Thursday, April 23, 2015

CHPP Daily Brief: "Praying for All in Authority" Thursday, April 23, 2015

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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, April 23, 2015

"The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty . . ." (Zephaniah 3:17)
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"The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty . . ." (Zeph. 3:17)

The Daily Brief

1. France Foils Jihadist Attack on Paris Church - Breaking Christian News

(Paris, France)-Top security officials in France say they've arrested an Islamic jihadist in Paris who was planning an attack on at least one church. In a press conference Wednesday, the country's interior minister says the suspect-whose name has not been released yet-is a 24-year-old Algerian computer science student. He was arrested Sunday after he apparently shot himself by accident and called for an ambulance. That's when police found an arsenal of weapons and notes about potential targets in his car.

"Documents were . . . found and they prove, without any ambiguity, that the individual was preparing an imminent attack, in all probability, against one or two churches," Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

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- Lord, we praise You for the thwarting of this terror plot on churches in France. We pray that Your power and wisdom will continue to dispel the plans of the enemy against Your people.

-"But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness" (Proverbs 11:5b)

2. Tennessee Becomes First State Ever to Condemn Boycott Movement against Israel - BCN

Senate Joint Resolution 170, initially passed April 9 by the Tennessee Senate in a unanimous 30-0 vote, was approved by the Tennessee House of Representatives in an overwhelming 93-1 vote on Tuesday, with Democratic State Representative G.A. Hardaway the lone dissenter.

The resolution, which is expected to be signed next week by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, declares that the BDS movement is "one of the main vehicles for spreading anti-Semitism and advocating the elimination of the Jewish state," adding that BDS activities in Tennessee "undermine the Jewish people's right to self-determination, which they are fulfilling in the State of Israel." (The BDS movement was started by Palestinian 'non-governmental organizations' in support of the Palestinian cause for "boycott, divestment and sanctions" against Israel, according to Wikipedia.

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- Father, thank You that this state refuses to stand with those who advocate the destruction of Israel. We ask that more will step up to the plate and be strong against it.

- "Remove me from the way of lying, and grant me Your law graciously." (Psalm 119:29)

3. Tennessee Legislature Repeals Common Core -

NASHVILLE, April 21, 2015- Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted unanimously (97:0) to repeal Common Core. Today, the Tennessee State Senate followed with a (27:1) vote in favor of repeal.

"This legislation is a template for all states to begin a much needed journey of separation from federally generated standards and an invitation to embrace each states' own constitutionally delegated authority to serve its citizens at its own will," said HB1035 chief sponsor Rep. Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg). "As our founders and God surely intended."

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- Praise You Lord! We are grateful for another state's rejection of Common Core. Let every state ultimately reject it, and may Your spirit protect those states from retaliation by the federal government.

-"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ." (Colossians 2:8)

4. Americans Respond in Overwhelming Opposition to Islamic Indoctrination in Public School - ACLJ

"Pretend you are a Muslim." This was the instruction given in a class assignment at Union Grove High School in Union Grove, Wisconsin, requiring students to take on the persona of a Muslim in order to write a "point of view" essay in which they discussed their daily Islamic religious practices and the types of struggles they would face as Muslims in America.

Like us, many of you were shocked to learn about the inclusion of this assignment in a public school curriculum and were resolute in expressing your position that this type of religious activity clearly crosses the line into unconstitutional religious indoctrination by the government. In less than 4 days, over 95,000 people had signed our petition to "Stop Islamic Indoctrination in School."

This overwhelming response, and in such a rapid time frame, sends a clear message that the citizens of this nation expect their government to abide by the law and refrain from incorporating Islamic religious activities into our public educational system.

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- Lord, we have seen numerous examples of the Common Core plan to indoctrinate our children with Islam, not just this one. We bind up this attempt to destroy our children in the Name of Jesus, and loose Your Holy Spirit through all schools in America.

-"My soul is among lions; I lie among the sons of men who are set on fire, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and the tongue a sharp sword. Be exalted, O Go, above the heavens." (Psalm 57:4)

5. Frank Wolf: Obama Won't Help Mideast Christians, Congress Should - Newsmax

The Obama administration has failed at protecting Christians and other religious minorities around the globe from persecution and it's time for Congress to step in and take action, former Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf said Tuesday on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum." "The Congress passed a bill to set up a special envoy to advocate on this issue for Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East," Wolf said. "The administration signed the bill but has not filled a spot. It's been empty for six months. "What are they going to do with regard to ISIS? We are not winning," he said, referring to the Islamic State terror group. "We are now actually losing. We are actually losing."

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- Father, we ask that You will move on Congress to do more than pay lip service to the problem of the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. A "special envoy" will do nothing, even if the position were filled, especially since it would be filled with a compromised person that does not walk in Your Power. Raise up Your mighty Army, Lord, and help Your people!

- "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)

6. White House: American, Italian hostages killed in US counterterror operation - Fox News

An American and Italian hostage held by Al Qaeda were killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation earlier this year, the White House said Thursday.

"No words can fully express our regret over this terrible tragedy," the White House said in a statement.

American development expert Warren Weinstein and Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto were both "accidentally killed" in the operation, the White House said. President Obama is speaking about the incident from the White House Thursday morning.

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- Lord, we are sad about this situation, and we ask Your comfort for the families of these two men. If there be a truth that is hidden in this situation, we ask that it be revealed.

- "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1)

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. In Memoriam - Remembering the Fallen Heroes of the IDF- Breaking Israel News

Every year, Israelis set aside a special day, the day before Independence Day, to commemorate those who gave their lives to live in and protect the country from its enemies. The national day of remembrance begins Tuesday night at 8 pm with a one-minute long siren across the country. A second siren rings country-wide on Wednesday morning at 11 am. (Read more)

2. Israel's conflicted president wrestles with democracy, Jewish historical rights - Times of Israel

Reuven Rivlin has been something of a revelation as president. In the nine months since he succeeded the ostensibly irreplaceable Shimon Peres, the veteran former Knesset speaker, 75, has underlined the veracity of all those quotes about no man being indispensable. We thought Rivlin a hardline Likud MK who opposed Palestinian statehood; turns out he's a feisty democrat full of empathy for Israel's marginalized Arab community, torn between his connection to the Land of Israel and his recognition of the imperative for Jews and Muslims to find a way to live together in peace.

Shortly before Israel's Independence Day, when Rivlin hosted a group of English-speaking journalists at Beit Hanassi, another gulf emerged - between the tight, nuanced polish of his scripted English speeches and the passionate meanderings of his extemporaneous use of the language. The president was good-natured, patient and generous with his time - he spoke for a full hour-and-a-half - loquaciously answering questions that ranged from the pointed to the inane (including several variants of 'What's the best thing about your new job?').

Where the Jerusalem-born 10th president was most heartfelt and affecting was in describing his love for this land, its people, and the Zionism that built a thriving state. "I was born nine years before the Israeli flag went up and the British flag went down," Rivlin said at the very start of the conversation. "I don't take Israel for granted. . . We're still trying to convince everyone that Israel is a fact."

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3. At 67, Israel home to 8.3 million people - Times of Israel

On the eve of its 67th Independence Day, Israel's population stands at 8.34 million people, according to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

Israel's population has grown by approximately 162,000 since last year, a 2-percent increase. According to the annual census, there were 176,000 births and 44,000 deaths since last Independence Day. The influx of some 32,000 Jewish immigrants to Israel in the last year accounted for the reminder of the population increase.

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- Abba, we praise and thank You for Your faithfulness! We thank You that we were born for such a time as this. We are seeing Your prophecy fulfilled before our eyes. We ask for Your protection over all of Your children as You re-gather them from the nations! In the mighty name of Yeshua, amen.

- "'But the time is coming,' says the Lord, 'when people who are taking an oath will no longer say, 'As surely as the Lord lives, who rescued the people of Israel from the land of Egypt.' Instead, they will say, 'As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the people of Israel back to their own land from the land of the north and from all the countries to which he had exiled them.' For I will bring them back to this land that I gave their ancestors." (Jeremiah 16:14-15) (NLT)

4. Coalition talks progress as parties present new demands - Israel Hayom

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon met Tuesday, for the second time in two days, in an effort to finalize the coalition deal between the Likud and Kulanu.

Sources privy to the talks said that the draft agreement between the two parties stipulates that Kahlon be named finance minister, and will be given authority over the Interior Ministry's Planning Administration, as he requested.

Kahlon's No. 2, Yoav Galant, is slated to be named construction minister, but despite previous reports suggesting Kahlon wanted to install Kulanu MK Eli Alaluf as environmental protection minister, party insiders said he was now considering naming Avi Gabai, formerly the director-general of Bezeq Telecommunications and one of his closest associates, for the position.

A senior Kulanu source told Israel Hayom that "the issue of the division of portfolios within the party is still being debated."

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5. The Sarona Complex in Tel-Aviv Has Long Housed Secrets of Israel's Independence, Soon to be Revealed - Algemeiner

The secrets buried beneath the shops and restaurants at Tel-Aviv's Sarona Complex, deep in its cellars, have finally been revealed, some of which were vital to Israel's struggle for independence.

One of the secret sites is a tunnel that was built and used by the Knights Templar, which will be opened before tomorrow's Independence Day celebrations, and which connects the cellars of two wineries. The tunnel was first discovered by two veterans of Israel's civil aviation, who took part in dismantling, smuggling, upgrading and reassembling 15 aircraft used by the Jewish freedom fighters before and during the War of Independence in 1947.

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6. Unprecedented amounts of security around Netanyahu during memorial ceremonies - Jerusalem Online

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took part in memorial ceremonies today for the fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terror on Mount Herzl today. Netanyahu's appearances and speeches were held under exceptionally tight security.

For Netanyahu's security, security personnel were positioned on Mount Herzl, masked soldiers from the special police unit, and snipers were deployed in the region. Alongside them were observers equipped with binoculars.

On days such as these, Netanyahu appears in a long series of public ceremonies. The dates and locations of these events are known in advance by the public. Therefore, the security guards are required to be prepared for threats on an unprecedented scale.

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7. 'Killing Jews is Worship' posters will soon appear on NYC subways and buses - Washington Post

New Yorkers are used to aggressive advertising. Banners for breast implants. Billboards for condoms. But a federal judge's ruling has opened the door for far more controversial posters on buses and subways across the city.

"Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah," reads one such ad next to the image of a young man in a checkered headscarf. "That's His Jihad. What's yours?"

The poster is at the center of heated legal debate over public safety and free speech. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John Koeltl ruled that New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) cannot stop the controversial ad from running on scores of subway cars and buses.

The MTA has argued that the ad could incite violence against Jews, but Koeltl rejected that idea.

MTA officials "underestimate the tolerant quality of New Yorkers and overestimate the potential impact of these fleeting advertisements," he ruled. "Moreover, there is no evidence that seeing one of these advertisements on the back of a bus would be sufficient to trigger a violent reaction. Therefore, these ads - offensive as they may be - are still entitled to First Amendment protection."

Making the case all the stranger is that the posters are not the work of an Islamist group, but rather a pro-Israel organization.

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8. Canada's PM Reaffirms Commitment to Israel - Israel National News

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a staunch supporter of Israel, on Wednesday reaffirmed his country's support for the Jewish state, in a statement released in celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day.

"Tonight at sundown marks the 67th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel - the realization of the Jewish people's longstanding dream to establish a modern Jewish state in their historic homeland," said Harper.

"Israel's Independence Day follows Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day -ed.), a day of remembrance of Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. The integral link between the two days underscores the tragic losses that Israel has suffered in its efforts to achieve independence, peace and security.

"Israel continues to face existential threats, such as cowardly terror attacks against civilians, denials by some of its neighbors of its right to exist, and the new anti-Semitism, which includes campaigns for boycotts, divestment and sanctions to delegitimize and demonize the world's only Jewish state. The Government of Canada remains resolute in our commitment to defend Israel's right to exist. We believe this right is absolute and non-negotiable," said Harper.

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- Heavenly Father, we are so thankful for the Canadian Prime Minister and his commitment to stand beside Israel. Father, we pray that his example would be seen and followed by other world leaders-- especially our own. We ask that You bless the Canadian leader and his nation for supporting Your children. In the name of Yeshua, amen.

The Daily Jot (One)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A society of no morals is not a society

When reviewing the headlines across America, one has to wonder what happened to our society. "Man cited for killing uncooperative computer with handgun," "Suspects armed with AK-47 rob man of I-Phone and wallet near Liberty Bell," "Cal Poly Queer Student Union holds 3-day sh*t-in for gender neutral bathrooms," "Illegal accused of raping 10 year old girl," "DEA Chief to resign over sex parties," "Clinton purged emails contained references to lesbian lovers," are just a few of the headlines that we see--the type of which are seen most every day. There is a lack of common sense, morality, and decency enveloping our nation like a dark fog. We are fast becoming a society that is not a society.

Couple these daily headlines with policies such as changing the definition of marriage, refusing to secure our borders, promoting the homosexual agenda, expanding abortion through mandatory healthcare, using the homosexual agenda to limit First Amendment rights of free speech and religious freedom, pitting various ethnic and cultural groups against one another, and we have a clearer understanding of what produced the headlines. Have we become a nation where the quest for equality has diminished morality and the basic premise of law and government? Al Sharpton owes millions in back taxes, yet a Christian small business is shut down for refusing to cater a same-sex wedding. Hmmm.

In civil society, people give up some liberties for the protection of government. In a Republic, such as the United States, government is supposed to protect the rights of its citizens equally under the law. Those rights are enumerated in the Constitution. The Constitution was derived from God's laws. Now I know many will argue that several of the Founders were not Christians. This is revisionism. While some may not have been Christians, they all knew that law was given by God and understood that the Bible was the irrefutable documentation of law. It is when law is twisted and interpreted wrongly that those protections and liberties become blurred and society declines. This is evidenced in declining morals.

When the foundation of society--the family--is broken, there is a decline of society. Those ungodly people who wish to redefine marriage, a covetous government taxing so heavily that both parents believe they have to work, and a host of other attacks on marriage and family all contribute to breaking down society. Eventually, lawlessness prevails as in Judges 21:25 as "every man did that which was right in his own eyes." More so, when the church disengages by preaching from the pulpit a self-indulgent, emotional and extra-biblical gospel, the people become busy on themselves rather than exercising their citizenship in the kingdom. We are becoming a non-society. Many have given up. But remember when the disciples asked Jesus who, then, could be saved, He replied, "with God all things are possible." Pray and act.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

The Daily Jot (Two)

Duplicitous foreign policy in prophetic times

The US "president" seems to be doing all he can to hand Iran nuclear technology--much the same, quite frankly, that President Bill Clinton did with North Korea--yet at the same time, he is reportedly sending aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt into the Arabian Sea to prevent Iran from supplying Yemen rebels, including al Qaeda. It was the "president's" support of Arab Spring that destabilized Middle Eastern and Northern African governments, including Yemen. The "president's" foreign policy appears duplicitous by supporting Iran, but also fighting Iran. So which is it? Is the US an ally of Iran or is it a foe? Well, from the perspective of the White House, probably both. A dangerous course to pursue.

It appears there is a pawn game of chess unfolding over the Middle East. America's traditional allies have been Sunni Muslims, which include Saudi Arabia. Iran is Shiite. The Muslim Brotherhood is primarily Sunni as is al Qaeda. The "president" has fought al Qaeda in Iraq, financially supported it in Libya, and is appearing to fight it in Yemen. Balancing the power and military might between Sunni and Shiite seems to be a goal. The Islamic State appears to be Sunni, but the "president" has both supported it when it was against the Syrian Assad regime, and, at least verbally, opposed it as it gobbles up territory in Iraq. Iran and the US have assisted Iraq in fending off the Islamic State.

The Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda inspired revolution in Egypt was supported by the US "president." That rebellion ended poorly as the Muslim Brotherhood "elected" president was overthrown, thrown in jail, tried, and was sentenced to some 20 years for the deaths of protesters. Other Muslim Brotherhood insurgents received much harsher sentences. The "president" seemed to let his allies hang out to dry. All in all the balance of power among the Muslims appears to ebb and flow, depending on who the "president" is supporting at the moment. It's OK to allow Iran a path to developing a nuclear weapon, but it's not OK for Iran to set up a vassal state in Yemen, although the "president" supported the revolution there.

Then there is Israel. The "president" has repeatedly said that Israel is America's strongest ally in the Middle East, yet he has repeatedly turned his back on Israel and even tried to unduly (and perhaps illegally) influence the election there by funneling US taxpayer money for an unsuccessful attempt to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The "president" has aided al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran and from time to time, the Islamic State--all sworn enemies of Israel. James 1:8 says, "A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways." Indeed, this "president" has proven his double-mindedness. He has also shown himself as cunning and deceitful. None of these traits bodes well for our nation or others.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Prayers for the Court

Prayers for the Court:

Justice Samuel Alito

Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. was born on April 1, 1950 in Trenton, New Jersey. In 2005, after White House Counsel Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination, then-President George W. Bush nominated Alito to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. By a vote of fifty-eight to forty-two, the Senate confirmed Alito in January 2006.

. . . As to marriage, Justice Alito joined Clarence Thomas in a dissenting opinion against the majority in U.S. v. Windsor, which voted to strike down the federal part of the Defense of Marriage Act. They wrote, "same-sex marriage presents a highly emotional and important question of public policy -- but not a difficult question of constitutional law . . . The Constitution does not guarantee the right to enter into a same-sex marriage" (Read more)
Let's pray:

- Pray that Justice Alito will hold fast to his integrity on the matter of marriage. Pray that he will be even stronger than in the past, and that he will be a powerful influence on his colleagues.

- May each of these Justices be reminded of the truths of their own faith tradition and teaching. For those of Jewish faith, may they consider the clear teaching of Genesis on marriage (1:26-28; 2:18-25) and of Leviticus on homosexual behavior (18:22; 20:13).

For those of Catholic faith, may they consider the words of the Lord Jesus, who quoted Genesis on marriage between one man and one woman and concluded: "What God, therefore, hath joined together, let not man put asunder" (Mt 19:6) and the words of Saint Paul on homosexual behavior, which is a sin people can repent of and be delivered from by the grace of God (Rom 1:26-27, 1 Cor 6:9-10; 1 Tim 1:8-10).

- May each consider that the Founders, who firmly opposed homosexual behavior, would never have imagined that the founding documents even suggested any right to same-sex "marriage," and therefore no legitimate interpretation of the Constitution should confer special status to those who engage in it.

- May the Holy Spirit awaken a fear of God in each of the Justices, reminding them of the truths of Scripture. May their consciences be stirred and may their ruling serve to re-awaken the consciences of all Americans that we should view marriage between one man and one woman as a sacred union that should be protected and encouraged by government.

Rev. Pierre Bynum
Chaplain & National Prayer Director

Family Research Council
801 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-393-2100
Fax: 202-393-2134

A footnote from CHPP:

Samuel (Justice Samuel Alito, Jr.) means: "God has heard" (Samuel also heard God); in the Old Testament he was a prophet and judge; he anointed Saul.

Our prayer for Justice Samuel Alito:

You have ears to hear the voice of God. We call you forth in your judicial position to speak as God's prophet to this Court.

(Source: Tennessee Governmental Prayer Alliance; prayer written by Barbara L. Potts)

Jihadist Targets Churches

Jihadist Targets Churches

Sunday, French authorities captured Sid Ahmed Ghlam, a 24 year-old jihadist from Algeria. He is suspected of killing Aurelie Chatelain, who was shot while sitting in her car Sunday morning. She was reportedly "riddled with bullets." This seemingly random attack isn't the real news.

A few hours after Chatelain's murder, police found Ghlam bleeding heavily. Evidently, he shot himself in the leg and called for an ambulance. Authorities searched his apartment and discovered an "arsenal containing weapons of war," "jihadi flags and literature," and "plans for attacks on one or two churches in the Paris area."

According to one report, Ghlam had been in contact with jihadists overseas, most likely in Syria. His overseas contact "explicitly asked him to target a church." French authorities suspect he was in the process of carrying out that attack when he murdered Aurelie Chatelain and accidentally shot himself.

You may recall that I expressed concerns in Monday's report that radical Islamists would begin attacking churches in the West. Churches are frequent targets in Africa and the Middle East. It is only a matter of time before it happens here.

You may also recall that after the assault on the Charlie Hebdo offices, Jews at a kosher deli were attacked. Whether we want to admit it or not, the radical Islamists have declared war on Christians and Jews.

The West had better snap out of its denial. You cannot defeat an enemy you refuse to identify. You cannot win a war you pretend doesn't exist. (Gary Bauer)

Obama's Mixed Messages

Obama's Mixed Messages

It's an understatement to say that tensions are high in the Middle East. But the stakes were raised in recent days when an Iranian armada set out to resupply rebels in Yemen who recently toppled the country's pro-Western president. Tehran's provocation is a direct violation of a unanimous U.N. Security Council resolution imposing an arms embargo against the Yemeni rebels.

In response, the Obama Administration deployed several naval vessels to the Arabian Sea. NBC News reported Monday that "American warships are prepared to intercept a convoy of Iranian ships suspected of carrying weapons to Houthi rebel forces in Yemen." President Barack Obama went on MSNBC to make his case.

"What we've said to [the Iranians] is if there are weapons delivered to factions within Yemen that could threaten navigation, that's a problem," Obama said in an interview that aired yesterday. "We're not sending them obscure messages, we send them very direct messages about it."

One of those "very direct messages" was the additional deployment two days ago of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and a guided-missile cruiser to the area. But is the Obama Administration really sending a signal of strength or is this more of his smoke and mirrors foreign policy?

During her daily press briefing at the State Department yesterday, spokeswoman Marie Harf was asked whether the Roosevelt's deployment was "a message to Iran in any way." Harf's answer: "No."

Incredulous reporters kept pressing the issue. "Why don't you want to send a message to the Iranians that they should abide by the Security Council resolution?" one asked. "Has the administration decided that it is not going to participate in enforcing this . . . resolution?"

A flustered Harf said, "I want to be very clear -- just so no one has the wrong impression -- that [U.S. naval vessels] are not there to intercept Iranian ships. . . . The purpose is not to do anything in terms of those Iranian ships."

So have U.S. ships been deployed by Obama just so they can watch Iranian ships deliver their weapons?

The editors of the Wall Street Journal doubt that Barack Obama is willing to risk his nuclear deal with Iran over Yemen. They write today: "The Iranians surely doubt it, which is why they are now testing the U.S. at sea. A U.S. carrier battle group is a formidable display of power, especially when wielded by a president with credibility. The reason so much of the Middle East is in flames is because no one believes Mr. Obama would use this military power." (Gary Bauer)

A Prayer for America

A Prayer for America:

A video by Warwick Marsh
Founder, Australian Heart Ministries

Warwick Marsh from Australian Heart Ministries shares a prayer for America. The key prayer focus is that "America would fulfill its prophetic destiny as a nation called by God to fulfill the purposes and plans of God on the earth." (Jeremiah 29:11)

To view his prayer, as Warwick stands in the gap for America, please go here.

> > > Please note:

Australia Calls World to Pray & Fast for 7 Days for USA from 30 April - 6 May 2015

Warwick Marsh is serving as the Australian Coordinator for this week of Global Prayer and Fasting for America. Leaders of national prayer ministries in several nations are also joining forces now with Warwick to stand alongside our own country, in prayer and in fasting, to see a revival born in America.

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners also supports this ANZAC (Australia/New Zealand/America) alliance, that we might each be strengthened, through repentance, for the days that lie ahead.

To learn more about this global call to prayer, please visit this site. Thank you!
We would like to thank Warwick Marsh from Australian Heart Ministries for standing with America in prayer.

How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!(Psalm 133:1)

Our Grandmothers' Songs

Songs Our Grandmothers Sang:


"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." (Hebrews 4:16)

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.


I need Thee every hour,
Most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine
Can peace afford.


I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
Oh, bless me now, my Savior!
I come to Thee.

I need Thee every hour,
Stay Thou near by;
Temptations lose their power
When Thou art nigh.


I need Thee every hour,
In joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide,
Or life is vain.

I need Thee every hour,
Teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises
In me fulfill.


I need Thee every hour,
Most Holy One;
Oh, make me Thine indeed,
Thou blessed Son.


To hear this melody,please go here.

About the Author:

Words: An­nie S. Hawks, 1872.

Music: Ro­bert Low­ry

About the Hymn:

To learn how Annie Hawks wrote this hymn, and what its words later meant to her, go here.

A Special Report

April 2015: Outreach in Jerusalem Report

By Sid Roth

I am so overwhelmed right now by the favor of God after what just happened this past weekend in Jerusalem. I had been telling you I was getting ready to lead a Jewish evangelistic outreach somewhere in the world but I could not share all of the details because the traditional Jewish community would try to stop it. Now that it is finished, I can no longer be silent!

650 unsaved Jewish people came to my lecture on the supernatural in Jerusalem on Saturday, April 18, 2015. After I started speaking, so many Jewish people raised their hands to say they were healed that I couldn't count them all. But the best part is this: After I presented the Gospel, 98% of the 650 unsaved Jews stood to make a profession of faith in Jesus as Messiah!

This is, without a doubt, the most significant event in my 40 years of ministry . . .

It is a new day in Israel. The Jewish people in Israel are open to the Gospel like never before. One believer who attended the outreach said he had never seen anything like it before in Israel. . . The harvest is great at this set time to favor Zion!
Sid Roth: It's Supernatural!

(Message to his partners)

Worship With Us Today!

Worship With Us Today!


Audra Lynn

Worship . . . worship . . . worship . . .

Two Daily Conference Calls


Please note that the national prayer call continues every night with different leaders from different intercession ministries each night.

These prayer calls will be held nightly at 9PM EST. Please join us by calling 1-857-232-0156; access 377054. Please sign on 15 minutes early so we can be ready to pray at 9PM.

This call sponsored by Breaker of Dawn has been going on since Sept 9, 2014 and every night it is a Psalm 133 call with different ministries joining together and most every night there are intercessors that represent our entire nation.

For details, go here.


A second conference call is now available daily (except on Sundays) at 11:30 a.m. EST. Sponsored by the Salt and Light Council, the focus of the daily "Repentance and Reformation" calls is to pray for all in authority.

You are cordially invited to join these calls by dialing 712-432-1699/ Access code 338083#

To learn more, please visit their website at:

> > > Day and night, in these perilous times, let's join forces on these calls to cry out unto God for His mercy to be shown to America and to Israel. Thank you!