Just as suspected, the year 2018 is on track to be a pivotal year in the shaping of biblically prophetic destiny. The sudden loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016 has produce ramifications far beyond those posed by then President Barack Obama further stacking that court with yet another justice of like-mindedness to his own ideological bent.
The decision involving replacement of the constitutional champion that was Scalia with Justice Neil Gorsuch will perhaps, in one way or another, help determine the future course of all of mankind. And, President Trump’s naming yet another justice to replace retired Justice Kennedy will have profound effects beyond which we can now fathom.
American Founding Fathers, whether fully aware in every case that they were listening to the directives of the Almighty, gave Americans yet unborn a republic based upon Judeo-Christian principles. And, indications are overwhelming that almost all of them–even the deists like Franklin and Jefferson–knew that Providence had a divine hand in winning the War of Independence and in composing the liberty-laden document that is the U.S. Constitution.
Moving on from the producing of that founding document, the writings of the founders show they recognized that it was not merely an existential deity that started the national ball rolling then left America to its own devices. It is more than obvious that the one and only God’s mighty hand has been on this most materially blessed nation to ever exist throughout its 242 years of nationhood.
Antonin Scalia was consistently a Supreme Court justice who, with each decision he rendered, demonstrated that he believed that our God-influenced Constitution should be defended and preserved. With his passing, we were faced with the possibility that it was a document in danger of degeneration to ineffectiveness at best and to complete disregard at worst. Providence has, thus far, Intervened to offer a brighter prospect in the area of Supreme Court influence.
The Supreme Court has teeter-tottered on the fulcrum of cultural dichotomy, particularly since 1963, with the decisions to eliminate Bible reading and prayer from public schools. By this, I mean the traditional, God-fearing part of America was on one side and the America that wanted no such constraint on the other. Anti-God, humanistic gravity has consistently been tugging the nation downward with succeeding Supreme Court decisions. We witnessed a dramatic increase in the latest such tugging during 2015.
America then faced action by a president who, immediately upon Scalia’s death, announced he would nominate a replacement within the ten plus months left of his presidency. We didn’t have to wonder very long about the sort of nominee that he would put forth. All that was necessary was to consider Mr. Obama’s ideological forays into jurisprudence at the Supreme Court level over the past years of his presidency.
With decisions of the land’s highest court steadily slanting toward the anti-Constitutional side, and the loss of perhaps that court’s strongest voice for preservation of the document the Founders gave us, we indeed faced perilous times.
America was moving rapidly downward on the slide into national oblivion., The facts were staring us in the nation’s rebellious face.
America’s Supreme Court and its problems were but a reflection of that rebellion. We have sown to the winds with disregard for God’s biblical guidelines for upright comportment. We were in line to reap the whirlwind of reprobate thinking and conduct warned about by the apostle Paul in Romans chapter 1.
I believewith all that is within me that 2 Chronicles 7: 14 caused Heaven’s Supreme Court to, for the moment, give reprieve from the Judgment headed America’s way. Those called by the name of God –of Jesus Christ– prayed under the Biblical Prescription, and national healing began almost immediately, proving the Lord’s Faithfulness to His Word.
Perhaps the final straw for Heaven’s Supreme Court would have been we the people allowing a wicked leadership to turn America against Israel and take up the cause of those who are vowed to destroy the Jewish state. Mr. Trump is, thankfully, takeikng the nation in the opposite direction it was headed under the previous administration.
There is still the frightening prospect of rebellion that threatens America’s blessings being turned into curses in accordance with Genesis chapter 12. At the heart of the nation’s rebellion in this regard are the so-called Christian churches of America joining in the cursing of Israel. We hear every day of those churches that have joined in the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction) movement to punish Israel for “occupying” land that these say doesn’t belong to Israel.
To add insult to injury, these proclaim that they–the church–have replaced Israel as inheritors of the promises God gave Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Israel, they declare, has forfeited the claim to the promises and is no longer God’s chosen people. The Lord is finished with that people.
That is what these would-be usurpers of God’s promises say. But, here is what the Lord God of Israel says in His Holy Word:
“He Who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar–the Lord Almighty is His Name; Only if these ordinances vanish from My sight,” declares the Lord, “will the descendants of Israel ever cease to be a nation before Me.” (Jeremiah 31:35-36)
Just as the above promise is still in effect, so is God’s warning of Genesis 12:3. America, if national repentance is not forthcoming, faces a Supreme Decision far more serious than the replacement of a U.S. Supreme Court justice.