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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
"Standing Together in the Kingdom of God . . .
Under the Cross of Christ"
"The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand." (Proverbs 12:7)
"The Lord's mercies. . . are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:23)
Remembering Pearl Harbor
ANNOUNCING: A DAY TO REMEMBER
PEARL HARBOR'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
12:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. EST
Seventy-five years ago tomorrow, on December 7, 1941, America came under a surprise attack by the nation of Japan, both at sea and in the air, when our own naval fleet at Pearl Harbor was bombed. No one saw this coming; most were still in bed at 7:55 a.m. on that Sunday morning, when they suddenly heard the enemy's jets overhead, and then the sounds of the raid.
When this attack ended, over one hour later, a total of 2,335 U.S. servicemen were killed and 1,143 were wounded. It was, in the words of President Franklin Roosevelt, "a date that will live in infamy" . . . and a day that launched our nation into World War II.
And now, 75 years later, we stand remembering, and we vow "Never again!" Never again will we be found sleeping when an enemy is at our door. We shall instead remain ON WATCH for the movements of any enemy forces, both foreign and domestic. And we will sound the alarm, as needed, to alert others who are on the wall with us of the danger we face.
Join Dai Sup Han, Sara Ballenger, LTC (Ret) Al McCarn US Army, Bev Dennen, Julie Vida, Rear Admiral Hank Bond, US Navy (Retired), and Phil Haney as we relive that day together, honor those who fell, and position ourselves in this hour to come against any further attack on our nation.
Conference Number: 712-770-4340
Access Code: 350430#
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. EST
(Based upon the one hour and 10 minutes that the attack lasted
on December 7, 1941)
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The Middle East in Focus
1. Kerry Delivers Stern Reprimand of Israel Admonishing "It's Time to Choose" - The Media Line
Prefacing his remarks with a personal disclaimer about being an "unapologetic friend of Israel," US Secretary of State John Kerry went on to deliver one of the harshest critiques of Israeli policy ever presented by a sitting SecState. The setting was a forum in Washington, D.C. organized by the NGO founded by Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban. Presumably seeing the event as a last chance to air four years of frustration, Kerry took a no-holds barred approach and lectured Israeli leadership, saying it does not favor a "two-state solution, and therefore is "ignoring all our warnings regarding settlements."
2. Israel Police May Charge Sara Netanyahu With Fraud - Israel Today
The Israel Police on Sunday stated that evidence in their possession justifies charging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, with fraud and misuse of public funds.
For more than a year, police have been investigating claims that Sara Netanyahu used taxpayers' money for personal matters.
Among the accusations are that the prime minister's wife employed a live-in assistant for her late father and ordered exorbitantly-priced catering for Israeli friends, all at the public's expense.
3. Lebanon's new pro-Hezbollah president vows to retake 'Israeli-occupied' land - Jerusalem Post
The Lebanese parliament elected former army commander and Hezbollah ally Michel Aoun as president on Monday, ending a 29-month presidential vacuum as part of a political deal that is expected to make Sunni leader Saad al-Hariri prime minister.
Aoun, who is in his 80s, secured the presidency by winning the support of at least 65 MPs, or an absolute majority of the members of the 128-seat chamber, according to a Reuters tally of votes read out in a televised broadcast from parliament.
4. After five frosty years, Israeli ambassador returns to Turkey - Times of Israel
Israel's new ambassador to Turkey on Monday handed his letter of credence to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, hailing a "new phase" in bilateral ties.
Eitan Na'eh is Israel's first ambassador in Ankara in half a decade. Before he was greeted by Erdoğan in the Presidential Palace for a short ceremony, a military band played Israel's national anthem, Hatikva.
Erdoğan also shook hands with Na'eh's wife, Cheryl, and their 19-year-old son.
Taking to Twitter moments after the ceremony concluded, Na'eh said, in English and Turkish, that he was "very pleased" to present his credentials to Erdoğan and "to start a new phase in our relationship in between two countries."
5. Top Republican senator pushing to suspend aid to Palestinian Authority, Egypt - Jerusalem Post
WASHINGTON - Whether Israel likes it or not, the United States Senate will aggressively promote legislation next month aimed at cutting funding to two key allies of the Jewish state - the Palestinian Authority and Egypt, Sen. Lindsey Graham told The Jerusalem Post.
A longtime and vocal supporter of Israel, former US presidential candidate Graham told the Post that as chairman of the Senate's Foreign Operations Subcommittee, he will work to cut US aid to the PA for continuing to pay stipends to imprisoned Palestinian terrorists and to Egypt for its recent legislative crackdown on NGOs.
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. Anti-Trumpers trying to sow chaos in Electoral College - Fox News
Amid a rowdy recount push in battleground states, anti-Donald Trump forces are escalating efforts to invalidate his election on another front: the Electoral College.
The people who technically choose the next president will gather on Dec. 19 to, presumably, make the results of the Nov. 8 presidential election official. Trump won 306 electoral votes in the election, well above the 270 needed to defeat Hillary Clinton and claim the White House.
But even as Clinton herself has conceded and joined President Obama in urging a smooth transition of power, a group of electors from Colorado and Washington known as the "Hamilton Electors" is trying to persuade other electors to unite behind a Republican alternative to Trump. (Read more)
- Father, we come against all the schemes of the evil one to cause chaos in the Electoral College, and to disrupt our normal means of governing. We do not war against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers in high places, so we ask You to forgive the ones who are promoting this anarchy, for they know not what they do. We thank You that Your Word states that these schemes will come to naught in Your name, amen.
- "Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us." (Isaiah 8:10)
BULLETIN! Join us as we proclaim the Word of God over our nation all day on Monday, Dec. 19th, while the Electoral College meets. 712-770-4350; 350430#.
God's word does NOT return unto Him VOID!
2. House backs away from vote to impeach IRS commissioner - Fox News
The House of Representatives turned aside an attempt by conservative hard-liners to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for his handling of congressional investigations into the tax agency.
Instead, in a 342-72 vote, the House sent the issue back to the Judiciary Committee, which hasn't held a formal impeachment hearing or voted on the matter.
The vote demonstrated the lack of appetite among rank-and-file House Republicans for pursuing Koskinen's impeachment, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said the move would ensure Koskinen gets due process. (Read more)
- Lord God, we trust that, in this time of intense "warfare," You are truly guiding this Congress by Your hand. If it is Your will that this move to impeach Mr. Koskinen in the next Congress, then we do leave this matter in Your hands. Amen.
- "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10)
3. McConnell: Obamacare Repeal 'Will Be The First Item Up In The New Year' - Talking Points Memo
Republican Senate leaders said Tuesday that they plan to charge through with their plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act as soon as the new Congress convenes in January. "Obamacare repeal resolution will be the first item up in the new year," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said at his weekly press conference after the GOP caucus lunch.
Republican leaders reiterated their previously floated plan of repealing the Affordable Care Act first and replacing it in a piecemeal fashion.
"What we intend to do by repealing Obamacare is start to repair the damage that's been done to families and business as a result of this being enacted," said Sen. John Thune (R-SD), a member of the GOP leadership team. "And then after we have done that, we will go about the process of replacing in a step by step way the Obamacare provisions that we think have caused the most damage and put in place reforms that we think could really work." (Read more)
- Father, we have cried out to You for eight, long years to see this wicked piece of legislation annulled, and now it is happening. Thank You, O Lord, we pray, amen.
- "The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him." (Lamentations 3:25)
4. Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste - Washington Post
The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post.
Pentagon leaders had requested the study to help make their enormous back-office bureaucracy more efficient and reinvest any savings in combat power. But after the project documented far more wasteful spending than expected, senior defense officials moved swiftly to kill it by discrediting and suppressing the results.
The report, issued in January 2015, identified "a clear path" for the Defense Department to save $125 billion over five years. The plan would not have required layoffs of civil servants or reductions in military personnel. Instead, it would have streamlined the bureaucracy through attrition and early retirements, curtailed high-priced contractors and made better use of information technology.
The study was produced last year by the Defense Business Board, a federal advisory panel of corporate executives, and consultants from McKinsey and Company. (Read more)
- Lord God, it certainly does seem that truth is now being exposed everywhere, and that we are draining the swamp. We note that, the Pentagon itself, was built upon swamp land purchased by the federal government, in an area called "Devil's Swamp." We decree that the devil is now being driven out of our city, and a new day of righteous governing is now coming into place. Amen.
- "Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end." (Isaiah 9:7)
5. Obama administration fails to check immigrants against FBI databases, approves citizenship - Washington Times
Some 175 immigrants were approved for citizenship even though their names weren't properly run through the FBI's name-check databases, potentially missing red flags that may have disqualified them from naturalization, the Obama administration admitted this weekend.
Homeland Security officials blamed computer code for the problem, which affected about 15,000 applications in total.
The problem was significant enough that the government halted all naturalization ceremonies already in the pipeline and banned U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers from approving new citizenship applications beginning on Nov. 29, when officials acknowledged the problem in an internal email that was later obtained by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte. (Read more)
- Father, in spite of this bad news, we thank You that additional applications for naturalization have been put on hold. We pray all our INS officials will only allow loyal, law-abiding people to become citizens of our nation.
- "A king detests wrongdoing, for his rule is built on justice." (Proverbs 16:12)
6. Texas Makes MASSIVE Illegal Immigration Move In Obama's Final Days - Western Journalism
. . . During his Fox News interview, Gov. Abbott said he had already taken steps to cut state funds to cities that refuse to follow federal immigration laws and would sign a bill into law that actually bans "sanctuary cities" in Texas.
The bill, proposed by Republican state Sen. Charles Perry, would require all local governments in Texas to comply with federal immigration law, to allow law enforcement officers to question the immigration status of anyone who is stopped and to keep a record of any immigration status collected as part of a case file. Governments that fail to follow the law could lose law enforcement funding from the state, according to Breitbart.
Abbot told the "Fox & Friends" crew he is looking forward to getting the bill after the legislative session opens next year.
"When we pass a strong rebuke to sanctuary cities and ban sanctuary cities here in the state of Texas, the consequences will be so extreme for the cities and the counties, they will have to follow the law," he said. "And listen, all we're asking them to do is to follow and apply the federal law of the United States of America." (Read more)
- Father, we thank You for courageous men like Governor Abbott and state Senator Perry, who desire safety for all the people of Texas. Bless their efforts to compel municipalities to enforce the law.
- "Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position." (2 Peter 3:17)
7. Gov. McCrory Concedes; Calls for Prayer - NC Family
Governor Pat McCrory has conceded what he calls the "closest North Carolina Governor's race in modern history." In a video released around noon on YouTube, he asked for prayer for incoming NC Governor Roy Cooper and all of our nation's leaders. "While exhibiting the highest of ethical standards, I am proud that our team leaves this state a much better place than when we came into office."
Watch his speech by clicking on the image in this email. (Read more)
- Father God, we thank You for the tremendous grace demonstrated by Governor McCrory under this time of intense pressure. We honor his request for prayer, and we lift Him now before Your Throne of Grace, as You lead him into the new season in his life. In Your name, amen.
- "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.' (Jeremiah 29:11)
8. Trump Announces $50B Investment from Japan's SoftBank - Fox News
Japanese telecoms and internet firm SoftBank Group Corp plans to invest $50 billion in the United States in businesses and create 50,000 new jobs, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Tuesday.
The money would come from a $100 billion investment fund that SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son is setting up with Saudi Arabia's sovereign-wealth fund and other potential partners, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Trump made the announcement in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan where he met with the head of SoftBank, a diverse company that holds stakes in U.S. carrier Sprint, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and other firms. (Read more)
- Praise the Lord!
- "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan." (Proverbs 29:2)
9. "Syrian 5th Corps" is new Shiite foreign legion - DebkaFile
Syria and its allies came closer than ever to taking Aleppo on Friday, Dec. 2, when they captured the Tariq al-Bab district to gain control of 60 percent of the rebel-held eastern part of the city.
Drawing on the lessons of this success, the winning forces have begun building a military outfit modeled on the format of the victorious coalition. It is designated the "Fifth Corps" of the Syrian army, but debkafile's military and intelligence sources can identity the new unit as the framework for an international Shiite brigade or foreign legion. (Read more)
- Father, we pray that any threat by the 5th Corps to Israel would cause internal infighting and defeat.
- "When the three hundred trumpets sounded, the Lord caused the men throughout the camp to turn on each other with their swords." (Judges 7:22)
The Daily Jot (Part One)
Monday, December 5, 2016
Fitting end to Castro's last ride
So here we go-the stage is set. There are thousands of people lining the streets, likely forced to be there, even to chant "Long Live Fidel"-and "The Caravan of Liberty," the same name Castro's rebels called their bloody march from Santiago to Havana during the "La Revolution" was rolling along with carrying Castro's ashes in a glass encased box in the back of an olive green Soviet-made one-off of an American Jeep. When just at the crescendo of the funeral dirge, the vehicle broke down and the soldiers of the revolution, the comrades of a day past, were reminded of exactly what communism is all about-the "have-nots" pushing the "haves" to their destination. Power to the working class, right? So fitting.
Fidel Castro is getting a lot of press in his death. Most of these leftists are portraying him as some kind of hero, a defiant revolutionary who stood up to the big bad Americans. That he did. But he destroyed hundreds of thousands of lives, perhaps millions, while doing it. All the while he painted an image of himself as the olive uniformed man of the people when he really was using his position to accumulate wealth and live in luxury. Worse than the pandering of the leftist news media to the Castro regime was that of the US "president" who broke protocol and took his family to Cuba to pay homage to this ruthless Communist dictator nine months before his death. The US "president" gushed that his daughters wanted to go to Cuba "because they understood." Whatever that was supposed to mean.
The US "president" issued this statement upon Castro's death: "History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him." Enormous impact? Really? The Miami Herald reported on April 23, 2006 that Fidel Castro was responsible for 31,173 executions and prison deaths since he took power in1959. Some 5,728 were killed by firing squads. He refused medical attention to those trying to escape the island by boat, resulting in another estimated 77,000 deaths. Nearly all the sources indicate an exact number of deaths by Castro's regime is unattainable, with estimates of over 1.5 million. Why couldn't the US "president" call Castro what he was-a murderous dictator?
The Communist Manifesto states: "...Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis." This is the basis of deception for all socialism and progressivism. It is godless and evil. The Bible tells us in Galatians 5:!, "Stand fast therefore in the Liberty wherewith Christ has made us free and be not entangled again in the yoke of bondage." Communists ply human nature with powerful words of freedom like "rights" when, in reality, they wish to kill, steal and destroy. Castro was among the worst of our lifetime. He is an example of how an antichrist figure can deceive people to destruction with vain words. Castro's green Soviet funeral car breaking down is a fitting last ride and should stand as a subtle prophetic warning to all who entertain his ways.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
The Daily Jot (Part Two)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
What is your prophetic destiny?
When I look at the news and see these fearful people saying and doing immature and crazy things because the election didn't turn out the way they wanted, I see a people of little or no hope. A grown person who has a responsible job in the news business laying in fetal position crying because her candidate lost the election is ridiculous, of course, but also an indicator of no hope and no faith. This person would be an example of those who put their hope and faith in what they see, in a person, in a system. To lose hope is to have no faith. We know that "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Herein lies our prophetic destiny. Imagine how empty life is without it.
Think of your ancestors. Each one of them had hopes and dreams. Some hopes and dreams they may have seen before they passed on. Many never saw their hopes and dreams come true. Many more had no idea the impact that they had on the future. I often wonder if my grandfather William Bradford had an inkling that his life was at least in part responsible for establishing this nation, or that he and those brave men and women of the Mayflower knew that they and their contemporaries in Jamestown would beget a nation of Christians that would go on to evangelize the world. They never saw it while here on earth. But as Hebrews 11:2 says, "For by it (faith) the elders obtained a good report."
Hebrews 11:3 says, "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." It goes on to talk about those in the Bible who acted in faith, but did not receive "the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth." These were the mighty men and women of faith who acted with substance on what they hoped for, knowing it was the evidence of things not seen. You, too, have those who went before you so that you, even you, could be at this place in time, this moment in history.
And you can face it in faith, not fear. It is your prophetic destiny. As Hebrews 12:1-2 says, "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us. Looking onto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." Where we begin is where someone else left off-even many before. You have been placed at this point in time for a purpose unto God. Pursue it without fear, in faith and in hope of the Lord. You are a prophetic person. Step into your destiny.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
1. Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary - CNSNews.com
President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Trump's decision, announced by his transition office, comes as the real estate mogul continues a series of interviews, meetings with aides and other deliberations aimed at forming his administration. He announced several Cabinet appointees last week.
In a statement, Trump said he was "thrilled to nominate" Carson, describing the retired neurosurgeon as having "a brilliant mind" and saying he "is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities." (Read more)
- Father God, we continue to lift up the future Trump administration. May each person be effective in their roles and responsibilities.
- "Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers." (Proverbs 11:14)
2. Trump's Defense Pick Challenges Rules Regarding Civilian Control Of The Military - NPR
Retired Gen. James Mattis' nomination to be President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of defense may, well, march through the Senate, but there is one potential obstacle to maneuver around: the retired general part.
The National Security Act of 1947, which established the current national defense structure, had a key stipulation, requiring that the secretary of defense be a civilian well removed from military service. In fact, the law is quite clear:
"That a person who has within ten years been on active duty as a commissioned officer in a Regular component of the armed services shall not be eligible for appointment as Secretary of Defense." (Read more)
- Father God, we ask that You would go ahead of General Mattis, and make any crooked paths straight when the Senate Armed Services Committee holds its hearings on his nomination to serve as our new Secretary of Defense. Take down any objections to this appointment, dear Lord, and move upon the hearts of these senators to waive this ten-year rule, in Your name, amen.
- "When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him." (Proverbs 16:7)
3. 'Cancel Order!' Donald Trump Attacks Plans for Upgraded Air Force One - New York Times
President-elect Donald J. Trump, who has for years flown in a jet bearing his name, criticized a pending order for a new Air Force One, saying Tuesday morning on Twitter that the upgrade would cost too much.
In remarks to reporters at Trump Tower shortly after his message, Mr. Trump made clear that he was serious about the issue. He accused Boeing of escalating the costs of building a new plane.
"The plane is totally out of control," Mr. Trump said. "It's going to be over $4 billion for Air Force One program, and I think it's ridiculous. I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money." (Read more)
- Lord God, we thank You that we have elected a new president who does seem intent on cutting the costs of government waste, no matter where this is appropriate. May he be guided by Your hand in all decisions he now makes, in Your name, amen.
- "Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!" (Psalm 32:11)
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More Daily Features
The Persecuted Church
"Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body." (Hebrews 13:3)
Please visit the website for International Christian Concern to lift up prayers for the persecuted around the world, every day. Their link is: www.persecution.org -- or go here to connect. Thank you for interceding for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Asia, the Islamic World, and the Far East.
JUST AS I AM, WITHOUT ONE PLEA
"Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29)
Just as I am, without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me, And that Thou bidst me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, and waiting not To rid my soul of one dark blot, To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, though tossed about With many a conflict, many a doubt, Fightings and fears within, without, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind; Sight, riches, healing of the mind, Yea, all I need in Thee to find, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, Thou wilt receive, Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve; Because Thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, Thy love unknown Hath broken every barrier down; Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, of that free love The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove, Here for a season, then above, O Lamb of God, I come, I come!
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About the Author:
Words: Charlotte Elliott, 1835
Music:William B. Bradbury,, 1849
About the hymn:
Miss Charlotte Elliott was visiting some friends in the West End of London, and there met the eminent minister, César Malan. While seated at supper, the minister said he hoped that she was a Christian. She took offense at this, and replied that she would rather not discuss that question. Dr. Malan said that he was sorry if had offended her, that he always liked to speak a word for his Master, and that he hoped that the young lady would some day become a worker for Christ. When they met again at the home of a mutual friend, three weeks later, Miss Elliott told the minister that ever since he had spoken to her she had been trying to find her Saviour, and that she now wished him to tell her how to come to Christ. "Just come to him as you are," Dr. Malan said. This she did, and went away rejoicing. Shortly afterward she wrote this hymn.
Signs and Wonders
The Man Who Stands Between Earth and Asteroid Armageddon
Lindley Johnson spent 23 years in the U.S. Air Force keeping his eyes above the skies. He helped identify and tackle a growing risk to human space activity-the sheer volume of stuff orbiting the planet-in addition to helping manage and monitor military assets in orbit. In 1982, the Air Force set up a space command to coordinate its activities, not the least of which was making sure the then-new Space Shuttle fleet wouldn't have a tragic encounter with spacefaring material.
In the early 1990s, Johnson's focus turned to natural threats to the planet from near-Earth asteroids, now a large and growing class of rocks that scientists track both for their potential impact risk and to study the solar system. About 1,500 new objects are discovered every year. Since retiring as a lieutenant colonel several years ago, he's become the founding head of NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office, overseeing a network of ground-based telescope surveys for new asteroids and working with other agencies to prepare for the unlikely event of a direct hit. His job title-no pressure-is Planetary Defense Officer.
Q: So we can just take out asteroids with nukes, right?
A: That's Hollywood fantasy. First of all, it would be too late just to send an ICBM with a nuclear warhead on it. These things are moving at speeds like the equivalent of about 12 miles a second. They would be difficult to intercept on an impact trajectory in the last few moments. Second, you're not going to stop anything at that point. All that mass is still going to come down on us and if anything spread it over a wider area. So that's not really a viable option.
What we need to do is find them well in advance, several years in advance, so we can send a spacecraft out into interplanetary space. If you are able to catch them many years in advance, you prevent them from being an impactor by changing their velocity by just a little bit. (Bloomberg) 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
Stunning Miracle: Numbers 14 Biblical Pillar Shields Israel From the Islamic State
(Israel)-[Charisma News] A cloud of dust and rain, just as described in Numbers 14, appeared recently to shield Israel from the Islamic State.
"A weather phenomenon occurred at 8 a.m. Thursday on the other side of the Syrian border, in the same place where ISIS attacked Israel," Israel News Online posted to their Facebook page. "This strange storm of what appears to be dust, cloud and rain did not cross the border fence into Israel. It sat like a barrier between ISIS and Israel."
"I Love You Lord"
The Bible Readathon
Our Bible Readathon Continues
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
We are now reading the Word of God every night from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. We are reading through the whole Word, from Genesis to Revelation, and beginning again in Genesis when finished.
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PrayerSurgeNow and 24/7 Prayer
PrayerSurgeNow and 24/7 Prayer:
Two other prayer ministries to note --
24/7 Prayer Continues!
You are welcome to join the 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call!
> > > The 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call is taking place for 70 Days leading up to the Jan 20, 2017 Presidential Inauguration in DC.
Numerous ministries are participating. Join in any time, day or night in this continuous stream of intercession:
Our good friend, Dai Sup Han, raised up PrayerSurgeNow at the leading of our Lord, nine years ago. Ever since then, "PSN" has hosted weekly conference calls every Saturday morning from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST, with speakers who provide briefings to the Body of Christ of different topics needing prayer.
PSN also offers other opportunities now, throughout the week each week, to join with other seasoned intercessors in releasing targeted prayers for our nation.
For news of PSN's weekly agendas, please visit their website by going to: prayersurgenow.blogspot.com, or by going here.