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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, July 17, 2014
"It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face,
for you loved them." (Psalm 44:3)
The Daily Brief
1. US imposes toughest sanctions yet on Russia over Ukraine - Reuters
The United States on Wednesday imposed its most wide-ranging sanctions yet on Russia's economy, including Gazprombank and the Rosneft Oil Co, and other major banks and energy and defense companies. Washington has steadily escalated its financial sanctions on Russia over what it views as Moscow's interference in its neighbor Ukraine and its annexation of the Crimea region. (Read more)
- Lord, as Obama continues to sanction Russia, we are also aware that the BRICS nations, of which Russia is a part, have started their own World bank, and is less likely to be hurt by sanctions. We pray that You will move mightily in the hearts of our enemies and our leaders, transforming their plans and saving their souls.
- "They will perish, but You will endure; yes, they will grow old like a garment; like a cloak You will change them, and they will be transformed." (Psalm 102:26)
2. Poll: Immigration is Most Important U.S. Problem - Gallup
Americans now believe that immigration is the top problem the United States faces according to the latest Gallup poll. PRINCETON, NJ -- With thousands of undocumented immigrant minors crossing the nation's southern border in recent months, the percentage of Americans citing immigration as the top problem has surged to 17% this month, up from 5% in June, and the highest seen since 2006. As a result, immigration now virtually ties "dissatisfaction with government," at 16%, as the primary issue Americans think of when asked to name the country's top problem. (Read more)
- Father, this headline is no surprise to those of us who are reading the news. We pray for a solution, for You to stem the tide of people coming across the border, and protect the sovereignty of the United States.
- "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against him." (Isaiah 59:19b)
3. Federal Judge Rules California Death Penalty Unconstitutional - Washington Times
LOS ANGELES - A federal judge ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional Wednesday, writing that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system. The decision by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney represents a legal victory for those who want to abolish the death penalty in California and follows a similar ruling that has suspended executions in the state for eight years. (Read more)
- Father, this is a controversial issue that divides both secular and Christian people. We simply pray that Your power will change the hearts of criminals on every level.
- "And I have the keys of Hell and of Death . . ." (Rev 1:18b)
4. Number of Long-Term Unemployed Up 14% Under Obama - CNSNews.com
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, the overall number of people unemployed in the United States has fallen 21.4% but the number counted as long-term unemployed has increased 14.2%. (Read more)
- This administration, and those who voted them into power, are now reaping what they have sown. The failed economic policies of this presidency have led our nation into this disaster, and only a miracle from our loving God can pull us out.
Pray over the elections this fall; ask our Lord to grant His discernment to the voters across the nation, that they choose wisely. Our economic climate is due to the failed socialist policy of Barack Hussein Obama. We ask that the voice of socialism be silenced in the Halls of Congress, and that only men and women of "sound mind" be placed in power in the next Congress. In Jesus' Name, amen.
- "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death." (Proverbs 14:12)
5. Deadliest, Rarest Form of Plague Contracted Near Denver - Bloomberg
A Colorado man is infected with the rarest and most fatal form of plague, an airborne version that can be spread through coughing and sneezing. It is the first case of pneumonic plague seen in the state since 2004, said Jennifer House, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The man, who hasn't been identified, may have been exposed in Adams County near Denver, health officials said in a statement. While House said the man has been hospitalized and treated, she wouldn't release other details about his situation. (Read more)
- Lord, we take authority over this instance of Pneumonic plague and bind it tightly in the Name of Jesus Christ and by the power of His Blood. We loose Your protection over Denver and all of the United States against any and all diseases that are desiring to destroy our nation.
- "And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in Heaven." (Matthew 16:19)
6. FBI: Arrested Chinese Hacker Had Intel on U.S. Fighter Jets - The Register UK
A Chinese hacker has been arrested for allegedly stealing highly sensitive information on the United States F-22 and F-35 fighter jet programs. Su Bin - along with two uncharged Chinese co-conspirators - is alleged to have hacked into Boeing's corporate network as well as those of defense contractors in the US and Europe, to gain information the accused said in an email would help China "stand easily on the giant's shoulders." (Read more)
- Lord we pray for the protection of all American pilots, and ask that no information that was transferred by this man be able to be used by our enemies.
- "No weapon formed against you shall prosper . . ." (Isaiah 54:17)
7. Obama Wants The Power to Address Entire Nation At Once On TV and Radio - Clash Daily
The Obama administration quietly announced on Tuesday that it intends to change the way Americans learn about natural disasters and other major emergencies during radio and TV broadcasts, giving the president the ability to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once. The Emergency Alert System, the latest version of a program first established in 1951, blasts out emergency messages in the event of local weather emergencies, but can also be used to warn Americans about terror attacks and major natural disasters. . . the Federal Communications Commission has filed public notice of a rule change that would bypass the daisy-chain entirely and give the federal government instant access to all the nation's airwaves at once, in the event of a national emergency. (Read more)
- Lord, we ask that this flip switch be denied, and all Obama's plans fall to the ground. We pray that the emergency broadcast system be used ONLY for emergency broadcasts and no other agenda.
- "God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every purpose and for every work." (Eccl 3:17)
8. Malaysian Plane 'Shot Down' With 295 On Board - NewsSky.com
A passenger plane with 295 people on board has been shot down as it flew above eastern Ukraine, according to aviation sources.
The Malaysia Airlines plane, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling at an altitude of 10km (6.2 miles) when it was shot down, Russia's Interfax reported.
An adviser to the Ukrainian interior ministry said the Boeing 777 was brought down by a Buk ground-to-air missile.
All 280 passengers and 15 crew members who were on the plane are believed to have died, he added. (Read more)
- As we are all coming to terms with this horrific news today, we offer prayers of comfort for all who have lost loved ones in this tragedy. We ask, too, for a thorough investigation so that the perpetrators of this disaster be found quickly and incarcerated. We ask, too, that any other missiles in the hands of terrorists be located, and seized. Lord God, we ask for Your mercy, amen.
- "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4)
- "He reveals mysteries from the darkness And brings the deep darkness into light." (Job 12:22)
The Middle East in Focus
OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE: DAY TEN
This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:
"There is . . . a time for war . . ." (Eccl. 3:8)
[Note: To read more, click on the source cited -- i.e, Fox News, Reuters, WND, etc.]
1. Militants in Gaza fire rocket at Israel as humanitarian cease-fire window expires - Fox News
Palestinian militants in Gaza fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said. The military says the rocket struck the city of Ashkelon at precisely 3 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET) as the pause in military activity ended.
No injuries were reported. Gaza militants also fired three mortar shells toward Israel after the truce took effect at 10 a.m. Israel has not responded yet to either incident though it vowed to strike hard if fire continued.
-Father we continue to cry out for Your people, and the peace of its borders. May Your Spirit grant protection and wisdom to the leaders of Israel.
- "I will camp around My house because of the army. No more shall an oppressor pass through them." (Zechariah 9:8b)
2. BREAKING: IDF Thwarts Major Terrorist Infiltration into Kibbutz Sufa - Jewish Press.com
Early Thursday morning, July 17, at approximately 4am, a Gaza/Hamas terror cell, consisting of 13 terrorists, exited a secret terror tunnel, that opened up near near Nachal Oz and Kibbutz Sufa, east of Gaza.
Thank God, some very alert elite IDF soldiers saw the terror cell, and began to open fire. The terror cell, now under IDF gunfire tried to run away back into the terror tunnel. At that point IDF artillery, tanks and the air force began shelling the tunnel and the terrorists.
No IDF soldiers were injured in the attack. At least 8 terrorists have been killed. The tunnel has been destroyed. (Read more)
3. IDF Video of Thwarted Terror Tunnel Attack - Jewish Press.com
To view this video, go here.
4. Large barrage from Gaza just before 'humanitarian truce' begins
- ICEJ News
Terrorists in the Gaza Strip launched a fresh barrage of rockets at Tel Aviv and other communities in central Israel Thursday morning moments before a UN brokered "humanitarian cease-fire" was scheduled to go into effect at 10 AM and lasting till 3 PM, allowing for the delivery of food, water and medicine to hospitals in Gaza. Thursday morning's bombardment saw several rockets shot down by the Iron Dome air defense system while many more fell in open areas, causing some damage but no casualties.
Meanwhile, Israel activated 8,000 more reservists and continued to move troops and equipment into position for a ground invasion of the Strip, as Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas and officials from Israel, Hamas and several European and Arab countries met in Cairo to try and come to a deal for a permanent cease-fire. Rocket fire from Gaza resumed within minutes of the UN brokered truce's end at 3 PM. (Read more)
5. US Support for Israel still strong - ICEJ News
US President Barak Obama issued a statement from the White House on Wednesday that the US will continue to promote diplomatic efforts to "restore the cease-fire" between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. He also acknowledged that Israel had accepted a recent Egyptian cease-fire proposal while Hamas had not, blaming the Islamist terror militia for "prolonging the conflict."
While reaffirming Israel's right to defend itself from rocket attacks, he added that he is "heartbroken by the violence, especially the death and injury of so many innocent civilians in Gaza -- men, women and children who were caught in the crossfire."
Meanwhile, the US Congress has reacted to events by increasing funding for the Iron Dome air defense system and a recent Pew Research Center poll shows overwhelming support for Israel among the American public. (Read more)
6. EU FMs in Israel give nuanced support for Israel - ICEJ News
Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini met with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem on Wednesday, following her visit to Ashdod as a guest of Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday. Mogherini expressed sympathy for Israelis under rocket fire from Gaza, telling President Shimon Peres "as a mother, I understand" but also expressing "dismay" over the plight of children in Gaza. She also said that the EU would work hard in cooperation with the US to find a solution to the crisis. Also on Wednesday, Lieberman hosted Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende, with their meeting in Ashkelon twice being interrupted by air raid sirens.
7. French Jews make Aliyah despite rocket attacks - ICEJ News
A group of 430 French Jews landed at Ben Gurion Airport Wednesday, the latest in a growing wave of emigration to Israel by Jews from around the world that has continued despite the rocket attacks from Gaza based terror organizations. "It's more dangerous for Jews in France," said Jeremy Tawil from Paris. "I am not scared. There is a God." According to the Immigration and Absorption Ministery, Wednesday's group bring the number of new immigrants since the start of Operation Protective Edge to nearly 1,000, with more planning to come in the days ahead.
8. Tourism in Israel taking a hit - ICEJ News
Israel's tourism industry, which employs tens of thousands of people throughout the Jewish State, is taking a big hit as rockets continue to be fired from Gaza. Many tourists who were already in Israel when the fighting started have cut short their trips, while tour operators and hotels have reported an increase in cancellations for the coming months.
9. Update from Israel: News, Prayers and Links to Resources - CHPP
Please go here to view the extensive list of prayer requests and news bulletins from our special friend, "K". [Note: this article was published late last night.]
Praying over the invasion of illegal immigrants on our southern border
[Note: Recently, the Minuteman Organization put forth a call to bring 3,500 unarmed volunteers to man 2,000 miles of our southern border, protecting us from the invasion of illegal aliens now crossing that line. They are calling this project OPERATION NORMANDY - reminiscent of the time, 70 years ago last month, that the Allied forces landed on Normandy Beach, and turned back the tide of evil of Hitler's Germany.
Now, through acts of prayer and repentance, we too desire to see the end of this invasion of illegal immigrants now flooding our southern border, with our own "Operation Normandy." Below you will find headlines each day, with links to original sources, so that we can pray together point by point as we monitor these developments together. Thank you.]
This week please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE over the headlines below:
"When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him." (Isaiah 59:19)
> > > Please note: today's report will include headlines only. We trust that the Holy Spirit will guide and direct your intercession over this news. Thank you.
1. ILLEGALS 'BIGGER INVASION THAN NORMANDY' - WND
The numbers of illegal aliens pouring across what used to be the U.S. border are simply astounding. But a Texas congressman who just returned from the U.S. border with Mexico said the right presidential photo-op could actually solve the humanitarian crisis there, and stop the flood of illegal immigrants crossing into the country. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, said the head of the border guard union told him, "If President Obama stood by an airplane and returned the people to Guatemala, that, overnight, it would stop the flow."
The numbers are astounding.
The New York Times reports an estimated 290,000 illegal immigrants, including 52,000 unaccompanied children, have crossed the border illegally in the Rio Grande Valley to cities around the county, just in recent months. "There are more people coming across the border than we sent to invade France in World War II," marveled Stockman. "That is an invasion of our nation, and most of them are coming into Texas. We need to take quick action." (Read more)
2. OBAMA INVASION UPDATE - Grassfire
Invasion FULL ASSAULT under way NOW
I just got off the phone with Eric Odom and he is reporting that Southern California is under FULL ASSAULT right now from the Obama Invasion. Eric says despite official assurances earlier in the day that no buses of illegal aliens would be processed today, word is spreading quickly that DOZENS of buses are being off-loaded across Southern California. And here's the kicker. . .
The Obama Invasion team is taking buses of illegal aliens DIRECTLY TO CHURCHES! Another contact reported witnessing a dozen buses leaving LAX today. And now the folks in Murrieta are bracing for more buses there! (Reported by Steve Elliott)
3. Where is Obama really shipping illegal kids? - WND
'They are saying they're not going to give us that information'
Eyewitnesses at dozens of points across the United States have begun working together to track down where the tens of thousands of illegal alien children from Central America are ending up, because the federal government won't disclose many details of its handling of the immigration crisis.
NumbersUSA's map, which derives its information from members of Congress, eyewitnesses, reliable sources and news reports, shows children are being taken to many states, including Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
NumbersUSA Executive Director Roy Beck told WND it's clear that the Obama administration's dispersal of the children across the nation conflicts with its promise that many will be returned to their home countries. "[They want to keep this] as secret as possible for as long as possible," Beck told WND. (Read more)
4. MAP: Where feds are trying to relocate illegal border surgers - Numbers USA
NumbersUSA is daily updating this interactive map to show which communities are under threat of the federal government moving large numbers of illegal aliens there from the border.
NumbersUSA is providing its members actions they can take to help stop the government's dispersal of illegal aliens in a way that usually means they never go back home. Because people living in communities across the Americas rarely see one of their neighbors ever returned after illegally entering the United States, most of the population in those countries believe crossing the border illegally will bring great rewards. (Read more)
5. Mexicans storm U.S. border - and document it [VIDEO] - Allen West
Liberty Alliance member Kevin Jackson of The Black Sphere tipped us off to this perplexing organized assault on the southern border near San Diego by hundreds of Mexicans. Border officials say it was the first organized assault in this area. Participants grew combative, throwing rocks and bottles, and flashing gang signs. And oddly, documented all of it themselves on video for a blog site.
The question is, why? Was it a dress rehearsal for a larger event? Did the organizing group hope to provoke the Border Patrol to use more than pepper spray? Or are they learning how effective recruitment videos can be from those technologically-savvy jihadis? (Read more and see video here.)
6. Rick Perry: Obama Still Isn't Serious About Border Security - Newsmax
President Barack Obama asked Texas Gov. Rick Perry to lean on Texas Republicans to vote for his $3.7 billion immigration bill during a meeting between the two on Air Force One last week, but Perry on Sunday said he would not go along.
Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Perry said the amount of money Obama is asking for is too big, and very little of it is slated for border security. Until Obama gets realistic about the problem, he doesn't need that much money, Perry said.
Instead, Obama could "pick up the phone today" and call on the Defense Department to move 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, as Perry has been calling on for years, he said. (Read more)
7. Marsha Blackburn: Obama Playing 'Political Games' with Children's Lives - Newsmax
Thousands of illegal immigrant children who have been arrested for crossing the U.S. border are merely pawns "in a political game" by President Barack Obama, Rep. Marsha Blackburn charged to Newsmax on Saturday.
"I find it just horrific that these children would be used for a political point," the Tennessee Republican said after touring a detention center at Fort Sill Army Base in Oklahoma. "I have a tremendous amount of compassion for these children who are in this situation right by themselves.
"And these are the lucky ones," Blackburn added. "These are the ones that made it. They didn't get killed. They didn't get severely injured. Their stories of hardship are incredible.
"It just shows you that this is a situation that has gotten away from this administration - and they need to be diligent about securing the border," she said. (Read more)
8. Illegals Arrive in Bus and Shop At Walmart with EBT Cards. Where are the Children? - The Gateway Pundit
A school bus of illegal immigrants reportedly pulled up at a Walmart in North Carolina and shopped with EBT cards. The woman in the video says the immigrants could not speak English and were reportedly staying in China Grove, North Carolina. (Read more)
9. Feds Retreat After Maryland Residents Fight Plan to Dump Illegals - Breitbart
Protests from local elected officials in Maryland this weekend forced the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to cancel its plans to send illegal immigrant children to an Army Reserve center in Westminster, which is about 35 miles from Baltimore. (Read more)
10. NYC creates ID card so 500K illegal immigrants can get services - Washington Times
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a measure that creates a municipal identification card that can now be used by illegal immigrants to access government services, rent an apartment and open a bank account.
"Today we're living up to our highest ideals, and today we're saying that no one should be left out," said City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, calling the signing of the bill into law an "historic" moment, the New York Daily News reported. Ms. Mark-Viverito, along with fellow council members Carlos Menchaca and Daniel Dromm - all Democrats - said the new ID card gives the city's estimated 500,000 illegal immigrants the opportunity to open bank accounts and rent housing, and even take advantage of certain government services. (Read more)
The Daily Jot
The man in the subway
A couple of days ago, I was in New York City for a series of meetings. I took the subway to the meeting place. On the subway a man of color, not well dressed, but not unclean went down through the car asking for donations to help him feed his family. He got to the end of the car where I was and he turned his back to me and addressed whoever would listen. He said, "It is my responsibility to feed my family. I have tried and tried, but I cannot do that right now. This is the only way I can think of. Can't you spare just a little something to help me feed my wife and two daughters? It would be greatly appreciated. God Bless." There was one man who fell for his final plea--me. But there is a deeper meaning here.
And there are a lot of scammers and beggars that are constantly accosting New Yorkers everyday. Nobody in the subway car looked up at this guy. Discernment is key. After praying, I handed him a small amount of cash, he looked me directly in the eyes and said "thank you so much." I will never know the true story, but I do know something else. A fellow human being was pleading for help to about one hundred people and maybe three responded. No one else even looked at him or acted as if they heard him. And I feel that this is the condition of our nation right now. It is caused by the mere fact that so many people are so into their own worries that they refuse to engage with society in general. They refuse to be citizens.
There have been times in my life where I didn't know if I was going to be able to feed my family. It was tough. Instead of jumping on a train or a subway, my wife and I prayed to the Lord. We stood fast on the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:31-33, "Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." In my opinion, this does not mean fancy cars, clothes, watches, jets, etc. It's the basics. And the Lord always provided us.
The man in the subway was a life lesson for the condition of our nation. You see, the president will be going on a 16-day vacation in August at the $12 million estate of a Democratic Party donor. It will cost taxpayers millions of dollars. With all the problems faced by the citizens of this nation, he has the unmitigated gall to live high off the taxpayers in great luxury. Most Americans consider themselves fortunate to get away for a long weekend. Fact is, he just doesn't care. And you know what? This is just like the vast majority of people in the subway when a fellow citizen plead for his family. They didn't care. And they were the ones who elected "Mr. Vacation while the nation burns." Jesus also said, "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." We need to be turning people back to the Lord.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
The Backlash Builds
The Backlash Builds
The immigration protests in Murrieta, California, made headlines. Now they barely get any coverage at all. But don't think for a second that the opposition to Obama's open borders policy is waning. In fact, the backlash is building all across the country in communities in Arizona, Virginia, Illinois, Maryland. Connecticut, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania.
Big cities, with their liberal populations and large illegal immigrant communities, would seem like logical places to relocate the immigrants detained at the border. But the Obama Administration is running into fierce resistance even in those places.
Jesse Jackson is upset that illegal immigrant children seem to be taking priority over Chicago's kids. And the homeless in Los Angeles are feeling even more neglected as city officials rush to find housing for illegal immigrants. They have a point. The federal government can find $50 million to refurbish a resort for illegal immigrants, but our veterans cannot get the care they need and deserve?
In response to the growing public backlash, the Obama Administration is increasingly acting in secret, depositing children into communities without informing local or state officials. As one Massachusetts sheriff said this week, "We're all becoming border states now." Governors are furious, and they are struggling to find legal remedies to respond.
But the American people are stepping up. More than 250 protests against Obama's open borders policy are scheduled to take place this weekend. (Gary Bauer)
To see the list of protests scheduled to take place this weekend, go here.
The 40,000 Mandate (Part One)
The 40,000 Mandate (Part One):
The Call Goes Forth (Full Text)
A Message from Chuck Pierce:
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Dear Friends of Israel:
As I previously shared, I felt the Lord assign me to Israel at the end of this month. Therefore, I have rearranged my schedule (with the gracious understanding of Peter and Cathryn Nash in Canada) to travel to Israel on July 29. During my short visit, Daniel and Amber will be facilitating a meeting in Jerusalem on July 31 which I will help support.
Earlier this year, Peter and Cathryn Nash were in Israel sponsoring a gathering in Jerusalem. Several days ago I received an appeal from Cathryn regarding the situation in Israel. She shared, "Just as Israel has called in 40,000 reserve troops, I believe the Lord is calling 40,000 intercessors in Canada to pray for Israel. Our church is meeting daily for prayer for Israel, but I believe the Lord gave me a 40,000 mandate." You can read more details about this below.
Chuck D. Pierce
A Message from Cathryn Nash:
Dear believers and lovers of Israel:
The war in Israel has escalated since the brutal murder of the three Jewish teenagers and Israel is at a time of needed manpower. The government has approved for 40,000 reserve troops to be mobilized for a "ground operation".
As this call has gone out and the 40,000 reserve troops have been called in for a ground operation", I believe that the Lord of Host is calling for a heavenly prayer invasion. The Spirit of the Lord has stirred in my heart to initiate a prayer call for 40,000 intercessors, prayer generals, churches and ministries to stand in the gap together in an "air operation" for Israel. Surely the church will not stand silent and just watch but realize that our assignment and privilege is to be part of this great victory as we stand in the gap.
Esther 4:14 " For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise for the Jews from elsewhere. . . " Revelation 8:4,5 "And the smoke of the incense arose in the presence of God, with the prayers of the people of God, from the hand of the angel So the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and cast it upon the earth, Then there followed peals of thunder and loud rumblings and blasts and noises, and flashes of lightning and an earthquake."
Let us join together in prayer that 40,000 will arise and partner with the Lord's heart for Israel at this key and critical time with prayers and intercession with one heart and one mind to seek God for a much needed heavenly invasion. Let it be as we pray that heaven's hosts are released on Israel's behalf.
2 Kings 6: 15-17, "When the servant of the man of God rose early and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was around the city. Elisha's servant said to him, Alas, my master! What shall we do? Elisha answered, Fear not; for those with us are more than those with them. Then Elisha prayed, Lord, I pray You, open his eyes that he may see. And the Lord opened the young man's eyes, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha."
Let Israel's eyes be open to see that more are for them than against them and let them see a great and glorious supernatural victory brought by the hand of the Lord. We pray their eyes are open to see Jesus Christ, their Messiah.
As I write this I am reminded of 2 Chronicles 1. In a dream the Lord asked King Solomon what he would like. Solomon's request was profound! He asked for wisdom to be able to rule God's great people with His heart. I believe this chapter holds a key for us at this time.
2 Chronicles 1:7-12, "That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, Ask what I shall give you. And Solomon said to God, You have shown great mercy and loving- kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place. Now, O Lord God, let Your promise to David my father be fulfilled, for you have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this Your people who are so great? God replied to Solomon, Because this was in your heart and you have not asked for riches, possessions, honor, and glory, or the life of your foes, or even for long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may rule and judge My people over whom I have made you king, Wisdom and knowledge are granted you. And I will give you riches, possessions, honor, and glory, such as none of the kings had before you, and none after you shall have their equal."
In these verses Solomon was not just asking for wisdom. He was asking for wisdom to rule God's great people. This so impressed the heart of the Lord that He responded by saying because Solomon asked for wisdom to rule His great people He not only promised Solomon wisdom but also riches, possessions, honor and glory. As we rise up in prayer at this critical time and carry the heart of God for His people and the land of Israel we will bless the heart of our Father by seeking His kingdom agenda and mandate. Israel is God's precious land and people and He desires to reward and pour blessing upon all who love and bless His covenant land and people. Those who bless Israel will be blessed!
I pray you will be blessed beyond measure as you stand with Israel!
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The 40,000 Mandate (Part Two)
The 40,000 Mandate (Part Two):
Special Prayers for Israel
These Prayer Directives were also issued by Cathryn Nash and are meant to be prayed as part of the 40,000 Mandate initiative.
1. HIDDEN THINGS BE REVEALED
2 Kings 6:10-12 "Then the king of Israel sent to the place of which [Elisha] told and warned him; and thus he protected and saved himself there repeatedly. Therefore the mind of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by this thing. He called his servants and said, Will you show me who of us is for the king of Israel? One of his servants said, None, my lord O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedchamber."
We pray that every terrorist attack, wicked devise and plot of the enemy would be exposed and stopped. We declare as Israel goes into this battle the very secrets of the enemies plans will be made known to Israel government and army. Every hidden thing will be revealed. Let the prophetic voice of God be heard in the land.
Daniel 2:47 "The king answered Daniel, Of a truth your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a Revealer of secret mysteries, seeing that you could reveal this secret mystery."
2. GOD KEEP NOT SILENT
Psalms 83:1-5, 17,18 " KEEP NOT silence, O God; hold not Your peace or be still, O God. For, behold, Your enemies are in tumult, and those who hate You have raised their heads. They lay crafty schemes against Your people and consult together against Your hidden and precious ones. They have said, Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be in remembrance no more.
For they have consulted together with one accord and one heart; against You they make a covenant-. Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever; yes, let them be put to shame and perish, That they may know that You, Whose name alone is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth."
Isaiah 37:17 " Incline your ear, O Lord and hear, open Your eyes O Lord, and see, and hear all the words of Sennacherib which he has sent to mock, reproach, insult and defy the living God."
The plotting of the terrorists against Israel is a manifestation of Satan's hatred for God as he targets the apple of God's eye. Incline Your ear O Lord and let it be known that the Most High God is Lord over all the earth. You who sits in the heavens laughs as the nations plot wicked schemes. (Ps 2:4) We declare the Lord is powerful and His word executes judgments on His enemies. We declare a double recompense on Israel.
Isaiah 61:7 "Instead of your (former) shame you shall have a twofold recompense; instead of dishonor and reproach (your people) shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double (what they had forfeited); everlasting joy shall be theirs."
3. ENEMY WILL FALL IN HIS OWN TRAP!
"BE MERCIFUL and gracious to me, O God, be merciful and gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge and finds shelter and confidence in You; yes, in the shadow of Your wings will I take refuge and be confident until calamities and destructive storms are passed. I will cry to God Most High, Who performs on my behalf and rewards me [Who brings to pass His purposes for me and surely completes them]!
He will send from heaven and save me from the slanders and reproaches of him who would trample me down or swallow me up, and He will put him to shame. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! God will send forth His mercy and loving- kindness and His truth and faithfulness. My life is among lions; I must lie among those who are aflame-the sons of men whose teeth are spears and arrows, their tongues sharp swords. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let Your glory be over all the earth! They set a net for my steps; my very life was bowed down. They dug a pit in my way; into the midst of it they themselves have fallen."
We pray for safety and protection for God's people. We declare every trap and snare will be exposed and the enemy will fall into his own pit of destruction as God's people walk by in safety. We call upon the Lord for supernatural aid from heaven. We ask for the angelic hosts of heaven to be dispatched to watch over and protect His chosen people.
Psalms 91:1,5 "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty, whose power no foe can withstand. You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day."
4. VALOR AND COURAGE
Philippians 1:28 " And do not (for a moment) be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and adversaries, for such constancy and fearlessness will be a clear sign (proof and seal) to them of (their impending) destruction, but (a sure token and evidence) of your deliverance and salvation and that from God."
1 Samuel 17:45 "Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, Whom you have defied!"
Israel has been facing a Goliath, taunting, mocking spirit of intimidation. We pray they will rise up with boldness and courage with the spirit of David as worshippers and warriors. We call out for wisdom and battle strategies for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leaders of the army, and God's Generals. We declare that their trust is in the name of the Lord their God. Let every eye be turned to God in humility with a new sound of triumph and worship. Let the worshippers arise! We declare that the mighty Presence of the Lord will execute terror, judgment and confusion on the spirits of darkness and The Lord God of Israel will be exalted and glorified!
The Good News Corner
The Good News Corner:
Delightful, Charismatic Comedy Teens' Reality Show
to be a "Breath of Fresh Air" for Christian Viewers
"It's important for youth to see that being a Christian is fun. The media portray that fun is drugs, alcohol and partying, but the joy of the Lord is so much more powerful." -Amy Vogt
(Hollywood, CA)-In a market saturated with scripted reality television shows, the authenticity of "All Summer Long" is a breath of fresh air. The new teen Christian reality program by executive producer and co-creator Edward J. Portillo follows a college-aged sketch comedy team as they travel to Christian summer camps across the U.S. to perform, serve, and mentor young people.
With roots running deep in the Assemblies of God, Portillo attended Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California, where he belonged to "The Delivery Boys," a summer camp ministry team.
After the first week of traveling with the team to AG-affiliated camps, Portillo says he quickly realized the experience involved more about work in the trenches with the youth than comedy.
"That ended up changing my life," Portillo says. "Up until that point, I had not understood relational evangelism. I didn't understand what was truly mentoring."
Based on this experience, Portillo began working on "All Summer Long" in 2008 with the threefold purpose of reinvigorating summer camps for young people, emphasizing the importance of mentoring youth, and validating young people to explore the creative arts in their church community.
He also strives to tell engaging stories that are worthy of a broad audience while being rooted in a Christian worldview and to create content that resonates with the appetite of today's culture without diluting the redeeming message of the Gospel.
Source: Charisma News
Signs and Wonders
Signs and Wonders:
HEART-SHAPED CLOUD PHENOMENON
Frequent fliers who look out the window of their planes often see the shadow of the aircraft dipping in and out of clouds below. The interplay of light and shadow with water droplets in the clouds can produce colorful rings of light called "glories." On July 13th, Tony DeFreece saw a glory that was not a colorful ring, but rather a heart:
"I was flying over Oregon when I looked out and saw this heart-shaped figure," he says. "It was one of those moments when the Universe aligns and takes your breath away."
DeFreece suspects, probably correctly, that the shape of the clouds bent the usual circular glory into the heart-shaped apparition. Mystery solved? Not entirely. Glories are caused by sunlight reflected backwards from water droplets in clouds. Exactly how backscattering produces the colorful rings, however, is a mystery involving surface waves and multiple reflections within individual droplets. Each sighting is a lovely puzzle, so grab the window seat and keep an eye on the clouds below. (Spaceweather.com)
"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
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