Monday, November 23, 2020

PAUSE TO PRAY DAY 33: LEGITIMACY & TRUTH

PAUSE TO PRAY DAY 33: Legitimacy & Truth

We are praying today from the Supreme Court’s steps in Washington, DC. Our topic is about the assaults on legitimacy and truth. Delegitimization is a common tactic of those who can’t argue facts based on their merits. If you can’t win an argument based on the facts, you need to destabilize those facts by calling into question their legitimacy.

We have a judicial system in America that works in concert with the other two branches of government. These are separate branches of government, all designed to provide it’s citizens critical services: the legislative branch makes the laws, the executive branch enforces them, and the judicial branch interprets them.

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Posted by Adam Schindler on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

We are praying today from the Supreme Court’s steps in Washington, DC. Our topic is about the assaults on legitimacy and truth. Delegitimization is a common tactic of those who can’t argue facts based on their merits. If you can’t win an argument based on the facts, you need to destabilize those facts by calling into question their legitimacy.

We have a judicial system in America that works in concert with the other two branches of government. These are separate branches of government, all designed to provide it’s citizens critical services: the legislative branch makes the laws, the executive branch enforces them, and the judicial branch interprets them.

Rule of Law

Now the foundation of a free nation is the supremacy of the rule of law: the law’s creation, enforcement, interpretation/application. But if we don’t have an independent judiciary, then things like legitimacy are repeatedly called into question, and we begin to doubt that there is ANY foundational thing.

When you do not base a culture on the rule of law, then the law changes with the leaders’ whims. The law morphs with the emotions of the dictatorial powers or the mob’s whims. If we don’t have the rule of law as an immovable foundation regardless of how we feel, think, or act, then our culture has no moral or social bearing.

This is why an independent judiciary is so critical. The Supreme Court, in particular, but the judiciary in general. If you can’t rely on an independent judiciary to interpret what the law says, things get thrown into turmoil. I can foresee many assaults coming against our nation and increasing in the next week around the concept of legitimacy.

Amy Coney Barrett

I was here in DC for the Supreme Court nomination process for Amy Coney Barrett. During those hearings, we witnessed continual assaults on her legitimacy. In particular, one thing saying that Amy Coney Barrett ought to recuse herself if any 2020 general election cases came before her. Georgetown Law Professor Jonathan Turley is a world-renowned constitutional scholar and professor and commentator on issues. He made a statement during these hearings that called these attempts are delegitimizing Justice Barett absolutely ridiculous.

In his opinion, there is no hint of a conflict of interest for Amy Coney Barrett in an election case. Trying to delegitimize an overwhelmingly qualified candidate turned that hearing into something resembling a political charade. Her history, experience, precedence, and life’s work were basically thrown out the window because of an accusation made by a few partisan Senators.

All delegitimization is ultimately the work of the demonic realms and the enemy of our soul.

Enemy Tactics

The enemy wants to come in and delegitimize the truth of the word of God. He comes in to challenge you, not at your merits, but at the foundation of truth. This is what the serpent did to Adam and Eve. The serpent said, “Did God really say?” He didn’t challenge the accuracy, or the truth, or power of what God said. No, he challenged whether God said it and whether it was a legitimate thing to say. He sowed confusion and animosity. He stirred up a seed of deception in Adam and Eve’s heart, and they began to think God was actually their enemy and rival. They thought God experiences good and evil and is withholding it from us.

So Adam and Eve were harassed by the serpent who delegitimized the word of God. And the human agreement and partnering with that demonic lie birthed death into the world.

So what I wanna pray today, whether you are on one side of the camp and you think Trump is having this election stolen from him, or you’re on the other side of the camp, and you feel like Trump is illegitimately clinging to an office. Regardless of what you think this election’s outcome should be, we need to pray for the truth of God’s word to again be the foundation of our nation.

We must wage war against the enemy’s attempt to delegitimize our trust in the almighty God. We must wage war against the enemy’s attempt to delegitimize the fact that there is truth to be known and a purpose to be lived. God has a plan, but the enemy wants to come and sow seeds of division, hopelessness, fear into our hearts today.

Jesus is the way!

So today as we pray into the judicial branch here at the United States Supreme Court, we want to pray for the word and truth of God. Jesus says that he is “The way, the truth, and the life. Nobody comes to the Father except through me”. We’re gonna pray that today because this is key. Jesus is the way!

For our nation, what is the way forward? Jesus! What is a foundational truth in the earth? Jesus! Where do we find life in this current chaos and turmoil? Jesus!

Notice the way, the truth, and the life are all leading somewhere, and it’s not to Jesus. Jesus said he IS the way, he IS the truth, he IS the life. If Jesus IS the way, the Father IS the destination.

So would you join me to pray for our nation:

  • For the way, the truth, and the life to lead us to the Father.
  • That delegitimizing truth would end in our hearts and in our nation.
  • That we would see Father God for who He IS.
Adam W. Schindlerhttps://www.adamschindler.com
Adam W. Schindler is a communicator, consultant, and digital strategy executive with experience in digital marketing, messaging, and web design and development.

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Adam W. Schindler is a communicator, consultant, and digital strategy executive with experience in digital marketing, messaging, and web design and development.

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