A couple of days ago I retweeted a tweet by my friend, Stacy McCain, regarding the lawsuit against him and other bloggers by leftist blogger, convicted felon and vexatious litigant, Brett Kimberlin, knowing that the suit is going to trial in Maryland this morning. Last evening Stacy called to thank me, but I was at an outdoor concert with my father and couldn’t talk with him. It was too late to call by the time we got home, so I’m writing what I wanted to tell him here.
There is a mind-boggling amount of who-struck-John detail in the story leading up to the lawsuit. You can get reasonably caught up, if you are curious, reading Stacy’s recent post and the posts he links. The summary version is that Kimberlin waged war against a few conservative bloggers for exposing his criminal past for a couple of years before dozens of conservative bloggers, including me, were stirred to look into the matter in 2012 and express solidarity with them. The accusations against Kimberlin include getting one blogger SWATted, which is a form of attempted murder by cop by calling in a fake crime to get a SWAT team sent to the intended victim’s home, and conducting a harassment campaign that got a married couple fired from their jobs. The expressions of solidarity and posts publicizing Kimberlin’s crimes, including his conviction as a bomber, led to Kimberlin’s filing a lawsuit in Maryland against several bloggers, including Stacy.
Since I know that Stacy is a man of faith, I want to suggest to him the invincible prayers that Unity minister Catherine Ponder recommends in situations where there are court cases, will battles and/or a strong-willed person dominating others. In her book, The Dynamic Laws of Prayer (affiliate link), in the sixth chapter, “The Powerful Prayer of Decree,” Ponder writes:
Contrary to what most people think, to declare that God’s will is being done in a situation is the highest form of prayer and always brings the perfect, happy, satisfying answer for all involved. This is true because God is a God of love, so His will for His children is always the highest and best. A heavenly Father would hardly want less for His children than would an earthly father. Among the most powerful prayers of decree you can ever pray, ones which often bring almost instantaneously happy surprises are: “NOT MY WILL BUT THINE BE DONE, FATHER.” “I WILLINGLY DO THE GOOD WILL OF GOD IN THIS SITUATION.” “GOD WORKS IN ME TO WILL AND TO DO WHATSOEVER HE WISHES DONE, AND GOD’S GOOD WILL CANNOT FAIL!” “GOD WORKS IN THIS SITUATION TO WILL AND TO DO WHATSOEVER HE WISHES DONE AND GOD CANNOT FAIL!” “I CALL ON GOD’S WILL TO DO ITS PERFECT WORK IN THIS SITUATION NOW FOR THE GOOD OF ALL CONCERNED.”
Jesus said, “My Father worketh . . . and I work” (John 5:17). When you affirm “God’s will” you unconsciously cast the burden of the problem on the Highest Power of the universe, which is then free to resolve it in the highest and best way. Miracles happen when people dare to affirm God’s will in their lives.
Catherine Ponder. The Dynamic Laws of Prayer (Kindle Locations 1377-1384). Kindle Edition.
Dr. Ponder also recommends making the prayers of decree in a loud voice and repeating them at least 15 times to break up hard conditions. If you can’t pull that off due to your surroundings, you can repeat the affirmations to yourself silently, or write them out by hand.
My observation is that affirmations like, “I call on God’s will to do its perfect work in this situation for the good of all concerned,” work because they get you out of the will battle. Sociopaths provoke will battles because they win them either by subjugating their victim or feeding on their sense of domination while inflicting pain and confusion. They don’t know what to do when their victims tag team God’s will into the fight. And God has infinite resources for the battle. It just takes a person brave enough to call on God’s will and willing to accept the outcome.
So, Stacy, I hope you will consider using these prayers, including Dr. Ponder’s advice on saying them over and over to break up hard conditions. They will give you an inner calm, which will greatly bolster your case. And if your co-defendants join you, and you are all persistent, they will have an even more powerful effect. If you have difficulty pulling it off, another approach Dr. Ponder suggests is to imagine Jesus there doing it for you to work out the situation for the highest good of everyone.