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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, February 5, 2015
". . . the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." (Isaiah 11:9)
"And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse . . ." (Rev. 19:11)
The Daily Brief
1. Obama condemns those who see to hijack religion - Fox News
President Obama condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world, declaring Thursday that "no god condones terror." (Read more)
- Muslims rampaging across Europe at that time be shown.
- "Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies." (Psalm 40:4)
2. Jordanian fighter jets strike hard at ISIS, pay tribute to murdered pilot- Fox News
Jordanian fighter pilots carried out devastating sorties against ISIS early Thursday, making good on their king's vow of vengeance for the horrific burning death of a captured airman -- whose hometown the jets buzzed triumphantly after the mission. (Read more)
- Lord as the strength of Jordan's leader is shown in these immediate decisions to respond to the evil done to their pilot, we pray that they will accomplish your will against these ruthless barbarians.
- "There are three things which are majestic in pace . . . a lion, which is mighty among beasts and does not turn away from any." (Proverbs 30:29a,30a)
3. Russia and Iran Sign Deal to Expand Military Cooperation - Times of Israel
Russia and Iran have signed an agreement to expand their military ties and resolve a long-standing dispute over the sale of a controversial air defense system to the Islamic Republic, the Times of Israel reported. (Read more)
- Father, we are concerned as the expansion of agreements between Iran and Russia continues. We pray that You will stop any actions that might jeopardize Israel and the West.
"I will plant them in their land , and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them." (Amos 9:15)
4. U.S. Senate Passes Terrorism Insurance Bill - Fox News
The Senate on Thursday overwhelming passed a measure to reauthorize the lapsed Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, one day after the House easily cleared the measure to reinstate the federally backed insurance safeguard against terrorism attacks. (Read more)
- Lord in this day and age, this is an expensive, but possibly needed insurance policy. We ask that it be signed if it is Your will.
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." (Proverbs 9:10)
5. Health insurer Anthem says database of customer, employee info hacked - Fox News
Anthem, the second-largest health insurance company in America, said late Wednesday that a database containing personal information of approximately 80 million of its customers and employees had been hacked.
- Lord we pray Your covering of protection for all 80 million members of this health insurer.
- "You have also given me the shield of salvation; Your right hand has held me up." (Psalm 18:35a)
6. House passes fourth attempt to repeal Obamacare - Washington Examiner
The House has voted to repeal Obamacare for the first time since the law's major components were rolled out.
All but three Republicans present voted to pass the legislation, approving it 239 to 186 on Tuesday. While past repeal votes have typically picked up a handful of Democrats, none voted for the bill this time.
It's the fourth time the GOP-led House has voted to ditch the entire law, but this time the Senate is likely to take up the legislation, too, now that Republicans have the majority in that chamber. (Read more)
- Lord, we again ask that Obamacare be repealed- the expense and the glitches have cost American taxpayers many millions of dollars. Have mercy upon Your people, Lord.
- "Why is there in the hand of a fool the purchase price of wisdom, since he has no heart for it?" (Proverbs 17:16)
7. NBC's Brian Williams recants Iraq story after soldiers protest- Stars and Stripes
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday he was not aboard a helicopter hit and forced down by RPG fire during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a false claim that has been repeated by the network for years. (Read more)
- Father for a long time we have known that the Mainstream Media is slanted and not telling the truth- this is but one example of a lie created by someone people relied upon as trustworthy. We pray that he will see Your truth, and be changed in his heart.
- "A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who speaks lies will not escape." (Proverbs 19:5)
8. Democrats Ready to Join Obama in Snubbing Netanyahu Speech to Congress - LA Times
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to address Congress next month on the need for stronger sanctions against Iran is turning into a major political and diplomatic blunder for the Israeli leader just weeks before that country's elections. Many Democrats are considering boycotting the speech, scheduled for March 3. Others took the highly unusual step Wednesday of meeting with the Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer in an effort to get Netanyahu to postpone his address. (Read more)
-"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." (Luke 23:34)
The Middle East in Focus
"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you." (Isaiah 54:10)
1. UN Security Council condemns killing of Spanish peacekeeper -Times of Israel
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The UN Security Council on Wednesday condemned "in the strongest terms" last week's killing of a Spanish peacekeeper in southern Lebanon.
Wednesday's statement comes a week after Cpl. Francisco Javier Soria Toledo was killed during the Israeli military's exchange of fire with the Hezbollah in a disputed border area.
Spain's UN ambassador quickly blamed Israel, and a UN diplomat has said Israel apologized through several sources, including an apology from its ambassador in Madrid to Spain's foreign minister.
The violence along Lebanon's border, which also killed two Israeli soldiers, was the deadliest escalation on the disputed frontier since the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel.
Israel's ambassador quickly pointed out that the council statement didn't mention the Israeli soldiers or condemn Hezbollah. "The Security Council seems to think that some lives have more value than others," Ron Prosor said in an emailed statement.
2. UAE funnels funds to Gaza through Abbas rival, miffing PA -Times of Israel
Mohammed Dahlan, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud's Abbas's main political rival, has been working together with Hamas to funnel funds from the United Arab Emirates to the families of Palestinians hurt or killed during the war in Gaza last summer, The Times of Israel has learned.
This photo above, snapped in the UAE recently and obtained by the Times of Israel, shows Dahlan and two fellow Fatah members, decades-old arch-enemies of Hamas who were deported from Gaza, standing alongside senior members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Beside them is a UAE prince, Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed.
Among those present are Hamas leaders Salah Bardawil, Jamal Abu Hashem, Ruhi Mushtaha, the Islamic Jihad's Khaled al-Batsh, as well Majid Abu Shimala and Ashraf Juma, both close acquaintances of Dahlan from Fatah.
This picture is not coincidental. For months, Dahlan's men have been working alongside members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, transferring aid to needy families and, as a result of the summer conflict, also to the families of those wounded and killed. Naturally, that includes Hamas members as well.
3. Amid rash of road deaths, dangers abound on Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway -Times of Israel
Urgent construction work on the main Jerusalem to Tel Aviv highway, one of the country's busiest and most dangerous roads, has ground to a halt in recent weeks because one of the contractors has gone into receivership. Some of the affected sections that were in mid-repair and upgrade are now disintegrating, exacerbating dangers.
Major construction on the highway was originally scheduled to be completed in 2017, but that date will apparently not now be met, and the current halt to work leaves drivers in potential peril, experts say. The Transportation Ministry said it expected work to resume on the affected section in the coming days.
Traffic accidents are a major cause of death in Israel - overtaking even wars and terror. On Tuesday, eight women from the Bedouin town of Hura were killed and dozens more injured when their bus collided with a tractor that was being carried by a truck on a southern highway. Some officials blamed the highway infrastructure for that crash.
4. Israeli ambassador could be fired over tweets criticizing PM -Times of Israel
The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday was set to fire Israel's Ambassador to Switzerland Yigal Caspi and two other members of the diplomatic corps who retweeted messages critical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and ministers in his cabinet, the Hebrew news site NRG reported.
Assaf Moran, who works as a political officer at the New Dehli embassy, and Yaron Gamburg, a political researcher from the embassy in Paris, were to immediately return to Israel to face a hearing before their dismissal. Caspi was returned from his post to suffer a similar punishment.
5. UK 'sees record' of anti-Semitic incidents in 2014 -Times of Israel
A record number of anti-Semitic hate incidents were reported in Britain last year, fueled by the conflict in Israel and Gaza, a charity that monitors such crime reported on Thursday.
The Community Security Trust (CST), which records anti-Semitism and provides security for Britain's Jewish community, said that 1,168 anti-Semitic incidents were reported over 2014.
It was more than double the 535 incidents seen in 2013, and the highest annual total seen since CST began records in 1984.
6. Netanyahu: ISIS burns people alive, Iran hangs them in city squares -Jerusalem Post
Israel's leaders sent condolences to Jordan on Wednesday following Islamic State's brutal murder of captive Jordanian pilot Lt. Mouath al-Kasaesbeh, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drawing parallels between Islamic State and Iran.
Netanyahu, during a visit to the Hermon Brigade base on the Golan Heights with Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, said he wanted to send his condolences to King Abdullah II and the Jordanian people for the "grisly murder" of the pilot.
"In the Islamic State of ISIS, they burn people alive; in the Islamic State of Tehran, they hang them from cranes in the public squares," he said. "Both are motivated by an extreme ideology of militant Islamic terrorism that has a cruelty that is unbounded."
But, the prime minister added, "the greatest danger to the future and the security of the world is that this extremism will be backed up by nuclear weapons. This is something everyone must oppose."
Netanyahu said he went to the base with Ya'alon to "view the IDF preparations against the new front, terror front, that Iran is seeking to establish here in the Golan Heights."
The Daily Jot
Your Cheapened American Citizenship
The president met with six young illegal aliens who would have been deported under the law save for his unilateral executive action to bypass the law and allow them to remain in the United States. He told reporters that he thinks it is wrong to deport these illegals and that he would veto any legislation that would prevent them from remaining in the country, saying "And I'm confident that I can uphold that veto." Meanwhile, Senate Republicans suffered another defeat by not gaining a large enough majority to send a bill to the White House that would say no to the "president's" breaking of the law. They had 53 votes when 60 are needed by Senate rules. Your citizenship is cheapened.
The president made the case that these young people must stay in the country because they are just like every other American. He said, "The House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would have these six young people deported. I think thats wrong. I think most Americans would think it was wrong if they had a chance to meet with these young people. Legislation is going to be going to the Senate that again attempts to try to block these executive actions. I want to be as clear as possible. I will veto any legislation that got to my desk that took away the chance of these young people who grew up here and who are prepared to contribute to this country, that would prevent them from doing so."
While these so-called "DREAMers" may be very similar to the "president," whose birth on American soil by American parents has been questioned repeatedly, and he was raised in Islamic cultures by communist parents, step-parents and grandparents, these illegals and the "president" are not "like every other American." Americans born and raised in this country did not break the law to get here, and they are not breaking the laws to remain here. The president said, "And so often in this immigration debate it's an abstraction and we don't really think about the human consequences of our positions." How ironic that he considers breaking the laws for what he thinks is right has no human consequences.
The Bible is very clear about sojourners. It says not to vex strangers and to treat them hospitably. But it also says in Exodus 12:49, "One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourns among you." This is repeated in Leviticus 24, and Numbers 9. It is the basic concept of all law, and the foundational principle of the laws of free societies. Article II Section 3 of the US Constitution requires the President to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." This "president" has acted above the law and refuses to accept the laws of Congress. Your citizenship is cheapened. Proverbs 28:4 says, "They that forsake the law praise the wicked." I guess we know where we stand.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
The Good News Corner
'Students Asking Christ into Their Hearts with Tears in Their Eyes'-An Extraordinary Revival is Happening in L.A. and Orange County High Schools
"It was nuts. I've never seen anything like this before in my life. It was just amazing to see so many people responding to Jesus."
(Southern California)-Overcome by the darkness, this young Grant High School student decided she would end her life at the end of the school day. But instead, she went to an on-campus Christian club and heard Brian Barcelona share with about 150 other students.
After a stirring message, "she came running up to the front. She was weeping. She asked Brian to pray for her. She was going to commit suicide that day, but instead she found God," says Allan Giglio, a coordinator for One Voice, which is seeing extraordinary revival in Los Angeles and Orange County high schools.
About 2,500 students at 15 high schools hear the Gospel each week through campus Christian clubs, which invite One Voice representatives to speak, Giglio says. Kids have been saved from drugs, violence, sexual sin, and hopelessness.
The move of God began in Roosevelt High School two years ago. A watershed moment came when opposing gangs put down their weapons and met each other in the gym for prayer, along with 400 other students who had gathered to hear a heartfelt and compelling message.
Giglio says the Holy Spirit came into the room and the kids just broke down weeping.
Roosevelt teacher Samuel Alba acts as a teacher advisor for the Christian club. Both his father and grandfather ministered in Mexico and the U.S., where they saw extraordinary things happen. But he has seen nothing like the current outpouring of the Spirit.
"This is a whole new thing," Alba says. "This is something extremely new to the students. Many days you see kids with tears asking Christ to come into their hearts."
Source: Breaking Christian News
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