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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, March 16, 2017
"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, March 16, 2017
"Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me." (Isaiah 49:16)
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 24, 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. Biased UN Report Falsely Accuses Israel of 'Apartheid'- World Israel News
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon condemned a report by the UN's Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that accuses Israel of practicing apartheid.
The report, titled "Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid: Palestine and the Israeli Occupation," was produced by Princeton Professor Emeritus Richard Falk, the UN's former Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Palestine, and American political scientist Virginia Tilley of Southern Illinois University. Both have a long history of anti-Israel activism.
2. US demands UN pull report accusing Israel of apartheid - Times of Israel
The United States on Wednesday demanded that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres withdraw a report by a UN body accusing Israel of imposing apartheid on the Palestinians and of racially dominating them.
Guterres distanced himself from the report by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) but US Ambassador Nikki Haley said it should be scrapped altogether.
3. 'Dome of the Rock inspired by Jewish Temple' - Israel National News
Archaeologist Asaf Avraham, former director of the Jerusalem Walls National Park of the Parks Authority, is a guest of the opening conference of the Knesset lobby to strengthen Jewish ties to the Temple Mount heritage.
At the event Avraham is expected to expose data and evidence that suggest that the Dome of the Rock was inspired by the Jewish Temple. In an interview with Arutz Sheva he encapsulates the research to be discussed in the conference:
"The lecture is a continuation of a previous lecture four months ago when I published a finding of writings from a thousand years ago, writings from the Muslim village Nuva next to Hevron, which mentions the term Sachrat Beit El Maqdis, which translates: 'Rock of the Holy Temple'.
4. Iran vows to 'liberate' Golan Heights - Israel National News
A new Iran-funded Iraqi Hezbollah "brigade" aims to "liberate" the Golan Heights from Israel, spokesman Seyed Hashem Moussavi last week said last week at a news conference in Iran.
According to Iranian news agency Tasnim, Moussavi, who heads the Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba terror sub-group, said, "After the latest victories [in Syria and Iraq], we established the 'Golan Liberation Brigade'.
"This is a trained army with specific plans. If the government of Syria requests, we and our allies are ready to take action to liberate Golan. We will not permit Arab and Islamic countries in the region to remain in the grasps of the occupiers."
5. IDF strikes two Hamas facilities after rocket fired from Gaza at Netivot - Times of Israel
Israeli Air Force jets struck two Hamas installations in the north of the Gaza Strip early Thursday in response to the latest rocket fire from the territory at Israeli communities nearby, the army said.
There were no immediate reports about damage or casualties from the Israeli strike.
Less than two hours before the strike, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in an empty field in the Sdot Negev Regional Council near Netivot.
6. Nikki Haley Accuses UN of Demonizing Israel - CBN
America's U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley unleashed a scathing rebuke after the United Nations released a report calling Israel a racist and apartheid state.
The report was co-authored by scholar Richard Falk who is known for accusing America and her Jewish ally of being colonial empires. The report calls Israel "an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination" and calls on countires to take action against Israel through boycotts and divestments.
Haley was quick to condemn Falk's claims, calling it "anti-Israel propaganda. The United States stands with our ally Israel and will continue to oppose biased and anti-Israel actions across the UN system and around the world," Haley said.
She also called on the United Nations to take action and withdraw the study. (Read more)
- Father God, we thank You that President Trump had the wisdom to appoint Nikki Haley as our Ambassador to the United Nations. We are thrilled to witness her strong voice on behalf of the nation of Israel in front of this "league of nations." Glory, glory, glory, in Your Name, amen!
- "God reigns over the nations, God sits on His holy throne." (Psalm 47:8)
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. 'We Are Going to Win:' Trump Blasts Hawaii Judge's 'Overreach' on Travel Ban - CBN
A federal judge has blocked President Trump's new travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect. Trump called the ruling "unprecedented judicial overreach," vowing to bring the case to the Supreme Court if necessary.
Speaking to supporters at a campaign-style rally in Nashville, President Trump said the judge's decision in Hawaii to halt his newly revised travel ban makes America look weak.
"We are going to fight this terrible ruling," Trump declared. "We are going to take our case as far as it needs to go, including all the way up to the Supreme Court. We are going to win, we are going to keep our citizens safe." (Read more)
- Father, we pray for the safety and security of our nation. We also pray You would judge our judges and remove rebellion from our courts.
- "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
2. Senate confirms Coats as national intel chief - The Hill
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed former Sen. Dan Coats to serve as President Trump's director of national intelligence (DNI). Senators voted 85-12 on Coats's nomination, with only a simple majority needed to approve the former Indiana lawmaker.
Once sworn in, Coats will be responsible for overseeing the intelligence community's 16 agencies.
op Republicans praised Coats ahead of Wednesday's votes. "Dan's intellect, his judgment, his honorable service and his commitment to the workforce make him a natural fit as director of national intelligence," Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said. "I have absolute trust that he will lead the community with integrity." (Read more)
- Father, we thank You that this excellent man has now been placed at the head of our national intelligence. We ask Your hand of blessing to rest upon him now and in the days ahead, as he works with others to protect our nation from the plots of all enemies, foreign and domestic. In Your Name, amen.
- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:4,5,6)
3. Explosive details emerge about investigation into Democrat IT staffer with terrorist ties - The Blaze
The Daily Caller's investigative reporter Luke Rosiak joined TheBlaze's own Dana Loesch to discuss the developing story of the DNC IT staffer with ties to terrorist organizations.
Imran Awan is the lead suspect in a criminal probe into security breaches within the House of Representatives that was launched on February 2. Imran, who was hired in 2005, was reportedly in possession of an iPad used by then Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz around the time that DNC emails had been leaked to WikiLeaks. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for a thorough investigation and for criminal acts to be prosecuted. We pray the Democratic leadership would be more careful in safeguarding information, especially information regarding national security.
- "It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man." (Psalm 118:8)
4. Number of sanctuary cities nears 500 - Washington Times
Nearly 500 jurisdictions are now sanctuary cities, according to a group that's tracked the issue for more than a decade, and who said there's been a massive surge in the number of places trying to thwart federal immigration agents since President Trump's election.
The Ohio Jobs & Justice Political Action Committee has added more than three dozen new cities and counties to its list in 2017 alone, as jurisdictions rush to try to shield illegal immigrants from what they expect to be a new push for deportations under Mr. Trump. (Read more)
- Father, we pray that President Trump, his administration and Republicans in Congress would follow through with suspending federal funding to communities that refuse to cooperate with Federal law enforcement.
- "Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider." (Proverbs 27:13)
5. FBI chief to testify publicly on Russian interference - The Hill
FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency head Adm. Michael Rogers will testify publicly in the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said Wednesday.
The panel is holding its first public hearing into the matter March 20, the same day the Senate is set to begin considering the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the empty seat on the Supreme Court. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for Director Comey and Adm. Rogers to be faithful and true witnesses. We pray You would expose any misinformation that would impact their testimony.
- "A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful." (Proverbs 14:25)
6. Tillerson: US has 'failed' to stop North Korea's nuke program - The Hill
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday said U.S. policies to stop North Korea's nuclear program have "failed."
"I think it's important to recognize that the political and diplomatic efforts of the past 20 years to bring North Korea to the point of denuclearisation have failed," Tillerson said during a visit to Japan, according to the Guardian. (Read more)
- Father, we pray the people of North Korea would be delivered from their oppressive government and be free to receive salvation through Your Son, Jesus.
- "Perhaps the Lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!" (1 Samuel 14:6b)
7. Navy admiral, 8 others charged with corruption in . . . bribery case - Fox News
The Justice Department unsealed a new indictment Tuesday charging a Navy admiral and eight others with corruption and other crimes in the "Fat Leonard" bribery case.
The military personnel are accused of taking bribes from Singapore-based defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis of Glenn Defense Marine Asia, which came in the form of lavish gifts, prostitutes and luxury hotel stays, according to the indictment. Francis has already pleaded guilty to defrauding the Navy of tens of millions of dollars. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for the Navy and all of our armed forces - that they would be full of men and women of integrity and honor. Thank You for removing each of these men who have dishonored their station.
- "Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is he who keeps the law." (Proverbs 29:18)
8. Congress sends Trump drug test measure for unemployed - AP
The Senate on Tuesday sent President Donald Trump a measure to expand the number of applicants for jobless benefits who can be drug-tested.
Lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Congress have complained that under President Barack Obama, the government placed too many limits on states for deciding which unemployment applicants can be drug-tested. The Labor Department's regulation meant that states could only test applicants for unemployment benefits who do jobs that require drug testing.
The resolution passed by the House and approved by the Senate 51-48 on Tuesday would cancel those limits. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for a shift from dependence to work in our nation. Help us break free from ignorance, laziness, entitlement, and substance abuse and replace them with wisdom, diligence, thrift and sobriety.
- "A sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied." (Proverbs 13:4)
9. New South Dakota law: adoption agencies can't be forced to place kids with same-sex couples - LifeSiteNews
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a law last week preventing faith-based adoption agencies from facing government discrimination for not placing children with same-sex couples.
"No child-placement agency may be required to provide any service that conflicts with, or provide any service under circumstances that conflict with any sincerely-held religious belief or moral conviction of the child-placement agency," it states. These beliefs "shall be contained in a written policy, statement of faith, or other document adhered to by a child-placement agency." (Read more)
- Father, we pray Your blessing upon South Dakota for protecting children and the rights of religious organizations.
- "You who love the Lord, hate evil! He protects the lives of his godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked." (Psalm 97:10)
10. Kentucky Passes Bill to Protect Religious Expression in Public Schools - Christian Headlines
The state of Kentucky has passed a bill to protect the right to religious expression in public schools. The impetus for the bill was due to a censorship issue that occurred around Christmastime. School officials reportedly censored the scene from the beloved "A Charlie Brown Christmas" in which the character Linus talks about the true meaning of Christmas. The school in Johnson County censored the scene from the school's Christmas production, according to OneNewsNow.com. (Read more)
- Father, thank You for the assertiveness of the Kentucky legislature and the overwhelming support for this bill. We pray that the people of Kentucky would act on this legislation by expressing and sharing their faith more freely.
- "We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders." (Psalm 78:4)
White House News
More News from the White House
- "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10)
1. Trump unveils first budget blueprint - The Hill
President Trump on Thursday made public his first federal budget blueprint, revealing a plan to dramatically reduce the size of government.
The document calls for deep cuts at departments and agencies that would eliminate entire programs and slash the size of the federal workforce. It also proposes a $54 billion increase in defense spending, which the White House says will be offset by the other cuts.
2. Trump signs executive order to make fed agencies 'lean,' more 'accountable' - FoxNews
President Trump on Monday ordered a top-to-bottom audit of every Executive Branch department and agency to save money and improve services.
"This executive order is another major step toward making the federal government efficient, effective and accountable to the people," Trump said in signing the order at the White House, while flanked by Cabinet members.
"There is duplication and redundancy everywhere. Billions and billions of dollars are being wasted on activities that are not delivering results," he added.
3. Trump travel ban in new court setback near nation's capital - AP
President Donald Trump's revised travel ban has suffered another federal court setback after a judge in Maryland rejected a revised measure that bans travel targeting six predominantly Muslim countries.
Judge Theodore Chuang ruled Thursday in Greenbelt, Maryland, in a case brought near the nation's capital by the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups representing immigrants, refugees and their families. The groups argued that the underlying rationale of the ban was to discriminate against Muslims, making it unconstitutional.
4. President Trump's Leaked Tax Return: What It Reveals - CBN News
Taxes are center stage in Washington today, but it's not proposed tax cuts for Americans that are getting all the attention. It's Donald Trump's taxes.
One of the president's leaked returns was disclosed on cable television last night and it reveals more than his political opponents expected.
5. Trump makes pitch for ObamaCare replacement during rally - The Hill
President Trump on Wednesday made a pitch for the Republican plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, as the legislation struggles to win support in the House.
During a campaign-style rally Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn., Trump painted himself as an arbiter between different groups within the GOP debating the bill and added that "[we] welcome the healthcare debate and its negotiation."
The Daily Jot
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Extraordinarily disturbing news about our children
If we are to take a recent national opinion poll conducted by the American Culture and Faith Institute of 1,000 Americans 18 years or older at face value, the present generation of parents and the Christian "Church" in the US has completely lost the Millennial generation. This failure appears to be irreversible and by all indicators signals a prophetic shift away from God, the morals, traditional values, and belief in freedom necessary to sustain a Constitutional Republic. The survey showed that only 4%--that's four in 100-held a biblical worldview; they prefer socialism over capitalism by 44%; twice as many Millennials consider themselves liberals (a complete reversal over the previous generation).
The survey indicated nearly three out of every ten Millennials claim to be atheist, agnostic or non faith, a 35% increase over adults 30 or over. No wonder Millennials are accepting of "cheating on taxes, using non-prescription drugs for recreational purposes, and getting married to someone of the same sex; and being less likely to worship God other than within a church service." Some two-and-a-half more Millennials than older adults claim to be in the LGBT community. According to the survey, "The largest gaps between the beliefs of older adults and those of Millennials related to the nature of God; the existence of absolute moral truth; concepts concerning evil; and the personal importance of faith."
In analyzing the poll, George Barna, Executive Director of the American Culture and Faith Institute, says, "the current views of Millennials are so far to the left-of-center that even a typical amount of repositioning over time will leave the youngest generation considerably more liberal than desired, and more distant from traditional norms than has been the case during our lifetime...a person's worldview is typically developed between the ages of about 18 months and 13 years. There is usually very little movement in a worldview after that point. You could say with confidence that the worldview a person possesses at age 13 is probably the worldview they will die with. Unless pre-existing patterns radically change, we are not likely to ever see the Millennial generation reach even ten percent who have a biblical worldview."
History may judge us as having been the generation that lost America, but even more disturbing, we may have failed even our children in the mission Jesus Christ gave us-the Great Commission. This should be a sad wake up call to every pastor and every Christian in this country-that embracing bad doctrine, using the world's ways in marketing, making the "church" into a self-improvement program, and allowing government to take over the duties of the church may well have destroyed our children and the sustainability of this nation. In short, evil is out-evangelizing us and successfully condemning our children to hell. We have some ground to cover and only with God can we do it. But we better not be lax.
Romans 10:13-16 says, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord who has believed our report?" Isaiah knew the consequences of disobedience. Verse 17 says, "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing the word of God." Obviously, this is a grave situation. We need to step up.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
"Obamacare Lite" still at Top of Trump, Congress' Agenda
Submitted by: Reverend Pierre Bynum,
Chaplain & National Prayer Director
Family Research Council
What some are calling "Obamacare Lite" and others "RyanCare," is a thoughtful tweak of Obamacare that makes the entitlement program a little more free market-leaning than the original. But at its core, it remains a big government welfare program that will challenge America's fiscal sanity -- and implement programs neither authorized by the Constitution, nor suggested in the biblical purposes of civil government (1 Sam 8:7-22; Rom 13:1-7). The program's tax credit scheme will make middle class Americans dependent upon a radically expanded American Welfare State. Massive U.S. social programs are already unsustainable in the long run with the national debt already over $20 trillion. Social Security is predicted to be insolvent as early as 2034. Medicare and Medicaid are similarly unsustainable, and growing numbers of Americans are on food stamps. A generation of college students are beholden to the federal government for expanded student loans instituted under Obama, with many counting on their debt ultimately to be forgiven, even as graduates have difficulty finding work in their fields of study. In addition, social entitlement programs are dwarfing the military's budget even as our standing in the world is declining. Too many Americans, like the horrific explosion of heroine addiction, are becoming addicted to government support.
Another problem with Obamacare, and one that Democrats counted on when they rammed it through Congress in 2009, is that once millions of Americans have gotten used to a government "entitlement," politicians are loathe to take action to trim or end it. That is what is behind this push for "Obamacare Lite." Fortunately, President Trump, who has promised to repeal and replace the bill simultaneously, has stated his openness to working with conservatives who want to put together a system that reduces costs to taxpayers and returns much of the American health care industry -- as much as one sixth of the economy -- back to free market principles, which will always lead to lower costs than government mandates and controls. Just as in 1994 (when Americans rejected the massive Clinton Health Care Plan) and 2009 (when President Obama shoved his plan through Congress with outright lies, manipulation, and false promises), the American people are at another crossroads. Conservatives in Congress are determined to keep their promises to voters to repeal Obamacare, and liberals want to continue the failed Obamacare plan -- even though it is falling apart as we speak. In addition, some conservatives are thankfully working to eliminate Planned Parenthood funding and every loophole that could allow taxpayer funding of abortion. Some have warned that we have just one chance to get it right. Will the U.S. go the way of the European welfare states, or will we truly reset and restore the Founders' vision for a free, resilient, hardworking, self-reliant people, who under God are free to enjoy the fruit of their labors without government controlling them with confiscatory taxes?
May God open the eyes of our House and Senate members to see that we are at a crossroads: either to abandon principle and yield yet again to temptation that will define us as a nation or to return to the Constitution and biblical wisdom. May God prevent the party in power from being used to enact an "ObamaCare Lite." Rather, may they repeal Obamacare as promised, and take time to hammer out a law that will keep Americans free, make the marketplace freer (carefully crafted with wisdom), help the truly poor and needy, and put our health care system and economy on solid footing. May they not produce another scheme to trap all Americans in the web of yet another social welfare entitlement program or further serve those who are more than content to live on the government dole.
VERSE TO DECREE:
"And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee." (Exodus 15:26)
The blueprint of President Trump's first budget was released this morning, reflecting his priorities and the course he intends to chart for our nation. Earlier in the week, as the first details began to emerge, the "swamp" began to panic.
A front page Washington Post headline blared, "Trump Budget Expected To Seek Historic Contraction Of Federal Workforce."
Following through on the president's pledge to protect America and rebuild our military, Trump's budget proposes:
- A ten percent increase for the Defense Department. - A seven percent boost to the Department of Homeland Security. - A six percent increase for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
This spending is offset by major cuts to other bureaucracies, such as:
- A 21% reduction in spending at the Departments of Agriculture and Labor.
- A 29% cut to the State Department.
- A 31% cut to the EPA, which would see 50 programs and more than 3,000 federal jobs eliminated.
In addition, the president is proposing to eliminate federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The American people did not send a businessman to the White House to continue business as usual. After eight years of record debt and deficits under Barack Obama, we must get government spending under control. (Gary Bauer)
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The Persecuted Church
Christians Beat Down by Egyptian Authorities for Demanding Release of Girl Kidnapped by Muslims
The brother of an Egyptian Christian girl who has been missing for over a month says his family was attacked by Egyptian security officials while they were protesting for the release of his sister. According to World Watch Monitor, 18-year-old Hanan Girgis, who is from the village of Esna in Upper Egypt, has been missing since Jan. 26 and the family has accused the police of being complicit in her abduction after a suspect who admitted to having a connection with Girgis' disappearance was released by authorities. Rezeiky Girgis, Hanan's brother, told World Watch Monitor last week that he was recently told by Civil Status Authority at the Esna police station that his sister was issued a new identification card from National Security Services and that she was given a new Muslim identity. (Christian Post) Read more.
- Father, let Your Comforter touch the hearts of these family members who were accosted. We pray that You will rescue this young girl from the clutches of the Muslims who kidnapped her.
- "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'move from here to there' and nothing will be impossible for you." (Matthew 17:20)
PASS ME NOT, O GENTLE SAVIOR
"Do not pass by Your servant." (Genesis 18:3)
"Do not pass by Your servant." (Genesis 18:3)
Pass me not, O gentle Savior, Hear my humble cry; While on others Thou art calling, Do not pass me by.
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.
Let me at Thy throne of mercy Find a sweet relief, Kneeling there in deep contrition; Help my unbelief.
Trusting only in Thy merit, Would I seek Thy face; Heal my wounded, broken spirit, Save me by Thy grace.
Thou the Spring of all my comfort, More than life to me, Whom have I on earth beside Thee? Whom in Heav'n but Thee?
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Signs and Wonders
[Research report from 2014]
Solar storms leave Earth atmosphere without electrons
The research team woking at the Technical University of Denmark aimed to find the impact of solar storms on communication and navigation systems on Earth, analyzing data collected during a major solar storm in 2014.
The results of this new research were published in the scientific journal Radio Science. "It's a surprising discovery that we hadn't anticipated. We can see that it happens, but we don't know why. However, other data from Canada indirectly support our new observations" said Professor Per Hoeg from DTU Space to Perfscience.
Eruptions produce solar storms on the Sun's surface, these explosions send clouds of electrically charged particles towards Earth, creating the storms that - among other things - can trigger the Northern Lights over the Artic regions. However, the onset of these solar storms can negatively impact the navigation system, as well as the communication systems' efficiency at higher altitudes.
During solar storms, electrons are usually sent into part of Earth's atmosphere (the ionosphere). It happens because the magnetic field created by the eruption on the Sun interferes with the Earth's magnetic field. It opens up to allow particles and electrons to penetrate the ionosphere. It is a known phenomenon, but it turns out that electrons at the same time disappear from large areas, which has not been demonstrated earlier. (Pulse Headlines) 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
Ex-Satanist Radically Saved and Baptized
The founder of a satanic church in Texas has converted to Christianity. Jacob McKelvy, formerly known as Jacob No, was instrumental in bringing together a group of "Luciferians" to form a Luciferian church.
But on February 5, 2017, McKelvy and his wife renounced their ties with the Luciferian church, after becoming born-again Christians.
Kim Walker Smith - "I Exalt Thee"
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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