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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Monday, October 30, 2017

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The President's Asia Trip

The President's Asia Trip

1. Trump's Asia trip: Stops in Japan, China and beyond - Fox News

President Donald Trump is slated to visit Hawaii this week as part of a trip that will take him to five Asian countries: Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. "The president's trip will focus on three goals," National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters Thursday during a White House briefing. "First, strengthening international resolve to denuclearize North Korea. Second, promote a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Third, advance American prosperity through fair and reciprocal trade and economic practices."

"President Trump will reiterate the plain fact that North Korea threatens not just our allies South Korea, Japan and the U.S.," but, McMaster said, is also "a threat to the entire world." McMaster also said that Trump "will continue to call on all responsible nations, especially those with the most influence over North Korea, to isolate the North Korean regime economically and politically." (Read more)

- Father God, send Your angel army to protect President Trump and all those with him as he visits Asia. Let his words, actions and footsteps be guided by Your plan for this trip. His has an agenda and we pray that it will be Your agenda. You are the peace maker. May the peoples of every nation find that peace as only You can give, by receiving You as their Savior and their Lord. Bless our president and bless those You put in his path. You have blessed America with a Christian president and a Christian First Lady. Praise and honor to You, our Lord and Savior.

- "God be merciful to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us, Selah. That Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You shall judge the people righteously, And govern the nations on earth. Selah" (Psalm 67:1-4)

2. Trump ready for 'busy' leg of Asia trip, after informal talks in Japan on trade, North Korea - Fox News

President Trump on Sunday discussed trade and North Korea problems over golf and dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as a prologue to the most critical stretch of the president's 12-day Asia trip that starts Monday with formal talks in Tokyo.

"We are in the midst of discussions on many subjects, including North Korea and trade and other things," Trump said before the dinner in Tokyo with first lady Melania Trump and Abe's wife, Akie Abe. "But time is a little bit limited. Tomorrow's a busy day."

To be sure, formal talks between Trump and Abe, who appear to have a solid diplomatic relationship, begin in Tokyo with tensions running high about North Korea. The two world leaders are expected to focus on how to present a united front to stop North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear arsenal -- made clear recently by leader Kim Jong Un's repeated nuclear and ballistic-missile tests.

Trump will be looking for Japan to limit trade with neighboring North Korea, to squeeze the rogue nation economically, while Abe wants reassurances that the United States will stand by its treaty obligations to defend Japan if attacked.

After visiting Japan, Trump then travels to South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (Read more)

- Father, we hear the heart of our "king," stating that he will now face a jam-packed schedule of high-level, strategic meetings for the remainder of his trip to Asia. We ask, first, that You would intervene, so that every minute will count for Your kingdom purposes during this journey. And Lord God, we ask again and again and again for the protection of Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States, amen.

- "So the Lord preserved David [President Trump] wherever he went." (I Chronicles 18:6)

3. Trump, Putin to meet and discuss North Korea - CNN

President Donald Trump will seek to enlist his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin this week on a mission to confront an increasingly truculent North Korea during their second face-to-face meeting.

Trump said aboard Air Force One as he winged toward Japan on Sunday that he expected the sit-down to occur on the sidelines of a summit for Asia-Pacific leaders in Vietnam, which is due to begin Thursday.

Putin will be just one of the world leaders Trump hopes to pull toward a more aggressive posture against Pyongyang during a marathon 13-day tour of Asia that began Sunday.

"We want Putin's help on North Korea, and we'll be meeting with a lot of different leaders," Trump said midway through the eight-hour flight to Tokyo from Honolulu, where he'd spent the night.

The United States will determine "very soon" whether to designate North Korea a state sponsor of terror, a senior administration official said on Sunday. "The administration and Secretary (of State Rex) Tillerson and others in the administration are looking very closely right now whether to designate North Korea a state sponsor of terror," the official said. "I would expect an answer very quickly." (Read more)

- Father God, we ask a "double measure" of Your wisdom to rest upon President Trump when he meets with the Russian president this week. May all communication between these two leaders be clear and transparent, with no hidden agendas in the background. Thank You, Lord, for leading our president in all he does, and for answering our prayers, amen.

- "Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go." (Isaiah 48:17)

4. President Trump lays wreath at USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor - ABC News

President Donald Trump this weekend kicks off his inaugural visit to Asia, but he first stopped in Hawaii on Friday to visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor and to receive a briefing from U.S. Pacific Command.

The president and first lady Melania Trump participated in a wreath laying ceremony inside the USS Arizona Memorial in honor of the more than 2,400 Americans who died in the attack by Japan. In a somber moment, the two then tossed white flower petals onto the sunken USS Arizona, and stood back to view the underwater battleship as the petals drifted away. They were accompanied by U.S. Pacific Commander Admiral Harris.

This was the president's first visit to Pearl Harbor -- something he described during the U.S. Pacific Command briefing as something he's "read about, spoken about, heard about, studied, but I haven't seen," adding the visit "is going to be very exciting for me." (Read more)

- Father, we thank You that President Trump has taken the time during his tour to Asia to visit Hawaii and to honor those who fell in Pearl Harbor in the defense of our freedom. Thank You, Lord, amen.

- "Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them." (Revelation 14:13)

Focus on Israel

1. Lebanon PM Hariri resigns, assails Iran and Hezbollah - Reuters

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world.

His resignation, a big surprise to Beirut's political establishment, brought down the coalition government and plunged Lebanon into a new political crisis.

It thrust Lebanon into the front line of a regional competition between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Iran that has also buffeted Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Bahrain. A Saudi government minister said Hariri was in Riyadh to ensure his safety.

(Read more)

2. Hariri's speech: An accurate description of Israel's northern challenge - Ynet News

Israel's finest speech writers couldn't have produced a better speech for Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri against Hezbollah and Iran.

The speech accurately described, in a disparaging manner, the challenge presented to Israel and the entire Middle East by the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah axis. It concluded a week of turbulent events in the north, which appeared to be unrelated at first, but all point to the extremely explosive situation in the region and-most importantly-mark the end of the civil war in Syria, with its implications on Lebanon as well.

(Read more)

3. Putin positions himself as Middle East broker as US retreats - Times of Israel

BEIRUT (AP) - After watching for years as the United States called the shots in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin is seizing the reins of diplomacy in the Middle East, establishing footholds and striking alliances with unlikely partners.

From the battlefields of Syria to its burgeoning relationships with Iran and Turkey to its deepening ties with Saudi Arabia, Russia is stepping in to fill a void left by the United States first under the Obama administration and now in the vastly inconsistent and largely hands-off policies of Donald Trump.

Embroiled in controversy at home and loath to engaging in the strife-riddled region beyond fighting the Islamic State group, Trump has largely stayed on the sidelines of attempts to help find a political settlement for Syria's long-running civil war. Those efforts are now led by Russia, in partnership with Iran and Turkey, organizing local cease-fires and creating "de-escalation zones" that have significantly reduced the violence in the country. Russia's role in Syria has raised its international profile and allowed it to claim fighting terrorist groups such as the Islamic State group while it shored up President Bashar Assad's government.

(Read more)

4. Iranian leader urges all Muslims to fight Israel - Times of Israel

Iran's top religious and political leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged all Muslims to engage in "different methods" of fighting against Israel.

In a letter to the International Union of Resistance Scholars, a group that has convened anti-Israel gatherings in the past, Khamenei wrote that the "unforgettable responsibility" for removing Israel "rests upon the shoulders of the entire Muslim world."

The letter, which appears in English translation on Khamenei's official website, is addressed to the union's chairman, Lebanese Sunni cleric Sheikh Maher Hamoud. Hamoud, who hails from Sidon in southern Lebanon, advocates an end to the Sunni-Shiite rift and a refocusing of Muslim attention on the Palestinian cause.

(Read more)

5. In big anniversary year for Israel, Christian Zionists see signs of the Messiah - Times of Israel

Diehard Jewish state supporters believe prophecies are being fulfilled, 100 years after Balfour Declaration and 50 years after Six Day War

Every half century, many Christian Zionists believe, history makes a concerted push toward its endpoint: the return of the Messiah to Jerusalem. According to this pattern, something momentous should happen to Israel before the end of 2017.

"Reading Israel's modern history, there seems to be something unusual in 50-year cycles," said David Parsons, the vice president of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem. "It means we should expect something incredible to happen this year to further propel Jerusalem and Israel into its prophetic destiny."
(Read more)

6. Following USA's UNESCO Pull-Out, Haley Puts UN Human Rights Council on Notice - Breaking Israel News

Following the United States' withdrawal from one United Nations body last month, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that unless the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) reforms its Israel-bashing ways, the US will leave it as well.

Among the US's demanded reforms is the removal of Item 7, a permanent agenda point requiring discussion of Israel's actions in Judea and Samaria at every single UNHRC session. Item 7 is essentially a built-in forum for criticizing Israel.

The US also wants restrictions against major human rights abusers joining the council, Haley said, pointing to the recent addition of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

"The Human Rights Council will either adopt these reforms, or the United States will leave," declared Haley on Saturday night.(Read more)

7. Israel Prayer Update: Bridges for Peace

To read this week's update from BFP, please go here.

8. Intercessors for Israel: Friday Prayer Alert

To read this week's alert from IFI, please go here.

The Daily Brief

1. BREAKING: Bloody Sunday: At least 27 killed in mass shooting at Texas church - WND

A quiet morning at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, turned into a bloodbath Sunday when a gunman dressed in full combat gear walked in and opened fire during services, killing multiple people and injuring many others, including children.

Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr told CNN that at least 27 people were killed in the horrific attack at the First Baptist Church, and the death toll may climb.

"My heart is broken," Gamez said. "We never think where it can happen, and it does happen. It doesn't matter where you're at. In a small community, real quiet and everything, and look at this, what can happen."

"May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas," tweeted President Donald Trump. "The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan."

"Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act," said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in a tweet Sunday afternoon. "Our thanks to law enforcement for their response." (Read more)

- Holy God, we cry out to You tonight for mercy from the onslaught of evil that has been unleashed across our nation this past week. In New York City, in Senator Rand Paul's front yard, and now in the little town of Sutherland Springs, Texas -- God, it seems there is now no protection from the evil that besets us. Have mercy, O Lord, and send forth Your angels to protect us. Bring comfort to those who grieve tonight - members of that Baptist Church in Texas. Amen.

- ". . . we are in great distress. And because of all this, we make a sure covenant and write it; our leaders, our Levites, and our priests seal it." (Ezra 9:37e,38)

2. Rand Paul recovering from 5 broken ribs after attack at Kentucky home - Fox News

Rand Paul was recovering Sunday from five broken ribs, including three displaced fractures, after he was assaulted by a neighbor who tackled him from behind at the senator's Kentucky home, officials said.

Senior Adviser Doug Stafford said it is unclear when the Republican senator will return to work since he is in "considerable pain" and has difficulty getting around, including flying. Stafford said this type of injury is marked by severe pain that can last for weeks to months.

"This type of injury is caused by high velocity severe force," Stafford said a statement to Fox News. The Bowling Green Daily News reported that an arrest warrant said Paul told police his neighbor came on his property and tackled him from behind Friday, forcing him to the ground, all while the senator had been mowing his lawn. He had trouble breathing because of the rib injury, the warrant said. (Read more)

- Father in heaven, we pray the angels of the Lord be assigned to protect Sen. Rand Paul, and that the forces of evil surrounding his home be removed by the mighty power of the Blood of Jesus. Bring conviction upon Mr. Boucher that will be made public and he be charged accordingly with ramifications and damages, and compelled to be evicted from this home, never to return again. In the Name of Jesus we pray.

- "Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob." (Psalm 114:7)

3. Trump: DOJ must do 'what is right and proper' and investigate Hillary Clinton - Fox News

President Trump opened up on Democrats with both Twitter barrels from high in the sky Friday, exploiting fractures in the rival party after top operative Donna Brazile revealed insiders plotted to steal last year's presidential primary from Bernie Sanders. "Bernie Sanders supporters have every right to be apoplectic of the complete theft of the Dem primary by Crooked Hillary!" Trump tweeted from Air Force One, as he headed off on a 13-day tour of Asian nations.

It was part of a mid-morning Twitter barrage in which Trump called for his own Justice Department to probe a range of scandals involving the Democratic Party and his vanquished 2016 presidential rival, Hillary Clinton.

"Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn't looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems," Trump tweeted early Friday. "New Donna B book says she paid for and stole the Dem Primary. What about the deleted E-mails, Uranium, Podesta, the Server, plus, plus." (Read more)

- Almighty God, You see from heaven all the evil exploiting fractures in the Democratic party after it was revealed that insiders plotted to steal last year's presidential primary from Bernie Sanders by the complete theft of Hilary Clinton. God, we pray that all the guilty groups be charged as their deeds are exposed to the light. The Justice Department and the FBI and Hillary Clinton are brought before the throne room of the Lord to be charged and found guilty of all their wicked deeds. In the Name of Jesus we pray and trust God to cleanse the land through the Blood of Jesus. Amen.

- "And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies; but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, says the Lord. And they will deceive every one his neighbor and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. Your habitation is in the midst of deceit, through deceit they refuse to know Me, says the Lord." (Jeremiah 9:3, 5. 6)

4. Judge Jeanine: After Russian Dossier Funding, Time to 'Lock Her Up' - Fox News

Judge Jeanine slammed Democrats' involvement in the Russia dossier used to smear President Trump during the campaign, saying it is time to "lock up" Hillary Clinton. Last week new reports surfaced that Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid an opposition research firm for the controversial and salacious document.

Special Counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller must be fired, and all involved in the scandal investigated, Judge Jeanine said. "This has been a charade." Pirro pointed out that the media have accused Donald Trump's campaign of colluding with Russia, but the tables seem to be turning. "The whole time they were the ones lying. They were the ones making it up. They were the ones cutting the deals and collecting the cash," she said.

"This dossier was used not only to smear the president," she explained. "It was used to create a special counsel. It was the basis for congressional hearings, the reason for wall to wall anti-President Trump coverage." If the dossier was also used as the reason for further investigation, wiretaps, unmasking, and FISA warrants, then any results of that are "illegal and unusable," she said. (Read more)

- Lord God, we pray that You stand in the middle of the path of time, and look down the path at all the evil deeds that Hillary Clinton has personally commanded to be done regarding the Russian Dossier Funding, God, we pray she be charged accordingly and brought to justice once and for all for all the wickedness that she has authored and created. There are masses of information and material to back up all she has been guilty of in creating many crimes that she has never had to face charges for. Father God, we pray she be found guilty of collusion with Russia, and her rope cut that would sever her forever from protection. May all the insidious lies she has assayed against President Trump, fall to the ground and she reap what she has sown. We pray in the Name of Jesus.

- "The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light." (Romans 13:1)

5. The real scandal of the declassified Osama bin Laden trove implicates Obama and the CIA - Washington Examiner

The Central Intelligence Agency has finally declassified and released hundreds of thousands of documents it seized when it liquidated al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in 2011. Initially, the Obama administration released only a handful of documents which, divorced from the context of the larger trove, appeared to support its narrative that the war on terrorism was largely won. The documents show just how deep Iran-al Qaeda links are. The close operational relationship between the Islamic Republic of Iran and al Qaeda is well-known.

The 9/11 Commission, for example, detailed tight relations between the two on several occasions. After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iranian officials acknowledged sheltering senior al Qaeda operatives when they sought to use their presence to compel the United States to turn over all Mujahedin al-Khalq members at the time present in Iraq.

The real scandal now seems to be how Obama and his CIA heads Leon Panetta, David Petraeus, John Brennan, and acting head Mike Morell released only what upheld and affirmed Obama's tenuous theories about Iran. Had the U.S. public known about the Iranian leadership's outreach and association with al Qaeda, even Democratic congressmen might have been far less willing to tolerate the trust which Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry placed in their Iranian counterparts. After all, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, the coordinating body for Iran's security and defense policy, at a time when Iran was developing its al Qaeda outreach. (Read more)

- Almighty God, because You see from heaven the millions of dollars given to funding terrorist organizations around the world, we therefore pray that You will close down completely and shut the doors of the following organizations: Islamic Relief Worldwide and its sister organization in the United States, GF Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, George Soros' Open Society Foundation, ISNA, MAS, ICNA, MPAC, and CAIR. Father, we ask that confusion in their offices will be overwhelming and that all money going into and coming out of these will be lost, will be dried up, will be bound and broken by the Blood of Jesus so that all such funds and organizations will be wiped out by the mighty hand of the Lord God Almighty. We pray this in Jesus' Name and for His glory.

- "For the scripture says unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose has God raised up, that I might show my power in you, and that My Name might be declared throughout all the earth. What if God, willing to show His wrath, and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction."
(Romans 9:17, 22)

6. Investigation: Foundations Gave Millions To Groups Accused Of Terror Ties - Daily Caller

Major American foundations have given millions of dollars in funding to Islamic organizations accused of having ties to radical Islamist movements or designated terrorist organizations and a group of activists are trying to convince them to stop. Groups like Islamic Relief Worldwide, which some countries have banned for allegedly funding Hamas and other terrorist organizations, have received millions of dollars from corporate charities like the GE Foundation, community foundations like the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and independent foundations like George Soros' Open Society Foundation.

Researchers with the Middle East Forum, an activist group devoted to promoting American interests abroad, identified the financial stream from American foundations to seven Islamic groups with radical ties: Islamic Relief Worldwide and its sister organization in the United States - Islamic Relief USA, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and, despite rebounding from highly damaging terrorist allegations in 2008, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

The various foundations have given $5.8 million to these seven groups since 2000, IRS filings show, with $5.6 million of that taking place since 2008. In total, 46 corporate foundations, eight community foundations, nine private foundations and one donor-advised fund have given money to these seven groups. (Read more)

- Almighty God, because You see from heaven the millions of dollars given to funding terrorist organizations around the world, we therefore pray that You will close down completely and shut the doors of the following organizations: Islamic Relief Worldwide and its sister organization in the United States, GF Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, George Soros' Open Society Foundation, ISNA, MAS, ICNA, MPAC, and CAIR.

Father, we ask that confusion in their offices will be overwhelming and that all money going into and coming out of these will be lost, will be dried up, will be bound and broken by the Blood of Jesus so that all such funds and organizations will be wiped out by the mighty hand of the Lord God Almighty. We pray this in Jesus' Name and for His glory, amen.

- "For the scripture says unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose has God raised up, that I might show my power in you, and that My Name might be declared throughout all the earth. What if God, willing to show His wrath, and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction."
(Romans 9:17, 22)

7. GOP takes charge on taxes and judicial nominees - Washington Examiner

House Republicans plan to advance a major tax reform bill next week, while GOP senators hope to repeat last week's successful effort at confirming President Trump's nominees. The tax plan unveiled on Thursday will be taken up by the House Ways and Means Committee, where some GOP lawmakers believe it could be changed to soften the impact of killing off a slew of popular tax deductions.

Several lawmakers representing high-tax districts in New York and New Jersey are seeking to increase a proposed $10,000 cap on the property tax deduction to $12,500. Other lawmakers, including influential House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., want to broaden the scope of a lower business tax.

Meadows and other conservative lawmakers will also push to include a provision that would eliminate the Obamacare individual mandate tax. "This initial draft will not be the final draft," Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Pa., told reporters. The Senate is also preparing its own tax bill, and it could be released as early as next week. Senate Republicans said they plan to have their tax bill ready by Thursday's expected passage of the House plan in the Ways and Means Committee. (Read more)

- Father, we pray the GOP has great success at advancing the tax reform bill.

- "O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today," (Nehemiah 1:11)

8. Democrat shouts down black pro-life woman at House hearing, accuses her of 'ignorance' - LifeSite News

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, yelled at an African-American woman today, accusing her of "ignorance," after she testified before a Congressional committee about abortion being the "leading cause of death in the black community today." Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), suggested it's disingenuous to conflate abortion with social ills. Parker was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice as it discussed legislation banning abortions on babies with beating hearts.

Cohen retorted that he would "like to say that I am not disingenuous about anything I say about Medicaid, or Medicare . . . or SNAP programs." Then, raising his voice, he continued, "And to suggest I'm disingenuous shows your ignorance or your absolute inability to deal with Congresspeople the way they should. I believe in those issues and I think they're proper, and to say I'm disingenuous is just wrong and I expect an apology." Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, immediately quipped, "I would ask for an apology from the gentleman from Tennessee (for) calling our witness ignorant when it seems to me she has a whole lot more knowledge and wisdom" than he does. Chairman Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, then ended the hearing, citing the "lack of civility before this committee." (Read more)

- Father, move upon the heart of Congressman Steve Cohen to know that You are the creator of life. May he apologize to the woman he yelled at and accused of ignorance.

- For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. (Psalm 139:13)

9. Trump team wants Supreme Court to discipline ACLU for helping 17-year-old illegal immigrant get abortion - Fox News

The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to discipline ACLU lawyers for helping a teen illegal immigrant get an abortion while federal lawyers were preparing their case to the high court opposing the procedure. The Justice Department argues that American Civil Liberties Union lawyers misled the administration - in a case that could become President Trump's first major battle in the country's politically divisive abortion issue.

ACLU lawyers in October successfully filed a federal lawsuit that allowed the teen to see a doctor and have an abortion, according to The Los Angeles Times. A federal appeals court upheld the ruling on Oct. 24, and the undocumented minor had the abortion the following day - before the administration could appeal to the high court. However, Justice Department lawyers say the ACLU lawyers had agreed to keep them informed about when the teen would have the procedure, which was purportedly paid for with private funds. And they argue that the teen's appointment with an abortion provider was moved from Oct. 26 to the early morning of Oct. 25, to sidestep a high court review. They also claim the appointment was supposed to be a counseling session. "In light of that, the Justice Department believes the judgment under review should be vacated and discipline may be warranted against Jane Doe's attorneys," the agency told the LA Times. (Read more)

- Jesus, Your heart is broken as some in our nation disregard the value of life as abortions continue. The abortion for this teen was done in a very underhanded way. We pray for repentance for abortion providers, the ACLU and all who were involved in this and all abortions. How many more babies have to lose the chance to become what You created them to be? Only You, Jesus, know what it is like for one's innocent blood to be shed at the hands of evil people. Thank You for caring for the souls of these precious babies. Lord, have mercy on our nation and forgive those who continue to disregard Your laws. We pray for the hearts of evildoers to turn to You for salvation. If they refuse Your love, grace and eternal life in Your kingdom, deal with them as You will, Father. In Your Name we pray, Amen.

- "Again, you shall say to the children of Israel: 'Whoever of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell in Israel, who gives any of his descendants to Molech, he shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones." (Leviticus 20:2)

10. Democrats will delay Brownback vote over gay rights record - McClatchy

Senate Democrats will delay the confirmation of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as ambassador for religious liberty because of his record on gay rights. Democrats plan to force Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take extra procedural steps on the Brownback nomination in order to get him confirmed, a Democratic aide told The Kansas City Star. Senate Democrats, though, will have trouble blocking a final confirmation vote. Under current rules, executive appointees such as Brownback only need 51 votes to overcome additional hurdles for confirmation. Republicans control 52 of the Senate's 100 seats.

At a hearing before the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee earlier this month, Brownback faced tough questioning from Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who pressed the governor to explain why he signed an executive order in 2015 that rescinded a protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender state workers. (Read more)

- Father, we thank You for the upcoming confirmation of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as ambassador for religious liberty. We ask You to forgive those who are standing in the way of this action, for they know not what they do, and we bind the spirit of resistance that is delaying this vote. Please give Senator Brownback favor with man. In Your Name we pray, amen.

- May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us - yes, establish the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:17)

11. 2017 Elections on Tuesday - Family Research Council

Many believe the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia are bellwethers for the 2018 election. But many seemingly smaller elections (state, city, and county) will impact us all (1 Cor 12:26). A case in point is in Douglas County, Colorado, where a huge school board election fight is taking place. Four conservative parents are running against the second largest national teacher's union and their candidate slate. The union has put $600,000 into the race, with the debate involving parental choice, school vouchers, and conservative values. The union hopes to regain a contract with the schools and is pushing to win all seven school board seats, which reports say would have parental rights and religious liberty implications, and threaten even charter schools in the community. Other local elections will decide transgender bathroom debates and other matters of concern to believers and their families.

- May God's people rush to the polls and vote their biblical values. May God intervene in the elections in New Jersey, Virginia, Douglas County, Colo., Charlotte, N.C., and every jurisdiction with elections this year!

- " Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens." (Exodus 18:21)

12. Why media, officials mistranslate 'Allahu akbar' - WND

As the horrific news broke Tuesday that the driver of a Home Depot rental truck in New York City had mowed over pedestrians and bike riders, "terrorism" naturally came to the minds of most Americans. When reports began circulating that witnesses heard the perpetrator yell "Allahu akbar," even law enforcement officials typically reluctant to apply the terrorism label to such incidents acknowledged they were looking at something more than a tragic accident.

"Allahu akbar" is an Arabic phrase that has become significant in this post-9/11 era, yet in the aftermath of the attack Tuesday in which eight people were killed and a dozen injured, official after official and news outlet after news outlet mistranslated it, insisting it means "God is great." An accurate translation - and even Google Translate affirms it - is "Allah is the greatest" or, literally, "Allah is greater," as in the god Allah is greater than all other gods.

The interpretation is important, contends Islam expert Robert Spencer, because it makes clear that the threat Western Civilization faces is rooted in a historic dogma of global conquest. (Read more)

- Father God, we come against this vile deception and we ask that truth prevail in the media. We ask for a miracle, Lord, in Jesus Name - that every hidden thing be revealed and that every wicked scheme of the enemy be found out, lest we find ourselves trapped in a web of deception. In Your name, amen.

- "Let no man deceive you by any means . . ." (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

- "Behold the Lord God will come with His strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him: behold, His reward is with him, and His work before him." (Isaiah 40:10)

13. Saudi princes, others arrested in sweep viewed as show of force by crown prince - Fox News

Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of princes, senior military officers, businessmen and top officials, including a well-known royal billionaire with extensive holdings in Western companies, as part of a sweeping anti-corruption probe that further cements control in the hands of its young crown prince.

The surprise arrests, which also reportedly include two of the late King Abdullah's sons, were hailed by pro-government media outlets as the greatest sign yet that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is keeping his promise to reform the country, long been plagued by allegations of corruption at the highest levels of government.

Analysts have suggested the arrest of once-untouchable members of the royal family is the latest sign that the 32-year-old crown prince is moving to quash potential rivals or critics. The prince's swift rise to power has unnerved more experienced, elder members of the ruling Al Saud family, which has long ruled by consensus, though ultimate decision-making remains with the monarch. (Read more)

- Father, we ask that You be with this young ruler as he seeks to "drain the swamp" in his own nation. We pray for his salvation, and that all Saudis will turn away from Islam to serve the one true God. We ask for a miracle, Lord, amen and amen!

- "Nothing is too difficult for Thee." (Jeremiah 32:17)

The Daily Jot

The Daily Jot

Friday, November 3, 2017

Communism on the horizon for US?

(Repeating by popular demand!)

On March 30, 1961, Ronald Reagan addressed the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce saying, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." According to a recent poll by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, America's freedom is threatened by the Millennial generation. The poll showed that 58% of Millennials would prefer to live in a socialist, communist or fascist country. This is the next generation of our leaders.

The poll of 2,300 people age 16 and older also indicated that nearly 70% of Millennials do not even know what communism is, and they can't distinguish it from socialism or fascism. Only half of those polled could identify the definition of capitalism. Before we push the panic button on the next generation, the poll also indicated that 69% of all Americans either don't know the definition of communism or misidentify it. This is a problem that is systemic in American culture, probably for many reasons. The root of the trouble is most likely that our public schools are not teaching accurate history. For example, there is a disconnect between Millennials demanding free speech be protected (71%), yet preferring to live in a country where free speech is not protected (socialist, communist, or fascist). This is the culmination of an old-time Soviet Strategy.

Former Soviet KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov, who defected from the Soviet Union in 1970, conducted an interview in 1984 about Soviet infiltration methods and the plan to take over America. Bezmenov said that by 1970 the Soviet Union had already infiltrated the US through brainwashing left-leaning people in the news media, the entertainment industry, politics, business, education, and religion. He said that the Soviet Union used a brainwashing strategy called ideological subversion designed to change the perception of reality of every American so "no one is able to come to sensible conclusions" to defend themselves, their families, their community, and their country. Bezmenov said that the Soviets used brainwashed leftists to teach Marxism-Leninism ideology to several generations of American students.

Bezmenov said the process is nearly irreversible, but, "There must be a very strong national effort to educate people in the spirit of real patriotism, number one. Number two, to explain to them the real danger of socialist, communist, welfare state, big brother government...The moment at least part of the United States population is convinced that the danger is real, they have to force their stop aiding communism." Even today, leftists are confusing patriotism with nationalism, trying to say it is akin to fascism. These dictatorial governments require the abolishment of all religion. As Christians, we must fight this as an Ephesians 6:20 people, "...that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak." Christian Americans must see clearly and act decisively otherwise communism is on the horizon for our country.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

Our Weekly Bible Study

Our Weekly Bible Study

Week of Sunday, November 5 - Saturday, November 11, 2017

Featured teaching of the week:

Should Christians Follow Torah? ~ Pt 4

Torah portion reading for the week of November 6th:

Chayei Sarah ~ Sarah's Life

Torah portion: Genesis 23:1-25:18
Haftorah portion (Prophets): 1 Kings 1:1-31
Gospel: Matthew 2:1-23

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- The Persecuted Church
- Classic Hymns
- Signs and Wonders
- The Good News Corner
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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)

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Classic Hymns


"His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23)


"Great is Thy faithfulness," O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.


"Great is Thy faithfulness!" "Great is Thy faithfulness!"
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided-
"Great is Thy faithfulness," Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.


Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!



Please join this choir in singing forth this wonderful hymn!

About the Author:

Words:Thomas O. Chisholm, 1923.

Melody: William M. Runyan, 1923

About the Hymn:

According to Chisholm, there were no special circumstances which caused its writing-just his experience and Bible truth. The hymn first appeared in Songs of Salvation and Service, 1923, compiled by William Runyan. It is the unofficial "school hymn" of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, with which Runyan was associated for a number of years.

Runyan wrote the music specifically for these words: "This particular poem held such an appeal that I prayed most earnestly that my tune might carry its message in a worthy way, and the subsequent history of its use indicates that God answered prayer."

Signs and Wonders

Samoa earthquake:

6.9 magnitude quake hits Ring of Fire - tsunami warning

'Ring of Fire' produces 90% of the world's earthquakes

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Samoa today

Early reports suggest the quake was also felt in Tonga, and was located 138km north east of the island.

Citizens have taken to social media following the quake to share their experiences.

One Twitter user said: "Literally grabbed Aniva out of her crib & ran for my life downstairs that earthquake was crazy! Hope y'all ok Samoa! Stay safe."

Another tweeted: "Earthquake here in American Samoa! . . . is it our turn again! Lol."
A third added: "A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit American Samoa about 10 minutes ago. Prayers up for us locals pls, severe damages could happen to our island." (Sunday Express UK) 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

'The Cops Were Crying':

Little Girl's Incredible Deed for Cancer-Stricken Officer Leaves Police in Tears

[] A 4-year-old little girl who went viral last summer after asking a police officer to search her new house for monsters is once again making headlines. This time, Sidney Fahrenbruch is grabbing attention for a kind and adorable deed for an ailing police officer-and when you learn the details, you'll understand exactly why people are reacting.

It all started when Sidney heard that Officer Kyle Zulauf of the Longmont Police Department in Longmont, Colorado, has pancreatic cancer. She immediately decided to take action.

According to Inside Edition, Sidney drained her very own piggy bank and gave Zulauf the $8 in bills and change that was inside-a totally selfless act for such a tiny tyke. . . (Breaking Christian News) Read more.

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