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"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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Focus on Israel
1. 'Two States, One Hope' rally in Tel Aviv draws thousands - Israel Hayom
Some 15,000 people gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday night to protest what organizers called 50 years of Israeli occupation and control of the Palestinian people. he rally was organized by several left-wing parties and groups, including the Labor and Meretz parties, Peace Now, the Geneva Initiative and the New Israel Fund.
Opposition Leader Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union), Meretz Chairwoman Zehava Galon and Joint Arab List head Ayman Odeh spoke at the rally, as did Peace Now Director Avi Buskila and New Israel Fund Chairwoman Talia Sasson.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a special message to the audience, which was read by the organizers. (Read more)
2. Abbas rejects Trump's peace proposal - Israel National News
Fatah's Revolutionary Council congratulated the "heroic" hunger-striking terrorists for their "victory" over Israel in what the terror organization called a "fight for freedom and honor."
In a committee meeting titled "The meeting for freedom and honor in support of our heroic prisoners," the Council expressed its pride and admiration of the prisoners for "standing strong," and said the Fatah leader and their freedom and their families' honor would continue to top Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' priority list.
The Council also gave full support to Abbas' "nationalist" views and credited him with expressing "Palestinian" values in his meeting with US President Donald Trump. (Read more)
3. Official says Palestinian terrorist glorification going out of style under Trump - Jerusalem Post
Since Donald Trump became US president and Antonio Guterres became secretary-general of the United Nations, the world has shown significantly less tolerance for the Palestinian Authority's glorification of terrorists, a senior diplomatic official said Sunday.
The official's comments came after the United Nations on Sunday joined Norway in denouncing the naming of a woman's center in the West Bank after Dalal Mughrabi, a female terrorist who led the 1978 Coastal Road massacre that killed 38 people and wounded many others.
"The glorification of terrorism or the perpetrators of heinous terrorist acts is unacceptable under any circumstances," read a statement by a representative for UN Secretary-General António Guterres. "The UN has repeatedly called for an end to incitement to violence and hatred as they present one of the obstacles to peace." (Read more)
4. PM Netanyahu names Ayoob Kara communications minister - Israel Hayom
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has named Ayoob Kara, a minister without portfolio at the Prime Minister's Office, as communications minister. The cabinet was expected to approve the nomination during its weekly meeting on Sunday.
Kara is the first Druze-Israeli politician to be named for the role.
Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman informed Kara, who is currently on a work visit in Norway, of his appointment. (Read more)
5. Erekat slams Israel for holding cabinet meeting in Western Wall Tunnels - Jerusalem Post
Top Palestinain negotiator Saeb Erekat condemned Israel for holding its weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday in the Western Wall tunnels, an archaeological site in the Old City.
Government ministers convened their cabinet meeting in the Western Wall tunnels to mark 50 years since the IDF captured the site during the Six-Day War. At the meeting, the ministers announced a five-year development plan for Jerusalem.
"The Israeli Government has decided to mark 50 years occupation, and the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan, by sending a clear message to the Palestinian people that the systematic violations of their inalienable rights are going to continue," Erekat said. (Read more)
6. Bridges for Peace: Weekly Prayer Update
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7. Israeli Ministers Troubled by $110 Billion US-Saudi Arms Deal - Ynet News
National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources [Minister] Yuval Steinitz expressed concern on Sunday morning regarding the massive arms deal signed between the United States and Saudi Arabia during US President Donald Trump's visit to Riyadh.
The military sales deal amounts to about $110 billion effective immediately, plus another $350 billion over the next 10 years.
After signing the deal, Trump spoke of "hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs."
"Hundreds of millions of dollars in arms deals is something we need to get an explanation for," Steinitz said ahead of Sunday morning's government meeting. "Saudi Arabia is a hostile country and we need to ensure Israel's qualitative military edge is maintained."
"This is not a country that we have diplomatic relations with," he added, noting that it "is still a hostile country and nobody knows what the future holds."
"I hope we'll receive clear answers to that soon. This is definitely something that should trouble us," Steinitz went on to say. (Read more)
- Pray that the weapons Saudi Arabia will be receiving from the United States will never be used against the nation of Israel. Pray that relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel will continue to improve as they face their common enemy, Iran.
- "No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me," says the LORD. - (Isaiah 54:17)
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Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. Tillerson declines to host Ramadan reception - CNN
In an apparent break with a nearly two-decades long bipartisan tradition, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined to host an event commemorating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to two administration officials familiar with the decision. The officials said Tillerson rejected a request by the State Department's Office of Religion and Global Affairs to host a reception marking the Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which begins Saturday in many countries.
Reuters first reported that Tillerson declined to host an event for Ramadan.
Since 1999, Tillerson's five Republican and Democratic predecessors have hosted either an Iftar dinner to break the fast during Ramadan, or an Eid al-Fitr reception at the end of the month-long holiday. Many diplomatic posts overseas also host events during Ramadan's month of fasting and prayer.
The White House and State Department commemorate other religious traditions, including a Jewish Passover Seder, as well as Christmas and Easter holidays. But the Ramadan event, usually attended by members of Congress, diplomats from Muslim countries, Muslim community leaders and top US officials has become a symbol of US efforts to engage with the Muslim world. (Read more)
- Father, we rejoice in this decision not to hold a Ramadan event and ask that he hold fast to it. We pray for wisdom and strength for all of this administration's officials regarding dealing with the Muslims who continually pressure them.
- "Counsel in the heart of a man is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out." (Proverbs 20:5)
2. Russia Special Counsel Mueller Worked with Radical Islamist Groups to Purge Anti-Terrorism Training Material Offensive to Muslims- Judicial Watch
Now that Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate if Russia influenced the 2016 presidential election it's worth reiterating his misguided handiwork and collaboration with radical Islamist organizations as FBI director. Judicial Watch exclusively obtained droves of records back in 2013 documenting how, under Mueller's leadership, the FBI purged all anti-terrorism training material deemed "offensive" to Muslims after secret meetings between Islamic organizations and the FBI chief. Judicial Watch had to sue to get the records and published an in-depth report on the scandal in 2013 and a lengthier, updated follow-up in 2015.
As FBI director, Mueller bent over backwards to please radical Islamist groups and caved into their demands. The agency eliminated the valuable anti-terrorism training material and curricula after Mueller met with various Islamist organizations, including those with documented ties too terrorism. Among them were two organizations- Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)-named by the U.S. government as unindicted co-conspirators in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing case. CAIR is a terrorist front group with extensive links to foreign and domestic Islamists. It was founded in 1994 by three Middle Eastern extremists (Omar Ahmad, Nihad Awad and Rafeeq Jaber) who ran the American propaganda wing of Hamas, known then as the Islamic Association for Palestine.
The records obtained as part of Judicial Watch's lawsuit show that Mueller, who served 12 years as FBI chief, met with the Islamist organizations on February 8, 2012 to hear their demands. Shortly later the director assured the Muslim groups that he had ordered the removal of presentations and curricula on Islam from FBI offices nationwide. The purge was part of a broader Islamist operation designed to influence the opinions and actions of persons, institutions, governments and the public at-large. The records obtained by Judicial Watch also show similar incidents of Islamic influence operations at the Departments of Justice and State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Obama White House. (Read more)
- Father, we ask that You take control of this investigation, and not allow any actions that would be detrimental to the country. If Mr. Mueller is compromised, we pray that You will bring that to the forefront so that he may be removed.
- "Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known." (Matthew 10:26)
3. Christians caught up in Philippines' urban battle with Islamists - Reuters
Bishop Edwin Dela Pena was sipping coffee after dinner in a southern Philippines coastal town last Tuesday when he received a phone call: it was from one of his diocese priests, who sounded panicky and distressed. Father Teresito "Chito" Sugarno, the vicar general of Marawi City, had been taken hostage by Islamist militants along with about a dozen of his parishioners. "He was only given a few lines to deliver, and it was simply echoing the demands of the kidnappers - for the troops to withdraw," said Dela Pena. If the demand was not met, he was told, "something bad would happen".
There has been no further word from the group of Christians since they were caught up in a ferocious battle that has raged between Islamist insurgents and Philippines soldiers in Marawi for the past week. As many as 180,000 people, about 90 percent of the population, have fled the usually bustling lakeside town nestled in lush tropical hills that, almost overnight last week, became a theatre of urban warfare.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law across Mindanao - the country's southernmost island and an area the size of South Korea - as troops outside Marawi closed in on Isnilon Hapilon, who was proclaimed "emir" of Southeast Asia last year after he pledged allegiance to Islamic State. (Read more)
- Lord, we pray for Your hand to deliver our brothers and sisters across the island of Mindanao from the enemy. We pray strength and faith for each of them.
- "Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You." (Psalm 56:3)
4. How the Left is Trying to Pull off a Coup against Trump - WND
The formula for a de facto coup against President Trump is pretty simple and it's happening before our very eyes, according to one of the nation's top scholars and most esteemed political analysts. And evidence for that theory is backed up by equally renowned political observers. This is how it works, according to classics scholar, Stanford fellow and National Review columnist Victor Davis Hanson:
- The mainstream media pumps out anti-Trump stories to undermine the president.
- That creates doubt and uncertainty among lawmakers, especially those from "purple" states (those that are not overwhelmingly Republican or Democratic.)
- Removing the support of the "purple" GOP lawmakers gives Democrats a de facto majority to stop the Trump agenda, even though Republicans have majorities in both the House and the Senate.
Speaking with Tucker Carlson on Fox News on Thursday, Hanson described how it began with the creation of a narrative of a failing presidency. "What we're seeing here, I don't want to be too dramatic, it's sort of, historically, a slow-motion coup where you have a nexus of celebrities, academics, the Democratic and progressive parties, and then you have the media, and they feel they can delegitimize a president with a thousand nicks, none of them significant in themselves, but they coalesced to build a narrative that Trump is inexperienced, that he is uncouth, that he's crude, that is reckless," explained the scholar. Those small wounds take a collective toll, paralyzing the administration and the government by disabling the Republican majority. (Read more)
- Lord, we bind up this plan of the enemy and loose Your Holy Spirit against it. We ask that you protect President Trump, and grant him wisdom to navigate the pitfalls and traps laid for him.
- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:5)
5. Here's Why Democrats Get Their Way so Often - WND
"I think the first few months of the Trump administration has really proven the thesis of my book ("Stolen Sovereignty: How to Stop Unelected Judges From Transforming America"), that unless you reform the courts, winning elections doesn't matter," said conservative scholar Daniel Horowitz in an appearance on "Frances & Friends."
"Over the last few months, it's become more clear to people that they voted for a certain outcome and it's being nullified by these district judges." Soon after the implementation of Trump's temporary ban on travelers from seven countries and all refugees, U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle blocked the order. When the Trump administration revised the ban, removing Iraq from the list of banned countries, U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland and U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii joined the forces arrayed against Trump.
After Trump signed an executive order seeking to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities, which defy federal immigration law, U.S. District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco blocked that order, too. Three of those four judges owe their lifetime appointments to Barack Obama. This is part of what Horowitz calls "social transformation without representation" - the phenomenon of unelected judges issuing nationwide rulings on foundational issues, such as immigration, that the framers of the U.S. Constitution meant to be decided by the elected branches of government.(Read more)
- Lord we rebuke the actions of these liberal activist judges. We cover our court system, and the President's plan to protect America with the Blood of Jesus and ask for restoration, redemption in all of them.
- "Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of Glory shall come in." (Psalm 24:7)
6. Judge orders Protection Scheme for Abortionists - WND
A federal judge in California, appointed under the pro-abortion agenda of Barack Obama, was infuriated that a newly released undercover video revealed abortionists at the top level of the U.S. industry joking about "eyeballs in laps" and other horrific incidents, and has censored the news media's delivery of that information to the American public. The video, which appeared Thursday, included abortionists chuckling among themselves about the hardships of their work, including "heads that get stuck" and baby-parts customers who say they "want brain."
Judge William Orrick III late Thursday ordered the organization that has released more than a dozen undercover videos, all legally, revealing Planned Parenthood's baby body parts trade to remove the video. The order immediately rippled through the Web, imposing Orrick's prior restraint decision on media outlets that also had posted the information. The video, produced by the Center for Medical Progress, was posted on the website of one of the attorneys defending the group's leaders. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for Your hand to remove this judge and restore the right to life for the babies in America. You are the Repairer of the Breach, The Redeemer of mankind. We ask for Your mercy over our nation and a change the brings repentance.
- "He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; and precious shall be their blood in His sight." (Psalm 72:14)
7. GOP Goes to War With Roy Moore over Sessions Senate Seat - WND
Moore finds himself in a crowded field for the Alabama GOP nomination. With the filing deadline set for Wednesday, six Republicans are officially in the field. In addition to Judge Moore and Sen. Strange, the most recognizable name is Rep. Mo Brooks, best known for his work in combating illegal immigration. Prior to Brooks officially joining the race Monday, Moore held a 10-point lead over Strange in a poll conducted by Brooks.
The national GOP is coming out with guns blazing against Moore and Brooks and is promising an initial down payment of $2.6 million in advertising on behalf of Strange. Moore finds it a bit odd that the National Republican Senatorial Committee, or NRSC, is all-in for a man appointed to the Senate just three months ago. "He was appointed by the (former) governor and the law provided that an election should be held forthwith, so treating him as an incumbent isn't exactly what they should be doing," said Moore, who pointed out the NRSC's money plans were announced after Moore got in the race last month.
"They didn't do it about anybody else but me. They did it after I announced that I was in the race," Moore said. "They restricted consultants. They imposed large amounts of money for Sen. Strange. They did it because I'm in the race, and they know that I will not follow the agenda of anyone else. I'll do what I believe is right under the Constitution and in the sight of the people of this state." The first Alabama primary is slated for Aug. 15. The primary runoff will take place Sept. 26. The final election will be held Dec. 12. (Read more)
- Lord, we pray for Roy Moore in the midst of everything that has arrayed itself against him. We know that he has stood for You against all odds in other matters, so we pray for him now.
- "Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass." (Psalm 37:5)
8. Trump appoints pro-life conservative to lead faith-based office - Lifesite News
There is more good "personnel" news for pro-family advocates: President Trump has hired another top social conservative, Shannon Royce, former chief of staff at the Family Research Council, to work in his Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Royce will serve as the Director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at HHS, under Dr. Tom Price, a former U.S. Representative, R-GA, and pro-life stalwart. The Faith-based Center was formed in 2001 by President George W. Bush to ensure that religious non-profits were not excluded from federally-funded programs to serve the poor and vulnerable. (Read more)
- Lord, we thank You for this appointment, and pray for Ms Royce to have wisdom in the operation of it.
- "All the word of my mouth are with righteousness, nothing crooked or perverse is in them. They are all plain to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge." (Proverbs 8:8,9)
9. Enough is Enough! - Breaking Christian News
After Federal Court Rules against Trump's Travel Ban, Attorney General Says, "We're Taking it to the Supreme Court!"
(Washington, DC) - [The U.S. Department of Justice] Yesterday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 10-3 against President Trump's temporary travel ban, issued as part of a plan to protect America from terrorism.
Chief Judge, Roger L. Gregory, wrote in his ruling that the ban "in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination."
Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, argued the case before the appeals court and lauded their decision. But one of the dissenting judges, Judge Dennis W. Shedd, was quoted as saying the real losers are the American people whose lives are threatened daily by terrorists seeking to harm them.
Now, the White House has apparently had enough of deep-state shenanigans, partisan politics and political correctness run amok. In an official statement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said they are taking their case to the highest court in the land. (Read more)
- And all God's people said . . . "Praise the Lord!"
- "Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!" (Psalm 47:1)
10. Trump reportedly mulling major overhaul to White House staff - Fox News
President Trump is reportedly considering a major shakeup to his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists over his frustrations by what he sees as his team's inability to contain the crisis involving alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Lawyers and public relations experts are being recruited, the Associated Press reported Sunday, as new revelations surface about Moscow's interference and possible improper dealings with the Trump campaign and associates. The disclosures dogged Trump during his first trip abroad since taking office and threaten to overwhelm and stall the agenda for his young presidency. The latest reports have taken aim at Trump's son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner. Kushner is alleged to have spoken with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. about setting up a back-channel communications network with Moscow during the presidential transition. (Read more)
- Father, we call forth the strength of Jehu to rest upon Donald Trump as he seeks to "drain the swamp" in his own backyard. We thank You for this man of courage, and we ask wisdom and understanding as he makes the necessary moves this week to "clean house" in the West Wing. In Your name, amen.
- "Jehu destroyed Baal from Israel." (2 Kings 10:28)
About Seth Richards
About Seth Richards:
The death of this former DNC senior official, one year ago, stirs controversy today.
1. Bombshell- Donna Brazile Warned Off Private Eye Probing Seth Rich Murder - WND
Former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile is the high-ranking DNC representative who allegedly called police and the family of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich and demanded to know why a private investigator was "snooping" into Rich's death, the private eye revealed to WND Monday.
"The high-ranking DNC official that called the police after I inquired about Rich's case was Donna Brazile," veteran homicide detective Rod Wheeler told WND. "Why shouldn't I reveal who it was?"
Brazile, who was also a CNN contributor and a Hillary for America donor at the time, was caught providing Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton with questions that would later be asked of Clinton at a televised CNN town hall. In an interview with Fox News before the election, Brazile denied leaking the questions to Clinton. But in a March 17, 2017, column for Time magazine, she finally admitted doing so, saying it was a "mistake I will forever regret." (Read more)
- Lord, the death of Seth Rich remains unsolved and the source of numerous issues in the nation. We ask that Ms. Brazile be brought to her knees in repentance for her part in all of it.
- "And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment." (John16:8)
2. Twitter Suspends News Agency for Seth Rich Report - WND
Twitter, whose founder has expressed regret that his organization's advocacy for free speech may have contributed to Donald Trump's election as president, on Wednesday suspended for 12 hours WND.com's account for a headline tweet on Donna Brazile's involvement in the scandal developing over the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich.
Rich died in a gun attack in Washington, D.C., last July, and several individuals believe he was the source of DNC internal emails that were turned over to WikiLeaks and published on the Internet on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.
The tweet was: "Bombshell: Donna Brazile warned off private eye on Seth Rich murder." On Wednesday, Twitter sent a message instructing WND to delete the tweet. "If you feel that your account has been locked in error, you can appeal by contacting our support team here," Twitter said. (Read more)
- Lord, the bias of news agencies is clearly visible in that they are calling Rich's death a "conspiracy." It may be a real conspiracy of the highest order, since the media has virtually blocked people for reporting on it. Lord, we ask for truth, we ask for the bias to be removed, and for freedom of the press to be returned to the Nation.
- "So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten." (Joel 2:25a)
3. CNN Pounces on Congressman for calling for Fed Probe of Seth Rich Murder - WND
CNN - the news network that was famously dubbed "fake news" by President Trump - attacked a Republican lawmaker who called for a federal investigation of the unsolved murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich and any possible role he may have had in the leaking of Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 election.
Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-TexasRep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, told CNN Wednesday: "My fear is our constant focusing on the Russians is deflecting away from some other things that we need to be investigating. There's still some question as to whether the intrusion of the DNC server was an insider job or whether or not it was the Russians."
CNN reporters quickly cut the congressman off. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, the 'insider job' - what are you referring to here?" asked CNN's John Berman. "There's stuff circulating on the Internet. My question is, why . . ." the congressman continued, but he was again cut off by Berman.
"What's circulating on the Internet that you think is worthy of a congressional investigation? Because the D.C. police are investigating this, and so far they haven't said there's anything there" to suggest any DNC-link to Rich's murder, Berman demanded. The fourth-term congressman noted that the DNC denied the FBI's "multiple requests" to examine the hacked computers. Instead, the DNC hired a third party organization, CrowdStrike, to perform an analysis.
"We're relying only on the report of somebody that the DNC contracted to examine their computer rather than having federal officials [examine them]," Farenthold told CNN. "To me, we need to let the feds look at it." (Read more)
- Lord, we pray that You will change the focus of CNN, remove their bias, or remove them from the scene entirely. Only by Your Spirit can the leopard change its spots.
- "I will leave in your midst a meek and humble people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord." (Zephaniah 3:12)
Graduation Day . . .
Boy's Graduation Speech Pulled over Christian Content
The small town of Akin, Illinois is the heartbeat of the heartland. It's a place where the crops are bountiful and so are the patriots. They don't even have a post office in Akin - but they do have a church. And around this part of the country, church is what folks do. So you can understand the concern among townsfolk when the salutatorian at Akin Grade School was told he could not deliver his graduation speech because it was too religious. Seth Clark, 13, was mighty proud of that speech. He referenced God and quoted from the Bible and even mentioned his Christian faith. But just hours before graduation, Seth was told that he would not be permitted to deliver his remarks.
"As a public school, it is our duty to educate students, regardless of how different they or their beliefs may be," Supt. Kelly Clark wrote in a prepared statement to the Benton Evening News. "While students are welcome to pray or pursue their faith without disrupting school or infringing upon the rights of others, the United States Constitution prohibits the school district from incorporating such activities as part of school-sponsored events, and when the context causes a captive audience to listen or compels other students to participate," her statement read.
But that's not where our story ends.
Word began to spread around Akin that Seth's faith-based speech was not permitted on school property. And folks decided something needed to be done to right this wrong. Seth needed to be able to deliver the speech that God had placed on his heart to deliver. It just so happened that a neighbor of the Clark's owned a house across from the school and he invited Seth to deliver the speech on his property. "When it came time for the valedictorian and the salutatorian to deliver their speeches, they invited the audience to join them across the street at the house," Becky Clark told me. "It was not mandatory."
And sure enough - that's exactly what happened. Dozens of folks piled onto the front yard of the home - and listened intently as young Seth delivered his address. I've posted video of the speech above. "It was the proudest moment of my life," Mrs. Clark said. "He is more courageous at the age of 13 than I am at the age of 43." (Read more)
- Lord we praise You that these people came to hear the speech regardless of what the school said. We ask for Your Holy Spirit to move at this school, changing the hearts of not only the students, but all of the administration as well.
- "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28)
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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.
WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER
"I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened." (Revelation 20:12)
"I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened." (Revelation 20:12)
When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more, And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair; When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore, And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there.
When the roll, is called up yon-der,
When the roll, is called up yon-der,
When the roll, is called up yon-der,
When the roll is called up yonder I'll be there.
On that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise, And the glory of His resurrection share; When His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies, And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there.
Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun, Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care; Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done, And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there.
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Signs and Wonders
Workmen spot HUGE three-inch killer hornet on site in Scotland
A group of workmen claim to have seen a giant Asian hornet on their building site in Fife, Scotland. It was rumoured a few months ago that the huge hornets, with a 6mm sting, were on their way to the UK - and this could be proof.
The hornets have swarmed across France, killing six people, since their arrival in a shipment of Chinese pottery in 2004.
Andrew Allan, 30, from East Kilbride, is thought to be the first person to spot one in Scotland. He told the Daily Record: "We were just working away, doing some stone repairs, when we saw this massive thing buzzing about. I could not believe my eyes. "My mate didn't want to take any chances so he hit it with a hammer." According to the Mirror, he added: "It was about two to three inches long and had a massive sting about the length of a needle."
Last September, more than 28 people were stung to death by giant hornets in central China. Hundreds of people were stung by swarms of the flying insects in Shaanxi province: more than 230 people were stung in the city of Ankang alone, where there were 18 deaths.
The Asian giant hornet's sting is highly toxic and can lead to anaphylactic shock and renal failure. (AOL) Read more
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The Incredible Miracle of a 4-Year-Old Who Survived Drowning After Being Underwater for NINE Minutes!
(England) - [Gospel Herald] In what doctors can only describe as a "miracle", a 4-year-old boy who fell into a swimming pool and was underwater for nine minutes has made a full recovery after his mother tirelessly prayed for his healing.
Doctors told Roseann and Lewis Birtle that their son, John-Henry, would not be able to walk, talk or recognize them again after he fell into a hotel pool while on vacation. Before his mother frantically pulled him out of the pool, the little boy was starved of oxygen for 28 minutes and his pulse did not return for 20 minutes - meaning he had technically drowned in that time.
A member of staff rushed to give the lifeless child CPR, as Roseann and Lewis frantically watched, begging God to spare their son's life.
"We were praying the whole time the lady was giving him CPR, and I had faith that God was going to heal him," Roseann recalled.
John-Henry was then rushed to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he spent 13 days on life support. He was then transferred to Nottingham Children's Hospital for specialist treatment, where doctors prepared his parents for the worst.
However, God didn't wait to show His faithfulness: After just two months of treatment, the little boy defied expectations and made an incredible recovery. He's now eating, walking and starting to speak again. (The Gospel Herald) Read more.
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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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