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The Resistance Prays

November 19, 2018
By Jo Schonewolf

Today's Top Story
"Democratic senators sue to block Trump acting attorney general" - via Reuters.

"The lawsuit, filed by Senators Richard Blumenthal, Sheldon Whitehouse and Senator Mazie Hirono, asks a federal court in Washington to deem the appointment unconstitutional and bar [acting attorney general Matthew] Whitaker from serving as the top U.S. law enforcement official. The senators are members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which customarily reviews attorney general nominations. Congressional Democrats have expressed concern that Whitaker, a Trump loyalist, could undermine or even fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election has cast a cloud over Trump’s presidency."
Scripture 
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. - Ephesians 6:10-15
Stand Firm in Support of the Mueller Investigation
  • Many of us object to Acting Attorney General Whitaker because of his vocal criticism of and lack of support for the Mueller investigation, as well as his unbridled and uncritical support of the president. There have already been several legal challenges to his appointment.
  • This newest lawsuit, brought forward by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, argues that Trump's appointment of Whitaker under the 1998 Federal Vacancies Reform Act was unconstitutional, violating the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The senators are calling for Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to be the acting Attorney General until the president puts forward a nominee who is then approved by the Senate. 
  • I firmly believe that the work of God can be done through legal action, complicated and technical though it may seem. We must do all that we can to stand against the spiritual powers that hold this world hostage, powers like corruption, love of power, love of money, selfishness, and fear. This suit, which may help protect the Muller investigation in its search for truth amidst the lies and misdirection of the past two years, is a way for us to stand firm with the belt of truth fastened tight. 
  • When we advocate for just rulers and better governance - which we hope the Muller investigation will help bring about - we are advocating for our government to free itself from the spiritual forces of wickedness and to join us in helping to bring about the kingdom of God on this Earth. We should stand firm and do everything in our power to make these things happen.
Act
Contact Senators BlumenthalWhitehouse and Hirono to thank them for their legal action today, and call your own senators to encourage them to support the Mueller investigation.
Pray
God of truth, you know the deception that surrounds us. Help us to stand firm, always seeking out the truth, in our own hearts and in the world around us. We pray for our elected officials, that they work tirelessly to make our government the best that it can be, and a force for doing the good work of compassion and care that you call us to do. We thank you for Senators Blumenthal, Whitehouse, and Hirono, and for their efforts on the side of truth. Guide us and strengthen us, we pray. Amen.
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