IS IT GOD’S APPOINTED TIME FOR ROE TO GO?
As the threat of terrorism increases across the globe, it still remains that the most dangerous place in the world is in the womb. In America, one in five pregnancies end in abortion. For nearly half a century, the law of the land has, against all moral reasoning, defended and protected the “right” to kill an unborn child. Soon that right is about to be challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court. Today’s Briefing covers the upcoming court case along with some powerful dreams to fuel our intercession as we appeal to a higher court.
– Cheryl Amabile
THE RIGHT SIDE OF ROE
Then the Lord called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side and said to him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.” Ezekiel 9:3-4
As early as October of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on a Mississippi abortion ban in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. This is the most significant challenge to Roe v. Wade in over two decades. More that 75 amicus briefs have been filed supporting Mississippi’s ban on most elective abortions after 15 weeks, including a brief that was signed by over 200 members of Congress. In the forty-eighth year since abortion was legalized, this case has an opportunity to recognize the states’ rights to defend the unborn.
While most citizens will never sit on a judge’s bench or submit an amicus brief of their own, we have a place and a voice in the courtroom of heaven. For 21 days in September, from the evening of Sept 6th (the start of Rosh Hashanah) through the evening of Sept 27th, we invite you to join us in a fast for this court case and for the overturning of Roe v. Wade. For each of these 21 days we will take a stand together in the spirit and exalt the cross of Christ over the stronghold of abortion.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Eph 6:13
Back in 2005, Norma McCorvey, the original “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade, petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn her case with the plea that abortions harmed women. On 2/22/05 the court denied her petition without comment. However, the night before they refused to take her case, we received a compelling dream…
One of our young intercessors dreamed that our team was in a large building with many rooms in which court cases were being heard. We were looking for the room where abortion would be tried. As we walked down a long hallway, we found a narrow, hidden staircase that ascended to an old courtroom. At last, this was the place where Roe v. Wade was going to be re-heard. In the dream, the room was named “Appomattox.”
Upon receiving this dream, we had to brush up on our history. We were astonished to discover that “Appomattox Court House” was the actual name of the village in Virginia where General Lee surrendered to General Grant, ending America’s greatest war on April 9, 1865. This signaled the end of almost 250 years of slavery on our nation’s soil.
We were encouraged, at first, that the dream foreshadowed the ending of the long and bloody war against our nation’s unborn children. Yet, the connotations of the dream were also chilling. It occurred to us that the dream came with a warning from on high: If we don’t deal with abortion in our courts, then God will deal with it in His. Thus, we have pondered that if over 600,000 men died on the battlefields of the Civil War for the shed blood of the slaves, then what will it mean to America if God brings a day of reckoning for the shed blood of 62 million babies? With the coming court case on the docket in Washington, D.C., the answer to this question hangs in the balance of our nation’s scales of justice.
Recently, we received another dream from a young woman who has been praying with our friends at TheWell: A Women’s Gathering, led by Marcela Barcelona:
In her dream, she found herself inside the Supreme Court with Lou and Therese Engle. They were being taken to the highest part of the building. She ran towards them, calling, “Grandpa Lou! Grandma Therese!” and they hugged each other affectionately. Then in the dream they suddenly heard the sounds of wailing erupt throughout the building. As they looked, they saw women coming out from the very walls. There were little girls all the way to women aged fifty. They were crying out to Lou, saying, “Bless us! Bless us!” while they tried to grab hold of him with their arms raised high. The sound of deep wailing continued in the dream and she noticed that on the foreheads of all these women was written the word “unborn.” She also saw two scriptures appear over their heads: Habakkuk 2:11 “For the stone will cry out from the wall and the beam from the woodwork respond” and Psalm 34:17 “When the righteous ones call for help, the Lord hears and delivers them.” Then, over Lou was written the passage from Job 29:16, “I was a father to the needy and I searched out the cause of him whom I did not know.”
As we considered the ages of the women depicted in the dream, it struck us that the first children to be murdered in the womb after the infamous court decision in 1973 would now be approaching the age of 50. It is significant that they looked to Lou for a “blessing,” as he has championed a prayer movement for the ending of abortion over the past twenty years. The overturning of Roe v. Wade would literally reverse the death decree that has ruled over our nation and allow the blessing of life to rest upon a new generation of sons and daughters.
We too have the opportunity and obligation to contend for a decree of life and liberty to ring forth from our halls of government once again. Encouraged by this dream, may each of us be numbered amongst those who grieve and lament over the detestable things that are done in our land. Meanwhile, let us heed the following command of scripture and be actively engaged on the right side of history in opposition against the scourge of Roe v. Wade.
Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. Prov 31:8-9
– Over these 21 days, we encourage you to take communion daily and pray with us the Life Band Prayer as we stand together in heaven’s courtroom, appropriating the victory of the cross: “Jesus I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America.”
– Consider praying daily for the nine Supreme Court justices by name, asking God to rule over them and warn them. (Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Sonia Sotamayor, Justice Elena Kagan)
– Join us in proclaiming the following decree of the Lord over our government: “So this is what the Sovereign Lord says… ‘I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place. Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the realm of the dead will not stand.’” Isaiah 28:16-18
Is God calling you to stand in heaven’s courtroom, appropriating the victory of the cross on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves? Share your prayer in the comments below.
(Reprinted from The Briefing. Written by Cheryl Amabile, co-founder and editor. Photo Credit: Tingey-Injury-Law-Firm/Unsplash).
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