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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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Focus on Israel

1. Video shows Gazans cross fence, destroy IDF post unhindered - Times of Israel

Al-Jazeera on Tuesday night aired footage showing a group of Palestinians who earlier in the day broke through the Gaza security fence and set fire to an empty IDF position on the other side.

The footage was filmed by one of the suspects, apparently with a camera mounted on his chest. In it, approximately 10 men can be seen getting past the security fence east of the Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. Their faces are blurred in the video.

(Read more)

2. IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza - Israel National News

IAF aircraft on Tuesday night struck underground Hamas terror infrastructure in northern Gaza, as well as two additional military targets that belong to the terror organization's naval force, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said.

"The strikes were in response to the event that took place yesterday morning, when a number of terrorists infiltrated Israel and set a military post on fire," said the statement.

"Additionally, the strikes were carried out in response to the ongoing attempts to dispatch drones and kites, with the intention of conducting terrorist activity and setting Israeli territory on fire."

(Read more)

3. Jerusalem reprimands 3 foreign envoys for voting against Israel - Jerusalem Online

The ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium have been summoned by the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry for supporting the UN Human Rights Council's decision to open an investigation into Israel's alleged role in the deaths of Gazan protesters.

Last week, 29 states voted in favor of investigating Israel while only two, the US and Australia, voted against the resolution. 14 countries abstained, including Britain and Germany.

Israel's Foreign Affairs Ministry said that the meeting with the ambassadors will be held with the ministry's Deputy Director-General for Western Europe, Dr. Rodica Radian-Gordon.

(Read more)

4. UN chief urges Lebanon's Hezbollah to halt military action - YNET News

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized Hezbollah for operating as the most heavily armed militia and a political party in Lebanon and urged the militant group to halt military activities inside and outside the country, including in Syria.

In a report to the Security Council obtained Monday by The Associated Press, Guterres also called on Lebanon's government and armed forces "to take all measures necessary to prohibit Hezbollah and other armed groups from acquiring weapons and building paramilitary capacity" outside the authority of the state.

He said Hezbollah's military activity violates a 2004 Security Council resolution ordering all Lebanese militias to disarm and the Taif Accords that ended the country's 1975-90 civil war.

In the semi-annual report on implementation of the 2004 resolution, the secretary-general said Hezbollah's engagement in the Syrian conflict also violates Lebanon's official policy of "disassociation," or neutrality in regional affairs.

Guterres said the report demonstrates Hezbollah's failure to disarm and "its refusal to be accountable" to state institutions that the UN resolution sought to strengthen.

"In a democratic state, it remains a fundamental anomaly that a political party maintains a militia that has no accountability to the democratic, governmental institutions of the state but has the power to take that state to war," he said.

(Read more)

5. EU denies Israeli report it agreed to rebuild Gaza crossing - Times of Israel

The European Union on Tuesday denied a report by an Israeli news outlet that claimed the the international body planned to fund the repair of the Kerem Shalom Crossing into the Gaza Strip, which was repeatedly damaged by Palestinian rioters in recent weeks.

On Friday, the Ynet news site reported that the EU said it had agreed to donate 30 million Euros ($35 million) to fix the destroyed parts of the facility, which serves as the sole crossing for goods and humanitarian aid into Gaza from Israel.

An EU spokesperson said no such offer had been made. Israel's military liaison to the Palestinians also denied that the European body planned to donate the funds, saying "the report on the subject was incorrect."

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. Trump suggests historic summit with North Korea could be delayed - Fox News

President Trump on Tuesday suggested the historic summit between him and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un could be delayed past the scheduled date of June 12 in Singapore, amid threats from the rogue regime to cancel talks after U.S.-South Korean military exercises.

The president's comments came during an Oval Office meeting with visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The two leaders discussed a strategy for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and Trump's potential upcoming summit with Kim.

"If it doesn't happen, maybe it will happen later. You never know about deals. I've made a lot of deals, you never really know," Trump said about the summit. "It may not work out for June 12." (Read more)

- Father, we thank You that we have a president who is willing to be flexible on matters of world peace. We ask that You direct his mind to know the timing of these talks, in Your Name, amen.

- "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."
(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

2. Byron York: When did Trump-Russia probe begin? Investigators focus on mystery months - Washington Examiner

Revelations that an FBI informant insinuated himself into the Trump campaign have led some congressional investigators to rethink their theories on how and why former President Barack Obama's Justice Department began investigating the 2016 Trump presidential effort. Most reporting has focused on the July 31, 2016, creation of a document formally marking the beginning of the FBI counterintelligence probe targeting the Trump campaign. The document, known as the electronic communication, or EC, is said to have focused on the case of George Papadopoulos, the peripheral Trump adviser who has pleaded guilty to lying to special counsel Robert Mueller about his contacts with people connected to Russia.

Most of the key events of the Trump-Russia investigation - the Carter Page wiretap, the wiretap of Michael Flynn's conversations, the presentation of Trump dossier allegations to the president-elect - took place after the formal start of the FBI counterintelligence investigation. But now comes word of the FBI informant, described in various accounts as a retired American professor living in England. The Washington Post reported that, "The professor's interactions with Trump advisers began a few weeks before the opening of the investigation, when Page met the professor at the British symposium."

A few weeks before the opening of the investigation - those are the words that have raised eyebrows among Hill investigators. If it was before the investigation, then what was an FBI informant doing gathering undercover information when there was not yet an investigation? The question has pointed investigators back to the issue of when the probe began - not when a piece of paper was formally signed but when the FBI, and perhaps other U.S. intelligence agencies, began investigating the Trump campaign. And that has taken them back to March 21, 2016, when candidate Donald Trump met with the editorial board of the Washington Post. (Read more)

- Father, we thank You for continuing to uncover what Obama Administration officials and holdovers have been doing behind the scenes to set up the Trump campaign, transition and Administration. We pray for the full measure of justice to be executed towards those who have betrayed the Public Trust.

- I will measure into their laps the full payment for their former deeds. (Isaiah 65:7)

3. BREAKING: E-mails Show FBI Brass Discussed Dossier Briefing Details With CNN - The Federalist

Newly revealed e-mails show that former Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) deputy director Andrew McCabe was keenly aware of CNN's internal understanding of a secret briefing about the infamous Steele dossier, days before CNN published any stories on the matter. The e-mails, which were obtained by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), also reveal that top officials used coded language to refer to the salacious and unverified allegations made by Steele. Hours before Comey briefed Trump, FBI chief of staff James Rybicki e-mailed staff that Comey "is coming into HQ briefly now for an update from the sensitive matter team." Just as the same officials dubbed the Clinton e-mail investigation the "mid-year exam" and the anti-Trump counterintelligence investigation "Crossfire Hurricane," they also used various phrases using "sensitive" to refer obliquely to the dossier.

Two days after the briefing, on January 8, 2017, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe wrote an e-mail to top FBI officials with the subject, "Flood is coming." "CNN is close to going forward with the sensitive story," McCabe wrote to Comey, Rybicki, and two others. "The trigger for them is they know the material was discussed in the brief and presented in an attachment." He did not detail how he came to know what CNN's "trigger" was for publishing the dossier briefing story. Shortly after sending his e-mail to Comey and other FBI officials, McCabe e-mailed then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and her deputy, Matthew Axelrod. McCabe used the subject line "News" in his e-mail to the DOJ officials. "Just as an FYI, and as expected," McCabe wrote, "it seems CNN is close to running a story about the sensitive reporting." It is not clear how McCabe came to be so familiar with CNN's understanding of the dossier, its briefing, or how close CNN was to reporting on the matter.

In a Monday letter to FBI director Christopher Wray, Sen. Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, asked the director to provide a list of all members of the "sensitive matters team" referenced by Rybicki in his January 6 e-mail. Johnson also requested that Wray provide all details about how FBI officials "first learned that media outlets, including CNN, may have possessed the Steele dossier." (Read more)

- Father, the proof that these individuals knew what they were doing was wrong is disclosed by their language to conceal it. We pray for their repentance and a desire to come clean with the American people.

- Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)

4. Former Trump Adviser Makes Claim About A Second Informant - Daily Caller

Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo had much to tell on Monday night when he claimed on Fox News he was approached by a second government informant during his stint on President Donald Trump's team. "Let me tell you something that I know for a fact," Caputo said on "The Ingraham Angle" with host Laura Ingraham. "This informant, this person [who] they tried to plant into the campaign . . . he's not the only person who came at the campaign. And the FBI is not the only Obama agency who came at the campaign. I know because they came at me. And I'm looking for clearance from my attorney to reveal this to the public. This is just the beginning."

Caputo did not say why he believes he was contacted by a second government informant. Reached by TheDCNF, he declined to offer additional details, saying he needed clearance from his attorney. He did say the encounter occurred prior to Halper's outreach to Page. "When we finally find out the truth about this, Director Clapper and the rest of them will be wearing some orange suits," Caputo said on Ingraham's show, referring to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that clever reporters will sniff out all other bad actors who infiltrated the Trump campaign, transition and Administration.

- His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, and he is caught in the cords of his sin. (Proverbs 5:22)

5. House conservatives introduce resolution calling for second special counsel - The Hill

House conservatives introduced a resolution on Tuesday calling for the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate possible misconduct by the Department of Justice and the FBI during the 2016 presidential race. "The Justice Department cannot be expected to investigate itself," Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), flanked by 11 other Republican lawmakers, said at a press conference announcing the measure. Zeldin said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should tap an independent investigator to examine whether FBI and Justice Department officials obtained surveillance warrants with insufficient evidence.

The 12-page resolution lists a series of points that the lawmakers say warrant an investigation. The document questions whether top FBI and Justice Department officials acted in a politically motivated way during the election, including how "insufficient intelligence and biased motivations" may have launched the counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference. The resolution alleges that "deeply flawed and questionable" Foreign Surveillance Act warrant applications were obtained during the election by government officials to surveil Trump campaign aides. It says the warrants were obtained on the basis of "illicit sources and politically biased intelligence." (Read more)

- Father, we pray Jeff Sessions will appoint a second Special Counsel if it is necessary to complete the investigation into wrongdoing by government officials and external parties.

- The judges shall investigate thoroughly, and if the witness is a false witness and he has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him just as he had intended to do to his brother. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you. (Deut. 19:18-19)

6. Manafort's team wants probe into whether Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann leaked to press - Washington Times

Paul Manafort's attorney on Monday asked a federal judge to allow an investigation into whether special counsel prosecutor Andrew Weissmann illegally leaked confidential grand jury testimony to the press. Attorney Kevin Downing ask District Court Judge T.S. Ellis in Virginia to compel Special Counsel Robert Mueller to disclose what Mr. Weissmann said to the Associated Press before it wrote negative stories about the former Trump campaign manager and his business ties to a Russian oligarch. Mr. Downing said that even though a story does not specifically quote grand jury testimony it is clear the information from those proceedings has ended up in news stories.

The House Intelligence Committee sent a letter to Justice asking it to explain a meeting Mr. Weissmann conducted with reporters while fraud division chief. "Indeed, it is hard to fathom how the Special Counsel contends Mr. Manafort's claim is speculative when the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has asked the Department of Justice for information on the meeting that the lead prosecutor in this case conducted with news reporters last year," Mr. Downing said. Mr. Downing cited four specific Associated Press stories from March to June 2017 on Mr. Manafort that could only have come from prosecutors or the FBI.

Mr. Downing has argued that the Ukraine case against Mr. Manafort was basically dead inside Justice until Mr. Mueller was appointed and brought Mr. Weissmann in to prosecute the case. Judge Ellis from the bench accused the Mueller team of going after Mr. Manafort for decade-old bank transactions as a way to get him to flip as a witness against President Trump. "Not only is leaking classified information a felony, but it was also apparently intended to create the false public narrative that Mr. Manafort was colluding with Russian intelligence officials during the Trump presidential campaign," Mr. Downing said. "This smear campaign may have in fact irreparably prejudiced the jury pool in violation of the defendant's Constitutional rights." (Read more)

- Father, we lift up Paul Manafort and this apparent selective and malicious prosecution directed at him. We pray You will reveal the methods and motives behind those who have brought charges against him and bring them to justice.

- Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye. (Psalm 35:19)

7. Pope Francis Lights Up Internet With Private Comments to Gay Man: 'God Made You Like This' - CBN News

The internet has been set ablaze following reports of highly controversial comments made by Pope Francis during a private conversation with an openly gay man. Juan Carlos Cruz, who suffered abuse at the hands of a Chilean priest, spent three days with Francis talking openly about his struggles with his sexuality and horrific experiences of abuse.

Here's what Pope Francis allegedly said, according to Juan Carlos, who discussed his meeting with the pontiff in an interview with CNN: "You know Juan Carlos, that does not matter. God made you like this. God loves you like this. The Pope loves you like this and you should love yourself and not worry about what people say."

If reported accurately, the pope's comments mark a distinct break from over 2,000 years of Catholic teaching, which considers homosexuality "objectively disordered" and in contradiction to God's law. When asked to confirm the Pope's remarks with Cruz, the Vatican issued a simple statement: "We do not normally comment on the Pope's private conversations." (Read more)

- Father, we know this report may have more to do with the agenda of CNN than the truth . . . regardless, we pray Pope Francis will make a statement restating and clarifying the church's teaching on homosexuality, sexual purity and marriage.

- Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable. (Exodus 18:22)

8. Republicans Flirt With Amnesty Yet Again, Ignoring Long-Needed Reforms - Daily Signal

The word on the street is that House Republicans will vote on several immigration bills in June in order to stave off a discharge petition that would force a vote on amnesty. Unfortunately, these bills are in fact amnesty bills. They would betray the conservative immigration reforms that the nation has long needed.

Rather than entertain amnesty, Congress should pursue better border security, adding new border barriers where needed and more technology where it is more cost-effective. Congress should end loopholes in our immigration laws and sanctuary cities that make it difficult to enforce U.S. immigration laws. It should also give immigration officials and judges more tools to catch and remove illegal immigrants.

In addition, the Diversity Visa Lottery and all special preferences for brothers, sisters, parents, and relatives other than spouses and minor children should be eliminated and replaced by new merit-based visas. These are the reforms that Congress should pursue, and that the American people expect. (Read more)

- Father, we pray the final immigration bill will truly be good for our nation and solve the lingering and long-term issues with our immigration system.

- This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8)

9. Sanctuary officials could get 5 years in prison under 'Libby Schaaf Act' - Washington Times

Tipping illegal immigrants off to a looming immigration sweep could net sanctuary city leaders jail time, under a new bill announced Monday by Rep. Steve King. The Iowa Republican dubbed the bill the Mayor Libby Schaaf Act, after the Oakland mayor who alerted California's Bay Area to an impending sweep earlier this year, in a move that immigration officials said helped hundreds of people escape detection.

Mr. King's new bill would include a penalty of up to five years in prison for any state or local official who obstructs enforcement of federal laws. "I want lawless, sanctuary city politicians to hear this message clearly: If you obstruct ICE, you are going to end up in the cooler," Mr. King said in announcing his bill.

President Trump, a vehement opponent of sanctuary cities, has already called for Ms. Schaaf to be prosecuted. And ICE chief Thomas D. Homan and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen have officially petitioned the Justice Department to see if they can prosecute sanctuary city officials. But Mr. King said there's some debate about whether current laws make Ms. Schaaf's behavior in tipping off illegal immigrants criminal. He said his bill would "remove all doubt." (Read more)

- Father, we pray this bill will pass Congress quickly and remind public officials that they are responsible for the safety of their communities and to the law.

- Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Because of this, the wrath of the Lord is on you. (2 Chronicles 19:2)

10. Vaccination method that wiped out smallpox gets unleashed today on Ebola - ARS Technica

With more than 7,500 doses of an experimental vaccine against Ebola, health officials today began a vaccination campaign to try to thwart the latest outbreak of the deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Ebola-vaccination campaign will take place in the DRC's northwestern Equator Province where there have been 46 confirmed, probable, or suspected cases, including 26 deaths, as of May 18. Officials have already identified 600 contacts and contacts of contacts of cases. Nearly all cases and contacts have been in the remote town of Bikoro. But officials counted four confirmed cases in Mbandaka, a provincial capital with more than a million residents. This has raised concerns about the potential for the outbreak to explode.

As officials scramble, they hope the efforts are enough. "We need to act fast to stop the spread of Ebola by protecting people at risk of being infected with the Ebola virus, identifying and ending all transmission chains, and ensuring that all patients have rapid access to safe, high-quality care," Dr. Peter Salama, WHO deputy director-general for Emergency Preparedness and Response, added in a statement. (Read more)

- Father, we pray this new vaccine will stop the spread of Ebola and protect people from becoming infected with the Ebola virus.

- So Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the midst of the assembly. The plague had already started among the people, but Aaron offered the incense and made atonement for them. He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped. (Numbers 16:47-48)

The Daily Jot

May 22, 2018

A tribute to a true ministry pioneer

In 1992-93, I began a journey with William Agbeti of Ghana. We accomplished a lot of things together for the people of Ghana, and still are going strong. Our goal is to show Christ through our example and work to the impoverished, the neglected, the endangered. And we do. Along the way, there are many people who come beside us and make an impact. The Butlers, Enoch and LaGretta, are such people. We have separate ministries, but we work so very closely together. I can't begin to tell you how generous the Butlers have been, providing housing, transportation, food, love and prayer during the past 25 years. William and I are truly grateful for our relationship. Last week, LaGretta went home to the Lord.

From Busuafise, a very rural area constantly under Islamic threat, where the Butlers planted a church and William and our ministry watered and helped grow it, William writes: "Last Sunday was a long-planned day for free feeding of some 100 needy children, giving out donations of used clothing to their parents, and cutting sod to signify the gradual commencement of construction works on the Redeemer MINISTRIES grounds for active rural ministry. It didn't happen as planned. Word reached us of the passing on of our much-beloved Madam LaGretta Butler, wife of Bishop Enoch Butler, founder of Christ Fellowship Church, the local church we always fall on and cooperate with to organize the poorest of the poor children and parents for our feeding programs. She died in the US and was the buried day before our planned program.

"Naturally, in respect for LaGretta, we suspended every activity and gathered with the local church for a service, prayer for the departed soul of LaGretta, her husband and family. LaGretta, together with her husband, have travelled so many times to Africa to do ministry. The couple has planted various churches, established a school, given out lots of scholarships, and adopted a few children in the country. LaGretta's life was total dedication to the service of God and mankind. She and her husband left behind all the good things in the US to embrace a life of uncertainties, medical risks and various challenges to do ministry in Ghana. The Butlers avoided the city centers and launched deep into rural Ghana where the gospel of salvation was most needed and where needs were most felt.

"Their brand of ministry was beautiful to behold, and an encouragement to many. Today, the legacy LaGretta has left behind is there for all to see--a small thriving local church, good education for many, some of whom are still in college, with some employed in places like the Ghana Police Service, whilst others are serving as ministers of the gospel. Above all, hundreds of souls have been won through their efforts for Christ. As we mourn the passing on of LaGretta, our own Bill Wilson, The Daily Jot, has beautifully captured our feelings and the feeling in heaven right now, powerfully saying, "Sadly for us, but glory for her!" Yes. It's so sad for us, but glorious in heaven right now for LaGretta."

Enoch and LaGretta are true examples of those of who, like us, are the little guys. We don't have big ministry staffs or flashy television shows or corporate jets. We quietly obey the Lord's instructions to work in unity with Brothers and Sisters in the Lord to make a difference for the forgotten. When you support The Daily Jot, that's what you get. When I mourn LaGretta's passing, I'm honored to know that she was a woman who fed the hungry, took in the stranger, and clothed the naked. It is both inspiring and comforting that LaGretta has now heard in heaven the words spoken by our Savior in Matthew 25:20, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant . . . enter thou into the joy of the Lord."
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

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A Prayer Alert

Obama, Clinton Pastors and US Bishop Who 'Stole Show' at Royal Wedding Set to March on White House to 'Reclaim Jesus' from Pres. Trump; 'America First is Heresy Against Christ'

A theological who's who of Leftist Christian leaders are organizing a march on the White House to 'Reclaim Jesus' from President Donald Trump that is set for the evening of May 24. One of the leaders of the anti-Trump march is Rev. Michael Bruce Curry who 'stole the show' with his lengthy sermon at the British royal wedding on Saturday between Prince Harry and American Meghan Markle. Three march organizers were spiritual advisors to President Barack Obama while one counseled President Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky scandal and later endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.

The Reclaiming Jesus campaign is a response by Leftist Christians infuriated by President Trump's continuing strong support from white evangelical Christians who overwhelmingly voted for him (81 percent) in the 2016 presidential election.

A statement and video for the Reclaiming Jesus campaign state Trump's America First policies are "theological heresy for followers of Christ."

The description of the march from the Reclaiming Jesus website.

Thursday, May 24th, 7 p.m., National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, Washington, DC 20005) We believe two things are at stake: the soul of the nation, and the integrity of faith. We believe the issues are more deeply theological than merely political or partisan. We believe it is a time for prayer and response, for contemplation and action.

In this moment of political, moral, and theological crisis in America we are deeply concerned about the resurgence of white nationalism, racism, and xenophobia; misogyny; attacks on immigrants, refugees, and the poor; the regular purveying of falsehoods and consistent lying by the nation's highest leaders; and moves toward autocratic political leadership and authoritarian rule.

We invite you to join us for a service of prayer and gospel proclamation, followed by a procession to the White House and a silent prayerful candlelight vigil as a witness that the church will not be complicit, but faithful.

(Source: The Gateway Pundit) Read more.
- Father God, we ask for mercy in the midst of judgment. We ask that You loose Your holy angels to go forth and to disperse this gathering in our nation's capital. Father, these men are teaching a false gospel that will lead sinners to a life, separated from You, in eternity. There is no message of God's true, life-giving, born again truth. Spare us, O Lord, from this wicked agenda, we ask in Your name, amen.

- Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:34)

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


"Let me tell you what He has done for me." (Psalm 66:16)


I love to tell the story of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love. I love to tell the story, because I know 'tis true; It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.


I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory, To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.

I love to tell the story; more wonderful it seems Than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams. I love to tell the story, it did so much for me; And that is just the reason I tell it now to thee.


I love to tell the story; 'tis pleasant to repeat What seems, each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet. I love to tell the story, for some have never heard The message of salvation from God's own holy Word.


I love to tell the story, for those who know it best Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest. And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song, 'Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long.



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About the Author:

Words: A. Ka­ther­ine Hank­ey, 1866.

Melody: Will­iam G. Fisch­er, 1869

About the Hymn:

"Last winter a young man ap­peared here from Bri­tish Co­lum­bia," says a let­ter from Sur­rey, Eng­land. "He was in the Roy­al Ma­rines. He was a to­tal ab­stain­er and was do­ing all he could to pro­mote temp­er­ance among his com­rades. While here he went to church, and the cur­ate, who had a con­ver­sa­tion with him, was much pleased with his man­ly be­hav­ior and re­so­lute de­sire to do right. He wore a me­dal and had good con­duct marks on his clothes. This man was the lit­tle boy whom Miss T. had picked up in Bat­ter­sea Park ma­ny years be­fore, and who had learned of the gos­pel of sal­va­tion en­tire­ly by list­en­ing to the maid­ser­vants sing­ing sac­red songs while scrub­bing the door­steps and clean­ing win­dows. The hymn that, as a child, he seemed to make en­tire­ly his own was, 'I love to tell the sto­ry,' though he knew sev­er­al others when he was picked up in the park. As he had ne­ver been to church or ch­apel, the hymns were the on­ly chan­nel through which di­vine truth had been con­veyed to him, and by which the first seed was sown in his heart that made him a man of char­ac­ter and use­ful­ness."

Signs and Wonders

Kilauea's Wrath Threatens Power Plant - And Hawaii's Most Powerful Industry

In the weeks since the Kilauea volcano began belching lava into Hawaii's residential areas, the fiery flow has destroyed dozens of structures and covered scores of acres on the Big Island. But authorities fear its destructive reach could ravage at least two more cornerstones of the state: its power supply and, a little less tangibly, its all-important tourism industry. On Monday evening local time, the Hawaii County Civil Defense agency announced that lava from nearby fissures had begun to encroach on the southern edge of one of the state's key sources of power, the Puna Geothermal Venture.

"County, state, and federal partners have been collaborating closely to monitor the situation and work with PGV to ensure the safety of the surrounding communities," the civil defense agency said in its alert. "Ten of the eleven wells have been quenched. Efforts are ongoing to make sure the site is secure and the community is kept safe." (NPR) Read more

- Father, we lift up this crisis in Hawaii to You and pray for the lava to be redirected away from this power plant. We pray Hawaiians will turn to You and seek You to bring peace to the Kilauea volcano.

- When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God. (Proverbs 14:32)

"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

An Atheist in This Senior Community Tried to Shut Down Christian Services:

Now, Ground-Breaking Victory Protects Their Religious Freedom

(Bakersfield, CA)-[Pacific Justice Institute] A court case that tested the application of civil rights protections to Bible studies and a worship service in a senior community has been favorably resolved through a settlement.

Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) represented the leadership of four religious groups that had been suspended in late 2016 by their homeowners' association (HOA). The suspension followed a complaint from one atheist in the retirement community, Solera at Kern Canyon. Other than the one complaint, the religious groups had become quite popular within the community, with approximately 100 weekly attendees of the four groups in a community of 558 homes. Like other interest groups, the Sunday morning worship service, men's Bible study and two women's Bible studies meet in the community center.

After the Bible studies and worship service were suspended just before Thanksgiving of 2016, one attendee of the worship service and men's Bible studies filed suit, and the suspension was lifted at the end of that year. The HOA, however, continued to insist that it had done nothing wrong and possessed the authority to suspend the groups again at any time, so litigation continued throughout 2017 and early 2018 to resolve that issue. PJI intervened in the suit last spring on behalf of the leadership of the Bible studies and worship service. PJI argued that, although the homeowners' association was not directly subject to the First Amendment, it owed residents similar obligations under the state's civil rights laws.
The case was scheduled for trial in mid-May when the parties met on March 12 for mediation. In mediation, the HOA agreed to a number of concessions that will protect the seniors' religious rights going forward. Once the settlement was finalized over the next several weeks, the plaintiffs filed for dismissal of the case earlier this month. They were designated in the settlement as the prevailing parties.

Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, commented, "We are thrilled with this tremendous victory on behalf of these courageous senior citizens. This may be the first time a group of residents have taken on their HOA in court to fight for their religious meeting rights-and won." (Breaking Christian News) Read more.

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Kari Jobe - "Oh The Power"

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About CHPP

About Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

Our Mission Statement

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]


Capitol Hill Prayer Partners welcomes all who wish to pray for our leaders to join us in prayer for our nation. You may sign up to receive our alerts by sending an email to us at requesting that your name be added to our list of subscribers.

Note: You may also learn more about CHPP by going here to visit our blog. Thank you!

We Welcome Your Gifts

We Welcome Your Gifts

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners (CHPP) is a 501(c)(3), tax- exempt, faith-based, ministry, dedicated to praying for our leaders (1 Tim. 2:1-4). CHPP relies solely on the gifts of our readers to continue this work; thus we greatly appreciate your help in supporting this publication. Offerings may be sent to: Capitol Hill Prayer Partners, P.O. Box 5152, Herndon, VA 20172-1970. Please make checks payable to: CHPP. THANK YOU!


Now you can also donate online by going here. Or . . . if you prefer, simply paste this link into your browser to access our secure online donor system:

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit." (Philippians 4:23)

Join our Bible Readathon!

Our Bible Readathon Continues

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
We are now reading the Word of God every night (except on Sunday mornings) from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EDT. We are reading through the whole Word, from Genesis to Revelation, and beginning again in Genesis when finished.

Our numbers of readers continues to grow over time. All are welcome to join!

Our conference number is: 712-770-4340.

The access code is: 350430#. Please call at any time from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. WELCOME!

[Note: we are reading from these versions of the Scripture: King James, New King James, New American Standard, and NIV.]

Pray for America!

New Feature!

Now you can join the Salt & Light Council, praying for our nation six days each week on a conference line!

Repentance and Restoration Prayer Line

Editor's note from CHPP:

For many years now, the Salt & Light Council has sponsored this outstanding half-hour of prayer, six days per week, with additional time available for Bible reading and fellowship.

We are delighted to make this "hidden treasure" available to all of you who make up our CHPP family.

You can also view their daily prayer calendar by going here.

The following press release was issued by the Salt and Light Council. Praise the Lord!

This is a 30 minute national conference prayer call offered Monday through Saturday. We pray daily for our President, Cabinet, Supreme Court, one or two state legislatures, preambles, plus a moral topic and Israel. All are welcome to participate in prayer for our nation. Fellowship and Bible reading is optional for those who would like to remain on the line. The call is hosted by The Salt & Light Council.

605-468-8015 / Access Code 338083#

Monday - Saturday
8:30 am PT 9:30 am MT
10:30 am CT 11:30 am ET