Wednesday, January 14, 2015

CHPP Daily Brief - Wednesday, January 14, 2015


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The Daily Brief:

"Praying for All in Authority"

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

"Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you." (Psalm 25:5)

"And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse . . ." (Rev. 19:11)

The Daily Brief

1. Dismantling Obama legislation: Congressional GOP lawmakers set tone for Hershey retreat -

Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress will convene in Hershey this week for a two-day retreat during which they plan to outline a strategy for the 114th Congress and plans for the 2016 presidential election cycle.

They appear to have two goals in mind: dismantling some of the Obama Administration's key pieces of legislation and shoring up the small amount of Democratic support needed to override the president's veto authority.

Republicans will convene on Thursday in Hershey for a two-day retreat where they will lay out strategies for the upcoming 114th Congress, and set a course for the 2016 presidential election. (Read more)

- Father God, we ask for Your mighty hand of protection to rest upon all of these members of the House and the Senate as they gather this week in Hershey, PA. We ask that any agenda that emerges from this series of conferences would be only those that are in alignment with Your will for our people and with Your sovereign Word. We ask this prayer in Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you." (Psalm 5:11 NIV)

2. Boehner: 'Our Goal Here Is to Fund Department of Homeland Security' -

House Republicans say they are eager to pass a bill to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, as long as no funding goes to President Obama's vastly expanded immigration program. At a news conference Tuesday morning, House speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said, "This is actually not about the issue of immigration. This is about the president acting lawlessly . . . Listen, our goal here is to fund the Department of Homeland Security. (Read more)

- Abba Father, we thank You for this great country and we thank You that in the end You will see to it that our country is protected. We pray that Your will is done in the Congress regarding all things not only in the DHS department. In His Name we pray, Amen.

- " . . . and you and the Levite and the alien who is among you shall rejoice in all the good which the LORD your God has given you and your household." (Deuteronomy 26:11)

3. Obama sits down with leaders of new GOP-run Congress -

President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders paid lip service to the notion of bipartisanship in their first meeting of the year Tuesday, but neither side appeared to give ground on GOP priorities that have been met with a flurry of veto threats from the White House.

As he opened Tuesday's meeting, Obama urged leaders to stake out areas of compromise on trade, tax reform and cybersecurity, saying he was hopeful that "a spirit of cooperation and putting America first" will prevail. The president was flanked by House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the two Republicans now in charge on Capitol Hill. (Read more)

- Abba Father, it looks like it is politics as usual. Lord, we don't have to tell You that it is an ugly world out there and there are many who would want to do Americans harm. Lord, we pray that Your Spirit overshadows the Congress and the White House; that they would lay down their animosity and work together for the good of our people. We ask that Your will would be done. That all decisions made would be according to Your will. In His Name we pray, amen.

- "For the day of the LORD draws near on all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealings will return on your own head." (Obadiah 1:15)

4. Fr. Pavone: Legalized Abortion Is Leading America Into Tyranny -

Fr. Frank Pavone, founder of Priests for Life, says that legalized abortion not only betrays America's founding principles of "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness," it is leading the nation into tyranny.

"We have betrayed our founding principles in such a big way. Being pro-life is essential to the American state. It's one of the things America stands for," Pavone told

"In Section 20 of Evangelium Vitae ("The Gospel of Life") St. John Paul II says that where states legalize abortion, they cease to be true democracies, where everyone can find a common welcome," he added. "They become tyrannical states where the strong are allowed to attack the weak, and there's no appeal, no recourse. The disintegration of the state itself begins once that act of violence is allowed." (Read more)

- Abba Father, we stand in the gap and repent for ourselves and all Americans who have allowed abortion to be part of our law. Abba, we beg for Your mercy for we who have not stood boldly and condemned abortion as murder. Father forgive us for buying into the mindset that we have a fetus inside our body when we all know that it is a baby. O Lord have mercy on us and allow legislation to be passed that will rectify this great sin. In His Name, we pray. Amen

- "You shall not murder." (Exodus 20:13)

5. Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 46,000,000 for 38 Straight Months -

The number of beneficiaries on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-AKA food stamps--has topped 46,000,000 for 38th straight month, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). In October 2014, the latest month reported, there were 46,674,364 Americans on food stamps. Food stamp recipients have exceeded 46 million since September 2011. (Read more)

- Abba Father, we thank You that our country is able to help those in need. But Abba, these people need jobs that will allow them to provide for their families. Lord, You are our Provider and we ask for provision for these 46,000,000 people who are not able to provide for their families. Lord, they need good jobs that pay the rent and put food on the table and clothes on their back. We pray that You will provide jobs that pay a sufficient wage. In His Name we pray, Amen.

- "Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:16)

6. GOP immigration showdown looms after House passes plan - CNN

The House approved an all-or-nothing measure that ties Homeland Security funding to the undoing of President Barack Obama's immigration moves -- setting the stage for a clash with the new Republican-led Senate.

Overcoming the opposition of some of their own moderate members, House GOP leaders shepherded through a bill on a 236-191 vote that would lead to the deportation of "Dreamers," or undocumented immigrants brought into the United States as children, as well as the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens. Those immigrants had all been granted a reprieve through Obama's executive actions in 2012 and 2014.

The measure also includes more than $40 billion to fund the Department of Homeland Security -- including the Secret Service and cybersecurity -- through September. (Read more)

- Lord God, we understand that this bill must first be reconciled to the Senate version before it goes to the president for signing into law. We ask that, in the days ahead, anything that is included in either piece of legislation that is not according to Your will be removed, and only one bill would remain, for the good of our country. We ask this in Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it." (John 14:14)

7. Gen. Dempsey: ISIL Will 'Collapse Under Its Own Contradictions'-

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in an interview on "Fox News Sunday," said the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) will "collapse under its own contradictions" when the Muslim community realizes its ideology does not benefit them.

"What will eventually cause the defeat of ISIL is that it will collapse under its own contradictions frankly when the populations in which it tries to maneuver realize that ideology is not to their future benefit," said Dempsey. (Read more)

Lord, we ask that You open the eyes of our leaders that they may see the evil in ISIL and attack it head on. Lord give us military men and statesmen, who will lead our nation in truth. In Your Name we pray. Amen.

- "Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens." (Exodus 18:21)

8. US Steps Up Airport Security After Al Qaeda's 'Hidden Bomb' Recipe - ABC News

American airports are increasing security measures across the country in the wake of dual terrorist attacks in Paris and the publication by al Qaeda of what counterterrorism experts say appears to be the most detailed, and potentially lethal, bomb recipe ever to be sent to their followers. The top security chiefs for major American airlines have been briefed about the troubling publication, according to a senior U.S. law enforcement official.

The bomb-making recipe, published in the most recent edition of the al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) English-language magazine in December, is a detailed guide to making the explosive, getting through security and even where to sit on the plane.

"We spared no effort in simplifying the idea in such we made it 'another meal prepared in the kitchen' so that every determined Muslim can prepare," the magazine says, in an apparent reference to earlier versions of bomb-making instructions called "How to Build a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom."

"This group, AQAP, is absolutely determined . . . to try and [carry] out an attack on a U.S.-bound airplane," said Matt Olsen, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and current ABC News consultant. "The prospect of AQAP trying to get a bomb on an airplane has been, for the past several years, at the top of the list for concerns of the U.S. counterterrorism community. (Read more)

- Father God, in our time of need, we cry out for mercy and we ask You to dispatch Your angelic host to do battle on our behalf against these enemies. We cry out for their souls, for only through salvation can their wicked plans be dismantled. We ask this prayer in Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all." (Psalm 103:19)

9. Jewish-owned D.C. business targeted by self-described ISIS militants - WJLA TV; Washington, D.C.

A thriving D.C. business is the target of self-described ISIS militants. For the past five months a barrage of phone calls and internet postings have threatened employees. The callers vow to carry out mass murder. ABC7 News is not identifying the business nor any individuals because of the sensitive nature of these threats.

The business is Jewish owned and some of the threats are anti-Semitic while others are racial or homophobic.

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have employees worried. The owner says D.C. police investigated but handed the case over to Homeland Security, which deemed the threats not credible. (Read more)

- Holy God, we cry out on behalf of this unnamed, Jewish-owned business. Before the Courts of Heaven, we hold the Department of Homeland Security fully accountable for any disaster that may befall this business, and we ask the You move on the hearts of the D.C. police to step forward and to investigate these threats as well as to offer added protection in this workplace. God Almighty, let us wake up and heed the painful lessons learned last week in Paris. We ask this in Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help."
(Psalm 22:11)

10. 'US Consulate in Jerusalem arming Palestinian guards' - Times of Israel

The US Consulate in Jerusalem is training a force of 35 Palestinians from East Jerusalem to serve as armed guards, particularly for consular trips to the West Bank's Area A, which is off-limits to Israelis, it was reported on Wednesday

The arrangement violates a 2011 agreement between Israel and the consulate, the Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth stated, whereby only IDF combat veterans would be authorized to carry arms as consulate guards.

"The consulate was authorized to keep roughly 100 handguns for security staff, on condition that they be either American diplomats or Israeli army veterans," the paper's Itamar Eichner wrote.

Additionally, Israeli guards at the consulate alleged that the Palestinians were being trained with firearms in Jericho at a Palestinian Preventative Security base and in the United States. (Read more)

- Lord God, we repent that this agreement has been breached, and we ask You to intervene to right this wrong. This breach is allowing the Palestinian enemies of Israel to "enter in" and to view the weapons they hold in their arsenal, as well as other state secrets. We ask for a boldness for the Israeli government to step in and to cancel this move, placing their own guards back on duty at the U.S. Consulate. We ask, too, for a loud outcry to come forth from within the halls of Congress, enabling this scheme to be canceled. We ask this in Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "Break the arm of the wicked man; call the evildoer to account for his wickedness that would not otherwise be found out." (Psalm 10:15)

The Middle East in Focus

"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you." (Isaiah 54:10)

1. Israel to demand apology for 'anti-Semitic' Netanyahu cartoon - Times of Israel

Israel is planning to demand an apology for a controversial cartoon that appeared in the British Sunday Times, Israel's ambassador to London said Monday, while one minister mulled steps against the paper. One day after the caricature sparked outrage among Jewish groups for its depiction of a bloodthirsty Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall with the blood and bodies of Palestinians, leading Israelis joined the chorus of condemnation. (Read more)

- Father, may this be more evidence to the world community that Israel is not the bad guy. When someone makes a cartoon and shows a negative image of Prime Minister Netanyahu, Israel does not cause a blood bath or go on a rampage. Instead they do the mature thing of asking for an apology. Lord, let this open the eyes of people everywhere, if even only a little bit. We thank You for protection over Prime Minister Netanyahu, and we ask that You give him strength to endure the attacks that come against him. We pray that You will give him wisdom, guidance, and a renewed peace of mind. In the name of Yeshuah, amen.

2. How did Jewish Home become this election's coolest campaign? - Times of Israel

Bennett's new-media smarts suggest Labor shouldn't be quite so pleased with itself. And how a fringe party campaigning to legalize cannabis raised over 100,000 shekels in 72 hours. (Read more)

- Lord God, we pray for Your hand over the elections in Israel. We pray that only the people who will be good leaders for Israel be elected. Just reading about other parties' points of focus are enough to scare us if we do not trust You completely. Oh how the enemy is trying to weave his way into their government- a party that is focusing on legalizing a drug.

Father, we cry out to You! Have Your way! Open the eyes of our brother Judah! Father, move in the hearts, convict them of their ways. We pray for and thank You in advance for allowing the people You desire to be leading in their places. We pray in the name of Yeshuah, amen.

3. UN Gaza war crimes inquiry seeking Israelis' testimony -Times of Israel

United Nations fact-finding mission investigating whether war crimes were committed during last year's Gaza war is currently soliciting testimony from Israelis who were affected by rocket fire and other attacks from Palestinian terrorists.

Some pro-Israel activists are urging Israelis to tell the mission about how they suffered during the 50-day conflict, hoping to counterbalance what is expected to be an account highly critical of Israel. But the government in Jerusalem, which has so far refused to cooperate with the inquiry, said this week that any attempt to influence the commissioners' opinion was "futile." (Read more)

- Father God, if it will help how the world views Israel, we ask that the Israelis talk to the UN regarding what they went through last summer during the conflict. However, we are cautious to believe that the UN would really hear with open ears. We know that it is evil that manipulates and twists the truth, so we pray for Your will. We ask that You give the Israelis wisdom about what they should tell or keep silent about.

Father, we ask for Your mighty hand of protection to continue to cover Israel and all its people. We ask that You send warrior angels to fight battles in the spiritual realm and whatever they are allowed to do in the physical. We pray that Israel's borders will increase to encompass the entire land You gave to the Israelites for their inheritance. We pray that as more Jews make aliyah that there will be plenty- plenty of space, plenty of food, plenty of jobs. We ask that You will uncover the eyes of the world so that they know that the Jewish people belong in their homeland. Make it especially obvious during the anti-Semitic attacks that are occurring more frequently. We pray in the name of Yeshuah HaMachiach, amen and amen.

4. Jimmy Carter: Israeli-Palestinian conflict 'one of the origins' of Islamic terrorism - (

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter blamed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as fueling Muslim terrorist attacks and contributing to the recent wave of terrorism in France.

During an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," host Jon Stewart asked Carter what he thought were the factors behind the recent attacks in Paris. "Well, one of the origins for it is the Palestinian problem," Carter said. "And this aggravates people who are affiliated in any way with the Arab people who live in the West Bank and Gaza, what they are doing now-what's being done to them. So I think that's part of it." (Read more)

- Father, we pray for former president Carter. We pray that You convict his heart regarding his views against Israel. We pray that his book not be a best seller to promote lies. We ask that You keep him from speaking out against Israel. Father, we pray for those who stand against Israel in any way. We want You to bless them, save them, forgive them. Use whatever You have to to open the eyes of their hearts and minds. We pray in the mighty name of Yeshuah, amen.

5. Ankara mayor: Mossad behind Paris terror attacks -Times of Israel

The longtime mayor of Ankara (Turkey) accused Israel's Mossad of masterminding last week's terror attacks in France. Melih Gokcek said Israeli intelligence planned the attacks in retaliation for France recently expressing support for Palestinian statehood, according to Today's Zaman, an English-language Turkish publication, citing the Andalou news agency. (Read more)

- Abba, we pray against any enemy spirit of deception. Satan is a master deceiver, but You, Author and Creator of all, are even greater. We pray against the spirits that twist the truth and try to deceive people. We bind them in the name of Jesus and ask You to cast them away! Reveal Your truths to people and protect their hearts from deception. In the name of Yeshuah, amen.

6. Israel hits its 2014 deficit target despite Gaza war - Jerusalem Post

The government's 2014 deficit, a statistic that will likely sail a thousand campaign slogans, was lower than the original target, coming in at 2.8 percent of GDP, the Finance Ministry revealed on Tuesday. The deficit was NIS 1.2 billion below the NIS 31.1b planned for the year, a fact former finance minister Yair Lapid, the chairman of Yesh Atid, is likely to crow about in the run-up to March's election. Just before the January 2013 election that installed Lapid in the Treasury, voters were incensed that the 2012 deficit was more than double its original target. The lower-than-expected deficit for 2014, according to the Finance Ministry, resulted from an update in how the nation's GDP is calculated (which lopped 0.1% of GDP off the deficit) and lower-thanplanned spending (another 0.2% of GDP), which were tempered by lower-than-expected revenues (which put 0.1% of GDP back onto the deficit). (Read more)

- Heavenly Father, while no deficit is good, we thank You that Israel's was smaller than they planned. We ask that You financially bless and prosper Israel. Let them know that You are their provider, protector, and that You love them more than they can imagine. We pray for all of Israel that they will not walk in rebellion to You or Your ways, but that they will see You in their lives and desire more of You. May they hunger and thirst for Your righteousness. In the name of Yeshuah, amen.

The Daily Jot

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

That freedom thing

There was a reason why the early settlers and eventually the Founders of the United States left Europe: Freedom. No matter how the revisionists and deceivers try to rewrite the history of America, it was the desire to be free that led to the formation of these United States. Freedom of religion and freedom of speech. They go hand in hand. The freedom to own property and personal effects that are not to be intruded upon by government, the freedom to own weapons for self defense and to hold an overreaching government in check, the freedom to conduct your personal business in a lawful and private manner--these were essential to those who began this country. It's what makes Americans American.

The freedom to worship was not about tolerance for Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and so on. Those were considered foreign and strange practices by the early settlers and founders. It was about freedom to worship the God of the Jews and Christians, the God of the Bible, without being forced to worship the way the government wanted you to. You see, the Pilgrims, the Huguenots, the settlers at Jamestown had no other God, but God. Many were being persecuted by so-called "Christian" churches, by state run churches, by their respective governments for their desire to worship God the way they saw fit according to their faith as it was translated from the BIBLE.

These folks would never had considered Islam even a religion because of the commandments in the Bible found in Exodus 20:3-17. Number 1: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Number 2: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any think that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me." It is found in the writings of the Pilgrims, for example, that they took this very seriously.

Islam was hailed as a hostile and evil bunch by our founders. They knew full well and took seriously 2 Corinthians 6:14, "Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what partnership has light with darkness?" Islam was, and always has been, a threat to freedom everywhere it goes. It is incompatible with the American way of life. It is incompatible with representative government. It is oppressive and deadly. It does not qualify as religion in the spiritual sense, unless, of course, satanism is considered religion. How ridiculous have we become with this political correctness and tolerance? It defies common sense. It goes against that freedom thing.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

January 16th: U.S. Religious Freedom Day

U.S. Religious Freedom Day is January 16th-Here's What You Need To Know

Religious Freedom Day is not "celebrate-our-diversity day." Freedom means the freedom to disagree (respectfully). The main message students need to hear is that they shouldn't feel like they have to be undercover about their religion. . . that somehow they have to be hush-hush about their family's beliefs.

This coming Friday, January 16th is the annual Religious Freedom Day in the US. It is the anniversary of the passage, in 1786, of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. Schools are encouraged to recognize Religious Freedom Day during the school week leading up to January 16.

Each year, the President declares January 16th to be Religious Freedom Day, and calls upon Americans to observe this day through appropriate events and activities in homes, schools, and places of worship. The day is the anniversary of the passage, in 1786, of the Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom. Thomas Jefferson drafted the legislation and considered it one of his greatest achievements. It stopped the practice of taxing people to pay for the support of the local clergy, and it protected the civil rights of people to express their religious beliefs without suffering discrimination.

The men who drafted the U.S. Constitution leaned heavily on Jefferson's statute in establishing the First Amendment's guarantee of religious freedom.

Today, that protection is as important as ever. In too many instances, public school teachers tell students they cannot include their faith in their homework assignments or classroom discussions.

The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidelines explaining students' religious liberties. Talking about religious liberties (especially explaining students' liberties to parents) will make an administrator's job easier because it will clarify that schools need not be religion-free zones. It is often the case that parents who complain to school officials about what they think are violations of the separation of church and state do not understand the appropriate and lawful place religious expression can have at school.

Religious Freedom Day is not "celebrate-our-diversity day." Freedom means the freedom to disagree (respectfully). The main message students need to hear is that they shouldn't feel like they have to be undercover about their religion . . . that somehow they have to be hush-hush about their family's beliefs.

To read the rest of this important article, please go here.
Information includes:

Ideas teachers can use to recognize Religious Freedom Day and . . .

a summary of "Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools."

Source: Breaking Christian News



(Published on Tuesday, Jan. 13)

Did you notice what happened yesterday? As President Obama was addressing a conference on cyber security, news broke that the Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) were hacked and hijacked by ISIS supporters. Administration officials downplayed the attack as "cyber vandalism" and rushed to assure us that no sensitive information was compromised. I suspect the generals and their families whose home addresses were published online might feel differently. Law enforcement has been warning military personnel since the summer that ISIS was encouraging Muslims in America to track down the home addresses of U.S. soldiers and to "show up and slaughter them."

The CENTCOM hacking was bad enough. But a fire erupted in Washington, D.C.'s, Metro system yesterday [Monday]. Smoke filled a train car and hundreds poured out of the L'Enfant Plaza Station "coughing, throwing up and struggling for breath," according to a local news report. One person died, at least 85 people were sent to the hospital and two remain in critical condition. Initial reports blame the incident on "electrical arcing."
Last night there was also a suspicious fire at New York City's Penn Station. Sure, electrical fires happen. But two fires on the same day in New York and Washington? That's quite a coincidence.

Speaking of coincidences, British intelligence warned last week of possible Al Qaeda "mass casualty attacks" on transit systems and other "iconic targets." (Gary Bauer)

[To read more about the terrible incident on D.C.'s metro on Monday, please read today's article in the Washington Post.]

The Good News Corner

Doctors Said Their Baby Had "Zero" Chance of Surviving and Urged Abortion: Then Came a Bonafide Miracle

Aaron and Amy Vawter were eagerly awaiting the arrival of their second bundle of joy. Already parents to Micah, then 18 months, the couple went to have the routine 20-week ultrasound for baby number two when doctors discovered some frightening problems with their baby's heart. They were referred to a specialist at Seattle Children's Hospital, where the prognosis for their baby only worsened.

"They could only see three chambers of his heart," explains Amy, "three days of testing, hours of ultrasounds head to toe with three hours spent just on his heart. And at the end of it all they were telling us that this baby had so many problems, there was a zero percent chance of survival."

The Vawters' unborn son had severe heart defects including hypoplastic left heart, which means the left side of his heart was too small to support life. He also had a hole between the top chambers of his heart (complete atrioventricular canal) and a hole between the bottom chambers, and the two valves in the middle of his heart were fused into one leaky valve. His aorta was also underdeveloped, and doctors said it was too small to supply enough blood to his body. But in addition to his heart problems, the baby had two clubbed feat, a missing nasal bone, fluid around his kidneys, and enlarged ventricles in his brain.

Devastated, the couple listened as the cardiologist told them about four open heart surgeries that could be done to attempt to fix the problems. But still, the prognosis was not good, and it would be worse if tests came back positive for Down syndrome. The doctor informed them that of the ten babies with hypoplastic left heart and Down syndrome who had been born at Seattle Children's, none had survived.

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Signs and Wonders

Tongan volcano eruption puts flights on alert

A large ash cloud from a volcano in Tonga is starting to affect flights in the region and aviation authorities have issued an alert. Air New Zealand said the volcanic activity had caused the cancellation of some services between New Zealand and Tonga.

"The airline apologises for the disruption and will continue to monitor the situation closely," it said. "The volcanic conditions in Tonga are not currently affecting Air New Zealand services to other destinations." (The New Zealand Herald)
Read more.

"I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke." (Acts 2:19)

Today's Birthday

Today's Birthday on the Hill

Today we want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:

Rep. Michael McCaul (Texas)

God bless you!

Worship With Us Today!

Worship With Us Today!

"Alive" - Natalie Grant

Alive! Alive! Look what Mercy's overcome;
Death has lost and Love has won
Alive! Alive! Hallelujah, Risen Lord,
the only One I fall before
I am His because He is alive.

Two Daily Conference Calls

Two Daily Conference Calls


Please note that the national prayer call continues every night with different leaders from different intercession ministries each night.

These prayer calls will be held nightly at 9PM EST. Please join us by calling 1-857-232-0156; access 377054. Please sign on 15 minutes early so we can be ready to pray at 9PM.

This call sponsored by Breaker of Dawn has been going on since Sept 9, 2014 and every night it is a Psalm 133 call with different ministries joining together and most every night there are intercessors that represent our entire nation.

For details, go here.


A second conference call is now available daily (except on Sundays) at 11:30 a.m. EST. Sponsored by the Salt and Light Council, the focus of the daily "Repentance and Reformation" calls is to pray for all in authority.

You are cordially invited to join these calls by dialing 712-432-1699/ Access code 338083#

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> > > Day and night, in these perilous times, let's join forces on these calls to cry out unto God for His mercy to be shown to America and to Israel. Thank you!