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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, June 11, 2015
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." (Zechariah 12:9)
" . . . in wrath remember mercy." (Habakkuk 3:2)
A Rainbow Over the Supreme Court
Monday, April 27, at sunset. Please remain with us in prayer over the pending decision on traditional marriage until the verdict has been rendered.
" . . . from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. . . What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." (Mark 10: 6,9)
Thank You, Lord, for watching over this Court. In Jesus' name, amen.
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. EU edges closer to labeling of West Bank products - YNET News
Israel would be required to label products that are made in West Bank settlements and exported to Europe, according to guidelines being prepared by the European Union.
The move is the latest sign of international discontent with Israeli construction of settlements on occupied lands claimed by the Palestinians, as well as frustration over the bleak state of Mideast peace efforts.
It also comes as a grassroots movement promoting boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel appears to be gaining steam.
Israeli officials reject the European labeling plan, saying it would amount to a type of boycott and help discourage Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas from returning to negotiations. (Read more)
2. Hamas blames PA for recent Gaza Strip bombings - Times of Israel
Hamas accused the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority of attempting to destabilize security in the Gaza Strip Wednesday, indicating Egyptian efforts to reconcile the rival Palestinian political groups may prove premature.
In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Hamas Interior Ministry spokesman Iyad al-Bezem said security forces had arrested several individuals linked to the PA who he alleged were instrumental in carrying out a spate of bombing attacks in the coastal territory in recent weeks. (Read more)
3. Israel-linked virus attacked nuke talks hotels, report claims - Times of Israel
Three European hotels that hosted negotiations between Iran and the world powers over limiting Iran's nuclear program were targeted by a computer virus widely believed to be used as spyware by Israel, according to a leading cyber-security firm.
The unnamed hotels each were targeted by a version of the Duqu virus about two weeks before hosting the negotiations, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing researchers at the cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab ZAO, based in Moscow.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Kaspersky checked thousands of computers in other European hotels, all of them coming up clean - and it also quoted "current and former US officials and many cybersecurity experts (as believing that) Duqu was designed to carry out Israel's most sensitive intelligence-collection operations." The report did not offer any specific evidence of the allegations. (Read more)
4. Abbas Calls for 'Review' of Agreements with Israel - Israel National News
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday called to "review" the political, economic, and security agreements with Israel, according to the Ma'an news agency.
Speaking at a news conference with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic in Belgrade, Abbas said, "Israel must stop violating agreements and commit to them. They should stop settlement activity, 'Judaization' activities in Jerusalem that bury its Islamic and Christian religious identity and features, and release prisoners."
Abbas also reiterated his refusal of any temporary resolutions or borders in a peace deal, the report added.
The comments amid continuing pressure by the West on Israel and the PA to resume peace talks that were frozen last year when Abbas breached the conditions of the peace talks by signing a request to join several international agencies. (Read more)
- Lord, any review of agreements should be done with Abbas and Hamas! They are the ones who continue to break agreements. We ask for Your hand over this situation, in the name of Yeshua, amen.
5. Shin Bet says it foiled Hamas money trail from Gaza to West Bank - Jerusalem Post
The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced on Wednesday the arrest of a Gazan woman suspected of transferring hundreds of thousands of dollars from Gaza to the West Bank for Hamas activities.
Sana'a Hafi, 42, from the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, allegedly transferred the money to her brother Hassin Abu Kayuk, who is serving time in an Israeli prison. He allegedly sent some of the money on to Hamas members in Judea and Samaria. Hafi also allegedly used currency exchange businesses to get the funds to Hamas operatives in the West Bank, security sources said. (Read more)
- Abba, we thank You that this was found out. We pray that You would block any and all passing of money into the hands of the terrorists. We ask that You dry up their sources of income, ideas, and networking with others. Put roadblocks at every turn they seek. In the name of Yeshua, amen.
6. Anti-semitic sheikh defends his blood libel statement at the Al Aqsa Mosque - Jerusalem Online
Following Palestinian Media Watch and MEMRI exposing that Sheikh Khaled Al Mughrabi gave an anti-semitic lesson in the Al Aqsa Mosque, which led to an official statement by the Simon Wiesenthal Center urging PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah of Jordan to denounce his hate speech and ban him from the Al Aqsa Mosque, Palestinian Media Watch has reported that this past Friday, Al Mughrabi defended his anti-semitic blood libel statement in a subsequent lesson at the Al Aqsa Mosque.
Previously, JerusalemOnline reported that Al Mughrabi taught the medieval blood libel accusation according to which Jews use the blood of non-Jewish children in order to make the Passover matzos. He professed that the Holocaust happened and the Jews were expelled over the centuries from Europe because they used to sacrifice non-Jewish children for their matzos. Al Mughrabi also claimed that the Jews were behind the September 11 terror attacks and accused the Jews of sacrificing their own relatives to Satan, whom he claimed the Jews worship as a god. (Read more)
- Father God, this is the epitome of the enemy's twistedness and deception. We pray that You will let this lie fall on deaf ears. That the reality that this is a horrible falsehood will be brought to light. Father, reveal Your Truth to the Muslim people. Deliver them from the hands of this enemy. We pray in the Name of Yeshua, amen.
7. Isis's dirty bomb: Jihadists have seized 'enough radioactive material to build their first WMD' - The Independent UK
The Isis militant group has seized enough radioactive material from government facilities to suggest it has the capacity to build a large and devastating "dirty" bomb, according to Australian intelligence reports. Isis declared its ambition to develop weapons of mass destruction in the most recent edition of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, and Indian defence officials have previously warned of the possibility the militants could acquire a nuclear weapon from Pakistan. According to the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, Nato has expressed deep concerns about the materials seized by Isis from research centres and hospitals that would normally only be available to governments. (Read more)
The Daily Brief
1. Al Qaeda leaders say group near collapse amid rise of ISIS, report claims- Fox News
Two of Al Qaeda's spiritual leaders have said that the terror organization is barely functioning after losing money and manpower to the rapidly rising Islamic State group, according to a report.
- Lord, whether or not this is true, ISIS has grown significantly across the region. We pray that these radical jihadists, no matter what group they may belong to will meet up with Your judgment and power- to either change their hearts or be struck down.
-"You have delivered me from the violent man." (Psalm 18:48c)
2. Ex-Intelligence Chief: ''Iran Has Every Intention to Build an ICBM and a Nuclear Weapons Program' - CNS News
The former chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency delivered a stinging critique of the Obama administration's Mideast policies on Wednesday, slamming its refusal to define the enemy as Islamic extremism, arguing that its approach towards Iran amounts to "wishful thinking," and saying the U.S. has lost the trust of its allies in the region.
- Lord, we knew this in our hearts, but it is the President and his negotiating staff that appear to be deceived. We ask that You intervene to stop the use of any nuclear weapon by Iran.
-"The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers" (Isaiah 14:5)
3. MERS virus spreading across Asia, South Korea fails to contain outbreak- RT
Hong Kong issued a red alert and advised against traveling to South Korea, where an epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is gaining pace. The virus is spreading despite attempts to contain the outbreak.
In Korea, the number of infected people passed 100 this week, reaching 122 on Thursday. Tenth patient died from the disease, health officials said on Thursday. Most of the victims are elderly patients with other health problems unrelated to the virus. Over 3,250 people remain in quarantine.
- Lord, we bind up this virus and command it to stop and go no farther in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ, and by His Blood.
- "whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven"(Matthew 16:19)
4. Putin Keeps Pope Waiting, Gets Told off by Francis on Ukraine - Bloomberg
Pope Francis waited for more than an hour to tell Russian President Vladimir Putin to commit to peace and dialogue on Ukraine. Putin kept the leader of 1.2 billion Catholics waiting for 70 minutes -- a rare occurrence at the Vatican. At their first meeting in November 2013, he was 50 minutes late. That was about how long their second encounter lasted.
The meeting got off to a chilly start. Francis looked solemn as he greeted Putin in German with a simple "welcome" in his study at the Apostolic Palace. Putin, who picked up the language as a KGB agent in East Germany, responded with a gesture of thanks.
- Father, we pray for Vladimir Putin, that you will touch his heart. Somewhere in the blackness there is a spark of light- we pray that the Holy Spirit will find it. We also pray for the Pope's heart to find You in depth and in truth.
-"For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7b)
5. GOP moves to block Obama on climate, immigration in trade talks - Washington Times
GOP leaders moved to ban President Obama from negotiating global warming policy and changes to U.S. immigration policy in any new trade deal, working feverishly Wednesday to secure final support as they prepare for a Friday showdown on granting the White House fast-track trade authority.
- Lord, we pray that Congress will be able to block the lawlessness of this President.
- "Rest in the Lord, wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass" (Psalm 37:7)
6. EPA expands reach, targets greenhouse-gas emissions from aircraft - Washington Times
The Obama administration declared Wednesday that airplanes are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, allowing the Environmental Protection Agency to expand its reach to yet another sector of the economy as the president seeks to cement his legacy on climate change.
- Father, the power of this agency has grown exponentially over the decades. It is now an enforcement arm of the Federal government's plan to squelch the American economy even further with "Climate change." We ask for Your mercy and intervention to prevent the EPA from destroying the airline industry.
- "The wicked plots against the just - their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken." (Psalm 37:12,15)
7. Why Is The Army Hiring People To Provide 'Emergency Support To Disaster Stricken Areas Throughout The US'? - EndoftheAmericandream.com
A job advertisement has been posted on a federal website seeking workers that "will provide emergency support to disaster stricken areas throughout the US". What parts of the nation does the U.S. Army believe will soon be "disaster stricken"? By itself, this job ad wouldn't be raising that many eyebrows, but when you combine this with the unusual number of "military training exercises" that are taking place all around the country.
- Lord , we do not know what this ad refers to, and we cannot jump to conclusions without more evidence. But we pray that any hidden plans be revealed, and all government agendas against Your people or the citizens of America will be thwarted.
- "that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness by which they lie in wait to deceive." (Ephesians 4:14)
8. Todd Starnes: Army: We Can Provide Honor Guards For Gay Pride Parade, But Not Church Service - Fox News
For nearly two decades, the U.S. Army has provided an honor guard for an Independence Day celebration at a Baptist church that predates the founding of the nation. But this year - that tradition has come to an end.
Officials at Fort Gordon say they will not be able to send an honor guard to a July 5th service at Abilene Baptist Church because it violates a military policy banning any involvement in a religious service.
- Father, we cry out to You for help against the backward thinking of our military leaders. They are supporting the sin and depravity, while rejecting the righteous.
-"For God will being every work into judgment, including every secret thing" (Ecclesiastes 12:14a)
SIGN THE JERUSALEM COVENANT
About the Jerusalem Covenant . . .
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." (Zechariah 12:9)
Do you disagree with the Supreme Court's decision,
denying that JERUSALEM is the CAPITAL of ISRAEL?I
If so, take action here!
US Supreme Court: Jerusalem-born Americans Have No Country of Birth:
SCOTUS Rules that President Has EXCLUSIVE Power to Recognize Foreign Nations
[Read article here. Source: Times of Israel]
Commentary from Hebrew Nation News:
The US has now made a move coming from the highest court in the land, in "heaving the heavy stone of Jerusalem" that will bring forth Yahweh's judgment of "cutting in pieces". The earthly court has spoken. May Abba show mercy, grace and protection to his remnant people when He renders judgment from heaven's court.
This is fulfillment of the following prophesy from Zechariah 12:1-3
"The burden of the word of Yahweh against Israel. Thus says Yahweh who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it."
TAKE ACTION HERE:
. . . there is GOOD NEWS. There is a petition, The Jerusalem Covenant, that has just been put out by Rabbi Tuly Weiz, where we can electronically sign the petition to oppose this recent move by SCOTUS, and that declares that Jerusalem is and will forever be the capitol of the beloved state of Israel. It will be presented to the Knesset. Here is a link to learn more about this petition:
Sign the Jerusalem Covenant
Please spread this news to your own circle of friends who love Israel, and her capital city, JERUSALEM. Thank you.
> > > See also:
US Diplomats Reveal EU Sanctions Assault Against Israel After Iran Deal - Israel National News
The Daily Jot
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Secret trade pact has sweeping unconstitutional powers
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions and California Congressman Duncan Hunter, both Republicans, are trying to blow the whistle on the "president's" trade pact--the conditions of which have been kept secret. Sessions said on the Sean Hannity Show that "it is far more than a trade agreement. It is a creating of an economic union. The congressional resource said it is a wide-ranging political and economic partnership that is created where the Sultan of Brunei gets one vote. The president of the United States gets one vote. Twelve countries--they have the ability to add other treaties and pass them. They have the ability to deal with climate issues, wage issues and environmental issues."
Hunter says that Congress is about to give the president unprecedented extra-Constitutional authority on immigration, climate change and other political issues. Sessions says he has seen the agreement three times and it consists of several hundred pages with about 50 pages laying out a Pacific Economic Union where Congress has no input on political issues such as taxes on climate change. In a joint statement, they said, "...Congress would be formally authorizing the President to finalize the creation of this Pacific Union and will have surrendered its legislative prerogatives. Before a word, line, paragraph, or page of this plan is made public, Congress will have agreed to give up its treaty powers."
The joint statement says, "The Trans-Pacific Partnership resembles a treaty more than a trade deal...it confers the power to both compel and restrict changes to US policy, to commit the US to new international obligations, and to cede sovereign authority to a foreign body. Specifically, TPP calls for the formation of a permanent political and economic union known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission, which will have the power to issue regulations impacting not only trade but immigration, the environment, labor, and commerce. This global union would be able to add new member countries and, because TPP is a 'living agreement,' it will be able to change the agreement after its ratification."
Very few congressmen and senators have read the pact, which is kept in secret. Sessions and Hunter state: "In its rush to approve these new powers for the President, Congress risks the jobs, wages, rights, and sovereignty of US citizens. [sic the president] demands we give him this new authority, yet he refuses to answer even the most basic questions about it. What we do know is that whatever structure the President creates with these new powers-we are told that the plan is 'the most progressive in history'-it will endure long after he has left office." Let us pray that the rest of Congress becomes an Ephesians 5:11 body, having "no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." The Greek word for "reprove" in this verse means to convince with solid, compelling evidence, especially to expose. Let it be so.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Just as our Supreme Court has now denied the designation of ISRAEL as a sovereign nation, through its decision in "the passport case," so we now -- in the same week -- are in danger of losing our own sovereignty to a veritable international treaty of governance through the passage of "The Trans-Pacific Partnership."
Repent . . . fast . . . and pray.
Perhaps our Holy God, Elohim, will yet forgive us in America in our time of need. Amen.
Sara C. Ballenger
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
Out-Of-Touch On Trade
Out-Of-Touch On Trade
As you know, I have expressed deep concern that in the name of free trade and free markets we are continuing to gut our manufacturing base.
Over the years, communities like Baltimore have been decimated by the loss of blue-collar jobs that could lift families, including minority families, into the middle class.
On a related issue, I think it is beyond infuriating that a corporate giant like Disney, which owns ABC, would abuse the HB1 visa program to bring in cheaper labor to replace American citizens working in those jobs.
But let's put those issues aside for the moment. I am more than perplexed as to why Republican leaders in Congress are falling all over themselves to grant Barack Obama additional powers to negotiate yet another secret trade deal.
According to a new NBC News poll, "Two-thirds of Americans say protecting American industries and jobs by limiting imports is more important" than cheaper prices on imported products. Yet House leaders announced today that they will vote Friday on legislation granting Obama fast-track trade negotiating authority, flying directly into the teeth of public opinion.
In my humble opinion, that is a double loser. GOP leaders will anger their base by cooperating with Obama and they will further alienate working class Americans by appearing once again to be following orders from corporate chieftains.
I'm sure some in the leadership would argue that they are doing this because it is the best thing for the country. But the best thing for the country is to make sure that the next president is not cut from the same far-left cloth as Barack Obama. Spending political capital on a trade deal no one likes will make that outcome less likely.
Write down this prediction: In key states like Ohio and Pennsylvania, Republican congressmen who vote for this deal will face ads run by Democrat front groups attacking them for undercutting blue collar, working class Americans. If the GOP were smart, it would be running those ads against the Democrats, Obama and Hillary Clinton. (Gary Bauer)
Obama's Floundering Foreign Policy
Obama's Floundering Foreign Policy
A number of headlines from around the world caught my attention today. Taken as a whole, they paint a dire picture of Obama's floundering foreign policy. - General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to Israeli reporters yesterday and commented on the concerns many have about President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. Here's what the general said:
"My assessment is that I share their concern. If the deal is reached and results in sanctions relief, which results in more economic power and more purchasing power for the Iranian regime, it's my expectation that it's not all going to flow into [Iran's] economy. I think that they will invest in their surrogates [Hamas and Hezbollah]. I think they will invest in additional military capability."
Just to be clear, General Dempsey is agreeing with the critics of Obama's Iranian outreach and disagreeing with the president he serves.
- While Obama has been attempting to cut a new deal with Iran, the regime has been caught repeatedly cheating on existing agreements. A new report from -- of all places -- the United Nations calls out the Obama Administration and its European negotiating partners for ignoring Iran's blatant violations. Consider this excerpt:
"The current situation with reporting could reflect a general reduction of procurement activities by the Iranian side or a political decision by some member states to refrain from reporting to avoid a possible negative impact on ongoing negotiations."
- Lastly, the president's failure to come up with a strategy to defeat ISIS could result in a catastrophic terrorist attack. A year ago, the Iraqi government warned that ISIS had seized nuclear material from a research facility at Mosul University.
Now western intelligence agencies fear that ISIS may have enough radioactive material for a "dirty nuclear bomb."
This chilling warning comes on the heels of a separate analysis suggesting that "ISIS is likely to begin and end Ramadan [June 17 - July 17] with attempted spectacular military offensive actions in Iraq and Syria." (Gary Bauer)
Senate to Take Up Critical Pro-Life Bill
Today: Senator Lindsey Graham to Introduce the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Last month the House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation that is essential to stopping late abortion. The vote coincided with the two-year anniversary of the conviction of infamous abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who was found guilty of killing late term babies who were alive outside the womb. These babies endured excruciating pain, the same pain they would have experienced had they been aborted inside the womb.
It's now time for the Senate to take similar action in stopping these horrifically painful procedures. That's why Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has announced he will introduce the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the Senate this week. Passage of this bill would prevent late abortion nationwide at 20 weeks after fertilization, saving approximately 13,000 pain-capable babies from agonizing death every year.
Urge your Senators to cosponsor this critical bill!
A strong majority of Americans are in favor of restricting abortion to the first trimester, but abortion is still legal in many states at any stage of development, and for any reason.
This is not up for debate. Medical experts have testified that unborn children can feel pain as early as 20 weeks after fertilization, which is about 4 and a half months. The fact is that anesthesia is given during prenatal surgery, precisely because scientists have come to realize that, as Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand testified before Congress:
"The human fetus possesses the ability to experience pain from 20 weeks gestation, if not earlier and the pain perceived by the fetus is possibly more intense than that perceived by term newborns or children."
Again, contact your Senators and urge them to cosponsor and support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
> > > Take action by going here.
(Source: Family Research Council)
URGENT! TPA Vote in House Tomorrow
House Schedules Vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), H.R.1314, on Friday!
Will allow passage of Trans-Pacific Partnership next
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has announced there will be a vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), H.R.1314, also called fast-track, THIS FRIDAY. Fast-track authority is essential for the future passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive international trade deal involving twelve countries.
Members of Congress are told that fast-track will allow them to influence what's in the TPP, but the deal has already been in the works for six years. They can only read it by visiting a secure location in the Capitol, cannot take notes with them, and can only be accompanied by staffers with security clearances. Few Members have bothered to read the agreement, even as they prepare to give President Obama enormous power to finish it.
Two Members who have read it are Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), and they were alarmed by the contents. In a joint statement, Sen. Sessions and Rep. Hunter slam the Obama administration for its secrecy. They reveal that the TPP would create a new commission that could issue regulations binding member nations.
You can read the entirety of the statement by Sen. Sessions and Rep. Hunter here.
Please CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE and let him or her know you are opposed to giving President Obama Fast Track authority.
(Source: Eagle Forum)
Obama's Modern Military
Obama's Modern Military
Pastor Brad Whitt of Abilene Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia, is in shock. For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. Army is refusing to provide an honor guard from nearby Fort Gordon for the church's annual Independence Day celebration.
Why? Because of a 2011 regulation imposed by the Obama Administration declaring that the Army cannot participate in any event "involving the promotion, endorsement or sponsorship of a religious movement."
This is beyond absurd, and yet another sign of the Obama Administration's hostility toward faith.
As Fox News columnist Todd Starnes notes, Abilene Baptist Church was founded in 1774. Its founding pastor "was a chaplain in the Revolutionary Army."
How on earth can it be a violation of Army regulations to provide an honor guard to a church celebrating Independence Day when the Army employs Christian chaplains? By the way, the Pentagon had no problem providing an honor guard to last year's "Gay Pride" parade in Washington, D.C.
"It was an absolute shock," said Pastor Whitt. "What a sad commentary on the state of affairs in America."
Memo to all GOP presidential contenders: If America is fortunate enough for one of you to be elected president, there are a host of things you can do without one person in Congress voting on it, as Obama has so clearly demonstrated.
If you do not reverse the culture war taking place in the American military, in which religion is seen as an alien force to be scrubbed out while social radicalism is welcomed, you will have betrayed the hopes of millions of Americans.
At the end of the day, the preservation of our Judeo-Christian values is more important to the survival of this country than marginal tax rates or trade agreements. (Gary Bauer)
Our Grandmothers' Songs
Songs Our Grandmothers Sang:
JERUSALEM MY HAPPY HOME
"I . . . saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." (Revelation 21:2)
Jerusalem, my happy home!
Name ever dear to me;
When shall my labors have an end,
In joy, and peace, and thee?
When shall these eyes thy heaven built walls
And pearly gates behold?
Thy bulwarks, with salvation strong,
And streets of shining gold?
There happier bowers than Eden's bloom,
Nor sin nor sorrow know:
Blest seats, through rude and stormy scenes,
I onward press to you.
Why should I shrink at pain and woe?
Or feel at death dismay?
I've Canaan's goodly land in view,
And realms of endless day.
[Read all these words by going here.]
Please go here.
About the Author:
Words: Joseph Bromehead, in Psalms and Hymns for Public or Private Devotion (Sheffield, England: Brittania Press, 1795)
Music: Edward Clark Barre, 1871
Signs and Wonders
Strange Trumpets - Is the World Being Warned?
by Gary Stearman
"Among the many strange phenomena we're watching, a new development has emerged. There is a mystery afoot. For nearly a decade now, all over the world, people have begun to hear strange sounds . . . bone-chilling unexplainable, echoing, resonating, crashing, metallic clamoring racket. But it is most intriguing that of them sound like a trumpet . . . or a chorus of trumpets. This phenomenon has forced many to think again about the coming apocalypse.
All over the world, people are experiencing strange, discordant music and noise from the earth and the firmament above. Sometimes, it comes from the sky as droning trumpets that sound notes in the lower to middle registers, but are nevertheless musical in nature. Lately, high-pitched trumpets are emerging. "
On May 5th, 2015, Kimberly Wookie of Terrace, British Columbia, recorded an amazing sound sequence with her cell phone. Heard around the world on various internet sites, its sounds seem to project some celestial warning. Invariably, as these trumpets moan out their somber blasts, people are swept into a state of emotion. Some reports have them thinking of the end of the world . . . Judgment Day! Others tell of various listeners swept into a state of foreboding. (Read more here.)
> > > To listen to some of these actual sounds, please go here.
"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea." (Luke 21:25)
The Good News Corner
How a Stranger in a Car Dealership Answered This Mom's Prayer for a Miracle
[CBN News] A single mother of three in North Carolina needed a car so she could get to work. That's when a generous stranger stepped in to help.
Connie Cole had to get a ride from her dad every day, and then he had to have knee surgery.
"I have kids and I've been praying for a miracle," Cole said.
Then something amazing happened. Her prayer was answered by a complete stranger. Cole had called a car dealer, and the stranger overheard her conversation.
"He (the stranger) said there was something in my voice. The Lord was telling him to help me," she said.
"He said, 'If she comes in, call me. I'm gonna pray on this. If the Lord wants me to do something, I may buy her that car.' We were pretty shell shocked over it," Wesley Gurley, with Carolina Auto Sales, said.
"I was speechless," Cole recalled. "To me that just means the Lord is out there. Keep high hopes, pray, and don't give up."
The dealership worked with the Good Samaritan to provide the 2004 Chevy Impala at cost.
Cole did her part, too, chipping in the $800 she had. The stranger, a man named David, paid the rest.
Source: Breaking Christian News
Worship With Us Today!
Worship With Us Today!
"Hands to the Heavens" - Kari Jobe
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!