Special Bible Readathon:
All Day on Monday, December 19th
In Honor of the Meeting of the Electoral College
Dial 712-770-4340; Access Code 350430#
PROCLAIMING THE LAW OF GOD ACROSS AMERICA
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
P.O. Box 5152
Herndon, VA 20172-1970
The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
"Standing Together in the Kingdom of God . . .
Under the Cross of Christ"
"The LORD is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?" (Psalm 118:6)
PrayerSurgeNow: Special Conference Call this Saturday. For details, please go here.
Keeping It Simple
Keeping It Simple:
Headlines for Prayer
PART ONE: THE TRUMP TRANSITION NEWS
1. Big Oil Gets a Huge Role in Trump's Administration - Bloomberg
2. Senate fight looms after Trump taps Exxon CEO as top U.S. diplomat - Reuters
3. Tech leaders couldn't beat Trump; they'll meet him instead - Yahoo News
4. Anti-Trump Elector Chris Suprun Paid For Ashley Madison While Bankrupt And Married With 3 Kids - ZeroHedge.com
(Go here) http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-13/exposed-anti-trump-elector-chris-suprun-paid-ashley-madison-while-bankrupt-and-marri
5. Student Arrested, Accused Of Trying To Bring Weapons Into Trump Tower - CBS Local/New York
6. Briton jailed over Trump death plot - BBC
PART TWO: OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
1. Media types hit panic button over CIA Russia assessment - Fox News
2. Russian hacking scandal leaves more questions than answers - The Hill
3. White House petition suggests naming next Navy ship 'USS The Deplorables' - Fox News
(Go here) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/13/white-house-petition-suggests-naming-next-navy-ship-uss-deplorables.html
4. Low-Flying Military Aircraft Spook Manhattan - NYMag.com
5. U.S. ready to confront Beijing on South China Sea: admiral - Reuters
The Middle East in Focus
1. Coin dating from Jewish revolt against the Romans found in Jerusalem - Israel Hayom
Israeli cabinet meetings are not usually devoted to archaeological matters, but on Sunday Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev showed her fellow ministers a "Free Zion" coin dating from the period of the Jewish revolt against the Romans, found by one of her advisers in the City of David in Jerusalem.
The back of the coin bears an inscription reading "Two years to the Great Revolt," which dates it to the year 67 C.E., three years before the Romans sacked Jerusalem and destroyed the Second Temple. (Read more)
2. IS in Sinai: Israel conducted multiple airstrikes against us - Times of Israel
The Islamic State terrorist group accused Israel of conducting multiple airstrikes against it in the northern Sinai peninsula, in a statement issued on its al-Amaq news agency Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, incoming rocket alert sirens sounded in southern Israel, as a result of a missile launched in Sinai. However, the projectile did not clear the border and landed within Egyptian territory.
According to the IS news agency, Israel carried out three strikes over the course of three days in the area of Sheikh Zuweid in the northern peninsula. The Israel Defense Forces would not respond to the allegation. (Read more)
3. Opposition MK demands criminal investigation into Netanyahu submarine affair - Times of Israel
Opposition lawmaker Erel Margalit has urged Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to open a criminal investigation into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's role in a Defense Ministry deal to purchase submarines from a German company partly owned by the Iranian government.
In a letter to Mandelblit on Tuesday, Margalit, from the Zionist Union party, threatened that if a criminal probe into the affair would not be forthcoming, he would turn to the High Court of Justice. A petition with some 15,000 signatures from the public was attached to the letter, Israel Radio reported. (Read more)
4. 'Civilians killed' as battle for Aleppo nears end - Aljazeera
Pro-government forces have reportedly executed scores of civilians in Aleppo, including women and children, according to the UN, as the battle for Syria's largest city nears its end.
Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have in some cases entered homes and killed those inside, and in others "caught and killed on the spot" fleeing civilians, Rupert Colville, the UN rights office spokesperson, said on Tuesday. (Read more)
5. Civilians allowed to flee Aleppo as part of ceasefire agreement - Jerusalem Online
The rebel forces and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's army officially reached a ceasefire agreement regarding Aleppo this evening (Tuesday). Under the conditions of the agreement that was brokered by Turkey and Russia, the rebels and civilians have until tomorrow evening to flee to Idlib, according to a Turkish source.
The source added that anyone who chooses to leave the city will be allowed to do so with a firearm. A source from the rebel forces added that the first buses will leave the city this evening or tomorrow morning. "This isn't the best solution but it's not the worst," he said. "These are just words for now," he added as he expressed doubts about Assad and Russia upholding their side of the agreement. (Read more)
6. Terror Returns to Capital: Two Wounded in Stabbing Attack, Including Cop - Breaking Israel News
Two people, including a Border police officer, were lightly wounded in a terror attack in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday afternoon after an assailant attacked them with a screwdriver.
The 21-year-old Palestinian terrorist from Hebron approached a group of police officers standing near the Lions' Gate entrance to the Old City around one in the afternoon, drew out a screwdriver and began attacking, stabbing one of the security forces in the head. (Read more)
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. Aleppo cease-fire collapses, threatening evacuation plans - AP
A cease-fire deal between rebels and the Syrian government in the city of Aleppo effectively collapsed on Wednesday, with fighter jets resuming deadly air raids over the opposition's densely crowded enclave in the east of the city. The attacks threatened to scuttle plans to evacuate rebels and tens thousands of civilians out of harm's way, in what would seal the opposition's surrender of the city.
"People have left their shelters . . . to be ready for the evacuation. I can't describe it," Abu Jaafar said. "Since the morning, they started to target the areas where people have gathered . . . these people were walking to the crossings designated for exit."
- Father, we know each of these precious people have been created in Your image and Your desire is to be in relationship with them. We pray divine protection over each one who will come to know You as Lord and Savior. Father, help these people evacuate unharmed, in Jesus name.
- And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith. But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:2-3)
2. Winter storm to create messy travel along 1,200-mile swath of central US - AccuWeather
A storm will create dangerous travel conditions across a 1,200-mile swath of the central United States into the weekend. Blizzard conditions could develop in major hubs such as Denver and Chicago. A wintry mix is in store from northern Kansas and southern Nebraska to southern Iowa, northern Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and southern Michigan. These areas along the I-70 and I-80 corridors are to face a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain. This includes the cities of Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; Chicago; Detroit; Indianapolis and Cleveland.
- Father, we ask You to minimize the impact of this storm. Grant wisdom and safety to those traveling.
- "Lord, help!" they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He calmed the storm to a whisper(Psalm 107:28-29a)
3. Mayor: Gatlinburg wildfires caused $500M in damages - USA Today
Officials at a Tuesday news conference laid out a time line of fighting the wildfires that spread to Gatlinburg, killing 14, causing the evacuation of 14,000 and damaging more than 2,400 structures. The fires caused more than $500 million in damages.
Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller reiterated that emergency officials' efforts to evacuate the city were hampered by widespread power outages and cell towers going down. Miller was the incident commander in charge of decisions and deployment of resources throughout the disaster.
Two teenage boys, ages 15 and 17, have been arrested on charges of aggravated arson in the Sevier County fires. The boys were hiking on the Chimney Tops trail in the park on Nov. 23 and tossing lit matches onto the ground around the trail, the sources said.
- Father, these good people have been devastated. Many have lost everything, including loved ones. We pray for Your comfort and restoration to heal this community.
- How can I not be sad? For the city where my ancestors are buried is in ruins, and the gates have been destroyed by fire." (Nehemiah 2:3b)
4. Fake News: Is Religious Liberty at Stake? - The Christian Post
As the world's largest web companies are being pressured to crackdown on websites that produce "fake news," there are growing concerns that efforts to censor what is deemed to be fake news could have a negative impact on religious news websites and sites that report from a conservative or biblical perspective.
Hunt warned that Google and Facebook must have an appeals process by which news organizations can prove that they are not a fake news website, adding that many on the Left have already shown that they will try and gang up against conservative organizations and pressure social media companies to censor them. He pointed to YouTube's censoring of videos produced by Prager University.
- Heavenly Father, You are Truth and Light. We pray for repentance within our media, that they would come to know You and be conduits of actual truth.
- They all fool and defraud each other; no one tells the truth. With practiced tongues they tell lies; they wear themselves out with all their sinning. They pile lie upon lie and utterly refuse to acknowledge me," says the Lord. (Jeremiah 9:5-6)
5. Wall St Extends Record Rally, Dow Closes in on 20,000 - Fox Business
U.S. stocks racked up new all-time highs on Tuesday and the Dow Jones industrial average ended fewer than 100 points away from the 20,000 mark as a post-election rally showed no signs of fatigue. All three major indexes established record highs. The Dow has climbed about 9 percent since the Nov. 8 election, with gains fueled by expectations that President-elect Donald Trump will reduce taxes and regulation and stimulate the economy.
- Father, thank You for these record highs in our stock market. We pray for continued prosperity over Your people and our country.
- But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for [it is] he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as [it is] this day. (Deuteronomy 8:18)
6. IBM Lays Out Plans to Hire 25,000 in U.S. Ahead of Trump Meeting - Bloomberg
IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty said she plans to hire about 25,000 people in the U.S. and invest $1 billion over the next four years, laying out her vision for filling technology jobs in America on the eve of a meeting of industry leaders with President-elect Donald Trump.
Rometty, who is on Trump's advisory panel of business leaders, will join Facebook Inc.'s Sheryl Sandberg, Amazon.com Inc.'s Jeff Bezos and Alphabet Inc.'s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt at a summit with Trump Wednesday in New York that is said to focus on jobs.
- Father, we pray wisdom on those attending this meeting. Give them ideas and plans to promote job growth in our country.
- "I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship (Exodus 31:1)
The Daily Jot (Part One)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Wisconsin recount ends, deception continues
Wisconsin, a state the Republican presidential candidate hasn't won since Ronald Reagan did it in 1984, has certified its recount. President-Elect Donald Trump widened his lead over Hillary Clinton by 131 votes-adding 844 to 713 respectively. Remember, these are not new votes. Recounts mean that votes are disqualified and a winner is determined-the one that gains the most from disqualified votes. While the progressives (sic communists) Jill Stein and Clinton did not come out ahead, they did set a precedence of throwing enough of a tantrum to challenge election results. They and the news media cast doubt on America's election system that will not soon be forgotten.
The stated reason for the recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania was to determine if there was any interference from a foreign source, Russia. The Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton continue the narrative that the Russians swayed the US elections. They have pulled enough strings to get the CIA to brief members of Congress and to get the "president" talking about it, too. The media continues to write stories about "fake news" sites that spewed propaganda generated from Russian sources. There has been no evidence presented of Russian hacking the election. The "fake news" was all the media who were writing about skewed polls and declaring Clinton the winner before the vote.
This ruse is two-fold: One, it attempts to call into question the veracity of America's election system and cast doubt on the outcome. Two, it is a designed attack on the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote. If a handful of states with large populations should control every presidential election, then abolishing the Electoral College is the route to go. If every American's vote counts, keeping the Electoral College preserves their votes. For all the talk about not requiring voter identification because it would disenfranchise minority voters, the Democratic Party doesn't mind disenfranchising the majority of Americans by allowing large population centers of democrats to determine the election.
But the real problem here is the optics-trying to make it appear that the Russians told Americans how to vote and they did it. No, it's not the Russians' fault that the Democratic Party and its vassal, the mainstream media, lost the election. It's that their own sins caught up with them. They couldn't secure, nor cared to secure, sensitive information pertinent to national security. There was an organized pay to play influence scheme. The Democrats believed that those who didn't agree with them were irredeemable deplorables. The Clintons have been duping Americans for decades. Jesus said in Matthew 10:26, "for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid that shall not be known." Maybe, this was a "hand of God" election, but even so, these scoundrels wouldn't understand that because having eyes, they do not see.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
The Daily Jot (Part Two)
Wednesday, December 14, 2015
The real fake news revealed
Have you ever experienced someone who accuses you of something only to find out that the accuser is the one doing the very thing that he accused you of doing? This is a pattern with the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, the "president" and their vassal, the mainstream news media. Notice the pattern-Benghazi was an attack based on a hate video about Islam, white Republicans are uneducated hate mongers, racists and bigots, Donald Trump is dangerous because he may not accept the results of the election, we lost the election because of Russia hacking our emails and fake news reporting nasty untrue things about us. Does anyone know the source of this fake news, this untrue narrative?
The originators of fake news and untrue narratives that demonize people are revealed when you look at what happened during this past election. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was so sure of victory that she and the media characterized most Americans as irredeemable and deplorable. Almost every mainstream news media outlet declared her the victor in an effort to discourage anyone from independent thinking. They cited poll after poll showing Clinton with an insurmountable lead, even though they admitted that the polling samples were weighted by at least 12 percentage points in favor of registered Democrats. Day after day for month after month, Americans were told that Clinton would win handily.
The only counterweight to this narrative were the unethical and perhaps illegal things that Clinton and her minions were doing as exposed by the WikiLeaks release of Clinton and Democratic Party emails. And the mainstream media essentially quit covering these releases and blackballed anyone who did as perpetrators of false news and hate mongers. From the organized government crime and influence peddling scheme of pay to play to illegal email servers to a host of unethical dealings, Americans who believed these reports were labeled as uneducated, Bible banging, gun toting, haters, xenophobes, and racists. No place for these folks in the Democratic society so carefully engineered by the progressives.
The real fake news originates in the leftist propaganda machine, and is spewed forth by its vassal public relations arm recognized as the mainstream news media. They used polls that were admittedly skewed, parroted the political narrative and continue their progressive political campaign every day by reporting the propaganda of their agenda. They are the fake news. We need to come to the realization that whatever is put out by the CNNs, MSNBCs, ABCs, NBCs, CBSs, Washington Posts, New York Times and so on cannot be trusted because it is likely untrue or in the very least twisting the facts. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceive you." There are those with a proven track record of fake news and they try to pin the blame of it on everybody else.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
14 Signs There Is a Plot to Use Russia as an Excuse
to Steal the Presidency From Trump
Donald Trump could have the election legally stolen from him on either December 19 when the Electoral College casts their votes or on January 6 when a joint session of Congress gathers to count those votes.
The establishment is in full-blown panic mode at this point, and they seem to have settled on "Russian interference in the election" as the angle they plan to use to try to deny Trump the presidency.
As you will see below, there is an all-out effort to try to persuade members of the Electoral College that are supposed to be committed to Donald Trump to cast their votes for someone else instead. And if that doesn't work, the groundwork is being laid for the Electoral College votes to potentially be invalidated when a joint session of Congress meets to count those votes on January 6. I will explain how that would work later on in this article, but first, let's take a look at 14 signs that indicate there is a plot to use Russia as an excuse to steal the presidency from Donald Trump. (Charisma News) Read entire article here.
- Father God, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, we come against the spirit of anarchy that is trying to establish itself in our nation. We ask You to FORGIVE George Soros, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and all others who are working with them to destroy our very system of government, replacing it with a socialist system.
Abba, we thank You that You forgave Saul when he was on the road to Damascus, preparing to murder the Christians in his day. Lord God, Your Hand was not too short that it could not save him, blinding him on that road to Damascus, and bringing him to Your Glorious Light. Lord God, in repentance, Saul was given a new name, and Saint Paul went on to become the greatest soul-winner of all time!
Lord God, NOTHING IS TOO DIFFICULT FOR THEE!
We pray for those who despitefully use us, and we ask that a miracle of grace invade their very lives, too, bringing each one to salvation and the knowledge of You. And Lord God, we thank You that, in heaven, there are more with us than there are with them, in Your name, amen.
- "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you." (Matthew 5:44)
"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (Luke 23:34)
"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you." (Jeremiah 32:17)
More Daily Features
The Persecuted Church
"Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body." (Hebrews 13:3)
Please visit the website for International Christian Concern to lift up prayers for the persecuted around the world, every day. Their link is: www.persecution.org -- or go here to connect. Thank you for interceding for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Asia, the Islamic World, and the Far East.
JOY TO THE WORLD
"I bring you good tidings of great joy." (Luke 2:10)
Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.
Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.
No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as, the curse is found.
He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders, of His love.
Please go here.
(Sung by Libera)
About the Author:
Words: Isaac Watts, The Psalms of David, 1719.
Music: Lowell Mason, 1836
About the hymn:
Signs and Wonders
Black hole rips star apart, creating biggest blast ever seen
In January, scientists said they discovered an exploding star ending in a super-luminous supernova that was almost inconceivably bright - more so than the output of the entire Milky Way. Now, new research shows the distant flare may have actually been the result of a rare cosmic collision.
Even when news about the exploding star was announced, it didn't quite seem like your run-of-the-mill supernova explosion of a star at the end of its life.
"The explosion's mechanism and power source remain shrouded in mystery because all known theories meet serious challenges in explaining the immense amount of energy ASASSN-15lh has radiated," astronomer Subo Dong said in a statement at the time.
A study based on new data and observations of ASASSN-15lh attempts to solve the mystery by re-classifying it as what's called a Tidal Disruption Event (TDE). That's the scientific way of saying that the powerful gravitational forces of a rotating black hole jarred and pulled at a star that passed too close, stretching it like spaghetti until it was ripped to pieces in a series of fantastic explosions. (CBS News) Read more.
"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
Good News: A Religious Liberty Win for Massachusetts Churches
[CBN News] Four pastors in Massachusetts are dropping their lawsuit against the state after the attorney general's office revised the interpretation of a new gender identity anti-discrimination law which categorized churches as places of public accommodation.
The state's move protects the First Amendment rights of Massachusetts churches to express their beliefs about gender and sexuality and operate their bathrooms in a manner consistent with their theology.
Classifying churches as places of public accommodation is virtually unprecedented and potentially opens them up to variety of anti-discrimination laws that could clash with their beliefs.
"Joy to the World"
The Bible Readathon
Our Bible Readathon Continues
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
We are now reading the Word of God every night from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. We are reading through the whole Word, from Genesis to Revelation, and beginning again in Genesis when finished.
Our numbers of readers continues to grow over time. All are welcome to join!
The access code is: 350430#. Please call at any time from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. WELCOME!
[Note: we are reading from these versions of the Scripture: King James, New King James, New American Standard, and NIV.]
PrayerSurgeNow and 24/7 Prayer
PrayerSurgeNow and 24/7 Prayer:
Two other prayer ministries to note --
24/7 Prayer Continues!
You are welcome to join the 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call!
> > > The 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call is taking place for 70 Days leading up to the Jan 20, 2017 Presidential Inauguration in DC.
Numerous ministries are participating. Join in any time, day or night in this continuous stream of intercession:
Our good friend, Dai Sup Han, raised up PrayerSurgeNow at the leading of our Lord, nine years ago. Ever since then, "PSN" has hosted weekly conference calls every Saturday morning from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST, with speakers who provide briefings to the Body of Christ of different topics needing prayer.
PSN also offers other opportunities now, throughout the week each week, to join with other seasoned intercessors in releasing targeted prayers for our nation.
For news of PSN's weekly agendas, please visit their website by going to: prayersurgenow.blogspot.com, or by going here.