with clergy there on Thursday night, and it brought me to tears.
Here is what is happening.
As police violence against the protesters has escalated, so has the size of the protest encampment. Last week, it went from 3000 to 10,000 people camped out in the snow there.
Two things happened.
1. The Sioux chief asked and invited clergy to join him and the tribe in a day of prayer this Sunday.(  Presently 1000 or so clergy have either committed to attend or lead their congregations in prayer that day for protestors.
2. A retired veteran, a major from the marine corps, asked for veterans to deploy to Standing Rock, without weapons, to stand with the protestors against the police and DAPL paid security officers and state troopers. ( It was thought that perhaps 1000 vets would come, but as of yesterday 2883 have committed to go, and deploy on Monday Dec 5th. It is when I heard of thier agenda, that I broke and wept. In ceremony, and formation they are going to present themselves before Sioux chief Looking Horse and national native elders (as you know, there are now 300 tribes formally standing with Standing Rock at present), and kneel before them and formally ask forgiveness for military and US government atrocities against natives. They will they form into rank, and march across the bridge separating the camp and the razor wire erected by Dakota pipeline and their riot police, and confront (hopefully peacefully) the military and riot police there. As you may well know, the police have continually protected the pipeline construction, to allow it to get to where it is now, on the banks of the Missiouri river, the source of clean drinking water for 18 million people. Clearly, despite the Army Corps of Engineers stop work order to DAPL, requesting a re-route around tribal lands, DAPL has continued right on, in bold defiance of this order. Clearly they are taking advantage of the transition in the Presidency, trusting that Obama will not issue an executive order to stop construction, and hoping to be complete before Trump assumes office in January.
I am asking for very specific and targeted prayer this weekend:
1. We bind the spirit of anarchy. We break every yoke of oppression off of native peoples, that they be free to come to know Jesus, and experience true freedom, liberty in the Holy Spirit, and justice as God Himself undertakes for them to vindicate them in light of past atrocities and broken treaties.
2. The kingdom is RIGHTEOUSNESS, peace and joy, in the Holy Spirit. I loose and enforce God’s kingdom over Standing Rock AND DAPL. I command all deception, oppression, racism, and lies to move, in the name and authority of the Lord Jesus Christ.
3. I pray God pour out His Spirit there in power and that natives, police, military, DAPL, and the corrupt government officials involved all come to true repentance, and find the mercy, forgiveness, and peace of Jesus. That God would grant everyone involved a love for the truth, and destroy pride, bitterness, offense, and would give people supernatural grace to forgive, heal and reconcile.
4. The God give this government courage and wisdom to provide protection and a solution to violated treaties and mistreatment of natives historically, and that they would hear natives and put in place policies, programs, scholarships, and funding that will provide pathways of peace, understanding and prosperity to natives.
5. That this event remain peaceful. That is not spark a civil war on US soil.
6. That through all of this, that Jesus be revealed, the gospel preached,and that people become born-again, spirit-filled, and will accurately hear God’s voice individually, and will pursue God’s personally plan for each of their lives.
7. That God release alternate energy sources than oil to empower this nation, to set us free from the tyranny of the oil industry.
This is a very serious event….

Please alert intercessors.

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, we take our place in Your authority and command mountains of pride, offense, anarachy, oppression, deception, lies, hatred, and racism to move off this nation and everyone involved in the Standing Rock protest. By faith we stop the oppression and violence against natives, and police there. By faith we enforce Your kingdom there in righteousness, PEACE and joy in the Holy Spirit, trusting You Holy Spirit to open the eyes of our understanding, to give wisdom to all involved to do what is right in Your sight. Father, reveal Jesus love, and heal broken wounded hearts, and bring Your mercy, truth and true justice there against historic atrocities and broken covenants. Give our government courage, wisdom, and clarity to know how to act, and to act, immediately. Father, forgive us, your people for our pride, lack of compassion and understanding, and complacency in this, and have mercy upon us. Help us to see our wicked ways against you, and the environment, and to turn away from them, that our land actually be healed. Please Father, let this not result in bloodshed and civil war, but have mercy yet again on this nation I pray, knowing I am heard and answered, for I ask in Your name Lord Jesus. Amen”

Heal our Land! – Natives Know How!

Heal our land!

Isa 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed

Recently I read:
Hosea 4:1 ¶ Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land., 2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

We see in these verses, the controversy, God, our Creator, the Great One, has with the people of the land.

These verses clearly show, that when people of a region or nation sin, that the land itself is defiled, that the earth, the creation, feels the weight of this sin, and that wildlife dies.
As I have walked with First Nations leaders over the past several decades, I have discovered a thing that until recently, I never heard put into words. I have been graciously invited, by Dr. Negiel Bigpond to participate in the monthly conference calls with the Native American Circle of Prayer. Each month, Dr. Negiel has a chief or spiritual leader share their hearts, on what God is showing them.

One month, we had the privilege of hearing chief Anne Richardson the Chief of the Rappahannock Tribe. She made a statement, that I hope I can correctly encapsulate here:

‘Our people have always been close to the land. It seems that we have and innate ability to see, to feel, to sense spiritually what is going on in the earth, and we often see, sense, and intuitively know things by the Holy Spirit, that are not readily apparent to peoples of other cultures.’

Her words are born out in Scripture:
Ro 8: 19 (AMP)For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].
20 For the creation (nature) was subjected to [i]frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it—[yet] with the hope
21 That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children.
22 We know that the whole creation [of irrational creatures] has been moaning together in the pains of labor until now.

There is a groaning in the earth from the weight of sin, and we the church, from every tongue, tribe and nation, are what the earth is longing for, to heal it.
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In First Nations tradition, there is a very famous prophecy, known as the Seven Generation prophecy, or the chief Crazy Horse prophecy. (…/crazy-horse-n…)
For the record, I quote it here:
crazy horse
Crazy Horse had a vision he shared with sitting bull during a pipe ceremony just days before he was murdered. He said, “Upon suffering beyond suffering, the red nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for the sick world. A world filed with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of seven generations, when all the colors of mankind will gather under the sacred tree of life and the whole earth will become one circle again. In that day, those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things, and the young white ones will come, to those of my people to ask for wisdom. I salute the light within their eyes where the whole universe dwells, for when you are at the center within you and I am at the at place within me, we are as one.” – Crazy Horse from James Medicine Tree

I believe he accurately heard God, that the tree of life, is the cross of Jesus Christ. For a full teaching on this, read Rick Joyner (…/there-were-two-trees…).

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There is another prophecy, passed down through the generations, by the Cree people:

“When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.”
― Cree Prophecy

In 1968, in Oklahoma City, I have been told that Billy Graham, spoke the following words:
‘The great move of the Holy Spirit that we all seek in the United States, will not come until First Nations leaders are correctly respected, honored, and embraced into the kingdom of God, in their particular places.’

This is in keeping with the very famous verse we all preach as we seek revival:
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attend unto the prayer that is made in this place.

Seems that because of sin, the land itself needs to be healed.

I am also finding, that what we don’t know, we don’t know.

We know to ask God’s forgiveness for sin, that the cross is the only solution for evil, and that the gospel is the power of God, unto salvation.

What we don’t know, is that when we alienate, one part of the Body of Christ, we all hurt.
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1Co 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
1Co 12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

Read 1 Cor 12, we all need each other, and we all need to be in our place.

Re 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Clearly this includes Indian tribes, in their language, representing their nations.

Indian tribes must come to the throne of God, in their tongue, from their tribe, from their nation, in order for this verse to be fulfilled, and it will.

I believe that as they come, they will bring their gifts with them, and both the white man and Indian prophecies will be fulfilled.
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Lu 11:52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.

Re 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

There are ‘spiritual keys’ of knowledge, that will unlock blessings from heaven, and I believe we need what First Nations peoples bring to the table. They have a Holy Spirit inspired voice, that will come from the wind, the sky, the flight of the eagle in the air, and IT WILL LINE UP WITH THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD!

It will be outside of our traditions, our cultural interpretations of the Scripture, but it will be a spirit of truth, and it will be borne out in the written Word of God.

Here are some more verses on the need for the land to be healed:

Ps 106:38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

Joe 3:19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.

Is 24: 5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.

Sounds like abortion, genocide, and atrocities, and sin, literally defile the land.

Yet, we are the sons and daughters of God for which all creation awaits!
Walking in faith, authority, anointing, humility, wisdom, and filled with the Holy Spirit now, we exercise redemptive rights, and release authority, through repentance and forgiveness.

Jesus gives an interesting commission here to disciples:
John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

My friend, mentor and adopted dad, Hank Hallas has a wonderful revelation of who we are in Christ, and as he goes to India, conducts a ceremony on lands owned by churches or church members. It goes like this:

He walks to each corner of the land, and prays: ‘Father, I ask that you would forgive every sin ever committed upon this land, all the way back to the time of Adam, and I declare they are forgiven, in Jesus name! I plead and apply the blood of Jesus here, and call this land into the kingdom of God, redeemed. I pronounce the blessing of Almighty God upon this land and owners home, and break any demonic activity present here, enforcing your kingdom Father, in righteousness (love), peace and joy, in you, mighty Holy Spirit.’
At each corner of the land he takes bread, juice (communion elements), and oil (symbolic of the Holy Spirit), and buries them at each corner, as a prophetic act that this property is blessed.

Remarkable testimonies have occurred. Households healed. Diseases stopped. Allergies end. Crops and animals supernaturally produce abundant harvests. Financial prosperity released. Nightmares stop, and people receiving restful sleep, peaceful dreams, and visions of Jesus and His kingdom. Areas where Hindus and Muslims been burning churches, buildings and properties supernaturally protected in the midst of violence and mayhem, supernaturally, by the power of God!

Bill Winston ministered here at Victory on something similar. Reportedly, a senior in his congregation was troubled by a group of drug dealers and gangsters that sold drugs on the sidewalk in front of her house. She sought the Lord, and her pastor (Bill), for what to do. By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he felt impressed to tell her, to get a bottle of oil, and pour it out, a line down the middle of her street. She did, and pled the blood of Jesus over her property and street. Next morning, as usual, the gangsters and drug dealers showed up again, and immediately entered into a heated argument. They dispersed, and have never again returned to this woman’s house!

We lived in North Tulsa for eight years. I did this on our property, and we never had a break in, nor has there ever been violence or a problem at my home, though we lived in what is considered to be a rough neighborhood. You can have peace in your home, too!
Lets pray
Let’s Pray:
‘Father, I ask that you would forgive every sin that has ever been committed on my property, all that way back to the time of Adam. I plead and apply the blood of Jesus here, and I bless this property, and call it redeemed back into the kingdom of God, now, in the name and authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. I declare the kingdom of God in force and in place here, in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, in Jesus name! Father, open my eyes to see other people in your kingdom that may not walk with You exactly the same as I do. May I hear Your voice in them, and receive them in their culture, language, and worship, seeking Your always for truth, at all costs. Please Father, open my heart to receive keys of knowledge from You, and them, that together, we might heal our lands. Amen’

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