I was upset with Rep. Matt Goetz R-FL when he used the new House rules (with the support of seven others) to oust Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Republican infighting ensued causing numerous speaker nominees to be rejected. I felt that could damage a much needed “red wave” in the 2024 elections. I surmised that if the Democrats were “terrible” in their current policies, then the R’s were “stupid.”
I was wrong. The Republicans, by unanimous vote, made Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana the 56th Speaker of the House.
He appears to be a divine appointment.
House Speaker Mike Johnson: A Divine Appointment?
Rep. Mike Johnson is one of the most humble and biblically grounded House speakers we’ve ever had in the “People’s House” in America. He possesses strong faith in God. He lives by a biblical worldview from his marriage to his politics. He’s also humble, willing to listen, and a servant leader when it comes to exercising power.
His elevation seems to be a God-thing–a divine appointment–in the midst of the American cultural Civil War which rages across the nation. As third in line to be president of the United States, he appears a wonderful choice that was orchestrated by Heaven.
Researcher Jim Collins who wrote the highly renowned book Good to Great says that Level One (great) leaders of companies or nations have an amazing balance of personal humility and corporate tenacity for achieving results.
That’s new House Speaker Mike Johnson.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who also lamented the ouster of Kevin McCarthy, quickly pivoted to embracing the speakership of Mike Johnson:
Now, he is the 56th speaker of the House. The Republican National Committee just put out seven principles for new House Speaker Johnson. The principles include: freedom, limited government, the rule of law, peace through strength, fiscal responsibility, free markets, and human dignity. Ronald Reagan would have agreed with each one of these principles.
I think it speaks well of Speaker Johnson that he can represent a solid conservative position of deep faith and commitment – and do so in a positive, friendly way that doesn’t alienate people. This approach could open up a dialog and help him achieve his goals as Speaker.
No wonder the secular progressive press have sharpened their knives. After gleefully watching the Republicans seemingly make fools of themselves over the removal of the first House speaker in history, they fear that a humble man of God has taken his place who will point the American nation toward spiritual and societal renewal.
Gary Randall explains:
MAGA Extremist Mike Johnson is not fit to lead the House of Representatives,” Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, before Johnson won the speaker vote Wednesday. Among other things, she faulted Johnson for having “worked previously for an SPLC-identified hate group.” And he is pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-biblical principles, and conservative…And he supports Israel, and he is a devout Christian. ‘Away with him’ the Left is shouting.
None of these positions are extreme. Speaker Mike Johnson clearly understands how the biblical worldview once made America safe, free, moral, and prosperous. He wants to lead (with humility) a revival of America’s political culture.
I believe the heavens are smiling.
Mike Johnson understands the true meaning of the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution–a subject I’ve written on many times: “Congress shall make no law regarding the establishment of religion nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
- No federally sanctioned church with paid clergy through taxation.
- Complete freedom of religious practice by every American.
- Favoring the majority worldview of the people–Judeo-Christian–in public life.
He simply opposes the secular leftist spin on the First Amendment. He’s also right to do so. First, contrary to secular claims, the First Amendment was grounded in a theological premise famously articulated by George Mason—that discharging the duty we owe to our Creator requires a context of freedom.
Second, the Framers weren’t “neutral” on the value of religion for society. In his April speech, Johnson argued that “a free society and a healthy republic depend upon religious and moral virtue.” This isn’t a sectarian belief, but a view the Framers widely agreed upon.
Johnson pointed to George Washington and John Adams. George Washington said in his Farewell Address, “religion and morality are indispensable supports” of political prosperity. Adams similarly said, “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.”
The Framers, Johnson noted, “believed in liberty that is legitimately constrained by common sense and morality and a healthy fear of the Creator who granted all men our rights.”
Only someone ignorant of or hostile to the American Founding could think these arguments are a threat to rather than a defense of the constitutional order.
One day while when I lived and worked on Capitol Hill during the 1980’s, I went into the U.S. Rotunda and saw three men in nice suits obviously praying together in a corner of the room. When they finished, I went up and introduced myself. They were new members of Congress who came into the Capitol Rotunda each Monday to fast and pray for America.
I was impressed.
They took me to a corner of the magnificent Capitol dome into an area that was off limits to the public. They showed me a private room–a small “chapel”–with a stained glass window of George Washington on his knees in prayer. In later years, I received permission to give the national youth leaders of America a tour of the “George Washington Chapel” where we stood and interceded for the youth of our nation.
Rachel M. Emmanuel reported that Mike Johnson took Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany to that very prayer room this week. He told her he was going to start each morning in prayer in front of the picture of George Washington on his knees, asking for wisdom and guidance.
That’s the kind of leader we need in America right now.
I believe Congressman Mike Johnson is a David for today. That may sound dramatic until you learn the back story, and watch Speaker Johnson’s acceptance speech, and see how his first action as Speaker was to call his caucus to prayer.
Mike Johnson was conceived in an unmarried, teen mom’s womb. A man whose firefighter father was disabled and then died of cancer before he was sworn in to Congress, A man whose wife is an intercessor. A man who prayed along with six other members of Congress after Nancy Pelosi lost the speakership. A man who prayed for the right person to fill that office and then became the answer to his prayer.
It is an answer that only God could have divinely orchestrated. We are in full agreement that Speaker Mike Johnson is the man who has been anointed by God for such a time as this.
Speaker Johnson has already been accused of being a “Christian Nationalist.” Here’s what that means. The secular-progressives despise both Christians and Jews. They also hate nations (think open borders) and want a one world (atheistic) order.
I believe House Speaker Mike Johnson has been called to significant leadership in America. He’s only 51 years old, and, Lord-willing, will be around for decades to come.
Pray for him, and for America.