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8th Day of 40

Today, Monday, October 26, 2020, is 8 days from November 3, 2020, the Election Day in the United States. It has been 50 to 60 days ago God started speaking to my heart about the meaning and importance of “40” in Scripture. As we closed in on 40 days before this year’s Election Day, I had a spiritual quickening that this 40 days was a “Window” of opportunity for us to tune in and really pray for God’s presence and direction. All of it in the shadow of the importance of repentance. The final concept was that of the “Watchmen” from ancient times. The “Watchmen on the Wall” would observe the horizon with vision and perception and every quarter of the day starting at 9 AM, then NOON, then 3 PM, then 6 PM, give the observation verbally. There were no TV cameras or internet so you had to send someone from your family or neighborhood to the Gate of the City to hear the report of what was happening in the outside world. The “40 DAY WINDOW OF THE WATCHMEN OF PRAYER” came out of that month of prayer/thought/study. Facebook (and my blog on a tab of my website tcrg.org) have been my “Platforms” to challenge everyone who would listen and heed the call to set your prayer alarms at 9 AM; NOON; 3 PM; and 6 PM and pray repentance and thankfulness to God and our need for His presence and direction in our lives and the life of our nation. Eight days are left to join in. I am heartfelt in my appreciation for all of you who have joined and shared in this 40 Day Window of the Watchmen. When I heard this idea I knew it wasn’t something you could “brand and sell” like so many ideas Pastors use and implement today. As the days have unfolded we have watched the different dynamics play out and those dynamics are compelling! Today (or as I understand it)–TONIGHT, with 8 days left could be one of those “WINDOW MOMENTS.” It was reported that tonight could be the vote on Judge Barret’s confirmation by the United States Senate to be the next Supreme Court Justice. I am encouraging, challenging, pleading, (begging) you to set your prayer alarms for 9 AM; NOON; 3 PM; and 6 PM to pray intensely for/on this vote for tonight (or when ever it could happen, but it needs to happen sometime in the next 8 days), because this is the Window of opportunity for the clear majority of the Supreme Court Justices to be returned to “Constitutional Originalists.” “Originalists” in that they seek for the laws of our land in the United States to be interpreted through the vision of of what the Constitution actually SAYS and not the idea of interpreting the Constitution through the vision of “what the Founding Fathers meant if they lived today.” (A far-reaching and far-fetched approach to our 3 branch system of government). The truth is, none of us know how Judge Barret, when she is confirmed as Justice Barret will rule on any case pending on the schedule (docket) of cases that have gone through the lower courts and are reaching the Supreme Court. The belief is if you confirm a “Constitutional Originalist” to the Supreme Court–AND–you have a majority of Justices who are “Originalists” then (because the appointment and confirmation is a life time term) you can (over time) create an environment of law and order through the process created and prayed over by our Founding Fathers more in line with the freedoms, respectfulness, honor, and love the United States of America was created. The true importance of the moment of Judge Barret’s confirmation is not whether they will over turn this case or that case–the true importance is that we will be able to finally be able to REPENT AND ASK GOD’S FORGIVENESS because during our “Watch” (get it, we have ALWAYS BEEN “Watchmen on the Wall”)–during our “Watch” be weren’t keeping an eye on the things the enemy was using to use against us. The “interpretation” of when life begins is a good example. Generally speaking a “Constitutional Originalist” believes the Constitution of the United States PROTECTS a baby in its mother’s womb because the baby is a baby (a protected life) NOT a mass of cells thrown together that is less than the life carrying the baby. I want this to be thoughtful and prayerful, not ugly and judgmental–we need to ask God’s forgiveness every day for the 62,000,000 babies who have been aborted since the early 1970’s. We need to repent and intercede for those who don’t realize the level of sin and the outrage it is to God. Next up–I really don’t know, and don’t know anyone who can/could really predict how “Constitutional Originalists” will interpret the law of the land known as “Obama Care.” In the political circles around the United States Senate they know there is a challenge to Obama Care coming up before the United States Supreme Court and in their hearings, the Senators have been asking Judge Barret where she stands on it. The Supreme Court will make a ruling as to whether the Health Care Reform Act enacted under President Obama’s administration is Constitutional or not. I DON’T KNOW–REALLY DON’T KNOW. I do believe we need to pray for the Justices of the Supreme Court during their process of review of the law. It is important to many people for many reasons. The Apostle Paul encourages us to “pray without ceasing” and it is clear why we should always be in an attitude of prayer–BECAUSE THERE ARE A BOAT LOAD OF THINGS TO PRAY!!! Today is a very important day!God Bless & Much Love, Marc & Marceil

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