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Honoring President Trump
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Honoring President Trump:
A Special Edition
Tonight, as we began to research news for the Monday edition of the Daily Brief, it struck us that, in the past two days, we seem to have a NEW PRESIDENT -- one who now is "as bold as a lion" and who is fearlessly moving forward to begin to fulfill his promise to the American people to "Make America Great Again."
So . . . rather than wait for Monday, we offer all of this GOOD NEWS tonight, followed by some thoughts of our own that may provide a clue about how our Lord has begun to bring about this glorious transformation in the life of Donald J. Trump.
Please read on . . .
#1 - "We Worship God"
Trump To Values Voters:
In America 'We Don't Worship Government, We Worship God'
President Trump spoke to one of the most faithful blocs of his base on Friday, telling attendees of this year's Values Voter Summit that in America "we don't worship government, we worship God."
Trump was the first sitting president to address the annual gathering of Christian conservatives, and while he has had trouble enacting some of his campaign promises legislatively so far in his term, he has ticked off many boxes with the evangelical voters who helped propel him to the Oval Office.
"We know that it's the family and the church - not government officials - who know best how to create strong and loving communities," Trump said. (NPR) Read more.
To read the full transcript of the President's speech today at the Values Voters Summit, go here.
To view his speech, please go here.
- Father, we lift up full hearts of gratitude to You for answering our prayers - that our nation, and our President, would turn to You and honor Your Name.
- Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. (Psalm 33:12)
#2 - Unraveling Obamacare
Trump halts 'massive' Obamacare subsidies in surprise late-night announcement
Thwarted over and over in his effort to repeal and replace Obamacare by a unified Democratic Party and a handful of Republicans, President Trump is using his executive power to at least partially fulfill his major campaign promise. Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act "immediately," in a major blow to Obamacare that is likely to draw a legal challenge.
The president used the overnight decision to ramp up pressure on Democrats to negotiate a "fix" to the "imploding" health-care law. "The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding. Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance companies has stopped. Dems should call me to fix!" he said in a pre-dawn tweet on Friday. He added, "ObamaCare is a broken mess. Piece by piece we will now begin the process of giving America the great HealthCare it deserves!"
The Justice Department immediately notified a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., in connection with a related lawsuit, that an upcoming Oct. 18 payment "will not occur," reported Fox News. The White House said in a statement that the Department of Health and Human Services has determined there is no appropriation for so-called cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers under the Obamacare law. "We will discontinue these payments immediately," said acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan and Medicare administrator Seema Verma. (WND) Read more.
- Father, we pray this executive action will force Congress to follow through with their pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare for the benefit of all Americans.
- When a man makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said. (Numbers 30:2)
#3 - Severing Ties with UNESCO (Part One)
Trump pulls U.S. out of pro-abortion, pro-LGBT UN agency
President Trump is pulling the United States out of a UN agency that advocates for abortion, homosexuality, and radical sex education for young children. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has for years pushed for pro-abortion and pro-LGBT topics to be taught to children. The U.S. is concerned about "mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO," State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement this morning. "This decision was not taken lightly."
In 2016, UNESCO released a report saying children should receive "non-judgmental and accurate information on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression." The report called for this to be done "through information campaigns and partnerships with civil society and the wider school community." In 2014, UNESCO said an important part of educating children was teaching them to know how and where to obtain abortions and to be tolerant of homosexual behavior. (LifeSite News) Read more.
- Father, thank You for the consistent witness for life throughout the Trump Administration. We pray other nations will follow us as we withdraw from this ungodly agency.
- We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them. (1 John 5:18)
#4 - Decreeing: "Life Begins at Conception"
Trump administration: 'Life begins at conception'
The Department of Health and Human Services has published a draft of a new strategic plan that states in its introduction that life begins at conception. The personhood of the unborn child is central to the abortion debate - as even the justice who wrote the landmark Roe v. Wade opinion has acknowledged - because, if established in law, it would nullify a "right" to abortion.
The largely overlooked HHS strategic plan for 2018-22 states the agency "accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception." Bioethics specialist Wesley J. Smith, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism, wrote at National Review's The Corner blog that while life "beginning at conception" is a "fact of basic biological science," expect "the usual suspects to be furious about the proposal." (WND) Read more
- Giver of all Life, we pray Your blessing upon this strategic plan for all the ways it changes public policy regarding protection and care for the most vulnerable people in our nation.
- But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. (2 Corinthians 4:7)
#5 - Severing Ties with UNESCO (Part Two)
US announces withdrawal from UNESCO, cites 'anti-Israel bias
The United States announced Thursday that it is to withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), citing financial consideration, the need for reform and the organization's "continuing anti-Israel bias."
In a statement Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that the decision was "not taken lightly and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform within the organization and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO." (Times of Israel) Read more.
- Father, we pray this action to withdraw from UNESCO will ultimately lead to reform throughout this institution and respect for Israel's heritage.
- If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
#6 - Putting UN on Notice
After UNESCO bombshell, US envoy Haley warns UN of more trouble ahead
Hours after the Trump administration announced the US would be withdrawing from UNESCO, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, warned the world body that all its agencies are under similar scrutiny.
The State Department announced Thursday that the US is withdrawing from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), effective December 31, 2018, citing financial considerations, the need for reform and the organization's "continuing anti-Israel bias." The Israeli government promptly announced that it would follow suit. (Times of Israel) Read more
- Father, we pray these actions will lead to real change within the United Nations regarding institutional attitudes towards Israel.
- Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. (Isaiah 9:7)
#7 - Decertifying Iran's Nuclear Deal
Trump Threatens to Cancel Iran Nuclear Deal if It's Not Strengthened
President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to terminate the Iran nuclear deal if Congress doesn't strengthen it, warning the agreement was merely a "temporary delay" in Tehran's quest to obtain nuclear weapons.
In a speech at the White House laying out what he called a "new strategy" for dealing with Iran, Trump also accused Iran of violating both the letter and spirit of the deal and said the U.S. would impose new sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran's elite security and military organization.
By declining to certify that Iran is in compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement, Trump put its future squarely in the hands of Congress, which will now have to decide whether to attach new conditions to the agreement or reimpose sanctions on Iran with regard to the country's nuclear program. Those sanctions were lifted as part of the agreement, and reimposing them would effectively destroy the deal. (NBC News)
- Father, we pray the Senate will not continue to bind us to this agreement. We pray it be stamped "null and void" by the courts of Heaven.
- Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler. (Proverbs 6:5)
Clearly and seemingly since last weekend, our "king," President Donald Trump, is showing a new boldness, courage, and determination to carry his own agenda forward to "Make America Great Again" -- no matter what.
We such a sudden shift in his own leadership, something has surely been released so that "every chain" that has hindered him in the past is now BROKEN!
We wonder tonight if that mysterious "something" might just be the 72 hours of WORSHIP that was released on the National Mall last weekend . . . called AWAKEN THE DAWN!
As we all entered the city with great joy, blessed all of the 50 states as we marched down the center of the mall, and worshiped the King, day and night for 72 hours, we often sang out loud: 'BREAK EVERY CHAIN'!
Could it be that this huge worshipfest has indeed unleashed heaven to come down, breaking every chain, and beginning with that which had surrounded our President?
Could it be?
If so, PRAISE GOD!
Establishing the Frequency of Heaven
Establishing the Frequency of Heaven
It is written, "The Lord inhabits the praises of His people." (Psalm 22:3)
As we worship our Lord, in spirit and in truth, we establish the frequency of heaven in our midst, as God established His Holy work -- His blueprint -- on earth!
That frequency was clearly established on the National Mall last weekend -- bringing Heaven to Earth and setting the captives free!
Honoring David's Tent
Honoring David's Tent
Of course, those of us who live here in the Washington area are well aware that Awaken the Dawn didn't "just happen" overnight. Rather, this move of worship has come on the foundation so faithfully laid by Jason Hershey and the staff at David's Tent who have also established a center of worship on the Mall over the past five years . . . because "He is worthy!"
Line upon line and precept upon precept, our Heavenly Father has been laying a sure foundation which has now led us up to this point in time. Our Father IS a "Kingdom- building" carpenter! Amen!
So tonight, we say THANK YOU:
-- to Jason Hershey and his staff at David's Tent for being so faithful in obeying their call. (For more, please go here.)
-- to David Bradshaw and all who made Awaken the Dawn a reality. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
-- and to YOU, our 5,000 readers, spread across the land, and worshiping our Lord where you are, too. PLEASE NEVER STOP WORSHIPING OUR GREAT GOD JEHOVAH!
Together, let's all continue to permeate our land with the FREQUENCY OF HEAVEN . . . His shalom, amen.
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