Over these last three weeks PRMI intercessors and cohorts have been engaged in two focused prayer initiatives.
- Praying for the Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, which has been a massive struggle.
- Praying for Pastor Andrew Brunson who is still under house arrest in Turkey.
Each of these engagements has profound kingdom significance.
They are the present vanguards in defeating Satan’s plans to block the advancement of the Kingdom of God in America and in the Muslim world.
The focus of this Discerning the Times is the battle around the appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.
(Next week I will write to you about Turkey.)
The real battle which is taking place here is a spiritual one.
I believe that placing originalist judges on the Supreme Court of the United States is a strategic part of God’s plans to preserve the Judeo-Christian values that are embodied in the Constitution of the United States.
Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, describes originalist judges as follows…
“Some judges believe the best way to interpret the Constitution … lies in an approach called originalism. The judges who follow this approach look to history to discover what those who wrote the Constitution most likely thought about the content and scope of a constitutional phrase, and they interpret the phrase accordingly.”
Originalism – Merriam-Webster dictionary definition.
Judges who practice judicial activism, on the other hand, believe that the Constitution is purposely vague in some parts. When interpreting the Constitution, they look to the viewpoints and morality promulgated through current social issues. Their court rulings may then be based in part or in whole on their political or personal views.
Judicial activism – legal dictionary definition.
As a result, a judge who practices judicial activism may look outside of Judeo-Christian values for guidance in changing our nation’s law.
The Judeo-Christian values which have guided our society for over two hundred years ensure America’s liberty. They also provide the context for the body of Messiah/Christ in America to play a global role in advancing the Gospel.
The enemy is intent on preventing originalist judges from being appointed to the Supreme Court. At a spiritual level, this is not a battle against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of evil which are seeking to undermine the United states.
Calling in Reinforcements
The high-level intercessory prayer work and spiritual warfare in these two warfronts has been taking place, at least in PRMI’s sphere of activity, through set-apart cohorts and individuals.
However, the battle has been so intense that I believe the Holy Spirit is pressing me to issue an urgent call to join in this battle.
Therefore I am directing this call to the larger audience of all who love Jesus and who are called to pray “Thy Kingdom Come.”
I believe that we are at the turning point of either strategic victory or major setbacks in this warfront of the battle for the soul of America.
For those involved in the prayer engagements there has been intercession and spiritual warfare against powers and principalities in the heavenly realms.
Right now, the danger is to grow weary and complacent during this extension week while the FBI further investigates the charges.
It is easy to slack off. I for one have battled attacks of hopelessness and despair.
The word I believe God is giving to me, and to the rest of us, for this time is Romans 12:12 NET: “Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer.”
When the dust settles and the fog and confusion of this spiritual battle has lifted, we will be doing an After-Action Review and will share what has been taking place.
But for now, we must move forward on the basis of the guidance that we have received. Here is what I have received so far to direct us during the next two weeks.
The Prayer Battle to Place Originalist Justices on the Supreme Court of the United States
For past guidance that has been received and discerned, please go to the following Discerning the Times:
Now, here are four ways that we can be praying this week until the vote is taken:
1. Pray for the piercing of the demonic cloaking.
- Continue to pray for the piercing of Satan’s cloaking. This cloaking hides the schemes of Satan and of human beings whose plans and actions seek to prevent originalist judges from being installed on the Supreme Court.
- Pray that these lies and schemes will be exposed for all to see so that they may be countered.
- Pray that the truth would be clearly revealed through the FBI investigation.
2. Pray for God to guide the appointment of the right justice to the Supreme Court.
I believe that Judge Kavanaugh is part of God’s Kingdom plans to uphold the Judeo-Christian foundations of America and defeat the schemes of Satan to destroy those foundations.
But his appointment to the Supreme Court will not take place unless we pray and those in authority make wise decisions.
I am convinced that Brett Kavanaugh is a judge whose character and judicial record affirm that he is an originalist and is well suited to serve on the Supreme Court.
Let me take a risk here. Last week, while up on the mountain in prayer, I felt the Lord was saying that Brett Kavanaugh was the person He had chosen to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat.
I was called to announce this, in the heavenly realms, in the authority and the name of Jesus Christ.
However, there was also guidance to suggest that all the forces of hell, as well as those of the Radical Left, were aligned against this taking place.
I got the sense that it would not take place without the work of effective intercession, as well as wise decisions from the Congress and the White House.
I also had the guidance that it would take place in God’s time table.
(I may have heard wrong, and if it turns out that I did, I will be the first to admit it.)
- Pray for God’s intervention.
- Pray that the truth would be revealed through the FBI investigation and that their findings would be accepted.
- Pray that the powers of death, destruction and deception will be constrained.
- Pray for clear wisdom and discernment on the part of the Congress and the White House.
3. Pray by name for all those involved in the confirmation process.
They are dealing with an orchestrated scheme of Satan to sow division and confusion intended to block the democratic process.
Pray by name for those Senators who are coming under orchestrated pressure to oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.
To see the increasing pressure that they are under, watch protesters scream at Senator Jeff Flake in the elevator.
Notice the protestors’ tactic of unfair generalization. They claim that because Jeff Flake finds no collaborating evidence to support Dr. Ford’s allegation that she was abused specifically by one man, Brett Kavanaugh, Senator Flake therefore has no concern over all the women who have been sexually abused.
If you listen to what Senator Jeff Flake and the others have said, including Brett Kavanaugh, no one has minimized the pain and suffering of abused women.
Nor have they denied that some men do abuse women.
But that is not the issue of the hearing.
The issue is whether or not Brett Kavanaugh is guilty of sexually assaulting Dr. Ford.
In addition, there are reports of Senators, such as Lindsey Graham, being “doxxed” after they forcefully countered the charade in the hearings.
Doxxing is used to single out a target by exposing their personal information on the Internet. In this case, public posting of their home addresses and personal phone numbers, which makes them and their families vulnerable to attacks.
Tactics like doxxing are well-proven, traditional ploys of the Radical Left and Right. The tactics attempt to destroy free speech and rational discourse.
Their purpose is to create the conditions needed to keep people in bondage to lies.
Those who use them intend to open a way for radicals to impose their political agenda on our nation.
I believe that these tactics are energized by demonic power.
They result in a warping of reality which opens the door for evil to take place. All of this is part of Satan’s cloaking work.
- Pray that this cloaking will be shattered.
- Pray that senators would not be intimidated into making decisions.
- Pray that groups whose intention is to cause disruption and chaos would be exposed and neutralized.
4. At the request of Ashley Kavanaugh, pray Psalm 40 for her family and husband.
The best guidance as to how to pray into this for the rest of the week was actually given by Ashley Kavanaugh.
She asked that Christians pray Psalm 40:13-14 over their family. For those who need help, it is a powerful psalm.
“Be pleased O Lord to deliver me, make haste to help me. Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.”
Here is some guidance I want to share on Ashley Kavanaugh’s request for prayer.
- Pray for Brett and Ashley Kavanaugh and their family.
- Pray for senators from both parties to not be deceived.
- Pray that those who are deceived to be unable to conspire together to take part in Satan’s schemes to destroy America.
Thank you for joining me in this prayer battle.
If you receive any guidance, please share that with me or Martin Boardman. Thank you.