The Lion roars...
For thus the Lord has spoken to me: "As a lion roars, And a young lion over his prey (When a multitude of shepherds is summoned against him, He will not be afraid of their voice Nor be disturbed by their noise), So the Lord of hosts will come down To fight for Mount Zion and for its hill.
When I read that the other morning, I was instantly moved within by the Holy Spirit and He applied that to the many native people's history in America. They were surrounded by the advancing new Americans in the early years of our immigration. They roared against those who had come against them and they were not afraid.
It was a noble and tragic moment in a unfolding history but their destiny isn't and never has been ended.
Israel was in bondage for 400 years of slavery within the purposes of God. They were delivered from the oppression, the bondage, the cultural dominance and forced servitude of the Egyptians. What they were...was not what they would be.
I know that isn't the immediate historical context of the passage but it became a point of prayer none the less. I was stirred once again to continue to pray about this current focus the Lord has on my prayer life about First Nation people in Spokane and the pacific North West.