Native American Communities Experience Revival
Amid great suffering and other issues, Native American communities have been experiencing powerful revival.
From CBN News. In some respects, the plight of Native Americans hasn’t changed. They face troubling circumstances with issues ranging from substance abuse to a massive COVID-19 impact, to an alarming number of missing and murdered women….
God is Moving
Yet, in the midst of the suffering, Stands-Over-Bull and her husband Russell say God is on the move.
“We can feel and sense the rumblings of revival, and when I say revival I mean people’s hearts turning back to God,” she shared.
“We’ve been having healing revivals over the online church. God’s been healing people through social media. People are giving their hearts to the Lord,” explained Russell Stands-Over-Bull….
Deep Revival Roots
Russell said the Pentecostal roots of revival run deep in his family and the Crow Nation. His mother, Sharon Stands-Over-Bull, is also a pastor and Crow elder. She recalled how in 1906, her grandmother attended the Azusa Street Revival in California.
“While they were there, they were privileged to receive the Holy Spirit, and they came back to the Crow Reservation, proclaiming that God is Lord over the Crow Reservation,” Sharon told CBN News.
“Whole communities were touched by the fire of the Holy Spirit, and the Crows eventually became known throughout Indian Country as the center for Pentecost,” explained Russell. “This was the capital for Pentecost, and still is considered that by many neighboring tribes.”
‘Jesus Christ is Lord’
Leaders of the Crow Tribe have even put up a sign which boldly proclaims that “Jesus Christ is Lord on the Crow Nation”. It also has a Scripture that reads, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” — Psalm 33:12 KJV
In addition, the southeast Montana tribe passed a 2013 legislative resolution “to honor God for his great blessings upon the Crow Tribe and to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord of the Crow Indian Reservation.” They also fly the flag of Israel next to the sign….
Russell Stands-Over-Bull said the goal now is teaching his church to “sustain revival” through fasting and prayer.
“So when we host the Presence of God, Heaven comes down, and there’s no sickness in Heaven. There’s no poverty in Heaven. There’s no lack in Heaven,” he explained. “So when we invite the kingdom of God, that’s how we sustain revival, and that’s our quest is to keep this revival fire going.”
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(Excerpt from CBN News. Photo Credit: Ryan Stone on Unsplash)
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