The Native American Indian or Red man was assigned by The Creator to be the caretakers of Mother Earth. The Red man possessed the Spirit of God, connecting with the Spirit that lives in all things, while the White man possessed the Word of God in the form of The Holy Bible. But there was great error in the White Man with respect to God’s Word, the Spirit of which had all but been destroyed by the middle of the 5th century, spiritual truth giving way to conjured doctrines of men. The White man that entered the North American continent toward the end of the 15th century was not what the Hopi Indians refer to as “The True White Brother.” If He were, He would have co-existed with the Red Man, living in peace and harmony. What does the union between the White man and the Red man symbolize, as it is through an understanding of the symbolism that we gain spiritual knowledge? It is teaching us the importance of bringing the literal Word of God to the Spirit through an understanding of its symbolism, a language in which the Red man is well-versed. Through it we gain an understanding of the spiritual meaning of God’s Word. The error in the White man can be seen in His government. “The government of the people, by the people, and for the people,” revealing what is governing the people. And what is governing the White man that entered the North American continent was not God’s Word, not in letter or in spirit. It was a man-made image of God’s Word, too often wielded in the spirit of self-righteous arrogance. The government of the White man broke nearly every treaty it made with the Red man. The WORD governing the White man was LIES. And in an arrogant display of self-righteousness and entitlement, the government of the White man nearly wiped out the Red man, just as the man-made dogmas governing the self-righteous religious peoples had all but wiped out the Spirit of the God’s Word. The Spirit of God has been working through the Red man, warning us of the imbalance in Mother Earth. And what does the Red man tell us is causing this imbalance? GREED. The root of evil that is bringing death and destruction to Mother Earth.
“the love of money is the root of all evil.” 1 Timothy 6:10. The love of money is GREED, a negative emotion born out of fear and a lust for control— two unholy spirits created in the absence of God’s Holy Spirit, dwelling in the Heart of man; in our spiritual Mother Earth. Greed is a rapacious desire for more than one needs or deserves. Spiritual greed is a lust for spiritual power, having the same evil root that is contributing to the death and destruction on earth, the negative and destructive energy of spiritual greed added to the negative and destructive energy of monetary greed. This lust for spiritual power, which is of the heart, is now at work in the spiritual kingdom of heaven— in the realm of the mind; a power that has not been earned through spiritual works, but taken by force. “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matthew 11:12. When the true image, formed by the reality of what is taking place in the world, fails to match the false religious image these spiritual robbers have in their mind, they will enter a spiritual famine, hungering for the spiritual corn that is in Egypt, symbolizing the spiritual truth that is in the World. “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye will say, Wherein have we robbed thee? God’s answer? IN TITHES AND OFFERINGS.” Malachi 3:8. Man robs God when he fails to offer up the spiritual sacrifices of God, through which man would obtain authentic spiritual power, removing his lust for this spurious power driven by spiritual and monetary greed; generated by an unholy spirit that works through a heart that has yet to be transformed. “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart.” Psalms 51:17. Many self-proclaimed Christians (mainstream and new age) are robbing themselves of this authentic spiritual power by impatiently proclaiming themselves to be “born again and saved” or “spirit and perfected” before they have performed the spiritual works that would bring them into this ascended state of being, one that can only be obtained through the purification of ones heart. In purifying the HEART we do our part to purify the EARTH.
We will never be able to give this land called Earth back to the Native American peoples. But we can help to balance the spiritual scales of justice by giving our spiritual land called the Heart back to the Spirit of God. In this we not only honor the Red man, but what He symbolizes, which is the Spirit of God.
The Red man, Egypt, and the East all symbolize the Spirit, and those things pertaining to the spirit. The color associated with the spirit is red.
Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2000