CHPP Daily Brief - Friday, September 19, 2014
Push Back the Darkness of ISIS
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Friday, September 19, 2014
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The Daily Brief
1. Dem Rep: 40 American ISIS fighters have already returned to the United States - Fox News
Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., warned during a recent speech that up to 40 radicalized U.S. citizens who have fought alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) have already returned to the United States, where they could pose a terrorist threat.
Bishop claims that of the 100 or so Americans who have traveled to the Middle East to join ISIL's ranks, some 40 have returned and are currently being surveilled by the FBI, according to his remarks, which were filmed and uploaded to YouTube last week. (Read more)
- Father God, we thank You for Your Word which, when spoken forth, will not accomplish the purpose for which it is sent. (Isa. 55:11) We speak Your Word forth tonight over these 40 identified ISIS operatives, now roaming the streets of our nation, and others not yet identified. We thank You, Omniscient One, that You know where these terrorists are lurking.
We plead the Blood of the Lamb over every ISIS cell now operating in our land, AND over those who are "lone rangers," ready to strike at will. We thank You for the promise of Your Word. In Jesus' Name, amen.
- IT IS WRITTEN: "For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open." (Mark 4:22)
2. Spike in Jihadi Recruits Follows Obama's Primetime ISIS Speech - Breitbart
President Barack Obama's announcement of his offer to arm and help Syrian rebels fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) may have triggered a surge in recruitment for the terrorist group.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an NGO specializing in the region, reported that more than 162 jihadists joined the group after the September 10 speech. The majority are Syrians; however, four new recruits are Australian, and fifteen are from neighboring Turkey, a NATO country.
The Observatory said the majority of the new recruits are in the Aleppo province, which is in north Syria and around 125 miles from the Turkey border. The Islamic State moved west from Raqqa and Deir al-Zor to capture 'territory from other insurgents and occupying strategic hilltops,' stated Rami Abdulrahman, who presides over the Observatory. The CIA estimates that the Islamic State contains around 30,000 members, but Abdulrahman said there are at least 50,000 fighters. The majority of the Syrian recruits were part of Jabhat al-Nusra, 'al Qaeda's official affiliate in the Syrian war and a rival of Islamic State.' (Read more)
- Lord God, this situation seems to be so out of control; we can only turn to You, Holy One, and fix our hope on You, for You are in control and You are the governor of the nations. We ask You to intervene and to stop this snowballing engine of destruction, whose name is ISIS. Thank You, Lord, for hearing our prayer. In Jesus' name, amen and amen.
- "But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you." (Psalm 39:7)
3. Australia puts armed police in parliament after more threats - Yahoonews.com
Australia announced Friday the deployment of armed police inside parliament in the face of threats from extremists after foiling a plot by Islamic State jihadists for "demonstration executions" in the country. (Read more)
- Lord, we thank You and praise you for exposing the murderous plots of the enemy. We're asking for Godly wisdom to know how to bolster security at potential targets in the Australian Parliament and against the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott.
- "Hear my cry O God, attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You. When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to a rock that is higher than I for You have been a shelter for me. A strong tower from the enemy." (Psalm 61:2)
4. Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions - Yahoonews.com
The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East. (Read more)
- Father God, we thank You that the prayers of the righteous availeth much. We pray that even in the midst of intense persecution, You will be glorified. Holy Spirit, we pray that You will sweep through Australia and Middle East and prepare hearts to be opened to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and bring conviction to those terrorists.
- "Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered, let those who hate Him flee before Him." (Psalm 68:1)
5. France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq - CNSNews.com
France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in recent weeks - this time in pursuit of militants of the Islamic State group. Flying from the United Arab Emirates, two French Rafale jets fired four laser-guided bombs to destroy a weapons and fuel depot outside the northern city of Mosul, part of the territory the militants have overrun in Iraq and neighboring Syria, officials said. (Read more)
- Thank You, God, for this good report. We know that from the days of the Barbary pirates, France has had years of experience dealing with these Islamic terrorists. We welcome their support in the war against ISIS, and we give them our support in prayer. In Jesus' name, amen.
- "You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it." (John 14:14)
6. WHO: 700 new Ebola cases emerge in one week - Aljazeera
More than 700 more Ebola cases have emerged in West Africa in the past week, a statistic that showed the outbreak was rapidly accelerating, the World Health Organization has said. The UN health agency said on Thursday that more than 5,300 people have now contracted the virus, and that the latest statistics showed that just under half of these cases were recorded in the last three weeks. (Read more)
- Lord we thank You for the reward given for bringing the good news because we know that You intended healing to be part of the Christian mission of deliverance. We plead the blood of Jesus and proclaim the power in the Blood for healing graces and salvations throughout the land of West Africa. Holy Spirit raise up or send out disciples to pray for a stop to this outbreak of this epidemic.
-"And Jesus went about all of Galilee teaching in their synagogue, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of diseases among the people." (Mt. 4:23)
7. Putin says he could have troops inside Poland 'in two days" - Washington Times
Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken warlike rhetoric to a new level, threatening to send troops into a number of NATO countries, including Poland, an influential German newspaper reported Thursday. (Read more)
- Lord forgive leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin who uses their offices only for what they can get for themselves and please men rather than God. We pray what the enemy has for evil, God, You will turn around for good.
- "I will utter My judgments against them concerning all their wickedness, because they have forsaken Me, burned incense to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands." (Jeremiah 1:16)
8. Scottish Independence result: Alex Salmond accepts Scotland has rejected independence - UK News.yahoo
Alex Salmond conceded defeat in his fight for Scottish independence, after Scots voted by a margin of around 55%-45% to stay part of the United Kingdom. The Scottish National Party First Minister said he accepted "the democratic verdict of the people of Scotland" and called on the leaders of the three main pro-Union parties to live up to promises of further devolution they made during the referendum campaign. (Read more)
- Heavenly Father, You are the sovereign God over all the nations. I pray that Scotland's dependence will wholly be upon you and that they will not depart from the only wise God.
- "A Son is given and the government will be upon His shoulder and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Is. 9:6B)
9. 'The Hour Has Come'- Archdiocese Prepares for Satanic 'Black Mass' in OKC - CNSNews.com
The Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will be holding an Eucharistic Holy Hour and Procession in advance of a black mass being held by a satanic group at the city's civic center.
In a statement titled, "The Hour Has Come" Archbishop Paul Coakley says, "Even though our city leaders apparently do not take this threat seriously, I do. As a Catholic priest and bishop I have witnessed in my ministry the battle between forces of good and evil in both ordinary and extraordinary ways."
The Archdiocese will hold the event at the St. Francis of Assisi Church on Sept. 21 beginning at 3pm.
"We will prayerfully bear witness to our faith as an expression of our solidarity and in reparation for acts of blasphemy," Coakley says. (Read more)
- Lord God, we thank You that this archdiocese, as well as other churches in this city, are taking a stand against this invasion of evil, through prayer. We repent and we cry out for mercy in our land. We ask, too, that You protect our children from this evil work. We ask this in Jesus' name, amen.
- "Deliver us from evil." (Matthew 6:13)
10. Anti-Religion Group & Satanic Temple to Distribute Materials in Public Schools - CNSNews.com
Despite their continued verbal commitment to keeping religious materials out of public schools, both the Satanic Temple and The Freedom From Religion Foundation have publicly announced plans to disseminate printed information among public school students in Orange County, Florida.
Some of the educational materials produced by the organizations include The Satanic Children's Big Book of Activities and An X-Rated Book: Sex & Obscenity in the Bible.
On the Satanic Temple's official website, the New York-based group stated that, "In cooperation with The Freedom From Religion Foundation, and in accordance with School Board policy that allows religious material dissemination, The Satanic Temple announces they will distribute Satanic literature in Florida Public School district." (Read more)
- Lord God, we call down fire from heaven to come down and to burn up all these wicked materials. Protect our children, Lord, and cause the wicked to come to repentance. We ask this in Jesus' name, amen.
- "It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble." (Luke 17:2)
The Middle East in Focus
This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:
"He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways." (Psalm 91:11)
1. Lawsuit accusing Israel of genocide to be filed in Argentina - Times of Israel
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - An Argentine lawyer said he will file a lawsuit in federal court in Buenos Aires accusing Israel of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Carlos Slepoy told Pagina/12, a Buenos Aires newspaper, in an interview published Tuesday that the suit will be filed in the coming days in response to Israel's 50-day operation in Gaza this summer. The suit is in conjunction with the American Association of Jurists.
The suit singles out specific Israeli leaders as being responsible both directly and non-directly for the alleged crimes, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and Likud lawmaker Moshe Feiglin, according to Pagina/12. (Read more)
- Dear Father, we ask for Your hand of protection to rest upon these leaders. Lord, let the truth prevail. Many will bring false accusations against Your people, be we trust You to deliver them in times of trouble. Open many eyes to see the heart of Israel and all the injustices done to her throughout the years. Father we also pray for all of Israel to turn their hearts to You, the Father. In the name of Yeshuah, amen.
- "The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles." (Psalm 34:17)
2. Israel mulling fee at Palestinian crossings - Haaretz
A draft law was prepared by the Defense Ministry this week that would allow it to impose a special fee on goods passing through crossing points between Israel and the West Bank and Gaza.
The size of the fee has not yet been determined, but the aim of it is to cover the cost of operating the stations, of which there are more than ten, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday. It said the crossing points cost it some 200 million shekels ($54.7 million) a year to operate, not counting direct security expenses.
"It includes a range of cargo handling services provided for free (unloading, loading, handling, weighing, etc.)," the ministry said in a statement. "These services are normally provided for a fee at all land, sea and air crossing points in Israel and all over the world."
If the law is approved, it would mean that all trade between Israelis and Palestinians would be taxed, including food and gasoline, that until now has moved freely. (Read more)
3. Farmers: IDF has declared war on Israeli agriculture -Times of Israel
The Israeli army, in a precedent-setting decision, has decided to partially adhere to an ultra-Orthodox interpretation of the laws governing the upcoming agricultural sabbatical year, raising the ire of Israeli farmers.
"The Defense Ministry and the army have declared war on Israeli agriculture," the Israel Farmers Union Chairman Meir Zur wrote Thursday in a statement.
The conflict revolves around the biblical prohibition against tilling the land and cultivating crops during the sabbatical year, which occurs every seven years. (Read more)
4. New details on Lieberman's secret trip to Vienna - i24News
Israeli FM secretly met with Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz and anti-Muslim Serbian nationalist leader
Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, recently took part in a "secret" three day trip to Vienna. Most senior Foreign Ministry officials as well as the Austrian Foreign Ministry were not aware of this trip, which took place while he was on his way to Lithuania and the United States.
Lieberman's office now confirms that he held three "sensitive diplomatic meetings" while in Vienna, including meeting with Austrian businessman Martin Schlaff, long wanted by Israeli Police in connection to corruption charges related to Lieberman. (Read more)
5. Israel to place first peacekeeper with UN- i24News
IDF officer to coordinate relief efforts from NY; 'Our small contribution to world peace, security'
An Israeli Defense Forces officer is slated to become the first Israeli to join the United Nations' peacekeeping force, Ynetnews reported Wednesday. (Read more)
6. Government to vote on border fence in World Heritage site in Battir - Ynet News
The cabinet will vote on Sunday whether or not to approve the planned route for the separation fence in the West Bank village of Battir, a World Heritage site. In an unusual instance, both settlers and the Palestinians are objecting to the fence's planned route - each for their own reasons.
A government decision to approve the construction of the fence in its proposed route would have broad legal, diplomatic and environmental consequences. The move was expected to lead to harsh international criticism against Israel.
Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein's legal opinion empowers the Israeli government to give the final approval for the fence's construction, a decision first made in 2006. (Read more)
7. (Video) Watch: 'Lost Tribe' Visits Israeli Holy Sites for First Time - Israel National News
Millions of visitors make their way through the streets of Jerusalem every year, but earlier this week one particularly special group touched the holy stones of the Jewish capital for the first time.
Just three months after making aliyah from Manipur in northeast India, dozens of members of the Bnei Menashe visited Israel's holy sites as part of a trip arranged by the Shavei Israel organization, which helps "lost" Jews find their way back home to their Jewish heritage and homeland.
The Bnei Menashe - literally "Children of Menashe" - claim descent from the Israelite tribe of Menashe, one of the 10 Tribes of Israel exiled by Assyria some time during the 8th century BCE, and scattered throughout the world. (Read more)
- Lord, You said you would gather your children again. All the tribes of Israel will be brought back to the land. Father we pray for those lost tribes to awaken to their identity. Father, open the eyes of their hearts and let them see who they are. Glory be to the one true God, of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! In the mighty name of Yeshuah HaMachiah, amen!
- "When I have brought them back from the nations and have gathered them from the countries of their enemies, I will show myself holy through them in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind. I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD." (Ezekiel 39:27-29)
ISIS Warning From Rick Joyner
Urgent warning from RIck Joyner. Isis coming to USA
The prophets are sounding the alarm. I encourage you very much to listen to this urgent message from Rick Joyner, regarding a most sobering dream he had about two days ago. As watchman, we need to sound the alarm and pray to avert what the enemy wants to do against our nation.
Br. David in Italy
Push Back the Darkness of ISIS
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The Daily Jot
Moderate Republicans complicit in death culture
Social conservatives and conservative Christians often look to the Republican Party for relief of immoral representation on issues such as abortion, traditional marriage, religious freedom, and taking God out of the public square. But Christians and social conservatives need to beware. Song of Solomon 2:15 says, "Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines." So-called "moderates" in the Republican Party are like the little foxes in this verse. They spoil the Party because they live to compromise social values. While they give lip service to being a Christian, to opposing abortion and standing for fiscal responsibility, for example, they are among the most deceptive politicians as they often vote the opposite.
Case in point, is how the Republican-led House of Representatives recently voted for a "continuing resolution" that funds socialist healthcare, Planned Parenthood, and Syrian Islamists. The one thing each of these budget items has in common is death. Despite promises from the "president", socialist healthcare provides for abortion funding. Planned Parenthood is the biggest provider of abortions in America and it would not be able to exist if it didn't receive money from taxpayers. And it takes no imagination whatsoever to understand what your tax money will be used for when it's given to Syrian Islamists. If not for the moderate Republicans and their Democratic buddies...see what I'm saying?
CNSNews.com reports that Planned Parenthood's 2012-2013 annual report indicates its affiliates performed 327,166 abortions in fiscal year 2012 (Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012). In the year that ended on June 30, 2013, according to the annual report, Planned Parenthood affiliates received $540.6 million in government funds, accounting for 45 percent of their funding. These Title X funds flow into Planned Parenthood from various sources such as directly from HHS or indirectly through state or local health departments. The law says that Title X money cannot be used for abortion. Planned Parenthood circumvents the law by using Title X funds for other purposes that allows them to conduct abortions.
I know of a pastor's son who was running with the wrong crowd. His buddies asked him to drive them to the gas station as they wanted to buy some things in the convenience store. While he was waiting in the car, they murdered the attendant and walked out as if nothing happened. The pastor's son drove them away. He was convicted as an accessory to murder, life in prison. I submit that this young man is far more innocent than those moderate Republicans who tell you to your face they are pro-life with some exceptions and then vote to fund Planned Parenthood and socialist healthcare--both of which support abortion funding. These little foxes are quite deceptive and are complicit in advancing a death culture.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Obama vs. The Generals
Obama vs. The Generals
The front page of today's Washington Post finally conceded what many people in Washington have been talking about for years: There is a growing rift between the commander-in-chief and the nation's top generals.
While President Obama continues to tell ISIS that they don't have to worry about facing American ground troops, more and more generals are openly saying such a strategy is doomed to fail.
We must deal with ISIS. I believe we should increase arms to the Kurds, and I believe there will be a need for U.S. Special Forces. But I am very skeptical about taking a gamble on any rebel group in Syria.
On matters of national security, I'm glad the generals are being more vocal. I wish they had done so over the last six years, especially when it came to the president's politically correct efforts to fundamentally transform our military culture.
This week the Air Force has made God optional when airmen take their oath. I don't doubt that there are atheists in the military, but we must stop this constant erosion of the Judeo-Christian values that our nation is built on.
The vast majority of Americans do believe in God. I strongly suspect that a firmly rooted belief in right and wrong, in good and evil and service to others explains why so many of our young men and women are eager to wear the uniform and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow countrymen if necessary. Those are the essential values that faith teaches and inspires.
Sadly, there is a growing hostility toward faith in military. It will be a tragic mistake if our country discourages men and women of faith from serving. As Ronald Reagan said, "If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under." (Gary Bauer)
California is on fire
California is on fire and our nation needs to repent
KING Fire: This fire continues to be out of control with approximately 72,000 acres destroyed and 5% containment. CURRENTLY there are 22 ACTIVE fires in California, 10 major ones. You can go here for the official website to check detailed information.
Signs are up and down the highway through Camino saying, "Law Officers and Firefighters We Thank You" and "We Love You!" Hundreds of fire engines and all the other vehicles that are needed for this fight, are going up and down highway 50 each day, all day long as they replace each other.
As I sit along the highway watching this parade of heroes - tears come to my eyes for the risk they take. And I pray, and pray, and pray - for them that God would give each one the effect of 100 (by His ministering angels), and that God would put each one in a moisture bubble, and give them strength and wisdom for this fire's duration.
I pray for their salvation and their families who are hoping they will all come back unharmed. God bless them! You could say they are fighting against God's judgment on us, but at the same time God uses it all to turn hearts to Him, even firefighters!
The call continues to go out: Repent and prepare! Even though we are grieved by all that is happening, God's judgment is right. His mercy is still available, and His grace continues and eagerly waits to abound in the ones that humble themselves before the Lord!
Praise God from whom all blessings flow! May you be in His place of blessing!
Many prophets believe the Pollock Pines fire was called "KING Fire" because our King (Jesus Christ) is warning us to repent and turn from our wicked ways. Will "KING Fire" become the biggest fire in the history of America?
With all these 'increasing' fires (22 ablaze in one state right now) you'd think our leaders would get the point. With all the other things happening in our nation you'd think they'd get the message that keeps ringing out: AMERICA REPENT! Repent and be healed!
ISIS threatening America (terrorists have already been established here longer than we know of), Ebola headed our way with Obama sending our military to Africa (they will return with it), spreading droughts, continual tornados and hurricanes of rare extremes, more and more earthquakes, growing poverty in proportion to growing government, not to mention the ongoing increase of legalized murders in the wombs, and of increasing child abductions, and then gay marriage and their adopting children to raise them the same way, our education system teaches that God is dead and you can't mention His Name there anymore, and on it goes with sex trafficking out of control, the outrageous flooding of our borders with all kinds of threats to society: corruption, disease, amnesty, higher taxes, etc. etc. and ETC.
I don't know about you, but things are moving and happening so fast - my head is spinning!
40/50 years ago, we weren't 'bombarded' with all this, but we are clearly living 'the rapid degeneration and deterioration of this country' that once was protected and favored by God Almighty.
Are God's promises still in tack for His 'covenant' people even though His 'covenant' nation has turned away from Him? Certainly! As for Israel - they will remain in their land with God's help according to God's Word to them. As for Christ's faithful church, she will patiently endure all these things, and escape tribulation as long as she keeps to her work, fulfilling her purpose in such a time as this.
Prayer cells continue to form, and it is my presumption that these places of prayer will not be hit, but protected by the Lord. Without 'honest holy' prayer - as we completely depend on Him, what can we expect?
Just as it was with the Hebrews in Egypt when God sent His prophet Moses to deliver them from 400 years of slavery, they were protected from the ongoing judgments in Egypt. They went through the first few, but then God made a distinction. In the place where they lived, nothing happened. God showed His favor on them. I believe this is what will be seen again, with God's 'faithful' people here in our nation. Those who are truly serving His purpose will be protected and provided for. Those who pretend, will not have His protection and provision. It's as simple as that!
I'm reminded of what Jesus taught and warned about these days, the time leading up to His return to reign on the earth. We are clearly seeing it "worldwide." No longer is it happening in concentrated place on the earth; it's worldwide! He tells His disciples:
Matthew 24:9-14 "Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death (the first apostles), and you (every generation of disciples after) will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time (of persecution) many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved."
Let us make up our minds to remain in the love of Christ, standing on His eternal Word no matter what, resting in His faithful promises, secure under the protection of His own blood and covenant with us, as we finish His work on earth in our generation. Amen?
And, pray for our brethren all over the world being killed for their faith in Jesus Christ; pray also for the peace of Jerusalem! Come Lord Jesus Come!
> > > Thank you, Carolyn!
Congress Leaves Town to Campaign
Lawmakers exit Washington to campaign
After just eight days in session following a five-week summer recess, the House and Senate have adjourned until after the midterm elections so members can hit the campaign trail.
Both chambers are scheduled to return Wednesday, Nov. 12.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) office announced Thursday that, in a departure from the original schedule, the House would not be in session Friday or the week of Sept. 29.
Senators were in just as much of a hurry to leave Washington as soon as they cleared a stopgap funding bill to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1 with an authorization to arm Syrian rebels to fight Islamic extremists. With little other "must-do" legislation left on the agenda, both chambers of Congress closed the brief, yet intense, September session.
The recess between now and the week after the Nov. 4 elections will last seven weeks, which is even longer than the five-week August break.
Those seven weeks will be the last critical stretch of campaigning for incumbent lawmakers, especially Senate Democrats trying to keep control of the upper chamber.
House Republicans are not expected to lose their majority in this year's elections, but members in a handful of competitive districts were hard-pressed to wrap up work in Washington.
House Democratic leaders called a press conference Thursday designed specifically to chide GOP leaders for leaving Washington this week - nearly two months ahead of the Nov. 4 elections. (The Hill) Read more
- We encourage all of our readers and prayer partners to lift up intercession for your own senators and member of Congress while they return to your home districts. If you see them on the campaign trail, do let them know you are praying for them, too. Amen!
Time to Help Israeli Farmers
Last Chance in 7 years to Join Shmitta (Sabbatical) & Share the Blessing
Israeli farmers have been planting round-the-clock to get their trees in the holy soil of Israel before Shemitah (the Sabbatical year) begins on Rosh Ha'Shanah (Sept 24 at sundown).
This is your last chance to join with those farmers and partner with them to receive this great blessing - the blessing of Shemitah - which comes just once in seven years!
This year is even more special since this program focuses on farmers who are planting in the exact areas where Hamas shot 1,000 deadly missiles.
We are actually planting in the same holes made by the missiles!!
Hamas wanted death. . . we will bring life . . . new fruit trees, new blessings to the Land of Israel.
Join with us before it's too late and Share in the Blessing.
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The Good News Corner (One)
UPDATE: Atheists Sound Retreat: Give Up On Forcing IRS To Censor Sermons
"FFRF filed the lawsuit in an attempt to force the IRS to enforce the ban, something the IRS has for decades been reluctant to do. The Becket Fund successfully intervened in the suit on behalf of Milwaukee-based Holy Cross Anglican Church and its vicar, Father Patrick Malone, a Benedictine abbot. The Church argued that FFRF's suit must fail because enforcing the Johnson Amendment against its internal religious speech would violate federal constitutional and statutory law." (Source: The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation)
The Good News Corner (Two)
The Good News Corner:
World's Oldest Holocaust Survivor
Just Had a Birthday! You Won't Believe His Age
"We cannot comprehend the challenges that you have endured, but we can and are incredibly inspired by your courage and spirit."
In recent years, Maccabi Tel Aviv has done a great deal toward commemorating the Holocaust of the Jews in Europe and today, the club marked an exceptional personal story. Israel Krysztal, born in Żarnów Poland and a resident of Haifa, will mark his 111th birthday today, naming him the World's Oldest Holocaust Survivor.
Israel was born in a very quaint place to a family that owned a confectionary, but as WWI broke out and before he was 11 years old, he became an orphan and was later sent to the Lodz Ghetto with his first wife. In 1944, he was sent to Auschwitz, which he survived and where his wife perished. Despite the hardships, Israel continued the family business and brought his experience to Israel when he immigrated in 1950.
Krysztal, three years older than the Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club, received a touching gesture today as two members of the team, Barak Yitzhaki and Eden Ben Basat organized a birthday party for Israel. The players were very moved by Israel's life story; they hugged him on behalf of the club and gave him a jersey bearing the number 111. The two players brought a birthday cake and balloons appropriate for a celebration that happens only once in 111 years.
Krysztal wished the players good health and success in their next games and the upcoming season. During the visit, club owner Mitch Goldhar called from Canada and spoke to Israel and his daughter, Shula, who was also at the party. Goldhar said: "We cannot comprehend the challenges that you have endured, but we can and are incredibly inspired by your courage and spirit."
Source: Breaking Christian News
Signs and Wonders
Signs and Wonders
No geomagnetic storm was in the forecast for Sept. 19th, but a storm occurred anyway. Sky watchers around the Arctic Circle saw the midnight sky turn green as magnetometers registered an unexpected G1-class disturbance between 0300 and 0600 UT. (SpaceWeather.com)
"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
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'Faith Warriors:' Video of Marines Delivering Powerful Rendition of Christian Worship Song 'Days of Elijah' Goes Viral
A powerful video of nearly 500 U.S. Marines at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California declaring "there is no God like Jehovah" in an inspirational rendition of the Christian worship song "Days of Elijah," is taking the Internet by storm.
Merrie Pardee Baldwin, the Christian volunteer who first posted the video of the worshipful Marines to her Facebook page Sunday, told The Christian Post in an interview Friday that she is hoping the video inspires Americans to pray for the Marines, many of whom are worried about the situation with ISIS in the Middle East.
"I'm really happy that this video has gone viral, but the thing that I'm hoping for is that I want people to pray for our troops. That's my intention. I want more people praying for our troops because there is so much bad news in the media that I want people seeing something positive," she continued.
"We do prayer request cards with them and the majority of them are very concerned with ISIS right now," she added.
Merrie is a member of the Arbor Christian Fellowship Church in Lake Forest, California, and has been volunteering at Camp Pendleton worship services every second Sunday of each month with her husband, Jim, for the last two years. The services, billed "Faith Warriors," are held every Sunday night.
She explained that the video was taken last Sunday. In the video the Marines sing the words of the song in unison while raising their hands in praise and shouting "Oorah!" at points. (Christian Post) Read more here.
Hear the Marines singing "Days of Elijah" by going here.
Today's Birthdays on the Hill
Almost every day of the year, a member of Congress or a Senator is celebrating a birthday. Let's lift up these men and women, day by day in prayer on their special day, that God might bless them and show them His love for each one. Indeed, let's move together in obedience to the Lord's mandate in I Timothy 2:1-4. It is written:
"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth."
Today's Birthday Greetings go to:
Del. Donna M.C. Christensen (VI)
Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX)
Sen. Tim Scott (SC)
(Source: Bible Pathways Ministries. www.biblepathway.org)