Barricades were quickly erected at the Supreme Court Monday night after Politico reported on a leaked draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion in the United States. An hour after the Politico report was published a small group of protesters with candles had gathered outside the court. (TGP report here.) UPDATE at end: The crowd of protesters grew to several hundred around 10 p.m. EDT. A light police presence was observed.
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Last night, the left-wing media outlet Politico did something that no media outlet has ever done: it published a draft of an upcoming Supreme Court decision before the Supreme Court could finish and announce it. The opinion itself is monumental: five conservative justices are seemingly in agreement that it’s time to strike down the 1973 ruling Roe vs. Wade — which made abortion legal across the country. The publication of such a document has never happened in the history of the Supreme Court, and almost certainly is an attempt by the liberal wing of the Court to stop Roe vs Wade from being struck down by initiating a protest campaign by the abortion lobby ahead of the official ruling. Emerald Robinson
I see this latest crisis (Roe vs Wade in the Supreme Court) as evidence of the Left Hand of God at work. These crises happen especially when God acts in judgment and/or changes the status quo. The two-year global Covid lockdown is another example.
When Jesus acts from His left hand we usually see a disaster, an economic downturn, a famine. Big upheavals on earth happen when Jesus makes changes in His cosmic board membership! Or Executive Decisions!
The Plagues of Egypt are a good example.
God is always acting for our long term good of course. He can’t act contrary to His own holy nature. There are No Accidents or Uncaused events. There is No Such Thing as Chance.
At the present time there is in place in the heavens a “Divine Council” of high angels (including Satan) with Jesus being the CEO. The existence of this ruling body is because of the Fall of Adam. God is now at work to restore man’s lost dominion! Only one of the Seven Churches gets it right: Philadelphia.
God is holy! Jesus is the Man in Charge of everything -- we are safe as long as we trust and obey in everything. But not otherwise!
6 “For thus says the LORD of hosts:
‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land;
‘and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations,
and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts.
8 ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts.
9 ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts.
‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the LORD of hosts.”
25 “See that you do not refuse Him who speaks.
For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth,
much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven,
26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying,
“Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.”
27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken,
as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace,
by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
29 For our God is a consuming fire.“
20: "But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.
24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father,
when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.
25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.
26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.
27 For “He has put all things under His feet.” but when He says “all things are put under Him,”
it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted.
28 Now when all things are made subject to Him,
then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.“
(1 Corinthians 15:20-28)
25 “Far be it from You to do such a thing as this,
to slay the righteous with the wicked,
so that the righteous should be as the wicked;
far be it from You!
Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”
So the LORD said,
“If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city,
then I will spare all the place for their sakes.”
Comments from Bryce Self
Isn’t it astonishing — the ineffable prudence and wisdom of God displayed in His judgments — that both in the instituting of such a law, but then again equally also in its (potential) repeal, His rod of punishment and command for repentance are displayed! In fact, since His judgments are progressive, we must recognize that the (possible) repeal and its consequences, constitute an even more severe infliction.
I’d say first off that Covid and Roe are apples and oranges. The first really is a global plague, but the second is USA-specific. So far as America is concerned, Covid seems to have been such a plague. But its scope is far wider, so cannot be seen a directed particularly against our country.
I think the perception that it is, results from our innate America narcissism, making it feel and appear as especially “ours” in some manner. Surely, this is in part because previously we have enjoyed the fewest restrictions, greatest freedoms, and most abundant luxuries of any people in the history of the world. Any restriction or restraint whatsoever seems intolerable and unconscionable to citizens of such a nation—even though at our most constrained, we remain among the ultra-privileged on the global scene. Many covet the freedoms we still have in what seem to us unbearable and oppressive straits. With no sign of repentance from sin in sight from either the churched or the unchurched of our country, we seem simply due for more and worse serial judgments on the trajectory outlined in Romans 1-2.
But even before that, things are slated to become quite precarious for mankind even before the Church is snatched away to escape the Great Tribulation (Daniel’s 70th Week). These will be days of great danger, peril, and deception as warned in every single book of the New Testament (except little Philemon). Since pestilences are among the “signs of the times” that we are told to expect more and worse of — then we will surely see added plagues that are more severe than Covid even before we leave the planet. Doubtless these will contribute to the rapid ascent to power of the man of lawlessness, and the final descent of the remainder of our race into the obdurate apostasy and solidarity in rebellion against God described in Psalm Two (among other places).
A Psalm of David when he pretended madness before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.
7 The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.
8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
9 Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.
11 Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12 Who is the man who desires life,
And loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil,
And your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.|
15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.
16 The face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
20 He guards all his bones;
Not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
22 The LORD redeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.
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