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Nations Within Nations

Here’s what is coming up on The Remnant Road on Hebrew Nation Radio for Monday, August 22:

160822 - Suuqiina

The Apostle Paul has some interesting words about the call to redemption that has gone out to the entire world.  Placing that call in the context of the nation of Israel, he writes,
But I say, surely Israel did not know, did they?  First Moses says, “I will make you jealous by that which is not a nation, by a nation without understanding will I anger you.”  And Isaiah is very bold and says, “I was found by those who did not seek Me, I became manifest to those who did not ask for Me.” (Romans 10:19-21, quoting Deuteronomy 32:21 and Isaiah 65:1).
What exactly does he mean?  We can learn some of the answer by asking indigenous peoples around the world.  Many of them have legends and prophecies about the Creator who wrote a book which they lost, but which they hope to regain one day.  When they hear the good news of redemption through Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ), they respond with joy, knowing that the lost book is found.
Today many indigenous peoples are awakening to something more:  their identity as Hebrews.  Some are at least partially descended from the Tribes of Israel scattered into all nations, but even if not they are learning what many with Christian roots are learning:  that God is serious when He says they are grafted into the olive tree of Israel which includes both Jewish (Judah) and non-Jewish (Joseph/Ephraim) branches.
We will talk about this phenomenon with Dr. Iglahliq Suuqiina, a disciple of Yeshua blessed not only with Inuit (Alaska Native) and Mi’Kmaq (Native American) ancestry, but also with lineage tracing to the English Pilgrim colonists who settled in Massachusetts. With his wife Qaumaniq, Suuqiina founded Indigenous Messengers International, a ministry dedicated to the reconciliation and restoration of all peoples with one another and with their Creator through the redemptive work of Messiah Yeshua.
Join us for another uplifting and educational experience on the Remnant Road!

Remnant Road 01The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn and Daniel Holdings, is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.


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Fox Byte 5775 #11: VaYigash (And He Drew Near)

וַיִּגַּשׁ

Billy Bowlegs and Chiefs of the Seminole Indians Gleason's Pictorial, Boston, Saturday, October 23, 1852 (Source:  "Billy Bowlegs and Suite", Seminole Nation, I.T.)

Billy Bowlegs and Chiefs of the Seminole Indians
Gleason’s Pictorial, Boston, Saturday, October 23, 1852 (Source: “Billy Bowlegs and Suite”, Seminole Nation, I.T.)

It has been more than 500 years since Christopher Columbus mistakenly identified the indigenous peoples of the Americas as “Indians”, and yet that name has remained the popular collective label for the many hundreds of nations more accurately identified by their own names, such as Arawak, Pequot, Lakota, Yaqui, Quechua, and Navajo.  Many of these nations have ceased to exist, the victims of disease, war, enslavement, and cultural genocide.  Others have come into existence as dispersed and diminished peoples have merged to make new nations.  Still others have persisted in their identity to this day, enduring beyond hope as distinct peoples.  All of those things describe the Seminole Nation, which now resides in the states of Oklahoma and Florida.  The Seminoles did not become a distinct people until late in the 18th century, when remnants of the Muskogee (Creek) and other peoples of Florida and what is now Georgia and Alabama combined to form a new nation.  The Spanish called them cimarrones, meaning runaways, or free people.  This term referred to the fact that the tribe included many escaped slaves, both African and Native American, who had joined with others from broken, scattered tribes.  In the Muskogee tongue, cimarrones became semulon-e, and eventually Seminole.

This people who originally were not a people soon developed a strong sense of national identity which compelled them to resist all efforts to conquer them.  They fought against the Spanish, the English, the Creeks, and, inevitably, the Americans.  Three bitter wars from 1817 to 1858 left the Seminole Nation broken and divided, but still unconquered.  Most of the surviving Seminoles were removed by the United States government to Oklahoma, but a remnant remained in the swamps of southwestern Florida, where they remain to this day.  The Florida Seminoles are unique among Native American peoples in that they alone have never signed a treaty of peace with the United States.  Those who were removed to Oklahoma may have agreed to peace with the U.S., but they maintained a fierce independence in their new land.  Efforts to integrate them into the Creek Nation of Oklahoma met with determined resistance.  In time the Seminole remnant in Oklahoma reestablished their tribal identity, and today exist as a separate and distinct nation.[1]

It may come as a surprise, but the greatest story in the Bible is about a nation created from a people who were not a people.  The tale begins with the account of Joseph and his brothers, but the story as yet has no ending.

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