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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
"Standing Together in the Kingdom of God . . .
Under the Cross of Christ"
"So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." (John 8:7)
The Middle East in Focus
1. Top Hamas Official: We Must Further Enhance Ties With Iran; Palestinian 'Resistance' Ready to Enter Real Battle With Israel - Times of Israel
A top Hamas official called for the bolstering of his group's ties with Iran and issued a threat to Israel, in an interview with the Islamic Republic's semi-official state news agency Fars on Monday.
Mahmoud al-Zahar - a co-founder of the Islamic fundamentalist terrorist organization that rules the Gaza Strip - said, "Relations with Iran are acceptable but they should further enhance and develop [and]. . . if the regime (Israel) is after a new war against the region, (it should know that) the Palestinian resistance, more than what they imagine, is ready to enter a real battle."
2. PA disappointed by ICC visit - Israel National News
Officials in the Palestinian Authority (PA) are disappointed in a visit by a delegation from the International Criminal Court (ICC) because it did not include a stop in Gaza.
Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the PA parliament who heads the Palestine National Initiative, on Sunday accused the ICC of procrastination, telling Hamas's Palestine newspaper that the delegation's visit to Israel and the PA-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria was "throwing dust in our eyes".
He cited three main reasons for his anger at the ICC: The fact that the delegation did not visit Gaza, that they did not come to collect evidence from Gazans, and that they operated under the "dictates" of the Israeli government.
3. Palestinian leader's party calls Jerusalem shooter a 'martyr'- Fox News
The gunman who killed two Israelis and wounded five during a shooting rampage in Jerusalem Sunday is now being hailed as a "martyr" by the party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The Fatah party wrote on its Facebook page that "the one who carried out the operation today in Jerusalem is a pilgrim martyr, one of the most prominent people in Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and a released prisoner," according to Israeli monitor group Palestinian Media Watch.
4. MKs call to build in Jerusalem, West Bank in response - Jerusalem Post
Israel should build massively in Jerusalem as part of its answer to the type of terrorism that struck the capital again on Sunday morning, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said before Sunday's cabinet meeting.
Ariel's comments to reporters before the weekly cabinet session came within an hour of news of the Jerusalem shooting attacks. Part of the answer to these attacks, he said, beyond the security component, "is massive building and removing from the heart of our enemies the idea that we will ever move from a united Jerusalem. That will minimize the potential for attacks in Jerusalem."
Minister-without-Portfolio Tzachi Hanegbi said Israel was accustomed to these types of cruel and indiscriminate attacks carried out by terrorists.
5. New reports shed light on fate of IAF pilot who was captured over Lebanon - Jerusalem Online
The IDF's Intelligence Directorate and the Mossad have completed reports that provide new information on the fate of Ron Arad, an IAF navigator who was captured over Lebanon almost 30 years ago.
These reports include a comprehensive summary of all the information that has been gathered on Arad's fate since he went missing, as well as new information collected in the last two years, which indicates that Arad died within the first few years of his captivity.
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. Putin Postpones Visit to France Amid Diplomatic Tensions - ABC News
Russian President Vladimir Putin has indefinitely postponed a trip to France after Paris had revised its program for the visit and said it would talk about nothing else but the Syrian crisis.
French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that Putin put off his visit set for next week after Hollande let him know he wouldn't take part in the opening of a new Russian Orthodox church and was only interested in talks about Syria.
Over the weekend, Russia blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution proposed by France and Spain on ending the hostilities in the war-torn country, blaming Paris for the refusal to discuss a compromise version. And on Monday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on the International Criminal Court to investigate Russia for possible war crimes in Syria.
- Father, we pray Russia will be held accountable for her actions in Syria. We pray You will propose a plan for a cease fire in Syria, and successful negotiations with all countries involved.
- And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war. (Isaiah 2:4)
2. Russia, China to mull joint response to US missile shield - Fox News
The Russian military says it will cooperate with Beijing on minimizing a threat posed by U.S. missile defense. Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir of the military's General Staff told a security forum in China that the U.S. missile defense system will be capable of intercepting Russian or Chinese ballistic missiles. He argued Tuesday that the missile shield would upset nuclear balance and erode global security.
Like other Russian officials before him, Poznikhir shrugged off the U.S. statements that the missile defense system is intended to fend off threats from North Korea and Iran. He claimed that the U.S. wants the shield to get a capability to strike any country without fearing retaliation.
- Father, give our leaders wisdom on how to respond to Russia and China's response to our missile shield. Give us strong leaders that are skilled in negotiations that can protect our interest.
- "I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. (Matthew 10:16)
3. Supreme Court Begins Low-Profile Term - christianheadlines.com
Justice Antonin Scalia died in February, and the Supreme Court began its term Oct. 4 still short a justice. The court remains divided 4-4 between liberals and conservatives, and Senate Republicans have blocked consideration of President Barack Obama's nominee for the bench, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Merrick Garland.
If Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wins in November, the Senate could either go ahead and confirm Garland or Obama could rescind Garland's nomination in favor of someone more liberal. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a continually growing list of about 20 potential nominees. While the presidential election unfolds, the court will busy itself with low-profile cases. The cases this term cover topics from insider trading and property disputes to copyright laws. The court also will hear perennial cases over the death penalty and redistricting.
- Father, we pray and intercede for future justices that will uphold life and biblical values. We thank You for answered prayer above and beyond what we can ask or think.
- Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20)
4. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Kaepernick protests: 'I think it's dumb and disrespectful' - CNN
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, never shy to weigh in on the controversies of the day, said she thinks "it's really dumb" for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others to refuse to stand for the national anthem.
But the 83-year-old justice said she "wouldn't lock a person up for doing it."
Ginsburg made the comments to Yahoo's Katie Couric while promoting her book "My Own Words."
In the interview, Ginsburg steers clear from criticizing presidential candidate Donald Trump but calls the rhetoric from the election cycle "distressing." She updates her health status, her thoughts on Hillary Clinton and Merrick Garland's nomination and admits, to an amazed Couric, that she's never even seen the famous parody of her on "Saturday Night Live."
- Father, thank You for Ginsburg's support of standing for the national anthem, and her comments on those who refuse to do so. We pray for our country, the election cycle, and declare revival among our people. We pray out Your plan for the future.
- "And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; (John 16:8-11)
5. Israel prepares for Yom Kippur - Israel National News
With the Jewish Day of Atonement just hours away, Israel prepares for the most solemn day of the Jewish year, Yom Kippur, amid an elevated security risk days after a deadly terror attack rocked Jerusalem. Public transportation will begin to shut down early Tuesday afternoon across the country.
- Father, we pray peace on Jerusalem during this solemn day of the year, Yom Kippur.
- because on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the LORD, you will be clean from all your sins. (Leviticus 16:30)
The Daily Jot
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The more Clinton emails, the more abominations
The more Hillary Clinton emails are released, the more Americans can see the web of deceit, dishonesty, and self-enrichment as a way of life for the Democratic presidential candidate. This time, Wikileaks has released emails obtained from the account of Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta. Podesta's company, The Podesta Group, receives over $200,000 a month from Saudi Arabia for "public relations services." On August 17, 2014, Clinton sent an email to Podesta, who was also advising the current "president," saying that Saudi Arabia and Qatar were giving funding and logistical support to the Islamic State and other extremist Sunni groups-both governments have paid Clinton millions.
In September, Breitbart reported that records verify Hillary Clinton's foundation has taken between $74.5-87.8 million from Algeria, Brunei, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. The UK Daily Caller reports that "Qatar has given between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and Saudi Arabia has donated upwards of $25 million dollars to the Foundation." Clinton's previous emails indicated that money given to the Clinton Foundation was often paid in relationship to Clinton setting up meetings with high-ranking government officials, including herself. Here Clinton is taking money to enrich herself from financiers of some of the world's worst violators of human rights.
In June, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ridiculed Clinton for not mentioning the words radical Islam when describing terrorists such as the Islamic State. Clinton responded, "It is long past time for the Saudis, the Qataris and the Kuwaitis and others to stop their citizens from funding extremist organizations. And they should stop supporting radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path towards extremism." The released emails from Clinton's campaign chairman indicate that it's not Saudi citizens that are funding the Islamic State terrorists, it's the Saudi government who also funds the Clinton Foundation and pays her for her influence. The Daily Caller reports that in return, Clinton lobbied for Saudi Arabia, for example, to receive $60 billion in weapons transfers from the US.
These are not made up stories of international intrigue. Hillary Clinton is taking money from sponsors of the most brutal torturers, rapists, and killers of men, women and children in the world. How can she point the finger at Trump for coarse talk about women when she and her campaign chairman are enriching themselves and working on behalf of those who are funding rapists and slave masters of women and children? How? This is outrageous! This is similar to the Lord leading Ezekiel to his sanctuary in Ezekiel 8:8-9, "Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had dug into the wall, behold a door. And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here." The more that is revealed about Clinton and her minions, the more we behold unspeakable abominations against us and our nation.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
More Daily Features
The Persecuted Church
Ethiopian teenage girls detained for two weeks after giving out books on 'Case for Christianity'
In Ethiopia, three teenage Christian girls have been arrested following the distribution of a Christian book in the town of Babile, about 550km east of the capital, Addis Ababa. Babile is close to the historic walled city of Harar, also known as the City of Saints, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its Islamic cultural significance.
The three girls - Eden, 15, Gifti, 14, and Mihiret, 14, first appeared in court on 28 September - with an 18-year-old woman known to her friends as Deborah. Police asked for 14 days to further investigate the case, but the judge awarded six days. On 3 October, the girls appeared in court again; the judge awarded officials a further three days to take the girls to a nearby town for medical examinations to determine their exact ages (they don't have official dates of birth, and the age at which Ethiopia deems someone should be tried in an adult court is 18).
SHALL WE MEET BEYOND THE RIVER?
"The wall . . . was of jasper: and the city was pure gold." (Revelation 21:18)
Shall we meet beyond the river, Where the surges cease to roll? Where in all the bright forever, Sorrow ne'er shall press the soul?
Shall we meet, shall we meet,
Shall we meet beyond the river?
Shall we meet beyond the river,
Where the surges cease to roll?
Shall we meet in that blest harbor, When our stormy voyage is o'er? Shall we meet and cast the anchor By the fair, celestial shore?
Shall we meet in yonder city, Where the towers or crystal shine? Where the walls are all of jasper, Built by workmanship divine?
Shall we meet with Christ our Savior, When He comes to claim His own? Shall we know His blessèd favor, And sit down upon His throne?
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About the Author:
Words: Horace L. Hastings, 1858
Music: Elihu S. Rice, 1866
About the hymn:
While secretary and chorister of the Baptist Sunday-school at Logansport, Mr. Rice composed the music of this song and sent it to the Rev. Robert Lowry, then editor of the musical department of the "Young Reaper," a Sunday-school paper published in Philadelphia. It was accepted and first published in that periodical. Years passed before the composer realized its popularity.
"The first notice I received," he says, "of the favorable reception of 'Shall we meet' by the musical public was from Mr. Sankey, in a very kind letter written in August, 1879, thirteen years after its first publication. While music has been written for those words by a number of musical composers, I have the satisfaction of knowing that my music has received the choice and approval of Mr. Hastings, the author of the words."
Signs and Wonders
Big tides could trigger large earthquakes, study says
Big tides could help push small earthquakes to grow into very large temblors, a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience said Monday.
In a review of the world's largest temblors, a team of Japanese scientists found that powerful earthquakes tend to occur during periods of strong tides, such as during the full moon and new moon, when the difference between high tide and low tide is greatest.
The idea that tides can affect earthquakes is not new. It makes sense; as oceans bulge a certain way when the sun, Earth and moon are all lined up, such as during the full moon and new moon, tidal forces can add more strain on earthquake faults.
But this study is the first to show a statistical connection that there are more powerful earthquakes than small earthquakes during periods of strong tides, said Satoshi Ide, professor of seismology at the Univeristy of Tokyo and the lead author of the study.
All earthquakes start very small. But the idea that's presented in this study is that the added stress from a strong tidal force can help push a fault - already loaded up and strained to nearly its breaking point - over the edge, pushing a small earthquake to evolve into a monster.
"When tides are very large, small earthquakes tend to grow a little larger," Ide said. The magnitude 9.1 Indonesia earthquake in 2004 and magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile in 2010, which both produced damaging tsunami, occurred around the time of a full moon, close to the peak time of tidal stress, the study said. (LA Times) Read more
The Eureka National Weather Service reports that we will experience our next Perigean spring tides during Oct. 17-19.
Another such tide will occur Nov. 13-17
"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
Fan's Seizure Stops Moments after Tebow Prays for Him
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow's effective prayer for a fan suffering from a debilitating seizure sparked a social media frenzy Tuesday night.
Tebow was signing autographs after his first baseball game as a Scottsdale Scorpion when a fan suddenly hit the ground and started convulsing uncontrollably.
Tebow sprang into action and laid hands on the man, praying for his healing and comforting him until paramedics arrived.
Selah - "I Look To You"
Election 2016: Prayer Resources
Election 2016: Prayer Resources
"Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you." (Deuteronomy 1:13)
> > > Please find below the Election Prayer Resources that have been recently added to our list. To view the archive section, go here.
To view our recently archived articles, go here.
To view the most recently archived resources, go here.
You can review our "Election 2016 Special Edition" by going here, published on Sept. 24, 2016.
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"Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations." (Psalm 100)