CHPP Daily Brief: "Praying for All in Authority" Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
"Standing Together as One . . . Under the Cross of Christ"
"When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD
shall lift up a standard against him. (Isaiah 59:19)
The First 100 Days
Prayer Resources for The First 100 Days
Tools to Assist in Offering Prayers for President Trump
and his Administration during these First 100 Days
1. 24/7 Prayer Line
Sponsored by the 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Network, you can call this number anytime, day or night, and join other prayer warriors across the nation to pray for the new administration.
The Conference Number is: 712-770-4340
The Access Code is: 543555#
Please dial #6 to mute your phone.
All are welcome to join!
PrayerSurgeNow hosts a weekly call every Saturday morning, beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST. Topics are geared to time-sensitive events happening in our country, and anointed speakers are invited to host each call, bringing insight to intercessors across the nation.
PrayerSurgeNow also hosts other calls throughout the week, as the need arises.
In order to keep pace with their news, please visit their blog at: www.prayersurgenow.blogspot.com, or by going here.
PSN's Conference number is: 712-432-0075
Access Code is: 6149782#
3. Daily Devotions - Sponsored by the AsOne network.
A prayer topic, intercession and Scriptural decrees are posted daily during these First 100 Days. Please go here to find today's devotion.
4. President Trump's Weekly Address:
Friday, February 17, 2017
To view last week's address, please go here.
5. PRAYERS FOR THE PRESIDENT
The First 100 Days and Beyond
A Collection of Prayers by the People:
An Inaugural Gift for President Donald J. Trump
To read this guide to prayer, written by 100 intercessors for each of the President's First 100 Days, please go here.
6. White House Press Briefings
To view each day's press conference,go here.
The videos of these press briefings appear below the video of Inauguration itself.
Focus on Israel
1. Egyptian, Jordanian leaders uncompromising on two-state solution
- YNET News
The leaders of Egypt and Jordan reaffirmed their continued support on Tuesday for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after US President Donald Trump suggested. (Read more)
2. Iran's supreme leader backs 'holy intifada' to destroy 'cancer' Israel
- Times of Israel
Calling Israel a "cancerous tumor," Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday expressed support for a "holy intifada" to eradicate the Jewish state, arguing that the international community is headed toward confrontation with the "Zionist regime."
In the opening address of the regime's sixth international conference in support of the Palestinian violent uprising against Israel, Ayatollah Khamenei hailed the "resistance" against the "cruel occupation," which he described as the worst case of oppression against one particular people recorded in history. He also accused Israel's founders of being responsible for the current upheaval in the wider Middle East. (Read more)
3. PA leader calls on EU to recognize 'Palestine' - Israel National News
Rami Hamdallah, the head of the Palestinian Authority (PA) government in Ramallah, on Monday urged all the European Union member states to recognize "Palestine".
Hamdallah made the comments during a meeting with a delegation representing the Palestine Committee in the European Parliament.
"There is a greater need than in the past for all EU countries to recognize an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with its capital in East Jerusalem," he said, adding such a move would be an "act of support for the efforts of the Palestinian leadership to end the occupation and to save the two-state solution." (Read more)
4. Bennett: Palestinian state would lead to refugee crisis for Israel
- Jerusalem Post
Reiterating his fierce opposition to a two-state solution, Education and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) said Monday that the creation of a Palestinian state would see an influx of Palestinian refugees, many of whom he believes would try to cross into Israel.
Addressing the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (CPMAJO) at its annual summit in Jerusalem, Bennett said: "If we establish a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria, that state will open up the gates and will see a flood of refugees enter Judea and Samaria."
He warned that the result would be a swift reversal of the Jewish majority between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea to an Arab one. (Read more)
5. Israel to ease regulations on arms and defense exports - Times of Israel
Israel is set to relax its regulations on the exports of arms and defense products, amid a reform program for the industry undertaken by the Defense Export Controls Agency, a branch of the Defense Ministry.
In a session with the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Monday, the agency's director outlined key concessions to be offered to defense exporters and emphasized that stiffer penalties would be levied on those who violate the new regulations.
According to a report in business daily Globes, the relaxed regulations include "extending exporters' exemption from the requirement for marketing licenses for exports of weapons systems to 98 countries around the world, permission for exporting an item for [demonstration purposes] or display at a defense exhibition without obtaining an export license, and an exemption from a marketing license for a product categorized as non-classified (so that it can be marketed through an intermediary party from one of the 98 countries on the list of license-exempt countries)" and an expansion of the agency's online services for exporters, with the aim of shortening waiting times. (Read more)
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. Dozens of workers lose their jobs for participating in Day Without Immigrants protest- Fox News
Dozens of workers said they lost their jobs after taking part in Thursday's protest. The boycott was aimed squarely at President Trump's efforts to step up deportations, build a wall at the Mexican border and close the nation's doors to many travelers. It was unclear how many participated.
Twelve Latino employees from the I Don't Care Bar and Grill in Tulsa, Okla. told Fox 23 News they were fired over text message because they didn't show up for their shift and failed to let their employers know about their absence. The employees told the station they expected to be reprimanded, but not dismissed.
The firings led to an outcry in the community. "If you have 12 people who feel strongly and want to make a stand, I think management should have taken a look at that and at least stood by them or give them some time," Catherine Bishop, of Broken Arrow, told Fox 23 News. The restaurant had already posted on Facebook seeking employees for its open positions.
- Lord, these businesses were deserving of the loyalty of their own workers who were given a good job. Legal immigrants were never the issue in the first place, only illegal ones. We ask that You find a way to stop the constant anger that has pervaded our society.
- "In all labor there is profit, but idle chatter leads to poverty." (Proverbs 14:23)
2. Hannity: Media Committing 'Gross Malpractice' With Attacks on Trump - FoxNews
In his opening monologue tonight, Sean Hannity criticized the "modern-day propagandists" in the "abusively-biased media," who he said are at war with President Trump.
He called their reporting on the president a "gross malpractice" of their duties as purveyors of straight information to the public.
- Father, we pray for our journalists, reporters and editors to be men and women of integrity, so that we may remain a free and united people.
- Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve? (Proverbs 22:20-21)
3. Washington, D.C., now sixth place in U.S. to officially legalize assisted suicide - LifeSiteNews
Washington, D.C. became the sixth jurisdiction in the U.S. to legalize assisted suicide on Saturday, as the Republican-controlled Congress failed to block the law. After the House Oversight Committee advanced a resolution this week to overturn the District of Columbia's new assisted suicide law, the full House didn't vote on it, meaning the pro-death law went into effect. The Home Rule Act of 1973 gives Congress power to overturn D.C. laws within a certain time frame after their passage.
Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-OH, introduced the resolution to overturn the Death with Dignity Act. It garnered 60 co-sponsors.
On February 13, House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, held a markup of the resolution. Chaffetz and other members of Congress made strong statements against the legalization of assisted suicide in the nation's capital. The Oversight Committee voted 22-14 to cancel D.C.'s assisted suicide law; the next step in canceling it would have been a full House vote. In order to overturn the Death with Dignity Act, the House and Senate had to vote on it by February 17. However, the resolution was not brought to the House floor for a vote.
- Father, we repent for allowing the Death with Dignity Act to become law in Washington, DC. We pray our representatives would not miss another opportunity to vote against this law.
- The path of life leads upward for the wise; they leave the grave behind. (Proverbs 15:24)
4. Marine's religious freedom case could be precedent-setting - One News Now
A Christian law firm is petitioning the Supreme Court to review the case of a former Marine who was forced out of the military because she refused to take down Bible verses from her work cubicle.
Last year the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces rejected the repeal of former Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling who was court-martialed in 2015 for expressing her Christian faith while on the job. Specifically, she posted Bible verses at her desk, despite orders from a superior to remove them.
Sterling's attorney Michael Berry of First Liberty Institute maintains his client's religious freedom rights were violated. The firm is hopeful the nation's highest court will take the case. "This would be the first time the Supreme Court would have heard a military religious freedom case in about 30 years. So these cases don't come along very often," he explains. ". . . This one really has the potential to impact religious freedom - not just for people in the military, but for all of us. So that's really the importance of this case and why we think the court should take it."
- Father, we pray Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling would receive favor from the Supreme Court - and in turn - Christians in the military would experience more freedom to express their beliefs.
- I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help. I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness from the great assembly. (Psalm 40:10)
5. Homeland Security unveils sweeping plan to deport undocumented immigrants - USA Today
The Department of Homeland Security issued a sweeping set of orders Tuesday that implement President Trump's plan to increase immigration enforcement, placing the vast majority of the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation.
The memos instruct all agents - including Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - to identify, capture and quickly deport every undocumented immigrant they encounter.
- Father, we pray for our law enforcement, CBP, and ICE to professionally coordinate the removal of harmful and criminal aliens from our nation.
- For only the godly will live in the land, and those with integrity will remain in it. But the wicked will be removed from the land, and the treacherous will be uprooted. (Proverbs 2:21-22)
6. Military branches drafting expansion plans as Trump vows to rebuild 'depleted' force - FoxNews
From the Air Force to the Army, America's military service branches are busy preparing ambitious proposals to expand, as President Trump renews his pledge to rebuild a fighting force he says has become "depleted."
"Our country will never have had a military like the military we're about to build and rebuild," Trump said at last week's press conference. "It won't be depleted for long."
The president made rebuilding the military a centerpiece of his campaign, and sent a fresh signal of his intentions with his choice for national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster - who for months has sounded the alarm about the declining state of the U.S. Army.
- Father, we pray our military readiness discourages enemies from attacking our nation or our allies. We also pray for the best allocation of resources to secure our nation and provide "peace through strength".
- "Be strong and courageous! Don't be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria or his mighty army, for there is a power far greater on our side! (2 Chronicles 32:7)
7. Pope's overhaul of Vatican pro-life academy 'heartbreaking': former member - LifeSiteNews
The Pontifical Academy for Life is undergoing an overhaul by Pope Francis and his political operatives within the Vatican's hierarchy, and it is one of the most heartbreaking events I have seen in my lifetime. But given the politics of the Vatican, it is not surprising.
For those who are not aware of its history, the Academy was established by Pope John Paul II on February 11, 1994, at the urging of his close friend Doctor Jérôme Lejeune to combat the culture of death, particularly on matters relating to abortion, human embryo research, and other threats to the human person. Lejeune was then appointed by the Holy Father to be the first president of the Academy. Sadly he died shortly after the appointment, on April 3, 1994.
. . . I was dismayed when I read a report late last year that members of the Academy were no longer required to sign a declaration of fidelity, but I was not surprised. And then just last week it was reported that Pope Francis had dismissed every single member of the Academy. Apparently all terms ended on December 31 of last year.
- Father, we pray for the Pontifical Academy for Life to continue the work of advocating for life in all circumstances. We pray for the leaders to love You, Lord, and equip Catholics with the truth of the pro-life message.
- The way of the godly leads to life; that path does not lead to death. (Proverbs 12:28)
8. China Message to Trump With North Korea Coal Ban: Let's Deal - Bloomberg
China's move to ban coal imports from North Korea, effectively slicing the country's exports by about half, came with a message for the U.S. and its allies: It's time to do a deal.
Authorities in Beijing announced on Saturday that China would halt all shipments from Kim Jong Un's regime until the end of the year, in compliance with United Nations Security Council resolutions over North Korea's nuclear program.
- Father, we pray for the people of North Korea to be delivered from the oppressive Kim regime. We pray the Chinese government and President Trump would be successful in bringing change and openness.
- He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters. (2 Samuel 22:17)
9. Trump Retains LGBT State Department Official, Frustrating Christian Conservatives - Christian Headlines
President for less than a month, Donald Trump has come through for the overwhelming numbers of religious conservatives who helped put him in office - but not so much on LGBT issues. Conservative Christians in particular cheered his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and Trump's promised "fix" for the Johnson Amendment, which restricts pastors' ability to politick in the pulpit. But for the second time since his inauguration, Trump has decided to preserve an Obama-era initiative to protect sexual minorities.
The State Department announced Monday (Feb. 13) that it would retain Randy Berry, the special envoy for the human rights of LGBTI persons. In 2014, the Obama administration created Berry's position to support efforts abroad to protect gay people from violence and death. The conservative Family Research Council had made removing such "activists" a priority and as recently as December called on the State Department to rid itself of employees who promote an "anti-family, anti-life agenda." Tony Perkins, head of the council and a prominent evangelical backer of Trump, called the news that Berry was staying on "a disappointing development." In a statement on Tuesday, he said the administration should focus on battling "Christian persecution and genocide" rather than promoting gay rights. "Keeping Berry only signals to the world that the extreme agenda of the Obama years is still deeply entrenched in the State Department," Perkins concluded. (Read more)
- Father, we are grieved to read about this appointment. Lord God, we stand in the gap for President Trump, and we ask You to show him the truth of Your ways and Your Word. Spare us from Your wrath, O Lord we pray, amen.
- " . . . will you not cease to make crooked the straight ways of the Lord?"
The Daily Jot (Part One)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Godless left and the Lord's Prayer
The leftists are the ones who promote love, peace, tolerance, diversity, equality, but often do so spewing hateful and disrespectful, sarcastic words and actions. Such is the case when First Lady Melania Trump recited the Lord's Prayer before a Trump rally at the Orlando-Melbourne Airport, which by the way, was attended by nearly 10,000 people. Social media users and the liberal press hurled insults at Mrs. Trump, saying that she plagiarized the Lord's Prayer; that they could read the prayer in Slovene better than she read it in English; and that if you need to read this prayer, you are not a Christian. Others said this is not a Christian nation and she shouldn't have done it. Once again the left exposes its hatred.
Many years ago, I was asked to share at the church in Wayland, Ohio where I grew up. Our aging pastor opened the service with a welcome and he asked the congregation to join him in the Lord's Prayer. Somewhere along the middle of it, I noticed he had forgotten the words-probably one of those brain moments that we all have from time to time. At that point, I spoke just a little louder and no one knew the difference. Did our pastor not know the Lord's Prayer? After all, he recited it every Sunday. No, he knew it. It was just a lapse of thought. It's not something that would call into question his salvation, but it did remind me to be ever vigilant in knowing what I was saying. I guess the leftist would have fired him.
But that's not even the case. Most of these people who are writing and saying these horrible things about the First Lady's recital of the Lord's Prayer, probably could not recite it themselves. They have such vitriol against God and Jesus that they would loathe to repeat such sweet words of love, encouragement, and hope. Their words and actions expose their lack of character and overdose of hypocrisy. Making fun of her accent and questioning her faith because she read the prayer. Really? This is uncalled for, over the top, and offensive. Melania Trump is a classy and extraordinary woman who is successful, speaks several languages fluently, and is everything the left says a woman should be-except for her politics-upon which is the real standard these foul-mouthed, sarcastic, mean-spirited people stand. Shame on them.
Melania Trump always should be encouraged to bless us, and our nation, with the Lord's Prayer, whether she reads it or recites it from memory, and in whatever language she chooses. Jesus taught us to pray in Matthew 6:9-13, "Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen." Don't let your good be evil spoken of and stand with those who are trying to do the right thing.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
The Daily Jot (Part Two)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Responding to the hate and disrespect
It's one thing to say that you promote love, tolerance, inclusion, and equality and then call everyone who disagrees with you a bigot, racist, Nazi, homophobe, xenophobe, Islamophobe, or whatever. Even still it is one thing to say you are taking the high ground and then categorize everyone who disagrees with you as un-American and hateful. Those who are upset that Donald Trump became President are always talking about love and tolerance, but their words and actions are disrespectful, hateful, and intolerant. They put all these wonderful ideals on their websites and then in person they employ the most vulgar and vitriol language and gestures toward those who disagree with them. There is no end to the hatred.
I have been asked many times how to deal with this. It is no small question, and there is probably no single answer. I can say that while I did not like most anything that the previous Administration did, and I believed the ex-"president's" actions were extremely bad for our country, never did I do a violent act or commit a public tirade as have these never-do-wells. We, as Americans, must find ways to disagree without being disagreeable and disrespectful. The things that were said, for example, at the women's march in Washington, DC after the inauguration were vulgar and unseemly. I can't imagine how any self-respecting woman would admit being associated with this behavior. This, however, has become the norm.
Romans 12:21 says, "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." We must not allow our good to be spoken of as evil. We must engage because we cannot allow this darkness to overcome our nation-it is a sure demonstration of how the powers of darkness and spiritual wickedness are manifest in the affairs of men. Engaging takes boldness to act and prayer for wisdom. A good rule to follow is found in Proverbs 15:1, "A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." Try to deescalate. Ask questions gently. Specifically, why do you feel that way? Have you researched the facts, both sides of the issue? Is it reasonable to say that everyone who disagrees with you carries a derogatory label? How do problems get solved if you impugn others by calling into question their honor or morals?
Remember that your place as a Christian is to lead/show by example. You can be firm, but fair. By asking questions, you can lead a person toward a path of reason. You also are not responsible to win the argument. Some plant seeds, others water, others reap. The Holy Spirit will convict. It's not our job. You are not going to get anywhere by just making them more angry. In fact, escalating plays into their pre-judged position. Ask yourself, "What do I want this person to take away from our conversation?" Proverbs 26:4 says, "Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like unto him." And finally, know when to walk away. Proverbs 29:9 says, "If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest." We have an opportunity during times such as these to shine the light of Christ and his wisdom.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Update from David's Tent
Update from David's Tent: PART ONE
"Help us make history"
With Davids Tent on the brink of being shuttered, I find myself appealing to those higher in government for Jesus' right to be honored like this in DC. What I like about our current position, is that David's Tent DC can't really continue unless those in governing seats take specific intentional action. Don't you think that would be spiritually significant to have our nations governmental leadership take action on this? (2 Chronicles 7:14; Psalms 2)
Let's keep on praying! God is our ultimate mover and shaker, and history maker! But also, let's take action. Let's exercise our faith by doing something. Let's knock on doors! It would be spiritually significant for you to take action too, for the exaltation of Jesus and Glory to God.
If you haven't contacted your Representative or Senator yet, please joyfully lobby with me, as a worship service to the Lamb! May it be one of your favorite days too!
Contact them Here:
U.S. Senators - Get contact information for your Senators.
U.S. Representatives - Find contact information for your Representative
To read all of this alert, go here.
Update from David's Tent: PART TWO
Sample letter to Congress
Because so many are asking, here is a sample letter for an email or letter to your congressmen and senators on behalf of David's Tent.
Victory in Canada!
"Blasphemy Law" Tabled after Outcry
Dear Christian Warriors:
This is a praise report follow up to our previous message on Canada. Thankfully, Christians mobilized in both prayer and public outcry against this motion which could potentially elevate Islam to a special protected status. Praise God...the motion was has been put off until early April.
The Conservative opposition party has since proposed two amendments that would condemn all forms of religious and racial discrimination, but did not use the term "Islamophobia." However, many are still concerned that these motions are redundant and potentially dangerous. Canada's Constitution already provides for a society that supports religious freedom. Motions beget laws and laws can be changed easily.
Members of Parliament are expected to vote on this amended motion next week. The original motion, M-103, will not come up for a vote again until April, so we still need to remain diligent. (National Day of Repentance) To read all of this alert, please go here.
> > > To read the original article about this alert in Canada, please go here.
Is Our President Being Sabotaged?
To read this well-documented article, published by Arizona10Thousand,
In this report, the author documents the many efforts now underway to undermine the agenda of President Trump -- even attempting to have him removed from office.
The article cites many "solid" sources of information to confirm their facts, and then goes on to list several prayer points which we will repeat below.
Thank you for agreeing with us as we bring these petitions before our Lord. Amen.
- Father God, we cry out to YOU to expose any "snakes" that are trying to come in the back door of the White House and remove them.
- We ask that all obstructions like a "shadow government" or other forms of sabotage would be quickly uncovered and dealt with.
- We declare that "There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed" (Luke 8:17) and call upon YOU to expose all active attempts to undermine this presidency.
- Heavenly Father, we agree with YOUR many prophetic promises for an unprecedented shift in the spiritual climate over Washington DC and that a spiritual awakening would come to the White House, the House and the Senate!
- Lord God, we ask that the 20 high level positions awaiting Senate confirmation would be quickly approved and these positions filled.
- We ask that the 515 governmental appointments that need to be made and their security clearance will not experience unnecessary delays but be installed into their assignments quickly.
- Father God, we ask for godly men and women to be placed in positions of authority and in all areas of our government. We call upon YOU to empower President Trump to uncover and eliminate all corruption and incompetence in our government.
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.
"He leadeth me beside still waters, He restoreth my soul." (Psalm 23:1-3)
He leadeth me, O blessèd thought!
O words with heav'nly comfort fraught!
Whate'er I do, where'er I be
Still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me.
He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
By His own hand He leadeth me;
His faithful follower I would be,
For by His hand He leadeth me.
Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
Sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom,
By waters still, over troubled sea,
Still 'tis His hand that leadeth me.
Lord, I would place my hand in Thine,
Nor ever murmur nor repine;
Content, whatever lot I see,
Since 'tis my God that leadeth me.
And when my task on earth is done,
When by Thy grace the vict'ry's won,
E'en death's cold wave I will not flee,
Since God through Jordan leadeth me.
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About the Author:
Words: Joseph H. Gilmore, 1862.
Music: William B. Bradbury, 1864
About the hymn:
As a young man who recently had been graduated from Brown University and Newton Theological Institution, I was supplying for a couple of Sundays the pulpit of the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia [Pennsylvania]. At the mid-week service, on the 26th of March, 1862, I set out to give the people an exposition of the Twenty-third Psalm, which I had given before on three or four occasions, but this time I did not get further than the words "He Leadeth Me." Those words took hold of me as they had never done before, and I saw them in a significance and wondrous beauty of which I had never dreamed.
It was the darkest hour of the Civil War. I did not refer to that fact-that is, I don't think I did-but it may subconsciously have led me to realize that God's leadership is the one significant fact in human experience, that it makes no difference how we are led, or whither we are led, so long as we are sure God is leading us.
At the close of the meeting a few of us in the parlor of my host, good Deacon Wattson, kept on talking about the thought which I had emphasized; and then and there, on a blank page of the brief from which I had intended to speak, I penciled the hymn, talking and writing at the same time, then handed it to my wife and thought no more about it. She sent it to The Watchman and Reflector, a paper published in Boston, where it was first printed. I did not know until 1865 that my hymn had been set to music by William B. Bradbury. I went to Rochester [New York] to preach as a candidate before the Second Baptist Church. Going into their chapel on arrival in the city, I picked up a hymnal to see what they were singing, and opened it at my own hymn, "He Leadeth Me."
- Joseph H. Gilmore
Signs and Wonders
Solar Tornado Over-Rotates, Explodes
On Monday, an explosion on the sun's eastern limb hurled a twisted plume of debris more than 250,000 km above the solar surface. NASA's orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the blast. (Go here)
An 8-hr movie recorded by extreme ultraviolet telescopes onboard the spacecraft shows what happened: A tornado of magnetized plasma became unstable when the twister twisted a bit too much. Magnetic fields crissed, crossed, and exploded in a process known as "magnetic re-connection."
The flying debris will not hit our planet; the blast was too far off the sun-Earth line. (SpaceWeather com)
"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
Study: Moviegoers Prefer Movies With Christian and Family-Friendly Values
In fact, movies with at least some strong Christian and family-friendly values and content in 2016 made nearly six times more money overall last year, as movies with at least some strong "leftist values" and content, that is $71.09 million per movie, versus only $12.45 million per movie.
(Los Angeles, CA)-[ASSIST News] An annual box office study has shown that in 2016, American moviegoers by about six-to-one, still preferred movies with strong Christian and family-friendly content or ideals, over movies with the opposite values.
This was revealed by Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®, the family guide to movies and entertainment, who presented highlights from Movieguide®'s 2017 Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry at the 25th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala Feb.10 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Media expert, Baehr, speaking to a room full of Hollywood actors and studio chiefs, said that the success of movies with at least some of these values in 2016 is "no fluke," adding, "It's been true ever since we began doing our comprehensive political analysis 13 years ago in 2003."
"Blessed Assurance" - Elevation Worship
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.]
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First, we will pause to welcome you to the call, asking for your name and the city or state you are calling in from. You will then hear a sister or a brother in Christ, reading a passage of Scripture out loud. That person will pause to let you know where they are in the reading; then continue on. At the next break (we go chapter by chapter), you will be welcome to read with us, or to simply "stand down" and read along silently with others on the phone.
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