Africa’s New Heros: The Tribe Of The High Rock
Tract #3 of the Truth For The Fighters And Survivors Of Africa series
Version 1a, Dec. 14, 2005. Copyright 2005 by Roddy Kenneth Street, Jr.
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What is the Tribe of the High Rock? It is a special tribe that is loyal to the Great Spirit and courageous in battle, and He loves these warriors dearly. Its warriors are plentiful, found in many places all over the Earth— they are the very best trackers, the best hunters, the best fighters, the best climbers. They have tracked even the Spirit Wind in their hunt for God, and they have climbed with Him to the towering height of the High Rock. Yes, they have even climbed up the High Mountain of God, and they have made their home with Him on the High Rock. Their tribe is utterly loyal to the Great Spirit, Who is sometimes called the Spirit Wind.
The Tribe of the High Rock is greatly loved by God. Its warriors are those whom He Himself has selected from all the humans on the Earth. These are the ones who have learned the secret of the Spirit Wind. They have come to understand the Great Mystery of Life in our Universe. They know that God is One God only, yet He has three sides and three faces. He is God The High Father, and He is God The Great Spirit, but He is also God The Son, Creator, Who created all things in the heavens and on Earth. For simplicity’s sake, we sometimes choose to refer to these three faces of God with easier names, as follows: Sky Chief, Sky Chief’s Son, and the Spirit Wind.
Sky Chief’s Son is also called the Word of God and the Light of the World, and sometimes He is also called the Sun of Righteousness.
The Great Spirit is the Mysteriously Eternal Being Who is the Creator of our Universe, and He has personally selected all the humans who have become warriors in the Tribe of the High Rock.
The Tribe of the High Rock has been fighting for millennia against the warriors and devils that come from the Tribe of the Pit.
We sometimes refer to these two tribes with another name, calling them the Tribe of Light and the Tribe of Darkness.
The Tribe of Light has a very good view of the Earth because they live on the High Rock in the bright sunshine of the Sky Chief. They share the Light of His Son, the Sun of Righteousness, Who is the Light of the World.
But the Tribe of Darkness is more accustomed to the depths of the Pit, and they are blinded by sin and their own evil ways, so they follow Sky Chief’s enemy, the Chief of Devils and Darkness.
The Tribe of the High Rock is the tribe of vitality and strength, full of Life. They serve the Sky Chief and His Son, so the Sky Chief has promised that they will one day spend eternity with Him in the Warriors’ Paradise. These tribesmen know that they have a genuine purpose in life.
Their purpose is to praise the Creator of the heavens and Earth, to glorify Him, to sing His exploits as a Mighty Warrior. They do ritual dances in His Name, to honor Him. They think every day about the desires of Sky Chief, and they serve Him daily. They plant the fields for His glory, they reap the harvest for His glory, they live and work for His glory.
As it is frequently required of them, they often have to fight also in the Name of Sky Chief. But they have no fear of death, because they have already found shelter in the Rock that is higher than all parts of the land! Their village was built on the largest and strongest Rock in all the Earth. Sky Chief’s Son illuminates the Great Rock of their security, and they realize that Sky Chief has a special Love for them.
Therefore the Tribe of Light is given special protection, special aid, and special abilities that make them more powerful than their enemies. The Great Spirit helps them, and sometimes the angels of Sky Chief come racing to their rescue... even when they are least expected!
The warriors of Sky Chief do not despair of Life, even though they have battled for many years against the Darkness of this Earth.
The warriors of Sky Chief’s Enemy, however, are loyal only to the Chief of Darkness, and so they often despair of Life, knowing that their sins are many. They have committed many acts of murder and torture, and many evil atrocities.
As Sky Chief has said, “All those who hate Me love Death.” So it is with His enemies. They murder again and again, and they cause torture and countless atrocities; but often they despair of their sinful ways and long for death. Many in the Tribe of Darkness die by their own hand, destroyed by the devils that are their obsession... the very beings whom they thought to be their allies.
“To be or not to be...?” That's a question that Hamlet once struggled with in a play by Shakespeare. Like some members of the Native American Indian tribes, Hamlet wasn’t sure he wanted to stay alive in such an awful world, and he thought maybe he would just make his own exit.
What that Shakespearean character didn’t quite realize is that he really could not escape his life by dying, since God had already given him— and everyone else on Earth— the gift of immortality. As a human being, Hamlet would already possess a spirit of eternal life, a life-force that would persist through all eternity. His continued existence would be already assured, just because he was a human being, and it would last for all time.
But Hamlet, like some despairing persons among the Native American Indian Tribes of the U.S., still wanted some way to escape the Darkness of his world.
Hamlet’s behavior, after he had passed through his suicidal crisis, became rather crazy and uncertain from that point onward. He did not resort to alcohol much, apparently, nor did he depend on its use as a way to forget his troubles. But he was often guilty of erratic behavior and a sin of inaction, and he was not very successful in fighting off all the devils and demons of his environment.
Today, in this modern world of volunteer armies, there are many real persons who wrestle with another question, one that also concerns warfare and inaction. They grapple with the question “To join or not to join” the military. They wonder if participation in the military of their nation might be wrong and immoral, and thus find it rather hard to make a firm decision in the matter. These folks usually feel that participation in any war should be entirely optional.
Those persons are usually unaware, however, of the fact that there has been a Spiritual War going on in all the millennia of Earth. Two tribes are at war: It is the Long War Between the Tribe of Light and the Tribe of Darkness.
This violent warfare has never yet ceased, not even for one year, and it has never yet allowed a truce of any kind. Every adult on Earth is forced to participate as a warrior on one side or the other. Every adult on Earth is a member of one of these two tribes. Why is this so? Because everyone on Earth has been forcibly conscripted (drafted at birth) into the tribal army of God’s Adversary.... and this has become a massive population on the Earth. The only way to escape that condition is by switching sides: You can voluntarily change your loyalties and come over to God’s team, the Tribe of God.
God’s Tribe is an All-Volunteer Army, while the Tribe of Satan is an Enslaved Army— a vast legion that was kidnaped soon after birth or in the teenage years. The Devil’s Tribe is composed of the grossly misled and the deceived; most of them came to him in late childhood (or in their early youth) without much awareness of what they were doing. Nevertheless, they are fighting on the wrong side, fighting on the team of the Enemy of God, and so they must share the fate of God’s Adversary.
Unless, that is, they choose to switch their allegiances, and become loyal to the Almighty God Who is the Creator of our Universe. The warriors of Satan’s Tribe can only escape the clutches of the Devil by rejecting the Tribe of Darkness... and choosing instead to become a part of the Tribe of Light. Then God the High Father will welcome them with open arms!
You've often heard it said that Jesus Christ can give you "Eternal Life." They should have told you, more correctly, that Jesus can give you "Eternal Life in Heaven" or "Eternal Life with God." The truth is, God has already designed every human being on Earth as an immortal, giving every human being an "eternal life"— a life-force that survives bodily death. Every human being on Earth, even the unsaved, will experience a Life After Death... a life that continues after the occurrence of bodily death.
The Big Question is this: Where are you going to stay when you reach that new world of further existence... that eternal lifetime which is ahead of you? Will you spend it with Father God in Heaven, or will you spend it with a chief named Satan— whom Jesus calls the Prince of this Earth— and with all his many demons and followers, in a nightmarish Hell that continues for all of eternity?
There is a war raging on our Earth, and in all the Universe, between the Tribe of God and the Tribe of Satan. Every adult on Earth has been enlisted by one side or the other, so everyone participates— whether they wish it or don’t.
The Lord God Almighty is looking for a few good soldiers (both men and women) to help Him in His battle against the forces of Darkness. If you repent of your evil ways and turn back to the Light (Jesus Christ, the Light of the World), He can use your service in the Great War which is currently underway on Earth. He needs more warriors, and He need new allies who have a courageous spirit like that of Joshua and Caleb!
God’s Remnant is a tribe of loyal warriors that survives all the supernatural warfare of our Earth, and this group of humans will comprise a Special Harvest, a winning team that is the apple of God's eye. These warriors get an exalted position with God and are individually chosen by Him— they are carefully picked out of the crowd by the Righteous Chief Himself. These warriors will compose an elite tribe that is destined for a special position under God’s Developmental Program for His Universe. This is the overcoming remnant that will be victorious over our current world (which will one day be called Old Earth), and they are the ones whom God will use to re-populate the planet of His New Earth.
The more massive population on our current Earth is that formed by the Tribe of Darkness, who mostly adhere to the Majority Opinion. These guys serve the Chief of Devils and Darkness (Satan), whom Jesus declared to be “the Prince of Darkness” and “the ruler of this world”— whether they realize that fact or not!
But that team is headed for ultimate destruction, since they will share the same fate as Chief Satan and his demons! As tribesmen of Darkness, that is their fate. They will first march over all the Earth causing a lot of damage, but ultimately they will suffer an eternal torment when they are consigned to Hell, a place of Outer Darkness where there will be only mental pain, weeping, and despair!
Hell is a place where the enemies of the Most High God will be trapped forever with their leader (Chief Satan) and endless remorse. It’s rather like a Lunatic Asylum that will imprison all the enemies of God.
You may wonder why a Loving God (a God of Light) would allow such a thing as Hell to exist. Well, it’s like this:
God created all human and angelic beings in His Universe with the innate gift of Eternal Life, and they get to keep forever that Endless Spirit which resides within their outward forms. They stay alive for all time, infinitely... no matter how much they sin, no matter how evil or insane they may become. So God has to put the Evil One and all his followers SOMEWHERE, when He recreates the Universe and produces the New Earth as a World of Light. The place that He has designed for that purpose is an Isolation Chamber that He calls Hell.
The Darkness which Chief Satan, his demons, and his followers have so long promoted... then becomes the Prison that will trap them for all of Eternity.
So choose this day whom you will serve...! If God the High Father is your God, then choose to follow Him...! If you continue to follow the Chief of Darkness, then you must share his ultimate destiny...!
High Father God wants YOU to join the Salvation Warriors! Become one of the Best... be smart and join the winning team! It’s the only way to come out on top in the end!
(The alternative is to stay on the losing side... and then you’ll end up at the bottom of a Pit of Fire, with a nasty guy named Satan and an ugly bunch of demons. Woe, woe... and whoa now! Stop that bus, ‘cause I want to get off! Hey, that’s a fate that shouldn’t appeal to anyone with an ounce of good sense...)
Let us reiterate...
High Father God wants YOU to join the Salvation Warriors! Become one of the Best... be smart and join the winning team! It’s the only way to come out on top in the end!
Yeah, that’s right— we’re the World’s Finest, the Good Guys who are “the salt of the Earth.” Admittedly, we fight for truth, for what’s right, and for justice... just like those “square” police officers that a lot of people try to avoid!
So why do we end up thinking that we’re “better” than all the rest? What makes us so special— what sets us apart from all the other evil sinners in the world?
Only the fact that we’ve accepted salvation through Christ, and have thus gotten forgiveness from our sins... and the fact that we’ve turned to Jesus Christ as a source of Light.
You can share the Light of Jesus Christ, can reflect His Holy Light in a Cruel World, and thus become a point of illumination in the darkness of this world.
God’s Light can become a Lamp unto your feet and a Light unto your path, if you choose to accept rescue and salvation that is available in Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God Almighty.
You can even live to see the Light of God flowing through you and reaching out to other people in our world...!
It’s time your mind was illuminated by Jesus Christ, the Holy One Who is the Light of the World!
The High God Almighty, Who is the Holy and Righteous Chief of the Warriors of Light, is looking for a few good soldiers. But He only wants the most virtuous and courageous warriors to join with Him as allies in the Cause of His Tribe... a tribe which He calls the Warriors of Light. You can share this wonderful light by placing Jesus Christ, Who in the Trinity of God created our Universe, upon a throne at the center of your heart! He deserves that position and that kind of respect. He was first God The High Son, but when born in human flesh He became the only sinless and righteous person who ever lived. Yet He sacrificed Himself on a cross for your sake, taking all guilt and sins upon Himself, in order that you and I— that all people— that whoever wishes for salvation might be rescued from the due punishment of sins.
If you will do this, you will gain a new contentment and peace as you accept God The High Father's organizational plan for the Universe . . . because you'll be letting God be the High Chief of All Things in this world . . . and in your own life.
As a new Warrior of Light, you’ll be fighting for the Holy Cause of the Highest Chief, and His campaign will be a long and difficult struggle, often dangerous to life and limb. You’ll be often placed in harm’s way, with no shortage of enemies to battle. You will almost certainly go through a lot of pain and suffering for your devotion to the Righteous Chief. But it’s all worth it, because the Most High rewards all His followers, sooner or later, with the Warriors’ Heaven and the New Earth, which is a Warriors’ Paradise.
This is promised for all of the True Believers of God.
All it really takes is a simple but sincere little prayer— one that you should make up in your own words. The prayer for deliverance and for God's leadership should come from your own heart!
Some important elements that you should include are:
1) your desire to turn away from the wrongness or evil of all your past life, and your remorse over all the sins of your previous life,
2) your desire for God's forgiveness and mercy through the act of sacrifice of His Only Begotten Son (Jesus Christ),
3) your desire to know God's leadership in your life,
4) your desire to learn more of God's truth through Bible study,
5) your desire to find fellowship with genuine believers.
Jesus said of the people of God that "The kingdom of heaven is like a net that God has cast into the sea, and it gathers of every kind: When it is full, it will be pulled up on the shore, where they will sit down to sort the catch, and they will collect the good fish in baskets, but the bad things will be thrown away. This is the way it will be at the end of the world: The angels shall come forth, and they will separate the unrighteous persons from among those justified by God . . ."
Excerpt from the Book of Matthew, who was a constant
companion of Jesus and his devoted disciple [13:47-50].
Jesus spoke of the people of God as being like a seed that is growing secretly, saying, “As for the kingdom of God, it is as if a person should cast seed into the ground; and then he sleeps, and he rises up night and day to see that the seed is springing forth and always growing up, although he knows not exactly how. The Earth is bringing forth fruit from itself; first the blade, then the ears of corn, and after that the fullness of the ears of corn. And when all the fruit of the Earth has come forth, immediately God will use the sickle to reap the fields, because the harvest-time has come."
Excerpt from the book of Mark [4:26-29].
It's also important for all of us to remember this:
1) WE SPEAK TO GOD by our prayers.
2) GOD SPEAKS TO US by the words of Holy Scripture.
So we must try to read His words and His Book just as often as we possibly can!!
God wants to bless you for all your long efforts to understand this very confusing and difficult Universe in which we live— so let Him reward your search with the grace of His forgiveness and enlightenment!
THIS GUIDE WAS WRITTEN FOR YOU BY. . .
Ken Street, a baptized follower of the Way.
Copyright 2005 by Roddy Kenneth Street, Jr.