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The Daily Brief Wednesday, May 29, 2013
"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."
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The Daily Brief
1. Supreme Court declines to hear abortion case - USA Today
The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to wade back into one of its most controversial subjects: abortion. The court refused to consider Indiana's appeal of a lower court decision striking down its denial of Medicaid funds to health care providers that perform abortions. The law was challenged by Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood, which operates 28 Indiana health centers serving about 9,000 people annually, contended its abortions are financed with private funds. By denying Medicaid funding, it said, the state threatened other services, ranging from cancer screening to testing for sexually transmitted diseases.
"Politicians in all 50 states should take note: Blocking Planned Parenthood from funding to provide preventive health care is both unlawful and deeply unpopular," said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. She noted similar efforts to restrict taxpayer funds have been shot down in Arizona, North Carolina, Kansas and Tennessee. (Read more)
- The U.S. Supreme Court is not the SUPREME COURT, for that Court is found in Heaven, at the Throne Room of Almighty God! Stand in repentance for this "nondecision" because, by not deciding this case, this court has chosen to allow evil to remain in our land, and our taxpayer money to fund abortions at these clinics all across the nation.
May God have mercy upon us, and may He visit those in authority with a "terror in the night" -- bringing the fear of God that brings wisdom. In His Name, amen.
- "In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds, he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride, to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword." (Job 33:15-18 NIV)
2. Washington launches four different investigations into IRS scandal - Daily Caller
Capitol Hill aides spent their Memorial Day weekend scanning hundreds of pages of documents related to the IRS scandal in order to prepare their bosses for what will inevitably be a frantic month of June involving multiple simultaneous investigations into government wrongdoing. By the time lawmakers return to session next week, at least four different investigations will be underway.
- Once again, offer praise that Congress is doing its job, and exercising its constitutional oversight over the executive branch of our government. Continue in prayer until every hidden thing is revealed, allowing us to see the "whole picture" of any illegal activities that have been undertaken by the IRS.
- "For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open." (Mark 4:22)
3. House Judiciary investigating whether Holder lied under oath - The Hill The House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 testimony on the Justice Department's (DOJ) surveillance of reporters.
- All evidence points to the fact that the current Attorney General has been stonewalling, hiding behind a wall of lies and obstructing the release of truth in a number of matters. Take up the Sword of the Spirit and declare and decree that the Word of God will smash that stone wall, and will also smash the stone wall around his heart, so that the light of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ might penetrate the soul of Eric Holder, leading him to repentance and to salvation. Amen.
- "Is not my word like fire," declares the Lord, "and like a hammer that shatters a rock?" (Jer. 23:29)
4. Confidential report lists U.S. weapons system designs compromised by Chinese cyberspies - Washington Post
Designs for many of the nation's most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry. (Read more)
- When a nation comes against Israel, the Lord causes her enemies to rise up against her from within . . . and without. Stand in repentance for our own duplicitous behavior towards the land of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, which has given ground for our enemies to attack us in this way. Apply the Blood of the Lamb over all of our cybernetworks, and ask our Lord to send forth His angels to restore what the locust has eaten in our midst. Pray!
- "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered!" (Psalm 68:1)
5. Expert: Islam taking over, Europe soon to be unrecognizable - Ynet News
The murder of a soldier in London, the stabbing of a soldier in Paris and the violent outbreak in Sweden -- Europe's alarm clock has been ringing once again over the past week. The negative birthrate compared to the increase in Muslims, the heavy unemployment and the social-religious isolation of European immigrants are all back on the agenda.
- Scripture teaches that, in the latter days, kingdoms will arise that will challenge the sovereignty of the Kingdom of God, but in the end, they will be shattered. Pray for the lost souls of the people of Europe, who are being led down a primrose path to eternal destruction. Cry out for a mighty revival to visit those nations while there is yet time; Christ died for them all!
- "The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever." (Rev. 11:15 KJV)
6. Breaking: GOP senators urge Supreme Court to rein in Obama on recess appointments - Fox News
Senate Republicans are urging the Supreme Court to rein in President Obama's powers to appoint officials when Congress is not around, arguing that this president has taken the "power grab" to new levels. All 45 Republican senators filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Tuesday which argued Obama went too far in appointing members to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. That board has been behind a host of union-friendly decisions, and the dispute over Obama's appointees threatens to upend those rulings -- as well as stall the board itself. Read more.
- Offer a prayer that the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will, indeed, receive and hear this case -- even in an "emergency session." And praise our God once again for the wisdom of our Founding Fathers who gave us three branches of government in the Constitution, so that no one branch would be able to wield the power of tyranny over our land. In His Name, amen.
- "For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us." (Isaiah 33:22)
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:
"Has YHWH's hand become short? You shall see now whether or not My word shall come to pass to you." (Numbers 11:23)
1. PM: Prepared to compromise for peace, but not reciprocated - Jerusalem Post
"We are prepared to compromise for genuine peace, but it's not reciprocated," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
2. Yaalon: We'll Know what to Do If Syria Gets S-300 - Arutz Sheva
Israel "will know what to do" if Russia delivers highly advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Tuesday.
3. Palestinians reject Kerry's new focus on boosting their economy - Times of Israel
A day after US Secretary of State set out a vague but hugely ambitious $4 billion economic plan designed to drastically boost the Palestinian economy and help galvanize diplomatic efforts, the Palestinian Authority on Monday summarily rejected the idea of gaining economic benefits in exchange for political concessions.
4. 'Iran nuclear, Syria chemical, Hezbollah rockets: Axis has crossed all red lines' - Israel Hayom
The radical axis of Iran, Syria and Hezbollah has crossed all red lines recently, Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday. (Read more)
- When we see the term "red lines" mentioned, we think of the Blood of the Lamb. When the enemies of Israel challenge her red lines, God Himself will arise and defend her. Declare the decree below, in faith. He is their strength and their shield.
- "This far you may come, but no farther, And here your proud (arrogant) waves must stop!" (Job 38:11)
The Persecuted Church
Today's Focus: The Persecuted Church
". . . lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
1. Despite International Protests, President Yudhoyono Looks to Accept World Statesman Award Amidst Growing Persecution in Indonesia - asiaone news
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has departed for the US, where he is expected to accept the World Statesman Award for promoting religious tolerance in the country, despite angry protests over his eligibility for the accolade.
At a press conference held shortly before he boarded the presidential plane on Monday, Yudhoyono turned on critics who have cast the award in a negative light, and insisted the recognition was due to the nation's achievements rather than his success as an individual.
"I am aware of protests from some figures and groups. I respect their opinion, but you should also know that the award is from a credible international organisation that has closely observed our country for quite a long time. If the organisation decides to award our nation through its President, we must not see it in a negative light," Yudhoyono said at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta.
2. Iran's Largest Pentecostal Church Shut Down, Pastor Arrested - Fox News
Government agents shut down Iran's largest Persian-language Pentecostal church Monday, just one week after one of its pastors was arrested and hauled away midway through a worship service.
The closing of Central Assemblies of God church in Tehran is the latest case of the Islamic Republic's leadership cracking down on Christians ahead of the June 14 presidential election to replace President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Leaders appear especially wary of groups deemed dangerous to their power base, including growing Christian churches, according to Iranian Christians and rights groups who spoke to BosNewsLife, a news agency that specializes in the plight of Christians in Middle Eastern nations.
3. No Change in Case of Uzbekistan Christian Woman Sentenced to 'Corrective Labor' - Christian News
Uzbekistan Credit Gilad RomSharofat Allamova, a Protestant from north-western Khorezm Region, has been given one and half years of corrective labor after being convicted under criminal charges of the "illegal production, storage, import or distribution of religious literature." Fines have also been imposed on people for meeting in a private home and having Christian literature, as well as carrying their personal Bible and New Testament.
Religious literature in Uzbekistan is under tight state control. The production and import of literature - including the Koran and the Bible - is strictly controlled, with compulsory prior censorship by the state Religious Affairs Committee. Ownership of religious literature can lead to punishment, as police often allege that literature is being stored for use in "missionary activity", which is also illegal.
For more news about the Persecuted Church, and how you can be more involved in intercession for these precious saints, go here.
Focus on Syria
Focus on Syria:
Today's Headlines from Syria
> > > More and more, the nation of Syria seems to be the lynchpin around which events in the immediate future will unfold, impacting all other nations in this region. Pray in the Spirit over the headlines below; only our Omniscient God knows all the details involved.
1. Fears grow of a foreign-fed arms race in Syria - AP
Fears grew of a foreign-fed arms race in Syria on Tuesday as European Union countries decided they could provide weapons to the rebels and Russia disclosed that it has signed a contract to provide Syria with sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles.
2. Syria arms embargo: EU divided despite consensus - BBC
Under intense pressure from Britain and France, the European Union's arms embargo against the Syrian rebels has been lifted. But there is no immediate prospect of European weaponry heading for Syria.
3. Russia says missile systems for Syria will deter intervention - Reuters
Russia will not scrap plans to deliver an air defense system to Syria despite Western opposition because it would help deter "hotheads" intent on intervention in the two-year-old conflict, the deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday.
ACLJ: Taking the IRS to Court
ACLJ: Taking the IRS to Court
Today, we are holding the IRS accountable for its abuse.
We are filing a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of more than 20 conservative groups, demanding that the IRS cease its unconstitutional practices and compensate the groups for all damages caused by IRS abuse.
The fact remains: the IRS's systematic targeting of U.S. citizens for their political beliefs is still ongoing. Since it began, the Obama Administration has failed to protect our constitutional rights.
If the Obama Administration won't protect the Constitution, we will.
As we file one of the largest lawsuits we have ever filed to protect the free speech rights of countless Americans, take action with us.
> > > Sign the petition to stop the IRS abuse.
ACLJ Chief Counsel
Amnesty Bill In Jeopardy?
Amnesty Bill In Jeopardy?
For months we have been told that the "stars are aligned" for comprehensive immigration reform to finally pass Congress and be signed into law. But last week the quasi-amnesty bill that is such a priority for President Obama and his Democrat allies took a couple of unexpected hits.
- Two unions that represent law enforcement and immigration officials announced their opposition to the Senate's bill, citing its lack of border and interior enforcement. A recent Fox News poll found that 73% of voters want improved border security measures implemented BEFORE any other reforms take effect.
- Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) stunned many in Washington when he said the bill doesn't yet have the 60 votes needed to pass. Political and media elites have been chattering about the bill getting as many as 70 votes in the Senate.
- Last Thursday the House GOP leadership issued a joint statement effectively declaring the Senate's bill "dead on arrival." Its statement read in part, "While we applaud the progress made by our Senate colleagues, there are numerous ways in which the House will approach the issue differently. The House remains committed to fixing our broken immigration system, but we will not simply take up and accept the bill that is emerging in the Senate if it passes." (Source: Gary Bauer)
The Good News Corner
The Good News Corner:
PUBLIC School Teacher has her class sing "Jesus Loves me" at the top of their lungs . . . in Moore Oklahoma as a tornado bore down on them.
Oklahoma tornadoes: Memorial service in Moore leaves people touched, tearful
A group of children from a community torn asunder by a deadly twister brought Oklahomans to their feet Sunday with a simple, heartfelt rendition of "Jesus Loves Me" at a memorial service for tornado victims.
Teacher Waynel Mayes, who said she and her students sang the beloved hymn as a tornado bore down on their Briarwood Elementary School classroom, led a group of Moore School District students as they sung in front of a crowd of about 2,000 at First Baptist Church of Moore, 301 NE 27.
The Briarwood group received a standing ovation as they entered the sanctuary and as they departed. Their song and Mayes' account of her class's experience provided perhaps the most emotional part of the service, with many attendees visibly touched and some wiping away tears.
"There are still many uncertainties to be faced in the days ahead but one thing I know is that Jesus loves me and all of us," Mayes told the crowd.
The prominent metro church where the service was held is not far from tornado-ravaged neighborhoods. Gov. Mary Fallin called Oklahomans together for the event, entitled "Oklahoma Strong: Coming Together in Faith," to honor the 26 victims of deadly twisters that pummeled several areas of the state May 19 and 20. Each individual attending the event was given a red rose and special T-shirts also were distributed.
Fallin quoted Scripture several times as she emphasized that Oklahomans can look to the Lord for comfort and strength.
"We may get knocked down but we will rise together as a state and for that we thank God," Governor Fallin said. (Read more)
- Come against (bind) any form of (insane) backlash that would try to attack those teachers and students who called upon the Name of the LORD in their distress. Praise God that all of them knew Who to turn to for help in danger, and that they were saved. Praise God!
- " . . . if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 18:19)
Pray for the Harvest!
Pray for the Harvest!
"Do you not say, 'Four months more and then the harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest." (John 4:35)
Every day, in every nation on earth, tens of thousands of men and women are making decisions for Christ. Now, you can monitor this amazing fact online by literally "watching" as these souls are born again into the Kingdom.
Of course, the identities of those who are coming to the Lord are never revealed, but our God knows who they are!
Join us as we monitor these "names" daily, praying over each one to be mentored and to grow in his or her faith . . . even in these perilous times. You may visit either or both of the sites below, to pray for fields that are ripe for harvest.
> > > OPTION ONE: AboutJesus.net
> > > OPTION TWO: The Great Commission Map!
Worship With Us Today!
Worship With Us Today!
Great is Thy Faithfulness
"Great is Thy faithfulness," O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.