Here is an article about yesterday’s hearing in Springfield Federal Court regarding a motion filed by SMUG’s lawyers to try to prevent me from seeing SMUG documents related to my defense.
Next Tuesday and Wednesday I will be in Manhattan for my deposition at the offices of Dorsey and Whitney, a large international law firm allied with the so-called Center for Constitutional Rights. I don’t know how many of the now 13 lawyers on SMUG’s team will be part of the deposition.
Some supporters have said they want to have a prayer presence outside during the deposition. I am neither promoting nor discouraging this, but if the Lord prompts you to do so, the address is 51 West 52nd St, NYC (the CBS building). Of course, as far as prayer goes, its effectiveness is not dependent on proximity to the subject, so wherever you may be please do pray for me during that time as you feel led.
I received a wonderfully encouraging note from a Sister in the Lord the other day that I will share below. I think the Elijah reference is particularly apt as the size of SMUG’s army of Baalists grows on the metaphorical “Mount Carmel” of this case.
Dr. Scott Lively
“June 15, 2015
Dear Dr. Lively,
During my quiet time on Saturday, I felt strongly that I should
encourage you by what I believe our Lord was speaking to me about
your upcoming deposition.
He reminded me of the situation in I Kings chapter 18 dealing
with Elijah and King Ahab and Jezebel and the prophets of Baal.
In this story, you would be represented by Elijah.
Ahab and Jezebel would be your persecutors and the prophets of
Baal and Asherah would represent the huge group of misled people
who oppose you in the homosexual adjenda.
Elijah speaks clearly even though his words condemn Ahab. We see
that Elijah speaks with power and authority…not using words to
soften anything…just the plain Truth (as you do Dr. Lively)
Elijah believes he is the only one who believes as he does….I am
sure you have felt that way on occasion as the church of Christ
has been not vocal against this agenda (I believe due to fear of
If you are familiar with Richard Wurmbrand, many pastors,
when presented with an opportunity
to speak against Hitler’s plans, did not, because they were
afraid. Only Pastor Wurmbrand openly opposed him.
You seem to be a lone voice (albeit a courageous one for
which we are thankful). So…it is Elijah against 950 + Ahab and
Jezebel….doesn’t it seem that way today?
We see the foolishness of the false prophets in the continuing of
hoping their god would answer
and even cutting themselves (self destruction) rather than admit
that their gods didn’t exist.
Chapter 19 verse 3….Elijah was afraid of Jezebel’s threat. So
afraid that he wanted to quit. If I were in your position, I know
those thoughts would come to me.
From here on we see the outcome of Elijah (God cares for him and
grants his wish to quit along with appointing a successor)…..he
gets the opportunity to learn of and spend time with God.
AND We see the outcome of his enemies….
Both Ahab & Jezebel are killed and the dogs lick up their blood.
“It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living
A promise verse for you….fits perfectly
“Remember those earlier days after you had received the light,
when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of
suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and
persecution…you sympathized with those in prison and joyfully
accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that
you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not
throw away your confidence. It will be richly rewarded. You need
to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will
receive what he has promised”.
May Jesus continue to bless you, your family, and your ministry!