Day 21: April 27th, 2015: 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting for Marriage & for the U.S. Supreme Court

Fight the good fight of faith… keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:  Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen. 1 Timothy 6:12-16

The God of the Bible is still on the Throne of the universe and rules in the affairs of men! Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Our battle cry today, as it was during the War for Independence, is “No King, but King Jesus! For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us (Isaiah 33:22). Our appeal is to the Creator of heaven and earth. He created us male and female and instituted man-woman marriage for all peoples in all cultures for all times.  Our appeal is to common sense (self-evident truths), to the laws of nature and of nature’s God, and foremost to Revealed Truth, the Divine Law, the Scriptures.

Many of our Founding Fathers had legal training and nearly all of them were mentored by Sir William Blackstone through his Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769), the most important legal treatise written in the English language.  Blackstone wrote:

This law of nature, being co-equal with mankind and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; and such of them as are valid derive all their force, and all their authority… from this original. But in order to apply this to the particular exigencies of each individual, it is still necessary to have recourse to reason… And if our reason were always, as in our first ancestor before his transgression, clear and perfect, unruffled by passions, unclouded by prejudice, unimpaired by disease or intemperance, the task would be pleasant and easy; we should need no other guide but this. But every man now finds the contrary in his own experience; that his reason is corrupt, and his understanding full of ignorance and error. This has given manifold occasion for the benign interposition of divine providence; which, in companion to the frailty, the imperfection, and the blindness of human reason, hath been pleased, at sundry times and in diverse manners, to discover and enforce its laws by an immediate and direct revelation. The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the Holy Scriptures. These precepts, when revealed, are found upon comparison to be really a part of the original law of nature, as they tend in all their consequences to man’s felicity (happiness). But we are not from thence to conclude that the knowledge of these truths was attainable by reason, in its present corrupted state; since we find that, until they were revealed, they were hid from the wisdom of ages… Because one is the law of nature, expressly declared so to be by God himself; the other is only what, by the assistance of human reason, we imagine to be that law. If we could be as certain of the latter as we are of the former, both would have an equal authority; but, till then, they can never be put in any competition together. Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws; that is to say, no human laws should be suffered to contradict these. (Commentaries on the Laws of England, Sir William Blackstone.)

We are on the closing day of our prayer vigil, as our highest Court hears arguments as to why it should not meddle with the institution God ordained in the Garden, creating the first man and woman, bringing them together in marriage, and commanding them to be fruitful and to multiply.  Marriage has been the cornerstone of an ordered human society for thousands of years and a blessing to those who follow God’s plan. While a majority of the Justices seem predisposed toward error in this matter, God is able to change their minds and hearts as we pray.

Many are unaware that the Court very nearly overturned Roe v. Wade after they heard arguments in Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992. Five Justices (Rehnquist, White, Scalia, Kennedy, and Thomas) voted in their initial conference to overturn Roe. But Justice Kennedy later changed his mind and joined Justices O’Connor, Souter, Blackmun and Stevens to uphold Roe. Their reaffirmation of abortion on demand in the U.S. has brought the death toll in 2015, to 58,000,000 innocent American lives. Three of those Justices are still on the Court, including Kennedy.  So we need to continue in prayer between now and when the final marriage ruling is announced. Pray that God will move upon each of the Justices, wooing them to think and rule aright.

The Preamble to our Constitution, says “We the People… in order to … secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity…”

In 1973, the Court departed far from the Constitution by imagining “penumbras” (shadows) that guided them to rule with such evil consequence. If the Justices rule to overturn the righteous laws of the land upholding marriage between a man and a woman, they, too, will err with untold consequences.  Remember no “fundament right” to same-sex “marriage” can be found in American history and tradition (See Chris Gacek’s article; FRC’s Amicus Brief).

A hopeful thought: Justice Kennedy has been a strong believer in states’ rights. In fact part of his reasoning in Windsor was based upon his strong federalist leanings. He could easily decide this case in favor of the states rather than attempting to create a new “fundamental right” out of thin air.  The rise of the homosexual rights movement has been supersonic, and as Chris Gacek wrote, the idea of same-sex “marriage” is “novel,” neither rooted in our history or traditions. All we need is 5 Justices to prevail.  

As to our posterity (our children and future generations), please read Dr. Pat Fagan’s condensed research about The Influence of Parents on Their Child’s Sexuality HERE, see more church handouts from his social science research HERE. Read his comparison of social science opinions on both sides of the Marriage issue, answering the question, Are children harmed when raised by a homosexual couple?  

  • Lord, how far we have departed from the Founders, but more-so, we have departed from You! Sovereign God of History, please intervene to save us. Save our children and future generations who will be taught that evil is good and good is evil if you do not intervene hurriedly! (Dt 8; Ps 144)
  • Cause the lawyers presenting the case for natural marriage tomorrow such persuasiveness as to overwhelm the opposition. May the Justices be deeply moved by your Spirit as You Lord stand among them. We look not to man to save us, but to You! (Job 37:1; Jer 17:5-10)
  • May the attorneys proposing a right to same-sex “marriage” be shockingly unpersuasive and may Your Spirit fill the room and every heart with conviction of sin, of righteousness and judgment! Preserve the justices and our nation from the delusion that comes upon all who “love not the truth!” (Is 5:20; 2 Th 2:10-13)
  • Use this assault on the very soul of America as a turning point. Preserve the blessed gift of marriage in our land for our children and their children. Send a Biblical awakening that will bring our nation to its senses; draw us to repentance and bring us wholeheartedly back to You!  (2 Chr 7:14; Acts 2:38)

Thank you for praying!

P.S. Read or download this series from Call2Fall Blog.

Listen to a powerful 90 minute nation-wide prayer briefing, in short 5-10 minute segments.  

Your church can still have a Stand for Marriage Sunday!

Urge your pastor to take advantage of FRC’s special free resources! (Church Bulletin Inserts & more)

Join Dr. James Dobson and Prayer Leaders from

IFA, FRC, NPC and others on Tuesday, April 28th,

10 AM till Noon ET, to pray during the Supreme

Court Hearing: Dial 712-432-0075, code 1412452# 

National Day of Prayer, May 7, 2015

Call2Fall, Sunday, June 28, 2015

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