Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name." (Isaiah 45:3)

The Daily Brief


You will notice that some of the headlines in this section are missing points for intercession. These will be published tomorrow.

In the meantime, we are working to send this edition of the Daily Brief to you as quickly as possible, due to the urgent news now coming out of China and Russia, below. Thank you.

1. Contempt Vote Showdown Looms - Fox News

Rep. Issa and Attorney General Holder set for critical resolution meeting on documents from botched anti-gunrunning 'Fast and Furious' sting, as GOP weighs contempt vote against Holder. (Read more.)

- In this critical hour, may justice prevail in our nation.

- [For the United States] "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jer. 29:11)

2. Former Bush AG: 'Obama May Have Violated Oath Of Office' - Front Porch Politics

On the heels of Barack Obama's vow to not deport certain illegal immigrants many conservatives voiced their opinions at the Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, D.C. Among those was former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales who said that in issuing an executive order, Barack Obama may have violated his oath of office. Read more.

- Offer praise to the Lord for those in authority who still see clearly in this time of deception. We are a nation under law, and not under the rule of man. Pray that this statement by former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez will be seen and heard far and wide across this nation, and that actions be taken accordingly. Pray!

- "But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully: Knowing this, that the law is not made for the righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners." (I Timothy 1:8-9)

3. a) Russian Commandos 'to Escort Assad Out of Syria' - Israel National News

Reports to this effect were cited by Voice of Israel radio's veteran "listener" Miki Gurdus, who specializes in listening to radio broadcasts on various frequencies worldwide. The Interfax news agency said Monday that two Russian navy ships are to sail to Syria to protect Russian citizens and its naval base there.

b) Russia to send ships and marines to Syria - The Times of Israel

Interfax quoted an unidentified Russian navy official as saying that the Nikolai Filchenkov and Caesar Kunikov amphibious assault vessels will be heading to the Syrian port of Tartus, but didn't give a precise date. The official said the ships will carry an unspecified number of marines to protect Russians in Syria and evacuate materials from Tartus if necessary.

4. IDF: Iran Realizing Assad is Finished - Israel National News

IDF Spokesperson Brigadier General Yoav (Poly) Mordechai said Friday that Syria's allies Iran and Hizbullah are coming to realize that Bashar Assad's regime has "reached its end." "Another week is almost over, during which the desperate effort by Iran and Hizbullah to help the Assad regime survive was evident," Brig. Gen. Mordechai wrote on his official Facebook page. "[Assad's allies] are beginning to understand that the end is just a matter of time and therefore I wouldn't be surprised if they are already planning for the day after."

5. Will raging power struggles inside the Vatican usher in radical change? - Word Press

The mood at the Vatican is apocalyptic. Pope Benedict XVI seems tired, and both unable and unwilling to seize the reins amid fierce infighting and scandal. While Vatican insiders jockey for power and speculate on his successor, Joseph Ratzinger has withdrawn to focus on his still-ambiguous legacy.

6. Indonesia's Mount Marapi volcano spews volcanic ash - Word Press

Mount Marapi in West Sumatra province spewed volcanic ash up to 500 meters into the sky on Sunday morning. "The volcano spewed volcanic ash for about 10 minutes starting at around 08.30 a.m.," Mubarak, who lived on the slope of the volcano, said on Sunday.

7. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off the east coast of Japan - Word Press

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter was 72 miles southeast of Morioka on Japan's Pacific coast, the USGS said, updating an initial report that said the quake was of magnitude 6.3 and 95 miles off the coast.

- In years past, the government of Japan was not a friend of Israel, but rather assisted her enemies in a variety of ways. Word has reached our office that recently, a man of God led the Prime Minister of Japan in a prayer of repentance for these actions, with the assurance that, in the future, Japan will show kindness towards Israel.

Now, with the quakes that continue to shake that nation, please be in prayer for her safety, and especially for the stability of the Fukushima Nuclear plant. Under these conditions, only a miracle can spare this plant from further damage. Offer praise that Japan's Prime Minister has spoken this word of repentance. Perhaps the LORD will yet show them His hand of mercy. Amen.

- "For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment." (James 2:13)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

"For You, Lord, are most high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods." (Psalm 97:9)

1. IAF strikes again at Gaza Strip terror groups - Jerusalem Post

The Israel Air Force on early Tuesday morning struck a terrorist cell which was in the process of planting an explosive device near the border with Central Gaza.

2. 127 South Sudanese migrants leave Israel; 60,000 remain - Ynet News

A plane carrying 123 illegal immigrants from South Sudan departed from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport early Monday morning en route to the new African country's capital Juba, but some 60,000 African migrants -- most of whom cannot be deported -- remain in Israel.

3. Palestinians might go to UN for statehood this month, Erekat tells Times of Israel - Times of Israel

The Palestinians might seek the status of a nonmember state at the United Nations as early as this month if the prospect of a peace agreement with Israel remains elusive, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said recently.

4. South border clash leaves civilian, terrorists dead - Ynet News

Said Phashpashe, 36, from Haifa, a civilian working on the Israel-Egypt security fence, was killed Monday in a terror attack on the southern border. Golani soldiers who were scrambled to the area engaged the cell, killing two terrorists.

5. Israeli intel: Egypt's Islamist party ordered today's deadly attack - WND

Israeli intelligence has information that elements of the Al-Nour Party, an Islamic extremist group that controls the second largest bloc in Egypt's parliament, called for today's deadly terrorist attack that killed an Israeli civilian in the country's south, KleinOnline has learned.

6. IDF tanks move closer to Egypt border - Ynet News

The IDF has deployed Armored forces near the Israel-Egypt border, moving tanks closer to the fence, Ynet has learned. The unusual move followed Monday's terror attack on defense contractor crews building the new security fence.


Will Join Troops from Iran
From DEBKAfile:

Middle East military tensions around Syria shot up again Monday, June 18, with the news reported by the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars that a joint Russian-Chinese-Iranian exercise is to take place in Syria.

It was described as "the biggest of its kind ever staged in the Middle East" with 90,000 personnel, 400 air planes and 900 tanks taking part.

As part of its preparations, Beijing is reported to have asked Egyptian authorities to permit the passage through the Suez Canal in late June of 12 naval ships heading for the Syrian port of Tartus, where Moscow maintains a naval and marine base. debkafile reported earlier this week that Russian naval vessels with marines on board were heading for Tartus. The Iranian media did not itemize their contribution to the joint exercise.

debkafile stresses that this would be the first time that substantial Russian and Chinese military strength has ever been deployed in Syria or anywhere else in the Middle East. It means that the two powers are prepared to parade their unabashed partnership with the Iranian and Syrian armies for the shared purpose of obstructing US-European-Arab military intervention in Syria. A large-scale Russian and Chinese military presence in the embattled country would expect to deter the United States from leading a military operation against Bashar Assad and his regime.

No date was attached to the report but the exercise may possibly take place before the end of the month

The large-scale maneuver was announced in Tehran on the first day of the nuclear crisis talks in Moscow between Iran and the six world powers, their third attempt to resolve the crisis by diplomacy. However, Russian and Iranian sources close to the talks were pessimistic about progress. An Iranian delegation member complained the atmosphere was harsh and unconstructive. A Russian source saw no way of bridging US-led Western differences with Tehran when the parties reconvene Monday.

debkafile also notes that the big joint Russian-Chinese-Iranian exercise "at sea, air and land on Syrian soil," ws released for publication shortly before US President Barack Obama was due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Mexico. Read more.

From Joel Rosenberg:


(Virginia Beach, June 19, 2012) -- "Iran, Russia, China and Syria will hold the Middle East's largest ever war game, Iranian news outlets reported quoting unnamed sources," reports the Jerusalem Post.

"According to the report, 90,000 troops, 400 warplanes and 1,000 tanks from the four countries will take part in land and sea exercises. The war games will feature Russian atomic submarines, according to Iranian media, as well as warships, aircraft carriers and mine-clearing destroyers. Semi-official Iranian FARS news agency stated that the exercise was being planned in coordination with Egypt, which recently acceded to grant the passage of 12 Chinese warships through the Suez Canal. The report stated that the Chinese naval convoy is due to dock in Syrian harbors within the next two weeks. Regarding the timing of the planned exercise, FARS quoted unnamed Syrian officials as saying the war game would be held 'soon'."

The story is particularly intriguing -- and disturbing -- in light of Bible prophecies in Ezekiel 38-39 that indicate a Russian-Iranian military alliance will develop in the "last days" to attack the nation of Israel. It's also curious news coming so close to the upcoming trip by Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Israel on June 25. While it remains too early to know for certain if the "War of Gog and Magog" prophecies are going to be fulfilled in the near future, geopolitical trends in recent years and even in recent months have been curiously consistent with the ancient Biblical text.

[To read the rest of this column, go here.]

- Father, we intercede over this massive troop presence on its way to Syria. You know all things. We pray according to Your will for this region. We pray all is done in Your timing. Protect the U.S. troops, and our allies, who are in the midst of this conflict. We ask special protection for the Nation of Israel in this hour. In Your Name, we ask this prayer, amen.

- "Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle; My lovingkindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer; My shield and He in whom I take refuge; Who subdues my people under me." (Psalm 144:1-2)

The Daily Jot

The Psalm 83 war and destruction of Damascus

The Middle East is a hotbed of wars and rumors of wars. The situation in Egypt created with the help of the man who occupies the Oval Office has resulted in the possibility of war between Israel and Egypt. The situation in Syria, also created with the assistance of the White House, has the underpinnings of war written. A ship headed to Syria with Russian attack helicopters and munitions was stopped by Great Britain. The Muslim Brotherhood is the "democratically" elected controllers of Egypt, recently threatening to declare Jerusalem as Egypt's capital. These events have peaked interest in prophecies regarding Damascus and Israel and whether they are being fulfilled before our eyes.

Many are arguing about what some Bible teachers are calling the "Psalm 83" war and the complete annihilation of Damascus as prophesied in Isaiah 17. In addition to prophecies being completely fulfilled throughout history, even today, prophecies also are fulfilled in part as types and shadows that lead YHVH's people to the final fulfillment. For example, many may have thought that the Israeli war of Independence was fulfillment of Bible prophecy because several of the end time nations named in the Bible fought to destroy Israel in 1948. Same in the Six Day war in 1967. But we know now that those battles were types and shadows of these many prophecies, and the end fulfillment is yet to come.

The prophet Daniel was given great insight into the events leading up to the Day of the Lord. An angel of the LORD says in Daniel 12:4, "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." Verses 8-10 say, "And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand."

As we see events unfold, our knowledge of the meaning of the prophecies increases. We can see clearer what is occurring and about to occur. Certainly, various long held theories on prophecy will be challenged as we gain more understanding. Longstanding teachings may be found lacking. The one way to have understanding of these current times is to read, re-read, study chapters and verses before and after these prophecies and cross reference them with others. A clear warning: Do not take them out of context to justify this teaching or that. We need to love one another as Yeshua has commanded, not attack one another because we don't see the end times the same. As it plays out, we will all see clearly.

Have A Blessed And Powerful Day,
Bill Wilson

FRC Webcast Tonight!

Gov. Huckabee, Reps. Jordan, Fortenberry Join FRC Action for Webcast on Religious Liberty

June 19, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), the legislative advocacy arm of the Family Research Council, will host Governor Mike Huckabee, along with Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska) for a special video webcast program where Christians from across denominational lines will come together in an event that will mark the beginning of a two week period of nationwide prayer and action in support of religious liberty. This First Freedom is threatened by the Department of Health and Human Services which has approved - for the first time in American history - new federal regulations that would force healthcare plans to cover abortion drugs, contraceptives and sterilizations. Rallies being held across the country and the numerous lawsuits filed against the mandate have sent a message that Christians will not give up this constitutionally guaranteed right.

The program, entitled "Two Weeks for Freedom: Christians Standing Together for Religious Freedom" will be webcast live online today, June 19, 2012 at 8 p.m. EDT, at http://www.frcaction.org/twoweeks.

Thank you for spreading the word about this very important webcast, shown TONIGHT online.


How do you find God's joy, His "fun," when you feel like life has bludgeoned you in the head and heart? What makes it a pathway for others when we ourselves feel broken?
Discouragement can attack in many ways. The most nasty form is the "You're nothing but a failure and will never amount to anything" lie. That's the one that causes many people, including Christians, to give up and either stop trying or kill themselves from the grief. It's a deadly lie, one that stops destiny in its tracks.

There is a secret to the way we can re-capture His fun and blessing: it's called reminding ourselves of His Hand in our lives. We should also remember that whenever something wonderful happens, the enemy is bound to retaliate quickly. We just have to be aware and set our hearts toward the joyful sounds of Heaven.

NEVER forget that He leads us. Look back on times when you know that you know He was there and that His Divine guidance brought circumstances togther...and hold FAST those moments in your heart. If He will never leave us nor forsake us, if His purpose for us is as good as He promises, then no matter how many lies try to flood your hearts and minds, you will quench them and the joy will flood your soul. That's why it's the "shield of faith" to guard our hearts and the "helmet of salvation" to protect our minds.

We are beloved of God Almighty. We have destiny and purpose. We are not children of darkness, and our life should be filled with joy and blessing, faith and freedom. We should always be excited for the wonderful journey on which we have been privileged to embark. And when we show that joy to others, we become leaders who bring life to those around us. I love being a life-giver, don't you?

Pastor Faye Higbee
Post Falls, Idaho

The Good News Corner

Swedish Court Rules in Favor of Homeschooling Parents; Family Awaits Son's Return

"We encourage Swedish authorities to release Domenic to his parents in light of the court's ruling." -Roger Kiska, ADF

Sweden)-Ever since Swedish authorities removed 10-year-old Domenic Johansson from his homeschooling parents in 2009, family, friends and both the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) have been working to get him back.

Now it seems their efforts have paid off, as a Swedish district court ruled last week that the "parental rights" of the boy "will not be terminated."

The statement issued by the court said, according to the Charisma News report, that it "could not ignore the unanimous and extensive testimony of firsthand accounts of friends, family and others that Domenic Johansson's parents, Christer and Annie, were properly caring for him prior to Swedish authorities seizing him."

Roger Kiska, of the ADF noted, "The government shouldn't abduct and imprison children simply because it doesn't like home schooling. We encourage Swedish authorities to release Domenic to his parents in light of the court's ruling, and we hope the European Court of Human Rights will reconsider its recent rejection of Domenic's case in light of the Swedish court's determination. This family's human rights have been unimaginably violated." (Source: Charisma News) Read more.
{Reported by: Breaking Christian News]

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Shout For Joy By Be'er Sheva

Based on Psalm 100
A Psalm of thanksgiving. Shout unto the LORD, all the earth.
Serve the LORD with gladness; come before His presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD He is God;
it is He that hath made us, and we are His, His people,
and the flock of His pasture.