Wednesday, June 24, 2015

CHPP Daily Brief: "Praying for All in Authority" Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth." (Job 19:25)


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A Rainbow Over the Supreme Court
This photo of the front of the Supreme Court was taken the night before the hearings on gay marriage:

Monday, April 27, at sunset. Please remain with us in prayer over the pending decision on traditional marriage until the verdict has been rendered.

" . . . from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. . . What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." (Mark 10: 6,9)

Thank You, Lord, for watching over this Court. In Jesus' name, amen.

"In a dream, a vision of the night,
When sound sleep falls on men,
While they slumber in their beds,

Then He opens the ears of men,
And seals their instruction,

That He may turn man aside from his conduct,
And keep man from pride;

He keeps back his soul from the pit,
And his life from passing over into Sheol."
(Job 33:15-18)

"I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; indeed, my mind instructs me in the night." (Psalm 16:7)

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. Iran deal will foster and fund terrorism, Netanyahu tells Jewish Agency meeting - Jerusalem Post

The deal over Iran's nuclear program currently taking shape in negotiations between the Islamic Republic and the West is a "historic mistake," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Diaspora leaders on Monday during an appeal for world Jewry to raise its voice in protest.

Speaking to the heads of national communities as well as the various religious denominations at the Jewish Agency's thrice yearly board of governors meeting in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu said Iran, which he termed "the most aggressive power in the world," will step up its arming of terrorist groups as soon as the deal is signed and Tehran receives a "cash jackpot of $150 billion" in unfrozen assets.(Read more)

2. Kurds' Syrian offensive against Islamic State rolls forward - Times of Israel

BEIRUT (AP) - Backed by US-led airstrikes and buoyed by battlefield successes, Kurdish fighters kept up an offensive through northern Syria on Tuesday, driving Islamic State militants out of a town near the extremists' de facto capital of Raqqa.

The capture of Ein Issa came just hours after the Kurdish forces had overrun a nearby military base, increasing the pressure on the Islamic State group less than two weeks after it lost the strategically located town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish border, severing a vital supply line. (Read more)

3. Terrorists bombard southern Israel - Jerusalem Online

An investigation by the IDF revealed that a rocket landed inside Israel, in open areas near Ashkelon. There were no reports of injuries or damage. Police forces were dispatched to the area. (Read more)

4. 'No One is Surprised Anymore that Israel is Singled Out' - Israel National News

The UN report which accused Israel of committing "war crimes" in Gaza should not be surprising anyone, New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) told Arutz Sheva on Tuesday, speaking on the sidelines of an evening in honor of Ateret Cohanim, an NGO dedicated to the creation of a Jewish majority in the Old City and eastern Jerusalem.

"Most of the countries in the United Nations - they don't know what the words 'civil rights' mean, they don't know what 'human rights' means, because they don't practice it in their own countries," said Hikind. (Read more)

5. Report: Syrian Islamists led by Nusra Front unite near Israel's border - Jerusalem Post

Eight Islamist groups active near Israel's border in southern Syria have united into one bloc as the country's Druse come under increasing pressure.

According to a report on the website over the weekend, eight Islamist factions announced the formation of Jaish al-Fatah, or the Army of Conquest, in southern Syria in order to face the Syrian regime.

This decision follows the formation of a similarly named alliance in the north, which was announced in March and includes al-Qaida's Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham. The name is a reference to conquests that spread Islam across the Middle East starting in the seventh century.

A separate, Western-backed alliance known as the Southern Front of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) is still strong in southwestern Syria. Although it controls comparatively little territory, its fighters maintain an important foothold near the borders with Jordan and Israel. (Read more)

6. Report: Israel strikes remote area in Lebanon to destroy drone - Israel Hayom

An Israeli war plane struck a remote area in Lebanon's western Beqaa
region on Sunday to destroy a downed Israeli drone, according to a report on terrorist group Hezbollah's al-Manar television station.

An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment when asked about the explosion.

A Lebanese security source told Reuters that the cause of the blast, which occurred in a mountainous area near the town of Saghbein, "is still not 100% clear but most probably it was an Israeli airstrike to destroy their drone." (Read more)

7. Egypt appoints first ambassador to Israel in three years - Israel Hayom

Egypt has named a new ambassador to Israel, nearly three years after it had recalled the last one in November 2012.

"President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi issued a republican decree appointing new diplomats abroad which included ... Ambassador Hazem Khairat ... as Egyptian ambassador to Tel Aviv," Egyptian state-run Middle East News Agency reported on Sunday.

The move is a sign of improving ties between the Israeli and Egyptian governments. Both governments view the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, as a threat. (Read more)

8. Report: Turkey, Israel resume reconciliation talks at secret Rome meeting - Today's Zaman

Senior Israeli and Turkish officials held a secret meeting in Rome on Monday to renew talks on a reconciliation agreement between the two nations, an Israeli daily reported on Monday.

According to the Haaretz daily, Israel's Foreign Minister director general Dore Gold and his Turkish counterpart, Feridun Sinirlioğlu, who is the government person responsible for ties with Israel, met in Rome after Gold left for Rome "secretly." The report said the Israeli official did not make his plans known to either National Security Advisor Yossi Cohen, nor the Israeli Prime Minister's Office's special envoy to Turkey, Joseph Ciechanover, who has handled ties with current president and former Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's government for five years. (Read more)

9. Netanyahu Rebuffs France on Restarting Mideast Talks - New York Times

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Sunday rebuffed the French idea of restarting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process with international support and the backing of a United Nations Security Council resolution.

Speaking at a joint news conference with France's foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, who was visiting the region to advance the French-led initiative, Mr. Netanyahu said: "Peace will only come from direct negotiations between the parties, without preconditions. It will not come from U.N. resolutions that are sought to be imposed from the outside." (Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. Obama's Fast-Track Trade Bill Advances Toward Final Senate Vote - Newsmax

The U.S. Senate advanced legislation that would give President Barack Obama enhanced authority to complete free-trade deals including a landmark agreement with Pacific nations. The 60-37 vote Tuesday paves the way for final passage later this week. Because the U.S. House has already passed the bill, H.R. 2146, it would go to Obama for his signature if the Senate agrees. The trade legislation is one of the president's top second-term goals.

"Now it's time for the next step," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the floor before the vote. "Today is a very big vote; it's an important moment for the country."

The legislation, known as fast-track or trade promotion authority, would let Obama submit agreements to Congress for an expedited, up-or-down vote without amendments. His administration hopes to complete a 12-country trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership this year.

McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said Monday that the process he set up will put several trade bills on the president's desk before Congress adjourns for a week-long July 4 recess. He said Tuesday that the Senate will have a final vote on fast-track on Wednesday. (Read more)

<Please note: Today's vote on the fast track bill will take place in the Senate at 5:30pm>

- Lord God, we need a miracle. By the time this Brief is published, this action may well have been completed in Congress. Have mercy, O Lord, have mercy. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen and amen.

- "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." (Luke 23:34)

2. Senator Ted Cruz: Obamatrade Enmeshed In Corrupt, Backroom Dealings - Breitbart

As a general matter, I agree (as did Ronald Reagan) that free trade is good for America; when we open up foreign markets, it helps American farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers. But TPA in this Congress has become enmeshed in corrupt Washington backroom deal-making, along with serious concerns that it would open up the potential for sweeping changes in our laws that trade agreements typically do not include.

Since the Senate first voted on TPA, there have been two material changes.

First, WikiLeaks subsequently revealed new troubling information regarding the Trade in Services Agreement, or TiSA, one of the trade deals being negotiated by Obama.

Despite the administration's public assurances that it was not negotiating on immigration, several chapters of the TiSA draft posted online explicitly contained potential changes in federal immigration law. TPA would cover TiSA, and therefore these changes would presumably be subject to fast-track. (Read more)

- Father, we intercede over these trade deals. We ask You to thwart any and all corrupt, backroom deal-making. We ask that these trade deals are accomplished decently, and in order.

- Let all things be done decently and in order. (1 Corinthians 14:40)

3. GOP civil war: Intense crackdown on conservatives - WND

'This is what the mafia does. This is a political mafia on Capitol Hill'

A civil war is raging within the Republican Party, pitting House leaders against conservatives. And "fed up" conservatives have now decided to fight back in public. A congressional aide tells WND a group of House conservatives will discuss this week how to proceed, but a few of them have already decided to speak up publicly.

One tactic conservatives might employ would be voting with Democrats on procedural motions to derail legislation favored by leadership. The behind-the-scenes battle broke into open view on Friday when Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., was stripped of his chairmanship of a subcommittee for doing just that: voting against a House rule, in an unsuccessful attempt to slow down the rush to give President Obama virtually unchecked power to negotiate massive trade deals.

Radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham didn't mince words in blasting the tactics of House Republican leaders: "This is what the mafia does. I'm sorry, but this is a political mafia on Capitol Hill. I don't see this as a Republican Party who represents people like me. And if they distance themselves from people like me, then I don't see how [they're] going to win the presidency." (Read more)

- Lord God Almighty, we thank You that it is written that, in that day, everything that can be shaken will be shaken. We witness this shaking within the ranks of the Republican Party on Capitol Hill, and we give You this shaking, asking that only Your will would come of this, and not the plans of man. Help us, O Lord, to always turn to You when we are shaken. We pray for revival, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

- "The words "once more" indicate the removing of what can be shaken--that is, created things--so that what cannot be shaken may remain." (Hebrews 12:27)

4. Obamas, Biden, Boehner attending Rev. Pinckney's funeral in Charleston Friday - ABCNews4/Charleston

President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy Friday for South Carolina State Sen. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of the Emanuel AME Church who was among the nine killed during a Bible study last week. Obama will be joined by First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, according to the White House.

House Speaker John Boehner, (R-OH) announced Tuesday that he will lead a bipartisan congressional delegation to the church to pay respects to the family and express the condolences of the American people.

The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Friday at TD Arena in Charleston. (Read more)

- Lord God, we thank You that these elected officials will travel to Charleston to honor the fallen martyrs. Lord God, we ask the the LOVE that flows through the streets of Charleston would literally apprehend our leaders, and turn them to You. May the love of these families and friends touch the hearts of these leaders, for only You can melt a stony heart. Lord God, we ask, too, that all security measures be fully effective in keeping all who attend this funeral safe, in Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh." (Ezekiel 36:26)

5. SC Governor on Confederate Flag: 'It's Time to Move the Flag from the Capitol Grounds' -

Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Monday that it is time for the Confederate flag to be removed from the statehouse grounds.

"Fifteen years ago, after much contentious debate, South Carolina came together in a bipartisan way to move the flag from atop the Capitol dome. Today, we are here in a moment of unity in our state - without ill will - to say it's time to move the flag from the Capitol grounds," said Haley. (Read more)

- Father, we speak healing over South Carolina. We speak blessings and unity over their State. May they stand strong together during this difficult time.

- So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. (Philippians 2:1-3)

6. Walmart, Amazon, Sears, eBay to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise - CNN

America's leading merchants have spoken: The Confederate flag is coming off the shelves. Walmart, Amazon, eBay and Sears all announced bans on the sale of Confederate flag merchandise, amid an intensifying national debate over the use of the controversial flag.

The announcements are the latest indication that the flag, a symbol of the slave-holding South, has become toxic in the aftermath of a shooting last week at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. Gov. Nikki Haley announced in a Monday afternoon news conference that she supports removing the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds.

"We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer. We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the confederate flag from our assortment -- whether in our stores or on our web site," said Walmart spokesman Brian Nick. "We have a process in place to help lead us to the right decisions when it comes to the merchandise we sell. Still, at times, items make their way into our assortment improperly -- this is one of those instances." (Read more)

- Father, we know there are those who have made this flag to represent a symbol of racism. However, we know it's more about a heart issue than a flag issue. We pray that You would change hearts and heal the past, in Jesus Name.

- And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (Colossians 3:14)

7. Severe space weather alert as solar storm strikes Earth: 11 Jaw-Dropping Solar Flare Images -

A powerful solar flare has erupted from the surface of the sun, causing possible disruptions to satellite navigation and other essential services.

According to NASA and the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Centre, a mid-level solar flare reached its peak at approximately 4.23 am AEST on June 23, pummelling the Earth with dangerous levels of radiation. While the Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field protects those living on the Earth's surface, the radiation may be hazardous to satellites in orbit.

In the last 24 hours, solar activity peaked at 'G4' on the geomagnetic space weather scale provided by NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Centre, which has the potential to knock out navigation satellites for a period of hours, as well as cause other satellites to temporarily malfunction. (Read more)

- Father, protect satellite navigations and other essential services from possible disruptions from this solar flare.

- And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: (Hebrews 1:10-12)

8. Britain says no nuke deal if Iran doesn't show flexibility - Times of Israel

Britain on Monday urged Iran to show more flexibility in talks on its contested nuclear program as an end-of-June deadline looms after years of tortuous negotiations with the West. "There will need to be some more flexibility shown by our Iranian partners if we are going to reach a deal," British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said. "I think the serious negotiations are now getting underway and over the next week, I hope to start to see some progress," Hammond said. "We are pushing hard to get there now." (Read more)

- Father, we pray for these talks with Iran. We pray that Britain stands strong and holds to "no deal", if Iran doesn't show flexibility. We pray against deception.

- Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly [are] his delight. (Proverbs 12:22)

9. 'Comfortable' Christianity over, conference told - WND

The days of Christianity where it doesn't make waves, doesn't cause controversy, doesn't draw opposition, and isn't a target are finished, attendees at the Future Conference at Skyline Church in La Mesa, California, were told last week. "The days of comfortable Christianity are over," Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage warned.

The theme of the conference was "What you thought was coming is here now," and confronted head on several hot button topics that WND has reported on, including the possible legalization of same-sex "marriage" and Muslim immigrants coming to America.

In a matter of days, the Supreme Court will be issuing a controversial ruling on whether to overturn millennia of human history and declare homosexual "marriage" to be a right. Tensions are running high on both sides as many expect the court to side with the radical homosexual agenda, thus forcing Christians to choose whether to hold to biblical morality and engage in civil disobedience or face the possibility of losing their tax-exempt status and right to disagree with the "gay" agenda.

"Brown said while the issue is serious, it is important to keep things in perspective. "The court may decide to redefine marriage. If they do, what happens in the U.S. will have a profound effect globally. If they do, the fight is not over. We'll be in the same situation as the pro-life movement was after Roe v. Wade. "No court can change the fundamental reality of father and mother; the court's not going to change that, but they will put the lie into the law," he said. (Read more)

- Heavenly Father, we pray that this conference was used by Your Hand to awaken much of Your 'church' in the US to the realities of where we are in history. We ask that You use what was spoken to cause those members who truly belong to You, that are within these churches, to rise up and join Your 'armies' of prayer warriors across our land. We offer this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, amen and amen.

- "I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own." (John 10:14)

10. House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At 'The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Faced In This Country' - CBSLocal/Washington

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that America is dealing with "the highest threat level we have ever faced in this country."

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that the threat is coming from the radicalization of young people and foreign fighters heading to Iraq and Syria to join terror groups.

"They're very good at communicating through separate avenues where it's very difficult to track," Nunes said. "That's why when you get a young person who is willing to get into these chat rooms, go on the Internet and get radicalized, it's something we are not only unprepared [for], we are also not used to it in this country." (Read more)

- Father God, Your Word states that, in the latter days, perilous times will come. Lord God, day by day we are now seeing that Word becoming "flesh" in our headlines. Father, we fear not, because we know that You are with us, and we ask for Your redemptive purpose to come forth in the shakings that will befall us. May many be awakened out of their slumber to see their need for You in their lives, and may we each be ready to lead each one to You, as You grant us the opportunities to do so. We ask this in Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- " Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear-hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh." (Jude 22,23)

The Daily Jot (Part One)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Of the beast and the new trade agreements

The more that is revealed about the "president's" fast track authority, the more it looks like another attempt at a one world government--not by force, but by taking over the economic power of the world and harnessing it into a powerful trade and political cartel encompassing a type and shadow of an end-time "beast" government. Revelation 13 speaks of the beast government. Verses 16-17 says, "And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads; and that no man might buy or sell, save he had the mark..." These trade deals are not the beast, but resemble parts of his government in that they lay the ground work for global economic control.

In a last ditch effort to convince the Senate to not approve fast track authority to the "president," Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions wrote a letter to fellow Republicans explaining what was at stake. In reality, the Congress is giving this "president" authority to negotiate in secret three trade pacts that effectively control 95% of the world's economy. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the Trade In Services Agreement (TiSA) seek to govern how trade works, which will include many political agendas such as immigration, global warming (climate control), and the sovereignty of nations, specifically the United States.

These deals are being negotiated in secret and fast track authority would allow the "president" to keep them secret until they are completed. At that point, Congress would have 20 hours to read thousands of pages of regulations and vote. Because of the fast track authority, these international "treaties" bypass the Constitutional requirement that treaties receive a 2/3 vote from the Senate for confirmation. These treaties cannot be amended, nor filibustered. And at least one of the agreements can be rewritten after it is approved, with absolutely no Congressional oversight in what is rewritten. These trade agreements, in process, violate our Constitution and subject the nation to the control of multi-country cabals.

Originally, the "president" justified such drastic measures as needed to block China from controlling the economy of the Pacific rim. Now, he admits that China wants to join the trade pacts and he supports China's membership--one big, happy communist trade-fest. The goal of the agreements is to open trade to the US marketplace, but there is no reciprocity for US exports. Predictions are that these agreements will further deepen our trade deficits and take about $23 billion away from American car manufacturers, "destroying US auto jobs," according to the Wall Street Journal. The US will also be forced to take immigrants from Middle Eastern nations like Pakistan and Turkey, further Islamification of our country. While these agreements are the stock and trade of the "president," it defies logic that Republicans in Congress want it, too.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

The Daily Jot (Part Two)

White House celebrates Ramadan

The "president" had a few of his best religious friends at the White House East Room Monday night. It was the Islamic Iftar Dinner to celebrate Ramadan. Of course, these Muslims were on their best behavior as the "president" ticked down the list of American Muslims who were doing wonderful things in their lives. Not to waste a chance to lecture, the "president" told the group, "The Quran teaches that God's children should tread gently upon the earth and, when confronted by ignorance, reply "peace." In honoring these familiar values together--of peace and charity and forgiveness--we affirm that, whatever our faith, we're all one family." Well, Mr. "president," we are not one family and your idea of the Quran is duplicitous.

There is only one God and his name is not allah. The Quran denies John 3:16 that "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Sura 4:171 says, "believe therefore in Allah and His messengers, and say not, Three. Desist, it is better for you; Allah is only one Allah; far be It from His glory that He should have a son..." Sura 19:29 says, "God forbid that He Himself should beget a son!" Sura 17:111, 10:68, and 43:72-81 also deny Jesus is the Messiah. 2 John 7 says, "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist." Verse 10 says to not allow those into your house or bid them God speed if they do not follow the doctrine of Christ. We are not one family.

Furthermore, the Quran teaches that Christians and Jews who do not submit to Islam must be slaughtered. Sura 9:5 says, "...slay the infidels wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush." Sura 8:12 says, "Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes." Sura 4:55 says, "Lo! Those who disbelieve Our revelations, We shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment. Lo! Allah is ever Mighty, Wise." These are just three of dozens.

The celebration of Ramadan should not be allowed in the White House or on any other government property, such as the Pentagon. It symbolizes submission to Islam. No matter how this "president" or George W Bush before him tries to sugarcoat it, Islam is a major worldwide player in illegal drugs, human trafficking, sex slavery, violating women's rights, and is the cause of death and destruction wherever it is allowed. To say otherwise is a lie. To say that we are all one family is a sorry attempt by a leader to bring an entire nation under submission to a death cult. It is offensive and an affront to the law abiding, civil-minded citizens of the kingdom of the one true God. For me and my house, we will follow the Lord.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Christian Prayers for Ramadan

Christian Prayers for Ramadan

Day Seven: North Africa - the faith of our fathers

For centuries North Africa was a Christian heartland that produced some of Christianity's greatest Church leaders. Augustine, Tertullian, Cyprian, Perpetua and Felicitas have inspired and informed generations of Christians right up to the present day. Despite this great legacy, the arrival of Islam in the seventh century marked the beginning of the end of one of Christianity's greatest strongholds. By the 12th century, with the invasion of Arab Bedouin tribes, indigenous Christianity was all but eradicated. Today, the North African nations stretching from Mauritania to Libya claim to be 99 per cent Islamic: but something is changing.

North Africa is historically the land of the Berber - aboriginal mountain peoples who have seen centuries of invaders come and go. Much of the population today is a blend of Berber and Arab culture that has been on the forefront of centuries-long conflict between the House of Islam and the West.
Rafiq was one of the millions of Berbers who left his North African homeland seeking a better life in Europe. He regarded himself as more European than Muslim. A talented musician and composer, Rafiq - for reasons unknown to him - chose the life of Jesus as the subject of a musical he was writing. Immersing himself in the Gospels, Rafiq became a follower of Jesus.
Taking his new faith back to North Africa, Rafiq found himself in the midst of a turning of thousands of his Berber compatriots who had also discovered what their ancestor, Augustine, had written about 15 centuries earlier: "The soul cannot rest, until it finds its rest in Thee." One Muslim-background Christ follower confessed "Our ancestors were followers of Jesus. Augustine was a Berber like us. We are just returning to the faith of our fathers." (Source:

How can we pray?

- Pray for the emerging movements in North Africa.

- Pray for the satellite television and radio ministries that have contributed to these movements.

- Pray for the Christian families in North Africa that seek to raise their children as believers in the face of strong opposition.

A Verse to Decree:

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit . . ." (Matthew 28:19)

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Our Grandmothers' Songs

Songs Our Grandmothers Sang:


"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty." (Isaiah 6:3)


Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Who was, and is, and evermore shall be.

Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth, and sky, and sea;
Holy, holy, holy; merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!


Please go here.

About the Author:

Words: Re­gi­nald He­ber, 1826

Music: John B. Dykes, 1861

About the Hymn:

Heber wrote this hymn for Trin­i­ty Sun­day while he was Vi­car of Hod­net, Shrop­shire, Eng­land.

Signs and Wonders

Severe space weather alert as solar storm strikes Earth

[Repeating our prayer request, and adding more information.]

A powerful solar flare has erupted from the surface of the sun, causing possible disruptions to satellite navigation and other essential services.

According to NASA and the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Centre, a mid-level solar flare reached its peak at approximately 4.23 am AEST on June 23, pummelling the Earth with dangerous levels of radiation.

While the Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field protects those living on the Earth's surface, the radiation may be hazardous to satellites in orbit.

In the last 24 hours, solar activity peaked at 'G4' on the geomagnetic space weather scale provided by NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Centre, which has the potential to knock out navigation satellites for a period of hours, as well as cause other satellites to temporarily malfunction.

A G4 geomagnetic storm also has the potential for "possible widespread voltage control problems" for power grids on the ground.

. . . So far there have been no reports of power outages or GPS disruptions, however further solar activity is expected in the following days.

Extreme solar storms have the potential to cause widespread issues for modern electrical and communication systems.

In 1859, a massive solar coronal mass ejection caused magnificent auroras to be visible as far north as Queensland and as far south as Cuba.

The solar storm, designated as 'Carrington-class' by modern sources, caused telegraph systems across North America and Europe to fail.

It has been estimated by researchers that a similarly sized solar storm today would cause up to $2.6 trillion in economic losses for the United States alone, with power outages affecting up to 40 million people for a period of 16 days to two years. (Read more)

- Father God, we repent of our sins, and ask You to show us Your mercy. Help us to align our will with Yours, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen and amen.

- "When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." (Luke 21:28)

"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea." (Luke 21:25)

The Good News Corner

Thousands of Christians Unite in Show of Solidarity after Galilee Church Arson Attack

Shadi Halul, the chairman of the Aramaic Christian Association in Israel called the attacks "abominable . . . just like any damage to a Jewish holy place would be."

Thousands of people gathered at the Church of the Multiplication in northern Israel on Sunday to protest the arson attack which took place against the holy site last week.

In the early morning Thursday hours, the church was set on fire and anti-Christian graffiti in Hebrew scrawled on the walls. Political and religious officials from across Israel quickly condemned the attacks, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordering the Shin Bet to launch an investigation and arrest the perpetrators.

No suspects have been arrested as of this time.

Christians from across Israel came together in a show of solidarity near the Sea of Galilee in a national appeal for coexistence.

Shadi Halul, the chairman of the Aramaic Christian Association in Israel called the attacks "abominable . . . just like any damage to a Jewish holy place would be."

"We have a shared past and a shared future as well. Those that did this do not represent the Jews and actually hurt the Jews," Halul stated, as quoted by Walla. "They undermine the Jews' right to exist here and achieve the opposite result because haters of Israel take advantage of this and use it against the Jews." (Breaking Israel News) Read more.

(Also reported by Breaking Christian News)

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