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The Daily Brief Friday, August 23, 2013
Praying the Word of God
over the News of the Day
"And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." (Matthew 24:14)
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The Daily Brief
1. Lawmakers press Obama on concerns over new Immigration Agency Chief - Fox New
Two key lawmakers have written President Obama to express "extreme concern" over his choice for acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, citing John Sandweg's "critically thin" experience in law enforcement.
~Father, we pray that our Congress will see that this man is not qualified to be the ICE director. We ask for rejection and replacement by someone with wisdom for the job.
-"Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established." (Proverbs 24:3)
2. Kansas and Arizona file suit to change voting laws - Fox News
Kansas and Arizona filed a joint lawsuit against the federal government Wednesday over requirements needed to register to vote. The lawsuit demands that the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission modify the federal voter registration form in both states so it would allow for proof of citizenship when people sign up to vote. The federal form does not require proof of citizenship. It only requires prospective voters to declare that they are citizens.
~Lord, we ask that all voting laws in America be straightened out so that illegal aliens cannot vote in U.S. elections.
-"You should not have entered the gate of My people." (Obadiah 1:13a)
3. Effort to defund ObamaCare gaining GOP support - The Hill
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said late Wednesday that his effort to block any funding resolution that includes money for implementing ObamaCare is gaining the support of his GOP Senate colleagues. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) on Wednesday became the 14th senator to sign on to his letter to defund ObamaCare, Lee said.
~Lord, we thank You that these Senators are listening to their constituents and endeavoring to carry out the will of the people, by undoing this legislation that they passed without reading it. We ask that there will be Democrats, that will courageously vote with the Republican Senators to defund this awful mandate and save our nation from socialized medicine, and the adverse effects it would have on our economy and our healthcare. We ask this in Your precious Name, Amen.
-"Wisdom is the most important thing; so get wisdom. If it costs everything you have, get understanding. Treasure wisdom, and it will make you great; hold on to it, and it will bring you honor." (Proverbs 4:7,8)
4. Gallup: Unemployment Rate Jumps from 7.7% to 8.9% In 30 Days - Breitbart
Outside of the federal government's Bureau of Labor statistics, the Gallup polling organization also tracks the nation's unemployment rate. While the BLS and Gallup findings might not always perfectly align, the trends almost always do and the small statistical differences just haven't been worthy of note. But now Gallup is showing a sizable 30 day jump in the unemployment rate, from 7.7% on July 21 to 8.9% today.
~Abba, we are shocked at such a large jump in the unemployment rate in our nation in such a short window of time. We know that many are losing their full time status in their jobs, due to the excessive burden of the Obamacare mandate upon employers of full time employees. As these employers and small businesses struggle to survive, it is causing more employment problems for workers, and for the economy in general. We ask Lord for wisdom for our members of Congress, to defund Obamacare and rework it in such a way that it would not cause more problems than it solves. We thank You that You are our Healer and our Provider. We ask for sanity and clarity for those in our government who make these decisions. In Your Name we pray, Amen.
- "For the Tanakh says, 'You are not to muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain,' in other words, 'The worker deserves his wages'." (I Timothy 5:18)
5. Coptic Christians March on White House, Washington Post - Washington Free Beacon
A group of Egyptians protested in front of the White House Thursday afternoon to "expose" what they say is "the clear bias of the Obama administration and the American media in support of the Muslim Brotherhood and its terrorist ideology."
~Father, we know that there are a number of federal employees in high places in our government, who do have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Perhaps that explains the bias our president seems to have toward them, perhaps he thinks they are not terrorists. Clearly, we see from the slaughter of Christians in Egypt at the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood, that they are definitely a violent terrorist group, and need to be stopped. Lord, we do ask that You would reveal the secret things, as You have promised, and that Your light will shine on this whole situation and expose the enemy, and save Your people, we pray. Amen.
- "Everything that is hidden will be shown, and everything that is secret will be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in an inner room will be shouted from the housetops." (Luke 12:2-4)
The Middle East in Focus
The Middle East in Focus
This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:
"For a little moment I have left you; but with great mercies I will gather you. In a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you, says YHWH your Redeemer."
(Isaiah 54:7-8 )
1. Four rockets fired into north by al-Qaeda-inspired group - Times of Israel
Four rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel on Thursday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but damage was caused to several homes in the Nahariya area. The red alert siren sounded in the cities Nahariya, Acre, Kiryat Shmona and Karmiel, and residents reported hearing explosions.
2. Democratic Protests Spread to Gaza - Washington Free Beacon
The democratic revolution movement that toppled two Egyptian presidents has made its way to the Gaza Strip, where a Palestinian youth group is vowing to overthrow Hamas through popular a revolution on Nov. 11.
3. Iron Dome anti-rocket battery stationed in central Israel - Jerusalem Post
The IDF stationed an Iron Dome anti-rocket battery in central Israel early on Wednesday.
The Persecuted Church
Today's Focus: The Persecuted Church
". . . for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. . . ." ( Proverbs 2:8)
American Christian Imprisoned in North Korea Worked Six Days a Week Despite Pain, Health Issues - CSW
Kenneth Bae, the American Christian sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in North Korea, is reportedly seriously ill in a North Korean hospital. Detained last November, Bae was sentenced in May following a North Korean Supreme Court conviction for 'state subversion', asserting he used his tourism business to seek to overthrow their government.
According to Bae's sister, Terri Chung, since his conviction he has been working in isolation, planting and ploughing potatoes and beans eight hours a day, six day a week. In addition to deteriorating from chronic diabetes, Bae was suffering a range of health problems, including an enlarged heart and back and leg pains, which necessitated his transfer to hospital.
Prayer meetings are being held for Bae in his native Seattle and an Internet signature campaign is urging US President Barack Obama to seek a 'Special Amnesty' for Bae with the North Korean government. In a letter dated 13 June to the Swedish Ambassador to North Korea, who has been his only visitor, Bae wrote, "The only way I can be free to return home is by obtaining amnesty."
For more news about the Persecuted Church, and how you can be more involved in intercession for these precious saints, go here.
The Daily Jot
The Muslim Brotherhood occupied White HouseThe 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial revealed a plan by the Muslim Brotherhood to colonize the United States. The 1991 document describes a "settlement process" as part of a "grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western Civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house. . . so that it is eliminated." In October 2012, The Investigative Project on Terrorism reported that scores of known Islamists associated with the Muslim Brotherhood have met hundreds of times with top Administration officials in the White House. There is much more evidence pointing toward the White House in aiding and abetting the Muslim Brotherhood plan. The occupant of the Oval Office appears complicit in this treason.
Former terrorist, converted Christian, renown researcher Walid Shoebat reports that former Chancellor of the Constitutional Court of Egypt (the Egyptian Supreme Court) Tahani Al-Jebali stated on Egyptian television that the occupant of the Oval Office is linked intrinsically to the Muslim Brotherhood through his brother Malik. According to Shoebat, Malik, who carries the same last name as the occupant, "is a member of the Islamic Da'wa Organization, an arm of the Sudanese government," which is led by a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Jebali stated that Malik is also the architect of the investments for the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood. But that's not all.
On May 16, the Washington Post reported that the IRS approved retroactive to 2009 non profit status to the foundation carrying the occupant's father's name in 34 days. This foundation is also run by Malik, the occupant's brother. Raymond Ibrahim, a respected American researcher, translated the Al-Gebali August 19 statement on Egyptian TV: Al-Gebali referred to "documents and proofs" which Egypt's intelligence agencies possess and that these documents record massive financial exchanges between international bodies and the Muslim Brotherhood. The implication is that the occupant assisted in laundering money through his brother's non-profits to support the Muslim Brotherhood "against the state of Egypt."
These reports indicate a "president" of the United States could be complicit in a Holy Land Foundation-type money laundering scheme with his brother at the center of it. This concept goes wide and deep. For example, In April, the occupant wrote a memo to Secretary of State John Kerry determing that the US can provide aid to Somolia, run by a Muslim Brotherhood-linked regime. The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:13, "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." So it is. Worse yet, the Democratic Party's successor in waiting is Hillary Clinton, whose top aide Huma Abedin's entire family is entrenched in Muslim Brotherhood leadership.
Resources: Investigative Project on Terrorism report: http://www.investigativeproject.org/3777/a-red-carpet-for-radicals-at-the-white-house Muslim Brotherhood plan to colonize America: http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/20.pdf Walid Shoebat story: http://shoebat.com/2013/08/19/egyptian-official-ties-obamas-brother-to-brotherhood/ Raymond Ibrahim translation: http://www.raymondibrahim.com/from-the-arab-world/obamas-brother-muslim-brotherhood-leader/ Washington Post Article on IRS approval: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-16/politics/39310148_1_tax-exempt-status-foundation-application Somalia determination: http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/15095-obama-paves-way-to-arm-muslim-brotherhood-linked-regime-in-somalia
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
The Good News Corner
The Good News Corner:
International evangelists believe God turning their attention to U.S
94-year-old Billy Graham's warning for America
At a time when many believe the midnight hour on God's prophetic clock is fast approaching, major evangelists - Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, Bonnke, Laurie, Chuck Smith, Banning Liebscher and others - are turning their attention toward America in the hope of helping ignite an end-times awakening.
The movement comes as Graham, the 94-year-old New York Times bestselling author and evangelist who has preached to more people - 2.2 billion - than any Protestant in history and has provided spiritual counsel to every president from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush, released a letter last summer titled "My Heart Aches for America."
In the letter, Graham wondered what his late wife, Ruth, would think of a nation in which "self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle."
Graham compared America to the ancient city of Nineveh, the lone superpower of its time. When the prophet Jonah finally traveled to Nineveh and proclaimed God's warning, the people repented and escaped judgment, Graham wrote.
"I think it's an apt description," Laurie said. "I think in many ways America is like Nineveh. The wickedness of Nineveh was so great that God effectively said it was recognized up in heaven - 'the sin of Nineveh has come before me' - and I believe America is at such a state."
Laurie said Graham "is a prophetic voice, and to me it's like Isaiah or Jeremiah standing up and telling our nation what we need to do."
"We would be wise to heed his warning and his admonitions and turn back to God, because I believe God's prophet is speaking to us," Laurie said.
(Source: WorldNetDaily) Read more.
> > > Today's hymn, "Rescue the Perishing," truly captures the heart of Rev. Billy Graham in this hour for our nation. Amen!
Billion Souls Revival Prayer Call
Billion Souls Revival Prayer Call
Devotional for Day 18:
23 August 2013
Pastor Shibu Mathew, Bethel Faith Mission - Inland & International Ministries
Serving the people of India
email@example.com or www.bethelfaithmission.com
We, as the people of God, need to know and use our power and authority over evil that was given to us by Jesus.
I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you (Luke 10:19 NIV).
Spiritually speaking, life is a battlefield. Most of the battles that we fight are not "of the flesh", meaning they don't have to do with things in the natural, but instead, they are spiritual battles (Ephesians 6:12).
As soldiers of Christ, God gives us spiritual armour and weapons (Ephesians 6:13-18) and he gives us the power to use them. In this passage in Luke, serpents and scorpions are symbolic of evil spirits. No matter what we face, we can be encouraged that through Christ, we have authority and dominion over every negative influence and all spiritual powers that we encounter. Jesus has given us authority "to overcome all the power of the enemy".
In India we face many challenges - over 600 million people live in deep poverty, Christian workers face persecution in some districts, sexual immorality has resulted in a HIV/AIDS epidemic, the caste system holds people in bondage, child labour is increasing, youth are growing up without hope and over 1 billion are without Christ. There are so many strongholds that we need to address in the power and authority of Jesus.
So church leaders and members, now is the time to stand in the gap and resist the devil (James 4:7) in the power and authority that Jesus has given the people of God. In these 40 days we must straighten our armour and sharpen our weapons and enter the battlefield for the saving of a billion souls.
Dear God, I thank you for the victorious life, death, resurrection and glorious ascension of Jesus that has brought me into a right relationship with you. I pray that your presence will be strong in my life and that I will minister to those in need with the power and authority of Jesus. May my life bring glory to you. Forgive me for times I have allowed fear or lack of willingness to cause me to shrink back from the spiritual battle. I pray that your power be made manifest in my life and that, in the name of Jesus, I will demolish strongholds of the enemy. Thank you for the confidence of knowing that you are for me and are always with me. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
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Worship With Us Today!
Worship With Us Today!
RESCUE THE PERISHING
By Fanny Cosby
"Snatch others from the fire and save them." (Jude 1:23)
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep o'er the erring one, lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save.
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.
Though they are slighting Him, still He is waiting,
Waiting the penitent child to receive;
Plead with them earnestly, plead with them gently;
He will forgive if they only believe.
Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter,
Feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
Touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness,
Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.
Rescue the perishing, duty demands it;
Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;
Back to the narrow way patiently win them;
Tell the poor wand'rer a Savior has died.
To read the amazing story behind this old hymn, go here. "Rescue the Perishing" was written by Fanny Cosby, a blind evangelist who wrote over 8,000 famous hymns during her time on earth in the 1800's! To read more about the life of this amazing woman, go here.
Even as we worship our Lord with the praise songs of our generation, let us never forget the worship that sustained our forefathers of old. Rescue the Perishing!