Dutch Sheets: "Overturning Roe v. Wade: Rejoice but Stay Focused"
May 12, 2022
From the Desks of Steve Shultz and Julie A. Smith:
Folks, we are in HISTORICAL times right now, even in our own nation. With the news coming out about the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned, many are celebrating and overjoyed!
However, let's remember that this is NOT done yet, and even in this past week, protesters have showed up in front of Supreme Court Justices' personal homes.
Dutch Sheets released a powerful article just last week, and reminds us to "rejoice but stay focused" as he says:
"...the reversing of Roe is absolutely critical to the turning of our nation. God holds nations accountable for the decisions of their leaders. America, as a whole, has fed Baal and Molech the blood of innocent babies for 50 years. That national curse can now be broken, if the decision stands. Please don't forget that no decision is final until formally released by the Supreme Court."
With that being said, saints, let's keep fervently praying for this monumental shift to happen in this Kairos moment in history. Read the rest of Dutch's word and the prayer he offers for us to decree. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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Steve Shultz and Julie A. Smith, Co-Editors
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"Overturning Roe v. Wade: Rejoice but Stay Focused"
Prophetic word released on May 4, 2022:
Roe versus Wade
The Give Him 15 posts must be written and recorded the afternoon or evening before the day of their release. This is why yesterday's post did not deal with the Supreme Court decision on the Dobbs abortion case. I don't need to explain what was leaked – I'm sure everyone has heard by now. I do have a few thoughts to share today regarding the developments, however.
Rejoice but Stay Focused
First, rejoice, but stay focused. In Ezra 3, the Israelites were attempting to see Jerusalem restored. The first step was rebuilding the temple. After the successful laying of the foundation, there was a great celebration – they poured a slab and threw a party. However, their enemies regrouped very quickly, organizing an intimidation and slander campaign, including the hiring of lobbyists. It wasn't long before they succeeded in stopping the rebuilding process; the delay lasted 16 years. Their diabolical scheming had worked. God had to raise up two prophets, Haggai and Zechariah, to motivate the Israelites to restart the work.
We must take a lesson from this. We're deceiving ourselves if we think the enemies of Christ in America, backed by demonic powers, will give up in their attempt to take over this nation. Ultimate victory over their efforts will not occur until a great awakening turns the hearts of tens of millions of Americans. This will happen; America shall be saved.
Not only must we see revival, but there is still much work to be done on the practical side. Regarding the abortion issue, if this ruling holds, it will not make abortion illegal, but simply send the decision to the states to do as they choose. A few will completely outlaw the process, others will put strict limitations on it, and still others will continue to murder babies – some even after they are born. Sadly, many in America have seared consciences.
That being said, the reversing of Roe is absolutely critical to the turning of our nation. God holds nations accountable for the decisions of their leaders. America, as a whole, has fed Baal and Molech the blood of innocent babies for 50 years. That national curse can now be broken, if the decision stands. Please don't forget that no decision is final until formally released by the Supreme Court. (Photo via Unsplash)
This Was Planned
There is little doubt in my mind that this was all planned and coordinated by the left. I don't believe for one minute that a single rebel secretly decided to do this, then late Monday night, government officials on the left began to scramble to take advantage of it. Their prepared statements were ready and began coming forth immediately – some Monday night, others Tuesday morning. A number of government officials on the left actually used the same phrases, one of which was "We will fight like Hell." (Don't use that phrase if you are a conservative by the way. Your words will be twisted to mean that you are promoting physical violence, and the "Homeland Gestapo" will pay you a visit.)
This was a coordinated effort to re-engage the left, many of whom have lost faith in Biden and the Dems. They have felt the effects of runaway inflation, seen the pathetic state of affairs at the border, and are shocked at how quickly Biden is losing his cognitive abilities. Something drastic needed to happen to awaken the base before the November elections. Yes, the ruling would have likely happened in June anyway, but this leak gives them more time and the ability to get out in front of it. They will try to pass a national law legalizing abortion, and there will come attempts to pack the Supreme Court, all of which will re-energize their base.
Yes, it is a despicable breach of protocol to politicize the Court in this way, but the reality is that they politicized the Court a long time ago. And as far as leaks go, they had no problem leaking information from the Oval Office, the most powerful office in the world. In fact, they praised and lauded the "leakers," calling them "whistleblowers." If they would do that to the president, why would they not do it to the Supreme Court? It is certainly no more sacred an institution than the presidency of the United States. These people know no shame. They are liars and are Hell-bent on changing this nation into a globalist, antichrist nation.
My friend, Tom Schleuter, sent me an article he wrote recently regarding the biblical concept of Jubilee. Here is a portion:
Pray with Me:
Father, we thank You for the changes occurring in our land. Yet, we know we have much ground to retake. We ask You for supernatural help, and we know this is coming. Our greatest help will come through the revival You are sending. Changed hearts will change minds, which will bring about great societal change.
We ask You to cause every Justice voting to overturn Roe to hold fast. And we ask for an awakening of the conscience of our nation. May America fall in love with the babies again and protect life at all costs. We ask You once again to forgive us for this great evil. Heal those that have been touched by it, and give America a fresh Jubilee start. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Jubilee, amen.
Our decree: We decree that Roe versus Wade will be overturned and America will experience the freedom of Jubilee.
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Dutch Sheets is 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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