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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, October 13, 2016
"Standing Together in the Kingdom of God . . .
Under the Cross of Christ"
"So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." (John 8:7)
Please note . . .
Please note . . .
Next week, we will begin publishing a new, streamlined edition of The Daily Brief, until further notice.
Daily news, news from Israel, and the Daily Jot will remain, while all other daily features will be retired . . . for now.
And, we will continue to publish our Weekly Bible Study every Monday, too.
We trust you will all be blessed, as we adjust to our own abbreviated format.
Thank you for continuing to stand with us, in prayer, as we lift up our nation, this election, and Israel before our Lord, each day.
Many blessings to our CHPP family!
Sara Ballenger and the editorial team
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
The Middle East in Focus
1. U.S. lawmakers urge UNESCO not to rewrite Jerusalem's history - Israel National News
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) are leading a bipartisan effort to stop the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) from passing a resolution that would describe the Temple Mount and the Western Wall as holy Muslim sites, thus diminishing the historic and verified Jewish and Christian ties to the Old City of Jerusalem.
Ros-Lehtinen, Cruz and 37 other lawmakers signed a letter to members of the Executive Board of UNESCO, urging them to vote against the resolution.
"As the 200th session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) prepares to meet in the coming days in Paris, France, we write to urge your mission to oppose Item 25 of the provisional agenda under 'Occupied Palestine' that diminishes the historic and verified Jewish and Christian ties to the Old City of Jerusalem," the letter reads.
2. Deputy Jerusalem Mayor: No more construction for Arabs - Israel National News
The Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Meir Turgeman, who also heads the planning and building committee, on Monday announced the cancellation of all construction plans in the Arab neighborhoods of the capital.
The move comes in response to Sunday's terrorist attack on Ammunition Hill in which two Israelis were murdered.
"We have reached the moment of truth. Let's put all the cards on the table: the people in eastern Jerusalem want to kill us and destroy us. Why should we give them yet another opportunity?" Turgeman said in an interview with Radio Jerusalem, calling on Jerusalem Arabs to take responsibility.
"We lived under the false hopes that these people would change their animal-like behavior if we help them. But it turns out that nothing helps. Why do people have to die in Jerusalem? Where is that written? Who said it?" he added.
3. Riots in East Jerusalem on Yom Kippur, Palestinian man who threw stones shot dead - Jerusalem Online
Riots erupted in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on the eve of Yom Kippur. A Palestinian who threw stones at IDF Police officers was shot dead.
4. Hundreds of Israelis gather to pray for people of war-torn Syria - Times of Israel
Some 1,500 Israelis gathered in cities across the country on Monday to pray for the people of war-torn Syria, hours before the start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.
Under the banner "The world is silent, we are not," and with the involvement of rabbis and communal leaders, people gathered in Beersheba, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, the Golan Heights and other places in prayer, music and silent meditation.
5. After Yom Kippur ends, Israelis begin construction of their sukkah - YNET News
After recovering from the Yom Kippur fast, Jews all across Israel began building their sukkot on Wednesday night ahead of the upcoming holiday that starts on Sunday night.
Some Ynet's readers have sent us photos of them hard at work with their families building the sukkah. Show off your sukkah in the comments below!
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. Russia orders all officials to fly home any relatives living abroad - Daily Mail UK
Russia is ordering all of its officials to fly home any relatives living abroad amid heightened tensions over the prospect of global war, it has been claimed.
Politicians and high-ranking figures are said to have received a warning from president Vladimir Putin to bring their loved-ones home to the 'Motherland', according to local media.
It comes after Putin cancelled a planned visit to France amid a furious row over Moscow's role in the Syrian conflict. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has also warned that the world is at a 'dangerous point' due to rising tensions between Russia and the US.
- Father, this world has become a dangerous place for all who live on it. If Russia has plans that are not in Your perfect will, we pray that You will intervene to prevent them.
"Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God." (Psalm 20:7)
2. Missile again fired at U.S. Navy from Houthi territory in Yemen - Reuters
A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted on Wednesday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the second such incident in four days, the U.S. military said.
The USS Mason fired defensive salvos in response to at least one missile which did not hit the ship or caused any damage as it operated north of the Bab al-Mandab Strait, the Pentagon said. Indications are that the second salvo brought down an incoming missile, one U.S. official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The renewed attempt to target the U.S. Navy destroyer will add pressure on the U.S. military to retaliate, a move that would represent the first direct U.S. military action against Houthis in Yemen's conflict. The Pentagon said it would respond "at the appropriate time and in the appropriate manner."
- Father, we ask that our leaders properly regard these hostile actions, whether this one or any others. WE ask for wisdom, and to be free of being double-minded.
"I hate the double-minded, but I love Your law." (Psalm 119:113)
3. Navy Cruise Missile Strike Destroys Radar Sites in Yemen- Military.com
A U.S. Navy ship launched cruise missiles and destroyed three radar sites from a rebel-controlled area in Yemen, the service announced late Wednesday.
The announcement came a day after a Navy ship was apparently targeted for a second time by missiles originating from the area.
In a statement, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said the radar sites struck were in territory controlled by Houthi rebels on Yemen's Red Sea coast. They were hit early Wednesday morning, at roughly 4 a.m. local time, officials said.
"Initial assessments show the sites were destroyed," Cook said in the statement.
- Lord, thank You that we responded to the attacks on our ships with force. Bullies, in whatever form they take, must be stopped with strength in order to prevent re-occurrences.
"Arise, O God, plead Your own cause; remember how the foolish man reproaches You daily. Do not forget the voice of Your enemies" (Psalm 74:22, 23a)
4. Pentagon Confronts a New Threat From ISIS: Exploding Drones- NYTimes
Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq last week shot down a small drone the size of a model airplane. They believed it was like the dozens of drones the terrorist organization had been flying for reconnaissance in the area, and they transported it back to their outpost to examine it.
But as they were taking it apart, it blew up, killing two Kurdish fighters in what is believed to be one of the first times the Islamic State has successfully used a drone with explosives to kill troops on the battlefield.
In the last month, the Islamic State has tried to use small drones to launch attacks at least two other times, prompting American commanders in Iraq to issue a warning to forces fighting the group to treat any type of small flying aircraft as a potential explosive device.
- Father, we ask that Your Holy Spirit be with our forces and the Kurds as they work to destroy terrorism in Iraq. Protect them from these new dangers.
"You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday." (Psalm 91:5,6)
5. UNESCO to vote on resolutions ignoring Jewish ties to Temple Mount - Jerusalem Post
UNESCO is slated to vote twice this month on Palestinian initiated resolutions that ignore Jewish ties to its most holy religious site of the Temple Mount and the Western Wall area in Jerusalem. The first of these votes will be taken on Thursday or Friday of this week by the 58-member Executive Board of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris.
- Lord, we are grieved continually at the attempts to destroy the Jewish people and their history. We pray that this vote will fail.
"A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the trusted stronghold." (Proverbs 21:22)
6. North Carolina braces for additional flooding in downstream towns - Fox News
A state trooper shot and killed an armed man during a search for flood victims in a tense and dispirited North Carolina, and thousands more people were ordered to evacuate as high water from Hurricane Matthew pushed downstream Tuesday, two days after the storm blew out to sea.
Matthew's death toll in the U.S. climbed to 33, more than half of them in North Carolina, in addition to the more than 500 feared dead in Haiti.
In Greenville, a city of 90,000, officials warned that the Tar River would overwhelm every bridge in the county by sundown, splitting it in half before the river crests late Wednesday. Evacuations were ordered there and in such communities as Goldsboro and Kinston, as rivers swelled to some of the highest levels ever recorded.
Tens of thousands of people, some of them as much as 125 miles inland, have been warned to move to higher ground since the hurricane drenched the state with more than a foot of rain over the weekend during a run up the East Coast from Florida.
- Father, as the people of the East Coast and Haiti come out from under the severity of Hurricane Matthew and the resulting floods, we ask for Your comfort, and Your help to restore what has been destroyed.
"So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten" (Joel 2:25a)
7. Deadly small plane crash in Connecticut appears to be suicide, official says- Fox
The small plane crash in Connecticut that killed one man on board appears to have been a suicide, a U.S. official familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Flight instructor Arian Prevalla survived the East Hartford crash Tuesday. Student pilot Feras Freitekh died. The official said the flight instructor described the student pilot as disgruntled about learning to be a pilot.
The official says the instructor told police there was an altercation in the cockpit during their training flight, and the instructor was unable to regain control of the plane from the student pilot. The plane crashed onto a busy road near jet-engine maker Pratt & Whitney's headquarters.
Earlier Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed that an investigation indicated the crash was intentional.
- Lord, once again we are training foreign nationals as pilots, this one from Jordan who crashed his plane deliberately. We pray for greater wisdom for America.
"Can a man take fire to his bosom and his clothes not be burned?" (Proverbs 6:27)
8. Trump demands NYT retract 'libelous article' as new allegations of sexual assault emerge - Fox News
Four women accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of sexual assault on Wednesday in a series of reports, adding to the already damaging revelations about his suggestive comments about women.
Trump's campaign dismissed the allegations as having no merit or veracity, and it attacked The New York Times, accusing the media outlet of having a vendetta. In a letter from his attorneys Thursday, Trump demanded The New York Times retract what it called a "libelous article" and apologize.
Trump called the story a "fabrication" Thursday on Twitter.
- Father, the New York Times is notorious for false targeting of Republicans and doing hit pieces. We have been warned previously that false accusations, and bribed witnesses would come, as the Clinton campaign is desperate. We also need to be reminded that Trump is a baby Christian, and his past is under the Blood of Jesus.
"behold, all things have become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17b)
The Daily Jot
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Clinton email scandal indicative of presidency
The more Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tries to deflect the email scandal that has besieged her campaign, the more it exposes her deceitful body of work and ineptitude as a leader. She is scurrying about trying to discredit the Wikileaks hacking of her emails as illegal, but the content of the emails is undeniably pulling back the veil to her duplicitous deeds. First and foremost, this raises the question of whether she can be trusted with the nation's top secrets because she is so careless with emails she intended to keep secret. She cannot even keep secret her secrets, how much less can she keep our nation's secrets? But even more revealing are several devastating issues about her.
She smirked the entire time during the last debate when her opponent Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump recounted how she ridiculed an under-aged rape victim while representing her rapist. She attacked Trump for making admittedly inappropriate remarks about women (of which he apologized). Yet, the recent emails reveal that she knew full well that the Islamic State was being funded and materially assisted by the Saudi Arabia-the very government that has given her foundation over $25 million; the government on whose behalf she lobbied hard to give over $60 billion of US military funding. The Islamic State is the most brutal violator of women's and children's rights in modern history.
The Wikileaks-released emails show how Clinton's staff colluded with the White House on the private email server in her closet cover up and investigation. These emails also indicate that Clinton and her staff were considering joking about her testimony on her refusal to send assistance to the US Ambassador during the Benghazi terror attacks, and lying that Ambassador Chris Stevens believed that retreat was not an option. The emails also revealed that the news media is implicitly assisting Clinton's campaign. CNN, through Clinton ally and CNN commentator Donna Brazile, gave Clinton questions in advance. The New York Times gave Clinton veto power over quotes in return for an interview.
Also released in the Wikileaks emails, the UK Daily Caller reports that In March 2015 Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Juliet Eilperin reassured Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta that she was withholding information about his ethically compromising links to a Democratic mega-donor. These are just a few of the most recent horror stories related to Clinton. She is the type of person who is ruled by corruption, dishonesty and carelessness which also would be strongholds of any Clinton presidency. These are harbingers of her soul. Do not trust anything she says. Do not trust what the media says. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceive you." We live in perilous times.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
ICEJ urges US to vote against "Occupied Palestine" resolution at UNESCO
On Monday October 10th, the ICEJ's US Branch issued a letter to Ambassador Nix-Hines, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), asking her to vote against the upcoming measure called "Occupied Palestine."
Last April, the Executive Board of UNESCO adopted a similar resolution by a vote of 33 in favor, 6 against, and 17 abstentions. We are proud to note that the United States voted against the deeply flawed resolution, and in our letter to Ambassador Nix-Hines, we requested that she do so again.
View our letter to Ambassador Nix-Hines
This resolution basically eliminates any Jewish connection to Jerusalem. For example, the names "Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif" are used to the exclusion of "Temple Mount." This is literally a rewriting history that strips sites of their ancient Jewish - as well as Christian - identity.
The motion criticizes Israel for archaeological excavations in "East Jerusalem," but fails to mention the systematic, ongoing destruction of Temple Mount antiquities under the authority of the Muslim Wakf.
In another section of the resolution, a reference to "outbreak of violence" makes no mention of Palestinian terrorists who initiated the attacks taking the lives of 47 Jews with scores wounded.
UNESCO's very name-The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-bespeaks of an organization which must fairly and factually represent all member states. Therefore, the organization's role should be to maintain the highest standards of discourse, research, context, fairness, facts, and scholastic excellence-traits sadly lacking in this motion.
The ICEJ urges citizens and other organizations to send letters requesting that the United States Representative vote against the "Occupied Palestine" resolution.
For Zion's Sake,
USA Branch International Christian Embassy Jerusalem
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The Persecuted Church
Three Iranian Christians released on bail, two still in jail
Three Iranian Christians have been released on bail after being arrested two months ago.
They were detained as part of a group of five, and two more remain in prison.
The group; Mohammad Dehnavi, Hadi Asgari, Amin Afshar Naderi, Ramil Bet-Tamraz and Amir Dashti, were arrested during a trip to the Alborz Mountains north-east of Tehran in August.
Mr Bet-Tamraz, Mr Dehnavi and Mr Naderi were then released after posting bail of around £28,000 ($33,000 each), according to Middle East Concern.
The men are not clear what charges they have been arrested on, and Middle East Concern said they were asked questions in relations to one of the men's fathers who is a pastor during their interrogation.
MEET ME THERE
"The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." (Proverbs 22:2)
On the happy, golden shore, Where the faithful part no more, When the storms of life are o'er, Meet me there, Where the night dissolves away Into pure and perfect day, I am going home to stay, Meet me there.
Meet me there,
Meet me there,
Where the tree of life is blooming,
Meet me there,
When the storms of life are o'er,
On the happy, golden shore,
Where the faithful part no more,
Meet me there.
Here our fondest hopes are vain, Dearest links are rent in twain, But in heav'n no throb of pain, Meet me there, By the river sparkling bright, In the city of delight, Where our faith is lost in sight, Meet me there. [Refrain]
Where the harps of angels ring, And the blest forever sing, In the palace of the King, Meet me there, Where in sweet communion blend Heart with heart, and friend with friend, In a world that ne'er shall end, Meet me there. [Refrain]
Please go here.
About the Author:
Words: Fanny J. Crosby, 1885
Music: William J. Kirkpatrick
Signs and Wonders
Scientists closer to forecasting volcanic eruptions
On average, 40 volcanoes on land erupt into the atmosphere each month, while scores of others on the seafloor erupt into the ocean. A new time-lapse animation uniting volcanoes, earthquakes, and gaseous emissions reveals unforgettably the large, rigid plates that make the outermost shell of Earth and suggests the immense heat and energy beneath them seeking to escape.
With one click, visitors can see the last 50 years of "Eruptions, Earthquakes, and Emissions." Called E3, the app allows the viewer to select and learn about individual eruptions, emissions, and earthquakes as well as their collective impact. Visualizing these huge global datasets together for the first time, users can speed or slow or stop the passage of time.
They can observe flat maps or globes, and watch gas clouds circle the planet. Data from Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) feed into the app, and the datasets are available for free download. The app will update continuously, accumulating new events and additional historical information as it becomes available. (Read more)
"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
A Frustrated Pastor was Feeling Forsaken and Cried Out to God-Then His Wife Noticed Something Stuck to His Foot
We've all had moments where we've felt like giving up and moments where we've wondered where God is in all of it. . . Maybe you're in one of those moments right now in your marriage, your work or life in general. I pray that you are reminded that God is with you, He is for you, He will carry you through the struggle. . .
I've never heard God audibly speak, but two years ago, I did receive a "Message from God" in a very unlikely way. This two-word message gave me hope and I pray it does the same for you.
I had just moved my family to a new city and was serving as a pastor in a new church. The transitions and pressures of life and ministry with a young family were beginning to feel overwhelming. I felt exhausted, misunderstood, frustrated, discouraged and near the end of my rope. I wanted to quit. For the first time in my adult life, I wanted to do anything but ministry!
Selah - "Wonderful, Merciful, Savior"
Election 2016: Prayer Resources
Election 2016: Prayer Resources
"Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you." (Deuteronomy 1:13)
> > > Please find below the Election Prayer Resources that have been recently added to our list. To view the archive section, go here.
To view our recently archived articles, go here.
To view the most recently archived resources, go here.
You can review our "Election 2016 Special Edition" by going here, published on Sept. 24, 2016.
Join Our Prayer Canopy!
Join Our Prayer Canopy!
"So the nations will fear the name of the Lord
And all the kings of the earth Your glory." (Psalm 102:15)
God is using His people to build a Canopy of Prayer across our nation, to stand in the gap before His Throne of Grace in repentance for our personal and national sins; and to pray against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
We meet at 7:00 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday, in an "open forum." We have no set agenda, but to seek Him daily for the burdens of His heart, and to pray them through . . .
All are welcome to join us in this exciting new venture!
We meet every evening, Monday through Friday.
Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT/6:00 p.m.CDT/5:00 p.m.MDT/4:00 p.m. PDT
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You can learn more about the history of Capitol Hill Prayer Partners, as well as how Abba has now birthed our Prayer Canopy, by going here.
A Canopy of Worship!
Join us every Saturday evening at 9:00 p.m. as we end our week
by lifting our voices unto Him in song!
All are welcome . . . including everyone!
Date: Every Saturday Night
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"Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations." (Psalm 100)