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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, December 11, 2014
"The battle is the Lord's." (2 Chronicles 20:15)
is "The Omega Block", now in the heavens above America, another sign of His soon coming? For details, go here.
"The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy." (Psalm 126:3)
The Daily Brief
1. House GOP leaders delay vote on spending bill, scramble for support - Fox News
House Republican leaders delayed a vote on a vital spending bill Thursday afternoon as they huddled with rank-and-file members in a bid to lock down flagging support ahead of a midnight deadline. (Read more)
- God alone knows the issues with this bill that covers funding amnesty and other problems. Pray in the Spirit over this piece of legislation that is due to be voted on tonight!
"Yet our God did not forsake us in our bondage; but He extended mercy to us. . ." (Ezra 9:9b)
2. Senate Committee votes to authorize war against ISIS - AP
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday voted to authorize President Obama's war against the Islamic State group -- the first vote in Congress to explicitly grant him war powers in the U.S. battle against the militant extremists. (Read more)
- This action grants the President war powers. Pray in the Spirit over this matter. As we repent, the Lord will protect America from bad decisions while combating ISIS.
- "Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most Hig, your habitation, no evil sha befall you . . ." (Psalm 91: 9-10a)
3. Benghazi testimony focuses on security lapses - Washington Times
A State Department official told Congress on Wednesday he agreed with the high-level decision to deny machine guns requested by U.S. diplomatic personnel in Benghazi, Libya, prior to the deadly terrorist attack, in testimony that led toward the office of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
- Father we ask for justice for those who deliberately failed in their duty to protect and rescue the Benghazi diplomats and security team.
- ". . . for the Lord is a God of justice . . ." (Isaiah 30:18c)
4. $404,155,000,000: Taxes Set Record in First 2 Months of FY15 - CNS News
The U.S. Treasury continued to rake in tax dollars at a record rate in November as the federal government closed out the first two months of fiscal 2015 with $404,155,000,000 in total receipts, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.
- Lord we pay exorbitant taxes, but the government continues to spend over the amount they receive. We pray for you to right this wrong.
- "Only may the Lord give you wisdom and understanding . . ." (1 Chronicles 22:12)
5. Iran acquiring banned nuclear technology, breaching sanctions - Jerusalem Post
Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Tuesday it had no information about the illicit procurement of equipment for the Arak research reactor as alleged in a report by a UN panel of experts and based on a briefing by a member country.
- Father, as Iran slams the US for being a picture of tyranny after the release of the CIA torture report, we are reminded that they have stalled, lied, and used every tactic to give them time to create nuclear weapons. We ask for Your protection against any actions they might have planned, and that you will destroy their nuclear capability forever.
- ". . . speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron." (1 Timothy 4:2)
6. Tens of thousands without power as storm pounds Northern California with rain, gusty winds - Fox news
A powerful storm churned through Northern California Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands and delaying commuters while soaking the region with much-needed rain. (Read more)
- Lord, thank You for the rain in California, but we also ask Your mercy over the land and the people as this deluge can cause flooding and landslides.
- "Ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain. The Lord will make flashing clouds; he will give them showers of rain, grass in the field for everyone." (Zechariah 10:1)
The Middle East in Focus
This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:
"Behold, I am YHWH, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?" (Jeremiah 32:27)
1. Russia caught violating comittments to Israel and US - Jerusalem Online
According to Al Quds Al Arabi, shipment included Yakhont ground-to-sea missiles and anti-aircraft systems Moscow had guaranteed would not be supplied to Hezbollah.
These commitments include a clear Russian undertaking not to supply Hezbollah with potentially game-changing weapons systems such as Yakhont missiles, one of its most potent weapons, or advanced anti-aircraft weaponry that could impact the IAF's unchallenged aerial superiority in the area. According to Al Quds al Arabi, the weapons shipment included the above mentioned Russian weaponry, in addition to long-range Iranian ground-to-ground missiles. (Read more)
2. Likud approves Netanyahu's motion for early primaries -Times of Israel
The Likud Central Committee voted Wednesday in favor of a proposal by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to set an earlier date for the party's primaries, moving them from the beginning of January to December 31. (Read more)
3. Rightwing MKs Pan Livni-Herzog Union - Israel National News
Rightwing MKs reacted with sharp criticism - and in some cases sharp mockery - to the announcement Wednesday that Tzipi Livni was abandoning her colleagues in Hatnua, and joining the Labor party. The combination of Livni and Labor head Yitzhak Herzog, who, if they form the government, will take turns as prime minister, would be "a dream come true" for Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas, said Likud MK Yariv Levin.
"It's an unholy alliance that breaks the record for political cynicism," Levin said of the pairing. "Livni's political journey from the Likud to Kadima to Hatnua and now to Labor shows her complete lack of any path, and the political weariness that has come over the Israeli left. Once again, it has been proven that the only issue in the upcoming elections is a leftist government of Livni and Arab MK Ahmed Tibi, and a stable government, led by Binyamin Netanyahu and a strong Likud." (Read more)
- Abba, we pray for Your hand to be upon the elections in Israel. Father, we pray that only righteous people whom You want to be elected will be voted into office. We ask that anybody working in darkness that doesn't have Israel's best interest in mind be prevented from winning a position. This partnership between Livni and Herzog is not good for the nation of Israel, and we petition for Your intervention. We ask in the mighty name of Yeshuah, amen.
4. State Dept: Position on 'Settlements' Won't Change After Obama - Israel National News
The United States on Wednesday responded to Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon's statement that a building freeze in Judea and Samaria was due to pressure from the Obama administration.
Speaking to reporters in Washington, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that objection to "settlements" was longstanding and would not change after President Barack Obama leaves office in 2017.
"Our policy has been consistent for quite some time," Psaki told reporters, according to The Associated Press. (Read more)
5. IDF braces for protests ahead of funeral for senior PA official -Times of Israel
The IDF bolstered security measures across the West Bank on Wednesday evening amid fears that tensions could escalate after a senior Palestinian official died en route to a Ramallah hospital earlier in the day following clashes with Israeli troops.
At the same time, Palestinian officials decided to put off a decision on how to respond to the death of Ziad Abu Ein, but warned that all options were on the table, including freezing vital security cooperation with Israel. The funeral for Abu Ein is scheduled for Thursday in the West Bank and Israeli military officials fear it could break out into widespread protests and rioting. (Read more)
- Heavenly Father, we pray that there will not be any rioting or escalated acts of violence before, during, or after the funeral for this Palestinian official. We pray that the activities leading up to his death will be accurately told. We lift the family of this official up and ask that You comfort them. We pray that they be filled with Your peace and understanding. We ask that if they do not know You, that they may come to know You. In the name of Yeshuah, amen.
6. UN, EU urge swift probe into Palestinian official's death -Times of Israel
Diplomats from the European Union and UN expressed dismay over the death of a senior Palestinian official after clashes with IDF troops and called on Israel to conduct an immediate investigation.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called for an immediate, independent investigation into Ziad Abu Ein's death, adding that reports of excessive use of force by Israeli forces were "extremely worrying." (Read more)
7. Netanyahu to meet Kerry over UN West Bank withdrawal vote -Times of Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday for an urgent consultation on Palestinian statehood efforts at the United Nations Security Council, senior Israeli officials said Wednesday.
The US State Department confirmed that Kerry would fly to Rome Monday to meet with Netanyahu (Read more)
- Father God, we pray that You will be present in this meeting. We ask that You guide Prime Minister Netanyahu's thoughts, speech, and actions. We pray that Mr. Kerry will not pressure the Prime Minister to do anything against Your Will. We pray that only deals that are in alignment with Your perfect plan be allowed to unfold and that You protect Israel from the hands of the enemy who desires her destruction. We pray all in the name of Yeshuah, amen.
Harry's Last Hurrah
Harry's Last Hurrah
If you've heard about the omnibus spending agreement reached in the last few days between Speaker John Boehner and Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid, I'm sure you're shaking your head, too. This last-minute spending bill is Exhibit A for everything that is wrong in Washington.
If the system were working properly, these appropriations bills would have been passed months ago rather than in the closing days of the year. But as you know, everything the House tried to pass, Reid killed in the Senate. Reid and his liberal allies have control of the Senate until January, and the continuing resolution/omnibus funding bill/"cromnibus," as some are calling it, reflects that reality.
So with the deadline for another government shutdown just hours away, Washington is once again in crisis management mode, attempting to cobble together something -- anything -- just to get it done. The bill is 1,600 pages long. It authorizes $1.1 trillion of spending. That's about $690 million per page! As you can imagine, there is plenty for the right and the left to hate.
The left is furious because it rolls back certain Dodd-Frank restrictions on the financial industry, which some argue are hampering economic growth. The left is also upset because funding for Obama's executive amnesty is limited through February.
And that's one reason why conservatives don't like it -- the bill doesn't even attempt to stop Obama's executive amnesty. In fact, there is at least $2 billion to "Accommodate Illegal Immigrants and Refugees." And I am particularly furious that a deal with Democrats blocked a provision intended to prevent churches from being forced to pay for abortion coverage in their health insurance policies.
There are some things to applaud. Thanks to efforts by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MA), Republicans were able to block legalization of marijuana in Washington, D.C. Trust me -- the last thing D.C. needs is more stoned people. There is a provision blocking Obamacare's taxpayer-funded bailout of the insurance industry.
The budget for the IRS has been cut by $350 million and the EPA's budget is being cut by $60 million. The Wall Street Journal reports that EPA's budget "is 21% below 2010 levels" and that the rogue agency "will soon have as many employees as it did in 1989."
Yet even though I realize Harry Reid still controls the Senate, I'm having a hard time excusing the GOP's lack of fight over Obama's outrageous abuse of power. The editors of National Review summed it up well today, writing:
"Republican members ought to vote against the cromnibus, and many of them surely will. If Democrats defect over their displeasure with some other elements of the bill, the measure could fail. The alternative then may be a short-term funding bill into the next year, which would be better than the current plan. In any case, it's important that the nascent GOP majority's first act not be surrender." (Gary Bauer)
The Daily Jot
On the first Tuesday of November, Americans exercised term limits on incumbent politicians who were deemed by voters as not doing their jobs. The two biggest issues arguably were amnesty for illegals and socialist healthcare. Americans wanted neither and they hired a new Congress to make the changes. This message should have been loud and clear to the leadership of the new opposition--the Republican Party--don't spend more than you have, don't allow illegals who broke the law to come here on a free pass, and get rid of the more expensive, less services, and intrusive socialist healthcare. House Speaker John Boehner said he heard it, but what he says and what he does are two different things.
The first opportunity Boehner has after the election to show Americans he got the message and he would operate with the mandate he was given by the people, he betrayed us. The budget he allowed in the House, which originates spending, fully funded both socialist healthcare and the president's amnesty program. According to the Washington Post, "the Affordable Care Act is still funded, but there's no new money for it. There's also no new ACA-related funding for the Internal Revenue Service and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the two agencies most responsible for implementing the law."
The Post also reports the bill's funding of illegal immigration: "The bill only funds the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees most immigration policy, until February. But negotiators gave new money for immigration programs at other federal agencies. There's $948 million for the Department of Health and Human Service's unaccompanied children program -- an $80 million increase. The program provides health and education services to the young migrants. The department also gets $14 million to help school districts absorbing new immigrant students. And the State Department would get $260 million to assist Central American countries from where of the immigrant children are coming."
I cannot begin to speak to what is going through Boehner's mind. I can say that after many Facebook posts and emails urging Boehner to use his majority mandate to end executive amnesty and socialist healthcare, I have received several emails from Boehner. All of them thank me for my support and ask me to follow him on social media. This guy and his staff appear totally out of touch with the electorate and believe they know better than the people living in the real world. Two verses come to mind. Proverbs 29:2 says, "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn." Proverbs 16:18 says, "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." Trouble is, it's the people, not Boehner, that will suffer his actions.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Weather Pattern Shows "Omega Block"
500 crashes, schools closed and MORE to come:
'Omega Block' storm smothers Midwest in snow as big freeze is set to leave Texas colder than ALASKA
Phenomenon: The cold weather is being brought in the the remnants of Typhoon Nuri, above in purple, which has dragged warmed air (in red) up and pushed cold air down. The pattern is known as an 'Omega Block' because the boundaries between hot and cold (in yellow above) look like a Greek letter omega (Read more)
- Is our LORD placing HIS Omega signature on our land, signalling again that we ARE, indeed, approaching the TIME of the END OF DAYS? Go to the site and check out this unusual weather pattern; then discern for yourselves if this "signature," too, might herald the time of His Soon Coming! Come, Lord Jesus, come!
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End." (Rev. 22:13)
Chaplain Chastised for Sharing Faith
Joseph Lawhorn, an Army Chaplain based at Fort Benning, Georgia, was recently reprimanded by the base commander for sharing his faith during a suicide prevention session. Chaplain Lawhorn explained how his Christian values had helped him to overcome his own struggles with depression.
During the session, Lawhorn also provided information with approved Army resources for fighting depression as well as a biblical approach to handling depression. According to the commander's letter, Lawhorn's presentation left some with the "perception" that he was "advocating one system of beliefs over another."
Well, he is a chaplain after all. I wouldn't go to a rabbi expecting to be taught lessons from the Koran. Nor would I go to a professional psychologist and demand teachings from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
This is just one more sorry example of how the left's religious intolerance has perverted freedom of religion into freedom from religion.
The U.S. military has not suddenly been overrun by atheists. But after six years of the Obama Administration, which has undermined our military culture in insidious ways, it's not surprising that morale is dangerously low. Beyond cancelled weapons systems and troop cuts, this kind of anti-religious bias seems to have a lot to do with declining morale. (Gary Bauer)
UN Prayer Watch
UN Prayer Watch
Once in awhile we do highlight a ministry that has a special place in our hearts, asking for your prayers and your support of their work.
One of those ministries is the UN Prayer Watch -- another team, that like our own, remains largely hidden from public view but that nevertheless is doing a major strategic work of watching and praying at a key site in our nation: New York City - overlooking the United Nations Plaza.
We encourage you to take a few minutes to read over this letter of appeal from the UN Prayer Watch, and to seek the Lord how you, too, might be able to help support this vital work. Thank you!
Introducing: R&R Prayer
Introducing: R&R Prayer
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This conference call, which meets daily every week in the year except on Sundays, was birthed in 2013 and brings together men and women of God who hear the groaning of the LORD and bear the burden of intercession for our nation as they join together in corporate prayer.
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The Good News Corner
The Good News Corner:
Christian Light is Filling Colombia's 'Spiritual Black Hole'-and the Darkness Cannot Extinguish It
"The more I persecute [the Christians], the more they grow, get stronger, multiply. Then I said, 'How is this? If I'm trying to wipe them out and they grow more, are fruitful, and make a lot of progress. . . " -former guerrilla commander
For five decades, the South American country of Colombia has been at war with Marxist insurgents. Fighting can erupt at any time throughout scattered war zones, but that doesn't stop an intrepid messenger of peace.
For years, missionary Russell Stendal has taken Christian literature to all sides in the conflict: guerrillas, paramilitary, and government soldiers. He has forged friendships with all sides and his radio stations and solar-powered receivers pave the way.
Stendal's work has been portrayed in a film called "La Montana," translated "The Mountain."
Stendal tries to reach areas where it's not possible to have church buildings or scheduled church services, and where it's not possible to do normal missionary or evangelistic work.
"And so we drop these radios on guerrilla camps, by parachute. We distribute them to soldiers; we distribute them to paramilitary forces," Stendal told CBN News.
Stendal has given out over 120,000 solar-powered radios. Former journalist Dario Silva has followed the conflict for years. He now pastors House on the Rock Church, one of Bogota's larger churches, and sends aid to suffering families in rural Colombia.
But Silva said there's a disconnect between Colombia's megachurches and the country's isolated and often persecuted Believers.
"Churches, especially megachurches, have a tendency to be very Laodicean," Silva observed. "'I have it all. I am rich,' right? But they're not aware of the problems our brothers are going through."
Silva said that hardship and persecution have not kept the Gospel from reaching the remotest corners of Colombia.
In fact, he remembers a guerrilla leader complaining: "Those Christians are the worst problem we have. Because we arrive at a remote part of the country where there is no electricity, no running water, or roads, or transportation, or a parish house, or any political figure, and there's always some nut with a black book under his arm preaching about Jesus!"
(Source: Breaking Christian News)
Signs and Wonders
California Storm: High Wind Warnings, Flood Watches, Blizzard Warnings Issued for West Coast Storm
A powerful storm fueled by an "atmospheric river" of tropical moisture will target not only drought-stricken California but the entire West Coast with damaging winds and enough rain to cause flooding and landslides. On top of that, the Sierra Nevada is in line for a bona fide blizzard likely to make travel there all but impossible.
The National Weather Service in Monterey, California, said Monday that this storm is "expected to be one of the strongest storms in terms of wind and rain intensity" since storms in October 2009 and January 2008. (Read more)
- We remain in prayer for the safety of all who are now in the path of this horrific storm. Amen.
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