By Nathan D. Pietsch
Dawn and I spent all of February in the state of Oklahoma. We have had many opportunities to
Back in the early 1920s, there was a series of murders of the Osage Indians. The newspapers called it the "Reign of Terror." Estimates are that 60 or more wealthy Osage were killed from 1921 to 1925. The Osage's land was producing valuable oil, and the murders appear to have been caused by greed. We believed the land and people were still under bondage from those past atrocities.
The bible seems to make it clear sin not only affects people, but also the land. The bible says in 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
On our ministry adventure, we went to the site of the first murder. We prayed over the people and land, and ultimately cleansed it with the purifying blood of Jesus Christ.