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Our nation is in a battle for its very soul, and the intercessors are needed to help in the fight through prayer and action.

From The Federalist. During his tenure on the Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas has questioned the constitutional basis with respect to the growth of the administrative state, whereby a federal agency amasses legislative, executive, and judicial de facto powers. He has raised concerns that this development is contrary to the Founders intentional design in the Constitution to separate the powers of those three branches, and this amassing of power is a threat to our liberty….

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The following interview is an excerpt from “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” where Thomas unpacks his views on the administrative state and much more.

Michael Pack: Let me ask you about another set of issues that have come up. You’ve been a leader in the administrative state cases. What is at stake there? It seems to be a question of liberty again.

Clarence Thomas: The very people who say they don’t want the government in their lives want this sort of expansive administrative state, which is in their lives, and then every aspect of their lives. And a lot of it comes at the expense of the very structure of the Constitution that is intended to prevent the government from coming in. The separation of powers, the enumerated powers, federalism. The whole point was to keep the government in this box. Justice Scalia and I often talked about that, that the structure was the main way to protect your liberty. The danger in the administrative state is seeing those powers all coalesce again in various agencies. If you think about your life today, there’s very little major legislation that comes from the legislature. The legislation comes in the form of regulations from agencies. They tend to have all three powers. They have the executive power, the enforcement power, they have administrative judges to adjudicate, so they have all three. And the question for us is, where do they fit in the constitutional structure?…

MP: I think it was James Madison who said that if you combine the executive, legislative, and judicial in one person, or branch, it’s the very definition of tyranny.

CT: That’s wonderful rhetoric, and it plays out that way when people look at agencies, and they think, “Of course I have no way to defend myself against an agency.” And what we have simply been trying to  do is to raise the question of what are the limits of that. … But at least when you look back at guys like [Frank] Goodnow or Woodrow Wilson or the Progressives at the close of the nineteenth century and in the early twentieth century, at least you have the advantage of them being candid. To some extent, they meant “progress”—to progress beyond the Constitution….

MP: They were clear, too, that they believed in experts and agencies rather than in traditional legislating by elected members of Congress.

CT: I think to some extent they thought that the quaint ideas that the Framers had were anachronistic, at best, and that you could have someone who understood how a government should operate or how a policy should operate. … And I think the stark choices are between government by consent and being ruled….

How are you praying for an end to the administrative state and the preservation of our Constitution? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from The Federalist. Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Susan CC
June 24, 2022

Dear Heavenly Father, will You draw us into repentance? We have all sinned and gone astray. Thank You for Jesus Christ who died to give us life. Thank You for Your mercy, it is new every morning. I pray the sleeping church of America is awakened in ways unimaginable. I pray we will repent, worship and rely on You alone. Yours is the Supreme Court. I pray You raise up more men and women like Clarence Thomas, to do Your will. Protect us Father. I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen

Joel 2:12-13 “Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “Return to Me with all your heart and with fasting, weeping and mourning; and REND YOUR HEART and not your garments.” Now return to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness and relenting of evil.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to REPENTANCE.

Mark 1:14-15 After the arrest of John, Jesus went into Galilee and proclaimed the gospel of God. “The time is fulfilled,” He said, “and the kingdom of God is near. REPENT and believe in the gospel!”

Luke 13:3 “I tell you, no, but unless you REPENT, you will all likewise perish.”
Luke 13:5 “No, I tell you. But unless you REPENT, you too will all perish.”

I pray the Church of America will heed His Word spoken to the Church in Sardis…

“I know your deeds; you have a reputation for being alive, yet you are dead. Wake up and strengthen what remains, which was about to die; for I have found your deeds incomplete in the sight of My God. Remember, then, what you have received and heard. Keep it and REPENT. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know the hour when I will come upon you.
But you do have a few people in (America) who have not soiled their garments and because they are worthy, they will walk with Me in white. Like them, he who overcomes will be dressed in white. And I will never blot out his name from the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My Father and His angels.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches…(of America)

Priscilla Meyenburg
June 24, 2022

My prayer for today is shared from GH15: “Father, our lack of understanding has enabled satan to take advantage of us in numerous ways. You are giving us the understanding that this does NOT have to be the case. Holy Spirit is willing and ready to alert us to our enemy’s plans and schemes as he attempts to steal, kill and destroy. He will reveal what is happening behind the scenes and show us how to pray.

We ask for increased revelation of how to be watchmen for our families, homes, friends, leaders, and nations. Teach us more about this privilege. Help us to become more sensitive to the promptings of Holy Spirit as He alerts us to the plans of satan.

And regarding our nation, You are awakening the Ekklesia to our responsibility of watching over our government, our schools and children, our cities, etc. We were asleep for many years and satan gained a great advantage. But we are now understanding our authority and taking back what he has stolen. You said in Scripture You would make Baal vomit up what he had stolen (Jeremiah 51:44). We will take back our schools, our children, our government, and our nation, in the name of Jesus!” These words are partly from a book he wrote 20 years ago that does apply to today’s situation we are in. As I listen today and prayed with Dutch today these positives words hold a lot of power. “ We will take back” positive words Satan you are defeated because we are Using Gods words from scripture, yes WE WILL TAKE BACK. Philippians 4:13 my favorite scripture We Can Do All things through Christ who strengthens us. Make this a Take Back Day, or Week. We have Authority over Satan, Jesus gave us this Authority, use it. Decree

“We decree that the hold of the serpent is being broken and we are retaking what he has stolen.”

    Susan CC
    June 24, 2022

    “And regarding our nation, You are awakening the Ekklesia to our responsibility of watching over our government, our schools and children, our cities, etc. We were asleep for many years and satan gained a great advantage.” I pray this is so Priscilla, Amen.

    Herb Johnston
    June 24, 2022

    I did not watch Dutch today..Im going to now.
    Thank you

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