27 June 2022

We Are the Post-Roe Generation

From Dutch Sheets:

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:

“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,” says Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts. (1)

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.” (2)

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 [which] was ‘egregiously wrong from the start,’ as stated by Justice Samuel Alito.” (3)

Dr. Alveda King shares, “I have longed for and fought for this day. A giant victory for the moment, but much work is yet to be done! I will continue to fight for human dignity for everyone - from the womb to the tomb.” (4)

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.” (5)


On Friday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “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 continues, “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.” (6) 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.

“Today is one of the darkest days our country has ever seen,” says Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. “American women are having their rights taken by 5 unelected Justices on the extremist MAGA court…These justices - appointed by Republicans and presiding without accountability - have stolen the fundamental right to abortion.” (7)

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.” (8)

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 sends 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 there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord, nor yet 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 forsook the Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed themselves down to them; thus they provoked the Lord to anger. So they forsook the Lord and served Baal and the Ashtaroth. The anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and He gave them into the hands of plunderers who plundered them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies around them, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies. Wherever they went, the hand of the Lord was against them for evil, as the Lord had spoken and as the Lord had sworn to them, so that they were severely distressed.” (Judges 2:10-15; NASB)

Since the 1990s, I have been saying 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 3 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. 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 that as the cups of iniquity continue to fill for unrighteous government officials, 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!

Our decree:

We declare, with grateful hearts, that we are “the Post-Roe Generation.”

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24 June 2022

Historic ruling: Roe v. Wade overturned, abortion laws sent back to the states

 By CASEY HARPER | THE CENTER SQUARE

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that prevented states from banning abortion.

The court ruled 6-3 that there is no Constitutional right to an abortion and that it is therefore up to each state to decide how to handle the issue.

“The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives,” a syllabus of the ruling reads. 

The high court called the Roe v. Wade ruling “egregiously wrong.”

“Like the infamous decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, Roe was also egregiously wrong and on a collision course with the Constitution from the day it was decided,” the court said. “Casey perpetuated its errors, calling both sides of the national controversy to resolve their debate, but in doing so, Casey necessarily declared a winning side. Those on the losing side – those who sought to advance the State’s interest in fetal life – could no longer seek to persuade their elected representatives to adopt policies consistent with their views. The Court short-circuited the democratic process by closing it to the large number of Americans who disagreed with Roe.”

Several states have already lined up legislation to restrict abortion in anticipation of this ruling.

“Finally, the Court considers whether a right to obtain an abortion is part of a broader entrenched right that is supported by other precedents,” the ruling said. “The Court concludes the right to obtain an abortion cannot be justified as a component of such a right. Attempts to justify abortion through appeals to a broader right to autonomy and to define one’s ‘concept of existence’ prove too much.”

The case in question began with a legal challenge to a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch last year requested that the Supreme Court use that case to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The ruling comes after the court last year allowed a Texas law to stand that banned abortions after six weeks, when a baby’s heartbeat is detectable.

A leak from the Supreme Court earlier this year that indicated Roe v. Wade could be overturned sparked controversy and led to protests outside multiple Justices’ homes and a failed assassination attempt against Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Fencing and barricades were erected around the court, and law enforcement presence increased after the leak. Demonstrators on both sides gathered outside the court all week along with law enforcement in anticipation of the ruling.

Pro-life advocates celebrated the ruling.

“Laws across the country can now affirm that life is a human right and ensure women have greater access to the support and resources they need and deserve,” Alliance Defending Freedom General Counsel Kristen Waggoner said.

Now, the energy on abortion will likely ramp up at the state level, where each state government can now decide how to handle the controversial issue.

“We now turn to the states to ensure that unborn children and their mothers are protected from the gruesome reality of abortion, and that they receive the care and resources they need to flourish,” Waggoner said. “Mississippi asked the court to overturn Roe because that case was egregiously wrong and had no basis in constitutional text, structure, or history. Additionally, Roe’s changing standards have long been unworkable, which is why so many pro-life laws ended up in court. It also failed to account for changing science, which demonstrates that life begins at conception. Today is a day of celebration, but the battle continues, as states either respect or shirk their responsibility to protect the life and health of women and children.”

This story is developing.

22 June 2022

The Impending Violence Over Roe

The predicted violence over the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning Roe versus Wade has begun. The Washington Times reports: “There have been at least 140 incidents of arson, vandalism, and graffiti at Catholic churches since May 2020, and at least 24 attacks on pro-life offices and pregnancy resource centers since Politico published the leaked opinion on May 2, according to interactive trackers launched Tuesday by CatholicVote.

“The incidents include Molotov cocktail attacks on pro-life organizations in Madison, Wisconsin, and Keizer, Oregon. Last week, activists set fires and broke windows at the CompassCare pro-life pregnancy center in Buffalo, New York, and wrote ‘Jane was here’ in graffiti on the building’s exterior.”(1)

The Pro-abortion movement, “Jane’s Revenge,” is now calling for more violence. They have posted placards throughout Washington D.C., stating, “DC CALL TO ACTION…Night of Rage…the night SCOTUS overturns Roe V. Wade hit the streets…You said you’d riot…’ To our oppressors: if abortions aren’t safe, you’re not either.’”(2)

In a recent CharismaNews article, Mat Staver described recent opposition to a prayer rally at the Court, “Our team has been on Capitol Hill praying over the High Court as it prepares to deliver its much-anticipated ruling on abortion. Despite decades of pro-life work around the country and at the U.S. Supreme Court, we've never witnessed such hostile and demonically inspired evil directed at the justices and the judicial system.

The article states that “Black-robed men and women began arriving on the scene, screaming obscenities over the prayers. Screams of ‘[expletive] your God and your religion’ began to fill the air.

“Women dressed like prostitutes began to arrive, leaving little of their exposed bodies to the imagination. They gleefully joined the melee the witches and warlocks had begun.

“A woman walked right up to our podium and stood next to the pro-life speaker. Every time the pro-lifer spoke, the woman would scream unprintable curses into a megaphone pointed at the podium microphone.

“The pro-abortion crowd began cursing the justices, the people praying and, yes, vehemently cursing God Himself.”(3)

Meanwhile, the most pro-abortion administration in history, along with allies in Congress are ramping up the rhetoric regarding their future war for abortion. The Washington Examiner reports that:

“‘The administration continues to explore every possible option in response to the anticipated Supreme Court decision on abortion,’ said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at Thursday’s briefing.

"’If the court does overturn Roe, it will fall on our nation’s elected officials at all levels of government to protect a woman’s right to choose. And it will fall on voters to elect pro-choice officials this November,’ Biden said in a statement the day the Dobbs draft opinion leaked. ‘At the federal level, we will need more pro-choice Senators and a pro-choice majority in the House to adopt legislation that codifies Roe, which I will work to pass and sign into law.’”(4)

Republicans are pressuring the Department of Justice to investigate the violence, which they have been very slow to do. Quoting from the Washington Times, “More than 120 House Republicans urged Mr. Garland to investigate the [violence] in a Thursday letter, while Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, called on the Attorney General to take the attacks seriously or step down. ‘What is the Department of Justice doing to protect Americans from these violent attacks? At a minimum, you should bring federal charges against the perpetrators, where appropriate, and investigate “Jane’s Revenge” as a domestic terrorist organization,’ Mr. Cotton wrote in a letter. ‘If you are unwilling to protect Americans from these attacks, you should resign — although, in my opinion, you should resign in any case.’

“A frustrated Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, said, ‘there has not been a single charge brought against any individual or group despite the countless pro-life centers in America that have been firebombed and vandalized in recent months.’”(5)

I have been sensing for quite some time that there is going to be great violence in our nation over the coming months. The threats are real. Before I even heard the phrase “summer of rage,” I felt it was coming. The forces on the left are not going to give up even if Roe is overturned, and they will not take a civil approach in their opposition. They will use intimidation, fear, violence, and lies. We must be proactive in our prayers and not wait until this escalates.


The extreme rage is also a confirmation that the roots of this battle are spiritual. The bloodthirsty demons in our nation that have fed on and drawn their authority from the blood of innocent babies are filled with rage. We must not allow our anger and energies to be directed at the people they are using. These people are deceived. Many of them will be saved in the coming revival - Jesus loves every one of them. Pray against their efforts but for their hearts.

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places,” (Ephesians 6:12; NASB).
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5; NASB). 
This battle must be won first in the spiritual realm, then the natural. As we do our part spiritually, others can do what they need to do naturally. Please remember this.


Pray for the protection of pro-life leaders. Pray for the protection of pastors and intercessors. Pray for the protection and salvation of the protesters. And pray for the protection of the Supreme Court Justices, their families, and their staff. It was recently pointed out to me that had the planned attempt on Kavanaugh‘s life been successfully carried out, it would have changed a likely 5–4 vote to a 4–4 vote regarding the Dobbs case. And Roe would remain the law of the land. We do not know for certain that 5-4 will be the vote count, but it seems so, based on the leak that occurred. Again, we must surround the Justices and their families with walls of protection through our intercession. We are watchmen God has raised up for this nation, and we must be diligent to accomplish our assignment. Finish well!

Pray with me:

Father, thank You for the work You are doing in our nation. Thank You for the prayer movement that has awakened millions of people to the power of prayer. Thank You for teaching us that we can repent on behalf of our nation’s sins, allowing You to break the strongholds over her and bring cleansing. Deliverance and revival do not come to us because we are finally free from our sins; they come in order to free us from them. Jesus said those who are sick need physicians, not those who are healthy.

We place our faith in the power of the blood of Jesus to cleanse us from all sin and unrighteousness. We place our confidence regarding this nation‘s future in the destiny and plan You gave and are restoring. We believe You have heard our intercessory repentance and appeals. We believe You are granting mercy. We believe America shall be saved.

So, we declare that the blood sacrifice of abortion will end in our nation. We declare that revival is here and coming. We declare that today’s young generation - teenagers, those in their 20s and 30s - will receive a revival of unprecedented proportions. We declare that churches will be aflame with passion and filled with Heaven’s power. We declare that Your kingdom is coming and Your will is being done. We declare all of these things in the name of Jesus, the One who holds all authority in Heaven and on earth.

Our decree:

We decree that while some are calling for a summer of rage, we, the church, are declaring it to be a summer of love.

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21 June 2022

June Twenty-Oneth

Good morning, all.

It's the summer solstice, which is a big deal up here. With some 24 hours of visible light, the mid-summer activities are in full swing. 

In Fairbanks, 300 miles farther north, the annual Solstice baseball game will throw its first pitch at midnight (go figure!). 

North of the Arctic Circle, some 500 miles from here, the sun will not set. In Fairbanks, 200 miles south of the Circle, the sun barely sets. Here in the greater Anchorage area, we'll have about 90 minutes of dusk between 2:15 and 3:45, when the sun begins rising again. The sun dips just below the horizon, but it's not very far away.

There are sports events, walks, meetings, and various other gatherings to commemorate the longest day. It's what we wait for all year: dreaming about summer's long days helps keep us going through the short (5 hrs or less) days in December. 

And wonder of wonders, it's to be sunny today. Too often, it's completely overcast when we need clear skies the most.

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We're having one of the driest summers on record, despite how green everything looks. The heavy snows left water down deep where the tree roots drink, but the ground vegetation getting brittle. And the Department of Conservation reports that over 1,000,000 acres have burned already. I'm guessing that won't make the evening news anywhere else. 

And now for some fun: Two Alaskan pilots recently completed an old-time aviation adventure of their own. Dr. Michael McNamara and Mark Barker picked up a 1929 Travel Air in Kenosha, Wisconsin. What followed was a seven-day trip flying the open cockpit biplane back to Alaska. It sounds like a grand adventure but it had to take some courage too.

20 June 2022

A Prayer for America

Father, though it seems to some that America and the Church have fallen so low there is no hope of redemption, we know You still reign. Your eternal plan of the ages has not changed. You’ve not altered the purposes and intentions You breathed and prophesied into the church or our nation. You are now calling both back into alignment with Your original plans.
Though darkness has covered the earth and gross darkness has shrouded many people, You have released a redemptive sound that is stirring and awakening the body of Christ. Out of the ashes we are rising to shine with the unavoidable light of Your transforming glory. You have clothed us with Your righteousness and filled us with Your Spirit. We are now emerging with the wisdom to utilize the weapons of our warfare. These weapons are not carnal, but mighty through You, our God, to pull down every stronghold and break the powers of hell attempting to stop this redemptive movement. We will work with Holy Spirit as He guides us according to Your great wisdom. We will stand under the weight of Your glory, and those who sit in darkness will see it and be drawn to Your great light. They’ll be changed by the redeeming power of salvation through Your Son, Jesus! And in His name and authority, we pray, amen.
Our decree:
The Lord is reigniting His church with the fire of His glory, and we will shine with undeniable signs, wonders, and miracles as He stretches forth His hand through us to make Himself known. The redemptive movement has started, and hell cannot stop it!