The Power of Forgiveness
Dec 07, 2016
On October 21, 2016 Nigel Bigpond led representatives of 1000 Native American tribes to Washington D.C. to officially forgive the US government for their mistreatment of the tribes over the past few centuries. I wrote about this here:
This, I believe, began to end the famine of hearing the word, which has plagued us from the beginning. Recall that we held a prayer campaign to reverse that famine in September 2013.
Then a group of Veterans joined with the protestors at Standing Rock on December 2nd. That seems to have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. Two days later, on December 4, 2016, President Obama announced that the oil pipeline in South Dakota was to look for an alternative route. This was a victory for the Standing Rock protest that has been going on for a long time.
The protestors were ordered to leave on December 3, 2016.
But a day earlier, US military veterans vowed to protect them.
They arrived by December 4th.
On the same day the US government refused to grant an easement for the pipeline to be constructed through Oahe Lake, which was a key issue behind the protest.
This was a huge victory for the protest movement, and it came on our big watch date, December 4, 2016 at the same time that prime ministers Renzi of Italy and John Key of New Zealand announced their resignations.
The latest news is about Wes Clark (son of General Wesley Clark) asking forgiveness from Chief Leonard Crow Dog for the mistreatment perpetrated by the US military upon the tribal nations throughout the past.
It seems that forgiveness is breaking out all over the place. There is tremendous power in forgiving and many benefits of being forgiven. That is why mercy triumphs over justice (James 2:13). If we contemplate the spiritual power of forgiveness, it is clear that good news is ahead. The Dark Side cannot function in an atmosphere of forgiveness. Forgiveness suffocates the darkness. So I consider these signs to suggest that great changes lie ahead, that the tide has turned, and that the light from the crack is beginning to spread to the cosmos.
Dr. Stephen Jones