Friday, August 31, 2007

The Daily Brief - Friday, August 31, 2007

The Daily Brief

"Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I AM coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown." (Rev. 3:10,11)

1. President to Announce Help for Homeowners - AP

Bush to disclose mortgage reforms for those affected by bad loans; analysts say credit crunch could cause recession. This move is designed to reduce foreclosures.

· Thank You, Lord, for a workable solution to help people with good credit records keep their homes. We ask for these reforms to be strength to families in maintaining a good quality of life.

· The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. For his God doth instruct him to descretion and doth teach him. ( Ps. 37:23, Is. 21:26)

2. Bush Administration Seeks Appeals Court Ruling Allowing Mexican Cargo Trucks in Country - Fox News

The Bush administration urged a federal appeals court Thursday to let Mexican cargo trucks cross the border and freely travel anywhere in the country, arguing that to do otherwise could strain diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Mexico.

· Father we ask that Your wisdom come to our leadership, that truth will reign over these decisions. We pray that the plans of the enemy to bring more drugs, more illegals, and more terrorists and gang members be thwarted, by Your hand. Amen.

· "No weapon formed against you shall prosper." (Isaiah 54:17)

3. Disgraced Senator Expected to Resign Today -

Sen. Larry Craig, the foot-tapping Republican from Idaho, reportedly plans to resign on Friday, just as the long holiday weekend begins. The report comes from "several well-placed GOP sources," CNN said.

· Father, we pray for strength of character in our leaders. We ask that you build up that which needs to be built up and tear down that which needs to be torn down. We pray that this situation be used to draw Sen. Larry Craig's heart toward truth,love, peace and forgiveness that is found only in You.

· Let my heart be sound in thy statues; that I be not ashamed. By humility and fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life. ( Ps. 119:80, Prov. 22:4)

4. Department of Defense awards $1.6 million for implantable biochip research - Clemson University

The Department of Defense has awarded $1.6 million to the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips (C3B) at Clemson University for the development of an implantable biochip that could relay vital health information if a soldier is wounded in battle or a civilian is hurt in an accident.

·Lord, we ask for Your guidance and instructions in this development to save lives. May wisdom for the future use of biochips be established upon that which is good.

· I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. (Ps.32:8)

5. U.S. lawmakers' plane fired upon - CNN

A U.S. military plane with three U.S. senators and a U.S. House member on board, came under rocket fire while leaving Baghdad, Iraq, for Amman, Jordan Thursday night and had to take evasive maneuvers. On board were Republican Senators Richard Shelby of Alabama, Mel Martinez, a Florida Republican, and James Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, and Rep. Bud Cramer, an Alabama Democrat. "This is something that our men and women in combat face every day," Cramer said in a statement.

· Offer praise that these members of Congress were not harmed in this attack, nor were the others who were on this flight. Yes, this IS something that our men and women face in combat every day. Praise God for their heroism, and continue to lift up prayers for safety for our troops, no matter how long they stay in Iraq.

· "No weapon formed against you shall prosper." (Isaiah 54:17)

6. Top Taliban Leader Killed in Afghanistan - ABC News

Mullah Berader, a top Taliban commander, was killed early this morning in a U.S. air strike in volatile Helmand province, a senior Afghan general tells ABC News.

· Mighty Warrior, we give You praise as these Taliban leaders continue to fall. We ask that You continue to go with us in fighting enemies that have their heart bent toward evil.

· For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you. Through God we shall do valiantly, for he it is that shall tread down our enemies. ( Deut.20:4, Ps.60:12)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

"You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You." (Isaiah 26:3)

1. U.S. Official: Expand Abbas Forces - AP

The U.S. security coordinator in the Palestinian territories wants five new Palestinian battalions deployed across the West Bank in an effort to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, according to a published report Thursday.

2. Abbas urges US to map out peace plan ahead of international conference - Jerusalem Post

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas warned Wednesday that a US-sponsored international peace conference planned for November could fail if no plan for a solution to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict was devised ahead of the meeting.

3. Quartet to meet key Arab nations Sept. 23 to promote Arab-Israeli peace - Jerusalem Post

The international Mideast mediators known as the Quartet will meet with key Arab nations next month to promote new efforts to revive the Arab-Israeli peace process, the UN's top Middle East envoy said Wednesday.

4. Israel, EU lawmakers blast UN meeting on Palestinian rights - Ha'aretz

A United Nations-sponsored conference on the rights of Palestinians opens this week at the European Union assembly, despite protests by Israel and EU lawmakers who say the meeting's organizers have an anti-Israeli agenda.

5. Israel to build Egyptian border fence - ICEJ News

Contingent on Egypt's agreement, Israel is planning to build a fence along the border with Sinai in order to prevent terrorists, smugglers, and refugees crossing the border, an Israeli official told the Knesset Committee on Foreign Workers on Tuesday.

6. EU in secret talks with Hamas - ICEJ News

Islamist faction calls for reunification with Fatah Recent reports suggest that Hamas is willing to concede to certain demands by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah in return for a 'national unity' parliament and PLO reforms. Furthermore, there have been reports that Hamas has been secretly meeting with EU officials. Both moves seek to lift the ban that the international community has currently placed on Hamas.

7. Archaeologists: Muslim dig damaged Temple wall - Jerusalem Post

A month-old Islamic dig on Jerusalem's Temple Mount to replace faulty electrical cables has damaged an ancient wall that is likely a remnant of the Second Temple, Israeli archaeologists said Thursday.

America Reaps What It Sows With Politicians And Church Leaders

American politics is in a sorry state largely because Americans, who oft complain about the horrible escapades of their elected representatives, have chosen the secular argument for the state over the moral requirement to hold office or to lead a nation. In the past few weeks, it seems that nothing is sacred among the elected in this nation except that "anything goes" and the underpinnings of true democracy will sort it all out. For example, if the majority of American voters don't care much about illegal fundraising, then the politician has gotten away with it. Or if Americans don't really care about whether a Senator was soliciting sex in an airport bathroom, so be it, life goes on.

The Clinton dynasty of using crooks to raise money continues unabated. Norman Hsu, a convicted felon on the lamb since 1991, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Democrat Party and was a chief fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. Now that he has been exposed, Hillary says she will give the money back that he raised, both unethically and illegally. Leftist George Soros' organization America Coming Together was fined by the Federal Election Commission for illegally raising the majority some $137 million for Presidential candidate John Kerry. But that's ok because they were fined $775,000 to raise the $137 million-that's considered good business. And Republican Senator Larry Craig was arrested for soliciting sex from a male policeman in an airport restroom.

But its no wonder the politicians are getting away with horrible moral deeds. The Christian church is not faring much better-Episcopalians now say its ok to have homosexuals as clergy; the Catholics have had pedophile sex scandal after scandal and the non- denominational protestant churches are rift with immorality. Just last week, popular Florida Without Walls International Bishop Randy White called up his wife Paula before the congregation and announced he was divorcing her. She loses her pastorship over the church, he takes the pastor's position and the congregation does nothing but support them both in the break up of their second marriage. Where are the consequences?

Somewhere along the line, Americans need to wake up and understand that if they demand no morality among their political and church leaders, they will receive none. Americans have no right to complain if we are to accept far less than what God has planned for us. Founding Father John Adams is quoted as saying, "Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Jesus said in Matthew 16:6, "Take Heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees." If you allow a little evil in, it grows out of control-even to the place of destroying a nation.

Bill Wilson

Word of Life Ministry

FLY THE FLAG on 9/11

Please join us in this FLY THE FLAG campaign and PLEASE forward this email immediately to everyone in your address book asking them to also forward it. We have a little less than two weeks and counting to get the word out all across this great land and into every community in the United States of America . If you forward this email to least 11 people and each of those people do the same . . . you get the idea.


On Tuesday, September 11th, 2007, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States . Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this anniversary of our country's worst tragedy. We do this in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.

In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly, this flag flying has all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity. Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds.

Action Plan: So, here's what we need you to do:

(1) Forward this email to everyone you know (at least 11 people). Please don't be the one to break this chain. Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those sentiments guide you. (Some wept, some were dumbfounded, and some prayed)

(2) Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11. Honestly, Americans should fly the flag year-round, but if you don't, then at least make it a priority on this day.

Thank you for your participation.

God Bless You and God Bless America!

(Source: Unknown)

A Prayer for Children Going Back to School

A new school year, a new beginning. Whether our children are just starting kindergarten, entering high school, or leaving the nest for college, our hearts and hopes go with them. I invite you to bless your child with this beautiful prayer as he or she goes out to face the world. It is a scary world out there and the safety of our children is of the utmost importance. We want our children to absorb and learn all that they can so that their education elevates them to new and higher levels of achievement. For those of you who believe in the power of prayer, the following is a wonderful prayer for them.

Dear God,

Bless all children this day, O God. Instruct them. . . Give them inquiring minds and discerning hearts. Strenghthen them . . . Give them courage to persevere in all they undertake. Delight them . . . Give them the gift of joy and wonder in all things. Befriend them . . . Give them laughter and love to share with all. Guard them . . . Give them protection and safety as they move out of our embrace. Love them . . . And give them sure and certain knowledge of your unfailing love. Amen.

(Source: "Prayers of Our Hearts," by Vienna Cobb Anderson)

· We lift up a special prayer, too, for the safety and the security of all the nation's schoolchildren as they return to school this month. · "No weapon forged against you shall prosper." (Isaiah 54:17)

Congress Returns Next Week

"On Capitol Hill This Week" Resumes on Monday

Congress will return next week from their August District Work Period, to face a heavy schedule of legislative activity. Both the House and the Senate will resume their business on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

As the nation nears another anniversary of the terrible attacks of September 11, we ask you to all redouble your prayers for the protection of this city -- Washington, D.C. -- in particular. May our government continue to run smoothly in the days ahead, and may God's will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

Thank you!

"Surely His salvation is near those who fear Him, that His Glory may dwell in our land." (Psalm 85:9)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Daily Brief - Thursday, August 30, 2007

"Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I AM coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown." (Rev. 3:10,11)

1. GAO to Publish Damning Report on Iraq Surge Goals - AP

Congressional audit of war finds that Iraqi leaders failed to meet 13 of 18 benchmarks for political, security progress. White House, says Congress, used unfair standards. Meanwhile, a separate report states that President Bush will request $50 billion more for Iraq.

· We ask Your wisdom, truth, and heart changes for the Iraqi government officials to be able to accomplish the goal of a truly democratic Iraq. We pray for wisdom for our own leaders to spend tax-payer money in accordance with Your knowledge and will.

· For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6 KJV)

2. Nation of Islam Allowed to Review PBS Film on Muslims-

A conflict of interest involving the radical Nation of Islam and the Washington, D.C., affiliate of the Public Broadcasting System is an example of unethical journalism that benefits extremist Muslims, according to a national security expert and a Hollywood filmmaker.

[ "The key forum at this year's annual Cairo Anti-War Conference was titled "Bridge-building Between the Left and Islam," and focused on practical ways to increase cooperation. The aim of the conference sessions were described in one piece of literature as tackling "the challenges and prospects facing the international anti-war and pro-intifada movements" and planning "strategy and tactics for bridging the gap and uniting Islamist and leftist ranks in the face of U.S. imperialism and Zionism."" Click ]

· Lord we ask that the Wind of the Holy Spirit move over the news and entertainment media in all areas, to remove the agendas that are not truthful and objective in nature. We pray that You would target hearts to bring about revelation of Your kingdom and truth.

· . . .except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.(John 3:3)

3. Pressure on Sen. Larry Craig to resign. Assault and battery charges on Congressman Bob Filner - Fox News, CNS News

a) WASHINGTON Fox News-- Idaho Sen. Larry Craig is finding himself increasingly isolated from his political allies as more Republicans call for him to resign over his arrest in an airport men's room.

b) A Democratic congressman says he was tired after a delayed flight and frustrated by a further delay in getting his baggage when he pushed a United Airlines baggage employee at Dulles Airport near Washington, D.C. The Aug. 19 incident resulted in assault and battery charges being filed against Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.).

· Father we ask for Your Spirit to wash over the hearts and minds of our legislators in Washington, and that You will cause these incidents to bring good to our political process. We pray for a resurgence of integrity, peace, righteousness, and self-control to have precedence in our Congress.

· And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28 KJV)

4. Sarkozy seeks to give EU greater world role - EU Observer

As France prepares to assume the EU's driving seat in July next year, President Nicolas Sarkozy has indicated he wants to turn the 27-nation bloc into a decisive player in the global arena; something he says would result in a fairer and more harmonious world order.

· Lord, You see the domination plans of the spirit of anti-Christ. We declare that its plan will fall to the ground, and Your plans will prevail in the world arena.

· . . .because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.(1 John 4:4)

5. Iran Ready To Fill Power Vacuum in Iraq, Ahmadinejad Says - NY Sun

President Ahmadinejad of Iran said yesterday that American political influence in Iraq is "collapsing rapidly" and said his government is ready to help fill any power vacuum.

· Father, You laugh at the bragging of the Iranian President. We declare by the power of the Living God that his plans will come to nothing and that You will move in Iran to remove the evil that has held their nation captive.

· But the One who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them. Then in anger He rebukes them, terrifying them with His fierce fury.(Psalm 2:4,5 NLT)

6. Amnesty: Sudan 'flaunts' disregard for embargo, continues arms shipments to Darfour - World Tribune

Sudan is defying the international community by continuing to send weapons to the military and a government-aligned militia in the war-torn province in Darfour, according to a new report.

· Lord we ask that You break in pieces this network of death in Sudan. We pray that Your mercy would prevail for the people who have been victims of their hatred.

· He shall judge the poor of the people; He shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.( Psalm 72:4 KJV)

7. Shi'ite Leader Declares Cease-Fire - Washington Times

Anti-American Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr yesterday ordered a six-month "freeze" of activities by his Mahdi Army militia, a force accused of attacking U.S.-led coalition forces and operating "death squads" targeting the country's Sunni Arab minority.

· Lord, we thank you for this spark of hope amidst the conflict in Iraq. We pray that You will intervene by the Power of the Name of Jesus and the working of the Holy Spirit to unravel the plans of this militia permanently.

· Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel men.(Psalm 71:4)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

"You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You." (Isaiah 26:3)

1. Holy forfeit! Israel willing to give up Temple Mount - WND

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told the Egyptian government the Jewish state is willing to forfeit control over the Temple Mount -- Judaism's holiest site -- to the management of Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority, according to an Arab media report.

2. Olmert, Abbas to form declaration of principles by November - Ynet News
..Saeb Erakat, somber moment.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday revolved around the core issues of the Israeli- Palestinian dispute, Ynet has learnt.

3. EU officials holding talks with Hamas - Jerusalem Post
..Damascus-based Hamas leader Khaled Mashal (file)

EU security officials have been conducting secret talks with Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip over the past few weeks, Palestinian Authority officials told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

4. PM gives green light to 7 new Negev communities - Jerusalem Post
..A rock formation in the Negev desert near Beersheba.
Photo: Courtesy

Development in the northern Negev received a boost on Tuesday from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who approved the creation of a new rural settlement district in eastern Lachish, consisting of seven new communities.

5. Israel considers building fence on Egyptian border - Ha'aretz
..Border police guarding Sudanese refugees who crossed into Israel illegally from Egypt two weeks ago. (Reuters)

Israel is considering the construction of a border fence in cooperation with Egypt to prevent the passage of terrorists, smugglers and asylum-seekers between the two countries, Prime Minister's Office Director General Ra'anan Dinur told the Knesset Committee on Foreign Workers on Tuesday.

Scandal City!

Do you ever have one of those days at work where you are so frustrated about the challenges and problems that you wonder whether it is all worth it? I had one of those days yesterday, as I spent hours talking to hostile reporters about the latest scandal to engulf a Republican member of Congress.

I am sure you have heard the details by now. Senator Larry Craig of Idaho was arrested in June in a Minneapolis airport men?s room by an undercover police officer who alleges that the senator was soliciting him for sex. Craig denied the charge, but nevertheless pled guilty to disorderly conduct.

The story hit the news Monday night, resulting in a press conference by the senator and his wife, during which he vehemently denied he was a homosexual, denied he had done anything inappropriate in the Minneapolis airport and vowed to fight. However, adding to the senator's credibility problem is the fact that rumors about his sexuality have circulated for years, and a homosexual activist claimed to have "outed" him last year.

Republican leaders, unlike in the Foley scandal, were quick to react. Mitt Romney promptly removed Craig as a co-chairman of his campaign. Senator John McCain called the case "disgraceful." Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell informed Craig yesterday that there would be an Ethics Committee investigation. In interviews, I expressed the hope that Craig would see the "handwriting on the wall" and step down from his Senate seat.

Big Media, of course, is having a field day. The same pundits who argued that Bill Clinton having sex in the Oval Office with an intern was a private, personal matter are not only condemning Craig, but they are also speculating that people like you will ?cut and run? from public policy battles and sit out the 2008 elections.

They may be right, but I hope they are wrong. We should be outraged by what the senator appears to have done. But it would be foolish indeed to sit out of the political process and turn the country over to Hillary Clinton, the ACLU, and the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual rights crowd.

I hope Craig resigns, but I am not going to resign from the battle to defend our values just because we may have discovered another hypocrite in Washington.

(Source: Gary Bauer, End-of-Day, Aug. 29, 2007)

Enter Into Worship Wafare!

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;
To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD. (Psalm 149:6-9)

The Daily Brief - Wednesday, August 29, 2007

"Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I AM coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown." (Rev. 3:10,11)

1. Outbreaks of Fire, Smoke, Shut Down Metro Stations - Washington Post
Hundreds of Passengers Scramble as All 5 Rail Lines Affected in Washington, D.C.

Five separate outbreaks of fire or smoke on the Metrorail system shut down several stations and halted train service in spots Monday night, in a series of disruptions that appeared to be without precedent in the system's 30-year history. Each of the incidents, which occurred within a two-hour period, appeared to stem from a different cause, Metro officials said. But the overall effect, which sent hundreds of confused passengers scrambling, seemed unnerving and bewildering.

· Although the officials are stating that these incidents were not "terrorist related," nonetheless -- with Congress returning next week from its summer recess -- we ask that all hidden things be revealed and understood about each of these five episodes.

· "For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light." (Mark 4:22)

2. Bush: Iran Threatens 'Nuclear Holocaust' - AP and CBN News
The President accused Tehran of plotting to extend 'murderous' influence over Iraq and destabilize the Middle East as Iran vows to use their new 2,000-pound "Smart" bomb against its enemies and unveiled mass production of the new weapon according to Iranian state television reports. President Bush also is expected to ask Congress for $50 billion more for the war in Iraq following congressional hearings in September featuring Army Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker.

· Dearest Father, as we continue to pray for President Bush, may he continue to receive wisdom in all things that can only be given by You. Oh, may our president please You Lord, with his response to the violent leadership of Iran and the restoration and salvation of Iraq. We also beg You that he receive understanding of how precious Israel is to You and that he not continue to participate in her dismantling!

·"Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. For indeed, those who are far from You shall perish; You have destroyed all those who desert You for harlotry." (Psalm 73: 25-27 NKJV)

3. We Are Going To Get Hit Again - MSNBC
Retired Vice Admiral John Scott Redd, head of the National Counterterrorism Center, says, "We have very strong indicators that Al Qaeda is planning to attack the West."

Al Qaeda has an active plot to hit the West. The United States knows about it but doesn't have enough tactical detail to issue a precise warning or raise the threat level, says Vice Admiral (ret.) John Scott Redd, who heads the government's National Counter Terrorism Center.

· We have no where to turn but to You, God. Only You are omniscient and only You can help with terrorists threats and unseen plans! May those who serve in the National Counter Terrorism Center and all other security agencies that protect America and our allies, seek Your wisdom and gladly walk with You!

· "All the horns of the wicked I will also cut off, but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted." (Psalm 75: 10 NKJV)

4. 12 South Koreans Freed In Afghanistan - AP

Taliban militants on Wednesday released 12 of 19 South Korean captives they promised to free under a deal reached in direct talks with the South Korean government to resolve a nearly six-week hostage crisis. The deal was criticized by one Afghan government minister amid concerns it could embolden the insurgents at a time of rising violence in the country. To secure the release of the church workers, South Korea reaffirmed a pledge it made before the hostage crisis began to withdraw its 200-troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year. Seoul also said it would prevent South Korean Christian missionaries from working in the country. A German engineer and four Afghan colleagues kidnapped a day before the South Koreans are still being held.

· Thank You Abba, for releasing Your children from the snare of the fowler. May the remaining seven Korean hostages be safely released along with the German engineer and his four Afghan colleagues. Please protect the innocent in Afghanistan for their salvation and for Your glory!

· "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.' Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence." (Psalm 91: 1-3 NKJV)

5. GOP Senator Pleaded Guilty After Restroom Arrest - Washington Post

Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-ID), pleaded guilty earlier this month to misdemeanor disorderly-conduct charges stemming from his June arrest by an undercover police officer in a men's restroom at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, a court spokeswoman and the senator's office said yesterday.

· We are weary of political scandal and ask of You, Lord to grant us Godly men and women to lead our nation in its desperate times! May the truth of this scandal be revealed for Your fame, Your glory and their salvation!

·"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings." (Jeremiah 17: 9-10 NKJV)

6. Wall Street - The Calm Before the Storm? - CBN News
.."The Calm Before the Storm" (?)
Some fear any more bad news about the U.S. mortgage crisis will revive investor fears and shatter last week's uneasy calm on Wall Street. Others are still wondering if the crisis could signal an overall downturn in the U.S. economy. It appears that approximately 1.5 million people will lose their homes to foreclosure this year and in 2008. On Tuesday, U.S. home prices fell 3.2 percent in the second quarter for the biggest drop in Standard & Poor's nationwide housing index in 20 years.

· Only You, Lord, know the future and we rest in Your care. May the leaders and workers in our financial markets acknowledge their dependence upon You and ask for Your help before a catastrophic financial and stock market crash arrives!

·"For the Son of man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them." (Luke 9: 56 NKJV)

7. Gonzales Departure Won't End Probes - ABC and CBN News

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' resignation Monday after months of draining controversy drew expressions of relief from Republicans and a vow from Democrats to pursue their investigation into the firing of eight U.S. attorneys and the handling of FBI terror investigations. The president named Paul Clement, the solicitor general, as a temporary replacement. With 17-months remaining in office, there was no indication when Bush would name a successor or how quickly or easily the Senate might confirm one.

· To the Ancient of Days, we ask You to determine how the remaining 17-months of the Bush administration will unfold, including the selection of a Godly Attorney General of the United States! We humbly ask that You will come to Your son, George W., and influence him in his waking and sleeping hours regarding this position and in all that he does for eternity. And, may Attorney General Gonzalez be used for Your Kingdom work in ways unimaginable!

· "O Lord, You know; remember me and visit me, and take vengeance for me on my persecutors. In Your enduring patience, do not take me away. Know that for Your sake I have suffered rebuke." (Jeremiah 15: 15 NKJV)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

"You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You." (Isaiah 26:3)

1. Barak: Hezbollah rocket arsenal bigger now than before the war - Ha'aretz

Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Monday told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that Hezbollah has more rockets today than it did prior to the Second Lebanon War last summer.

2. PA to shut down over 100 civil groups - Ynet News

The Palestinian government has ordered the closure of 103 institutions in the West Bank and Gaza, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said Monday, in an apparent crackdown aimed at Hamas. The formal reason is violation of laws governing civil groups.

3. Hamas orders private Gaza clinics shut down - Jerusalem Post


Members of Hamas's Executive Force.
Photo: AP [file] , AP

Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers ordered striking doctors to shut down their private clinics on Monday, in a challenge to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that threatened to deepen hardship in the long-suffering territory.

4. Israel worries Iran may give Russian anti-ship missile to Syria, Hizbullah - Jerusalem Post

The recent delivery of an advanced Russian-made anti-ship missile to Iran has defense officials concerned it will be transferred to Syria and Hizbullah and used against the Israel Navy in a future conflict.

5. Abbas: Summit pointless if only about 'principles' - Ha'aretz

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas voiced concern on Monday that much has yet to be agreed upon before the upcoming international Middle East peace summit, saying the conference would be a "waste of time" if it stuck to a "declaration of principles."

6. Shin Bet: Hamas in Syria plans suicide bombings - Ha'aretz

The security services are increasingly concerned that the Hamas leadership in Syria is intensifying efforts to undermine the diplomatic dialogue between Israel and the Palestinian Authority through a series of spectacular terrorist attacks.

Islam's Evil Doings In America

The Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas, Tx., is an example of breeding terrorist activity and funding for terrorism from sympathetic, yet "peaceful" Muslims in the United States. The 42-count indictment accuses HLF and its top leaders of a conspiracy to provide aid to a terrorist organization and the families of suicide terrorists. The indictment also charges that HLF provided more than $12.4 million to individuals and organizations linked to Hamas between 1995 and 2001. The group raised a total of $57 million since its incorporation in 1992, but only reported $36.2 million to the IRS.

The Justice Department also named the North American Islamic Trust, the Islamic Society of North America, and the Council on American Islamic Relations as unindicted co-conspirators. Of course, CAIR is crying bloody murder over being named in the trial and has filed a law suit demanding that its name be removed. Part of the indicting evidence showed films of fundraising events held right here on American soil where one of the defendants, a member of the Islamic Association of Palestine, acted out a skit saying "I am Hamas and I'm going to kill Jews." And then he acts out the killing of a Jew to the applause of the audience.

Americans need to realize that these types of groups, most of them underground, are alive and operating throughout the United States. Islam is not a religion of peace. It is an aggressive cult aimed at world domination. Islam is incompatible with representative government and the rule of law as Americans know it. Islamic law, no matter how it is packaged, is brutal, barbaric, oppressive and totalitarian. The leading nations in the world participating in human slave and sex trade are Islamic. In Afghanistan, the Taliban-a totalitarian Islamic sect-is producing some 95% of the world's opium, which funds terrorists to the tune of $3.0 billion per year.

How would a good and peaceful religion use the promise of death to Jews, slavery, and illegal drug sales to advance its cause? If this kind of behavior was taking place in Christianity, there would be an outcry so loud in the Christian community and in the news media that these things would be stopped. Yet whenever someone raises a voice against illegal and hate filled Islamic activity, they are pummeled with accusations of hate speech. It is time for Americans to take a stand that their country will not fall to these barbarians. 1 Corinthians 15:33 says, "Do not be deceived: Evil company corrupts good morals." Islam is evil company and cannot peacefully co- exist in a Constitutional Republic.

Bill Wilson

Word of Life Ministry

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Signs and Wonders . . .

"And great earthquakes shall be in different places, and famines and plagues. And there shall be terrors and great signs from Heaven."(Luke 21:11)

1. Blood Red Moon Visible Across the U.S.
- ABC News

The Earth's shadow crept across the moon's surface early Tuesday, slowly eclipsing it and turning it shades of orange and red. The total lunar eclipse, the second this year, was visible in North and South America, especially in the West.

Editor's Note: The last total eclipse 'blood-red moon' occurred seven years ago on July 16, 2000, during the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David with Clinton, Barak and Arafat. (Worthy News)

· "The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord." (Joel 2:31)

2. 2000-Year-Old Meteors to Rain Down on September 1, 2007 -

The meteors that are about to rain down in the early morning of September 1 date from around 4 A.D., the latest calculations show. It is not often that we can tell when a shooting star was first released from a comet into space . . . Only in recent years have we learned to trace young meteor showers, just a few revolutions old, to their date of origin. The oldest such shower, but only one revolution old, is due in the early morning of September 1, 2007. Our calculations indicate Earth is about to cross the dust trail of comet Kiess, a comet that takes some 2000 years to complete one orbit around the Sun.

· It is AWESOME to realize that this "sign in the heavns" last occurred in the time of Christ Jesus, our Lord! God is trumpeting now to His people: "Get ready!! I AM coming soon!!" It is time to be praying "laser-like" prayers as we see His Kingdom come in our time. Amen!

· "And great earthquakes shall be in different places, and famines and plagues. And there shall be terrors and great signs from Heaven."(Luke 21:11)

3. Greek Fires Reach Site of Ancient Olympics - CBN News

Firefighters backed by aircraft dropped water and foam on the birthplace of the ancient Olympics Sunday to stop wildfires from burning the 2,800-year-old ruins, one of the most revered sites of antiquity.

Editor's Note: Last night, NBC News reported that almost HALF of Greece was now on fire!

· First of all, we ask our Lord to show His mercy upon the people of Greece at that time, that lives be spared and that those who are fighting these fires be strengthened and equipped to do so effectively.
· Second, we recall that the teachings and philosophy of ancient Greece have been the taproot of secular humanism in the modern age. Homosexuality was also freely practiced in ancient Greece, as well. In the midst of judgment, may God yet remember MERCY.

· "Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens" (Genesis 19:24) "Turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly." (II Peter 2:6)

"O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy." (Habakkuk 3:2)

4. Dean Leaves Mexico Relatively Unscathed - -
..Sand bags sit below a levy in Ecatepec, Mexico, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, after a drainage canal overflowed. Rain water from Hurricane Dean helped push the waters of a major Mexico City sewage canal into an adjacent neighborhood, as the storm passed nearby. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

It drove terror deep into Mexico, smashing ashore as the third most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever to hit land. But the furious beast proved relatively toothless, thanks to large-scale preparations -- and a lot of luck. Dean missed all major cities, tearing through areas of tiny villages, farmland and forest. It didn't linger like more damaging storms, and by the time it hit key oil platforms and ports, Dean had weakened.

· What man calls "luck" is in reality the divine intervention of a merciful God, who hears and answers the prayers of His saints. Offer PRAISE that this storm did so little damage, and ask our Lord to comfort the families of the eight who lost their lives to Hurricane Dean. Stand in repentance that the world, in its stubbornness, continues to refuse to give GOD the Glory, when He so clearly moves on our behalf!

· "Even the wind and the waves obey Him!" (Matthew 8:27)

A Word for the Saints


Ras Robinson


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

· "And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature." (Hebrews 1:3)

Watching the total and gradual moon eclipse this morning, I prayed that God would so overshadow me that my entire countenance and persona would be changed. And yet, I don't want to be just a reflection or a shadow. I want to radiate as Jesus radiates with the His true glory and light.

The Lord would say to you today, take every opportunity to shine bright for your God. Do not ever settle for just a shadow of Me when you have the brightness of My glory in the person of Jesus shining through you. Eclipsed.

· "Every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from above, from the Father of lights, with whom is no variation nor shadow of turning." (James 1:16,17)

Monday, August 27, 2007

The Greater Calling . . . The Day of Prayer for Jerusalem.

Greater Calling and the Day of Prayer
Over one thousand callers from around the world joined together on The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem on October 1. The call to prayer does not end there. Find out about upcoming WEEKLY AND DAILY PRAYER CALLS through Greater More ...

A Special Invitation to Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Sunday, October 7, 2007

From: Robert Stearns, Co-Chairman, Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

Dr. Jack Hayford, Co-Chairman, Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

Dear Praying Friends,

Please take a moment to read and pass on this urgent prayer update.

We are just days away from a powerful moment, when millions of Christians in every nation across the planet will join in faith and unity to pray together for the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem.

This massive prayer initiative, one of the largest in Church history, has now been reported and referenced by major news outlets around the world. The Jerusalem Celebration of the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem will be carried live into 192 nations on God TV.

Literally, in every corner of the planet, churches are preparing to stand in agreement with Psalm 122, and with one another in hope, and pray for God's presence and peace to flood the streets of Jerusalem, and minister peace to all of her inhabitants, Jew and Arab alike.

The First Sunday of October, October 7th, has been designated as the Global Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem by well over 1000 global Christian leaders. Leaders of influence including, Jack Hayford, Paul Cedar, Dick Eastman, T.D. Jakes, Kay Arthur, Myles Munroe, Jane Hansen, John Hagee, Ravi Zacharias, Michael W. Smith, Chuck Pierce, Sunday Adelaja, and Joyce Meyer are just a handful of those all around the world who are in unity calling for focused, united prayer on this day.

In order for this day to be effective we NEED to ACT together in unity. Please agree to make a difference today by doing two simple things:

1. Make sure your local church is participating on October 7th.

The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem is NOT a single location event but rather a worldwide celebration day when LOCAL CHURCHES remember to pray for Jerusalem in their Sunday services. Although there will be a Jerusalem Celebration of this day carried live on GOD TV around the world, the real thrust of the initiative is on the local church level. Please BE SURE that your church is participating! There are resources such as posters and prayer cards for you local church available at

2. Please forward this email to as many believing Christians as you can.

If you will simply take a moment right now and forward this on to your close friends and prayer partners, we can literally sound a global trumpet to bring clear focus and awareness to this urgent prayer effort.

We thank you for putting action to your prayers and taking part in seeing God's purposes for Zion unfold in this hour of history!

If you have any questions or need further information regarding the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, please contact our DPPJ office at 1-800- 51WINGS or visit

May the Lord's Shalom rest over each of you,

Robert Stearns

Co-Chairman, Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

Dr. Jack Hayford

Co-Chairman, Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

P.S. If you have not yet done so, feel free to add your name with the leaders around the world who have signed the "Call To Prayer Resolution." You can also click on your nation, state or city to get in touch with the local coordinators in your area to find out about what is happening with the DPPJ in your region.