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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, September 17, 2015

"All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name." (Psalm 66:4)

"Praise Him with the sound of the shofar." (Psalm 150:3)
Abide in Me . . .

Abide in Me . . .

Today's Devotional:

Day Ten: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Many of life's circumstances can be changed when wisdom and determination are applied to them. But there are times when heaven is silent, your resources are depleted, and you are asked to simply "accept" the trial you are facing. At those times, you have an opportunity to realize the depths of God's peace.

Today's Verse:

"Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10)

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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. Several Palestinian groups call for 'day of rage' Friday in light of Temple Mount clashes - Jerusalem Post

The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel for allowing Jewish "extremists" to "storm" the Temple Mount and imposing restrictions on Muslim worshipers.

Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal phoned PA President Mahmoud Abbas and discussed with him the recent developments at the Temple Mount, Palestinian officials said. The two also discussed ways of ending the dispute between the PA and Hamas, the officials added.

Also Tuesday, Abbas phoned Jordan's King Abdullah and discussed with him the latest developments at the Temple Mount.

(Read more)

2. UN Envoy: Temple Mount Clashes Could Go Beyond Jerusalem - Israel National News

The UN's Mideast envoy, Nikolay Mladenov, warned Tuesday that clashes between Israelis and Palestinian Arabs in and around Jerusalem's holy sites have the potential to ignite violence well beyond the walls of its old city, The Associated Press (AP) reported.

Mladenov urged all parties to refrain from "provocative actions and rhetoric" and called on political, community and religious leaders to ensure that visitors and worshippers "demonstrate restraint and respect for the sanctity of the area."

He also pointed to "a vicious tide of terror and extremism" in the region, according to AP.

Speaking to the UN Security Council by video link, Mladenov claimed that the clashes followed "sweeping restrictions" that Israel imposed on entry to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on August 26. Since then, he said, Israel has banned members of Muslim and Jewish groups considered to be extremist.

(Read more)

3. Eminent Palestinian sheikh asserts right to 'self-defense' on Temple Mount - Times of Israel

Incensed by increasingly self-confident Jewish activism on the Temple Mount and the perceived Israeli government backing they receive, a senior Islamic cleric on Wednesday justified Muslim violence on the holy site as legitimate self-defense in the face of imminent danger.

Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, who served as the Palestinian Authority's top cleric in Jerusalem between 1994 and 2006, told The Times of Israel that Islamic law recognizes the right of believers to spend the night in a mosque and pray, a religious act known in Arabic as i'tikaf. When done to defend the mosque from external aggression, the act can be known as religious steadfastness, or ribat.

(Read more)

4. Abbas: We Won't Let Israel 'Desecrate' Jerusalem's Holy Sites - Israel National News

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday launched a scathing verbal attack on Israel, following the continued clashes between Arab rioters and Israeli security forces at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Abbas, speaking in particularly harsh language, insisted that none of Jerusalem's holy sites belonged to Israel, reported Al-Arabiya.

"They are all ours and we will not let them desecrate it with their filthy feet," he declared, speaking during a visit to eastern Jerusalem.

"We will protect Jerusalem and will protect our Christian and Muslim holy sites. We will not leave our homeland. We will remain holding every atom of soil in this homeland," added Abbas.

(Read more)

5. Netanyahu vows to stem Jerusalem terror wave - Israel Hayom

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened an emergency meeting at his office in Jerusalem on Tuesday night to discuss with top law enforcement and security officials ways to stem the recent surge of rock-throwing and firebombing attacks in Israel's capital city.

Participants in the meeting included Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Shin Bet Director Yoram Cohen and acting Israel Police Commissioner Benzi Sau.

"We will fight aggressively against those who are seeking to violate the status quo on the Temple Mount. And we will enact a sharp change in policy regarding the throwers of rocks and firebombs. We will use any means necessary to restore quiet in Jerusalem and the surrounding area," Netanyahu said at the meeting.

(Read more)

6. Angry Gazans Say 'Israel Better Than Hamas' - Israel National News

Prolonged disputes between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have left Gazans without electricity for eight-hour stretches - and Gazans say that they prefer Israel over their Hamas rulers as the crisis continues.

"The Israelis are better," Ibrahim, one Gazan, told Channel 2 Wednesday. "All talk on the street is about the electricity. All the public talks about is how hard it is in Gaza."

Last Monday, amid an unprecedented heat wave in the region, protests turned into violent clashes between Gazans and the Hamas police force over the issue. Hamas threatened further violence against violators of public order; many residents are afraid to express their anger."

"They have no mercy," Ibrahim said. "Whoever opens his mouth will be sent to jail for a year or two."

(Read more)

7. Palestinians expect 'hundreds of leaders' at UN flag-raising - Times of Israel

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations said Saturday that he expects "hundreds of leaders" to attend the raising of the Palestinian flag outside UN headquarters later this month.

Ambassador Riyad Mansour told reporters Tuesday that the flag will be raised Sept. 30, the day that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the annual gathering of world leaders at the UN.

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. Obama, Netanyahu to meet November 9, White House confirms - Times of Israel

The White House on Wednesday confirmed that US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in Washington on November 9. It will be the first formal meeting between the two leaders in months.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the two men will discuss the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal and other regional issues, as well as efforts to counter the Islamic State's activities in the region. (Read more)

- Lord God, we take note that November 9th is the date of Kristallnacht (or: Crystal Night) in 1938 in Germany, when the Germans looted, burned and assaulted the Jews, destroying their property and worse. We sever this root from the meeting that will take place on November 9th this year at the White House. Father, we pray that You would strengthen PM Netanyahu with courage and wisdom to speak truthfully to Obama at this meeting. Let Your words soak past the deception and lies present in this president, and echo into his heart.

- "Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom." (Psalm 51:6)

2. "The Senate Blinked When Confronted by Evil" - JNN News

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) issued a strong statement after Senate Democrats blocked a Republican bill of disapproval to the Iran nuclear deal last week, sparing President Barack Obama from having to use his presidential veto to force the deal through.

"Political fealty to President Obama's hoped-for legacy in foreign affairs means this dangerous deal will likely move forward, despite the overwhelming and bipartisan opposition to it in Congress and the clear will of the American people," warned Cotton. "Obstruction on the part of a minority of legislators is not the foundation on which lasting, consequential arms control agreements are built. A majority of Americans oppose the Iran deal because it compromises the safety and security of not only the United States, but also of the rest of the world."

Cotton took a long perspective in noting that "history will remember this stunning display of partisan loyalty and willful blindness. And it will remember this Senate as the one that - when given the chance to stop the world's worst sponsor of terrorism from obtaining the world's worst weapons - blinked when confronted with that evil." On the Senate floor, Cotton made an impassioned plea to support the bill against the deal, warning of the consequences of the controversial agreement. (JNN)

- It is not too late to pray for Father's intervention into this matter. This is something tangible we can all lift up to him in one accord, in Jesus' name, amen.

- "All you people of the world, you who live on the earth, when a banner is raised on the
mountains, you will see it, and when a trumpet sounds, you will hear it."
( Isa. 18:3)

3. Iran: Russia to help us improve our centrifuges - Times of Israel

Russia has agreed to help Iran upgrade its uranium-enriching centrifuges, Iran's nuclear chief said.

Moscow has confirmed its "preparedness to cooperate and improve Iran's centrifuges to produce stable isotopes," Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said Tuesday, according to the Iranian semi-state Fars news agency. Salehi was speaking after talks in Vienna with Sergey Kirienko, who heads Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for Your mercy and protection against the plans of our enemies. We ask that their efforts will fall to the ground, and their monies dry up like the fig tree You cursed. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray, amen.

- "And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, "Let no fruit grow on you ever again." And immediately the fig tree withered away." (Matthew 21:19)

4. Police Fire Tear Gas At Rioting Migrants Chanting "Allah Hu Akbar" Trying to Break Through Hungarian Border - Breitbart

Hungarian police have opened fire with tear gas against 1500 rioting migrants who are attempting to break through the country's border fence. Migrants have been chanting "Allah hu Akbar" while pelting police officers with missiles including "really big rocks", bottles, and even food, leading to the crack down. The news follows Hungary's state of emergency declared yesterday.

The Hungarian crack down followed the suspension of the Schengen free movement area by Germany and Austria this weekend. It became clear to German authorities that a significant number of the migrants they were processing were not in fact refugees from Syria. Germany's local authorities have also complained that they were overwhelmed by the influx of people, and were not about to process or house them effectively.

Reuters reports that Serbia says it has been informed by Hungary that the Roszke-Horgos border crossing will be closed for the next 30 days, and that Hungarian humvees with mounted guns are moving towards the Serbia border. (Read more)

- Lord as the immigration crisis reaches overwhelming proportions, we ask for Your solutions. We also pray for protection against the infiltration of jihadists into the mix in all countries that are experiencing this crisis.

- "Hear instruction and be wise . . ." (Proverbs 8:33a)

5. Saudi Arabia Arrests Two Alleged Terror Cells - Israel National News

Saudi police carried out raids on two alleged terror cells, officials said Wednesday, according to The Wall Street Journal. The raids raised security concerns as thousands of visitors continue arriving in the kingdom in advance of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Security forces surrounded the eastern Riyadh neighborhood of Mounsiya on Tuesday night after receiving tips about suspicious behavior by two men living in the area, the Ministry of the Interior said in a statement quoted by The Wall Street Journal.

The suspects were identified as Saudi brothers Ahmed Saeed Jaber al-Zahrani, 21, and Mohammed Saeed Jaber al-Zahrani, 19. They fired guns and threw grenades as authorities evacuated nearby homes and confiscated a large sum of cash, guns and computer equipment from the home. (Read more)

- Father, as nations struggle with terrorists, we pray for a move of Your Spirit over all Muslim countries, removing the false god of Islam and bringing truth and life to the people. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

- "Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. Now when the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, 'The Lord, He is God!"
(1 Kings 18:38,39)

6. Federal land management to blame for out-of-control fires, say critics - Fox News

Wildfires are continuing to plague drought-stricken California and federal funding to fight them has dried up like parched El Dorado County farmland, leading critics to say the real problem lies nearly 3,000 miles away, in Washington.

For the year, more than 6 million acres -- an area the size of New Jersey -- have been burned, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. For the first time, the U.S. Forest Service will spend more than half its budget, some $1.2 billion, on fighting fires on the vast acreage it manages from the nation's capital.

There is a better way, according to some experts, who believe more private ownership of land would divert the responsibility and cost from taxpayers. (Read more)

- Lord God, if there is any way that man has gotten in the middle of this disaster, causing it to be more than a "natural event," we repent for this dangerous foolishness. Lord God, please teach us Your ways in land management, we pray, amen and amen.

- "But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him." (James 1:5)

7. City council in Arizona moves toward allowing only Christian prayers before its meetings - Star Tribune

A proposal under consideration by the city council in the Arizona city of Coolidge would allow only Christian prayers before its meetings. The council voted 4-2, with one member absent, on Monday to amend a resolution so it no longer allows prayers from a variety of faiths before meetings.

Councilman Rob Hudelson moved to amend the proposal, saying Christianity is in the country's history. Attorney Denis Fitzgibbons warned, however, that the city was opening itself to discrimination lawsuits by only allowing Christian prayer. Hudelson said Fitzgibbons is paid "to avoid us getting into these problems." (Read more)

- Lord we thank You that some city councils are attempting to bring You back. We pray that their actions will stand in the courts, and that you will block liberal judges from ruling against them. We offer this prayer in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.

- "I will praise You forever, because You have done it; and in the presence of Your saints, I will wait on Your name, for it is good." (Psalm 52:9)

8. Texas Christian Pastor Averts Tragedy with Armed Islamic Man - Breitbart

A pastor in East Texas calmed down an armed Islamic man who had entered his church, allegedly with the intent to kill Christians. Police later arrested the armed man without incident.

Corinth Missionary Baptist Church pastor, Rev. John D. Johnson III, was confronted Sunday morning by an armed Islamic man who told him God had authorized him to take lives, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph. Johnson used his training from earlier in his life to defuse the situation and get his parishioners to safety. (Read more)

- Lord we are so grateful for this pastor's courage and wisdom- and we ask that all pastors and Christians would heed his final word of warning: that these kinds of things don't just happen in big cities - we all need to be aware. We pray this in Your name, amen.

- ". . . but the people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits." (Daniel 11:32b)

9. Fiorina, after narrowly making stage, seizes spotlight at GOP debate- Fox News

Carly Fiorina may have narrowly qualified for the main stage at Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate -- but the former Hewlett Packard boss made the most of it, once again grabbing the spotlight with an impassioned appeal to defund Planned Parenthood and tough retorts against front-runner Donald Trump.

Fiorina by many accounts had the standout performance of the night. And in a year when outsider candidates are king -- or queen -- the businesswoman who has never held public office indicated Thursday she hopes to use the new visibility to further raise her profile with voters. (Read more)

- Father, as people make their decisions for the candidate for President, we pray that wisdom will reign over the process. We ask for YOUR choice and not the superficial popularity contest that elections tend to create. We ask this prayer in Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and earth, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live." (Deuteronomy 30:19)

10. Federal Reserve Leaves Rates Unchanged - Fox News

Federal Reserve policy makers decided against raising short-term interest rates, but set the stage for an increase later this year in one of the biggest cliffhangers for monetary policy in years.

In its policy statement, Federal Open Market Committee maintained prior guidance, saying its first interest-rate increase will come after "some further improvement in the labor market" and when officials are "reasonably confident" inflation will move back to the central bank's 2% annual target.

Fed officials are closely watching recent volatility in the global markets for signs of deeper-rooted problems in the global economy that could spill over into the U.S economy. The statement noted "recent global economic and financial developments may restrain economic activity somewhat and are likely to put further downward pressure on inflation in the near term." (Read more)

- Father God, as we see the volatility of the world's markets and the uncertainty it produces, we abide in You, thanking You that You, dear Lord, are our supply and in You we have peace. In Your name, amen.

- "Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10)

The Daily Jot

Thursday, September 17

To whom much is given, more responsibility

This week, The Daily Jot has been writing about responsibility and prophecy--that those who are commenting and teaching on prophecy need to be responsible about it. Using inflammatory words, trading on fear and intrigue, and taking Bible verses out of context to advance an agenda are all things that are irresponsible when people's hearts and souls are seeking the Lord and trying to decipher all the events that seem to be leading up to the Lord's return. When we are not responsible about these things, and quite frankly, are not circumspect and accurate in what we say about the Bible and the Lord's return, we lose credibility and impact those whose faith may falter when predictions don't come true.

There was a lot written in the past year about how the Shemitah of 2015, ending on September 13, would result in a complete collapse of the US economy and the economy of the world. In the year of the 2014-15 Shemitah from beginning to end, the US stock market declined about 3.6%, hardly a market collapse. There were claims made that the Shemitah held the "mystery of everything" and that it "determined the course of your life without you knowing it." Much of Christianity was wrapped around this discussion for the year. The Shemitah, while very interesting, holding the mystery of everything and determining the course of your life without you knowing it, is not scriptural--this is intrigue and leads to fear.

In the last days of the 2015 Shemitah, some said there were striking signs. On September 10, a rainbow appeared over the tower at Ground Zero in New York City. While this sign in the heavens would appear to be a comfort to the nation near the anniversary of 9-11, Shemitah commentators claimed it as a sign of pending judgment, saying, "...America desecrated the sign of the rainbow by using a vessel of God to celebrate the Supreme Court's striking down the biblical definition of marriage...It was not only the White House that was lit up-the Tower at Ground Zero...was also bathed in the colors of the rainbow. And now on 9/11, God causes a real rainbow to cover the tower-I wouldn't take that as a 'good sign.'"

The year long attention to the Shemitah raised a powerful general point--there are consequences for going against God's laws. The context of scripture, however, must be paramount. In Genesis 9, God made a covenant with Noah and mankind that he would never again destroy the earth with water. In verse 13, the Lord says, "I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth." Irrespective of homosexuals using the rainbow as their symbol, God's covenant remains. The number of events that could be linked prophetically are increasing rapidly. Coincident, real or just interesting, we need to be responsible and use the scriptures as our foundation in discerning so that we are not taken by intrigue, motivated by fear or deceived by false prophets that arise in the latter days.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Update: Kim Davis

Kim Davis: Freedom Still Uncertain

Kim Davis, Rowan County Kentucky Clerk, is free for now after Federal District Court Judge David Bunning jailed her for contempt. When deputy clerks in her office began issuing marriage licenses to both opposite-sex and same-sex couples, Bunning ordered Davis' release last Wednesday. Davis was jailed for five nights but she is not bending. Upon returning to work, she removed her name from the marriage licenses and told deputies they were issuing licenses without her authorization. On Friday, her attorneys filed a motion with the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, asking that she be allowed to continue the ban on issuing marriage licenses in her office until the case is settled, but the Court denied her request this week.

Bible--believing County Clerks across America face this same dilemma and several states have made accommodations for the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses. An accommodation would allow County Clerks to avoid having to choose between fidelity to God and conscience on one hand and on the other the dictates of 5 unelected Supreme Court Justices and the lower Courts who view their own unconstitutional mandates as above the laws of Almighty God. How many more will be jailed? FRC has announced that it will award Kim Davis the 2nd annual "Cost of Discipleship Award" at the annual Values Voter Summit which begins next week

- May God use the outcry of His people, by prayer, by public response and political action to reverse the abuse of Kim Davis and other Christians by public officials! May those guilty of violating the religious liberty of individuals be held to account. May true marriage be restored and respected in law as a byproduct of the God-sent Spiritual Awakening we pray for!

- "And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob." (Exodus 2:24)
(Source: Family Research Council)
Rev. Pierre Bynum
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Defunding Planned Parenthood

Defunding Planned Parenthood

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has scheduled a House vote to Defund Planned Parenthood for this Friday, September 18th. Meanwhile Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has repeatedly declared that it is useless to attach a defunding bill to the must-pass Continuing Resolution (CR - the bill to authorize additional discretionary spending to keep government running). Leadership's rationale? Because it would lead to an Obama veto and 2/3 of the Senators would unlikely vote to overturn his veto. Indeed, the President would likely veto -- then blame Republicans for a government "shutdown." Conservatives believe Congress should stand up to the President and let him take the blame for the "shutdown." Most Americans fear a government shutdown would mean veteran's benefits, Social Security checks, welfare checks and other "entitlements" would be stopped. In actuality only 14% of government spending on non-essential services and jobs would be affected.

But the dignity of human life should trump fear of a "shutdown." Christians believe the revelation that Planned Parenthood is conducting illegal partial-birth abortions and wholesaling aborted baby parts for a profit leaves Congress with no excuse. No tax dollars should be used to fund these atrocities. Neither should Republicans, who hold majorities in Congress and who purportedly have protecting pre-born babies in their platform, cave into the fear of a government shutdown. If Planned Parenthood's friend in the White House vetoes the CR because of his alliance with these merchants of death and those who take their blood money in Congress sustain it, so be it. At least we did all we could, and our consciences can be clear before God. Twenty-eight House Republicans have pledged not to vote for any spending bill that continues funding for Planned Parenthood.
- May God give Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader McConnell moral courage and determination to stand up to President Obama. May God-fearing Americans object to the government's use of their hard-earned dollars -- against their will and conscience - to fund Planned Parenthood!

- "And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?" (I Samuel 17:26)

(Family Research Council)
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

Betraying Israel; Empowering Iran

Betraying Israel; Empowering Iran

Thousands rallied on Capitol Hill last week to protest President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. One protestor's sign read, "What part of death to America, death to Israel don't you understand." Nevertheless, with the deadline today, a Senate cloture vote failed last night when 42 Democrats decided not to allow the resolution of disapproval" to come to a vote. Fifty-eight Senators, including 4 Democrats would have voted to pass the resolution, but Republicans needed 60 votes to end debate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) responded to the vote by promising to introduce a new amendment that would prevent the President from lifting sanctions on Iran (part of the "Deal") unless Iran 1) officially recognizes Israel's right to exist and 2) releases the four American citizens now in Iranian prisons. Democrats prevented passage despite the President's purportedly having hidden information from Congress about Iranian side deals.

- May God stir American citizens to use their influence to persuade the Senators who approved the "Deal" to support McConnell's measure requiring Iran to acknowledge Israel and to release our American prisoners there, before we lift sanctions. May the president not dare to defy them! May God have mercy upon the U.S. and Israel!

- "And the people blessed all the men, that willingly offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem." (Neh. 11:2)

(Source: Family Research Council)
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

Highly Recommended!

Highly Recommended!

Family Research Council's Values Voters Summit (VVS)

Wednesday, Sept. 23 - Saturday, Sept. 26

The annual Values Voters Summit, sponsored by FRC, allows candidates from both parties to speak to the public, outlining their positions on key issues of importance to those of us who are standing for Faith, Family and Freedom.

Participants can also vote in a straw poll, choosing their own favorite candidate for president!
To learn more about this Summit, and to register, visit the website for the Family Research Council by going here.
Our Grandmothers' Songs

Songs Our Grandmothers Sang:


"He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God." (Psalm 40:3)


There's within my heart a melody Jesus whispers sweet and low, Fear not, I am with thee, peace, be still, In all of life's ebb and flow.


Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Sweetest Name I know, Fills my every longing, Keeps me singing as I go.

All my life was wrecked by sin and strife, Discord filled my heart with pain, Jesus swept across the broken strings, Stirred the slumbering chords again.


Feasting on the riches of His grace, Resting 'neath His sheltering wing, Always looking on His smiling face, That is why I shout and sing.


Though sometimes He leads through waters deep, Trials fall across the way, Though sometimes the path seems rough and steep, See His footprints all the way.


Soon He's coming back to welcome me, Far beyond the starry sky; I shall wing my flight to worlds unknown, I shall reign with Him on high.



Please go here.

(Bill & Gloria Gaither)

About the Author:

Words & Music: Lu­ther B. Bridg­ers, 1910

About the Hymn:

Bridg­ers wrote this song af­ter a tra­gic fire killed his wife and three sons.

Signs and Wonders

Chile quake triggers mass evacuation and tsunami alert

Chile quake leads to tsunami advisory for Hawaii, California
One million people have been evacuated in Chile after a powerful earthquake hit the country's central region. At least five people died when the 8.3-magnitude quake hit. Residents of Illapel, near the quake's epicentre, fled into the streets in terror as their homes began to sway. (BBC) Read more
The powerful earthquake off Chile also sparked a tsunami advisory for part of coastal California and Hawaii, prompting officials in both states to urge caution around shorelines.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center first issued a more serious tsunami watch for Hawaii shortly after Wednesday's magnitude 8.3 earthquake. Officials later downgraded that to an advisory, saying that no major tsunami was expected in the state. But they warned that sea-level changes and dangerous currents could pose a threat to those in or near the water. (Fox News) Read more.

- Father, we pray for Your comfort for those who were affected by the earthquake. We ask that You take this opportunity to bring people to Christ. We thank You that the tsunami was minor compared to what it could have been.

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

"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

Canadian Parents Continue "Unprecedented" Strike Over Controversial Sex-Ed in School

The "No school in September" protest at elementary Thorncliffe Park Public School drew international media attention when parents in the predominately Muslim community pulled about half the students, or an estimated 700 children, out of the school on the first day of class.

(Toronto, Canada)-An unprecedented 30-day student school "strike" to protest the Ontario Liberal government's controversial sex-ed curriculum entered its second week on a surge of strength.

The students were then taught in open-air school in a nearby park, in an action organized by Thorncliffe Parents Association, located in a focal point of sex-ed opposition in Premier Kathleen Wynne's Don Valley West riding.

Within three days, the number of children attending the "school in the garden" fell from 700 on Monday to an estimated 200 on Thursday.

But this Monday, after organizers rallied the community over the weekend, that number had more than doubled.

TPA is a member of the Canadian Families Alliance (CFA), a grassroots parents' rights coalition representing more than 25 associations and an estimated 200,000 Ontarians opposed to the Liberal government's controversial sex-ed curriculum.

Source: Breaking Christian News

Worship With Us Today!

Worship With Us Today!

Let it Rise!

Yes, Lord!

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