Brett Kavanaugh


15
Jul 2018

What Happens Next?

Many Christians are wondering what happens next to confirm a Supreme Court nominee? This is a good time for a lesson on government processes. First of all, the basics come right out of the Constitution of the United States. The President considers recommendations from many sources, then he makes a decision on the one individual he believes will be the best choice. Once he has announced his nominee, all kinds of background checks and record collections will commence. There will be a few one-on-one meetings between the nominee and some key senators. The Senate Judiciary Committee will have all of this information gathered and presented to them for review and they will set a date for a hearing. Then, they will hold the hearing in which they can question (scrutinize) the nominee. Witnesses may be called to support or oppose the nominee, testifying regarding their personal character or prior actions on the bench. Finally, the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on the nominee and refers the matter to the full Senate for a vote. This could be a recommendation to confirm, to reject, or may go without an opinion. The full Senate debates and votes on the nominee, making a final decision. This whole process usually takes between 25 and 125 days. (To learn more click here.)

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Learn all you can about governmental processes. They can provide timelines for prayer and other needed information. Here is information about the Supreme Court confirmation process. Here are the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Pray for the timing of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing.
  • Pray for the senators on the Committee to investigate thoroughly and know if Judge Kavanaugh is fully representing himself and his views. We only want God’s choice on the bench.
  • Ask God to move on the hearts of the senators on the Committee and that they would be led to recommend or not depending on what they discover.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, teach me things I don’t know about our government’s processes. I don’t just need spiritual knowledge. I need knowledge of how the system is designed to work. That knowledge can help me know how to focus my intercession and when to pray. The next step in the process will be a discovery process. This is the critical time where natural knowledge will be presented. Holy Spirit, go to work and make the hearts of these men and women comfortable or uncomfortable as the answers to their questions unfold. Let every hidden thing be revealed. We don’t care about politics. We care about righteousness. We care that the nominee has right standing with You and alignment with Your Word. Grant wisdom and discernment, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Man has his opinion about a good Justice, but God will cause His perfect will to come to pass!


14
Jul 2018

Is This the One?

“Through the Church, the manifold wisdom of God is made known to the rulers and authorities at work today (Ephesians 3:10). This is the role of intercessors. This is why and how we pray for the nation. Many organizations and Christian leaders that I respect have endorsed Judge Kavanaugh for very sound reasons: He is a textualist and originalist; he is strong on the Second Amendment, administrative law, and religious liberty; he is an intellectual leader as a jurist. A few Christian leaders that I respect have expressed concern for his appointment: he is part of the establishment; he may be unwilling to reverse Roe v. Wade; prophecies have (raised a question as to whether) he may have a spirit of Absalom, a spirit that would usurp the ways of God.  We desire to hear from the Lord in this manner, as we always do. As we listen to the Spirit in our own hearts and consider prophetic words, we need to test and verify every ‘word’ we receive.” (Dave Kubal)1

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” (Romans 13:1; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer (Dave Kubal)1:

  • Declare God’s sovereignty over this process, that He is more powerful than any committee, any hearing, any conglomerated media effort, etc.
  • Pray for the revealing of Judge Kavanaugh’s views about critical issues. We need to pray that Judge Kavanaugh’s past decisions would be clearly understood in order to anticipate accurately how future decisions could be made. In particular, God’s heart is for the protection of the unborn, so we must pray that the new Supreme Court Justice will be a person open to the reversal of Roe v. Wade.
  • Protection of senators from outside influences. Targeted millions of dollars will be spent in the next few months in attempts to sway specific senators in this process by getting constituents to pressure their senators. In addition to this public pressure, there will be personal pressure on these same senators.
  • We must pray that our senators have a strong sense of the fear of God instead of the fear of man.
  • Pray that the anti-life/anti-God mainstream and social media would be stifled.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we declare that You are more powerful than any committee, any hearing, any conglomerated media effort or any other human decision-making body in our government. You are sovereign and able to ensure that Your choice is seated on the Court. As Judge Kavanaugh goes through the process, reveal his heart and thinking on critical issues. Don’t leave our well-meaning senators in the dark. We really want to know if he stands fully for Life. Protect the senators from bribes and deals that outside influencers may try to make with them. This is an abomination to you, as well as to us. Place the fear of the Lord on them, instead. And, Jesus, shut the mouth of the media! They are really stirring a very ugly pot of divisiveness and control. Thank you, Lord. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God is sovereign over the Justices that will sit on the Supreme Court!

1 Learn more about Dave Kubal and Intercessors for America here.


13
Jul 2018

Flailing at Windmills

What did we tell you? This nation is so politically divided that fear and craziness are out in full force! We are talking about the Supreme Court Justice nomination. It doesn’t matter who has been nominated, as we will show you. All that matters is each “side” hates the other and petticoats are showing. “Case in point, the zealots at the Women’s March issued a press release (Monday) night slamming Trump’s pick — whose name they forgot to add! Instead, the statement went out with ‘XX’ where the word ‘Kavanaugh’ should have been, proving that they would have repeated the same garbage no matter who was nominated. The liberal group Democracy for America sent out another embarrassing statement with fill-in-the-blank opposition, assuring people that ‘DFA will fight Kavanaugh,’ because ‘she represents a generational assault on justice, freedom, core democratic values.’”1 This battle is not about a person. It is about the nation’s destiny. We need no more proof than the statements above.

“The righteous hate the wicked, and the wicked hate the righteous.” (Proverbs 29:27; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare that God’s plan will not be stopped!
  • Stop and feel compassion for those who are looking pretty foolish right now.
  • Someone has to take the high road. As Christ-followers, we have to be the ones who do. Intercede for those who don’t understand.
  • Pray God graces our nation with unity and peace that only He can give.

A prayer you can pray:

I decree that the plan that You have for America has been put in motion and nothing will be able to stop it! No man, no opinion of man, no ranting, no raving, no attempt at reputation-tarnishing, and no wrong choices, will adjust Your plan one iota. God, You are God and You are on the move! I feel so sorry for those that are showing their true colors. There are those who are so angry at the current decisions being made that they have been blinded to truth. They aren’t even being careful, as they simply react. The enemy is driving them into fear of the unknown. Let Your Church stand firm and peaceful in this sea of nonsense. Let us stand firm in faith and watch the salvation of our nation. Heal our country as only You can, Jesus—with Your grace and peace. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God is setting the destiny of America!

1 Perkins, Tony, “About That Kavanaugh Nomination…” FRC.org, 7/10/18. Accessed 7/12/18.


11
Jul 2018

Introducing Judge Brett Kavanaugh

“Mr. President, thank you. Throughout this process, I have witnessed firsthand your appreciation for the vital role of the American judiciary. No president has ever consulted more widely or talked with more people from more backgrounds to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination. Mr. President, I am grateful to you and I am humbled by your confidence in me. Thank you…. My judicial philosophy is straightforward: A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law. A judge must interpret statutes as written, and a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent.… I (will) begin meeting with members of the Senate which plays an essential role in this process. I will tell each senator that I revere the Constitution. I believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic. If confirmed by the Senate, I will keep an open mind in every case, and I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and of the American rule of law. Thank you, Mr. President.” (Judge Brett Kavanaugh, nominee for Supreme Court Justice)1

Then I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city.” (Isaiah 1:26; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Clearly, Judge Kavanaugh is a supporter of the U.S. Constitution who is against the judiciary legislating from the bench. This is something we have asked the Lord for, so thank Him!
  • Intercede for his meetings with key Senators this week. That is the first step in the confirmation process, which He has already begun.
  • Intercede for the Senators he will meet with. Pray they are able to put politics aside and listen carefully to what he will tell them.
  • The political spirit is dividing our nation. Politics touches every area of our lives. Cry out for unity in America and for the well-being of the people to be considered above political agenda.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we pray that You have provided a person of Your choosing in Judge Brett Kavanaugh. We know he is a family man of stalwart character. You have answered our prayers for a person with a firm commitment to support the Constitution of the United States and who will not legislate from the bench. Thank you. Guide his steps and his words as he has preliminary meetings with various senators this week. We pray that his answers will be clearly heard. Lord, the division in our nation becomes more clear every day, mostly among political lines. We pray that the Church in particular is able to find a place of unity in You! Make us one and heal our land in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

You will restore our judges as at the first, and our counselors as at the beginning; then our nation will be called “righteousness”.

1 Read the full transcript of the nomination here.


10
Jul 2018

And the Supreme Court Nominee Is….

U.S. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh is President Trump’s nominee to fill the seat on the Supreme Court vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Judge Kavanaugh is a strong supporter of the U.S. Constitution, as written and amended. He is a practicing Catholic and a God-fearing man. He has taken clear stands for life in his time as a Circuit Court Judge. He feels, as Justice Neil Gorsuch does, that politics should be left out of the Courts. We don’t yet know when the Senate confirmation hearings will be, but we will begin to pray.

“Always think carefully before pronouncing judgment. Remember that you do not judge to please people but to please the Lord. He will be with you when you render the verdict in each case. Fear the Lord and judge with integrity, for the Lord our God does not tolerate perverted justice, partiality, or the taking of bribes.” (2 Chronicles 19:5-7; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Read everything you can about Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Pray 2 Chronicles 19:5-7 over him. Ask God to reveal anything that may not line up with this scripture, but otherwise to have him quickly confirmed.
  • Pray protection for him and his family. There are groups and individuals in this nation that are not happy with this choice.
  • Ask that the Senate confirmation hearings are scheduled quickly and early enough to leave plenty of time for a good decision to be made.
  • Pray for the Senators that may not agree politically with this pick. Pray they will focus on what matters – strong character, good education, and a clear judicial record over politics.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we want the one person You want in that open Supreme Court seat. As I pray 2 Chronicles 19:5-7 over Judge Brett Kavanaugh, reveal anything in his life that may not line up with Your Word. If he is a righteous vessel, then we say, “Let him be seated without delay!” Keep him and his family safe through this season. Send Your holy angels to guard and protect them from any political opponents. Thank you that this man does not play politics, but stands firmly for the US Constitution. Let his strong moral character shut the mouth of every potential accuser. Lord, may he be without reproach, a man of honor and one who glorifies Jesus Christ, whom he serves, so that his confirmation is assured. For the future of our nation and in the name of Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

Only the one God has chosen can sit in the vacant Supreme Court Justice seat!