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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
"Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us,
But to Your name give glory,
Because of Your mercy,
Because of Your truth."
Brother of Egyptian Christians murdered by Islamic State prays for killers
live on SAT-7. Go here.
The Daily Brief
1. President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill - POLITICO
President Barack Obama today vetoed a bill that would have forced the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, escalating his clash with the Republican Congress over an $8 billion project that has become a symbolic struggle over jobs and economic development versus the environment.
Republicans must decide whether to try to override the veto, although they appear to be well short of the needed votes in both the House and Senate. Obama still has to make the final call on whether to approve or reject the pipeline itself, but he faces no deadline to issue that verdict.
For more Keystone coverage, read here.
- Abba Father, once again this President chooses a different agenda for this country than one that would be beneficial. Lord, You are Lord of all and we ask that You would intervene in the Congress. Give the members of the House and Senate Your agenda for the Keystone Pipeline. Lord instill Your agenda into the President's mind also. We call forth the 2/3 votes in each chamber of Congress that is required to overrule this veto, and we ask this in Your Name, Amen.
"Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 18:19)
2. McConnell offers exit strategy for DHS funding impasse, bill's fate uncertain - Fox News
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday offered a new plan to potentially break the impasse over legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security -- but it remained unclear whether the plan could clear Congress before a looming funding deadline.
Funding for DHS expires at midnight Friday, and McConnell's change in tactics comes after Democrats repeatedly blocked a Republican-authored bill to both fund DHS and reverse President Obama's controversial immigration actions. Democrats have long said those issues should be addressed separately. On Tuesday, McConnell agreed to that demand, and said he would split the issues into two bills.
"I've indicated to the Democratic leader that I'd be happy to have his cooperation to advance a consideration of a clean DHS bill," McConnell said, referring to legislation that would fund the department without any immigration provisions attached. (Read more)
- Abba Father, expose the truth about this bill. Lord, we ask that the defense of this country not become a political football. The President's controversial immigration actions need to be addressed through the judicial system. Lord, we ask that all things would be done righteously and judicially. In His Name we pray, Amen.
- "Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty; but inrighteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor." (Leviticus 19:15)
3. DOJ announces it will not file charges against Zimmerman in Martin shooting - Fox News
The Justice Department announced Tuesday it will not file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the Florida man who was acquitted last year of second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.
"Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot be met under the circumstances here, this young man's premature death necessitates that we continue the dialogue and be unafraid of confronting the issues and tensions his passing brought to the surface," Attorney General Eric Holder said in written statement. "We, as a nation, must take concrete steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future."
Thursday marks the third anniversary of Martin's death.(Read more)
- Father God, in the Name of Jesus, we bind the spirit of backlash that may erupt in the wake of this decision. We speak peace to the land, in Jesus' name, amen and amen.
- "Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." (Matthew 18:18)
4. Christian florist rejects attorney general's offer, won't betray her religious beliefs - Fox News
Barronelle Stutzman, a Washington State florist who declined to provide flowers for a gay wedding , has rejected a deal by the attorney general's office that would've forced her to betray her religious beliefs - much like Judas betrayed Jesus. "You are asking me to walk in the way of a well-known betrayer, one who sold something of infinite worth for 30 pieces of silver," Stutzman wrote in a letter to state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. "That is something I will not do."
On Feb. 18 a judge ruled Stutzman had violated the law by refusing to provide flowers for the same-sex wedding of a longtime customer. The state had not only gone after the flower shop but also Stutzman personally.
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the religious liberty law firm representing Stutzman, said legal bills could be as high as seven figures. "He's using the full power of his office to personally and professionally destroy her," ADF attorney Kristen Waggoner told me. But the 70-year-old Southern Baptist grandmother said she will not violate her religious beliefs - no matter what. If that means losing her house - so be it. (Read more)
- Lord, we praise You for Barronelle Stutzman's strong stand for her Christian beliefs! Lord, we ask that You would protect her. Lord, send the armies of heaven to protect this saint. We bind the anti-Christ spirit attacking her, and working through the state Attorney General and the judge in Jesus Christ's name. We silence the voice of the anti-Christ spirit, and we bind the ears of the AG and judge to the voice of God. In His Name we pray, Amen.
- "Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol." (Psalm 31:17b)
"When he hath put forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers." (John 10:4-5)
5. Iran pursuing nukes in underground complex despite talks with West, dissident group claims - Fox News
Despite Iran's denials that it is on the path to a nuclear bomb, new evidence charges that the Islamic republic has an "underground top-secret site" that is enriching uranium intended for nuclear weapons that has been hidden from the West for years.
According to the Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the complex, called Lavizan-3, is right outside Tehran, "buried deep underground in tunnels and underground facilities" with "radiation-proof doors" to prevent any leaks that could be detected by the United Nations International Energy Agency inspectors.
The revelations were unveiled during a Washington, D.C., news conference by the NCRI, which first exposed elements of Iran's covert nuclear program in 2002. "This site must be inspected," declared Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the NCRI's Washington, D.C., office. (Read more)
- Abba, it is obvious that Iran has lied about its nuclear capabilities and desires. We thank You that the NCRI has exposed the complex called Lavizan-3. Lord, we ask that these negotiations come to naught in Jesus Christ name. Lord, let discord rule these meetings, and may Iran walk out. Lord, we ask for violent earthquakes to be released in this region where these underground complexes are, and that they cave in and be completely destroyed. In His Name we pray, Amen
- "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places." (Matthew 24:7)
6. US-South Korea joint military drills announced - BBC
South Korea and the US have announced that their annual military drills will begin on 2 March - a move that will anger Pyongyang. The exercises, called Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, always generate tension on the Korean peninsula. Seoul and Washington call the drills defensive in nature. North Korea calls them a rehearsal for invasion. (Read more)
- Lord, we praise You that these annual drills help the US and South Korea better coordinate their offense against their enemies. We pray that Pyongyang will once again ignore these drills as they did last year. We declare peace to North Korea in Jesus Christ name. In His Name we pray, Amen.
- "Be of the same mind one toward another. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits." (Romans 12:16)
7. Breitbart Chief Editor: Obama's Rift with Israel Is Not America's Rift with Israel - Breaking Israel News
Joel Pollak, the editor-in-chief of Breitbart.com, tells VOI's Yishai Fleisher that "the fact that there is a rift between Obama and Israel does not mean there is rift between America and Israel." He adds that the American people have rejected President Obama's foreign policy and want to hear PM Benjamin Netanyahu address the US Congress. (Read more)
- Father, we thank you for the words of Joel Pollak. We ask that his message would be heard and honored far and wide; and that the Israeli people would understand that the American people ARE on their side. We ask this in Jesus' name, amen and amen.
- "Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:19)
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. Report: Saudi Arabia May Aid Israeli Strike on Iran in Exchange for Progress With Palestinians - Algemeiner
In closed talks with European lawmakers, Saudi Arabian diplomats said they are in total accord with the Israelis on the Iranian nuclear issue, Israel's Channel 2 reported on Tuesday.
According to an official at the headquarters of the European Union, as part of a framework coordination agreement with the Israelis, Saudi Arabia is ready to allow Israel's air force to traverse Saudi airspace to attack Iran, if necessary.
However, the Saudi approval is conditional upon progress towards an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. The Saudi government is sensitive to public opinion, and cannot allow Israel to use Saudi territory or airspace for military action without demonstrating some progress on the issue of Palestinian statehood, according to the report.
2. Israeli electric company disconnects several Palestinian cities over $490 million debt - Jerusalem online
Israel's Electric Company decided on Monday to take steps to collect the mounting unpaid debt of the Palestinian Authority.
Starting Monday at noon, the company will curtail service to a number of cities in the West Bank. This is done as part of the IEC reduction of the debt owed by the PA and by the East Jerusalem Electric Company, an Arab owned utility.
3. False 'Israel drowns Gaza' claims sweep internet - Time of Israel
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes," Mark Twain is believed to have said.
Indeed, an annual lie about Israel flooding the Gaza Strip circled the globe this week, with newspapers making wild allegations against Jerusalem that a minute of fact-checking could have straightened out.
4. Zero-sum game? Bank of Israel sets interest rate at historic low - Israel Hayom
Central bank: Decision was prompted by the continued appreciation of the shekel against the dollar, fear of negative inflation, and tempered economic growth in early 2015 * Bank says home buyers no longer sitting on the fence.
After a several-month period of keeping interest rates steady at 0.25 percent, the Bank of Israel lowered the rate to 0.1 percent on Monday. The new figure, which will become effective in March, is the lowest in Israel's history.
The new interest rate is 0.4 percentage points lower than during the height of the global financial crisis in 2009, when Governor Stanley Fischer was at the helm of the bank.
The bank issued a statement explaining its Monetary Committee's decision. "The decision to reduce the interest rate for March 2015 by 0.15 percentage points to 0.10 percent is consistent with the Bank of Israel's monetary policy, which is intended to return the inflation rate to within the price stability target of 1 to 3 percent a year over the next 12 months, and to support growth while maintaining financial stability.
5. Netanyahu Turns Down Invitation to Meet Democrats - Israel National News
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has reportedly declined an invitation to meet with U.S. Senate Democrats during his trip to Washington next week, Reuters reported late Tuesday.
The invitation was extended on Monday by Senators Richard Durbin and Dianne Feinstein, who explained they invited Netanyahu to a closed-door meeting with Democrats "to maintain Israel's dialog with both political parties in Congress".
In a response letter to the two senators, obtained by Reuters, Netanyahu wrote, "Though I greatly appreciate your kind invitation to meet with Democratic Senators, I believe that doing so at this time could compound the misperception of partisanship regarding my upcoming visit."
Durbin and Feinstein's invitation to the closed-door meeting was made after weeks of quarreling between Democrats and Republicans over Netanyahu's Congress speech.
The Daily Jot
The Church should follow God not men
You have got to give credit where credit is due. These communists know how to advance an agenda. They know what they want and they go after it in an organized way. They don't care what the facts are or who they have to lie to, they are all assigned their areas and they go after it. Communism by definition seeks to abolish all religion and all morals and replace it with government. Government becomes god; morals are defined by the government. This is exactly the way of the current White House. When it comes to foreign policy, it is directed by an Islamist Marxist agenda. When it comes to domestic policy, it is directed by a Marxist communist agenda. Everyday that agenda advances on many fronts.
Global warming, for example, is not about global warming. It is about government wealth redistribution. The science of global warming has been proven to be fabricated, yet the communists keep bullying their way to get higher taxes. On February 24, UN Climate chief Rajendra Pachauri, resigning under fabrication charges, said of global warming "It is my religion." Socialist healthcare is another one. After implementation, there are still about the same amount of people who do not have it. But the government is collecting more taxes and redistributing a share of them to those who sign up for socialist healthcare. Healthcare has thus become more expensive and less affordable.
Immigration is another example. The idea is to bring in as many anarchists as possible and redistribute wealth enough through education, healthcare and other benefits to get their votes. These people unknowingly may become slaves of the state, but their vote will keep the communists in power. There is another element to all this: the church. These communists have been very effective at coopting the church to believe in their social causes. Tugging on the heart opens up the purse strings. Communists in our government have become expert at getting the church to believe that God says to support their godless humanistic agenda. Communism seeks to destroy God and country. It is an ally of the devil.
So now here we are at another crossroads--the Islamist Marxist White House (puts a knot in my stomach just writing those words) has decided it is in the best interest to govern and tax the internet. It is selling it to the people with the lie of "net neutrality" and "internet freedom." Both are antonyms for what is really about to take place. You think Homeland Security and the IRS are spying on you now, wait till this goes through--they will be snooping on everything and you will be paying them to do it. It will be soft tyranny as many will be cautious to speak their mind on what was once the last bastion of free speech in the world. The "church" should stand against such evil. Communism is humanism and godlessness. Peter and the Apostles said in Act 5:29, "We ought to obey God rather than men."
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
In Egypt: From Disaster . . . GLORY
Three Amazing Testimonies from Friends and Relatives in Egypt
of the 21 Slain Martyrs
> > > Please find below three powerful testimonies of the grace of God that is now operating in the lives of those who have lost loved ones at the Sword of ISIS in Egypt. We want to thank Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel fo sending these reports to us. For each one, we list the name of the article, the source, and the link to the entire text.
1. Coptic Church Recognizes Martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians (Vatican Radio)
Includes a quote from one martyrs' Brother: ISIS "Strengthened Our Faith"
2. Christians murdered in Libya whispered name of Jesus before death, bishop says - Christian Herald
3. Martyrs Stood For Christ, Sang To Jesus (Focus on the Family)
Obama's "Cold Shoulder"
Obama's "Cold Shoulder"
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to Washington, D.C., next week. Normally the leader of a strategically allied nation could expect a warm reception from the White House, but not if that leader is from Israel, the only Jewish state in the world.
In fact, the Associated Press reports, ". . .the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington. . ." The report adds that the "White House is now doubling down on a cold-shoulder strategy," including "a pointed snub" of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy conference.
There is no doubt that Barack Obama has tried his best to fundamentally transform America's foreign policy. Obama began his presidency by extending an open hand to the Islamic Republic of Iran. He has written secret letters to Ayatollah Khamenei. And his appeasement of Iran's nuclear program is making even the liberal Washington Post nervous.
Iran is directly responsible for the deaths of U.S. troops in Iraq. Iran is the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. Its leader calls for the destruction of Israel and calls America "the great Satan."
Yet an "unrestrained" Obama administration is working hard to embarrass and disrespect the most pro-American leader in the Middle East. (Gary Bauer)
Obama . . . Asks For Help
Obama Administration Asks For Help
After last week's ludicrous conference on violent extremism that failed to identify the Islamic foundation of the enemy responsible for most of the violent extremism, the Obama Administration is now asking the public for help. On Friday the State Department tweeted out this appeal, "What Solutions Do You Think Are Most Critical To Countering Violent Extremism?" I tweeted back my answer: Get a new president.
I also liked the multiple responses from Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who tweeted, "Glad you asked -- I have some ideas. . ." They were:
Forward Air Controller B2 Bomber
Carrier Strike Group
Meanwhile, the radical Islamic group Al Shabaab released a video calling for attacks on shopping malls in western countries. The Al-Qaeda linked terror group based in Somalia is responsible for the 2013 massacre at a mall in Kenya that killed more than 60 people and wounded at least 175. The video specifically names three targets: the West Edmonton Mall in Canada, London's Oxford Street and the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.
The Somali community in Minnesota seems to be a hotbed of radicalization. As National Public Radio recently reported, the Somali community in Minneapolis-St. Paul "is fast becoming the center of ISIS' recruitment effort in the United States." (Gary Bauer)
DHS: Mall Shook Up
DHS: Mall Shook Up
Over the weekend, the ISIS debate stretched from the shopping mall to the National Mall. While the President is busy finding the terrorists better jobs, most Americans wish he would just do his own -- and confront the threat he refuses to verbalize. The Obama administration, which seems to contract laryngitis whenever the subject of radical Islam is broached, is becoming a punch line to the very extremists it hopes to appease.
"If you can't admit the problem, you can't fix the problem," wrote a frustrated Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.). "We demand a leader who is going to spend less time criticizing America and more time hunting terrorists down and killing them." As the White House hides behind a foolish strategy of political correctness, an unchecked ISIS is growing bolder and more audacious by the day.
In a video released Saturday, Somalia Islamic extremists put a bulls-eye on Minneapolis's Mall of America. Warning that the Westgate Mall bombing in Kenya was just the beginning, a masked man from the Al Qaeda-linked group al-Shabab is trying to rally Islamists to attack American shopping malls. "If just a handful of mujahedeen fighters could bring Kenya to a complete standstill for nearly a week then imagine what a dedicated mujahedeen in the West could do to the American or Jewish-owned shopping centers across the world? What if such an attack were to occur in the Mall of America in Minnesota? And all it takes is a man with firm determination . . . so hurry up, hasten towards heaven and do not hesitate."
That's a serious threat, especially since the surrounding area of the Mall of America is home to the largest Somali population in the U.S. Unfortunately, the Obama administration is too preoccupied with "right-wing" extremists to focus on any real danger. Just days before this latest video was released, Homeland Security was trying persuade people that real threat isn't Muslim fanatics beheading innocents across the Middle East but anti-government groups in America.
In this administration's opinion, people who don't see the federal government as the answer to every problem are on par with religious savages who kill or torture to advance their agenda. " . . . federal and local law enforcement view the threat posed by right-wing domestic terrorists as 'equal to' or 'in some cases greater than' foreign-born Islamic terrorists, such as ISIS," officials insist. Maybe Homeland Security is afraid citizens will start following the example of the President and just ignore the laws they don't like. Either way, like its 2009 predecessor, DHS's report reads like a sick joke.
If this is the analysis we can expect from Homeland Security, no wonder Republicans aren't too concerned about letting the agency's funding expire. On Friday, the budget for DHS officially runs dry -- ending a short-term deal that both parties agreed to before Christmas. The goal was to revisit the debate over the President's executive amnesty order before funneling more money to the Department that would implement it. Now, weeks after the House passed a bill to extend the funding for everything except the absorption of five million illegal immigrants, the Senate is still at a standstill.
A vote on the new DHS budget has been blocked four times by Democrats, who still think they can get away with blaming Republicans for the partial shutdown that may result. Not so fast, say GOP leaders. "That amnesty program has now been declared illegal by a federal court, and so Senate Democrats should look very closely at this opinion and decide if they are willing to jeopardize national security, which is both reckless and irresponsible in order to try to hold DHS funding hostage," said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
Of course, the Left is playing to Americans' fears and suggesting that a brief shutdown would jeopardize U.S. security (which, ironically, is already jeopardized by this administration's political strategy). But the reality is, the majority of DHS employees (85%) would still be on the job as "essential employees." The Secret Service, Coast Guard, immigration services, and other key agencies would all be up and running regardless of what happens Friday. It's time for Congress to stop worrying about when it's funding DHS and start focusing on what it's funding there instead. (Family Research Council)
A Heads Up from CHPP
A Heads Up from CHPP:
About that Terrorist Threat to the Mall of America
In light of the video that was released over the past weekend, in which Somali terrorists are shown threatening to attack the Mall of America in Bloomfield, MN, we want to share a bit of insight with you.
According to an article in USA Today and other sources, the White House is reporting that there is "no credible threat" to this report.
We beg to differ . . .
The Koran dictates that, before a Moslem strikes, he must warn his enemy that he is about to do so. History has proven this to be true, time and time again . . . and hence, we see this warning in front of us now.
We will continue to post our Decree Against The Terrorist Threat every day this week, at the top of our alerts, and we encourage each one of you to read this decree out loud, either on your own or with a team of intercessors of "like mind."
The Koran has its dictates, and so does the Word of God. We are to love our enemies, and to pray for those who despitefully use us (Luke 6:28 and Matthew 5:44).This week is a wonderful opportunity to do just that. Thank you.
Pastors Kicked Out of US Capitol
Pastors Kicked Out of US Capitol Visitor Center Over Their "Appeal to Heaven"
Many government officials have forgotten that government exists to serve the will of the people, not the other way around." -Bishop E. W. Jackson
(Washington, DC)-The wall of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) in Washington DC says IN GOD WE TRUST, but apparently God is not welcome in the building.
After being granted the use of the Congressional Auditorium in the CVC for an event on February 25, a group of Pastors planning a meeting dedicated to racial reconciliation was told on Friday-five days before the event-that unless they eliminated "AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN" from the theme, the use would be revoked. Congressional Oversight Committee Staff required that the theme be changed to "A Discussion of [or Appeal for] Legislation."
The host of the meeting, Bishop E.W. Jackson, says, "We never misled anyone about the theme.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte secured the auditorium for us, and he knew what the theme was. The event was created as a positive and unifying response to the incidents in Ferguson and Staten Island which sparked protests and riots around the country."
"Given the ugly rhetoric by the likes of Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan, we thought they would welcome our call for unity, healing and reconciliation," says Mr. Jackson. "But instead we faced suspicion and resistance."
The Pastors were told that Congressional Oversight Committee senior staff were "monitoring" their promotional material, and would not allow the ministers to use the room unless "Appeal To Heaven" were replaced with a legislative theme.
"When you tell us we have to change the nature of our meeting or be kicked out, you have already kicked us out," said the Bishop. "We will not compromise the purpose of the event, so we had to move it.
Many government officials have forgotten that government exists to serve the will of the people, not the other way around."
Source: Breaking Christian News
The Good News Corner
Brother of Egyptian Christians murdered by Islamic State
prays for killers live on SAT-7
The brother of two of the 21 Coptic Christians murdered in Libya, last night used live television to thank their killers for including the men's declaration of faith in the video of their execution. Christian channel SAT-7 ARABIC has become a mouthpiece for the families of the young men over the last six weeks since they were first abducted.
Beshir called into SAT-7's weekly live worship and prayer programme, We Will Sing, on Tuesday night (17 February). Programme host Maher Fayez was visibly moved as Beshir told viewers he was proud of his brothers, Bishoy Estafanos Kamel (25) and Samuel Estafanos Kamel (23), because they are "a badge of honour to Christianity".
Beshir thanked Islamic State for not editing out the men's declaration of belief in Christ because he said this had strengthened his own faith. He added that the families of the ex-patriate workers are "congratulating one another" and not in despair: "We are proud to have this number of people from our village who have become martyrs," he told the programme.
Beshir told Maher Fayez, a widely respected and popular musician, that "Since the Roman era, Christians have been martyred and have learned to handle everything that comes our way. This only makes us stronger in our faith because the Bible told us to love our enemies and bless those who curse us."
However, he said, the families suffered such a long and agonizing wait when their loved ones disappeared and because of this, the air strikes were a good response by the Egyptian government: "Only the length of the time period when we didn't know where they were justified the air strikes for us. If they had been martyred on the same day they were kidnapped, we wouldn't have asked for any retaliation."
Asked by Maher Fayez if he would get upset if he was asked to forgive so-called Islamic State, Beshir related how his mother said she would react if she saw one of the men who killed her sons. "My mother, an uneducated woman in her sixties, said she would ask [him] to enter her house and ask God to open his eyes because he was the reason [her sons] entered the kingdom of heaven."
Invited to pray for his brothers' killers, Beshir prayed: "Dear God, please open their eyes to be saved and to quit their ignorance and the wrong teachings they were taught." (Read more)
Signs and Wonders
Last days? Heavenly signs abound during Netanyahu speech
Religious leaders are warning that the United States is nearing a day of judgment based on its treatment of the nation of Israel.
What's more, they say, signs in the heavens are coinciding with what is shaping up to be an unexpectedly controversial address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 3 and a fiercely contested Israeli election weeks later.
Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries warns that "our nation will be judged" based on whether the United States sides with or against the Jewish state.
Biltz believes signs in the heavens and correlations with feast days on the biblical calendar show such a judgment may be coming soon.
"When Netanyahu speaks before Congress on March 3, this is the day before the Fast of Esther when the enemies of Israel, specifically Persia/Iran, had planned to destroy the nation of Israel," he said. "The next day is Purim, which celebrates the day Israel achieved victory over Iran. The timing significance of this is just as important as the timing of the blood moon."
Biltz, author of "Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs," warns that the next blood moon is scheduled to appear over Passover, which begins April 3, just one month after Netanyahu's speech. And this will be preceded two weeks earlier by a total solar eclipse on March 20, three days after the Israeli election, and coincides with Nisan, the beginning of the New Year according to the biblical calendar.Total eclipses don't take place on any other known planet, point out intelligent-design scientists. They only take place on Earth, the finely tuned planet where life exists that can actually view them. Biltz points out that the Bible says in Genesis that the sun, moon and stars were created specifically as signs for mankind, so His creation would know about the feasts (or appointed times) to have relationship with their Creator.
These prophetic warnings come amid unprecedented tumult in the American-Israeli relationship. (Source: WorldNetDaily) Read more here.
"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 Birthdays on the Hill
Today we wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
Rep. Jim Gerlach (PA)
Rep. Bill Flores (TX)
God bless you!
Worship With Us Today!
Worship With Us Today!
God You Reign!
"You hold my life. You know my heart, and You call me by name. . . You reign!"
"Hallelu, Hallelujah! God, You reign."
Two Daily Conference Calls
Two Daily Conference Calls
TO PRAY IN THE NIGHT:
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.
TO PRAY IN THE DAY:
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#
To learn more, please visit their website at:
> > > 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!