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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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Focus on Israel
1. 'Hezbollah is growing stronger - but the IDF is prepared' - Israel National News
IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot spoke today at the Har Vagai School near Kibbutz Dafna at a ceremony marking 21 years since the tragic "helicopters disaster" in which 73 IDF soldiers were killed. The tragedy occurred when two IAF helicopters collided in northern Israel while transporting soldiers into southern Lebanon.
"The 73 warriors served together and took off together for a joint mission, and were killed together," Eizenkot said. "They were a mosaic of our homeland, children of the city and the village and the kibbutz, secular and religious, Bedouin, Druze, and Jewish. All of them together, all lovers of the country who acted with a sense of responsibility and shared commitment to ensure the security of the State of Israel."
2. Israel Implements 'Gradual Reopening' of Its Embassy in Jordan - JNS
Israel's is implementing the reopening of its embassy in Jordan this week, after the Israeli and Jordanian governments earlier in January announced an agreement to restore the diplomatic office. The embassy had been closed since July 2017, when an Israeli security guard at the site fatally shot two Jordanians in what the Israeli government described as an act of self-defense.
The guard, Ziv Moyal, shot a Jordanian who attacked him with a screwdriver, while a second Jordanian was killed by a stray bullet. As part of the compromise to restart full diplomatic relations, Israel was forced to apologize for the incident as well as a previous incident involving the killing of a Jordanian judge at an Israel-Jordan border crossing in 2014. Israel also offered financial compensation to the families of the Jordanians killed in the incidents.
3. The IDF Has A New Plan To Battle Palestinian Terrorism In Jerusalem - Jerusalem Post
The IDF has restructured its brigades and improved coordination with the police to battle terrorism in Jerusalem and the West Bank corridor surrounding it.
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot approved the plan, which was drafted in the last few months by General Staff officers, including Judea and Samaria Division former commander Brig. Gen. Lior Carmeli and Binyamin Regional Brigade commander Col. Yuval Guez.
It includes a new joint-operations room for all security authorities, IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis told military reporters on Monday.
4. PA issues weak condemnation of Bethlehem incident - Israel National News
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas's bureau in Ramallah on Tuesday issued a short statement condemning the attack on an American diplomatic vehicle outside the United States consulate in Bethlehem.
The statement said, "The presidency emphasized its absolute opposition to such behavior that deviates from the Palestinian values and roots."
The PA's announcement made no mention of any commitment to arrest and/or prosecute the perpetrators. The PA is fuming at U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and has declared it would "no longer accept" any peace plan proposed by the United States.
5. After Israeli protest, Irish Senate freezes bill to ban settlement goods - Times of Israel
In a surprise move, the Irish Senate on Tuesday postponed voting on a bill that seeks to criminalize the import and sale of settlements goods, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sharply criticized the proposed legislation.
The government opposed the passing of the the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018, but vowed to revisit and possibly support it before the parliament's summer break, in the event there is no significant progress on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
t is currently unclear if and when the bill will again be brought to a vote. The proposed legislation - a private member bill sponsored by Independent Senator Frances Black - declares it an offense "for a person to import or attempt to import settlement goods."
6. Insight for Intercessors - Weekly Report
The Daily Brief
1. Trump rocks America in 1st State of the Union address - WND
In an attempt to show America how far it has come in the first year of his presidency, President Trump praised his accomplishments in his first State of the Union address Tuesday night and listed new initiatives in his bold plan to build a "safe, strong and proud America." As many as 40 million people were expected to watch President Trump's maiden address to America as the commander in chief took the floor of the House of Representatives. Despite an approval rating hovering around 40 percent, the president celebrated a list of his biggest achievements after only one year in office, from tax reform to defeating ISIS, slashing excessive regulations and ending the "war on American energy" and clean coal.
"Over the last year, we have made incredible progress and achieved extraordinary success," President Trump said. "We have faced challenges we expected, and others we could never have imagined. We have shared in the heights of victory and the pains of hardship. We endured floods and fires and storms. But through it all, we have seen the beauty of America's soul, and the steel in America's spine. . . Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people we were elected to serve."
President Trump's guests Tuesday evening included family members of people murdered by MS-13, a Salvadoran gang, and a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent who investigates "transnational criminal organizations, including MS-13." First lady Melania's guests included veterans who fought ISIS, law enforcement authorities fighting America's opioid crisis and workers who expect to see a benefit from recently passed tax reform legislation. (Read more)
- Father, we come into agreement with President Trump regarding the state of our nation - strong, unified and determined to overcome our challenges. Help us pray for our elected officials effectively and keep them accountable.
- The king gives stability to the land by justice (Proverbs 29:4a)
Remove the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness. (Proverbs 25:5)
2. Democrats And Leftists Will Be Giving At Least Six Separate Responses To Trump's State Of The Union Address - Daily Caller
In case you have an insatiable desire for liberal hand wringing, Democrats and leftists have scheduled at least six individual responses to President Donald Trump's state of the union address Tuesday night. Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy (yes, those Kennedys) will be giving the Democratic Party's official response immediately following the conclusion of the president's speech, right from the heartland in Kennedy's home state of Massachusetts. ¿No habla inglés? No problemo. Virginia Del. Elizabeth Guzman will give the Democrats' official Spanish-language response, although it's not clear how her message will differ from Kennedy's.
But that's not all. Vermont's Independent Sen. Bernie. Sanders will be speaking off-the-cuff after the state of the union during a live streamed event on social media. Remember, Sanders isn't an official member of the Democratic Party, so he'll be going rogue as he did in 2017. Former Maryland congresswoman and candidate in the Prince George's County executive race, Donna F. Edwards will speak on behalf of the Working Families Party after Sanders. If you're still alive and somehow clamoring for even more, the ever-entertaining California Congresswoman Maxine Waters will also be speaking at the beginning of a special BET News special entitled "Angela Rye's State of the Union." Finally, the so-called "People's State of the Union," hosted by liberal celebrities such as Michael Moore and Whoopi Goldberg will be Monday evening.
- Father, we pray the American people will reject this constant resistance towards President Trump, and remember these theatrics at the polls.
- For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. (1 Samuel 15:23a)
3. Trump Has Received FISA Memo - Here's What He's Doing Next - Daily Caller
The White House will undergo a national security review of a FISA memo purporting to show misconduct by the FBI in the investigation of the Trump campaign which the House Intelligence Committee voted to declassify Monday. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News the White House will undertake a "thorough" review of the memo while it considers it for release. House rules dictate that the legislature can vote to declassify material in the public interest stipulating the president must approve its release within 5 days.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway clarified on CNN that the memo will likely not be released ahead of the State of the Union address Tuesday and a "deliberative process" will determine whether the memo should be released. Rep. Trey Gowdy, one of the memo's authors, told Fox News Monday that anyone interested in whether the salacious Steele dossier was used in procuring surveillance warrants on the Trump campaign should seek the memo's release. The White House process will likely consider the objections of the Department of Justice who have warned that it could inadvertently damage national security.
- Father, we pray even the threat of this FISA memo being released will cause whistleblowers to come forward and reveal the malfeasance within our intelligence agencies and courts.
- He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds. (Titus 2:14)
4. FBI's McCabe, now stepping down, suspected in leak against White House - FoxNews
Andrew McCabe, who is abruptly stepping down today as the FBI's deputy director, has been the target of criticism by President Trump. But he was also involved in an incident with the White House early last year that raised questions about whether he and the bureau were trying to damage the president. In an excerpt from my new book "Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press and the War Over the Truth," I describe events that unfolded last year, beginning with a conversation between McCabe and the then-White House chief of staff:
Reince Priebus was chairing a 7:30 a.m. intelligence meeting when one of the participants, Andrew McCabe, asked to speak to him privately. McCabe, the deputy FBI director, closed the door and told Priebus: "We want you to know that everything in this New York Times story is bull--." The Times had quoted unnamed sources in reporting that Trump campaign aides and associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials. CNN had carried a similar report. Priebus pointed to the three televisions on his office wall: "Here's my problem, they're going 24/7. Can the FBI say what you just told me?"
[Then], a week later, CNN was airing a breaking news story naming Priebus. According to "multiple U.S. officials," the network said, "the FBI rejected a White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to U.S. intelligence." Priebus was stunned by the implication that he was pressuring law enforcement. Had he been set up? Why was the FBI leaking this information when one of its top officials had initiated the conversation?
- Father, Your Word says You will cause our enemies to fall into the same trap laid for us. Deliver us from these bloodthirsty men!
- If you set a trap for others, you will get caught in it yourself. If you roll a boulder down on others, it will crush you instead. (Proverbs 26:27)
5. Trump administration restarts refugee program for 11 high-risk countries - Washington Times
The Trump administration has lifted its effective pause on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries but is imposing stricter vetting, including in-depth interviews, for applicants from those nations, Homeland Security announced Monday. Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen also said it's time to update the list of high-risk countries, which hasn't been revised since 2015, in order to keep track of the expanding threats. That review will happen over the next six months, and will be updated every six months following.
"We'll be resuming admissions with the new security measures in place," a senior official said. The government has declined to publicly identify the 11 countries currently targeted, but they are reportedly Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Refugee admissions have been down dramatically under Mr. Trump as his "extreme vetting" policies have taken hold.
- Father, we ask for Your holy angels to assist Homeland Security officers to screen out dangerous refugees and allow only those who have a Kingdom purpose for being in our nation.
- Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. (Proverbs 14:19)
6. U.S. on Track to Top Russia as World's Largest Oil Producer, Upending Global Trade and Geopolitics - Haaretz
With Donald Trump's State of the Union address upcoming, one of the game changing achievements of his administration has undoubtedly been the spike in U.S. energy exports, which now rival those of Russia and Middle Eastern nations and put the U.S. on track to be one of the world's largest oil exporters. The U.S. government forecasts that the nation's production will climb to 11 million barrels a day by late 2019, a level that would rival Russia, the world's top producer. The economic and political impacts of soaring U.S. output are breathtaking, cutting the nation's oil imports by a fifth over a decade, providing high-paying jobs in rural communities and lowering consumer prices for domestic gasoline by 37 percent from a 2008 peak. Fears of dire energy shortages that gripped the country in the 1970s have been replaced by a presidential policy of global "energy dominance.
"It has had incredibly positive impacts for the U.S. economy, for the workforce and even our reduced carbon footprint" as shale natural gas has displaced coal at power plants, said John England, head of consultancy Deloitte's U.S. energy and resources practice. Top U.S. oil firms such as Exxon Mobil and Chevron a decade ago turned much of their focus to foreign fields, leaving smaller firms to develop U.S. shale. Now they're back, buying shale companies, land and shifting more investments back home from overseas. The majors' shift is driving up costs for labor and drillable land in the region, another boost to wages and wealth in rural areas.
- Thank You, Lord, for this great news! May our nation never again be held hostage to energy-producing nations and poor governance.
- No one, after lighting a lamp, puts it away in a cellar nor under a basket, but on the lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light. (Luke 11:33)
7. Cartels control 45 percent of Mexico: Senator - Washington Times
Drug cartels control almost as much territory in Mexico as the Islamic State controlled in Syria at the height of its power, a key Republican senator said this week after returning from a trip through the region. Sen. James Lankford, one of the Republicans looking to lead on an immigration bill this year, said the cartels' production and trafficking of heroin and fentanyl has created new problems for U.S. border security.
Mr. Lankford told the Tulsa World newspaper that the cartels are wealthy enough to field sizable armies that do battle with each other and with government officials who try to constrain them. "Forty to 45 percent of Mexico is ungoverned or run by the cartels," the senator told the newspaper. "There are 15,000 fighters working for the cartels." Mexico just concluded its most violent year in records dating back two decades, according to InsightCrime.org. The country recorded more than 29,000 homicides, for a rate of 22.5 per 100,000 citizens - up sharply from the previous year's rate of 16.2. Cartels were responsible for about 75 percent of those murders, according to one report.
- Father, we pray Senator Langford's first hand report will influence U.S. immigration policy and enforcement priorities. We also ask You to raise up intercessors for Mexico, to deliver the nation from these evil men.
- I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. (1 Timothy 2:1)
8. Erdogan: Turkey will 'clean' Syrian border of Kurds - Ynet News
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey will "clean" its entire border with Syria in a sign that the Turkish offensive on the Syrian Kurdish YPG group in northern Syria's Afrin region could be extended further. Since Turkey's assault in Afrin began nine days ago, it has increased tensions between Ankara and the United States, which has supported the YPG in other parts of Syria in the fight against Islamic State. Erdogan said last week that Turkey might conduct operations eastwards inside Syria all the way to Iraq to clear the YPG from its frontier. Syrian Kurdish officials have pledged to meet any wider Turkish assault with an "appropriate response."
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of militias of which the YPG is the strongest, had said earlier on Sunday that there was intense fighting in the area. A war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Turkey and its allied rebel groups had taken the hill, which overlooks the major Syrian town of Azaz, which they also hold. The Observatory said at least 51 civilians, including 17 children, were killed in the offensive on Sunday, including eight people from the same family. It said 66 YPG fighters and 69 Turkey-backed Syrian fighters were also killed.
- Father, we lift up the Kurdish people to You. They bless Israel and provide Christian refugees with safety. Please remember them, protect them and deliver them from their enemies.
- Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people; come near and rescue me. (Psalm 106:4)
9. North Korea increasing executions of top political officers amid sanctions strain, US general says - FoxNews
North Korea is stepping up its execution of top political officers to prevent the regime from deteriorating under immense pressure caused by international sanctions, a U.S. general said after recent reports suggested that a key member of Kim Jong Un's inner circle was reported executed by death squad. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the top U.S. commander in South Korea, said the political figures Kim Jong Un is ordering killed have been accused of corruption. "We're seeing some increase in executions, mostly against political officers who are in military units, for corruption," Brooks said. "[The executions] are really about trying to clamp down as much as possible on something that might be deteriorating and keeping it from deteriorating too quickly."
The general's comments come after rumors swirled that Hwang Pyong-so, a vice marshal who held the most senior position in North Korea's military, was reportedly expelled and "punished" for "impure attitude." Hwang hasn't been seen in public since Oct. 13. South Korea's spy agency first reported in mid-March the top aide and his deputy, Kim Won-hong, were killed out of Kim's circle, according to Yonhap News Agency. Kim Won-hong was reportedly sentenced to one of North Korea's prison camps.
- Father, the North Korean people continue to suffer terribly. We pray for an end to their long oppression and the freedom to know You as Lord and Savior.
- They will receive the Lord's blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior. (Psalm 24:5)
The Daily Jot (Part One)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Super "Blood" Moon Wednesday
Did you know that there is going to be what the news media calls a "Super Blue Blood Moon" appearing in the sky on Wednesday, January 31? Bloomberg reports that the phenomena is the result of blue moons-the second full moon in a one-month period that take place once every 2.7 years. Supermoons are full moons that occur at the closest possible point to Earth once every 14 months. And blood moons, also known as total lunar eclipses, take place about twice a year. But all three occurring at the same time hasn't happened since 1866. This is not to be confused with end times prophecies of the moon turning to blood coinciding with the return of the Messiah.
Joel 2:31 says, "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes. "Revelation 6:12 is speaking of the Day of the Lord, and says, "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood." Isaiah 13:10, also speaking of that Day of the Lord's coming, says "For the stars of heaven and its constellations shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in its going forth, and the moon shall not cause its light to shine." Many prophets, including Ezekiel, Joel, and Amos, as well as Job and John speak of the same event when the Lord returns.
While extremely interesting, the reddish moons we have seen in recent time are not the way the moon is prophesied in the day of the Lord. First, there wasn't a great earthquake. The sun did not turn as black as sackcloth, and the moon really didn't turn as blood. Jesus said in Matthew 24:29-30,"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven, and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with great power and glory."
Most importantly, the Lord has not returned after past "blood" moons. He will...eventually. I dare say, however, that there will be no doubt in the heavens when the Lord returns. It will be an awesome moment. But before he returns, there are certain events that scripture says will happen. Paul writes in Thessalonians 2, "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition...so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God." This is very clear: 1) don't be deceived, 2) falling away, 3) antichrist (beast) revealed, 4) sits in the temple as God. Keep watching. Keep praying. Keep reading your Bible. Keep discerning. And do not be deceived.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
The Daily Jot (Part Two)
Monday, January 29, 2018
Generations of criminality
While we are debating the criminality of politicians and how they are above the law, there is a segment of society who break the smallest of laws and the consequences are harsh and dire. It is the very issue to which a group of NFL players have been drawing attention over the last two seasons. Before you hit the unsubscribe button and call me a bunch of names, hear me out. I do not, nor will I ever, agree with Colin Kaepernick protesting during the National Anthem. His protest and his words about why he protested proved that he was uninformed of the truth, and was showing disrespect for our nation by promoting communists such as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. But there is more to the story.
Philadelphia Eagles players Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long, and Torrey Smith also protested. They said from the very beginning that it wasn't about the National Anthem or disrespecting the country. It was about criminal justice reform. It was about kids that were put in the system for misdemeanors and staying in the system because they couldn't get out. It was about adults who were arrested, and who may even be innocent, not being able to make bail, so they remain in jail for months or even over a year before their trial is conducted. It was about how these types of policies were impacting, even devastating, communities of color. It's true. The facts, in Pennsylvania alone, are amazing.
For example, Philadelphia has one of the highest populated jail systems in the nation, and it is increasing. Some 15 percent are in jail awaiting trial for 120 or more days. Bail is set so high that those jailed for disorderly conduct, loitering and some types of theft up to $2,000, cannot meet it, according to research done by the city. Also, think about this: the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health shows 5 percent of families account for more than 50 percent of all arrests. These are the specific issues that the players, and now the NFL and its owners, are taking up regarding criminal justice reform. They are also very similar to the Trump Administration platform on criminal justice reform. Strict law and order AND reform the system to hold fairness.
This is not about liberal vs conservative. This cycle ruins people's lives, and it's costly to taxpayers. NFL players and law enforcement are bringing kids together with hopes of kindling respect and trust. Education programs are being conducted for youth to understand the role of police. These are positive efforts being taken to break the generational curse of criminality. Jesus said in Matthew 25:36, "I was in prison, and you came to me." Then he said, "Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me." This is a prickly issue. We need, however, to break the generations of criminality in this country. We may not like what it looks like, but at least it's a start. Jenkins, Long and Smith have turned their short-lived protests into actually doing something about the problem.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
The State of the Union
The State of the Union
Submitted by: David Lane
American Renewal Project
President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union Address to Congress tonight, Tuesday, January 30th. Although President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress in February 2017, technically, the 2018 State of the Union Address will be his first, which comes after a president has had the opportunity to fully develop his program.
In developing his program in 2017, President Trump found out something that can't be learned in any other way, namely that the media have two sets of rules. The concept of objectivity, at one time guiding American journalism, no longer is applied. What's worse, secular journalists are not even likely to be influenced by the negative public reaction to their bias, let alone being humbled by it. Rather than incidental, their secular dogma is grim actuality in contemporary America.
The media coverage of President Obama's first year in office stood in stark contrast to that of President Trump's first year in office. German-born, agnostic American political theorist Hannah Arendt wrote: "What makes it possible for a totalitarian or any other dictatorship to rule is that people are not informed; how can you have an opinion if you are not informed?" Since electronic and print media no longer place a premium on truthfulness, the general public has largely tuned out. The inevitable result is an uninformed public. Sadly, a democratic republic is solely viable if people, generally speaking, can rely on the media to produce fair and balanced reporting. (Read more here)
Spiritual State of the Union
America through the prism of faith
Submitted by Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President
National Day of Prayer
On Tuesday, Jan. 30, President Donald Trump will take the podium before a joint session of Congress and deliver his second State of the Union address. He'll do so in accordance to Article Two, Section 3, of the U.S. Constitution, which says the president "shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union."
"Union" is a strange word in present-day America - for our country seems anything but united. In fact, I cannot remember a time when our divisions have been more pronounced to the naked eye. The battle lines have been drawn between races, political parties and ideologies, religions and even genders, and everyone is picking sides as if there were only two sides of these complex issues.
If 2017 taught us anything, it's that the centrifugal forces we thought our Founding Fathers had overcome 240 years ago when establishing our union are still alive and well today. In fact, they're the same forces Abraham Lincoln had to confront four score and seven years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. A century after Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. would have to march against them again.
The battle for America has always been a battle for unity. And anyone who's acquainted with our history as a people knows the greatest threats have always come from within, not without. (Read more here)
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Prayers for 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.
GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS
"His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23)
GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS
"His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23)
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
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About the Author:
Words: Thomas O. Chisholm, 1923.
Melody: William M. Runyan, 1923
About the Hymn:
According to Chisholm, there were no special circumstances which caused its writing-just his experience and Bible truth. The hymn first appeared in Songs of Salvation and Service, 1923, compiled by William Runyan. It is the unofficial "school hymn" of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, with which Runyan was associated for a number of years.
Signs and Wonders
Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon, Blue Moon Coincide Wednesday;
Here's When and How to See It
What Life was Like During Last Super Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse
A look at what the world was like the last time there was a supermoon, blue moon and total lunar eclipse at the same time.
(WeatherChannel.com) Go here.
"I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke." (Acts 2:19)
The Good News Corner
Ben Carson to Atheists:
"I Refuse to be Intimidated
- My Faith Helps Me Serve the Nation Better"
"I refuse to be intimidated by anti-religious groups into relinquishing my spirituality or religious beliefs," Carson posted on the Facebook page he shares with his wife, Candy.
He's responding to a lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).
The groups are suing because HUD didn't waive the standard Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request fee that agencies charge for time filling the request and paper used to print documents.
Their FOIA requests aimed to find out if government time or resources are being used for the Bible study.
"They are fearful that a hot beverage or a bagel may be consumed at the expense of taxpayers or that staff may be coerced to participate in religious activities against their will," Carson wrote.
"First of all, taxpayer funds are not used to support the ministry," he noted. "And secondly, no staff are involved in the Bible study."
Carson attends the weekly Bible study, along with other members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet, led by Ralph Drollinger, founder of Capitol Ministries.
Drollinger is currently leading the group in a study of Matthew 7.
"One of the principles of our nation's founding is freedom of religion. I will not stop being a Christian while in service to this country," Carson wrote, "In fact, it is my faith that helps me serve the nation even better."
"The relentless attacks on the spirituality of our nation must be resisted," he continued. "We are not like everyone else, which is precisely the reason that we rose so rapidly from obscurity to become the most powerful and free nation in history."
Dr. Carson also reminded his followers of the history of the Cold War between the U.S. and former Soviet Union.
"Joseph Stalin, the Russian tyrant who said the United States could be destroyed from within by eroding three things: our patriotism, our morality, and our spirituality," he said. "These things are currently under severe attack. We the people must decide who we are and what we stand for." (Breaking Christian News) Read more.
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Just One Touch From The King
Godfrey Birtill, UK
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Our Mission Statement
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners (CHPP) is a ministry which is positioned on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., helping members of the Body of Christ to "pray for those in authority over us" in our federal government. Our primary purpose is to offer intercession on site for the members of Congress and their staffs each day that the Senate and the House of Representatives are in session; and our chief prayer focus is that "God's will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." [Matthew 6:10].
Because Jesus Christ has shed His blood for all, we, too, pray for ALL, in a nonpartisan manner. Also, because the scriptures indicate that "the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 4:17), we are confident that fervent prayer, offered in the halls of the highest chambers of government in our land, can avail much for America. Capitol Hill Prayer Partners welcomes those who feel called to join us, engaging in this strategic work of intercession for our nation: "For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God." [Romans 13:1]
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We Welcome Your Gifts
We Welcome Your Gifts
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners (CHPP) is a 501(c)(3), tax- exempt, faith-based, ministry, dedicated to praying for our leaders (1 Tim. 2:1-4). CHPP relies solely on the gifts of our readers to continue this work; thus we greatly appreciate your help in supporting this publication. Offerings may be sent to: Capitol Hill Prayer Partners, P.O. Box 5152, Herndon, VA 20172-1970. Please make checks payable to: CHPP. THANK YOU!
Now you can also donate online by going here. Or . . . if you prefer, simply paste this link into your browser to access our secure online donor system:
"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit." (Philippians 4:23)
Join our Bible Readathon!
Our Bible Readathon Continues
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
Our numbers of readers continues to grow over time. All are welcome to join!
Our conference number is: 712-770-4340.
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.]
Pray for America!
Now you can join the Salt & Light Council, praying for our nation six days each week on a conference line!
Repentance and Restoration Prayer Line
For many years now, the Salt & Light Council has sponsored this outstanding half-hour of prayer, six days per week, with additional time available for Bible reading and fellowship.
We are delighted to make this "hidden treasure" available to all of you who make up our CHPP family.
You can also view their daily prayer calendar by going here.
The following press release was issued by the Salt and Light Council. Praise the Lord!
This is a 30 minute national conference prayer call offered Monday through Saturday. We pray daily for our President, Cabinet, Supreme Court, one or two state legislatures, preambles, plus a moral topic and Israel. All are welcome to participate in prayer for our nation. Fellowship and Bible reading is optional for those who would like to remain on the line. The call is hosted by The Salt & Light Council.
605-468-8015 / Access Code 338083#
Monday - Saturday
8:30 am PT 9:30 am MT
10:30 am CT 11:30 am ET