As a young kid, I was fascinated with the Indians as we called them. They were noble, colourful and contained a mystery that I wished I had. I loved their connection and reverence for nature.
As with black slaves, they too were looked at as less than human by the European settlers. European sicknesses and diseases some say wiped out perhaps 75% of the aboriginal population. Treaties agreed upon in good faith were routinely broken by the white man. Much more than their land was taken. There was a dark plan to control and change their very essence.
The Black Hills of Dakota given to the Sioux Nation under a treaty was overtaken by a greedy gold rush. The government of the USA did nothing.
Most of us have heard of the Cherokee "Trail of Tears." This was a forced inhumane march to a very distant reservation. This took place after their own land was arbitrarily confiscated and given to white settlers. The forced march was impossible. It was strewn with the bodies of the old, the sick and children succumbing to the brutal winter and hunger.
The church was not innocent. The First Nation culture that lasted centuries was decimated by the "do-gooders" of the denominational churches. Children were taken from tribes and parents and placed in residential schools. Here they were stripped of the only life they knew. Names given by loving fathers and mothers had meaning and gave them pride. These names were substituted by empty European names.
The First Nations floundered through an alien existence. A noble proud race ended up sitting defeated in government compounds waiting for handouts from the white man.
The eagle is the most beautiful animal that came out of the mind of the Creator. An acquaintance of mine was in charge of the aviary at the Toronto Zoo. He placed this majestic bird on my arm. I have also seen eagles stuck in cages. Probably because they were wounded. It was incredibly sad. The smell was heartbreaking as they had to defecate where they lived. Their appearance was far from those who were free to do their acrobatics in the open sky. This reminded me of the plight of the First Nations after the Europeans crushed their unique identity. They depleted the ancestral hunting grounds defying the laws of respect towards nature. For sport and skins, the once 60 million buffalo were shot from trains and left to rot. Others hunted them to near extinction for the skins only and left the flesh to decay in the sun.
I had a job living in a group home for dangerous youth. Jimmy was a First Nation lad. I sat with him for many hours. I took him to the coffee shop to meet my friends. I could not help but love the teenager aware at all times that he could again snap and do tremendous harm. There was a difference between Jimmy and white offenders. There was a lost spiritual element. His mental impairment reminded me of the eagle in the cage.
The Europeans in the rush to take Indian land failed to understand that putting them on government reservations destroyed their inner soul. The soul of a people that was meant to fly free like the eagles in the sky.
I am not sure if I am offending some by this post. It is my heart and as I continue I hope you will understand.
As a Christian, I have grieved and also repented of our misguided ways towards the First Nations as well as much outright cruelty and disrespect.
I have seen a Great Wonder emerge in spite of the injustice given to them.
EAGLES ARE RISING AGAIN!
Many First Nation people have been touched by God.
This is among the most beautiful things I have seen. Tribal chiefs in full regalia, covered with eagle feathers worshiping the Lord. The scriptures say "To them, He (God) gave them the power to become the Sons of God." This inner spiritual impartation radiates through these chiefs and their people with a very unique Glory. A Glory that carries an invitation to all humanity to a deep intimacy with our heavenly Father.
Did the white man bring Christ to the Indians?
I walked with an apostle being his prophetic man for a number of years. He was a tremendous man. He told me of a time when God sent him to an Indian tribe in the USA. When he got there the chief told him that the Great White Spirit told him the apostle was coming. It is my belief that long before the white man came, the Creator revealed Himself to many of the tribes of the Americas, Africa and all past cultures. The author of the Word of Himself, the Bible, is breaking into our theology showing us we know so little about wisdom Love and Greatness. Christ is called the Ancient Of Days. He did a lot a long time ago that we know little of.
My First Nation brothers and sisters, I as many others see your destiny. We will always be with you in the Beauty and Greatness of your Rising and that we will see each other in the One who calls Himself. "I AM"
First Nation Folk you will teach us how to fly in Spiritual Realms.
Teach us how to fly and the way of God's Eagles.
Your forgiveness of past injustice has placed you in a special place in God's Heart.
You will set free many Christians locked in smelly cages to fly freely in open heavenly skies.
There is an incredible hidden nobility that will emerge in today's stage of history that will be very significant in saving America from the destructive control of socialism and utter chaos. This vision was given to me in my last year of bible college in 1978. As a ministering team, we were sent to two black churches in Montreal. I was treated like gold. I also have a relationship with a predominantly black church in Manchester England. The love between black and white was like a family with the same Father. This church in my heart is also my family. The young pastor from Uganda is one of these noble leaders. I saw the rise of three groups of people. The blacks, the first nations, and women. These three groups were seen as less human and defiled. We are paying the price of the mind-blowing injustice that goes back centuries.
Both the world and the church failed to see that all mankind were created equal. Being a white male looking back at my ancestry no one was pulled from their homes, locked in chains, and called subhuman. Why will the blacks arise? Is it by violence? More money? Political acknowledgment? No. This will not stop the systemic racism, and in many understandable ways the black anger. Then what is it that changes hearts on all sides. It is FORGIVENESS. To ask to forgive the history of slavery is a BIG deal.
Blacks are rising who have done this monumental act that breaks the chains caused by this unimaginable historical injustice. There is an honour from the Father that is lifting these courageous saints of God to the place of authority our nations need. I know many of them. You are in very high esteem of our Lord and a great many in the church. Continue to lead us deeper into worship. Deeper revelation of the Love in Gods Word. Taking us into the HOLY OF HOLIES. As an older prophetic man you have always been in my prayers. I am filled with elation and hope for this time. You are a living wonder of Gods Grace and Mercy.