Sky Chief And The Sun Of Righteousness
Tract #5 of the Truth For Native American Indian Tribes series
written by Roddy Kenneth Street, Jr.
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Here is a little story about Sky Chief and the Creation of our Universe. Listen to it carefully, because there is a great deal of Truth in it.
At the Beginning of All Things, there was more than an ocean of black emptiness, because there was a Single Bright Light at the Center, and it was filling all space with its brilliance. Today we frequently call Him the Father Of Lights, and sometimes Sky Chief.
Most people know that the Father Of Lights was the Creator of Everything that exists in our Universe. If a human warrior had been there, and he had tried to look into this Bright Light, he would have only seen One Big Light at the center of the emptiness. He would have been blinded by its brilliance, of course. But if that warrior looked more carefully, he might somehow have perceived that the Big Light was really made up of Three Lights that were very close together.
The First of these Three-Lights-In-One was the Father Of Lights, Whom we might like to call Sky Chief. The Second of the Three-Lights-In-One was Sky Chief’s companion, the Holy Spirit Of Light. The Holy Spirit Of Light radiated His brilliance throughout all space. The Third of the Three-Lights-In-One was the Sun Of Righteousness, Whom we may also call the Word Of Light. The Word Of Light was an integral part of the Father Of Lights, and He totally reflected the glorious Light of Sky Chief, so Sky Chief called Him the Sun Of Righteousness and treated Him as a Beloved Son.
When it was time to start creating the Universe, Sky Chief called upon His Son to handle all the Creation tasks, and the Sun Of Righteousness was happy to oblige. Sky Chief’s Son quickly started the work of creating our Universe, and He wanted to please the Father Of Lights, because He knew it was a big responsibility that had been entrusted to Him.
Sky Chief’s Son was rightly called “the Word Of Light,” because the first words that came forth from Him were those in the sentence “Let there be Light.” Light came into existence instantly, as Sky Chief’s Son separated the Light from the Darkness.
Sky Chief’s Son had distinguished Light from Darkness, and He had created it, knowing that the Light was good.
The Sun Of Righteousness next created a great host of Spirit Beings that He called Angels. These Spirit Beings were fast riders and they would soon become powerful warriors. At first all the Spirit Beings were loyal to Sky Chief, and they all rode on White Horses.
But a day came when one of the Spirit Beings opposed Sky Chief, and Sky Chief knew that this angel had become filled with arrogance and violence. The Spirit Being who sinned against Sky Chief, wanting to cast Him down from his position as Great Chief of the Heavens, was renamed as Satan, the Chief of Devils. Sky Chief was sad to see that one-third of the Spirit Beings chose to follow the Chief of Devils. These angels all degenerated and became transformed, becoming Demons and Devils.
That was the beginning of the Evil Army that now overwhelms our land. These Spirit Beings became the Dark Riders, and they now ride about the Universe on Black Horses. They wear black clothing too, and black war-paint on their skin, so they are often very hard to see.
If you could see them, however, you would not like what you see, because they look like monsters. These are the Devils of Darkness. They want to trick us into believing they are good, so sometimes they try to masquerade as an Angel of Light.
A few people among the tribes of America have, on a number of occasions, glimpsed these Dark Riders, and often it was assumed they were ghosts. A warrior would sometimes come back to his tribe and speak of having seen “a ghost rider from the sky.” But what the warrior had actually seen was usually rather different than what he thought: It was just a brief glimpse of the Spirit Being, merely the sighting of a Dark Rider.
Sky Chief’s Son was very sad to see that Satan and one-third of the Spirit Beings He created had become Devils of Darkness. He knew that these Devils were traitors who deserved only a fast arrow and a quick death, but that was not possible for them.
You see, Sky Chief’s Son had created all the Angels with an Eternal Life-Spirit, and even the Devils had that same Eternal Life-Spirit, so they could never be killed or just simply terminated. There were no arrows that could ever kill them, and there were no spears that could ever end the lifetime of these devils. That is why Sky Chief and His Son created the Hell of Traitors, designed as a place where He would someday imprison Satan, the Chief of Devils, and all the demons who follow him.
Next, the Son of Sky Chief created the heavens and the Earth, giving form to that which before had been formless. The Word of Light spoke, and the Earth appeared, and then all the things in the Earth began to appear also. At first the Holy Spirit of God was like a Spirit Wind that hovered over the top of the waters, and even today we may sometimes feel Him moving in our world like a Spirit Wind.
On our modern Earth, He is a Comforter Who reflects the glory of the Sun of Righteousness, and He is sometimes felt as a Spirit Wind that is flowing over the face of the Earth. Today we know Him as both the Holy Spirit Of Light and as the Spirit Wind.
It took Sky Chief’s Son a full six days to create Everything in our world. On the fifth day, He created the creatures of the sea and the birds of the air. On the sixth day, He created the living creatures that walk the Earth, and on this last day of Creation, He created the first human, a Man. Soon after that, He created a Woman also.
On the seventh day, Sky Chief’s Son chose to rest from all His labor in creating the heavens and the Earth. So today we follow His example, and we also must choose to rest on one day each week... which is now known as the Lord’s Day or Sunday, the Day of the Sun of Righteousness. On this day, we must always meditate on the glory of Sky Chief and His Son, and we follow the Spirit Wind as it leads us to His will.
During all the generations of human life on Earth, the Chief of Devils and his demons have been riding across the face of the Earth, always riding on the Black Horses which are their trademark.
They are the Black Horse Traitors, the ones who have betrayed Sky Chief and His Son. They are the Dark Riders. They seek always to attack the followers of Sky Chief and the Sun of Righteousness, and they despise the Holy Spirit of Light.
They wish to spit in the face of the Spirit Wind, Who is the Comforter of God’s People. These Dark Riders seek to drag us down in defeat, so that we will share their fate in that Hell of Traitors which is reserved for them. If they get the chance, they will torture and kill us.
The Dark Riders swarmed over the Earth and recruited a great many humans for their cause, making them allies and the mortal enemies of Sky Chief. These became the Warriors of Darkness, the ones who have joined the Tribe of Darkness. They have sworn allegiance to the Chief of Devils, and many of these warriors intend to remain loyal to the Evil One for all eternity.
It is not easy to bring these tribesmen back to Sky Chief, the Father of Lights, because they have already betrayed Him so many times, and because they have repeatedly fought for His Enemy in the Long War Against God.
Sky Chief and His Son were both very sad to see the humans of Earth often going over to the Darkness, as so many became members of the Tribe of Darkness.
Sky Chief tried to give instructions to the Humans of Earth, teaching them how they ought to live. He gave the people laws which they should follow, a way that they could avoid evil. He wanted the people to be loyal to Him and loyal to His Son, but most of the people on Earth did not choose to become members of the Tribe of Light.
Instead, most of the people became warriors for His Great Enemy and joined the Tribe of Darkness.
Finally, Sky Chief came up with a solution to His problem. Things were going badly on the Earth, with millions of warriors becoming slaves of Satan, the Chief of Devils and Darkness. But Sky Chief had a good plan, a plan to win the War in a very unexpected way.
You see, Sky Chief decided that He would send His Son down to the Earth as a Spirit Warrior Who would be both fully human and fully Divine. He gave instructions to His Son that he must fight courageously on Earth, always doing what is Right, and told Him that by a courageous death He could win freedom for all the humans who were enslaved by Satan, the Chief of Darkness.
All who had fought on the side of the Tribe of Darkness would thus be given a second chance, a chance for forgiveness... a chance to leave Satan, so that they might return to the Tribe of Light.
By a courageous death in the battle against evil, Sky Chief’s Son would gain a victory over the Darkness. His Son would become a sacrifice that opened up for all of humanity a new path to the Warriors’ Paradise. He would make for humanity a new Way, the Way that leads to Heaven.
His Son went down to Earth and became the most virtuous person who ever lived, and He also became the Spirit Warrior Who won the victory against Satan and all those in his Tribe of Darkness. He also won freedom for any slave of Satan who wishes to be freed of his bondage to sin.
When the time came for His sacrifice, Spirit Warrior lay down His life for His friends, dying courageously in the battle against evil. He did this voluntarily, because He knew it was the will of His Father. If He had wanted to resist His attackers, Spirit Warrior could have called out to His Father, Sky Chief, and His Father would have instantly sent out 12 legions of Spirit Riders to come to His defense!
But Spirit Warrior did not cry out for a rescue by His Father. Instead, He showed His complete loyalty to His Father by doing just exactly what His Father had ordered Him to do.
The Spirit Warrior was then lifted up by evil men and hung on a wooden cross, a cross that was designed by evil warriors for an evil purpose. But Sky Chief’s Son was able to transform their evil purpose into a good result. Although he had to suffer a horrible torture on that wooden cross, He endured it with the greatest courage that the Earth has ever seen.
No human in all of the world’s history ever endured pain so bravely as the Spirit Warrior, because He allowed it to continue when He could have escaped from it all. Spirit Warrior’s courage was greater than that of all humanity who had come before Him, and it was greater than that of all the human beings who would come after Him.
His human body died on that cross, but just before He gave up His Spirit, He said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t understand what they are doing.”
By asking His Father for His forgiveness toward the sinful ways of humanity, Sky Chief’s Son at this point won Salvation for all the human beings of our Earth. His virtue made Him the Perfect Sacrifice that was required by His Father. He was the Sacred Warrior, a holy and spotless sacrifice that would take away the sins of the world.
Then He said to Sky Chief, “Father, into Your hands I give My Spirit.” And He died on that wooden cross. He was buried in a tomb, but after three days, Sky Chief raised Him from the dead. He appeared then to the warriors who were His friends and followers, the ones who had been riding with Him before He went to the cross.
His friends were all amazed to see that Sky Chief’s Son had another physical body that looked very much like the one in which He had died. But this new body was His Resurrection Body, a glorified body that reflected the Light of the Warriors’ Paradise.
By His sacrifice on that wooden cross, Spirit Warrior proved Himself to be truly Sky Chief’s Son, and truly He was the Light of the World.
He thus proved His own words, for He had said earlier that “No person has greater love than this, that he be willing to lay down his life for his friends.”
When Sky Chief’s Son died on that Wooden Cross, He released His Light into the World, because He was laying down His life for His friends.
After spending 40 more days with His friends, and after talking with them many more times, Sky Chief’s Son ascended into the heavens. He returned to the Sky and to the Warriors’ Paradise, where He sits on a throne at the right side of Sky Chief.
That happened more than two thousand years ago, and many tribesmen have found Salvation in the Way of Sky Chief’s Son.
But many tribesmen also exist who have remained enemies of Sky Chief and His Son, and these warriors continue to fight on the side of the Tribe of Darkness.
So the War Between The Two Tribes, the Tribe of Light and the Tribe of Darkness, goes on and on, even now.
Sky Chief’s Son told us that someday He will return to us again, coming down from the Sky, and He will then be given leadership over the world. At that time, the followers of the Chief of Darkness will be gathered up for a Judgment Day, and then sent away for eternal punishment in the Hell of Traitors.
The old heavens and the old Earth will be destroyed by fire at that time, but Sky Chief’s Son will then create a new heavens and a New Earth.
The righteous warriors who fought with the Tribe of Light will then join Him, and will live forever with Sky Chief and His Son... in both the Warriors’ Heaven and in the Paradise of the New Earth.
Now you have heard the story of the Earth, which is the Creation of Sky Chief’s Son, and you should understand what your life here is all about.
Because of the Triune Nature of Almighty God, there exists a Trinity of Persons within the One True God of Creation. God The High Father, God The High Son, and God The High Spirit are Three Persons in One God, co-existing within that Holy Trinity which is God Almighty.
When a human being acknowledges the Divinity of God The High Son, Who came to Earth as Jesus Christ, that person gains God’s free gift of salvation. It is a great blessing from God The High Father, given to anyone who can truly see the Divinity of His Son. Those who know Jesus see in His face the image of God The High Father, and they will then choose to be His servants, making Him the Lord of their lives and the King of their Universe!
That individual gains God The High Spirit as well, for the Holy Spirit then comes into his heart and will be an indwelling presence, remaining inside his breast from that day forward, for all of a human lifetime.
The Holy Spirit helps one to grow as a follower of Jesus and a Child of Light, and that spiritual presence will become stronger and more visible as the years of devotion to Christ have gone by. The Child of Light grows into manhood, passes through all the required tests and the rites of passage, and then becomes a Warrior of Light.
The Spirit Wind will eventually fill your heart to overflowing, if you are a loyal warrior of God and if you are greatly blessed by the Son. The Spirit Wind will lead you on to courageous deeds and brave exploits.
All your fighting must be done in the Name of the Chief of the Heavens, that Glorious Chief Who is the Only True God of the Universe.
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.
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 chief named Satan and his ugly bunch of demonic followers. Woe, woe... and whoa now! Stop that horse, ‘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 “naive” 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 riders. 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 might 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.
[This text is an early draft for the tract, and the scripture reference notes have not yet been added.]
June 9 & 14 & 15, 2005