The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
". . . But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound." (Romans 5:20)
". . . the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm . . . " (Nahum 1:3)
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. 20,000 Israelis sue Facebook over incitement to violence by Palestinians - Jerusalem Post
Some 20,000 Israelis have sued Internet giant Facebook in New York alleging the social media platform is disregarding incitement and calls to murder Jews being posted by Palestinians, Shurat Hadin said on Monday.
The civil complaint filed late on Sunday but announced only on Monday, seeks an injunction to require Facebook to block all racist incitement and calls for violence against Jews in Israel, but no damages. (Read more)
2. US warns against PM's idea of revoking residency for some Jerusalem Arabs - Times of Israel
The Obama administration on Monday hurried to express its opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's tentative talk of revoking the permanent residency status of tens of thousands of Arabs living in East Jerusalem.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that, as far as the US government knows, Israel is not actively considering such a move. But if it were, he said, "it would obviously be of some concern to us." The US, Earnest went on, reiterates the "importance of all sides avoiding provocative actions and rhetoric."
Netanyahu discussed the idea in vague terms at a Knesset committee meeting earlier Monday, as part of possible measures aimed at halting an ongoing spate of terror attacks. (Read more)
3. Israel Air Force strikes Gaza targets following rocket attack on South - Jerusalem Post
The IAF struck two Hamas targets in southern Gaza a few hours after a rocket attack on southern Israel. The IDF Spokesman Unit said that it viewed Hamas as being responsible for all terrorist activities in the Strip.
A rocket exploded in an open area of the Gaza border region in the South earlier Monday evening.
IDF units were searching the area for the projectile. There were no injuries in the attack. Rocket sirens sounded in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council in the area before the rocket fell. (Read more)
4. Ya'alon: There is no West Bank settlement freeze - Jerusalem Post
Israel plans to continue to build responsibly in Judea and Samaria, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said on Sunday, attempting to dispel rumors that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had promised the Americans he would stop Jewish building in the West Bank.
"We haven't frozen construction," Ya'alon told Israel Radio. "No decision was taken to do so."
The only freeze Netanyahu has ever imposed was a moratorium on settlement starts for ten months from November 2009 to September 2010. That moratorium was the result of American pressure, but in the end, it didn't lead to anything, Ya'alon noted. (Read more)
5. Man killed in wall collapse as intense storms strike region - Jerusalem Post
A construction worker in his 20s was killed Sunday morning when a wall collapsed on him in Pardess Hanna amid heavy rains and wind as the season's first major storm battered the country.
Rains were particularly intense in some areas, with Ma'aleh Gilboa, for example, receiving 19 mm. in just five minutes - a volume that had not accumulated in such a short period since October 1984, according to IMS data.
The violent winds and stormy conditions knocked down trees and power lines, causing electricity outages around the country. The main cities affected by outages at various points during the day included Netanya, Ashdod, Petah Tikva, Ra'anana, Hadera, Kfar Saba, Rehovot, Rishon Lezion, Tel Aviv, Beersheba and Afula, the IEC said. (Read more)
6. Police block Waqf from installing Temple Mount cameras - Times of Israel
The Muslim authority administering the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City tried to install its own cameras on the Temple Mount, but was blocked by Israeli police Monday.
Israel said the cameras are supposed to be installed only after Israeli and Jordanian "technical teams" meet to finalize the specific arrangements.
The installation of surveillance cameras is a key provision of a deal reached over the weekend between Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority to defuse tensions over the holy site. (Read more)
7. Muslim Arabs hold anti-terrorism demonstration in Tel Aviv - Israel Hayom
A group of Israeli Muslim Arabs held a demonstration against terrorism near Tel Aviv University on Thursday evening.
Participants held up signs in Hebrew and Arabic that read: "I'm Muslim and I have no other country" and "We're against violence, and anyone who supports violence doesn't represent us, even if he's an MK."
Abdul, a 25-year-old from Abu Ghosh outside of Jerusalem, said, "We have an obligation to condemn terrorism." (Read more)
- Heavenly Father, we praise Your Name that these Arabs are fighting against terrorism. We pray that more and more will stand with them against the violence. Father, we pray that You would open their eyes and soften their hearts. We also pray for their salvation. We ask that You would move in their hearts and reveal Yourself to them. Show them the falsehoods and lies that they have been taught from their religion, and show them Your Truth! In the name of Yeshua, amen.
8. Weekly Prayer Alert from Hebrew Nation News
To read this week's edition, please go here.
The Daily Brief
1. A little-known Florida man may keep Paul Ryan from meeting his conditions to be speaker - Washington Post
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced that he would run for House speaker only if his set of demands was met. . . Daniel Webster's decision to continue to challenge Ryan, in spite of the fast-growing support for him in Republican ranks, is perhaps the last and most immovable barrier between the Wisconsin Republican and the speaker's gavel. While Ryan has said that having the support of all of the House's factions is a requisite, Webster, for now, is unwilling to bow out.
Instead, Webster met several times Wednesday with members of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus, seeking to keep the influential group's endorsement, which it gave him earlier this month, as Ryan seeks to wrestle it away. Under its bylaws, the 40-member group needs consensus among at least 80 percent of its members before it issues a formal endorsement.
Webster acknowledged that his efforts, especially if his candidacy splits the Freedom Caucus vote, could be the factor that eventually pushes Ryan to drop out. He is unapologetic about the possibility.
"This isn't personal," Webster said, flatly. "This is about process, about people, about inclusion. My message isn't against Ryan, it's against the way the House operates." (Read more)
- Father God, we join the many today who are bowing before Your Throne of Grace, asking that only the man of Your choosing would become the next Speaker of the House. We ask for a miracle in the vote tomorrow, in Jesus' name, amen and amen.
- "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." (Proverbs 29:2)
2. Congressional leaders pushing debt - Fox News
Congressional leaders and the Obama administration are getting closer to a potential deal on a plan to address looming debt limit and budget deadlines, Fox News has learned -- as House Speaker John Boehner tries to avert one last fiscal crisis before handing the reins over to his successor.
Rep. Paul Ryan, the front-runner for Boehner's job in elections set for later this week, would be poised to inherit a plate of problems on the budget front unless the current leadership can resolve it.
The U.S. government faces a Nov. 3 deadline to raise the federal borrowing limit, and a Dec. 11 deadline to pass a new budget. Fox News has learned that leaders, though, are nearing a two-year budget agreement that would also raise the debt ceiling. Tentatively, the plan would hike the debt ceiling through as far as the spring of 2017, after the presidential election. Plus, it would fund the government through at least next October. (Read more)
- Father, we ask you to have your Hand in every detail of federal budget dealings, even in the midst of significant transitions. May You be our helmet of salvation from our financial straying from You. In Jesus name we pray, amen.
- "And he said, If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?" (2 Kings 6:27)
3. New ObamaCare challenge filed with Supreme Court - Fox News
Foes of President Obama's health care law are taking another crack at upending the legislation, filing a new challenge with the Supreme Court after a separate long-shot case was rejected earlier this year. The petition filed Monday by the Pacific Legal Foundation, like the prior challenge, focuses on an obscure aspect of the law. The case contends ObamaCare violates the provision of the Constitution that requires tax-raising bills to originate in the House of Representatives.
Pacific Legal Foundation lawyer Timothy Sandefur, alleging the law is "unconstitutional in so many ways," said justices will face one challenge to the law after another until it is significantly changed or repealed. The new appeal, filed on behalf of small-business owner Matt Sissel, stems from the Constitution's Origination Clause, which requires that the House be the first to pass a bill "for raising revenue."
In a statement posted Monday, the foundation claimed the Affordable Care Act as America knows it essentially was created by the Senate -- by taking an unrelated House bill, gutting it and replacing the text with ObamaCare. (Read more)
- Father, we thank you for the many changes already to the Affordable Care Act, and we ask You to uproot the evil this law embeds into American public policy. We thank you for the persistence of those on the front lines in this legal battle, and we ask You to give them endurance, support, and fruitfulness in their efforts. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.
- "I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation." (Job 5:3)
4. US Navy to send warship near disputed islands claimed by China - Fox News
The U.S. Navy plans to send a ship to within 12 nautical miles of disputed islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News -- in an apparent challenge to Beijing's territorial claims. Reuters first reported that the Navy planned within 24 hours to send a destroyer near the Spratly Islands, an archipelago that China aggressively has laid claim to by building airstrips and other features on top of reefs. Reuters reported that the ship probably would be joined by a surveillance plane.
U.S. military officials were angry over the leak, but one official reluctantly confirmed the plans. Officials said the USS Lassen, a Navy destroyer, would be the closest ship in position to carry out the operation. Asked for comment at Monday's briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest would not confirm any operational decisions. But he stressed that ensuring freedom of navigation is critically important to a global economy -- and said that is the principle that's at stake. (Read more)
- Father, we ask for humility among the nations and their leaders before You. May no nation boast in itself, but only in You. In Jesus' name, amen.
- "Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket, And are counted as the small dust on the scales; Look, He lifts up the isles as a very little thing." (Isaiah 40:15)
5. Russian Ships Near Data Cables Are Too Close for U.S. Comfort - New York Times
Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the vital undersea cables that carry almost all global Internet communications, raising concerns among some American military and intelligence officials that the Russians might be planning to attack those lines in times of tension or conflict.
The issue goes beyond old worries during the Cold War that the Russians would tap into the cables - a task American intelligence agencies also mastered decades ago. The alarm today is deeper: The ultimate Russian hack on the United States could involve severing the fiber-optic cables at some of their hardest-to-access locations to halt the instant communications on which the West's governments, economies and citizens have grown dependent.
While there is no evidence yet of any cable cutting, the concern is part of a growing wariness among senior American and allied military and intelligence officials over the accelerated activity by Russian armed forces around the globe. At the same time, the internal debate in Washington illustrates how the United States is increasingly viewing every Russian move through a lens of deep distrust, reminiscent of relations during the Cold War. (Read more)
- Father, we ask that the underwater Internet cables in the oceans would be protected to further the spreading of the Gospel, and for the protection of Your messengers.
- "I will perform a sign among them. And I will send those who survive to be messengers to the nations-to Tarshish, to the Libyans and Lydians (who are famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to all the lands beyond the sea that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory. There they will declare my glory to the nations."
6. Russia, US, Turkey and Saudi Arabia start talks on Syria - Israel National News
The top diplomats of Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States started key talks on Friday in Vienna to try to find a way to end the Syrian conflict. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov - whose government backs Damascus - was meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry along with the foreign ministers of Turkey and Saudi Arabia, who all support Syrian rebel groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad.
The crunch talks are part of a diplomatic flurry aimed at stopping the conflict in Syria, which has cost more than 250,000 lives over the past four and a half years. Washington, Riyadh and Ankara are looking to sound out Lavrov after the embattled Syrian strongman made a surprise visit to Moscow to meet President Vladimir Putin this week.
On September 30 Russia launched a bombing campaign in Syria, which has shifted the dynamics of the brutal four-and-a-half year war - allowing Assad's battle-weary forces to go on the offensive and overshadowing a US-led coalition bombing the Islamic State (ISIS) group. The US and its regional allies have decried Russia's strikes, insisting Moscow is not focusing on ISIS as it claims, but other groups fighting the regime in Damascus, and that the Kremlin's intervention will only prolong the bloodshed. (Read more)
- Our Father, we do pray that all talks will be above board and trustworthy and that there will be good communication between all parties. We further pray that all devious intentions not productive to peace in the area be revealed and defeated. Lord, we pray for Your will and intentions to be the end result in these "talks." We praise You as the Lord of the Earth today!
- "He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him." (Daniel 2:22)
7. Russia says wants Syria elections, ready to help Free Syrian Army - Reuters
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Kremlin wanted Syria to prepare for parliamentary and presidential elections, as Moscow intensified its drive to convert its increased clout with Damascus into a political settlement. In comments which mark a shift in Russia's position, he also said that Russia's airforce, which has been bombing Islamist militants in Syria since Sept. 30, would be ready to help Western-backed Free Syrian Army rebels, if it knew where they were.
The Kremlin, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's strongest foreign ally, has spoken broadly about the need for elections in Syria before. But Lavrov's comments were its most specific call for political renewal yet and came just days after a surprise visit by Assad to Moscow.
"External players can not decide anything for the Syrians. We must force them to come up with a plan for their country where the interests of every religious, ethnic and political group will be well protected," Lavrov told Russian state TV in an interview broadcast on Saturday. "They need to prepare for both parliamentary and presidential elections." (Read more)
- Precious Lord, we lean on You to sort out the various players and their motives in this confusing situation in Syria. We will pray with both our understanding and in the Spirit for this proposal so that if indeed elections are held, only Your choices will be elected. We come against the establishment of yet another Russian satellite state under the thumb of the Kremlin. Thank You, Lord, for hearing our prayer today, as we know You rule in the affairs of men.
- "This decision is by decree of the watchers, and the sentence by the word of the holy ones, in order that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, gives it to whomever he will, and sets over it the lowest of men.'" (Daniel 4:17)
8. More dangerous than ISIS: The new top secret terror group targeting Brits - Daily Star UK
The Khorasan group - a secret cell comprised of around two dozen elite militants - plan to take down the West, using lone wolf attacks. The terror group is so small locals in north-east Syria, where Khorasan are based, have called them "the strangers with horses." And officials from al-Nusra - the Syrian branch of al-Qaida - deny Khorasan even exists, despite supplying all its personnel, training camps and weapons. But one US official has said the group is close to executing "major attacks against western attacks and potentially US homeland" and had plotted to blow up commercial aircraft.
Not interested in wading into Syria's bloody civil war, Khorasan leaders take on Western recruits who crucially hold European or US passports. The group's aim is train these jihadis and return them back on long-haul flights to cause death and destruction on our streets. "If you join Islamic State (ISIS) or Al-Nusra you are more likely to attack your native country," said terror expert Emily Dyer, of Henry Jackson Society. "Khorasan has shown more intent to send people back than any other group in Syria. It is very, very concerning. "Its primary focus is transnational terrorist attacks." (Read more)
- Father God, this small secret cell of terrorists is nothing in Your eyes. You sit in the Heavens and laugh at them. We ask for You to come into their midst to disorganize and defeat their terrible plans for Islalmic attacks in Western countries. We ask that You would give authorities in each country the will and the knowledge to capture and destroy these evil plans conceived by the enemy. We pray for none of the planned attacks to be successful and for the would-be perpetrators to come into the Kingdom of God. Reveal all hidden things, Oh, Lord!
- "The godliness of good people rescues them; the ambition of treacherous people traps them." (Proverbs 11:6)
9. Afghanistan-Pakistan earthquake leaves hundreds dead - BBC
More than 260 people have died, mostly in Pakistan, after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan. Tremors from the quake were also felt in northern India and Tajikistan. At least 12 of the victims were Afghan schoolgirls killed in a crush as they tried to get out of their building.
The earthquake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 76km (45 miles) south of Faizabad, the US Geological Survey reported. The death toll is set to rise as the most severely affected areas are very remote and communications have been cut off. (Read more and view a map of the terrain by going here.)
- Father, we lift up the victims of this strong quake to You for comfort and for their needs to be met quickly and efficiently. We especially pray that they will have Christian witnesses to come across their path to show them the way of salvation and that the Lord who rules in Heaven and on earth cares about them and desires that those things they have lost be restored as they cry out to Him. Thank You, Lord, for sending laborers into the harvest and for an increase of Your Kingdom on earth.
- "'Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.'" (Matthew 9:28)
The Daily Jot
Monday, October 25, 2015
Clinton unfit to serve
Today is Hillary Clinton's birthday. She is 68. It is reported that she will spend her birthday fundraising for her presidential campaign. She spent some time last week answering questions from Congressmen trying to find out what happened in Benghazi--you remember Benghazi? That's where she said that an anti-Islamic film had caused spontaneous riots at an American compound in Benghazi, Libya which resulted in the brutal death of the US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others. Well, that the movie caused riots that resulted in the murders was a lie. Hillary Clinton told that lie even when she knew the facts were otherwise. This is just one of the many reasons Hillary Clinton is unfit to serve as President.
On Thursday, October 22, Clinton spent some 11 hours testifying before Congress. Columnist Charles Krauthammer said, "We're not going to get the facts, we're not going to get the real story underlying it. We're living in an age where what you say and its relation with the facts is completely irrelevant." And he was right. Ben Shapiro, Senior Editor of Breitbart News concluded, "But don't worry-Hillary's the victim. Republicans are the perpetrators. And Chris Stevens is just one more bump in the road on her journey to the White House." Most of the mainstream news media glossed over the truth points, allowing the lies to stand pretty much unchallenged and painted the Congressmen as political witch hunters.
Shapiro pointed out that Hillary lied during her testimony about the movie being the cause of the attack: "Hillary maintained on Thursday that she believed the attack still had something to do with the YouTube video, "The Innocence of Muslims." But the night of the attack, she emailed Chelsea Clinton and told her that an al-Qaeda-like group had killed the ambassador. As Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said to Clinton, "You tell the American people one thing. You tell your family an entirely different story." In fact, Hillary told the Egyptian Prime Minister the day after the attacks, "We know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack. Not a protest.""
Hillary Clinton is unfit to serve for many reasons. For Christians, she is pro-abortion, pro-gun control, pro-socialist healthcare, against traditional marriage and the list goes on and on. Her political beliefs, however, do not solely make her unfit to serve. She is unfit to serve because she has poor judgment, makes bad decisions and is compelled to lie to cover them up. There are many Benghazi-type events in her life where her poor judgment let to bad decisions and subsequent lying. People make mistakes. People often change their political views. But their character is often constant, especially at 68 years old. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceive you." Her character is the reason she is unfit to serve.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
The Choice for Speaker
About the Choice for Speaker:
Considering Florida Congressman Daniel Webster
[The following message was submitted to us by a Sister in Christ from the State of Florida, named Gay.]
This is from a very conservative friend whom I and so many others worked alongside in Florida to get the Homeschooling bill passed back in 1985. It was an amazing time of anguished and then answered prayers for favor in the Legislative and Executive branches of FL State government all spear headed by Daniel Webster who was then a Representative.
He is a true man of God and faithful standard bearer for conservative issues. I believe he would make a wonderfully principled Speaker of the House. And he wants to change the way that things are done to allow ALL of our Congressmen to bring forward and vote on legislation that affects their constituents (as the power base is now set up, only the Leadership gets to decide what is presented and what is voted upon).
Please pray and pass along as this choice will affect so much of our future. Time is short!
By the way, this link is the one referred to in the message below and is well worth reading!
[The second message was submitted to us by Brenda Dickinson, also from the State of Florida.]
The Republican vote will happen on Wed. the 28th at 1:30 pm. (behind closed doors). The vote on the full House floor will be Thursday, but I don't know the time. Please be in prayer especially for these people to vote for Webster.
Rep. Paul Ryan has said that he will not take the position if he does not have full support of the party.
Some of you were around when we faced another challenge in 1985, when the home education bill went to the Governor. The Governor was being lobbied hard by the Teachers' Union to veto the bill, but many of us were praying. God laid on our hearts the same verse that Cong. Webster quoted in the article in the Washington Post.
(Prov. 21:1) The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes.
God did turn the heart of the Governor to sign the bill!
It was an incredible miracle. It was the only bill sponsored by a Republican that was heard in committee and passed the Democratically controlled House and Senate and signed by a Democratic Governor the first year. When Daniel Webster became speaker of the House in 1996, he changed the Rules. You could feel the presence of the Lord under his leadership. We need a man who seeks God first in DC.
God wants a righteous leader who will honor Him and seek Him in all his ways.
Please join me in praying for these people who are in the Freedom Caucus and the Liberty Caucus to support Daniel Webster. There are prayer warriors fasting on Monday.
[To read the names of all 40 members of the Freedom Caucus and the Liberty Caucus, please go here.]
About Lois Lerner
DOJ on IRS: Live and Lerner
After last Friday, the only thing more difficult to salvage than Lois Lerner's hard drive may be the Justice Department's credibility. In a classic TGIF news dump, the agenda competing with the IRS for the "most corrupt office" in the Obama administration solidified its position by announcing that it was letting the mastermind of the conservative targeting scandal walk.
Despite a multi-agency conspiracy to silence conservatives applying for tax-exempt status, the DOJ is helping the IRS wriggle out of any accountability it owes the America people by refusing to indict Lerner. Citing "mismanagement, poor judgment, and inertia," Justice officials argued there was no case for a criminal prosecution. No case? "Lerner was caught red-handed targeting Tea Party and other conservative groups, wrote partisan emails to prove it, then engaged in a massive cover-up effort -- with a suspiciously crashed server, an oddly missing BlackBerry and plenty of excuses," Investors Business Daily fired back.
As disturbing as the news is, most conservatives agree -- it's not surprising. In an administration where lawlessness is the rule (not the exception), the DOJ continues to do the White House's bidding in covering up the IRS's corruption.
"The American people deserve better than this," Rep. Ryan argued. "Despite the DOJ closing its investigation, the Ways and Means Committee will continue to find answers and hold the IRS accountable for its actions." Now, despite being hauled before Congress and losing its disgraced ring-leader, it's obvious nothing at the IRS will change. "But thanks to the Obama administration," wrote columnist Adriana Cohen, "we're no longer equal under the law. The rule of law is now arbitrarily applied based on ?political affiliation and whose pinky ring you kiss. And that's dangerous for all of us -- no matter how you vote."
It's just another day in the Obama administration, where the philosophy seems to be "protect the criminal, punish the innocent." If Lerner hadn't engaged in some of the most vicious ideological censorship in American history, why not cooperate with the investigation? And if there's no truth to the allegations, why resign? Or plead the Fifth? "Giving Lois Lerner a free pass only reinforces the idea that government officials are above the law, and that there is no consequence for wrongdoing," former Government Reform and Oversight Chair Darrell Issa told reporters.
In the meantime, Rep. Ryan insists that the House will continue pressing the matter until it reaches a more satisfactory conclusion. Until then, the President was right. There wasn't a smidgeon -- of justice. (Family Research Council)
About Our Debt
Generous to a Default?
As if the frenzy over ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood weren't enough, the U.S. is about to thump its head on what's known as the debt ceiling -- another term for the country's $18.11 trillion credit limit. For months, the November 3rd deadline has been sneaking up on a Congress preoccupied with Iran, the Defense Authorization bill, and a highly-anticipated budget reconciliation debate. Like the other last-minute budget fights, this conversation is an explosive one. For one, it puts the spotlight back on the government's irresponsibility -- as well as two radically different ways of dealing with it.
Whether it's Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) gavel or someone else's, the credit crisis will help set the tone for the House's new chapter. Will the new Speaker go along with a "clean" bill, uncomplicated by any sort of budget accountability? Or will he force a conversation on government spending that Democrats don't want to have? In a government that can somehow rationalize a $2.4 million grant for origami condoms, surely we can agree: now is no time to fold. (Family Research Council)
(Source: Family Research Council) Read more here.
About the Election
It Is Not Up to Any President - It Is Entirely Up to Us
By Michael Bresciani
[Another editor's note: this, too, is an EXCELLENT article, showing us that REPENTANCE in the church or the Body of Believers is the necessary ingredient to turn this nation around. To read this article, pleasego here. Thank you!]
About the UN
The American Minute: The United Nations
"The United Nations has seemed to be two distinct things . . . To the free world . . . a constructive forum . . . To the Communist world . . . a weapon . . .in spreading disunity and confusion." - Pres. Eisenhower, June 10, 1963
The United Nations officially began OCTOBER 24, 1945.
Its name coined by President Franklin Roosevelt.
The United Nations was created to prevent future wars.
[To read this detailed account of the history of the United Nations, please go here.]
Source: Bill Federer; The American Minute
Terror Alert in Israel: Prayer
AS THE TERROR IN ISRAEL PERSISTS, STAND WITH US AGAINST THE DARKNESS-THE NAME OF YESHUA/JESUS IS OUR PROTECTION. PROCLAIM, "NOT NOW!!"
"NOT NOW! TO TERRORISM IN JERUSALEM: HOW TO PRAY
A Prayer Alert from Rick Ridings in Jerusalem, 15 Oct., 2015
To All Our Praying Friends: I am sure you are aware of the recent wave of terror attacks in Israel, centered in Jerusalem. Since October 1st and until today - October 13th, the number of casualties is: 7 have lost their lives, 99 were injured, among them 10 are in severe medical condition. Many have been asking how we have been led to pray in Succat Hallel. Here are a few major points:
1. I Believe We Are to "Re-Enforce" a "Gag and Restraining Order" on Demonic Incitement.
2. Proclaim that the Lord will "Cut Off Those Who Cut".
3. Pray for the Roots of this Incitement to Be Uprooted
4. Pray that those who have been influenced by the lies of incitement would have a revelation of the Lord and His heart for them.
Let's join together for a miraculous turning of the tide in the hearts of this generation here in Israel.
Rick Ridings, October 15, 2015
Founder / Director, Succat Hallel (24/7 worship and prayer overlooking the Temple Mount in Jerusalem) http://www.succathallel.com
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an excerpt of Rick's prayer guide. For the full details, we encourage all of our readers to go here so that we might align our intercession for Israel in agreement in this hour with our brothers and sisters on the land. Thank you.
Our Grandmothers' Songs
Songs Our Grandmothers Sang:
MY HEAVENLY FATHER WATCHES OVER ME
"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want." (Psalm 23:1)
1 I trust in God wherever I may be, Upon the land or on the rolling sea; For come what may from day to day, My heav'nly Father watches over me. I trust in God, I know He cares for me; On mountain bleak or on the stormy sea; Though billows roll, He keeps my soul, My heav'nly Father watches over me.
2 He makes the rose an object of His care, He guides the eagle through the pathless air; And surely He remembers me, My heav'nly Father watches over me. I trust in God, I know He cares for me; On mountain bleak or on the stormy sea; Though billows roll, He keeps my soul, My heav'nly Father watches over me.
3 I trust in God, for, in the lion's den, On battlefield,or in the prison pen; Through praise or blame, through flood or flame, My heav'nly Father watches over me. I trust in God, I know He cares for me; On mountain bleak or on the stormy sea; Though billows roll, He keeps my soul, My heav'nly Father watches over me.
4 The valley may be dark, the shadows deep, But oh, the shepherd guards His lonely sheep; And through the gloom, He'll lead me home, My heav'nly Father watches over me. I trust in God, I know He cares for me; On mountain bleak or on the stormy sea; Though billows roll, He keeps my soul, My heav'nly Father watches over me.
Please go here.
About the Author:
Words: William C. Martin
Music: Charles H. Gabriel
Signs and Wonders
RARE BLUE STARTER
Lightning scientist Oscar van der Velde explains this phenomenon: "A blue starter is an electric streamer discharge coming out of the top of a thundercloud, fanning out and reaching up to the stratosphere as high as 26 km altitude. First reported by UAF scientists Wescott and Sentman in 1995/1996, they were found to be different from blue jets, which reach 35-40 km height." (SpaceWeather.com)
Read more 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
Muslim Starts Stabbing Elderly Women, Then She Utters 4 Words
And He Stops Immediately
An elderly Christian woman in Israel is crediting her survival to calling on the name of Jesus during an Islamic terror attack in Jerusalem last week.
For the past 32 years, Marike Veldman, 78, has operated a foster home for Arab children in Jerusalem, raising 20 and adopting a number of the children that she raised. Prior to coming to Israel, Veldman lived in her homeland of Holland until deciding to volunteer in the Holy Land.
Last Tuesday, while riding a bus in East Talpiot, she noticed two suspicious men sitting in front. "I thought to myself, 'What were they doing on a bus at this hour? They should be at work,'" Veldman told YNet News. Moments later, the men, one of which carried a gun and the other a knife, began yelling, "Allah is the greatest" and proceeded to attack passengers.
"They began to cry 'Allahu Akbar,'" she recalled. "The man in front of me began with a knife stabbing into me. The other man started shooting. People screamed very loudly. It was awful." But even as Veldman was being stabbed, she called out to Jesus Christ. "I cried constantly in Dutch, 'Lord Jesus! Lord Jesus! Help me! Help me!," she recalled. At that moment, her attacker stopped and ran to the back of the bus.
Veldman moved close to the door, which was now shot up with bullet holes, and it suddenly opened. She ran out, bleeding as she went. "I started walking up the hill there and I was bleeding terribly and I was alone," Veldman explained. Minutes later, a Jewish man drove by and gave her a ride after Veldman told him her story. She was then taken to Hadassah Medical Center for treatment, where she is recovering from stab wounds and punctured lungs. Though two individuals died in the attack, Veldman survived - as did 15 other injured passengers. (Christian News) Read more.
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