One of the great battles of our generation is unfolding in the United States Senate as Judicial Committee Hearings proceed for John Roberts to fill retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s seat. After reading last month’s "Outcry," I am encouraged that God is hearing the Church in this time of favor.
I am simultaneously saddened by the obvious manifestation of the spirit outlined in Romans 1:20-32, as it references Isaiah 5:20-21. Romans 1 gives us the seven step slide into judgment where people lose their nation with four examples of the seven having been perpetrated by the Supreme Court.
Romans 1:22 references Isaiah 5:20-21 which states, "Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!" Never in the history of America have we had such a blatant example of calling "…good evil…" in an attempt to deprive an apparent Bible believing Christian from a seat on the Supreme Court. I believe those of us in the Church have a biblical mandate to present our case before the ultimate Supreme Judge.
When Senators call "…evil good and good evil…" like Patrick Leahy, Chuck Schumer, Edward Kennedy, Dick Durban and others have, then we have the right to invoke our covenant, in prayer, demanding mercy for America and implementation of Isaiah 5 verses 20 and 21 on the perpetrators. Psalm 136:17-22 records God’s covenantal mercy invoked by covenantal Israel. God removed kings for their sake and offers the same blessing to us as a heritage. Covenantal mercy for America means more than the retirement of crooked thinking Supreme Court Judges. It also means the transformation or removal of those who demand the "status quo". In Luke 18, Jesus challenged the believer concerning the season of His return. Jesus asked if He would return to a Church who used their faith to move God’s hand in judgment? I intend to answer that challenge in the affirmative! Please join me in that …"outcry"!