CHPP Daily Brief - Friday, February 28, 2014
Please pray for the Jews in Ukraine. (See below)
40 Days of Prayer and Fasting for Native American issues begins next week. Join us, starting on Wednesday, March 5.
P.M. Netanyahu Will Visit the White House on Monday.
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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Friday, February 28, 2014
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)
Please visit the website for the International Christian Concern to find ongoing needs for prayer among the persecuted around the world. Thank you.
The Daily Brief
1. US Army to Shrink to Pre-World War II Levels - VOA
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has unveiled the largest cuts to the U.S. Army since before World War II. The Obama administration has for years spoken of a need for a smaller, more agile force. On Monday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel laid out the budgetary blueprint for it. He said this is a time for reality at the Department of Defense, which now is required to bring its budget down to $496 billion from a high of nearly $700 billion at the height of the Iraq War. The U.S. military is ill-prepared for waging cyber warfare and needs to bolster defenses against the growing threat of cyber attacks against both military systems and private infrastructure, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command told Congress on Thursday.
- Lord, we are appalled to see that our military power is diminished, and has not kept up with the times we live in. With the revelation that our forces are not equipped for cyber warfare, instead of allotting funds to bring it up to speed, it is being asked to cut back the budget even further. Certainly it appears we are no longer a superpower nation, and seems we are falling behind. We have always believed that we enjoyed peace through military strength, and Your strength, but that military strength now seems to be diminished. We beg for Your mercy, and an outcry from Your people to spend the money necessary to protect our land, and our people. Amen.
"I say to the Lord, 'You are my God'. Hear, Lord, my cry for mercy. Sovereign Lord, my strong Deliverer, You shield my head in the day of battle." (Psalm 140:6,7)
2. US Supreme Court Considers Environment, Presidential Power - VOA
An environmental case now before the U.S. Supreme Court could have constitutional implications for the powers of the presidency. The nine-member Supreme Court appeared divided Monday during oral arguments in a case related to the power of the federal government to limit greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming. At issue is whether the executive branch, through the Environmental Protection Agency, is overstepping its bounds by expanding regulation of greenhouse gas.
- Lord, we come to You, asking that our Supreme Court will rule, based on our Constitution, that there needs to be three distinct branches of our government, without any one branch usurping the authority of one of the other two. We ask, that as our Constitution states, the President's authority does not extend to massive executive orders, meant to by-pass Congress and enact "laws" to his liking. We pray for Your mercy, again, to be extended to our nation, O Lord, and we repent for our lawlessness, and that of our government. In Your name we pray, Amen.
- "This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:8,9)
3. 2014 a Test for Tea Party and Clintons - VOA
Washington, D.C., is now in election mode, in case you missed it. The likelihood of substantial cooperation or legislation emanating from under the great dome of the Capitol this year is fading fast, a victim of this year's midterm congressional election politics and an early focus on the presidential sweepstakes in 2016. Republicans have a great opportunity to strengthen their hand in Washington in November. Few experts see much chance that Democrats will be able to take back control of the House of Representatives. That means the real battleground in the 2014 election cycle is the Senate, where Republicans need to gain six seats currently held by Democrats to win a majority
- Abba, we bring this whole situation to You. We ask that the men and women of Your choice will be surrounded with Your favor, and the favor of the electorate. We pray for righteousness and truth to prevail. We know that "righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people"; and so we stand on Your Word, and ask for Your mercy in helping those candidates win the offices that You desire for them. Amen.
- "The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: 'When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth.'" (2 Samuel 23:3,4)
4. Arizona veto likely to chill other religious freedom bills - Washington Times
The uproar over the religious freedom bill vetoed Wednesday by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is expected to have a chilling effect on the handful of similar bills making their way through other state legislatures.
- Father, we are so grieved, as are You, over this veto; in effect, trampling the rights of Christians in denying them their right to freedom of religion. Abba, we ask that this veto would be overturned by Arizona's house and senate. We ask for Your forgiveness, and we ask that You would have a "conversation" with Gov. Brewer. We know these days and times have been predicted in Your Word...but, still we take our stand against this evil singling out of Christians. We pray for Your grace and mercy to sustain us, and that You would give wisdom as to how to deal with this, by all concerned. We ask that You be glorified, even in this. Amen.
- "And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." (Joshua 24:15)
5. Heavy Snow, Ice Storms, Flooding, Likely First Week Of March For Central and Eastern United States - TheWeatherSpace.com
The storm track into the West Coast is going to bring about the return of the heavy snow, ice storm, and flooding dynamics from the Central to Eastern United States for the first week of March. (Read more)
- Tonight, many of us are now "hunkering down" and bracing for another hit from this winter that seems to never end. Once again, we ask our Lord to protect all who will be in the path of these converging storms, and to send forth His angelic host to intervene where needed. We ask, in particular, for no loss of power for all who are now in the path of this weather system . . . we ask for a miracle. In Jesus' Name, amen.
- "Behold heaven is the Lord's thy God, and the heaven of heaven, the earth and all things that are therein." (Dt. 10:14)
6. Kansas to Massachusetts: Up to a Foot of Snow to Fall Across 1,300 Miles - Accuweather.com
March may not come in like a lion everywhere across the nation, but winter will roar during the first several days of the month and impact over 100 million people.
- Abba, we ask for Your mercy and grace to be extended to all of us who are "winter-weary", and ask that this storm will not cause any loss of life. We ask for moderation of the snow, and pray that warmer weather will come and melt it all away, but not result in flooding. We thank You that Your mercies are new every morning! Amen.
"The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made. All Your works praise You, Lord; our faithful people extol You." (Psalm 145:8-10)
7. Mudslide Fears as Bone-Dry California Braces for Storms - Newsmax
Homes were evacuated as a swift storm with expected heavy rain moved toward drought plagued Southern California, bringing worries of mudslides where recent wildfires left mountainsides exposed.
- Father, we know that California has been besieged by paralyzing drought, and wildfires, and now they are expecting torrential rainfall, and concerned with flooding and mudslides. We ask You to intervene and send moderate rains that will quench the thirst of the land, without overwhelming it. We thank You that even the weather is subject to you, and so we ask for Your mercy to be upon the land, and the people. Amen.
- "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:21,22)
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:
"Blessed are those who keep judgment, he who does righteousness at all times." (Psalm 106:3)
1. Obama to Meet Abbas on March 17 - Arutz Sheva
U.S. President Barack Obama will meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on March 17, AFP reported on Thursday, stepping up Washington's efforts to convince the PA leader to embrace a peace deal with Israel.
2. Israeli Navy reports Hizbullah has acquired and deployed Russian cruise missile - World Tribune
Israel has determined that the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah acquired an advanced Russian cruise missile.
3. Israel tests laser system to protect passenger jets from shoulder-fired missiles - World Tribune
Israel has completed trials of a missile warning system for commercial aircraft. The Defense Ministry said it oversaw trials of the SkyShield missile warning system, developed by Israel's Elbit Systems. The ministry said the tests of SkyShield, also known as C-Music laser-based defense system, were successful.
4. Egypt to Hamas: Smuggling tunnels will be shut entirely - Times of Israel
Egyptian security officials told Hamas that Cairo will not tolerate any use of tunnels to smuggle goods and weapons between the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip, Israel Radio reported Friday.
5. Nasrallah preps Hezbollah for possible war with Israel - Times of Israel
In the wake of Monday night's alleged attack by Israel on a Hezbollah arms convoy, the organization's chief, Hassan Nasrallah, warned key military personnel of the possibility of war with the Jewish state, a Lebanese journalist with close ties to the organization said on Thursday.
The Daily Jot
Next up: Christians pay for Sex change rights
Anyone questioning whether socialist healthcare is against Christian principles should look at what you are forced to pay for under the un-"Affordable Care Act." We know that coverage for abortion, family planning, and a host of other unsavory items that support the homosexual and death culture of the godless agenda are mandated. But did you know that your hard earned tax money will be redistributed to those making less than $10,000 a year for sex change operations? The Washington DC mayor announced on Thursday that the city will force insurance companies to cover treatments such as "gender-reassignment" surgery for transgender people. Your tax dollars will be used for sex change operations and more.
The Washington Times reports all DC residents will be covered, including those receiving Medicaid benefits. The Times quotes Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality Mara Keisling, "This isn't about who's paying for things. This is about whether or not it's medical care and who gets to decide that. Nobody in America wants their health care decisions made by the insurance companies." I guess Keisling doesn't want American citizens to determine their health care decisions either because he/she/it is happy to have the government make those decisions. Some 46% of the 2,000 "transgender people" living in Washington DC make less than $10,000 a year and qualify for Medicaid.
Interesting is the twisted logic employed by saying that its not about who pays for these operations that cost "tens of thousands of dollars," but rather about the rights that all Americans must pay for. It's all couched in "proper care." Amy Loudermilk, of the District's office of gay, bisexual and transgender affairs, says that without anti-discrimination policies a proper standard of care is difficult to enforce for transgender patients. She says in the case of a woman transitioning to become a man, once a health insurance company recognizes the patient as male, the patient no longer would is covered for procedures such as mammograms or gynecological exams. So you and I are supposed to pay for that?
Under the guise of equality and rights, a Christian's free exercise of religion is infringed. Now lawyers and judges may twist the Constitution and its intent to mean something else. But the bottom line is that moral people are being forced to work for the immoral by virtue of a government that redistributes our wealth. In a nation where we have a choice of who and how we are governed, standing by without comment or action is tantamount to approval. Ephesians 5:6, 7 says, "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things come the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them." This includes judges, politicians, and the immoral who believe you should pay for their excesses.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
The Madison Report
The Madison Report
Week of February 24 - 28, 2014
The State Marriage Defense Act (HR 3829) -
With unelected judges forcing gay marriage on states like Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Kentucky, it is important for conservatives to force leadership into fighting back and making states' rights and marriage an election year issue. Our featured bill this week, sponsored by Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX), would require the federal government to recognize the definition of marriage within a state as that state determines it. This law is consistent even with Justice Kennedy's egregious decision on Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and creates equitable federalist treatment of marriage. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) have recently introduced a similar bill in the Senate, S. 2024.
Urgent Prayers Needed for Jews in Ukraine
Urgent Prayers Needed for Jews in Ukraine
This morning, we received several email messages from dear partners who have a heart for Israel and they all contained the same urgent plea: please pray for the safety and the escape of Jews from Ukraine.
Below please find three of those articles, with links to each one, providing in-depth information about this desperate cry for help, and opportunities to help those in need. Thank you.
1. FROM BRIDGES FOR PEACE
"Ukrainian Jews Seek Urgent Help from Israel" - Rabbi Menachem Margolin, director-general of the European Jewish Association (EJA), has urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon to urgently send security forces to the Jewish communities in Ukraine, which he says are suffering from a "growing wave of anti-Semitic attacks."
"The communities' reports reveal an alarming trend: As time goes by, the acts of violence and hatred are focusing on Jewish targets-and there is no savior," he [Margolin] said. "This is undoubtedly a Jewish emergency." He also called on the leaders of European states to make it clear to the opposition members in Kiev that they are responsible for preventing the ongoing harassment.
The reported events include a Molotov cocktail thrown at a synagogue in Zaporizhia; a message sent to the rabbi of Kryvyi Rih that he must leave the city within 72 hours; a writing on the home of the rabbi of Bilytske saying, "We are already near you"; vandalism against a sculpture created by a Jewish artist; and graffiti in favor of the anti-Semitic party.
"The complicated challenge in taking security measures in a foreign sovereign country is clear," Rabbi Margolin wrote to Netanyahu and Ya'alon, "but this is an emergency. I urge you to take any step possible-including sending security guards-to secure the safety of the Jewish communities in Ukraine, until the danger has passed." (Read more)
2. Jerry Golden: Ukrainian Jews Need Help Now
Most reading this will know of the horrible situation in the Ukraine, the Ukrainians are no strangers to this kind of political upheaval. They also are well aware of how serious it can become. . .
Ukraine Urged Jews to Flee Kiev After Attack
One of Ukraine's Chief Rabbis, Moshe Reuven Asman, urged Jews to leave capital city Kiev following a reported anti-Semitic attack on two Chabad yeshiva students in the city last month, Israeli daily Ma'arivreported.
"I told my community to get out of the city and if possible out of the state. There are many warnings about planned attacks against Jewish institutions," Asman said, adding, "We have been told by the Israeli Embassy to not go outside."
Many members of Kiev's Jewish community live within walking distance of the main square in the city that has recently become the focus of anti-government riots, according to Ma'ariv.
In recent days, chaos has gripped the area following the escalation of violence between government security forces and members of the opposition, with institutions around the city closing and subways no longer operating.
While Chief Rabbi Asman has been forced to close down the city's Jewish schools, he continues to conduct three prayer services daily in his synagogue, Ma'arivsai. "The situation here is dire," said Yossi Asman, a Chabad yeshiva student and son of the chief rabbi. "We have been gathering up families and shuttling them out to safer neighborhoods."
Edward Dolinsky, head of the umbrella organization responsible for Ukraine's Jews, said the city's dwindling food supply has provoked a state of panic among Kiev's inhabitants.
"We have appealed to [Israeli] Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to please help us protect our community," Dolinsky added. (Read more)
3. Kiev and the Jews
Two leading Ukrainian rabbis have warned of the danger facing Ukraine's 200,000-strong Jewish community from the upsurge of neo-Nazi violence that toppled the government on the weekend (22-23 February).
Proving that the neo-Nazis were no mere fringe element in the coup, but were in fact the driving force behind it, the new Internal Affairs minister has announced he plans to incorporate the most violent of the neo-Nazi groups, the so-called Right Sector, into his ministry, which is responsible for domestic law enforcement. . .
Rabbi Yaacov Dov Bleich, chief rabbi of Kiev and Ukraine since 1990, issued a warning to Jews in Ukraine: Be vigilant, stay away from the protests and avoid the centre of Kiev.
Rabbi Bleich said that the majority of protesters are not anti-Semites, however there is an element among the opposition, including some within the nationalist Svoboda party, which includes "among its rank-and-file members nationalists, some of them are neo-Nazis or neo-fascists, people who are not embarrassed to say they hate Jews."
His warning, particularly about the Svoboda party, was echoed by Rabbi Pinchas Goldshmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis. Rabbi Goldshmidt, reported the 26 February Jerusalem Post, "has warned that tolerance of anti-Semitic statements by the Ukrainian government and opposition parties-such as Svoboda-give anti-Semites free reign to attack Jews. Party head Oleg Tyahnybok stated recently that 'Ukraine is being controlled by a Russian-Jewish mafia'." . . .
Pointing to the fact that "in one week in September 1941, at least 34,000 Jews were mass murdered by the Nazis and their Ukrainian collaborators", Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean at the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, in the 25 February Jewish Journal observed with understatement that, "Unfortunately, among the masses of people" gathered in the Maidan, "There were members of the nationalist Svoboda party, which has neo-Nazi roots, and some of whose leaders have openly expressed anti-Semitic views."
The Svoboda party and its shock troops in the "Right Sector", are led by the literal sons and grandsons of those Nazi Bandera "Ukrainian collaborators", as established in the Feb/MarNew Citizen newspaper and in similar accounts which are now slowly beginning to appear in other European and US media accounts as well, despite an almost Goebbels-style black-out since November. What are the consequences for Ukraine's Jewish population, and for the world as a whole, if an EU/Anglo-American-backed and virulently anti-Semitic, anti-Russian government consolidates power in Ukraine, on the very borders of Russia itself? One committed, in the words of the neo-Nazi Right Sector's Dmytro Jarosh, now a leading contender for deputy prime minister of Ukraine, to a final showdown with Russia? Spokesmen for the Right Sector described themselves to Canada's 7 February Globe and Mail as an "army" that supports Svoboda, and which has "a cache of weapons sufficient to fight a civil war."
A CALL TO ACTION OUT OF AUSTRALIA:
To help avert a looming new holocaust in Ukraine, and to stop the present slide to a thermonuclear war triggered by those Western forces who continue to back this neo-Nazi insurgency, call Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and demand that Australia publicly denounce this re-emergence of fascism in Europe, and that she deliver that message to our allies in the U.S. State Department who have provided support and direction to this insurgency. And the CEC again calls on Michael Danby, the ALP Member for Melbourne Ports who is a major leader of the global "democracy" movement that has helped orchestrate the events in Ukraine, to also denounce this ongoing coup attempt which now poses a mortal danger to Ukraine's Jewish community, to all citizens of Ukraine, and to the entire world.
4. "Bring Them Home"
Israeli MK calls for emergency plan to bring Ukrainian Jews to Israel
Concerned by the violence and upheaval that has shaken the Ukraine in recent months, as well as a rise in antisemitic violence, an Israeli MK has called on the Netanyahu government to formulate an emergency plan to bring Ukraine's Jewish community to Israel.
"The establishment of an independent Jewish state with a sovereign government and an army is a way of saying Never Again," wrote MK Rina Frenkel of the Yesh Atid party, "Now is the time to turn that saying into action."
A Prayer, Offered by Bridges for Peace:
Pray that the Lord will provide the protection needed to the Jewish people living in the Ukraine. Pray that there will be a way opened to immigrate for those that want to come to their homeland, Israel.
" For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth." (Deuteronomy 7:6)
The Ninth Circus Strikes Again
The Ninth Circus Strikes Again
Yesterday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued yet another ruling likely to cause the blood pressure of patriotic Americans to skyrocket. In this case, the court ruled that officials at Live Oak High School, in a San Jose suburb, were justified in ordering students to take off or turn inside out their American flag t-shirts in order to avoid racial violence.
Why would American flag shirts prompt violence? Hispanic students at the school were celebrating Cinco de Mayo, so the American flag had to be hidden. Rulings like this one have earned the court its nickname -- the Ninth Circus Court of Appeals.
It is a high bar to limit free expression in this country. I recognize that school authorities have an obligation to ensure order and safety. But this ruling is incredibly ironic and infuriating. Thankfully, attorneys representing the students are promising to appeal.
School officials should be required to ensure the safety of students, particularly when it comes to students expressing their love for the country the school is in, a country that guarantees free expression!
If there was a threat of violence, perhaps school officials should have directed their efforts at the Hispanic students who were celebrating a foreign holiday in an American school. Perhaps the Cinco de Mayo celebrations should have been cancelled.
The Ninth Circuit has been a trail-blazing court in regulating every aspect of life, from redefining marriage to regulations on businesses. I don't know how long it will take before the libertarian and business wings of the GOP realize that only one side can prevail in the culture war and that, increasingly, they are siding with the left.
The conservative coalition can only prevail when it is united. If certain elites succeed in jettisoning the values wing of the party, they will only succeed in guaranteeing that the political left will win every time. The result will be seen in higher taxes and more onerous regulations on the economy, the exact opposite of what our libertarian and business friends claim to support. (Gary Bauer)
40-Day Prayer for First Nations and the Church
A 40- Day Prayer Vigil for our First Nations Tribes
and the Church in America
A Note to our Prayer Partners:
We commend Ivan and Linda Doxtater and the First Nations Counseling Ministry to you, as they launch this strategic and critical 40-day call to fast for First Nations Tribes and the Church in America.
Below their letter, which follows, you will find links to the three documents you will need to copy in order to pursue this initiative with them. You will discover that this project has been thoroughly and carefully researched, and we are excited to invite you all to consider joining FNCM as they begin their time of fasting next Wednesday, March 5. Thank you.
Dear Friends and Intercessors,
We are sending out a request for you to prayerfully consider, about and if you choose --to participate with us in a 40- Day Prayer Vigil for our First Nations Tribes and the Church in America.
Ivan has written an "Introduction-40-Day Prayer" which explains the relationship between the tribal history and the state of the Church today and why we need to pray for both. Please read it and the attached "Premise for the Vigil". Then if you choose to participate the attached 40-Day Prayer Vigil is there as a guide.
We know everyone will not participate and we bless ALL no matter what--but we are inviting those who may feel impressed, to join with us, and others.
Feel free to share this with anyone you feel may be interested in this prayer vigil. If you are First Nations--please share with all.
Ivan and Linda Doxtator
First Nations Counseling Ministries
PO Box 813
O 'Fallon, MO 63366
FNCM is a 501 ( c) 3 not for profit organization. You may donate through mail or PayPal on our web: www.fncm.us
Introduction to 40-Day Prayer 2014
Premise for this Prayer Vigil
The Guide to 40-Days of Prayer for First Nations and the Church
Note: We are dividing the Indian tribes into 8 Language Groups according to their bloodline. The bloodline/linguistic grouping ensures ALL the tribes will be covered. Go here.
The Good News Corner
The Good News Corner:
Buried in an Avalanche, Survivor Recalls Prayer,
Tells Miracle Story
"I pray for my boys all the time. I pray for His protection, constantly, on their lives. This is a confirmation that God is hearing us. God is so amazing!" -Pastor Mike Walsh, father of son who survived an avalanche
(Powell, WY)-Assembly of God (AG) News has released an amazing story of survival centered around two brothers who were caught up in an avalanche on February 8. One of them was buried and has miraculously lived to tell his story.
Matt and Michael Walsh, the teen sons of Pastor Mike and Becky Walsh of Glad Tidings Assembly in Powell, were up in the mountains when the avalanche hit. Michael was able to escape being swept away, but Matt disappeared beneath the snow.
"I was really calm and really peaceful-I honestly never felt so close to God," Matt says. "I was not frightened or scared. I tried to get out and with every bit of strength I had, I tried to wiggle as much as I could, but I could only move one arm, everything else was frozen tight. Then the Lord spoke to me and reminded me of the prophecy."
The prophecy, as explained by his mother Becky, had been spoken years earlier when she was pregnant with Matt.
Her doctor had told her she was beginning to miscarry him. After church that day, as she was bleeding, Becky said her husband brought over some kids from their youth group who prayed over her. One of the kids prophesied, "You're not going to lose that baby because God's going to do great things with him."
Becky noted that she could sense an anointing on the prayer and sure enough, her bleeding stopped. Noted the AG report, "For all his life, Matt has known about this prophecy and has lived in it with expectation. And now, when faced with impossible odds, he firmly, calmly held to God's promise."
Click Here to read how Matt's brother cried out to God when Matt went missing and how he was subsequently led to find his brother and rescue him. (Reported by AG News and Breaking Christian News)
Signs and Wonders
Signs and Wonders:
Angels in the Capitol!!
The following is a report from our Friday Captain on the Hill: Barbara P.
Thank You, Jesus!
I had an unusual experience in the House gallery today. I have never actually seen an angel before... Nor have I thought about them being present in the Capitol. But today as I was sitting in the gallery and praying, I had the sense that there were two very large angels flanking the speaker's platform. They were about as tall as the gray pillars - just standing as though at attention against the wall. Their names were: "Guardian of Liberty" and "Guardian of Justice." Again, I didn't actually see the angels, just sensed their presence. It was a new experience for me. But I was very excited at the thought that God had sent such powerful reinforcements -- Liberty and Justice!! WOW! OH how we need them!
"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."
Worship With Us Today!
Worship With Us Today!