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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
" . . . and the government shall rest upon His shoulder . . ." (Isaiah 9:7 KJV)
Please note: our "streamlined edition" of the Brief will be published again this week. This will allow our staff time to prepare for our upcoming Annual Meeting of our Board of Directors. Our next full edition of the Brief will be published next Monday, Nov. 10. Thank you.
". . . the glory of the LORD filled the temple. . ." (2 Chronicles 5:14)
The Daily Brief
1. Iran: U.S. Is Still 'Number One Enemy' - Washington Free Beacon
The United States remains "the great Satan" and Iran's "number one enemy" Iranian military and defense officials said over the weekend in statements that also called for "the prosecution, trial, and punishment of the White House."
-It is because so many in the US voluntarily worship You, Dear Lord, that this pagan regime has singled out our country for this honor. We ask You to call them to account for threatening our government and its officials, and we ask for Your protection from all plans for harm to our country. Gracious Lord, we ask for a vast wave of salvation to sweep their country and call them into the Kingdom for their end time assignments.
-"And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear my voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd." (John 10:16)
2. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes: 1 Dead, 1 Injured - NBC
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane broke up and crashed during a test flight on Friday, killing one crew member and seriously injuring another, authorities said.
- Dear Lord, we pray for a spiritual covering for our country as private enterprise attempts space flight. We humbly ask for your protection for these entrepreneurs as this field is explored. May those involved look to You for guidance and know that You are Lord of all the earth. Please be a comfort to the family and friends of the one pilot who was killed and bring the other pilot to restored health. Thank You, Father.
-"He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler." (Psalms 91:4)
3. Obama likely to spring major decisions on public after midterms - Worthy News
Regardless of the outcomes of Tuesday's midterm elections, President Obama is preparing to spring several major decisions on the public that he has postponed because of his concern about political backlash.
- Father, we know that all things hidden will be revealed, and we ask that You would bring into the light all executive orders that would harm America and Your plans for her. In the name of Jesus, we raise up a standard against any wickedness postponed so that the voting public is deceived. May there be such a fear of God in the White House that anything deceptive would be abandoned. Thank You, Lord, for protecting Your Inheritance.
-"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance." (Psalms 33:12)
4. Party Leaders Clash Over Obama as Elections Nears - AP
Claiming new momentum 48 hours before polls open across America, Republicans on Sunday assailed President Barack Obama in a final weekend push to motivate voters as Democrats deployed their biggest stars to help preserve an endangered Senate majority.
- We "shrink wrap" every polling place in the Word of God and in the Blood of the Lamb. We stand against violence at the polls, as well as fraud.
- "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man's all. For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil."(Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)
5. Incredible early-season snow slams the Southeast, impacts felt across eastern U.S. - Washington Post
Snow to start November in South Carolina? Basically unheard of. Until today. The snow is not just the mountains either. An extremely unusual cold pocket of air has brought record early-season snow to low-elevation spots like Columbia, South Carolina. In the Smoky Mountains, and surrounding parts of the Appalachians, measurements well past one foot have been recorded.
- Father, we pray for these states already experiencing snow. Although hard winters have been predicted, we speak calm - be still, to the cold weather storms.
- She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet. (Proverbs 31:21)
The Middle East in Focus
This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:
"He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways." (Psalm 91:11)
1. Political and diplomatic uncertainty fuel US-Israel divide -Times of Israel
WASHINGTON (JTA) - What lies beneath "chicken----"?
The coarseness of the epithet for cowardice used by an anonymous Obama administration official to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has seized the attention of Jerusalem and Washington. The snipe, reported by The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, is seen by analysts as emblematic of deteriorating Obama-Netanyahu relations at a time of great political and diplomatic uncertainty.
Top officials in the Israeli and US governments are bracing themselves for possible radical changes within the next months in how the world relates to Iran and how the Palestinians pursue their quest for independence, as well as for increased turbulence in Jerusalem and the prospect of political change in Washington.
2. Knesset passes law aimed to prevent Palestinian prisoner deals -Times of Israel
The Knesset on Monday gave final approval to a contentious law to prevent Palestinian prisoner releases for those serving life sentences, effectively removing the option to use prisoners as a bargaining chip with the Palestinians.
Thirty-five Knesset members voted in favor of the bill, with 15 MKs opposing.
3. US: Kerry won't unveil peace plan in talks with Palestinians -Times of Israel
Top US diplomat John Kerry on Monday was to meet the chief Palestinian negotiator but would not unveil an American peace plan, an official said, adding such a move would be unproductive.
"There are no current plans to introduce a peace plan," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, dismissing reports that proposals would be laid on the table during Kerry's meeting with Saeb Erekat in Washington.
4. Supreme Court divided on Jerusalem passport case -ynet news
WASHINGTON - The US Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday as it considered whether Congress overstepped its authority in passing a law designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports.
Congress passed the law in 2002 but the government has never enforced it. Seeking to remain neutral on the hotly contested issue of sovereignty over a city holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians, the State Department allows passports to name Jerusalem as a place of birth, with no country name included.
The parents of a Jerusalem-born 12-year-old boy, US citizen Menachem Zivotofsky, have waged a long court battle to have his passport state he was born in Israel.
5. Rivlin: 'Money is Not in the Settlements or with Hareidim' -Israel National News
President Reuven Rivlin spoke Monday evening at the Eli Horowitz of Economics and Society Conference in Haifa, where he criticized the government's economic policy.
According to the President, the Israeli public has made their "dissatisfaction with the existing economic and social systems" loud and clear in the last three years.
"When many citizens feel that under the present conditions of the social and economic systems, they are unable to grow and develop - it is a strategic threat," he said.
Rivlin added that "with or without a diplomatic agreement [with the Palestinians], Israel will continue to invest significant portions of the budget, for the benefit of investment in defense, research, development and procurement. "
6. Syrian opposition coaxing Islamists away from Israel border -Times of Israel
Having consolidated its fighting units under a unified command two months ago, the Free Syrian Army on the Golan Heights is coaxing Islamist opposition forces to leave the border area with Israel and fight the Assad regime further east, a Free Syrian Army member told The Times of Israel.
According to the civilian opposition activist, who spoke to The Times of Israel on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to Israeli media, the newly-formed Unified Free Syrian Army under the command of Brigadier General Ibrahim Fahd Al-Nu'aimi has managed in recent weeks to convince radical elements - including members of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front - to leave Syrian villages located just miles away from the Israeli border.
7. Egypt minister says Zionism promotes atheism, homosexuality -Times of Israel
Egypt's Religious Endowments Minister accused "Zionist forces" of promoting atheism and homosexuality in his country.
Speaking with Al-Hayat TV, an Evangelical Arabic-language television station, Mohammed Mokhtar Gomaa said "colonial Zionist forces" support "atheists and atheism and finance homosexuals and homosexuality" in an effort to fragment Egyptian society. The interview, which took place in September, was published Sunday by MEMRI, a Washington-based Middle Eastern media watchdog group.
The Daily Jot
Holder to monitor voting for racial prejudice
Disgraced, embattled, and resigned Attorney General Eric Holder says he is sending federal monitors to some 18 states and 28 jurisdictions to make sure there is no race-based discrimination. He said, " I want the American people to know that the Justice Department will stand vigilant--working in a fair and nonpartisan manner to ensure that every voter can cast his or her ballot free of intimidation, discrimination or obstruction." Holder is laughable. He has already shown the American people his vigilance by letting the New Black Panthers use baseball bats to protect voting locations against white people and by allowing precincts to record more than 100% of the registered voters in Democratic-leaning areas.
Holder is encouraging Americans to call his minions if they see something amiss. In a statement to the public, the DOJ said that Civil Rights Division staff members "will be available by telephone to receive complaints from citizens in all states and jurisdictions nationwide related to possible violations of the federal voting rights laws (toll free 1-800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767) or TTY (202-305-0082). In addition, individuals may also report such complaints by fax to 202-307-3961, by email to email@example.comEmail links icon and by a complaint form on the department's website: www.justice.gov/crt/about/vot/." Not to be cynical, but I'm sure complaints will be frustrated by red-tape and stonewalling.
"Allegations of election fraud are handled by the 94 US Attorneys' Offices across the country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Criminal Division's Public Integrity Section. Complaints related to election fraud may be directed to your local US Attorneys' Offices or local FBI offices, which consult with the Public Integrity Section in Washington, DC. A list of US Attorneys' Offices and their telephone numbers can be found at http://www.justice.gov/usao/districts/. A list of FBI offices and accompanying telephone numbers can be found at www.fbi.gov/contact-us." So for once I agree with the Federal government's mantra, "If you see something, say something."
Nearly every poll and every major news outlet has stated that the Democrats will lose control of the Senate and suffer possible record losses in the House of Representatives. While polling these days can be off a little, it is expected to be a rout of liberal--no communist--policies in the form of throwing these evildoers out in droves. Election fraud is the only way to prevent this from happening. We have a lot of verses in the Bible about wisdom, circumspect and deceit. Jesus told us in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceives you." Holder is sending his henchmen out to "monitor" elections. He and his hoard are a tricky bunch. Let's exercise our right to vote and be our own monitors of the polls.
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"I Love the Lord", by Rhema
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