When you realize Ephesian's 6:10-20 is literally trying to prepare you for battle in this realm and in the spiritual realm you begin to understand how "wiles of the devil" have been somewhat successful in thwarting God's children from reaching their full potential. The devil uses his minions on earth to keep you from knowing how spiritual our existence is. And so it has been with the 'Ancient Dominion" of Virginia, also known as 'Old Dominion' or 'The Plantation of the Lord'.
There was a Covenant made with God back in 1607 on April 26th with Protestant Robert Hunt leading the prayer.
We greatly commend and graciously accept their desires for the furtherance of so noble a work, which may, by the providence of Almighty God, hereafter tend to the glory of His Divine Majesty, in propagating of Christian religion to such people as yet live in darkness and miserable ignorance of the true knowledge and worship of God and may in time bring the infidels and savages living in those parts to human civility and a settled, quiet government.
The settlers landed at Jamestown on April 26th, 1607, and three days later they erected on the shore the one item they had brought with them from England...a seven foot oak cross. The first formal prayer service was held declaring "…from these very shores the Gospel shall go forth to not only this New World, but the entire world.”
As we move forward in these uncertain times where nothing seems real and evil is glorified while good is called evil let's remember that we fight not against flesh and blood and that we have the power to overcome the "wiles of the devil".
DOMINION here is the Lord's. Our ancestors declared this land the Lord's plantation.....the "Ancient Dominion" is ours by right...there is power in joining our prayers with the Covenant Robert Hunt prayed over this land over four hundred years ago. There is power through the synergy of the ages (yes that's from Dutch Sheets), joining our prayers wit a covenant long since declared can release more spiritual energy from the Kingdom of Heaven than we can do on our own....because we are not alone...we are all in this together whether most of us know it or not. The Union of our ancestors and the current inhabitants of America in covenantal prayer over our land will unleash the Holy Spirit to fight for us in ways we could never have imagined.
May all who see this Cross, remember what we have done here, and may those who come here to inhabit join us in this Covenant.”
Jamestown Settlers Covenant Dedication, 1607