Gnadenhutten, Ohio, Lenape tribe, Delaware tribe, Moravians, Gnadenhutten massacre, David Zeisberger, Trevor Biggs,
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Pictures in this gallery document a repentance prayer gathering that took place on July 13, 2017 in Gnadenhutten, OH.
Many intercessors are being led by the Holy spirit to do different prayer assignments to repent and cleanse the land of the defilements and sin that have happened here in the Ohio region. There has been an ongoing process of identificational repentance happening between the "Ohio settlers" and the Lenape/Delaware tribe First nation peoples. We would like to join in that process!
Background/history: The Moravian Revival began on August 13, 1727, when the believers on Count Zinzendorf's estate in Hernhutt Germany gathered together for a Sunday service and communion. There had been much fighting/squabbling and divisions among the people. Zinzendorf began to visit their homes and speak to them about the divisions, and that they needed to put their differences aside. On that day, when they took communion, the Spirit of God fell in a powerful way, like a second Pentecost. The spirit of Jesus/Yeshua was near. They learned to love each other. They tarried all night.
About a week later, the CHILDREN organized a 24/7 prayer meeting, (the "watch" of the Lord), and then soon after, the adults got on board. 24 men and 24 women each covenanted to take a one hour "watch of the Lord" and that was the beginning of a 24/7 prayer meeting that went on for 100 years. The Moravians, of Hernhutt Germany, sent out more missionaries in 30 years, than the entire church had sent out in 200 years.
Some of the embers of the fire from the Moravian revival landed here in Ohio. One of those missionaries sent here from Hernhutt, Germany was David Zeisberger. He came to the Ohio region and helped to found several Moravian settlements: Schoenbrunn, Salem, Gnadenhutten, Lichtenau, and later Goshen. For 30 years, he ministered to several of the tribes here in the region, learned their language, lived with them, and was known as the "Apostle to the Tribes". He was dearly loved by the tribes of this region. The Native Americans living at Gnadenhutten were Christian converts and were a FRUIT from the Moravian Revival through the efforts of David Zeisberger.
A terrible tragedy happened at the Gnadenhutten massacre, also known as the Moravian massacre; the killing of 96 Christian Lenape (Delaware) by colonial American militia from Pennsylvania. The massacre happened on the morning of March 8, 1782 at the Moravian missionary village of Gnadenhutten, Ohio during the American Revolutionary war. The Lenape (Delaware) tribe living at Gnadenhutten remained neutral during the Revolutionary War. The American militia, let by Lieutenant Colonel David Williamson, rounded up the Christian Lenape and accused them of taking part in raids into Pennsylvania. The Lenape denied the charges, and the militia held a council and voted to kill them.
After the Lenape were told of the militia's vote, they requested time to prepare for death and spent the entire night praying and worshipping. They were held in two buildings, one for men and one for women and children.
The next morning on March 8, the militia brought the Lenape to one of two "killing houses", one for men and the other for women and children. The militia tied the Indians, stunned them with mallet blows to the head, and killed them with fatal scalping cuts. In all, the militia murdered and scalped 28 men, 29 women, and 39 children. Two Indian boys, one of whom had been scalped, survived to tell of the massacre. They piled the bodies in the mission buildings and burned the village down.
Some Lenape survived escaped to Canada to settle up there and others were assimilated into the Cherokee nation in Oklahoma.
Righteous martyr's blood was spilled, and this event has defiled the land and granted a permission slip to the enemy. We want to pray prayers of repentance for this slaughter and ask the Father to cleanse the land and our hearts. We also wish to repent for the broken covenants and treaties that have been broken between the settlers and the First Nation Native peoples.
There is one surviving member of the Lenape/Delaware tribe who lives here in the area, Trevor Biggs, and he joined us for this prayer gathering, standing as living member to represent his tribe who was slaughtered in 1787.
Where this took place:
352 South Cherry St
Gnadenhutten, OH 44629
outside of the museum
When this happened: Thursday, July 13th, 5:30pm