In the days leading up to the days when the nation of Canada was constituted in 1867, various names were being considered. One was the Kingdom of Canada. It was decided that would cause unnecessary provocation for our good neighbours to the south. Instead, one of the fathers of confederation – Leonard Tilley of New Brunswick – felt led by God to ascribe the scripture to the finished document from Psalm 72:3 -“He shall have dominion from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth.” From that came the name ‘Dominion of Canada.’
With passing time the nation developed in a way that not everyone holds to the Judeo-Christian faith but seeks to make full use of Canada’s freedom to live their lives however they see fit. Add to that the aboriginal peoples with their own way of life were already here before European settlers reached Canadian shores. It all adds up to the reality that some of the people practice the Christian faith but many don’t. Not everyone wants to be dominated by the One who would have dominion from sea to sea.
It puts the body of Christ in Canada in a position to need to learn more about God’s sovereign will, not only for Canada but the rest of the world. The full gospel does not force people to surrender their free will or their dignity. Further, as evidence now comes out about atrocities committed against First Nations people by several Christian denominations as well as the Canadian government itself in the past, it’s done grievous damage to the testimony of the real Church of Jesus Christ- those who actually follow His teachings and would never dream of participating in such evil. So there’s an increasing need to demonstrate in our own lives what the true faith looks like, versus empty dogmatic religion that looks out for itself first and hides the unthinkable acts done to innocent children on their watch.
What does that look like? In a nutshell, it looks like following the way of the cross. Jesus said “Whoever would come after Me must take up his cross and follow Me,” and “Whoever does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me” (Mt.16:24; Mt.10:38). The full gospel is about being a willing vessel in the hands of God to demonstrate His love for humanity by following the example of Jesus Christ.
He’s the One who said “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. And whoever welcomes a little child like this in My Name welcomes Me. But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea” (Mt.18:3-6).
For all the pontificating about the things of God in our religious institutions, if those in charge turn a blind eye to what happens with the children in their midst, or worse, participate in evil committed against them, their prospects for eternal life in heaven are not good. What becomes of the children is the pivotal issue in Canada and other Judeo-Christian nations as we call on God to have dominion from sea to sea. What needs to happen to provide them with a place of peace, security and prosperity, when many ideologies are now promoted on common ground?
From the perspective of the true gospel, the love of God needs to be front and center. It’s expressed through the cross, through lives laid down in love for others so they can have their freedom, peace and prosperity. It doesn’t work any other way. Regardless of a person’s ethnic background or belief system, if it’s used to try to overcome everyone else, to take away their individual rights and freedoms, it eventually leads to a place where the promoters find themselves trying to overcome God Himself. For some, it may be the only way they find out for certain how real He is.
A key issue has to do with whether those given the responsibility of leading the nation think of themselves as rulers or servants. Also, whether the general population sees them as their public employees, or their guardians. History has already shown that the governments of this world are capable of great evil when given too much power and authority. Our constitutions are put in place to ensure this doesn’t happen. But it’s up to the people to insist on the laws of our nations, and our constitutional rights, being upheld rather than over-ruled. That’s where things get very personal as each individual has his or her own way of viewing things.
The true gospel makes things very personal. Although Canada’s official head of state is still the British monarch, it was the British monarchy that printed the Holy Bible so it could be spread far and wide, and put into the hands of every day people to read for themselves. Because of that we can learn how God makes a way for each individual to live in their own personal sovereignty before Him, with no middle men. It teaches how to come out from under fake religious institutions that serve themselves only and into the freedom of God’s great creation outdoors where He teaches us about Himself based on what He has made.
Romans 1:20 says “Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” By taking this to heart and learning to find a personal connection with the living God outdoors, and with our own homes as our central places of ministry, Canadian believers in Jesus Christ are brought out from under the fake religion and into a place of redemption alongside our First Nations peoples.
They have much to teach and share about the ways of creation. They too believe in the Creator, they recognize the Holy Spirit as the Great Spirit, and they put into practice many scriptural precepts related to caring for the environment whether they know it or not. Many First Nations people are practicing Christians who understand the power of forgiveness and repentance, in order to forge paths of peace for all our children.
In the fullness of God’s Kingdom manifesting in Canada we will witness a great upheaval so that the pyramid schemes with a select few at the top, get turned upside down. The ones who serve at a grassroots level in humility and mutual respect for one another, get lifted up. When He has dominion from sea to sea it will not look like empty religion or political games succeed in subjugating everyone else. It will look like individuals finding their personal sovereignty before Almighty God because He reigns on earth as He is in heaven with no middle men.
The articles in this section share revelation, prophecies and wisdom related to God’s sovereign plans for Canada in the end times. It’s good news, despite what appears to be currently happening on the surface.