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The Daily Brief:

"Praying for All in Authority"

Monday, March 16, 2015


"Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision." (Joel 3:14)
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Because we are asking for prayers ahead of Israel's election on Tuesday, we are going to release the Monday edition of the Daily Brief NOW.

You will find below much material for prayer over this election, which will not only impact the future of Israel but also the whole world.

Our next edition of the Daily Brief will be published on Tuesday evening, March 17.

The Daily Brief

1. Senate targets Obama meddling in Israel election - WND

A bipartisan U.S. Senate committee with subpoena powers is investigating the possibility the Obama administration may have aided efforts to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in this Tuesday's elections. The investigation focuses on State Department grants to a non-profit group that has been leading field organizing efforts openly aimed at replacing Netanyahu's government with a center-left coalition.

"The fact that both Democratic and Republican sides of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations have signed off on the probe could be seen as a rebuke to President Obama, who has had a well-documented adversarial relationship with the Israeli leader."

A source told Fox News the senatorial probe is looking into U.S. governmental "funding" to OneVoice Movement, which is a partner in a get-out-the-vote drive with a newly-formed Israeli political action group calling itself V15. V15, short for Victory 2015, attracted U.S. media attention after it hired 270 Strategies, a consulting firm whose senior leadership is comprised mostly of former top staffers for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. (Read more)

- Abba Father, we lift up praise that this investigation has been established by a bipartisan U.S. Senate committee with subpoena powers, and that they are pursuing any interference by our presidential branch with the Israeli election this coming Tuesday.  Father, expose all that needs to be exposed and direct it to be appropriately prosecuted.  We pray this in Jesus' Name and under His Shed Blood, Amen and Amen.

- "Dishonest scales are an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom. The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them." (Proverbs 11:1-3 NKJV)

2. State Department Ordered To Cough Up Hillary's Flight Records - Daily Caller

Documents a federal judge ordered released on Friday will help clear up whether Hillary Clinton hosted any political contributors or donors to her family charity on the 47 overseas trips she made as secretary of state. Judge Gladys Kessler of the U.S. District court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of Citizens United, a conservative advocacy group, The New York Times reported.

Citizens United filed a Freedom of Information Act request in July for flight logs and expense records of all of Clinton's official trips. When State failed to turn over the documents in time, the group filed suit in December. "The American people have a right to know who accompanied Secretary Clinton on these trips," Citizens United president David Bossie said at the time. "Were there any big political contributors to previous or future Clinton campaigns on board? Were there any Clinton Foundation financial supporters on board?"

Kessler's ruling requires the State Department to turn over the first batch of records by April 3. The rest must be turned over every two weeks and the request must be fulfilled in full no later than Aug. 1. (Read more)

- Heavenly Father, we lift up praise that Citizens United, a conservative advocacy group, is requesting to review all official flight records of trips made by former US Secretary of State Clinton in order to check for any illegalities.  We thank You that many things are being brought out into the light for the public to see that previously had been hidden.  We pray this in the Name of Jesus, Amen and Amen.

- "The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright, but the wicked will fall by his own wickedness." (Proverbs 11:5 NKJV)

3. NY Post: Valerie Jarrett Leaked Hillary's Private Email Use to Press - Breitbart

Vengeful Obama confidante Valeria Jarrett went through back channels to leak Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server to the press, an explosive new report reveals.

The New York Post's Edward Klein reports that a source familiar with Bill Clinton said that the former president told him: "The Obamas are out to get us any way they can."

Jarrett blamed the Democratic party's 2014 midterm losses on the Clintons' insinuations that Obama's unpopular policies, including executive amnesty for foreigners gobbling up American jobs, made the president an "albatross" around the reigning party's neck.

Jarrett, Obama, and Obama's wife greeted Hillary as a triumvirate of black liberals at the White House after Democrats got thrashed at the voting booth. Under the watchful eyes of his wife and closest senior advisor, Obama told Hillary, the former first lady of Arkansas, in no uncertain terms he would remain "neutral" in the 2016 election - signaling he would not, in fact, support the Clinton candidacy that the media call "inevitable."

Ambitious Democrats are scheming to kneecap a Hillary candidacy before she declares she's running. "With Obama's approval, Valerie has been holding secret meetings with Martin O'Malley [the former Democratic governor of Maryland] and [Massachusetts Sen.] Elizabeth Warren," a Klein source said. "She's promised O'Malley and Warren the full support of the White House if they will challenge Hillary for the presidential nomination." (Read more)

- Father God, we know that, in the end, any schemes of men will fail if they are not in the center of Your will. We now see the scheming that is going on inside the White House, and we bring these machinations before Your Throne of Grace to be judged. Thank You, Lord, that You hold all matters of kings and princes in the palm of Your hand. In Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "By me kings reign and princes decree justice. Princes rule by me, and nobles, all the judges of the earth." (Proverbs 8:15-16)

4. FCC Minority Report Warns That New Internet Tax May Be Coming Soon -

The Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) two Republican members warned Americans that a new "Internet tax" may be only months away in their dissent on the FCC's net neutrality decision, which was publicly released Thursday.

"Net neutrality proponents are already bragging that it will turn the FCC into the 'Department of the Internet,' Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai wrote in an exhaustive 63-page dissent that lamented the FCC's ruling for reasons ranging from higher taxes and fees to the plan's questionable legality.

"The Internet has become a powerful force for freedom," Pai began. "So it is sad to witness the FCC's unprecedented attempt to replace that freedom with government control . . .This Order imposes intrusive government regulations that won't work to solve a problem that doesn't exist using legal authority the FCC doesn't have." (Read more)

- Heavenly Father, we bring this decision by the FCC to take over control of the internet before Your throne.  It is becoming clear that this decision was for more governmental regulations and control to be placed upon us, and to justify more taxes and fees.  Help us, Father!  We ask that You raise up Your righteous right hand and that You cause these actions to be shut down, asking this in the Name of Jesus, Amen and Amen.

- "Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The goodness of God endures continually." (Psalm 52:1 NKJV)

5. Priorities: Dems Reject Bill to Stop Human Trafficking to Protect Abortion -

You just wouldn't believe it if - well, it's Congress, so at this point we can believe it.

Combating human trafficking is one of few bipartisan issues on Capitol Hill. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bill that would create a "Domestic Trafficking Victims' Fund" to aid victims of human trafficking. It passed the Judiciary Committee easily and was ready for progress. Yet, one issue stopped Democrats from ultimately lending their support: abortion.

Included in Cornyn's anti-trafficking act, is The Hyde Amendment, which prevents money from being funneled toward abortions. (Read more)

- Heavenly Father, we stand in the gap before You for these members of Congress who would not support this bill, only because it includes the language of the Hyde Amendment. Father, we ask You to forgive them for their wicked and blind ways, which supports the killing of innocent blood through abortion. We ask that You confront them in their dreams and in their quiet moments about their support of these acts of murder and we ask for their redemption and salvation if they will come, praying this in Jesus' Name and under His Shed Blood, Amen and Amen.

- "The righteous is delivered from trouble, and it comes to the wicked instead." (Proverbs 11:8)      

6. Lynch confirmation hanging by thread - WND

The nomination of Loretta Lynch to become the next attorney general is hanging by a thread. Just one switched vote could doom her nomination.

And that may be due, in part, to bombshell information revealed by WND about Lynch's past. Lynch's bid to become the top law enforcement official in the land suddenly turned into a cliffhanger with a report that only 50 senators are now planning to vote to confirm her next week.

The stated reason most Republican senators have given for the rising opposition to Lynch is that she would be too much of a clone of current Attorney General Eric Holder in not challenging the legality and constitutionality of President Obama's rule by executive actions, in particular, his granting of amnesty to five million illegal immigrants.

But behind the scenes, the sudden change of hearts also may be due to a WND expose about allegations that Lynch covered-up money laundering by drug lords and terrorists. WND has chronicled in great detail charges that Lynch, in her capacity as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 2012, arranged a mere slap-on-the-wrist settlement with the world's second-largest bank, HSBC, for laundering billions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels and Middle Eastern terrorists. (Read more)

- Abba Father, have mercy upon us and rise up, causing this nomination to be shut down.  This woman has been reported within her career to have been involved with many questionable and illegal actions.  Let all these involvements be exposed and be fully understood by those casting their votes as to her nomination.   We pray this in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

- "The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut out." (Proverbs 10:31)

7. Obama's budget offers Army 'bare minimum' while at 'historically low levels' - Washington Times

The Senate Appropriations Committee was told on Wednesday that the U.S. Army is facing "increased risks" while operating at "historically low levels" of readiness.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said that President Obama's 2016 budget represents "the bare minimum" needed for the branch to fulfill its responsibilities, all while its active component was cut by 80,000 soldiers in the last three years. The Army has also inactivated 13 brigades.

The testimony before lawmakers comes just one month after Defense Manpower Data Center statistics showed that the U.S. Army has fewer than 500,000 active-duty soldiers for the first time in 10 years. As of Feb. 5, there were 498,642 soldiers on active duty.

Army Secretary John McHugh also testified before the committee, saying, "We need predictability, not politics," Army Times reported. Gen. Odierno told senators that the fiscal uncertainty is putting "a lot of pressure" on soldiers. "We haven't seen that breaking point yet, but I worry when that will occur in the future," he said, the newspaper reported. (Read more)

- Heavenly Father, this report raises up a huge concern for the safety and future direction of our nation.  We wonder why these actions are being enacted when the world is so obviously in turmoil and threats to the security of our nation are rising.  Help us, Father!!  We pray this in Jesus' Name and under His Shed Blood, Amen and Amen.

- "But Jesus looked at them and said, 'With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.'" (Mark 10:27)          

8. US Embassy in Saudi Arabia halts operations amid 'heightened security concerns' - Fox News

U.S. officials said Sunday they will halt operations at the embassy and consulates in Saudi Arabia for the next couple of days, in response to "heightened security concerns." Embassy officials in Riyadh issued the statement, saying telephone lines at the facilities will be down Sunday and Monday and encouraging U.S. citizens in Saudi Arabia to "be aware of their surroundings and take extra precautions when travelling throughout the country."

The message did not cite a specific security concern or threat nor call for the evacuation of the facilities. However, an intelligence source told Fox News that it was a car bomb threat that triggered the measures, and was serious enough that the facilities will have only essential staff over the next two days.

The U.S. Consulate Generals in Saudi Arabia are in the cities of Dhahran and Jeddah. In addition to the embassy directive, the State Department is urging U.S. citizens to "carefully consider the risks of traveling to Saudi Arabia and limit non-essential travel within the country." (Read more)

- Abba Father, we lift up praise that US citizens who are located within Saudi Arabia are being warned of these threats and actions are being taken to protect the staff at the US embassy and consulates in these cities. We are uncertain exactly what is occurring but we can sense in our spirits that turmoil and threats are rapidly increasing in so many places within the world. We do know that You alone are our refuge and strong tower, praying this in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

- "Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved." (Psalm 55:22)

9. Iraqi Kurds say ISIS used chemical weapons against troops - Fox News

Iraqi Kurdish authorities said Saturday that their troops are being attacked by Islamic State fighters using chemical weapons. The Kurdish Regional Security Council released a statement saying it has evidence showing the ISIS fighters used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against Kurdish military forces known as peshmerga fighters.

The council said the alleged chemical attack took place on a road between Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, and the Syrian border, as forces fought to seize a vital supply line used by the Sunni militants. It said its fighters later found "around 20 gas canisters" that had been loaded onto the truck involved in the attack.Video provided by the council showed a truck racing down a road, white smoke pouring out of it as it came under heavy fire from peshmerga fighters. It later showed a white, billowing cloud after the truck exploded and the remnants of it scattered across a road.

An official with the Kurdish council told The Associated Press that dozens of peshmerga fighters were treated for "dizziness, nausea, vomiting and general weakness" after the attack. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to discuss the incident.

The assertion has yet to be verified, but such battlefield tactics are banned under the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention. (Read more)

- Heavenly Father, we thank you that this latest illegal tactic in warfare by ISIS is being exposed for the world community to see. May its seriousness be understood by all observers.  We ask You, Father, to rise up, surround and protect the Kurdish fighters and Your remnant in that area, with Your special angels. We pray this in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

- "When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked perish, there is jubilation." (Proverbs 11:10)

10. Iran And ISIS In Battle For Global Jihadist Domination' - CBSNewsLocal/Philadelphia

(Below is a quote from Erick Stakelbeck, author of ISIS Exposed: Beheadings, Slavery, and the Hellish Reality of Radical Islam)

"The Obama administration apparently thinks that they can use Iran against ISIS, but this is madness. They both want the same thing. Both Iran and ISIS want to dominate the Middle East and eventually the world. So, at the end of the day they're fighting now, they're fighting each other in Syria, Not because of any great ideological differences. Of course Iran is Shia, ISIS is Sunni, but both of them want to wipe Israel off the map and both of them want to wipe America off the map. So, there is this struggle right now between Iran and ISIS for global Jihadist domination."

Stakelbeck believes that Iran is "the head of the snake" and the "greatest state sponsor of global terrorism" but that has not stopped people from questioning him on we even have to pay attention to the events in the Middle East.

"Well, here's one reason. Iran right now is developing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that eventually could reach the United States and if things keep going the way they're going those missiles will one day be nuclear tipped. There's a reason that Iran calls Israel 'The Little Satan' but calls America 'The Great Satan.' If Iran were to get its wishes and wipe Israel off the map, I don't think Iran would stop there and just pack up their bags and go home. Next for Iran would be the West and ISIS has the same goals." (Read more)

- Father God, as Prime Minister Netanyahu has stated, the enemy of my enemy is my enemy. We thank You that these two enemies of ours are now actively vying for the leadership role in the rebuilding of the Caliphate. We ask that You continue to prompt them to come against each other, as you did in the time of Joshua, that they be destroyed. But as New Testament believers, we also pray for divine intervention for each one -- ISIS or Iran -- that they might find You before they perish. We ask this in Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the LORD caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves."
(2 Chronicles 20:22)

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. Obama White House steps up pressure on Republicans over Iran - AP

The Obama administration is warning Congress once more to stand down from interference with U.S. negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough sent a letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, asserting that pending legislation in Congress likely would have a "profoundly negative impact" on the ongoing talks the U.S. government is having with Tehran.

In the letter sent late Saturday, McDonough told Corker that legislation sponsored by the Tennessee Republican would go far beyond ensuring a role for Congress in any deal with Iran.

"Instead, the legislation would potentially prevent any deal from succeeding by suggesting that Congress must vote to 'approve' any deal," McDonough said. He criticized a provision that would eliminate President Barack Obama's authority to lift some sanctions on Iran as part of any agreement. (Read more)

2. Kerry says Iran deal hopefully in 'next days' - Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday he hoped "in the next days" it would be possible to reach an interim deal with Iran if Tehran can show that its nuclear power program is for peaceful purposes only. Earlier on Saturday he told a news conference on the sidelines of a conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh that it was unclear whether an interim deal was within reach.

Speaking on the eve of fresh talks with Iran in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sunday, Kerry appeared more upbeat about the possibility of a framework agreement by a deadline at the end of the month. A final accord would then be negotiated by June 30. A deal would curb Tehran's most sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years in exchange for the gradual easing of some sanctions.

"We believe very much that there's not anything that's going to change in April or May or June that suggests that at that time a decision you can't make now will be made then," Kerry told CBS News. (Read more)

3. France plays role of hawk in nuclear talks with Iran - Times of Israel

Historical distrust with Tehran puts Paris in role of hard-liner in P5+1 negotiations. As the drive to reach an accord with Iran on its nuclear program heads towards a March 31 deadline, France is digging into its role as chief hawk - a position inclined to annoy US allies, but not likely to scuttle an eventual accord, diplomats say. (Read more)

4. US to seek Security Council endorsement of Iran nuke deal - Times of Israel

The Obama administration said Friday it expects that as a matter of course, the UN Security Council would endorse any final nuclear agreement reached between world powers and Iran.

The State Department said if a comprehensive accord is struck by a June 30 deadline, it would be forwarded to the Security Council for its approval. All five permanent members of the council - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States - along with Germany are currently racing to complete the outlines of a deal with Iran by the end of this month. They have set the end of June as the deadline for a full agreement. (Read more)

5. Iran Deepening Involvement in Iraq's War on ISIS - Israel National News

Iraqi officials explained that Iranian involvement in the region is deepening. Hadi al-Aamiri, leader of the "Badr" sect of the Iraqi parliament, said in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat Friday that the presence of Iranian advisers accompanying the Iraqi army is "a source of pride."

"Why is there some sensitivity with respect to the presence of Iranian consultants here, when it is known that there are currently more than four thousand American advisers in Iraq?" he asked.

"The Iranian advisers accompany us on the battlefield and give us the best counseling, and we are proud of them, because they will help us to liberate the provinces of Nineveh and al-Anbar fully after we liberate Tikrit and Kirkuk," he continued. "Those who speak against the Iranian advisers should thank and praise them - for without them and without Qasem Soleimani (commander of the Guard's Quds force), Iraq would be under ISIS rule." (Read more)

SPECIAL SECTION: Israel's Election

Israelis Go to the Polls on Tuesday

Netanyahu's Win is in Doubt

A note to our Prayer Partners:

On Tuesday, the citizens of the nation of Israel will head to the polls to elect (or to re-elect) their Prime Minister.

We join our hearts with you in lifting up prayers that God's will shall be done in this election on earth, as it is in heaven, amen.

Please find below a series of eight articles, with headlines and sources noted, and a link to each one. We thank you for investing time between now and Tuesday morning to look over this material, and to pray according to the guidelines posted in each one. Thank you all, and God bless you.

"By me kings reign and princes decree justice. Princes rule by me, and nobles, all the judges of the earth. " (Proverbs 8:15,16)

Sara Ballenger, President
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

We are only a few days (17 March) from critical elections. According to polls (that may be accurate or not), the Labor conglomerate (Zionist Union); is ahead of the Likud party and might be tasked with forming the new government.

I cannot emphasize enough what a disaster this would be. I truly believe that both Herzog and Livni are not competent to be Prime Minister and some in their party have: encouraged mothers to NOT send their children to the army, and another has said that the National Anthem "Hatikvah" is racist and disgusts him. This is not a Zionist party as they have labeled themselves but an anti-Zionist party.

According to reports in the Israeli press, Obama has sent one of his campaign advisors to Israel to see Netanyahu defeated. With all of his faults and weaknesses we still believe that he is God's choice for the job.

Please pray that when the house of Israel goes to vote that they would vote according to the big picture and not their own economic condition. Housing is important, the price of cottage cheese is important but stopping an Iranian nuclear bomb is of prime importance and of all the candidates only Netanyahu has the vision for this.

To read IFI's prayer requests for the election, and for the events that will take place afterwards, please go here.

2. A WAKE UP NOTICE - Submitted by "K"

There will be a showdown in Israel this Tuesday. The fate of nations may hang in the balance. The citizens of Israel will decide if they want Benjamin Netanyahu to continue as their Prime Minister, or if they will gamble their future on a different course for their nation. What would I say to the voters of Israel, if I had access to their ears and their attention? I would say: (Continue reading here.)

3. The CARMEL ALERT - David and Josie Silver

Israeli politics, like life in general in Israel, can be very volatile and very few Israeli governments see out the full 4 year term. This current 2nd term of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been one such volatile term, with last year's Gaza war and the failure of the peace negotiations with the so called 'Palestinians' bringing about new elections, more than 2 years before they were due, to be held next Tuesday, March 17th.

This upcoming election may well be the most important election since the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. Israel and the Jewish people are currently facing the following scenarios. (Continue reading here)

4. Why Israel needs Netanyahu for one more term - The Healing Rooms

It's now nearing Midnight in the valley of decision. (Israel will be electing this coming Tuesday, March 17th whom they desire to be the Prime Minister of Israel.)

"I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land." Joel 3:2 (KJV)
For exactly 1,878 years, the land of Israel, God's holy land, lay empty of it's Jewish inhabitants. This is the very land that God promised to Abraham, Issac and Jacob, and to Moses as well. Eretz Israel, the land of promise to God's chosen people, the Jews.

Prime Minister Netanyahu recently said that there will be 'no concessions and no withdrawals" of any of the land of Israel to the Palestinians. That, my friends, is what we call the "one state solution".

On May 14, 1948, the United States of America, under president Harry S. Truman, officially and formally recognized the regathered nation of Israel and in the blink of an eye, bible prophecy from both the Old and New Testaments bible prophecy was gloriously fulfilled. Israel was regathered according to the word of the Lord!

The prophet Zechariah said that in the last days, Israel would be the focus of the entire world, with Jerusalem in particular riveting people's attention:

"The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it." Zechariah 12:1-3
(Written by Geoffrey Grider. Read more here.)

5. Concern that P.M. Netanyahu Could Be Defeated - Intercessors for America

(Quoting Joel Rosenberg) As I've been traveling across the U.S. in recent weeks on The Third Target book tour, people have been asking me whether Benjamin Netanyahu will return as Prime Minister, particularly in the wake of his impressive but controversial speech to Congress.

The honest answer is: I have no idea. (Continue reading here.)

6. Special Prayers on Behalf of P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu - Intercessors for Israel

It seems that much of the political process, the media and the leaders of the world are determined to see Binyamin Netanyahu removed from the position of Prime Minister. We continue to see him as far the best candidate to lead the country. (Continue reading here.)

7. Spot Report: Pray for Israel's elections - The JerUSAlem Connection

Think on this: "Select capable men from all the people -- men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain -- appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens." (Exodus 18:21)

Pray on this: Father, we are in agreement as we join millions across the world in beseeching you to sovereignly superintend over the elections in Israel on March 17, 2015. If it is your will grant the Benjamin Netanyahu would be re-elected as Prime Minister. We ask these favors in the name of Jesus our Messiah, AMEN an AMEN! (To view this teaching, please go here.)

8. Jerry Golden: Please Pray for Israel's Elections, March 17th

The Obama Administration has done every possible thing it can to help defeat Likud (Netanyahu) from winning this Israeli election. The security of Israel and the Middle East, and I might add the world could well be at stake in this election. (Read more here)

Christians Studying Torah

Christians Look to Torah Portion to Prove Solar Eclipse is
the "Shadow of God"

"On the first day of the first month shalt thou rear up the Tabernacle of the tent of meeting. " (Exodus 40:2)

For centuries, the weekly Torah portion was the exclusive domain of the Jewish people. However, non-Jews have recently started to look into the Torah portion for instruction and meaning as well.

Prominent Christian leaders told Breaking Israel News they have found connections to the upcoming solar eclipse in Saturday's Torah portion and its modern day implications.

"The time has come when non-Jews are realizing they have been taught lies. Why would people want a counterfeit when there is an original? We study the Torah portions to connect with the Jews all over world and because we believe the Torah is still relevant today," Pastor Mark Biltz, the bestselling author of "Blood Moons," told Breaking Israel News. "I bring in commentaries by Rashi, Rambam, Ramban and others because of the incredible insights. Non-Jews are discovering what they have missed by not studying in context."

"I have always heard from my Israeli Jewish friends how the Torah portion has been shown over and over again to be relevant to current events in Israel," explained Bob O'Dell, co-founder of Root-Source, "and now I am starting to see it for myself."

O'Dell, a student of astronomy for the last 35 years, discovered this upcoming Friday's exceedingly rare North Pole eclipse, as first reported by Breaking Israel News.

The total solar eclipse will take place over the North Pole on Friday, March 20, coinciding with the beginning of the Hebrew month of Nissan, the first month in the Biblical calendar year. The particular timing of Friday's solar occurrence has never happened before in human history.

O'Dell is utilizing his knowledge of astronomy and insight into the Bible to teach an online course on the Blood Moons, which can be found exclusively on Root Source, an online platform where Christians can learn about their Jewish roots. Root Source created a free eBook, "Blood Moons 101," which has been download thousands of times since its publication just a few days ago.

Biltz also sees a direct connection to this Friday's solar eclipse and Saturday's Torah portion. "This weekend, all over the world, in every synagogue, the Torah portion that was read described the construction of the Tabernacle and the Glory of God descending from heaven," he explained.

"Not only that, but this coming week historically, is the very day the dedication of the Tabernacle happened on the first of Nisan that was just read about in the Torah portion. This year, the first of Nissan begins at sundown on Friday, March 20. Amazingly, there is also a total Solar eclipse that same day. A total solar eclipse speaks of judgment coming on the nations. This is followed two weeks later by a total lunar eclipse or Blood Moon on Passover," said Biltz.
The weekend Torah portion read by millions of Jews around the world describes the Tabernacle dedicated on the first of Nissan designed by master craftsman Bezalel. According to Gidon Ariel, Orthodox Jew and co-founder of Root Source, the connection to Friday's solar eclipse runs even deeper.

"The Torah portion describes God choosing the chief architect Bezalel: 'And Moses said to the Children of Israel, 'See, God has proclaimed by name Bezalel.'" What's amazing is that, in Hebrew, the name Bezalel literally means 'in the shadow of God,'" Ariel told Breaking Israel News.

The connection between the Torah portion and this week's solar eclipse is clear to O'Dell. "It just goes to show how much higher are His ways than ours. God is truly incredible and the ultimate hero of every story."
"I can say with confidence now that God is the author of this week's total Solar Eclipse at the North pole. Before hearing about the Torah portion I believed it was 'likely' that this was the hand of God. But this week's Torah portion seals the deal for me. The solar eclipse is the shadow of God. One hundred percent God," he said.
Read more here.

One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time:

Watching the Grace of God in this Season

Five Steps Reflecting the Love and the Grace of God
in our Midst this Spring

Dear Friends,

Thank you for joining us in embracing the work of the Holy Spirit in this very special season.

To review:

Step One was the speech delivered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. The "ripple effect" from that speech, in which we were warned of the dangers of a nuclear Iran, are still being felt among us today. Praise God for the message of TRUTH that Abba brought to us in America that morning through this humble servant of God!

Step Two came the next day, on Wednesday, March 4th. This was the "Event to Repent" in preparation for the festival of Purim . . . seeking our hearts in repentance for our own sin, and crying out to God to visit the nation of Israel with its own spirit of repentance.

Step Three came the following day: the Festival of PURIM.

Just as the Grace of God delivered His people in the day of Esther, so we cry out today for the deliverance of Israel, and of His remnant Bride, from our own enemies.
Which now brings us to Step Four:

Friday, March 20th - the "center point" of this Shemitah year . . . the year of being judged. March 20th marks the exact date at the center of this year. With you, we watch and wait to see what may occur on this key point in time.

Meanwhile, we now see that a major solar eclipse, positioned at the North Pole, will occur on this very same day. For more information about this eclipse and its tremendous significance to mankind, please go here.

One step yet remains before us, and that will be Passover weekend: Friday, April 3rd through Saturday, April 4th. Please continue to watch upcoming issues of the Daily Brief for details of a Passover Prayer Surge now being planned to occur that night, so that both "Jew and Gentile" can stand alongside each other in forming One New Man before our Abba, in worship for His amazing power to deliver His people from all evil! Shalom . . .

This Week's Threat Journal

This Week's Threat Journal

Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2015

What You Need To Know

Twice this week AlertsUSA subscribers were been notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding the ongoing U.S. and Russian military buildup in Eastern Europe as well as increasing delivery of military aid to Ukraine.

Headlines on this week's Threat Journal include:




From Russia's perspective, they have seen 1.) several decades of the progressive Eastward expansion of a powerful military alliance (NATO) which wages war around the globe at will now undertaking a buildup of forces along their Western border, 2.) U.S. and EU meddling in the internal politics of Russian friendly nations, 3.) U.S. and other NATO warships now a near permanent presence in the Black Sea, 4.) ongoing efforts to deploy ballistic missile installations in neighboring countries and 5.) increasing economic and trade sanctions which present direct strategic threats to their economy.

From Europe's perspective, Russia's moves in Ukraine have put genuine fear into hearts of former Soviet bloc nations. Europe has seen 1.) the annexation of Crimea, 2.) direct Russian support of and involvement in Ukraine's civil war, 3.) the reported presence of tens of thousands of Russian troops in and around Ukraine as well as along the Federation's entire Western border and 4.) the increasing aggression of Russian Navy and Air Force.

This is a very dangerous situation taking shape with both sides actively preparing for war. At some point this confrontation will come to a head by accident or specific intent. When it does, the result will be ugly. It is always nice to talk about diplomatic solutions, but this will require one or both sides backing down. Will Russia pull away from Ukraine and Crimea and allow the country to come under the direct influence of NATO? Considering the strategic importance of the territory, this is very unlikely. Will NATO pull back forces from the region, cease the meddling in the internal politics of Russian-friendly nations and leave Baltic member states to fend for themselves in the face of Russian aggression? This is equally unlikely.
Read more here.

The Good News Corner

Rising number of Muslims reporting dreams about Jesus

Numerous websites reporting on this phenomenon

Posted at the Catholic Thing website, such accounts of encounters with Jesus through dreams and visions increasingly are being reported, according to Pastor Frank Costenbader, founder of Manifold Hope Ministries, publisher of the Isa Dreams website.

Isa is an Arabic name corresponding to Jesus that is found in the Quran.

"The number of Isa dreams has seemed to grow tremendously since 2000, and in 2005 it seems to have kicked into another gear," Costenbader said. "There has been an explosion of testimonies on the Web in the past two years about people encountering Jesus in dreams and subsequently becoming followers of Jesus." (WorldNetDaily) (Read more)

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Songs Our Grandmothers Sang

Songs Our Grandmothers Sang

In these perilous times, when all that can be shaken is being shaken, let us return to the "faith of our fathers" and sing the hymns and songs of old.

May we each draw strength in our own time, as we "dig the wells of treasure" to draw upon the strength that carried our ancestors through their own perilous times. Amen.


He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him.
(Psalm 126:6)


Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.


Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves,
Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves,

Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the shadows,
Fearing neither clouds nor winter's chilling breeze;
By and by the harvest, and the labor ended,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.


Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
Though the loss sustained our spirit often grieves;
When our weeping's over, He will bid us welcome,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.



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About the author:

Words: Shaw Knowles, 1874. Shaw wrote mu­sic for these lyr­ics, but George Mi­nor's tune is un­i­ver­sal­ly used to­day. Music: George A. Mi­nor, 1880

Signs and Wonders

'Worst in Pacific history':

At least 8 dead after Cyclone Pam rips through Vanuatu

Cyclone Pam ripped through the Pacific's Vanuatu archipelago leaving widespread destruction and an unconfirmed reports of dozens of deaths as the storm subsided Saturday. The storm left many communication systems of the outer islands down and it will take time to repair before the full extent of the damage is known. (Read more)

> > > A message from our ANZAC brothers and sisters:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Give thanks to the Lord for answered prayer and His mercy toward man and beast, life and limb, when huge Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone passed close by the northern Islands of Vanuatu, veered into Port Vila the capital, and went right over the top of the southern islands of Erromango, Tanna etc. I am sure we are going to hear of miracles and God's intervention in lives.

From first reports there has been very significant damage in Port Vila and there is urgent need for shelter for thousands of people and restoration of electrical power, water and sewerage. Within the capital there are some electronic communications still operating, praise God ! However it would appear that that is not the case with the outlying islands to the north and south.

There are confirmed reports of a small number of deaths in Port Vila, and unconfirmed reports of a large number in one of the provinces.

Here is this morning's report on the ABC website.

Prayer Request:

Pray that the Lord's will would be done in every way Australia responds to the massive, urgent needs of the government and people of our close neighbour Vanuatu.

From CHPP: Lord, we offer this same prayer tonight, but on behalf of our own American government and that of the other nations that will be involved in this relief effort. Thy will be done, amen.

With love in Christ Jesus,

Kris Schlyder

Australian Indigenous Prayer Network
PO Box 27, Mapleton, 4560, QLD
Ph: (07) 5478 6765

Today's Birthdays

Today's Birthdays on the Hill

Today we wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:

Rep. Joseph Crowley (NY)

Rep. Ron Kind (WI)

God bless you!

Worship With Us Today!

Worship With Us Today!


[Words: Frances R. Havergal, February 1874.]

Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
. . . let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee.
. . . filled with messages from Thee.

Take my heart, it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne.

. . . it shall be Thy royal throne.

Now . . . please go to THIS LINK to hear the lovely tune, and sing along as you hear this melody:

(Second option)

Go to this link to view all the lyrics for this classic hymn, and to hear its music, too. Amen.