In August of 2010, SHOP met to pray and seek God’s direction on which region of the province to begin the teaching and training of the Divine Prayer Clock with the churches. In that meeting there were several representatives of the First Nation’s churches from Northern Saskatchewan. As we prayed and worshipped to a native drum beat, our desire was to know God’s heart beat, and like David to be after God’s heart, God’s will. Then the Cree lady present led in a time of prayer inviting us to walk the land with the First Nations, taking the land in prayer and faith, in the same way that Abraham walked the land receiving by faith in God’s promises and future blessing. It was then that we knew the prayer and teaching had to focus initially on the First Nations of Northern Saskatchewan. A prayer conference was first held in Prince Albert as the gateway to the North, and then on the Flying Dust reserve near Meadow Lake, with representatives from 6 reserves present.
At the retreat in Meadow Lake two first nations believers shared visions that God had given them. First one young man shared how Christ had revealed himself to him dressed as his High Priest. Then a first nations woman shared how she had seen Christ in a vision as well, and that he had shown her many seats of authority. They were empty. Over the backs of those seats he then put robes of authority and power. Jesus called on the early believers to wait in Jerusalem until they were clothed with power from on high. The word “wait” in this verse, in the original language, is “kathizo” and means to be seated in seats of authority, where Kingdom authority is conferred on the one seated. The visions were clear. Christ, our high priest was calling the first nations together with other canadian believers to take up our seats of authority in his Kingdom of Priests, his government. It is the highest government in the land. Only as we do that will we see his kingdom manifest in a powerful way in our cities, province and nation.
Since that prayer conference other conferences have taken place across the province of Saskatchewan in communities like Weyburn, Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Regina and North Battleford. In each location, the sense of urgency of the participants has been the same. It is time for the Body of Christ to unite as the Kingdom of Priests in intercession. It is time for the highest government in the land to assemble to hear, declare and carry out the Lord’s commands. Satan has long had his diabolical spiritual government organized, with his principalities and powers in every town, city and province. But they are there by default, because the church has defaulted its legitimate place of authority and power in Christ, who has all authority and power in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18), and is the ruler over the rulers of the earth (Revelation 1:5). It is time that we awaken to the legitimate place and position Christ has won for us. The First Nation’s are awakening to this reality. Neither they nor we are to hang our heads in shame any longer in response to the accusations of the enemy. Rather, like the High Priest Joshua in Zechariah 3, we are to realize that God has removed our filthy robes and has clothed us in new clean robes of authority to minister in his house. The accuser no longer holds power over us. No longer are we to be deceived and to leave vacant our seats of authority in Christ’s Kingdom of Priests. It is time to sit and have conferred upon us His kingdom authority and power. And the gates of hell will not prevail against us.