CHPP Daily Brief: "Praying for All in Authority" Thursday, February 9, 2017
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"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, February 9, 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)
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Focus on Israel
1. Elite Hamas fighters defecting to Islamic State - Times of Israel
A member of Hamas's naval commando unit defected from the Gaza-based terror organization nearly a year ago to join the Sinai Province - the Islamic State group's branch in the Sinai Peninsula, Palestinian sources told The Times of Israel.
Abed al-Wahad Abu Aadara, 20, from the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, was arrested approximately two months ago by Hamas while visiting Gaza due to his affiliation with IS. He has since been freed.
Although Abu Aadara is not the first Hamas operative to defect to IS, he is the first known member of the group's naval commando unit to join its ranks (Read more)
2. Iron Dome intercepts three rockets from Sinai headed for Eilat - Times of Israel
The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted three rockets headed for the southern city of Eilat late Wednesday night, while a fourth fell in an open area, the army said.
This fourth rocket was not shot down by the missile defense battery as it was headed towards an open field, a military spokesperson said.
There were no injuries or damage reported from the rocket salvo. However, city officials said that five people were treated for anxiety attacks related to the incident. One of them was taken to the hospital, the Magen David Adom ambulance service told Israel Radio. (Read more)
3. PA has more diplomatic missions around the world than Israel - YNET News
For the first time ever, Israel has fewer diplomatic missions worldwide than the Palestinian Authority-103-102. Additionally, while Israel only has representation in 78 countries, the Palestinians are represented in 95 countries.
Over the past year, the Israeli Foreign Ministry has closed four missions-El Salvador, the Caribbean Islands, Marseille and Philadelphia-leaving the country with 98 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions in addition to four representative offices. (Read more)
4. Watch: Clashes erupt outside Jerusalem art gallery over Breaking the Silence lecture - Jerusalem Online
Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Barbur art gallery in Jerusalem on Wednesday after it refused to cancel a lecture by the CEO of Breaking the Silence, a group of IDF veterans who oppose the Israeli presence in the West Bank.
Members of the far-right Lehava group clashed with activists who came to support the lecture, calling them "left-wing traitors" and accusing them of "cooperating with the Palestinian enemy." (Read more)
5. Erdogan, Trump agree joint action against Islamic State in Syria: Turkish sources - Reuters
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in an overnight phone call on joint action against Islamic State in the Syrian towns of Raqqa and al-Bab, both held by the militants, Turkish presidency sources said on Wednesday. U.S.-Turkish differences during former President Barack Obama's administration impeded the U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State, and closer coordination could mean faster progress towards freeing swathes of northern Syria from IS. Erdogan now hopes that relations with Washington, strained by the presence in the United States of a cleric he blames for an attempted military coup last year and by U.S. support for Kurdish militia in Syria, can be reset under Trump.
The White House said that in the phone call, Trump spoke about the two countries' "shared commitment to combating terrorism in all its forms" and welcomed Turkish contributions to the fight against Islamic State. But it gave few details.
Sources in Erdogan's office said the two leaders had touched on issues including a "safe zone", as well as the regional migrant crisis and the fight against terrorism. Turkey has long advocated a secure zone for displaced civilians in Syria threatened by Islamist militants or forces fighting for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (Read more)
- Lord God, we lift up President Trump as he continues to pursue new strategies that will help us to destroy ISIS. Father, as he reaches out to the nation of Turkey, we ask that all be done according to Your will, and for the blessing of Israel, as well. We offer this prayer in the name of Yeshua, our Messiah, amen.
- " . . . for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute." (Luke 21:1)
6. Houston Jewish students suffer social media harassment - Arutz Sheva
Houston college students receive social media threats such as 'kill all Zionists' and 'Jews should be cursed'. Local groups offer support. (Read more)
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions as Attorney General - The Daily Signal
The Senate voted 52-47 Wednesday night to confirm Jeff Sessions, a longtime U.S. senator and former federal prosecutor, as the nation's 84th attorney general. Only one Democrat, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, joined Republicans in confirming Sessions, who voted "present." (Read more)
- Father, we thank You that this man of integrity, and brother in Christ, has been chosen to serve our nation as our new Attorney Generel. We pray for Jeff Sessions as he begins the difficult task of realigning the Justice Department to enforce all of the law equally. Help him remove people who have misused their positions and replace them with men and women of integrity.
- "Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all." (1 Chronicles 29:12)
2. Trump White House besieged by leaks - The Hill
Trump's White House has sprung a remarkable number of leaks since his inauguration. The question is where they're coming from.
Barely a day goes by without some unusual tale emerging from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (Read more)
- Father God, we ask that You send forth a host of security angels who will stand watch over the White House to guard "the palace of the king" until these leaks can be discovered and rendered null and void. We place the Blood of the Lamb over every breach in the wall, and thank You for hearing and answering our prayer, in the Name of Jesus, amen.
- " . . . He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways." (Psalm 91:11)
3. Travel-ban judge makes decision based on whopping lie - WND
The federal judge who halted President Donald Trump's travel ban was wrong in stating that no one from the seven countries targeted in Trump's order has been arrested for extremism in the United States since the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Just last October, an Iraqi refugee living in Texas pleaded guilty to attempting to provide support to the Islamic State group, accused of taking tactical training and wanting to blow himself up in an act of martyrdom. In November, a Somali refugee injured 11 in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University, and he surely would have been arrested had he not been killed by an officer."
. . . As WND pointed out in a story Sunday and the AP acknowledged Monday, Somali refugees also carried out knife attacks against civilians at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Sept. 17, injuring 10, and at Ohio State University on Nov. 28, injuring 11.
So Robart either has a short memory, does not read the news, or was deliberately whitewashing the facts in an attempt to strike down Trump's executive order. (Read more)
- Father God, the people of this nation have rejected lawlessness at the ballot box. We pray You would continue to deliver us from this pernicious evil.
- God will judge those outside. "Expel the wicked person from among you." (1 Corinthians 5:13)
4. Why 'fake news' is now ensnaring liberals - Yahoo News
Before the presidential election, when Hillary Clinton looked to be cruising to a victory, a cottage industry of fake and misleading news reports found an eager audience on many conservative Americans' social media feeds.
Now, nearly three months after President Trump's stunning victory, same kind of alarmist, click-bait headlines, along with their false news reports, are becoming increasingly prevalent on liberal Americans' feeds. (Read more)
- Father, we repent for allowing ourselves to be ensnared by lies. Give us discernment and a burning desire for truth.
- Friend deceives friend, and no one speaks the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they weary themselves with sinning. (Jeremiah 9:5)
5. Republicans fear for their safety as Obamacare protests grow - POLITICO
House Republicans during a closed-door meeting Tuesday discussed how to protect themselves and their staffs from protesters storming town halls and offices in opposition to repealing Obamacare, sources in the room told Politico.
House GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers invited Rep. David Reichert, a former county sheriff, to present lawmakers with protective measures they should have in place. Among the suggestions: having a physical exit strategy at town halls, or a backdoor in congressional offices to slip out of, in case demonstrations turn violent; having local police monitor town halls; replacing any glass office-door entrances with heavy doors and deadbolts; and setting up intercoms to ensure those entering congressional offices are there for appointments, not to cause chaos.
"The message was: One, be careful for security purposes. Watch your back. And two, be receptive. Honor the First Amendment, engage, be friendly, be nice," said Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker (R-N.C.). "Because it is toxic out there right now. Even some of the guys who have been around here a lot longer than I have, have never seen it to this level."
He later added: "For those of us who have children in grade school and that kind of thing, there's a factor in all of this, saying: How far will the progressive movement go to try to intimidate us?" (Read more)
- Father God, we repent for the hostility we see now among the citizens of this great democracy. Freedom of speech is one thing, but endangerment of our governing officials is another . . .
We thank You, O Lord, that these men and women in Congress are now seeking extra measures to protect themselves and their loved ones in these hostile times. We pray an extra measure of protection, too, for their children through the Blood of Jesus, shed on the Cross, in Your name, amen.
- The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives. (Proverbs 16:17)
6. 'Calexit': Yes California movement opens 'embassy' in Moscow - RT.com
A campaign calling for the independence of California from the United States has opened an "embassy" in Moscow.
The movement, Yes California, is hoping for a "Calexit" break from the US. Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Louis Marinelli, leader of the movement, said the embassy will not deal with diplomatic issues, but will act as more of a cultural center that will educate Russians about California's history, boost trade ties and promote tourism.
"We're not requesting military assistance from Russia," Marinelli explained. "We're certainly going to request recognition of our independence and recognition of our  independence referendum result, as we're going to request that the entire international community recognizes the results." (Read more)
- Father God, we cannot believe that this "CALEXIT" movement will be blessed by You, as it violates the very sovereignty of our nation. We ask that You move on the hearts of the people in the State of California to move away from this effort, and back to reality, in Your name, amen.
- "The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps." (Proverbs 16:9)
7. Pence to Lead Investigation of Illegal Voter Registration - Washington Times
Vice President Mike Pence says it will be an "honor" to lead President Trump's commission on voter fraud.
"At the very center of our democracy is the integrity of the vote - the one person, one vote principle," Mr. Pence said in an interview with Fox News posted Monday. "And it'll be my honor to lead that commission on behalf of the president and to look into that and give the American people the facts."
Mr. Pence said Mr. Trump is committed to "really looking into the errors and flaws in our voter logs - the possibility of wide scale voter fraud that's [taken] place in the country."
Mr. Trump has said he believes between 3 million and 5 million illegal votes could have been cast in last year's election, and that none of those votes would have benefited him. (Read more)
- Pray that any voter fraud will be exposed and reformed before the next election cycle.
- "Food gained by fraud tastes sweet, but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel." (Prov. 20:17)
[Prayer offered by Intercessors for America]
8. GOP Moves to Protect Pro-Life Conscience Rights - Washington Times
Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to protect the conscience rights of pro-life health care entities and employers from the coercive power of federal and state governments compelling them to participate in abortions.
The Conscience Protection Act of 2017, introduced last month by Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, would add an additional layer of protection to ensure the government cannot discriminate against organizations because of their pro-life beliefs.
Mr. Fortenberry said the Conscience Protection Act will "enable health care professionals and organizations to serve by their core convictions without coercion." "Conscience is the sacred space of human dignity where persons exercise their sincerely held, reasoned beliefs," Mr. Fortenberry said in a statement. "It is a true poverty that this most cherished American principle is under assault, violating the good of persons and communities." (Read more)
- Thank the Lord for pending legislation to protect pro-life health care providers. Pray that the bills would become law and health care providers could stand for their belief without recrimination.
- "And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do." (Hebrews 4:13)
9. China may be preparing for a crippling preemptive missile strike on US military bases - Yahoo (Business Insider)
A new report by Thomas Shugart on War On The Rocks details the disturbing level to which China appears to have planned out a crippling missile attack on US military bases in the Pacific should its interests in the region be threatened.
For some time analysts have noted that China seems to be tailoring its military to counter the US's. For example, Beijing tested its "carrier killer' ballistic missile on a model of a US Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, while its own aircraft carrier is designed for coastal defense and will likely be destined for the South China Sea. (Read more)
- Father, we pray You would give the Trump Administration wisdom in restoring diplomatic ties with China and de-escalating conflict in the South China Sea.
- The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives. (Proverbs 16:17)
10. UN: 120,000 Nigerian likely face Boko Haram-created famine - Ynet News
More than 120,000 Nigerians likely will suffer "catastrophic" famine-like conditions caused by Boko Haram's Islamic uprising, among 11 million confronting severe food shortages this year, according to a new UN report.
The report from the Food and Agriculture Organization predicts Africa's biggest humanitarian crisis in northeast Nigeria likely will deteriorate during the "lean" food season between June and August. (Read more)
- Father, we pray You would deliver the Nigerian people from Boko Haram and the scourge of Islam.
- But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. (Psalm 33:18-19)
11. Disruptive snow piles up fast in Philadelphia to New York City, Boston - Accuweather
A quick change to colder weather will be accompanied by accumulating snow from the mid-Atlantic to eastern New England into Thursday evening.
The cold and snow follow on the heels of record warmth across the Northeast on Wednesday. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for safety as people travel through this storm. Help emergency responders get to people in need and restore power quickly.
- As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:10-11)
The Daily Jot (Part One)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
When resistance crosses the line
We have seen peaceful supporters of President Donald Trump being verbally attacked, physically beaten, hair set on fire, and demonized by the news media-all the while the perpetrators of such violence are labeling the victims as haters, extremists, and fascists. So when does resistance cross the line and become treason or sedition? The Constitution guarantees the right to free speech and peaceful assembly. But historically, the Founders were very wary of those elements in society that were trying to tear down the Republic or overthrow the government. They likely would not have accepted contemporary political norms of communism, socialism, and Islamism somehow coexisting with the Republic.
Article I Section 8.15 of the Constitution says Congress shall have the power "To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions." Article 3 Section 1.1 defines treason as, "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort." Section 4 states: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."
In his 1796 farewell speech, George Washington warned that parties and factions were a danger to Liberty, "They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests." This is exactly what is happening today-an artful minority attempting to impose its will against the people.
So when does it go too far? I would suggest that the answer is found in the very mission statements of the groups instigating this nationwide rebellion. Communist Party USA, Islamic Society of North America, Council on American Islamic Relations, Moveon.org, Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood, National Education Association, and the factions that work with them-all contain language, subtle or direct, that is against the Constitutional Republic form of government. Just as they spew the very hate they accuse others of doing, their brand of "patriotism" is of a similar nature against our guarantees of liberty. It has already gone too far. As Jesus said in Matthew 7:16, "You shall know them by their fruits."
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
The Daily Jot (Part Two)
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Disconnected with reality
When we look at the anarchists making fools of themselves in the streets of America, protesting anything and everything against President Donald Trump, the question often arises about how these people actually view the world. Do they see things from an ethical, moral or truth foundation, or are they emotionally driven and disconnected with reality? The answer is obvious to many, but a recent Rasmussen poll sheds light on how these people think. Rasmussen found that 62% of likely US Voters believe Christians living in the Islamic world are treated unfairly because of their religion. Rasmussen reported, "Just 17% disagree, while 21% more are undecided." But the details of the survey reveal something shocking.
Rasmussen reports, "By comparison, 39% feel most Muslims living in the United States are treated unfairly because of their religion. That's up from 31% last year and is the highest finding in surveys to date. A plurality (46%) still believes Muslims are not treated unfairly because of their faith, while 15% more are not sure." But here is the shocker: "Fifty-six percent (56%) of Democrats, however, believe most Muslims in this country are mistreated, a view shared by only 22% of Republicans and 39% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Fewer Democrats (47%) think most Christians are mistreated in the Islamic world, compared to 76% of GOP voters and 64% of unaffiliateds."
Thereligionofpeace.com, a site that is concerned with Islam's political and religious teachings according to its own texts, reports, "since 9/11, an additional 145 Americans have been killed in 50 separate acts of deadly Islamic terror or Islam-related honor killing in the United States. Hundreds of mass murder plots have been thwarted or botched. The real story is not "Islamophobia" but American tolerance - which rightly refuses to punish the individual based on group identity." Indeed, around the world Muslims are the majority perpetrators in killing Christians. Pew Research says that close to 100,000 Christians are killed each year because of their faith. Jihad Watch reports that the Christian population in Iraq is now between 50,000-250,000, down from 1.4 million in 2003-"They were either massacred by jihadist or abducted."
It is not debatable that Islam relentlessly persecutes Christians. That the vast majority of Democrats (56%) don't believe it is an incredible disconnect with reality. It serves as a prime example of how liberals process information and reject what they don't want to believe, even though it is indisputable. This is the same mentality that we are facing as a nation with those who are protesting the crack down on illegal immigration and bringing in people from terrorist-sponsoring Islamic states. Their "truth" is what they believe, not what is actually true. As is said in 2 Timothy 4:4, "And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." This is what those of us with a sound mind are dealing with.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
About the Resistance
About the Resistance:
Three Articles to Note
- Prayer Request: As you study the material below, pleased hold this request before our Lord. Thank you.
Father, we lift up these people caught in deception and rebellion. We pray You would open their eyes to truth and bring them to repentance.
- "Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves."
1. In Their Own Words: Anti-Trump 'Resistance' Leaders Say They Want To Make America 'Ungovernable' - Daily Caller
Behind the mass protests, choreographed chants and acts of violence, leaders of anti-Trump "resistance" efforts are communicating the same simple but dark message: they want to make America "ungovernable" for the president of the United States.
These protesters say they will do whatever it takes to keep Trump from enacting his agenda, and many of them have shown a willingness to destroy public property, assault law enforcement officers and inflict violence upon their fellow citizens. (Read more)
2. Former Donald Trump Agent Ari Emanuel Setting up PAC for New Era - Variety
Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell said in the email on Tuesday that several initiatives are designed to help workers at the Beverly Hills-based company engage in the political process. The actions are in response to the election of Donald Trump, though the memo is careful not to take sides in any of the many controversies that have erupted during the president's 19 days in office.
"No matter what side of the aisle you sit on or where you live in the world, the call for meaningful and sustained civic engagement is louder than ever," begins the memo, delivered under the subject line "Influence."
Emanuel has connections on both sides of the political aisle. He once served as Trump's agent and visited the President-elect after his victory over Hillary Clinton, but before the Republican took office on Jan. 20. Emanuel declined to disclose what he and his former client talked about at the November meeting, which took place at a Trump's golf course in New Jersey.
Emanuel also contributed to Clinton's campaign and he is the brother of Democrat Rahm Emanuel, the current mayor of Chicago and President Barack Obama's former chief of staff. Trump donated $50,000 to Rahm Emanuel's 2010 Chicago mayoral campaign. (Read more)
3. Nationwide strike against Trump planned for February 17 gains traction - The Blaze
In a piece she wrote for The Guardian last month, novelist Francine Prose posited that President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries from traveling to the U.S. for 90 days called for more than simple protests: "Trump's actions warrant a general national strike," the headline read. Now that idea is gaining support online.
Prose says she believes that America should engage in "a nonviolent national general strike" of the kind more common in Europe than stateside. "Let's designate a day on which no one (that is, anyone who can do so without being fired) goes to work, a day when no one shops or spends money, a day on which we truly make our economic and political power felt, a day when we make it clear: how many of us there are, how strong and committed we are, how much we can accomplish," she writes. (Read more)
- Father God, we lift up this agenda before Your Throne of Grace, asking that Your hand of mercy would rest upon our land. Show us Your mercy, O God, as we seek Your face in repentance, yet once again, for our personal and national sins.
We take up the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and we strike this "strike" with Your Sword, causing its demise. We ask that, in our "strike", You would set countless captives free to worship You, and You only, in Spirit and in Truth. Amen and amen.
- "Is not My word like a fire?" says the Lord, "And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?" (Jeremiah 23:29)
Praying over Liberal Hostility
Praying over Liberal Hostility
Submitted by: Rev. Pierre Bynum
Chaplain & National Prayer Director
Family Research Council
Apart from prevailing prayer and changed hearts, the hostility toward all of Trump's nominees and initiatives will continue. We have witnessed the full impact of organized liberal groups filled with anger and remorse because they have lost political control, and who are determined to express their rage by whatever means they can. Among them are anti-American ideologues, communists, and anarchists who, while unwilling to grant others free speech, are willing and eager to use anarchist riots to bring about destruction and bodily harm to others to express their own radical views.
Reports say that moneyed agitators like George Soros, who has funded professional protestors in the past, will be part of a February 17th nationwide anti-Trump protest that some are saying will be akin to or worse than those at Berkeley last week, where students who were angry that a conservative speaker was allowed on campus expressed their displeasure with anarchy, rioting, and senseless widespread property damage. Many GOP-led Congressmen are concerned for their safety. And Big Business is getting into the anti-Trump act on a national scale by expressing their views via glitzy Super Bowl ads that are clearly intended to stir up hostility against our new president.
- Pray that our leaders and local, state, and federal law enforcement will be able to keep the peace. May law-breaking professional agitators and moneyed instigators be apprehended and held to account. May those motivated by communist and other revolutionary spirits be subdued! May God-sent revivals and awakenings bring peace to the hearts of all. And may angry throngs, mindlessly agitated by malevolent leaders, be quelled in favor of peaceable protest and reasonable debate.
- "Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.
But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands . . ." (2 Samuel 23:5,6)
Rev. Pierre Bynum
Chaplain & National Prayer Director
Family Research Council
801 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
This Weekend: Protest Planned Parenthood
"Taxpayers are Sickened" by Planned Parenthood
-Nationwide Rallies, This Weekend, Call to Defund the Abortion Giant
As Congress moves forward with plans to reallocate funding from Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion business, to comprehensive health care centers, citizens across America will speak up in support of the action. Saturday, February 11, groups will gather outside over 200 Planned Parenthood facilities in 44 states and the nation's capital to #ProtestPP. There will also be overseas support with a demonstration at the London headquarters of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, which was recently defunded by executive order.
"Planned Parenthood's brand is at an all-time low and their leadership reflects how disconnected they are from science and basic American values. This weekend thousands of Americans will stand in peaceful opposition to send a message that abortion is not health care and as the nation's largest abortion operation, Planned Parenthood should not get $1 of taxpayer money, much less $430 million," stated Shawn Carney, President, 40 Days for Life.
"The federal government has been subsidizing Planned Parenthood to the tune of more than $430 million annually," explained Carney. "This, at the same time that the nation's largest abortion provider holds $500 ticket fundraisers and charges a woman about $500 to abort her baby," he continued. "On top of that, after Planned Parenthood's baby body part trafficking scandal, taxpayers are sickened to see their money spent in support of these atrocities."
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(Source: Breaking Christian News)
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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.
"Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow." (Isaiah 1:18)
I hear the Savior say, "Thy strength indeed is small; Child of weakness, watch and pray, Find in Me thine all in all."
Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.
For nothing good have I Whereby Thy grace to claim, I'll wash my garments white In the blood of Calv'ry's Lamb.
And now complete in Him My robe His righteousness, Close sheltered 'neath His side, I am divinely blest.
Lord, now indeed I find Thy power and Thine alone, Can change the leper's spots And melt the heart of stone.
When from my dying bed My ransomed soul shall rise, "Jesus died my soul to save," Shall rend the vaulted skies.
And when before the throne I stand in Him complete, I'll lay my trophies down All down at Jesus' feet.
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About the Author:
Words: Elvina M. Hall, 1865.
Music: John T. Grape
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Signs and Wonders
New virulent disease threatens wheat crops in Europe and North Africa - researchers
A new, highly destructive strain of a disease that battered wheat crops in Sicily last year could spread across the Mediterranean in 2017, threatening harvests and the livelihood of small farmers, experts warned on Friday. (Daily Mail UK) 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
When One U.S. Missionary Dared to Share the Gospel in Putin's Russia
(Moscow)-[CBN News] Twenty-five years after the collapse of communism, the fight to defend religious freedom in the Russian Federation still rages.
Seven months ago, Donald Ossewaarde became the first American convicted of breaking a Russian law that bans preaching the Gospel outside a registered church.
Now he's going before Russia's Supreme Court-and the outcome could have huge ramifications for all Christians in the country.
The story of Ossewaarde and his wife, Ruth, began 14 years ago when they moved to the Russian city of Oryol.
"My area is 250 miles south of Moscow and they're very, very communist," Ossewaarde told CBN News in his first American TV interview. "They [people in Oryol] have a very Soviet mentality in that area."
The couple decided Oryol would be a good place to settle down, buy a small home and start evangelizing.
"I'm there to give them the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to tell them of the Good News of salvation," Ossewaarde said.
Casting Crowns - "Who Am I"
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.]