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The Daily Brief Monday, June 18, 2012
"I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name." (Isaiah 45:3)
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The Daily Brief
1. Congressional Leaders Call for Investigations of Moslem Brotherhood Penetration of the Obama Administration - Unity Coalition for Israel
Washington, DC, June 14, 2012: Five influential Members of Congress called yesterday for the inspectors general (IGs) of government departments with national security responsibilities to investigate whether their agencies are being subjected to influence operations mounted as part of what the Moslem Brotherhood calls its "civilization jihad." This initiative holds out hope that a grave, and largely unremarked, threat may thus be recognized and thwarted in time.
The authors of letters sent to the IGs for the Departments of State, Justice, Defense and Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence are:
Rep. Michele Bachman, a member of the House Intelligence Committee and Chairwoman of the House Tea Party Caucus
Rep. Trent Franks, Chairman of the House Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution a member of the House Armed Services Committee
Rep. Louie Gohmert, Vice Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
Rep. Tom Rooney, Deputy Majority Whip and member of the House Armed Services Committee
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee's Oversight Subcommittee
- Father, we pray that this open door given to the Moslem Brotherhood by the Obama administration be exposed and made public through this focused and principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public. Close the doors to the evil activities of the Moslem Brotherhood through the blood of Jesus. Break the unity between them and this administration, so that their power be dissipated and they be removed from their place of authority. In Jesus' mighty Name.
- "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn." (Proverbs 29:2)
2. Obama's policy strategy: Ignore laws - Politico.com
Obama returned Friday to a trusted tactic - satisfying his political allies by not doing something.
. . Rather than pushing new laws through a divided Congress to enact his agenda, Obama is relying on federal agencies to ignore, or at least not defend, laws that some of his important supporters - like Hispanic voters and the gay community - don't like. Read more.
- God, pull down this lawlessness exhibited by this administration, and bring it under the exact pattern of lawfully following the established solidity of the tried and true laws of the Constitution, which have protected our Land through the years. May the messages of the lawless fall to the ground and die. Defeat those who follow lawless agendas by the power of the blood of Jesus, and raise up a standard of righteousness. In Jesus' Name.
- "But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully: Knowing this, that the law is not made for the righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners." (I Timothy 1:8-9)
3. Conservatives Win in Greek Election - Fox News; BBC
New Democracy Party wins critical election in Greece, and its leader Antonis Samaras, center, has proposed forming a pro-euro coalition government amid fears country could be forced out of European Union's joint currency.
The main contenders, the right-wing New Democracy and left-wing Syriza, were at odds over whether broadly to stick with the tough EU bailout deal, or reject it and boost social spending. Opinion polls were banned for two weeks before voting but unofficial polls said the result was too close to call. Read more.
- Holy Father, we thank You for stability for this new government in Greece in the midst of her economic crisis.We praise You for bringing this vote to a victory that will bring it through to become a very stable and wise government. Guide Antonis Samaras with the wisdom of God and strengthen him for the task ahead. We praise You, God, for showing the country of Greece Your great grace and tender mercies. In the Name of Jesus.
"God, be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us; that Your way may be known upon earth, Your saving health among all nations. Let the people praise You, O God, let all the people praise You." (Psalm 67:1-3)
5. Greek, Spanish savings flee Eurozone crisis - ABC News
ATHENS, Greece-In Europe's most economically stricken countries, people are taking their money out of their banks as a way to protect their savings from the growing financial storm. Worried that their savings could be devalued, or that banks are on the verge of collapse and that governments cannot make good on deposit insurance, people in Greece, Spain and beyond are withdrawing euros by the billions -- behavior that is magnifying their countries' financial stresses. The money is being hoarded at home or deposited in banks in more stable economies. It's a steady bank "jog" at the moment, not a full-bore run. But it threatens to undermine the finances of those countries' already-stressed lenders. And if it does turn into a full bank run after Greece's crucial election on Sunday, it could hasten financial disaster in Europe and help spread turmoil around the world. Read more.
- O God, take the instability of Greece's economic situation and give great wisdom to the newly elected leader, Antonis Samara. Change his heart to be a man who seeks the Lord in guiding his nation to a financial victory. Bring Greece to rest on solid footing so that there not be a spread of financial turmoil around the world. Let the mercy of the Lord be upon Greece to restore them to their spiritual inheritance. In the Name of Jesus.
- "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance." (Psalm 33:12)
5. U.N. suspends Syria monitoring as violence rages - Yahoo.com
Escalating violence in Syria forced United Nations observers to suspend operations on Saturday, in the clearest sign yet that a peace plan brokered by international mediator Kofi Annan has collapsed. Chief monitor General Robert Mood said the fighting posed a threat to his unarmed observers, one of whose patrols was fired upon four days ago, and prevented them from carrying out their mandate to oversee Annan's widely ignored April 12 ceasefire. Read more.
- Holy God, we ask for a ceasefire to occur in Syria and bring an end to the battle that is raging in that land. Send the warring angels of the Lord to that country to still the storm of hatred and violence that is initiated by a terrorist mentality. The use of the United Nations has failed to carry out their mandate and we thus turn to Almighty God to bring a ceasefire to that country. In the Name of Jesus we pray.
- "Arise, O Lord, in Your anger, lift up Yourself because of the rage of the enemies and awake the judgment that you have commanded." (Psalm 7:6)
6. Ahmadinejad: I will retire from politics in 2013 - Jerusalem Post
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to retire from politics when his second term ends next year, AFP quoted him as saying on Saturday in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, scheduled to be published on Sunday. "Eight years is enough," Ahmadinejad, 55, told the German paper.
My Father, we thank You for putting this desire in this president's heart and we trust that You will speedily bring about his resignation and/or retirement very soon. Close out this man's term in office by Your mighty hand. Bring deliverance to the land of Iran and bring out lost souls to be saved and brought into the kingdom of God. Release this land from sin, O God, and cleanse the people and the land by the precious blood of Jesus. In Jesus' Name.
"Break, O God, the arm of the wicked and the evil man; seek out his wickedness until You find none. The Lord is King forever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land." (Psalm 10:15-16)
7. Obama hosts LGBT Pride reception, vows to be 'advocate' - Yahoonews.com
President Barack Obama promised a roomful of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) activists on Friday that he would be their "fellow advocate" as long as he is in the White House. Obama, hosting an LGBT Pride Month reception in the mansion's ornate East Room, thanked gay servicemen and -women for their service and alluded to the fitful process that led him to publicly endorse same-sex marriage.
General Mills Cereal Company Adopts 'Gay Marriage' - WorldNetDaily
The Minnesota food giant that brought to the nation's parents, and especially their children, the Honey Nut Bee, Lucky the Leprechaun and the Silly Trix Rabbit now publicly is supporting homosexual marriage, leaving critics surprised at General Mills' abandonment of traditional values families.
- Holy God, our hearts are grieved to read these reports. Once again, we stand in the gap for our land and ask for Your hand of mercy to yet rest upon us. We ask that You would bring Obama to his senses; that he would flee from this agenda; and that he would be used instead to help establish righteousness in our nation. We ask, too, that private enterprise would then follow suit.
We feel like we are on the Titanic, and the ship is sinking fast. Help us, O Lord, we pray!
- "Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just . . ." (Psalm 7:9)
To see a list of products made by General Mills, go here. We ask that you prayerfully consider boycotting these items. Thank you.
The Middle East in Focus
This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:
"For You, Lord, are most high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods." (Psalm 97:9)
1. Israel's Undersea Gas Bonanza May Spur Mideastern Strife - Bloomberg
Egypt's decision last month to stop selling natural gas to Israel could be a harbinger of increasingly confrontational Egyptian-Israeli relations, an indication of a worsening Egyptian economy, or both.
2. IDF bracing for increased rocket fire from Sinai - Jerusalem Post
The IDF is bracing for an increase in rocket attacks from the Sinai Peninsula and into Israel over the coming days as the Egyptian presidential election comes to a close.
3. Moslem Brotherhood claims victory in Egyptian presidential elections - Ha'aretz
The Moslem Brotherhood declared early Monday that its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt's presidential election, even as the military handed themselves the lion's share of power over the new president, enshrining their hold on the state and sharpening the possibility of confrontation with the Islamists.
4. Al-Qaeda leader urges Egypt to cancel peace treaty with Israel - Times of Israel
Al-Qaeda's leader has urged Egypt to cancel its peace treaty with Israel and to establish Islamic rule, according to an audio message released Sunday.
5. Russia: Black Sea Fleet ships ready to go to Syrian coast - Itar-Tass
A number of warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet are prepared to go to Syria, the Russian General Staff told Itar-Tass on Friday.
6. Iran says busts 'terrorist groups' behind assassination of nuclear scientists - Ha'aretz
Iran has arrested 20 suspects linked to the assassination of two nuclear scientists in the last two years, a statement by Tehran's Intelligence Ministry claimed on Sunday.
The Daily Jot
America's prophetic role in the end times
Many theologians and students of the Bible have various theories of America's position and role in the end times. Some argue that the use of the word "Eagle" in certain verses refers to the United States. Others believe that certain descriptions of Babylon point toward the modern America. Others use numerology to decipher America's involvement in eschatology. Certainly, many of these theories could well be considered "types and shadows," or examples if you will, of how a nation could be positioned for a certain purpose in the end times. America has played and is playing a substantial role in eschatology--some good, most not.
The United States was instrumental in helping bring about the reestablishment of Israel, a fulfillment of several prophecies like Isaiah 66:8, "Who ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Is a country born in one day? Is a nation brought forth all at once? For as soon as Zion went into labor, she brought forth her children"; and, Ezekiel 37:21-22, "I will take the people of Israel from among the nations where they have gone and gather them from every side and bring them back to their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel." The US has been a longstanding ally of Israel since 1948, playing a strong role in Bible eschatology.
The US has also played a strong role in aligning the nations that will come against Israel in the Day of the Lord. President Jimmy Carter began the march of the end time "Beast" prophecies by deposing the Shah of Iran and supporting democracy there in 1979. The radical Shia government came to power under the Ayatollahs. President Bill Clinton used the power of America to support the Islamic takeover of Kosovo. President George W Bush and the current man who occupies the Oval Office promoted democratic Islamism in Gaza, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Yeman. The White House is now positioning America to do the same in Syria.
A map of the Islamic Caliphate that ruled over the Middle East and Eastern Europe from 1299 to 1923 indicates that America has helped reestablish Islam in well over half of the land mass of the former Ottoman Empire. After World War II, the US supported the democratization of Turkey, the linchpin in end time eschatology as revealed in Revelation, Daniel, and Ezekiel. Saudi Arabia has been a perceived US ally as well as a pervader of radical Islam. The former Ottoman Empire nations are those mentioned in Ezekiel 38, Psalm 83, and the Beast Empire in Daniel 11 that comprise the specific nations that come against Israel in the Day of the Lord. While there is no specific mention of America in the Bible, her prophetic role appears to be significant.
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Obama's DREAM Is Congress's Nightmare
"I wish I had a magic wand," Obama said last year, "[I] could make this [whole immigration agenda] happen on my own... I'd like to work around Congress." Well, the White House must have found its fairy godmother, because the administration isn't just working around Congress -- they're steamrolling over it. On Friday, Obama continued his pattern of lawlessness by sidestepping the House and Senate and current law on immigration policy. Without even feigning some sort of congressional collaboration, the administration announced that it would stop deporting young illegal immigrants who come to the U.S. as children. If they don't have a criminal record and have either graduated high school or served in the military, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano insists that these under-30 year-olds will be eligible for work permits.
If the concept sounds familiar, that's because it's part of the DREAM Act, a piece of immigration legislation that's been introduced but not passed. What Obama did was to essentially take a broad swathe of the bill and enact it unilaterally -- without so much as a House or Senate vote. In my opinion, it's essential that we address the issue of immigration. In fact, I feel so strongly about it that immigration was included as a core value in my book, Personal Faith, Public Policy. But political urgency doesn't excuse political irresponsibility. Instead of flagging this as a priority and taking the initiative to work with leaders on a solution, the White House circumvented the Constitution and claimed a power that only Congress can exercise.
When Americans elected Obama, they believed they were voting for a chief executive. What they got is a chief legislator and chief justice. If the administration doesn't like a law, they call it unconstitutional and ignore it. If they can't pass a policy democratically, they enact it anyway. We've witnessed Obama's contempt for the law with the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), gambling, obscenity prosecutions, homosexual benefits, and more. Just this past weekend, Obama celebrated gay pride month by mocking DOMA as the "so-called Defense of Marriage Act." Well, guess what? This "so-called" federal marriage statute is still the law of the land. Defying it doesn't make the law any less binding.
Now obviously, these are tough issues. But, as Bretibart's Mike Flynn points out, that's why we have a Congress, "where the nation's representatives can deliberate and try to find the right policy path. It isn't pretty, and it often fails. But that's how our laws are made. We do not enact far-reaching rewrites of our laws by executive fiat. Political expediency doesn't negate an entire branch of government." The pattern of abuses is so out of hand that even media outlets like Politico are suggesting that the President's "policy strategy" is "ignore laws."
In the end, today's debate isn't about immigration. It's a debate about the limits of executive authority -- a conversation that goes back some 237 years. Our founding fathers shed a lot of blood to avoid what this White House increasingly resembles -- a monarchy with absolute power. While Obama can try to bypass the law, one thing he cannot bypass is voters. And ultimately, his interpretation of the separation of powers will be subject to the ultimate checks and balances: November 6 ballots. For more on this shocking power grab, check out Ken Klukowski's column in Breitbart. (Family Research Council)
900 Executive Orders . . . and Counting . . .
A chilling list of Obama's executive orders
(Editor's correction: This is a list of executive orders in force that outline Emergency Powers. Some of these were signed by prior US Presidents going back all the way to JFK. Obama specifically has signed executive orders starting with the number EO-13489 and forward. But these all reference powers Obama could use to limit your freedoms. Here is a full list of Obama Executive Orders.)
There have been over 900 Executive orders put forth from Obama, and he is not even through his first term. He is creating a martial law Disneyland of control covering everything imaginable. Get your headache medication out while you still can without a prescription. . .
It is more than clear that Obama is planning for the total control and takeover of America via Martial Law. Food, energy, transportation, work, banking, and health. . . he has it covered.
While Obama is busy pulling executive orders out of the sky to control everything inside our country, he has been issuing executive orders to force us to submit to international regulations instead of our Constitution.
We must send faxes, emails, and make calls to all congressmen and demand they stop Obama's perverted, extreme, and Unconstitutional abuse of Executive Orders. It is time to demand our elected leaders start protecting America, our sovereignty, and our Constitution. So far, they seem to be protecting the Obama - Marxist takeover plans . . . peppered with a little U.N. and Islam. (The Western Center for Journalism) Read more.
"Sharp Disagreements" on the Supreme Court
Justice Ginsburg: "Sharp Disagreements" on the Supreme Court
Friday night, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, perhaps the Supreme Court's most liberal justice, offered this insight about the remaining cases before the high court, "As one may expect, many of the most controversial cases remain pending. So it is likely that the sharp disagreement rate will go up next week and the week after."
For her to say that not only suggests that we are going to get some narrow 5-to-4 decisions, but they will likely contain some very heated rhetoric given the subject matter -- Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law and ObamaCare. It also highlights one of the most important aspects of presidential authority -- Supreme Court appointments -- and raises the stakes for November.
Right now the court is narrowly divided with four liberals, four conservatives and Justice Anthony Kennedy frequently breaking the tie. Four justices -- two liberals, one moderate and one conservative -- are over the age of 70: Breyer (73), Kennedy (75), Scalia (76) and Ginsburg (79). The next president could have the opportunity to make two appointments to the high court in the next four years, appointments that could radically alter the court's ideological balance. Keep that in mind as you cast your ballot on November 6th. (Gary Bauer)
- It is time to travail before the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to bring ORDER IN THE COURT. Declare the decree: speak peace and unity to the judicial branch of our government. Call forth godly decisions in all matters remaining before the Supreme Court this week. Our God reigns!
- "You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways." (Job 22:28)
- For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. (Eph. 2:14 -16)
- "For the Lord is our Judge . . ." (Is. 33:22a)
Urgent Youcef Vote in U.S. Senate
Scheduled for Tuesday, June 19
A key U.S. Senate committee is voting on a resolution of support for Pastor Youcef tomorrow. As I write this, we have had 91,971 people sign our petition asking that the Senate unanimously pass this important resolution.
I would like us to get to 115,000 signatures by the vote tomorrow.
Please sign our petition to the U.S. Senate to Free Christian Pastor Youcef today.
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Watching the Caliphate
World's Most Powerful Imam to Rise?
Turkish PM Erdogan Invites "the most dangerous Islamist in the world", Fethullah Gulen, to come home to Turkey
In a stunning move, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called for Fethullah Gülen, the reclusive imam of arguably the most powerful Islamist movement in the world, to return home to Turkey from his self-imposed exile in rural Pennsylvania.
Erdoğan's appeal to Gülen came after he received an award during the closing ceremony of the Turkish Olympics.
"We want this yearning to come to an end," the prime minister said.
"We want to see those who are abroad and longing for the homeland to be among us. ... Absence from home is loneliness. We have no tolerance for loneliness. We are saying that this absence from home [of Gülen] should end. To be honest, I understand that this is also what you all expect. So, let's say the absence should be ended. As the child of an ancient civilization, I am extending my thanks to the ones who call on us and the entire world tonight in Turkish, the language of a rich culture. This is what I am saying, let's put absence from home and longing for the homeland to one side."
Although Erdoğan did not use Gülen's name, his comments were widely understood by the Turkish audience and media to refer to Fethullah Gülen. This invitation represents the first time that Erdoğan has ever publicly reached out to the man that many consider to be Erdoğan's spiritual mentor and the most dangerous Islamist in the world. Read more (WorldNet Daily)
[Reported by Hebrew Nation News]
What does it mean? (Commentary from HN News editor)
We are watching for a revived Islamic caliphate (aka end of days beast system). The last Islamic caliphate was headed by Turkey and was one of the largest and longest lasting empires, going from July 27 1299 through November 1, 1922 (623 years). The caliphate/empire was given a "fatal head wound" and was dismantled and abolished in November 1922. It was replaced with a secular government. With the uprising of the Arab Spring, many Middle Eastern nations are deposing their leaders and replacing them with Moslem Brotherhood leaders who will lead them down a path of "sharia law". All the region needs is a "leader" or "head" to re-establish a regional caliphate system once again, and "sew the patches together" into one giant beastly quilt.
It is no secret that PM Erdogan would like Turkey to be the "head" of a revived Islamic caliphate system (aka "the Beast"). The fact that Erdogan is reaching out to a very powerful and dangerous Imam to invite him home is very significant and bears watching.
The Good News Corner
Texas Teen Walking a 12-Foot Cross to DC
"July 24, 2011. I remember looking up to Heaven saying, 'I'm Yours.' That day, I decided to take up my cross. And I felt so strong in my heart. And I felt Him tell me where to go and how to go. And that's where we're going-Washington, D.C.
(Fort Worth, TX)-If you're driving along a route from Texas toward the nation's capital, you just might catch sight of someone else making the trek in an unusual way.
Nineteen-year-old Junior Garcia, who plans to become a physician's assistant, felt led to take Jesus' words literally-picking up a 12-foot cross-and walking from his home state of Texas all the way to Washington, DC: 1,369 miles.
The idea had reportedly been brewing since last summer at his church's youth group, when the Lord began to get his attention.
"Oh, man, I was going through so much in my life and really searching to see what God had for me, His call on my life, Garcia shared with local news station CBS DFW. "I just felt that separation from Him and felt like it was just time to get rid of worldly desires and focus on Him.
Recalling his day of decision, Garcia said, "July 24, 2011. I remember looking up to Heaven saying, 'I'm Yours.' That day, I decided to take up my cross. And I felt so strong in my heart. And I felt Him tell me where to go and how to go. And that's where we're going-Washington, D.C. . . .
To learn more about Junior Garcia's walk, CLICK HERE:
(Source: DFW-CBS Local) Reported by: Breaking Christian News
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Forever Reign by Hillsong
You are good, You are good When there's nothing good in me You are love, You are love On display for all to see You are light, You are light When the darkness closes in You are hope, You are hope You have covered all my sin . . .
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