America changed on Friday (June 24, 2022).
Some of us are ecstatic; others are angry. The following quotes make clear the vast distinctions between the pro-life and pro-abortion camps in America.
Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts said: "This is a great day in American history, especially for the millions of children whose innocent lives will be spared from the horrors of abortion in the years to come...
"For too long Roe V. Wade has poisoned our courts, our culture, and our laws. Today's decision corrects the grave constitutional error of Roe v. Wade – and finally gives the American people, through their elected representatives, the power to fix America's extreme abortion laws and enshrine protections for the unborn in law."
Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins said, "The injustice of Roe has finally come to an end, and the momentum to protect life in law is finally on the side of innocent preborn children and their mothers who deserve our help...
"Roe v. Wade has been a cancer...resulting in more than 63 million deaths...Today, the court has cut it out, and that's a win. Now we get back to building up a healthy society, affirming life for women and their children, born and preborn."
Rev. Franklin Graham stated, "The United States Supreme Court just announced one of the most significant rulings in my lifetime – officially voting to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision because it was 'egregiously wrong from the start,' as stated by Justice Samuel Alito."
Dr. Alveda King tweeted: "I have longed for and fought for this day! A giant victory for the moment, but much work yet to be done!
"...I will continue to fight for human dignity for everyone – from the womb to the tomb." (Photo of Alveda King)
Former President Barack Obama tweeted, "Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues – attacking the essential freedom of millions of Americans."
On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said (paraphrased): The 'Republican-controlled' Supreme Court achieved the GOP's dark and extreme goal of ripping away women's right to make their own reproductive health decisions. American women today have less freedom than their mothers. With Roe now out of their way, radical Republicans are charging ahead with their crusade to criminalize health freedom. A woman's fundamental health decisions are her own to make, in consultation with her doctor and her loved ones...not to be dictated by far-right politicians...
Pelosi continued: While Republicans seek to punish and control women, Democrats will keep fighting ferociously to enshrine Roe v. Wade into law. This cruel ruling is outrageous and heart-wrenching. But make no mistake: the rights of women and all Americans are on the ballot this November.
I can't keep from commenting on this. The derangement of calling this Supreme Court decision "cruel," "outrageous," and "heart-wrenching" is a profound and chilling indictment on the inhuman thinking of Nancy Pelosi. She is strongly influenced by evil.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said: "Today is one of the darkest days our country has ever seen...American women are having their rights taken from them by five unelected Justices on the extremist MAGA court.
"These justices, appointed by Republicans and presiding without accountability, have stolen a fundamental right to have an abortion..."
And last but not least, written on t-shirts and placards, being worn and held by young adults standing in front of the Supreme court, were the words "I am the Post-Roe Generation."
I Am the Post-Roe Generation
I have been very vocal about where I stand on abortion, as well as the need for the Church to be engaged in prayer, voting, and other activities in order to end this evil. The Dobbs ruling did NOT end abortion in America – it simply sent the decision back to the states and, therefore, the people – but it was a GREAT victory. It ended "Hamon's" evil decree (see Esther 3).
Responsibility for sins and the reaping they produce occurs not only on a personal level, but also corporately. "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people" (Proverbs 14:34). In Scripture, judgments for sin occurred in the lives of individuals, but also in nations. Israel was judged several times for their corporate turning-away from God. The book of Judges gives multiple examples of this taking place. Here is one of them:
"All that generation also were gathered to their fathers; and another generation rose up after them who did not know the Lord, nor even the work which He had done for Israel.
"Then the sons of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD and served the Baals, and they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, and they followed other gods from the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed down to them; so they provoked the LORD to anger. They abandoned the LORD and served Baal and the Ashtaroth. Then the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He handed them over to plunderers, and they plundered them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies around them, so that they could no longer stand against their enemies. Wherever they went, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as the LORD had spoken and just as the LORD had sworn to them, so that they were severely distressed." (Judges 2:10-15 NASB)
It's About the Courts
Since the 1990s, I have been saying that the "strong man" over America (see Matthew 12:29), Baal, lives at the Supreme Court. I've stated that they have opened the door for more evil to flow into America than any other group or authority. The evil and destruction their decisions have created are, quite literally, immeasurable. Not only have these rulings resulted in tens of millions of murders, but also of a consequent culture of death in America. Add to this other rulings that reject God's (and the Scripture's) influence, break His laws, and redefine His covenants (marriage) – and the devastation has been unfathomable.
In every presidential election of the past 30 years, I've warned that "it's about the courts." Why? The president appoints the Supreme Court Justices and federal judges.
The election of Donald Trump caused a major shift and breakthrough in this regard. He appointed three conservative, Constitutionalist, pro-life Justices. The result: with the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe, a law/decree that brought devastating judgments on us as a nation has been canceled. This will now allow national cleansing to occur and permit the fruit of righteousness to flow down on our nation, at least in this regard. (Photo via Flickr)
Reversing the Curse
America's most egregious sin – this national law/decree legalizing the murder of babies – has been reversed, and our covenant with death has been broken (see Isaiah 28:18). This reversal is the first and most important step toward the ending of the death culture in America. The Church should begin to pray for the ending of murders, including mass shootings. Our prayers will now have more influence in this regard.
Also, I believe the Lord recently spoke to me that the ending of Roe will now allow Him to deal with states on an individual basis, rather than the entire nation. The states that stand for life will experience blessing; those whose leaders harden their hearts will not. HOWEVER, I also believe I heard Him say that the people who stand for life in pro-abortion states can be covered, protected, and blessed.
And I believe I heard one more thing: as an individual state's cup of iniquity becomes full (Genesis 15:16), He will begin judging and removing those in its government who make the evil laws. God wants to redeem people, not judge them. He can judge the wicked while blessing the righteous. He can send revival to a state while removing deterrents, including people. The judgment of evil leaders and systems will be salvation and blessing to many people. We must pray for this to occur in states whose governments are now pro-death.
So, my praying friend, while Goliath's head was indeed cut off, we must persist and not grow weary until abortion in America is only in our history books.
Pray with Me:
Father, thank You for hearing our prayers and enabling America to reverse the evil, evil decree of Roe. We know it is not the end of the journey. We realize that millions of hearts will have to change through the coming awakening, causing a reformation of laws and actions, in order to see this shedding of innocent blood stop. We are praying toward this end and we know we are praying Your will. But for this incredible breakthrough – the reversing of Haman's evil decree – we thank You.
We pray that the cleansing from this sin will cause a heightened level of revelation, opening the eyes of people to the evil of abortion. We pray that it will cause the hold of the spirit of death to be broken off of our nation, resulting in fewer murders and suicides. We pray, as the cups of iniquity continue to fill for unrighteous government officials, that You will remove them from their positions and free the people from their unrighteous rule. Send revival to liberal, leftist strongholds!
And we pray that the minds of the young generation of Americans – those who have been indoctrinated by ungodly educators and leaders – would be freed supernaturally fast through the coming revival. This generation is destined to experience and participate in the greatest revival in history. We pray now for their liberation and the shift of their paradigms to come quickly. Save and deliver them, we pray, in the mighty name of Jesus!
We declare, with grateful hearts, that we are "the Post-Roe Generation"!
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Dutch SheetsÂis an internationally recognized author, gifted teacher, and conference speaker. He travels extensively, challenging believers for passionate prayer and societal reformation. Seeing America experience a sweeping revival and return to its Godly heritage is Dutch's greatest passion. Dutch has written over 23 books, many of which have been translated into over 30 languages. His international bestseller, Intercessory Prayer, has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Dutch has pastored, taught in several colleges and seminaries, and served on the board of directors of numerous organizations. He is fondly known to many as Papa Dutch. Treasuring time spent with their family and grandchildren. Dutch and Ceci, his wife of 40 plus years, enjoy quiet walks in the woods, reading, and playing a little golf. They make their home in beautiful South Carolina.
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