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"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Focus on Israel

1. Ynetnews News - Inside 'the pit': Commander offers rare peek into IDF nerve center - Ynet News

There are no windows in Brigadier-General Yitzhak (Itzik) Turgeman's office. There is no mobile phone signal either. That's the way it is when you sit several floors underground, in the Kirya Base "pit." Some of the officers serving in this claustrophobic place, the General Staff's Operations Division, found a creative solution. They went up to the top floor of the adjacent General Staff tower, took a picture of the Tel Aviv landscape and hang the framed photo on the wall. It's as close as one can get to a window there.

The interview with Brig. Gen. Turgeman, head of the Operations Division, offers an extremely rare peek into his classified and unusual workspace. It's an underground maze of corridors, operations rooms, offices and conference rooms, including the chief of staff's emergency bureau.

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2. Israel destroys anti-aircraft battery in Syria after it fires at IDF jets - Times of Israel

Israeli Air Force jets attacked an anti-aircraft battery well inside Syria on Monday morning, after the surface-to-air system launched a missile at a different plane over the skies of Lebanon, the army said.

A military spokesperson said that "a number" of Israeli planes were flying over Lebanon as part of a "routine reconnaissance mission" on early Monday morning, when they came under attack by the Syrian anti-aircraft battery.

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3. Defense Minister: Europeans putting heads in the sand - Israel News

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman slammed Great Britain, France and Germany Saturday night for their opposition to the steps US President Donald Trump announced against the Iranian nuclear deal.

The leaders of the three European countries, whose companies have made massive business deals with Iran, issued a joint statement saying they "stand committed" to the deal and are concerned about the implications of Trump's refusal to back it.

"The Europeans continue to put their heads in the sand, exactly like they did before World War II," Liberman told Channel 2. "The leaders of Europe prefer to run away from reality." Liberman praised Trump for sending the Iran deal back to Congress for reevaluation, calling it a "courageous and correct decision." The defense minister added that "Israel must be ready to handle Iran by itself without the US."

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4. Hamas agrees to halt terrorist attacks from West Bank - Israel Hayom

As part of the intra-Palestinian reconciliation, Hamas has pledged not to perpetrate terrorist attacks from Judea and Samaria, the London-based pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported on Sunday. . .

According to the report on Sunday, Hamas has agreed to extend the truce it currently maintains with Israel in the Gaza Strip to the West Bank. A senior Hamas official told the paper that "there is an implicit understanding in the agreement that the truce will include Judea and Samaria, we want to give this reconciliation deal a chance and we are going to make sure Hamas is committed to a real partnership, even if the harassment and the arrests continue, and even if no prisoners are released."

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5. Rockets fired from Sinai towards southern Israel - Israel National News

Two rockets were fired on Sunday evening from the Sinai Peninsula towards the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel. The rockets appeared to have exploded in open areas, the IDF Spokesperson confirmed.

There were no reports of physical injuries or damages.

The Eshkol Regional Council noted that no rockets exploded near the communities in the region and that no special instructions were given to the residents following the attack.

The "Red Alert" incoming rocket siren was heard throughout the area before the rockets exploded.
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6. Palestinian caught trying to blow up Israeli court - World Israel News

A Palestinian terrorist attempted to blow up a military court in Samaria on Sunday, but Israeli forces securing the compound were successful in thwarting the attack.

The terrorist arrived at the courthouse and when he attempted to enter the compound the metal detector went off. A search of his clothing revealed he was carrying a pipe bomb.

The court was shut down, while sappers were alerted to the scene and safely dismantled the explosive charge.
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The Daily Brief

1. Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty in desertion case - Fox News

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty Monday at Fort Bragg to charges he endangered comrades by walking away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 -- the court case wrapping up three years after a stunning Rose Garden spectacle in which former President Barack Obama, flanked by Bergdahl's parents, triumphantly announced the soldier's release from captivity.

"I understand that leaving was against the law," said Bergdahl, whose decision to walk off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009 prompted intense search and recovery missions, during which some of his comrades were seriously wounded and other soldiers died. (Read more)

- Lord, we thank You that this chapter is closing, finally. We ask for justice in this situation, even as we remember the lives that were lost or wounded in the search for a deserter.

- "For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him."
(Isaiah 30:18d)

2. EU Vows to Save Iran Deal, Fears for North Korea Mediation - Jerusalem Post

The European Union vowed on Monday to defend a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and urged US lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions after President Donald Trump chose not to certify Tehran's compliance with the accord.

Germany and France led a chorus of warnings to the United States, normally the EU's closest foreign policy ally, that any weakening of the agreement to prevent Iran obtaining nuclear weapons could have serious consequences for peace.

As Europeans together, we are very worried that the decision of the US president could lead us back into military confrontation with Iran," German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told reporters at a meeting with his EU counterparts. (Read more)

- Lord, the EU must not interfere in the poorly crafted Nuclear Deal that left the world vulnerable to Iran's deceptions. We ask for You to show truth and change their hearts to follow Your will.

- " . . . for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure." (Philippians 2:13)

3. 'This is not the remnants of a hurricane, this IS a hurricane' - Red weather warning extended nationwide as Hurricane Ophelia barrels in- The Independent Irish News

Hurricane Ophelia will be the most severe weather event to his this country since Hurricane Debbie hit in 1961 - resulting in 15 deaths - Met Eireann has warned. This evening Met Eireann confirmed that a red weather warning has been extended nationwide.

Speaking on this evening's weather forecast, meteorologist Joanna Donnelly told viewers "this is not the remnants of a hurricane - this is a hurricane".

Every school and college in the country will remain closed tomorrow as a result, the Department of Education has said. The public have been urged not to make unnecessary journeys. Employers have also been urged to give their employees guidance how working arrangements have been affected in light of the national red warning. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray for Ireland in the wake of this hurricane. They have not had one there in many years, so preparations have been minimal. We ask for Your Presence and help in this time of trouble.

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

4. The Military Is Practicing Rapid Evacuations of Americans From South Korea - Time

The U.S. military will practice evacuating noncombatant Americans out of South Korea as tensions escalate over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. The annual drills, which will take place on Oct 23-27, aims to prepare "service members and their families to respond to a wide range of crisis management events such as noncombatant evacuation and natural or man-made disasters," the U.S. military said in a statement Monday. The U.S. military stressed in the statement that the exercise was a "routinely scheduled drill" and was not tied to current events.

"Although not directly tied to current geopolitical events, our forces must be ready in all areas," General Vincent K. Brooks, commander of United States Forces Korea, said. "This training is as important to readiness as our other routine events such as tank gunnery and fighter wing exercises." (Read more)

- Lord, we thank You that the US military and South Korea are cooperating on plans to protect their citizens in the event North Korea commits a horrifying nuclear act. Lord, large numbers of South Koreans are Christians, we ask for Your hedge of protections about them.

- "He shall call upon Me and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble."
(Psalm 91:15)

5. Louisiana oil rig explodes, at least 7 injured - Fox News

At least seven people are injured and one person is missing after an oil rig exploded Sunday night in Louisiana. Kenner Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Kriss Fortunato said that at least seven people were injured and authorities were actively searching for one missing person, The Times-Picayunereported.

Officials from the St. Charles Parish wrote on Facebook that "The Emergency Operations Center is aware that an oil platform is currently on fire in Lake Pontchartrain and that it caused the loud sound earlier tonight.

Officials are responding." The U.S. Coast Guard is also responding, according to a Facebook post from the Jefferson Parish. Rescue boats are being dispatched from the Kenner Boat Launch and officials with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office are assisting with rescue efforts, The Times-Picayune reported.

Mike Guillot, director of East Jefferson Emergency Medical Services said that the two individuals brought in are in stable condition but the other five brought to the University Medical Center are in critical condition with "blast type injuries and burns," the Times-Picayune reported. (Read more)

- Father, we pray not only for those who have been affected by this explosion, but that You would move to protect America's oil industry from eco-terrorists and others who wish to destroy the American economy.

- "Let Your work appear to Your servants." (Psalm 90:16a)

6. California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak - LA Times

California Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency Friday because of a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people in the state.

The declaration allows state health officials to buy additional doses of the hepatitis A vaccine to try to halt the outbreak, which is already the nation's second largest in more than two decades.

"We have the capacity to use as much vaccine as we can get our hands on," said Dr. Gil Chavez, state epidemiologist with the California Department of Public Health. The outbreak began in San Diego's homeless community late last year, but has since spread outside the region. Los Angeles and Santa Cruz counties are also now experiencing outbreaks. (Read more)

- Lord we stand in the gap for California, praying for Your mercy, asking for a move of Your Holy Spirit across the state. We lift up Your Bride in that state, whom You love; and we intercede for all who have not yet come to know you in salvation. In Your Name, amen.

- "Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous." Psalm 1:5

7. Mogadishu truck bomb: 500 casualties in Somalia's worst terrorist attack - Guardian

The death toll in the bombing that hit the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday continues to rise, with more than 300 people now believed to have been killed and hundreds more seriously injured. The scale of the loss makes the attack, which involved a truck packed with several hundred kilograms of military-grade and homemade explosives, one of the most lethal terrorist acts anywhere in the world for many years.

On Monday morning, Somalia's information minister announced that 276 people had died in the attack with at least 300 people injured. Within hours, however, Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of Amin ambulances, said his service had confirmed that 300 people died in the blast. "The death toll will still be higher because some people are still missing," Abdirahman told Reuters.

(Read more)

- Father, Somalia has been under horrific destruction for decades, primarily because of the influence of a false religion. We pray that Your Holy Spirit would be released into the nation, bringing Your truth and light to all.

- "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

8. Sen. Cochran out sick, illness threatens tax-related vote - CNN Affiliate

Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran remains ill and won't return to his Senate duties Monday as was expected, his office announced. The 79-year-old's absence raises doubts about the ability of GOP leaders to pass a key budget resolution -- a vote is planned later this week -- that is needed to advance tax reform, a top legislative priority for Republicans and President Donald Trump.

"Mrs. Cochran informed me late Saturday night that Senator Cochran has developed another urinary tract infection," said the statement from Cochran's chief of staff Brad White. "After a day of monitoring his condition, and on the advice of his physicians and other health care professionals, Senator Cochran has postponed his return to Washington. He will continue his recuperation at home in Mississippi." (Read more)

- Father, first we pray that You will grant Senator Cochran complete healing. Second, we ask that tax reform would pass, bringing much needed relief to Americans.

- "Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases." (Psalm 103:3)

9. North Korea rejects diplomacy with US for now, source says - CNN

A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal.

North Korea is not ruling out diplomacy, but "before we can engage in diplomacy with the Trump administration, we want to send a clear message that the DPRK has a reliable defensive and offensive capability to counter any aggression from the United States," the official said. The comments offer a sobering challenge to the US and the Trump administration which has offered mixed messages regarding diplomatic efforts with North Korea.

White House chief of staff John Kelly said last week that Americans should be concerned about North Korea's ability to reach the United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile, cryptically telling reporters that if the threat grows "beyond where it is today, well, let's hope that diplomacy works." (Read more)

- Lord, we ask that you protect all Western nations in the areas surrounding the Korean peninsula from any and all actions by the rogue North Korean Regime.

- "When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him." (Isaiah 59:19)

10. North Korea suspected source of 'mad dog' Trump leaflets - Fox News

First, there was "little rocket man." Now, Kim Jong Un has returned fire in the nickname game with "mad dog Trump." Pro-North Korean propaganda posters likening the U.S. president to a raging dog have begun popping up across the South Korean capital, Reuters reported Monday, citing social media posts and people that found them.

"Let's behead mad dog Trump for the future of a peaceful and warless world and mankind!" one bizarre poster pleads, showing the body of a dog with Trump's head, being decapitated by an axe. "Death to old lunatic Trump!" read another, which showed a North Korean soldier stomping on a head that appears to be Trump's. (Read more)

- Lord as the war of words continues, we ask that You will bring wisdom and peace into this conflict before it grows any wider.

- "A scoffer does not listen to rebuke." (Proverbs 13:1b)

The Daily Jot

Monday, October 9, 2017

The government schools in China and America

In September, China introduced education reform to teach students at all levels of its public school system to be "guided firmly to support" Communist Party of China leadership and "socialist core values." All textbooks will reflect this reform even more than they have over the past several decades. The New York Times reports that a teacher of fourth grade students in Yuqing County, China asked her students "Today's life is rich, blessed, happy and joyous. Where does our happy life come from? Who gave it to us?" To which a 9-year-old boy replied to great applause: "It comes from the blood of the revolutionary martyrs! From the Red Army!' Herein lies the peril of government-controlled schools.

America's Founding Fathers understood the dangers of a public school system as influenced by a federal government. It is why they insisted that schools be locally funded and administrated. Socialist and communist forces, however, found another way to attack our children. The teaching methods in public schools are deeply rooted in the Hegelian Dialectic as brought into the schools by John Dewey, co-author of the Humanist Manifesto, a socialist and considered the "Father of Education" by the National Education Association. Dewy and Horace Mann before him developed and perfected the curriculum to teach the teachers based on the socialist methods of German/Prussian philosophers such as Hegel.

In his book, "Public Education Against America, The Hidden Agenda," late Christian radio host Marlin Maddoux thoroughly documented how the public school system has been commandeered by the socialist left and is using a very sophisticated "Hegelian dialectic" seven-step method to reprogram your children. The first step is to get your child to choose his own set of values independent of his parents, the fifth step is to confess those values and the seventh step is to act on them as a way of life. All the while, the child is being moved specifically away from his Christian worldview into secular humanism. Mann opened the door to secularism in public schools and Dewy walked through it with socialist methods and teachings.

As evidenced by the mandate in China, progressives focus on public education because they know their success depends on shaping the minds of children, confusing them on their religion and morals, and dumbing them down to think that government has the answer to all things. This started in America by teaching the teachers these progressive methods and philosophies and populating them in local schools. The Department of Education's ability to grant federal money based on adherence to federal agendas was a natural work-around to nationalization of public schools. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceive you." Let us not be deceived into thinking public schools are bastions of truth and virtue, teaching reading, writing and arithmetic. They are socially engineering the generations very similar to communist China.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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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: 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.

Classic Hymns


"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows." (2 Corinthians 1:3,5)


Jesus, lover of my soul, let me to Thy bosom fly, While the nearer waters roll, while the tempest still is high. Hide me, O my Savior, hide, till the storm of life is past; Safe into the haven guide; O receive my soul at last.

Other refuge have I none, hangs my helpless soul on Thee; Leave, ah! leave me not alone, still support and comfort me. All my trust on Thee is stayed, all my help from Thee I bring; Cover my defenseless head with the shadow of Thy wing.

Wilt Thou not regard my call? Wilt Thou not accept my prayer? Lo! I sink, I faint, I fall-Lo! on Thee I cast my care; Reach me out Thy gracious hand! While I of Thy strength receive, Hoping against hope I stand, dying, and behold, I live.

Thou, O Christ, art all I want, more than all in Thee I find; Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, heal the sick, and lead the blind. Just and holy is Thy Name, I am all unrighteousness; False and full of sin I am; Thou art full of truth and grace.

Plenteous grace with Thee is found, grace to cover all my sin; Let the healing streams abound; make and keep me pure within. Thou of life the fountain art, freely let me take of Thee; Spring Thou up within my heart; rise to all eternity.


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Signs and Wonders

At least 23 killed as floods and landslides hit China, 2.8 million affected

At least 23 people have been killed since October 1, 2017 in six Chinese provinces after two waves of heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds caused floods and landslides
According to China's Ministry of Civil Affairs, the storms caused widespread damage in the provinces of Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Chongqing, Sichuan, and Shaanxi. As of 09:00 local time on October 9, there are 6 affected provinces, 17 prefectures, 81 counties (cities, districts) and 2 780 000 people. 23 people were killed, 34 000 were evacuated and 34 000 required rescue assistance. In addition, more than 5 200 houses collapsed and 24 000 were damaged. The direct economic loss is estimated at 3.26 billion yuan (US$490.3 million).
(The Watchers) To read this report, go here.
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"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

[Watch] What These Patriotic Coal Miners Do before Going Underground Will Make You Proud

[WYMT.com] One of the latest viral videos to make the social media rounds is of a shift crew of coal miners gathered for their daily safety meeting, held prior to descending into the mines.

Apparently, they're a pretty patriotic group as the video features miner Josh Stowers singing a stirring rendition of the National Anthem while the men bow their heads in respect.

It's a stark difference to what is taking place above ground-on the gridiron these days.

Fellow miner Shane Wriston, who posted the video, commented that there was 'no kneeling' during the singing of the Anthem.

By the way, Josh has an amazing voice! I wouldn't be surprised if-when this video finally makes it to the White House-he doesn't find his performance on the President's Twitter feed.

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