On March 5th, I had a dream about the favor of the Lord being released and a Native American tribe from New Jersey called the Ramapough. I had never heard of this tribe before, but the Lord began to speak to me about them. The Lord spoke to me, prophetically, and said that this tribe would be officially recognized by the government as a First Nations people. This is something that the tribe has been seeking since the 1980s, and with this recognition comes government favor and benefits. I saw the favor of the Lord on this tribe, and God spoke to me and said that He would begin to encounter them with His love!
I released this prophecy on March 5th, and began to pray. On March 16th, the prophecy was posted on The Elijah List. TWO DAYS LATER, on March 18th, the US Department of Justice filed a "statement of interest" regarding the tribe, which resulted in the ruling that the tribe would be officially recognized by the federal and state government as a First Nations tribe.
According to a news article, "The affirming of the two tribes as American Indians makes them eligible for federal and state services and benefits to which state-recognized tribes are entitled. Any past denials of recognition are being withdrawn." Every denial since the 1980s has been completely rescinded!
I have received word that the prophecy was sent to one of the chiefs prior to the ruling. Will you pray with me that this tribe would encounter the love and fire of God?
Here again is the word posted on the Elijah List regarding the Ramapough people:
"A Dream of Unprecedented Favor & a Gift to the Ramapough Tribe"
Amy Shamp, Nashville, TNAn Aircraft of Blessings
In a dream I had earlier this month, God spoke to me about a wave of unprecedented favor being released over His people. In the dream, the Lord came up behind my shoulder and spoke to me as He did to Moses and said, "I'm going to show you Myself and the manifestation of My favor." As I turned around, expecting to glimpse God, He was no longer there. Confused, I waited. Suddenly, I saw an aircraft. As the aircraft passed by, a latch in the bottom of the aircraft opened, and I watched as God's blessings poured out of the aircraft. God said, "This is My favor. I'm ready to release it."
Marked with His Favor
This is the Scripture that came to me in the dream: "I will bless My people and their homes around My holy hill. And in the proper season I will send the showers they need. There will be showers of blessing." (Ezekiel 34:26)
God sets His people apart by displaying His favor for them; it is the way that He marks a person or people. In Exodus 33:16, Moses asks God to display His favor and go with them. He asks, "...What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?" In other words, "How do I know that we are special to You, that we are set apart?" In Exodus 33:17, God replies to Moses, "...I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name."
Basically, Moses had earned favor with God. He knew Moses by name; they had relationship. They had mutual trust. Favor can open doors that no man can open! Favor with God can do things for you that no amount of influence, money, social status, or special skills can do for you. God's favor will shut the mouth of every enemy! Favor with God will take you all the way into your promise.
I decree a season of unprecedented favor over you; let every demonic hindrance be shattered by the Word of the Lord and every held-back blessing be released in the name of Jesus! Let the blessings of God rain down. God, release Your showers of blessing over Your Body!
Favor for the Ramapough
In this same dream, the Lord spoke to me about a tribe of Native Americans in New Jersey. Specifically, the name Ramapough was spoken. In the dream I asked, "What or who is Ramapough?" And the voice responded, "They are a tribe of Native Americans in New Jersey." I had not heard of this tribe before. I believe that there is a connection between favor and this tribe.
This is what the Spirit of the Lord would say to this tribe: God will release His favor on the Ramapough (Lenape) people. There will be physical demonstrations of favor for this people: favor with man, and favor with government. There is a gift that He is extending to this tribe: recognition with government and restoration of years of tension, disappointment, and struggle.
He will exchange your tears of mourning for tears of joy. Fruitfulness and increase will be poured out over the land. You will receive the petitions you have brought forth, which have been rejected for decades; justice will be released for you and your lineage will be validated, and the future of your people will be secured. God would say to you: "Watch and see what I will do for you!" The love of God will be displayed on behalf of this people and will enact healing for the tribe.
It's interesting that the Lord gave me the Scripture (Ezekiel 34:26) on the earlier portion of the dream, because many of the Ramapough people originally come from and reside near the Ramapough mountains. I believe the Lord is saying that He will bless this tribe, their homes, and their hills! He will release His showers of blessing!
An Invitation to Encounter the Love of God and Ascend His Holy Hill
In addition to this outpouring of blessings, there will be an invitation to this tribe to encounter the love of God and a beckoning to ascend the mountain of the Lord. The fire of the Holy Spirit will be made manifest to this nation! I decree a release of favor and blessing upon this tribe, that God would manifest His justice and encounter them with His fiery love!
"Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things�and the things that are not�to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him." (1 Corinthians 1:26-29)
God has chosen this people as a sign and a wonder! He desires to uplift the Lenape people, to consume them with the fire of His love.
Have you ever wished you could leave your past behind? Have you ever come into a new season and felt like a new person?
Jesse and I remember when God changed our ministry name. We had both been feeling it in our spirits for a while, and when we both came together with our suggestions, we found that God had given each of us the exact same name!
But one night, doubt began to come. I was laying in bed one night, praying and asking God.. “Is this just us? Or do you really want us to change the name of our ministry? Is this really you, God?” Soon I drifted off to sleep, and God gave me a dream. In the dream, I saw a car. On the license plate of the car, it read, “Isaiah62.”
When I awoke from the dream, I immediately looked up the verse. When I reached the second verse, it read,
“..you will be called by a new name
that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.”
I couldn’t believe it. I knew that the Lord had answered my prayer, and that he had indeed wanted us to obey him and change the name of the ministry.
As I read further, I realized the entire chapter was about the kingdom of God being established! Which was the mandate God had given us.
"I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem;
they will never be silent day or night.
You who call on the Lord,
give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest
till he establishes Jerusalem
and makes her the praise of the earth”
"Pass through, pass through the gates!
Prepare the way for the people.
Build up, build up the highway!
Remove the stones.
Raise a banner for the nations.”
I knew that God was giving us a new mandate, meant for a new season. He wanted us to tirelessly establish his kingdom, and raise a banner for the nations; he wanted us to build up the highway and prepare a way for the floods of souls to enter the kingdom of God!
God changed Sarai’s name (my princess) to Sarah (mother of nations).
He also changed Abram’s name (high father) to Abraham (father of multitudes).
He changed Saul to Paul! He changed Simon to Peter, meaning a rock! Jesus said, “upon this rock, I will build my church.” He gave them new names for the next phase of their callings! He called them by the identity that He had assigned to them. With this new name, came a fresh anointing, a new boldness, and a greater assignment!
What name will God assign to you for your high calling? Remember, God never desires for you to be tied down to a past that doesn’t represent who you are in God. I prophesy that God is re-naming many in the body of Christ in this season! You are ready to receive a new assignment. Get ready to be elevated to new stature in Christ!
JESSE SHAMP, author
AMY SHAMP, author