The House has now gone out of session until after the election; and the Senate will do the same either this weekend or early next week. Please continue to pray for all congressional races, as well as presidential, through Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
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The Daily Brief Friday September 21, 2012
Sing to God, sing praises to His name, cast up a highway for Him Who rides through the deserts-His name is the Lord-be in high spirits and glory before Him! (Psalm 68:4)
Join us tonight for ONE MINUTE OF PRAYER at 9:00 p.m. EDT (adjusted for your own time zone). Let's all cry out to God together for our nation! Amen!
To learn more, go here.
To explore the many opportunities that are now available to all of us during the 40 DAYS and 40 NIGHTS of prayer, leading up to Election Day, please see our two-part series, "Praying for our Nation," by going here.
The Daily Brief
1. Pastors pledge to defy IRS, preach politics from pulpit ahead of election - Fox News
More than 1,000 pastors are planning to challenge the IRS next month by deliberately preaching politics ahead of the presidential election despite a federal ban on endorsements from the pulpit.
- Father, even as those in power come against our freedom of speech guaranteed in the Constitution, we thank you for these pastors who are standing in what has made our country strong, great, and blessed by You. We look to You, and You alone, to sustain us during these troublesome times. Father, bless these brave men and women, and may they be an inspiration to others as they come against the same tyranny our founding fathers fought against.
-"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." (2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:1)
2. Probe of Secret Service prostitution scandal may cite White House advance staff involvement - Fox News
Federal law enforcement personnel and a congressional committee are anxiously awaiting an overdue inspector general's report that they believe may reveal the involvement of two White House advance team members in the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia earlier this year.
- Dear Lord, we thank you for exposure of wrong doing high up in our government, and for the attention of those who will bring correction to such practices. Lord, as Your searchlight is focused on these events, we ask that those involved would come to repentance and ask You for forgiveness and cleansing. In the name of Jesus, we ask that future abuses of power will not happen.
-"Yet they say, The Lord shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it." (Psalm 94:7)
3. Obama refuses to admit that he broke his promise to Hispanic voters - Washington Examiner
President Obama refused to admit that he broke his 2008 promise to get an immigration bill passed in his first year in office, as he blamed Republicans and the economy for thwarting him and maintained that he "did not make a promise that I would get everything done 100 percent when I was elected.
-Our Mighty God, we have heard this man say one thing at one time, and an opposite thing at another, and then deny it happened. Lord, we ask that truth and truth only would be spoken out of our leaders mouths; and when anyone seeks to deceive, that they will only be able to say what is true.
-"But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one." (Matthew 5:7)
4. Officials see Iran, not outrage over film, behind cyber attacks on US banks - NBC
National security officials told NBC News that the continuing cyber attacks this week that slowed the websites of JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America are being carried out by the government of Iran. One of those sources said the claim by hackers that the attacks were prompted by the online video mocking the Prophet Muhammad is just a cover story.
- Father, give our officials wisdom and skill in handling these cyber attacks. We place a shield of protection around all websites and infrastructures in our country. We plead the blood of Jesus over our people. May no harm come to us. May every plan of evil be cast down and come to nothing.
- The Lord will keep you from all harm--he will watch over your life;(Psalm 121:7)
5. West blasts Iran over Syria aid at UN Security Council - Jerusalem Post
Western members of the UN Security Council blasted Iran on Thursday for providing Syrian President Bashar Assad with weapons to help him crush an 18-month-long uprising by rebels determined to topple his government.
- Father, thy will be done between Iran and Syria. We pray Your plan unfold regarding these two nations. May they be held accountable for the evil deeds they have done.
- - "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to what he hath done, whether it be good or bad."(11 Corinthians 5:10)
6. Iran admits it deceived the West over nuclear program - Times of Israel
Iran deliberately provided false information about its nuclear program to Western investigators and the International Atomic Energy Agency, a senior Iranian official has confirmed.
- Father, we should not be surprised at this deception. Open our leaders eyes and ears to see and hear the deception and trickery of Iran. Give them wisdom in taking action, and may they not delay any longer.
7. US troop numbers in Afghanistan returned to pre-surge levels - UK Telegraph
The last of the 33,000 'surge' troops ordered into Afghanistan by President Barack Obama in 2009 have withdrawn from the country, returning the American presence to pre-surge levels, a senior US defense official said on Friday.
- Father, we pray over Afghanistan. Bring peace to that country. We pray protection over the people, and may the work and effort we have put into that country continue.
- You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. (Psalm 31:20)
The Middle East in Focus
The Middle East in Focus
This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:
Blessed is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose help is in YHWH his God, who made the heavens and earth, the sea and all that is in it; who keeps truth forever;" (Psalms 146:5-6)
1. Erekat: UN resolution will set terms for talks with Israel - Jerusalem Post
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat on Thursday said the terms of reference for Palestinian negotiations with Israel will be set in a proposed UN General Assembly resolution.
2. Israel stages largest snap exercise in years - UK Telegraph
The Israeli army staged its largest snap exercise in recent years, deploying troops in the occupied Golan Heights as contingency planning for possible conflicts with Iran and Syria.
The Daily Jot
Islamic vs Christian Eschatology Part 4, Jesus and the False Prophet
From an eschatological standpoint, the Islamic Jesus is very similar to the Christian false prophet as found in Revelation 13. The false prophet "causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast," "deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles," and, among other things, "cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed." The false prophet establishes the one world religion and enforces the war against the saints, even to beheading them as found in Revelation 20:4 "...and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Yeshua, and for the word of YHVH, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image"
The Islamic version of Jesus is prophesied to also perform miracles. Sura 3.049 says, "'I have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah's leave: And I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken the dead, by Allah's leave; and I declare to you what ye eat, and what ye store in your houses. Surely therein is a Sign for you if ye did believe..." The Islamic Jesus also enforces Sharia Law upon all the unbelievers, Sura 2.050: "'(I (Jesus) have come to you), to attest the Law which was before me. And to make lawful to you part of what was (Before) forbidden to you; I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord. So fear Allah, and obey me.'"
The Islamic Jesus will persecute and kill those who are not Muslim. Sura 3.050-55, "When Jesus found Unbelief on their part He said: "Who will be My helpers to (the work of) Allah?" Said the disciples: "We are Allah's helpers: We believe in Allah, and do thou bear witness that we are Muslims." And (the unbelievers) plotted and planned, and Allah too planned, and the best of planners is Allah....Behold! Allah said: "O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee superior to those who reject faith, to the Day of Resurrection: Then shall ye all return unto me, and I will judge between you of the matters wherein ye dispute."
The similarities between the Muslim Jesus and the false prophet are undeniable. Both will perform miracles, cause people to worship the Mahdi or the antichrist, establish the one world religion and force people to worship the Mahdi or the antichrist, will behead those who do not worship as instructed, and will enforce the religious law of the time. As you can see, the Islamic end times is very similar to the Christian end times, except that the Muslim Mahdi is like the Christian antichrist/beast, and the Muslim Jesus is like the Christian False Prophet. This is why it is so difficult to evangelize Muslims. They know their Jesus and his purpose--which is to persecute and kill those who do not believe in Islam. It is important to know the true Yeshua of the Bible, lest deception prevail.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
On the Campaign Trail
On the Campaign Trail:
46 Days to Election Day
Mom & Pop Bakery says 'no' to Biden:
Look what happened!
August 15, 2012, when the Secret Service walked into a small bakery in Radford, Virginia to ask the owner, Chris McMurray, if he would like a chance at priceless publicity by letting his tiny store, "Crumb and Get It, be used as a photo op for Vice President Biden, heaven knows, Chris needed all the help he could get. He and his wife had just started the small bakery only three months ago (May, 2012) and were struggling desperately to make a go of it with a workload that often required the wife to work 24 hours straight. To the agents' astonishment, however, Chris respectfully but firmly said no.
When asked why, Chris said he was at odds with the President for telling small business owners throughout America - "you didn't build that". As Chris explained, he and his wife did build their store. In a later interview, after the public responded, Chris said his decision was based on "convictions and principles . . . and a stance for my faith . . . faith in God."
Result? Chris has been swamped with business. They had to close their store at 1:15 pm (August 16th) because they ran out of bakery goods. As he told the TV reporter days later in amazement, the phone has been ringing nonstop with orders from all over the country for Chris and his wife to deliver cookies and cupcakes to homeless shelters, churches and nonprofit groups, etc.
This may be the best part, their first order in response came from the secret service agents who returned shortly after to say, "Thanks for standing up and saying 'no' ". (WDBJ7 TV) Read more.
To see a video of this news, go here.
If you want to order cookies or cupcakes or just say THANKS, contact Chris & Kelly McMurray at: 540-838-2288 Crumb and Get it , 1154 E. Main Street, Radford, VA 24141
Important News for our Jewish Friends!
SEPT. 23, WORLDWIDE JEWISH PRAYER FOR PEACE WITH MASHIACH
A Call to Fast and Pray to Keep Jerusalem United
Here is yet ANOTHER prayer initiative happening on 9.23.12; a call to all Jews around the world to unite as "All Jews as One". This is VERY VERY significant. This has never happened before.
Below is commentary from another prayer leader suggesting that we unite with them in prayer on that day to show our love and support for our brother Judah.
Hebrew Nation News
(Message from Laura)
When you sent out the Jerusalem Unity prayer email, I forwarded it to my contacts and received this reply from Laura Densmore about another prayer initiative being organized by our Jewish brothers called; "All Jews as One".
This can be a time to join with our brother Judah in prayer ALL AT THE SAME TIME around the world and it fits right in with the Jerusalem Unity prayer too. The date and time for the Pacific Coast is Sunday, September 23rd at 8:00 am The link to the 5 minute Youtube video is just below.
(11:00 a.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. CDT/9:00 a.m. MDT)
The words to the prayer that this initiative is putting together is:
"Master of the Universe, We, the children of Israel, ask you for Mashiach to redeem us , now and with mercy, from exile and all suffering, to reveal your Name in the world and to bring peace."
This is yet another evidence that Yah's spirit is moving strongly among his people to bring them to their knees and on their faces to petition Him for Israel (both the people who are in the land and those of us who are still scattered).
This whole initiative may or may not be perfect, but this will be the first time that our Jewish brethren will be united in one voice at the very same time around this world. This is the evidence that Yah's spirit is moving strongly among His people - whether Jew or exile, or sojourner. Our prayers will be said with a repentant heart and mind. Baruch HaShem, B'Shem Yeshua!!!!!
To view All Jews as One Global Prayer Initiative_9.23.12 , go here.
The Good News Corner
The Good News Corner:
The Amazing Miracle getting ready to happen in DC
Watch this video and be encouraged that God IS working in behalf of our nation. Spread this as far and wide as you can. Be courageous to spread it into the churches, into your neighborhood, wherever God might have given you a sphere of influence. It starts September 25, the final day of the 10 Days of Awe. What a finish . . . What a new beginning!!
Only Five Days until David's Tent!
David's Tent kicks off next week! We are so excited for what God is going to do this fall, and for this opportunity to praise Him in our nation's capital for 40 days! This final week of preparation will be incredibly busy for our staff here, so please continue to keep us in prayer.
As we approach September 25th, we have a better idea of what the schedule looks like. I've included a timeline of the event at the end of this email. We are also still booking worship teams, so if you know a team that hasn't signed up yet and wants to, have them email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Slots are filling fast!
We also are still believing God for complete financial provision for David's Tent. If you'd like to donate, you can do that through the website at www.davidstentdc.org. Please continue to spread the word through social media and by forwarding this email, and we'll see you in a week!
Washington House of Prayer
Timeline of David's Tent for Next Week
September 25 from 7-9pm - Opening Ceremony at David's Tent; Yom Kippur begins This will be a time of commissioning David's Tent and dedicating Washington DC to the Lordship of Jesus. We will take communion together in honor of Jesus' Blood, the Atonement for all sin.
September 25 from 9pm through September 26 at 7pm - Yom Kippur observed
Silent Reflection on the efficacy of the atonement blood of Jesus for all sins of America
September 26 at 7pm - Strike up the band to begin the 40-day-and-night continuous love song to Jesus! CONTINUOUS WORSHIP BEGINS THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 5TH, AT MIDNIGHT. PRAISE THE LORD!
Worship with Us Today!
Worship With Us Today
Kumi Ori (Arise, Shine)
by Barry and Batya Segal.