Strongman Over the Nation – Part 2
The influence of this arrogant, mocking spirit ruling the Court can even be seen, at times, in other Supreme Court employees. I’ve watched as numerous groups of people—from 5 to 25 in number—have clustered for various reasons on the public area in front of the Courthouse steps. No big deal, unless it is obvious the group is there to pray! Then the Supreme Court police move over in front of them, “standing guard” with a distrustful and often mocking gaze. The unstated message is clear: You are not wanted here. A few years ago, I recall having the audacity of opening my Bible to read a passage of Scripture while on a prayer walk through the Court. In no uncertain terms, I was told by the police, “You can’t do that!” I recall being told on one occasion by an official Supreme Court tour guide, that one of the carvings depicting Moses holding the 10 Commandments was not that at all. Some ridiculous, made-up explanation was postulated. Anything to keep God out!
“Yet I had planted you a noble vine, a pure and faithful seed. How then have you turned into the degenerate branches of a foreign vine to me?” (Jeremiah 2:21; WEB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- The Constitution and the Rule of Law in this land are based on the Word of God. God established this nation. Pray that there would be a humble acknowledgement of this at the Supreme Court.
- Pray that the mouth of the Accuser of the Brethren would be shut and that the mocking actions against Christians visiting the Supreme Court will stop.
- Ask God to raise up historians of the Court that make sure the Justices and staff know the truth about the statues and frescos there. Many of them honor God. Verbally honor Him right now.
- Forgive those who are persecuting Believers at the Court—but intercede that our 1st Amendment rights will be honored there, of all places!
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we know that You established this nation for Your Will and Purpose. Our Constitution was based in part of the Word of God and honors You. Our Supreme Court from the Justices to the security guards should be respectful of You, but they are not. We declare that the mocking of Christians on Supreme Court grounds will stop. We forgive those who are persecuting Believers at the Court. However, we also ask that our First Amendment rights would be honored there. Cut off every degenerate branch of mockery that has taken root there and restore the noble vine once again. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.
God and His people will be welcome in the Supreme Court, from the Bench to the staff and to those in security!