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The Daily Brief Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012
And it will be said in that day, "Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation." (Isaiah 25:9)
Join us every night 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!
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The Daily Brief
1. Clinton Suggests Link to Qaeda Offshoot in Deadly Libya Attack - NY Times
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday suggested there was a link between the Qaeda franchise in North Africa and the attack at the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the American ambassador and three others.
- Thank You, Lord. that at least one person in this administration finally admits the truth. We pray that You will make us wiser than our enemies, and shake our enemies to their core.
- "You, through Your commandments, have made me wiser that my enemies" [Psalm 119:98a]
2. Muslim Leaders Make Case for Global Blasphemy Ban at U.N. - CNS News
True to their word, the leaders of the world's two most populous Muslim countries used their speeches at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday to call for a legally-binding, global anti-blasphemy protocol.
- Lord, we bind this proposal to Your Word, and Your perfect will. In the Name of Jesus and by the power of His Blood, we rebuke the spirits that are trying to create a worldwide atmosphere of fear and murder.
- "He sits in the lurking places of the villages; in the secret places he murders the innocent; his eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless." [Psalm 10:8]
3. Ahmadinejad: Arab Spring will spread to Asia, Europe, Africa and America -Washington Examiner
During his speech to the United Nations this morning, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke about the "arrival of the ultimate savior Jesus Christ and The Righteous," which will bless the world with a "Spring" that has already begun.
- Father, deception - no matter how it is packaged - is still deception. We ask that all mankind would see the foolishness of this man and his lies.
-"For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect." [Matthew 24:24]
4. Obama: U.S. will do 'what we must' to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran - Ha'aretz
In the president's speech at the UN, Obama warns Iran on nuclear bid but stops short of meeting Netanyahu's demand to set clear 'red lines.'
- Father, the truth is that Mr. Obama does not see America or Israel as we do. As we pray for the man's heart, we ask that the blinders be removed and replaced by truth.
-"Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive; for the heart of this people has grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing and their eyes they have closed" [Matthew 13:14-15]
5. Court to hear appeal over federal gay marriage law - Reuters
The next battle over a law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman will be waged in a federal appeals court in New York on Thursday.
- Lord, today we pray that the appeals court will stand with Your Word.
- "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." [Genesis 2:24]
6. Texas seeks to learn lessons from West Nile virus outbreak - NBC News
When Dr. Robert Haley spotted a dead blue jay lying in his neighbor's driveway early this summer he became suspicious. When he saw another blue jay dead in the birdbath at his Dallas home the next morning, he knew it was a bad omen of disease.
- Lord, we stand in the gap against this plague and pray for mercy over the people, the creatures, and the land of Texas.
- "So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none." [Ezekiel 22:30]
7. Fed Virtually Funding the Entire US Deficit: Lindsey - CNBC
The latest round of extraordinary Federal Reserve stimulus is risky and leaves little room to maneuver should another crisis hit, economist Lawrence Lindsey told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday.
- Lord, as we see the possibility of collapse coming, we ask for Your great mercy. We pray that You will build an impenetrable hedge around Your people, and stand with us no matter what happens in the earth.
- "I will never leave you nor forsake you." [Hebrews 13:5]
8. Postal Service Prepares for Second Default in Two Months - National Journal
The U.S. Postal Service will default this week on a $5.6 billion congressionally mandated obligation to pre-fund retiree health benefits, marking the second time in two months the cash-strapped agency has done this.
- Father, only You know the answer to the problems of the US Postal Service. We ask that somehow You break through the wall of resistance to change within the department, and show them solutions that will work.
-"Break up your fallow ground and do not sow among thorns." [Jeremiah 4:3b]
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:
"In that day it shall be . . . 'The LORD is One' and His name one." (Zech. 14:9)
1. PM slams Ahmadinejad's speech, heads to UN to deliver his response - Times of Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for New York in the immediate aftermath of the Yom Kippur fast on Wednesday evening, to address the annual General Assembly of the United Nations on Thursday and conduct meetings with several world leaders.
2. Hezbollah increases support for Syrian regime, U.S. and Lebanese officials say - Washington Post
Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite political and militant group, has ramped up its support for the Syrian government, sending in military advisers to aid in the bloody struggle against the opposition, U.S. and Lebanese government officials say.
3. Morsi: Palestine is No. 1 global issue - UPI
Mohamed Morsi, addressing the United Nations for the first time as Egypt's president, called Palestine "the first issue" the world must try to resolve.
4. Ahmadinejad tells UN 'uncivilized Zionists' continue to threaten Iran - Ha'aretz
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the podium on Wednesday at the UN General Assembly in New York, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama said the United States will "do what it must" to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
The Daily Jot
Prophetic end time undertones as President's UN speech validates Islam
The occupant of the Oval Office used his speech to the United Nations as a worldwide platform to support Islam. There is hardly any other way to look at it. His diatribe on religious intolerance and condemnation of free speech and freedom in general is found in a twisted esoteric viewpoint. He expressed a worldview that changed the meanings of words and the accounts of events to support the most antichrist system in the world--Islam. While he talked about being a Christian, he defended Islam, by even quoting Ghandi, a prominent Hindu. The president's UN speech is an example of all that is wrong with his view of this nation and the world it influences.
He said, "In every country, there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening; in every culture, those who love freedom for themselves must ask themselves how much they're willing to tolerate freedom for others. That is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity." The president is obviously missing the point: Was the video true? Was the characterization of Muhammad true? Instead, he said, "It is an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well."
It is insulting to America that a president would be an apologist for terrorists and murderers looking for an excuse to practice their trade. To his credit, he said that there is no video that justifies killing, but then he invoked his twisted logic: "More broadly, the events of the last two weeks also speak to the need for all of us to honestly address the tensions between the West and the Arab world that is moving towards democracy." He speaks about how the US sided with the people in Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and Tunisia to bring them freedom through "democracy." What he doesn't tell is the truth about Islamic "democracy"--that the people are manipulated into voting for tyranny under the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda. That is not freedom by vote, it is trading one tyranny for another.
He then makes a telling statement. He said, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." Any Muslim that knows the Qur'an would understand that this president solidly came down on the side of Islam by this very sentence. Islamic eschatology insists that there is no future for the infidels and one is an infidel if one slanders Muhammad. In fact, the central doctrine of Christianity is found in John 14:6 when Yeshua said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me." By proclaiming this and living by it, you are slandering the so-called "prophet of Islam." And this president, who claims he is a Christian, says the future does not belong to those who disagree with Islam. There is no clearer statement by this president as to his religious beliefs and the prophetic direction he is taking America.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
On the Campaign Trail
On the Campaign Trail:
40 Days Until Election Day
WHY THE POLL NUMBERS ARE ALL OVER THE MAP
Have you noticed that the political polls have been all over the map lately? Is Obama up 8 in Virginia, or just 1? Is Romney up 6 in North Carolina, or is Obama up 4? How about nationwide? Gallup and Rasmussen show a tie, but Pew shows Obama up 8. And so and so on.
What is going on?
For starters, remember what polls are and what they're not. They are a snapshot in time - but not a good gauge on voter decision-making. In fact, they're a terrible way to conceive of the thought process that the average swing voter goes through to make his choice.
Many a voter is truly undecided, and will in fact change his mind before Election Day - but may still tell a pollster, "I'm for Obama!" simply because he enjoyed Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention.
That leads to the second point: It has been only two weeks since the DNC ended, which means Obama is still enjoying a bounce in the polls. And that bounce can be higher or lower, depending on how tightly a pollster screens likely voters (or polls of adults who are deemed likely to vote by the pollster).
Think of it this way. You consider yourself a Democrat but normally don't vote nor pay much attention to politics. But the convention excited you and made you feel good about politics for the first time in a long time. You get a call from a pollster whose only question to screen for likely voters is, "Are you certain to vote?" Still riding high from the DNC, you answer, "Absolutely!" And thus you are included in the poll.
But if the pollster were to ask other questions like, "How often have you voted in the past?" Or, "How much attention were you paying prior to the conventions?" You'd answer, "Rarely" and "Not Much" - meaning you would probably get screened out of that sample.
That is one way to explain the wide variation in the polls - how many Democrats or Republicans are included versus how many are screened out. . . (Intercessors for America)
Note: This is an excerpt from a lengthy article at the IFA website. Please go there and look for "On Watch in Washington" to read the entire posting. We are unable to post a link to the article itself.
Prayer offered by IFA:
- Pray for wisdom and righteous decisions to be made at this year's November 6 elections. Pray that all U.S. citizens seek God's wisdom before casting their vote.
- "How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night."
Spiritually Swinging The Swing States
"Spiritually Swinging The Swing States"
A Special Report Issued by Intercessors for America
Intercessors for America has published an Election Prayer Guide to Swinging the Swing States. This excellent, in-depth, 12-page analysis frames the key issues in the battleground states for both the House and the Senate races, and offers suggestions for prayer for each one.
In conclusion, IFA also offers these thoughts for prayer:
1) Pray for Christian communities within each of these states and regions to seek God for His will to be done.
2)Intercede for godly leaders to be chosen, and for just government and sound decisions. Ask the Holy Spirit to be present all throughout the voting process.
3) Pray that the Lord would use His followers to "strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees" and "say to those who are fearful-hearted, 'Be strong, do not fear!'" (Isa. 35:3-4)
4) Appeal to God that the outcome, and this next chapter of state leadership, would bring blessing to each resident.
You can access this free guide to prayer for the states by going here:
Akin All In
Akin All In
Yesterday was the deadline for Rep. Todd Akin to bow out of the Missouri Senate race and have his name removed from the ballot. He did not leave the race. He is the candidate, and his name will be on the ballot as the Republican nominee.
If you are in a line of work where you have to talk all day, which is what most politicians do, you will make mistakes. (See Joe Biden.) Akin made a big one.
But let's be absolutely clear about this. The media and some in the GOP establishment are suggesting that Akin's mistake was to talk about the sanctity of life. That's wrong. Too many in the party establishment are making an even greater mistake by saying too little about values issues in this campaign!
Todd Akin's mistake was that he addressed one of the most difficult questions related to the sanctity of life in an inartful way that seemed insensitive to the victims of rape. But Akin's mistake was compounded, in my view, when the party establishment came down on Akin with more passion and disgust than they have ever come down on Barack Obama for his radical positions, even supporting infanticide in cases when a baby survives an abortion!
So where are we now? Todd Akin is 100% closer to the values of Missouri voters than liberal Democrat Claire McCaskill. On every major issue -- Obamacare, taxes, values -- Todd Akin is with us; McCaskill is not. If Republicans are going to take the majority in the Senate, we need to win this seat.
Conservatives like Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Phyllis Schlafly have made it clear they will do everything they can to win this seat. So will I. We will announce our plans soon. (Gary Bauer)
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40 Hours of Conference Calls: Prayer for America
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News from David's Tent
News from David's Tent:
40 Days and Nights of Continuous Worship at the Foot of the White House!
Yom Kippur: David's Tent Visitation!
This "Esther" minced no words in encouraging us to stand with Israel, and pray for Israel. She shared that many in Israel compare these days to the time just before two specific wars. She referenced the Yom Kippur war, where Israel experienced miraculous deliverance and victory. Many are also comparing 2012 to 1939. Where the world ignored hate-filled rhetoric which led to the slaughter of 6 million Jews, even while launching many nations into the Second World War.
Please Pray: Of all the places our new friend could visit on Yom Kippur, this Jewish woman came to David's Tent. Specifically to compel us to pray for Israel. This mandate is your invitation as well.
This "Esther" minced no words in encouraging us to stand with Israel, and pray for Israel. She shared that many in Israel compare these days to the time just before two specific wars. She referenced the Yom Kippur war, where Israel experienced miraculous deliverance and victory.
But she also shared how many are comparing this to 1939. Where the world ignored hate-filled rhetoric which led to the slaughter of 6 million Jews, even while launching many nations into the Second World War.
Agree with me--not on our watch!
The Good News Corner
The Good News Corner
Florida School Revises Speech Policy
Students at Palm Beach State College (PBSC) may now express themselves freely on the school's campus after administrators agreed to change its speech policy
"Palm Beach State did the right thing in agreeing to suspend its outright ban on free speech," said Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) Senior Legal Counsel David Hacker. "We commend them for their decision to respect the constitutionally protected freedoms of their students and hope other colleges with similar policies will follow their example."
In 2010, college officials denied Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) members permission to hand out literature from The Heritage Foundation at a student-organization fair. Administrators also, prohibited them from distributing information in the "free speech zones" citing "speech policies" as their reason.
According to ADF, PBSC policies further denied constitutionally protected rights by requiring advance permission from the dean two weeks prior to off-campus events held on weekends or past 9 p.m. on weekdays; at least two adults had to be present at these activities.
In January 2011, PBSC agreed to a court order that halted the policy, which demanded that speakers obtain permission from school officials 24 hours in advance. PBSC also told the president of YAF the college banned literature distribution entirely.
The revised policy does not require students to get permission to speak or distribute literature on campus, nor must they confine their speech to designated zones. (CitizenLink) Read more.
Worship with Us Today!
Worship with Us Today!
Come Spirit Of God
(Bo, Ruach Elohim)
Come, Holy Spirit, come.
Come and fill us now.
For you are welcome in this place,
Show Your mercy and Your grace.
Come and fill us, Holy Spirit, come.