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News from Israel

News from Israel



Just days after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad implied to The Washington Post that he supported what amounted to the end of the State of Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for New York to give Israel's response to the United Nations. Israel and Iran have exchanged, via the media, heightened rhetoric over Tehran's nuclear program in recent weeks, although Ahmadinejad's diatribes against Israel are nothing new.

Ahmadinejad himself spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday [September 26], which was also Yom Kippur [Day of Atonement]-the holiest day of the year for Israel. While he again briefly criticized Israel in his speech to the UN, the most troubling words were given a few days earlier.

In comments to the Post's [interview by] David Ignatius on Sunday, Ahmadinejad spoke of eradicating the "bullying" and occupation of the Palestinian people, but refused to explicitly accept Israel's continued existence when given the chance. When asked if he did not want to eradicate Israel, the Iranian president responded, "I asked you if the occupation in the Palestinian territories comes to an end what would there remain? Is there a Zionist regime in existence without occupation?"

"I think they should allow the people of Palestine in all the territories of Palestine to decide, and whatever they decide, that is what should be done," said Ahmadinejad, notably ignoring the right of Jews to vote in the matter. At no point did he accept Israel's right to exist.

Netanyahu, after the end of the Yom Kippur holiday on Wednesday, spoke from his office of an opportunity to present his nation's perspective. He said that on Yom Kippur "a platform was given to a dictatorial regime that strives, at every opportunity, to sentence us to death," speaking of Iran.

Netanyahu promised a response to Iranian rhetoric against Israel in his speech to the UN. He also noted his efforts on the Iranian nuclear crisis. "As the Prime Minister of Israel, the state of the Jewish people, I am working in every way so that Iran will not have nuclear weapons.

"History has proven that those who have wanted to wipe us off the map have failed, as the Jewish people have overcome all obstacles." Netanyahu is set to address the UN on Thursday. [Reported by BFP: Bridges for Peace]

- Pray for Netanyahu as he continues to battle with words in the press. Pray that God supplies the needed wisdom to say the right thing at the right time.

- "Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God." (Proverbs 2:3-5)


Addressing the UN General Assembly Thursday, Sept. 27 Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu graphically depicted Israel's red line for Iran. He held up a simple diagram showing that Iran had covered 70 percent of the distance to a nuclear bomb and must be stopped before it reached the critical stage next spring or early summer. He stressed that it is getting late, very late to stop a nuclear Iran.

The best way, he said, is to lay down a clear red line on the most vulnerable element of its nuclear program: uranium enrichment. "I believe that if faced with a clear and credible red line, Iran will back down and may even disband its nuclear program," he said. Red lines prevent wars, don't start them and in fact deterred Iran from blocking the Strait of Hormuz. Israel and the US are in discussion over this issue, said Netanyahu. "I'm sure we can forge a way forward together. He went on to accuse Iran of spreading terrorist networks in two dozen countries and turning Lebanon and Gaza into terror strongholds. Hoping a nuclear-armed Iran will bring stability is like hoping a nuclear al Qaeda will bring peace, the prime minister remarked.

debkafile quotes some Washington sources as disclosing that the White House and Israel emissaries have come to an understanding that Israel will hold back from attacking Iran's nuclear sites before the US election in November, while a special team led set up by President Barack Obama completes a new paper setting out the end game for Iran.

However, we have learned, Israeli intelligence circles dispute their American colleagues' estimate as "interesting" but inaccurate. Netanyahu in his speech confirmed that Washington and Jerusalem were constantly exchanging views and evaluations on the state of Iran's nuclear program.

He also made the point that while intelligence services, American and Israeli alike, had remarkable aptitudes, their estimates on Iran were not foolproof.

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- O Heavenly Father, we lift up praise for the clear presentation of the Red Line needed as to Iranian nuclear development which was presented to the UN assembly today by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. We lift up the Prime Minister of Israel, his aides and advisors, that they may hear distinctly Your Will as to what is to be done and when. Many times and reasons have been presented by the news media and various governmental sources, but we fall before You Lord, to seek Your Will alone for any action. In Jesus' Name we pray, Amen and Amen.

- When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. (Isaiah 43:2)


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew a torrent of ridicule Thursday when he unfolded before the General Assembly of the United Nations a cartoon bomb and drew a red line on it with a marker he pulled from his pocket. It was a gimmick that ignited a wave of scorn and "Looney Tunes" jokes on social media sites. But the image of the Israeli prime minister drawing with a bright red marker before the assembled delegates of the General Assembly - the very image mocked and belittled by pundits, observers and activists - was not meant for the delegates in the hall, or the journalists on Twitter.

Netanyahu's speech was not even meant for US President Barack Obama, who may ultimately decide the fate of the Iranian nuclear program. Instead, Netanyahu was speaking over Obama's head, directly to the American president's employer and boss: the American voter. But it was hard on Thursday to listen to Netanyahu's speech - delivered in English, couched in simple language full of references to the Bible and Jewish history, and accompanied by what may be the most childish prop ever brought into the General Assembly general debate - and not see his words as intended for American popular consumption.

A rumor among journalists suggested - though no source could confirm on Thursday - that Netanyahu was asked by the American administration to thank President Obama for his own rhetoric on Iran in his speech. It is, after all, campaign season. If the rumor is true, Netanyahu disappointed, giving no ground to indicate he saw eye to eye with the US president. "Two days ago, from this podium, President Obama reiterated that the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran cannot be contained," he began. And while he noted, "I very much appreciate the President's position as does everyone in my country," he would only say that "Israel is in discussions with the United States over this issue, and I am confident that we can chart a path forward together."

Netanyahu is electioneering. Whether he is actively working to undermine Obama's Jewish support and bolster Romney's candidacy is unclear. But there is little doubt he is using the few weeks left till election day, when a second-term Obama will likely not be as attentive or interested in what he has to say, to drill his point home at every opportunity. Netanyahu is hoping to convince the American voter that Iran is as immediate a threat as he believes it to be. And through the voter, maybe even Obama himself.

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- O Heavenly Father, we stand before You and repent for the ridicule spewed out against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech given at the UN. It is clear to anyone who has listened to the rhetoric arising out of Iran that their nuclear possibility is becoming very real and must be dealt with quickly. We pray the US citizens heard clearly in Netanyahus's speech how the Iranian threat is targeted against all of us, not just Israel. In Jesus' Name we pray, Amen and Amen.

- And to them He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding'. (Job 28:28)


A disturbing thing happened in the course of Binyamin Netanyahu's speech at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday. The world's two largest news agencies, Associated Press and Reuters, both selected photos of the same moment in Netanyahu's speech to send to their subscribers worldwide.

That moment was one in which Netanyahu raised his left hand, his arm straight, in a position that immediately calls to mind Adolf Hitler giving a Nazi salute in the course of a speech. Netanyahu was not saluting, of course. Rather, he was saying this: "Recently, I was deeply moved when I visited Technion, one of our technological institutes in Haifa, and I saw a man paralyzed from the waist down climb up a flight of stairs, quite easily, with the aid of an Israeli invention." The arm gesture illustrated the story of the man climbing the stairs.

The average consumer of news would have a hard time realizing that AP and Reuters had done something wrong. The news agencies sell their reports and photos to newspapers, websites and television stations, which are the ones who pass the materials on to the end consumer. The agencies essentially serve as reporters-for-hire, for news outlets that rely on them to cover the events in a purely professional manner. Therefore, it takes a journalist to fully recognize the apparently base and manipulative nature of what the agencies did.

The Weekly Standard noticed, and featured the story under the headline "Shock Photos of Netanyahu at U.N. from AP, Reuters."

The Daily Caller went a step further and contacted the National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Abe Foxman.

"I can't believe it, if it in fact happened," Foxman told The Daily Caller. "I think it is ugly, disgusting, offensive."

Arutz Sheva has contacted the Prime Minister's Office and asked for a reaction, but has not yet received one.

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- Abba Father, this news article reflects further ridicule of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and reflects a mean lowness from parts of the news media. We seek for You to arise and extend Your right arm against this vile mockery, in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

- Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that is cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. (Isaiah 59:1)


Gary Bauer: Obama Diminishes Alliance With Israel.

During an interview with CBS, Barack Obama was asked about the growing tension between Israel and Iran. Obama appeared dismissive of Prime Minister Netanyahu's concerns, saying he was going to "block out any noise that's out there." Interestingly, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in an interview this morning referred to Israeli concerns as "noise" too.

Then Obama added that Israel was just "one of our closest allies" in the Middle East. Seriously? Name one other, Mr. Obama. I think the American people would like to know more about your definition of an ally. Certainly there is no other country in the region that could be relied upon to deploy its military assets on our side in a Middle Eastern war.

Obama's remarks were very revealing. Knowing full well he has a problem with Jewish and pro-Israel voters, he still can't stop himself from undermining Israel, even as he tries to portray himself as a friend of Israel. Imagine his second term!

(Gary Bauer, End-of-Day; 9/24/12)

- O Abba Father, we fall before you and repent for our nation and its leaders! The animosity arising out of these interview remarks are appalling when directed to the only true ally our nation has in the Middle East. Forgive us Lord and have mercy upon us, we plead. In Jesus' Name we pray, Amen and Amen.

- Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.(Galations 6:7)


Earlier this morning (Tuesday, September 25), several mortar shells landed in the Golan Heights, causing no damage or injuries. The shells were aimed at villages inside Syria, and are part of the internal ongoing conflict inside Syria.

The Israel Defense Forces [IDF] has filed a complaint with the UN forces operating in the area, saying that fire from Syria leaking into Israel will not be accepted. IDF forces remain alert and will continue their routine activity, protecting the borders and the residents of the State of Israel.

(By Israel Defense Forces, September 25, 2012)

- Thank God that no one was hurt in Israel from the mortar shells. Pray that the civil war in Syria does not spill any farther into Israel.

- "Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by. I will cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me." (Psalm 57:1-2) [Reported by BFP: Bridges for Peace]

More International News

More International News


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called once again for the end of Israel as he addressed the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday. U.N. schedulers chose Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, to hear from the world leader most committed to Israel's destruction. Israeli Jews were finishing the most solemn day of the year, getting ready to wind up 24 hours of fasting and prayer, when Ahmadinejad stepped to the podium.

"And the self-proclaimed centers of power who have entrusted themselves to the devil . . . are responsible for poverty, corruption, ignorance and oppression, and discrimination in every corner of the world," he said. While Ahmadenijad called the Sept. 11 attacks "tragic," he also said society would be "beautiful and pleasant" had the United States not killed Osama bin Laden and thrown his body into the sea "without trial or without informing the world." He had already accused the United States, Tuesday, of bullying. In that speech he also called for a new world order.

Demonstrators made it clear both before and after the Iranian president's speech that they were angry about his visit.

"I think it's disgraceful that our governments allow these terrorists to come into our countries [and] give them legitimacy, because they have no legitimacy in the eyes of the Iranian people," exiled Iranian Farzanah Hosserni said at a protest in New York .

The protestors, as well as many Americans and Israelis, are grateful that Ahmadinejad's eighth address to the U.N. body is likely to be his last. (CBN) Read more.

- Praise the Lord for the men and women who gathered in front of the U.N. last week to protest Ahmadinejad's visit to New York City. Obviously, many Americans feel the same way: he can speak to the UN but never be granted a visa to the USA. Pray that this visit is the last for the president of Iran. Ask the Lord to expose his deception to the Moslem world. Pray for the Lord's protection of the Christians and Jews still living in Iran.

- "Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips." (Romans 3: 13)


Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas appeared to put off efforts to achieve full statehood at the United Nations as he told the world body time is running out for a lasting peace with Israel. The 77-year-old Abbas, facing a cash crisis at home, returned today to the setting where last year he waved an application for statehood recognition from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly. This time, Abbas is seeking a limited upgrade from observer "entity" to "non-member state" in the 193-member General Assembly. Abbas offered no timeline and gave little sense of urgency, an indication he will hold off on any new initiatives until after the U.S. elections in November.

"We have begun intensive consultations with various regional organizations and member states aimed at having the General Assembly adopt a resolution considering the State of Palestine as a non-member state of the United Nations during this session," Abbas said in the UN hall. "In our endeavor, we do not seek to delegitimize an existing State -- that is Israel; but rather to assert the state that must be realized -- that is Palestine," he said in the English text of his remarks.
While becoming a non-member state may open the door for the Palestinian Authority to sign treaties such as the Rome Statute that set up the International Criminal Court, it would alienate the U.S., the UN's biggest financial contributor and a key aid donor to the Palestinians.

When the Palestinian Authority was accepted last year into the UN cultural agency UNESCO, best known for its designation of "world heritage" sites, the U.S. response was to cut off funding that provides almost a quarter of the agency's budget. The U.S. has said that American law would require similar cutoffs for any UN agency that grants the Palestinians the same status as member states. (CBN) Read more.

- Arafat was the one to start the "Right of Return" slogan to obtain Palestine, but the land was never the Palestinians; it has always belonged to the Jews. Offer praise that nothing came of this proposal again this year at the U.N. and pray that the agenda of "Palestinian statehood" dies over time. Only the terrorist organizations are keeping this idea alive. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and for the confidence of the Israelis to increase, as they realize that their power is in the Lord.

- "For My thoughts are not your thoughts. Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. Return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on you." (Isaiah 55: 7b,8)


An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country's east, killing two Americans and at least two fellow members of Afghanistan's army in a shooting that marked both the continuance of a disturbing trend of insider attacks and the 2,000th U.S. troop death in the long-running war, officials said Sunday. The string of insider attacks is one of the greatest threats to NATO's mission in the country, endangering a partnership key to training up Afghan security forces and withdrawing international troops. Afghan soldiers and policemen -- or militants in their uniforms -- have gunned down more than 50 foreign troops so far this year, eroding the trust between coalition forces and their Afghan partners. An equal number of Afghan policemen and soldiers also died in these attacks, giving them reason as well to be suspicious of possible infiltrators within their ranks. The attacks are taking a toll on the partnership between international and Afghan forces, prompting the U.S. military to restrict operations with small-sized Afghan units earlier this month. (Fox News) Read more.

- It is so sad to see that the Obama administration does not get the connection between their lack of support for the military and the totaling of the wounded and deaths of our brave men and women in the service. Pray for a change of heart for Mr. Obama regarding our men and women in uniform, and for positive policy changes to follow. Pray for a miracle . . . pray!

- "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." (Matthew 21:22)


Saudi-owned news agency, and their first leak alleges to show Russia was the one who ordered Syria take down the Turkish fighter jet in June, and for Syria to kill and dispose of the pilots. Initial reports said the two pilots were recovered and in good health, but they never turned up. The plane in international waters, but the pilots weren't discovered until a few days later. Assad said he thought it was an Israeli jet as an excuse.

But according to news they received from Syrian rebels, that's not the whole story. Damascus' official intelligence documents allege Syria, working with Russia's naval base in Syria, shot down the fighter jet and Syrian Air Force officials recovered the pilots. Assad ordered the pilots be taken in as war prisoners and questioned over Turkey's role in helping the Free Syrian Army.

A subsequently leaked file, also sent from the presidential palace and addressed to all heads of units of the Syrian foreign intelligence, reads: "Based on information and guidance from the Russian leadership comes a need to eliminate the two Turkish pilots detained by the Special Operations Unit in a natural way and their bodies need to be returned to the crash site in international waters." (The Atlantic Wire) Read more.
- Why would Russia want the planes shot down? What game is Russia playing with the world? Why does Syria take orders from Russia? Is communism alive and well in Russia? These are all questions that we need to ask of the Lord. He is in control. Pray that the Lord will soon expose Syria's lies and deception.

- " When a wicked man dies, his expectations will perish, and the hope of the unjust perishes. The righteous is delivered from trouble, and it comes to the wicked instead." (Proverbs 11: 7,8)


An armada of US and British naval power is massing in the Persian Gulf in the belief that Israel is considering a pre-emptive strike against Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program. Cruisers, aircraft carriers and minesweepers from 25 nations are converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of war.

Western leaders are convinced that Iran will retaliate to any attack by attempting to mine or blockade the shipping lane through which passes around 18 million barrels of oil every day, approximately 35 per cent of the world's oil traded by sea.

A blockade would have a catastrophic effect on the fragile economies of Britain, Europe the United States and Japan, all of which rely heavily on oil and gas supplies from the Gulf.

The Strait of Hormuz is one of the world's most congested international waterways. It is only 21 miles wide at its narrowest point and is bordered by the Iranian coast to the north and the Oman to the south.

In preparation for any pre-emptive or retaliatory action by Iran, warships from more than 25 countries, including the United States, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, will today begin an annual 12-day exercise. (Telegraph News) Read more.

- Pray that Iran's radical leaders will be intimidated by the amassed powers they see in the Strait. Praise the Lord for the alignment of many nations with the USA. Pray also for safe military exercises. Now is the time to call upon the Lord for His help in defusing this situation. Ask the Lord to protect the Iranian Christians.

- "The fear of the man brings a snare, but whoso puts his trust in the Lord shall be safe." (Proverbs 29: 25) 
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Last Week at the United Nations

Last Week at the United Nations



Statements are Cause of Concern for Believing Christians

Part One: Analysis by Bill Wilson, The Daily Jot

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he's just speaking bold truths. His bold truth declares that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Pay careful attention to what he says.

"The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: 'Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.' Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support."

Now, that's the full paragraph so no one can claim I took him out of context.

But consider this.

It is an orthodox Christian belief that Mohammed is not a prophet. Actual Christians, as opposed to many of the supposed Christians put up by the mainstream media, believe that Christ is the only way to salvation. Believing that is slandering Mohammed. That's just a fact. If you don't believe me, you go into the MIddle East and proclaim Christ is the way, the truth, and the life and see what happens to your life. . . (Read more.)

Part Two: Analysis by William Murray, The Religious Freedom Coalition

To non Christians Jesus is simply Jesus, he is not the Savior. To non Muslims Mohamed is simply Mohammed, he is not the Prophet. Only Christians call Jesus "the Savior" and only Muslims call Mohammed "the Prophet." These were President Barack Hussein Obama's words at the United Nations this week: "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." In the next sentence he referred to Jesus Christ without using the term Savior. Many found this very odd, particularly in light of the United States backing a UN resolution supporting blasphemy laws, a resolution all previous American administrations have opposed.

- Lord, those who believe in You see the signs of the times and the intensifying persecutions of believers. Give us strength to endure to the end in faith, and stand true to You against those who are willing to persecute us. In Jesus' holy name!

- "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake." (Matthew 24:9)


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton berated Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the powerful presentation of his case for confronting Iran with red lines instead of hitherto failed diplomacy and sanctions in his speech to the UN General Assembly Thursday, Sept. 27. This is reported by debkafile's Washington sources.

Neither released a statement from their conversation of an hour and a quarter one-on-one shortly after the speech.

Our sources report that Clinton made it clear that President Barack Obama would not tolerate the Israeli prime minister having a say in his Iran agenda. He remained committed to diplomacy regardless of Netanyahu's warning that it was getting "late, very late" to stop a nuclear Iran.

Clinton accordingly announced a decision by the world powers to go into another round of nuclear negotiations with Iran, although after the breakdown of diplomacy in July, they expected an improved Iranian offer. EU foreign executive Catherine Ashton was directed to get in touch with Iran's nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalilee for another attempt to set up talks, although when the two officials met in Istanbul on Sept. 18, they made no headway. (Debka) Read more.
- Almighty God, the eyes of the world are blinded to the efficacy of the powerful hand of God upon the State of Israel and its Prime Minister, coupled with the everlasting promises spoken out of the mouth of God which states in no uncertain terms, that He would make Israel a great nation and will continuously bless them and make the children of Abraham a great blessing. Woe be to the man or woman who curses Israel. This is the powerful distinctive covenant which God cut with Israel and its people.

- "And I, God, will bless them that bless Israel, and curse him that curses Israel: and in them shall all families of the earth be blessed." (Genesis 12:3)


The woman who went on five different Sunday talk shows a week ago and let's say "stretched the truth" to the American people about the attack in Libya on 9/11, saying it was a spontaneous protest when the administration knew it was in fact a terrorist attack 24 hours after it occurred, skipped Israeli Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu's speech yesterday at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice instead decided to go to a lunch with foreign ministers. There is no word on whether Rice's decision to skip Netanyahu's speech was spontaneous or planned in advance.

At a time when Iran is closer than ever to a nuclear weapon, it seems our U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. doesn't really care about the only true democracy in the Middle East, Israel. Just like this administration doesn't seem to care about using the word terrorism to describe the war we are in. This move by Rice came just days after Obama blew Netanyahu off so he could go party with Jay-Z, Beyonce, the ladies from The View and David Letterman. (Town Hall) Read more.

Watch a video from Fox News.

- Holy Father, these people are blind to the Biblical truth that whatsoever seeds they sow, they shall also reap. God sets before them the way of life, and the way of death. They have a choice before it is too late. This is truth. God spare Netanyahu from the reactions of these people, that nothing they say or do can have any bearing on his God-appointed position in Israel and in world affairs. Strengthen Netanyahu's heart and preserve him and plentifully reward him with courage and Your great goodness which you have laid up for him as he leads Israel to victory over all their foes. In the mighty Name of Jesus, we ask this prayer, amen.

- "Oh how great is God's goodness, which He has laid up for them that fear Him; which He has wrought for them that trust in Him before the sons of men. He shall hide them in the secret of His presence, from the pride of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues." (Psalm 31:19-20)


U.S. Congressman Peter King called for the resignation Friday of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice for initially saying that the deadly Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was spontaneous.

"I believe that this was such a failure of foreign policy messag[ing] and leadership, such a misstatement of facts as was known at the time . . . for her to go on all of those shows and in effect be our spokesman for the world and be misinforming the American people and our allies and countries around the world, to me, somebody has to pay the price for this," the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee told CNN. (Politico) Read more.

- O righteous Father, we pray that You will make Your presence known and deliver the people of the United States of America from being imposed upon to listen to the outlandish lies and propaganda coming forth from this woman's mouth to mislead us in believing lies that are bordering on insanity. God, bring forth the absolute truth as You see it from heaven and publish it far and wide by miraculously overruling any practice that converts the truth into lies in the media for the public to be misinformed. May she be compelled to resign. In the Name of Jesus.

- "She has forsaken the covenant of the Lord God and worshiped other gods, and served them." (Jeremiah 22:9)


Shortly after President Barack Obama declared at the United Nations that "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam," the Secretary General took to the podium to denounce freedom of speech. In remarks clearly designed to back Islamic blasphemy laws. Secretary Ban made this remark about freedom of speech: " When some people use this freedom of expression to provoke or humiliate some others' values and beliefs, then this cannot be protected in such a way." (Religious Freedom Coalition)

- Surely this announcement by Moon gives the USA a strong reason to move the UN out of our country; it violates our Constitution. Why is Ban Ki-Moon bowing to the demands of the Moslem world? Why have we heard no cries of outrage from the UN when attacks on Christians and Jews are made? The UN is strangely silent. Pray that the UN either straightens up its act or ships out. Pray also for Obama and his advisors that they will learn what the Constitution truly means. Pray for a revival in the White House.

- "These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world." (John 16: 33)


True to their word, the leaders of the world's two most populous Muslim countries used their speeches at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday to call for a legally-binding, global anti-blasphemy protocol. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his Pakistan counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, both argued that insults against Mohammed, Islam's prophet, incite violence and are not legitimate free speech. Zardari urged the U.N. to act "immediately."

Yudhoyono noted that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says the exercise of rights and freedoms is subject to "the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society." "Freedom of expression is therefore not absolute," he told the annual high-level gathering in New York.

Arguing that religious "defamation" persists - and citing The Innocence of Muslims, a video clip posted on YouTube that disparages Mohammed - Yodhoyono called on member states to adopt a legally-binding instrument banning blasphemy, to serve as "a point of reference that the world community must comply with."

Afghan President Hamid Karzai went on to deplore "the menace of Islamophobia," saying it threatened peace and co-existence among cultures and civilizations. "I call upon leaders in the West, both politicians and the media, to confront Islamophobia in all its many forms and manifestations."

On Monday, U.S. ambassador to the HRC Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe in remarks to the council defended freedom of expression, even when it offends.

"The potential unlawful reaction of an offended listener should not get a veto over the right of the speaker to express his or her beliefs," she said. "This is not because we are insensitive to the feelings of the listener, but because we know from experience that the price of restricting expression is too high. "We believe that offensive ideas will fall of their own weight when countered by other arguments in a vibrant marketplace of ideas," Donohoe added. (CNS News) Read more.

- Lord, in the Name of Jesus and by the power of His Blood, we rebuke the spirits that are trying to create a worldwide atmosphere of fear and murder. We see here the writing on the wall: that this is a platform for the implementation of Sharia law at the global level. Thank you, God, that as we turn to You, You promise to deliver us, to rescue us, and to keep us safe under the shelter of Your wings. In Your Name we pray, amen.

- "Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us." (Isaiah 8:10)

Focus on the Executive Branch

Focus on the Executive Branch


Yesterday, we learned that within 24 hours of something they would spend nine days describing as a "spontaneous" protest gone bad, the Obama Administration itself designated the attack on our Libyan consulate as a terrorist attack. And yet, days later, Obama would trot U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice out to all the Sunday shows to look the media and America in the eye with a wildly false story the White House had known for days just wasn't true.

Intelligence sources said that the Obama administration internally labeled the attack terrorism from the first day in order to unlock and mobilize certain resources to respond, and that officials were looking for one specific suspect. The sources said the intelligence community knew by Sept. 12 that the militant Ansar al-Shariah and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb were likely behind the strike.

Further, an official said, "No one . . . believed that the mortars, indirect and direct fire, and the RPGs were just the work of a mob -- no one."

And it wasn't just Ambassador Rice telling us something our government knew wasn't true. As this timeline proves, it was also White House spokesman Jay Carney, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Obama himself. (Breitbart News) Read more.

- Father God, we pray that not another drop of American blood be shed in the line of duty on national or international soil. God, because the murderers have oppressed and have killed and shed innocent blood, and because they have violently taken away the lives of Christopher Stevens and three other Americans at the behest of others, may every hand of the wicked be upon them. God shall cast the fury of His wrath upon them and it shall go ill with all of them who are guilty of this heinous crime. We pray that each one be delivered out of his bondage to the delusion of Islam and into the grace, glory and salvation of our Lord. In Jesus' Name, and through His Shed Blood, amen.

- "This is the portion of the wicked people from God, and the heritage appointed and assigned unto them by God." (Job 20:29)


President Mohamed Magarief of Libya granted an exclusive interview to NBC News and directly debunked Barack Obama's claim that an obscure internet video was responsible for the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. President Magarief said, "It was a pre-planned act of terrorism directed against American citizens."

When asked what proof he had, Magarief pointed to the significance of the date -- 9/11; the fact that the movie trailer had been available online for months without any riots; and the facts of the attack -- rocket-propelled grenades and mortars fired with great accuracy. Those aren't exactly the kinds of weapons spontaneous mobs happen to have on them -- even in the bizarre world of radical Islam.

When pressed about the role of the anti-Islamic movie, Libya's president said it "had nothing to do with this attack." This is important because Mohamed Magarief has no reason to embarrass Barack Obama or risk straining U.S./Libyan relations by so forcefully and publicly contradicting Obama's claims. Magarief would not be where he is today without American intervention in removing Muammar Gaddafi. And he told NBC News, "We consider the United States as a friend, not only a friend, a strong friend, who stood with us in our moment of need."

At the United Nations yesterday, Barack Obama devoted five minutes of his address to condemning the "crude and disgusting video" and just one and a half minutes to Al Qaeda. His priorities are backwards. We aren't threatened by free speech. We are threatened by death-worshipping jihadists!

Today there is a report in the left-wing Daily Beast indicating that 24 hours after the attack U.S. officials had "strong indications al Qaeda-affiliated operatives were behind the attack, and had even pinpointed the location of one of those attackers." If that's true then the American people have been lied to for the past two weeks.

Fox News reports that three Republican senators are now demanding to know exactly what U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice knew about the attack when she went on national television and repeatedly asserted that it was a "spontaneous event" in reaction to a video.

Why would the administration knowingly mislead the American people about a terrorist attack? It fits Obama's pattern of blaming America first and making excuses for Islam. If your worldview tells you that America is not a force for good then it makes sense that the attack was in response to our bigotry and intolerance for which we should issue frequent abject apologies.

That's not leadership; it's appeasement. America deserves better. (Gary Bauer) 

- Father, we call upon the Most High God who is possessor of heaven and earth, not to rain down fire upon the wicked rulers of America as you rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven and overthrew those cities and all the inhabitants of those cities. We cry out for holy and unsullied grace to be extended to the innocent of our land. Move forward to restrain the evildoers and expose all those who are forgers of lies with their deceitful destructive plans. Pull off the blinders from the American minds that they will see plainly the mockery waged against them by these continual lies. By the blood and Name of Jesus we pray, amen.

- "God discovers deep things out of darkness, and brings out to light the shadow of death. He takes away the wicked heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way. They grope in the dark without light, and God makes them to stagger like a drunken man." (Job 12:22-25)


Russia and China are both revisionist powers, intent on transforming the world order to better serve their own parochial interests. Both countries are hostile to an order that intrinsically favors the spread of economic and political liberalism, and both have taken steps to overturn it. Yet the Obama administration is failing to effectively defend the liberal international order that prodigious American sacrifice made possible.

In Asia, China is working to undermine the decades-old U.S. alliance system and assert itself as the region's dominant power. China's ongoing military buildup opposite Taiwan (during the friendliest period of Beijing-Taipei ties in years) continues to upset the cross-Strait military balance, which has long contributed to stability in Asia. Beijing's strategic forces modernization, meanwhile, puts at risk the U.S. nuclear umbrella under whose protection South Korea, Japan, and others have forgone developing their own nuclear weapons. (AEI) Read more.

- Heavenly Father, You are the One who lifts up kings and authorities and You are the One who brings them down according to Your will. We ask that those who are now at the head of nations be given Your wisdom in working all things according to Your will and plan. We pray that You will give these leaders Your heart and plan for governing in peace and adding to the welfare of its citizens. All things are possible through You, O Lord. You say that we have not because we do not ask, so we are asking for what we see as the impossible, but not so through You.

- "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"
(Matthew 7:7-11)


The White House may have difficulty bolstering U.S. cyber defenses through an executive order unless there's enough public support, according to former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden. If President Barack Obama issues an executive order rather than waiting for Congress to agree on comprehensive legislation, it would be an admission that there isn't broad support for cybersecurity efforts, Hayden said in an interview with Bloomberg Television's Peter Cook on the new program "Capitol Gains," which airs Sept. 30.

"We as citizens have not yet determined, in broad terms, what it is that we want the government to do in the cyber domain to defend us or what we will allow the government to do in the cyber domain," said Hayden, who led the NSA from 1999 to 2005 and was Central Intelligence Agency director for the final years of George W. Bush's administration.

The Senate failed last month to advance comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, prompting the White House to consider using its executive power to create a program to shield vital computer networks from potentially crippling cyber attacks and electronic espionage. A series of denial-of-service attacks this week and last week against the biggest U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC), demonstrates that even some of the nation's most advanced computer defenses can be breached, according to cybersecurity specialists tracking the assaults. (Bloomberg) Read more.

- Heavenly Father, we ask that You help us with this problem that is created by greed, hatred, and so many other motives that cannot be known by man, but can be understood and addressed by You and Your authority! We ask for wisdom in how best to deal with communications and security in this nation so that we might live secure and peaceable lives. You know the hearts and minds of men from afar Your Word tells us. We are so grateful that You understand the problems that we face and so we ask that You deliver us from our enemies.

- "Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins." (Psalm 7:9)


Obama spiritual adviser Jim Wallis of Sojourners has condemned a pro-Israel ad in the New York subway system-describing jihadists as "savages" -- an ad that has divided NYC and resulted in a high profile arrest of a Muslim activist who spray painted graffiti on one of the ads.

The Rev. Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners said of the campaign, "When Jesus said, 'Love your neighbor as yourself' he didn't add stipulations. He didn't offer any extra addendums or added qualifiers. Christians around the world need to put that into action as often as we can, especially where we see hatred like this."

"Everyone - regardless of race, religion, or creed - deserves to feel welcomed and safe when riding public transit in America," said Wallis. "With tensions across the world at an all-time high, the Christian community is doing what it can to promote non-violence in their own backyard, and this addition of subway ads to an ongoing billboard campaign only reinforces the Christian call to peace." (Christian Post) Read more.

- Heavenly Father, help us as a nation to see life and actions from Your perspective. Help us to speak truth and not hide the issues in life that, if not checked, will lead to further separation from Your will. You taught us to pray, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Help us to be salt and light in this world. Both salt and light can at times be an irritant that produces change, but let that change be by Your authority and led by Your Holy Spirit.

- "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10)


Name of YouTube is: "Absolutely Uncertain"

A new, 18-minute mini-documentary follows the journey of Irina, a 23-year-old liberal, Jewish New Yorker who voted for Obama in 2008. Yet as her connection to Israel has grown, and she has learned more about the President's policies across the Middle East and towards Israel in particular, Irina has come to realize that "when the chips are down," the President may not "have Israel's back" as he says.

The short film features:

Exclusive interviews with leading journalists and politicians in Israel
(Bloomberg, London Times, Jerusalem Post, etc.)

Mainstream news reports (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, BBC, etc.)

Clips from longtime Democratic supporters including: Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz, Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch, Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)

To view this dramatic video, go here.

- We share this video with you today for your thoughtful and prayerful consideration. May each American vote wisely in this upcoming election, and may we all stand by Israel in prayer!

- "And he said to man, 'The fear of the Lord-that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.' " (Job 28:28)


Look for crackdown on pro-family groups

The US military and State Department aren't the only branches of the US government to "go gay." Since the Obama Administration took control, the FBI and CIA, the two main federal law enforcement and surveillance organizations, have fully embraced the homosexual and transgender movements, and appear to be poised to crack down on pro-family groups and citizens who are critical.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has actually been involved with the homosexual movement for over 15 years, according to its website. The CIA boasts about its internal organization called the Agency Network of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Employees and Allies (ANGLE). ANGLE helps recruit LGBT employees and sets up CIA Pride Month celebrations at various CIA offices around the country.
Perhaps the most outwardly frightening aspect of the FBI is its official partnership with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which is itself a hate group desguised as a "tolerance" group. The SPLC has defamed, libeled, and outwardly lied about hundreds of pro-family groups and individuals, in addition to immigration reform groups, religious groups, people in conservative media, and even members of Congress. The SPLC has created and advertizes its bizarre and offensive list of those it labels "hate groups," "extremists," and "domestic terrorists" that even includes the Tea Party.

Most recently, pro-life activist Peter D'Attilio, who simply holds signs and leaflets, has been informed by police that he is on an FBI terrorist watch list. The Family Research Council's offices and a guard were shot by a gunman after the SPLC labeled them a "hate group."

The FBI's parent agency, the Department of Justice under Eric Holder, has gone to extraordinary lengths to promote the LGBT agenda. This summer Eric Holder personally gave a top DOJ award, with great fanfare, to a "transgender" DOJ attorney - a man who dresses as a woman. In particular, this man is helping sue school districts that don't sufficiently implement pro-homosexual "anti-bullying" programs. (Mass Resistance) Read more.

- No matter who wins this election, ask our Holy God to intervene and to impact the heart of the next president with the FEAR OF THE LORD that brings wisdom. This nation and its governing agencies are now looking more and more like Sodom and Gomorrah with each passing day. Let us cry out to GOD that His wrath would be withheld, lest we come to the same fate as that sorry city in ancient Israel. Amen.

- "The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short." (Proverbs 10:27)


A September 24 a Wall Street Journal editorial warned that President Obama is moving to control the Internet by executive order. "Any day now, the White House will issue an executive order on cyber security, according to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano who said last week that the measure 'is close to completion.'" It noted that "the White House intends to go ahead with its order in the face of vociferous opposition on Capitol Hill."

"According to leaked versions of the draft, the executive order would impose security standards for 16 critical industries" and that "private companies have innovated and invested heavily to protect themselves without regulatory prodding. What they need from the government is an information-sharing program and liability protection."

This is just one more executive order that would, along with others, impose a totalitarian control over every aspect of life in America on the pretext of a national emergency.

To understand how extensive this is, the Western Center for Journalism published a list of "Obama's Worst Executive Orders" asserting that some 900 Obama executive orders had been initiated when in fact Obama has signed 139. However, added to active EOs from previous administrations, the Center is correct in its fears that he is "creating a martial law 'Disney Land' of control covering everything imaginable."

These executive orders are a blueprint for the takeover by the government by White House fiat, by-passing Congress. By declaring that "international tensions and economic or financial crisis" or a "national emergency" exists, it puts all powers of governance in the hands of one man, Barack Hussein Obama. Do you want to live in such a nation?(Canada Free Press) Read more, including the list of Obama's Executive Orders.

- God have mercy upon us. Amen.

- "The prince that lacks understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hates covetousness shall prolong his days."(Proverbs 28:16)


White House sources partly confirmed an alarming report that U.S. government computers -- reportedly including systems used by the military for nuclear commands -- were breached by Chinese hackers. "This was a spear phishing attack against an unclassified network," a White House official told "These types of attacks are not infrequent and we have mitigation measures in place." law enforcement official who works with members of the White House Military Office confirmed the Chinese attack to on Monday, but it remains unclear what information, if any, was taken or left behind. "This [White House Communications Agency] guy opened an email he wasn't supposed to open," the source said.

Free Beacon (who first reported this hacking incident) claimed that the U.S. government's most sensitive networks were breached in the incident, which took place early last month. "One official said the cyberbreach was one of Beijing's most brazen cyberattacks against the United States," the report said. A White House official downplayed that report, saying that the system involved was not a sensitive nuclear system, and no evidence indicated that information was actually taken. "In this instance the attack was identified, the system was isolated, and there is no indication whatsoever that any exfiltration of data took place. Moreover, there was never any impact or attempted breach of any classified system," he said. (Fox News) Read more.

[Excerpt from Free Beacon report]

U.S. officials familiar with reports of the White House hacking incident said it took place earlier this month and involved unidentified hackers, believed to have used computer servers in China, who accessed the computer network used by the White House Military Office (WHMO), the president's military office in charge of some of the government's most sensitive communications, including strategic nuclear commands. The office also arranges presidential communications and travel, and inter-government teleconferences involving senior policy and intelligence officials.

"This is the most sensitive office in the U.S. government," said a former senior U.S. intelligence official familiar with the work of the office. "A compromise there would cause grave strategic damage to the United States."
Security officials are investigating the breach and have not yet determined the damage that may have been caused by the hacking incident, the officials said. One defense official said there is fairly solid intelligence linking the penetration of the WHMO network to China, and there are indications that the attackers were able to breach the classified network. Read more.
- Father, we pray no evil will come from this incident. May all information taken, be lost by the enemy. Confuse all their systems, In Jesus Name. Protect our systems from being breached ever again. We plead the blood of Jesus over our sensitive information. And we ask that every hidden thing be revealed in this matter; if there are those who are meant to do us harm, working "on the inside," may they be found out quickly and brought to justice. In Your Name, amen.

- " . . . then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent." (Psalm 91:10)

More Domestic News for Prayer

More Domestic News for Prayer


On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) cited the disappointing report on GDP as further evidence of President Obama's failure to lead and the need for presidential leadership that will lead Washington towards solutions that get our economy moving again:

"Weak economic growth is the result of weak leadership from President Obama, whose failed policies have hurt small businesses and driven jobs overseas while Americans are left asking 'where are the jobs?' Experts and leaders in both parties know we won't have economic growth until we address the cloud of debt that is hanging over our economy. We certainly won't have growth if we impose President Obama's tax hike on small businesses which, according to Ernst & Young, would destroy more than 700,000 jobs. (Christian Coalition of America) Read more.

- Offer praise that, once again, our system of checks and balances continues to operate, even when Congress is out of session. Pray that the voters will look very carefully at the record of this man in the Oval Office, including his economic policies. May each one vote wisely on Election Day!

- "For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us." (Isaiah 33:22)


U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday that he and 41 of his Senate colleagues filed an amicus brief in a challenge (Noel Canning v. NLRB) to the constitutionality of President Obama's so-called "recess" appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January. The case is pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

The suit is being brought by Noel Canning, a local, family-owned business in Washington State that bottles and distributes soft drinks. The company is challenging the NLRB's determination that it must enter into a collective bargaining agreement with a labor union.

"The President's decision to circumvent the American people by installing his appointees at a powerful federal agency while the Senate was continuing to hold sessions, and without obtaining the advice and consent of the Senate, is an unprecedented power grab," Sen. McConnell said. "We will demonstrate to the Court how the President's unconstitutional actions fundamentally endanger the Congress's role in providing a check on the excesses of the executive branch." (Christian Coalition of America) Read more.

- Father, we pray success for this suit. Our founding fathers set up our government to prevent each branch from having too much power. Each branch should be held accountable when they go around the system. Restore balance to our branches of government.

- "I exhort therefore, that, first of all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men." (1 Timothy 2:1)


According to an analysis by Representatives Wally Herger (R., Calif.) and Dave Reichert (R., Wash.), Obamacare's cuts to the Medicare Advantage program, by driving seniors out of that program and back into traditional Medicare, could earn AARP over $1 billion over the next ten years, because AARP makes nearly half a billion dollars per year collecting royalties from supplemental Medigap policies sold by private insurers. Those Medigap policies are primarily sold to seniors in the traditional, government-run Medicare program.

In other words, AARP is poised to make billions thanks to Obamacare's cuts to Medicare Advantage. As it is, the interest group makes almost twice from its Medigap royalties what it gets in membership dues. So it's no wonder that AARP supported Medicare cuts that would be unpopular with seniors: Its own financial interests won out.

Democrats considered reforming the Medigap system instead of cutting Medicare's payments to hospitals and doctors. But AARP fought those reforms, and they were left out of the bill. A separate analysis by Senator Jim DeMint (R., S.C.) calculates that keeping Medigap reform out of Obamacare saved AARP another $1.8 billion over ten years. That's a total of $2.8 billion, with billions more in future profits. Furthermore, AARP's Medigap plans were exempted from nearly all of Obamacare's key insurance regulations, such as its restrictions on insurer operating margins; bans on exclusions of preexisting conditions; and caps on executive compensation. (National Review Online) Read more.

- Pray that righteousness will prevail in all governmental matters dealing with healthcare issues in this nation.

- "Don't be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones." (Proverbs 3:7-8)


The U.S. Department of Justice appealed a court order giving a Colorado business a temporary reprieve from complying with a federal mandate to cover contraceptives and potential abortion-inducing drugs through its insurance plan.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado issued the order in July, giving the Catholic family that owns Hercules Industries - a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning manufacturer in Denver - a reprieve from complying until the lawsuit is decided. The Obama administration is seeking to lift the order, which would mean the Newland family would have to offer the insurance this year.

"In filing its appeal, the administration sent a clear message that it wants to force families to abandon their faith in order to make a living," said Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) Legal Counsel Matt Bowman. "That's the opposite of religious freedom." (Citizen Link) Read more.

- Our Sovereign Lord, we cry out to You concerning the abuse we are suffering as a nation under this pro-abortion administration. We pray that You will do a miracle and cause our own Department of Justice to back off from this egregious infringement on our freedom of religion that involves danger to women and the killing of babies. We speak protection and strength to this Godly family-owned business to resist this violation of their conscience. Thank You, Lord for Your action in this matter.

- "But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea." (Matthew 18:6)


U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said this past Thursday that he is willing to subpoena documents from the Health and Human Services Department (HHS), alleging a conspiracy to hide the impact of Obama's healthcare law.

Rep. Issa, as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is investigating an $8 billion demonstration project in which Medicare pays bonuses to certain private Medicare Advantage plans based on quality. The congressman has suggested that HHS is using the bonus payments to mask the healthcare law's cuts to Medicare Advantage plans ahead of the election.

Issa and U.S. Congressman James Lankford (R-Okla.) requested documents about the bonus payments in August. They said Thursday that they haven't gotten a response and said they "will consider the use of compulsory process" if HHS doesn't turn over the documents by Oct. 5. ( The Hill) Read more.

- Heavenly Father, we as citizens of the United States and of Your Kingdom on this earth ask that those things which are hidden that pertain to the integrity of these United States be unveiled so that it will bring full understanding to the voters as to how monies are being manipulated to hide the real costs of the Obamacare program. We ask that You give wisdom to those who are in an authoritative position to uncover any hidden wrong doing.

- "For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open." (Luke 8:17)


The unemployment rate for 16 to 19 year olds was an astonishingly high 23.8 percent last month. The United States is facing a youth employment crisis. Young workers are finding it increasingly difficult to enter the labor market, get their first job and work their way up the career ladder. Yet, during this time of persistently high youth unemployment, there have been calls to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to as high as $10 per hour.

Minimum wages are particularly damaging for the future prospects of young workers as they typically earn the low wages that are impacted by the change in the minimum wage law.

In 2010, 50 percent of workers aged 25 and below, and 78 percent of teenagers earned less than $10 per hour. With youth unemployment topping 20 percent, it has become clear that employers are not willing to hire young workers at the current minimum wage, much less at an even higher one. It would damage the prospects of those willing but no longer able to work for wages below the minimum wage. (American Enterprise Institute) Read more.

- Father, our hearts go out to those who are so young and trying to find employment under these conditions. We pray that in this day of uncertainty in the business world, that the minimum wage would not be increased any more than it is now. We pray for favor for Your young people in their job searches and that they will be able to go on from entry level to higher positions with higher pay. We bind up any spirit of discouragement that would try to come upon them.

- "Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded." (2 Chronicles 15:7)


The Obama administration has doubled down on its plea to defense contractors not to warn employees about possible layoffs due to looming budget cuts -- going so far as to offer to cover legal fees in compensation challenges.

The move drew a stern rebuke Friday from South Dakota Republican Sen. John Thune, since federal law requires employers to give notice if mass layoffs are likely. "For the second time, the Obama administration has now encouraged government contractors to ignore the WARN Act and hold off on warning employees about possible layoffs due to the looming sequestration cuts," Thune, lead author of the Sequestration Transparency Act, said Friday.

The offer to pay the legal fees was included in a memorandum issued by the administration Friday that also restated the Labor Department's position from July that contractors should not issue written notices to employees because of the "uncertainty" over the across-the-board cuts to the defense budget and other federal spending that will occur Jan. 2 unless Congress reaches a new deal.

The notices are required under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and generally require employers with more than 100 employees to provide 60-day notices of "mass layoffs if they are reasonably foreseeable." (Fox News) Read more.

- Father God, it is a double offense that our own Justice Department, who is supposed to uphold the law, would tell contractors to break the law and then offer legal help if they are sued for breaking the law. Father God, we ask that You would bring your plumbline of justice into this situation to correct this lawlessness and plotting of evil. Thank You for turning this situation around so that men may conduct business honestly.

- "And they will deceive everyone his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity." (Jeremiah 5:9)


Romney urged to pivot from primary debate mentality, strive for knockout against Obama

Romney should approach the presidential debate Wednesday night with a prizefighter-like strategy - a mix of fancy footwork with a few knockout punches, Republican strategists suggest. In a neck-and-neck race with President Obama but trailing significantly in several battleground states, Romney is pressed to close those gaps with less than six weeks remaining before Election Day. Though both camps have tried tirelessly to manage expectations, should their candidate get rhetorically clobbered, Republican strategists have, over the past few days, called for Romney to take the offensive. "I think he's going to have to perform solidly," said Juleanna Glover, an Ashcroft Group founding partner and former Dick Cheney spokeswoman. "But he's also going to have to provide some humor - as well as the knockout punch." Comments by Glover and the others suggest that a strategy of relentless punching by a candidate still trying to connect with voters that target a popular sitting president might be ill advised. "He's got to be aggressive . . . He's also got to appear emphatic," John Weaver, a former adviser to Sen. John McCain, told The Wall Street Journal. "Those things are not easy to achieve at the same time." (Fox News) Read more.

- Our Loving Lord, as the candidates for President prepare for the first debate, we ask that You would intervene in the process that has so often in the past been guided by the liberal views of the moderator. We ask that You would somehow steer the questioning into areas that are of concern to most Americans and in line with keeping America a free and moral Christian nation. Give the candidates answers that reveal to all America their real plans for our country. We pray these debates will make plain the differences between the candidates. In the name of Jesus, we bind up plots of the enemy to make good look evil and evil look good.

- "But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak;" (Matthew 10:19)


40 Days and 40 Nights: Group Holds 24/7 Prayer Session on the Mall Until Election Day

Some 3,000 years ago, the biblical King David is said to have ruled Israel, and have hired more than 4,000 musicians, singers, and worshippers to do nothing but pray 24/7 for the entire length of his reign.

Today, a religious group from Washington is seeking to mimic that effort in the 40 days leading up the election, with a 24/7 continuous prayer session on the National Mall through music.

David's Tent DC began praying Wednesday night, with what the group estimates were some 350 people in attendance. Early Thursday, some 10 people were praying under the tent on the Mall as a woman sang a prayer on a stage. A young woman sitting in the back of the tent read Genesis, while a older man sat on the floor with his eyes closed and his hand held in the air. A tourist couple drifted in and then drifted out. While the musical prayers are expected to go on 24 hours a day, the musicians will be "unplugged" at night time. Prayers will conclude on November 6-Election Day. 

Jason Hershey, who organized David's Tent, insists the effort is not just about which presidential candidate to choose.

"The election has created a context in America where everyone is asking: 'Which way is this country heading?'" he says. "We want to put a big target on Jesus . . . Because we are right now a nation in crisis."

David's Tent is set up on the Ellipse, the grassy area on the Mall located just between the White House and Washington Monument. Hershey says the location choice was deliberate: "We're saying that we honor the authority that is place in our nation, but that we still know that there is a lord of all lords who governs over the affairs of men."

People have come to David's Tent DC from more than 25 different states, according to Hershey, and dozens of churches and ministries are participating. (Source: US News & World Report) Read more.

- We offer a great chorus of PRAISE to our King of Kings and our Lord of Lords for hearing the prayers of His people, and for providing the breakthrough of GLORY that is . . . David's Tent! We pray for supernatural strength for those who are participating in this project, and for their protection from all forces that would seek to come against them. PRAISE THE LORD!
- "Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness." (Psalm 145: 3,4,7)
Two Special Events Next Sunday

Two Special Events Next Sunday, October 7th


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2. Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Join in on our 24 hour prayer call!!

Dial 712-432-0075

Enter Passcode 7739242

Anytime between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on October 2nd to 11:59 PM Eastern Time Oct. 2nd

International callers can dial-in via Skype. To use Skype for calling into the conference call, please add the following Skype user to your Skype contacts: 'freeconferencing.' followed by the dial-in number. So you would add 'freeconferencing.7124320075'as a Skype contact. Once connected you would enter the access code 7739242# The call times posted are all Eastern Standard Time (US) .
"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you." (Psalm 122:6)
[Note: The ministry team at the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem has made available numerous resources to help you host a meaningful time of intercession for Israel in your church or among your own group of friends. You can access this free downloadable file by going here. Blessings!]  

This Week, Worship Our Lord As . . .

This Week, Worship Our Lord As . . .
(Adoni Ehlohay Ahvotaynu)

"Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his." (Daniel 2:20)

From generation to generation, You reign supreme over all the earth. What a comfort it is to know that You are the same God. From Abraham to Moses to David - the patriarchs and I have the same Lord. How blessed I am.

(Taken from: Intimate Moments with the Hebrew Names of God, by Barri Cae Malin and Shmuel Wolkenfeld; Bridge-Logos Publishers; Gainesville, FL, 32614. ISBN: 0-88270-801-5)