There are over 500 federally recognized tribes in the United States. Each tribe has its own government, typically outlined in its respective constitution. When the tribe is federally recognized, then it is awarded a “sovereign nation” status. This means the tribe possesses its own set of laws – including adoption laws. For those seeking to enroll as a tribal member, each tribe establishes its own eligibility for membership through blood quantum requirements or documentation of ancestral lineage.
Many have not yet heard that there is a unique opportunity for enrollment in a very different tribe. Current members have indicated that being part of this body of people is unlike anything that they have ever experienced. They are sharing this wonderful invitation with many people around the world. New applicants are being adopted into this tribe every day.
More information about this great opportunity is readily available. Carefully read the following information regarding the prerequisites for obtaining membership. A Handbook detailing the requirements and benefits of enrollment should be thoroughly reviewed. Please take time to examine all references cited (see II Timothy 3:16-17).
Open Enrollment: All interested parties are now welcome to be a part of a select group that boasts the earliest of memberships in history (Romans 10:13; Ephesians 1:4). When it comes to eligibility, the good news is that no one is turned away (Matthew 11:28-30; Romans 10:12; I John 3:1; Ephesians 1:6).
Application Process: Obtaining membership requires going through one Person (Acts 4:12). No other representative is able to bring the adoption process to completion from beginning to end. All paperwork is handled by the home office (I John 5:13).
Background Check: For those individuals concerned about issues in their past, please realize that members are never chosen based upon their qualifications (I Corinthians 1:25-29). Mandatory background checks are required; in fact, they have already been completed, and not one person has passed the standard for enrollment (Romans 3:23; Romans 5:10). All applicants have one thing in common in their past; they were all dead spiritually (Ephesians 2:1-2; John 11:25).
Legal Representation: Because of the inability of applicants to provide for their own defense, all candidates for membership have been provided an attorney (I Timothy 2:5). Each case has been reviewed, and all prior violations of the law have been dealt with by court order (Hebrews 8:12). A pardon has been provided (Jeremiah 33:8). An invitation has been extended to all who will accept this pardon (John 3:16; Romans 10:13). People accepting this pardon have come from all backgrounds (I Corinthians 6:9-11). Those pardoned are no longer condemned (Romans 8:1-2). Each new member is made free (John 8:36; Romans 6:20-22). They are provided a new beginning (II Corinthians 5:17).
Legal Fees: The cost of membership is extremely expensive and beyond the ability of anyone to purchase (Ephesians 2:8-9). The good news is that there is no charge for the expenses of enrollment (Romans 6:23; I Corinthians 6:20). The expense has been paid! Eligibility has been established once and for all by Jesus Christ, through the shedding of His blood on the cross (Ephesians 2:13-14; I John 1:7).
Exclusive Privileges: Membership is unlike any other people group (Deuteronomy 14:2; I Peter 2:9-10; Titus 2:13-14). No other tribe can boast the same employment and inheritance benefits (I John 3:1). Members possess what can be described as a new trust relationship (Proverbs 3:5-6). They become a new people (I Corinthians 12:27; I Peter 2:9-10). Their previous debt has been paid (Ephesians 1:7), and they inherit a permanent peace settlement (John 16:33).
Family Atmosphere: With the adoption process complete, new enrollees are introduced as family (John 1:12; Romans 8:15; Ephesians 1:5-6; Ephesians 2:19). Each and every member is personally known (II Timothy 2:19) with names recorded on the membership roll (Hebrews 7:25; Revelation 3:5; Revelation 20:14-15). All individuals are loved unconditionally, and their place in the family is secure (Jeremiah 31:3; John 10:28).
Guaranteed Employment: Members are provided tremendous work and personal growth opportunities (II Corinthians 6:1). Individuals are entrusted with great responsibility (I Corinthians 4:2; I Corinthians 6:19-20). Performance reviews and accountability encourage excellence (II Timothy 4:8). Personal improvement is recognized (Romans 12:2; Ephesians 2:10). Rewards are given for choices that honor authority and for faithful labor (I Corinthians 3:14; Colossians 3:24; Hebrews 11:28; James 1:12; II John 1:8).
Positive Working Environment: Leadership is always solid, consistent, and stable (Hebrews 13:8). Work requires a new identification (Ephesians 5:8) and each laborer receives personal training for leadership roles (II Timothy 2:2). Training involves instruction in core values (Matthew 6:33; Romans 8:5-6; I Corinthians 2:16). Workers are actually considered friends with leadership (John 15:15) and are privileged to share in all the profits (Romans 8:17). Loyalty is a key characteristic of all operations (Colossians 1:16; Revelation 5:12; I Corinthians 10:31). It is reported that workers are heard singing on the job (Psalm 40:3; Revelation 5:9). Co-workers strengthen each other in a positive way (Romans 14:19).
The spiritual realm is central to tribal life. Members participate in the very first religious tradition ever established (Psalm 19:1). Individuals abandon their former ways of worship not established by the Creator, and they adopt the original way of worship (John 4:20-24; Ezekiel 14:3). Outward rituals are replaced with inner change that is reflected in a new way of life (Romans 6:4). Members boldly embrace all aspects of their new worship and renounce previous ways that the Creator did not approve (Joshua 24:14-15; II Corinthians 6:16b-17). They are empowered by the Spirit of God. Their lives evidence that they have a very personal and powerful God Who hears their prayers. This new way of life is the greatest attraction to others who ultimately decide to join the family of God (Matthew 28:19-20; I Peter 3:15).
Loving leadership provides everything needed for successful living (Romans 8:32; II Peter 1:3). Members will face opposition, but they are fully equipped to overcome (II Corinthians 10::4-5; Ephesians 6:10-13; I Peter 4:1; I Peter 5:7-9). All individuals are provided a Written Standard containing directions (II Timothy 3:16-17) and a Personal Guide to assist (John 16:13; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 3:16). They testify that they no longer have a victim’s mindset (Romans 8:37). Victorious living is now a way of life (I Corinthians 15:57-58; II Timothy 2:1-4; I John 4:4). The enemy of this tribe of God is a murderer, liar, thief, destroyer, and a deceiver, but he no longer has authority over God’s family (John 8:44; 10:10; II Corinthians 11:3,14-15; James 4:7; Revelation 2:9).
All enrollees will receive a new home (Revelation 21:1). Current location of members is temporary and not worthy of further expenditure (Ephesians 2:4-7; Matthew 6:19-20; Philippians 4:11-13). Permanent housing in a new location is currently under development (John 14:1-3).
Those who have heard of this great opportunity, but who have not yet responded, need to know that the enrollment time-frame is very limited (II Corinthians 6:2). Once you join, your membership will last eternally (John 10:28). If you are already a member of God’s family, share this opportunity with those who have not heard. If you want to join us, there is no better time than today for you to respond!
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). “If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32).
You can choose Jesus because He is the God of all creation. He is not just the God of one people group. God wants all people to be saved from their sins (see: Romans 10:12; II Peter 3:9; Revelation 5:9). Believe and trust Him. Receive His gift, paid for by His death on the cross. Talk to God in prayer. There are no magic words. Speak from your heart with Him. Pray something like this:
“Dear Father in Heaven, I know that I am a sinner. I have done many bad things. I do not like my life to be like this. I ask for Your Son, Jesus, to come into my heart and help me change. I ask You to forgive me of my sins and heal my wounded spirit. I ask that I may be saved from the punishment of Hell. I ask that I may learn more about You, my Father in Heaven, and of Your love for me. I ask that I may follow Your Son, Jesus. Let me learn more of how He gave His life for me and paid for my sins on the cross. I now accept the free gift of salvation that You offer me. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.”
The challenges of living in our reservation communities can be overwhelming at times. Let other native believers help you! You will find native testimonials and resources by visiting our website at www.todaysnative.org. Today’s Native is the cooperative effort of tribal members and friends in the native community who want to be an encouragement by sharing their stories of hope and healing. The people portrayed from various tribes are a work of God in progress simply sharing what they are learning and overcoming with the hope of equipping the next generation to minister in their own native communities. Write to us for a free DVD. We are committed to pray for you. Let us know how you are doing. If you have a story to share of God’s work in your life, we would love to share it with others.
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