U.S. Constitution


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.


21
Aug 2018

Completing the Esther Fast

“We have seen nominees rise and fall as well as multiple vacancies open up at the same time. We believe God’s purposes are now pressing in to bring about a prophesied shift on the Court. Would you stand with us now to look beyond the current vacancy and believe for yet another Justice to retire or be removed? Our unified cry through this three-day fast will shake the heavens! Together we will possess this seat for God’s choice, for someone who will uphold the Constitution, and for the overturning of Roe v Wade.” (Lou Engle)1  (The Esther Fast will be completed tonight at sundown.)

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship the Lord.
  • Declare Colossians 1:16.
  • Thank the Lord for unity in the Body of Christ throughout these three days of fasting and intercession. Where unity is, God commands His blessings.
  • At the close of your time of fasting, take communion.
  • Seal the intercessory work of the last three days under the blood of Jesus. Say, “It is finished.”

A prayer you can pray:

God, we worship You! Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we exalt You over America and all that concerns her! You are worthy of our worship and praise! (Add your own words and songs of worship.) In You all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through You and for You. You created the Body of Christ and unified us for this last three days of intercession on behalf of the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. May our unified intercession be heard by You and may Your perfect will come to pass now. As we take communion, we say, “It is finished.” Amen.

Today’s decree:

God’s plans for the Supreme Court are assured!

1 Learn more about Lou Engle here.


19
Aug 2018

Esther Fast for the Court – Into Day 2

“When Justice Kennedy announced his retirement from the Court on June 27, we remembered how often we had prayed through the years for his reformation or resignation, in spite of the fact that a pro-life President appointed him. This is because, in 1992, he infamously switched his vote at the last minute and decided to uphold abortion in the pivotal case Planned Parenthood v Casey. That decision strengthened Roe v Wade and allowed the abortion total to now soar to more than 60 million lives lost!” (Lou Engle)1

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare, “Our next Supreme Court Justice will be politically impartial and will follow the U. S. Constitution.”
  • Intercede the way open for the one who will guarantee “life”, as expressed in the Constitution, to every conceived child.
  • Close the door to any political pressure or persuasion affecting Supreme Court Justices.
  • Ask the Lord to give us a Justice who will humbly seek Him for wisdom, even as Solomon did. With that gift, they cannot go wrong.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you for giving us a new Supreme Court Justice who will stay true to the U. S. Constitution. May they look to You and not be pressured to rule a certain way by outside political pressures or public opinion, or even their own opinions. We shut the door to that!  We open the door to the one who will guarantee the constitutional definition of life from conception. Let our new Justice humbly seek You for wisdom. You are more than willing to give them that gift, even as You gave it to Solomon. Our nation will never be the same if that grace-gift is bestowed on the justices that will ask for it. In Jesus’, name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Our Supreme Court Justices will not be politically swayed.

1 Learn more about Lou Engle here.


14
Aug 2018

Striking the Mark

In Job 36:32, the Word says that the Lord hurls His lightning to the earth and it strikes the mark. The word for strike there is “paga”. It is the word for intercession. God is calling us to intercede for the Supreme Court. We will intercede and we will strike the mark, and strike, and strike, until we see God’s purposes come into place. God is causing His purposes to come to this Court and we must tip the bowls of intercession—those bowls mentioned in Revelation chapters 5 and 8. We will decree that the storm of the Lord is coming against the powers of darkness that inhabit the Court. We will decree His purposes. We will see Divine justice and truth unfold and rest in the halls of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

He covers His hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark. Its noise declares His presence.” (Job 36:32-33a; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercession is not just nice prayers of petition and hopefulness. We are to decree God’s will into the earth. Decree, “The praying Church will seek You Lord for Your words to pray and decree.” Do that.
  • Decree, “The intercession of the saints of the Most HIgh God regarding a new Supreme Court Justice will strike the mark.”
  • Decree, “God’s will is coming to the U. S. Supreme Court!”
  • Decree, “The storm of the Lord is coming against the powers of darkness that inhabit the Court.”
  • Decree, “Divine justice and truth will unfold and rest in the halls of the Supreme Court of the United States of America!”

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, don’t let me pray anemic prayers in which I hope something comes to pass to shift the U. S. Supreme Court. Give me scriptures and decrees to decree. I want my intercession to strike the mark with great effect! May every praying saint do the same! Fill our hearts and mouths with Your decrees. Your will is coming to the Supreme Court! Your storm will blow the enemy out of its long-established place in the Court! Divine justice and truth will unfold and rest in the halls of the Supreme Court of the United States of America! In the mighty and holy name of Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

Our prayers for the Supreme Court will strike the mark!

Did you know that Charles Finney was saved by reading law books? He was studying for law. There was so much scripture in them that eventually he gave his heart to Christ and was born again. He decided he didn’t want to be a lawyer anymore, but he wanted to be a minister.


12
Aug 2018

You Always Have Access to My Court

During the fourth of July weekend in 2004, Lou Engle felt led to go to Philadelphia where the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were written and the beginnings of our nation took place. One of his ministry partners had a dream. Lou recalls, “I was pregnant with the God-thought of renewing covenant with God on behalf of America and decreeing a shift over the Supreme Court. My friend had a dream that night and in the dream he and I were rushing to get to a basketball court. Once we burst through the doors of the basketball court, we apologized to the person in authority over the basketball court for being late. The person responded, ‘You are not late. You always have access to my court.’ Then, we noticed that there were nine chairs in the middle of the court and two of the seats were unoccupied. My friend and I were then invited by the person in authority to possess those two open seats and officiate over the court. We felt that the dream was declaring that two seats on the Supreme Court were opening and that the Church must sit in authority and proclaim righteous justices for those seats.”

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘If you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts.” (Zechariah 3:7; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Even though the security at the Supreme Court does not allow Christians to stop and pray there, the building belongs to the people, just like the White House and U. S. Capitol buildings. Declare, “The Church always has access to the U. S. Supreme Court.”
  • Intercede for the Body of Christ to walk in greater fear of the Lord and obedience to the Lord. This is what creates Divine access.
  • Repent, if you find yourself more politically-motivated than prayer-motivated when it comes to the actions of our Court and government.
  • We have access everywhere in intercession. Call the Court to line up with God’s sovereign order and plan for America’s future.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, the security guards at the U. S. Supreme Court often try to stop Christians from praying there. That is not okay. If they only knew what a blessing our intercession can be. We pray for the welfare of the justices and their staffs. We pray for constitutional and righteous judgements. We pray for justice, truth, mercy and life! We say,  “The Church always has access to the U. S. Supreme Court.” It is the Court that represents all the people of this great nation. If there is anything in us that limits our access, Lord, we repent. Increase the fear of the Lord and obedience to Your Word and Holy Spirit leading, so that we can govern in intercession. Remove political thinking from us and give us the mind of Christ. Move us to intercession where we have access to all things. From that vantage point, we call our Supreme Court to line up with Your sovereign order and plan for America. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

The praying Church always has access to the Supreme Court!

Learn more about Lou Engle here.


02
Aug 2018

Quotes from Founding Fathers and Presidents

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.” (*Founding Father, Patrick Henry) President Adams, on July 4, 1821, said, “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” (*) Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President of the United States, reaffirmed this truth when he wrote, “The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in this country.” (*)

He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.” (Psalm 62:2; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare, “Our nation was founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ!”
  • Thank the Lord for all of those who laid down their lives 240+ years ago for the cause of birthing a nation that would honor Jesus Christ above all.
  • Declare, “The Bible, the Word of God, is an important component of the foundation of our government. The world cannot take that away, judges cannot take that away, and politicians cannot take that away. We, Christ’s followers, choose to live on that firm foundation!”
  • Declare, “Those from the nations of the earth who come to our shores shall find refuge here, religious freedom here, and the opportunity to come to know Christ here.”

A prayer you can pray:

Our nation was founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Many lives, including those of some of our founding fathers, were lost establishing the United States of America as a nation that honors Christ above all. Thank you for their sacrifice, Lord. How dare we treat it so lightly as to ignore what they fought for. The Bible, the Word of God, is still an important component of the foundation of our government. The world cannot take that away, judges cannot take that away, and politicians cannot take that away. We, Christ’s followers, choose to live on that firm foundation! Jesus, send us those from the nations of the earth. Let them come to our shores and find refuge here, religious freedom here, and the opportunity to come to know You here. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Our nation was founded on Christ alone!

* Quote from “America’s God and Country.” Learn more here.


29
Jul 2018

The Establishment Clause

“Anytime religion is mentioned within the confines of government today, people cry ‘Separation of church and state!’ Many people think this statement appears in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and, therefore, must be strictly enforced. However, the words ‘separation’, ‘church’ and ‘state’ do not even appear in the First Amendment! The First Amendment reads, ‘Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.’ The statement about a wall of separation between church and state was made in a letter on January 1st, 1802, by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut. The congregation heard a wide-spread rumor that Congregationalists, another denomination, was going to become the national religion. Jefferson made it very clear in his letter to the Danbury congregation that the ‘separation’ was meant to be that government would not establish a national religion or dictate to men how to worship God. Jefferson’s letter, from which the church and state statement was taken, affirmed First Amendment rights.” (David Barton)1

Indeed, the time is coming, and it is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. The Father is looking for people like that to worship him. God is a spirit. Those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23-24; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • The President, the Congress, nor the Supreme Court cannot limit our worship of God! Rejoice!
  • Do not bow down to the separation of Church and State! It is not in the Constitution and it must be challenged! Unless you are someone else’s private property, pray where you want to. Read your Bible where you want to, including in school! Anywhere where it is public domain, you can worship God!
  • Get a few friends, go to a public place and worship Him. Plan to draw a crowd and tell them about Jesus.
  • Teach your children how to ask fellow students if they can pray for them. Teach them to pray for the sick and the hurting. Teach them to lead people to salvation in Christ. Teach them how to even pray over their teachers, principals, other school staff, and classroom volunteers. Want to see your school’s atmosphere change?
  • Call the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) or The Justice Foundation for help, if you are told to stop praying or worshipping in any public forum, including your schools.

A prayer you can pray:

God, what a revelation! I can feel the fear lifting. The enemy has tried to put Your people in a box and make us afraid to worship You in the public square. We thought we had to honor the separation of church and state. What a lie! Let Christian parents teach their children to pray in their schools, pray over their friends and teachers, read their Bibles, and sing songs that honor you. I can see our schools’ atmospheres changing! Bless the ACLJ and The Justice Foundation for helping us know how to legally navigate this and take back our First Amendment freedom to worship You anywhere we want to! Thank you, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

The courts of America shall not prohibit our worship of God!

1 learn more about David Barton and Wallbuilders here.


25
Jul 2018

Warnings From Thomas Jefferson

It’s ironic to me that the man some like to quote as saying that the church and government must be separate is the man that prophesied what is happening now about the turn that the courts would take—Thomas Jefferson. I don’t think he realized he was prophesying when he said, “The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the federal judiciary—an irresponsible body working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow and advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction until all shall be usurped from the states.” He went on to say, “The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please.” In 1820, a few years later, he said to a man he was debating this with, “You seem to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of constitutional questions—a very dangerous doctrine, indeed—and one that would place us under the disposition of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men and not more so. Their power is the more dangerous, as they are at office for life and not responsible as the other functionaries are to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing as to whatever hands confide the corruptions of time and party its members would become despots.”

This is so because the corrupt nature has a hostile attitude toward God. It refuses to place itself under the authority of God’s standards because it can’t.” (Romans 8:7; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Interesting, isn’t it, that so soon after the Constitution’s establishment, Thomas Jefferson could already see where the judicial branch could end up? Ask God to stop the humanistic slide.
  • Man without God is not able to keep his own earthly persuasions out of his decisions, according to Romans 8:7. Ask the Lord for more judges that know Him and have been transformed by the renewing of their minds.
  • Declare that our Constitution is not as moldable wax, but as set in stone for the protection of all those who would judge and be judged by it.
  • Call forth honest, God-fearing judges to all levels of the judiciary, but especially to the Supreme Court.

A prayer you can pray:

God, please stop the slide of the courts into the God-less abyss they are moving our nation. We really need people who know You to serve as our judges. Those without a relationship with You will act according to what they think is right, but Your Word says that their refusal to place themselves under Your authority will create a hostile attitude toward You. Forgive them, Jesus, because they do not understand what they are doing. Our society is suffering from their humanistic decisions. Our Constitution is indeed being molded like wax by their lack of a mindset directed by You. Raise up judges from among those that know You. Make a way for more to go to law school and make themselves ready for the bench—all the way to the Supreme Court. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Give us judges that honor the Lord!


24
Jul 2018

Separation of Church and State

I have papers and documents that Thomas Jefferson wrote that actually quote what he said when he mentioned the phrase “separation of church and state.” (See the letter here and the explanation here.) I can tell you who he wrote he letters to and what it was all about. I can tell you it was sixteen years after the Constitution was written. I can also tell you that the phrase was never used in a negative sense to rule in any judicial case in America until 1947. For a couple of hundred years, our fathers and our leaders in government knew what the First Amendment was all about. It was to prevent the government from the establishment of and the regulation of religion – particularly in choosing a specific form of Christian practice. It was to keep government out of the religious practices of the people, not keep the Church out of government. Many of our founders and early government leaders were pastors! That phrase—“separation of church and state”—originally meant about the opposite of what it means today. Since 1947, the courts, the media, and those with a liberal bent have used it to remove God from American society.

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Does it bother you that God has largely been removed from the public square by the courts, the media and the other “thought leaders”? Talk to the Lord about this.
  • Decide that what the enemy has caused to be turned against backward, ousting God from America, will be set right again by the Ekklesia! Declare a Divine reversal back to the Constitution’s original intent!
  • Spiritually push the government, and especially the Courts, back into their constitutional boundaries.
  • Read 1 Timothy 2:1-2 this way: “That we may lead peaceful and quiet lives, godly and dignified in every way, we will make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions” in our nation.
  • Do what 1 Timothy 2:1-2 says.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, it really bothers me that Christians must be afraid of everything we do and say in the marketplace and the public square. Far from being offensive, we should be lights in the darkness, loving and caring. Instead, we are rapidly becoming marginalized and our voices are being stifled by those that want You to go away. As the Ekklesia, we rise up and declare a Divine reversal—God welcome in every aspect of American society once again! Our U.S. Constitution set the boundaries of limitations for government and we decree a return to those boundaries. That we may lead peaceful and quiet lives, godly and dignified in every way, we will make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God, You are welcome in the public square!


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