Thursday, August 24, 2017

CHPP Daily Brief "Praying for All in Authority" Thursday, August 24, 2017

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"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, August 24, 2017

"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?" (Psalm 8:3,4)

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Focus on Israel

1. Palestinians give Trump 45 days to support two-state solution
- World Israel News

The Palestinians will present President Donald Trump's negotiating team with an ultimatum at their upcoming meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, will arrive in the region on Thursday accompanied by special envoy for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt and Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser. The team, hoping to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah before heading to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan and Egypt.

The ultimatum states that unless progress is made within 45 days on launching talks with the Israelis, the Palestinians will consider themselves no longer committed to the US mediation and will turn to an alternative plan to push for unilateral United Nations recognition of a Palestinian state.

(Read more)

2. Outside Jerusalem's Old City, a once-in-a-lifetime find of ancient Greek inscription - Times of Israel

An extremely rare ancient early Christian Greek inscription has been discovered about a kilometer north of Jerusalem's Old City. The once-in-a-lifetime dream archaeological find was discovered by chance during infrastructure work for a phone cable.

The intact 1,500-year-old mosaic was uncovered in the flooring of what is thought to have been a pilgrim hostel during the reign of the Byzantine emperor Justinian. Israel Antiquities Authority director of excavation David Gellman was supervising the salvage dig ahead of the placement of Partner communications cable infrastructure outside American Consulate buildings in East Jerusalem.

Gellman called the find "extremely exciting," saying that "it's not every day that one finds an inscription - a 'direct letter' from someone - from 1,500 years ago."

(Read more)

3. In Russia, PM warns Iran's growing Syria role threatens Israel - Israel Hayom

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on a short visit to Russia on Wednesday, where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders, who met at the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, discussed regional security issues, mainly Iran's increased presence in Syria and Lebanon, Israel's neighbors to the north.

Several senior defense officials joined Netanyahu's trip, including Mossad Director Yossi Cohen, Director of Military Intelligence Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi and newly appointed National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat. Environmental Protection Minister Zeev Elkin is part of the delegation, as well.

Netanyahu and Putin met at noon, Wednesday. Their meeting was followed by a meeting of the larger forum of Israeli and Russian defense officials.

(Read more)

4. East Jerusalem teen indicted for planning to use pipe bombs against Israeli forces - Jerusalem Online

An indictment was filed on Wednesday against a 17-year-old East Jerusalem resident who allegedly made pipe bombs that he planned to throw at Israeli security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint. According to the indictment, the defendant wanted to avenge the death of his cousin, who was eliminated by security forces when she was carrying out a stabbing attack. The prosecution has asked that he remain in police custody until the end of the legal proceedings.

The indictment claims that the defendant asked a friend to purchase 100 M16 bullets for him. After his friend bought the bullets, the two went to an open field and collected the gunpowder from them.

(Read more)

5. PFLP threatens to harm Knesset members - Israel National News

The Abu Ali Mustapha Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist group, is threatening to harm Knesset members based on intelligence information it has obtained.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the group said that one of its units which deals with electronic security has managed to obtain a database of all MKs, including residential addresses, e-mail addresses and other personal information.

"Our message on memorial day (the day in which PFLP leader Abu Ali Mustapha was eliminated -ed.), which is directed at the leaders of the criminal occupation, is that our response is still continuing and did not end after the fall of our leader Abu Ali Mustapha, who planted in our hearts the love for the homeland, the sacrifice, the struggle and not the bargaining. There is no place immune to the beatings of the forces of the struggle. We are behind you everywhere and in every arena," the statement said.
(Read more)

6. Trump response to racist rally 'wasn't fine,' says US ambassador to Israel - World Israel News

Speaking with a reporter at a ceremony marking the arrival of 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft purchased by El Al at Ben-Gurion Airport, David Friedman, Trump's Israel ambassador, said the president is doing a good job but is treated unfairly by the media and should be given a chance.

Asked, however, if he agreed with Trump's statement after the August 12 Charlottesville rally, where white supremacists marched, chanting racist and anti-Semitic slogans, and which ended with the death of a 32-year-old counter-protester, Friedman said, "I think the reaction wasn't fine, but, you know, I'd rather talk about Boeing today."
(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. Anti-Trumpers Seek Regime Change As They Plan Nationwide Protests - Daily Caller

A group of anti-Trump protesters hopes to revive tactics of the Occupy Wall Street movement in November in order to get the president out of office. The self-described "resistance" force announced they plan to not only continue their campaign to protest the president until he is removed from office, but they hope to double down on their efforts by creating several longer lasting protests in which individuals occupy a set space for weeks or months at a time, according to a report from Politico Wednesday.

"We must begin in the key cities with several thousand people in each," Organizer Andy Zee said about the plan. "We can imagine the protest site alive with serious discussions and debates over the big issues of the day, strategizing about the road forward in our struggle to drive out the regime."

The resistance groups held meetings in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Austin, Texas over the weekend, and plan to copy Occupy Wall Street tactics to occupy a large piece of land in several cities across the country until Trump is either removed from office or resigns. (Read more)

- Father, we pray the American people will be so upset with these protests that they will never make the mistake of putting these people in power again.

- Don't befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul. (Proverbs 22:24-25)

2. Trump turns up heat on Senate Republican foes - Fox News

President Trump has dramatically ratcheted up criticism of his Senate Republican detractors, going after Arizona's senators at Tuesday's freewheeling Phoenix rally and following up with an accusation on Twitter that GOP leaders are "just wasting time" if they don't scrap the filibuster. "If Republican Senate doesn't get rid of the Filibuster Rule & go to a simple majority, which the Dems would do, they are just wasting time!" Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.

The president has suggested before that GOP leaders like Senate boss Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., should nix the rules allowing the minority party to demand a 60-vote threshold for controversial legislation - a highly sensitive issue on Capitol Hill, amid concerns that doing so could someday hurt Republicans. But Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with his stalled legislative agenda, suggesting Republicans in Congress could end the logjam by changing the rules. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for President Trump's agenda to move through Congress quickly. We pray the Senate and House will do their jobs, passing legislation the nation needs.

- And may the Lord make us keep our promises to each other, for he has witnessed them. (1 Samuel 20:23)

3. NYT: McConnell, Trump Not Speaking, Locked in 'Cold War' - World Net Daily

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are locked in a "Cold War" battle that is putting the Republican agenda in peril, The New York Times reported. Trump has publicly and privately berated McConnell over his failure to rally his Republican members - who hold a slim 52-48 majority - into support of a repeal and replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act. And McConnell has expressed concerns Trump - a newcomer to politics - is not educating himself on how governing works.

According to the Times, the two men have not spoken to each other in weeks. Before that, many of their conversations were punctuated with angry words. At one point, they even got into a "profane shouting match" over the phone when the president called to berate McConnell over the failure of the Obamacare repeal effort. In addition to Trump's anger over the failure to repeal and replace Obamacare, the president also feels McConnell has not done enough to stem the probes into possible connections between his campaign and Russian officials, the newspaper reported.

For his part, McConnell is angry over Trump's threats to Senate Republicans who refuse to give him their complete backing and his criticism of Senate rules. The majority leader also has expressed doubts whether Trump will be able to lead the party heading into the 2018 midterm elections. Some of McConnell's concerns stem from Trump's statements in the wake of the Charlottesville protests saying there were good and bad people on both sides. (Read more)

- Father, we pray You would heal this rift between our leaders and get them focused on doing "the People's work".

- Remind everyone about these things, and command them in God's presence to stop fighting over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them. (2 Timothy 2:14)

4. Navy 7th Fleet Commander Relieved of Command Following Pacific Collisions - Washington Free Beacon

The U.S. Navy announced this week that the Seventh Fleet commander has been relieved of command due to a "loss of confidence." Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin was relieved of command in the wake of the most recent collision in the Pacific. On Monday, the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Scott Swift made the announcement in an official statement Tuesday.

Aucoin has been replaced by Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer, who has already been nominated and confirmed for the position. Sawyer assumed command immediately and was promoted to vice admiral.

The United States Seventh Fleet is based in Japan and includes both the USS John S. McCain and the USS Fitzgerald, another guided missile destroyer involved in a collision with a merchant vessel in June. The Fitzgerald collision resulted in the death of seven Navy sailors, and the McCain collision has, to date, left 10 Navy sailors dead or missing. Several of the top officers aboard the Fitzgerald were relieved of shipboard duty. (Read more)

- Father, we pray these investigations will provide conclusive evidence for these two naval collisions and prevent such events from happening in the future.

- You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas. (Psalm 65:5)

5. Federal Judge To IRS: Reveal The Names Of Those Who Targeted Conservative Organizations - Town Hall

Well, the time has come for the Internal Revenue Service to name the specific employees that were targeting conservative groups. The government agency has been embroiled in controversy ever since it was revealed that certain groups were subjected to intense vetting concerning obtaining 501(c)(4) nonprofit status. Almost every group that was targeted was politically conservative in nature. Cortney wrote last year that in total, 426 groups were targeted.

Judge Walton said the IRS has until October 16 to comply with the order. (Read more)

- Father, we pray justice will be served to every government employee who abuses their power. We lift up each word and deed to You and pray You will expose it all.

- While their hatred may be concealed by trickery, their wrongdoing will be exposed in public. (Proverbs 26:26)

6. Democrat Senator Menendez Enters 'Not Guilty' Plea During Corruption Trial - Washington Times

Sen. Robert Menendez entered a fresh "not guilty" plea in his corruption trial Tuesday as jury selection got underway in New Jersey in what is shaping up as an embarrassing show for national Democrats. As Mr. Menendez's colleagues return to Washington on Sept. 6 from a long summer vacation, the three-term senator will be staring down prosecutors who accuse him of taking gifts and trips from a wealthy donor, in exchange for political favors.

The trial could last months, and a conviction could send shock waves through New Jersey and Washington, forcing appointment of a midstream replacement. "Obviously we're all waiting to see what happens with the outcome," Sen. Ben Cardin, Maryland Democrat, said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program Tuesday. "This has been going on now for two and a half years. So I think we're all pleased to see that hopefully this will come to an end." The new "not guilty" plea came during closed proceedings, The Associated Press reported, calling it an unusual move for the judge to close the courtroom. (Read more)

- Father, we know Senator Menendez has broken with fellow Democrats through his support for Israel and opposition to the Iran deal. We pray for true justice to prevail and for You to ultimately reward him for his courage.

- The first to speak in court sounds right- until the cross-examination begins. (Proverbs 18:17)

7. Report: Investigators Probing Whether DWS's Arrested IT Aides Sold Sensitive Data to Foreign Intel Agencies - Town Hall

If you're playing catch-up on this burgeoning scandal, read Andy McCarthy's summary, and these details of Debbie Wasserman Schultz's bizarre behavior throughout the imbroglio -- including refusing to fire the staffers even after it was clear that they were under FBI investigation, then shifting her tone and story regarding her obsession with a confiscated laptop.

She played the crude 'Islamophobia' card in an attempt to explain away her actions vis-a-vis her Pakistani-American staffers, but that spin both ignored the mounting evidence against them and smeared fellow Congressional Democrats who severed ties with the team once the federal probe came to light. A fresh report from the New York Post quotes sources who say investigators are now looking into whether the Awan cabal sold stolen data from Congressional offices to foreign intelligence services.

The second country named is likely to raise eyebrows: Federal authorities are investigating whether sensitive data was stolen from congressional offices by several Pakistani-American tech staffers and sold to Pakistani or Russian intelligence, knowledgeable sources say. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for a complete and exhaustive investigation to uncover all wrongdoing. We pray only trustworthy people will be allowed access to sensitive government information.

- An employer who hires a fool or a bystander is like an archer who shoots at random. (Proverbs 26:10)

8. Iran warns it can make weapons-grade material in days if nuke deal scotched - Times of Israel

Iran's atomic chief warned Tuesday the Islamic Republic needs only five days to ramp up its uranium enrichment to 20 percent, a level at which the material could be used for a nuclear weapon. The comments by Ali Akbar Salehi to Iranian state television come as US President Donald Trump repeatedly has threatened to renegotiate or walk away from the 2015 nuclear deal.

Salehi's warning, along with recent comments by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, show Iran is willing to push back against Trump while still acknowledging they want to keep the deal, which lifted crippling economic sanctions on the country. "If there is a plan for a reaction and a challenge, we will definitely surprise them," said Salehi, who also serves as one of Rouhani's vice presidents. "If we make the determination, we are able to resume 20 percent-enrichment in at most five days." (Read more)

- Father, You set up kings and depose them. We pray for You to change Iran, freeing her people and neutralizing this nuclear threat.

- He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. (Daniel 2:21)

9. Exclusive: U.S. to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt aid - Reuters

The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The decision reflects a U.S. desire to continue security cooperation as well as frustration with Cairo's stance on civil liberties, notably a new law that regulates non-governmental organizations that is widely seen as part a growing crackdown on dissent, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

U.S. officials were especially unhappy that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in May allowed the NGO law to go into effect. Human rights groups and activists have said that it effectively bans their work and makes it harder for charities to operate. Egyptian officials had assured U.S. officials earlier this year that the law, which restricts NGO activity to developmental and social work and introduces jail terms of up to five years for non-compliance, would not go through, the sources said. (Read more)

- Father, we pray our important ally, Egypt, will receive the aid they need. We know many NGOs are front organizations undermining governments around the world. We pray our State department will recognize Egypt's sovereign right to limit these organizations.

- When a king sits on his throne to judge, he knows evil when he sees it.
(Proverbs 20:8)

10. UN: Boko Haram use of kids as 'human bombs' soars in 2017 - Ynet News

UNICEF is reporting a four-fold increase in use of children as "human bombs" by the radical Boko Haram group in northeastern Nigeria already this year compared to all of 2016. UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado says she has no explanation for the increase to 83 such "human bomb" children, two-thirds of them girls, compared to 19 total children last year. She said Boko Haram does not always claim responsibility for such attacks typically against civilian targets, but no other groups are known to use the tactic.

A side-effect is that "many children who have managed to get away from captivity face rejection when they try to reintegrate into their communities." The UN estimates the insurgency has displaced 1.7 million people and left an estimated 20,000 people dead since 2009. (Read more)

- Father, we pray Your deliverance for the nation of Nigeria from the scourge of Boko Haram. We pray for Your protection over the children and acceptance for those who escape.

- We have become orphans without a father, our mothers are like widows. (Lamentations 5:3)

The Daily Jot

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The greater hate

Along about 1992, I was running for reelection as Chairman of the Republican Party in Frederick County, Va. My wife was very pregnant with our son, Christian. The KKK decided to take over the party. They started by sending messages that I didn't know how many of them were secretly on the county committee. I went public, saying that the Republican Party was not a party of hate and that it would never be taken over by the KKK. These thugs posted KKK "guards" at the end of my driveway and harassed my pregnant wife every time she did anything outside or went to town. It was well publicized and a time in our lives where we saw the hateful hearts of racists. I ran a strong campaign and defeated them soundly.

To me, groups like the KKK, white supremacists, Nazis should not be protected by the First Amendment. I feel pretty much the same way about communists, Muslim Brotherhood, Black Panthers, Antifa and a few others. These groups are fueled by hate for someone or some thing, but in reality, they seek to overthrow the Republic and establish a dictatorial rule where those that don't agree with them are executed-don't believe me? Check your history and what their leaders have said. Unfortunately, the First Amendment protects the free speech and peaceable assembly of these groups. Normally, wherever they go, violence follows. And when you get two opposing hate groups together, violence is the rule.

In Charlottesville, Va., white supremacists applied for and received a legal permit to peaceably assemble. Antifa did not. Antifa, as it has done across the nation in many instances, pressed the violence against the white supremacists and one of their protestors was killed. Politicians and the media reasoned that Antifa was standing up against racism and bigotry, as should every American, and, therefore, held the moral ground. President Donald Trump said both sides were at fault, so the politicians and the media labeled him a racist. This begs the question then: Are white supremacists groups fair game, no longer protected by the First Amendment? If not, who determines the greater hate?

Antifa, a self-proclaimed body of communists and anarchists against fascism, works in collaboration with the former "president's" Organization for America-a George Soros funded entity. On there are five pages documenting Antifa violence. A petition on now has over 260,000 signatures to declare Antifa a terrorist group. Yet the media and politicians refuse to denounce it, and hail it as standing against hate and bigotry. I agree that all Americans should stand against racism, bigotry and hatred. I have lived my life by it. Jesus told us about the two great commandments-Love God with all your heart, and "Love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39)." Though others are about a greater hate, let us be measured by the greater love.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson



Issued by: Pastor Mario Bramnick

There has been an all-out assault against our President in an attempt to undermine his authority and to overturn the results of the election. God sovereignly chose Donald J. Trump to be our President for this hour. This is a season of spiritual restoration of our nation.

The Democratic Party, with operatives from the Deep State, propaganda laced liberal media and left wing radical organizations, have coalesced to undermine our President, deceive the people and now target conservative and Christian leadership.

The White House Faith Advisory Council has been targeted by the liberal media. CNN has published a fake news article recklessly listing Christian pro-family organizations, such as Family Research Council, as active "hate groups" throughout the nation by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). CNN has caused a serious security threat to Christian organizations and other pro-family organizations, especially after the recent Charlottesville tragedy.

The enemy's plan is to:

1. Falsely paint our president as a White supremacist sympathizer and racist

2. Target all those who voted for President Trump or support him as racists

3. Target all conservatives and Christians as racist

The Apostle Paul in 1Cor 16:9 stated that "a wide door of opportunity has opened to me, yet there are many adversaries." In the midst of the adversaries, the Lord has given us an open door. Last month the Lord gave us a prophetic word "I am releasing a second wind on my people. Set the sails of your soul to receive the second wind and you will reach your destination."
. . .
Please consider sending this eblast to mobilize on your intercessory networks for increased prayer for:

1. The President and Administration

2. The Faith Advisory Council

3. Christian Leadership

4. Exposure of Haman's spirit in Government, Media, Academia and Corporate America

5. Bind Spirits of Leviathan, Jezebel and witchcraft seeking to destroy our nation

6. Decree God's outpouring for reformation and revival in our nation

(To read Mario's entire message, please go here.)

Mario Bramnick, Esquire
Latino Coalition for Israel, President
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Big News from NDP!

Big News from the National Day of Prayer!

National Day of Prayer Announces Dr. Ronnie Floyd as new President!

Dear Friends,

We want to share with you some very exciting news being announced today across the nation. As you know, National Day of Prayer has been in a period of transition. After seeking the Lord's leading, and with much godly counsel, our National Day of Prayer Board of Directors is pleased to announce that, effective today, Dr. Ronnie Floyd will assume the role of President of the National Day of Prayer.

As we step into this new phase of carrying on this mission and legacy, we believe that we couldn't have found a man more passionate or dedicated to prayer and spiritual awakening than Ronnie Floyd. Throughout his life he has demonstrated that he is a leader with a unique calling to unify others to pray for our nation and its spiritual awakening.

We will never know on this side of heaven how many lives have been impacted by this powerful movement of prayer. We are grateful for leaders like Vonette Bright and Shirley Dobson, who provided leadership for decades, and Anne Graham Lotz, who provided leadership in a major time of transition in our ministry. We are confident that Dr. Floyd will build on their legacy, and lead us forward in these turbulent times to become a movement of prayer that goes far beyond a day in May. Never before has our nation needed prayer like we do today, and the need for National Day of Prayer in our nation has never been greater.

Please keep Dr. Floyd in your prayers as he assumes this important leadership role and continues his vital ministry as Senior Pastor at Cross Church in northwest Arkansas. Also, pray for our NDP staff and Board as we move together under Dr. Floyd's leadership into a new day for prayer in our nation.

(Published by the National Day of Prayer Task Force, Tuesday, August 22, 2017)

To read more about this transition, go here.

Statement by Anne Graham Lotz, Chairperson
National Day of Prayer
August 22, 2017

To read this elegant statement by Anne Graham Lotz, please go here.

More Daily Features

More Daily Features

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- The Persecuted Church
- Classic Hymns
- Signs and Wonders
- The Good News Corner
- Worship with Us Today!

Prayers for 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: -- 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.

Classic Hymns


"He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him." (Psalm 126:6)

Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.


Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves,
Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves,

Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the shadows,
Fearing neither clouds nor winter's chilling breeze;
By and by the harvest, and the labor ended,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.


Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
Though the loss sustained our spirit often grieves;
When our weeping's over, He will bid us welcome,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.



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About the Author:

Words: Knowles Shaw, 1874.

Melody: George A. Mi­nor, 1880

Signs and Wonders

Remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey Gain Strength and Hurricane Watch
Is Posted

The remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey gained strength in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, prompting tropical storm and hurricane watches for heavy rains, strong winds and flooding that could threaten the Gulf Coast over the next 48 hours, forecasters said.

The National Hurricane Center had said the storm could make landfall, affecting the cities of Corpus Christi, Tex., Houston and New Orleans, among others.

The center updated its advisories on Wednesday, saying hurricane conditions were possible by Friday for coastal areas from Port Mansfield, Tex., northeast to San Luis Pass, which is 25 miles southwest of Galveston, Tex.

Tropical storm and storm surge watches were in effect from the mouth of the Rio Grande to Port Mansfield, and from San Luis Pass to 60 miles northeast to High Island, Tex., it said. A life-threatening storm surge was possible from rising water moving inland along the coastline, the center said. (Read more)

"I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke." (Acts 2:19)

The Good News Corner

10,000 Surrender to Christ at Latest Greg Laurie Crusade

During a week when America struggled to make sense of the hatred and violence perpetrated by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, more than 92,000 people gathered at Angel Stadium of Anaheim this past weekend, Aug. 18 - 20, to hear a message of hope and unity in Christ presented by Pastor Greg Laurie at his annual Southern California Harvest Crusade outreach. Another 46,972 attended the crusade via a live internet broadcast.

Now in its 28th year, the 2017 SoCal Harvest featured a nightly message from Laurie about the hope that can be found in a relationship with Christ, and his Friday-night talk titled "A Second Chance for America" gave mention of current events. The Los Angeles Times (Aug. 19, 2017) wrote, "Laurie began his evening-the highlight of the event-by addressing the racial and political division that's troubled the nation this week. He spoke about the tensions of the 1960s and his own troubled past, doing drugs and being 'filled with hate.'"

"When you become a Christian, those barriers come down," he said. "Racial barriers come down, prejudice comes down."

During his message, Laurie said, "Our country is divided. For a follower of Jesus Christ, there is no place for racism, bigotry or prejudice of any kind. I see these people carrying crosses, wearing swastikas, talking about white supremacy. There is no superior race. We are all part of the human race."

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Capitol Hill Prayer Partners (CHPP) is a ministry which is positioned on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., helping members of the Body of Christ to "pray for those in authority over us" in our federal government. Our primary purpose is to offer intercession on site for the members of Congress and their staffs each day that the Senate and the House of Representatives are in session; and our chief prayer focus is that "God's will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." [Matthew 6:10].

Because Jesus Christ has shed His blood for all, we, too, pray for ALL, in a nonpartisan manner. Also, because the scriptures indicate that "the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 4:17), we are confident that fervent prayer, offered in the halls of the highest chambers of government in our land, can avail much for America. Capitol Hill Prayer Partners welcomes those who feel called to join us, engaging in this strategic work of intercession for our nation: "For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God." [Romans 13:1]
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