Discerning Prayer for the Judge Gorsuch Nomination

March 23rd, 2017

By Dave Kubal

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I have a heavy heart. My heart is heavy because of the gravity of the hearings of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States of America. The impact these nine justices have on our country is monumental.  Just one example is abortion law. Since 1973, when this court mandated legalized abortion, 60,000,000 innocent lives have been lost. Several generations of Americans have been raised in a cultural climate accepting the injustice of abortion because the Supreme Court wrongly determined that the Constitution required it.

In Micah 5:15, God reminds us, “I will take vengeance in anger and wrath on the nations that have not obeyed me.” The Supreme Court effectively determines whether America will obey God by determining for us what is right and just.

Judge Neil Gorsuch has done a tremendous job this week. He is clearly intelligent, articulate, well-mannered, and an able jurist. It will be difficult for Democratic Senators to justify opposing his appointment to the bench.

Conservatives and Republicans are encouraged that he is against judicial activism, believing judicial rulings should not be based upon personal political considerations, but rather on existing law. He seems to be a strict constructionist and interprets the Constitution as our founding fathers would have interpreted it. Additionally, his opinions have been upheld 97% of the time and he has been in the majority 99% of the time during his tenure on the 10th District Court of Appeals.

As intercessors, though, we look beyond the surface. We understand that there is another level of spiritual activity and forces that far exceed what we see playing out before us in Washington, D.C.  We must ask the Lord for divine revelation to see things in order to pray effectively about this situation.

When accepting President Trump’s nomination, Judge Gorsuch said that he builds his life on his faith and family.  Initial reports (even reports that I repeated) relayed he is a devoted husband, father of two daughters, and active in his Episcopal church.

What troubles me is that we don’t know enough about his personal faith. He was raised Catholic and attended Georgetown Preparatory School (a Jesuit school) in Maryland. His current church is St. John’s Episcopal in Boulder, Colorado. The rector, Susan Springer, attended the January 21 women’s protest march in D.C., and said she will be a part of “Indivisible, USA,” which is openly fighting against the Trump agenda. Finally, Judge Gorsuch’s rector openly supports gay marriage.

I would like to know how Judge Gorsuch relies upon Nature’s law when determining the use of precedent in cases. The answer to this would be a barometer of how much he would rely upon his faith when deciding cases.

I am not saying that this man should be disqualified from the Supreme Court. What I am saying is intercessors need to be praying! We need to intercede that God would expose what He wants exposed, that He would arrest the process if it is His will, and that He would put into place a justice who would rule in ways to bring “His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.” We also need to pray for Judge Gorsuch to have a vibrant, growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

It is with these prayer points that I offer the opportunity to send a prayer to your Senator, that they may carefully consider the vote they might put forth on the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States of America with this reminder: He said to the judges, “Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the Lord who is with you when you render judgment. Now then let the fear of the Lord be upon you; be very careful what you do.” (2 Chr. 19:6-7 NASB)

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Dave Kubal is President/CEO of Intercessors for America.

Showers of Blessing on Ohio Community for Biblical Stance

March 22nd, 2017

 

 

A testimony of one community’s initiative in addressing the transgender issue.

By Bill Bumpas of American Family Radio, Broadcast on March 7, 2017.

More than one hundred pastors in Richland County, Ohio wrote a letter to state government and school leaders defending the Biblical definition of gender and urging the leaders to ignore what was at the time a mandate from the U.S. Department of Education allowing students to use the gender specific bathroom of their choice. One of the pastors writing that letter was Pastor Randy Raynes: “It gave us a John the Baptist moment where we could stand up and say “You know what? This is wrong and it this should not be happening. And it gave the people a chance to stand with us because most of the time people just wait for somebody to take a lead. And if we the pastors are not taking the lead then nobody will.”

The letter was sent in early August and pastors began tracking all that GOD did in that month: there were no childhood mortalities, and there were no motorist fatalities for the month of August. A drought was ended that month which saved the crops. And there was a huge increase of milk production despite the hot weather. “That’s one of the promises of the LORD in Deuteronomy 28 how that if GOD’s people will get right and God’s people would take a stand, that GOD would bless the nation in many different ways.” Raynes says there shouldn’t be any surprise that GOD would bless a community for its obedient stance.

To read the pastor’s letter to the City Schools click here: PASTORS LETTER RR MANDATE 72716.

To read the report of answered prayers click here: Showers of Blessings 112916