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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, October 8, 2019


"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people- 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth."
(I Timothy 2:1-4)


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Focus on Israel

1. Netanyahu Calls Putin as US Begins Pullout from Northern Syria - Jewish Press

Less than 24 hours after the White House announced a decision to withdrawn US military troops from northern Syria, American forces have already begun pulling back from areas along the border with Turkey, according to Kurdish-led forces and a war monitor quoted by AFP. US soldiers have left their bases in Tal Abyad and Ras-Al-Ain, according to local Arab sources who were reporting via Twitter.

Less than 24 hours earlier in what appeared to have been a sudden decision, the White House announced Sunday in its statement, "Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial "Caliphate," will no longer be in the immediate area."

(Read more)

2. 'The days of the Ottoman Empire are over' - Israel Hayom

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz has ordered his office to draw up plans to stop the Turkish government's efforts to undermine Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem and protect Jordan's special status as guardian of Muslim holy sites in the city.

Katz intends to present the plan to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu soon, so he can authorize its implementation. Due to the sensitivity of the plan, whose implementation will almost certainly lead to a direct confrontation with Ankara, it is also expected to be raised for discussion by the Diplomatic-Security Cabinet. According to ministry officials, as the plan pertains to security matters, there is nothing preventing it from being implemented by a transition government.

The issue of Turkey's influence on members of Jerusalem's Arab population has weighed on security and diplomatic officials' minds for years. As Israel Hayom has previously reported, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan has been buying influence over sites and prominent figures in east Jerusalem for years. Nevertheless, Jerusalem has not made any effort to challenge these efforts up until now.

(Read more)

3. Netanyahu hearings end, but defense gets two more weeks for written submissions - Times Of Israel

State prosecutors and Benjamin Netanyahu's lawyers on Monday evening wrapped up four days of pre-indictment hearings over the pending corruption charges against the prime minister.

Netanyahu's lawyers met with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit for over 10 hours at the Justice Ministry in Jerusalem on the final day of proceedings, during which they aimed to persuade the state prosecution to close the cases against the prime minister.

Monday's hearing focused on Case 1000, in which Netanyahu is suspected of illicitly receiving gifts such as champagne, cigars and jewelry valued at some NIS 700,000 ($201,000) from billionaire benefactors Arnon Milchan and James Packer, and allegedly reciprocating in Milchan's case with various forms of assistance.

(Read more)

4. PA removes mention of agreements with Israel from textbooks - YNET News

The Palestinian Authority has removed all trace of agreements signed with Israel from its textbooks, according to an organization tracking educational material in the Middle East.

According to IMPACT-se (the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education), the only signed agreement still mentioned in schoolbooks for West Bank and Gaza students from first grade through to high school is the 1993 Oslo Accords, but even those are mentioned less favorably and in less detail than in earlier versions of the textbooks.

Some of the examples of agreements signed by the PA with Israel were removed, with the new curriculum representing a quantum leap backward toward radicalizing the textbooks, IMPACT-se claims.

The 2019 textbooks no longer include the PLO statement calling for coexistence, peace and non-violence with Israel, which appeared in the old version of the curriculum.

(Read more)

5. Israel, bracing for Iranian assault, studies recent attack on Saudi oil facility - Times Of Israel

Israel's defense establishment is analyzing last month's strike on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which is being blamed on Iran, to learn how to protect the country from a possible similar assault, Hebrew media reported Monday.

The September 14 combined drone and cruise missile barrage on two facilities knocked out half of the kingdom's oil production, and impressed Israeli analysts in that it succeeded in penetrating Saudi defenses, which include the Patriot air defense system that Israel also uses, Channel 13 news reported.

Although Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels claimed responsibility, the US, Britain, France, Germany, and Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of being behind the attack. Tehran denies the allegation.

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. As US Troops Leave Northeast Syria and Turkey Preps Invasion, Kurdish Christian Lives in Danger - CBN News

President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to pull US troops out of northeast Syria, clearing the way for Turkey to invade and abandoning the Kurdish fighters who fought alongside US troops to defeat ISIS.

"The Kurds fought with us, but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so. They have been fighting Turkey for decades. I held off this fight for almost 3 years, but it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home," Trump tweeted.

"WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN. Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to figure the situation out, and what they want to do with the captured ISIS fighters in their 'neighborhood.' They all hate ISIS, have been enemies for years. We are 7000 miles away and will crush ISIS again if they come anywhere near us!" Trump continued. (Read more)

- Father God, we are grieved that our President has made this apparently sudden decision at this time. We ask You to forgive President Trump, and for Your Hand of Mercy to rest upon our Christian brothers and sisters whose lives are now in danger in Syria and in Turkey. Lord God, if there can be a reversal in this new policy, we ask that it take place soon. Turn the President's heart to do Your will we pray, amen.

- The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes. (Proverbs 21:1)


2. Attorney for Impeachment 'Whistleblowers' Actively Sought Trump Admin Informants - Breitbart

Mark Zaid, the activist attorney representing the so-called whistleblower at the center of the impeachment movement targeting President Donald Trump, says he is representing a second so-called whistleblower who spoke to the Intelligence Community's inspector general about Trump's phone call with the Ukrainian president.

Missing from the avalanche of news media coverage about Zaid's two anonymous clients rocking the nation's capital is that at the beginning of Trump's presidency Zaid co-founded Whistleblower Aid, a small nonprofit that blasted advertisements around D.C. actively seeking whistleblowers during the Trump administration. Whistleblower Aid is heavily tied to far-left activist organizations and Democratic politics. (Read more)

- Lord, the underhanded methods being used to destroy this president are terrible - we ask that You stand between these attacks and the President, and help him through them.

- "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." (Psalm 23:4)


3. Rashida Tlaib says Democrats are 'trying to figure out' how to arrest White House officials - Washington Examiner

Rep. Rashida Tlaib told constituents that Democrats are working to figure out ways that they can arrest members of President Trump's administration if they do not cooperate with subpoenas.

"This is the first time we've ever had a situation like this. So they're trying to figure out, no joke, they're trying to figure out, well, is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them? We don't know. Where do we hold them?" the Michigan Democrat said at a "Congress, Coffee, and Conversation" event Tuesday in Detroit.

The freshman congresswoman then joked that she would tell congressional leaders that they could keep White House officials imprisoned in Detroit. "We'll take care of them," she said. (Read more)

- Father, this attitude towards the Trump Administration reveals an almost giddy desire to pull down a sitting president. We pray for the souls of every Democrat, and ask that You drive them to their knees in repentance. If they will not heed You, then we ask for their removal from Congress.

- "But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you." (Deut. 28:15)


4. REPORT: Iranian Hackers Go After Trump's Re-Election Campaign - Daily Caller

Iranian hackers attempted to hack President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, The New York Times reported Friday afternoon, citing sources who are familiar with the matter but who cannot comment publicly.

The report comes hours after Microsoft said hackers made more 2,000 attempts to identify the email accounts of current and former U.S. officials and accounts associated with presidential campaigns. The sources said it was unclear what if any information was obtained.

"We have no indication that any of our campaign infrastructure was targeted," Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign's communications director, said in a press statement addressing the matter. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray a hedge of fire around the Presidential campaigns, that no foreign attack will succeed.

- "Violence shall no longer he heard in your land, nor wasting nor destruction within your borders." (Isaiah 60: 18a,b)


5. Energy Secretary Rick Perry eyeing exit in November - Politico

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is expected to announce his resignation from the administration by the end of November, according to three people familiar with his plans.

Perry, who had been Texas' longest-serving governor before joining President Donald Trump's Cabinet in 2017, has largely avoided the controversies that felled others in the administration. But his travels to Ukraine lately have embroiled him in the impeachment inquiry engulfing Trump and his inner circle, even though two of the people called the scandal unrelated to Perry's departure, which they said he has been planning for several months.

Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette is expected to replace Perry, according to three people familiar with the matter, who requested anonymity to discuss the departure before an official announcement was made. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray Your touch upon Mr. Perry as he pursues his life after the administration. We ask Your protection for him against the constant barrage of accusations.

- "For no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me. Arouse Yourself to help me, and see!" (Psalm 59:4)


6. Christian florist could lose everything if Supreme Court doesn't weigh in, lawyer says - Fox News

The lawyer for Barronelle Stutzman, a Christian florist who was sued by Washington state for declining to fulfill an order for a same-sex wedding, said her client could lose everything if the Supreme Court does not weigh in.

"In Masterpiece Cakeshop, the U.S. Supreme Court said the government can't express hostility toward people of faith. We now need it to weigh in on the broader principle to say it can't force creative professionals to create art or to have to participate in religious ceremonies," Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Kristen Waggoner told "FOX & Friends" on Sunday.

"Baronelle is basically faced with losing all she owns unless the Supreme Court weighs in in this case," Waggoner said.

Stutzman owns Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, and says she served customer Robert Ingersoll for nearly 10 years before declining to participate in his same-sex wedding.

"When he came in to talk to me about his wedding, I just simply put my hands on his and told him I could not do it because of my relationship with Jesus Christ," Stutzman said. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that You will restore all that Barronelle has lost in this battle for truth. She made an effort to be kind, and evil was returned to her instead.

- "Those also who render evil for good, they are my adversaries, because I follow what is good." (Psalm 28:20)


7. British Court In Transgender Case: Bible Belief Is 'Incompatible With Human Dignity' - Daily Wire

On Tuesday, a British court ruled that belief in the Bible was "incompatible with human dignity." That statement came in a case involving Dr. David Mackereth, a devout Christian who had worked as an emergency doctor for the National Health Service for 26 years. He said he was fired from his job because he refused to call a biological man a woman.

The court's ruling stated: "Belief in Genesis 1:27, lack of belief in transgenderism and conscientious objection to transgenderism in our judgment are incompatible with human dignity and conflict with the fundamental rights of others, specifically here, transgender individuals."

The court added. ". . . in so far as those beliefs form part of his wider faith, his wider faith also does not satisfy the requirement of being worthy of respect in a democratic society, not incompatible with human dignity and not in conflict with the fundamental rights of others."

The Telegraph reported that Mackereth said he was removed from his job with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in late June 2018 after his boss "interrogated" him about his personal religious convictions. Mackereth told the court in July that his line manager had asked him, "If you have a man six foot tall with a beard who says he wants to be addressed as 'she' and 'Mrs' would you do that?" Mackereth said that because of his religious beliefs, he could not, and his job was subsequently terminated. (Read more)

- Father we pray for this doctor, that You will uphold his faith and grant him strength against the lies and ridicule of the enemy.

- "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matt 5:10)


8. Republican Lawmakers Push New Bill Requiring States Report All Babies Born Alive After Failed Abortions - Christian headlines

Republican lawmakers are pushing forward a bill that would require states to disclose the number of babies born after failed abortions.

Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) have sponsored the Ensuring Accurate and Complete Abortion Data Reporting Act of 2019, Faithwire reports. "Only a few states report cases where babies are born alive during abortions," Cotton said in a tweet. "We know about dozens of cases already. How many don't we know about?"

Cotton told National Review that the data is "life or death." "The American people deserve to know how many babies are born alive during abortion attempts in our country," Cotton said. "This is life-or-death information, yet most states don't collect it. Our bill would require states to report accurate and complete data about abortion, including instances where babies are born alive during abortions."

Previously, Republican lawmakers have tried to push Democrats to support the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which forces doctors to provide medical care to babies who survive abortion attempts. Lawmakers have refused to hear debate or to vote on that bill some 70 times. According to Faithwire.com, Democrats argue that the bill is unneeded because abortion attempts are rarely unsuccessful. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that this will be a vehicle that will save the lives of the unborn in our nation. We rebuke the obstruction by Democrats and bind their plans in the Mighty Name of Jesus!

- " . . . whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven." (Matthew 16:19b)


9. The Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America and Extremism - American Thinker

The Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America (MECCA) claims that its goals are "to guide young Muslims" and "build bridges of understanding with other cultures and faiths." Yet the Chicago-area mosque's willingness to promote hate preachers and anti-Semitic demagogues reflects the continued influence of its Islamists founders and leaders.

The Center's soft talk has duped some politicians into attending the mosque's events. Some of them are Burr Ridge mayor Gary Grasso and Dupage County board member Julie Renehan, who attended the Center's open house last month. Also, this month, on October 2, U.S. congressman Sean Casten spoke on immigration at MECCA.

But a man is known by the company he keeps. On September 20, the MECCA Center hosted Imam Zaid Shakir, who delivered the Friday sermon. Shakir's writings and speeches show a man prone to conspiracy theories and extremism. In 2001, Shakir argued that the American Muslim community must consider political options including "guerrilla war." Shakir claimed that the United States "inflicted" terrorism on the world and suggested that it would be acceptable for Muslims to attack U.S. military forces. Shakir also has engaged 9/11 conspiracy theories and blamed "Zionist" forces and the FBI for the February 1993 World Trade Center (WTC) bombing. Shakir argued that the conspirators were set up as a way of bolstering anti-Islamic sentiment. (Read more)

- Lord, we take authority over the deception fostered by this group, and pray for Your Light to penetrate it in power. Let no deception rule over us, and let all hidden agendas be revealed.

- "For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive if, if possible, even the elect." (Matthew 24: 24)


10. Atheist Group Files Complaint About Texas Judge's Bible Gift, Hug to Convicted Murderer- CBN

A brother's forgiveness to his brother's killer was in the spotlight Wednesday as the pair embraced in front of a Dallas, Texas courtroom.

Brandt Jean, the brother of Botham Jean, asked during his witness impact statement if he could hug former Dallas Police officer Amber Guyger. The judge granted his request and the pair hugged each other in a moment of forgiveness that was seen around the world.

State District Judge Tammy Kemp also gave Guyger a Bible. She read the New Testament's John 3:16 to her: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life." The judge also also hugged her before Guyger was led out of the courtroom. (Read more)

- Father, we pray that You will intervene to protect this judge and the victim's brother from atheists who do not know You. We pray for the atheists to come into personal relationship to Jesus Christ.

- "The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined." (Isaiah 9:2)


The Daily Jot

Monday, October 7, 2019

Biblical beliefs ruled incompatible with human dignity


In June 2018, British Dr. David Mackereth was fired as a medical assessor for Great Britain's Department for Work and Pensions for refusing to renounce his belief that gender is determined at birth. Now a British employment tribunal has ruled that Mackereth's conscientious objection to transgenderism is "incompatible with human dignity and conflict[s] with the fundamental rights of others, specifically here, transgender individuals." In Britain, according to this decision, belief in the Bible's tenets of man and woman combined with a lack of belief in transgenderism are now grounds for discipline, including loss of employment. The decision will be appealed, notwithstanding, this is a dangerous precedent for mankind.

According to news reports, Mackereth, a Reformed Baptist, father of four, who registered as a doctor in 1989 and spent most of his career working in Accident & Emergency wards, said: "I'm not attacking the transgender movement. But, I'm defending my right to freedom of speech, and freedom of belief. But, if upsetting someone can lead to doctors being sacked then, as a society we have to examine where we are going." When Mackereth's instructor stated that reports must only refer to the patient by the sex that person identified themselves as, a discussion took place among the medics about the "fluid" nature of gender. Mackereth explains: "I believe that gender is defined by biology and genetics. And that as a Christian the Bible teaches us that God made humans male or female."
The government tribunal's decision stated that while it does "accept that Christianity is a protected characteristic. They do not accept that is so where Dr Mackereth goes further in seeking to define the beliefs he relays at [ET1/5] as a protected characteristic. The respondents argue that at the heart of those beliefs is intolerance towards transgender people, and that a refusal to respect the dignity of transgender people and their preferred form of address is incompatible with human dignity and conflicts with the fundamental rights of others." Mackereth had refused to address transgenders by the pronoun of the sex they had chosen because of his Biblical beliefs and scientific teachings.
The British government tribunal, however, said that irrespective of Mackereth's beliefs, the government policy was to address transgenders in the manner they request. Mackereth refused, and was fired. The court upheld the firing. The overriding issue, however, is not about getting fired for refusing to honor policy. The tribunal recognized that Mackereth had protective rights as a Christian, but ruled that Judeo-Christian belief is against human dignity. This is the genesis of persecution. It is also where this entire gender movement is headed-a conflict between religion and "protected" classes of people. And you see who is favored. There will come a time when Christians will have an Acts 5:29 moment, "Then Peter and the Apostles answered and said, "We ought to obey God rather than men."

Statement by Family Research Council

Northeast Syria: A Beacon of Religious Freedom that Deserves Our Protection


Turkey just announced its plan to attack one of the few oases of religious freedom in the Middle East -- and it is doing so after President Trump began withdrawing U.S. troops from a part of northeast Syria. Yet backing out of Northeast Syria is a betrayal of our friends and allies, a disavowal of our values, and will work against our long-term interests in the region. It could also lead to the death and displacement of thousands of religious minorities who have found protection under the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.

It is an oft-overlooked story that in the wake of ISIS's genocide, the Kurdish-led SDF established a semi-autonomous area in Northeast Syria in which religious freedom flourished and religious minorities were protected. Pluralism thrived and democracy began to gain a foothold. This area stood in stark contrast to the surrounding countries where religious persecution is rampant. This beacon of freedom had the additional effect of serving as a bulwark against Iran, which would otherwise seek to gain influence in Syria, expanding its regional power and threatening Israel and the United States' allies in the Gulf.

With Turkish President Erdogan's announcement of his pending invasion, all of this is now at risk. Though the Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria have long been a trustworthy American ally, Turkey accuses them of being a terrorist group. But this excuse by Erdogan only serves to hide the fact that Turkey has a long history of attacking Kurds and is unhappy to see them develop a successful semi-autonomous region in Syria, although this area poses no threat to Turkey.

Erdogan has previously made threats against northeast Syria. Several months ago, the U.S. agreed to a "safe zone" in Syria along the Turkish border to act as a buffer between Turkey and the Kurdish-controlled area of Syria. However, the U.S. wasn't moving fast enough for Erdogan. This past weekend, he threatened to take matters into his own hands. On Sunday night, President Trump had a phone call with Erdogan that proved to be the deciding factor. The president agreed to withdraw U.S. troops from the safe zone.

Our Kurdish allies were devastated by the news. They understandably feel betrayed, and it's hard to interpret these U.S. military actions any other way. Kurdish fighters fought and died alongside U.S. troops to defeat ISIS. In the aftermath, they have acted responsibly and detained a number of former fighters. On top of that, they were building their own version of democracy which is truly pluralistic and protected religious freedom. They didn't ask us to do the work. The SDF and their co-laborers did it all themselves; they just wanted our support. The U.S. had promised to keep just 1,000 troops in Syria, to ward off any ideas of attack from Turkey, or anyone else.

Where religious freedom and human rights flourish -- especially in such a hostile environment -- it warrants U.S. support. Especially when those who have established a society with these features have been such close and faithful U.S. allies.

Yet now, in spite of all our allies have done, we've endorsed a Turkish military operation against them. It is understandable that this would cause doubts in the minds of others who might work with us.

President Trump is trying to look out for America's interest, but he's making a mistake here. Maintaining a free and secure Northeast Syria and preventing a Turkish attack is in America's interest.

The SDF will go to war if Turkey invades, and this would wreak havoc in a region that the U.S. has invested a great deal in. A Turkish military operation in Northeast Syria may lead to the death and displacement of thousands of religious minorities who lived out their faith freely in Northeast Syria. In such an environment, the resurgence of ISIS is more likely, not less.

The absence of any U.S. troops will also only embolden Iran. Once the SDF are cleared out of northeast Syria, Iran would come in, paving the way for it to project power all the way to Israel's border. In addition to constituting a serious threat to Israel, Iranian expansion in Turkey would threaten other U.S. allies in the Gulf.

President Trump has acknowledged the need to pursue America's interests in foreign policy, and that's good. But the United States' interest in the region is closely tied to the future of northeast Syria. The president needs to realize that and reverse course -- before it's too late.
(Family Research Council) Read more here.



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HE GIVETH MORE GRACE

"He giveth more grace." (James 4:6)

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He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength as our labors increase;
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials His multiplied peace.

When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
Our Father's full giving is only begun.

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For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
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In Photos: The Impact Craters of North America


Note: only two of these craters are located within the United States; one in Oregon and one in Colorado. The remaining eight are within Quebec Province, Canada.

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(Source: LiveScience)

"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

Grace extended. . . grace received

A stunning act of forgiveness in a Dallas courtroom this week has caught the imagination of the country - and God apparently set the stage for the final scene in the highly publicized trial.

Eighteen-year-old Brandt Jean actually hugged Amber Guyger, the Dallas police officer who shot and killed Brandt's brother, Botham, a little more than a year ago when she mistakenly entered his apartment thinking it was hers. Even Brandt Jean's family didn't know he was going to make such an unusual request during the sentencing hearing for Guyger:

Brandt Jean: "I want the best for you. That's exactly what Botham would want you to do - and the best would be [to] give your life to Christ. I don't know if this is possible, but can I give her a hug, please? Please?"

Judge Tammy Kemp: "Yes."

As reported by The Associated Press, Judge Kemp also hugged Guyger and gave her a Bible before she was led from the courtroom Wednesday.

Read more




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