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"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
"Standing Together as One . . .
Under the Cross of Christ"
"Then I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city." (Isaiah 1:26)
"Pray . . . for all . . . in authority . . . "
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
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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.
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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. New! 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.
5. 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.
Middle East Focus
1. In historic first, Israel legalizes West Bank outposts with sweeping new legislation - Times of Israel
Following months of coalition wrangling, damning criticism from internal and international opposition, and bleak warnings from legal experts, Israel on Monday legalized all West Bank outposts with sweeping legislation that aims to prevent future demolitions of settler homes built on private Palestinian land.
In a late-night session, the Knesset passed the final readings of the controversial so-called Regulation Bill, which paves the way for Israel to recognize some 4,000 illegally built settler homes.
The legislation could still be thwarted by Israel's judges. "The chance that it will be struck down by the Supreme Court is 100 percent," Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said last week. (Read more)
2. Theresa May to Netanyahu: Britain Is Committed to a Two-state Solution - Haaretz
LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the start of a meeting between the two leaders that the U.K. government is committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Netanyahu told May that he shares her desire for peace in the region, but avoided voicing an explicit support of the two-state solution.
Minutes before the meeting, May's spokesman told the British press that the prime minister plans to tell Netanyahu she opposes settlement activity in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem. (Read more)
3. Regulation Bill passes 2nd and 3rd Knesset readings - YNET News
MKs voted in favor of the Regulation Bill seeking to legalize government-backed outposts in the West Bank Monday evening in the Knesset plenum during its second and third readings. The vote, which passed by a maority of 60-52, comes after hours of heated committee discussions and after months of poltical maneuvering.
The bill was brought for its second and third reading in the Knesset, despite Prime Minister Netanyahu's request from Bayit Yehudi leader MK Naftali Bennett to postpone the vote until his return from his state visit to Britain where he met with Prime Minister Theresa May. (Read more)
4. Escalation in Gaza: IDF launched artillery attack, hit more Hamas targets - Jerusalem Online
Tonight (Sunday), the IDF launched an artillery attack aimed at Hamas outposts and bases in central Gaza. Earlier, tanks responded to gunshots fired at IDF soldiers who were near the border fence in the Kissufim area.
"Not long ago, the IDF attacked and destroyed a post belonging to the terrorist organization Hamas in southern Gaza," read a statement released by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. "The IDF will continue to operate with determination at all times to maintain Israel's security." (Read more)
5. Iran: 'Only seven minutes needed for the Iranian missile to hit Tel Aviv' - Jerusalem Post
"Only seven minutes is needed for the Iranian missile to hit Tel Aviv," senior member of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission and former Revolutionary Guard official, Majtaba Zonour, told semi-official Fars News Agency Saturday.
His comments follow days of heated exchanges between US and Iranian officials. (Read more)
6. Western navies hold major drill off coast of Iran - Times of Israel
Western navies held a series of drills off the coast of Iran last week, in a show of force in light of increased Iranian harassment of foreign military vessels.
The exercises, dubbed "United Trident," were led by the United Kingdom and included ships from the US, France and Australia. The navies practiced fighting off enemy aerial incursions and mine clearing, as well as live fire drills, according to the British daily Telegraph.
The final drill featured 13 ships from the allied navies sailing in formation, with helicopters flying overhead. (Read more)
7. Meeting UK's May, Netanyahu says world should sanction Iran - Times of Israel
LONDON - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called for new international sanctions against Iran during his first meeting with British counterpart Theresa May in London.
Speaking at a short photo op before the two met behind closed doors, May was mostly silent on Iran, but affirmed to Netanyahu her country's commitment to a two-state solution with the Palestinians.
Netanyahu had flown to the UK with the intention of pushing for a united US-UK-Israeli front against Tehran following new ballistic missile tests by Iran, and said all "responsible nations" should back new sanctions, essentially rolling back the nuclear agreement.
"I welcome President Trump's insistence on new sanctions against Iran. I think other nations should follow suit, certainly responsible nations," he said, accusing Iran of "provocation after provocation." (Read more)
8. Putin disagrees with Trump: Iran not a terrorist state - Jerusalem Post
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman told reporters on Monday that the Kremlin did not agree with comments by US President Donald Trump that Iran was a terrorist state.
But differences between Russia and the United States should not stop the two countries from building a mutually beneficial relationship, said Dmitry Peskov, Putin's spokesman.
"It's not a secret that Moscow and Washington's views on many international issues are diametrically opposed," Peskov said. (Read more)
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. Soros Fingerprints All Over Anti-Trump Lawsuits - lifezette.com
More than a dozen lawsuits and counting have been filed against President Donald Trump's executive order that temporarily blocks visas from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen.
Looking beyond the handful of emotional personal stories that are gaining the media's sympathy, there is a more predictable political power dynamic at play. The lawsuits largely stem from organizations bankrolled by billionaire leftist George Soros and Democratic state attorneys general. (Read more)
- Father, Your Word gives us authority over ALL the power of the enemy, so we stand firmly on Your Word and rebuke the plans of the demonic realm ruling George Soros that are designed to destroy the President, and our Nation, and command them to be destroyed.
- "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall be any means hurt you." (Luke 10:19)
2. Calls mount for Trump administration to label Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorist organization' - Fox News
The Trump administration could soon declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, a move that would greatly restrict the controversial group's global reach and would come despite its insistence that it has peaceful intentions.
Trump himself was often critical of President Obama's outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has proposed a bill to call for declaring the Brotherhood a terror organization. In the past, it has been accused of supporting terrorist groups around the world, and several countries, including Muslim nations, have banned them.
If the U.S. declares the Brotherhood a terrorist organization, it would make it a criminal act for Americans to fund the group, ban banks from processing money for it, bar people with ties to the group from coming to the United States and make it easier to deport immigrants who have worked with the organization. (Read more)
- Father, thank You for this bill introduced that would label the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group. We bind up the thoughts and intents of every member of Congress in Your Heart and Will in this matter.
- "You pushed me violently that I might fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation." (Psalm 118:13,14)
3. Keeping pace with Trump, his agenda created Capitol Hill version of 'Hell Week' - Fox News
Those who toil on Capitol Hill this week also braved their own mental and physical trials. There were fracases with the other party. Fights about rules. Name-calling. Standoffs with the administration. Republicans scrapping with other Republicans. Awful schedules. It was brutal.
Whether you're a member of the Greek system getting hazed, prepping a show on Broadway, training to become a SEAL, or work in Congress, everyone has a common name for these types of weeks. "Hell week," declared House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley, D-N.Y. (Read more)
- Father, we agree that these past two weeks have been ones of intense activity on Capitol Hill. We ask for Your grace to be sufficient for all who are now moving with the transition of the Trump administration, including an extra measure of strength and peace throughout the Hill. Thank You, Lord, that as we ask, You will answer, in Your name, amen.
- "Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son." (John 14:13)
4. Rogue Federal Bureaucrats Threaten Trump's Agenda - Daily Signal
Recent scandals in the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Internal Revenue Service demonstrated that it's almost impossible to fire federal employees, many of whom reportedly intend to go rogue by not implementing President Donald Trump's agenda.
"It's hard to argue we have an accountable government when someone can't be fired for years at a time," @bgwilterdink says.
Conservatives are hopeful the time has come for civil service reform that would rein in this permanent class of government workers who have voiced outright hostility to the new administration. Some have even called it the "fourth branch of government" or "alt-government."
"This is a situation where people voted and elected a president who is lawfully trying to complete those tasks [he promised in the campaign], while unelected bureaucrats are willing to overturn the will of the people," Ben Wilterdink, director of the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) Task Force on Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development, told The Daily Signal. (Read more)
- Lord, we rebuke the rebellion within the ranks of current workers, and speak peace over it. Let this be a time of Holy Spirit heart change for those who work for the government.
- "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should nto perish, but will have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
5. Supporters attend pro-Trump rally in New York - local station KWQC
People gathered in front of Trump Towers in New York City today for a rally in support of President Donald Trump. The 'We the People Support President Trump' rally was organized by the Queens Village Republican Club. Supporters waved American flags, carried signs saying 'We the People support our President Trump,' and sang patriotic songs.
And despite protests across the country and overseas against the president's travel ban of people from seven Muslim-majority countries, supporters say the president is doing a good job. (Read more)
- Father we rejoice at a spot of good news in the midst of continual upheaval. Thank you for people who value our President!
- "Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the King." (1 Peter 2:17)
6. Bay Area Conservatives Keep Meetups Secret Fearing For Their Safety- CBS
Some East Bay conservatives say they live a secret life. They can never tell anyone what they really feel like in fear of their safety. Robert Ward is coming out conservative, but in a place he says is risky for those who share his beliefs. "If you witness what happened in Berkeley, actually they are so violent on top of it. I mean being a conservative in the Bay Area is like being a heretic," says Ward. "You lead a double life. You can never tell your friends and co-workers."
Robert says several Bay Area conservatives have secret meet ups like the one KPIX 5 was invited to visit in the East Bay. Organizers asked not to disclose their location or the faces of anyone who attended, but insist this is the way it has to be in a liberal state.
"They seem to pride themselves on being diverse, and they are diverse about everything but their ideology," says Ward. "I hope that in the future when people see Trump isn't as scary as they think he is and a lot of the good things that happen and the prosperity comes back and the jobs come back, every one calms down a little bit." (Read more)
- Lord, this is such a sad situation that the hostility toward conservatives is so bad that they have to meet in secret in California. We ask for a fresh move of Your Holy Spirit, driving the opposition to their knees in repentance.
- "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God." (Romans 14:11)
7. Atheist Group Files Complaint against School after Pastor Prays with Injured Student- Christian Headlines
OneNewsNow.com reports that when a high school footbal player at the Tennessee school was severely injured, youth pastor Eric Dill of Bayside Baptist Church was asked by another student to pray for the injured player who reportedly received a hard blow to his neck and was unable to move his legs.
Dill recalls the tense moment: "A neck injury is the scariest part of football. It was almost dead silence . . . about the only thing I could hear on the field was like sniffling, and just players getting emotional."
Upon hearing that Dill prayed with the student and that some teachers and coaches had bowed their heads in prayer as well, the Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a complaint against the school district, alleging that "coaches cannot participate in prayer in school, and even that student-led prayer at football games is unconstitutional," according to the FFRF's complaint. (Read more)
- Father, we rebuke the FFRF in the Mighty Name of Jesus, and call forth Your Angelic Host to battle those anti-Christ demons. They cannot have this school, nor the injured player, nor destroy the life of this pastor in Jesus' Name!
- "Little children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know it is the last hour." (1 John 2:18)
8. DeVos foes in furious push to defeat nomination, still one vote short - Fox News
Teachers unions, advocacy groups and others are jamming Senate phone lines, funding TV ads and rallying on the ground to stop Betsy DeVos from becoming President Trump's secretary of Education. But their efforts, at least for now, appear to be coming up one vote short.
With her final Senate confirmation vote set for Tuesday at noon, the chamber still seems locked in a 50-50 split on the nomination. If that happens, Vice President Pence is expected to cast a historic, tie-breaking vote to confirm her. This scenario has DeVos' critics going into overdrive in a bid to peel off one more Republican to vote nay. (Read more)
- Lord we ask that You stand with Betsy DeVos as she has been under fire and experienced hostile forces arrayed against her. We pray that You will shut the mouths of these Goliaths and allow her to move through to confirmation.
- "He shall call upon Me and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him." (Psalm 91:15b)
9. The U.S. military's stats on deadly airstrikes are wrong. Thousands have gone unreported - Military Times
The American military has failed to publicly disclose potentially thousands of lethal airstrikes conducted over several years in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, a Military Times investigation has revealed. The enormous data gap raises serious doubts about transparency in reported progress against the Islamic State, al-Qaida and the Taliban, and calls into question the accuracy of other Defense Department disclosures documenting everything from costs to casualty counts.
In 2016 alone, U.S. combat aircraft conducted at least 456 airstrikes in Afghanistan that were not recorded as part of an open-source database maintained by the U.S. Air Force, information relied on by Congress, American allies, military analysts, academic researchers, the media and independent watchdog groups to assess each war's expense, manpower requirements and human toll. (Read more)
- Lord we ask that You correct this situation and have the government report truth.
- "Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven." (Psalm 85:11)
10. More than 100 die as avalanches bury villages in Afghanistan, Pakistan - CNN
Rescuers are desperately trying to reach villages along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border after the area was hit by deadly avalanches. More than 100 people were killed, but that number is probably going to rise. More people are believed to be trapped under all of that snow. The avalanches were caused by three days of heavy snowfall. (Read more)
- Father, we ask that You be with those who are searching for and rescuing the survivors of this catastrophe. Show them Your mercy, O Lord, we pray, amen.
- "For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light." (Mark 4:22)
The Daily Jot
Monday, February 6, 2017
Civil unrest and the revolution
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Americans lived through a time of civil unrest. Mixed in with the much needed civil rights movement were those who wanted to destroy America. Fortunately, gains were made in civil rights. Unfortunately, those wanting to destroy America continued to grow. What we see today is a product of those times, only far more radical. It seems that the majority of protesters don't even know what they are protesting. They are just exercising their right to protest. An angry minority are latching on to whatever propaganda they can to believe it enough to protest, and they are being used. Still another radical minority knows their end goal-cause enough strife to foment revolution.
Since the beginning of our nation, people have been trying to bring it down. Today, they are more vocal and radical than ever. Today, our freedoms of speech and religion are being threatened by bullies who accuse those who disagree with them from the content of their own heart. They proclaim they are exercising their right to freedom of speech, but when someone disagrees, he is beaten by mobs and/or labeled with some kind of "ist" or "obe". Those in disagreement are not afforded their rights to free speech because in the eyes of the radicals, dissenters of the radical mantra are wrong. More and more they are emerging as groups linked together by a common cause-America must go down.
What do radical homosexual groups and radical Islamic groups have in common? In reality, homosexuals in Islamic countries are beaten, tortured and killed. But they were allied in the Women's March in Washington, DC. What is the common thread that binds them together long enough to trash our nation's capital with words and litter? They want to see America go down and be remade into their own image. Islam wants an Islamic America. Homosexuality wants an America that submits to their sexual orientation. I guess if they were able to take America down, they would have to fight it out as to who gets their way-Islam who wishes all homosexuals dead, or homosexuals who want Islam to accept them.
We as Christian Americans must speak into this morass. Somewhere, somehow, the light of Christ needs to shine. It starts with knowing the facts and being able to speak to them. These anarchists run on emotion, making the half-truths into facts, then into battle cries. We need to be armed with the facts and also, as Romans 14:16 says, "Let not then your good be evil spoken of." We need to be firm. Remember Ephesians 6:12, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." This spiritual wickedness manifests itself in flesh and blood, but originates in the principalities of darkness. Let's, having done all, stand, as we are not to be overcome by evil, but to overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21).
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Pray for our Leaders
Pray for our Leaders:
A Weekly Prayer Guide Published by Intercessors for America
To read this week's guide to prayer, please go here.
This week, IFA is offering prayers for these leaders:
1. JUDGE NEIL GORSUCH; SUPREME COURT NOMINEE
2. JEFF SESSIONS; ATTORNEY GENERAL
3. MITCH MCCONNELL; SENATE MAJORITY LEADER
4. CHUCK SCHUMER; SENATE MINORITY LEADER
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.
THE BLOOD WILL NEVER LOSE ITS POWER
The blood of Jesus Christ . . . cleanseth us from all sin." (1 John 1:7)
The blood of Jesus Christ . . . cleanseth us from all sin." (1 John 1:7)
The blood that Jesus once shed for me,
As my Redeemer, upon the tree;
The blood that setteth the pris'ner free,
Will never lose its pow'r.
It will never lose its pow'r,
It will never lose its pow'r;
The blood that cleanses from all sin
Will never lose its pow'r.
It gives us access to God on high,
From "far off places" it brings us nigh;
To precious blessings that never die,
It will never lose its pow'r.
It is a shelter for rich and poor,
It is to Heaven the open door;
The sinner's merit forevermore,
It will never lose its pow'r.
And when with all the blood washed throng
We sing in glory redemption's song;
We'll pass the glorious truth along,
It has never lost its pow'r.
Please go here. (By Andrae Crouch)
About the Author:
Words: Civilla D. Martin, 1912.
Music: Walter S. Martin
Signs and Wonders
Underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga
A new photo has emerged from NASA Earth clearly showing the site of the underwater volcano eruption known as 'Submarine Volcano III' near Tongatapu. NASA Earth states the plume is emerging from a seamount located 33 km (20 miles) from Tongatapu. (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
This Country Plans to Rework Their Constitution to Read:
"Founded On God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit"
(Samoa) - [CBN News] The Samoan government wants to add a clause to the Constitution that officially defines Samoa as a Christian nation.
The Samoan constitution already references Christianity in the cover and preamble, but Samoan leaders want to reference their faith in the body of the constitution.
"Every time we say that Samoa is founded on God because it is in within our Constitution, God must've had a good laugh and thought that we have been fooling Him," said Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi. "And it has been more than 50 years since we have been fooling God, because this is not in the body of our Constitution.
Even more Tuilaepa said "The phrase "Samoa is founded on God" will no longer be used. Instead, under the Constitution, it will be, 'Samoa is a Christian nation founded of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.'"
Kari Jobe - "Holy Spirit"
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.
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[Note: we are reading from these versions of the Scripture: King James, New King James, New American Standard, and NIV.]