You’ve probably heard the accusations against Judge Kavanaugh or seen the Senate hearings on TV.
A personal experience has shed new light on this for me. My experience relates to the struggle between darkness and light. Which lies at the heart of it.
It was Saturday evening. September 29, 2018.
Brett Kavanaugh was being destroyed by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee and many others on the left. And yet they had no corroborating evidence to support their allegations against him. Sound familiar? (See Matthew 5:11,12; 26:59-61; Acts 6:11-13; 13:50; 14:2; 17:5,13; 21:27; 24:5,6,12,13; 25:7,8; and Proverbs 19:28.) It was a masquerade. But no one bothered to wear their masks.
That evening I saw a picture of Judge Kavanaugh and his wife. They were despondent. In disbelief. His life and reputation were being destroyed! And all this, after decades of a life well-lived (Prov. 29:10).
I felt strongly compelled by God to pray they would not destroy him.
So I went into a room by myself and closed the door. I knelt before a chair with my head raised. Sometimes my hands were also raised. I called upon the power of Yahweh in the name of Jesus Christ. I prayed the power of Jesus Christ, the power of His blood and life, and the power of the Holy Spirit would be revealed. And that Satan would not be able to destroy Judge Kavanaugh.
Normally, I don’t pray out loud. But I did that night.
After I prayed, while I slept, I had a frightening dream.
I was attacked by a demonic spirit. I felt something like the force of a hurricane wind push me against the bed! My breath was sucked out of me! And he was on top of me, gripping my throat and trying to choke me.
I couldn’t move! It was like I was being sucked into the end of a huge vacuum cleaner hose!
I tried to call out in Jesus Christ’s name. I tried desperately to say His name. But it was nearly impossible for me to even say “Jesus.” And I could not say “Christ”! And I could not speak the words “Holy Spirit”! No matter how hard I tried!
With all the strength I had, I could barely whisper “Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!” Then I awoke. And I could still feel the grip on my throat!
What just happened was so real I thought I woke my wife Kathy. But she was still sleeping.
Through this experience, I gained a personal understanding of the power and hatred behind the resistance to Judge Kavanaugh. And who was actually trying to destroy him (John 10:10). Likewise. I was aware of the unwitting pawns in his hand.
But God answered my prayer. Judge Kavanaugh was confirmed as a Justice to the United States Supreme Court.
But the battle is not over. Now witches in America are trying to bring hexes on him. And Democrats are still planning ways to take him down.
Some would say it’s all part of the democratic process.
A reason for concern
The next morning, after I prayed and had the dream, I marveled at how those in the church we attend showed no interest in what was happening to Judge Kavanaugh, even though we had a special time of prayer which we don’t normally have during the service.
Needless to say. I am concerned.
Too many who claim they are Christians are either apathetic or unaware of the spiritual battle being fought against our president and his administration. And, consequently, also against Judge Kavanaugh who was selected by the president to be a Supreme Court Justice. So, where are my Christian brothers and sisters while this unseen battle rages?
Maybe they just don’t care. Or maybe they hadn’t really thought about it. Some simply do not like our president. No matter what he does. Even when he secures the release of brothers in Christ who were imprisoned in other countries. In two years I have heard only one person pray publicly for our president in all the churches we attended or visited. Only one person!
I’m not saying our president is a saint. (No one said that.) Or that he is blameless (John 8:7). (Though the vice president and others in his administration are without doubt Christians.) But God has a purpose for him as He had for Cyrus and others He raised up at times of great need. Otherwise. Tell me. Would you please? Why is darkness attacking him? And why are witches bringing curses on him and Judge Kavanaugh?
Some might say they’re doing this because our president is immoral or evil. I’m sure witches are looking for morality in our leaders.
Sorry. It doesn’t work that way. A kingdom of darkness divided is an Eiffel Tower with three legs.
I fasted and prayed on election day in 2016. I prayed Donald Trump would be our next president. Are you horrified? Before you start smashing windows, I’ll tell you why.
(1) I did it for the sake of tens of millions of unborn children who have been taken from us through abortion–nearly sixty million more than died in the Holocaust! Very few understand the significance of this in human terms. Or even care. But, frankly. Who even thinks about anything anymore? Seriously. It’s all water under a bridge to nowhere. Right?
Thankfully. There are still some who realize why they have a brain.
Why not use it? Don’t run around like parrots saying what everyone expects you to say.
And (2) I did it so we would not lose our religious freedom in America.
Those were the primary reasons.
But, I must admit, I was surprised when God answered my prayer! Forgive me, Father, for being surprised. 🙂
Wake up little Susie
It is time to wake up, my Christian brothers and sisters.
Why are you closing ranks with darkness against our president (II Pet. 2:10; Jude 8; Ps. 1:1)?
Instead. Join us (Christians in America who pray for their president). And pray (I Tim. 2:1-3,8).
The battle between darkness and light
In case you have forgotten.
From the fall of man till now a battle has been raging between darkness and light. The battle is given life in our imagination through the iconic dragon slayer collecting a stallion’s hooves at the out-of-plumb toes of his foe. The ugly beast whose tonsils are on fire cowers at the end of the dragon slayer’s spear. Sometimes at the end of his blazing sword smashing the darkness and taking out dragons anywhere he finds them! Even in the mouth of their lairs (Matt. 16:18; Gen. 22:17; 24:60).
But now! The ultimate and only true dragon slayer rides! “Who is this?” you ask, with eyes and ears strained. (Not that you don’t already know.)
It is Jesus Christ! Or. As Martin Luther would say,
Christ Jesus, it is He–
Lord Sabaoth His name,
From age to age the same–
And He must win the battle.
Jesus Christ rides in full splendor with matchless power (Matt. 28:18) and grace (John 1:14)! The hooves beneath Him advance with the dawn. Eternal Dawn. And darkness falls before Him as it did when He walked on earth! He has already crushed the head of the dragon with heels nailed to a cross. Now the nail scars cling to the ribs of a white horse (Rev. 6:2). He gallops through hollows and throws shadows to the wind! On His head are many crowns (Rev. 19)! His name is “King of kings and Lord of lords”! All the heroes who ever lived, or were dreamed up, shield their eyes from His glory and brightness as He approaches! They suddenly realize they had nothing on Him!
Some thought they could toss His name in the dirt because it was cool! Didn’t they?
But some things are not cool in the end, are they? Not in the light of His all-knowing eyes (Rev. 1:14; 19:12; Heb. 4:13).
Remember how He looked at Peter (Luke 22:61). How will He look at you, my friend, when it’s all said and done?
Because then we will all know, won’t we, that no one can compare with Jesus Christ! Or put Him down! And get away with it.
He is the hero’s Hero. And He’s got a name above every name.
But wait! What’s that I see?
Is that you and me riding with Him, brothers and sisters (Rev. 17:14; 19:14)?
Can you feel the saddle beneath you? “Victory” is our battle cry! Forever “Victory!” The One who rides at the head of our cheering host has overcome the world. We love you, King of kings and Lord of lords Jesus! We ride with you against the darkness, holding forth the Word of life (Phil. 2:15,16)! Like the Sword that proceeds from your mouth as you ride (Rev. 19:15)!
Lord Jesus, you are “Faithful” and “True.” And in righteousness, you judge and make war. For the battle is yours (I Sam. 17:47; II Chron. 20:15).
Let us also be faithful. And let us be true to Him who called us to be soldiers.
And remember. As we face the darkness and feel the wind whipping past us as we ride, we will overcome through Him who loved us and gave Himself for us! Truly. We are the champions. . .
Of this world and the next. Because He is the Captain of our mighty throng! To Him be glory forever!
© James Unruh 2018 and beyond