Last Week’s Supreme Court Case
Thank you all for being part of the prayer army God is raising up in the earth. Of course, we must do more than pray, but prayer feeds everything else. As part of that army, I was in Washington, D.C. all last week praying with others. This is my first post since returning from DC. Yesterday’s post had to be written well in advance in order for my staff to not have to work the weekend. (Monday’s posts must be completed by the end of Friday’s workday.)
The week was a mix of emotions for me. I have given much of my life to see America turn back to God and recapture her destiny. A huge part of this turning will be the reversal of Roe v Wade. As I walked for hours around the Supreme Court praying, I had time for much reflection: the wins and losses, victories and defeats; countless attempts to motivate and energize what - at times - has been a non-praying and self-focused church (by no means the only one doing so); watching the prayer and prophetic movements used by Holy Spirit to change this, and seeing the tide slowly turn. As I prayed and pondered, I couldn’t help but think we had come to a Mount Carmel moment (see 1 Kings 18).
Mount Carmel was the place of Elijah’s confrontation with the Baal structure, led by wicked Queen Jezebel and her weak, enabling husband, King Ahab. The real power structures at play were spiritual, one being the principality behind the god named Baal, and the principality working under him, known as Jezebel. (Revelation 2:20 makes it clear that Jezebel was/is actually a spirit, whom Holy Spirit identified by giving it the name of Queen Jezebel). The other power at work was Yahweh, the Most High and Almighty God. No contest.
The issue was never who the true and living God was - Baal or Yahweh. The issue was the need for Yahweh to bring repentance in order to cleanse and realign Israel. Ultimately God doesn’t work around us humans; He works with and through us. And a part of that is the cleansing of our hearts, as well as the land we defile. All of this takes time, sometimes decades, as pain leads to desperation, which produces open-mindedness, which allows revelation and repentance to be generated. Israel had experienced this process by the time of 1 Kings 18. I believe at least a remnant of the Church is at this place now.
As I walked around the Court, I found myself praying: Lord, tear down this temple of Baal. I wasn’t referring to the literal building, of course. I was referring to the evil system of control over America, led by a principality, who is empowered by the shedding of innocent blood. This Baal structure has done much to remove God’s influence in and over America through evil laws and rulings. The most shameful, sickening, and abominable of all Baal instigated rulings were Roe and Casey, the decisions that legalized and upheld the torture and murder of babies in the womb.
As I stated, I believe last week was our Mt. Carmel showdown. On that mountain, Baal failed, God prevailed, Israel repented, and a new era began. Now for a warning. Jezebel’s reign did not end for another 12-13 years, giving her - and the spirit behind her - time to partially regain her hold. Why? Elijah grew weary and discouraged in the ensuing days and didn’t finish the job of removing her. God raised up Elisha and Jehu to finish the job, which they did 12 years later.
For us today the lesson is clear. We must not back off; we must finish this. I learned on this trip to DC that just because the Justices met to vote on Friday (December 3), the case is not yet settled. It will not become a legal ruling/law until it is announced, probably next summer, and any Justice can change his or her vote at any time between now and then. Much pressure is often placed on Justices to do so by their colleagues on the bench. Many believe this actually happened with Kennedy in the Casey case, and with Roberts in the Obamacare ruling. In other words, we could have won Friday’s vote yet lose the case in June, or whenever the final verdict is rendered.
We must not let this happen!
There are many who believe, based on the questions at the hearing, that 5 Justices (Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett) were signaling a willingness to overturn Roe. They believe that Roberts was signaling a willingness to give Mississippi a win by changing the viability time to 15 weeks, meaning they would be able to make abortion illegal after that point of the pregnancy, but not overturn Roe. Nothing is guaranteed - these are educated guesses. However, if it is true, they believe Roberts will be pressuring either Kavanaugh or Barrett to change their vote so Roe will not be fully overturned. I’ve already heard of one prophetic warning that this was occurring. We would accept the 15-week ruling as a partial victory - it would stop many, many abortions - but what we really want is Roe to be reversed.
I will be posting much over the coming months to generate continued prayer regarding this. We must not let up!
Pray with me:
Father, thank You for Your mercy. Thank You for remembering mercy in what has had to be, at times, great wrath (Habakkuk 3:2). We have asked many times for Your forgiveness and cleansing regarding abortion, and for empowering Baal to rule America. We believe You have done so.
Now, we ask that You break the back of this stronghold. Tear down the temple of Baal, the ruling structure of this principality which has operated through our Supreme Court. Dismantle it. Destroy it. Give us a righteous Court, a Court that knows and honors its legal limits, and a Constitutionalist Court, which would also be a Court that honors You.
And give us victory in this case. Do not allow any judge who voted for the overturn of Roe v Wade to be swayed. Move them even farther toward life! If Justice Roberts is, indeed, against overturning it, show him his error. Change his mind. Give him a dream, a word he can’t ignore from another Justice, anything You see fit to do to turn him toward life. End this heinous scourge in America, we pray. In Christ’s name, Amen.
We, the Ekklesia of Jesus Christ in America, decree that Roe will be overturned, and that Baal’s hold on America is ending.
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