Supreme Court


17
Sep 2018

Character Assassination

Sometimes the enemy overplays his hand and we can see exactly what he is up to. He showed his hand this week in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process. If we weren’t sure that Judge Kavanaugh might be chosen by God to be the next Supreme Court Justice, we might want to reconsider that position now.  Senator Dianne Feinstein let the Senate Judiciary Committee know Thursday, in their scheduled meeting, that she had forwarded an anonymous letter to the FBI for investigation. The letter alleged sexual misconduct by Judge Kavanaugh when he was 17 years old and in high school. The letter arrived in July through the office of Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA). She forwarded it to Sen. Feinstein who made no mention of it until Thursday. “This has all the indicators of an 11th hour character assassination and a desperate attempt to delay and defeat the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, who has a sterling reputation in his community, his profession, his church and among hundreds of friends, colleagues, and co-workers.”(Carrie Severino)1 A separate letter has since arrived to Committee Chairman Sen. Grassley’s desk. It is from 65 women who said they have known Brett Kavanaugh since high school. “Through the more than 35 years we have known him, Brett has stood out for his friendship, character, and integrity,” the women wrote. “In particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect. That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day.”2

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them.” (Proverbs 22:1 and 5; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Pray that he will be able to stand strong and not give up amidst this attack against his reputation. Just the mention of  horrible accusations can taint our reputation. He will need to rely on God to exonerate him.
  • Ask God to intervene and turn Senator Feinstein back from this course of destruction.
  • Pray for the Senate Judiciary Committee members to seek truth and justice, not political gain.
  • Contact your Senators and let them know how you feel about Judge Brett Kavanaugh as our next Supreme Court Justice.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we bring Brett Kavanaugh before you. He is a fallible human, but it appears he has tried to live his life in an integrous manner in everything he has done. In his personal life, as well as in his professional life, he has been consistent. We ask You to intervene and clean up this mess. Do not let the enemy rob this man of his godly reputation. Senator Feinstein and others responsible for this smear campaign need to be brought to task, Lord. We will leave that up to You, but we do ask You to correct the record against Judge Kavanaugh. Exonerate him and remove any stain or blemish. Let many Christians call their Senators and let them know we are standing with him and want him confirmed as our next Supreme Court Justice. Obviously, the enemy is very afraid of him serving in that office! In Jesus’ holy name, amen.

Today’s decree:

The enemy’s plan to ruin Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be exposed and will fail!

1 Learn more about Carrie Severino here.

2 Letter posted in full on judiciary.senate.gov. 9/14/18. Accessed 9/14/18.


07
Sep 2018

Kavanaugh Hearings – Day 4

This is the last officially scheduled day of the hearings. Senator Grassley can decide to continue them, but that’s doubtful. Those who have had contact with Kavanaugh will give their testimonies of their relationship with him and/or his actions and statements. They will speak both for him and against him. Ultimately, this entire confirmation process will set the nation on a defined course of history. Either Brett Kavanaugh will be formally presented by the Senate Judiciary Committee to the full Senate for a vote or not. If so, the full Senate will consider his nomination in a few weeks and will vote as to whether or not he will take Justice Kennedy’s place on the Court. Continue to intercede for God’s perfect will for this matter until it is completed.

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Take authority over any testimony today that is false or planned to be misleading.
  • Say, “The truth will be heard and justice will be preserved!”
  • Pray for the protection of each one coming to testify.
  • Declare, “The Senators on the Judiciary Committee will see and hear what they need in order to make the right decision for America.”
  • Do not stop declaring that God’s perfect will for the Supreme Court and this nation will come to pass.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I am sure everyone involved with the Kavanaugh hearings is very tired right now. Grant grace to all, that this set of hearings can be completed well. Let everyone be able to pay attention and learn what they need to learn from them. I pray that the testimony today will be 100% truthful. We take authority over any demonic spirit that would seek to twist the truth for political means. Let Judge Kavanaugh’s good character be intact at the end of this process. Let him and his family go on to live peaceful and fruitful lives. Let the Senators on the Committee decide with a yes or no vote whether to recommend him to the full Senate for a vote. May there be no more delay, one way or the other. Jesus, let Your truth and justice reign in this matter, amen.

Today’s decree:

Truth will be revealed and define the course of history for our nation!


06
Sep 2018

Kavanaugh Hearings – Day 3

Yesterday was a long day of Senate Judiciary Committee members grilling Judge Kavanaugh on about every aspect of his life. They covered his judicial and political philosophies. They explored his judicial background and record. They asked about his tenure as a staff member in the Bush White House and many other things. They drilled down deep, as we knew they would. It has really been informative to be here at the Hart Senate Office Building praying on site with insight. How are you doing? Gaining clarity from Holy Spirit? The day today will be similar to yesterday, allowing each Senator on the Committee a second round of questions. Likely, these will be clarifying things the judge said yesterday. Each Senator will have 20 minutes to ask questions, making the day a bit shorter. Keep up the good work!

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season; its leaf will not wither, and whatever he does will prosper.” (Psalm 1:1-3; MEV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that you and I clearly hear Holy Spirit and know how to pray for Brett Kavanaugh, the Senate Judiciary Committee members, and the future of our nation.
  • Pray that the Body of Christ will not grow weary and stop praying at this point. We need to stay strong on the wall and keep at it!
  • Intercede for the intercessors to avoid falling prey to the political spirit. It is so easy to listen to these hearings and divide along political lines, instead of unite over the Word of God. We must hear clearly!
  • Come against all confusion, protest, witchcraft and demonic attacks in the hearing room. These all cause confusion. We, through our prayers, can keep this stuff at bay, so the decision our nation needs can be made.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we pray for Dutch and the other leaders and intercessors at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings. Let them hear Holy Spirit clearly. This is not just about seating another justice, but it is about the furtherance of turning this nation toward Your purposes. Strengthen the intercessors. Keep the Ekklesia on the walls, Lord, through the day and into the night. Keep our focus on You. Do not let us be emotionally swayed by the political rhetoric we hear. If we will be able to intercede properly, we have to be able to focus on Christ and Your Word. Keep us pure of heart. We take authority over all of the enemy’s attempts to cause confusion, delay or derail the hearings, throw Judge Kavanaugh off, or simply disrupt. Holy Spirit, descend in Your peace and shalom. Lead, guide, and direct the entire important process. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

The next Supreme Court justice will be a person who loves God and upholds the U.S. Constitution.


05
Sep 2018

Kavanaugh Hearings – Day 2

This will be a very long day – for Judge Kavanaugh, for the Senators on the Judiciary Committee, and, I hope, for those of us praying, as well. Stay with it, saints. Don’t grow weary. Each of the 21 senators will have 30 minutes to ask questions of Judge Kavanaugh. This means that the meetings could last until 9:30 in the evening. We will continue to be watchful. It is likely to be a very interesting and informative day.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede against tiredness and weariness for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Senate Judiciary Committee members, their staffers, and all of the intercessors on site.
  • Pray that these 21 Senators ask the right questions and that they will have ears to hear the answers.
  • Ask God to bless the prayer leaders and intercessors who traveled to Washington, D.C., at great cost to pray for these hearings. Let them see and hear.
  • Ask God to bless all the prayer leaders and intercessors who live and work in Washington D.C., as they daily bear the weight of intercession for our nation. Ask God to refresh them with the new troops working alongside them this week.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, there is a long day ahead of us at this juncture in our nation’s history. We feel the weight of it. It could become a tiring day, both physically and emotionally. We ask for supernatural grace and strength for Judge Kavanaugh, the 21 Senators questioning him, and the staff serving them all throughout the day and into the night. Holy Spirit, especially strengthen the intercessors who have gone to Washington, D.C., some at great cost, to pray onsite with insight. Bless those prayer leaders who live and work there and have welcomed those from other states to join them in prayer this week. Let spiritual eyes see and spiritual ears hear Your heart and Your will for America, Lord. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Grace and strength to all involved in the Supreme Court nomination hearings for Brett Kavanaugh this week!


04
Sep 2018

Kavanaugh Hearings – Day 1

Today will be an introductory day. Senate Judiciary Committee hearings will begin at the Senate Hart building. Each of the 21 Senators on the Committee will have about ten minutes each to make statements in the form of opening remarks. This will give us an idea of how they think and what they may have already discerned about Judge Kavanaugh. The judge spent most of the time since his appointment by President Trump meeting with these Senators, answering their questions and letting them get acquainted with him. Some will still not agree with him politically, and will make statements accordingly. However, this is supposed to be an apolitical position. Don’t let their statements sway you. You are going to be praying and discerning.

“Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10; NHEB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for all involved today – for strength and soundness of mind.
  • Pray that the statements made about Judge Kavanaugh are fair and true.
  • Bind all falsehoods and lying for political gain from any of the Judiciary Committee members.
  • Pray for prophetic discernment for the Christians who are interceding. We cannot be found at odds with God’s will. We must be in perfect partnership with Him as we pray.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, make us ready for the day ahead. Sharpen our discernment. Grant physical and emotional strength to Judge Kavanaugh and the Senators who will be discussing him before the nation. Many questions have been asked in private, but the answers will now be presented on the public stage. Intervene and keep the political passion to a minimum, or let the people see through it. We bind every force of darkness that would twist and turn words into swords. Let God be God in the midst of the hearings. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

We will not be shaken by what we see and hear, but God will intervene to give us HIs chosen Justice!


03
Sep 2018

Preparing for the Kavanaugh Hearings

Tomorrow, the actual battle for the Supreme Court will heat up. As I have been telling you all summer, this is a critical week. From the day Justice Kennedy’s retirement was announced until just a few days ago, we have kept this in our thoughts and prayers. For the sake of your children and grandchildren, and the future of America, please don’t ignore this week! I am going there to pray, as are many other concerned ministers and praying saints. We have to hear and know what God is saying about Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Please use GiveHim15 this week to follow along and help us discern the perfect will of God. I will give you a run-down each day of what is planned. Please, please pray!

“Be ready and keep ready, you and all your hosts that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them.” (Ezekiel 38:7; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Prepare yourself in worship to the Lord.
  • Ask the Lord to consecrate your heart, eyes, ears, and mind.
  • Check your politics at the door and filter what you hear through the Word of God.
  • Ask God to give us a person who will open the nation’s gates to life and shut them to a death culture!
  • Declare, “We choose Life!”

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we bow ourselves before You in worship and adoration of Your Son, our Lord and savior, Jesus. Holy Spirit, consecrate our hearts, eyes, ears, and minds, as set apart to Your purposes today. Forgive us our participation with any political spirit. Correct our alignment and make it with You, alone. Line us up with Your Word and Your perfect will for this country. Help us to see what we need to see to effectively join You in intercession for our nation’s future. We desire this nation to choose Life abundantly. We close the door to death and destruction and we choose Life! Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We choose Life for our nation and our descendants who will live in this country!


27
Aug 2018

Turning From Lawlessness to Awakening

“When President Trump was inaugurated, there was a firestorm of protest almost immediately. The behavior of the lawless crowd on the evening of the inauguration vandalized Washington, D.C. They threw rocks, bottles, and feces at law enforcement officers, swearing that they will not stop until Donald Trump has been brought down. The stage had been being set over a number of years. We have seen increasing lawlessness across the nation. We have seen lawlessness at the Supreme Court, which gave us Obergefell and same sex marriage. That decision was like poking the Creator in the eye. This increase of rebellion from the top to the bottom of our government, forebodes a very dark day. We, the Ekklesia, must intercede and vote and not allow the spread of this affront to God. We can’t allow our freedom to be destroyed and immorality to run amok. We need awakening, revival, and reformation in our nation.” (Pierre Bynum)1

O God, when you lead your people into battle, when you march through the desert, the earth shakes, yes, the heavens pour down rain before God, the God of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. O God, you cause abundant showers to fall on your chosen people.” (Psalm 68:7-9a; NET)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • As God brings revival to our land, may it come from the bottom up and the top down! Call it forth!
  • Intercede for God’s wave of revival to wash over every sphere of culture and especially civil government, which impacts every segment and subset of society.
  • Intercede for the day to come when we, like ancient Judah, come with fruits of repentance, as one man in solemn assembly to truly dedicate our nation back wholly to Him!

A prayer you can pray:

God, bring revival to the government of America from the top down and the bottom up! We call it forth, in Jesus’ name! Let Your tsunami of revival wash across America. Wash Washington. Wash over civil government. Wash over education, business, media, and the arts. Wash away the rebellion and lawlessness. Wash in an awakening and awareness of You and Your ways! We position ourselves in repentance for the sin of our nation. We intercede to dedicate our nation back to you. Jesus, we love You. We need You. Come to America! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree awakening, revival, and reformation of civil government!

1 Learn more about Pierre Bynum here.


26
Aug 2018

Desperate for a Just Judicial System

“President Donald Trump has an opportunity—a narrow window to use his authority to appoint new justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and 115 federal judges. He must continue to develop the Department of Justice and dozens of law enforcement agencies that can model fidelity to the Constitution and the rule of law. He has promised to do that, but it will not happen without the prayers and support of God’s people. We can’t just offer up routine daily prayers, but we must grasp the horns of the altar in repentant prayer for our national sins and engage in aggressive spiritual warfare. We must use the authority God has given us to tear down the spiritual strongholds that have gripped our judicial system for a long time.  There is hope if we pray and use the authority God has given us in His Word.” (Pierre Bynum)

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when our obedience is fulfilled.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for President Trump’s role in nominating individuals to serve as Supreme Court justices and federal judges.
  • Call the 115 open federal judiciary seats “filled” by those God has raised up. Pray that those helping President Trump fill the seats will be able to find them all.
  • Ask God for a grace to step up the intercession. Ask Him for scriptures to pray and words to decree!
  • Command the strongholds preventing the quick placement of these conservative judges to give way in Jesus’ name.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we bring President Trump before Your throne of grace. Reveal to his team these qualified judges. Highlight them with a Holy Ghost highlighter! We say that the process will be stepped up, sped up, and completed as quickly as possible. These ones raised up by You are coming to the forefront now, even as cream rises. We will stand and war for this as if our nation’s future depends on it. It does! Give us the scriptures. Give us Your words. We command the demonic guardians of strongholds holding back the judges to give way! We say there will be no more blocking the seats! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Ekklesia is warring for the courts of America and we will see those seats filled!

1 Learn more about Pierre Bynum here.


25
Aug 2018

A Higher Judge

“The U.S. Supreme Court and our Federal District and Circuit Courts of Appeal are now packed with judges who believe in a living, breathing Constitution that can be interpreted so as to change with the times. As morals in culture change, so do the moral standards by which some Judges interpret the Constitution. If a judge believes strongly in an issue about which the Constitution does not speak, he can ‘discover penumbras’ (i.e., shadows) in the Constitution or draw his authority from thin air. This has gone way too far for the American people. If it is not changed by our president, our experiment in self-rule, our republic, will be over. He must choose judges to serve at every level who believe in judicial restraint and originalism, and who believe that there is a higher law and a Higher Judge than themselves.” (Pierre Bynum)1

The grass withers, the open flower fades; but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” (Isaiah 40:8; TJB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare, “There is a Judge that is higher than any earthly judge – God Most High!”
  • Declare, “We will have judges that humbly bow the knee to the Highest Judge of all!”
  • Call forth the judges who honor judicial restraint and original constitutional interpretation.
  • Close the door to judicial interpretation of the U.S. Constitution from a position of current moral standards or vague penumbras.

A prayer you can pray:

God, You are the Judge of the whole earth. You are righteous and true and your judgements are altogether perfect. We are safe when You are honored as the ultimate Judge. We desire judges who look to You and Your Word as the ultimate standard from which they rule. Our Constitution was based on the principles of Your Word. We desire it to be honored. No more judicial interpretation from a standpoint of current moral standards or shadowy penumbras. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Our judges must bow to the Highest Judge!

1 Learn more about Pierre Bynum here.


24
Aug 2018

How Shall We Define “Constitutional”?

“In Samuel Rutherford’s day, the debate was, is the King the Law, or the Law King to which the King is a subject? Today we must ask, are our Judges the Constitution and Law or are they subject to the Constitution and Law? Some of our judges act as if they are the law. The late Justice Anthony Scalia summed it up in his dissent to the Supreme Court’s infamous 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which dared to redefine marriage: I write separately to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy … Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court … This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.1 The U.S. Supreme Court has become untethered from the Constitution and exercised authority that it does not have, like abolishing prayer, bible reading, and the display of the Ten Commandments in our schools.  The Court has legalized unlimited abortion, same-sex marriage, seizure of property for commercial use, and much, much more.” (Pierre Bynum)2

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:2

  • Ask God to move mightily to overhaul our judicial system.
  • President Trump has gathered many believers around him who are ministering to Christ constantly. He appears to be responding to the Spirit of God. Therefore, pray that he and each member of our Supreme Court be moved by the Holy Spirit to draw near to Him who is our King.
  • Intercede that our President will choose men and women who hold to the Constitution, originalism and Judicial restraint, but who also hold to our Creator, the Supreme Judge of the World, our Savior and only King. May they revere His word, which He has magnified above His Name.
  • May He choose justices and judges who are fully equipped, ready as stewards to be faithful to their oath and calling to the very end, rightly dividing the Words of the Constitution and the Word of God as it pertains to men, the law, and nations.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, continue to overhaul our judicial system. We need many more righteous judges in place from local courts to the Supreme Court. Continue to work on President Trump’s heart. Draw Him close to You. Don’t let him grow weary in well-doing or give in to outside pressure. He has encircled himself with godly advisors—men and women who know You well. Let their counsel on this matter be respectful and full of Your wisdom. We ask for justices and judges who fear you and will remain true to the U.S. Constitution. May our President choose men and women who hold to the Constitution, originalism and Judicial restraint, but who also hold to You, our Creator, the Supreme Judge of the World, our Savior and only King. May they revere Your word, which You have magnified above Your Name. May they rightly interpret the Constitution and the Word of God, bringing the two together to affect those who come before them, with potential impact into the states and, at times, to the nations of the earth. In Jesus’ honored Name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We say our nation’s judges are subject to the U.S. Constitution, not the other way around!

1 Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584, 2626-27 (2015) (Scalia, J., dissenting).

2 Learn more about Pierre Bynum here.


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