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December 4, 2016

The Justice River

God does not interpret “justice” as what men feel is the right thing to do. In fact, in the book of Judges it is mentioned twice that “in those days men did what was right in their own eyes.” Our federal judges and Supreme Court Justices must be careful not to act according to political persuasion (or doing what is right in their own eyes). The Supreme Court was originally meant to have very limited power and today it is primarily to decide whether a federal or state law is valid under the United States Constitution. Recent decisions as to how the Constitution is interpreted have led many Believers to feel the Court has become politicized.

“Justice must flow like torrents of water, righteous actions like a stream that never dries up.” (Amos 5:24; NET Bible)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Declare Amos 5:24 out loud.

  2. Declare that the Justices of the United States Supreme Court will remain neutral and will judge according to the Constitution, not according to what they feel the right thing to do is.

  3. Intercede for the right SCOTUS Justices and federal judges will be named to the bench by President-elect Donald Trump.

  4. Pray regarding that SCOTUS decisions of the past that were not decided appropriately by the Supreme Court – the removal of prayer in school and other false separation of church and state cases, abortion, and gay marriage rights, for example.

  5. Ask the Lord to raise up new cases that challenge the decision above to give the Supreme Court a chance to get these decisions right for America.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we pray that justice will flow like torrents of water, righteous actions like a stream that never dries up! We declare that the Justices of the Supreme Court will make their judicial decisions based on the Constitution of the United States of America. There is a reason for that document, Lord. It is our nation’s foundation and it has been violated by Justices making decisions according to their own political persuasion. This has resulted in the removal of You from many areas of society from the removal of prayer in school to the institution of homosexual marriage. Please raise up cases that challenge those ungodly decisions and get our nation’s justice system back on track, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

True justice will flow like a righteous river from our nation’s highest Court!