CHPP Daily Brief: "Praying for All in Authority" Thursday, November 17, 2016
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"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, November 17, 2016
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The Middle East in Focus
1. Syria: Heavy airstrikes resume on east Aleppo amid major regime offensive - CNN
The heavy bombardment came as the Syrian military began "preliminary operations" in the eastern half of the city Tuesday, using warplanes with "precision weapons to target terrorist positions," Syrian state television reported.
The blitz had been threatened in mass text messages sent to residents by the government Sunday, instructing them to leave within 24 hours.
2. Turkey taps Erdogan confidant as envoy to Israel, amid thaw - Times of Israel
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday officially named Kemal Okem as the new ambassador to Israel, the state-run Anadolu Agency said, as the two nations edge closer to full reconciliation.
The announcement came a day after Jerusalem named Eitan Na'eh as Israel's new envoy to Turkey, the first since diplomatic relations were downgraded in 2011.
Media reports had identified Okem, a foreign policy expert and close confidant of Erdogan, in October, but Ankara waited to make it official after Israel delayed appointing its ambassador, due to a reshuffle in the Foreign Ministry leadership.
3. Initial dissent quelled, Amona bill clears first Knesset hurdle - Times of Israel
In a heated plenary session Wednesday afternoon, the Knesset passed a preliminary reading of a controversial bill legalizing West Bank outposts, with the coalition mustering full support of all its parties thanks to a last-minute deal, despite initial opposition to the move. Opposition legislators said the bill would legalize "daylight robbery" of private Palestinian land.
The so-called Regulation Bill, designed to avert to the court-ordered demolition of the West Bank outpost of Amona by December 25, passed by 58-50 days after it won the backing of coalition ministers, despite efforts by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to delay the vote and repeated statements from Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit that the legislation runs contrary to international law and would be indefensible in the High Court of Justice.
4. Hezbollah denies claiming it is 'an army' - Israel National news
The Hezbollah group on Wednesday denied quotes in a Lebanese newspaper attributed to its second-in-command Sheikh Naim Qassem saying it had become "an army", AFP reports.
"Hezbollah's press bureau wishes to clarify that what was published Wednesday in the As-Safir newspaper did not appear in the text delivered by the deputy secretary-general of Hezbollah," the group said in a statement quoted by the news agency.
The denial came after the newspaper quoted Qassem as saying in an address: "We now have a trained army and the Resistance (Hezbollah) does not need to rely on guerrilla tactics."
As-Safir's article came after images shared widely on social media showed Hezbollah conducting a military parade in Syria, where it is fighting to bolster President Bashar Al-Assad's forces and has incurred heavy losses.
The images provoked controversy in Lebanon, where the Shiite group is a divisive force, as well as concern from Washington, where Hezbollah is blacklisted as a terrorist group.
5. BIN EXCLUSIVE: Sanhedrin Asks Putin and Trump to Build Third Temple in Jerusalem - Breaking Israel News
The Nascent Sanhedrin is calling on Russian President Vladmir Putin and US president-elect Donald Trump to join forces and fulfill their Biblically-mandated roles by rebuilding the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the Sanhedrin, contacted Breaking Israel News to announce that the election of Trump, who has promised to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, coupled with Putin's expressed desire for the Temple to be rebuilt, prompted the Jewish court to send a letter offering the two the opportunity to act as modern-day Cyrus figures: non-Jewish kings who recognize the importance of Israel and the Temple.
6. ISIS Attack on Israeli National Soccer Team Foiled: Kosovo Cops - NBC
Simultaneous attacks by ISIS have been foiled - including one targeting the Israeli national soccer team, police in Kosovo said.
According to a statement issued Thursday, 18 people were arrested in Kosovo and six more across both Albania and Macedonia. Police said explosive devices, weapons, electronic equipment and a drone were recovered. (Read more)
- Lord we thank You that these attacks were foiled. We continue to pray Your mighty protection over all of Your people in these dark times.
- "He shall call upon ME and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble." (Psalm 91:15a)
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The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. Trump Team Warns Obama Against Last-Minute 'UN Surprise' on Israel - Breaking Israel News
Saying that pushing agendas "contrary to the president-elect's position" would not be in the "spirit of the transition", Trump national security advisor for Donald Trump last week warned the Obama administration against making moves on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his last months in office.
"On big, transformative issues where President Obama and President-elect Trump are not in alignment, I don't think it's in keeping with the spirit of the transition . . . to try to push through agenda items that are contrary to the president-elect's positions," the advisor told Politico.
Trump's vision for Israel is extremely different from that of Obama, whose relationship with the Jewish state has been strained, to say the least. Trump campaigned on a strong pro-Israel platform, promising to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and hinting that he would lift restrictions on building in settlements, whereas the State Department under Obama has repeatedly and strongly condemned even small-scale Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria. (Read more)
- Lord we do ask that You prevent Obama from doing anything against the nation of Israel in his last days as President.
- "For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more." (Psalm 37:10)
2. Top US intelligence official: I submitted my resignation - CNN
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the House Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday he had submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday night.
"(I) submitted my letter of resignation last night, which felt pretty good," he said before the panel of lawmakers, in response to the top Democrat on the panel joking he hoped he would stick around for another four years.
"I have 64 days left and I'd have a pretty hard time with my wife going past that," Clapper told California Rep. Adam Schiff, who also paid his respects to Clapper's service as the hearing opened.
All members of an outgoing administration must submit a resignation at some point. (Read More)
- Father, we thank you that the transition is proceeding in a normal fashion. We pray for Mr. Trump to pick the exact person that You have chosen for the National Director of Intelligence Agency.
- "But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it." (Eccl 7:12b)
3. Despite reassurance, Obama warns Europe of a 'meaner world' - CNN
President Barack Obama, returning to Berlin Thursday, intended to reassure his most stalwart global ally, Chancellor Angela Merkel, about her prospects under Donald Trump.
Instead, Obama found himself warning of an impending shift in the global order, one he advised could lead to a "meaner, harsher, more troubled world" if not stopped. "Whoever is president and whoever is the chancellor of Germany and whoever is the leader of other European nations and other democracies around the world, they need to recognize that," Obama said. "There are going to be forces that argue for cynicism. For looking the other way with somebody else's problems. That are not going to champion people who are vulnerable because sometimes that's politically convenient."
"If we don't have a strong transatlantic alliance that's standing up for those things, we will be giving to our children a worst world," he said. "We will go backwards instead of forwards. So whoever the US president is, whoever the chancellor of Germany is, we need to remember that. And our citizenry who decide who our presidents and chancellors are need to remember that." (Read more)
- Father, it seems that Mr. Obama is attempting to sabotage the future relations of Mr. Trump by setting up Europe to be distrustful and fearful. We ask that You intervene to pull apart any plans of the enemy for ruining the next President's work.
- "A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who speaks lies will not escape." (Proverbs 19:5)
4. Hezbollah has U.S. armored personnel carriers. But how did they get them?- Washington Post
Over the weekend images surfaced online of a Hezbollah parade in Qusair, Syria, featuring U.S. armored personnel carriers affixed with antiaircraft guns. The images prompted a flurry of speculation about the vehicles' origin and whether the group had pilfered the stocks of the U.S.-supplied Lebanese military.
The armored personnel carrier, known as the M113, is one of the United States' most ubiquitous armored vehicles and has been in service since the 1960s. The tracked semi-rhombus-shaped vehicle comes in numerous variants and can be outfitted to carry troops and artillery; its chassis was even used as the basis for a nuclear-missile carrier. It has appeared in every major U.S. conflict since the Vietnam War and is used by U.S. police departments and dozens of others countries' militaries around the world. (Read more)
- Lord, there is obviously a breach that is allowing US military equipment to be obtained by terrorists. We pray that You would reveal it and seal it.
- "The evil will bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous." (Proverbs 14:19)
5. Hundreds Gather to Support Christian-Grandma Florist in Appeal Case for Not Working Gay Wedding - Christian Post
Hundreds of supporters cheered on the Washington Christian grandmother and florist who was fined for declining to make floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding as she appeared before the state's Supreme Court on Tuesday for oral arguments in her appeal of an unfavorable lower court ruling.
- Father, we ask that the court will reverse this decision that has placed an undue burden on this woman and her business.
- "His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." (Psalm 30:5)
6. Iowa bill punishes colleges catering to Trump protests & post-election blues- RT
Many colleges responded to the result of the 2016 presidential election by offering to reschedule exams or providing additional counseling services. This greatly bothered an Iowa state representative who hopes to cut the budgets of participating schools.
Calling it the "Suck it up, buttercup bill," State Representative Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) plans to introduce legislation that would calculate how much state universities spent providing additional support to students after the election and cut their budget by half that amount.
In addition, the legislation would punish protesters who shut down highways. (Read more)
- Lord, we ask that You move across America to blanket the nation with the power of Your Spirit. We pray that all power of the enemy, from protests to hidden plans be revealed and fall to the ground. Let these Universities understand that catering to these students only produces more inability to handle life's problems.
- "So I will strengthen them in the Lord, and they shall walk up and down in His Name." (Zechariah 10:12)
7. Obama to anti-Trump protesters: March on - Fox News
President Obama, speaking at a press conference in Germany, passed up the opportunity Thursday to tamp down the anti-Donald Trump protests back home -- urging those taking part not to remain "silent."
The president fielded a question on the protests during a joint news conference in Berlin alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"I suspect that there's not a president in our history that hasn't been subject to these protests," he answered. "So, I would not advise people who feel strongly or who are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of the campaign, I wouldn't advise them to be silent."
He added: "Voting matters, organizing matters and being informed on the issues matter." (Read more)
- Father God, we are deeply saddened to read these words. We pray for the safety of every citizen whose cities and towns are being targeted by these "protestors." We realize that many of these young people are actually paid to show up. How sad, O Lord, how sad. May You yet show Yourself merciful to our country, in Your name, amen.
- "Come, and let us return to the Lord;
For He has torn, but He will heal us;
He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
After two days He will revive us;
On the third day He will raise us up,
That we may live in His sight." (Hosea 6:1,2)
> > > For a list of upcoming protests, please go here.
8. Trump on par with past presidents in timeline for Cabinet Picks - Fox News
Despite the tough coverage of Donald Trump's transition scramble, the president-elect could be in a position to name key Cabinet members far earlier than most of his predecessors.
Since 1968, George H.W. Bush was the only president-elect to announce Cabinet nominees within the first two weeks of the election.
Trump has yet to name a key Cabinet official, but the vetting and speculation has reached a fever pitch as top contenders stream in and out of Trump Tower in New York City. Several names already have surfaced as potential candidates for the secretaries of State, Defense and Treasury -- three of the most coveted posts. (Read more)
- Thank You, Lord, for this report, which puts the pace of the Trump transition into perspective. Help us to pray FOR all in authority, rather than to criticize, in Your name, amen.
- "Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace."
9. Pence Visits Capitol Hill To Reaffirm Trump Agenda - Daily Caller
Vice President-elect Mike Pence returned to his old stomping grounds on Capitol Hill Thursday and met with political allies and foes.
Pence first gave remarks during a meeting of the House Republican Conference. The Indiana Republican, who chaired the conference himself while a member of the House, "shared greetings and expressed a desire for unity between the Trump Administration and both chambers of Congress to move America forward during the first 100 days of the Administration and beyond," the Trump Transition team stated in a release.
Pence later went on to meet with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. His final stop of the day was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office.
Calling her a "worthy opponent," Pence said of Pelosi to reporters after their meeting, "I have great respect for you and for your service to your country and am pleased to be able to convey the respect of President-elect Donald Trump to you personally." (Read more)
- Father God, we continue to lift up both Donald Trump and Mike Pence as they now tackle the challeging and difficult jot of "kingdom building" in this new administration. May each one be richly blessed as he reaches out to friends and foes alike in this new season. Amen.
- "When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him." (Proverbs 17:7)
10. Republicans Now Control Record Number of State Legislative Chambers - NSNews.com
Republicans added to their historic 2014 gains in the nation's state legislatures with the addition of five state House chambers and two state Senate chambers in last week's election, while Democratic control was reduced to levels not seen since the Civil War.
Republicans are now in control of a record 67 (68 percent) of the 98 partisan state legislative chambers in the nation, more than twice the number (31) in which Democrats have a majority, according to the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
"That's more than at any other time in the history of the Republican Party," according to NCSL. "They also hold more total seats, well over 4,100 of the 7,383, than they have since 1920." (Read more)
- Father God, now that these votes, too, have been cast in all 50 states, we ask that these chambers, cited in this report, be led by Your Spirit to adhere to traditional conservative values, that reflect Biblical morality. We ask this in Your Name, amen.
- "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10)
The Daily Jot
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The real truth with the Electoral College
America is not a democracy. I know that may shock some people, including some one-world order president's we've had in the last 30 years. Democracy is the rule of the majority, irrespective of the law. Similar to what we have seen in the White House over the past ten years-might makes right, ignoring the laws that don't suit the agenda because you can. That's not America's Constitutional form of government. The US is a representative Republic. A Republic is governed by elected representatives according to the rule of law. This unique concept of American government is carried through to the Electoral College to ensure that all people are fairly and equally represented in the presidential election.
Our American form of government is actually derived from Exodus 18:21 where Jethro advised Moses: "Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens." There are 435 elected representatives in the House of Representatives. There are two senators per state, totaling 100. Likewise, there are 535 electors plus three for Washington, DC., in the Electoral College. As provided by Article 2 of the Constitution, Electors cannot be officeholders, and 29 states plus Washington DC require their electors to vote for the winner in their jurisdiction.
The Electoral College was established so that there would be fair representation of the states in the presidential election. Keeping the Electoral College is smart because population centers could control who becomes president. For example, New York and California could get together and control every election with the populations they have, but the Electoral College prevents that and ensures that the people in every state are represented. It's not fair or right to have immense blocks of the population have more of a say than those who live in less populated areas. The representation of the vote should be commensurate with representation in Congress. This is how a Republic ensures the rights of all of its citizens.
There have been five times in US history where a president has lost the popular vote, but won the presidency-John Quincy Adams in 1824; Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876; Benjamin Harrison in 1888; George W. Bush in 2000; and Donald J. Trump in 2016. In this year's election, it would appear that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by about a million votes, although media outlets are not reporting official results as yet. The Electoral College prevents a candidate from running up the score in a specific area to win an election. It means that your vote counts whether it is in New York or Montana. The Electoral College stands in the breech against anarchists and communists taking over the presidency by vote stacking in various states and big cities.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Why Trump Won
Greenfield: American Uprising
Everything is about to change.
This wasn't an election. It was a revolution.
It's midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them.
They were fathers who couldn't feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn't afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were sons who didn't see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid of being murdered by the "unaccompanied minors" flooding into their towns. They took a deep breath and they stood.
They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.
The Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet. It rose up against its oppressors and the rest of the nation, from coast to coast, rose up with it.
They fought back against their jobs being shipped overseas while their towns filled with migrants that got everything while they got nothing. They fought back against a system in which they could go to jail for a trifle while the elites could violate the law and still stroll through a presidential election. They fought back against being told that they had to watch what they say. They fought back against being held in contempt because they wanted to work for a living and take care of their families.
They fought and they won.
This wasn't a vote. It was an uprising. Like the ordinary men chipping away at the Berlin Wall, they tore down an unnatural thing that had towered over them. And as they watched it fall, they marveled at how weak and fragile it had always been. And how much stronger they were than they had ever known.
Who were these people? They were leftovers and flyover country. They didn't have bachelor degrees and had never set foot in a Starbucks. They were the white working class. They didn't talk right or think right. They had the wrong ideas, the wrong clothes and the ridiculous idea that they still mattered. . .
They couldn't change anything. A thousand politicians and pundits had talked of getting them to adapt to the inevitable future. Instead they got in their pickup trucks and drove out to vote. And they changed everything.
It's midnight in America. CNN is weeping. MSNBC is wailing. ABC calls it a tantrum. NBC damns it. It wasn't supposed to happen. The same machine that crushed the American people for two straight terms, the mass of government, corporations and non-profits that ran the country, was set to win.
Instead the people stood in front of the machine. They blocked it with their bodies. They went to vote even though the polls told them it was useless. They mailed in their absentee ballots even while Hillary Clinton was planning her fireworks victory celebration. They looked at the empty factories and barren farms. They drove through the early cold. They waited in line. They came home to their children to tell them that they had done their best for their future. They bet on America. And they won.
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What do we do now?
What do we do now?
How do we respond and pray?
[Published by Intercessors for America]
We are in a time of major shifts and transitions both nationally and globally. We must know how to effectively pray and respond. Below are some resources to energize your prayers, equip your church and community, and empower you as a believer as we continue to prepare for the days ahead.
[Below please find the list of topics that are covered in this edition of the IFA Mobilizer.]
- Mainstream Media Plot "Backfired"
- Our Mission Has Only Now Begun
- Prayer Directives for National Intercession
- Election Impact on States
- Praying for our Communities
- How Did Christians Vote?
- . . . and more
A declaration of unity over this nation:
We declare that this nation is one nation under God and indivisible. We agree with heaven that this land has been marked with a destiny to be united, of one mind and one heart, serving one God. We reject any attempt or plan to divide this nation through any scheme of man or plot of the enemy.
We agree to stand firm in one spirit, with one mind, striving for one faith in Jesus Christ who purchased us with His blood. We declare these states to be united, strong, and steadfast as we labor together for the Kingdom of God to be made manifest in the earth for the glory of God.
In Jesus' name, Amen. (Acts 4:32; 1 Peter 3:8; Philippians 1:27)
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