CHPP Daily Brief: "Praying for All in Authority" Thursday, February 23, 2017
Is America set up for a coup?
See The Daily Jot, below.
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"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, February 23, 2017
"Standing Together as One . . . Under the Cross of Christ"
"When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. (Isaiah 59:19)
The First 100 Days
Prayer Resources for The First 100 Days
Tools to Assist in Offering Prayers for President Trump
and his Administration during these First 100 Days
1. 24/7 Prayer Line
Sponsored by the 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Network, you can call this number anytime, day or night, and join other prayer warriors across the nation to pray for the new administration.
The Conference Number is: 712-770-4340
The Access Code is: 543555#
Please dial #6 to mute your phone.
All are welcome to join!
PrayerSurgeNow hosts a weekly call every Saturday morning, beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST. Topics are geared to time-sensitive events happening in our country, and anointed speakers are invited to host each call, bringing insight to intercessors across the nation.
PrayerSurgeNow also hosts other calls throughout the week, as the need arises.
In order to keep pace with their news, please visit their blog at: www.prayersurgenow.blogspot.com, or by going here.
PSN's Conference number is: 712-432-0075
Access Code is: 6149782#
3. Daily Devotions - Sponsored by the AsOne network.
A prayer topic, intercession and Scriptural decrees are posted daily during these First 100 Days. Please go here to find today's devotion.
4. President Trump's Weekly Address:
Friday, February 17, 2017
To view last week's address, please go here.
5. PRAYERS FOR THE PRESIDENT
The First 100 Days and Beyond
A Collection of Prayers by the People:
An Inaugural Gift for President Donald J. Trump
To read this guide to prayer, written by 100 intercessors for each of the President's First 100 Days, please go here.
6. White House Press Briefings
To view each day's press conference,go here.
The videos of these press briefings appear below the video of Inauguration itself.
Focus on Israel
1. Israel's Army Chief: Hezbollah Struggling With 'Financial and Morale Crisis' - HAARETZ
Israel's military chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot told lawmakers on Wednesday that Hezbollah is faced with a financial and morale crisis due to the fighting in Syria.
Speaking before the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Eisenkot said that he expects the fighting over control of the Syrian Golan Heights - the area on the Israeli border - to renew in the next few months. (Read more)
2. Report: IAF strikes Hezbollah targets near Damascus - Israel Hayom
Arab media alleged Wednesday that the Israeli Air Force struck Hezbollah targets in Al-Qutayfah, northeast of Damascus, Syria. The report has not been corroborated by any official Israeli source.
The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency quoted a Syrian military official as confirming the strike, but he offered no other details.
According to reports, several Israeli fighter jets breached Lebanese and Syrian airspace in the early hours of Wednesday morning, en route to the Qalamun Mountains. (Read more)
3. UN, EU call for halt to demolition of Area C structures - Jerusalem Post
Israel must halt its demolitions of illegal Palestinian and Beduin structures in Area C of the West Bank, the United Nations and the European Union said on Wednesday. The call came just days after Israel initiated bureaucratic proceedings to demolish an entire herding village, al-Khan al-Ahmar, located on the edge of Route 1, just outside of the Kfar Adumim settlement.
The Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and UN Development Activities for the Palestinian territories, Robert Piper, and the Director of UN Relief and Works Agency Scott Anderson, visited al-Khan al-Ahmar. "Al-Khan al-Ahmar is one of the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank, struggling to maintain a minimum standard of living in the face of intense pressure from the Israeli authorities to move to a planned relocation site," said Piper. "This is unacceptable and it must stop." (Read more)
4. Gov't seeks probe into spoof letter of Netanyahu's resignation - Israel Hayom
Zionist Union MK Yoel Hasson doctored PM Benjamin Netanyahu's resignation as communications minister to make it look as if he were resigning as prime minister * Cabinet secretary: Intentionally using the signature from another document is a crime. (Read more)
5. Culture minister offers Turkish mayor elephants for ancient Hebrew inscription - Times of Israel
In a visit to Turkey this week, Culture Minister Miri Regev offered a Turkish mayor two elephants for her city's zoo if Israel succeeds in obtaining possession of one of the most important ancient Hebrew inscriptions in existence, which is currently housed in an Istanbul museum.
In a video posted online showing an informal chat between Regev and Gaziantep mayor Fatma Sahin, a politician from the ruling AKP party, Sahin speaks of her zoo's elephant problem: it has just one, and it wants more. "We're willing to work for it," the mayor quips. (Read more)
6. Netanyahu praises Trump for 'strong stand' on anti-Semitism - Times of Israel
After US president condemns Jew-hatred, PM in Australia says there's 'a battle against those who seek to demonize our people' (Read more)
7. Colour me Aussie, Netanyahu tells the faithful - The Australian
In front of six billionaires and 450 of Australia's business and polit¬ical elite, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin¬ Netanyahu yesterday heralded a new era of closeness betwee¬n Israel and Australia.
If the two nations had already been close at an official level, a lunch held only hours after the Israeli¬ leader's plane landed in Sydney took the relationship to a new level.
"When I colour the map," Mr Netanyahu told the gathering of key leaders of Australia's Jewish community in Sydney's Darling Harbour, "I colour Australia the same colour as I colour the United States." He stayed at the function for more than two hours - giving his speech about the two countries then answering questions as he sat on stage next to MalcolmTurnbull. Throughout the event, the Australian Prime Minister referred to "Bibi" - the Israeli PM's nickname: "as Bibi and I were just discussing", "Bibi and I first met in Israel in 2004, where I had been meeting with leaders in technology, science and investment", and "Bibi and I have already spoken to a number of Australian business leaders". (Read more)
8.Turnbull to visit Israel - The Australian Jewish News
AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull exclusively told The AJN this week that he will travel to Israel later this year to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheva.
In a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday, prior to the arrival of Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, Turnbull said that he is looking forward to Bibi's visit and his own trip to the Jewish State in October.
He also discussed a landmark deal between Qantas and El Al. "It's a historic moment," he said, referring to the fact that Netanyahu is the first sitting Israeli PM to visit Australia. "It's going to be a very good opportunity to meet Bibi here. He's here for a few days so he will engage with many Australian leaders, the wider community and the mishpocha of Wentworth." (Read more)
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. Faith leaders urge Congress to pass bill protecting doctors who won't perform abortions - The Blaze
Faith leaders are urging Congress to pass a bill protecting doctors and other medical professionals who won't perform abortions due to their faith. The Conscience Protection Act of 2017 would create additional protections for health care providers who do not perform elective abortions due to their religious beliefs and religious employers who choose not to cover elective abortion procedures in their health insurance plans. (Read more)
- Father, we pray this bill will receive quick passage through the House and the Senate. Help those who love You stand for life in all circumstances.
- Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
2. President Trump Reverses Obama's Lawless Bathroom Directive - Liberty Council
President Donald Trump is expected to revoke the Obama administration's lawless directive that sought to impose a so-called transgender or "bathroom" directive on public schools. The Obama directive would have forced schools to allow boys to uses the bathrooms and locker rooms with which they subjectively self-identify rather than their biological sex. Obama's directive threatened school funding if schools did not comply. According to a White House official, President Donald Trump believes the issue is for states to decide without the involvement of the federal government. (Read more)
- Father, we are thankful this ungodly policy has been reversed at the federal level. We pray our states and municipalities will also choose to protect the privacy women and children.
- When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan. (Proverbs 29:2)
3. DHS Shifts Funds from Defending Illegals to New Office to Help Their VICTIMS - CNS News
On Tuesday, DHS Sec. Kelly issued an immigration memo shifting the U.S. government's efforts and resources away from defending illegal aliens to helping their victims.
The memo creates the "Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement" (VOICE) office, which will act as "liaison between ICE and the known victims of crimes committed by removable aliens." (Read more)
- Father, we thank You for giving VOICE to those harmed by immigration policies. We pray these stories would shift the conversation in our nation from immigrant rights to citizen rights.
- The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous, but is terror to the workers of iniquity. (Proverbs 21:15)
4. Christians are genocide victims and should get priority in refugee order - Fox News
This weekend, ISIS released a video calling for the full elimination of Christianity in Egypt. The star of the video was the alleged perpetrator of December's terrorist bombing within the complex of Egypt's most important Coptic church, for Christian persecution in Egypt continues to escalate. In the province of Minya alone there have been more than 75 attacks in the past five years.
ISIS warned us three years ago, "[we will] break your crosses, and enslave your women . . . If we do not reach that time, then our children and grandchildren will reach it, and they will sell your sons as slaves at the slave market." (Read more)
- Father, we pray future executive actions by President Trump would prioritize Christian refugees fleeing from Muslim nations.
- "Help us," they cry. "Defend us against our enemies. Protect us from their relentless attack. Do not betray us now that we have escaped. (Isaiah 16:3)
5. Missouri man accused of plotting ISIS attack in Kansas City - Fox News
An Army veteran has been charged with plotting what he believed would be a terrorist attack in Kansas City, federal authorities said Tuesday.
Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr., 25, was arrested Friday and is charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The criminal complaint was released after Hester made his initial court appearance. (Read more)
- Father, we thank You for revealing this man and his desire to harm others. We pray You would continue to supernaturally equip our law enforcement to find men and women who plan to harm our citizens.
- Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer, seek out his wickedness until you find none. (Psalm 10:15)
6. Judge blocks Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid funding - The Hill
A federal judge on Tuesday halted a Texas plan to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program.
U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks's preliminary injunction preserves what Planned Parenthood contends are funds to provide cancer screenings, birth control access and other health services for nearly 11,000 low-income women, according to The Associated Press. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for the will of the people to be upheld, the defunding of Planned Parenthood. We pray you would remove the root of this evil operation.
- But the wicked will be removed from the land, and the treacherous will be uprooted. (Proverbs 2:22)
7. Iraq Poised For Disaster As 750,000 Civilians Remain Trapped In ISIS-Held Mosul - Christianity Today
Humanitarian charities are poised for disaster as Iraqi forces close in on ISIS-held western Mosul, which still contains an estimated 750,000 civilians.
US-backed Iraqi forces engaged Islamic State fighters on Monday clearing the way to Mosul's airport, as the ground offensive on the jihadists' remaining stronghold entered its second day. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for these souls trapped in Mosul, that each one would come to know You. We pray for the quick and decisive victory of Iraqi forces as they recapture Mosul from ISIS.
- Praise be to the Lord, for he showed me the wonders of his love when I was in a city under siege. (Psalm 31:21)
8. 100,000 Massacred, Over 2 Million Displaced in Boko Haram's War to Eradicate Christianity - The Christian Post
Islamic terror group Boko Haram has now reportedly killed close to 100,000 people, both Muslims and Christians, and displaced over two million citizens in its ongoing quest to eradicate Christianity from Nigeria. Premium Times Nigeria reported that the statistics were shared by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state earlier this week, as part of a paper titled "Managing the Boko Haram Crisis in Borno State, Experiences and Lessons for a Multiparty, Multiethnic and Multireligious Nigeria." (Read more)
- Father, we pray President Muhammadu Buhari would effectively protect all the citizens of Nigeria and bring peace and stability to the nation. Deliver the people from the scourge of Boko Haram and the Fulani.
- With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you-Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like chaff before the wind. (Psalm 83:5,13)
9. South Sudan in Crisis: 5 Million Face Starvation - Christian Headlines
After three years of war, the South Sudanese government and humanitarian agencies officially have declared famine in parts of the country.
More than 100,000 people are starving in the country, according to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan. While in some areas, particularly north of the country, more than 30 percent of the population there is suffering from acute malnutrition. (Read more)
- Father, the people of South Sudan have suffered so much - we pray for Your thoughts to be their thoughts and Your ways to be their ways. Renew this people, Lord and provide for their needs.
- "Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, now I will arise," says the Lord; "I will set him in the safety for which he longs." (Psalm 12:5)
10. Kim Jong-nam: Will killing derail North Korea-China ties? - BBC
Beijing needs to do more to rein in North Korea: that's the view of US President Donald Trump and his new team. But how much leverage does China really have there and what are the chances of it being used, asks the BBC's Stephen McDonell in Beijing.
China and North Korea seem to be heading into yet another tense period in their recently rocky relationship. Once brothers-in-arms fighting against "imperialist aggression" during the Korean War, now Beijing accuses Pyongyang publicly of breaching United Nations sanctions in the pursuit of its missile and nuclear weapons programmes. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for the people of North Korea to be set free from the oppression of their government.
- Surely, thus says the Lord, "Even the captives of the mighty man will be taken away, And the prey of the tyrant will be rescued; For I will contend with the one who contends with you, And I will save your sons. (Isaiah 49:25)
The Daily Jot
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Is America set up for a coup?
My ministry partner of 25 years, William Agbeti, has been through six coups d'état in Ghana spanning from 1966 through 1981. Only one failed. I asked him to analyze the factors of those coups and compare them with the current situation in America to see if there were similarities. He said, "All the FACTORS that play out for coups d'état are currently PRESENT in the US. Most of these FACTORS are oftentimes masterminded. The stage is being set for perhaps America's first coup d'état." Agbeti went on to identify the various indicators already in place that may contribute to an overthrow of the US government in some form or another. Did the previous "president" set the stage for a third-world coup in the US? Read on.
Agbeti says, "Coup makers in Ghana belonged to one, part or all of the following categories of persons: disgruntled leaders, power-drunk individuals, stoogies fronting for organized criminals, over-ambitious adventurers, ex-heads of state with unfinished agendas, opposition members who have created a shadow government, die-hard individuals with sympathetic ears to foreign powers desirous of entrenching and superimposing their interests (or way of life) on a nation. Master minds, employing state oppression as an excuse, using mainstream mass media, institutions, and instigating groups of people to pour out into the streets to create well-organized mass revolts, easily paved the way for successful coups. These master minds belonged to shadow governments with hidden agendas."
In conclusion, Agbeti says if there is a coup in the US, "It may come in one of several forms: widespread civil disobedience that gives legitimacy to call for the resignation of Trump, "occupy" versions of coups, planned resignations from and rejections of Government appointments, massive funding of key institutions used by the shadow government to protest new government policies, etc." When you think about the George Soros-funded professional protestors and the vitriol hate of the malcontents in this country, the unthinkable factors described by Agbeti come into focus. There are strongholds in place that threaten our inalienable rights. 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 says, "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds." Let us pray and act.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
The Real Hacking Story
The Real Hacking Story
[Please note: We first reported this story to you on The Daily Brief on Monday, February 22nd. Here, now, is "the rest of the news."]
We've heard a lot (probably too much) about alleged Russian hacking of the Democrat National Committee and other liberal figures. But I've been waiting for another hacking story to break in the mainstream media. So far, it has gone largely unnoticed. But the details expose the media's outrageous left-wing bias.
Several weeks ago, three Pakistani brothers who did computer work for multiple House Democrat offices were fired. A criminal investigation, involving at least five people, is currently underway, but reports suggest that they accessed the computer files of members of Congress and perhaps even the House Intelligence Committee.
Today there is news -- not from the mainstream media, but the conservative Daily Caller -- that the "Congressional aides suspected of criminally misusing their access to House computer systems owed $100,000 to an Iraqi politician who is wanted by U.S. authorities and has been linked to Hezbollah."
Now doesn't this sound like a really juicy story that most enterprising journalists would eagerly dig into? You'd think so. Except this one involving Democrats and Pakistanis and Hezbollah doesn't fit the left-wing narrative or easily lend itself to Trump-bashing! (Gary Bauer)
Trump Reverses Bathroom Policy
Reversal of School Bathroom/Shower Mandate is a Victory for Parents, Children says Family Research Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council applauded a joint letter issued today by the Department of Education and Department of Justice withdrawing the Obama administration's edict to force schools to allow biological males to use girls' showers, locker rooms, and restrooms, and vice versa.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement. (Go here)
Trump Enforces the Law
Trump Enforces the Law
By Gary Bauer
To read this excellent article by Gary Bauer, please go here.
Melania and the Lord's Prayer
Melania and the Lord's Prayer:
Two articles to note
1. Thank First Lady Melania Trump for reciting The Lord's Prayer at rally - American Family Association
I was encouraged and deeply moved by the fact that we have a First Lady who is not afraid to let her faith be known, and to share it publicly. I was equally inspired by the enthusiastic response of the crowd, many of whom joined Mrs. Trump in reciting the prayer.
By reciting the prayer, Mrs. Trump has reminded all of America that the Lord Jesus Christ is the greatest hope for our country and our future. Our nation needs to be reminded of the power of God - "For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen." It is my prayer that she will continue to honor God by leading with this prayer in future rallies.
> > > The American Family Association is sponsoring an email drive to thank Melania Trump for her actions. To learn more, go here.
2. Why Melania Trump Leading the Public in the Lord's Prayer at a Rally in Florida Was an Historic Event - Charisma News
We just witnessed Melania Trump's finest moment as first lady so far. . .
After beginning with the phrase "let us pray," Melania stunned the entire world by slowly but carefully leading the crowd in the Lord's Prayer, and it is being reported that the assembled throng responded to her prayer with "thunderous applause."
She did not pronounce all of the words perfectly, but that didn't matter.
What matters is that her courage enabled her to create the most powerful moment that we have seen from a First Lady in decades. . .
(Read more here, including a step-by-step analysis of the impact of GRACE her action has released upon our nation, by this one simple act of obedience. Amen.)
On the Hill with Chaplain Black
A Look at Spirituality Inside the U.S. Senate with Chaplain Barry Black:
One Senator Led 13 Heads of State to Christ
U.S. Senate Chaplin Barry Black is the spiritual leader for some of the most powerful people in America; he's not only the pastor for 100 senators, he also ministers to about 600 others on Capitol Hill.
Black is the 62nd chaplain of the Senate and the former chief of chaplains for the U.S. Navy, so some might be surprised when he says there are lawmakers who "dwarf him spiritually."
"We have one senator who has led 13 African heads of state to Jesus Christ," he told CBN News.
Black would not name the senator, but he went on to say that several lawmakers are very strong Believers.
"I mean I haven't led a single African head of state to Jesus Christ and this senator has been able to do that. You have several ordained ministers in the Senate, Yale Divinity School, this kind of thing. They bring their spirituality," he said.
The nation's pastor recently brought down the house at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, sparking cheers and inspiring thousands of audience members to jump to their feet.
During the speech he talked about Republican and Democrat lawmakers attending Bible studies together, holding hands and praying.
In an interview with CBN News about his new book, "Nothing to Fear: Principles & Prayers to Help You Thrive in a Threatening World," he shared his thoughts on the reasons behind the political divide in the nation.
"I think it's because we have an enemy," he said.
"The devil is at working trying to divide us, but I'm so glad that in John 17 our Lord in His intercessory prayer, He could have asked the Father anything for Believers; He said 'Father make them one, as we are one,' and if we're united as people of faith, there's absolutely nothing we can't accomplish in His name."
. . . He also said that the Church as a whole often underestimates the power of prayer.
"We don't grasp the real power of prayer corporately because we are not exercising the privilege of prayer privately. When we discover in our personal lives, our devotional lives, the power of prayer makes a difference. First Thessalonians 5:17 says pray without ceasing ... that's the only thing God has asked us to do continuously and we don't. We're not exercising it," he said.
"What happens when you start praying without ceasing, which means being constantly aware of the presence of God, is you see the power," he concluded. (CBN/Breaking Christian News) Read more here.
> > > Note: Watch this inspiring interview with Chaplain Barry Black by clicking here.
More Daily Features
The Persecuted Church
"Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body." (Hebrews 13:3)
Please visit the website for International Christian Concern to lift up prayers for the persecuted around the world, every day. Their link is: www.persecution.org -- or go here to connect. Thank you for interceding for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Asia, the Islamic World, and the Far East.
(Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed)
"There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all men." (1 Timothy 2:5-6)
Alas! and did my Savior bleed And did my Sov'reign die? Would He devote that sacred head For such a worm as I?
Was it for crimes that I had done He groaned upon the tree? Amazing pity! grace unknown! And love beyond degree!
Well might the sun in darkness hide And shut his glories in, When Christ, the mighty Maker died, For man the creature's sin.
Thus might I hide my blushing face While His dear cross appears, Dissolve my heart in thankfulness, And melt my eyes to tears.
But drops of grief can ne'er repay The debt of love I owe: Here, Lord, I give myself away, 'Tis all that I can do.
Refrain: At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!
Please go here.
About the Author:
Words: Isaac Watts, 1707
Music: Hugh Wilson, 1800
About the hymn:
In the autumn of 1850, revival meetings were being held in the Thirtieth Street Methodist Church [New York City]. Some of us went down every evening; and, on two occasions, I sought peace at the altar, but did not find the joy I craved, until one evening, November 20, 1850, it seemed to me that the light must indeed come then or never; and so I arose and went to the altar alone. After a prayer was offered, they began to sing the grand old consecration hymn, "Alas, and did my Saviour bleed, And did my Sovereign die?" And when they reached the third line of the fourth stanza, "Here Lord, I give myself away," my very soul was flooded with a celestial light. I sprang to my feet, shouting "hallelujah," and then for the first time I realized that I had been trying to hold the world in one hand and the Lord in the other.
Signs and Wonders
7 new Earth-like exoplanets discovered, NASA announces
Talk about lucky number seven. Astronomers have discovered not one, not two, but seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star called TRAPPIST-1.
What's more, three of them are in the habitable zone- the happy place where liquid water can exist on the surface of rocky planets, as it's not too hot or cold. (Although liquid water could potentially exist on any of the seven, NASA said, it likes the odds on those three best.) The space agency calls the discovery of the fascinating solar system record-breaking.
"The discovery gives us a hint that finding a second Earth is not just a matter of if, but when," Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, said at a news conference announcing the discovery.
Zurbuchen called it a "major step forward" towards the goal of answering the very big question: Is there life on other worlds?
The discovery "is very promising for the search for life beyond our solar system," Michael Gillon, astronomer at the University of Liege in Belgium, added during the press conference.
This is the first time astronomers have found so many Earth-sized planets circling the same sun.
Since the seven planets orbit the star-- which is roughly 40 light years away-- fairly close to each other, the view from one planet would reveal other planets to look as big, if not bigger, than the way we see the moon from Earth. (Fox News)
"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea." (Luke 21:25)
The Good News Corner
Franklin Graham Praying New Ebola Film Inspires 'Army' of Young People to Respond to God's Call
"God had a plan, and that's what this film is about," Graham explained. "It's about God working a miracle, and not just one" -Franklin Graham
[Gospel Herald] In an exclusive interview with the Gospel Herald, Franklin Graham shared his hopes for the upcoming Ebola documentary from Samaritan's Purse.
Franklin Graham clearly remembers the day in 2014 he was told Dr. Kent Brantly, a young doctor working with Samaritan's Purse, had contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia and was certainly going to die.
Facing Darkness, a new documentary from Samaritan's Purse, gives an in-depth look at the struggles that came with fighting one of the deadliest epidemics of the century and the faith and determination that eventually led to the recovery of both Dr. Brantly and Writebol.
"How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds"
The Bible Readathon
Our Bible Readathon Continues
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
We are now reading the Word of God every night from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. We are reading through the whole Word, from Genesis to Revelation, and beginning again in Genesis when finished.
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