Chief G. Anne Richardson
Rappahannock Tribe Leader
Indian Neck, VA
Arise America: Impact on the Native American Communities in America!
The year 2007 marked the 400th anniversary of the founding of America as the Western world knows it, but there is a much deeper story belonging to the First Peoples of this land that God is revealing to His Native American followers. Through partnerships with ministers of the various people groups, I have been privileged to participate in many prayer walks and redemption ceremonies to heal the land. Each prophetic act reveals by one layer at a time, the wounds, injustices and defilements the enemy has placed upon us. After years of this type of reconciliation, we are finally seeing God’s healing and restoration manifest in the land.
God is raising up Native preachers, teachers, evangelists and prophets in this end-time period because the church has also rejected them right along with the rest of society. God is restoring Native people to their rightful places of authority in society and in the body of Christ. Although each of the people groups has an important piece in the puzzle of His divine plan for this particular time in history, it is God’s set and appointed time for the Native American.
God gave me a unique opportunity last summer (2006) to visit England as a part of the 400th Anniversary celebrations (2007). After much fasting and prayer, the Lord instructed me to take a gold wedding band to the Queen as a gift. By His divine providence, I was able to speak at the opening ceremonies to present the gift to the Queen's representative. The Lord had me speak reconciliation to them and to renew the covenant between our tribal governments and the United Kingdom. The ring represented the renewal of the broken covenants. It closed the breach that had existed in the spirit realm since the time when the covenants were broken.
I believe this event was a pivotal act in the healing of the Native people in Virginia and America. Immediately we saw the manifestation of such honor, love and acceptance bestowed upon the tribal people by the government of the United Kingdom. It was such a moving experience for the tribal people because they carry deep generational rejection in their hearts from their own country. Both sides were moved to tears and the officials from the UK said they were glad to renew covenant with such an honorable and loving people. I believe this wave of honor will rush across this nation to heal the tribal peoples, which will bring restoration.
The Arise America gatherings are timely as I believe God is calling Native American pastors from the West to gather here in Virginia at the Eastern Gate of the United States to reconcile the West to the East and to release God's healing, restoration and revival into Native America and the Country.
Rabbi Eric Carlson
Congregation Zion's Sake
Newport News, VA
The Importance: The “One New Man” in Virginia, America, and the World!
The world will know that Jesus is Lord when Jew and Gentile are “One” in Messiah! WORLD REVIVAL! Paul confirms this in Romans 11:15 (CJB) “For if their casting Yeshua aside means reconciliation for the world, what will their accepting him mean? It will be life from the dead!” Jewish revival, Jewish acceptance of Yeshua/Jesus as Messiah will be life from the dead! World Revival! Jesus came to the earth to give Salvation unto those who believe. John 4:22 (CJB) “You people don't know what you are worshipping; we worship what we do know, because salvation comes from the Jews.” Jesus commanded us to become one for world revival in John 17:22-23 (CJB) “The glory which you have given to me, I have given to them; so that they may be one, just as we are one – I united with them and you with me, so that they may be completely one, and the world thus realize that you sent me, and that you have loved them just as you have loved me."
And finally, Jesus died that we may be one. Ephesians 2:14-16 (NLV) “For Christ himself has made peace between us Jews and you Gentiles by making us all one people. He has broken down the wall of hostility that used to separate us. By his death he ended the whole system of Jewish law that excluded the Gentiles. His purpose was to make peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new person from the two groups. Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death, and our hostility toward each other was put to death.”
God does not see racial or cultural differences! He only sees two people groups, Jew and Gentile. When we become one in Messiah it will be world revival! Jesus came for, commanded it, and died for it! It is the basis and foundation of America! God is reconciling all people groups and Jews together as one through the blood of Jesus Christ, and when we walk out what Jesus commanded us to do, it will be WORLD REVIVAL! That is what America’s anniversary is all about! WORLD REVIVAL!
Rev. H. Wade Trump Jamestown Christian Fellowship Church Williamsburg, VA
The Desire: The Next National Spiritual Awakening!
What percentage of Christians in America have any knowledge whatsoever of the Great Spiritual Awakenings that took place during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries? These were moral and spiritual turning points for our nation. It is my personal belief and conviction that America is on the verge of its greatest spiritual outpouring.
Arise America gatherings will encourage the body of Christ to assemble at different locations around our nation and believe for an outpouring of God's grace over our nation. We believe these gatherings will have an impact on the different locations where we meet. Over the past several years, much effort has been made towards reconciliation between people groups through great organizations like Promise Keepers. We want to join forces with these types of efforts in America because of their importance in building unity in the body of Christ.
Those who are organizing these gatherings of Christians believe that we are now in an important season of re-covenanting with God as a nation. This includes restoring His desire for all people groups who share this country to live together in love, trust and honor for one another.
Those who attend an Arise America gathering will have an opportunity to make a difference. Your faith and desire to rise up in this season will make a difference. Come to these gatherings with the mind set that God will empower you to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout our nation with a strength and confidence to expand the kingdom of God.
America needs us to Arise in the one and only name that can save this nation, Jesus. Let's make history together. Let's make HIS story greater....
Bishop John Gray
Bethel Restoration Center Williamsburg, VA
The Infusion: To be a part of one of the greatest movements in history!
These gatherings infuse us to be a part of one of the greatest movements in history. It transfers to us an opportunity to reflect back to where we came from and to where we are today. I believe that it is an appointed time to experience a move of God as we have never seen before. Arise America is giving commencement to the most eminent expression of unity in many cities throughout America and will be displayed by different denominations, churches, pastors, cultures and races to covenant with God for prayer and intercession.
The magnitude of Arise America will be its spiritual significance. The fact that it will call us as the people of God to "oneness," to commune, pray and fellowship together as the Body of Christ. 2 Chronicles 7:14 states, "If My people, who are called by my name, will 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." There is a need for healing in every city in America and Arise America gives us the opportunity to speak together as the Body of Christ and witness the healing in our cities.